Cleaning Up Bentong for Malaysia Day | 2016年马来西亚日Gotong Royong活动

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Jalan Chamang (or Chamang Road) is famous for the Chamang Waterfalls, a major tourist spot in Bentong, Malaysia. It is also a winding and shady stretch that attracts many locals who enjoy jogging and cycling here. Halfway down this road is also the entrance to our retreat centre, Kechara Forest Retreat.

Thus, I was very happy when Kechara and Tsem Rinpoche Foundation in collaboration with various government departments and private companies decided to organize a mutual aid event to clean up the whole of Chamang Road in Bentong in conjunction with Malaysia Day 2016.

As spiritual seekers, caring for our environment is very important as is giving our service to the local community. Personally, I find it a great honor to be able to give the Bentong towns folk a clean and safe environment to enjoy on Chamang Road.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the many departments who sponsored and volunteered for this event, and especially to YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail, who took some time from his busy schedule to grace our event with his presence in order to raise awareness of the importance of keeping our environment clean.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Gotong Royong for Malaysia Day 2016

‘Gotong Royong’ is the Malay word for communal work where people of a locality come together to carry out community-centric tasks such as cleaning up the environment by clearing litter and garbage and cleaning out public drains.

In celebration of Malaysia Day, Kechara and Tsem Rinpoche Foundation in collaboration with Majlis Perbandaran Bentong (Bentong Municipal Council) organized the annual Gotong Royong for the second year running. The objective was to clean up Jalan Chamang, Bentong, so that tourists and visitors could enjoy their journey to Chamang Waterfall. In addition, a cleaner environment would help prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

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YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail arriving at Kechara Forest Retreat / YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail tiba di Kechara Forest Retreat / 文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯迈莅临克切拉禅修林

We were honored to have the Yang Dipertua (YDP) Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail, to officiate the event at 8.30am, 16th September 2016 in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). In his speech, YDP thanked Kechara for taking the initiative in organising this event, explaining that clearing the environment helps to curtail the spread of mosquitoes, particularly Aedes mosquitoes that spread dengue fever as well as the latest strain, Zika. He also added that he hopes this community service effort will continue on a yearly basis every Malaysia Day.

The event saw 85 volunteers from Kechara, Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Tsem Rinpoche Foundation, Alam Flora (Environmental Management), SW Corp and Jabatan Perhutanan (Forestry Department) working diligently and harmoniously in true community spirit, covering a four-kilometer radius from the entrance KFR on Jalan Chamang right to the famous Air Terjun Chamang (Chamang Waterfall). The YDP was also seen participating in the clean up alongside his staff and volunteers from Kechara.

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YDP Mohammad Shahid helps to clear trash from the surroundings / YDP Mohammad Shahid membantu mengutip sampah di kawasan persekitaran / 文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯迈动手清理垃圾

Kechara would like to thank the following kind sponsors for their contributions:

  1. KLH Hardware & Machinery Trading who sponsored gardening tools such as wheelbarrows, spades, gloves, face masks and disposable garbage bags. KLH is one of the main suppliers of building materials for KFR.
  2. Restoran & Kafe Tawakal who sponsored the food and beverages for the event. Tawakal serves some of the best halal food in Bentong.
  3. Majlis Perbandaran Bentong who provided the use of one lorry.
  4. Alam Flora who provided the use of one backhoe and one lorry.
  5. Jabatan Perhutanan who sponsored 30 trees.
  6. Mr Simon Lee, one of the building contractors for Kechara Forest Retreat, who sponsored the rental of canopies, tables, chairs and sound system.
  7. Mr Kent Liew, another building contractor for Kechara Forest Retreat, who secured sponsorship for the use of a backhoe from CTM Machinery and a lorry from Pam Kim Fatt.
  8. Mr Eddie Loke, the electrical contractor for Kechara Forest Retreat for use of his lorry.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who have made this community event possible, from those who contributed financially and in kind, to those who spent their holiday volunteering for a good cause.

We hope to see everyone again next year. Let’s keep our environment clean!

Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Kechara House

 


 

Gotong Royong Hari Malaysia 2016

Gotong Royong merupakan kegiatan masyarakat di mana anggota masyarakat bersatu tenaga bersama-sama melakukan suatu aktiviti muhibah seperti membersihkan kawasan persekitaran dengan mengutip sampah-sarap dan membersihkan longkang-longkang awam.

Sempena merayakan Hari Malaysia, Kechara dan Tsem Rinpoche Foundation dengan kerjasama Majlis Perbandaran Bentong menjalankan akitiviti Gotong Royong buat kali kedua tahun ini. Tujuan Gotong Royong ini adalah untuk membersihkan Jalan Chamang supaya para pelancong dan pelawat dapat menikmati persekitaran yang bersih ketika berkunjung ke air terjun Chamang. Kawasan persekitaran yang bersih juga akan mencegah nyamuk-nyamuk daripada membiak.

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YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail makes the opening speech to all present / YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail memberi ucapan perasmian kepada para hadirin / 文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯迈致开幕辞

Kami rasa besar hati dengan kehadiran Yang Dipertua (YDP) Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail yang merasmikan acara Gotong Royong pada jam 8.30 pagi, 16 September 2016 di Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). Dalam ucapannya, beliau mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Kechara kerana mengambil inisiatif untuk menganjurkan acara ini dan beliau menjelaskan bahawa dengan membersihkan kawasan persekitran kita, pembiakan nyamuk boleh dihapuskan, khususnya nyamuk Aedes yang menyebabkan demam denggi dan virus Zika. Beliau berharap acara Gotong Royong ini akan dijadikan acara tahunun setiap Hari Malaysia.

Dalam acara ini, sukarelawan dari Kechara, Kechara Soup Kitchen, Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Alam Flora, SW Corp, Jabatan Perhutanan, bekerjasama dengan penuh semangat muhibah membersihkan kawasan sekitar 4 kilometer dari KFR, di antara Jalan Chamang dan Air Terjun Chamang. YDP juga turut menyertai akitiviti pembersihan ini bersama-sama kakitangannya serta para sukarelawan Kechara.

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Educating others on the importance of community service by example, a humble YDP Mohammad Shahid has no reservations about picking up trash, a job perceived as lowly in most societies / Satu teladan dan pengajaran yang baik tentang betapa pentingnya kegiatan masyarakat, YDP Mohammad Shahid, seorang yang rendah diri, tidak pun berasa jijik untuk mengutip sampah, suatu pekerjaan yang dipandang rendah pada lazimnya / 文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯迈为人谦卑,放下身段以身作则捡垃圾,教育民众社区服务在加强睦邻精神方面的重要性

Kechara ingin megambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada para penaja yang berikut:

  1. KLH Hardware & Machinery Trading yang menaja kereta tolak, penyodok, sarung tangan, topeng muka dan beg-beg sampah. KLH merupakan salah satu daripada pembekal utama bahan-bahan binaan KFR.
  2. Restoran & Kafe Tawakal yang menaja makanan dan minuman acara ini. Tawakal menyediakan antara makanan halal yang terbaik di Bentong.
  3. Majlis Perbandaran Bentong untuk kegunaan sebuah lori.
  4. Alam Flora bagi kegunaan sebuah lori dan sebuah pengorek-kaut.
  5. Jabatan Perhutanan yang menaja 30 batang pokok
  6. Simon Lee, kontraktor KFR yang menaja kanopi, meja, kerusi dan sistem bunyi.
  7. Kent Liew, kontraktor KFR yang mendapat tajaan untuk kegunaan pengorek-kaut CTM Machinery dan lori Pam Kim Fatt
  8. Eddie Loke, kontraktor elektrik KFR untuk kegunaan lori beliau

Kami ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada mereka yang telah bersama-sama menjayakan gotong royong kali ini, para penaja yang telah menghulurkan sumbangan kewangan dan tenaga, juga kepada mereka yang telah menghabiskan masa cuti bekerja secara sukarela untuk tujuan yang baik.

Kami amat berharap akan dapat bertemu lagi pada tahun hadapan. Mari kita bersama-sama menjaga kebersihan persekitaran.

Yang Benar,
Lembaga Pengarah
Kechara House

 


 

2016年马来西亚日Gotong Royong活动

“Gotong Royong”是马来文字,意思是指当地社区的人聚在一起,合力进行一项社区活动,如打扫环境,清理垃圾和渠道。

配合马来西亚日,克切拉联合詹杜固仁波切基金和文冬市议会合作,连续第二年举办Gotong Royong 活动。这项目活动的宗旨为,清理干净前往文冬旅游热点–暹猛瀑布的暹猛路。清洁干净的环境同时也能避免蚊虫在我们生活的环境滋长。

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Removing heavy debris: volunteers from Kechara Soup Kitchen do more than just feeding the homeless / Membuang sampah yang berat: Sukarelawan Kechara Soup Kitchen bukan sahaja memberi makanan kepada masyarakat yang memerlukanya, tetapi juga melibatkan diri dalam aktiviti seperti membersihkan alam sekitar / 合力清除大型垃圾:来自克切拉香积厨的志愿人士不仅将力量贡献在帮助无家可归者,在社区服务方面也不遗余力

2016年9月16日,我们很荣幸地再次邀请文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希依斯文迈, 莅临克切拉禅修林为活动主持开幕仪式。沙希在演讲中感谢克切拉主办这项活动。他说,将我们的四周环境打扫干净,能避免蚊虫滋生,特别是黑斑蚊,以及最近肆虐的寨卡病毒。沙希希望此次的Gotong Royong 活动能持续在每年的马来西亚日举办。

这次活动共有85名志愿者来自克切拉团体各部门、克切拉香积厨、文冬市议会、Alam Flora、大马固体废料管理机构,以及彭亨森林局的职员和志愿人士一起加入了这项有意义的活动,充分发挥睦邻精神,齐心协力清理干净暹猛路周围四公里长,从克切拉禅修林入口处一直延伸到暹罗猛路瀑布的环境。市议会主席还身体力行跟市议会职员和克切拉志愿人士,一起参与了美化环境的活动。

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YDP Mohammad Shahid clears a pile of rubbish. The removal of garbage is important not only for aesthetic purposes, but for the safety of Bentong folks who frequent this road for recreational activities such as cycling and jogging / YDP Mohammad Shahid membersihkan selonggok sampah sarap. Mengutip sampah sarap bukan sekadar untuk kecantikan alam sekitar sahaja, malah juga untuk keselamatan penduduk Bentong yang sering datang ke Jalan Chamang untuk berjogging atau berbasikal / 图示文冬市议会主席莫哈末沙希正在清除垃圾。清扫垃圾不仅美化环境,也能确保经常在暹猛路跑步和踩脚车的文冬居民的安全

克切拉团体在此特别感谢以下的热心赞助和鼎力支持这项活动的商家、单位和人士:

  1. KLH Hardware & Machinery Trading 赞助手推车、铲子、耙子、面罩、手套和垃圾袋。KLH 五金店是克切拉禅修林建筑材料的主要供应商
  2. Restoran & Kafe Tawakal 赞助参与者食物和饮用水。Tawakal 餐厅是文冬镇上其中一间供应美味清真食品的餐厅
  3. 文冬市议会提供一台卡车
  4. Alam Flora 提供挖土机和卡车各一台
  5. 彭亨森林局 赞助30颗树木美化环境
  6. Simon Lee 是克切拉禅修林的其中一位承包商,赞助大会帐篷、桌椅和音响租借费用
  7. Kent Liew 是克切拉禅修林的另一位承包商,协助向CTM Machinery 免费租借挖土机,以及Pam Kim Fatt免费借用卡车
  8. Eddie Loke 是克切拉禅修林电气承包商,免费借出他的卡车
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The wonderful volunteers who spent their holiday cleaning up the environment / Sukarelawan yang menghabiskan cuti mereka membersihkan persekitaran / 这些志愿人士善用本身的时间在利益社区,乘着公共假期投入社区服务工作

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A big thank you to KLH Hardware’s kind sponsorship of wheelbarrows which made rubbish collection so much easier / Ribuan terima kasih kepada KLH Hardware atas sumbangan kereta tolak yang membolehkan pengutipan sampah sarap dengan lebih mudah / 我们非常感谢KLH五金店慷慨赞助手推车,让垃圾收集工作更便利顺畅

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It’s never too early to learn how to serve the community / Tidak kira umur, kanak-kanak juga boleh belajar melibatkan diri dalam kegiatan masyarakat / 投入社区服务永远不嫌早

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The backhoe made collecting huge piles of rubbish a breeze! / Sumbangan kegunaan pengorek-kaut ini meringankan kerja-kerja mengutip longgokan sampah yang besar! / 挖土机在清除大型垃圾方面帮了大忙

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  1. Alice Tay on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, sponsors and the support team in making this a success for the activity. This activity created opportunity for those who practiced teamwork and worked in harmony with others in order to raise awareness of a clean environment and prevent Zika virus caused by mosquito bites.

    Hope this activity will continue to be held on a regular basis for the benefit of many others.

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Gotong Royong is something not so commonly heard like yesteryears, it is a coming together of the community to do something that benefits the community as a whole. It is an elevation of one’s consciousness, and it does take a more enlightened state of mind, to see that the community is much more important and essential than the individual.

    As not everyone who participated in this activity, got direct benefit from this exercise. But there is an indirect benefit that, by benefitting others, they are in fact benefitting themselves. increasingly more and more thinkers of the day are thinking that the happiness of others, do in fact affect our own happiness, it is like we are all invisibly interconnected to one another like the movie Matrix. The happiness of one, affects and increases the happiness of the whole, and the unhappiness of one affects also the whole.

  3. Kb Thapa on Nov 7, 2016 at 4:12 am

    The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved. but it is also creating a cause for a cleaner place. We just need someone to start and create awareness as Rinpoche do more people will become aware and will actively work towards a cleaner environment . Great to see smile on their face…

  4. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Oct 23, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Big thank you and rejoice to Yang Dipertua (YDP) Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail, the organizing committee, Kechara Pastors, Kechara staff and all the volunteers who had spent the holiday in clearing up the rubbish along the Jalan Chamang in Bentong, Pahang.

    A clean and mosquito-free environment is very important for all walks of life as polluted environments can cause serious epidemic virus or bacteria to grow and spread within the vicinity of the area.

    Hopefully, there will be more and more people recognizing the importance of a clean environment by not simply throwing the rubbish at the roadside at their convenience but applying awareness of not polluting the environment by owning the self-responsibility, protect and preserve the Mother nature for our future generations. Prevention is always easier than cure.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  5. Freon Tee on Oct 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Spending holiday in doing cleaning is something meaningful. Kechara Organisation not only having a Retreat center in Chamang, Bentong to heal people but by organizing this activity, it brought awareness to many that it is important to keep the environment clean.

    YDP Mohammad Shahid bin Ismail even took his leisure time out and work together with Kechara to clean the environment. His attitude impress many others and i believe, Bentong will have a clean space

    Environment is not our big rubbish bin that we conveniently throw our rubbish into it and polluted the environment. With the new virus – Zika, the awareness towards our environment should be more alert. By simply throwing the rubbish, we are creating a karma to have dirty environment.

    Love our mother earth, as this is the only habitat we have.

  6. Stella Cheang on Oct 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

    It is really heartwarming to see Malaysian come together as a community and discard the label of race or religion for the purpose of greater good. This is the teachings of all religions. To keep the environment that we live in clean and beautiful is our responsibility. Thank you Rinpoche and Kechara for creating this opportunity for us to give back to the society and be a good citizen of Malaysia.

  7. Julien Roth on Sep 29, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I remember when I was present for last years cleaning day. It was really an experience to remember. I remember going to places other people would not even think of going, pulling out huge and yucky bags of rubbish and dumping it onto a dump truck. I felt good. Good that I was doing something for not only the town of Bentong, but for mother nature.

    I am happy to see that this cleaning up is becoming a consistent thing in Bentong. Kecharians must set an example for the locals in Bentong. They must show that litter and pollution is wrong and needs to be corrected. If this occasion is repeated yearly, I am sure that more and more people will become aware of this.

  8. sonny tan on Sep 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you to all who participated in this combined effort to clean Chamang Road in Bentong, it is heartening to know that all were truly focused on this task of making Bentong a more cleaner town.
    These auspicious events were attended by the head of the local municipal council and also the forestry department speaks volumes of the recognition that they have on Kechara. The contribution by the local contractors providing their machineries for the cleanup must also be congratulated for their kind thoughts and efforts.
    This humbleness shown by the respective local government departments, contractors and Kecharians working in unison to do the cleanup is something Kecharians can be proud of and hopefully we pray for many more wonderful happenings in the near future. This personal association and blending with the local authorities and the Bentong residents will make it easier for us to introduce Tibetan Buddhism to them.

  9. Sofi on Sep 27, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Rejoice for everyone who took part in this gotong-royong event. How wonderful to see Kecharians working with the volunteers and the local municipal officials to clean up the road to Chamang Waterfalls, an attraction with many visitors. Our Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche had always promoted environmental preservation for our future and the future of our generations to come. This is a fulfilment of his vision in the nicest possible way as everyone works together in willing harmony. Kudos everyone!

  10. Wylfred Ng on Sep 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    这是克切拉禅修林与文冬当地政府部门连续第二年在马来西亚日当天进行Gotong Royong清理暹猛路。不少克切拉的职工、义工、政府部门员工都在这个假日参与这个有意义的活动。

    暹猛路是克切拉禅修林的所在地, 也是通往文冬暹猛情人瀑布的唯一道路, 在假日都有不少游客前往这些地方参观。 通过清洁暹猛路可以让来这里旅游的游客对于文冬有更好的印象。

    希望明年我们还可以再继续主办这个有意义的活动。

    谢谢

  11. Echeah on Sep 25, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    As Buddhists, we learn that we are interdependent, humans, animals, the environment and all beings therein. It is important to create harmony and taking care of the environment is the responsible thing to do. After all, we need a clean conducive environment for our sustenance. It might be not a global effort, but cleaning out your own back yard and beyond, is a small but good start and does make a difference. We should never feel that our efforts are too small to make an impact.

  12. Sock Wan on Sep 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    It is very important to keep our environment and community clean and safe to live in. In Kechara we believe everyone is inter-dependent, thus it is important to respect each other, to respect our environment. By having activity like this, we are create awareness to the public the importance of keeping our environment clean and the responsibility we each have towards the betterment of our society.

  13. Mingwen on Sep 25, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Thank you! Terima Kasih! “Nandri”! 谢谢!

    To every body who contributed & make this meaningful event happened again.

    Sad to say, in fact, they are always people who love to left “marks” wherever they go and kind hearted people like you guys would spend your precious energy and time to take care of the environment and wipe off those unwanted “marks”.

    We all have responsibility to take care of the mother nature because we all share the same Earth! We would able to spend our time and energy to do something else which are more significant, if everyone do their own small part. Etc., to dispose rubbish into the rubbish bins.

    It seem like it’s a little too difficult for everyone to do so, because we are a little bit too selfish and a little bit too lazy. However, for instance, when people dump rubbish around where we are living, we would not delay to make complaints and curse people who dumped. When we do not care about the others, why should the others care about us?

    I’ve no idea, what can be done to change people mind, so that we will not be so selfish and damage the Earth any further. I could only think of doing my own part and join great people to take care of the sake of our home, so that the mother nature knows there are still people who love her.

    Much appreciations from me to those heros and heroines who really care about our home!

  14. Lin Mun on Sep 23, 2016 at 12:19 am

    It is great effort in participating a Gotong Royong with the local government. We as a part of the community must always work together towards a cleaner environment hand in hand with the local authority.

    It is not only the authority’s responsibility to care for the environment but the whole community. Hope this activity will bring more awareness to be responsible of our action, love our community and environment.

  15. Samfoonheei on Sep 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Kudos…to those who made the cleaning up of Jalan Chamang, Bentong, a successful comunity event.When we have a cleaner environment ,more people and tourist will visit the famous waterfall, KFR and the Bentong town as well.At the same time to keep the place away from mosquitoes breeding further,As spiritual seekers its wonderful to work with other local departments in caring and giving our service to the local community and to protect our environment.May those who had sponsored tools etc and to those who are involved in the cleaning up be blessed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

  16. Fong on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    It was a great effort by all to sponsor and participate in this gotong royong. Not only does it , at least temporarily cleans up the environment, it also raises awareness of a clean environment and that all should refrain from simply flinging rubbish out their vehicle window.

    It may seem a small step, but it is also creating a cause for a cleaner environment. Over time, more people will become aware and will actively work towards a cleaner Bentong – for a cleaner environment free of mosquitoes.

    Thank you for sharing this article as I’m sure it is a way of raising awareness.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 11. 2020 03:01 PM
    Ancient civilization of China already embraced Vajrayogini lineage long before where Mahayana Buddhism was prevalent. Interesting history of Vajrayogini’s teachings and practice that takes root in China . The practice of Vajrayogini is so deep rooted in China not till I know of until I read this post. It is also a really eye opening for me. The Western Xia empire Xixia was one of the three great barbarian empires ruling over northern China during the Song period. A land of myths and mysteries, monks and monasteries, the enchanting nation of happiness . There is that many rocks and cave formations around empire Xixia. The Vajravarahi/Yogini Cave (Dorje Phagmo Cave) is one such caves. Having a beautiful story behind it . This cave is well known after Vajrayogini reincarnated in human form and her four other dakinis performed tantric rituals. Recording to records this caves dates back to 1004 AD, that’s incredible indeed. Since then many Tibetan high lamas such as Sakya Pandita and 6th Dalai Lama had visited this cave doing retreats and prayers. The 6th Dalai Lama even erected a stupa in the cave.
    With the Chinese government help the cave is restored to this present day. Having Vajrayogini manifested as a princess in China to suit the people of that time and culture. May this cave be well preserved for the Vajrayogini practice to flourish in China.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a special form of Vajrayogini found in China.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/vajravarahi-caves-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 11. 2020 03:00 PM
    Tara Arya Tara, also known as Jetsun Dolma in Tibetan Buddhism, is an important figure in Buddhism. She appears as a female bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha. She is the mother of liberation, and represents the virtues of success through liberating us from our 8 fears such as pride, ignorance, anger, jealousy, wrong views, attachment, miserliness and deluded doubts. She will guides us to enlightenment. Beautiful paintings of the 8 Tara with each thangkas illustrate who protect us from the 8 fears. Interesting to see how each and every thangka can illustrate us a thousands words . Knowledgeable write up about 8 Taras and the 8 fears for us to understand better of Tara.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/8-taras-who-protect-from-the-8-dangers.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 11. 2020 02:59 PM
    The Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso was a Gelug Lama and a direct disciple of Pabongkhapa Déchen Nyingpo. He was one great lama working tirelessly for the benefit of all sentient beings. Many practitioners had indeed benefited from his teachings. He did travelled tremendously in India and internationally giving teachings in monasteries and giving empowerments in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany and so forth. Beautiful biography of a great lama who’s most famous work is undoubtedly Liberation in the Palm of the Hand which is still use till this day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-third-trijang-lobzang-yeshe-tendzin-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 02:19 PM
    Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order and also of one of the largest international Buddhist organizations in Taiwan and in the Buddhist world. He is one of modern China’s most prominent religious figures , well known and respected by many among all people and religious traditions. He has brought changes to the Buddhist world with his humanistic Buddhism. He has been promoting merely in Chinese culture and sticking to his principle not to mix with politics. Master Hsing Yun is a prolific writer and has authored over hundred books in Chinese and later his writing were translated into English and many other languages. Over the years, he has been recognized with numerous awards. He has also gained international prestige for his selfless dedication and contributions towards Buddhism. His contribution toward Buddhism is truly phenomenal, and has helped Buddhism gain a better understanding. Interesting read of a great master.
    Thank you Rinpoche for inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fo-guang-shan-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 02:17 PM
    Beautiful sharing of Dr. Andrea Galli’s article, with important advice for the Tibetan leadership to consider it. Its time for them to change their views and thinking of ways to benefit the Tibetans instead of politicking the long over due Dorje Shugden controversy. Dalai Lama has stated openly that he wish to return to China, hence the leadership should fulfil Dalai Lama and many Tibetans in-exile wishes. Tibetans have been living in India for the past 60 years , it time for them to be move on to think for the future generations and not depending on USA and India or any other countries. In China , those who had remained there felt happier as China allow religious freedom with many Tibetans practicing Dorje Shugden. The Tibetan leadership working closely with China government for the benefit of all Tibetans as China if they really to want peace, harmony , growth of their country and the preservation of religion and culture for the Tibetans. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/a-tibetan-solution-uncovered-in-modern-diplomacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 02:13 PM
    Incredible achievements and accomplishments of a great Lama . Lama Thubten Phurbu is one extraordinary intelligence Lama since young. A prominent Gelug lama, is highly respected for bringing Dorje Shugden’s practice and spreading Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition to many people in Tibet. Being outspoken about the benefits of this practice, many monasteries had invited him to consecrate Dorje Shugden tenkhangs , perform Dorje Shugden pujas, and give talks about Dorje Shugden in monasteries throughout Tibet. Lama Thubten Phurbu lives a simple life, spending his time on virtuous and beneficial Dharma works such as building stupas, making statues, printing Dharma books, supporting the poor and needy. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/incredible-lama-thubten-phurbu-and-his-activities.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 01:07 PM
    Humans must know that animals did not come into being to serve or provide for them. Animals too need to be protect against the suffering they undergo of losing their lives and loved ones. The protection is only possible if we realize that animals have valve beyond what they offer.

    The pictures of the puppy lying next to his mother are so heart-wrenching. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. We need to take vital steps to cut thoughtless cruelty to animals out of your life and to educate others around you.

    Thank you for the thoughtfulness sharing and bring us awareness to all animals lovers that never abandon them through thick and thin gives them love and care.

    https://bit.ly/30IRX1m
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 01:00 PM
    From this article , I have a better understanding now the purpose of pujas. For the puja to be powerful and effective one must have a good motivation and compassion mind to benefit others.
    As usual, Rinpoche’s teaching is always simple yet has a deep meaning in it. For someone lazy and slow like me have to read a few times to understand and remember.Thank you very much for sharing this post


    https://bit.ly/2PR65zn
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 11:31 PM
    I believe that all animals are just like humans. This includes anything from feelings to suffering with pain. As such, it should be the moral obligation of human beings to take this fact into account whenever they consider taking actions that would interfere with the needs of animals.

    Animals and humans both in common have great power and they able to achieve great things. We should find ways to control fear towards animals and prevent anxiety from taking hold.

    Thanking you for your thoughtfullness sharing and being kind to animals.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 03:13 PM
    Wow…..great biography of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, who wrote the Liberation in the Palm of your hand or Lamrim known to many of us. He was definitely a bodhisattva and one of the greatest masters of the 20th century and one the most influential teachers in Tibet. Well respected by hundred thousands of people, many have learn and benefit from his Dharma teachings. Incredible he had a very powerful voice that everyone could hear him clearly in the crowd, even those seated behind.
    Pabongka Rinpoche’s classics writings and collected works are highly sought after and very much used till these day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very inspiring biography

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-wikipedia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 03:11 PM
    Reading this article on Lama Zopa’s view on Dorje Shugden practice gives us a clear understanding . Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator . He is a Gelugpa lineage holder, having received teachings from many of the great Gelugpa masters. He gave a very good advice for students on Dorje Shugden practice. Guru devotion is the key to gaining spiritual attainments. Lama Zopa did mentioned that once we have made a Dharma connection with our Guru, we cannot simply give up this relationship unless the Guru told us to give up. Well regardless of whether a lama practises Dorje Shugden or not, we need to apply the rule, is the practice of Guru Devotion for sure. Letting whatever be nor matter what instance, we should not speak negatively against Dorje Shugden or about other Gurus. A good advice and profound teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/what-lama-zopa-teaches-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban-2.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 12:23 PM
    In life we will be facing lots of negative things from others. never mind right or wrong, true or false, I must learn how to take it or see it as a positive steps for our personal improvement and growth.

    The 7 great methods in above are not just to cope with insult but advise, comment & opinion from others toward ourselves. Insults and criticism follow us everywhere, so learn with great patience to use them as a guide to self improvement .

    https://bit.ly/2XAATIN
  • 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

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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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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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!
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Indonesia 355,774
Germany 289,528
France 274,078
Brazil 202,548
Vietnam 182,840
Taiwan 182,463
Thailand 180,379
Italy 142,488
Spain 133,858
Mongolia 133,712
Portugal 129,409
Netherlands 122,253
Turkey 118,934
United Arab Emirates 110,964
Russia 97,700
Sri Lanka 92,740
Romania 90,415
Hong Kong 89,716
South Africa 85,999
Mexico 80,994
Myanmar (Burma) 75,672
New Zealand 74,159
Switzerland 70,785
Japan 70,128
China 65,295
South Korea 61,941
Cambodia 61,292
Pakistan 57,942
Bangladesh 56,216
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