Enjoying Music is negative?

Mar 17, 2014 | Views: 1,588

  

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Rinpoche,

I have a question about one of the precept vows I found on your website. The eight one: to refrain from “Wearing jewellery, cosmetics or perfume, enjoying music or TV” I do not fully understand why this things have to be refrained from. especially since I have been playing guitar since I was a little boy, the refraining from enjoying music doesn’t seem to me like something I would want to do. It doesn’t seem like something like enjoying music would create negative karma.
Please explain to vow to me -From Mark

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Dear Mark,

All humans have a perception of things. That perception may not be the reality of an object. The object itself has no real reality. the object cannot fulfill or not fulfill our perceptions. It all comes from our side and our side alone. But our perceptions of it and how we react to it may have adverse effects or positive.

Some people may see money as:

1. A way to benefit the sick
2. To buy status
3. To have security
4. To Take care of parents/family
5. To travel
6. To have a good life
7. Etc, etc, etc..

So because of the different views towards money, what money actually is, is empty… But our perception of money and what it can do will make us perhaps:

1. Work hard
2. Be sneaky
3. Steal
4. Start a business
5. Study harder
6. lie
7. Beg
8. Etc, etc, etc.

With the vows, some of the vows apply more to one individual than to another.

Everyone has their own hang ups, perceptions and upbringing. So when we take the vows, it is not playing music is negative, but our attachment to it is. So if the vows says you can’t play music and you get upset, that is the point of the vow…LOL. Why do you get upset? Because you can’t have what you think makes YOU happy? Why is it if you don’t have music you are unhappy? Why does that disturb you? Why is that ‘upsetting’. These questions are for contemplations to understand the workings of the mind better. When you understand your mind better, you can overcome wrong perceptions and all the problems we make arising from it….

So the vows are not suppose to stop you from enjoying what you like or labelling it negative..It is more the perception of what you like. The vows help you to step back and see the reality of your attachments, likes, dislikes, activities and where they bring you….

I hope this helps.

And keep the music playing please…

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. freon on Aug 8, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    From the explanation on the vows, i understand more that it is my own perception that make me feel the pain, it is not the vows. The perception that if I lost certain of the routine I have, I might not be happy. Thus, I am attached to the leisure and are afraid of the pain.

    Thus, the vows are like a checkpoint for us to see how much attachment we have. It is a good contemplation for me to know about myself more. The attachment and the delusion.

    Thank you Rinpoche

    Bowing to Rinpoche’s lotus feet, with love
    Freon

  2. Alice Tay on May 1, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Actually, I’m like a lay man who only know that we should follow the vows in order to refrain us from doing negative activities. I didn’t know the benefit of taking vows in deep meaning.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing which made me clear with the meaningful of taking vows. By taking vows, it actually helps us to contemplate why are we still get attachment in something and finally help us to overcome our wrong perceptions on everything.

  3. Hee TS on Nov 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    感谢仁波切的言教,提醒我们应往内心思考,想要的未必是须要的,应以戒为前提。

  4. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the explanation. Thank you Marks for the question. It helps us to contemplate, to step back and see the reality of our attachments.

  5. Edwin Tan on Jul 2, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the wonderful explanation.

    It is really what we perceives that gives rise to our attachments. When I first made a vow to Rinpoche to stop drinking, I was worried and skeptical of how I will end up. Will I be unhappy? Will I lose my friends? Will I be upset and craved for alcohol?

    The commitment to my guru is what kept me going, and I must admit…even without drinking or socialising… I am not missing anything much. Alcohol do not make me a better person or a happy person. Without it, I am still functioning.

    Thank you for the wonderful article, I will know better how to explain to my friends in future on refraining from certain things or attachments is just how we perceive that attachment.

  6. keng on Apr 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    This was a response from Ivonice Powell (Exeter, England): 7 pr 2014

    That was an excellent explanation of the point of taking vows, it caused me to sit back and evaluate my own attachments to the things that i perceive as making me “happy” ( is music ) and why was it i myself felt aggrieved at the prospect of one day having to give up that which i thought was making me happy, i have pondered this before on numerous occassions, but the clarity with which you spelt it out was an inspiration for me, thank you Rimpoche

  7. AdelineTan on Mar 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    It was a good question asked by Mark and a very clear explanation from Rinpoche in reply to that question and i believed the same will apply to ‘wearing jewelleries, cosmatic and perfume’. Thank you for sharing.

  8. andre giroux on Mar 22, 2014 at 4:45 am

    This was an excellent question and I love your answer Rinpoche.
    Thank you to both.

    I enjoy music very much too. 🙂

    Andre

  9. Pastor Han Nee on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for making me see how my attachment to things like music or food is what makes me unhappy, when I don’t have them or not enough of them. Music or food in themselves do not cause my happiness or unhappiness.Thus liking music is not negative.It’s my negative perception.

    Vows actually help us. They make us step back and see our attachments for what they really are.

    Hence, we can enjoy music. We should just not get attached to it. Then it will not make us unhappy, when we don’t have it or don’t have enough of it.

  10. HelenaC on Mar 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Very very clear explanation Rinpoche, Thank you for sharing. I understand more now and can explain to my friends hehehe 🙂

  11. Shelly tai on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanation . I used to think holding a vows is very difficult because vows restrict us from doing things that we think is good to us, after knowing the Dharma I have fully understand that the vows is to free us from all the unhappiness that we experience by holding on the vows every single day tit can lead us to ultimate happiness .

  12. Edward ooi on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I’m too attached to music. But I’m not the type that won’t feel right if I don’t listen to it. My type is like I just kept on singing and singing and singing. Even when I get bored with the song, my mouth will just automatically start singing. At least I’m not obsessed with music until that kind of stage. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing.

  13. Sean Wang on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Rinpoche, this is a wonderful answer for such an interesting question. Some people claim that the rules of Buddhism are very imposing but in actuality it is more tailored towards some individuals more than others.

  14. henry ooi on Mar 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Rinpoche’s dharma teachings are always so clear and made easy to understand. This teaching would not been possible if not for the questions asked by Mark. Thank you to all the Marks out there will be asking more questions so more people like me can benefit from Rinpoche’s answers and teachings.

  15. Ruby Khong on Mar 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    For those who have taken Boddhisattva vows, this downfall is about wasting time due to strong attachment to sense pleasures. Wasting time is bad in a worldly sense, but when we have taken the Bodhisattva vows, then it is really the wrong thing to do because the time spent could have been used more beneficially for the sake of other sentient beings.

  16. wansan on Mar 18, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this post. We are all so blessed to be able to get the answers directly from Rinpoche. I guess I’m like most of the others who once was confused why the vows ask us to refrain from wearing jewellery, cosmetics or perfume, enjoying music or TV… Like Mark said in the question, it does not bring any negative karma (as how we understood it), why can’t we do that?
    With Rinpoche’s clear and simple explanation using money as an example. I now have a clear idea of the meaning of the vow. The vow is not to imprison us but in fact to liberate us from all of our attachments towards many things that we thought we aren’t attached to.
    Just like how Rinpoche said, “the vows help you to step back and see the reality of your attachments, likes, dislikes, activities and where they bring you…” We all should really step back and reflect upon our inner self and see with our own eyes of everything inside us.

  17. beatrix ooi on Mar 17, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I’ve always have the same question as Mark did, because my aunty once told me that singing is not good, not even humming, especially when we are in holy places. I’ve been very confused because I did not see why can’t we enjoy music but now I finally understood. There’s nothing bad about it but its the attachment, its how we are attached to music/ entertainments.

  18. benji on Mar 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Ah, i have gained much insight here! i agree with David – we must have an understanding. We need to put things “in place”, like what Uncle Eddie mentioned. It is so important that we depend on the wisdom and compassion of the guru, so that we do not mess up things with our egocentrically generated erroneous views! Thank you very much, Rinpoche. Thank you Mark, and all you great people for the wonderful sharing! 🙂

  19. Choongs on Mar 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I remember having the same question as well when I first encountered the eight precepts. I thought to myself, duh?, if Buddhism is like that then it is probably not something for me. No thank you.

    Then about six months ago, I tweeted Rinpoche asking Rinpoche a similar question and his reply to me was to study Buddhism and engage in deep practices and that music and Buddhism go well together!

    So I was like, fantastic! This is more like it. What a breath of fresh air! Maybe I still can play guitar, sing eighties songs badly according to my daughter who loves songs from the eighties for some reason, and get inspired listening to John Lennon and the like.

    Fast-forward 6 months later, today, after taking Rinpoche’s advice to study Buddhism, my music room has turned into a chapel and my guitars and amp sit idly waiting for a “revival”. To be continued…

  20. Liaw Yung May on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

    I do really agree that we should take a step back to contemplate on our likes, dislikes, attachments etc, etc.

    It is really undeniable that we strive hard to earn money. Being a 17 year old student who has just started to gain some insight into the Dharma, I always hear people around me telling me to get a good job and earn a lot of money so that you won’t be looked down by others, and at the same time you can help your own family members to support their financial needs.

    With these threads of sayings and opinions from other people, I feel so torn in between. My urge to earn money and own a luxurious home in the future is so strong. I always feel, that with money, I could satisfy myself. Yes, not until I came across Rinpoche’s post on ‘Something’s Wrong,’ where Rinpoche explained a profound extract from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo in detail. I suddenly felt everything Rinpoche just said was entirely applied in my life, especially the fact that Rinpoche mentioned on ‘When you’re having dilemma in choosing what you want to do and what you should do’….I find it so meaningful to me, and I thank Rinpoche for giving me some sort of comfort that having the dilemma is a good sign.

    However, I would like to propose a question. I have this friend that I feel very annoyed with. It’s not because she’s a bad person, it’s just that she is quite clingy and actually gets jealous when I talk to my other classmates. She would tease me and say all sorts of ridiculous things to me like, ‘So you have a NEW best friend now…’ or even sulk the whole day.

    The worst part of everything is, THERE WAS NO END TO IT! It happened when I started secondary school in 2009, but the problem hasn’t escalated to that extent of her getting possessive yet. It has proceeded until now, year 2013, where I had become her best friend.

    My question will come soon after explaining this incident. There was one year that I tried to get rid of her from my life. It was secondary four, where things had quite a change. I started to ignore her completely, such as not responding to what she says, or not even greet her. Sooner or later, we started to become distant and further apart, and I thought I was happier without her because I was with another friend who was more jovial and cheerful.

    All of my judgements and assumptions backfired me, as I felt much guiltier and lonelier than before. That new friend whom I recently befriended distracted me from pursuing my studies. So, I mustered up all my courage to face that friend of mine again.

    After gaining more knowledge on the Dharma, I realised all of my meetings with her are a result from karma connection, and with that, I feel really guilty for all my actions. The lamrim says that even an insult, or any sin that you think is small, could eventually hurt you more than you could ever imagine. (That is how I understood it)

    So, what should I do now? I want to really repent, but I don’t know how. I feel still annoyed at her because of her clingy nature, but I ignoring her and not treating her well would demerit me and refrain me from gaining full enlightenment.

    I want to be liberated from all these agony. Please help me, Rinpoche.

    Thank you.

  21. Paris on Feb 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I really like these teachings on the fact that it’s never the object that is intrinsically good or bad, but how we let it distract our minds or how it deepens our inner samsaras.

    I thought it quite apt to share this teaching that we just received from Rinpoche yesterday (13Feb), where he gave another explanation about something similar. He talked about clothes in this instance, that it is never the clothes that are the issue but when we want to wear nice things, we have to ask ourselves why it is that we spend so much time and money on what we put on? Is it just to make us more attractive, and therefore increase desire in others for us? In this case, wearing nice clothes and being preoccupied with obtaining nice clothes because a cause for creating even greater samsara for ourselves. We eventually create the cause for desire to increase within ourselves too, to a point that we become just like animals, preening our feathers, putting on different colors or grooming ourselves just to attract a mate.

    Alternatively are we dressing up and putting on expensive branded clothes so that we can make ourselves look “higher”, wealthier, more important and thereby get respect? If so, then the act of dressing up becomes a means for putting others down and bringing ourselves up. If we do this enough, then we eventually create the karma for ourselves to be put down in the future, to be in lowly places where other people will exert their authority over us.

    Interesting, isn’t it? That the same piece of clothing can bring so many different results to us, based purely on WHY we are putting on that top or buttoning up that dress. Ultimately though, there is nothing intrinsically bad in clothes (or anything for that matter!) – it’s what we do with it, the results it brings to us and how much it increases virtue or suffering for ourselves and others.

  22. Sharon Saw on Jan 15, 2013 at 3:12 am

    this was an interesting post and i also enjoyed reading people’s comments. It is a simple premise yet has many depths to the answer. On the superficial level, the vow appears to restrict our ‘enjoyment’ yet as Rinpoche has elucidated, it is not our enjoyment of the music that is the problem but our attachment to that enjoyment. And that is the main problem of all our attachments – that we cling on to the attachment which is actually a mirage. It is inherently empty of existence yet we think it is solid and concrete and permanent and will bring permanent happiness. It is the same with everything else which we think brings us happiness – from a delicious meal (which is even faster to see as impermanent since we consume it!) to material objects, like a favourite outfit or accessory. Our attachments to all these create our suffering when we lose them. Once we realise that our attachments are the issue, we can reprogram ourselves to not place so much emphasis on these external factors. Easier said than done but we have to start somewhere.

  23. Albert Ratchaga on Jan 15, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Why listening to music is creating negative karma, it is not because the music itself is bad, but because it enhance our attachment, our past. Many times when we listen to music, physically we are listening to the music, but the fact is we are actually listening to our past, our memory.

    When we keep holding on our past, there is no way for us to let go. when we can’t let go, how can we gain attainment? activity that not helping us to gain attainment, that will be negative karma, because it will make us dwell more into the samsara.

  24. abby f on Jan 15, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for your kind answer! Vow is not to restrict us to do anything, but it is more to examine what our reaction is towards a particular vow. Like Rinpoche describe above, when we don’t get something then we get upset, that’s it. We should examine ourselves, why we get upset for it? How we should avoid getting upset? what really makes us upset?

    And when we can control our mind or not to attach or dependent on something else, then we are free and nothing can control our moods. Vow is not something to tell us what to do or why not to do, but vow tells us how we should control our mind and how we should see all our emotions. By controlling our mind, we get ‘freedom’ at some level.

  25. Julia Tan on Jul 10, 2012 at 1:16 am

    The answer is very clear and straight forward. The reason of taking vow is for us to let go of something such as.. not listening to the music, being vegetarian etc. Is to cut off our attachment. at the same time we also learn how to check and control our mind. It’s a way to change our perception and transform. Hence when we are holding our vows, it’s very good if we could do a mind check every night before we go to bed.

    Thank you Rinpoche

  26. Judy Lam on Jul 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I find that we have different attachments at different stages of our lives. Therefore we need not focus so much on one thing and neglect the other, because there will come a time where you don’t even know you will miss the things that you spent so much time (and sometimes money) indulging in before. I respect people who hold their vows well, and if we don’t, we need to do a self-check and identify our attachments.

  27. David Lai on Jun 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I think when we practice the Dharma, we must have an understanding of why we are refraining from the certain things mentioned in the vows. Without this understanding and contemplation over its meaning and purpose, it will be a meaningless robotic pursuit.

    I think a lot of practitioners are guilty of this including myself and so we do not create the merits necessary for real transformation to happen. When there’s no transformation, not only we don’t grow, when situations arise that creates doubts in our mind, we get swayed by our doubts. Hence, study, contemplation and meditation must go hand-in-hand.I don’t mean to give such a Dharma talk but when I see this post, I see the danger of knowing and not applying what we know.

  28. Andrew James Boon on Jun 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    This made me think certainly on how our mind works. When we are “forbidden” to do something we feel brings no harm and even in some instances gives us “pleasure”, we feel it to be a trap because we base the vow on “giving” up on something we like or want to do.

    However based on what I understood from Rinpoche’s explanation, it is not giving up on that very thing per se… it is looking deeper into our physche and coming to the realization it is the attachment to these things that we are actually giving up and not the thing or act itself. Because the thing or act itself is entirely dependent on our perception and attachment to it.

    e.g. In the simple example of playing the guitar, if it gives us so much pleasure to the point whereby it causes us displeasure when told we cannot play the guitar anymore is THE very attachment we need to rid off. It is NOT the playing of the guitar or the music in itself that is bad, it is the fact that we use the playing of guitar or the music as an attachment – giving us a false sense of pleasure.

    If playing the guitar or music gives us so call temporal pleasure and we realise it merely as that, “giving” it up should not matter in the least because, we know it is precisely that… a temporal pleasure which does not control us.

    Hence, for me, the lesson is that we are ultimately in control of our feeling of pleasures or displeasures and not the elements around us… and with that in mind we can have everything or lose everything it should not effect how we feel and we have some state of equilibrium. That to me would be the ultimate non-attachment.

  29. tenzin llhamo on Jun 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    It is so true. It is our perception of the things that we have hence the attachment that we currently have. When I first heard about the 8 precepts, I was like… I think I better do it when I am ready. But that readiness is still not here yet. At least now I am ready. I am learning everyday not be attached to many things because I was so attached to many things last time.Rinpoche’s reply is always precise, straight to the point and easy to understand. Thank you for such the meaningful question Mark and also Rinpoche for the explanation.

  30. skyong on Nov 20, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I noticed that whenever I am unhappy or down I listen to music. Other times when I am okay I don’t listen to music. Does this mean music is used as a distraction for my mind? The mind is seeking a place of relief from unhappiness? In music certain chords bring the feeling of lightness and high energy, while certain chords bring the feeling of heaviness and low energy. A not so attached mind is a peaceful and happy mind. External circumstances don’t bring the mind down or unhappy. So it doesn’t need that much music for self absorption?

  31. Uncle Eddie on Jun 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Yes every human being has perceptions of things, it is the mind that exerts the greatest influence on us. Fromthe core of our being we simply desire contentment. Contentment is the happiness in doing things that we like without limit. Contentment however big or small is always dictated by the mind. Of course it would be wise to establish a limitation of balance to whatever we do, but how many willbe able to achieve such a controllable habit. Hence, we have to devise an effective means to control our innermost mind to obiediently adhere to such a control. As practicioners of Buddhist faith, we believe vows are the most effective means to subdue our minds. Like our Guru said, vows are not to stop us from enjoying what we are doing, but purely to help us to step back to see the reality of our attachments, to overcome our wrong perceptions and impose a “balance of limitation”. Vows, therefore are in place to be used as push-buttons to check, examine and reflect our ourselves. Thank you, Rinpoche, once again for your valuable and wonderful teachings.

  32. Siong Woan on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the explanation, it really made me think and contemplate on all my attachments.. it’s time to step back and look inward..

    Thank you again.

    With folded hands
    Siong Woan

  33. Jessica Yap on Jun 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the blog post. I like how elaborate and direct the answers are. Rinpoche is always so skillful in answering questions. We are so blessed to be able to ask questions and have them answered by Rinpoche! Thank you Rinpoche. 🙂

  34. Steve Tobias on Jun 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Rinpoche’s response is very eloquently put and true.

    If Mark is reading then I’d like to point out for him that it is typical (for people like us at least) to just take the first five precepts (no killing, lying, stealing, sexual misconduct, drinking), except on special Buddhist holidays, therefore it is not “required” to refrain from eating after noon, not listening to music, and so forth, so no reason to be worried in the first place.

    Also in my own experience I was VERY into music and still am. However in the past few years I found myself refraining from listening to music until around 6 pm, as it made my mind distracted, more prone towards suffering, moving from one object to another, etc. So it was a personal choice not a vow in this instance.

    Here is one of my favorite “poems” from The Wheel of Sharp Weapons which Rinpoche told me to read:

    “(112) When musicians are playing a beautiful melody,
    Should we examine the sound they are making
    We would see that it does not exist by itself.
    But when we’re not making our formal analysis,
    Still there’s a beautiful tune to be heard,
    Which is merely a label on notes and on players
    That’s why lovely music can lighten sad hearts.

    (113) When we closely examine effects and their causes,
    We see that they both lack inherent existence:
    They can’t stand alone, either whole or apart,
    Yet there seem to exist independently rising
    And falling events, which, in fact, are conditioned
    By various forces, components and parts.
    It is this very level on which we experience
    Birth and our death and whatever life brings.
    So please, in this world of appearances only,
    Let’s always be sure what we do is of virtue
    And shun all those acts that would cause us great pain.”

  35. Sandy on Jun 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I really enjoyed reading your response to such a fantastic question. I was asked the same question by a friend of mine when she asked me about the kind of vows monks take. I couldn’t give an insightful answer as yours (I had no clear understanding myself at the time), but I could understand why people see these things as an endeavour to limit enjoyment and restrict having fun.

    In fact, I’ve just this morning read a chapter in the book “god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” where the author suggests that ALL religion relies on encouraging servitude among its followers and they most effectively do this by discouraging everything that is natural to humans and encouraging what is not (e.g. sex is evil, obedience and surrender to the masters is wonderful).

    However, as you clearly point out, listening to music isn’t bad within itself, nor (I presume) is sex or even consuming alcohol. Thanks to your explanation, I think I understand it a little better now. We rely on these kinds of things to the point of distraction where our minds constantly focus on the external pleasures and attachments, rather than focusing inwards in order to achieve a better understanding of ourselves.

    Even if the author of the book would claim you brainwash your students, or that any teacher aspires to the same aim, it’s easily disproved. If having lots of sex, listening constantly to music and getting drunk brought happiness, then – quite simply – why don’t these things bring happiness? In enjoying material things in abundance is the way to true lasting happiness, the majority of the word would be in blissful states. But it’s not.

    The ideal, it would seem, would be to establish a balance, but a lot of people are unable to do this (myself included, needless to say). If one could listen to music but not be so attached to it or rely upon it for one’s happiness, or if one could drink or have sex in a way that these things don’t end up “owning” you, there wouldn’t be so much of a problem, if we could simply take or leave these things as they are.

    But desire is insatiable. And all the while, in the futile attempt to satisfy our desires, we seem to be pulled further and further from gaining an understanding of our true selves and perhaps this is why these vows are in place – to allow us to hit the pause button for a time, stop, and reflect on who we really are?

    Thank you again for your response to Mark’s great question, Rinpoche – it’s always a pleasure to find new areas of contemplation.

    Kind regards,
    Sandy

    • Margaretlee on Jun 5, 2011 at 12:05 am

      Hi Sandy, I am very much in agreement in what you have just shared here. And perhaps the very reason why many do not want to engage in a spiritual path, or take up a faith is because of all the mis-conception that religions poison everything. Big words like renounciation could very easily scare most people away.

      It is great that these questions are raised by Mark and Tsem Rinpoche gave such a clear and thought provoking answer.

      I particularly like when you relate this to taking vows or why the vows are in place to help practitioners, like a pause button, allowing us to stop and reflect on ourselves.

      We all need many pause buttons….

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  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Nov 24. 2020 01:27 PM
    Interesting fact Achi Chokyi Drolma rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching.. It is very powerful how enlightened beings can transform mundane activities like marriage, feasting and having a family into something that benefits others.
    Thank you for the good and informative sharing.


    https://bit.ly/398sjaD
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 04:45 PM
    The road to Kechara Forest Retreat actually is dark but having the trust ,faith of our Guru and the Powerful Dorje Shugden’s protection we have nothing to fear.

    Daily recitation of Dorje Shugden prayers and mantra is very powerful for protection against ferocious spirits or demons. Thank you for this sharing.
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 02:10 PM
    Thank you so much for sharing these variety healthy and delicious burger recipes for all of us try. As being vegetarian I was unable to find any rich ingredients vegetarian burger, but I found it was total pleasure reading these articles as I got to know so much information regarding it. I would surely recommend others as well to try these recipes.

    https://bit.ly/2UObZDE
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 01:43 PM
    Tibet, on the northern side of the Himalayas, is an autonomous region of China. Also known as “Roof of the World” a country of immense natural beauty for its towering peaks and many beautiful scared lakes. Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of a power with natural beauty and very holy. Looking at those pictures in the blog tells us all. It is a beautiful turquoise-blue water lake mountain pass surrounded by snow capped mountains, island, pasture, temple, hot springs, wildlife and other natural landscapes. Yamdrok Lake is picturesque scenery, and it is in an organic whole of unique natural scenic. According to local folklore, Yamdrok Lake are considered sacrosanct by the Tibetan people is the transformation of a goddess and invested with special spiritual powers which is closely associated with Guru Rinpoche. Interesting read of the legend of that Dorje Geg Kyi Tso.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with historic stories behind it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sacred-yamdrok-yumtso-lake-the-abode-of-goddess-dorje-geg-kyi-tso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 01:39 PM
    So powerful, octopus could actually attacked and eat an aggressive shark. One that might surprise us is such an soft spineless octopus could be killed shark. The incredible footage as shown in the video that a octopus successfully attacking and killing an unsuspecting spiny dogfish shark. The octopus use their strength to overpower the shark…amazingly where we do not expected it. Never judge anything by the look or size till the end result. In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/octopus-eats-a-shark.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 23. 2020 01:37 PM
    Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious belief that the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death. The major religions in Asia hold a belief in reincarnation, especially Hinduism, Buddhism ,Jainism, and Sikhism accept that the reincarnation of a being depends on the past karma and merit accumulated. Reading this interesting blog, we get to understand better, we could look around in our friends or family members for signs that show us evidence of reincarnation. Interesting to know about these unusual signs of reincarnation as mentioned in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/interesting-signs-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 21. 2020 03:45 PM
    That’s great with the discovery of a massive 2,600 year old Buddhist Monastery in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan. Mes Aynak contains Afghanistan’s largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues. This archaeological site is located at the world’s second-largest unexploited copper mine. Sadly because of the Afghanistan an Islamic government in no way interested in Buddhism, had given Afghani archeologists three years to excavate and soon it will be destroyed. Some believe future discoveries at the site could have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and even the history of Buddhism itself. This site is an outstanding and complex archaeological landscape, with astounding quality of preservation. Well even the archaeological evidence points to civilizations in the area flourishing as early as the 3rd century BCE. This is an old post, all these ancient Buddhist site were destroyed by now….Sad. Interesting read. Looking at those beautiful rare pictures of the discoveries tell all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/massive-2600-year-old-buddhist-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 21. 2020 03:44 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful story…..The “Story of Buddha with Sick Man”. A good example for us to follow nor matter what happened or whom , we are to help each other and have compassion for all even its our enemies. Helping, supporting and taking care of each other is important in our Dharma practice. Having a perfect human body in this life, we have to live wisely and be grateful , learn and practice Dharma as life is short. We only live once, living harmoniously and peaceful will change the environment for us all to work and benefit more people in our spiritual practice. Harmony is the practice of the Sangha. If we have harmony, we have happiness. We don’t need to be perfect…..quoted.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-story-of-buddha-with-sick-man.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 21. 2020 03:43 PM
    Buddhism has a long history in Indonesia, is the second oldest religion in Indonesia after Hinduism, which arrived from India around the second century. Reading this post reveal Indonesia has a rich and intricate history intertwined with colonialism and nationalism. The history of Buddhism in Indonesia is closely related to the history of Hinduism. Buddhists make up a small fraction of the population in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. As a number of empires influenced by Indian culture were established around the early 1st century. Many Buddhist temples were built and Buddhist texts were inscribed on the stones tablets. A number of Buddhist historical heritages such as the 8th century Borobudur mandala monument, ancient temples and numerous of statues or inscriptions were found in Indonesia tells us more about the earlier history of Indonesian Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Valencia for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-buddhist-kingdoms-of-indonesia.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 20. 2020 09:44 PM
    As cars have become one of the most significant aspects in the modern life, that’s a great idea, for all of us to invite Buddha statue in our car for protection and blessing.

    As we believe that laying eyes on a Buddha statues suppose to bring peace, harmony, happiness, blessing and protection. Besides, having Buddha statue in car does not just bring positivity to the owner but it may also benefit others who travel together.

    Thank you for your skillful sharing of dharma.

    https://bit.ly/2ULgMWw

  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 20. 2020 02:20 PM
    Merely seeing Buddha images will definitely leave us an imprint in our mind stream. As advice by our Lama Tsem Rinpoche it is extremely important to go on pilgrimage to visit holy places and see sacred images of the Buddhas. I am fortunate to visit pilgrimage sites with friends , seeing is believing looking at some of the beautiful scared images of Buddha. To meet Rinpoche and practice Dharma on line in this life time, is a fortune for me. Well we have to learn and practice Buddha Dharma now, before its too late, create the causes for this life and future life to come and able to meet Maitreya the next Buddha to come. Interesting read about the next Buddha Maitreya.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this important sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-buddha-to-come-the-future-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 20. 2020 02:18 PM
    A rescued dog name Star survived after been buried a life. Sad reading this old post , the poor dog had to undergo all the sufferings, cannot imagine what had the dog done wrong . Been abused, all four limbs tied together and even shot with a pellet gun. Not only that the someone who is so cruel buried that suffering dog in mud. Looking at the picture tells all. It really heartfelt to see that condition.
    Glad that Star was rescued and under gone emergency surgery to have those pellets removed. Miraculously Star survived whose horrific tale of torture on the island of Malta made international headlines. It had caused an uproar in Malta and led to calls for the country to revise its animal cruelty laws. Miracle, the dog who is fighting for her life after being left for dead, has recovered so well from her injuries and trauma . But sadly Star passed away somehow after been adopted to a family.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/do-you-know-what-happened-to-star-read.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 20. 2020 02:16 PM
    Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer. The majority of cancers develop from precancerous polyps but all polys are then cancerous . Consumption of animal products is likely to cause colorectal cancer. Researchers had proven that the frequent consumption is a risk factor for colorectal cancer. Foods such as chicken, red meat, fat-rich foods for example cheese, preserved meats, such as cured ham, hot dogs, bacon salami and so forth. The best choice is go meatless or vegetarian . Taking the meat or whatever so off from our menu list . I have seen how the colorectal cancer cells look like and how those patients suffered deadly . Is good to know all these information and be a vegetarian or meatless before its too late. Saving lives of those animals too is much appreciated.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing to bring awareness of these deadly cancer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/everyone-must-read-this.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Nov 20. 2020 01:49 PM
    A lot of people give a lot of excuses for themselves for not going after their dreams because they are afraid that they will fail. Form Rose story, it really inspire me that if we really put our effort to do it, we can achieved it regardless what’s your age.

    Rose already 87 years old but still doing what she want. I will remember this ” Obstacles are only obstacles when we allow them to be obstacles. Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind.


    https://bit.ly/396RZnY
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 19. 2020 01:21 PM
    Miyolangsangma is the Tibetan Buddhist goddess who lives at the top of Mount Everest. Many climbers seek her help at the traditional stupa in which a Buddhist Lama will prays for them and they go through certain ceremonies. The Sherpas and Tibetans do strongly believe that Mount Everest is the abode of the goddess Jomo Miyolangsangma. Hence they will perform religious ceremonies such as the hanging of prayer flags and other rituals for protection. Interesting legend it seem that Miyolangsangma’s benevolence and blessing that Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay made their way safely to the summit. To this days the tradition continues where Sherpa Buddhist monks will give blessings to both climbers and Sherpas before they attempt to climb Mount Everest. That’s wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/miyolangsangma-the-goddess-of-inexhaustible-giving.html?fbclid=IwAR1YjyMa7MXpcffx9VgzmER5kXEW9tBI0SU9uDD8yy6W5LWV1LxlBvky-X8

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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
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
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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
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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
6 months ago
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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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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
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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.
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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
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Russia 99,065
Sri Lanka 95,443
Romania 91,603
Hong Kong 91,118
South Africa 88,819
Mexico 82,721
Myanmar (Burma) 77,456
New Zealand 75,609
Switzerland 72,263
Japan 72,024
China 70,702
South Korea 63,483
Cambodia 61,861
Pakistan 58,975
Bangladesh 56,909
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