Why in the mountains?

Jul 13, 2016 | Views: 907

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends around the world,

As you know I love beautiful mountains and dwellings in the mountains. I’ve found some beautiful pictures of mountains, waters and desserts of China. Some are just breathtaking and when I see something beautiful I just want to share with others whom I feel might appreciate it also. This post is of amazing environments I wish I can live in.  You can enjoy the pictures in your own relaxed leisure time. No rush and just enjoy. Just seeing some of these pictures is so relaxing and beautiful.  May I share some the beauty of these places in China with you. Yes, all of these places are in China. China is a land of great ecological diversity. Personally most of the pictures are of forests, mountains and lakes because I personally since a very young age have had a longing to live in the mountains. Let me explain more.

I wish all of you the opportunity to engage in deeper and more retreats as you get older because by retreats, we get closer to our Yidam (personal tutelary deity) and our Buddha within (mind) us. Retreats purify tremendous karma, stabilize our mind, overcome our obstacles, give us real purpose, good preparation for future lives and give us a chance to focus solely on ourselves in a good way. In the correct way. It is the best way to spend the little time we have left. We should always prepare for future lives as taught by the Sage Shakyamuni, Conqueror Tsongkhapa and Heruka Pabongka Rinpoche in Lam Rim. We should be enthusiastic about that because it is for ourselves and we are the only one that can do this for ourselves. Meeting dharma is the result of karma collected in previous lives to afford us this opportunity to prepare. How lucky we are!! That is why I am attracted to mountain retreat houses. In the scriptures it is recommended we do quiet solitary meditational retreats preferably in natural surroundings as it will help us to gain attainments and higher insights. We can do intense meditations in the cities, but we will have to be very advanced in order to remain in concentration. In between meditation sessions, it is important to see clean clear environments and breathe fresh air. Natural environments such among nature very much helps in spiritual development.

So many times in life we want to do something good for ourselves by travelling, eating, getting lots of money, joining parties, dressing up, socializing, vacationing, finding partners, finding name and in the end we end up more unhappy and more bitter than we can imagine. We end up a race against time we have little left of. This is not because we are bad, but because we approached finding happiness in all the wrong places without knowing it. We became more lonely and bitter than when we started. Thanks to our good karma, we found dharma, the most important find in our lives. Happiness only comes from peace we find within by the light of dharma wisdom we have applied. One of the ways to develop  this wisdom is through our spiritual learning, spiritual convictions, contemplations and practice. We have to keep on learning and not stop. We can take it with us. The best thing we can ever do for ourselves is to get closer to our Yidam. And quiet retreats is one of the best ways. Having the fortune to spend time often in retreats contemplating, offering, praying, reciting mantras and focusing on the Yidam is the best way to spend our lives and free time. We have little time left. Our bucket list should be nothing else but to practice dharma because this has the real worth at death. All the great Mahasiddhas of the past gained their great attainments this way. All that we hold holy became holy this way. All that is holy exist to only point this way to us. So they show an infallible method and example to us. We are blessed. We must get closer to our Yidam. This should not be future tense always as we are not devas with immensely long lives. Our minds with the Yidam’s mind must merge by retreats, practice, learning and compassion. This is the best preparation for death and life. And all lives to come.

I have always sought the mountains, lakes, forests and solitude for this. My strong attraction to the mountains is primarily for this reason. I wish to share this with you. Because in the mountains is where there is solitude and one can get away from the hustle and meaningless bustle of samsaric robotic life. Sharing the mountains and the dwellings is to share a spiritual message of retreats and therefore joining with our Yidam with you. I wish to share what makes me happy with you and what will make you happy represented by these mountains/ dwellings. So on this special post I will share beautiful pictures of the mountains that bring back a ‘memory’ of dwellings in mountains perhaps for me from a different time and place. This is my most heartfelt desire and what is deep in me and you are invited. May you all realize and achieve and be loved and love without barriers.

My love, humility and genuine care to all of you. I sincerely wish deeply all of you will gain highest attainments and ascend to Kechara Paradise. May it start when you engage in the practices in natural solitude.

Tsem Rinpoche
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All these beautiful pictures of nature are in China. China has a great ecological diversity. Physically a beautiful country. I hope you enjoyed all these pictures as much as I did. These pictures evoke something deep within me. Something spiritual.

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  1. S.Prathap on Oct 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    The pictures are really breathtaking,amazing and beautiful.The mountains view are so important as they help when we are getting closer during retreats.
    Going into the mountain for retreat does help us disconnect with our daily busy,exhausted and tiring life.Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful pictures and messages to inspire us.

  2. Samfoonheei on Aug 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Very true China is a land of great ecological diversity, home to some incredible mountains. Many of them are famous throughout the world for their natural beauty, history and cultures. Amazing spectacular scenery, many oddly-shaped rocks, natural steep crags and narrow paths that’s create a unique scenery.
    Having all these amazing environments Rinpoche have said before that he long to live in and has attracted to mountain retreat houses. In mountains or lakes or even forest to be away from a hectic life where its everyone of us wish to do a quiet meditation. Surrounding by natural surroundings would be a wonderful place to engage in retreats. Well , Kechara Forest Retreat fix in this , a place away from city life where the air is fresh .Thanks, Rinpoche for creating such beautiful place for all of us to be engage in dharma practice ,retreats and so forth.
    Thanks again with folded hands, Rinpoche for this sharing with many spectacular sceneries of China mountains and a short teachings as well.

  3. S.Prathap on Aug 15, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing the nice and wonderful views of China.China is truly beautiful country.
    I believe when we are actually in the nature as these pictures,we can calm ourselves down and easy to find inner peace.For this life time we always have to prepare for future lives and always bare it in our mind.

  4. Lin Mun on Nov 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and reminding us to do more retreat so we can connect with our yidam. Yes it is true that we spend most of our time on other things thinking those will give us long term happiness but it will not help us in time of death. Only practising dharma will help us. I am grateful and thankful to Rinpoche for building KFR so many people will have opportunity to do retreat in a quiet, serene and peaceful place.
    Also thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the beautiful pictures. Just looking at the pictures can immediately relax my mind.

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 20, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Breathtaking scenery in China, thank you Rinpoche.

    Such scenery can really inspire the spiritual adherent just looking at the view, one can feel invigorated and also really pumped to do more.

  6. Anne Ong on Sep 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you my dear Guru for sharing these beautiful pictures and scenery. I do feel very peaceful,calm and happy to see the scenery. Very good to live in these places to practice meditation and away from stress in the city life.I love the lakes,waterfalls,rainbows and hear the birds singing.How nice if i could have my own small hut near KFR in the future for my practice and to be near Rinpoche and my dharma family 🙂 _/\_

  7. Pema Thinley on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you So much, Rinpoche. The pictures are really inspiring and give the instincts of naturalness. I just love it looking at them. Doing retreats in those places would be much deepening and wonderful lah. Thank you for your great compassion for ignorant beings like us _()_

  8. Uncle Eddie on Aug 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Its so completely exhilarating and exciting just by looking at the magnificient photos taken from these beautiful Flora and Fauna breath-taking views of beautiful China. Now we can understand why Rinpoche always love beautiful mountains and dwelling in the mountains and waters and lovely deserts of China. Meeting Dharma as said by Rinpoche is the result of Karma collected in our previous life. In scriptures, it is recommended that we quietly do our solitary meditation retreats, preferably in natural surroundings, as it will help to gain attainments and higher insights! Doing it in the cities require clear firmed concentration of attention, due to existence of noise pollution! It is also pointed out that in-between meditation session, it is important to see clean environment and breathe clear/ clean/fresh air! Natural clean environment such as those shown are those amongst the display in helping out in the spiritual development. Our bucket list should be nothing else but to practice Dharma, because this has the real worth of death. The best thing we can ever do for ourselves is to get closer to our Yidam. Quiet retreat is one of the best ways as said! It is said that all great Mahasiddhas of the great past gained their attainments this way. Thank you Rinpoche, for the sharing and caring. Its truly stimulating and wonderful!

  9. Pastor KH Ng on Aug 8, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    With the “noise” that we hear, feel, perceive and distracting to ourselves, living in cities, towns and even villages, amongst families and friends; with communication so “advance” now, one can hardly have the environment and time to have the peace to find our true “self”.

    Traditionally, all great religions, especially Buddhism advocate peaceful solitude in the mountains, living in caves or simple dwellings to achieve this peace of mind and to further one’s advancement in one’s practice.

    Kechara Forest Retreat is one such place.

  10. sonny tan on Aug 8, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for presenting to us in pictorial form some of the hills and mountains in China these pictures are breadth taking, very inviting and looks magnificent it would be exhilarating if one could visit these places.
    The flora and fauna of such natural environments is hard to describe and difficult to imagine unless one is there in addition with the crisp mountain air, the tranquility and greenery atmosphere is very alluring and when once one see this majestic mountain it would immediately help transform the troubled mind. It is a well-researched and an accepted fact that up in the mountains, negative ions are abundant which can help elevate a person’s mood and put one into a more serene mode.
    Many years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon; it is one of the most memorable national parks that I have ever visited. It is one of the world’s seven wonders and very little changes were done to the Canyon as they want to maintain its natural environment. Reindeers are seen everywhere and they move freely among the visitors without any hindrance or frightened by the visitors. The park rangers have managed to blend well modernization with nature without disturbing much of its ecological environment.

  11. Joy on Aug 2, 2016 at 5:05 am

    We are indeed very fortunate to have the merits to meet the Dharma again in this life and to be able to cross path with Rinpoche. Indeed we are very lucky to have Kechara Forest Retreat conceptualised by Rinpoche for the reasons being said by Rinpoche above, the wish for to engage in serious Dharma practices, to eventually connect with our yidam and to be one with them in retreats.

    It is true that being away from the city, and retreating ourselves from samsara and living in KFR makes me realise how actually little we really truly need in life to be truly at peace, contented and happy. So many who came to KFR always brings back something positive and leaving more revived. And after awhile you actually detest going to the city that is filled with anger, rage, business, like headless chickens everyone seems to yearn and crave for something to fill up the void. Looking for happiness in all the wrong places, only to discover it does not satisfy anything but makes us crave for more. The more becomes more emptiness and in the end.

    We have much to grateful for here in Kechara, thank you Rinpoche.

  12. victoria lam on Jul 31, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you very much for sharing the beautiful and magnificently views of China.

    We are too much distraction from the material and cities lives. Sometimes, we might forgot hot appreciate the nature’s. We are fortune to learn dharma and practice. We may realized from retreats to help us to detached from our desire.

    Therefore,engage deeper from retreat, is to help us to reconnect the natures where we shall belong and come from. Always stay close with our Yidam and Guru devotion in our heart.

    Thank You.

    Humbly bow down with folded hands. _/\_

  13. Freon on Jul 26, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Nature is so beautiful. We are blessed now to have live in this beautiful planet.

    To be able to learn dharma and work for dharma is truly a blessing. In this lifetimes, there are many distraction, noise that make us very easy to be away from dharma. And, to lost ourself in chasing to fulfilled the desire we wanted.

    When I look at the beautiful scene, I wish i could be there. Before dharma, i wish i can be at those beautiful scenery to just relax. But now, with guidance from Rinpoche, i knew i could be in these beautiful places for more meaningful reason- i can engage in a retreat! To be able to engage in retreat, and the retreat methods that we learned are from the authentic lineage, it is really a very rare opportunity.

    Thinking on doing retreat, I am lucky that i have this opportunity to do retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). I wish i can engage in more retreat in this place is that full of blessing. I thanks Rinpoche for created such beautiful place for sentient beings to be engage in dharma.

    These beautiful photos are the scenery from China. I wish, China’s people could have the opportunity to do retreat in these scenery and get close to Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage.

    Thank you

    With folded hands, love
    Freon

  14. yikming on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the lovely scenes, and wish we are out there. Some of the scenes are so serene and invoke some level of peace and calmness in us.

  15. Eric kksiow on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Such a lot of beautiful places in China, that’s really giving us the feeling of peace or calm.

    I like this article because of Rinpoche shared these :
    I wish all of you the opportunity to engage in deeper and more retreats as you get older because by retreats, we get closer to our Yidam (personal tutelary deity) and our Buddha within (mind) us. Retreats purify tremendous karma, stabilize our mind, overcome our obstacles, give us real purpose, good preparation for future lives and give us a chance to focus solely on ourselves in a good way. In the correct way.

    For this life time, we always have to prepared for future lives. That’s i always bare it in mind.

    Thank You Rinpoche for the beautiful teachings and beautiful images from China.

    _/\_
    Eric kksiow

  16. June Kang on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the pictures.

    Few years ago I like to challenge people why can’t we have retreat at City and why go mountain ? To me forest is not effective to train your mind because not many disturbance . However after I gone through had meditation is city, I realised that unless you have a very good concentration otherwise the disturbance is really disturb your mind a lots.

    The feeling is also good having retreat in forest which you can really connect to nature, feeling open when the space is big. Breathing the fresh air in forest can also calm the mind. It is better to have meditation in the forest.

    Lastly, I pray that I can always get closeto our Yidam and have opportunity to do lots of retreat.

  17. Pastor Chia on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I’m glad have opportunity work and living at Kechara Forest Retreat when first started building it. KFR is surrounded by green nature and mountain, feel peaceful and quiet. It suitable to claim down our mind, doing meditation and retreat.

    I agree what Rinpoche has said ;When the death coming, the only way we can find help from our spiritual practice, which engage more in our yidam practice and merge with his mind stream. Having the fortune to spend time often in retreats contemplating, offering, praying, reciting mantras and focusing on the Yidam is the best way to spend our lives and free time. We have little time left. Our bucket list should be nothing else but to practice dharma because this has the real worth at death.

  18. Mingwen on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I’ve always been a fan of mother nature, she is just adorable, beautiful and charming, ONLY, when we treat her as good as she treated us initially. It’s sad to witness how we are destroying and hurting the mother nature. The ego and laziness of human being are just overwhelming and unbearable, hence, the mother nature is reacting to ours actions, etc., frequent of strange weather and natural disasters. If we continue to be like how we are, hurting the nature, not long later, natural landscapes and the beauty of mother nature and human being will become dust.

    If everyone of us is willing to contribute a little but, by summing up all the contribution, it will be a big step to save the mother nature.

    Be the light, don’t wait for the light. ~ Tsem Rinpoche

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  19. nicholas on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Indeed all the pictures are very beautiful and give a peace and calm feeling. It’s very nice to be able to do retreat in such nature environment. Personally I love mountain and forest and it always give a great free mind feeling. With such surrounding what important is to provide us the conducive environment for our mind to be able to focus in our meditation in order to achieve the desirable result.

    That’s also why Rinpoche build Kechara Forest Retreat to provide a conducive environment not just for us to do meditation but also an institution of Buddhist philosophy and healing place to develop our mind.

  20. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    The amazing landscape is just awesome! It would be fortunate to live in such a natural, clean environment.

    Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), is one of the many departments and divisions conceptualised and founded by Rinpoche. Here in KFR, Rinpoche wishes to build a physical place of higher learning based on the principles of Buddhism. KFR is ideal for personal and group meditation, spiritual retreat, relaxing retreat from city life for the whole family, or simply just a weekend getaway from work.

  21. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these magnificent pictures. Mountains and nature are a peaceful environment and conducive for our mind to be calm and focus on what is important.

    We often think that taking a holiday break or traveling is beneficial, but in the end it has no lasting result. Yet, in a retreat we improve our mind, clear obstacles and collect merits for our spiritual path. This is long term benefit and really helpful.

    These pictures can help us relax our mind while we get ready for a retreat.

  22. Khoo Hou Haw on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such breathtaking pictures of nature. We are living in a world where everything around us are moving none stop. Cars, people, telecommunications and etc. We hardly have a second of peace in our mind. Looking at these mountain gave me a sense of calmness. I believe when we are actually in the nature as these pictures, we can really calm ourselve down and find the true inner peace. This is why Rinpoche is building Kechara Forest Retreat and also the Inner Peace Program initiated by JP Thong and Li Kheng comes about.

    Thank you

  23. pammie yap on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Yes, how fortunate are we to have KFR!
    Looking at the photos make me feel so at home and at ease. Its the same feeling that I have when I come into KFR and actually feel the calmness and peace. Ever since living in KFR, going back into the city is such a horror! Everyone rushing to do something and everything is just in a rush.
    Being in KFR and to be able to engage in retreats and doing Dharma is what I would really look forward to, now and in future.
    The photo I like the most is the one with a village surrounding the hills and mountains, just like KFR! And the other ones are the one with a temple on the hill and retreat hut like surrounded by snow.

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  24. Pastor Ong Moh Mei on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Even if it wasn’t for retreats and practices, spending time in nature and in solitary is healing and refreshing. It allows us to experience existence without external distractions and hence this may lead to new discovery about oneself, the people around us, the world we live in be in and our interdependencies.

    There are already more and more people seeking and building communities in natural environments around the world.

  25. Julia Tan on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this special post. I enjoyed very much the beautiful mountain pictures. Going into the mountain for retreat does help us disconnect with our daily busy, exhausted and tiring life and stay connect with our practice and yidam. That’s how it is like to be in Kechara Forest Retreat where there’s no distractions from the city, the moment we wakw up in the morning we see flower and trees, we smell the fragrance of nature. This make our mind calm and peaceful.

    “In between meditation sessions, it is important to see clean clear environments and breathe fresh air. Natural environments such among nature very much helps in spiritual development.” Kechara Forest Retreat is built to create the environment where we can touch the nature, we can feel the nature, we can breath the nature and we can meditate in the nature.

  26. Li Kheng on Jul 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these breathaking images. Nature is spectacular and perfect. The ecosystem is whole and sustainable. It is our privilege and honor as well as nature to be connected to Mother Nature. In the hustle and bustle of modern living we forgot that and disconnected. Although Kechara Forest Retreat is very comfortable and safe, It is a perfect piece of nature for city folks like us to reconnect to our source of life spring. It is a great space to hear our Inner voice and uplift our spirit.

    May more people get to know kechara forest retreat and engage in spiritual practices that brings them to greater heights of consciousness

  27. Cynthia Lee on Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    No spectacular architecture nor the art museums can override my wish to see the natural beauty of landscapes. They are just wondrous and have so much more to offer from Rinpoche’s teachings.

    I understand that we do many group retreats in KFR as advised by Rinpoche because Rinpoche is easy on us. Hehe. Support and help in disciplining are one of the benefits of group retreats.

    However, ultimately, solitary retreats are the best ways to face our own demons. I hope I am able to accomplish a solitary retreat one day.

  28. Jacinta Goh on Jul 19, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Since young, I love to prayer. However, I’ve never thought that praying in solitude will bring much benefits to oneself and others. Gaining attainments is not a success in itself but how we are going to use it to further our path to Enlightenment and how we use it to benefit oneself and others. I love scenery view and has always prefer greenery than city view (although sometimes it amazes me in certain ways too). Thanks Rinpoche for these picturesque mountain views. By seeing it, I can already imagine how peaceful one can be. Not being distracted and just being ‘simple’.

  29. Jace Chong on Jul 18, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing about the mountains and many breathtaking photos of China. Now I understand why the mountain views are so important as they help when we are getting closer to our Yidam during retreats.

    I kind of getting this idea when I was doing short retreats in Kechara Forest Retreat. In between breaks we walk around KFR and seeing the beautiful views calm us a lot and we can be more focus during the retreat sessions.

    I always like mountains and lakes too. In some ways, I find being in those environment make me very comfortable (Beside at night will feel a little insecure if didn’t get a shelter in the nature before dark). Here I share some photos taken during my backpacking trip many years ago in beautiful places of New Zealand, some I stayed there for a few weeks.

    I am fortunate that now I understand the significances of the mountains that not only good for the eyes, but they help our spiritual journey too.

    Thanks Rinpoche!

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  30. Beatrix Ooi on Jul 18, 2016 at 8:58 am

    China is a beautiful country, they are one of the biggest countries in the world, it’s no doubt that sceneries like these exist. I have visited China once, but haven’t had the chance to visit the beautiful mountains and nature. I hope that one day I can make it to China again for a visit in the mountains and indulge in mother nature, just imagining myself abiding in one of the landscapes above, I’m trembling in excitement. China is truly beautiful.

  31. Lew on Jul 18, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such beautiful photos of mountains. I have once heard from Rinpoche that people who engage in retreat should have the openness of space. I feel that’s the reason why Rinpoche started Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), a place which is conducive for people to engage in long term retreats. I pray that I can contribute my IT skills to Rinpoche and Kechara, and when I am too old to work, I can have the merits to engage in long retreats.

    After working in KFR for awhile now with the open space, I feel a bit claustrophobia when I got into my little room in my city office. LOL.

  32. Jason on Jul 17, 2016 at 1:34 am

    These photos really caught my eyes at first glance.The scenery really breathtaking.I keep scrolling down to see more pictures. I love it so much. My dream place is like a manjushri on a pond in KFR which have a pond, fish and surrounding by trees.I feel very peaceful in my mind when I approach to the greenery scene. KFR is one of my favorite place to visit. I practiced my first Tsongkhapa Retreat there.I love the environment so much.It really can help me comtemplate and gain insight which we can’t do it in busy city life.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful pictures and messages to inspire many to comtemplate meaningful of life.

    With folded hands,
    Jason

  33. yin ping on Jul 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Very beautiful scenery, i particulary like the picture with a small village surrounded by greenish mountains. This is the kind of place where i always wanted to be.

    We are indeed very lucky not only to have dharma from our precious guru, we also have Kechara Forest Retreat where we can engage our retreats in nature. Thank you Rinpoche and all the people who is working tirelessly to make this happen.

  34. Fong on Jul 16, 2016 at 4:39 am

    The scenery in the photos are beautiful, serene and surreal. There seems to a place for almost every inclinations from my favorite of Tianmen within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China to the beautiful lakes.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for reminding us every now and then to reconnect with nature and retreats, serious retreats which I think not many can undertake. But, we can all aspire to it.

    With folded hands,
    Fong

  35. Sharon Ong on Jul 16, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Such a feast for the eyes and balm for the soul. There is something very beautiful and calming about mountains that make me sigh with appreciation whenever I see them. This is why I actually enjoy the drive to KFR as we can actually see the green hilly slopes filled with lovely tall rainforest trees.

    Thank you for this post, Rinpoche. Here are some of my fav mountain photos that I would like to share with Rinpoche. Hope that Rinpoche enjoy them. 🙂

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  36. Stella Cheang on Jul 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the solemn message that accompanies the serene mountain pictures. I cannot agree more when I read that “So many times in life we want to do something good for ourselves by travelling, eating, getting lots of money, joining parties, dressing up, socializing, vacationing, finding partners, finding name and in the end we end up more unhappy and more bitter than we can imagine. We end up a race against time we have little left of. This is not because we are bad, but because we approached finding happiness in all the wrong places without knowing it.” So much time we have wasted in the wrong place and wrong thing, with the wrong people. If only we have found Dharma wisdom and applied it earlier, then perhaps we will be happier now. There is nothing we can do about the lost time, but we can try to catch up by working harder and more diligently in learning Dharma and applying it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  37. Datuk May on Jul 14, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    China is a huge huge country and the landscapes are very varied and beautiful. From deserts, to grassland, to huge long rivers, to tranquil lakes, to tropical and snow capped mountains.

    Whenever I see such beautiful sceneries either in photography or physically, I say a prayer that no man will destroy such natural beauty. Also let there be no easy way to these landscape for if it happens, the beauty will be spoilt by tourists and facilities that will have to be, to provide for them.

    I can imagine having retreats in such wondrous and serene surroundings, peace and tranquility will be there for concentration on our prayers and aspirations.

    Thank you Rinpoche for these breathtaking photos.

  38. samfoonheei on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing…..amazing and very beautiful those mountains and lakes shown above.I do enjoy looking at beautiful mountains and lakes any where i visited.Its so peaceful and quiet i could imagine if one are up in the mountains doing retreat will be just wonderful .Well that is why KFR is where today …far away from the city…..a place call home to many.We are all blessed to have a beautiful place to engage in the practices and retreats.

    With folded hands.

  39. Sofi on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such beautiful pictures of mountains, lakes, trees and rivers of China. I have always loved visiting China as they are so vast that each place has their own unique scenery. All these pictures just make me wish that I could one day soon have the merits to begin my retreat as Rinpoche described. How wonderful it would be to be in nature enjoying the solitude of communion with the Buddhas, especially when the one within shines forth.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your invitation and I do hope that soon I will remember my “memories” and understand my yearnings for my “home”.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:08 PM
    Inspiring post where Rinpoche had showed us the way to be compassionate, kind and observant while going round driving, walking or in restaurant. Any place or so nor matter where showing the light to those who needed help, foods and so forth. Rinpoche is truly a Bodhisattva.
    Thank you Rinpoche been so kind, helpful and compassion helping everyone regardless of race and religion . A good example for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/driving-in-west-hollywood-today.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:06 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful White Manjushri sadhana practice. This practice is beneficial to help us to clear delusions and ignorance. Manjushri practice especially helps us develop our wisdom. It is a great blessing for Moh Mei to have received the White Manjushri practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/white-manjushri-sadhana.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:05 PM
    A beautiful story of how Pastor Antoinette Kass came all the way to be in Malaysia. She is from Luxembourg meeting H E Tsem Rinpoche in 2011, learning Dharma online from Youtube, blog, Facebook in search of spirituality. Later in 2015 finally she left her comfort zone to be ordained as a Buddhist pastor . Pastor Antoinette’s spiritual journey is an inspiration to many of us. With her determination and courage she found her way here . Wish her the best .
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/a-long-way-from-home.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 04:19 PM
    I am blessed to see the amazing and best 10 meditation retreats in the world. I believe it is such because of its rich and long history with pure spiritual practice and way of life, culture and religion.

    Traditionally all retreats has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life. It is also a chance to nurture our inner growth as it’s take time to look deeply in order to transform both our individual difficulties and the difficulties in our society.

    We are so fortunate with Rinpoche kindness to have a similar retreat for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Such a great place to practice dharma in nature with walks, breath meditations and fresh air.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and giving an opportunity to explore the beautiful retreats in the world.

    https://bit.ly/34jcxqK

  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 12:27 PM
    This is definitely one of the best way for us to collect merits and plant seed for us to be able to do her practice in future. From this article I know and learn about the very sacred female Buddha. It gives us great opportunity to collect merits and make offering by having Vajrayogini stupa and statue in Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank you very much for the guidance and sharing such a good article.

    https://bit.ly/3kpdPpB
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:55 AM
    China to Open its Own Nalanda University in Hainan Province . The campus of Nanhai Buddhism Academy was designed by internationally acclaimed architect which is located in the scenic Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. That’s wonderful. It’s the only institute of higher education in the world offering instruction. Offering various programs on Buddhist Studies in Han-Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and Southern Buddhism . The Chinese government are willing to invest billions in having such a university to benefits the people and for most spreading Buddhism .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/new-nalanda-university-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:53 AM
    Came across this old post . Well for someone to admit one mistakes , realised the true , having the courage to swallow one’s pride and apologise, I rejoice for them. Some might not have the courage to admit it. Admitting a mistake is not a weakness after all on the contrary, it shows an openness of our heart. Every one of us might have made mistakes along our life path. We learn from our mistakes, admit our own before we point out someone else’s and grow from there.
    Lobsang Monlam ‘s message is very touching , its better for him to say sorry now than never. Or else he will regret forever. A good teacher like our Lama is hard to find. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this life , Rinpoche had changed the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dear-rinpoche-i-am-sorry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:51 AM
    Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and lack of interest. Different causes can often combine to trigger depression. Whatever it is ….depression comes from our own karma for what we did in this life or the previous life. People who suffer from depression often report feelings of loneliness and isolation. If not treated it could lead to more serious matters related. It will interfere with our daily life for sure. Learning Dharma, practicing it will help us to transform our mind more positively. We will see the light even in the darkest of times in our life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/some-thoughts-on-depression.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 11:51 PM
    This is an amazing news for vegetarian and vegan eaters in California. I strongly believe it a great move to encourage more people to be vegan. Choosing a vegan lifestyle can contribute many beneficial factors to one’s life.

    A vegan diet is the most beneficial to mankind as it is one of the healthiest diets in the world, it is the world’s most environmentally friendly diet. Many vegans have found themselves starving while they are traveling and not being able to find any foods free of animal products on the road and this will be very convenient.

    Thank you for the interesting sharing, Hope to hear and see more countries could have Vegan Grocery. It will be extremely beneficial to the planet and will encourage a healthier lifestyle.

    https://bit.ly/3ji9V0F
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:48 PM
    We have to do our homework……yes I agree with what Rinpoche had said. We can’t go back and change the beginning but we can start where we are and change the present. We have to work it out somehow even there is a hurdle or obstacles to go. In life we bond to have obstacles to clear along the path of life. Accepting those obstacles as they come , learn from there and let it be. Choosing to learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice. Doing Dharma I have chosen have make my life filled with happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/20668.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:45 PM
    The Heart Sutra is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We may try changing who we are in an attempt to fit in and even if we achieve a new feeling of belonging, the emptiness remains. Emptiness is an important door to liberation in life. The Heart Sutra is a very condensed contemplation manual. Will read it over and again to understand better . I still have a long way to go trying to absorb what ever I could. We have to develop a soft heart and compassion, firstly before we read the sutras. At the heart of emptiness is compassion….quoted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/emptiness-with-a-heart-of-compassion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:44 PM
    Unbelievable what they did…. Mumu and Oser. They saved an injured tiny bird, bringing to Rinpoche. They are like one of us , can feel and knew that the bird needed help. Mumu and Oser knew who to bring to. Great Job, they did their best, sadly the injured bird passed away. But fortunate to have Rinpoche blessing. Mumu and Oser are amazing dogs had showed us an example to give care, love and be kind even they were of different species.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-tale-of-a-bird.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 05:11 PM
    Really love this mysterious and yet beautiful, sacred and holy place. The temple is beautiful preserved with remarkable facts of tantric legacy. This sixty four yogini temple is very unique in many ways and all the yoginis represents the sixty four arts which very fascinating. I believe there are a lot more to discover from this temple.

    Thank you for the article sharing, I’m blessed to see the holy place and hope to visit them.

    https://bit.ly/3jha0Si
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 01:33 PM
    Dorje Shugden, the special protector emanation of Manjushri is a fully enlightened being which will help us at all times when we truly trusted and have faith in him and our Guru.

    There is nothing that is too small or too big or daunting for him, when it comes to helping us.I fold my hands in great faith and devotion to Dorje Shugden.Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and experience with us.


    https://bit.ly/3kl6M1s
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 11:52 PM
    I believe that in life, we come across so many different experiences and opportunities to learn and grow, and in turn, every choice we make and everything that we go through shapes us into who we are. Challenging situations take us beyond our comfort zone and trigger fears and anxieties but also have the power to become moments of truth.

    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives . This powerful teaching helps to purify our karma and transform our thoughts.

    Thank you for the sharing, It serves as a reminder for all of us, of the reason why we are doing Dharma work and what kind of attitude one should have.

    https://bit.ly/3jg6K9E

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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
5 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
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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
5 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
5 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
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KSDS Level 2 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
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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
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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
7 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
7 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
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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
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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
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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.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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