Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, Similarities and Differences

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Dear friends,

I found this on the net and found it very interesting. I have shared it here as the person did interesting research. Please do visit their blog site to see their further writings. I have left the link at the end of this post.

Thank you. May there be more religious harmony and understanding. Religion can be used to harm or help. We should definitely use religion to help others and be more kind. The purpose of religion is to make us much better and understanding people. A measure of spirituality is how kind, understanding and patient we are. Tolerance too. This is the purpose of spirituality. I post articles of this nature to create more understanding and contribute I hope in my small way to more religious harmony. Never criticize another’s faith. Create harmony and be the peacemaker where we go. Thank you very much.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Buddha and Christ, the two personalities that have rerouted the course of human history; Both were born in the Asian continent, both destined to instill light and love to this world. One influenced the eastern hemisphere and the other the western hemisphere of earth. The simple human mind sees only the differences in their teachings without realizing that they were dealing with entirely different religious belief and cultural settings. This post is not meant to find the similarities but only plan to compare these two personalities on several aspects. Some aspects of them seems similar and others totally different. But in a bigger picture their purpose was the same; to instill love and light to this world.

Several years back as I was reading the story of Buddha. As I came across the part where Buddha attained enlightenment. I saw striking similarity between this and the story of the ‘temptation of Christ’. That was one incident that sparked interest in me to know more about my own religion; Christianity. This post will compare and contrast the two most influential personalities in the known human history; Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha.
 

Lived During
Buddha Christ
563 BCE to 483 BCE (approximate) 1 AD/CE – 33 AD/CE (approximate)


Prophesies About
Buddha Christ

As seers and spiritual masters of the land came to pay homage to the new born prince, the hermit seer Asita announced that the child would either become a great king (chakravartin) or a great holy man. Kaundinya the youngest, and later to be the first arahant other than the Buddha, was reputed to be the only one who unequivocally predicted that Siddhartha would become a Buddha (The enlightened one).

 

Buddha during his last hours tells his disciple Annanta that neither is he the first Buddha on earth nor will he be the last. In due time another supremely enlightened Buddha will arise. He will be known as Metteyya, which means ‘he whose name is kindness’.

Jewish prophets prophesied the birth of Messiah, the king of the Jews, who will liberate them from their enemies.

Bible talks about 3 wise men from the east who came to pay homage to Jesus. They refer to Jesus as the King of the Jews. Jesus must have been between 1 and 2 years old then as King Herod after carefully inquiring about the child to the 3 wise men ordered his soldiers to kill all children under 2 years of age in Bethlehem.

 



Parents
Buddha Christ

Father: King Suddhodana
Mother: Queen Maha Maya
NB: They did not have children for twenty years into their marriage.

Father: Joseph (Carpenter)
Mother : Mary
NB: Mary became pregnant while she was engaged to Joseph. Jesus birth is believed by Christians to be a virgin birth. In Greek ‘a virgin’, also implies “a young woman in her mid to late teens.” The Gospel of James give a totally different account. Marry is said to be a temple girl given to Joseph for safe keeping at the age of 12. Read Early Life of Virgin Mary Till The Birth of Jesus Christ for more information



Conception
Buddha Christ

One full moon night, sleeping in the palace, the queen had a vivid dream. She felt herself being carried away by four devas (spirits) to Lake Anotatta in the Himalayas. After bathing her in the lake, the devas clothed her in heavenly cloths, anointed her with perfumes, and bedecked her with divine flowers. Soon after a white elephant, holding a white lotus flower in its trunk, appeared and went round her three times, entering her womb through her right side. Finally the elephant disappeared and the queen awoke, knowing she had been delivered an important message, as the elephant is a symbol of greatness in Nepal. The next day, early in the morning, the queen told the king about the dream. The king was puzzled and sent for some wise men to discover the meaning of the dream.
The wise men said, “Your Majesty, you are very lucky. The devas have chosen our queen as the mother of the Purest-One and the child will become a very great being.” The king and queen were very happy when they heard this.

The angel appeared to Mary and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.’

Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jammanuel (god is with us). He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”

How will this be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin?’The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

Birth
Buddha Christ
City/Town: Lumbini, in modern day Nepal
Place: In a garden beneath a sala tree
City/Town: Bethlehem, a Palestinian city in the central West Bank, approximately 8 kilometers (5 mi) south of Jerusalem
Place: Manger (A Cave according to the gospel of James)


Siblings
Buddha Christ
None as Queen Maya died shortly after giving birth to Siddhartha.

Not much information in the bible. Some gospels mention Thomas as Jesus half brother (elder).

In the gospel of Mathew Jesus is informed by his disciples about his Mother and Brothers waiting to meet him. Its as follows:

Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, asking to speak with you.” But he said in reply to the one who told him, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.” [Matthew 12:47-50]



Names Given
Buddha Christ
Given name: Siddhartha Gautama (he who achieves his aim)
Common Name: Gautama Buddha
Other: Shakyamuni Buddha
Given name: Jammanuel (The god is with us)
Common Name: Jesus Christ (Christ = Messiah in Greek)
Other: Messiah (The anointed one)


Childhood & Education
Buddha Christ

Enjoyed the life of a Prince. Excelled in all Science and Art

Bible mentions the childhood of Jesus only at the age of 12. Here they talk of a wise Jesus who engages in debate with the elderly in the temple. Life of Jesus from 13 till 29 is missing in the bible. Other historical records claimed that Jesus had travelled as far as India and did his education there.



Spouse & Children
Buddha Christ

Siddhattha choose Yasodhara who was his cousin as his wife; daughter of King of Koli. Yasodhara bore Siddhartha a Son and they named him Rahula.

NB: Its still a practice among many Hindus to marry their younger cousin sister.

According to the popular belief Jesus was single. But some claim Mary Maglane is the wife of Jesus and that the wedding of kanna was Jesus own wedding. Mary Maglane accompanied Jesus almost everywhere even at his death and was the first to witness that Jesus had resurrected.



Religion
Buddha Christ
Gautama was born as a Hindu as it was the dominant culture of Indian subcontinent at that time. Jesus was born a Jew, as descendant of King David.


Initiation to Spiritual life
Buddha Christ

Siddhartha was brought up like a prince and was kept ignorant about the prophesizes about him so as to not let him become a holy man but rather a great king.
But as Siddhartha realized the hidden harsh realities of life the desire to know the truth lit bright within him. He left his pleasures, his wife and child to find an end to human sufferings.

Jesus knew who he was and what he was to accomplish right from childhood. Many historical records claims that he had set out to the far east traveling and learning from the then spiritually advanced eastern civilization.



Enlightenment
Buddha Christ

Siddhattha had mastered meditation better than anyone else, even his teachers but failed to attain his goal of Supreme enlightment. The ascetic ways of the Shramana teachers had failed to work. Finally he told himself that he would not get up until he had found enlightenment. He meditated under the bodhi tree for 49 (some claim 40) days.

Six years after he began his path, Siddhattha found Enlightenment, and became a Buddha.At Bodh Gaya, on the full moon day of the fourth month of the lunar calendar, Siddhartha seated himself beneath the Bodhi Tree in the meditation posture and vowed not to rise from meditation until he had attained perfect enlightenment. With this determination he entered the space-like concentration on the Dharmakaya in which he focused single-pointedly on the ultimate nature of all phenomena.

As dusk fell, Devaputra Mara, the chief of all the demons, or maras, in this world, tried to disturb Siddhartha’s concentration by conjuring up many fearful apparitions. He manifested hosts of terrifying demons, some throwing spears, some firing arrows, some trying to burn him with fire, and some hurling boulders and even mountains at him. Through the force of his concentration, the weapons, rocks, and mountains appeared to him as a rain of fragrant flowers, and the raging fires became like offerings of rainbow lights.

Seeing that Siddhartha could not be frightened into abandoning his meditation, Devaputra Mara tried instead to distract him by manifesting countless beautiful women, but Siddhartha responded by developing even deeper concentration. In this way he triumphed over all the demons of this world, which is why he subsequently became known as a “Conqueror Buddha.”

Siddhartha then continued with his meditation until dawn, when he attained the varja-like concentration. With this concentration, which is the very last mind of a limited being, he removed the final veils of ignorance from his mind and in the next moment became a Buddha, a fully enlightened being.

NB: In some higher teachings Mara represents ones-won delusions and wining Mara as overcoming and conquering ones-own delusion.

At the age of 30 Christ get baptized by John the Baptist. From there Christ sets out straight for the Wilderness to pray (meditate) for 40 days. Sometime in between he is tempted by the devil and at last emerges victorious.
This is what is said in the Bible (Matthew 4:1-11).

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”

Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

NB: The above account can only be considered a layman’s explanation. To understand what really happened we have to compare this to Buddha’s enlightenment.

Major Teachings


Buddha Christ
Cause and Effect (Karma)
He was against the Hindu idea that some cast or races are superior than others especially the Brahmins. He taught that all are equal and that life is to be valued and honored.
He provided the five precepts for the layman
1. I observe the precept of abstaining from the destruction of life.
2. I observe the precept of abstaining from taking that which is not given.
3. I observe the precept of abstaining from sexual misconduct.
4. I observe the precept of abstaining from falsehood.
5. I observe the precept of abstaining from intoxicants that cloud the mind and cause carelessness.
If the teachings of Christ is summarized into one word then its “LOVE”.
Jesus talked against the fallacies of the Jewish priests and Strengthened the 10 Commandments of the Jews by saying that not only have one committed a sin when engage in the act but also by harboring the thought to do so.
Christ added what could be called the 11th commandment “Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself”


Death
Buddha Christ

Buddha died at the age of 80. When Buddha announced his death to his disciples, they were sad and depressed. When the time came Buddha along with his most trusted disciple went to Pava. Chunda, a metal worker on hearing that Buddha was in his mangrove came to invite him for meal. Chunda prepared rice-cake and a dish of dried boar’s meat. After finishing the meal Buddha was struck with a dire sickness and sharp pain that eventually resulted in his death.
Before death Buddha instructed Ananda not to hold Chunda responsible for his death as it was not Chunda’s fault.

NB: Buddha was not a vegetarian. He ate any food that he was offered. He only preached not to kill or torture living things.

Christ Died at the age of 33. Jesus announced his suffering and death to his disciples and they couldn’t understand it till the last minute. Jesus was charged with false claim to be the messiah of the Jews and for misleading the people. Christ’s crucifixion is seen by Christians as a blood sacrifice for the forgiveness of the sins man had committed. Jesuses disciples deserted him during the trial and crucifixion.
On the cross Christ prayed for those who tortured and crucified him. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

 

Source: http://www.blokeish.com/2011/07/jesus-christ-and-gautama-buddha-similarities-differences/

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  1. Zidartha Gahudana Boquilla on Sep 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Siddhartha promised a second buddha right before he died. Why? Because in his last moments alive God spoke to him and woke him up completely so that he could see, know, and understand what was truly happening in this world. He was deceived. And therefore, he did not accomplish what he was looking for and so he promised a second Buddha. And where he failed I will succeed. My name is Zidartha Gahudana Boquilla…. And I came here to help save the world. #27 of the 144,000 WE MUST UNITE.

  2. Marek on Jan 7, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    something surprising – Shakyamuni Buddha born into Royalty – who was afforded every luxury, & Jesus born into a carpenter’s family (a skilled manual trade, so would have been middle class) – & yet they didn’t write anything they taught, nor was anything either of them taught transcribed until many many many years after they passed away, each of their prospective languages existed in a written form, Buddha’s life story said he was academically gifted . . . merely a simple question

  3. Marek on Jan 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    they both taught people to love and to leave behind all that is unskilful, to leave behind ignorance and superstition, sadly they both became objects of superstition

  4. Marek on Dec 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I was raised Catholic, attended Catholic Primary School then High School, I have so many questions that have remained unanswered – and yet – engaging in metaphysical speculation is something that Buddha Shakyamuni advised against. We can all learn something from others – we all have a unique path to tread, also – some people have different dispositions and as such different “means of transport” for their journey towards spiritual fulfilment –
    I could travel by horse, car, bicycle or helicopter, I can’t get off my horse then go back to the start because I want to use the car, then abandon the car, go back to where the horse was, trot on for a bit, decide to try bike – no, where’s the helicopter? Maybe I could try a submarine? Hot air balloon? Ride an elephant?
    I won’t get anywhere at all – like there isn’t 1 single universal medicine for all illnesses, could be useless or disastrous, and we can’t mix all medicines together either – that would also be useless or disastrous – 1 man’s medicine is another man’s poison – you’d encourage an obese person to lose weight, you’d encourage an anorexic to gain weight

  5. Echeah on Aug 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    All religions teach us to be good people. Whichever is our chosen path, we should practise it well and not condemn, insult or harm others who have decided to follow another religious system or have a different viewpoint than ours. I like what the Buddha said, i.e. if we can’t help others, at least don’t harm them.

  6. Lew on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I love this article of showing the similarities/differences of Buddha and Jesus. I thought it is quite an interesting comparison. I specially like the “If the teachings of Christ is summarized into one word then its “LOVE”” part, because the major religions which has survived hundred or thousands of years, are those who spread the teaching of love. It is just unfortunate that some people misused religions for their political motive, and some for personal gain.

    I feel that another thing which religion should teach is the concept of acceptance. It is the concept of love and accepting which make harmony in this world, because everyone is different and people will have different religions. It is through accepting the difference which makes people harmony.

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Whatever we chose to believe in and practice is good, whenever we encounter others who have chosen a different path it is much more beneficial to see similarities than focus on the differences. Then we can maintain our friendships with others and have harmony.

  8. Pastor Moh Mei on Jan 7, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Good advice and word of wisdom is the same whether it comes from a Catholic, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Christian, a Buddhist, an atheist or whatever your beliefs may be. Words without actions are meaningless. People ultimately follows by example not by what you preach. You can say the sweetest, most convincing, flowery wisdom but if you actions are contradictory, eventually people will see through you. Lead by examples, not by talks. That is the striking similarities I see in Buddha and Jesus. Act of compassion and kindness is what leaves the deepest imprint in the human mind.

    There is no conflict between true practitioners of any religion. Conflicts arise from insecurity, doubt, fear and ego. A person who truly embrace any religion are free of these negative state of mind. When we do not indulge in the negative state of mind, we do not create conflict within ourselves, we do not create conflicts for others.

    Embrace your religion whatever suits you and go all the way. Some people are still searching and hence there will always be people who switch between religions. It doesn’t reflect one religion is better or more superior than the other, it just reflect the state of mind the person is in. Whatever religion you choose to practice, respect others and embrace that there should be no boundaries to compassion and kindness.

  9. Beatrix Ooi on Jan 3, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Personally, I think that all religion are the same. We humans made the labels and categorise the religions sorry for lack of a better word, that is why we all have the names like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism etc. Practising religion or having a faith should make us a better person, this is what our beliefs do, they change peoples’ perspectives and even lives. But none of this could happen if we do not apply dharma into our daily lives.

    Although I am a Buddhist, but ever since young I’ve always liked to read about Christianity and I love churches. A couple of years ago, I visited a church and I was totally at awe. My mother was a Christian many years back, probably this is why I’m sort of attracted to churches but later she became a Buddhist after she conceived my younger brother.

    To me, all religions are equal, every single religion practitioner should be treated with equality and respect. There are times where I just don’t understand why some people anti other religions and only accept religion of his own. I personally feel that it’s a very wrong thinking, if this religious discrimination issue were to continue until the next generation, I believe that the society will split apart and there’s no way we can ever live in peace. Can you imagine riots happening everywhere and every day? It’s painful.

    This is a very informational blog post, though we may perceive these two religions differently but it’s good to know that there are so many similarities between these two great saints. Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  10. Lin Mun on Jan 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for sharing this interesting articles.

    There are so many similarities between Jesus and Buddha. These 2 great man taught the followers on love, compassion and forgiveness.

    However, the basis or fundamental of Christianity and Buddhism is different. The most obvious is Christianity believe in one God.

    I believe the reason that the worlds has different religion/belief is to cater to various people needs. We should not critise each other but learn to respect everyone’s belief as most religion teaches us good spiritual values.

  11. KB Thapa on Dec 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    There are so many similarites between the two regions . both have shown us the path way of life should be. Whatever Religion we belongs to we must always never say bad things about each other. Religious harmony is very important for now a days , people are fighting and killing each other, I don’t think Jesus or Buddha wanted this.. Thank you Rinpoche for the beautiful article,, very much indeed

  12. Pastor Shin on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:15 am

    Given the popularity of Buddhism in the West and around the world, there have been many articles in the media and books comparing the teachings of Jesus and Buddha.

    Thich Nhat Hanh in his book “Living Buddha, Living Christ” said that, “When you are a truly happy Christian, you are also a Buddhist. And vice versa.” Both Both and Jesus were great spokesmen for ethics, compassion and non-violence.

    Both religions stress ethical living, and both taught their followers to overcome the forces of hate through the power of love/compassion. Both seek to transcend the material world and believe that real happiness is to be gained from spiritual values and spiritual consciousness.

    Having said that, there are also inherent and fundamental differences between Buddhism and Christianity, for example, one significant element being that while Christianity is at its core monotheistic and relies on a God as a Creator while Buddhism is generally non-theistic and rejects the notion of a Creator God. However, both offer a path of liberation or salvation, and both believe that life continues after death.

    The diversity of religious traditions and cultures is everywhere in today’s world. However, diversity can and often has meant isolation—the various religious groups exist on their own with little communication or traffic between them. Hence, the new approach is not just to tolerate the diversity, but to embrace pluralism where it encourages knowledge/meeting/exchanges of (other) religions.

  13. Alice Tay on Dec 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    在学校上课的时期,宗教课题都被编入在课本里,但只是轻轻的带过而已。如果要深入了解,那么就要跟随着父母的伐步去探讨。等踏入了社会才随着个人的喜好来选择适合自己的宗教。

    马来西亚是个多元种族的国家。因此,不同宗教信仰是在所不免。就如上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切曾经说过宗教其实只是一个标签来分辨不同的宗教信仰。而最主要的是,此宗教信仰是可以和有能力的帮助我们如何可以将一个从来未曾替他人着想的人,而因为有了坚定的信仰,改变成为一个时常为他人着想和更有忍耐与慈悲的好人。

    有时,我会在想,佛教、基督教或其他宗教的高成就者,都有可能拥有相同的心识、慈悲心与智慧。只是在他们在扮演着不同的角色或呈现不同的形象来就渡众生。

    感谢仁波切的分享,可以让我更了解有关耶稣基督的背景。

  14. Chris Chong on Dec 14, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    This is certainly an interesting comparison between the 2 historical saints. It seems that the teaching of Buddha Gautama and Jesus are in fact similar in reaching the ultimate goal which is to spread love, kindness and do no harm.

    I believe that all religion that spread love and peace is legitimate and we should not compare them. I also believe that the reason why there are so many types of religion is to approach different groups of people. Although the culture, rituals, and the way it is being presented to the people are different, the ultimate goal is still the same. So, we should respect and not discriminate other religions.

    Chris

  15. Paul Yap on Dec 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    i always believes that the sole objective of religion is to help us to become a better person, developing loves, care and compassion for others.

    Its interesting to see the comparison between the 2 great figures in human kind, who they are and how are they doing. In this articles, the author mentioned that life of Jesus from 13 till 29 is missing in the bible. Other historical records claimed that Jesus had travelled as far as India and did his education there. i have watch some similar documentary from BBC, (please click link below)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmCS7P-vdRM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAaW6BYhfNM

    A good religion is to bring love, peace, harmony and ceased all suffering. It doesn’t matter who we are and where we from, the most important is how we can benefit others through our kind and compassionate action

  16. JP on Dec 5, 2015 at 2:42 am

    The similarities of both Jesus and Lord Buddha are quite interesting.

    Both of them went away in pursuit of their spirituality.

    Both of them enforced vows so that practitioners do not degenerate.

    Both of them were tempted and tested by maras when they were meditating.

    Both of them announced their death in advance.

    Both of them told their disciples not to blame the “culprits” for their death and to forgive them.

    Both of them taught about compassion and being all accepting.

    The above are some of the traits that made them have such huge impacts in people’s lives that their teachings still exist till this day. These are universal truths that applies to everyone regardless of the labels that resonate in our mind. They are both historical examples that prove that we can all be liberated if we follow their teachings with consistency.

  17. freon on Nov 29, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    From this article, it is quite clear that both Buddha and Jesus have the similarity. They both have clairvoyance, which they could predict their death. They both practice equanimity. Both talk about loving kindness.
    Jesus mostly hold by western whereas Buddha more to eastern people. But their teaching is about love, about humanity. Religion, most of the time do not separate people, ask people go for war and so on. Harmony is what the religion wanted human to do.

    Very interesting article.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    With Folded hand,
    Freon

  18. Shelly tai on Oct 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post , I think however we think the different between this two great being I think their ultimate goal is to benefits others and all they want is to spread their teaching to impact more living being in the world.

  19. Datuk May on Oct 26, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    With the similarities and differences set out in such a manner it is so interesting to note that the history of Buddha has no missing links while with Jesus there seem to be.

    I guess in the era of Jesus there were political issues and that is the reason why Jesus departed life on a crucifix, whereas Buddha entered nirvana in a peaceful manner.

    Whatever the differences, the most impactful thing for me on these two men is the manner they taught of love and compassion and forgiveness. Practices which will develop virtuous qualities in human beings. And most of all their impact on human beings on the spiritual journey who have the guidance of the greats.

  20. Pastor Henry Ooi on Oct 25, 2015 at 11:55 am

    An interesting research into the lives and teachings of two of the greatest men who lived. If only more people would practice the beneficial teachings of Buddha, Jesus and other great religious teachers and spiritual masters this world would be a better place to live in.

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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 16. 2020 10:06 PM
    I am grateful that Kechara organise this event every year so we can make offering to our ancestor, departed families and also to all sentient beings whether alive or not. We may not know what action we have engaged which afflicted others in the past and the prayer is important to purify our negative karma. Thank you Kechara for organising this event and allow us the opportunity to collect merits through the prayer and offerings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/ullambana-festival-at-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 16. 2020 09:59 PM
    A very beautiful Buddha statue. With this huge size many beings can view from a far and benefit them by planting a dharma seed to them. I’m sure the statue will attract a lot of people to visit Thimpu in Bhutan. May all be blessed and rejoice for the people for are involved in the planning, sponsorship and construction.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/buddha-at-thimpu-bhutan.html#comment-899271
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 16. 2020 02:40 PM
    A very priceless sacred Dorje Shugden thangka of the 19th Century. It was commissioned by the Mongolian State Oracle, Lama Luvsankhaidav .As the Mongolian State Oracle Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav did took trance of Dorje Shugden, Nechung and Kache Marpo, significance the importance of Dorje Shugden ‘s practice at that time to the State Oracle. And they knew that it’s a very beneficial’s practice as over 350 years, high Lamas from the major schools of Tibetan Buddhis have relied on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. This Dorje Shugden’s thangka can still be found in the Choijin Lama Temple Museum in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia as to this days.
    Thank you Rinpoche and blog teams for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/mongolian-state-oracle-paints-dorje-shugden
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 16. 2020 02:38 PM
    An interesting short biography of the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu who was the last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia. He was the spiritual leader of Outer Mongolia’s Tibetan Buddhism and the third most important person in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy after the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama. Interesting read of a great Lama who has played an important part in the Mongolian Buddhism history.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/his-holiness-the-8th-jebtsundamba-khutughtu
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 15. 2020 03:42 PM
    China is the most populated country of the world and is the fourth largest country in the world in terms of dimension. China is one of the most powerful and influential countries of the world at the moment. China has the world’s fastest-growing major economy. China is a multi-religious country, where Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, to name a few. Buddhism has had a great influence on the local culture in China in terms of art, literature, and ideology. A great news ……Chinese government officially supports Dorje Shugden and allow Dorje Shugden practitioners their religious freedom. Well ,high time for the Tibetan Leadership (CTA) to change their political strategies on the ban of Dorje Shugden. Due to Dorje Shugden’s controversy, many had suffered , families divided, many had suffered , Dorje Shugden people had to break away from their monasteries and so forth.
    China has benefited many in terms of economy and brought changes to Tibet and other parts of China. To date the Tibetans in Tibet wants to be part of China too. Even the Dalai Lama request to be able to travel back to Tibet.
    May the ban on Dorje Shugden soon be lifted.
    Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing the update.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/china-officially-supports-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 15. 2020 03:40 PM
    Wow …amazing a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue been built up overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu , Bhutan. This golden Buddha Statue sits at one of the mountains in Thimphu known as Kunzangphodrang. Its presence reflects the dominant religion in Bhutan. Buddhism been an important part in the daily life of the Bhutanese. It was constructed in 2015 to honor the 60th birthday of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth king of Bhutan. By now this huge Buddha statue has attracted many locals as well as foreigners visiting the beautiful country of Bhutan. I do wish I could visit this amazing architecture Buddha statue in the near future. Well…it would be wonderful if Kechara Forest Retreat have such a big statue to bless the surrounding area with peace, harmony and happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/buddha-at-thimpu-bhutan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 15. 2020 03:39 PM
    Great masterpiece of the 19th and 20th century of Choijin Lama Temple in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A Buddhist monastery built in 1904 by the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba and dedicated to his brother the Choijin Lama Luvsanhaidav. Wow…It was built by a well- known architect and hundreds of Mongolian Master craftsman. Well it’s a museum now with rich collections of Mongolian Buddhist sculptures, wood carvings, and paintings. It also housed a collection of masks and robes associated with religious Cham dance. Mongolia has a long history of Buddhism, Cham dances and other religious ceremonies. This Choijin Lama Temple constitute a rich ,unique resource and one of few surviving links with the past history related to the state oracle of Mongolia. Interesting read with videos and rare pictures in the museum. We are fortunate to see it .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 14. 2020 03:41 PM
    Interesting story of Buddha in comic book . It will be inspiring for all of us to understand about Buddha’s life story. Even to those who do not read well especially children yet looking at those pictures tells them all. Good start for them too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this comic book.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/buddha-shakyamuni-comic-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 14. 2020 03:40 PM
    nteresting sharing by Professor Reginald Ray for westerners or non believer or non Buddhist. Its all about the importance and impact rituals in Tibetan Buddhism. Each and every cultures have a different view of what they believes in and with unseen beings through rituals. Well to the Westerners, they view such people as ignorant and ruled by superstition. They are likely to believe in the existence of unseen beings. They seek explanations for all things based on human logic and reason. In Buddhism ritual communication with unseen beings is of tantric Buddhist practice. A very profound explanation by Professor Reginald Ray of what Tibetan Buddhism all is about. After reading it for the second time , I still got plenty to learn from the post. Will read it again for a better understanding in future .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this very profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/on-the-importance-of-relating-to-unseen-beings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 14. 2020 03:39 PM
    Beautiful poems tells us a thousand words of advice for us . Very precise and meaningful whereby we could learn from understanding it deeply . We cannot change anything until we accept it, change to free ourselves from suffering, practicing dharma and doing dharma work to live our life meaningful after all life is short we never know what happen next.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful poems to have our mind transform.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/suffering-is-my-protector.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 13. 2020 03:49 PM
    Dorje Shugden is fully enlightened Buddha, manifesting as a Dharma Protector. Gyenze, is considered to be Dorje Shugden’s increasing form. We invoke the powerful energies of Gyenze, in a wealth form to help us gain resources through correct means. Such as to resolve financial difficulties, increase lifespan, material resources, merit, and so forth. We are fortunate to learn such a powerful practice from Rinpoche. Rinpoche ‘s kindness would always be remembered.
    May more people learn this beneficial practice and have faith, trust with Dorje Shugden Gyenze.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this Gyenze practice and all the explanation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 13. 2020 03:42 PM
    A well details information and explanation all about Dorje Shugden, for beginners. It would be wonderful for beginners to learn and practice with this brief introductions to setting an altar and to which the different types of offerings to offer. This post will definitely help those who are new .All I can say is very informative indeed.
    Dorje Shugden’s lineage and origins came from an incarnation lineage consisting of many great spiritual masters. From Manjushri until Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen before arosing as Dharma Protector more than 350 years ago. It’s a very beneficial practice which will help us effectively.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Wei tan for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/beginners-introduction-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 13. 2020 03:40 PM
    Tsiu Marpo is a ancient Tibetan worldly deity who is none other than Kache Marpo. Tsiu Marpo became known as the special protector of Samye Monastery in the 17th century. The practices of Tsiu Marpo as a Dharma Protector have now been adopted by all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Been practised within the Nyingma tradition as Tsiu Marpo and within the Gelug tradition as Kache Marpo and also propitiated within the Sakya tradition in the form of Tsiu Marpo. Well researched post on Tsiu Marpo . Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsiu-marpo-the-enlightened-demon.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 12. 2020 10:50 PM
    It just 4 points Buddha has give the summary of why we are unhappy and how we can overcome the situation. The teaching reveals truth of our human nature, why we need to endure the process and the method for the suffering and challenges we face. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teaching.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/the-four-noble-truths
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 12. 2020 10:10 PM
    140 billlion is a shocking number ! So many animals were killed to satisfy our taste bud, for our clothing and wearable items. Human is cruel. We do not kill animals to survive, so why bring pain and suffering to animals. Engage in vegetarian diet and respect all beings. Imagine if we can be vegetarian even for a week , many animals will be spared from being killed.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/140-billion.html

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    Pig puts his toys away
    Animals are so intelligent. They can feel happiness, joy, pain, sorrow, just like humans. Always show kindness to them. Always show kindness to everyone.
  • Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    7 months ago
    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    Whales and dolphins playing with each other in the Pacific sea. Nature is truly incredible!
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    Bodha stupa July 2019-
    Rainy period
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    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
    8 months ago
    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
  • This is Daw
    8 months ago
    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    8 months ago
    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
  • They do this every day!
    8 months ago
    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    8 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    10 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    10 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    10 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • 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
    10 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
    11 months 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.
    11 months 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.
    11 months 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
    11 months 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
    11 months 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
    11 months 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
    12 months 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.
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    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).
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    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.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    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
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    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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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
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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)
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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)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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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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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
It is essential for us to properly 'Taking Refuge' before we start any event. “Taking refuge” is where one seeks guidance and to turns to the Triple Gem for liberation and salvation from suffering. We hope these birds will be liberated from sufferings soon. ~Jacinta
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It is essential for us to properly 'Taking Refuge' before we start any event. “Taking refuge” is where one seeks guidance and to turns to the Triple Gem for liberation and salvation from suffering. We hope these birds will be liberated from sufferings soon. ~Jacinta
Recitation of Medicine Buddha mantras during Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group ~Jacinta
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