Floating Market: Dharma Sharing on Offerings

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Making Offerings to Buddha – a Dharma Talk at Thailand’s Famous Floating Market

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This is the video which has the Dharma talk about why we should have Buddha statues, shrines and make offerings… I am giving you Dharma sharing on a boat!! Fun!!


 

Tsem Rinpoche Visits the Famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Thailand!

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This video contains more footage of the floating market so you can see, taste, smell and experience the exotic environment. I really like it here… if you can’t get here anytime soon, well join me on this video… this particular floating market opens daily 7:30 am to 12:30pm… Leave early in the morning… you’ll love it…

 

Dear friends,

We drove two hours from Bangkok to the world famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. There are many floating markets not far from Bangkok, but this one is the original. The other ones we visited are nice also although not the original one.  But whether it’s the original one or not, does not matter as they all have their appeal. They are all very nice…. visit the floating markets in Thailand!

People at Damnoen Saduak Floating Market are very friendly, outgoing, full of smiles and like to bargain with their items… But if you smile, they will smile back very fast. There are houses, shops, tea stops, gift items on both sides of the river for you to feast your eyes on. And many things are sold on the boats floating along the two sides against the pier. I enjoyed the ride so much. I bought some traditional Thai puppets. They wanted 4,500 baht for it, but I bargained to 2,500 baht and it took 5 mins… Wear light clothes, T-shirts, and cotton items to be comfortable…  It was a blistering hot day when we went, so don’t forget to bring your umbrellas when you ride on the boat… we forgot!! Hehe… There is plenty of good food at the market… so you won’t be hungry. In fact, there’s too much good food.

Beng Kooi, Datuk May, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, James, Ethan, Bryan, Lew, Justin Ripley, Su Ming, Cynthia, Monlam, Wan, Jp, Carmen, Wai Meng and myself rented a mini bus and took the journey from Bangkok… We all enjoyed the Floating Market very very very much.

Traffic jams in Bangkok start around 3-3:30pm and can last until 7pm. So wherever you go, you must avoid this timing. If you are coming into Bangkok then you must get in before 3:30pm daily or you will need an extra hour to get where you want to go within Bangkok. If you wish to for example drive outside of Bangkok, leave before 3:30pm also. Either in or out of Bangkok, AVOID THE JAMS… YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED… LOL.

There are places outside of Bangkok we visited and it would normally take one hour to arrive, with the jam it takes two hours… so we learned the hard way to avoid the infamous  jams… hehehe… Bangkok is a huge metropolitan city with 10 million population and when offices/businesses close, everyone rushes to get home. Heed my warning regarding traveling around in cars BEFORE 3;30pm. Sundays should be better.

Not all of Bangkok is connected by tram or train, so if you have to go out then get use to the trains wherever they are available, they are convenient, punctual and do not get stuck in traffic.

I loved riding the boat on the river of  Damnoen Saduak Floating Market… I decided to share a thoughts on the relevance of Buddha images and making offerings everyday. Why we make offerings, the benefits and how it started. I sincerely hope the talks help you while you feast your eyes on the exotic scenes.

Much Care as usual,
Tsem Rinpoche


I had the fortune to purchase this beautiful Buddha for 1,200 baht. I carried Buddha with me on the boat all throughout the market. I wanted everyone to be blessed. I felt like the boatman escorting Lord Buddha who is the King to meet the people. Everyone who saw the Buddha loved it and smiled. Thank goodness I have a hat on as it was very very very hot that day.


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So much happening on both sides of the river as you float by… after the boat ride or during the boat ride you can stop and see the shops… Lots of interesting shops for sure.

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I have always loved puppets… any type of puppets… I purchased this traditional Thai puppet here…


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Lots of food, snacks, fruits and tidbits to buy…


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Myself with Lord Buddha on my head as I escort Him throughout the village for all to be blessed. Pastor Loh Seng Piow in the red behind me and Wan in the blue laughing away… I think she liked the hat she’s wearing…

Thailand is really one of the best tourist places to visit in the world for sure… and lots of spiritual places also…

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  1. Alice Tay on Dec 29, 2017 at 12:16 am

    This is very important for us to have a qualified guru with pure lineage to give us Buddha teachings and explanations in these ritual matters especially for the new spiritual learners. Always remember that only by practicing the methods taught by the guru, purify our negative karma, accumulate merits to enable us to gain realisations and eventually achieve the enlightenment.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanations on how to arrange for an altar setup and the importance of making offerings to the Buddha. We should learn and practice accordingly and share to others as much as we could.

  2. Wah Ying on Dec 28, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing this video with nice scenery and teachings on having an altar, the representation of Buddha image and making offering to Buddha; as well as the meaning of the purpose we come to the world is to give and benefit. As usual Rinpoche always finds ways to give teachings benefiting many, including those who see Rinpoche was cruising around the river carrying Buddha statue with him, for tourists and many who around the floating market to see the Buddha image.

  3. angieleebaba on Nov 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    hi hi im new here, but enjoy reading this page very much.. thank you _/\_

  4. Julia Tan on Nov 14, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Dharma talk and the tour at the floating market with us. I can imagine how hot the weather at the floating market yet Rinpoche compassionately gave the teaching in a boat that wobbled in the river for hours. Rinpoche always find ways to give us teaching so that we find it interesting to learn and remember. Rinpoche never miss any chance that he think of that would benefit people. Thank you for explaining the significant and important of a Buddha statue which represent the accumulation merits for the 3 eons. Thank you Rinpoche

  5. Pee Bee Chong on Aug 6, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the wonderful teachings. I am currently offering water and do Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga every day. I hope to generate enough merit to continue my spiritual journey. Thank you again for the teachings.

  6. Penang Study Group on May 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Penang Study Group comment

    We are grateful to Rinpoche for having this teaching in an unusual place, that is Floating Market. Most of us did enjoy this teaching very much. For study purposes, we based our discussion on the benefits of offerings to the Sangha. Few questions were asked such as what constitutes as an offerings, the meaning of Sangha, the importance of offerings and lastly, the motivation.

    We shared a great deal of ideas and knowledges that we have and after having to listen to Rinpoche’s teaching about offerings. For instance, despite the usual offerings such as statues, books and stupa that constitutes Body, Speech and Mind, some of them came up with other unusual offerings (inner offerings) such as transformation of mind, good heart, Guru devotion and attachments as well. In short, we agreed that we offer the best. As to why we need to offer to the Sangha, there were two distinctive answers; to ensure that Sangha can concentrate on their practices so that they in turn can benefit more people and helped Sangha to uphold and spread the Dharma.

    Although, just as Rinpoche has mentioned, there are differing merit for different offerings, the motivation must be set right. We should offer in a manner that these offerings benefits all such as by helping to sustain Sangha in their practices, Dharma will be preserved for a very long time. Lastly, thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

  7. Yee Mun on May 10, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing this teaching. The teaching is easy to understand and very beneficial to beginner that would like to setup their altar.

    I now have better understanding on the set up of a basic altar, preferable offering items and the meaning for doing this.

    I will continue with my daily water offering to generate more merits for me to gain more dharma knowledge and to continue with my dharma practice.

  8. Soon Huat (Penang) on May 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for the marvelous teaching. I was amazed 3 eons of merits to form Buddha images, it is not easy at all. I am glad that I setup the Buddhism altar with Patsy’s advice. I love my altar and Buddha images. They are motivation for me to do daily prayer. I love to watch the Buddha status while doing my prayers, they are my ultimate goals and remind me of their teaching and vows. Doing offering to altar can be one of simple way for us to correct merits daily. We need a lot of merits in Dharma path.

    Thank You Rinpoche.

    Cheers,
    Soon Huat

  9. Tsa Tsa Ong on May 9, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing about the importance of having a statue and altar. I will bare that im mind and set up my mini altar soon and do water offering with my tsa tsas medicine buddha statue

  10. Shelly tai on May 9, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Dharma talk with us, I really love to listen to Rinpoche talk whether is short or long it always very inspiring. Indeed is very true what Rinpoche said we come to this world not just talke we should give , give do not mean just monetary give it can be in the form of our time , care and kindness and extend all these care and live to all mothers sentient being especially the animals because animal has very little ability to take care themselves we human has much more greater ability to give them care.

  11. Uncle Eddie on May 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    How wonderful and meritorious it was for our lucky people to be with Rinpoche in escorting the Buddha’s statue round the Damnoensaduak floating-market village on a boat to bless the people there. Like Rinpoche said, “everyone who saw the Buddha loved it and smiled”.As usual with his great compassion, Rinpoche wanted everyone to be blessed, and be happy too. What could be a better place for such real dharma learning and sharing experiences on a boat with a Guru! Thank you Rinpoche for your wonderful sharing of which many seem to admire and fancy its “uniqueness”. It is indeed some teaching that no one will want to forget and an immaculate example which all would wish to follow!

  12. Edward Ooi on May 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I want to visit the floating market someday. I just google searched the word eon. They explained that one eon is equals to 1 billion years and that also means that Lord Buddha were looking for Buddhism for over three billions years. I’m not trying to say that Rinpoche is wrong or what but humans was not even born three billions ago. Could it be that other planets also have Buddhism?

  13. Daisy Sun on May 7, 2014 at 1:49 am

    I’m writing to thank Rinpoche that I decided to set up my altar about 2 year ago, after watching your meaningful teaching on having a Buddha statue and setting up an altar. This is something that I never thought of doing it in my life…transformation is on the way. Thanks Rinpoche. 🙂

  14. Julien Roth on May 6, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I am glad that Rinpoche enjoys trips like this 🙂 it’s always very interesting for me as well to read. I enjoy reading about things like this and I hope that Rinpoche will share more in the future.

  15. Sean Wang on May 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing on the significance on Buddhas statues on our altars and making offerings to Buddha. I really like the atmosphere of the floating markets of Bangkok, I hope that one day I can visit them.

  16. DR on May 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    There are countless floating markets throughout Bangkok, many within a couple of hours of the capital. The most famous of the floating markets is Damnoen Saduak, about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok, which is the one Rinpoche visited. This buzzing market is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day builds up. I enjoyed it very much too when I visited once. Thank you Rinpoche for always creating unconventional and creative ways to teach the dharma.

  17. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on May 5, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the wonderful teaching, now we more understand the details of “Offering”

    Offering can be make through our inner and outer offering, we should make more offering hence to get more Merits to be a better person and have a better life…

  18. Datuk May on May 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    It is always a privilege to be with Rinpoche, for there will always be a learning of great significance to overcome our ignorance. I remember clearly this trip to the Floating Market and we had a lot of fun, learning the history of the place, the reason for setting up an altar and the significance of a Buddha statute.

    We also enjoyed the people there as Thais are Buddhists, they were very attracted to Rinpoche as he carried the statutes with blessings for them all and somehow they knew that.

    Wonderful trip and wonderful learning on Buddha statutes and why we should have them. So much meanings to benefit us.

  19. Lucas Roth on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    i hope everyone had a good time and the floating market looks so fun. i like the idea, it seems so nice to have a ride in a boat and you can but things and eat, i like the thought. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  20. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Rinpoche is dharma 24×7, even when Rinpoche took a break to check out the floating market. We all had a great time and Rinpoche as usual cracked a lot of jokes. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on the importance of having Buddhist images.

  21. Shelly tai on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these beautiful picture in Thailand floating market and a dharma talk. I love the Buddha statue that Rinpoche invite very classic looking Buddha and the price a very reasonable.

  22. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this, I’ve learn a lot from this video. From doing offering and setting up altar, it’s interesting to see Rinpoche doing a Dharma sharing on a boat. The statue Rinpoche holding is really beautiful.

  23. Cliff on Sep 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Wow, Saduak floating market looks really fun to visit, I’ve always wanted to visit that place but never got the chance to go. It was really funny to watch Rinpoche bargain with the lady shop owner haha. Thank you Rinpoche was giving us a short and precise teaching about the significance of praying to the Buddha and significance of a Buddha statue and how to do short daily prayers and offerings to the Buddha, I really enjoyed the teaching. Thank you for sharing your teaching with us and producing an easy video to view and tips on visiting Bangkok and Saduak.

  24. Lucille McKinney on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I haven’t been to Bangkok but I’ve heard a lot about that wonderful place. So many places to go and activities to experience. I am also interested to know about their culture and tradition.

  25. Lucas Roth on Sep 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    wow, i hope you had a good time Rinpoche, and that place looks so nice and the shops on water and the restaurants on water too. it looks so nice and peaceful too. i wonder how nice the food is, i bet it is good. thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

  26. jerry_sito on Sep 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    感谢仁波切的开始 ~ 因为有仁波切的开示在 ~ 那么我们就会明白正真供养的意义 与 方式 ~还有抱着怎样一个正确的发心

    以前从来就没有人教会我这些~但进入了kechara 后 ,来到师父这blog的大宝藏里~恍然发现原来供佛的正真意义原来是这样庄严的 ~让我改掉了以前人拜我就盲目的拜~供养的意义不懂~让我改掉以为供养是给佛吃的就盲目供养

    感谢仁波切的教诲~大家要多来师父的blog 真的可以学到很多东西

  27. Krzysztof Furyu Leśniak on Sep 3, 2013 at 7:04 am

    So wonderfull to listen… you`re rebilding my motivation to return to thangka painting, making statues what I have studied for many years (Karma Gadri School with Gega Lama… & so on), to continue and restart place for Dharma practice I led in my town for 27 years (last 3 years of crisis and taking personal brake)but the most important to to intensifie my everyday practice and not ignore various forms of practice, elevating cultivation of this very moment`s state of pure mind, puting down any other way of expresing practice… just thank you so much, I can not express strenth of my beating heart now… thank you, thank you…
    furyu

  28. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Sep 3, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this article to us, i m more understand about “Offering”.

    “Offerings to the Buddha is not that they want. It is for you to make offerings in order to generate the MERIT to be able to understand mind, ego and the path. By merits we are eventually able to eliminate the ego. The tradition of making offerings to the Three Jewels was started by Lord Shakyamuni Himself. An enlightened Tathagata is a correct object of veneration, refuge and also a merit field. Most people cannot offer even a tiny bit of their egos to the Buddhas, so let them start by offering water, flowers and incense.”

  29. Deki D. Sherpa on Jun 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks la Rinpoche, i really loved your programme. Blessed me rinpoche.

    Tashi Delek!

  30. Pastor Susan on May 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I’m working with this teaching at the moment to incorporate in to our Lamrim classes. This teaching is shot in such a beautiful place with Rinpoche on the boat, a beautiful statue in his arm as Rinpoche eloquently taught the dharma. This video teaching is a must watch for all who are new to setting up altars, learning the benefits of buddha images.

  31. Lim Han Nee on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Thank you , Rinpoche. You share with us every sight and sound that you experience in Bangkok and we live each experience vicariously through you.

    Thank you for the Dharma sharing on making offerings to Buddha statues.

    When you said that the Buddha’s form or body is the culmination of three aeons of merits of body, speech and mind (practising restraint and abandonment of the ten non-virtuous actions of body, speech and mind), it had/has a powerful impact on the way I now view Buddha statues and the way I make prostrations and offerings to the Three Jewels. THere is greater awe and humility than before, greater awareness of a Buddha’s great compassion that motivated Him to accomplish all this.

  32. Ignacio Martinez on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Rinpoche thanks for the teaching you gave. I will make offerings to my Buddha statues.

  33. Nicholas on Aug 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    This is a very good teaching for people that want to set up altar and do offerings.

    Rinpoche mentioned the reason and how to do it. Very informative and beneficial to a lot of people & myself.

    As mentioned by Sock Wan that about touching the Buddha statue, I too do come across to a lot of people that very particular with it. But Rinpoche given a very valid reason to associate more with the Buddha.

    Thanks Rinpoche for this teaching.

  34. Sock Wan on Aug 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    This is very educational! We thought a buddha statue is very holy that we should not touch it. In contrary, we should touch it and make sure it is always clean because of the blessings we are able to get. The more I learn about Dharma, the more I like buddha statues.

  35. Yoke Fui on Aug 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving dharma teachings at every opportune time.

    I enjoyed the scenery as I listened to teachings
    on how to set up altar , offerings and be blessed by Buddha….how fortunate 🙂

  36. Raluca Anghel on Aug 22, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Thanks!Very nice and very pictoresque-especially the Buddha on your lap, it looks very natural and mesmerising at the same time…
    I would very much appreciate a future posting about the different types of merits, about which you mentionned in this video!

  37. madeline schreiber on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Dear Rinpoche – Thank you a million million for taking us on this journey. I had such strong deja vu that I forgot that I was not yourself on the river. My wooden Buddha is also from Thailand. It is just a humble tourist Buddha but it has been a part of my family and me for many years; it keeps great Dharma love around me every day. I will follow your advice; I can make my alter much more rich ! (I do the water offering of Jambhala every morning in my kitchen shrine. In Dharma, Madeline from Nova Scotia.

  38. Hisse Galama on Aug 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Happy to see you so smooth floating, what a beautiful place, and simply lofly with a Buddha. Ji you really are a dictionary of Bhudism! I don’t know if I am a high lama or a low lama, perhaps looking for a GadenLama, annyway I jumped in a family namen galama, so a ga-lama. I also like to preach and to decide, and the dicisions towards truth and meditationpractise solid loyal faithfulsimpel to do what my SatGuru wants from me. Brother, I think you’ve been having the pains because of we want to help the bears free and escape from the hels of bearfarms. I promessed to help you. On your website confronted with this ..I was so glad en happy you made all that on your website. To me the third time this terribal in our country are no bearfarms, but here also annimals as everywhere in the world, are suffering, because we humans not recognize ourselves in them. I will look to the videos again and then later I will think of the bears in there situation, and imagine clearly how I will open the cages and free them from the prisson and hurt, that they are in. And so on. I will imagine the people around there and I will look in there eyes and perhaps speak, to the poit. to change them.open their hearts again and see what they are doing… I am confinced that by this will create space for people fysiccally near, will be supported to nurter it into reallity. If we all who are not fysically near the annimals ..we can help by our good intentions to help, i’ll bring it asfar as possible.
    And also sending money helps.
    I am really glad to notice that you are doing fine , kind regards from a Gaden sponsor.
    With prayers from them to you… too. Be happy, be cool ,don’t eat to much…if you eat a lot of work..don’t forget to eat also a litle bit rest. If you eat a lot of hurt, don’t forget to eat also a lot of love. Thank you . May all sentient beings..be free from sufferings and nightmares and free from malicious people. May all wounds and hurt come to an end. yours’ sincerely a sister. take care. Beye

  39. Mercedes on Aug 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Hope you feel better too,get some rest and warm soup :))

  40. Mercedes on Aug 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,your videos are beautiful and thank you for the Dharma talk,always very helpful!! Much love and blessings to you and your furry babies!! 🙂

  41. Frederick Law on Aug 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I enjoyed the Dharma sharing that you gave, really appreciate for sharing with us on the significance of having Buddha statue on our altar and also making offering to the Buddha’s, not forgetting the water offering to Buddha’s, really learn a lot from Rinpoche sharing, will surely listen to it again.

    the second video was a great experience for me watching the scene at the floating market, it is indeed very nice experience watching through the video.

    i wish Rinpoche good health and rest more, and hope Rinpoche swift recovery from fever, have an amazing trip in Thailand. with folded hands.

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    Traditionally, the Stupa is a representation of the enlightened mind of the Buddha and, as such, is a method for harmonizing, purifying, and balancing the elements of the environment. Stupas are structures that have been built for thousands of years, representing the highest potential of the mind, and bringing peace, harmony, health, and happiness to the surroundings areas. By participating in the building of a stupa, it is an extremely great merits ,to purifying our negative Karma and obstacles and it will enriches one’s own body and mind. Rejoice to Ms Veronika Tupayachi, been involved in the construction of a Stupa in Cusco, Peru. The very first stupa been built in Peru with the effort of Buddhist practitioners of various traditions and supporters. This project finally constructed after a few years and glad to hear from Ms Veronika who has not forgotten Rinpoche’s generosity and advices . May more people in Peru get to receive the blessing .
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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/letter-and-gifts-from-cusco-peru.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:39 PM
    Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices. Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of reality. As a Buddhists I do believe that nothing is permanent and that change is always possible.
    Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. When anger rises, think of the consequences. For every minute we remain angry, we will give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Well in Buddhist teachings, it tell us that patience is the antidote to anger and aggression. Purifying ourselves of anger is essential to Buddhist practice. We have to embrace our anger with patience and compassion for all beings as anger is one of the three poisons.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/working-with-anger
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:31 PM
    There is a saying that we got to watch our thoughts, they will become our words. From our words, they become our actions. From what we do that’s our actions will become our habits. With our habits, they soon become our character.
    A change in our bad habits , leads a change in our life. Our success in work and life with be determined by the kinds of habits , we develop over times. All goes to practice what we want in life stepping out of our comfort zone to improve ourselves and transform our mind. Practicing and learning dharma makes permanent.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/habits-practice
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 01:02 AM
    Thank you for the sharing, sad to read about the poor little creature has to suffer so much just for human entertainment, fun and pleasure. I never thought of frog had a huge demand till I came across of this article.

    Every creation of God has a reason for living on earth with the same feelings. The feeling of pain, happiness, anger, depression etc. is the same for all. However, since animals and plants do not speak, we humans abuse them to such a great extent, that if they could respond back, we would have suffered much more and create the negative karma.
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Mar 31. 2020 10:39 PM
    Thank you for the good article. Buddhism is about mind transformation. When we transform our mind, not only we will become happier but we will also bring happiness to others.
    Ultimately, real worship of the deity is mind transformation and developing a mind of wisdom and compassion.It’s kind of understanding Rinpoche a bit more through this story of Goddess Saraswati.

    https://bit.ly/2UPgEot
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 10:42 PM
    Thank you for the sharing I had a good read of the article and a clear picture of the blind corner of each decade. I believe people grow through the lessons that they experience in their life journey. Throughout life, we go through many challenges and painful experience some changing us for the better, others for the worse.

    I never heard about 9 is the changing point of our live, what i know in every aspect of our bad time, we struggle, every point we learn, think positively, pray and to be wise. Only painful experience gives a good lesson because God has a plan for everything that happens in our lives and we need to go through it due to our past karma.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:59 PM
    Interesting history behind the eighth Jebtsundamba . As a young boy, he was recognized as the new incarnation of the Bogd Gegen in Potala in the presence of the 13th Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. When northern Mongolia declared independence in 1911, the eighth Jebtsundamba was elevated to theocratic ruler, called Bogd Khan. As the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, he was the third most important person in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy after the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama. He was the spiritual leader of Outer Mongolia’s Tibetan Buddhism also known as the “Bogdo Lama. In this beautiful thangka he is depicted with Dorje Shugden the powerful dharma protector who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. We are blessed merely by looking at this beautiful thangka.
    Thanks for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-bogd-khan-of-outer-mongolia
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:55 PM
    Ganapati is known as Ganesha, and also known by numerous other names as well by different tradition. Ganapati is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu tradition. The primary function of Ganapati in Tantric Buddhism is that of a wealth deity and is widely revered as the remover of obstacles. Ganapati has been represented with the head of an elephant. There many myths and stories as how he got his elephant head and in many forms as well. Here depicted together with the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden forms a powerful pair to help overcome obstacles and creating suitable conditions for our spiritual practice to flourish. Beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-indian-god-who-removes-obstacles
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:53 PM
    Shakyamuni Buddha is the founder of the Buddhist religion. Born as the crown prince of the great Shakya Kingdom 2,500 years ago.He forgo everything living luxury in the palace to find the causes of suffering and the means to overcome it. After a long spiritual search he went into deep meditation, self-deprivation, and finally he become an enlightened one. Soon his teachings became the basis for the Buddhist faith. In this beautiful thangka as depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri, in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-extraordinary-indian-prince-siddhartha-gautama
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    The Yant tattoos have developed over the centuries under the influence of several different religious.They have their reasons to do it as it represents vows and commitments, blessings, kindness and love. It is a spiritual method to help someone become a better person.
    From this article we can see most people are seeking for mundane help which is quite common but what most important is how one would be able to transform their mind for better and ultimately achieve liberation from suffering.Thank you very much for this interesting article and video for exploring another type of unique spiritual tradition.

    https://bit.ly/3dH8JlA
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:26 PM
    Beautiful thangka of Mahasiddha Naropa and Niguma, the Lady of Illusion paints a thousand words. In this painting the great Tantric mahasiddha Naropa sits gazing up,together with Niguma a dakini and was one of the influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. Niguma is one of the two female founders of the Shangpa Kagyu school of Vajrayana Buddhism. A beautiful thangka depicted with the powerful dharma protector Dorje Shugden will be wonderful to have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/mahasiddha-naropa-and-niguma-the-lady-of-illusion
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:25 PM
    Janguli is a Buddhist goddess who protects from snakes and poisons, worshiped in the ancient past. By nature Janguli is actually Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion who will protects us against snakes but actually dissolving our anger. Our anger is the root cause for destruction of merits and causes us to stay in samsara longer. A beautiful thangka depicted with Dorje Shugden the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri will definitely wonderful to have in our home protecting us and helping us to clear obstacles in our spiritual path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/janguli-the-ancient-snake-goddess

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  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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.
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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!
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
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
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
1 month ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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