Rinpoche on National TV2’s Wesak Day Special!

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H.E. Tsem Rinpoche appeared as the main guest speaker on the TV program “Buddhism’s Holiest Day” on Malaysia’s National TV2, on Wesak Day 2013.

Rinpoche was approached by TV2 for His opinion on Wesak Day. They wanted it as part of their Wesak Day Special documentary on TV2.

Besides Tsem Rinpoche who represents the Vajrayana tradition in Malaysia and its surrounding region, there are also other top representatives from the Theravadan and Mahayana movements who are speaking for their own traditions. There is beauty and dignity in diversity of Buddhist traditions.

Watch Tsem Rinpoche present to millions of TV viewers a concise yet very clear and insightful explanation on Buddha’s life story and what Buddhism is all about.

 

 

Wesak Day, or Vesak Day, is the day that Buddha Shakyamuni was born, gained enlightenment and entered clear light. For Buddhists all over the world, it is a day to celebrate the Buddha’s teachings, ie. the Buddha Dharma. It is also to remind us of the potential that we can all achieve by following in the footsteps of Buddha Shakyamuni, which is enlightenment.

Wesak Day is the most holiest time in the Buddhist calendar. The word Wesak comes from the Sinhalese language, “Visakha”, the name of the 2nd month of the lunar Hindu calendar.

Different countries may celebrate Wesak Day in different ways… but many people celebrate it by offering flowers, joss sticks, candles and other personal offerings to the Buddhas. Temples all around the world carry out their own services and activities… and it’s also very common for many to liberate animals on that day, as well as going on a vegetarian diet.

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  1. Alice Tay on Jun 1, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Wesak Day is Buddhism’s holiest day and has been declared by Malaysia government as public day since 1962 for over 55 years. As per our precious guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s advice, we are not only praying to the statue or Buddha image in this holy day. But we are using Buddha images to remind us of the perfect of Buddha. As Buddhists, we should pay homage to Buddha Shakyamuni with many offerings such as candle light offering, water offering, flower offering and etc, do prayers and meditate carefully and think about what have we been doing that harm or hurt others for the past year before Wesak Day. Subsequently, we should make changes and transform the negative qualities from our mind that create suffering and make promise to the Buddha to transform the negative to positive.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this nice video of Wesak Day which includes other top representatives from the Theravadan and Mahayana. We should grateful that we have freedom to practice our own beliefs in Malaysia and celebrate this holy Wesak Day together with the people from different races and religions.

  2. wan wai meng on May 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Had a good Wesak this year to my standards, it was good to do some service at KFR during the celebration and also helped other volunteers to also give service to KFR during the celebration.

  3. Jason on Apr 27, 2017 at 3:05 am

    This year Wesak Day fall on 10 of May. This day is very special and meaningful to me because I will visit Kechara Forest Retreat(KFR) to join some meritorious event there.
    For me, Wesak is a day to commemorate Buddha Sakyamuni in three aspect( Birth , Enlightened, Nirwana).
    While we celebrate Wesak, we must remind ourselves to learn from Buddha teachings and practice it in order to gain attainment.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing in order to create more understanding on Wesak Day.

    Jason

  4. Lim Han Nee on Apr 18, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Rinpoche has given us a whole new perspective of the way to celebrate Wesak Day.Wesak Day is the day we remember as the day of Lord Buddha ‘s Enlightenment. We have the same goal as that of Lord Buddha – that of Enlightenment. Enlightenment is the attainment of complete liberation from suffering. Thus , the Buddha in attaining enlightenment, shows us that it is possible to attain this goal. So Wesak Day is celebrated to remind us of our goal of enlightenment. The goal is removal of suffering for others first and then self.

    On Wesak Day we pay homage to the Buddha by making outer and inner offerings. Outer offerings include offerings of light, flower, fruits and food. We can visit temples to make offerings, or if our homes are remote and we have difficulty of going to a temple, we can pray and make specially abundant offerings at our own shrines at home. Inner offering is offering of our commitment to mind transformation -transforming negative emotions that cause suffering such as anger, miserliness and selfish attachment into patience, kindness, compassion, generosity and tolerance.

    This is a day of giving not getting, a day of not focusing on ME but on OTHERS!

    On this day, we can perform virtuous acts and deeds of moral discipline, giving, care and compassion. We can take the Refuge Vow, the Vegetarian Vow or the Mahayana Eight Precepts. We can go on pilgrimages to Holy Places, liberate animals, visit or give donations to orphanages, Old Folks’ Homes, the handicapped, the homeless and the like.

    On this day ,we should reflect Peace and Compassion in all our actions, as Lord Buddha was a strong advocate and exponent of these qualities.We should make a commitment to develop these qualities in us. On this day especially we should remind ourselves how important it is that we respect people of all races and religions at all times.World peace begins with our own inner peace.

  5. wan wai meng on Apr 18, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Looking forward to Wesak day in 2017, it is a very good reminder why we become buddhist and why we keep on the path. Also a good day for us to take the 8 Mahayana precepts as lay people.

    Always look forward to many people doing good deeds and works for others.

  6. Samfoonheei on Apr 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    As Malaysia is a multiracial and multicultures country,every one of us do enjoy every festival or special day celebrated by all.This year Wesak Day is just around the corner,we as buddist are looking forward to this day.Its a day that Buddha Shakyamuni was born, gained enlightenment and entered clear light. Buddist world wide will be celebrating in a different way but the goal is similar.Its a holiest day for the Buddism.
    Our precious Guru was on National TV’s 2013 ,giving explanation of Buddhism and teachings.After viewing the video ,i have a better significance of Wesak Day. Making offerings like incense, flowers, fruits and light to receive blessing,as well as to gain merits and clearing of obstacles.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow sharing these wonderful
    documentary video of Wesak Day…very clear and easy to understand.I have shared these videos to my friends so as they can understand better of the signficance this special day.

  7. Echeah on Apr 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    It is so wonderful that a full program on Buddhism was aired on national TV, Malaysia being a multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-cultural country. As H.E. Tsem Rinpoche taught in this video, acceptance of other religions and practices, basically accepting all peoples regardless of race, creed and practice, is what will bring about world peace.

    In the video, so many different Buddhist traditions were highlighted. All are based on the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni, the first Buddha. They are all different points of the same path. Whichever tradition, it is wonderful to see people practice. As long as harm is lessened, generosity and compassion increased, that would at least lessen some of the suffering we face in life.

    But the highest goal for each Buddhist should be to be totally free of suffering and that is achievable as Rinpoche explains. We should wish that not only for ourselves but to all living beings.

  8. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I guess the birth date of the Buddha is a time of reflection for all people. And how did the Buddha live his life of 80 years, especially when he has attained buddhahood. Rinpoche has taught Buddhism in a way that many of us can relate to it, and understand within a modern context.

    The Buddha and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, lived their lives always teaching others the ultimate way to be truly happy. Always giving help and assistance to those needing it, and just living a life that is compassionate and renders no harm to others.

  9. Lew on Jun 19, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    We live in Malaysia, a country with various cultures and religions. It is very good that one of the national TVs, TV2, to make a documentary about Wesak Day, the Holiest day for Buddhists. This was 3 years ago (time really flies).

    Since there are many cultures and religions, we need to understand each others to have the harmony between religions and cultures. Because Buddhism is quite different from other religions such as Islam (which is the national religion of Malaysia), it is correct to educate each other about the fundamental differences, and through understanding and acceptance, we can create harmony.

    I thank Rinpoche for accepting the interview to educate the public. It is great that we enjoy the religious harmonious in Malaysia, and we should not take it for granted. We should strive to maintain that.

  10. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 8, 2016 at 9:20 am

    It is important for Buddhists to understand the reason behind Wesak celebration, not just a day where for many, it’s a once a year ‘mad-rush’ to go for a Buddha-bathing ceremony.

    Buddhists seek to reach a state of nirvana, following the path of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who went on a quest for Enlightenment around the 6 century BC. Buddha is not a “God” to worship, but a spiritual guide who has achieved enlightenment through the practice and development of compassion and wisdom and also mapped out the path for us to achieve it.

    What I like most about Rinpoche’s talk is that Wesak is also a day to celebrate our goal, a reminder that we too can be free of suffering through the path taught by Lord Buddha. We are very fortunate here in Malaysia that Buddhism is widely practised, and thanks to National tv TV2, many had the chance to listen to explanation and a teaching by Rinpoche, who always are able to share Dharma with practical ways of practising, as well as the essence of the teachings in contemporary contexts and words.

  11. Sofi on May 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this 2013 Wesak Day Special documentary on National TV2 with Rinpoche as the main guest speaker. I remember watching this in 2013 during our Wesak Day prayer at Kechara House, Sunwaymas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya. Rinpoche had explained the purpose of Wesak Day so clearly. It is an important remembrance of Buddha’s enlightenment and our own potential for enlightenment. Wesak Day is the day to remind ourselves of our altruistic path and to review the stage of our achievements to transforming our mind. Are we any closer to achieving happiness through selflessness and holding others as more important than ourselves?
    To me, Wesak Day is also a celebration of having the merits to have met my Guru, H.H. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Rinpoche is the living compassionate Buddha that is teaching and guiding me “now” towards the path of enlightenment. But then again, we should treasure and celebrate having a precious Guru in our lives each and everyday.
    Thank you Rinpoche for the clear and easy understanding of the significance of Wesak Day and most of all, thank you for being my Guru.

  12. Li Kheng on May 22, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you for this post on this special day. I was very lucky to attend Wesak Day celebration at Kechara House Gompa in Sunwaymas, Kuala Lumpur. It was simply wonderful to witness 62 children go through their baptismal that morning. This is a ceremony Rinpoche introduced for us to bless and protect our children with the dharma before they are old enough to make a full commitment to take refuge when they grow up. As i watched these children, I rejoice for these young individuals to have the wisdom and compassion from such a young age. The teachings will certainly better equip our kids to progress in the ever challenging world of samsara.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful ceremony for the young.

  13. kb thapa on May 17, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for the teaching . it is very easy to understand and a lots of people still don’t know what is Vessak day. Rinpoche’s teaching has very clear explanation it will make people understand .. as Rinpoche said Vesak Day may be known by different names around the world, but Buddhists around the world come together as they celebrate sacred events in Buddha’s life in their on own tradition..

  14. Pastor David Lai on May 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    As the Wesak day for the year 2016 is fast approaching here in Malaysia, I am revisiting this post along with the wonderful documentary on Buddhism and Wesak Day. As a Buddhist, Wesak day is a very important day of remembering the kindness of the Buddha, his teachings and the teachers who teach.

    For me, its a day to contemplate our spiritual journey and to take stock of where we are in our life and what more needs to be done to improve ourselves in our learning, practice and transformation. I have celebrated many Wesak days throughout my time as a student of Rinpoche and a member of Kechara, I have witnessed tremendous growth in the organization and in some ways, I feel there is growth within myself as well.

    I think as human beings endowed with intelligence, we have to strive to make full use of what we have and grow and learn to be better. I may not have always look at it this way but I am beginning to these days…

  15. Stella Cheang on May 15, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    It is very auspicious for devout Buddhist to make offerings to the Three Jewels (The Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha) on Wesak Day. It is also a day to make special effort to bring happiness to the less fortunate.

    Most importantly, use this golden once a year opportunity to reiterate our determination to lead noble lives, to transform our minds, to practice loving-kindness and to bring peace and harmony to humanity.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow; this is a nice Wesak Day video clip that we can share with friends and families.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  16. Lin Mun on May 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Rinpoche explained Wesak day definition very well. Many people have the thought that Wesak Day is a celebration of the 3 big events of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing. We never thought that is is actually a celebration of our goals that we can too achieve enlightenment if we follow the right path and practice.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing.

  17. JP on May 15, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Many people don’t realize the deeper significance of Wesak Day and why we “celebrate” it. Many make offerings or incense, flowers, fruits and light to receive blessing and to merits for good health, more wealth and clearing of obstacles.

    However, few realize that it’s to remind ourselves of the potential of enlightenment and also to plant the seeds of enlightenment in our mind stream. Enlightenment is possible and it not a myth. There are many enlightened beings around, guiding us towards our own enlightenment. If only we open our hearts to receive and practice, we will see results in our spiritual attainments.

    May all who gather during this day be reminded of always practising kindness and compassion regardless of our differences.

  18. Pastor Loh Seng Piow on May 15, 2016 at 11:07 am

    H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s message is very unusual. Rinpoche always has the ability to explain Dharma in a very precise and practical ways cutting through all big words and jargons. It is so refreshing watching Rinpoche gave explanation about Wesak and made this TV documentary very different from the typical Buddhism documentary. “Celebrating Our Goal” – how apt Rinpoche put it, which is more than celebrating a holy man’s Nirvana day which we normally thought as the purpose of Wesak Day. So much wisdom in this short interview.

  19. Anita on Jun 27, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    That was an absolutely FANTASTIC program!! So insightful!!

  20. Jacinta Goh on May 10, 2015 at 2:58 am

    This video was being replayed few times during last Wesak Day in KH Gompa, Sunway. Never thought that during Wesak Day, we were actually celebrating our Goal, the goal to become a fully Enlightened Being; a Buddha, the Awakened one. Little did I know too, that on Wesak Day, we should give (should give more since it’s a merit-multiplying day as well) instead of receiving. Sadly to say, previously I have treated Wesak Day as one of the perfect days to just relax, a holiday or a time chilling out/catching up with friends and family. I should have spent it wisely! Hence, I am very thankful that my family and I celebrated the most holiest day, Wesak Day at Gompa this year. Although it was a tiring journey with few obstacles but it was much more meaningful than having to spend it in another way.

  21. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 11, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    A glimpse into how Special Rinpoche is, as he is very eloquent in delivering the dharma. We are so fortunate to have met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.

  22. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jun 2, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Wow, thanks Rinpoche for giving the clear definition about Wesak Day to us. All of us and peoples around the world will be blessed when see Rinpoche on their TV screen especially Malaysian.

    Wish that Rinpoche will be always on TV program so more and more peoples around the world make plant a good seed after meet Rinpoche even just through TV screen…

  23. Edwin Tan on Jun 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The video on Vesak is very insightful. It is also very simple to understand and speaks in simplicity for even lay people to understand what Vesak is all about, and little Dharma knowledge.

    Thank you.

    The video also focuses on Kechara, bringing Kechara to a new level of awareness.

  24. tenzinkhenchen on May 29, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing your teachings, not just to your students, but to the whole nation, regarding your views on Wesak Day traditions. Rinpoche is truly a great lama who is perfect for us malaysians and with deep respect to other monks, I still feel that Rinpoche has done much more.

  25. Wylfred Ng on May 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    I really like the fact told by Rinpoche that the Buddha want us to transform our mind, bring happiness to others, and do not create suffering to others, and eventually we will achieve world peace.

    Thanks

  26. Nancy Loo on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    After watching this video, at least I been able to have a better glimpse and acquire more knowledge pertaining to the actual significant of Wesak Day. Feeling really shameful on my ignorance. I believe a lot has benefited when this video was aired on nationwide television channel. Thank you Rinpoche and all the great monks for the detailed explanations .

  27. KYC on Jun 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    On Wesak day, Buddhists pay homage to the Buddha by offering flowers, incense and lights. The Buddha himself stressed that the way to pay homage to him was not merely by offering flowers, incense, and lights, but by truly and sincerely striving to follow his teachings. This is how Buddhists are expected to celebrate Wesak: to use the opportunity to reiterate their determination to lead noble lives, to develop their minds, to practise loving-kindness and to bring peace and harmony to humanity.

  28. Guillermo on Jun 18, 2013 at 10:17 am

    me gusta

  29. abby f on Jun 18, 2013 at 1:33 am

    What I really love about Tsem Rinpoche is, even though He is explaining about the history,but Rinpoche is still able to spread the message and educate/instill a core value to the public no matter what religious background are you from! Buddhist teachings is just a medium to spread spirituality and kindness and self-improvements! This is what I saw from this video!

    Tsem Rinpoche explained in a very very organized way and it’s very logical and we can understand some very complicated theories easily. This is so rare that a young teacher (compared to those old high lamas that have more experience in teachings)can teach in such a way! We are very lucky to have Rinpoche here.

  30. rohan indika perera on Jun 11, 2013 at 2:00 am

    hai

  31. santosh thapa on Jun 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    buddha was not born in india he was not indian prince he was born in lumbini which is in nepal u think u r buddhist but dont know much about buddha…u r misunderstood

  32. Albert Ratchaga on Jun 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Wesak day, the day where Buddha gained enlightenment, the day where Buddha show the final destination of the path he chosen, do we still have doubt? Is enlightenment impossible?

    In many country, Wesak day is even been recognized as public holiday, many people took the chance to go temple to make a prayer and do offerings to the enlightened one. It is a day to remind us that enlightenment is possible, because if not, we won’t have Wesak day already.

    Buddha has spent his whole life showing us the right conduct while walking on this path, the right attitude so that we do not went off during the journey.

    I like this quote:
    To cleanse the world, we must first cleanse our mind first.

    That is very true that if we can’t even change ourselves, then how can we change others? It’s very important to control our mind well and then only we can reach higher state.

  33. FRANCISCO on Jun 9, 2013 at 8:55 am

    deseo informacion y boletines sobre el budismo

  34. aung zin on Jun 9, 2013 at 3:58 am

    i appreciate this kind of…..

  35. Patsy on Jun 7, 2013 at 12:03 am

    It’s nice to see Rinpoche appeared as the main guest speaker for this program.

    Rinpoche speaks well and imparts dharma with much clarity and presented in a very modern, practical way. I am sure many people were captivated by Rinpoche’s talk as much as I am.

    We are so blessed that Rinpoche chose to be with us in Malaysia.

  36. tenzin llhamo on Jun 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I am REALLY HAPPY that Rinpoche was featured in this program. The way Rinpcohe talk and explained about Wesak Day was clear and easy to understand. If I am not in Kechara yet, I would definitely want to find out more and be part of Kechara. I have always liked Wesak Day. My family and I will go to the temple to circumambulate and offer incense every year. Now with clearer meaning to what is Wesak day, it’s a must go!

    Thank you Rinpoche for the post!

  37. henry ooi on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    On that day it was aired over tv, Dato Ruby+Pam+I were on our way back to PJ from KFR. We stopped at a restaurant at the foothill of Genting Highlands to watch the one hour documentary. We asked the shop owner if he could turn on the tv so we could watch. He agreed and we sat at the table right in front of the tv for the entire duration fo the programme.
    Rinpoche gave a clear explanation of Wesak.

  38. Cliff on Jun 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I am quite ashamed to say I didn’t really know the meaning of wesak day until today, I had some idea but was not sure of it, I really enjoyed watching this video. I’m so happy to see Rinpoche give an explanation of wesak day on tv 2. Its so beautiful to see all around the whole Buddhist celebrate Wesak in different ways, its so nice to know they have their own way of celebrating Buddha’s day. I love to hear the story of the Lord Buddha and how he became enlightened. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this post.

  39. Adrian Chow on Jun 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Wesak day typically treated as a holiday to most Malaysian. I wish that many of us Malaysian were benefited from this programme and be able to understand the fundamental of Buddhism and why are we embracing Wesak Day.

  40. DR on Jun 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

    As always, Rinpoche shares knowledge and imparts the dharma with clarity and present time examples. No wonder the director himself told me that Rinpoche is a star! Being knowledgeable doesn’t make one a great teacher; being able to find skillful means to impart it does. Malaysians are so blessed to have Rinpoche residing here!

  41. Julien Roth on Jun 4, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    This so good that Rinpoche was chosen to be on TV for Wesak Day 🙂 I think that the people running the program have really made the perfect choice. I am glad that Rinpoche had the chance to be on TV to tell people about Wesak Day and to spread the awareness of Kechara.

  42. beatrix ooi on Jun 3, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank You for sharing Rinpoche’s point of views on Wesak Day, I believe that many have learnt more about Wesak Day because I have. I was very fortunate to be able to watch the show when I was in Kechara House, after the prayers. Different countries have their very own special ways of celebrating Wesak Day, it’s great to be able to learn about them.

  43. David Lai on May 31, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    With the deepest respect, Rinpoche outshines the other great monks and Dharma masters because of his clear speech, knowledge of the Dharma and tremendous charisma. It is nice to see Rinpoche being acknowledged by being selected to be showcased on this TV program. I think the explanations was excellent and that it brought further exposure to Rinpoche and Kechara Organisation. Its nice that the Kechara Organisation that has grown rapidly in the last few years and it is poised to grow even more. Every little media exposure allows Kechara and RInpoche to reach out to even more pople. One day, Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara organisation would become a household name throughout Malaysia.

  44. Jutika Lam on May 30, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing and teaching the nation on your view of Wesak Day, Lucky for me i got to watch the whole Documentary on various peoples views on what is Wesak Day, how do they celebrate Wesak Day as well as how Wesak day has come about as a big celebration every year…. rain or shine for some….

    I totally love the way most of the Dharma Centers always come out with so many different ways to celebrate such as floats, fairs and even Music Concerts….. it’s nice to see that every year all the Dharma Centers in both Malaysia and around the World manage to be able to come up with so many wonderful and creative ideas to attract the crowds to come.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing so much about Wesak Day!

    Love
    Jutika

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    Reading this post help a lot for those first timers visitors like me. I am glad my friends and me made it there to see for ourselves. I wish i could revisit this beautiful and exciting Chengdu again in future. Loved seeing those ancient architecture of those temples and of the city.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post with details.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/must-visit-chengdu-exotic-and-exciting.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:26 PM
    Many monasteries have their own Dharma Protectors to safeguard the organisation and its interests. Setrap is one of them , they will propitiate their Dharma protectors every month to request for protection, blessings, and assistance for the growth of the Dharma and the well-being of the sangha. Each and every monasteries have their own. Interesting read of this article all about the close historical relationship between Dorje Shugden and Setrap.
    Setrap is emanation of the wrathful emanation of Buddha Amitabha, while Dorje Shugden is emanation of Manjushri. Setrap is an ancient Dharma Protector from the holy land of Bodhgaya in India. Sworn to protect the teachings and the practice was introduced to Tibet, and has since flourished. Many great Lamas and Geshes are known to have practised both Setrap, as Gaden Shartse’s Dharma protector, and also Dorje Shugden. They cannot be wrong definitely where Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the CTA. They knew the practice is very beneficial . has been the Dharma Protector of Gaden Shartse Monastery for the past 600 years. Dalai Lama visited the Dharma protector Setrap’s chapel in Gaden Shartse Monastery, South India. Dalai Lama even consecrated the chapel with prayers and sees Setrap as an enlightened being. Dalai Lama also endorsed Setrap and his practice as a beneficial one where he did affirmed the practice of Dorje Shugden through such close association. Interesting read may more people read this article to have a clearer understanding.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dalai-lama-blesses-setrap-chapel-in-gaden-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:24 PM
    Looking at those pictures and videos tell a thousand words. What is underneath those lakes mentioned , cannot be taken too lightly. Well-known lake monsters such as
    Loch Ness , Champ, Ogopogo and so forth has been sighted in those lakes around the world. Stories of a sea monster lurking in the depths of lakes are actually centuries old. To believe or not its up to individual. The unexplored darkness of lakes serve as one of the gateways for these fascinations. Many had claimed witnessing those creatures but with no hard evidence. People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Sightings of such lakes creatures is interesting to many. I do believe there are such sea creatures inhabiting in those lakes centuries ago. Some of those creature’s names indeed new to me. Interesting to know that they do exist after all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-lake-monsters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 04:00 PM
    Amazing ,truly beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara. A special gift given by Joshua and family from Singapore to Rinpoche. I love looking at 1000-armed Avalokitesvara where ever I went seeing any images of it i will always stare at it hoping to get hold of it. Avalokiteśvara is one of the most famous bodhisattvas in Buddhism, who embodies the quality of compassion and having the ability to understand the suffering of others. Merely looking at this beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara paints a thousand words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:58 PM
    Revisit this blog again as the miracles stories of Lama Tsongkhapa Statues truly interesting. We are fortunate to have met our Lama Tsem Rinpoche learning all the wonderful teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. Its such a beneficial teachings and practicing it with so many amazing benefits for us all. Reading this post have me increased my knowledge. Looking at the rare foot print of Lama Tsongkapa which is a sign of his tantric achievements is indeed a blessing for us. The practice of Migtsema is amazing and powerful as it contains the meaning of all the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/benefits-and-miraculous-signs-of-lama-tsongkhapas-statues.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:54 PM
    Since the monks are holding so many vows, serving them is an opportunity for HUGE merit. They are a source of inspiration for others who are seeking spiritual solace. We need to support them and creates the causes for the Dharma to remain , creating the causes for an abundance of spiritual and material wealth for ourselves as well. In Bangkok , its amazing having the opportunity to make offerings to the monks and nuns early in the morning. Giving to the monks and nuns is an incredible thing, we create unbelievable merit if we offer to the monks with the motivation of Bodhicitta. Looking at Angel makes offerings, reminds me of my trip to ChiangMai where I have an opportunity to give packed foods to monks early in the morning. Its truly wonderful indeed. If I have the opportunity again I will definitely love to offer foods to the monks.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/angel-makes-offerings.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 01:02 AM
    Wow! Thank you for the wonderful sharing. I love the amazing recipe on sauces it looks healthy and delicious. I found this recipes very nutritious with all fresh ingredients, spices and herbs. I would love to try it out the Savory Mushroom Gravy.

    https://bit.ly/39MFWeD
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:13 PM
    Wow interesting one of the most fantastic escapes in history now comes in comic for everyone to know the truth. The true story of how HH the 14th Dalai Lama had made a daring and dangerous escape. Dalai Lama had secretly travelled to India back in 1959. The truth not many knew but with this comic , more people will understand better. Its in simple and yet easy diagrams where kids and adults would love it. The great Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden through the esteemed Panglung Oracle had helped Dalai Lama .
    Interesting comic book one must read it .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:09 PM
    Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche known as a debater, scholar, and meditation master. Geshe Rabten was one of the pioneer and the first Tibetan Buddhist masters to give teachings in the West. Interesting sharing and with detail explanations understanding the Praise to Manjusri by Geshe Rabten. We are blessed to have learn and practice it . A good practice with the correct way to visual and reading this post had me understand better the meaning of this powerful prayer.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/praise-to-manjusri-explanation-by-geshe-rabten.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:07 PM
    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Home to an exorbitantly priced delicacy as well. There are thousands of Buddhist temples in Thailand. Everywhere and corners we could see Buddhist temples . Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, it’s a must-see for any one visiting Thailand first-time . It is the one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand, which is 1,800 years old, and is the oldest in the world. Been the third largest, longest and most beautiful reclining Buddha image in Thailand . There are 108 pearl carvings of auspicious images on the Buddha’s soles, in the Chinese-Thai style. Visited Bangkok many years ago but couldn’t recall if I had visited this temple. Wish to revisit again in future to see again the beauty of those temples at Bangkok. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post with video and beautiful pictures.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/i-visited-wat-pho-thailand.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:24 PM
    High in the mountains of Sichuan province, hidden from the outside world by its geographical remoteness is the largest nunnery in the world. With an estimated 20,000 nuns, monks and lay practitioners living in the austere surroundings of the Yarchen Gar monastery. The Yarchen Gar monastery above 4000m sea level considered to be the largest concentration of monastics in the world dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture after the Cultural Revolution. Looking at those pictures tells us all, it’s a huge sea of Burgundy robes, one wouldn’t expect anything on this scale to exist or survive. With determination and will power they could live and do their meditation . Living in such an rudimentary conditions, they are devoted to following the faith and entering a life of sacrament.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10ooo-nuns-here.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:22 PM
    When we die our money, fame, and honours will be meaningless. We own nothing in this world. Everything we think we own is in reality only being loaned to us until we die. Everything surrounding us is only temporary. And on our deathbed at the moment of death, no one can save us. Anything can happen in life, anytime of the day , we have to live meaningfully while we still can by learning and practicing dharma before its too late. Do something useful for others in our life .
    Nothing is accomplished in one day…the bigger the project, the more the obstacles…but the obstacles you suffer is for others…so suffer it without suffering…Tsem Rinpoche
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/we-own-nothing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:18 PM
    Dana in the Buddhist tradition means giving freely without expecting anything in return. The act of giving is purely out of compassion. Giving is an essential Buddhist practice. It is about generosity, openness, and our capacity to embrace others with compassion and love. At dawn, all over Thailand, the local monks will travel from their temples to the markets and past shops and houses, where local people offer food alms in exchange for blessings. The monks will be walking barefoot and with great grace, that’s where we could offer them foods in packets or so. It was truly wonderful, learning from this post and able to give while I was there in Chiangmai,Thailand few years back.
    When we support the sangha , we support the Dharma. Buddhist monks depend on our support and help to continue their spiritual path to continue benefiting others and dharma to grow .Looking at those pictures tells more.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing and with explanation for us to understand more of it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/bangkok-monks-and-why-make-offerings.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jan 12. 2021 12:47 AM
    Really very inspiring story, God sent Hero back to India. He droped his job opportunity and gave many people possibilities to survive. I believe not everyone has the passion to contribute or an opportunity to serve others like Mr. Krishnan and KSK.

    Thank you for the sharing, The true compassion of Krishnan comes from thoughtful skill of helping the needy.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 11. 2021 05:32 PM
    There is definitely an unseen spirit world all around us. Even though we are not able to see it or spirits it does not mean they do not exist. Spirits are beings trapped in a non-physical form in the lower realms.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing this interesting and powerful practice of Trakze . Well it’s a very powerful practice for anyone been disturbed by spirits ,unseen beings and obstacles where someone had put a spell on them in their health and business matters. Known as black magic by some . Trakze’s practice and can be done daily for any of us who needs protection even if we are not afflicted by black magic and spirits. Interesting read with all the explanations,of how the practice should be done for us .
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html

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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
4 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
5 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
5 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
8 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
10 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
10 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Mexico 83,476
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