北京雍和宫

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雍和宫位于北京市东城区内城的东北角即雍和宫大街路东,是北京市内最大的藏传佛教寺院,雍和宫旧址原为明代内官监官房。清康熙三十二年(l693年),成为皇四子胤禛的府邸。1983年被国务院确定为汉族地区佛教全国重点寺院。

雍和宫位于北京市东城区内城的东北角即雍和宫大街路东,是北京市内最大的藏传佛教寺院。清康熙三十二年(l693年),成为皇四子胤禛的府邸。1983年被中国国务院确定为汉族地区佛教全国重点寺院。

1735年,清朝一代大帝雍正驾崩。这位自号“圆明居士”的皇帝不依传统,执拗得回到了自己登基称帝之前的居所——后世称为雍和宫的府邸之中。

这个已经成为藏传佛教格鲁派寺院的地方,在之后的几百年中见证了多位大帝的生老病死,皇权相传,沧海桑田,人世变幻。

殿内——

南无咕噜呗,诸佛心要义,大师笑威严,弥陀观音座如前。灿烂根花,墙内生长,墙外壮龙象颜。

南无布达雅,本师世间尊,大千法身遍,诸法实相无生灭。熏烟密布,供养诸佛,出离阶不二门。

南无达麻雅,经律论三藏,黄布包贝叶,无漏甘露最胜教。如牟尼宝,满众生愿,尽皆佑无分别。

南无僧伽雅,曾是大帝居,现为僧众所,梵呗不断菩萨行。世道迁转,黄帽如新,守护脉不间断。

曾经的银安殿,是现在的大殿,里面供奉着三世佛和诸位菩萨罗汉。每天,无数游人信众来到这里顶礼膜拜,祈求三宝加持。在佛陀慈悲目光注视下,三百年前皇嗣之争的硝烟早已散去,功过是非流于后人评判。牙牙学语的乾隆帝也早已作古,千古帝业让许多后人羡慕。只有大殿中的雕梁画栋依旧保持着多年前的姿态,似乎参与到了在这几百年的因果之中,又似独立在因果之外,只待时间侵蚀,默默矗立,不争不变,却只有它千古流传。

 

雍和宫简介

雍正皇帝

雍正皇帝

公元1722年,雍正皇帝继位。前几任皇帝或是出身戎马,或是居住在紫禁城内,在外并无宅邸。皇帝是天子,身份最尊贵,没有人能够使用皇帝东西。更何况从传统风水的角度而言,雍亲王府是出真龙天子的地方。住进这样的地方,就是想要谋朝篡位,罪过巨大。即便是出生在雍亲王府,后来继承雍正皇位的乾隆帝——爱新觉罗·弘历,也是如此。巧合的是,乾隆大帝出生在雍亲王府,坐实了这是个出帝王的风水宝地,被后世称为“龙潜福地”。

可能因为信仰,也可能是为了民族稳定,雍正皇帝最后决定,将雍和宫的一半改作寺院,另一半作为自己的行宫。3年后,雍和宫失火。一场大火将行宫这一部分烧毁,只剩下现在留存的寺院这一部分。

乾隆皇帝继位之后,于乾隆九年二月初九日(公元1744年3月22日),颁布上谕,命三世章嘉·若必多吉活佛改建存留的雍和宫为藏传佛教格鲁派寺院。三世章嘉活佛建围墙,改建筑,安奉佛像、经卷和法器法物,使行宫逐渐具备了藏传佛教寺院的规模和条件。乾隆皇帝极为关心雍和宫改造工程,所有规划设计都要经过他的御览朱批才可以施工。雍和宫内大多数匾额和楹联都是乾隆御笔。从此,雍和宫就成为了格鲁派寺院。乾隆皇帝赐名“噶丹敬恰林”,汉语兜率壮丽洲。并且在这里设立了一个级别非常高的管理机构“中正殿管理喇嘛念经处”,直属于负责管理全国蒙藏事务的最高机构“理藩院”,设主要负责官员一名,成为“领雍和宫事务大臣”,一般都从亲王中选派。

在改宫为寺的这件大事上,三世章嘉活佛是一位非常关键的人物。格鲁派近代历史上如同太阳一样明耀的至尊帕彭喀大师的前世就是章嘉活佛。三世章嘉活佛的佛学见地和修行造诣深厚,精通满汉蒙藏四种语言,是雍正和乾隆皇帝的国师。乾隆九年十二月,大师还亲自主持了雍和宫的落成开光仪式,为雍和宫初期的建设和管理做出了巨大贡献。同年的五月和九月,七世嘉瓦仁波切和六世班禅大师先后向乾隆皇帝表示感谢。七世仁波切还曾先后奉旨从西藏为雍和宫选派70多为高僧,为雍和宫的人才培养提供了巨大支持。

乾隆皇帝

乾隆乃雍正帝第四子,生於康熙五十年八月十三日

乾隆十五年(1750年),雍和宫主体工程完工,形成了规模巨大,布局精巧,东西中路建筑鳞次栉比,辉煌庄严的建筑群,奠定了现在雍和宫建筑的基本格局。

乾隆九年(1744年)雍和宫设立了四大扎仓,分别是扎年阿克学(时轮殿)、曼巴学(药师殿)、卡呢特学(显宗殿),还有巨特巴学(密宗殿),各设堪布一名。直到现在,依旧能够在雍和宫里找到这些扎仓。所有从蒙古来的僧人必须先在显宗殿学习藏文,然后在学习五部大论,每三年可以参加显宗部分的“蓝占巴”考试,每次考试第一名可以获得“蓝占巴”学位。密宗殿主要以格鲁派三大本尊为主,学成后可以考取“阿林巴”学位。时轮殿原本是出家人学习声明和辞藻学的学院,后来又主要学习天文和历算等知识,所以又称数学殿。学成的僧人可以考取“紫林巴”学位。药师殿是北京专门学习藏医和藏药的培训机构,学生后可以考取“麻林巴”学位。乾隆皇帝还颁布谕旨,担任雍和宫各殿的上师必须由西藏三大寺派遣,并将此事委托七世嘉瓦仁波切办理。同时,从内外蒙古征集了500名青年学僧入雍和宫学修佛法,形成雍和宫僧团。

乾隆二十七年(1762年),一世策墨林大师进京,任雍和宫堪布。大师是在三世章嘉活佛之后,又一位深得乾隆信赖的高僧。乾隆四十年(1777年),策墨林大师返回西藏,担任摄政,以高深的佛学造诣和出色的才华,圆满解决了很多棘手的问题。

乾隆四十四年(1779年)六月,六世班禅大师启程东行,第二年九月初一抵达京城。为了迎接大师的到来,雍和宫奉皇帝之命特意扩建了班禅楼和戒台楼,供大师弘法驻锡使用。大师圆寂之后,每年的农历十一月初二圆寂日,雍和宫僧众都会举行法会,纪念大师恩德。

乾隆五十七年(1792年)是藏传佛教非常重要的一个年份。在这一年中,乾隆皇帝御制《喇嘛说》碑于雍和宫,正式制定和颁布了金瓶挚签制度。用于执行这个制度的两尊金瓶,一尊供于拉萨大昭寺,另一尊供于雍和宫。

十三世嘉瓦仁波切是继五世仁波切和六世班禅大师之后,第三位进京的西藏格鲁派领袖。雍和宫是他进京时的主要活动场所。在他驻京期间光绪皇帝和其次太后先后驾崩,十三世仁波切带领诸位高僧进宫诵经回向。之后,仁波切率京城二十八座藏传佛教寺院僧众在雍和宫供设五种供养,致祭皇帝和皇太后。光绪三十四年十一月二十六日,在离京返藏前,又在雍和宫举办法会。

正因为雍和宫与皇室有着密不可分的关系,北京的民间普遍认为去雍和宫参拜是非常利于仕途的。民间流传着“男雍和,女红螺”的说法,也是因此而来。

十一世班禅大师抵达雍和宮(图片摄影﹕刘翀)

十一世班禅大师抵达雍和宮(图片摄影﹕刘翀)

到了民国时期,雍和宫失去了皇家经济政策扶持,无法再靠皇室供养维持。从民国四年开始,雍和宫打破皇寺不对外开放的政策,正式开放。

1925年,九世班禅大师抵达北京,受到热烈欢迎,民国政府册封“宣诚济世”封号,并颁发金册金印。大师在雍和宫为僧众传授三昧耶戒、无量寿佛灌顶、绿度母颂,以及时轮金刚法等。1932年,大师再度莅临雍和宫,留下墨宝“吉祥圆满”。此后的1951年到1966年,十世班禅大师曾经多次来到雍和宫礼佛上香,讲经说法。80年代末,大师又多次在雍和宫讲经说法,举办法会。1996年11月22日,当代的十一世班禅大师首次来到雍和宫,举办坐床周年纪念日法会,为僧众讲经。2008年5月21日,四川汶川特大地震后,班禅大师莅临雍和宫,为地震受难众生举办法会,超度亡灵,祈福消灾。2010年6月2日,大师再次来到雍和宫,为玉树地震受难众生举办法会。

 

寺院布局

雍和宫鸟瞰图

雍和宫鸟瞰图

雍和宫平面导游图

雍和宫平面导游图:  1、牌楼 2、辇道 3、佛仓 4、昭泰门 5、鼓楼 6、钟楼 7、西碑亭 8、东碑亭 9、西阿斯门 10、东阿斯门 11、雍和门 12、四体碑亭 13、讲经殿 14、密宗殿 15、时轮殿 16、药师殿 17、雍和宫 18、永佑殿 19、西配殿 20、东配殿 21、法轮殿 22、戒台楼 23、班禅楼 24、万福阁 25、延绥阁 26、永康阁 27、雅曼达嘎楼 28、昭佛楼 29、绥成殿 30、西顺山楼 31、东随山楼 32、卫生间 33、法物流通处 34、售票处 35、接待办 36、游客服务中心 37、开光处

 

殿堂佛尊

须弥山

大殿前的1.5米高铜制须弥山

雍和宫的一大特点是汉藏佛教的融合统一。在寺院山门里,能够看到汉传造型的弥勒菩萨、护法韦陀尊者和伽蓝菩萨(关公)。后面的密宗殿等各个小殿和偏殿里,能够看到从噶当派到格鲁派各位祖师像、三大本尊、诸位护法、本尊坛城以及甘珠尔和丹珠尔等。整个寺院占地面积约为66,400平方米,住持是胡雪峰大喇嘛,寺中的出家人多为蒙古族。

雍和宫的大殿就叫做雍和宫,相当于汉传寺院的大雄宝殿。当初是雍亲王接见文武官员的银安殿。大殿之前有一座1.5米的铜制须弥山。整座须弥山被安放在一座汉白玉雕刻的水池中,大概有两人多高。须弥山前就是雍和门,上面有乾隆黄帝手书大匾额,汉传造型的弥勒菩萨像就供养在这里,弥勒菩萨像的两侧则是按照汉传传统,供养着四大天王,作为寺院的世间护法。弥勒菩萨像之后,供养的是韦驮尊者。

永佑殿

永佑殿内供奉的无量寿佛像

大殿之后,是永佑殿,这里曾经是雍亲王的书房和寝宫,后来成为清朝供养历代皇帝祖先的灵堂,取名永佑就是永远护佑的意思。现在,永佑殿中供养的是无量寿佛、药师佛和狮子吼佛,两侧墙上供养着绿度母和白度母的唐卡和绣像。

法轮殿在永佑殿之后,是平时僧人做法事的场所。每年的正月初一凌晨两点,寺院的僧人都会在这个殿里,修大威德金刚和吉祥天母法直到天明,白天的时候也会有各种法事活动。每年不定期还会有金刚驱魔舞等法会,每次到了这个时候,雍和宫里的游客是最多的。

每次来到雍和宫,看着比肩接踵的人流,看着围墙外都能闻到的燃香味,想起宗喀巴大师从来没有来过汉地,但是他的教法却在汉地广为流传,有这样一座纯正格鲁派的藏传佛教寺院在北京城里矗立,我感到无比骄傲,也会为自己的福报只能在今世游览瞻仰这座伟大工程,而不能亲近大师本人而感叹。

法轮殿

法轮殿内高6米的宗喀巴大师铜像

作为格鲁派弟子,法轮殿给我的吸引力是最大的。殿内有一尊6米多高的宗喀巴大师铜像。整个雍和宫的绝大多数佛像都是清朝乾隆年间制成,唯有这尊铜像仅有百余年的历史。宣统二年(1910年),当雍和宫著名的蒙古族高僧白普仁大喇嘛耗费了20万银元,用了2年时间才建造完成。宗喀巴大师的身后,就是被称为雍和宫三绝之一的五百罗汉墙,整个墙体都是用紫檀木精心雕刻而成,非常精美。法轮殿里还供养了一座立体坛城,整个坛城大概有4平方米左右,其中都是用坛城沙精妙绘制,颜色的渐变与层次感非常强烈,细节的奇珍异兽栩栩如生。想必制作这尊坛城的上师的修行已经达到了非常高的境界了。此外,还有一个被大多数游客忽略的细节。宗喀巴大师像的两边,各有一座法台,法台不算很大,但是很高。这两座法台是留给嘉瓦仁波切和班禅大师的。虽然两位大德可能并不会登上雍和宫的这座法台,尤其是嘉瓦仁波切已经离开中国这么多年,但是这里的法台依旧为他保留着。此外,还有当时西藏郡王颇罗鼐供养雍和宫的一尊高62厘米的铜鎏金世尊说法像,即“有大利益佛像”现在也供奉在法轮殿内。

慈氏

26米高的木雕慈氏菩萨像

最为引人注目的,是雍和宫最后一层大殿——万福阁中的慈氏菩萨像,通体由一整根白檀木雕刻而成,共26米,其中地上部分由18米,地下8米。尊菩萨像的原料是七世嘉瓦仁波切重金购得,原料直径3米,高26米,花费了2年时间才运到北京,由内务府工匠雕刻而成。菩萨像矗立在汉白玉雕刻而成的宝座之上,身披黄缎大袍,这件袍子是用1100米黄缎制作而成,精美异常。1990年,这尊弥勒菩萨像被列入吉尼斯世界纪录,成为独木雕刻佛像之最。

来雍和宫游玩非常方便,地铁的二号线和五号线都有雍和宫站(Lama Temple)。寺院就在市中心里,基本上是在北京中轴线偏东一点,从天安门、景山、王府井、后海和南锣鼓巷一路游览过来非常顺路。地图定位的话,可以搜索雍和宫的法定地址:北京市东城区雍和宫大街12号,或者直接搜索雍和宫即可。下了车之后,可以顺着人流,或者闻着香味找到雍和宫的大门。

冬天的雍和宫

白雪覆盖的雍和宫

每年的正月初一,雍和宫会有新春大法会,早上会提前开门。出家人则会在凌晨两点左右开始念诵修持大威德金刚和吉祥天母相关经文仪轨。

正月二十三到二月初一通常也会有祈愿法会,农历二月初一当天以及前一天还会有出家人跳金刚舞。除了每年正月初一之外,雍和宫全年的开放时间都在上午9点,闭门时间则略有不同,从每年11月1日开始,到次年的3月31日,下午16点闭门;剩余的几个月中,都是16点30分闭门。如果想要将整个雍和宫游览完整,并且对其中的典故有一些了解的话,建议安排2-3个小时比较妥当。

国内民间有烧头香的说法,认为在正月初一抢到第一炷香会有特殊的加持。所以正月初一凌晨两三点钟就会有人在寺院门口等待,而且因为人流量非常大,建议避开正月初一当天。

此外,每年的5月1-7号和10月1-7号是国内的长假,这段时间中,雍和宫的人流量会非常大。此外,每年的元旦、春节和二月初一前后,也是人流高峰,建议在这个期间去雍和宫的游客做好心理准备,可能有一些大殿会因为安全或其他原因关闭,或者临时进行人员限流,在某些极端情况下,还可能强制规定游览路线,这样的话就会错过一些偏殿。

 

雍和宫周边景点

孔庙

孔庙

出了雍和宫之后,对面就是国子监——古代科举考试中,最高等级的考试所在地,也是皇家祭祀孔子的地方。雍和宫的北侧过马路之后,则是著名的地坛,是古代皇室祭祀大地的地方。至今还能在地坛中看到,从全国各地搜集来的五色土祭坛。

雍和宫的南边走路可以到的地方,是北京著名的夜宵一条街,当地人称为簋街。这条街上川菜出名,每天深夜,别的地方都开始安静下来的时候,正是簋街开始醒来的时候。不过,作为佛弟子,这里并不适合进餐,因为几乎所有的餐馆都是活杀烹饪的。好在从雍和宫到簋街的这条路上,有不少素餐馆可供选择。这条街被称为雍和宫大街,街上有许多出售法器法物和佛像唐卡的小店。北京学习藏传佛教的弟子,基本上都在这个地方请购过不同的法器。

范昀

夜食者的天堂--簋街

夜食者的天堂--簋街

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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Nov 20, 2018 at 4:40 am

    All enlightened beings are worthy of homage and worship. They are the best beings to take refuge in and we should offer them our prayers as we can put our full confidence in them. Of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, I personally find that Manjushri is extremely important. This is because what keeps us in samsara (cyclic rebirth) is our total ignorance and misunderstanding of the reality of existence. What is necessary to penetrate this deep ignorance that keeps us bound in a perpetual state of reincarnation is wisdom. We need many types of wisdom which can be acquired by relying on Manjushri as our yidam (meditational deity). By focusing on his meditation, practice, mantra and path we can gain wisdom in order to have the tool to penetrate the reality of existence. Therefore, Manjushri is an extremely important Buddha for us to focus on and take refuge in.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    (Photograph: this is the beautiful outdoor Manjushri statue who is in a teaching pose. He is floating above a koi fish pond nestled among lush greenery in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia)

    每一位觉者都能成为我们朝拜、膜拜的对象。他们是我们至高、至好的皈依,我们应该向他们做祈请,并且对他们生起全然的信念。在众佛菩萨之中,我个人认为文殊菩萨极为重要。这是因为使我们身陷娑婆(轮回)的是我们自身的无明,以及对实相的曲解。智慧是一种必要,它能穿透我们深不见底的无明,那个使我们受困于无止境投生的无明。我们需要多种智慧,而依止文殊菩萨作为我们的本尊,即能使我们成就多种智慧。透过文殊菩萨的观想、修持法门、心咒及修行道路,我们能成就智慧,拥有了知实相的“器具”。故此,专注于文殊菩萨的修持法门、皈依他,对我们而言都极为重要。

    詹杜固仁波切

    (相片:这尊户外文殊菩萨像呈转法轮姿。他被茂密的草木环绕,安坐在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的鱼池之上。)

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  2. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 22, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Medicine Buddha puja encourages healing of all levels – physical, mental and emotional healing for those in need.

    High resolution file of this thangka is available for download for all dharma practitioners around the world and for those who just want sacred images in their environment. Enjoy, be blessed and share this with others.

    Here is the link to free download of this image and many other images: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=7

  3. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the paths where our ‘chi’ travels within our bodies for health as well as for clearing the mind. It is soothing and relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche

    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8&t=5821s

  4. Stella Cheang on Apr 15, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Beijing Yonghe Temple is a renown Buddhist monastery of the Gelugpa tradition, famous for its historical and religion values. The monastery layout, the architectural design and artwork are fusion of Han Chinese and Tibetan style. It is house to many fabulous images and statues of holy Buddhas, in bronze or wooden material. This is a must-go pilgrimage holy location for all Buddhist students. I wish many people can visit Yonghe Temple to pay homage and be blessed by the divine energy. Thank you for this sharing!

  5. jerry_sito on Apr 6, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    感謝范昀师兄的分享,

    雍和宮是一個非常殊勝非常的地方,如果有機會到了一趟北京,一定要細細地在雍和宮花上一天,慢慢地在裡面呆著,每一個宮殿,每一尊佛像,每一件物品,都要好好地收入眼中,留下那深不可磨滅的印記,如果時間允許,一定要在裡面完成自己的一座功課,當你踏入與踏出雍和宮的那一步,都是一場非常殊勝的佛光洗禮。

    感恩合十
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  6. Grace Leu KHJB on Mar 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing. The introduction very details and give an overview the development of Lama temple. I was fortunate to visit the temple few years and pay homage to Lama Tsongkhapa, however the trip quite rushing, wishing can visit again.

  7. Samfoonheei on Mar 17, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Lama Temple is as the Yonghe Lamasery, or The Yonghe Temple and sometimes it is also known as Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery. It is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in Beijing, China. Having a beautiful architectures , has attracted many locals and foreign to visit this temple. The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles. This temple is considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China .Initially it was built in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty. This exceptional temple is a glittering attraction in Běijīng’s Buddhist firmament. This Lama Temple was originally the home of Qing dynasty Prince Yong before he became the Emperor Yongzheng.
    I have not been to Beijing before, i would love to visit these beautiful temple one day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,with much details and will be easier for those intend to visit it.

  8. Wylfred Ng on Mar 17, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    谢谢范昀师兄的分享。

    久仰北京雍和宫的大名, 也对这座历史悠久的藏传佛教寺庙充满憧憬。 希望有天也可以到此一游, 朝拜宗喀巴大师。

    宗喀巴大师为藏传佛教格鲁传承的创始者。 他在十四世纪在雪域高原振兴佛教, 让佛法再次昌盛。 也被称为善规派的格鲁传承到现在还是继续在全世界传承, 利益很多众生。

    大家下次到北京千万不要错过这个景点。

    谢谢

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    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 11:31 PM
    I believe that all animals are just like humans. This includes anything from feelings to suffering with pain. As such, it should be the moral obligation of human beings to take this fact into account whenever they consider taking actions that would interfere with the needs of animals.

    Animals and humans both in common have great power and they able to achieve great things. We should find ways to control fear towards animals and prevent anxiety from taking hold.

    Thanking you for your thoughtfullness sharing and being kind to animals.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 03:13 PM
    Wow…..great biography of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, who wrote the Liberation in the Palm of your hand or Lamrim known to many of us. He was definitely a bodhisattva and one of the greatest masters of the 20th century and one the most influential teachers in Tibet. Well respected by hundred thousands of people, many have learn and benefit from his Dharma teachings. Incredible he had a very powerful voice that everyone could hear him clearly in the crowd, even those seated behind.
    Pabongka Rinpoche’s classics writings and collected works are highly sought after and very much used till these day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very inspiring biography

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-wikipedia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 03:11 PM
    Reading this article on Lama Zopa’s view on Dorje Shugden practice gives us a clear understanding . Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator . He is a Gelugpa lineage holder, having received teachings from many of the great Gelugpa masters. He gave a very good advice for students on Dorje Shugden practice. Guru devotion is the key to gaining spiritual attainments. Lama Zopa did mentioned that once we have made a Dharma connection with our Guru, we cannot simply give up this relationship unless the Guru told us to give up. Well regardless of whether a lama practises Dorje Shugden or not, we need to apply the rule, is the practice of Guru Devotion for sure. Letting whatever be nor matter what instance, we should not speak negatively against Dorje Shugden or about other Gurus. A good advice and profound teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/what-lama-zopa-teaches-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban-2.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 12:23 PM
    In life we will be facing lots of negative things from others. never mind right or wrong, true or false, I must learn how to take it or see it as a positive steps for our personal improvement and growth.

    The 7 great methods in above are not just to cope with insult but advise, comment & opinion from others toward ourselves. Insults and criticism follow us everywhere, so learn with great patience to use them as a guide to self improvement .

    https://bit.ly/2XAATIN
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 04:44 PM
    His writing style is clear and direct, added with his personal experiences, thoughts and direct realizations at that point of time. I am fond of reading those past masters’ writings as opposed to the modern ones.
    John Blofeld spiritual journey and his affinity so strong in Buddhism are really showed that he had a very strong connection to Buddhism in his previous life.Thank you very much for sharing this article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:33 PM
    Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us thinking and working on it. Just by reading and understand help and inspired us too. Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing which I truly love to read and have a thought on it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/inspirational-quotes-part-3-of-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:32 PM
    Revisit this post again. Thank you Valencia for this vast post of Loed Tsongkhapa’s life story and his achievements . Lama Tsongkhapa is a “Buddha of our times” in the Gelug Vajrayana tradition and as an enlightened being, having the same realizations as all of the Buddhas. He was an emanation of Avalokitesvara , Manjushri , and Vajrapani , hence his practice is so powerful and beneficial. We have to thank our Lama Tsem Rinpoche for bringing this practice to Malaysia. Many great gurus, lamas and teachers has been teaching this very powerful, yet accessible practice across the globe. We are very fortunate and blessed to practice all the teachings. As for me I am still learning ,reading this post had strengthen my belief. Love reciting Migtsema as its very beneficial indeed. Interesting read very profound Lama Tsongkhapa biography.
    Thanks again .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/lord-tsongkapa-king-of-the-dharma.html
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    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 01:13 AM
    Meditation is suitable for everyone from kids to the elderly or those in their prime and in pursuit of all the wealth (material and spiritual) life has to offer. It is an exciting journey of discovery that is extremely rewarding.
    Being in nature have so much to offer to someone who wants to be engaged in meditation.Thank you very much for the good article.
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    Thank you for wonderful information sharing on healing with herbs. The effect of plant based herbs incense has great benefits and much more safer. It’s amazing to discover
    the natural qualities keeps us healthier and prevent us from various illness.

    I loved to have sandalwood for my prayer offering it’s so much soothing and keeps the environment calms and relax.


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    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:48 PM
    Beautiful pictures taken during H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Ceremony . I am fortunate to be there , volunteering , joining most of all the following pujas. It once a life time able to witness a Tibetan Parinirvana Ceremony with a heavy heart .
    Thank you writer teams for this beautiful write up and great pictures shared. Looking at those pictures have me recalling the great moments at Kechara Forest Retreat at that very moment. It paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/gallery/album-kyabje-tsem-rinpoches-parinirvana-ceremony.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:44 PM
    Interesting as Tsem Rinpoche called it as BIZARRE beings. Well I have not heard of some the names such as chupacabra, Ebu Gogo, Springheel Jack and so forth. Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. Wow ….sound interesting. For decades, Spring-heeled Jack name was equated with the bogeyman. Its as a means of scaring people as some said he was demon who would leap up unnaturally high. Another interesting bizarre beings is shadow people who is a shadowy spiritual beings long been a staple of folklore. Stories of these supernatural entities have spanned centuries and cultures. They are some of the most mysterious entities in the known universe. As reported those who saw the shadowy intruders were scare to death as if they had died in their sleep. The Beast of Bray Road is another scary creature of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Its a hairy humanoid with canine features standing on two legs and can resemble a bear. All those cryptozoological creatures mentioned in this article were indeed real or just folklore. Whether they do exist in this century , no one be sure. But definitely they do decades ago as recorded. There are many unknown out in the universe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/bizarre-cryptids.html
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    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 01:08 AM
    We should consider changing our diet and lifestyle to one that gives the minimum negative impact on our environment, we are responsible to give our future generation a better place to live.
    This article show the designers have seriously consider to make this easily available to more everywhere with affordable price; and make cities around the world greener, more self sustainable and the city people healthier.
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 06:45 PM
    A beautiful explanation how to gain merits through devotion. In its purest form, religion can inspire people to serve the welfare of others. An inspiring article how to learn to transform a better living by our action and deeds.

    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing these powerful teaching on how to find the hidden truth of the golden path of life to be more meaningful with sincere faith.

    http://bitly.ws/9f5H
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:15 PM
    No words can describe of us losing our Lama and enlightened Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of our Lama as just a moment ago last July , we had an audience and met our Lama , which indeed my very first time . Even though its just moment to me its like a long moment which I remembered each and every words of encouragement our Lama told me. Our Lama was such a kind, generous, compassionate gentle soul whom he would do anything to help improve our lives and had made a difference in my life and so many lives. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. I will cherish the great memories I have with our Lama.
    Throughout Rinpoche’s life, his was a voice for the millions of people. The Parinirvana of H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche, the world has lost a great Lama, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in trying to secure the lifting of Dorje Shugden’s ban. Tsem Rinpoche was known for his great compassion, tremendous generosity and extraordinary thoughtfulness. Everything Tsem Rinpoche did was merely to benefit others. May Tsem Rinpoche have a swift reincarnation .
    We will always hold our Lama close in our thoughts.
    Thank you writers team for this wonderful sharing. … beautiful pictures paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:13 PM
    Glenn Mullin is a world well known Buddhist author, translator, scholar, speaker, lecturer and teacher. He is the author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism, many of which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. Many of these focus on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. In one of his book A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation of the Fourteen Dalai Lamas he mentioned that Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice spreading among the Gelugpa tradition for hundred of years. Many highly attained lamas had been relying on Dorje Shugden and the practice been passed down to thousands in the Gelugpa world. It is not a minor practice after all and in fact Dorje Shugden is a major practice in the world as in history has been proved that the practice is beneficial. Religious freedom should be allow for one who choose what one would pray to. But due to the restriction by the Tibetan leadership , the practice been ban. Politics should not have interfere with religion. May the ban be over soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html

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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
1 years ago
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
1 years ago
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
1 years ago
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
1 years ago
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
1 years ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
1 years ago
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
1 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
5 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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