Be careful of what you post online

Mar 11, 2015 | Views: 3,075

Dear friends,

Good news for so many victims! The Internet and social media is now very, very prevalent and significant in our lives. I don’t particularly like social media much myself but I spend time online because it is a very useful tool to share inspirational news and events and also Buddhist teachings, and clearing misinformation. Sometimes we just need to do things that benefits others whether or not it is a personal interest. Nowadays everyone is on social media because it gives them an outlet to express themselves, so sometimes what you find is good and other times what you find can be quite misleading. One of my friends sent me this article which I found interesting because it talks about how the law is now dealing with the sometimes abusive side of social media. 

 

It seems that nowadays making accusations, defamatory remarks, fabricating information and manipulating past events to malign someone’s character on public social media platforms can land us in hot water. Even setting up anonymous defamatory blogs can be dealt with by law now. Being anonymous does not protect the perpetrator either anymore. Especially if you write all these things which damages people and hurts their reputation, has psychological impact, financial consequences, then in the eyes of the law it is considered tangible damage that you can be held responsible for.

 

So we have to be careful about what we say because we need proof of our words. Whatever we write on the Internet lasts forever, even some innocent things we wish we could forget LOL but if we write things on social media and on the Internet, this article says we need to be able to back it up in the courts of law. The case that this article refers to sets a powerful precedence for those who have to put up with a lot of defamatory remarks, accusations and unfounded comments loosely based on our accuser’s version of the ‘truth’.

 

And now based on this case, which took place in a major legal centre like London, the judge has set precedence that people are responsible for their writings in MORE than their country of residence. Now people who make defamatory remarks can be held responsible in multiple countries, based on the location of the servers where their comments and writings move through. Even if those comments are just retweets or reposts, if it’s done with an intent to defame or hurt someone, a person can still be held legally responsible for their retweets, as though they authored the libel themselves. 

 

What’s amazing is this case didn’t involve a small Internet company but Google themselves who are huge and publicly listed. Yet they still conformed to the demands of a court subpoena because lets face it, what does Google really lose from releasing the details of an anonymous poster who doesn’t bring them any financial or reputational gain and in fact puts them at risk of greater unnecessary legal troubles? 

 

Legal cases like these which are related to social media publishing are on the rise by 300%. There is bad and good about this. On the one hand, I’m glad to see that legally there is more protection for people against vulgarities, automated hate messages, fabricated remarks, defamatory statements and also violent threats. We should screenshot everything negative about us and save them. On the other hand, it means that online negativities like these are also on the rise and people need protection from it.

 

Read these articles below and let me know what you think. I hope cases like these become good deterrents for those who are engaging in such damaging acts. Whatever activities we do, whether it is social media or offline, we should never do it to damage others or to bring hurt and pain to others. There is already a lot of disharmony in this world so wouldn’t it be better to use the same methods to bring people together and help them to learn and grow? These are just my thoughts.

 

So people have to be aware of the damages they write on social media with the intent to harm or stalk or damage. Because one day someone will say it’s enough and take legal recourse. Be kind to others. Create kindness always. We get farther in life being kind always.

 

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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Please read the three short and interesting cases of prosecuted abusive internet users:

 

Shropshire internet troll left counting cost over £100,000 legal bill
PUBLISHED: March 7, 2015 07:59
Source: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/03/07/shropshire-internet-troll-left-counting-cost-over-100000-legal-bill/

An internet “troll” from Shropshire was today left counting the cost after being hit with a record £100,000 legal bill for using his home computer to target an American lawyer for groundless abuse.

Jason ‘Jay’ Page, from Telford, reaped a legal whirlwind when he posted a wounding review on Colorado-based Timothy Bussey’s Google Maps profile. The anonymous post described the US lawyer as “a scumbag” and accused him of paying for his firm’s positive reviews on the web.

Mr Bussey was left fuming by the anonymous post, which seemed to be from a dissatisfied client and stated to the world that “he loses 80 per cent of his cases”.

The post remained live on the web for about a year and Mr Bussey and his firm, The Bussey Law Firm, suffered severe damage to their reputation.

Mr Bussey was not willing to let the matter rest and, at huge expense, employed a Californian law firm to subpoena Google’s records to find out who was responsible.

That led him to the door of Mr Page, aged in his 20s, who was living with his parents in Sutton Hill, Telford, and yesterday ended up on the receiving end of a full-scale High Court libel case – around £100,000.

He insisted that he bore no responsibility for the post and that his Google account must have been hacked by someone else. He said that a hacker might have been seeking revenge for something he had done as a ‘moderator’ of the www.reddit.com website.

However, Sir David Eady said hacking into Mr Page’s account would have been challenging, with the perpetrator needing to bypass passwords and sophisticated security.

There was no indication that anyone held a grudge against him and the judge described the hacking explanation as “extremely improbable”.

The “overwhelming probability” was that Mr Page had either authored the post himself or authorised it.

The judge added: “Why Mr Page should himself choose to attack Mr Bussey and his firm is unclear, but the most likely explanation would appear to be a purely financial one.”

Taking into account the “grapevine effect” on the internet, the judge had no doubt that the post had caused serious damage to Mr Bussey and his firm’s good name. He ordered Mr Page to pay £50,000 damages, along with Mr Bussey’s legal costs. He must pay £50,000 of those on account, pending final assessment of the costs bill.

There was no response from the family home in Sutton Hill yesterday.

However, Page’s mother Nathalie said on the phone that she did not have a number for her son and denied knowledge of the case.

Mr Bussey’s solicitor, Will Richmond-Coggan, said later: “This is a great result for our clients.

Shropshire legal expert Charlotte Clode said: “The boundaries of what is going too far in online posting in the eyes of the courts may become slightly more clear with time and this judgement will contribute towards that, giving some precedent for other others judges and juries to work with.

“Now there is a verdict and huge costs and damages awarded to the plaintiff. Jason Page is either going to have to pay or find the means to appeal. That’s a tremendous cost for what were probably unnecessary and ill-considered words that did their damage with a simple press of the ‘enter’ key.

“Their reputations have at last been vindicated following this calculated attack through the medium of an online review site.”

 

Be careful what you write online

 

Beware what you write online – because it is published worldwide, says Shropshire lawyer Charlotte Clode.

 

It was going to happen sooner or later. And in the end, it took one comment on one social media platform, seen only by a select number of people on the other side of the pond.

 

But it was enough and today Jason Page of Telford has been landed with a £100,000 legal bill after being taken to court by an American lawyer.

 

Timothy Bussey was unhappy after Mr Page called him a “scumbag” on an internet site. He sued and won a £50,000 payout, which will be added to with legal costs.

 

You no longer need millions of pounds worth of printing press or broadcast transmitters to make yourself heard, or seen, by potentially millions of people.

 

The game has changed completely.

 

 

Having the capability for anyone to publish does not, however, change what you are allowed to publish. The law has had to begin to adapt to this new landscape, but the fundamental principles that you have to be able to substantiate what you say about someone if they contest it have not changed.

 

Nor is ignorance of those laws any kind of defence against being taken to court for defamation having made libellous or slanderous comments – the damage has still been done, whether you knew you could be held accountable for it or not.

 

Social media and self-publishing also allow the process of saying something you shouldn’t to be instant, removing the time that people might previously have taken to self-censor or just take a step back from what they might have said in the heat of the moment.

 

Because communication is also now global, there is little or no safety in saying untrue or unpleasant things about someone on another continent, not least because communications servers are spread around the world. Your message could pass through London, Amsterdam and New York on its way to Sydney or Manilla. That can have implications for jurisdiction when it comes to legal action.

 

In this case, even though the comments were made in Telford and were only apparently seen in Colorado, a judge at the High Court in London has ruled on the matter in favour of the American man who was judged to have been damaged by it.

 

It seems likely that the only answer to this issue is greater awareness and education of the risks. People must have the right to protect their reputation, so perhaps we need to begin taking responsibility for what you say online – a topic that our young people learn from an early age. They need to know that even re-posting or ‘re-tweeting’ something defamatory is considered to be a repeat of the original offence.

 

Last year alone legal cases linked to social media publishing rose by 300 per cent on the previous year. There is every expectation that this is only going to escalate unless, and until, people start to learn what is and is not acceptable and dangerous to their own wallet – or even their liberty.

 

* Charlotte Clode is an Associate Solicitor with Shropshire law firm FBC Manby Bowdler.

 

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2ND ARTICLE:

 

Fabrice Muamba: Racist Twitter user jailed for 56 days
A student who admitted posting racially offensive comments on Twitter about footballer Fabrice Muamba has been jailed for 56 days.
Source:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-17515992

 

 

Swansea University student Liam Stacey, 21, from Pontypridd, admitted inciting racial hatred over remarks about the Bolton Wanderers player, who collapsed during a FA Cup tie at Tottenham.

A district judge in Swansea called the comments “vile and abhorrent”.

Muamba, 23, who suffered a cardiac arrest, is still in intensive care.

Sentencing Stacey at Swansea Magistrates’ Court, District Judge John Charles told him: “In my view, there is no alternative to an immediate prison sentence.

“It was not the football world who was praying for [Muamba]…. everybody was praying for his life.”

Stacey broke down in tears as he was led away to begin his jail term.

As he passed the public gallery, he was briefly embraced by friends and his parents.

A second year biology student at Swansea, Stacey was arrested after his comments on the social networking site were reported by other users.

A number of people challenged Stacey on Twitter following his first comment, and he responded with a number of offensive posts aimed at other Twitter users.

Last week the court heard how Stacey posted the offensive comments shortly after the former England Under-21 star collapsed during the FA Cup quarter-final at White Hart Lane on 17 March.

 

 

Magistrates were told police forces across Britain received complaints following the comments.

Stacey tried to “distance himself” from the tweets by claiming his account had been hacked, the court was told.

He later tried to delete his page but was arrested the following day at his student house in Swansea.

When interviewed by police, Stacey said he had been drinking since lunchtime on Saturday and was drunk when he made the comments.

Stacey was initially released on bail pending sentence and was ordered not to use Twitter and other social networking sites.

Jim Brisbane, chief crown prosecutor for CPS Cymru-Wales, said: “Racist language is inappropriate in any setting and through any media.

“We hope this case will serve as a warning to anyone who may think that comments made online are somehow beyond the law.”

A Swansea University spokesperson said: “The student remains suspended from the university pending the conclusion of our disciplinary proceedings.”

Stacey has also been de-registered as a player with Treorchy rugby club, where he has turned out for the second team on occasions.

Club chairman Andrew Jones said: “We haven’t met as a committee yet but we recognise the need to respond at the earliest possible opportunity and we’ve taken the decision to de-register him as a player at Treorchy Rugby Football Club as of today.”

He added: “Like other members of the public, we as a club in no way support the comments made and the last thing we would want would be to associate ourselves with them.

“I sincerely hope he takes time to reflect on his actions.”

The sentencing has sparked rigorous debate on internet forums and social network sites debating the sentence comments that are made online.

Writing on Twitter, Lord Sugar – former Spurs chairman – saying “Be warned idiots!,” while Gary Lineker posted “Let it be a warning to all you immature souls. #thinkbeforeyoutweet”.

Also on Twitter, Mervyn Barrett of crime reduction charity Nacro said he could not help but think the sentence was “manifestly excessive”.

Meanwhile, Muamba remains in intensive care in a London hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Bolton and Tottenham played their re-arranged FA Cup fixture on Tuesday evening, with a minute’s applause before kick-off.

 

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3RD ARTICLE

 

Twitter Trolls Jailed For Sending Abusive Tweets
A man and a woman are jailed for abusing high-profile feminist Caroline Criado-Perez and MP Stella Creasy on Twitter.

By Nick Pisa, Sky News Reporter
Source: http://news.sky.com/story/1200521/twitter-trolls-jailed-for-sending-abusive-tweets

 

 

Two people who sent abusive and menacing tweets to banknote campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez and Labour MP Stella Creasy have been jailed.

Isabella Sorley, 23, and John Nimmo, 25, posted dozens of abusive tweets against both women before they were arrested.

Senior district judge Howard Riddle jailed Sorley for 12 weeks and Nimmo for eight weeks as well as ordering them to pay £400 compensation to each victim.

Earlier this month the pair pleaded guilty to sending the menacing tweets, admitting they were among the users of 86 separate Twitter accounts from which Ms Criado-Perez had received abusive messages.

Passing sentence at Westminster Magistrates Court, Judge Riddle said that both victims had suffered substantially as a result of the abuse.

He said Ms Criado-Perez had faced “panic, fear and horror” adding that she feared the “abusers would find her and carry out the threats. She felt hunted.”

She responded to the sentencing on Twitter, saying: “I feel immensely relieved that the judge clearly has understood the severity of the impact this abuse has had on me.” She said the compensation would be given to charity.

Of Ms Creasy the judge said: “She became concerned for her safety to the extent that she had to alter her behaviour. She had a panic button installed in her home.”

As he passed sentence Sorley shook her head and looked to the floor while Nimmo stared straight ahead, showing no emotion.

Sean Caulfield, defending Sorley, told the court his client was “articulate and intelligent” and there was “disconnect” between her and the person that sent the messages.

He said they were sent in a half-hour window between 2.25am and 2.55am last July 30 when she was under the influence of alcohol and she was “horrified and appalled” at what she had done.

The court also heard how she had 25 previous convictions, mostly for being drunk and disorderly but she had also been convicted twice of assaulting police.

At the time of the Twitter abuse last summer Ms Criado-Perez was leading an ultimately successful campaign to have women featured on British banknotes.

Police launched an investigation after both she and Walthamstow MP Ms Creasy complained about the vile tweets.

Sorley used Twitter to tell Ms Criado-Perez to “f*** off and die you worthless piece of crap”, “go kill yourself” and “rape is the last of your worries”.

She also deluged Ms Criado-Perez with menacing messages claiming that she had just been released from prison, writing: “I will find you and you don’t want to know what I will do when I do, you’re pathetic, kill yourself before I do.”

Sorley, from Newcastle upon Tyne, has a 2:1 degree in creative advertising from Leeds College of Art and was working in an Asda supermarket in Newcastle at the time. She has since lost her job.

Unemployed Nimmo told Ms Criado-Perez to “shut up bitch” and “Ya not that gd looking to rape u be fine” followed by “I will find you (smiley face)”.

In an attack on Ms Creasy, Nimmo, from South Shields, said:”The things I cud do to u (smiley face)”, calling her “Dumb blond bitch.”

Ms Creasy responded to Nimmo’s message of “Dumb blonde bitch” with the message “That’s dumb Dr blonde bitch to you”.

“Love it at least u can have a laugh,” Nimmo responded, to which Ms Creasy said: “I’m not having a laugh, I’m cataloguing your vile conduct #takebacktwitter”.

In court his solicitor Paul Kennedy described him as a “recluse and sad individual” adding that he had no previous convictions and was sorry for what he did.

Sorley’s brother, who was in court with two holdalls carrying her belongings in the hope his sister would not be jailed, left without making any comment.

Before the early hearing, Sorley posted a picture of herself on her Twitter page posing outside Buckingham Palace with the message “just chilling at the queens”.

 

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 18, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Freedom of speech does not equal freedom to abuse others, that is misusing the right to free speech. Like any actions we do, we are responsible for it so use our rights in a intelligent and responsible manner.

  2. Edward Ooi on Apr 19, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Even though not all humans think the same way but they don’t have hurt the certain person they hate. No.1 Does it bring you happiness from hurting others? No.2 What is the point of hurting others anyway? No. What you get from hurting other? Even if it does bring you happiness, how long is the happiness going to last before you target another person? Isn’t it better to help others instead of hurting others? Helping others will not only bring you happiness but it will also bring happiness to others. Which is better? Bring happiness to others or bring hatred to others? Remember this, if you bring happiness to others, when you are in trouble or etc the “Others” will tend to help you willingly with joy and care. But if you bring hatred to others, when you are in trouble or etc “Others” might not tend to help you is because they will not respect someone who only will bring hatred into their lives. What is your decisions? Thank you for reading. Please understand that I’m not here to judge someone but just to bring peace. Thank you once again.

  3. Julien Roth on Apr 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Ever since young, my mother has always told me to be careful online. Whether is was posting on social media, giving away private information or buy something with the use of a credit card. My mother always warned be about the dangerous people that could be lurking at the other side of the screen. People that would not care about you and would show no restraint in abusing you online.

    I think out of the 3 articles, the last one made the most impact on me. Social media is amazing. Its a cool and fun way for people to stay connected with one another and share their thoughts. However, there are people on social media who take all the fun and purposeful points of social media and turn them negative. These people may come in many types. Including bullies and hackers.

    People who are involved in these kind of activities on social media are really selfish and unaware. Selfish because they do not care about how others feel, only themselves. And unaware because they do not know the effect their actions could have on a persons life. The worst possible effect of bullying could be suicide and the worst possible effect for hacking could be homelessness of even at times, suicide.

  4. Phng Keng Hwa on Apr 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This is really good to know that now the law will be able to help us with online trolls and bullying as well as helping us with online verbal abuse. It is really great to know!! 😀 Makes us rest easier, no? 😛 This is really good news, thank you for sharing!

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

  5. Sofi on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Its great news as multimedia should be used to promote positive sharing and not a place to hurt others. Nowadays anyone can be tracked and should be held responsible for their actions. Infringing on others spaces is not what we would usually do in real life and considered rude, so the same should be applied to online. Thanks Rinpoche for sharing.

  6. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Mar 21, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing out the 3 cases of law crime in social media. By getting into a jail term or legal bill is definitely not a worthy consequence because of satisfying one’s deluded mind with anger and self frustration after releasing the abusive words, ill-mannered statement and baseless claims on the social media.

    With the growth of networking on the internet and social media, people tend to take their words and speech lightly without much consideration of the after-fact effects when they want to voice out their opinions and statements on others’ welfare without getting the acknowledgment or approval from the authorized party. The social media is just like a newspaper and once the statement is being published on the social media, it will be exposed to the entire world in just seconds of time.

    In order to minimize and prevent from more people getting into the problems due to their abusive words and baseless claims published on the social media platform, I truly agree and support the social media law to be upheld by the authority as an effective solutions to protect the victims around the world in secular manner.

  7. diana pereyda on Mar 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Anyway, this is a good start to put a scare into these abusers who think they are invisible on line, anytime they feel like getting high on something or just plain mean and going after someone. Do not know how far all this will go, but unless they are just plain off, most will think twice what they post now on.

  8. Alice Tay on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    在现今的社会,距离已经不再成为人与人之间沟通的障碍了。因为,社交媒体的发达,无形中把人类的关系拉的更近。

    在社交网络里,我们只能用文字来表达自己。无论如何,文字所呈现在社交网络上,其实也是出自我们的内心话。因此,我们必需要谨慎用词,避免伤害他人。

    当社交媒体越来越进步的时候,如果没有及时与适当的戒条或措施来管制这一切,将会有更多人受到“文字”的伤害。

    感谢仁波切利用此博文来提醒我们要更谨慎与好好利用每一个文字来利益众生而不是伤害他人。

  9. Phoebe Yong on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Social media is a very powerful tool in this century. We have to use this tool wisely to bring the people together and be harmony.

    After reading this post, I am happy that legally there is more protection for people against defamatory statements. From this post, we are clearly aware that there is a huge price to paid if we misuse the social media for hatred, defamatory statements, vulgarities which damaging other people reputation and impacting the financial consequences. This is cause and effect.
    We are not only responsible on our body, speech and mind in the real life, but we also have to be caution what we are write and express in the cyber world.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post. _/\_ I will keep this in mind to be kind to everyone.

  10. Dense Kuek on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the post. Keep attacking others in social media showing one’s anger and cruel, and this happen because of ignorance and no compassion to others, it will brings one to no way but more bad karma.

  11. stella on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    With the up tick of social media in our lives, we will need to be prepared for the risks social media can pose. If we are using social media actively, then we will need to understand how our own behavior can and will have far-reaching consequences in real life. Inappropriate posts on social media can have severe repercussions on another person’s career. Compromising and inappropriate pictures, statements or other information can hurt another person’s reputation, chances to gain (or be considered for) employment/business, etc, let alone the psychological damage and pain they may suffer.

    Therefore, as a responsible Buddhist, we must take the images that we are portraying on social media sites very seriously; as a reflection of personal character. It is a reflection of our body, speech and mind. Look beyond legal repercussions as we believe in Karma.

    Thank You very much, Rinpoche for sharing this article. I will be mindful of my online behavior.

  12. Kien Wong on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche on this important sharing. Most of the peoples simply follow their emotion to react and caused the results in return. The me me me feeling stop us from seeing the true of karmic. As a Buddhist, as we did not careful about the body, speech and mind. Definitely move us from nowhere. We not only hurt others, we definitely hurt ourselves by return. We do not gain any respect from peoples around us. We withdraw from our good karmic and start to leave/seeking from a good possibilities. Being caring, responsible and supportive to do/provide our service. Will definitely bring us to achieve a better place.

  13. Victor Choi on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this good news. With this Law, innocent people is protected from such cyber attack of haters. I believe a lot more people out there are suffering the same as this 2 cases and especially this few months Rinpoche is been attacked from all short of angle regarding Dorje Shugden practice. Hope by this, people who attack Rinpoche will stop from their action and karma they have created for themselves.

    Sincerely,
    Victor Choi

  14. Serena on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. It is true about social media. It can bring benefit and inspire people to be positive and move on without fear.But it is also a scary tool that people may abuse it and attack / demotivate others by putting nasty comments and spread around the internet with tags. The world is so big but yet is so small. We never know what is going to happens later or who will we meet later. It pays high price for nasty/ negative actions. So beware of what we post online.

  15. Edwin Tan on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for highlighting a few cases on internet abuse and defamation.

    We can always blame our accounts been hacked or under the influence of alcohol, but it does not mean the abuses and derogatory remarks will not be seen and felt. Of course, if it is truly a case of an account being hacked, a clean up should be done thereafter with a message to apologise?

    I read several cases that what you said and did online cannot be erased. Nowadays, when we hire people, we will also assess their social media to determine what sort of character or attitude a certain individual possess before we hire them. Vile languages and racist remarks are not tolerated.

    The world wide web and the social media platform is so vast, and fast that we should really monitor what we write to the world. For those who think they can hide behind an anonymous account.. think again.

    Thank you.

  16. Beatrix Ooi on Mar 17, 2015 at 3:15 am

    We must be responsible for what we write either online or offline. Social media is indeed a good platform to know more people around the world, however personally I do not think that it’s a place for us to spread our anger and hatred. We must be very careful of what we write online because sometimes our words will hurt people and even bother them mentally, this is very bad because we are hurting someone else’s feelings and with people who aren’t strong enough to take criticism, sometimes they will go to the extreme and even hurt themselves. As the percentage of cyber bullying is rising drastically, I am glad that something is being done to protect those who are being bullied online.

  17. Leonard Ooi(Penang) on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting this issue. Cyber bullying is occuring with us realising it. Social media is a channel to connect socially with others, a communicative platform that brings about friendshipand networking. It is an useful tool to promote positive ideas and thoughts such as spreading dharma across the globe, reaching out to the people from all over the world. But the abuse of the social media may also cause adverse effects to our lives. The stories mentioned by Rinpoche showed us that everyone is responsible for what we write whether it’s on social network or otherwise and the seriousness of reposting articles on the social media also has it’s implications.
    As the saying goes, “The Pen is Mightier than the Sword” still comes true not only on print media but also social media. So, beware; what we write or repost may bring bad consequences if its content is doubful, malicious or slanderous.

    Regards
    Leonard Ooi

  18. tongsunsun on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享。
    在当今的社会,社群媒体是我们生活中不可缺少的一环。会不会适当使用媒体也是一门学问。
    有时候也会在媒体上看过一些类似欺骗案件,但是本身并不了解来龙去脉都不会加上分享。所以每当我们看到类似的情形,都应该以客观角度来观察内容。
    因为如果案中当事人并不是所讲的,我们就会无形让受害人遭到没必要伤害。例如:无端被谩骂,隐私被公开,严重的可能会导致被调查等等。
    我个人觉得社群媒体可以很广泛的被使用,因此我们应该善用媒体。多放送一些开心,正能量和鼓励的讯息。

  19. steve on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:05 am

    谢谢师父的分享。

    在您分享的这片论文中我发现到言语的伤害是很可怕的,有些人可能会因为我们的一句话而受伤,而那些伤害不止会伤害到他人还会让自己也可能犯下无法晚回的错。

    再一次感谢您。

  20. Pastor Adeline on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful post! It is indeed very useful information for all f us who are relying on social media to promote the Buddha’s teachings. The social media is a very useful platform for information to be spread far and wide within a very short period of time.

    When it is being used for a good cause, the good information will help those in need almost immediately. On the other hand, if it is being used for defamatory, it will also cause harm within seconds. Either way, the speed for the information to be travelled across different regions are very quick.

    As a Buddhist, we are taught to be mindful of our actions through the three doors regardless where we are as we are responsible for them and the sole owner of the results. Being mindful of this, we work on giving positive impacts to not only people around us but elsewhere. We all deserves to be happy equally and wish for positive results which cannot be obtained from creating harm onto others.

    I am very happy to learn that the law has now extended onto the worldwide web, specifically onto the social media, so that we are protected even more from harm and to cause harm.

  21. beckyyap on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this informative post.
    Sosial media is very powerful either can lead people for wrong information or benefit them. Therefore, we have to be careful what we say on the sosial media before we post.
    Always watch out our speech and mind and never hurt other people to satify ourself. Because our negative thought and bad action will cause them to bad situation like depression or even lead them to death. We have to understand and alert the rules if anyone who damage other people will get legal punishment.

    Let us use the social media to benifit others. Be kind and compassion and create harmony to everyone whenever we go.

  22. Uncle Eddie on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for awakening us up with this significant news, which make people to be more aware of what they write which do not hurt people’s reputations psychologically, or otherwise incurred defamatory remarks to anyone’s respectability. Yes, in fact this is more of a piece of good news for many, whose main aim, pure intention and motivation is to concentrate solely on Buddhist teachings to benefit more people through the internet and social media which is made so available and prevalent in Today’s lifetime! Nevertheless, like Rinpoche said, what-so-ever, we will remain kind to others always, and live together with peace and harmony, and continue to cherish and respect all forms of spiritual practices of others, for the benefits of all living beings in this Universe! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  23. Yvonne Yap on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

    感谢仁波切的分享,这是个好消息,虽然网络发言自由,但也不能无声胜有,毁谤他人,造成他人损失及心灵创伤。
    不能因私人问题,而在社交媒体,大发文章,滥用媒体的方便去伤害别人。也太无聊了吧!
    既然有时间的话,倒不如,写一些有意义的来激励需要帮助别人。

  24. yenpin on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

    感谢仁波切的分享,社群媒体是分享好的信息,而不是用来做人生攻击,或是发泄不满,伤害他人。
    造成他人严重损失,心灵上受到威胁,人生不安。希望大家可以善用社群媒体。不要造成社会干扰。
    社群媒体不是给我们发泄个人的情绪,而是把好的信息带给大家,把快乐带到全世界。

  25. jerry_sito on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:35 am

    在这个帖子里,也许有人会认为,尊贵的上师,想要透过法律的途径来构成“威胁”或“警告”莫些人,不要在攻击我们的网站

    然而,我却深深的能够感觉到师父的慈悲,给予我们佛法的教诲,也许我们现在没有宗教,那么给予我们一定得道德“规则”就叫做法律,倘若我们运用到佛法上,那么那就叫做“戒律”

    然而“法律”条文与“戒律”那是为了保护我们自己本身的,而不是为了牵制我们的自由,仿佛当我们严守戒律的时候,那么我们在修行的道路上就会有所成就,而护法更会帮助我们因为我们很好的守住我们的戒律与真正的把佛法运用在我们的生活上,好比如当我们不“恶语”那么我们就不会种下恶业,并不会受到因果的牵制

    感恩师父的教诲,从一路以来,师父都教导我们,要时常保持慈悲心的对待别人,师父也教导我们要尊重所有的僧侣及一切有情众生,并且要常常严守我们的戒律,因此我们学习了把佛法运用在我们的生活上,把佛法的真正有意义的教诲正确的运用在“社群媒体”“网络”上,真正的做到弘扬佛法与利益一切有情众生

    感恩尊贵的师父
    祈愿师父常住在世,长转法轮
    弟子:Jerry Sito

  26. Wylfred Ng on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Nowadays with the technology and social media, many people tend to express their feeling own their own social media pages. Some will share about their happiness, some will share about their dissatisfaction.But some people will post hurtful speech that may hurt others.

    It is good to see these few cases that punished the people who hurt others on social media page. So that people would not post vulgar words. This is to protect all of us.

    Thank you

  27. Louise on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:28 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享。

    其实每一样东西都有两面, 好与坏的动机都是操作与自己的一双手。 社群媒体这个平台,可以是正能量与负能量的。

    常常会看到很多人在 社群媒体发泄一切都不满、骂人与讲一些不三不四的东西, 其实是很笨的行为, 若要人不知,除非己莫为。天网恢恢,疏而不漏。

    我知道仁波切是一位非常低调的,为了来自世界各地的徒子徒孙不停分享,我要谢谢仁波切。

    很多来自比较偏僻的小地方也因为看到仁波切的部落格与社群媒体, 认识了佛法,改变了人生。

  28. Carmen Koo on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:48 am

    We have enough of bullies. In school, kids are bullied. On the road, drivers are bullied. And now, online, there are cyber bullies. I wonder what satisfaction people get from bullying and defaming others online, sometimes anonymously? If you have issues with someone or the company, why wouldn’t you settle it in person? and If it is not possible to meet up with the person, write in a letter, speak with their PAs, other people in the company… instead of venting online, won’t you want a solution to your woes?

    I am glad that legislation against online “bullying” are taken seriously. Ultimately, we have to be responsible for our own actions, also known as karma. I hope more cases do happen, so that people cease from constantly creating suffering for one another.

  29. William on Mar 15, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    In this day and age we have to be careful with what we post online. This is our responsibility because we are spreading news, information and also rumour far and wide. We never know who we will offend or break the law. So, take precaution and post responsibly. If you have the intention to cause hurt or malice, then one day it will come back to bite you at the back.

  30. GraceLeong on Mar 15, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Yes, I have seen real cases of people going on internet to set up fb pages to defame reputable service companies just to get attention and free services after making untrue allegations. They can even post bogus pictures of a bad service and make unreasonable demands for money back and further compensation etc.Apparently, the same perpetrator goes around targeting different beauty service companies with the same tactics.
    Some of these people who spent so much time on the internet hurling abuses at others or targeted people, could either be really “sick” people or probably “paid” to do it. I am really glad the law can go after them now. That will cut down a lot of negative energy plus lessen their chance of accumulating negative karma !

  31. Pema Thinley on Mar 14, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    thank you so much, this is so informative and a very good reminder for us to really understand and realize the real function of social media. A healthy socialising is what is needed and necessary for the benefit of all. This would benefit a lot of people Rinpoche.

    Thank you

  32. Frederick Law on Mar 14, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this information on the consequences of of cyber bullying. Social Media really is a powerful media that can change peoples life be it good or bad, depending on the person motivation when posting it.

    Those who post with intent to hurt and defame others should really be dealt with through legal way, if not more and more cyber bullying will grow and more people will suffer because of this unscrupulous action.

    In this internet age, social media should be use to motivate and inspired others in this degenerating times where society are heading towards more selfish and self-centered path.

    We should use Social media platform as a tool to connect the world and share knowledge and wisdom, even sharing love and care to inspire and motivate others who are loss, and who are down. Rinpoche blog is a very powerful example of using social Media to spread Dharma and compassion that affects billions all over the world.

    Sincerely,

    Frederick Law

  33. Colin Tan on Mar 14, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Thank u Rinpoche for sharing.

    Indeed for the past 2 weeks my company was also defamed by someone and the article was spread around many making us feeling very upset. We did so much for the Melaka property scene, but the person don’t see it that way, and defamed us.

    Tried many ways of getting the person but was difficult. We were left in a situation whereby we cant do much for awhile and have to see the number of views increase.

    But in the end… we manage to use legal actions to get the hosting site to take the article down and those that shared the posted were issued a legal letter, asking for a public apology and taking their reposting and sharing of the article down.

    It is indeed true that even if its reposting and not written by urself, it does have legal implications.

    So to All… pls watch what u write and repost especially when the articles have any defamatory evident in it.

    Lets all spread love and care rather than being bad to others.
    cheers.

  34. Tiffany Ong on Mar 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Thank u Tsem Rinpoche for highlighting such issue n to bring awareness to all of us. I hav to agree that talking nonsense online , using abusive language, scolding , anything related which is not good should b stop! Ppl must not misuse te Internet.. I hope tis article can bring awareness to all 😉

  35. ECheah on Mar 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    There are two sides to the internet revolution. It brings so much convenience to our daily lives as compared to say, 30 years ago. But with it comes the danger. Countless have been misled, brainwashed, conned, hurt, defamed, even driven to suicide….as long as one has online access, one is vulnerable. From simple people like you and me to VIPs to corporations to entire government administrations, all can be targets. It can be a dangerous place to be. Hence forensics & cyber security is a specialty area in high demand these days.
    There are those who believe everything they read on the internet. Worse, they may perpetuate and pass it on. It’s an easy mouse click. Ignorance breeds ignorance.
    Even emails can get you in trouble. You might think you’re ok since you deleted it but what you wrote and deleted can come back and bite you back. We have a real case in the co. I work with. It involves emails and anti-trust laws. Someone was alleged to have colluded with competitors and suspected of price fixing. Everything was dug up, hard disk drives, cell-phone accounts, letters, emails, notes, files. Things they thought were deleted were retrieved and were used as evidence. They were summoned to court and faced jail sentences, even though they were not even living in the jurisdiction which filed the case in court.
    So what we think is “harmless” or “safe” may be anything but. Those who attack others via social media may or may not be caught and brought to justice in this life time, but they created the cause and will have to bear the effects of the action not necessarily in this life time.
    If one has nothing good to say, it’s better to shut up and say nothing. Better, use the internet & social media to convey positive influences that might benefit others.

  36. Sharon Ong on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:32 am

    This is excellent! About time that something is being done about social media misuse and abuse. Am glad that these cyberbullies can no longer hide behind the virtual cloak of anonymity inciting hatred, slandering and the like.

    Let’s use social media meaningfully to spread messages of love, peace and kindness to all.

  37. Edward Ooi on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I use social media every single day of my life but I don’t post all these bad and nasty comments about other people. I know that it will definitely hurt someone’s feelings. Think of this, what if someone has already been abused really badly in life (not social media) and the only place they could find peace is social media, they share about their problems but in the end they still get nasty comments. I think even I would have commit suicide if I’ve never known Dharma. So please no matter if the person deserves it or not, it is not for us to judge. Let their own Karma decide. The more we judge about people, the more people that will judge us. Karma is a two-edged sword and it will never stop unless we stop first. So why not just keep our mouth closed and let Karma do it’s thing. What is the point of hurting someone and get hurt by that person or someone else? Is it worth it, I don’t think so. Unless you are doing it for the good of the person (not intentionally to hurt them) then it’s not that bad.

  38. Julia Tan on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I am so glad to know that legal action can be taken to those who used social media to abuse and put down others. All these negative and vulgar comments on personal, religion, public basis, definitely cause huge damage to others’ reputation, mentally and emotionally. These damage can be really bad and hurtful because these damaging comments stays on the site for very long time and it will be read by thousands even millions of people all over the world. I hope the three cases above became a good example to others who have been misused social media to damage others.

    Whenever you want to make a bad comment on social media, think twice, because you may hurt others and it may last for very long time. Not only that, that’s a very high chance you will be sued by damaging other’s reputation.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I hope many will read and be aware that making bad comments will cause huge damage to themselves too.

  39. Josh Akers on Mar 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I think this is the wild west era of social media and there’s a new sheriff in town.

    I am crazy about freedom of speech though, and where does it stop? Will I be jailed and fined for saying McDonalds is gross and their corporation is involved in despicable animal rights abuse? What if millions of people heard me and stopped eating there? They would sue me and win? Its a slippery slope…

    I guess we just need very honorable and discerning judges to make the call.

    If I ever get in trouble for saying “9\11 was an inside job” for example, I would consider my freedom gone. (research tower 7, it was clearly controlled demolition.) I will never forget how big a coverup can go… Sorry off topic.

  40. Joy on Mar 12, 2015 at 4:16 am

    To all those who love to spew vulgarities, hateful speeches and abuse the social media world by harming, accusing, threatening… well you should really read this and stop before it is too late! What you write does have consequences even if you “hide” you identity, and that’s always been so, all it takes is someone to say enough is enough like the cases above, especially when it causes damage on others.

    Glad to know such laws are being implemented to keep everyone safe. And it also shows how crimes have not only ventured into the cyber world but is on the rise till we needs such laws.

    Let’s keep the world spinning with kind words not hateful speeches.

  41. DR on Mar 12, 2015 at 3:04 am

    It is good to know that legal action can be taken against irresponsible social media users who use these platforms to threaten, harass, humiliate and embarrass another person. Otherwise it would be like giving people a license to hurt others and go rogue on social platforms.

    There are those who hide behind cyber anonymity and write defamatory posts on another person by taking an issue out of context and intentionally omitting facts and information. It can be very damaging because a situation will seem like something completely different than it actually is. This will easily manipulate people into thinking a certain way about a certain matter.

    Main thing is knowing how to use social media responsibly. The fact that laws are being drafted to apprehend those who make defamatory and racist remarks shows how powerful this tool (social media platforms)is. If used wisely and correctly, it brings positive results for all.

  42. sandra on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Yes, misusing social media only harms us. We were given classes on responsible social media use at uni. A little anecdote – a student on our course went for work placement. The person disliked one employee/supervisor and later talked bad about them on facebook. Now, the two people in the scenario weren’t friends but the status surfaced on the wall of this company’s other employee who then reported to authorities. The student was brought in front of the university’s heads of department. The student unfortunately used a curse word in front of the panel and was expelled. Whatever stays on social media stays on social media. Even when they it’s been deleted it remains on the internet’s ‘memory’, just treat people like you would in real life. I am sure a lot of these haters would not behave disgracefully in real life. It’s shocking the abuse inflicted via social media especially to celebrities!

  43. Sean in Shanghai on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Thank You, Rinpoche, for sharing the articles. This is indeed great news and long overdue.

    Social media is a double-edged sword. It has enabled the world to connect, to come closer, to share information, encourage exchange of ideas and enhance understanding of each other’s worlds instantaneously. But it has also provided a convenient cover for people with deep inner fears but inadequate skills, maturity or wisdom to voice them, face them and address them, reducing only to cowardly acts like attacking others with differing viewpoints and hoping to escape responsibilities by claiming ignorance or hiding behind cyber anonymity.

    As Charlotte Clode wrote above, “Nor is ignorance of those laws any kind of defence against being taken to court for defamation having made libellous or slanderous comments – the damage has still been done, whether you knew you could be held accountable for it or not.”, so it is with our Karma.

    I remember Rinpoche teaching this once: If you know what you’re about to do is wrong and you do it, you cause bad Karma. If you didn’t know what you’re about to do is wrong and you do it, does it make the thing you did right or less wrong? No, it’s still wrong and you did it. You caused bad Karma. As Tenzin Palmo said, the only thing we can try our best to do – at all times – “is not cause harm, and be very careful with our speech so that we bring benefit to others and we don’t hurt them.”. Live with good intentions, act with care, acceptance and respect for others.

    Social media is potentially one of the most powerful tool to spread goodwill and beneficial knowledge to bring about World Peace. Let’s not corrupt it like we have done with so many of our own creations, besides those of Mother Nature.

    Sean in Shanghai

  44. nicholas on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Social media has becoming a great/wide platform for many people to express and share their voice and thought. By saying so it also becoming more extreme and uncontrollable come to a point people uses vulgarities, bullying and etc to cause worried, scared, depression to others.

    Freedom to express is good but should be constructive and bring positive effect with encouraging with substance.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it’s good to know that there is a control now for people miss use social media to harm and defame others. We should be responsible with our action be it if we talk to a person face to face or in cyber. Internet can be a very powerful tools but it has to be in good use and it can’t be damaging if we use it the other way round.

  45. Datuk May on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I totally agree with Pastor Henry, that Social Media is for socialising and sharing of news that may be of general interest. However, ignorant minds have used it as a platform for smear campaigns to vent their dislikes and likes of particular events, people and so forth.

    It is also true that the Law enforcers in USA are drafting some form of laws to be enforced for the protection of indiscriminate slandering.

    What is very nice to note is that the cases mentioned here happened in UK and glad that in Malaysia we do practice the same legal system called “Common Law” and reference can be made in our High Courts of precedence in UK courts.

    It is important that we should never slander any one publicly and as taught by Rinpoche discuss and find the middle way which is the WIN/WIN” situations most amicable to all at large,

  46. antoinette on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Yes, everyone should watch what they are posting. Will this post or comment influence others in a good way or a negative way. We should aim to make this world and the internet world a better place.

    The risk of getting a jail sentence or a high legal bill will hopefully make people think twice before they post hate mails. But it should be natural to make others feel better instead of sending treats and accusations.

    Thank You

  47. Pastor Chia on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Reading through this three study case about how people abuse social media to hurting others and will be have serious repercussion by committing such crime. It is important to think through what we say or write in social media. We are responsible for our actions of speech that create suffering and pain for others.

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this post,it remind us watching our body,speech and mind daily to benefit others and not hurting people by social media even in simple comment.

  48. Khoo on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. It is very good that people are finally taking action against those who abuse the Internet. We have noticed that nowadays a lot of people will just forwarding and re-posting mostly anything without verifying the accuracy of these news. These people will be most likely to be used as a tool by some parties to spread rumors for their political purposes. I have seen cases where some news still floating in the Internet for years even after it had been proven to be fake! Also that some new generation have developed these bad habit of writing irresponsible statements on social media thinking that this is their “freedom of speech” to write all these baseless and unproven statements without having to bare any responsibility to the consequences and no one can do anything to them. I fear that this kind of mentality will eventually spread to other part of their life that they will start acting and speaking in irresponsible manners.
    The Internet has become a very important part of our life and it can be used to make someone’s life better or ruin someone’s life. We do need law to maintain the Internet. It is sad that every freedom given to human will eventually need law to constraint it.

  49. pammie yap on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Social media should NOT be about cyber bullying and attacking people online. What world are we living in now? People are so hateful and revengeful. We have enough sadness in the world, why can’t we say something nice and be kind instead? It doesn’t hurt to be kind to one another. Not like we need to pay or it shortens our life.

    The effect of cyber bullying is very damaging. There are people who suffer depression from it or even commit suicide. Why do we want that when we don’t want to experience it ourselves?

    If you don’t like someone or something they posted, just skip or move along. Why want to use your energy and turn it into something negative and harmful for the world to see?

    To all you who spread schism and hatred, please be careful. You may think you are safe but you might not be. Peoples are watching what you do.

    Let’s all spread love, peace, compassion and kindness always.

  50. Pastor Henry Ooi on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Social media is for socialising, not for sending hate messages, or for posting vulgarities to someone of what was written just because someone else doesn’t agree to the article; or making racist statements, and making negative religious comments of other people’s belief. Some even argued about choice of food and fashion sense. It has become anti social media. It is good that people who write such negativities may be hauled to court for damages incurred by them onto others. Our world is turning into a hateful place to live in with such hostilities. May light overcome the darkness of ignorant minds. May peace and loving compassion prevail.

  51. Choi Sheem on Mar 11, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting these cases of internet bullies being caught by the authorities. The social media is a very powerful tool when utilised in a proper way to spread vital information and good news. It is very wrong for people to vent abusive and damaging messages to create hatred and confusion to other users.
    Just as fire can bring light and warmth to those in the cold darkness, it can also destroy homes and lifes when misused.
    I hope that this cases serve as a reminder to all that one should use the social media with care so as not to damage others.

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    Thonmi Sambhota is traditionally regarded the inventor of the Tibetan script and author in the 7th century AD. His life is largely shrouded in legend and he is the 3rd incarnation of our Guru H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. Tonmi Sambhota’s intelligence was such that he was noticed early by the Emperor , was sent to India to study, gather information on Buddhism and research scripts in order to create a script for the Tibetan language. During his years in India he was devoted to study India’s culture and Buddhism. According to legend, he is considered as one of the most renowned translators in the Tibetan history. He was highly felicitated and heavily rewarded for his creation whom no one has done before. Thonmi Sambhota is indeed a great man, and had contributed in development of Tibet ‘s Buddhism even up to this day .Well respected and loved by many.
    Thank you, Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing of a great creator.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/thonmi-sambhota-inventor-of-the-tibetan-script.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 18. 2021 01:14 PM
    Reading this inspiring post again , with much respect and getting to understand more. Guru devotion is indeed very important and plays an important in our spiritual journey. To advance further in learning and practicing Buddhism we must hold on guru devotion to our Gurus nor matter what happen. Rinpoche’s gurus are all highly erudite masters and Lamas, interesting to read each and every one of them even though its just a short read. Merely by reading it is a blessing. Rinpoche had received all the qualities and trainings , teachings from them. We are then to receive those precious Dharma teachings from Rinpoche. All due to Rinpoche ‘s the kindness and compassion we are able to receive it. A great teachings on 50 Verses Of Guru Devotion.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands for sharing this teachings

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/my-precious-teachers.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 16. 2021 02:02 PM
    Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which we focus on being intensely aware of what we’re sensing and feeling in the moment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. Very beneficial practice indeed . Through mindful living practices, we can find happiness, joy, and meaning in our lives. Our true self. Mindful living can help us to find more happiness, joy and meaning in our life.
    Yes the coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how fragile our lives is. Having these mindful meditation on a daily basis via live stream helps many of us coping with the lockdown.
    Thank you JP Thong for sharing whatever we need to know all about meditation exercise in mindfulness. A thumb up …….simply amazing understanding the basic and what to do when we are distracted by our thoughts, emotions, sensations, and so forth. Thanks again.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/live-your-best-life-100-days-of-mindful-meditation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 16. 2021 02:00 PM
    Millions years ago earth is being visited by alien intelligence, evidence did proved it. Any way such reports were also being covered up for the fear might cause panic , and so forth. Do aliens exist? Many scientists believe that humans need to work harder to determine whether aliens have visited Earth. There are many discoveries seemed to increase the prospect of extra-terrestrial entities existing been millions years ago. Maybe in years to come scientist or researchers will reveal who else might be out there . Whether extra-terrestrial life has actually touched the soil of Earth, watching us all. Many people has claimed of alien sightings around the whole and yet no hard evidence to support it. A highly unusual object was spotted travelling through the solar system. But not everyone agrees with what they saw, it is indeed an alien spaceship but scientist disagree with the claim. Well all depend of how we see and judge. But how feasible is this?? Interesting discoveries which one day, where the question will be answer .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-return.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 16. 2021 01:59 PM
    Given a chance to look at H. E. Tsem Rinpoche’s personal Heruka Cakrasamvara statue paints a thousand words. We are so fortunate been able to have a glance at this beautiful and powerful divine statue of Heruka Cakrasamvara. Its so real and merely looking at it is a blessing.
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this post with the stories behind it.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-rinpoches-heruka-statue
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 15. 2021 12:25 PM
    Gyenze is a fully enlightened Buddha been practiced by many as he will help anyone who sincerely requests his assistance without any conditions. Gyenze is regarded by many for his ability to increase material resources, life, merit and realisations. Gyenze is Dorje Shugden in a wealth form specifically to help us gain resources through correct means. Its a very wonderful and beneficial practice indeed , all thanks to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche for bringing us this practice to Malaysia. Well , Gyenze had since help many people during their difficult times and bring more people to dharma and Kechara Forest Retreat at Bentong Pahang.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and explaining in details of this Gyenze practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 15. 2021 12:22 PM
    According to Buddhism, everything in human life, all objects will one day disappeared, we cannot change that for sure. Everything changes and nothing will last forever. From our emotions to our thoughts and feelings, from the cells in our bodies to the plants around us, will somehow change and decay soon or later.
    Our Guru Tsem Rinpoche had prepares all of us to meet with the inevitable, which is our own death. Rinpoche had been teaching us all these while. No matter whom we meet in life, all situations eventually lead to separation and all relationships will end via death. In-fact our guru’s parinirvana is actually a final experiential teaching on death and impermanence for all of us. Hence it is important for us to immerse ourselves fully into each and every moment of life in learning and practicing Dharma. And following all advices and instructions of our Guru and fulfil what not completed. Instead of feeling lost we should somehow to devoting oneself entirely especially in fulfilling all of our guru’s wishes and continue his work nor matter what comes along. Reading this post had me realised there ‘s indeed quite a long way to go , thanks to all those involved especially senior student and so forth. May all of us play a part to be involved as a team then. We should help when necessary and encourage people coming into Dharma joining the centre and its activities. This post tells us all , a good and detailed read.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing, had me having a good thoughts.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/devoting-yourself-to-a-guru-who-has-passed-on.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 15. 2021 12:21 PM
    Millions of years ago extra-terrestrials have in fact visited Earth claimed by researchers and scientists . The controversial theory have been going for years from the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US. Did these intelligent beings from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago? With all the unexplained activity we are bound to see something strange in the sky sooner or later. Reading this post and watching the video tells us all….. very interesting. We are not alone after all. Yes… aliens do exist I strongly believe having read articles more of those unexplained surroundings in the outer space.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-season-1-episode-4-the-mission.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, May 4. 2021 03:46 PM
    Bali is a magical Island probably the most well-known and most visited Indonesian island. A part of Indonesia archipelago, Bali owns the panorama and unique culture that make this island an ideal location for a vacation.

    It’s shock to discover people in Bali are eating dog meat. Aside from the cruelty, the greatest shock was to discover that tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat and fueling the mobile dog meat vendors are trawling popular beaches in Bali selling satays from buckets, deliberately not telling people the origin of the meat.

    This is causing shocking animal cruelty over the popular holiday destination and
    definitely putting the local Balinese and foreign tourists’ health at risk .Thanks for the thoughtful sharing and bringing awareness to many.

    https://bit.ly/2RknC6Q
  • sarassitham
    Monday, May 3. 2021 11:36 PM
    Each of us is born with a particular set of colors and numbers that are very unique. These numbers reveal our character, purpose, motivation, talents and abilities in this life.

    I had a positive feeling and good action to know the interesting fact of Mewa 6. Thank you for the thoughtful sharing, I am blessed to know my birth Mewa and had the opportunity to encounter the challenges to face and to overcome.

    https://bit.ly/3thT9DE
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 11:09 PM
    Thank you for the informative and historical sharing of The Guangxi Community in Bentong. It’s interesting to know the large Chinese population in the Perting Chinese New Village are Guangxi Chinese.

    A small town famous for its locally produced ginger, durians, tofu puff, bean curd, bean curd puff, fresh vegetables, it has so much more to offer for wandering foodies.

    Success requires hard work, however hard work rewards with much more than success alone. Guangxi people of today are one of the most successful communities in Bentong, producing successful people in every strata of society.

    https://bit.ly/3gQ2JLu
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:47 PM
    Great Buton Rinchen Drub’s lifestorys truly inspiring, interesting which I simply love reading over and over again. The Great Buton Rinchen Drub was one of the most erudite of scholars of Tibet. To this day he is well remembered as a prodigious scholar and writer and is Tibet’s most celebrated historian. He catalogued thousands of the Buddhist scriptures and wrote the famous book, the History of Buddhism in India and Tibet. Many Tibetan scholars utilize in their study even as today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:46 PM
    Great memories of Rinpoche meeting with Guru Deva Rinpoche a very learned and qualified Lama,that has changed Rinpoche life. He is considered to be the reincarnation of one of the 84 great Mahasiddhas of ancient India. He studied under many great masters as such like Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Yongzin Trijang Dorje Chang, and so forth. We have Tsem Rinpoche today all because of Guru Deva Rinpoche who had contributed towards Rinpoche’s spiritual journey. The journey was tough for Rinpoche , having gone through and had travelled from America to India. Having remained and continued to languish under the terrible conditions in India till he travelled to Nepal and meeting Guru Deva Rinpoche. Everything changed from then on. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin Chow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/my-recollection-of-h-e-guru-deva-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:19 PM
    Buton Rinchen Drub is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators,writers and proponent of the Kalachakra Tantra. Even as a very young child, Rinpoche exhibited extraordinary abilities. He studied and received many tantric transmissions and empowerments from many other teachers. Well respected by many and was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the period of his life he composed at least twenty-six prolific volumes of commentaries. His legacy included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He travelled tremendously throughout Tibet and many places giving teachings, empowerments, transmissions, and ordinations at monasteries along the way. Interesting read of a great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/buton-rinchen-drub.html

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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Ask the Pastors

A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

Just post your name and your question below and one of our pastors will provide you with an answer.

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  • May 14, 2021 01:09
    Anonymous asked: I heard that Lama Tsongkhapa and Tara closer to us? Is it true and how so - because I have experienced instant help from them. Once I was due to go for a college interview and I started getting stomach pains that made me weak and almost unconscious. My mum offered incense to Green Tara and almost immediately the pain went away. Grateful to her and love her to this day.
    No reply yet
  • May 13, 2021 01:48
    Eden asked: Dear pastors 1) I am interested to do some small retreats. Can you guide and teach me? 2) Recently I had adopted a pet. Can you guide me on how to not be to attach to my pet? As i do not want to be too sad when my pet pass away. 3) Recently i find myself wanting to buy new phone, laptops and clothes eventho i do not need them. Can you guide me on how to reduce this urge to buy new things?
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  • May 10, 2021 03:41
    Anonymous asked: When we see similar characteristics in family members and similar life circumstances, is that a result of karma too?
    pastor answered: Hello, When we see similar characteristics between yourself and your family members, yes, ultimately that is due to karma. From the viewpoint of society, it is because we grew up with our family, shared experiences, pick up each others' habits, etc, that is the reason for similar characteristics. We learn things such as behaviours, likes and dislikes from our family and they also learn such things from us. But from the Buddhist viewpoint, what is the reason that we ended up being family anyway? The answer as you already guessed it is karma. Karma is what caused us to take to rebirth into a particular family, hence it is the reason why characteristics are similar between family members. This applies to life circumstances as well, we had the karma to be born into a family in a specific location, at a specific time, environment, etc. Which means that we would necessarily undergo similar circumstances as well. Within samsara, or cyclic existence, everything is due to karma. Everything that happens to us, what we say, what we think. Not only is it due to karma, but it also creates more karma. That is why Buddhists always talk about the faults of samsara. The only way to be free of this cycle and karma completely is to become a fully enlightened Buddha. That is why Buddhists aim to become a Buddha themselves. I hope this helps.
  • May 9, 2021 02:51
    Josh asked: Hello Pastor, when Buddha gave me a gift of able to see spirits, communicate with spirits and able to sense death onto someone, what is the purpose of this gift? How to use it? I believe I had this when I was around 12 years old. 70% of my dreams are mostly took me to hell for a walk, I even talk to Yama, Yama allow me to peek on the Book of the living and the dead.. I had only dream once of Buddha and the Titan God once, but everything in Sanskrit. I understand them only in dreams, and when communicating with spirits. So what is the purpose of this gift? How to use them to help?
    pastor answered: Dear Josh, Thank you for your question. Supernatural abilities such as those you have mentioned definitely do exist. They can come about from a couple of reasons: as gifted by a supernatural being, god, etc, or even simply because we have the karma to have such abilities that have manifested in this life. The other way they can come about is through our own transformation of the mind, where they occur naturally as side effects. In all of these cases, they are known as 'common attainments'. The reason why they are known as common attainments, because they can be attained by anyone. Buddhism however, stresses the importance of the 'supreme attainment', which is achieving the enlightened mind. Hence, in the Buddhist scriptures it is said that the supreme attainment is what we should strive for. Now, we cannot advise you in which ways to use the abilities you have mentioned to help beings, because we are not attained enough to guide you in such a manner. You would need the guidance of a highly attained master to be able to guide you in a safe manner. However, from what you have written, you can use your experiences to further your own spiritual transformation first. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has advised on many occasions that we should not focus too much on abilities we develop, but concentrate on real transformation first. When you have reached a higher state of consciousness, then you will be able to use such abilities properly. The way to achieve this is to follow the path of the Lamrim or the Graduated Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. The text we use in Kechara is known as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. You can get a copy of it here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand There are sections of the Lamrim that deal with the suffering of those in the hell realms, the god realms and all other realms. There are also sections that deal with karma. You can use your experience to help you develop insight into these sections and propel you further along the path of transformation. So, instead of trying to use your abilities now, use the experiences that you have already had to the greatest potential. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 8, 2021 02:04
    Anonymous asked: Hello pastors. When one visualises in prayers should one shut eyes completely or keep half open looking at side of noses? Thank you for answering.
    pastor answered: Hello, When engaging in visualisation or any type of meditation, the best is to keep your eyes half open. You are actually looking at the floor, but the line of your sight follows the sides of your nose, you don't actually focus on the sides of your nose. If you focus on the sides of your nose, it will exert too much effort and you will feel like you are going crosseyed. So you actually look at the floor, but follow the angle of the sides of your nose. Following this eye positioning is the best because your mind is not too excited or overly stimulated as it would be if you had your eyes fully open, nor is it prone to laziness or falling asleep if you have your eyes closed. This would be the best. However, some people find it difficult to visualise with their eyes half open. In this case, it is permissible to close your eyes when visualising, as long as you can keep your concentration. Then slowly, over time, once you are familiar with the particular visualisation you are engaged in, you can do it with your eyes half open instead. I hope this helps.
  • May 3, 2021 10:15
    Carolyn asked: what is "Teh"
    pastor answered: Dear Carolyn, My apologies, but I do not fully understand your question. Is this in regards to any prayers or texts? In which case, please indicate which prayer or text so we can answer properly. Thank you
  • May 1, 2021 19:38
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, What does attachment actually mean in buddhism? Is it opposite of hostility? How do both these emotions harm us? How can we get rid of them?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, You have asked a very good question, but it's outside of the scope of this short reply to answer completely. Attachment is when you want something and either your thoughts, speech or actions reflect this want. For example, we can be attached to an object, a type of food, a person, a situation, etc.,. There are varying degrees of the type of attachment you experience towards differing objects or things. When we have an attachment, we expend energy either mentally, emotionally, through our speech or our actions to get the particular object, keep it and protect it. When we are parted from the object, it creates a lot of emotional suffering. When we are attached, our actions and thoughts keep us bound to cyclic existence, because we simply just create more karma. Attachment is known as one of the Three Poisons. You can read a short article and watch a teaching by Pastor David Lai about attachment here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-exaggeration-of-attachment.html In addition, here is an article that deals with the benefits of non-attachment in terms of relationships with others: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-non-attachment-is-one-of-the-keys-to-a-happy-life-relationship.html The opposite of attachment is aversion, the want to stay away from an object of thing, or not experience a particular situation. Another of the Three Poisons, is actually anger or hostility. This can be the extension of aversion. For example, in past someone said something to you which you didn't like. So you don't want to be around this person again. If a situation occurs when you are around this person, you become angry and hostile. You can even play the scenario over and over again in your head and become angry, even when not near the person. Anger is one of the most destructive of emotions because when you are worked up, it is very hard to remain logical, you simply and quickly act out of emotion, in the heat of the moment. This leads to the creation of negative karma, which you will need experience in the future. In short, all our negative emotions or behaviours can be subsumed under the Three Poisons - Attachment, Anger and Ignorance. There are many methods in Buddhism to overcome these. One of the most basic, yet extremely powerful is to meditate on impermanence, especially death. While this may seem very morbid, it is actually very liberating and helps us to let go of negative emotions which serve no purpose but to keep us stuck in suffering. You can read a short article about meditation on impermanence here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/supreme-contemplation.html For a more in-depth explanation of negative emotions and how to overcome them, you can read the Lamrim texts. These give us a step-by-step guide to self-transformation all the way to enlightenment itself. The text we use in Kechara is called Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. You can order a copy online from Vajrasecrets (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand). Alternatively, you can visit your local bookstore and they should be able to order it in for you. I hope this helps. Thank you. PS. You may also find the following links useful:
  • April 28, 2021 19:10
    Eden asked: Dear pastors, recently I saw a video about preserving a dead body only to be revive later when science is more advance. Did Buddha said anything regarding this? I am looking forward for your reply.
    pastor answered: Dear Eden, Thank you for your question. Buddha Shakyamuni did not explicitly talk about this subject, simply because the technology to preserve a body for future re-animation did not exist. In fact, even today, we can physically preserve a body using things like cryogenic freezing, however the technology to be able to revive the person is currently only speculative hope. There is no biological evidence that this would even be possible. That being said, even though the Buddha did not talk about it specifically, the Dharma that the Buddha taught can be applied to any and all situations. So, we can analyze it from multiple angles. I'll try to do so from two angles due to the scope of this answer. The first is that death as part of the law of impermanence is a major part of Buddhism. We have had countless lifetimes and at the end of each of those, we have died and then taken rebirth into a new body. That is why cyclic existence is considered to be suffering, because we consistently take a new life, only to die at the end of it, and then take rebirth in a new life once again. The only way to get out of this cycle is to achieve the state of enlightenment. Some people could argue that if you don't die because you are re-animated in the future, then this cycle doesn't really exist. However, from a Buddhist viewpoint everything is still impermanent. Even if you were re-animated and lived for many thousands, millions, or billions of years, eventually the whole universe as we know it will be destroyed. At that point of time, no matter how many times your physical body was revived, you would cease to exist, because everything will be destroyed. Even from a scientific standpoint, it is said that the universe was created with the Big Bang, and due to that the universe is still expanding at an accelerating rate. Scientists have hypothesized that this will lead to either the Big Rip or the Big Freezer, in which life will no longer be able to exist in the universe in any form. So even from a scientific point of view, the Buddhist law of impermanence still applies. This brings me to the second angle, the question why we would want to preserve our bodies for future re-animation. The answer to that is simple, it is due to attachment. As you may be aware, within Buddhism, attachment is one of the things that leads us to stay stuck within cyclic existence. Attachment leads to the creation of karma which only lengths our suffering in existence. When we focus on our attachments, we do not live in the moment, we do not truly transform into a better person, we help no one and ultimately we do not help ourselves to become enlightened. I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please do ask. This is an interesting subject.
  • April 24, 2021 03:40
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Thank you all for following Rinpoche’s advice and contributing your energy here and at Kechara. Rinpoche is the most precious jewel for sure. We appreciate Rinpoche, Kechara and kecharians. May we all achieve our spiritual goals under the guru’s guidance.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your lovely message, it's nice to know that this blog is appreciated. Tsem Rinpoche worked tirelessly to get this resource up and available for everyone. Following Rinpoche's Dharma teachings on this blog, we can definitely progress on our spiritual journeys. The key is to put what Rinpoche taught into practice. I wish your success in your journey, and if you need help, you are more than welcome to ask further questions here. Thank you.
  • April 21, 2021 03:13
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, When one experiences the outcome of negative karmas, how does one have compassion for oneself and overcome tough times? Relying on buddhas is definitely top of the list but I find my fear and self doubt and bad temper sabotages all the outer dharma practice I do. I am weak in the practical side of applying dharma!
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. What you have expressed is something that a lot of people go through, because of the accumulation of negative karma from previous lifetimes. What you must remember is that our negative habitual patterns from previous lives are very strong, hence effort is needed in the spiritual path. That is why Joyous Effort is one of the Six Perfections. Karma, our habitual patterns, fear and self-doubt will try to knock us of the path of self-transformation at every turn until we are strong enough to withstand them. One way to overcome this is to develop strong faith in the Three Jewels, and the way to do this is to engage in the practice of Taking Refuge. I'm not just talking about Talking Refuge at the beginning of formal Dharma practice such as your sadhana or pujas. But actually Taking Refuge remembering the qualities of the Three Jewels. When I first came to Kechara, I had a lot of physical obstacles manifest, a lot of fear and doubt. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche suggested that I read the section of the Lamrim that talks about Taking Refuge, and explains how to do it properly, remembering the qualities of the Three Jewels and the benefits they grant on the spiritual path. When you practice Taking Refuge, you remember these and you contemplate them. Then your faith in the application of the Dharma increases, and your fear, self-doubt, etc, disappear. When that happens, even if your negative karma and habits try to knock you off the path, you find yourself back on the path. Another thing you must remember is that when we are practicing the Dharma, due to our habits, we will not be perfect at something directly after learning about it. It takes time to train ourselves. That is why the central teaching in the Gelug tradition we practice is called the Lamrim, or the Graded Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. It is step-by-step. It is a process. It is not instant. So you shouldn't let fear, self-doubt, etc get in the way. Instead calmly apply the antidote to these, which is strong refuge. When you develop strong refuge, you will have faith and confidence in the teachings. When you have these, you will practice the teachings, no matter what happens. The compassion for yourself and overcoming tough times comes through faith in the Three Jewels and the teachings of self-transformation. I met someone the other day who said self-transformation was not possible for him, but then why did Buddha Shakyamuni and the enlightened beings teach the Dharma? Of course, it is possible, and in order to progress on the spiritual path, you must have faith and conviction. This comes from the simple, yet foundational practice of Taking Refuge. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 19, 2021 02:53
    Sandra asked: Hello respected pastors, I heard once from here that too much mantra recitations produce wind in the body? Did I hear right? What are the repercussions of that? I do find I cough during mantra recitations these days...I only do about 6 malas though!
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Mantras are the form of the enlightened beings in sound. Hence, when you recite mantras they are very powerful. All mantras move the psychic winds in the body. They don't actually produce physical wind in the body. The psychic winds move naturally due to the power of the mantras, and only have a beneficial effect on the body. If you are not initiated into the Higher Yoga Tantra practices, any of the common mantras are fine to recite. These include Lama Tsongkhapa's Migtsema, your Guru's mantra, Chenrezig, Tara, Manjushri, etc. These will move the winds in your body naturally, so there will be no untoward side effect. However, mantras of Higher Yoga Tantra deities, such as Yamantaka, Vajra Yogini, Heruka, etc, should only be known and recited by those who have received initiation into the practice and received the commentary to the practice from a qualified guru. These mantras move the psychic winds in the body more forcefully hence can have negative side effects if not done properly. If you are having any negative effects when reciting mantras, such as coughing, that could be due to a number of other more ordinary reasons, such as reciting too loudly or being out of breath when reciting. When you are reciting mantras during your sadhana, you should only recite loud enough for yourself to hear, and not disturb others if they are around. If you are in a puja, you follow the puja lead to either recite out aloud or quietly. If you are getting out of breath, slow down your mantra recitation, or reduce the amount of mantras you are doing until you are used to it. Then you can slowly increase to however many you want to recite. The main issue is consistency, you should recite mantras as part of your sadhana every day. You can also recite extra mantras throughout the day, but the key is to make sure that you finish your daily sadhana. And you should not rush through your mantra recitation, but recite the mantra clearly. I hope this helps.
  • April 13, 2021 21:55
    ray asked: Dear Pastors, Thank you for clearing my doubts previously about purification practices. Today i have a question about reciting praises to buddhas, why do we recite praises and how does reciting praises to buddhas like Tara, Dorje shugden etc. help and benefit us? Because ive seen certain prayer texts to mother tara which i think is referring to the 21 tara praises stating that : ~If this prayer is recited two, three, or seven times, It will pacify all the sufferings of torments Caused by spirits, fevers, and poisons, And by other beings as well. If you wish for a child, you will get a child; If you wish for wealth, you will receive wealth. All your wishes will be fulfilled And all obstacles pacified.~ Will reciting praises to buddhas also be able to fulfill our wishes as stated? Thank you very much.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. As I am sure you are aware, there are many different types of prayers. Praises are one type of prayer, or commonly included in longer prayers. When we praise the enlightened beings, we generate merit. This is due to the power of the enlightened beings. Generally speaking these prayers are praises of the qualities of either the enlightened being's body, speech, mind or benefits derived from their practices. Or the praise can be a combination of these. The merit generated from praising an enlightened being is immense. Some prayers even have the power to grant certain specific benefits due to the merits generated from the praise. Hence, some prayers even have the benefits listed in them. So yes, if you recite the praise with strong faith and refuge in the particular enlightened being, you will generate merit which will help to achieve the benefits stated. On a normal level, you will receive the benefits. On a higher level, you create the merit to achieve the same body, speech, mind and qualities of the enlightened being, meaning you create the causes to be enlightened yourself. I hope this helps.
  • April 12, 2021 03:20
    Eden asked: Dear Pastors, How are all of you doing? I have a few questions here. I will be very grateful if you can answer them. Thank you. 1) If we are here because of our previous life karma, previous previous karma and so on. May i know when does all of this started? How does this chain of karma started? Im sure we all had our 1st life and everything had a beginning to it. 2) I am currently facing some problem over my career pathway, are there any practices and mantras that I can do to request for guidance?
    pastor answered: Dear Eden, Thank you for your questions. 1. Buddhism does not believe in a 1st life, and the reason being is the Buddhist view of time. Most people think of time and existence as linear. It has a definitive starting point and a certain end point. But Buddhism views time as a cyclic. Hence, our universe as we understand it, will at one point cease to exist, and then a new universe will come into existence. However, even though our current universe will end, due to the force of karma and reincarnation, we will take rebirth into the new universe and have many rebirths there. So in Buddhism we say that we have had "countless" rebirths, as you would never be able to count how many lifetimes you have had. This cycle is vicious and leads us to take rebirth endlessly. The only way to stop this cycle is to transcend it altogether, which is the state of Buddhahood, in which you are completely liberated from the cycle, known as "samsara". Also the way in which we think about karma is not linear either. It is not one for one. By this I mean, if you do one negative action, it is not that you will experience only one negative result. You will actually experience many negative results, with differing levels of severity until the karma is exhausted. How you respond to the negative results can lead to either more negative karma, or positive karma. Hence, the law of karma according to the Buddhist view point is much more nuanced then the general understanding of karma that people have these days. The Buddha explained this process in a teaching known as the 12 Links of Dependent Origination, which is quite complex. If you want to learn more about this teaching, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche gave a very profound teaching on it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/teaching-on-the-twelve-links-of-dependent-origination.html Hence, according to Buddhism, the understand of time is a never-ending cycle in which universes are created, destroyed and created again due to the power of karma. Since it is a cycle, there is no "beginning" or "1st life" for sentient beings. 2. In regards to your career pathway, I would suggest you engage in the combined practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. We have heard of many people who are either stuck in their career or who need to find good jobs, succeed in the their goals after engaging in this practice with a sincere motivation. There is a book available regarding the practice here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/the-dorje-shugden-handbook. We also have an entire section of this website dedicated to various aspects of the practice, including history, other prayers, etc. (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden). I hope this helps. Let us know if we can help in any other way.
  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Lara, I'm sorry to hear that your family member is going through this. When someone is going through such a difficult time, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has advised that the person themselves seek qualified medical help as well as engage in the practice of Lama Tsongkhapa, which is well-known to help overcome things like depression. From your side you should be as supportive as possible. Take the time to understand what your family member is going through, and in which ways you can support them to overcome their depression and heal. You can watch a fantastic teaching about the practice of Lama Tsongkha here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sayonara-to-depression.html. The prayer text for the practice can be found here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#19 However, sometimes family members may not be open to the engaging in the practice themselves. In that case, you can engage in the practice yourself and dedicate the merits for the family member to heal, but this will not be as effective as the family member doing the practice themselves. Another thing that you can do, it to make abundant offerings or engage in virtuous activities like as helping the less fortunate, and dedicating the merits from those activities to your family member. You can also have pujas sponsored for your family member. The following two pujas would be excellent: Medicine Buddha Puja - which is good for healing, both physical and mental (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/medicine-buddha-puja-fund) Dorje Shugden Puja - to remove obstacles for a swift recovery (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dorje-shugden-wishfulfilling-puja-fund) These are the various methods in which you can help. You can do just one or a combination of the methods mentioned to generate as much positive energy and merit as possible for your family member. I hope this helps.
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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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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
11 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 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
12 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 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
12 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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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
1 years 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
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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
1 years ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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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.
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