Chinese Passports Become More Powerful

Apr 6, 2017 | Views: 4,358

Dear Friends,

I was sent the following post and thought that it was amazing how far China has come over the years. Not so long ago China was treated with suspicion as some countries in the west may have viewed her with caution due to a different way of governing the vast nation.

Now we see China’s passport becoming more powerful similar to the United States and the United Kingdom. What is impressive is how much China’s world community profile has soared from where they were not so long ago, whilst a lot of countries that had a head start have instead backslided or stagnated. China is a force to contend with reflected in the growing prestige of how their passports are treated by easier visa granting laws of various nations Chinese nationals visit.

This new development clearly says that China is fast becoming more respected, and more importantly, trusted. It also means with there is a lot of international trade with the Chinese government and Chinese business people and companies. What seems to be the trend is that China’s global entrepreneurial policy seems to be aiming at mutual benefit and that has opened a lot of doors for the Asian giant. Recent developments seems to indicate that China is a safe country and one which nations of the world want to welcome and be friends with.

A more powerful Chinese passport also indicates a wealthier and more affluent Chinese domestic economy. It is difficult for citizens of some countries to gain easy access to other countries before there is a fear that the travellers will overstay and become illegal immigrant for not wanting to return to a less than desirable state of the nation. This is not so for China as the people see a benefit of remaining as Chinese citizens. This is another feather to the Chinese government’s cap as it was not so long ago when the Chinese economy and society was in ruins.

I am glad to see this because it is much easier for a prosperous and trusted country to import their rich cultural traditions sharing it with other nations. There are so many well-accomplished masters in China. As Chinese people find it easier to travel and access the people of the world, the rich Chinese culture and their philosophy will spread to other nations.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Chinese Passports Become More Powerful

Editor’s note: In recent years, Chinese nationals have found it more convenient to travel overseas as more and more countries are opening their doors wider to China with visa-free policies, expended visa validity and simplified application procedures. Here are some of the most recent examples.

Scenic view of Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. [Photo/VCG]

Scenic view of Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. [Photo/VCG]

May 2017 New Zealand

Multiple entry visas for Chinese businessmen and tourists into New Zealand will be extended to five years from three years and Chinese passport holders will be allowed to use SmartGate entry when traveling to the country.

 

A house sits in the middle of the Drina River near the town of Bajina Basta in Serbia. [Photo/VCG]

A house sits in the middle of the Drina River near the town of Bajina Basta in Serbia. [Photo/VCG]

January 2017 Serbia

China and Serbia’s mutual visa-free agreement goes into effect, allowing holders of ordinary Chinese passports to enjoy a visa-free entry to Serbia for a stay of up to 30 days. Serbia is the first country in Europe to grant Chinese passport holders visa-free entry.

 

Fireworks light up the sky over Sydney's Opera House (L) and Harbour Bridge during New Year celebrations in Sydney on January 1, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

Fireworks light up the sky over Sydney’s Opera House (L) and Harbour Bridge during New Year celebrations in Sydney on January 1, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

December 2016 Australia

Chinese tourists are able to apply for a 10-year multiple entry visa to Australia. Under the new visa, visitors are not allowed to work, and can stay for up to three months at a time. A fast track is established to offer visa services for Chinese applicants exclusively and online applications in Chinese simplified language is available to facilitate the whole process.

 

A Shinkansen bullet train speeds past snow-capped Mount Fuji in the city of Fuji, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, Feb 7, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

A Shinkansen bullet train speeds past snow-capped Mount Fuji in the city of Fuji, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, Feb 7, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

October 2016 Japan

Japan’s five-year, multi-entry visas particularly for Chinese businessmen, academics and artists are extended to 10 years. Visa requirements for certain applicants are lowered and single-entry visa application procedures are simplified for students from 75 universities under the direct supervision of the Chinese Ministry of Education. These include registered undergraduates and post graduates, as well as alumni who graduated from the 75 schools within three years.

 

The old historic town of Ait Benhaddou in Morocco. [Photo/VCG]

The old historic town of Ait Benhaddou in Morocco. [Photo/VCG]

June 2016 Morocco

Morocco exempts visas for Chinese tourists and allows a stay of up to 90 days.

 

 The Santa Ana Hill is seen from a ferris wheel in Guayaquil, Ecuador. [Photo/VCG]

The Santa Ana Hill is seen from a ferris wheel in Guayaquil, Ecuador. [Photo/VCG]

June 2016 Ecuador

A bilateral agreement passed Ecuador’s National Assembly, enabling Chinese citizens to stay in Ecuador for a single stay of up to 90 days over the course of a year with no visa.

 

Views of the Balaklava Bay, Ukraine. [Photo/VCG]

Views of the Balaklava Bay, Ukraine. [Photo/VCG]

June 2016 Ukraine

Ukraine launches a pilot project to issue visas on arrival for Chinese citizens at the Boryspil airport from June 20 to Sept 30 2016. The policy is later extended with no specific expiration date.

 

Amsterdam in the Netherlands. [Photo/VCG]

Amsterdam in the Netherlands. [Photo/VCG]

April 2016 Netherlands

The Netherlands extends the validity of its visa for Chinese passport holders to five years and decides to open 11 new visa application centers in China.

 

Some of London's iconic skyscrapers with Tower Bridge in background. [Photo/VCG]

Some of London’s iconic skyscrapers with Tower Bridge in background. [Photo/VCG]

January 2016 the United Kingdom

The UK launches a new two-year visa system for Chinese nationals visiting the country, enabling business people to attend conferences or to investigate setting up a business, and tourists from China to make multiple trips to the UK.

 

The Jusangjeolli Cliffs on Jeju Island, South Korea. [Photo/VCG]

The Jusangjeolli Cliffs on Jeju Island, South Korea. [Photo/VCG]

January 2016 South Korea

South Korea starts issuing 10-year multiple entry visas to Chinese nationals who are specialized professionals, such as lawyers, professors or anyone with a master’s degree or above. The length of stay for each visit is extended from 30 days to 90 days.

 

Early morning panoramic view of Marina Bay with the Merlion and the Commercial Business District skyline in Singapore. [Photo/VCG]

Early morning panoramic view of Marina Bay with the Merlion and the Commercial Business District skyline in Singapore. [Photo/VCG]

June 2015 Singapore

Singapore extends the validity of multiple journey visas issued to Chinese nationals for a maximum of 10 years, with the same right also extended to the traveler’s spouse and children under 21 years old. Eligible Chinese travelers are allowed to make use of the automated immigration clearance at Singapore’s entry points.

 

The ever-changing weather conditions of Victoria Glacier and surrounding snowcapped mountains are reflected in the water of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. [Photo/VCG]

The ever-changing weather conditions of Victoria Glacier and surrounding snowcapped mountains are reflected in the water of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. [Photo/VCG]

March 2015 Canada

Canada introduces a 10-year, multiple entry visa for Chinese nationals for business, family visits and tourism.

 

People spend time at the Central Park during autumn in New York, United States on November 17, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

People spend time at the Central Park during autumn in New York, United States on November 17, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

November 2014 United States of America

The US extends tourist and business visas for Chinese nationals to 10 years from one year and student visas to five years from one year.

Source: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-03/28/content_28711078.htm

 


 

Addendum: European Parliament Votes To End Visa-free Travel For Americans

Jon Sharman I Friday 3 March 2017 13:15 GMT

The passing of the non-binding resolution comes after the US failed to agree visa-free travel for citizens of five EU countries.
 

The European Commission must now act to suspend the visa waiver for Americans

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The European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU.

It comes after the US failed to agree visa-free travel for citizens of five EU countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania – as part of a reciprocity agreement. US citizens can normally travel to all countries in the bloc without a visa.

The vote urges the revocation of the scheme within two months, meaning Americans will have to apply for extra documents for 12 months after the European Commission implements a “delegated act” to bring the change into effect.

The Commission discovered three years ago that the US was not meeting its obligations under the reciprocity agreement but has not yet taken any legal action. The latest vote, prepared by the civil liberties committee and approved by a plenary session of parliament, gives the Commission two months to act before MEPs can consider action in the European Court of Justice.

Australia, Brunei, Japan and Canada were also failing in their obligations, but all four have lifted, or are soon to lift, any visa restrictions on travel for EU citizens.

The Commission is legally obliged to act to suspend the visa waiver for Americans, but the European Parliament or the Council of the European Union have the chance to object to the “delegated act” it uses to do so.

In December, MEPs pressed for the move in order to “encourage” Washington to play its part, according to a statement by the parliament.

But Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos warned of “consequences”, including potential “retaliation” and a drop in visitor numbers precipitating substantial losses for the continent’s tourism industry.

Just days ago the Council said it would liberalise the visa regime for citizens of Georgia travelling into the EU.

Georgians can now, subject to final approval of the regulation, stay in any EU country for 90 days in any period of 180 days without needing a visa.

Carmelo Abela, Malta’s minister for national security, said: “This agreement will bring the people of Georgia and the EU closer together and will strengthen tourism and business ties. It follows the completion of the necessary reforms by Georgia, addressing document security, border management, migration and asylum.”

Last month it was reported that the EU was considering the adoption of a US-style electronic travel permit scheme – a move that could create a new administrative hurdle for British tourists after Brexit.

Immigration minister Robert Goodwill told Parliament the EU was discussing the possibility of introducing a version of America’s Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA).

Currently foreign travellers must pay a fee of $14 (£11) when they complete ESTA, an automated online system that determines their eligibility to travel to the US.

“British people are now used to the US ESTA scheme and, therefore, we view with interest how the European scheme might develop and what similarities, and differences, there may be to the US scheme,” Mr Goodwill said.

“This type of scheme is generally there to help enhance security. To get to know as much as possible about the people who are intending to travel.

“It isn’t just flights, it could be people using ferries, or other border crossings into the European Union.”

Alan Brown, an SNP member of the European Scrutiny Committee, pointed out that Leave advocates in the referendum campaign had said there would be no need for visa-like travel schemes after Brexit.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/europe-visa-free-travel-americans-european-parliament-vote-a7609406.html

 
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  1. Callista on Feb 13, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Being the biggest population country, China indeed becoming more powerful in many aspect such as Economy, Military, Business and etc.
    Despite, China remains a textbook communist country, the ruling party is open to any of the religion.

  2. yin ping on Dec 25, 2017 at 1:47 am

    China is the world’s largest manufacturing economy and exporter of goods and also one of the world’s fastest-growing consumer market and importer of goods. China plays an important role in international trade. These increasing economy is a major factor that Chinese passport become more powerful.

    More countries would want their citizens as tourists. The China citizens are believed to be from a stable economy and not be a risk of overstaying. This is great news for China as other countries would like make friends with China too. This will bring a closer tie among countries whether in economic, politics or cultural.

  3. Irene Lim on Nov 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Chinese passports becoming more powerful only reflects on a wealthier and more affluent Chinese economy. In the recent years China has become more respected and has ventured into international borders to invest and trade. She has also assumed more assertive role globally and especially in South East Asia making her military presence and power felt. China has become a world superpower fast overtaking the United States of America.

  4. Uncle Eddie on May 28, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    China has sent out stabilizing messages to the world on its economic investments and foreign polices since it convened its two most important annual political meetings early march. The on-going “two sessions” inevitably attract global attention, because China polices for the year are said to be announced by top Leaders in the great Hall of the People to the west of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Amazingly, how far China has come over the years. China was not too long ago treated with suspicious and cautioned, but today China’s passport became more powerful, same as that of the level with U.S.A and the United Kingdom. In the growing prestige of their passport treatment, China is a force to contend with. Today’s age seems to be an “era of turbulence” in which weak nations are crumbling before powerful big monster nation of great strength and modernism. The rate of change for many such nations have reached the pitch of insanity, especially in the armament race of building up powerful military hardware which can endanger all forms of life existence on earth. If mankind do not know how to live peacefully with one another, and use the good knowledge of Science and Technology with responsibility, it is doubtful if human civilization can long exist anymore! Looks like every powerful big country of today are all trying to outdo each other in promoting more powerful exorbitant nuclear warheads for their destructive purpose and usage. Such development programme on powerful nuclear weapons is wrong at this point of time of peace to create. Hopefully, China being one of the hierarchy members of United Nation Committee, with other similar fellow members maybe able to do something to dislodge or persuade a discontinuation of further production and testing of such deadly powerful nuclear warhead beneath the feet of all living beings (though undersea) on this precious Earth! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  5. mo on May 1, 2017 at 12:59 am

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhasa_Gonggar_Airport imagine6days 144h ,8640 minutes & 518.4K seconds (only impermanence4every1same )

  6. n on May 1, 2017 at 12:51 am

    https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/free-transit-144hour.htm possible that as 54th country will be added Ukraine .

  7. Pastor Chia on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Is undeniable China has growth so powerful now leading the growth of the world economy. China has prove to the world their abality to the world and gain their respect with honour with their nation. Now is good for people can respect each other without bias and not flighting over the name and position and try to put each other down.

    Is good to know China passport has becoming more popular these day and get free visa escces from many countries. This is another example people around the world are welcoming Chinese visiting their country. I hope people with get know more about China with their culture and history. Thank you Rinpoche sharing this article.

  8. Pastor Antoientte on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:13 am

    It is good news that Chinese people have easier access to many other countries. Many Chinese people have immigrated to other countries, work there and make a living there. Chinese products are well know all over the world as “Made in China”. The development of China within the world shows that nothing is permanent and we can see changes either for the better. So we should be aware that everything is changing.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these good news.

  9. Pastor Albert on Apr 26, 2017 at 2:15 am

    I have no doubt about being one of the most powerful country in the world, since many years ago, China has been very determined on penetrating into every countries in economical, they go from grass root consumable items to the expensive ones, look at our daily life, how many things we used are made of China and their pricing is really undeniably cheap, imported things are even cheaper than local made, how is that possible. That started since many many years ago. Look at today, China is using their fortune to enter so many developed countries, in view with the great opportunity to bring in huge investment, many countries now are making closer connection with China.

    It is a good news for China to grow strong and becoming the most influential country, because Dorje Shugden is widely practiced in China, so with their popularity growing, they can also bring Dorje Shugden to the world stage.

  10. Mingwen on Apr 26, 2017 at 2:13 am

    May everyone on earth could travel freely around the world, live in peace and harmony regardless of gender, age, race, religion and status.

    I wish everyone of us will never take things for granted and respect every living beings on Earth because no one of us has the full control over another and no one could ever survive by oneself.

  11. June Kang on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Passport is an important “clearance” to go round the world and also is a important foreign identity documents. Do not underestimate this little passport, it also reflect the strength of a country! That is, countries with mostly positive diplomatic relations tend to have more powerful passports, because the leaders of those countries have jointly signed on to bilateral visa agreements.

    Currently, China’s GDP economic strength is the world’s second and with this indirectly increase the power of international Diplomatic relations. Also with the rapid growth of China’s outbound travel, has reflected the economic strength of China. Therefore more and more countries open to China free visa entry. As globalization takes hold, powerful passports are more critical now than ever.

  12. Tek Lee on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. It’s really glad to see China’s growth brings benefit to their own people. When economy of a county gets better, the people of that country will automatically earn more money, hence the spending power will increase. Honestly, in these few years, Chinese tourist who visit other countries, really spend a lot. For example, LV in Paris, which is well known for queuing and take turn to get into the shop. And it is well known also, most of the people who queue outside the shop, are tourist from China. From that, can see tourist from China are willing to spend money in their vacation. Hope that more countries will befriend China and open their door to welcome China businessmen and tourist. The economy of one of the biggest countries in the world grows, will affect the rest of the country. It’s like chain reaction. Thank you again Rinpoche _/\_

  13. Eric kksiow on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Glad to know that China is growing up, i don’t have much to talk about China, i do respect to all the world leaders who running their country well.

    What i like about Chine? I like China because of their government allow their people practice Dorje Shugden, give their people for Religion Freedoms ( same to Malaysia government too ).

    Here’s the proof of China government giving their people and supports Dorje Shugden : https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/china-officially-supports-dorje-shugden.html

  14. Datuk May on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Being the worlds second largest economy, it is only natural that countries courting Foreign Direct Investments for their countries will welcome the citizens of a financial powerhouse like China.

    Previous to the rising of China, countries with huge technical knowledge and innovative technologies were also welcomed by countries.

    China being a huge country of still under a “communistic” regime being welcomed in so many countries shows that China is about “business” only and will not interfere with local national governance. This is an important and acceptable factor of China’s conduct in becoming a world power.

  15. Justin Cheah on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    When China’s economy boom happened a decade ago, people were still doubting about China whether will they realise their potential to become the awaken dragon in Asia. It is undoubtedly they realised that and now it’s citizens were all over the world making a great name for China to the rest of the world. China has emerged itself as one of the economic powerhouse of the world and this is pretty prevalent in whatever industries that China enters.
    With this glaring results, undoubtedly the status of Chinese are being respected and in my opinion more than some of the citizenship of some developed countries if not on par.

  16. Pastor Henry Ooi on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    The world recognises and respects the might of China and expectedly, her people to do business outside of China. In a spate of a short few years, I saw many mainland Chinese owning and operating restaurants, hotels and other businesses in Kathmandu.
    This very much helps the economy in Nepal. Many Nepalese have learned to speak Mandarin, and it not only helps the Nepalese to speak another language but also increases the learning of Mandarin. This is not just confined to Nepal but to countries where the Chinese are doing business. Apart from introducing their rich culture, China is also introducing their language globally.

  17. Andrea Lai on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    It is wonderful to know that many foreign countries are accepting Chinese into their countries. Back in many years, as I know that Chinese who are living abroad are often target of abusive, humiliation and discrimination due to their lack of knowledge, communication errors, skin colour and features. Many Chinese left their homeland due to lack of economic freedom and went abroad for better living.

    The protest at Tienanmen Square in 1989, was awakening and consciousness to the people in China about their country’s future. Ever since then, China continuously developed national economies until today. Besides, China made very good use of their country inheritance such as history of their civilization era which attracted thousands of attention whole wide for researched and visitation. With these advantages, boost up China economic successfully. Thus, Chinese people are famous with rich traditional cultures, so when they went to abroad they take their culture with them and spread to others. Therefore, this is a pride for Chinese of their success.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful article.

  18. nicholas on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Ever since China open their door for open market the have moved up quite a big step to where they are now. China influences in the global financial can never be denied and even the giant country like USA also wanted to be friended with and many other country would want to open for China for investment. With this no doubt for many countries to make Chinese traveling much easier and convenient.

    It’s a win win situation for China and other countries to boost their economy and with this diplomatic arrangement just show how much China has grown and being so remarkable in the eye of the world.

  19. pammie yap on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    With China’s progress, growing big and fast all over the world, I am not surprised that many countries welcoming them with their hands wide open. There are about 1.3 billion people in China, imagine only 1% investing in one’s country. Its amazing! So many job opportunities for both countries to develop.

    Even China government is opening its arm to overseas Chinese all over the world to come back to China and those people will be given a green card/Chinese card. This is to attract more talents home and develop their skills there and of course to contribute to the growth. Especially good for the younger generation to learn and see how they can contribute to the economy’s growth.

    Too bad for the Americans who can’t obtain visa free to travel within the EU. And not only that, they might even face court case because they failed to meet its obligations under the reciprocity agreement. I do hope that more countries will be more open and make it easier for travellers when it comes to visa.

  20. Stella Cheang on Apr 16, 2017 at 10:36 am

    The rapidly growing prestige of China passports is a sign of respect and trust from the various nations towards this awakened giant. This also indicates that China is welcomed as friends to many nations. Allowing Chinese to enter with much freedom means there will be more intense socioeconomics integration between the host nations and the Chinese, tearing down invisible borders and stereotyping that hinders inter-racial learning and inter-culture sharing. There is always something to learn from a 5000 years old culture. Thank you for this article.

  21. wan wai meng on Apr 10, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    SO Easy for Chinese citizens!

    MALAYSIA LAUNCHES E-VISA FOR CHINESE TOURISTS

    Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (middle) flanked by the Ambassador of Malaysia to the People’s Republic of China Dato’ Zainuddin Yahya (left) and the Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs Malaysia Azman Azra Abdul Rahman at the launching ceremony.

    BEIJING, 1 March 2016: The Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz officially launched Malaysia’s e-Visa programme today.

    The visa exemption and e-Visa programme is introduced by the Malaysian government to facilitate tourists from China travelling to Malaysia. Implementation of the e-Visa system is the key initiative to help accomplish the goal of further expanding and developing the tourism industries of both Malaysia and China.

    The implementation of the e-Visa system will be carried out in three phases starting with Chinese nationals residing in Mainland China, followed by the second phase that includes Chinese nationals residing outside Mainland China, and eventually with the final phase, which incorporates other countries such as India, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

    The e-Visa is for the purpose of travelling and visiting relatives and friends only, with the length of stay limited to 30 days and for a single entry to Malaysia within three months from the date of issuance of the e-Visa.

    Applicants will be alerted via email on their visa approval within 24 hours during working days. Starting from today, Chinese tourists can visit http://www.windowmalaysia.my/evisa, the official website for Malaysian e-Visa application, to submit relevant documents, pay a processing fee of USD25 and print the e-visa on their own.

    In addition, the Malaysian government has also announced visa-free entry from 1 March to 31 December 2016 for Chinese tourists staying in Malaysia for a period not exceeding 15 days, subject to certain conditions.

    In the launching ceremony, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri also announced the appointment of Shila Amzah, the famous Malaysian singer, as Malaysia’s Tourism Ambassador in China. Shila received wide attention after her appearance on the Chinese TV show Asian Wave and has become a household name after her participation in “I Am a Singer”. She has performed at various Sino-Malaysia diplomatic events and contributed greatly to Malaysia-China friendship. Through this appointment, Malaysia hopes more Chinese people will learn more about Malaysia and travel to the country.

    ENDS

    For more media releases, media info and media features on Malaysia’s tourism industry, kindly visit the Media Centre of Tourism Malaysia’s website at http://www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my/

    MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia. Tourism Malaysia focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia at all levels. Since its inception, Tourism Malaysia has grown by leaps and bounds and it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2014, Malaysia registered 27.4 million tourist arrivals and RM72 billion in receipts, making tourism its second largest foreign exchange earner.

    Through the Tourism NKEA (National Key Economic Area), collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, other Government agencies and the private sector have been enhanced to help secure Malaysia’s position as a leading tourist destination and achieve the country’s target of 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion in receipts by 2020.

    The targets set under the Tourism NKEA will be achieved through the implementation of twelve Entry Point Projects (EPPs) clustered under five themes: Affordable Luxury; Nature Adventure; Family Fun; Events, Entertainment, Spa and Sports; and Business Tourism.

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  22. Valentina Suhendra on Apr 10, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for the article. The fact that more countries readily accepted Chinese citizens into their realms shows that China’s prestige is growing in the world. The developed and developing countries around the world are more ready to welcome the Chinese citizens to visit their countries and do business. It is an affirmation of China’s status as the new superpower who take care of their citizens and therefore carry less risk when their citizens visit other countries.

    On the other hand, it is bad news for American citizens that some European countries opted to cancel the visa-free travel for American citizens since the United States have refused to reciprocate the privilege to all the European Union countries. For the European Union to even consider such steps mean that American’s influence in the world is decreasing. If they are not careful, they may lose their superpower status.

    Valentina

  23. Echeah on Apr 9, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    It is interesting to note that China developed by leaps and bounds in a very short span of a few decades what took the English Industrial Revolution a century to achieve. China and Chinese had be viewed with much suspicion, but perhaps now they have begun to command a measure of respect from the world community. But with achievement comes jealousy.

    Put a Chinese anywhere in the world and he/she will survive and thrive. Such is their philosophy in life and work ethic that though marginalised in certain quarters, they always overcome and become stronger. They are survivors and do not rely on hand outs and privileges.

    In the past, the usual destination for people planning on migration was the West, i.e. any western country. USA was perceived as the land of opportunities. We are now beginning to hear of people hoping to migrate to China instead to live the China dream and ride on their boom. Clearly something has changed. Western countries are becoming more paranoid and protectionist while China is becoming more open and inclusive.

    I hear of China’s Pilot Green Card Plan to attract more overseas Chinese to go back. China’s current “permanent residence permit” system or “China Green Card” is dubbed as “the world’s most difficult to obtain”. So in future there might be a possibility for overseas ethnic Chinese people residing in foreign countries to obtain a “Chinese card”, i.e. a dual nationality. That is welcome news. So we might have options in future, especially when we overseas Chinese are hurled insults and berated to “balik Tongsan”. LoL.

  24. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Apr 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Chinese passports becoming more powerful is great news! China is being welcomed by more and more countries to visit them and trade with them.As China is becoming a mighty economic power-house, more and more Chinese businessmen are travelling abroad to engage in business with countries everywhere. The policy of China trading with other countries is that of mutual benefit.

    Also as China becomes more affluent, its nationals are travelling and visiting foreign countries for holidays abroad and for shopping. Chinese students also travel abroad to Western countries, especially, to study.

    Seeing the advantages of opening up to Chinese nationals, more and more countries are giving visa-free entries up to a certain period, as well as extensions of visas to their Chinese visitors. They are also making visa procedures easier for Chinese visitors to their countries.

    Yes, the Chinese nationals are enjoying all the greater respect and attention given to them by Western countries like US ,UK,Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as Asian countries like Japan , South Korea and Singapore!

  25. Lew on Apr 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I am a Malaysian and I am of Chinese descendent. I inherited a lot of Chinese cultures when I grow up from my parents, teachers, siblings and friends. Though I am Malaysian, I am paying much attention to China and it is glad to learn that China is growing stronger each day.

    China’s influence to the world is getting greater everyday. China has got many projects around the world, and exporting their expertise in engineering, projects managements, buildings etc. It is really excited to see the rise of a nation which I am somehow related.

    May China grow up and become a nation of responsibility to help this world a better place for everyone.

  26. Vivian Ong on Apr 8, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. It is good to see that other countries around the world are opening their doors and welcoming the Chinese from China to visit their countries whether it is for holiday or business trip. China is such a big nation and their economy is fast growing. Who wouldn’t want to make friends with them. May many more countries open their doors and make connections with China and may every country has healthy relationship with one another.

  27. Lin Mun on Apr 7, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    This is great news for Chinese nationals to be accepted by many countries. With this acknowledgement and flexibility, it will definitely bring the ties between all countries and China closer, which will in turn enhance the economical and political relationships. May this move continue to prosper China and countries over the world.

  28. Kb thapa on Apr 7, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    This is very good news for all Chinese around the world Chinese nationals more convenient to travel overseas as more and more countries are opening their doors wider to China with visa-free policies, expended visa validity. As China growing faster and faster economically. Other hand China is more and more making new policies and improving their leadership. everyone should learn from China do the same for their country become better.

  29. Samfoonheei on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    China is a very powerful country since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. China has entered a new Communist era of stability, with the reform and Opening Up policies of 1978, bringing in China’s phenomenal economic growth.Since then China has been developing and more powerful each day.China was the world’s fastest-growing major economy,is now the world’s second largest economy.
    Chinese passport are granted visa free or visa on arrival access to many countries and territories, ranking the Chinese passport much sort of and it has become more powerful to date.They have a rich cultural traditions and are sharing it with other nations. It makes travelling and accessable to other countries easier and a lot of international trade going on to and flow since China opened its door to more foreign countries,
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  30. Edwin Tan on Apr 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    China is definitely a growing force to be reckon with.

    As the world’s nations take view on China and recognising the trade relations, extending visas or no issues is a definite move.

    While the world is recognising the efforts of China, the chinese nationals must also take pride of what their country is doing for them and must exact the image and reputation of that of China. There are still many PRCs who are rowdy and rude while in foreign countries, and I hope those behaviours can be improved to show how Chinese actually are: educated, well-mannered and cultured.

    Thank you.

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  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 04:44 PM
    His writing style is clear and direct, added with his personal experiences, thoughts and direct realizations at that point of time. I am fond of reading those past masters’ writings as opposed to the modern ones.
    John Blofeld spiritual journey and his affinity so strong in Buddhism are really showed that he had a very strong connection to Buddhism in his previous life.Thank you very much for sharing this article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:33 PM
    Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us thinking and working on it. Just by reading and understand help and inspired us too. Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing which I truly love to read and have a thought on it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/inspirational-quotes-part-3-of-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:32 PM
    Revisit this post again. Thank you Valencia for this vast post of Loed Tsongkhapa’s life story and his achievements . Lama Tsongkhapa is a “Buddha of our times” in the Gelug Vajrayana tradition and as an enlightened being, having the same realizations as all of the Buddhas. He was an emanation of Avalokitesvara , Manjushri , and Vajrapani , hence his practice is so powerful and beneficial. We have to thank our Lama Tsem Rinpoche for bringing this practice to Malaysia. Many great gurus, lamas and teachers has been teaching this very powerful, yet accessible practice across the globe. We are very fortunate and blessed to practice all the teachings. As for me I am still learning ,reading this post had strengthen my belief. Love reciting Migtsema as its very beneficial indeed. Interesting read very profound Lama Tsongkhapa biography.
    Thanks again .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/lord-tsongkapa-king-of-the-dharma.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 01:13 AM
    Meditation is suitable for everyone from kids to the elderly or those in their prime and in pursuit of all the wealth (material and spiritual) life has to offer. It is an exciting journey of discovery that is extremely rewarding.
    Being in nature have so much to offer to someone who wants to be engaged in meditation.Thank you very much for the good article.
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 04:32 PM
    Thank you for wonderful information sharing on healing with herbs. The effect of plant based herbs incense has great benefits and much more safer. It’s amazing to discover
    the natural qualities keeps us healthier and prevent us from various illness.

    I loved to have sandalwood for my prayer offering it’s so much soothing and keeps the environment calms and relax.


    https://bit.ly/2PnhiHD
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:48 PM
    Beautiful pictures taken during H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Ceremony . I am fortunate to be there , volunteering , joining most of all the following pujas. It once a life time able to witness a Tibetan Parinirvana Ceremony with a heavy heart .
    Thank you writer teams for this beautiful write up and great pictures shared. Looking at those pictures have me recalling the great moments at Kechara Forest Retreat at that very moment. It paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/gallery/album-kyabje-tsem-rinpoches-parinirvana-ceremony.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:44 PM
    Interesting as Tsem Rinpoche called it as BIZARRE beings. Well I have not heard of some the names such as chupacabra, Ebu Gogo, Springheel Jack and so forth. Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. Wow ….sound interesting. For decades, Spring-heeled Jack name was equated with the bogeyman. Its as a means of scaring people as some said he was demon who would leap up unnaturally high. Another interesting bizarre beings is shadow people who is a shadowy spiritual beings long been a staple of folklore. Stories of these supernatural entities have spanned centuries and cultures. They are some of the most mysterious entities in the known universe. As reported those who saw the shadowy intruders were scare to death as if they had died in their sleep. The Beast of Bray Road is another scary creature of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Its a hairy humanoid with canine features standing on two legs and can resemble a bear. All those cryptozoological creatures mentioned in this article were indeed real or just folklore. Whether they do exist in this century , no one be sure. But definitely they do decades ago as recorded. There are many unknown out in the universe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/bizarre-cryptids.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 01:08 AM
    We should consider changing our diet and lifestyle to one that gives the minimum negative impact on our environment, we are responsible to give our future generation a better place to live.
    This article show the designers have seriously consider to make this easily available to more everywhere with affordable price; and make cities around the world greener, more self sustainable and the city people healthier.
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 06:45 PM
    A beautiful explanation how to gain merits through devotion. In its purest form, religion can inspire people to serve the welfare of others. An inspiring article how to learn to transform a better living by our action and deeds.

    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing these powerful teaching on how to find the hidden truth of the golden path of life to be more meaningful with sincere faith.

    http://bitly.ws/9f5H
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:15 PM
    No words can describe of us losing our Lama and enlightened Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of our Lama as just a moment ago last July , we had an audience and met our Lama , which indeed my very first time . Even though its just moment to me its like a long moment which I remembered each and every words of encouragement our Lama told me. Our Lama was such a kind, generous, compassionate gentle soul whom he would do anything to help improve our lives and had made a difference in my life and so many lives. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. I will cherish the great memories I have with our Lama.
    Throughout Rinpoche’s life, his was a voice for the millions of people. The Parinirvana of H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche, the world has lost a great Lama, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in trying to secure the lifting of Dorje Shugden’s ban. Tsem Rinpoche was known for his great compassion, tremendous generosity and extraordinary thoughtfulness. Everything Tsem Rinpoche did was merely to benefit others. May Tsem Rinpoche have a swift reincarnation .
    We will always hold our Lama close in our thoughts.
    Thank you writers team for this wonderful sharing. … beautiful pictures paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:13 PM
    Glenn Mullin is a world well known Buddhist author, translator, scholar, speaker, lecturer and teacher. He is the author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism, many of which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. Many of these focus on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. In one of his book A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation of the Fourteen Dalai Lamas he mentioned that Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice spreading among the Gelugpa tradition for hundred of years. Many highly attained lamas had been relying on Dorje Shugden and the practice been passed down to thousands in the Gelugpa world. It is not a minor practice after all and in fact Dorje Shugden is a major practice in the world as in history has been proved that the practice is beneficial. Religious freedom should be allow for one who choose what one would pray to. But due to the restriction by the Tibetan leadership , the practice been ban. Politics should not have interfere with religion. May the ban be over soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Aug 3. 2020 12:49 PM
    There are immense benefits of making offerings to the Sangha, and a great opportunity for oneself to practice giving and generosity..Thank you very much for sharing this article that explains the benefits of making offerings to the sangha community.


    https://bit.ly/30lYluV
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Jul 31. 2020 02:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Niral for sharing this article. I do come across people would like to highlight or even fight which God or religion is greater or more powerful. What do they want to achieve or have in mind? Of course people would like to believe their God or religion is the best which is totally fine. However, it is not right when they impose their belief on others and start giving negative comments to change our perception when they know nothing about our belief. Ultimately whatever religion or God we believe in , we should be promoting peace, harmony and love. Arguing will not bring positive impact. Respect everyone’s choice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/whose-version-of-god-is-right
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:28 PM
    The Mahabodhi Temple is a religious site in India which marks the spot where the Buddha first attained enlightenment. It’s one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism built around 260 BCE . Bodhgaya in Bihar is the heart and birthplace of Buddhism . The Mahabodhi Temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The peace of the Bodhgaya Temple welcomes all races and it has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly as well as architecture enthusiast. The main Mahabodhi Temple complex is home to the legendary Bodhi Tree and as well as the temple itself. Walking around following Buddha ‘s footsteps to discover several places of spiritual significance around the temple. Worth going and a must place for pilgrims.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/buddha-at-mahabodhi-temple-bodhgaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    Precious teachings from Tilopa to Naropa, still trying to understand it . Simple in the verses, but there is a lot of meaning behind each and every words. I have been reading over and over again to understand more of Tilopa’s Mahamudra instruction to Naropa in twenty eight verses.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these 28 verses with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/28-amazing-verses.html

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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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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
5 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
5 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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