Why Is Knowing Impermanence Important??

Sep 27, 2011 | Views: 12,272

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Thich Nhat Hanh is an expatriate Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk. A teacher, author, and peace activist, Nhat Hanh was born in central Vietnam on October 11, 1926. He joined a Zen monastery at the age of 16, studied Buddhism as a novice, and was fully ordained as a monk in 1949. The title Thích is used by all Vietnamese monks and nuns, meaning that they are part of the Shakya (Shakyamuni Buddha) clan. He coined the term Engaged Buddhism in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. This is what he says about the “impermanence” and mindfulness. Enjoy reading and know about impermanence.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

LONG LIVE IMPERMANENCE!!!

The Buddha taught that everything is impermanent- flowers, tables, mountains, political regimes, bodies, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness. We cannot find anything that is permanent. Flowers decompose, but knowing this does not prevent us from loving flowers. In fact, we are able to love them more because we know how to treasure them while they are still alive. If we learn to look at a flower in a way that impermanence is revealed to us, when it dies, we will not suffer. Impermanence is more than an idea. It is a practice to help us touch reality.

When we study impermanence, we have to ask, “Is there anything in this teaching that has to do with my daily life, my daily difficulties, my suffering?” If we see impermanence as merely a philosophy, it is not the Buddha’s teaching. Every time we look or listen, the object of our perception can reveal to us the nature of impermanence. We have to nourish our insight into impermanence all day long.

When we look deeply into impermanence, we see that things change because causes and conditions change. When we look deeply into non-self, we see that the existence of every single thing is possible only because of the existence of everything else. We see everything else is the cause and condition for its existence. We see that everything else is in it.

From the point of view of time, we say “impermanence”, and from the point of view of space, we say “non-self”. Things cannot remain themselves for two consecutive moments, therefore, there is nothing that can be called a permanent “self”. Before you entered this room, you were different physically and mentally. Looking deeply at impermanence, you see non-self. Looking deeply at non-self, you see impermanence. We can say, “I can accept impermanence, but nonself is too difficult”. They are the same.

Understanding impermanence can give us confidence, peace, and joy. Impermanence does not necessarily lead us to suffering. Without impermanence, life could not be. Without impermanence, your daughter could not grow into a beautiful young lady. Without impermanence, oppressive political regimes would never change. We think impermanence makes us suffer. The Buddha gave the example of a dog that was hit by a stone and got angry at the stone. It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.

We need to learn to appreciate the value of impermanence. If we are in good health and are aware of impermanence, we will take good care of ourselves. When we know that the person we love is impermanent, we will cherish our beloved all the more. Impermanence teaches us to respect and value every moment and all the precious things around us and inside of us. When we practice mindfulness of impermanence, we become fresher and more loving.

Looking deeply can become a way of life. We can practice conscious breathing to help us be in touch with things and to look deeply at their impermanent nature. This practice will keep us from complaining that everything is impermanent and therefore not worth living for. Impermanence is what makes transformation possible. We should learn to say, “Long live impermanence”. Thanks to impermanence, we can change sufferings into joy.

If we practice the art of mindful living, when things change, we won’t have any regrets. We can smile, because we have done our best to enjoy every moment of our life and to make others happy. When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.

We have to nourish our insight into impermanence every day. If we do, we will live more deeply, suffer less, and enjoy life more. Living deeply, we will touch the foundation of reality, nirvana, the world of no-birth and no-death. Touching impermanence deeply, we touch the world beyond permanence and impermanence. We touch the ground of being and see that which we have called being and non-being are just notions. Nothing is ever lost. Nothing is ever gained.

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  1. Pastor Antoinette on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    This teaching has a very powerful message. Impermanence is following us all the time, and it is recommended to cultivate thinking of it.

    Impermanence is not just a philosophy, it is very tangible in our lives. Nothing stays the same, our feelings, our health, our relationships. And yet, as it has been pointed out, we have to cultivate and reminding us that everything is limited in time. This would also be a powerful practice of gratitude.

    Our life changes in so many ways, for example as a child we can’t wait to grow up and drive a car. But then, when the time comes it becomes “normal” and we don’t appreciate the opportunity so much anymore but instead complain of traffic, parking problems and so on.

    Same goes for friendships, our family, our parents. Nobody stays around for ever and we need to be aware that everything is impermanent and will change. No matter how things are, fun and pleasing or difficult and painful, they don’t last and will become a memory.

    Remembering ourselves that everything is impermanent is a very powerful practice on how to be grateful for every opportunity we get.

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  2. yin ping on Jan 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    We used to think impermanence is something negative and depressed. What making us suffered are our perception and our selfish mind which we want things the way we want it to be.

    We know that everything changes, nothing remains without change. Because of this, everything is possible. Such as the example given, a little girl could not grow into a beautiful young lady if things are permanent. When we are able to see changes with wisdom, we can turns away from sufferings.

    Always remember when bad things happened, it won’t always be this way. Take a deep breath and move forward. When things are good, it won’t always be this way too. Show our gratitude and continue to be the person who gives kindness and loves to everyone.

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  3. Andrea Lai on Nov 23, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    It’s so insightful and make great sense. One should understand the meaning of impermanence. For me,If we could truly cultivate into understanding of impermanence, life will be in harmony and our mind will be in peace. Though living in samsara we suffer, if we transform our mind to positive, we gain realization and we will work for it. What I think, impermanence is a very good practice of our mind transformation, realized and change.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful article of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. ??

  4. Sharon Ong on Jul 19, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I respect Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh very much as this gentle, unassuming monk is able to give profound teachings in a simple and easy to understand manner, very much like my own Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

    This teaching on impermanence is a beautiful read as I happened to stumble upon it on a day like today where the teachings are even more meaningful. While many know and can understand what impermanence is on an intellectual level but to fully appreciate impermanence, we need to translate it into actions and deeds that are beneficial and bring happiness to others.

    Thank you with folded hands.

  5. Wah Ying on Jul 17, 2016 at 12:43 am

    We might think impermanence is “bad guy” that makes us lost our loved ones, our youth, our time, our health and everything…Therefore many won’t like the idea of talking about impermanence, hope everything is this world is permanent and remain as they are, not changing at all. If that’s the case, everything bad will remain bad – bad weather, bad financial situation, bad government, and any bad circumstances happen now in our life. Even flower or vegetables in our garden will not grow, if everything is going to remain forever the same as yesterday and before yesterday.

    Realising nothing is going to remain forever the status/stages they are, we learn to treasure the good people, good life, good health we are having now. That’s a better way of enjoying and appreciating life.

    As Thich Nhat Hanh said, impermanence makes everything possible, changes suffer to joy. Thus we thank to it, and we should learn to accept it, and “appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness”.

  6. Alice Tay on Oct 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    小的时候,时常听到长辈提到什么无常的。

    就好像一朵花会开,会无常的花谢(或是死了),就没有痛苦了。

    原来当时的我已经误解了无常的意思。其实,佛法是让我了解到我们必需面对真像,面对现实。我们要明白让我们痛苦的是我们自己认为每件都是永恒的 (What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not)。其实它不是,刚好相反。

    感恩Rinpoche 的分享,让我更明白无常的真正的存在。

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Brilliant article that talks about self and links it with impermanence thank you RInpoche for sharing this with us. Thich Nhat Hanh really can deliver the dharma really well. Mark of a realised master.

  8. grace (KSJC) on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I love the statement mention by Thich Nhat Hanh “impermanence teaches us to respect and value every moment and all the precious things around us and inside of us. When we practice mindfulness of impermanence, we become fresher and more loving” . It explained the concept of impermanence in simple but easy understand way..method have to teach us, we have to practice in our daily life to make it meaningful to us and our friend around us.

  9. JP on Jul 7, 2012 at 4:41 am

    “Impermanence is more than an idea. It is a practice to help us touch reality.”

    I like this statement very much. Although I may understand impermanence as I read the article, I noticed that I am not mindful of it every second of the moment. As a result, I get carried away by reacting negatively to certain people’s behaviour and situations. I am not conscious of reality.

    I realised that being mindful is very important because it makes me apply what I’ve learnt. In this case, if I am constantly mindful of impermanence, I would appreciate people around me more and have more patience. I would also be empowered to live my fullest potential and beyond.

  10. patsy on Oct 9, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Impermanence – nothing good or bad last forever.Every seconds the clock ticks away, my body and situations changed. Everything that happened became a dream……

    Understanding impermanence makes me not so attached to my anger, pain and sufferings as I know that it will not last forever. I appreciate life better and try to make every moment of my life more meaningful and beneficial instead of wasting away. Life is uncertain, death is so I try not to procrastinate what i want to achieve. What if I were to die tomorrow? Will I have any regrets? If the answer is yes, than I have not really understood impermanence.

    I like the advise from Ven Thich Nhat Hanh “When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”
    By then I will be gone. I cannot take back what I have done in the past but I will take this advice to heart and put into practice now before it is too late.

  11. William on Oct 8, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I read this article again and it hit me that Impermanence is really happening in our daily lives and that I change every second of the day. My mind condition, my body and all things around me which make it never the same all the time. This is a great cos i have the opportunity to change the sufferings into joys, as stated by Ven. Thich.
    Nowadays I am not so affected when things change or does not go according to plan. Of course i still get agitated but i am able to catch myself from this feeling and be more mindful of my feelings and actions. Just gotta practice it. Thank you Rinpoche for this article teaching.

  12. Doreen Teoh on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Knowing that impermanence exist, I realise that I will not be in any form forever, as if there is impermanence, I will stay this form forever. As such, I have no form, if there is I will not grow old, I will stay the same when I was born. If there is permanence, I will not grow old….And our awakened mind is permanence. [reply]

  13. Cynthia Ng on Oct 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    “When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”

    Yes, this remind me very deep of IMPERMANENCE! We have to change our negative mind to positive mind just think of IMPERMANENCE. So that we don’t waste our time and affort in argument but think deeply how can we change and make people more happy.

    I will practice “IMPERMANENCE” daily to be vigilant myself to be a better person.

  14. Melvin on Oct 3, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Over the past few months, I have been getting into arguments over silly things with a loved one, not realizing how each argument was making the relationship deteriorate. It was primarily me getting mad at certain things because I wanted a sense of security and permanency in the relationship. Not realizing impermanence, I have acted pretty badly.

    It really hit home when Ven Thich Nhat Hanh said, “When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”

    300 years later… 100 years later… even 10 years later, or 10 months later, we may be gone. When I read this, I realized how ignorant I have been. I can’t take back what I have done in the past, but to close my eyes and think about the day it will end… I must be a kind person today, here and now. There is no other time, before its to late.

  15. Ethan Chu on Oct 3, 2011 at 5:26 am

    What a clear and wonderful teaching on impermanence. I used to think that “Yes, everything is going to fade away someday, so I should go experience life to the fullest.” But in a wrong way, then I begin to have more holidays, more food, more material gains because they are “impermanence” and fades away. It begins to have a lot of “me” time… Not knowing the true meaning of impermanence, more attachments are actually created.

    Now, I love contemplating on impermanence these days, not only it helps to reduce anger and attachment, I am given a second shot in life to do something beneficial for others. Very simple, because life is precious and since we can not even hang on to “anything” in life… So why not do something meaningful in our lives? Because if there is a mind, there must be a cause of how the mind exist, then there must be reincarnation, if there is reincarnation; there must be animals, spirits, humans, gods and Buddha.

    So whatever we are doing now, determines what happen next. We can choose.

  16. Adeline Woon on Oct 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Without impermanence, there is no hope for life. Impermanence helps me to see and improve my good qualities and gave me strength to reduce and eventually eliminate my negativity.

    I contemplate impermanence before I go to bed every night, after I reflected on what I’ve done in a day. This contemplation of impermanence reminds my that this “I” is subject to change and it is in existent because of the coming together of different “atoms”. I tried to integrate impermanence with emptiness, contemplate that a person or things merely exist due to the joining of various conditions. Because conditions are subject to change, therefore a person or things are impermanence. But, if it is impermanence, how come I still feel that this “I” is solid? I think the problem is due to the mind grasping onto this body. Because the mind is unaware of the emptiness aspects of this body, therefore it holds onto the body as if it is undestroyable. Through “scanning” my body from top to toe with an alert mind, sometimes I feel the energy flow of the body and no body, so to speak. This, I guess is the mere touch of the emptiness side of the body. Throughout this contemplation, I constantly remind myself on impermanence of the body, speech and mind. With this in mind, I contemplate death, if I haven’t fallen asleep by then, LOL.

    Inspired by Tsem Rinpoche on his post “Dear Henry, Contemplate Daily” (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html), I tried to contemplate my death creatively, like my top bunk collapse onto me and smash me into pieces, hehe. This helps me to let go of the unpleasant experience I had in a day and rejoice in my good deeds, so that I can die without regret if my death comes when I sleep.

    When I wake up in the morning, I contemplate on impermanence that today is a new day, that any positive thing can be happening. What happened yesterday are in the past and I can make things better for today. I then remind myself the only reason I am breathing and alive is to do good to benefit others. This reminder is inspired by HH the 14th Dalai Lama from his book “Become Enlightened”. With this reminder “pop-out” first thing when I am awake, whatever I do in that day, I will do it happily (most of the time with an undisturbed mind), even if I got blamed for nothing, in a way, hehe.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post on impermanence. I met Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh in April this year and I have learned to be mindful of my actions and negative feelings, and to embrace my negativity like a mother comforting a crying child. Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh is a real practitioner. You can definitely feel his compassionate and peaceful energy in present!

  17. Lim Han Nee on Sep 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this teaching on the Mindfulness of Impermanence by Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.

    I love the poetry in his teaching. His ‘engaged Buddhism’ comes to the forefront here too. He urges us to engage in total,by bringing our full awareness to each experience. From a lovely flower to one’s beloved,to an encounter with an angry being, if we bring the practice of mindfulness of impermanence to every fleeting moment of each day, then we will live the moment deeply and fully,experience less pain and suffering, enjoy life more and gain greater peace.

  18. Uncle Eddie on Sep 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Realising impermanence creates the reason for us to practise and to exert ourselves in order to free ourselves from further sufferings. Of the aspects of impermanence, subtle momentary changes of existence are very hard to ascertain. Awareness of death, the most important example of loose form of impermanence is of course very difficult to realise. As stated in the Dharma teachings of Lord Buddha, the four characteristics of impermanence in samara are:- (i) That which is collected seperates into its components. (ii) Birth inevitably leads to Death. (iii) High position later leads to a lower position, and (iv) meeting leads to parting. Only upon the attainment of Nirvana do all Karma an transience come to an end. Invariably for anyone, of all incentives for Dharma practice, the greatest is for the awareness of Death! All Buddha’s teachings are the methods to overcome delusions, the source of all fears. In this way,we can gain control and will have no cause to fear.

  19. ng on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    1) when i get stuck in a traffic jam, and i think “i’m gonna be stuck here forever !” . then i think of impermanence… nah. not going to happen.
    2) when I’m waiting ages for the food in the restaurant to arrive, and i think ” arggh ! the food will never get here ! ” then i think of impermanence .. the food will get here eventually.
    3) when I think of my loved one, and think “i will love them forever !” , then I think of impermanence , and feel sad. Eventually we would have to part. I wish I had buddha’s powers .. then i can make that happen.

  20. henry ooi on Sep 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    “When you get into an argument with someone you love, please close your eyes and visualize yourselves three hundred years from now. When you open your eyes, you will only want to take each other in your arms and acknowledge how precious each of you is. The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”

    The above para is a stark reminder for me when I encounter a similar situation in future.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for teaching Impermanence and for posting this article as a reminder.

  21. waimeng on Sep 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Thich Nhat Hant looks like Lama Tsongkhapa in a way 🙂
    Without impermanence everything is monotonous unchanging, I think we all be bored. Imagine staying as a child of 2 forever, small and need others to help you. Through impermanence we can evolve to a better less selfish person, else if we are selfish we can never change that and who like to be remembered for being selfish throughout our lives?

    Becoming a Buddha is also then a possibility.

  22. tenzin llhamo on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a wonderful topic.
    Impermanence exist everywhere from the flowers dying to our emotions. We get upset easily yet we know that the feelings will dissipate as fast as it came. I will remind myself to read and understand the teachings above again and again. We should always cherish everything and everyone around us because of impermanence. Bringing love, joy and cherishing everything/everyone else are definitely some of the ways to make it better.

  23. M on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Sorry, typo. I meant to write ” …if our mind is till seeing things as permanent…”. To add, having a strong grasp of the significance of Impermanence, helps to combat our own Expectations.

  24. M on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Every day like a lot of people, I recite the 8 Verses Of Mind Transformation. It is impossible to achieve any success in mind training and experience transformation if our mind is still seeing things as impermanent whether we recognize it or not. E.g. by habit, we like or dislike certain people or situations because of our subtle and yet fixed ideas and impression of that person/situation. Except in more extreme cases where how fixed my mind is on things became blatant, I often fail to catch it. This teaching has helped me to remember Impermanence and appreciate that without Impermanence, I can never transform my mind for the better.

    Recalling Impermanence also prepares me to part with everything that I like, need, enjoy, and depend on in my life. This includes this blog, the Guru’s teachings and even the Guru. So every second and every minute detail count.

  25. Dee Dee Quah on Sep 29, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Everyday I try to remind myself things, actions, circumstances are all impermanent. It has helped me let go of angry situations, frustrations. Reading this teaching, I am now reminded to appreciate more the benefits of impermanence eg. enjoy the flower before it is gone, look after ourselves as we will never be in this same healthy physical state tomorrow, use ‘now’ to do something worthwhile as tomorrow, I may not be in a physical position to help others. Thank you for this reminder Tsem Rinpoche.

  26. Han on Sep 29, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing

    The below texts strike in my mind about IMPERMANENCE the most!
    “Impermanence is more than an idea. It is a practice to help us touch reality.The teaching of impermanence helps us appreciate fully what is there, without attachment or forgetfulness.”

    To me, IMPERMANENCE truly a practice, the practice that help me to let go of attachment,eg money,relationship,material things etc, once mindful that all these are impermanence,when things change not according to what I expect, I accept and do not feel regret and unhappy or emotion about , or grasping on for losing something.

    If I continue PRACTICE IMPERMANENCE,definitely I
    “will live more deeply, suffer less, and enjoy life more.”

  27. Nicholas on Sep 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    When I come across to this teaching, it always tells me that nothing will last forever.

    This changes happening now, every second, as I’m typing this reply…

    By saying I understand impermanence doesn’t mean I can accept but by facing it “now” with no complaint, take every single opportunity to care someone, love someone and appreciate someone…I think this show how far I believe in it.

    Knowing things change every moment is also good for us not to take things for granted and we always find ways to improve & move forward.
    By knowing impermanence we might always thought things change without our control but we can make/initiate the changes ourselves for better.
    If we are used to changes in positive way whether things changes in our live it just another unexpected moment to past but we make it meaningful for others and yourself.

  28. KS on Sep 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Next time for whatever reason i quarrel with my wife or my father, i will go to the toilet and wash my face, visualise the image of me making offerings to the person(touch wood though,but it will happen. Maybe it’s the way round wahahha..).

    Then i will go back to them and smile like an idiot from my heart. I’m so sure that they will cool down and communicate.. it’ll be a bonus that they smile back at me. 🙂

  29. ngeow chin on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Mindful of impermanence help to reduce my craving for things I like.
    When it comes to losing things, whether possessions, or face, it also
    cushions the ‘ suffering’ associated with feeling of loss.
    Daily I face disappointment of not getting what I want , losing them, and not able to control any situation fully. Reflecting deeper, there is practical wisdom written here. Problems arise when we lose this wisdom esp in relationships . When attachment sets in happiness is gone !
    From my experiences , I enjoy sunsets, rainbows, a performance etc. We can enjoy temporariness. We don’t want them to last. How exquisite ! Life will be really boring if things all remain static. There will be no creativity and creation. Because everything changes and life is so fleeting, it makes sense to not waste it in doing meaningless things.
    It is also a very good time manager – reminds me to put effort to practice now and with diligence . Even though there is tomorrow , next year , good conditions change anytime and death , impermanence of our life can come sooner than later.

  30. Lily on Sep 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for this sharing…

    Used to think since everything is impermanent so why bother… yup. Reading this gives me a new perspective and learning to appreciate the value of the theory of impermanence (easily twisted & misunderstood) better.

    I found this subtle profound para stood out for me as I come to terms with many disappointments in myself and others… “When we know that the person we love is impermanent, we will cherish our beloved all the more. Impermanence teaches us to respect and value every moment and all the precious things around us and inside of us. When we practice mindfulness of impermanence, we become fresher and more loving.” – this is something I often forget and causes a lot of pain, especially when someone you love goes away, dies, or is not the person you thought.

    I’m always so afraid of loving with all my heart because I was afraid of being disappointed… now I can look at the impermanence as a positive thing and not negative and so the fear to love should be transform to the fear not to ever love for that person, moment, could be gone in a blink. Many of us know this in theory but failed countless times to remember and act wisely.
    The next time I’m feeling “not in the mood” or about to get “angry”… shall close my eyes and visualize 100 years from now…

  31. Elsie Toy on Sep 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    I first came across Ven Thich Nhat Hanh when one of our Dharma sister pass a photocopy of his teaching for us to read. However, she was reprimanded by her younger brother for reading them. I felt very uncomfortable when I meet up with this family. I am so sorry that I brought this up although it is not connect to here. I am glad that our Dearest Rinpoche shared this with us today for if they have read Rinpoche’s blog I am sure my Dharma Sister will be comforted for reading Ven Thich Nhat Hanh though she was reprimanded. I hope they find peace. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with all of us.

  32. koh hee peng on Sep 28, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Impermanence does make me realise the priority of collec possible on daily basis as there is a possibility that I would hour, minute or second. In this present world of samsara, entertainment everywhere that canbe easily accessible at watching movies. By realising the nature of impermanenc shopping mall or in cinema after work if I manage to go b more time on making offerings to the 3 jewels and recitin buddhas and other prayers to fill up my merit piggy bank. only 3 places that I would go to after death –animal realm hell realm that sufferings are routine activities for one bo that through the understanding of impermanence, I’m ab frustration and feeling of despair whenever I’m stuck in b a period longer than a year, bad situation can be improve situation can become bad anytime.

  33. freon on Sep 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Have to really digest this topic properly, get it planted in mind in order to handle daily obstacles. To me, habitually i always hopes that people treat me “impermanently” , meaning appreciate me etc. But, i forget that i tends to treat people “permanently” thus i forget they are “impermanent.” Thus the term “WAIT” is a murderer for me, i know this “murderer” yet i still let its come on my way…

  34. Sharon Saw on Sep 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you for this reminder on impermanence. i like very much the reference “It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” I think often we misunderstand impermanence and blame our unhappiness on impermanence when it is our refusal to accept that the nature of everything is impermanence which causes our unhappiness.

    What i like about this article in particular is how impermanence can actually be positive – because everything can change, so can negative situations turn positive. Just because a situation is not good at the moment – eg the political situation referred to above – does not mean that it will always be that way. Likewise, whatever suffering we endure will come to pass, as will every pleasure we are experiencing.

    I say that this article is a good reminder on impermanence because Rinpoche has already taught this to us.. Fortunately, we have constant reminders like this to shake us out of our habitual delusions.

  35. Su An on Sep 27, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Thank goodness for impermanence. Without it, life would be “boring”, we would stay mad at the annoying client “forever”, our children will “always” be peeing on the bed, the terrible zit on our nose would “never” disappear. Without impermanence, there would be no way out of samsara (?) This is very thought provoking, must share especially with friends who have everything and complain about everything! =p

  36. Lawrence on Sep 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    If we learn to say and to accept now “LONG LIVE IMPERMANENCE!”, finally we will be able to say, The IMPERMANENCE died, LONG LIVE Dharmakaya!

  37. Jace Chong on Sep 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this valuable teaching,

    I did have something pathetic thoughts in my mind before such as if everything is impermanence, then I rather don’t have it so I won’t feel bad when I lost it. Buddhism opens up another angle for me, since everything is impermanence, so we gotta do the best when we can, because when the conditions is not there anymore, we would waste the chance of what we can give.

    I used to live with a motto in Chinese “活在当下” (Live in the present), the definition for me that time was to dare me to do something exciting and new. Now I have a better definition for this motto which is giving the best at every moment, as the current condition is impermanence, you won’t know when you going to lose it but that is not the point, the point is how much you can give, now.

  38. tsemtulku on Sep 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Dear everyone,

    The most Ven Thich Nhat Hanh is already 85 but looks so radiant and serene. What a spectacular monk and inspiration to so many. May he live a thousand years more. I like this picture of Ven Thich Nhat Hanh as he is in traditional Vietnamese ceremonial robes with a brocade hat reminding us of Tsongkapa’s hat. Unique. The Vietnamese also employ brocades and special robes for high monks. So interesting.

    I came across some a wonderful teaching by Ven Thich Nhat Hanh on Impermanence(posted here) that I would like you to read and comment on my blog space below. I want to know how this talk can be applied to your life? How it would relieve you of some mental burdens maybe or avoid future mental traps….I look forward to see your comments on my blog as well as other people would find your thoughts helpful and interesting.

    Also:

    I found this incredible letter written by Dr Martin Luther King to the Nobel Peace Committee recommending Ven Thich Nhat Hanh as a recipient for Nobel. Wow. The letter is so well written in it’s simplicity, directness and honesty. Please read it and feel the good energy radiating from Dr King and Ven Thich. And did you know they were friends??? I didn’t. They were good friends.

    Please read: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-martin-luther-king-nominate-thich-nhat-hanh-for-nobel-peace-prize.html

    Please read and be inspired. Tsem Rinpoche

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 15. 2020 03:18 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching of how to nurture the dharma in our children . Its good everything to start early and young whatever as such like Dharma teaching to our children. Stimulate them with dharma comic books and so forth. As parents show them an example of what we learn, practice in the center. Opening the dharma imprint in them will be good. Beautiful sharing , wish Jake well and on the right spiritual path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/for-francis-and-lil-jake.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 15. 2020 03:17 PM
    Reading this inspiring biography of a great Lama , his incredible achievements is truly amazing and inspiring. H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche a learned scholar ,master debater and was the Junior Tutor to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama . Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist Masters for his extraordinary method of teachings in the tradition of Je Tsongkhapa. Well known and respected by many in all Tibetan Buddhist schools. The flourishing of the Dharma in the West is strongly connected with him. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche had travell intensively giving teachings throughout his life to many. Been also a poet and a writer Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche left behind a legacy of his complete works written in a style of rare elegance and many others who had benefited thousands in the Buddhist world. Up to the end of his life, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche continuously turning the Wheel of Dharma for the sake of all sentient being .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and interesting read .


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-kyabje-trijang-dorje-chang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 15. 2020 03:16 PM
    Dogs are better than human beings because they know , can feel but do not speak only. Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. Watching the video tell all, that dog so royal all I can tell. He is at risk though yet he try to his best to protect the other. A selflessness act he care about others more than themselves. Dogs are most faithful and royal than human. A person can leave us when time is bad but a dog will show us their royalty in our bad time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-non-human-hero-must-watch.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 15. 2020 03:09 PM
    Nurturing children with Dharma is very important. Parents must
    also show good example to their children so that they become better person when they grow up.
    It is every parents’ hope that their children grow up to be good and caring adults. Thank you very much for good article.


    https://bit.ly/2WkIZEK
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 09:44 PM
    t’s a blessing to be able to see this rare video of the powerful oracle. Choyang Duldzin Kuten took trance of both the peaceful and wrathful forms of Dorje Shugden.
    What I saw from the Panglung Kuten, is dharma advice to help practitioners and spiritual organizations to grow even more. Thank you very much for sharing this good article with us.

    https://bit.ly/307V2qb
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 06:51 PM
    Nowadays, people prefers to live in forest, and near the greens as they do not want to have the hustle city life which they grew up in because it is very stressful and very unhealthy for their body and mind. I’m amazed with the idea of forest house, incrediably built in the deep forest, with amazing architecture and innovatively studied landscape. I can feel the peace of mind by just looking at the picture. With the huge amount of trees, bushes and plants, it makes the environment looks calm, cooling and less polluted.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article, this house is extremely unique indeed a beautiful place to stay. It is best to be recommended for people who likes to spend short holiday and for those to love to have a peaeceful meditation.

    https://bit.ly/2OpVydr
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 03:03 PM
    Short yet powerful meaningful quotes for thoughts that will change our lives and should not be ignored.
    These quotes stand up well to me….
    Remember, if we wish to make an offering to our teacher, no offering is greater than that of our own dharma practice. ~Geshe Tsutrim Gyeltsen
    Never abandon your spiritual teacher no matter how many inner obstacles you need to overcome…….~Tsem Rinpoche
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/quotes-that-should-not-be-ignored.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 03:01 PM
    Ribur Rinpoche great yogi, scholar and teacher, an accomplished practitioner, as well as a writer and who had giving teachings in numerous countries around the world. We are fortunate able to read all the amazing memoir of Ribur Rinpoche’s profound meeting with Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. A rare and precious memoir. Woa amazing , during the Chinese invasion Ribur Rinpoche managed to retrieve some of Rinpoche’s relics and is at Sera Mae Monastery .
    Loved what Ribur Rinpoche said …….as a scholar, and as a lama I am somebody, but these things are not important. The only thing that matters to me is that I was a disciple of Pabongka Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ribur-rinpoches-profound-meeting-with-kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 03:00 PM
    Clear explanation and understanding of Praise to Manjusri by Geshe Rabten a great masters much appreciated with folded hands. With these explanation will help us in the practice. Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche was one of the most outstanding Tibetan masters of our time. Also known as Milerpa. We are fortunate we are to learn about Manjushri’s sacred prayer. May all be blessed with this powerful praise of Manjushri.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of powerful practice of Gangloma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/praise-to-manjusri-explanation-by-geshe-rabten.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 03:33 PM
    Sailing stones, are a geological phenomenon where rocks move and slide across the surface or on long tracks along a smooth valley floor .Scientist have been wondering how these happened and puzzled by the mysterious “sailing stones .

    Actually we need to thank the mother earth for creating all the wonders and miracles.Thank you very much for this good sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2CxqENS
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 12:30 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen was considered as an emanation of Lama Tsongkhapa. He was one of the principal disciples of Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was the founder of Tsunmo Tsal and built Ganden Monastery in Tibet. A great holder of the vinaya, well known and respected by many. With his incredible devotion and commitment that he had promise to arise as an Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to preserve the lineage of Tsongkhapa teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/duldzin-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 12:28 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the precious Dharma teachings. Giving teachings in the early sunrise is indeed wonderful. Watching sunrise and spending a moment listening Rinpoche’s teaching will brighten the day with positive energy.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sunrise-dorje-shugden-puja-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 12:26 PM
    Thich Nhat Hanh is truly a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings on mindfulness. He is the founder of the Plum Village Tradition where he spent most of his later life residing at the Plum Village Monastery in France. He is one of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today. He has been travelling internationally to give retreats and teachings. He finally made a surprise decision to go back to his root country in Vietnam . Interesting read of a great spiritual leader who has won him several awards for his incredible work of spreading compassion around the world solely just to benefits others.He has authored more than 100 books on various subjects and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thich-nhat-hanh-the-icon-of-peace-and-courage.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 12. 2020 02:20 PM
    Most Chinese people believe in Buddhism. So there are countless religious sites in this vast land. China has such an incredibly long history that it makes sense that there would be a lot of places of interest where holy relics were kept. It would be wonderful to go spiritually enriching, going on pilgrimage to all these Holy scared places as mentioned. Interesting to read with lots of information making the trip much easier . Its amazing there are so many temples where holy Buddha relics been kept. Looking at it merely tells us all and is a blessing connected with the spiritual qualities of the Buddha. Interesting read and beautiful pictures shared.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/holy-relic-sites-of-china-very-interesting.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 12. 2020 02:19 PM
    Kechara Oasis serves good and healthy foods for most its vegetarian. Kechara Oasis founded by our Lama Tsem Rinpoche caters to fine, high quality, delicious food leaves a deep impression on our nature. Looking at those pictures tells us more. Well decorated those foods shown. We can live and be healthy without killing animals for food. Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life. As our Lama had always encouraged us to on vegetarian to save animals .
    Choosing to go on vegetarian is the best choice. One of these day I will go KO to try those delicious dishes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/liaisons/look-at-the-food.html

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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: 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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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
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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
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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
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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
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
4 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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