什么是火供法会(JINSEK)?

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(此为2013年,在克切拉禅修林进行火供法会前的一段开示,由弟子抄写,后再译成中文。)

 

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一般来说,无数不同本尊的存在,是基于佛菩萨示现的各种能量、觉悟及慈悲。这些本尊会为了某个人或某组人而专门在特定的时间化现。

若某个人恳请、祈祷,或是人们在某个时间面对困难,佛菩萨会以特定形式示现——颜色、形状、大小、姿势、表情,以及手持一些必要的法器,以克服、降伏及净化那些特定的业果或是某个人的疾病。因此,一旦菩萨示现之后,当人们进行该法会,该法会的传承由此开始。而一个本尊也可以有上百个化身,有很多种不一样的法会。各个法会因不同的传承而或有少许异处,但是法会的功效是一样的。差别只在你属于哪个传承。

在众多法会中,火供法会是被认作是所有法会之首。在藏传佛教的所有法会中,火供法会是最有力的。其目的基本上是为去除所有障碍及障碍的染污。火供法会能净化一般的现象、一般的不纯净的行为,尤其在修补我们所违背的承诺和戒誓上更有效。这些东西都是造就我们负面的疑虑、妄想及邪见的有力因素。我们之所以会对一些有利于我们的东西,比如佛法,有很多的邪见及妄想,乃因为那些过去我们所违背的承诺和戒誓。要净化这一些修行上的杂质,若能持续以坚定的信念及清净的三昧耶进行火供法会就可做到。

进行火供法会需要一些特别的原料。特别的坛城图也将画在进行火供法会的场地。火供法会分成息、增、怀、诛四种。息灾火供能去除恶运,以及去除对我们的性命、智慧、财富、佛法的增长——闻思修带来影响的障碍。息灾火供能做到这一些,或是直到我们自己净化恶业之前,此法会能延迟问题的出现的时间。增益火供则能增加资粮、健康、寿命、智慧及修行的财富,尤其是佛法的闻思修。怀爱火供能扭转恶劣的情景,变成我们所希望的那样,只要我们有良善的发心。最后一种是诛除火供。诛除火供是在息灾火供、增益火供及怀爱火供对我们无效之后才进行的,而那三种火供法会之所以对我们无效,乃因为我们有非常深重的业力。于是我们以愤怒法,来克服阻扰我们的成长、内外财富的增长、健康及修行的障碍及疾病。

好比说一些弟子过去进行了一些法会及火供法会,以延长他们的寿命,或是延长父母的寿命。法会做完之后,你可以看到法会的功效。上师能做出这样的建议是多么的慈悲,而弟子因他人的福祉而跟从上师的指示也是慈悲的。当弟子们为父母进行火供法会,父母所面对的问题能获得缓解,他们的寿命得以延长,在一些情况下,火供法会甚至救了他们一命。于是我们应该时时记得上师的慈悲,也应该时时尝试广为分享佛法,让其他人也能接受那样的帮助和慈悲。因此,若如法进行火供法会,再配合上清净的三昧耶,它对治多种情况都是非常非常有效的法会。

过去我们见证火供法会、长寿法会、朝圣法会或持诵法会给我们的家人、朋友、亲人及子女们多大的助益。我们知道有不少小朋友因法会的加持而顺利通过考试的个案。我们也知道有父母亲因法会而保住性命、寿命得延长,或是健康大有进步的个案。千万别忘记这种慈悲,因为能有人有这样的能力透过法会帮助我们的父母实属难得,因为要成就这一切,得要有一个佛教道场、团体、僧伽及人们共同创造一个空间——一个供人们传授、修习及延续这些殊胜有力法门的地方。于是铭记这种慈悲是极为重要的。

火供法会也专门进行以净化一般的现象、一般的不纯净的行为、毁坏的誓言、不吉祥的境况,以及去除阻扰我们修行的恶业。火供法会供养四个主要对象。首先是供养佛菩萨、菩提萨垛、本尊、勇父、空行母、阿罗汉及高成就的阿罗汉。第二份供养是献给世间护法及当地有高道行的众生,而第三份供养献给所有众生,最后一份则献给鬼魂及饿鬼,因为它们经常饥饿、口渴、孤零零四处游荡,于是我们给它们暂时的缓解。

普遍上进行火供法会会用上13种主要材料。不同的传承在材料上或有少许的不同,但是意义上还是大致相同的。接着我们怎么做呢?我们起火,净化它,然后迎请火神“阿耆尼”(Agni),供养他,征求他的允许用火。我们并不是向他祈祷,但只是向他征求同意。随后我们请走阿耆尼,接着我们从火中观想某个本尊或是护法。于是,如果该火供法会供养的是白度母,我们观想白度母,若是金刚瑜伽母或大威德金刚,或是一位佛教护法,就做相应的观想。因此,若说我们的供养对象是一位佛教护法,我们迎请佛教护法到火中。这是因为护法神坚不可摧,其心识体性乃圆满证悟。护法安处在火中张嘴接受我们经过净化的供品:已溶化的牛油、芝麻子、长寿茅草、米、米与奶酪、吉祥草、芥子、带壳青稞、无壳青稞、扁豆、麦及树枝。最后这些材料将混在一起。

这13种材料会一个接一个地供上。我们会持诵该本尊的心咒,比方说佛教护法金甲衣护法,我们持诵“嗡玛哈呀叉扎梭哈”,然后我们将材料(供品)放入火中或是说直接将那些材料放入金甲衣护法嘴中。这个法会极具力量,也非常有效。第一个供品,我们供上象征着寿命、资粮及繁荣增长的已溶化的牛油。因此,如果我们因父母患病而进行火供法会,在法会上我们会给某个佛菩萨或本尊供上大量的牛油,象征父母寿命的增长。当我们全心全意修行,我们也是在帮助自己的父母,因为唯有佛法能改变他们的业果,让事情有好转。因此我们能给佛菩萨或本尊供养大量的已融牛油。这也是为什么供品应该越大量越好。在延长人们寿命这件事情上是无限制的,于是若我们为自己的至亲——伟大的父母亲、子女——或是任何人,甚至是你的宠物进行火供法会,每当我们观想牛油为清净的供品,后把这个供品供入本尊的又中时,法会将能帮助增长他们的寿命。因此,人们若能在一年里进行至少一次或两次的火供法会,不管是为了以上所述的哪个原因而做,那都非常好。

第二个供品,我们供上芝麻子。芝麻子象征去除“不善”、恶业、损坏的三昧耶、负面思维、恶语及恶行。我们或许会想自己可以任意说话、做事,如果有人对我们说不,他们是在侵犯我们,他们在审判我们或是他们武断。这不是对的。世上所有的佛法书籍都教导我们,我们需要净化什么,佛法书籍都教导我们三毒的过失——痴、嗔、贪——这三毒如何折磨我们,给我们制造问题。忠言逆耳,这些教诲并不是在批评你,实为在给你智慧。因此我们不应该在听到这些教诲后就说“不要审判我”或“不要批评我”,因为你是在制造如此的界限,好让自己不必听闻事实或是逃命面对事实。于是,透过供养芝麻子,我们去除阻碍我们内心感知、了解、实践智慧,以及阻碍我们内心以智慧为为人处世之基础的“不善”。是智慧的力量才能净化我们那颗以无明为基础来接收、聆听及接近智慧或接近一位上师——佛法。即便我们接近佛法,那也不一定意味我们会实修,因为我们会面对阻扰我们实修佛法的业力。于是供养净业的芝麻子其实也象征净化阻扰我们证得更高成就、更高的思维、更高阶的修持及成长的所有“不善”。

接下去的供品是长寿茅草。供养此类之草,我们能延长人的寿命。我们透过避免做出恶行,然后做出与其相反的善行来延长寿命。我们让自己处于一种有正面思维、行为、良友及讯息的环境,那么我们会做出相应的正面工作以利益自身及他人。接着我们供上米粒。供养米粒是有增加福德资粮之意。当我们有越越多的福德资粮,我们对佛法也就越有良好的理解。当我们有越良好的理解,我们就有更少的困惑,当困惑少了,我们就能在修行上越是精进,进而能给他人带来更多利益。

随后我们供上米与奶酪,寓意增加大乐——“格瓦千波”(藏语音译)。供养米与奶酪有着增加世俗之喜乐、灵修之福乐之意,以及证得如圆满证悟的佛陀之大乐。接着我们供上吉祥草,它象征着庇佑——防护来自上下及四面八方(十方)的负面侵扰。接下来我们给本尊供养芥子以除去障碍——阻碍我们目标的障碍,好比说在克切拉禅修林,我们想给众生造福,我们得获取各种准证、完成一切的建筑工作及取得进展等。

供上带壳青稞,我们造下增加财富、物质资源、必需品、食物、衣物、产物、水,以及我们需要用来利益众生的一切东西。它也可以增加我们身体为达致健康状态,好让我们能利用自己的身体来利益众生而所需的任何一个东西。供养带壳青稞象征财富的增长。接着我们供上无壳青稞,象征取得快速的成就。供养无壳青稞,不管是哪一个修持、持诵心咒、禅修、诵经、研读经典、冥想、佛法实修,这种供养能让修行人快速取得这些修行的成就,也造下取得快速之成就的因。

接下去的第十个供品是扁豆,这种供养象征取得力量,针对这个,堪殊仁波切曾说叫“杜·千波” (藏语音译)。此供养象征赐予修行人身语意的力量——无有畏惧地宣说佛法,不管我们是如何地被批评。除此,它也象征拥有强壮的体魄,不易患病或轻易地遭受负面元素的侵扰。它更象征拥有强大的意志,即不轻易言弃、不挑别人或是情况的过失,或者把错归咎到别人头上。当我们失败了、放弃或有疑惑的时候,我们有不把错归咎到别人头上的力量。我们的疑惑来自自己不道德的行为,或自己所作出不道德的行径,后还辩解我们的行为是道德的,于是我们便为自己造下经常有负面想法及思绪的因。总结而言,扁豆象征获得身语意的力量。

接下去的供品是麦,麦象征从病中痊愈。这里所指的病是指我们必须净化、疗愈的身与心,以及未来的病痛。随后我们供养经过净化及涂上牛油的树枝。供养这些树枝,象征证得高成就——更高的心智、更高的思维,以及能达到利益众生之效的崇高地位。最后的供品是参合的材料,象征增加智慧、佛法的研读、佛法的理解力,以及克服自身缺点的力量。它也象征增加修行、成佛的能力。

佛法的存在意义,是让众生证得佛果。我们可以把所听闻的佛法、上师所传授之法想成是责骂、批评、武端的评论,又或者把佛陀所宣说之法,还有上师对法的解说为一种智慧之说。这是我们必须自己去衡量的东西,因为我们不管是被给予哪一种劝告,那些劝告都一定会跟我们的投射及贪执有所冲突;不管我们是被给予哪一种佛法的教诲,哪一种智慧或知识,我们经常都将它们视为我们贪执心的敌人,于是我们在心中筑起了防卫墙,我们变得愤怒,说人们是在武端地评论自己,但事实并非如此。所有的佛法书籍及佛法老师本来就是教授你佛法的。他们本来就是赐予你佛法的。上师怎么可能鼓励我们沉溺、造下恶业、酗酒、抽烟、沉迷女色、伤人、说妄语和偷盗呢?我们的上师不可能这么做。我们的上师理应就不这么做,也不会这么做。因此,如果上师传授我们佛法,上师不是我们的敌人,上师反而是我们的良友,只是有的时候,去到贪执的面前,我们却将上师看成是敌人,但事实并非如此。

因此,上师不是我们的敌人。如果我们真的要说上师是我们的敌人,佛法才是。上师负责宣说佛法。打个比方:如果一个讯息透过一个光碟播放器传达给我们,然后我们因不喜欢那讯息而将播放器砸坏了。这不是播放器的错。该光碟播放器是你听闻佛法的载体。你把光碟砸坏也于事无补,因为那片光碟甚至是该播放器并非该讯息,该讯息,来自将讯息说出来的人。将讯息说出来的人是基于本身的知识或得来的智慧而将其传达予你。因此,砸坏该播放器的行为,根本是于事无补。同理,如果我们批评、针对上师或是道场做恶意的批评及给他们制造麻烦,因为我们不喜欢他们告诉我们的事,我们觉得那些话都是在审判我们,这是错误的想法。为什么呢?因为那些我们不喜欢的话是让我们正视自身贪执的东西,而贪执正正就会让我们造业,且那些业终究会回报在我们身上。

佛陀是不会有误的,因此,那些话是在赐予我们智慧。那些话给予我们一把衡量事物的尺,好让我们检视、观察和理解事物。于是,当帕绷喀仁波切、赤江仁波切及宋仁波切在给寺院上千名僧人浩瀚无边的佛法开示时,他们也是以这样的方式传授佛法。他们告诉我们什么是错的,他们告诉我们自己的每个一念头里面都是什么,他们解说什么是邪见,他们告诉我们的贪执是什么,他们告诉我们关于因果及后果有哪些。我们没把这些教诲视为一种对自己的审判,我们把这些话看成是智慧。也正是因为,火供上我们最后供养的是参合的材料,这个供养象征拥有参透这些教诲的能力及加持,因为这些教诲是我们证得圆满证悟之道次第的一部分。

如上述的原因,如果我们持续进行火供,所得的效果将非常好,能量也非常大。接着,当13种材料都供上了之后,我们向佛菩萨及本尊——尤其是我们迎请进入智慧火堆之中的本尊——做最后的八供。当这一切做完之后,我们请各个本尊回到净土,再向火神阿耆尼做最后的供养,感谢他允许我们用火做法会。在法会的结尾,我们做回向,并让火堆继续燃烧,燃烧时间尽可能长久一些。我们不为了让火继续燃烧而加入任何东西,也不把火熄灭。如果天空降下雨水,那也没关系。我们可以让火烧到第二天再做清理。火供法会留下的灰可当成舍利子,可放入佛塔中,或佩戴它,或撒在地面上、撒在植物上,或是用来加持土地。主持这场火供法会的人必定已获该本尊的灌顶,并且每日不间断地修习仪轨,也完成过完整的闭关,以及曾主持该本尊的火供法会。如果是这样,当他们一次又一次地进行火供法会,效果将非常好。

因此,在我的要求下,我们美丽的克切拉禅修林见证了这几场火供法会,以回向给我们的功德主、朋友们、志工们及弟子们——他们有的已经捐出上千上万的金钱,付出上千上万小时的时间,上千上万的劳力如清理、烹饪等工作。赞助不仅仅是金钱上的,而是每一个人曾经的付出。火供法会的功德也回向予我们供上的13种材料的个别象征能成真,也回向予我们目前的弟子,以及未来将来临的弟子。这些火供法会的进行,也是为了所有辛勤的弟子,以期他们的佛法、学习、禅修、修习,尤其是佛法的实修能增长。目前我们在克切拉禅修林的这片土地进行了很多的火供法会,希望将来来到这里的人会受到加持,感受到宁静,获得疗愈及智慧,并且会实修佛法教诲,进而培养内在的更高成就,最后获得圆满证悟

詹杜固仁波切

 

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:53 PM
    Beautiful pictures paints a thousands words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche. Those rare pictures shared ultimate sophistication of the relationship between the two great leaders.
    Back in the 20th century Jawaharlal Nehru an Indian anti-colonial nationalist, statesman, secular humanist, social democrat was very kind to receive them both. Looking at the rare pictures says all.
    Its such awesome watching the rare video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche visiting India together. Visiting sacred places Buddhist sites of India together, and even having state dinner .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-dalai-lama-panchen-lama-in-india-in-1956.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:52 PM
    nspiring read of the power sacred feminine Maha Pajapati Gotami, founder of the Order of Nuns. She was the foster-mother, step-mother and maternal aunt of the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition, she was the first woman to seek ordination for women, which she did from Gautama Buddha directly, and she became the first bhikkhuni.
    Mahapajapati lived to be around 120 years old. Having such an eminent position in the sangha, she would have had hundreds of nuns under her care, helping them realize the Truth. Perplexingly, the Buddha continued to have doubts about admitting women into the women’s order right up until his death. Mahapajapati had played an important role preserving the dharma taught by Buddha Shakyamuni.
    Truly inspired by Mahaprajapati Gotami’s story.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mahapajapati-gotami-the-first-buddhist-nun.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:50 PM
    Area 51 is a U.S. military base that has become synonymous all this while. There’s a possibility recording to many could be a government cover-ups and potentially a place of testing alien. Its always a secret behind this Nevada base also known as Area 51 and is often the subject of alien conspiracy theories. The facility is next to two other restricted military areas, what goes on inside and around is extremely secret. No one are allowed to visit and are kept away by warning signs, electronic surveillance and armed guards. According to the US military, the intense secrecy area is the training range for US nuclear weapons. It has never been declared a secret base and under 24-hour surveillance. Many people have reported seeing unidentified flying objects in or near Area 51. That’s interesting. And the popular image of the place is a secret site for extra-terrestrial research.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/aliens-paranormal/what-is-area-51.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:49 PM
    Reading each messages and looking at those beautiful pictures tells a thousand words. Without dharma, dharma work, dharma institutions and dharma people, life is so much more lonely and empty……loved this message by our Guru.
    May those teachings in this blog flourish in the heart of all beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this great messages. which taught us more and inspired us too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/messages-inspired-by-buddhist-art.html
  • payal
    Monday, Jun 10. 2024 04:27 AM
    really….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.
  • 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

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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!
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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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.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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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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.
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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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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
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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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-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 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
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 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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings 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
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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