Special Day!!

May 8, 2012 | Views: 2,670

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends,

Wesak 2012… You will enjoy the beautiful pictures and to read all the exciting activities Kechara had. If you are faraway or nearby, you can enjoy and rejoice through this post. I welcome you.

Yesterday was Wesak Day. It was the day Buddha chose to take rebirth on earth. It was on the same date decades later Buddha gained enlightenment under the iconic Bodhi tree. At 81 years of age Buddha entered into clear light on that very special day. Hence Wesak day has very powerful significance to enlightenment seekers and it holds great blessings for all. Lord Buddha chose this day to manifest three very holy acts in His life which is birth, enlightenment and clear light.

To celebrate this special day, many countries declare Wesak Day as a public holiday… and beautiful Malaysia is one of them! On this auspicious day, thousands of Buddhists from all over the world join in their respective Dharma centre’s spiritual activities. How beautiful!

This year people from Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong and Shanghai flew in to join Kechara’s Wesak Fair activities with other Kecharians. Our Dharma center organized the following activities for Wesak Day: animal liberation at Kepong Metropolitan Park in the morning, baby blessings by Kechara’s pastors in the afternoon, and refuge taking in the evening by myself. What a full and virtuous day! We celebrated a special day of Buddha with virtues from morning till night.

Below are photos of the activities for Wesak Day at Kechara! I am very happy that these wonderful people decided to celebrate their Wesak holiday doing spiritual and meaningful activities… Enjoy the photos!

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Liberation, 8.30 am in Kepong Metropolitan Park

Kechara House regularly does Animal Liberation, every FIRST Sunday of the month. However, Kechara organizes animal’s to be liberated on special occasions or on auspicious days such as Wesak Day. Early in the morning, a group of compassionate individuals drove all the way to Kepong Metropolitan Park to release 180 kg of catfish bought from the wet market, as well as 80 birds.

How meritorious for so many lives saved on this auspicious day. Saving the lives of animals is the direct cause for us to attain long life… long enough for us to be able to learn more Dharma in our very short lifetime! I always encourage my students to save animals, be it in the form of animal liberation or by going vegetarian.

Below are the names of all those whom participated in the Animal Liberation:

Lim Poh Ying Tommy Tan Dylan Natalie Loh
Ng Yee Ehern Ng Man Ng Thern Than Yuet Foong
Lum Sea Twun Loo Pei Yee Jasmine Loh Angel Loh
Andy Loh Pannir Shanthi Cherrenne Hong
Alicia Chong & family Sam Chiao Hong Joey Tai Thee Kok Aun
Betty Yang Vera Di Christine Wang Sean Pang
Lily Chew Everina Lim Lin Choo Hock Azelynna Lim
Victor Phang Jill Jeffery Gan Jan Yong & Family
Low Saw Gim Shaun Koh Peter Koh Karen Gan
Gan Kai Ching Victoria Lam Ngeow Su An Gary Gomes
Gavin Gomes Kristal Yeck Shereen Wong Lee Chia
Yong Kim Ching Tan Cheng Peng Tew Mui Hong Tan You Jin
Gary Tan Rena Wong Andy Tan Yen Hoe Chew Mee Yin
Ashley Kum Peggy Loh Choi Khoon Kit Janelle Choi
Allan Kuah Lisa Liu Ng Qian Yi Kim Ng
Peter Thean Tan Siew Eng Melissa Sin Julia Tan
Jace Chong Shane Gregory Wong & family Ellena Chia
Annie      

 

 

Photos

 

Many people gathered at Kepong Metropolitan Park early in the morning for this event.

 

Birds which will soon be free!

 

Fishes to be liberated.

 

Frederick Law giving a speech to welcome everyone. He also gave a brief explanation on why we liberate lives.

 

Pastor Chia leading the Animal Liberation prayers.

 

Everyone braved the hot sun to attend the event.

 

Dato’ Ruby, President of the Kechara’s Soup Kitchen was also seen attending the event.

 

Many people, young and old, came to release animals on Buddha’s birthday.

 

Young kids getting exposed to compassionate activities like releasing animals at an early age.

 

Participants blowing onto the birds after reciting mantras.

 

Our friends from Shanghai also joined in the event.

 

Our special guests and new friends joined in to release animals too.

 

Andy (a student studying in Singapore) blows onto the birds after reciting mantras.

 

These fishes will not be slaughtered tomorrow…

 

Ellena’s, Gabriel‘s mum, came for Wesak Day!

 

Preparing to release the fishes.

 

Freedom!

 

Our young participant feeding the fishes after they were released.

 

 

Baby Blessing Ceremony, 2 pm in Kechara House

Last year, I composed a prayer specifically to bless children..a Buddhist Baptismal.. after I composed this prayer, it started to drizzle. In Buddhist tradition, when good things are done that will produce good results, many signs will appear such as rainbows or it will rain slightly.

On Wesak Day, 4 Kechara pastors blessed 47 young children with the same prayer. I had the pastors master the prayers to perform this sacred blessing… These young children will now be under the protection of Buddha Tsongkhapa.

I am very happy that Kechara’s pastors are now able to carry out duties to bless the public and that these children will be safe through the Buddha’s protective care. May all these children continue to develop into wonderful people that benefits society.

 

Victoria Lam Wong Jia Qing Wong Jia Le Clarence Chin
Syuen Chin Ong Zhen Yu Natalie Yong Rianna Yong
Wong Xuan Rong Leong Mei Qi Adam Wong Adison Wong
Ng Yi Wen Chow Hong Jie Chow Hong Quan Wong Wai Chung
Sim Xiao Wei Sim Han Yang Sim Jin Yan Bryan Khor
Bevan Khor Janelle Choi Teh Joxuan Rachel Woo
Liaw Yung Fang Liaw Jing Shiong Choo Yen Kwan Choo Yen Shen
Yeo Zhen Rong Brandie Khor Pee Five Wong Zi Yi
Vanessa Wong Sherwyn Lim Sheryl Lim Shaun Lim
Gan Sze-Chun Gan Yu Jie Tan Suet Keem Tan Sze Nie
Tan Zhi Rui Cheah Yi Huan Cheah Yi Liang Cheah Yi En
Foo Yu Syuen Yeap Ren Xin Yeap Kai Ying  

 

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Photos

President of Kechara House, Datuk May giving a speech to welcome all Baby Blessing participants.

 

Pastor Ngeow giving an introduction of this sacred ceremony.

 

Baby Blessing ceremony led by Kechara’s pastors.

 

Pastor Kok Yek Yee performing prayers.

 

Both children and parents attentively reciting the prayers.

 

Pastors going around the Prayer Hall to bless the children.

 

Pastor Chia is seen here placing blessed water on the forehead of a young boy.

 

A candid moment. The joy of blessings.

 

Khatas and candles prepared for the participants to offer up to the Three Jewels.

 

A young participant offering a khata to the throne.

 

Baby blessing participants making khata offerings to the throne.

 

Candle offerings to the Three Jewels. How wonderful for young children to perform a meritorious act!

 

Each child got to invite back a tsa-tsa, certificate and a bouquet of flowers! They invited back what they offered up…

 

Our volunteers handing out the package to our young participants. Making offerings to Buddha on Wesak day!

 

A happy blessed family!

 

You’re never too old to receive blessings!

 

 

Singapore Group’s Visit to Kechara Forest Retreat, 2 pm in Kechara Forest Retreat, Chamang

While the Baby Blessing was taking place in Kechara House, a separate group went down to Chamang to have view Kechara’s new retreat land, Kechara Forest Retreat. These visitors are from a Buddhist centre called Modern Buddhist Fellowship which was started by one of my long-time student Jay Jae Chong. He brought down all the members in his centre to celebrate Wesak here in Kechara… in the Dharma centre where he grew up spiritually.

I’m very glad the Singapore group got to see KFR for themselves and not just through pictures on my blog!

Sheryl Chew Hwee Ling Tan Wee Hiang Jasline Tay Sok Leng
Jacqueline Yap Tze Ling Tan Kam Soon Joshua Sim Yew Siah
Cody Sim Yu Chye Mark Wong Charlie Kok Pak Cheong
Amos Leong    

 

 

Photos

 

Eager visitors waiting to walk to the land. Our Kechara Forest Retreat land has been recieving many visitors. Everyone love the land where we will build our retreat centre.

 

A good Saturday workout? Walking through our Kechara Forest Retreat land on Wesak Day.

 

We made it!

 

Martin briefing the MBF group.

 

JJ (far left) is seen here explaining to his group about KFR.

 

A group photo with the iconic tree.

 

 

Taking Refuge, 8 pm in Kechara House

In the evening, Kechara had a refuge ceremony. There were hundreds of attendees… and out of these few hundred people, 93 of them took refuge in the Buddha. It is necessary to take refuge before taking on higher practices… I am very glad to see people taking their spiritual practice seriously, and taking the first step.

Before giving refuge, I gave a talk on the purpose and power of stupa. I also explained to everyone in brief  my plans to build a Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. How wonderful for everyone who visits KFR to receive the blessings of Vajrayogini…

Betty Yang Chim Wai Queen Ch’ng Keat Siang Chong Chin Wei
Jennifer Chuah Jeffrey Khor Keith Kong Kuek Ying Hai
Kwan Wan Hong Kwan Wan San Lee Eng Aun Lee Poh Ling
Liang Chon Kong Lim Jit Piew Martin Chow Melissa Lee Hau Ying
Ng Yi Rou Nicholas Ann Ong Kong Hooi Poney Sim
Phillis Chin Sean Pang Seth Chong Sim Kwan Yau
Tan Jen Ni Tan Lilyn Tan Yen Hoe Tang Siew Wan
Wong Siew Weng Jill Yam Loo Fun Yong Swee Keong Gan Kai Ching
Tang Ah Bah Kong Jun Khong Tan Ming Chai Chee Ho Kiong
Sheryl Chew Tan Wee Hiang Jasline Tay Jacqueline Yap
Tan Kam Soon Joshua Sim Yew Siah Charlie Kok Amos Leong
Sing Gaik Yam Teh Kok Yong Woo Chee Seng Anita
Yeow Swee Eng Jack Ng Alex Siah Veron Tung Shi Ying
Wendy Loh Victor Phang Victor Choi Joey Tai Pei Ling
Sam Chiao Hong Chervenne Hong Hecelus Tan Jeffrey Yee
Joyce Tan Jess Ong Vincent Cheng Liaw Saw Keong
Choong Li Li Liaw Yung May Serena Boon Freon Tee
Chong Hoong Kin Kor Yoke Yan Choong Li Jiun Choong Hoong Kit
Choong Kat Shun Lim Mei Ling Nicholas Sze Kok Eng Jimmy Tan
Junie Yong Chang Fang Chyi Alan Chan Han Mui Foong
Koh Siang Guet Loke Kah Fatt Joe Ang Steven Chew
Eric Kwan Sheryl Low Wan Fen Christine Wang Yong Hoong Kuan
Ng Ji Queen Li Sing Yii Lee Chew Mooi Lam Ngeok Hung
Zhang Jing      

 

 

More Photos

 

Datuk May Phng, President of Kechara House giving an opening speech to the refuge takers and guests.

 

Everyone listening attentively to Datuk May’s speech.

 

A massive crowd attending the refuge taking ceremony in conjunction with Wesak Day.

 

I gave a teaching on choices and the power of stupas before the refuge ceremony.

 

Getting closer to the crowd

 

The first stupa to be built by Kechara will be a Vajrayogini stupa.

 

Reciting the refuge prayers.

 

Kechara House pastors joining in the ceremony.

 

Refuge takers folding their hands signifying their readiness to accept Buddhism. I mentioned in my talk that when we accept a religion, we should go a step further… to apply it.

 

I also gave the oral transmissions of Migtsema and Manjushri’s mantra to the refuge takers.

 

Many refuge takers and guests…

 

I presented a gift to Ann Woo, a beautiful friend of mine.

 

Refuge takers making offerings to the Three Jewels.

 

After taking refuge, the first thing to do is making offerings to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha..very auspicious first act..Refuge takers eagerly waiting for their turn to make offerings onto Kechara’s shrine.

 

Making aspirational wishes to the Three Jewels…

 

A participant making a khata offering to the throne.

 

A friend from Shanghai making offerings to the throne.

 

 

Photos of Offerings

 

Many students and friends sent me gifts and flowers. Some called from overseas to arrange flowers for me on that day…how thoughtful..thank you…On the far left is a beautiful offering from E-division. They offered a Manjushri statue, holy relics from high lamas, holy herbs and a card.

 

Yong Swee Keong offered Body, Speech and Mind. It is traditional practice to offer these items to the spiritual guide whom you are seeking refuge with.

 

A beautiful offering of stupas (the representation of the Buddha’s mind).

 

A 13 year old boy made offerings all the way from Switzerland!

 

A lovely Tara statue in a bed of flowers was offered by Kechara InMotion.

 

Many offerings of Body, Speech and Mind from refuge takers.

 

Offerings of Dharma texts and a statue by the Modern Buddhist Fellowship, Singapore.

 

There were a few offerings from around the world via Vajra Secrets. People contacted Vajra Secrets to send offerings to me on Wesak Day..I was very touched.

 

Offerings by a sincere 15 year old boy, Hecelus Tan. Thank you for the great and delicious fresh bread!! Thoughtful.

 

Beautiful bouquets of flowers! We have a dept in Kechara that arranges beautiful flowers..they are called Kechara Blooms..and all these flowers are from people from all around the world. Thanks…I love flowers and offering them to Buddha for all of you.

 

All these flowers were prepared by Kechara Blooms. So many beautiful flowers!!!

 

A beautiful Yamantaka statue, offered by refuge taker Martin.

 

It’s nice to see how much thought was put into the offerings… they have all been offered up to my altar.

 

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Condensed Talk conceptualized by Pastor Loh Seng Piow

 

 

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Sep 25, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    It’s a special and auspicious day when we engage spiritual and meaningful activities such as animals liberation and so on during Wesak Day. Wesak day was the day Buddha takes rebirth , hence by liberating birds, fish or whatever living souls is indeed very meritorious. Saving the lives of animals helps us in away to attain long life and having the time to learn, practice Dharma in our very short lifetime.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and dharma teachings through your videos.

  2. Lucas Roth on Oct 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    it is amazing how many cool thing happen in that one day, i am so happy that all the animals were set free and they went to see KFR land before all the construction. Wesak day is always so cool, cannot wait for the next one. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  3. Lucas Roth on Jun 29, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    that was a pretty cool Wesak day, so many lives were set free and liberated and everyone gathered to celebrate Buddha’s birthday and enlightenment day. i hope there will be more days like this in the future

  4. June Tang -KHJB on Aug 21, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this dharma talk and all lovely pictures with us^_^ Yes, this is a special day for everyone of us– very auspicious and fortunate for the refuge takers to take refuge and also so many lives were saved on this auspicious day. May all the refuge takers have the connections to three jewels in all lives and benefits to more peoples!!

  5. grace (KSJC) on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    What a special day for the families, friends to join together the get blessing of the Buddha ,i’m happy that my husband Alan taking refuge on the day. May Rinpoche have long life, may every one get blessing from 3 jewels…

  6. Li Kheng on May 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    The activities are very exciting and fun. We should enjoy and cherish these moments understanding that they are not just mere events to participate in but are rare and meaningful moments that reflects the basic joy of humanity: giving. We should realize that these events are precious occasions for us to practice pure Dharma and benefiting others.

    It is empowering under the spiritual guidance of Tsem Rinpoche that we are educated about the significance of taking refuge before the final decision and commitment to make this choice. Recently, I spoke to a lady who told me she attended a Dharma event for the first time and the Master was giving refuge. Her friend just told her that taking refuge is a “good thing” and she should not loose this chance. Thus, she took refuge without any understanding of what she did…she cannot even remember the Master’s name!!!

    In summary, at Kechara, we receive authentic Dharma teachings. We get the blessing of the “Real McCoy”. Thus, it is important that we cherish it by action, i.e. not by saying thanks only but by taking actions to create the cause for our Guru to stay with us. Actions include learning Dharma teachings sincerely so that we can share and benefit others, nurturing the Kechara community so that we develop a stronger ability to reach out to others, contribute to projects, like KFR, that will create merits for Dharma to remain us. Sometimes, if we do not know what we can….just ask and the opportunities to give will arise 

    • pastor ngeow on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Yes LK,meeting the dharma is like a blind turtle surfacing from the depths of the ocean once in 100 years and happen to poke its head through a floating golden yoke when it break surface. Finding an authentic lineage holder and guru who speaks our language and residing in our country is even rarer.
      We should think like the lamrim story abouta cripple who fell down a hill and landed on the back of a horse. He rode away with 100 % determination not to ever let go of the horse.Such an opportunity will never come again.
      May our guru live long and may we never be without a precious guru in this and future lives.

  7. Albert on May 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    It takes a lot of merits to be able to hear a word of Dharma, I’m joyful for the people which name are mentioned above, how fortunate for them to be able to participate such meritorious activity during Wesak Day (a remarkable day of Buddha’s birth, death and enlightenment). How fortunate for me to be in this events, part of this events. If without Kechara, I don’t think I will have this chance.

    Thanks Kechara and the working crew, it really benefits lots of people.

  8. Junior on May 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    It was a very auspicious day to have children and adults taking refuge.I congratulation those who had made it and taken refuge that day..

  9. Erickksiow on May 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for posted on blog. Even those i don’t have time ( duty in outlet )to attend this Special Day. I can watch Rinpoche talk on YouTube. I rejoice for everyone who has taken refuge and all the Kecharians for helping the event running smoothly.

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  10. mayy on May 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    This Wesak Day at Kechara was a memorable day for my brother, wife and daughter whom came back from Macau to attend this auspicious day to take refuge. This time round and the first we celebrated Wesak together as a family attending a teaching by Rinpoche on What is God? which is so appropriate for all to gain more knowledge and understand more. Most importantly, to assimilate teachings into our daily life.

  11. mitra on May 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

    IT was good day baby bleesed , take refuge, we injoy with rinpoche teaching.specealy he teach about religion i like so much.

  12. James Long on May 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I was watching the whole event and talk on computer. Thanks to Wai Meng, Joey and team who set up the live streaming for us to watch.

    So many young babies were being protected by 3 jewels after the baptism. We should let kids to learn Dharma since young not let them keep looking for money, car, realtionship.. and the same cycle to their kids in the future.

    I’ve seen many kid with and without Dharma and they are so much different. Better start now.

    For those who taken refuge, congratulation as finally they are brave enough to move one step further to find their own true nature which is kind and love.

    Many people do not want to take refuge, hold vows or simply be serious about individual spiritual path, i think are basically fear of facing their own negative mind and habits, they rather run away from it by going to party, being busy in their work and avoid talking about death.

  13. Darren on May 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    An auspicious day where many did offering to the 3 jewels and animal liberations. We are fortunate during these degenerate times we have Kechara and Rinpoche with us. The Wesak day was completed with a powerful and clear talk by Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche.

  14. Davin on May 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    This is a wonderful and auspicious day. Its only once a year Wesak day and people are making many beautiful offering. Just by see all the picture that post up I can feel the joy and happiness. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  15. Tenzin Kyabsum on May 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    What an auspicious day to offer holy items to the 3 Jewels. Whenever we offer something to the Buddha, we collect good merits for ourselves. We are so fortunate to be able to make offerings to our Guru and Buddhas.
    Thank you Rinpoche!

  16. Helena on May 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Happy Wesak Day!!! It was a wonderful day as there were many babies got blessing and Rinpoche gave us and the refuge takers a fantastic Dharma talk. I really gain alot. Thank you Rinpoche.

  17. Pastor Chia on May 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Just watch at all this picture has been taken and post up, you can feel so much joys and happiness Kecharian has an wonderful Wesak Day.
    Start from morning animal liberation, afternoon child blessing, night time pleasant by rinpoche Dharma teaching. 93 refugee has the honor become the real Buddhist bless by. H.E.Tsem tulku Rinpoche. That is what Kechara House can do now leading many people to the spiritual path.

  18. Adrian Cho on May 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    It was such a wonderful and auspicious day…
    I really rejoice and happily for those people take refuge in Gompa.
    On this Wesak Day, it was so meaningful for all of us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing…

  19. wahying on May 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    以前卫塞节只是另一个公共假期,认识了佛教以后,卫塞节的意义对我不再一样。恭喜所有像我一样遇见佛法,遇见仁波切,在这一天皈依的同修们,选择了这条幸福的灵修路。

  20. Doreen Teoh on May 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

    It was such a good day with so many children, babies and adults taking refuge and receiving blessings from the three jewels. What a great Wesak Day!

  21. wan on May 14, 2012 at 2:59 am

    This is virtue actions done in a special day like wasak day which Kecharians started their meaningful day with fish liberation.. how thoughtful that we not only hold the vows which one of them is not killing but we go another step by releasing lives also.

    The baby blessing ceremony is the important day for both children and parents as this is the best thing that the parents can provide to their child. Its the most higher value more than other things ie education, material things like house, car etc which can be lost in one day but the Dharma seed will be with the child forever life after life.

    The refuge ceremony is very important to our life as it is the day we surrender ourself to the teacher and taking refuge with the three jewels to begin our journey in spiritual path. Without the teacher, we will never learn Dharma which taught by Buddha. The Teacher who will guide us to the right path to achieve the ultimate goal of enlightenment.

    Its also a very special day to make an offering to the Sangha, especial our teacher who has been guiding us a long the way with vast of love and compassion. The auspicious day to show our gratitude to the teacher.

    And how fortunate of us to listen to profound Dharma talk by our teacher, the talk which taught by Buddha and its convey to us in term that suit us in our language which we easy to understand. The Dharma which like the light that lighten our mind to understand more and look at things surround us with right attitude, and we have less suffering and become more happy. We gain more wisdom and has a kind of realise of the suffer which cause from our delusion mind and we wish to help other to have less suffering and more happy same as us.

    If you miss the special thing in auspicious day in this year, be prepared and don’t miss it again in next year.

  22. Michelle on May 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    He really is amazing. I’m so aligned with his words.

  23. Carmen Koo on May 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Wesak 2011, I had the great opportunity to take refuge with Rinpoche, and this year, I watched many people bestowed with that precious opportunity too. It was a joy to see so many being blessed on such an auspicious and holy day – both refuge takers and the little ones too.

    Until I met with Kechara, Wesak to me was just another day to pray for myself, and throw my problems to the divine so that they can solve my problems created by me for me. I did not view it as a celebration of a holy day where Lord Buddha chose to be born, achieve enlightenment or enter parinirvana. For me, none of those mattered..what mattered was that I had to have my quick fix to my problems. But year after year, I find myself praying for the same thing, the problems were still there, nothing seemed to change, and I wondered why – and its easy..simply because I didn’t change, but expected everything else to change. How can that be possible, if I don’t do anything about what I’m facing, and expect everything to be okay. And I believe that is the common misconception people have of religion.

    “Where can a God remove your problems” – This saying hit the nail for me. If we think this is what religion is, then definitely we are the ones that are bringing it down, for on the side of the religion, there are no flaws. In desperation of a solution to our problems, we turn to religion..and when we cannot find the resolve that we need, then religion is another outlet for us to blame.

    Thank you Rinpoche, for another exceptional teaching. I really would be swimming in an endless ocean with no direction if I didn’t meet with Rinpoche and Kechara.

    Love,
    Carmen.

  24. Betty Yang on May 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    The Wesak Day of this year is unforgettable with lots of blessing, happiness, and hope because the refuge was offered by our Dear Rinpoche and the teachings were dedicatedly delivered by our Dear Rinpoche. Thank you, Dear Rinpoche for your love and wisdom.

  25. JG on May 12, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Is a beautiful day for us to close to Buddha, is a lovely ceremorny here. All of attendee are sincere and concentrate. Many of them are new faces, feel so great to see all of them be a part of the Kechara House, plant the seed of dharma, tap in imprints.

  26. Victor Phang on May 12, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Yes, this is a special day for everyone of us. We did so many meaningful things from the beginning of the day until late night. Everyone enjoying the activities and especially the Dharma talk in the evening. I’m grateful that KC/KH is working so hard to give us such a comfortable and meaningful Wesak Day. I’m also very grateful because finally I have the opportunity to take refuge to my kind Guru. At the moment, only one thought appeared in my mind – I found a Master who I can 100% rely on in my Dharmic journey in this life. For me, you are extremely important because you are my direction, light, hope, now and future, motivation, guidance and idol.
    Thank you very much Rinpoche for everything you have done for us.
    Take good care.
    With love,
    VP

  27. Yoke Fui on May 12, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Every Wesak Day at Kechara is a memorable one for me. Each year , Rinpoche gives teachings according to the needs of the people at that time. People always feel they have received something precious at the end of the event . . . words of wisdom they can apply.

    Like DR, I’m so blessed to be a part of Kechara. May more be as fortunate as us.

  28. Cynthia L on May 12, 2012 at 3:18 am

    How auspicious and fortunate for the refuge takers to take refuge on this holy day with H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Rinpoche is a not just any lama, but a highly qualified guru. I considered myself very lucky to have Rinpoche as my guru and I am very happy to see many others are able to share this same fortune as me. I sincerely hope that everyone who chose this path also will choose to start their life in a more meaningful way from this day onwards.

  29. yeo on May 12, 2012 at 2:06 am

    在当天那么殊胜的日子,可以让我的小儿子参与儿童洗礼仪式和得到讲法师的加持,让我觉得真的法喜充满。 因为每次当他看到我做早课时,他都偶尔会主动过来一起诵经,他那种发出内心的诵经的心和可以把佛法和他拉得更近,已经让我高兴万分了。非常感谢上师能让他和每个人能有此机会接触佛法。。。

  30. mima on May 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this talk…

  31. So Kin Hoe on May 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    After listening these 2 hours of teaching from Rinpoche, i am truly convinced that everyone can become an enlightened being or Buddha if he or she follows all the way up according to Guru Rinpoche’s teaching and instruction. Thank you Rinpoche. i sincerely wish Rinpoche will have good health and long life. May there be many stupas built in Chamang for the benefits of many people in this region.

  32. Karen Chong on May 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    This short yet profound teaching is so awakening! Pushing away responsibility when we face problems and rely on religion to solve our problems is so common among us. However this is not the purpose of a religion. This teaching has highlighted the acceptance of self-created problems, being responsible and transformation that really makes people think deeper the real purpose of why we seek for a religion. Indeed a mind-blowing teaching. Thank you Rinpoche!

  33. nicholas on May 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    It’s such a wonderful Wesak Day at Kechara.
    Children s and adults were tremendously benefited from the Animal Liberation in morning, Children blessing and Refuge in the evening.

    Rinpoche profound teaching really make a lot of people understand better of what is a real Buddhism practice is. I heard one of the refuge taker says that he’s a Buddhist now (after taking refuge) and with real understanding and knowledge.

    Thank Rinpoche for sharing the teachings and it’s our turn in action now to put it into our practice.

    with folded hand

  34. bengkooi on May 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    This year, as always, Wesak Day in Kechara was a spectacular event with a variety of activities for everyone. I think it was particularly special because kids and adults both had the great opportunity to take refuge or be blessed by the Three Jewels. What other better day is there to take refuge? Except on the birthday of our Guru of course 🙂

    The video on God and religion is also excellent. The points that Rinpoche covered are the same points that I used to debate and think about, back when I had not yet met Rinpoche and was drifting around from temple to church to temple… I would recommend this talk to everyone who is looking for a religion or a spiritual path to follow, as it clearly and logically outlines the key points and thought processes one should follow when seeking a religion.

    I also thank everyone who contributed to the holy pills in the Manjushri statue that edivision offered to Rinpoche for Wesak this year. The offering was a hit!

  35. Cynthia Ng on May 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Is a awakening teaching for me! The purpose of religion is to except and apply good quality, transform our bad quality to good quality. Prayers and mantras that we recite is to show us what we can acheive from Buddha good quality and become a better person.
    _/\_ Thanks Tsem Rinpoche for the teaching.

  36. su an on May 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Wesak Day at Kechara was filled with fun and meritorious activities =D besides the baby blessing ceremony where some of the people were so touched they had tears streaming down their faces… the highlight of the day to me was Rinpoche’s talk “What is GOD? What is BUDDHA?” Some points from the talk which I will always remember:

    – There wouldn’t be so many volumes of teachings and text if religion is just about accepting the religion and all our problems will go away by themselves. Accepting or taking refuge in a God or Buddha is just the first step. We need to make the effort to learn up and transform, otherwise the religion “won’t work” for us.

    – Religion is degenerated when we use it to fuel our selfish aspirations and refusal to take personal responsibility for the problems we created ourselves

    – If a higher power can take away all our problems, then lawyers wouldn’t exist.

    – If we pray for materialistic gain and advantages, that is not spirituality. That is not the purpose of religion.

    – The purpose of religion is to further enhance and increase our good qualities, and to transform our bad qualities into good.

    – Reciting prayers or liturgies are reciting things which we are supposed to do for ourselves, not what the Gods are supposed to do for us. The Buddhas show us what we can achieve.

    • su an on May 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche for the precious teaching. I’m so happy for the people who attended and received refuge from Rinpoche, and for the overseas students who came all the way here to grab this opportunity to see Rinpoche!

  37. MayOng on May 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche gave a very logical talk on God and Buddha and asked us to self-examine what do we need to do if we are to follow any spiritual path.

  38. lewkwanleng on May 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    What is more auspicious than attending the Wesak Day celebration? Listen to Dharma talk from a High Laman Tsem Tulku Rinpoche Himself!!

    Although Rinpoche said there are only 2 topics (choice and stupa), there are a lot more teachings in there!

    Also, a HUGE thank you to Seng Piow who re-edited the video and compiled topics related to “responsibility” and “Bodhichitta”. The teaching I like the most is this:

    “Degeneration in religion is when you use religion to continue to fullfil our negative selfish aspiration.”

    This is so true in our era now…

  39. Wan Wai Meng on May 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    So very clear Rinpoche’s explanation about that our actions do take us to where we want to be. How can just taking refuge in a God or divine being brings us to heaven. The example of the SS soldiers is very funny and illuminating at the same time. Just because the SS soldiers believe in the divine they go to the same place as His Holiness the Dalai Lama? No way!

  40. sweekeong on May 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    It is very interesting to see what representations of Body, Speech and Mind people offered during Wesak Day. Surprises. Haha 🙂

  41. Gim Lee on May 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

    At Kechara, I learnt Dharma from Rinpoche through his Dharma Talks, his actions of spontaneous and unbias caring, his over-flowing generosity, his unlimited creative ideas, his manifested wraths to shake his stubborn students and most of all, his sacrifices to forgo sleeps and comfort, to endure pains and ‘heartache’ all for the sake of benefiting others.

    Wesak Day at Kechara provided us the opportunity to do a tiny version of Rinpoche’s works and Rinpoche himself took the biggest part of it by giving teachings to the audience during the Refuge Taking ceremony and later to the visiting overseas students and guests. Even after Rinpoche left KH in the morning (after non-stop teachings all night), he continued to work till noon.

    Wesak Day is about giving and sharing; Rinpoche taught us the real meaning of Wesak Day by his actions and examples.

    Thank you Rinpoche 🙂

  42. Pastor Susan on May 11, 2012 at 12:45 am

    It was an amazing day for myself and many others. The gompa was filled with people. There were many new people I have not met before who came early to get a seat. Thank you so much for all the pictures! It was an incredible, eventful day. For those of you who have missed it, do watch the teaching Rinpoche gave.

  43. David Lai on May 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Wow! I love all the offerings but I particularly love the spectacular Manjushri riding on the lion offered by e-division and the yellow Manjushri statue offered by MBF of Singapore. I love these statues because they are rare and they are of the sublime Manjushri. Just like Rinpoche, I love any statue or practice associated with the ‘gentle speech’ Manjushri.

    Oh! Did I tell you that I also like the brilliant and dynamic statue offered by Martin. I know! This is all so awkward that I am talking about Rinpoche’s offerings with such longing. Hehe! Anyway, the day was meritorious, the Dharma talk was clear, concise, powerful and thought-provoking. It left many inspired to do more and to learn more.

  44. lucy yap on May 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    A very happy and blessed day for Kecharians.The participants of the activities are excited and happy.Congratulations to the refuge takers and babies and children.Rinpoche gave a beautiful teaching which inspired everyone in the audience.Thank you Rinpoche.

  45. hecelus tan on May 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I’m happy that I have already take refuge and be a real buddhist,I really want to thanks my root guru His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche that always care to me and guide me very well on the path of Dharma.

  46. Mc on May 10, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I regard receiving my refuge vows from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche as probably the most important event of my life to date. With this, I know for sure that so long as I keep my samaya clean I will have my Guru in this and many more lifetimes to come. And this is a wonderful privilege. It would have been an utterly useless life had I not met Rinpoche a couple of years ago.

    I am touched to learn that long after we have all gone to bed, Rinpoche was still up doing prayers for so many people.

  47. WT on May 10, 2012 at 2:06 am

    I’m so happy to see this eventful day which is full of Dharma essense. Rejoice. Really fortunate to be part of Kechara have Tsemtulku Rinpoche as Guru. May Kechara grow bigger and bigger and can touch more people and plant the seeds of Dharma in them.

  48. Sean Pang on May 10, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Thank you for the beautiful summary of Wesak Day! This blog will bring back fond memories of our visit to Kechara KL.

    This visit is especially significant to me because I am one of the fortunate ones to have taken Refuge on this Special Day. But as Rinpoche said, this is only the first step, the rest is up to each of us.

    Betty, Vera, Christine and I had a wonderful time in KL. Kechara Care worked out a great programme for us and we took full advantage of it! In between liberating the fish and birds, listening to Martin’s introduction of KFR and feeding mosquitoes, rolling (and re-rolling…) mantras, making tormas and plucking out thorns from roses (as well as our thumbs…), we were posting photos of what we were doing on Sina Weibo so that our friends from back home in Shanghai could follow our activities.

    I’d like to thank all the wonderful friends and fellow Kecharians who made us feel so welcome. This was only my second time visiting Kechara KL and it already felt like a family reunion! There was so much warmth, care and love. Everyone was always ready to respond to our every request, it made us almost afraid to even ask for anything anymore!

    I especially thank our dear Guru, Rinpoche, for delivering His valuable teachings in the most inimitable way. Every moment spent in His presence is a blessing… Rinpoche leaves me speechless!

    Dear Rinpoche, we may be far away from You but You are never far away from us! I pray that one day soon, You will come to us in Shanghai so that many more can be blessed by Your wisdom.

    With love and respect,
    Sean Pang in Shanghai 🙂

  49. Christine Wang on May 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful blog on Wesak Day! I’m very honoured and happy to have been there and being close to Rinpoche and fellow Kecharians. Everytime I come to Kechara KL, it’s like coming home and being surrounded by “family”.

    I took refuge on Wesak Day last year and renewed my vows this year. I hope to be able to do this every year.

    I thank our Kecharian friends who made the effort to look after us, take us around and do everything possible to make our visit comfortable and easy, especially Su An who drove us around and acted as our local guide, and also everyone at Bloom and KSA for being so patient with us. We enjoyed all the activities such as rolling mantras, making tormas and plucking out thorns from roses!! 🙂

    I enjoyed every moment in KL. We’re very lucky to have visited the KFR as well as the KWPC site. I hope we will have the opportunity to do volunteer work to contribute towards their completion.

    Most of all, I thank Rinpoche for Rinpoche’s profound teaching during the Refuge ceremony. It was a good reminder on what really matters in each lifetime: being a better person!

    Love,
    Christine in Shanghai

  50. DR on May 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    It is indeed a very Special Day. The photos are not just beautiful but it is an expression of the beautiful meritorius deeds that Kecharians were able to perform due to the existence of Kechara House.

    On that auspicious day, as you can see from all these photos, activities were planned (weeks in advance) with so much care by volunteers hence babies, toddlers, teenagers, adults, senior citizens all could participate and benefit from it. Be it from animal liberation to baby blessings, refuge to Rinpoche’s teachings, there was something for everyone.

    I am so blessed to be a Kecharian and extremely proud to be one!

  51. Mei Fong on May 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    The refuge takers were very happy and there were smiles everywhere. Thank you Rinpoche for the beautiful dharma talk on “Choice” and “The Benefits & Power of Stupa”. Congratulations to all refuge takers.

  52. Ethan Chu on May 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    When I was younger I never knew the true meaning of Wesak day, all I was told it is Buddha’s birthday; it is isn’t it? So I just stupidly thinking that on this very day, we’ll give Buddha a lot of presents, incense, fruits, food etc etc…

    Now with Kechara, I learned so much more than just making offerings to the Buddha. This very day is very auspicious because it is the reminder that we can be enlightened like Buddha too, achieving his qualities so we will end our sufferings and benefit the sentient beings. The offerings are actually not for the Buddha, it is for us to create the causes for receiving dharma because we need the merits.

    By His Eminence giving refuge on this very special day is double auspicious and meaningful, because not only you receive the blessing of the three jewels, make offerings and you can truly receive a personal teaching from Rinpoche himself on the true meaning of taking refuge and embarking on a spiritual journey. Take a look at the video to see more of the talk, very inspiring…

    I congratulation those who had made it and taken refuge, not you know more than a lot people on why you are a Buddhist celebrating Wesak day, and you can now call yourself a Buddhist!!

    Do check out what other activities and projects that Kechara has and join us!

  53. jimmy on May 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    感到万分喜悦因为可以在当天的得到三宝的加持和上师的加持。也很荣幸终于可以皈依上师-尊贵的詹杜固仁波切成为他的弟子跟随着上师学佛法。这是件难得的机会可遇不可求。我会好好的珍惜并依教奉行。感谢仁波切的慈悲!

  54. John Woo on May 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Dear Our Compassionate Guru,

    My wife and I would like to express our heart-felt gratitude to Rinpoche for allowing us to take Refuge on Wesak Day. May Rinpoche has stable and long life to continue turning the Wheel of Dharma. May we have the merit to meet up with Rinpoche again very soon. We endeavor to practise the Dharma just as you have taught.

    Your humble students from Macau,
    Woo Chee Seng, John
    Yeow Swee Eng, Joyce

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I am little Rachael. Thank you for the blessings and prayers during the Baby Blessings ceremony. I have attended the ceremony. I saw you on the big screen during my parent’s Refuge taking at night and hope to meet you in person.

    Yours faithfully,
    Woo Tse-Lyn, Rachael

  55. mayy on May 9, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    It was a meritorious filled events for the whole family to be in that day. My brother and his family flew in just for this event for refuge and baby baptismal. Happy for them that they made the effort to come. In fact, they flew back just for the event. Thank you everyone who is involved in this wonderful preparations and set up. Look at the sea of offerings!!!

  56. abby F on May 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Im very happy to hear that You love the flowers.
    And actually the most thoughtful person is Rinpoche. Thank you for offering all the flowers/offerings to Buddha for all of us! 🙂

  57. Siong Woan on May 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    The BEST place to spend holy Wesak Day is in Kechara – we have everything for everyone! We saved thousands of fish and birds in the morning, blessed precious little kids in the afternoon and Rinpoche gave refuge to those who are serious about their spiritual practice!

    I LOVE Wesak 🙂

  58. joey wong on May 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I really love all the beautiful gifts that Rinpoche has received during wesak and the pictures are a testament to how much Kechara has grown over the years…i enjoy looking at the gifts very much

  59. KH Ng on May 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    What an auspicious talk on an auspicious day and for the so many to to attend the animal liberations, baby blessing and refuge ceremony on this day and bless by Rinpoche’s presence, prayers and talk. We are truly blessed.

  60. Uncle Eddie on May 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Wesak Day plays a big part in the lives of all Buddhists, and is said to be the most important day of Buddhist festivals. It celebrates the Buddha’s Birthday and also marks his enlightenment and death. It is always celebrated with much colour and gaiety. At Kechara House, Wesak 2012 on May 7, was celebrated with the activities of Animal Liberation of birds and fishes at Kepong Metropolitan Park in the morning, Baby blessings by Kechara’s pastors in the afternoon and Refuge taking ceremony done by Kechara’s Guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche in night, ending with a Dharma talk. It was indeed a special day filled with virtuous celebrations from morning till night for Kechara House!

  61. Girlie on May 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    5 May 2012 Wesak Day was a very busy day for Kecharians and friends and family. There was Animal liberation in the morning, Children blessing in the afternoon followed by Refuge taking in the evening. What an auspicious day. It was like a big Family day with members, family and friends coming from different corners of the world to celebrate birth, enlightenment and clear light of Buddha.

  62. patsy on May 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    So many activities were held in Kechara House on this auspicious day. I am happy to see so many adult and children taking refuge and receiving blessings from The Three Jewels. They have made the right choice to learn and practice the dharma.

    It is also auspicious that so many lives were saved on this auspicious day. Saving lives by releasing them or being a vegetarian will create the cause for us to collect enough merits to have a long, healthy body.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this dharma talk with us. Hopefully more people will be able to apply what they learned from this talk and transformed their lives.

  63. Leann Lim on May 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I love this auspicious event so much, that everyone coming for something meaningful in their life and is like the beginning of closer to their happiness and inner peace. Rejoice for all refuge takers!!^^

    And thank you so much Rinpoche for the teaching about the refuge meaning,making choice,personal responsible and powerful of Stupa. It really make me think more and more,esp our own personal responsible and to do more for dharma work.That’s really beautiful teaching that touching and “wake up” our mind…

    p.s : would like thanks for all Pastors : Pastor Ngeow, Pastor Susan, Pastor Yek Yee and Pastor Chia that making the baby blessing event success and wonderful. I’m sure is unforgettable memory for all parents. Still remember the touched when music is play and all the pastors giving the blessing one by one to all baby and kids. It’s really made me and Doreen “red eye”. So beautiful. Thanks all Kecharians too to make this event happen and happening.THANKS

  64. Steve Tobias on May 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Thank you for this excellent dharma talk Rinpoche, I’ll be sharing it with friends.

  65. guat hee on May 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    On this Special Day, I’m feeling happy that my mum and my eldest brother are taking refuge with Rinpoche. Although my eldest sis miss the refuge this time, but she is there to get the wonderful teaching from Rinpoche.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing and take care.

  66. Sock Wan on May 9, 2012 at 11:22 am

    It was a very auspicious day for all of us. To have children and adults taking refuge with the 3 Jewels. But Rinpoche work did not stop after giving refuge. He continued meeting some people til early in the morning then go through the offerings made by the students and friends. For many of us, we were already in bed after when Rinpoche was doing all this.

    This is how our Guru takes care of us, never for himself. Show our appreciation and gratitude by transforming ourselves and do more for others.

  67. Han on May 9, 2012 at 8:46 am

    2012 Wesak considered one of my memorable day of the year.
    I witnessed three good friends of mine came with their kids for the baby blessing, two of them were long lost friends, they were so happy that the kids were blessed by the pastors.

    At night, few of my ex colleugue, ex boss etc were attending the refuge ceremony and they were impressed by Rinpoche teaching. When you are in dharma and your friends come for the event and has the opportunity to receive teaching from Rinpoche, I really rejoice for all them. May the special day planted the seed for them continue their dharma journey!

  68. lanse on May 9, 2012 at 2:35 am

    I was truly happy to see so many taking refuge this year. I am sure if those refuge takers really learn and practice Dharma, they will realise this is the best decision they have ever made for themselves.

    Congratulations to all who has chosen to follow the Dharma path!

  69. Pastor Yek Yee on May 9, 2012 at 2:30 am

    今年這場衛塞節之兒童加持禮和皈依儀式,對我而言是非常難忘的。不要說先前的準備工作,甚至是當天的情形都可說相當精彩!哈,有幸成為幕後工作人員之一,感受肯定比很多人深刻。但是,當你看到有人在兒童加持禮時,感動流淚;皈依儀式可以順利進行,讓近百人因而穫得三宝的加持和庇護,那份喜悅實非筆墨可形容。

    看著一張張洋溢幸福的臉孔從大殿離開,原來先前的辛苦都是值得的。衷心感激仁波切的到來,讓整個儀式生輝;仁波切宛如一顆不滅的太陽,永遠不言倦地照亮著你和我!

    • Cynthia Ng on May 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      月谊讲法师,你说的没错有幸成为幕后工作人员之一真的感触深刻,在儿童加持礼看到四位讲法师同一时间为那么多位儿童加持时,感动到眼泪不听使唤的流下。

      很开心见证这两场殊胜的仪式! 感谢仁波切给与的佛法开示和加持。

  70. Lim KSJC on May 9, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for the teaching regarding our Choice and the Power and Benefits of Stupas. The teaching are very clear and powerful that able to touch all attendees heart. I m so happy that i may learn the benefits and the power of Stupas and what is actually the Real Choice for us on such holy Wesak with KSJC members and all Dharma brother and sister. Thanks all Kecharians also that make this Wesak so happening…

  71. JP on May 9, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Wesak Day was full of meritorious events. It was great to meet Kecharians from Shanghai, Singapore and other States of Malaysia all at once. Felt like a family gathering.

    Rinpoche’s talk was fantastic. Everybody must watch the video of the talk. It’s very empowering. Thank you Rinpoche!

  72. David Loh on May 9, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Thank you again Rinpoche for another great Dharma talk! Always look forward with great enthusiasm to hearing Rinpoche’s teachings LIVE! Without fail as always, Rinpoche’s talk touches everyone in the audience. He had everyone thinking ‘is he talking about me….. Oh my Buddha!……how does he know about this or that???’ Those of us effected will try to change our ways. Yes me and hundred others are.

    Rinpoche’s teachings always gets the message through. He offers true but really hilarious life situations, illustrations and most profound teachings.

    Thank you also dear Rinpoche for caring and giving much anticipated refuge to first timers as well to some who wants to renew theirs. It was a splendid Wesak 2012! Let’s hope more are transformed this time around!

  73. Cynthia Ng on May 8, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche gave refuge to all refuge takers. May they have the connections to three jewels in all lives and benefits to many more.

    I am grateful my mother, youngest sister and sister in law are taking refuge with Rinpoche on the auspicious day!

    This is a meaningful Wesak Day for me 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche gave a wonderful dharma talk to all of us.

  74. Lim Han Nee on May 8, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    As can be seen in this post, Wesak Day for Kecharians was packed with a lot of meaningful activities – Animal Liberation in the morning, a Baby Blessing ceremony in the afternoon, and Refuge Taking in the evening.

    Rinpoche’s teaching before the Refuge Taking was just brilliant and so all encompassing to embrace all religions.The first topic was “Choice”. Rinpoche first showed how one should practice one’s religion via applying the tenets to develop the qualities that will help us find real peace and happiness in life. He then showed clearly how when we choose Buddhism , we accept that we create the causes for our own problems and suffering and so we take responsibility, and not expect a God to remove our problems.We believe in karma, so we accept whatever suffering that comes to us. We transform a self-cherishing mind into a mind that seeks to benefit others. We find calm and peace through mind transformation.

    The second topic was “the Power and Benefits of Stupas”. Rinpoche announced that we will be creating a Vajrayogini stupa at our Kechara Forest Retreat.

  75. Sam on May 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    This year’s Wesak Day was in deed so far the most meaningful and special day in my life. I have made a choice on Wesak Day, taking refuge and offered 3 Jewels (Buddha , Dharma and Sangha) on this auspicious day!Rejoice for all that are able to participate and celebrate Wesak Day at Kechara. Thank you to those who were involved in preparing everything.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this articles with lovely pictures.
    And i know ‘thank you’ is just not enough to express how grateful and lucky i feel. But again, thank you U, Rinpoche. Take care 🙂

  76. Yoke Fui on May 8, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching. It touched many people irrespective of race and religion. Rinpoche gave an in depth explanation of what refuge means, how to take personal responsibility and get true protection .

    Thank you to all the Kecharians and friends for making the Kechara Wesak celebration a memorable one !

  77. Paris on May 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    The pictures are spectacular and I must say I am extremely proud to be a part of a center that offers so many opportunities on a single day for people to connect to the blessings of the Three Jewels. It is said that on auspicious days like these – celebrating the birth or enlightenment days of enlightened beings – the merit accrued by doing good acts are multiplied hundreds and thousands of times over.

    The days are extra special – there must be something auspicious that the Buddha chose this particular day to enter the world; it was then the exact same day that he became enlightened. For us to tap into these enlightened energies on the same day is a brilliant chance for us to tap into our own Buddha potential, our own positive imprints and merit.

    I’d like to add that the day didn’t just end at refuge. After the Dharma talk and refuge ceremony, Rinpoche stayed in Kechara House until past 4am, granting private audiences to several groups, including our friends who had come from Singapore and Shanghai specially to join the celebrations. When he returned home (at almost 5am), Rinpoche then went through the offerings, to make strong prayers for all the people who had taken refuge and who had made offerings to the Three Jewels. Rinpoche never regards offerings as gifts for him (in the same greedy way that we do), but “uses” them to make a profound connection between the giver and their Lama / the Three Jewels (which is one and the same, of course).

    After all that (and it’s about 7am by now!), Rinpoche finally retires to his own room to do his own personal prayers and sadhana, which takes another 2 hours. Long after we had all gone home, Rinpoche continued long into the night to make prayers for everyone past, present and future, for the world.

  78. JP Lim on May 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    A lovely ceremony. Now come the challenging part, i.e to fulfill my commitments. Slowly but surely …

  79. tenzin llhamo on May 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    All the beautiful items offered to the 3 Jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) on such an auspicious day! May they have the the connections to the 3 Jewels in all lives and be of benefit to many more. Thank you to everyone involved in the preparations.

    • tenzin llhamo on May 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      The condensed teachings done by Seng Piow is a MUST WATCH! So funny and interesting!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:15 PM
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/\_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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