Mr. Lukar Jam

Oct 28, 2015 | Views: 1,063

Mr Lukar Jam

Click on the image to read Mr Lukar Jam's statement regarding the Dorje Shugden issue. Thank you for speaking up and thank you for having the courage to want to set this right. Source: http://lukar2016.com/manifesto/

Regarding Mr. Lukar Jam

I am not very interested in politics especially Tibetan politics but this is connected to something spiritually important to millions and myself. Mr Lukar Jam is a Sikyong (Prime Minister of exiled Tibetan people) candidate. He is not a Dorje Shugden practitioner nor religious nor does he ascribe to a religion although he is Tibetan born in Tibet, but he can see religious conflicts arising that are not necessary and create horrible sentiments and segregation. He wishes very much to resolve the religious conflict created by the current Tibetan government in exile regarding the Dorje Shugden issue. So few among the Tibetans dare speak up about resolving the Dorje Shugden issue. I am glad Mr Jam is opening the doors to this because we all want harmony.

The ban against Dorje Shugden has created many conflicts, disharmony, pain, segregation, prejudice, violence and hatred towards people who choose Dorje Shugden as a worship. People say you have the freedom to practise Dorje Shugden but if that is the case then why are Shugden people spat upon and hated? Because they are goaded on by Tibetan government in exile (CTA), even in their websites. Tibetan government in exile prints/publishes all types of negative propaganda against Shugden, yet they say you have the right to practice. No government in power or exile should dictate any religion to their people. They should not encourage nor discourage any religion or faith and should give FULL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. This is a mark of democracy which Tibetans in general are coming to grips with.

Many Tibetans who are progressive can see this but many dare not speak out or they will be labeled anti-Dalai Lama which is similar to reputational suicide. Within the Tibetan society which is very archaic and not democratic, to have divergent views from H.H. the Dalai Lama immediately means you are against the Dalai Lama. As unfitting as that sounds, it is true. I respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama and love him but my views are different. This does not mean I am against him or have any ill-will towards him, but it is sacrilegious to do so within the Tibetan society. No Tibetan can have a view different from the Dalai Lama on any issue especially spiritual or they will be segregated, threatened, ostracized and penalized. All your rights as a Tibetan will be removed and you cannot even vote for a new Sikyong.

The exiled Tibetan constitution is if you practise Dorje Shugden, then you do not need to associate with Tibetans who do not. You should stay away from Tibetan schools, hospitals, government departments and even voting. Yes this is true. You can Google and read for yourself. You are not allowed to join any public events with other Tibetans or the Dalai Lama just because you practise Shugden. Tibetan government in exile encourages the segregation of Dorje Shugden people. Simple, if you practise Dorje Shugden you cannot attend any talk given by the Dalai Lama even if it is not of religious nature. If you practise Dorje Shugden then to keep the ‘samaya’ clean, we don’t attend teachings by the Dalai Lama who does not practise and that is understood. Samaya is ‘spiritual relationship’. But if the Dalai Lama is giving a general public talk, as a Tibetan why am I not allowed to attend? Because I practise Dorje Shugden. That is discrimination against me for my religious belief. Not advice but a full-out ban. As a citizen or person of the Tibetan race, when our ‘leader’ the Dalai Lama gives a speech, why is it I and many of us who practise Shugden cannot attend his public talks? Just because my religious views are different? Just take a moment and think. If the leader of your country gives a speech, you can only attend if you agree with his religious views or you are barred…does that sound right? Does that sound democratic? That is what is happening with the Tibetan people in India and around the world now. It is happening with me. If you practise Dorje Shugden you are barred to participate in anything the Tibetan exiled government hosts or the Dalai Lama’s public talks and hospitals, schools and voting. You cannot even go into some restaurants because of your religious views! The Tibetan government in exile encourages this very much so in their constitution. Google and read.

Mr Lukar Jam also bravely speaks up about the rampant corruption within the Tibetan leaders (CTA) and how this needs to change immediately. I’ve included his thoughts in short on this. You can read further here, copy and paste the link:  http://lukar2016.com/manifesto/

Imagine if President Obama said if you are Catholic then you are not allowed to join in any benefits such as citizenship, welfare, voting, schools, medical in the US? He would not last two minutes. But this is happening within the Tibetan society. If this is not happening why would I and so many of us say it is and stand up to make this known, jeopardizing ourselves? Because it is true.

Mr Lukar Jam is very progressive, far reaching in thinking and very fair. That is why he will never be accepted and elected into the position of Sikyong. Because it’s a divergent view and a view different than the CTA’s and especially H.H. the Dalai Lama’s views. But having said that, I think he has made waves with his progressive encompassing religious views. He has other views about China and Tibet/China relations which I don’t agree on, but that does not matter. We can still respect and be friends with people who have views radically different than ours. Why not? I like the fact he can think broadly, full stop. I don’t mind I don’t agree with all his views because everyone is different.

We need more Tibetans like him who are moderate, fair, democratic and really speak their mind intelligently, politely and respectfully. The fact he is not accepted or respected is a reflection of how Tibetan mainstream society is perhaps ‘educated’ so far to not have any divergent views different than the Dalai Lama’s or his government which he controls fully. I wish Tibetans, H.H. Dalai Lama well and long life always. My views are different but my heart is with you as it always has been.

I hope to hear more from this progressive and fair Tibetan man. Good Luck Mr Lukar Jam. You can read what his views are on Dorje Shugden in the picture above.

Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. This is just a sample of the reactions given when I practise Dorje Shugden: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58841

The Dalai Lama’s website regarding Dorje Shugden: http://www.dalailama.com/messages/dolgyal-shugden

The Central Tibetan Administration’s website regarding Dorje Shugden: http://tibet.net/dolgyal-shugden/

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  1. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Mar 27, 2019 at 5:48 am

    Tibetan government’s member of parliament Tenpa Yarphel also says it’s time to stop discriminating against Dorje Shugden people. Please click here for more details: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=191497

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1553623764.mp4
    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1553623813.mp4



  2. Stella Cheang on Jul 10, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    It is very courageous for Mr Lukar Jam to speak freely about the quandary of Tibetan refugee under the command of Dharamsala. The community is deeply segregated in the past 20 years due to the bias and unfair policy imposed by CTA. Many Tibetans suffered but dare not speak up. Mr Lukar Jam spoke about the solemn plight of things where Shugden practitioners are not allowed to join any public events with other Tibetans but also about the rampant corruption by members of CTA. We should show support to people like Mr Lukar Jam for willing to take risk and speak up for greater good.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  3. Pavara Lam on Jan 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    It is good to see that Mr Lukar Jam has decided to speak out on behalf of all the Tibetans.
    The CTA can go really hard on people who speak up against the ban, that’s why a person like Mr Lukar Jam is special. Why do i say special? Because Mr Lukar Jam puts his fear of prosecution and mistreatment aside, who else in the world would dare to head straight on when there is prosecution and mistreatment to suffer should he fail?
    Failure is not something wrong… Failures can teach us something important. Take for example Thomas Edison, he failed more than a thousand times and yet he kept going until he found the answer. Upon his discovery of making a light bulb he quoted: “I have not failed 10000 times, i have just found 10000 ways that don’t work” Thus it is important to keep going and not worry about failure Mr Lukar Jam is a perfect example of the type which never gives up.

    I hope that more people will come up with the confidence of Mr Lukar Jam to voice up against the ban.

  4. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Dec 30, 2015 at 4:44 am

    I have to say, Lukar Jam is very brave to go up against the Tibetan establishment. They have been known to enact violent repercussions against anyone who dares to defy them, and they are most certainly not above a smear campaign.

    Although I am not interested in politics, stories about Lukar Jam and the Sikyong elections fills my news feed so I can’t help but glance at some of the stuff. I have seen the names people call him, the images they photoshop of him, the announcements some monasteries about how they are glad to announce his speeches have been cancelled, etc.

    Exactly what they do to Dorje Shugden practitioners, to be honest.

    If the Tibetan leadership want to progress into the 21st century and they want to make sure their community survives after the passing of His Holiness, then they need to develop genuine democracy. They need leadership programmes that will train people who will be capable of guiding Tibetan society once His Holiness is gone (in a thousand years’ time).

    As it is, there is no such programme to train leaders AND no single lama that everyone will listen to. Instead of focusing on the welfare and future of society, everyone is too busy jostling to see what they can squeeze from Western donors. So sadly, the events of the last sixty years demonstrate that the Tibetan leadership are not really interested in the progress of their people. If they were, they wouldn’t waste so much time on suppressing the views and faiths they don’t agree with. Don’t like Dorje Shugden? Suppress it. Don’t like Lukar Jam? Suppress him.

    Democracy is about being open-minded, tolerant and accepting of new ideas. And so if cause resembles effect, and the effect is a leadership that continues to suppress everything, then their motivation was never to foster open-mindedness and tolerance to begin with.

  5. Valentina Suhendra on Dec 28, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I think it is really courageous of Mr. Lukar Jam to step up and acknowledge that Shugden issues have been blown out of proportion and it should not be the focus of CTA.

    I think he has gone out of convention and may offend some people too by voicing his opinion. But I truly respect him for that. We need more leaders like him.

    Valentina

  6. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 28, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I respect Mr Lukar Jam for his courage to speak up and point out the issues. Tibetan people should be more like Mr Jam and speak up, no one else can save their society other than themselves. I know that it’s not easy because there are some consequences, but I don’t think we should be afraid to tell the truth.

    What he mentioned is right, Dorje Shugden is a small issue and why is the Tibetan leadership making it such a big issue? Dorje Shugden is a religion, a belief, a choice. No one is forcing anyone to do His practise nor should anyone try to stop the practitioners from doing the practise. Religion is a choice and all of us should have the rights to choose our own beliefs.

    Like what the Central Tibetan Administration claims, if there’s no discrimination nor segregation, then why can’t Dorje Shugden practitioners enter shops, hospitals, schools, restaurants and etc that are government operated? If this is not discrimination then what is it?

  7. Pastor Moh Mei on Dec 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Tibetans need more people like Mr Lukar Jam. You can try to garner foreign support but by the end of day it should not be the foreigners or outsiders who stood up for Tibetan affairs, it should be the Tibetan people. Hopefully Mr Lukar will inspire more Tibetans to stand up and speak out.

    Taking a non-religious stance allows Mr Lukar to draw attention to the human rights aspect of the Shugden issues that is currently causing dissension among Tibetans.

    Of course I would not neccesary agree on all of Mr Lukar’s views. There is no world leader that has policies and views that please and suit everyone. The important point is look at the main aspect of his principles. Mr Lukar sees and acknowledges the religious conflicts that are not necessary and has created horrible sentiments and segregation among Tibetans and bravely speaks up about the rampant corruption within the Tibetan leaders. Tibet definitely needs more people like him who are moderate, fair, democratic and really speak their mind intelligently, politely and respectfully. Generally, the world needs more leaders with these attributes.

  8. Pastor Shin on Dec 26, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Although I do not like politics, I have to applaud Lukar Jam’s statement that “…we cannot have a monolithic view of Shugden worshippers as there are different types of Shugden practitioners. Also there are those who are trying harm the Tibetan cause in the name of loyalty to the Dalai Lama and in the name of fighting the Shugden worshippers”. This is a very good response to the Tibetan Parliament in Exile’s resolution where Dolyal (derogatory name for Dorje Shugden) followers are made criminals just because of their religious belief. How can a “government” make such a sweeping statement and condemn people just because of their religious belief?

    In Point 3 of the 17 March 2014 resolution of the Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies (Tibetan Parliament in Exile), it says:
    (3) Recognises clearly the actions of Dolgyal followers as a political tool to create discord within the Tibetan community under the influence and deception of monetary gains, and to denigrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama with baseless allegations. The Parliament would like to make it clear that the issue has nothing to do with religious freedom. Further recognises also the Dolgyal followers and others – whose have caused grave harm to the faith and polity of Tibet under the Chinese government’s ploy and in violation of the law of Karma – as criminals in history.

    What is the proof that ALL Dorje Shugden followers want to denigrate His Holiness and under the influcence and deception of monetary gains? There are many Dorje Shugden lamas and practitioners who made huge impact and contributed to the Tibetan community in exile by building and supporting the monasteries, the poor, building schools/ hospitals, providing spiritual services and many more!

    In the pluralistic world today, we respect each other and be friends with people who have views radically different than ours. But that is not the case with the Tibetans and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). They do not allow that. You have to conform to their views and not allowed to have other views. That goes against the purpose of trying to establish a democratic Tibetan government.

    Lukar Jam is practising democratic rights with a bold and courageous step, given the current vitiated atmosphere against anyone daring to speak against the view of His Holiness the Dalai Lama or the CTA. Such a candidate can bring to the open the debate and different point of view that has been silenced by the CTA and pave the way for a more forward-thinking Tibetans. Unfortunately, Lukar Jam was not accepted and elected into the position of Sikyong because of this very reason.

  9. Chris Chong on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,

    Thank you for sharing this post on Mr Lukar Jam. Its is refreshing to see a Tibetan to stand up and disagree with the Dorje Shugden ban openly. The tibetan community is still living in the archaic times. Although Dalai Lama is a prominent leader in Tibet, we should use logic and common sense to analyse any leader’s actions. We should not just take in any mindset or rule that they say without thinking where is it coming from.

    The public should know how to think and analyze any situation and not blindly follow their leaders.

    Chris

  10. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Dec 24, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    “We can’t have a monolithic view of Shugden worshippers”, says Mr Lukar. This statement shows us that Mr Lukar is an open-minded and progressive thinking politician. Even though he does not practice Shugden, yet his commitment to freedom of religion makes him respect those who do, especially those who quietly practice Shugden and, at the same time, show their respect and faith in the Dalai Lama.

    He is deeply aware of the suffering of Shugden practitioners who are being ostracized and persecuted by anti-Shugden Dalai Lama loyalists.He questions these people in their aggression towards Shugden practiitoners; he says they are hurting the Tibetan cause in the name of loyalty to the Dalai Lama.

    Mr Lukar wisely calls for a more nuanced and comprehensive policy to tackle this issue.

    Mr Lukar should be lauded for his courage to stand up and speak against injustice and for freedom of religion.

  11. Alice Tay on Dec 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    一个国家可以和平的建立,主要的原因是这个国家的人民可以和睦相处,共同携手维护自己的家园与国家。

    虽然马来西亚不是一个经济很繁荣的国家,但最起码这里的人民还可以在国泰民安之下可以得到宗教信仰自由。比方说这里的最高元首和首相都是回教徒。当有任何大节日或是演讲开放给予大众时,任何人不管你是马来人、华人、印度人,等等与不同的宗教者,都可以一一出席。这是其中一点为何本人会感到非常欣慰与感恩活在马来西亚。如果和西藏相较之下,因为我修持多杰雄登而被拒在门外,我会感到多么的无奈,也可能会觉得,难道这国家不要我了?难道因为不同的宗教信仰,就算我是多么得为人民、社会与国家着想,还是徒劳无功的!

    很钦佩 Lukar Jam 先生可以站出来说出他个人对西藏与修持多杰雄登的想法。这是因为他相信,每个人都有言语发表的权利。而我们必须打开心房,张开视野去学习那些符合逻辑与拥有正面思考的知识。不要盲目地只是听从一面的说法。

    在此祈愿所有曾经因为宗教信仰问题而伤害他人,不要再继续伤害他人了。反而要记得为其他人着想,利人利己。

  12. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    It is so bravely for Mr. Lukar Jam to speak up on the Dorje Shudgen issue.

    May Tibetan has more people like Mr. Lukar Jam, who are open and
    accept religious freedom so that Dorje Shudgen ban will be lifted as soon as possible to reduce the suffering of Dorje Shudgen practitioners, and the lineage of Dorje Shudgen can flourish forever.

    Thank you

    With folded hands
    Pee Bee Chong

  13. Lin Mun on Dec 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this article and reminded us that we should always have an open mind to accept different people’s view.

    Some of the points I learned :

    1) Everyone has the freedom and choice in choosing their religion. A democractic country cannot stop this right. People should have a freedom to attend any talks even if they do not agree on the points by the speaker.

    2) All of us have our own point of view and should not be influence by others who have the power. We should investigate and not follow blindly even if a very respected person have different view from us. Everyone is different and will have different opinion.

    3) I respect Mr Lukar for being brave to speak up this view and promote religion fairness in Tibet. Not many people dare to be different especially if it may affect their safety and agaisnt the government.

    4) I learn that we should be dedicated and have the courage to continue to fight for our right and voice our view.

    5) Some of the laws set by each country are influence by political reason and it is important that we have the correct view to judge it from a religion point which is the right view.

  14. jillyam on Dec 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Mr. Lukar is a very brave person to stand up on what he believes even though he does not do the practice.
    Religion is very personal and I think Religious Freedom is for everyone. Why said no ban but those who practices Dorje
    Shugden are shunned upon and there are segregation between those who practices and those who doesn’t?
    It’s time everyone should stand up for their own rights and let the ban be lifted as soon as possible.

  15. June Kang on Nov 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Each time when I read that “if you practise Dorje Shugden you cannot attend any talk or teaching given by His Holiness Dalai Lama, it always remind me the Story of Angulimala.

    Angulimala had slain 999 victims, however Buddha never give up to him, Buddha did not hesitate to walk the thirty miles to meet him and save him. Why? The one thing that everyone of us has in common is everyone of us can become a Buddha.

    I am a Buddhist, I practice what Buddha taught, I follow the “Lamrin Teaching”, and I did not kill anyone, BUT because my protector practice is Dorje Shugden, , I was being banned to attend His Holiness Dalai Lama’s teaching. In another words is you are stopping me to learn Dharma from a great being who can help me towards enlightenment. Doesn’t it this is against Buddha teaching?

    Moreover, that is nothing wrong to practice Dorje Shudgen, this practice is more than 350 years and many high lama is also practice and has been reincarnated. So obviously the high lama who practice Dorje Shudgen reincarnation has proven nothing wrong with the practice unless you(those anti Shugden) would like to prove “karma” taught by Buddha is
    Wrong.

  16. Joy on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for “opening up” our eyes and giving us more knowledge always so we can think bigger, better and understand the whole situation, and from there make our own decisions or conclusion.

    Yes Mr. Lukar’s views are quite thought provoking especially for the CTA… and yes not all of Mr.Lukar’s view we can agree with but the ones on the injustice of Shugden practitioners and how the CTA works is certainly refreshing to hear. Indeed Mr. Lukar is quite brave, logical and brutally honest. So much so he is now labelled as anti-Dalai Lama. I guess some people do not want the skeletons in the closet exposed.

    I like what Rinpoche said and yes I this should be the way of open minded, progressiveness… “We can still respect and be friends with people who have views radically different than ours. Why not? I like the fact he can think broadly, full stop. I don’t mind I don’t agree with all his views because everyone is different.”

    So yeah we respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama and love him but our views are different BUT this doesn’t mean we are against him or wish bad things to happen to him at all. We are in fact merely, actually, following his advice on “religious tolerance” and “compassion for all”.

    Rinpoche really gave us a lot of knowledge and insights into how the Tibetan people really think and the how the corrupt CTA works.
    Anyone who has a divergent view, opposing to His Holiness is a huge problem and considered sacrilegious in the Tibetan society. They will be labelled anti-Dalai Lama immediately… I believe this is now Mr. Lukar’s nickname, unfortunately. And all this coming from an exile govt that claim Compassion is their religion?

    It’s sad to see many who do not know much, especially in the western world, they will continue to be deceived by the CTA. Hopefully more open minded, educated Tibetans will speak up against the injustice, so that truth and peace can prevail once again amongst the exile Tibetans. I think it’s time for a radical change, one that brings peace amongst people not aggression and segregation.

  17. Ron Wong on Nov 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you Mr Lukar Jam for speaking up for the rights & freedom of all Shugden practitioners all around the world. In particularly Shugden practitioners among the Tibetan community, there have been too many suffering for these people & too long. These are also Tibetan people, like any other citizens in a democratic country who should be given the same rights & freedom like every other citizen of the country. Why should they be segregated, separated, deny of all social welfare & services just because their religious belief is different from the leader? This does not sound democratic at all. I wish you well Mr. Lukar Jam, please continue your courages effort to resolve the Shugden’s ban in order to bring peace & harmony to the Tibetan community & all Shugden practitioners.

  18. Raymond on Nov 1, 2015 at 8:37 am

    It is weird that, people fight even in a religion, like this world has not enough sufferings.

  19. Sock Wan on Oct 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Rinpoche and Kecharians are not into politics, we are here to practice mind transformation. Unfortunately Dorje Shugden faith was made into an issue for political interest. This has created a lot of sufferings among Tibetan DS practitioners. The sufferings was since 20 years ago!

    No one politician among the Tibetan refugees has said something so neutral and straight to the point before. Finally someone sees that DS ban creates a lot of problems in Tibetan society. The ‘government’ is not being fair, promotion of harmony, respect and tolerant is close to zero. They say they are the follower of HHDL but it is very clear that they are not following what HHDL preach, ie compassion.

    I really hope Mr Lukar Jam will win in this election. With his new ideas, new method, new plan for the Tibetans, there might be some good results. If the old one does not work, time to change!

  20. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Oct 29, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    This is good news. Finally someone speaks up and expresses that what happens to Dorje Shugden practitioner is out of proportion.
    How can a government behave in such away again his own people?

    Only Dorje Shugden practitioners are bad? They can not eat in the same place, be treated by the same doctor and buy there food in the same shop but have to travel far away to buy regular objects and worse have to travel far to find medical care!

    Thank you for speaking up on this topic and may the ban be solved swiftly.

    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  21. Vinnie Tan on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Mr Lukar Jam is really exceptional. Not only does he dare to openly “challenge” CTA and Dalai Lama’s stance on Dorje Shugden, but he challenges them in many ways as well.

    I do not agree with all his views as well, but it shows the kind of level of thought that Mr Lukar Jam is able to have. It is unbelievable and it shows how advance his thoughts are. We are in the 21st century and it is necessary to have advanced thoughts like that.

    When things are fully ruled by one person and no one dares to oppose, at times, the decision that is being made might be wrong. When it is wrong, there will only be more harm then good that is done.

  22. freon on Oct 29, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the latest related to Dorje Shugden’s news. Mr. Lukar Jam is definitely very brave to talk his thoughts out, especially on current hot issues of Dorje Shugden. I hopes too, many tibetan will open up their mind and see what have the discrimination brought to them , to the Buddhism. Nothing but confuse. I hopes, many more Tibetan could see the true problems where, Dorje Shugden’s issues have been use as an excuses for the politician to get favor. To reserved the culture of Tibet, to unite the Tibetans is not to discriminate them, but, to solve the problems together. What is good to cast out own people who are already a refugees? What political power to gain?

  23. Datuk May on Oct 29, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    It is so very refreshing to hear Mr. Lukar Jam’s view on Dorje Shugden worship.

    It is the respect that he has for religious freedom that makes Mr. Lukar Jam such a needed leader for the Tibetans in exile. A different way of looking at the world today instead of the old fashioned archaic and feudalistic manner of the Tibetan people.

    Sad to think that it is his progressive thinking that will prohibit him being elected as the Sikyong. How do the Tibetans wish to progress without a different leadership.

    Mr. Lukar has at last opened the doors for some people in power among the Tibetan community to dare to think otherwise, smartly and find solutions to the many problems that face them. Let the progress continue and have the injustice to Shugden devotees be removed and the Ban be lifted.

  24. Christine Wang on Oct 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    The Obama example is a good one! Imagine any leader in the world to ban the people who have different religion and make a war againt them.How the audience in the world will criticise him/ her. And for whoever to win a Nobel Peace prize, it’s hard to relate the person or the organization to any kind of war that hurt people physically or mentally.

    Politics are played by relatively a small group of people. But their decisions can influence and change the whole nation. And if their decisions are made with their peronsal agenda/ ego, then the result could be ugly as many innocent will be hurt.

    With or without religion, as a leader to a team/ company/country, his/ her people follow the leader with the hope that he/she will bring them a life with happiness and safety, not harm or hatred. Simple as that.

    Please don’t hurt the peole who pratise DS as they are not any less than the people who do not practise DS or who do not practise anything!

    Christine

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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 11:33 PM
    The process of taking photographs is so easy, so common. Yet, for certain people, when the situation and circumstances are just right, taking photographs can be a special experience.

    Thank you for the sharing of an award wining photograph that worth a thousand words. This picture is one of the best that captures reality in life of a monk’s discipline and the effort of his vows to his guru. The monk found his right time to do his meditation has the rest of the people in his compartment seem to be faraway sleeping without knowing what will happen to them in next second.

    I’m sure the monk would have done a protection prayers to all the people in the train for a safe journey.
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 06:11 PM
    This recycling project should be continued so that there will be no waste soup and at the same time it help many unfortunate groups to improve their cleanliness and hygiene.
    It is a very very smart thing to do, recycle the bar soaps and shampoos can save money, lessen the soap bars and shampoos that are supposed to be thrown away, it is very hygienic and we can put it into a good cost.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 03:57 PM
    Breath taking looking through those ancient beautiful Hindus temples. All are monolithic structures , with ancient architecture. Such as Kailasa Temple, Ellora, India built in 8th century and it took over a period of 20 years to construct. Some of these magnificent structure has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All I can say is all these Hindus Temples not really beautiful but really impressive . I have not been to any of these temples but wish to see it. Anything ancient architecture or structures or holy place will always fascinated me and in my travel bucket. Can imagine how it was built those days without modern machinery. Interesting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/beautiful-hindu-temples.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 03:55 PM
    Nepal-China relations have always remained friendly and cordial. The historic and multi-faceted bilateral relations between the two countries have evolved since centuries ago. The two countries have been marked by friendliness, understanding, mutual support, cooperation and respect for each other’s sensitivities. China has helped develop infrastructure and decrease import dependence. China has helped in the construction of highways and roads in Nepal. Nepal and China agreed to enhance cooperation in trade, investment, agriculture, cultural exchanges, tourism and so forth. Both countries benefited since then with the signing of the Sino-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed. Bringing opportunities for both especially Nepal will have a better economic growth. They are working together to preserve Buddhism in the holy sites of Bodhgaya in India and Lumbini in Nepal. This will being innumerable benefits for the continent and the world.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/nepal-and-china-two-old-civilizations-embrace.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 03:50 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen a great scholar, yogi and master of Sutra and Tantra as promise arose as a Dharma Protector. He is one of the more famous previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s best known legacy is the construction of Gaden Monastery, a 600-year-old monastic institution which continues to exist to this day. Recording to H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s account the sacred remains of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is at Tsunmo Tsel Monastery . It’s a blessing I saw the beautiful stupa where the sacred remains of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was. Interesting read of the life of a GREAT Lama and his legacy which i enjoyed reading.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-vinaya-holder-duldzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:18 PM
    Pemayangtse Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim and the most famous monastery in West Sikkim. It’s a spiritual retreat for every tourist the whole year through as it offers a meditative environment quietly set amidst woods. Wow…This monastery is about 300 years old, which also offers the reflection of the rich architecture the ancient manuscripts and scriptures to tourist . I would love to see this legendary monastery with such an interesting history behind it. Recording to the British explorer and the Professor of Tibetan, description of Dorje Shugden found at Pemayangtse Monastery in Sikkim is rare and significant. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:14 PM
    A bird-friendly garden can be exactly many people would love to have. I am one of them I loved spotting and watching birds especially when the birds chirping sounds can be heard. Sitting under a tree , listening to birds chirping while reading a good book is priceless. The nature of the enduring happiness which the love of birds gives makes my day. Birds are some of the most wonderful manifestations of nature. Feeding them with foods is a wonderful sight to see too. Its Rinpoche ‘s kindness and compassion that had inspired all of us to be kind , caring to all animals nor matter what they are.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/fulfillment-in-my-garden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:13 PM
    A profound teachings about the mind and reincarnation. We are fortunate with Rinpoche ‘s teaching online and videos we could learn some knowledge from it. Many people have benefited from all these wonderful teachings especially how reincarnation works and how is the emptiness related to karma as well. With simplicity, comprehensive and logical explanations of our mind for all to understand. After watching those teachings from the videos , it opened my thoughts , to how reincarnation works. Still learning. Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-mind-and-how-it-reincarnates.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 12:01 AM
    Today there are more people turning to be a vegetarian. Vegetarians are usually more conscious about the earth and their overall health. People should consider becoming vegetarian because it has health benefits, reduces animal abuse, and helps reduce the risk of some diseases.

    Vegetarian diet has become mostly accepted in many cultures for its limitless benefits. It will be a healthy option if we choose to adopted to be a vegetarian with well balance diet. Of course going green definitely keeps immunity higher.

    Thank you for the knowledgeable sharing article, It is important for people around the world to understand the importance of being vegetarian.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 11:20 PM
    It is very beautiful. The house you wish for in Colorado is a dream which is waiting to be fulfilled into reality but this one is real. You will find you won’t have any problems going for retreats when you feel you want to have a change of environments or to get away.
    A perfect place for prayers, meditation and retreats.Thank you very much for the good article with nice pictures.


    https://bit.ly/2Y3s8qe
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:41 PM
    Nearly everyone has had weird, scary experiences, things that happen in life that seem to defy any sort of rational explanation. Unexplained at times. For me I am not scare as long as I do not disturb them. In fact feel sad for them, will dedicate my prayers to them now since prayers can help them. Ghost and spirit haunting always seem to be up to mischief at times. Watched those videos……interesting when the mysterious and unexplained happens such as the ‘moving pint’ incident at the pub. Interesting sharing of ghost footage taken in different pubs around the world.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ghosts-in-the-pub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:40 PM
    Andy Mattia a friend of our Lama…Tsem Rinpoche lost and found after 24 years . Rinpoche had not forgotten about him and recollected some of the finest moments of life with him. Its not too late , at least for a moment Rinpoche knew of his passing and had a picture of him after all these long years. A friend like Andy whom Rinpoche do not want to lose as he was kind and generous ,helping Rinpoche during the most difficult times at Los Angeles, California. Interesting read of how the writers managed to search and search without giving up and found it at last .Interesting video too.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/andy-mattia-the-long-lost-friend.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:37 PM
    Everyone in the world has the right to practice what one ‘s own religion, and beliefs. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Its their choice and no one are above the law saying one should or should not pray to this and that. Our lama Rinpoche had been targeted all this years just because Rinpoche chose to continue practicing Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche had been abused online with all sorts of ugly words or so. Dorje Shugden ‘s practitioners been discriminated is really sad, just because one religious beliefs. NOT only that Rinpoche’s student too targeted using nasty words as well. Dorje Shugden is accused to be a evil spirit, they should checked and read the history and origin before commenting. Recently i did received nasty and disgusting comments too on my postings in FB. Who are they to comment , such a nonsense . Well they will soon have to swallow their own words.
    Those Dorje Shugden practitioners are not allowed to participate in many events , denied service and so forth. Reading all the untrue and nonsense comments , felt sickening and shocking. As Buddhist we should respect each other and make peace , harmony not ‘war’.
    Thank you for this sharing ,hopefully more are aware of what the ban on Dorje Shugden has caused. Enough is enough , may the ban soon be history.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/will-the-dalai-lama-agree-with-this.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 05:00 PM
    Truly a great teacher and after years of wandering, the first monastery in the Ajahn Chah tradition was found followed by many monasteries and continues to flourish.He left the world a legacy of a GREAT TEACHER of his teachings,and realizations of the Buddha dharma.
    Despite all this, Ajahn Chah attracted an increasing number of followers who wanted to become his disciples. Thank you very much for the good sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2U2hJtx
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 01:18 PM
    For more than a thousand years, artists have played a key role in the cultural life in Asia. At Tibet, Kashmir, and Nepal their arts flourished as its equally important part of their culture, architecture and their way of living to the outer world. The artist using art to express their knowledge, skills . The art painting reveal the way of lifestyle and strong belief they have in Buddhism. From the book ‘Arts from the Rooftop of Asia , Chinese has influence in the Tibetan paintings of thangkas and many art paintings in the region. Religious influence on Nepalese handicrafts. Interesting book revealing the history of arts with rare and precious pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/arts-from-the-rooftop-of-asia-tibet-nepal-and-kashmir.html

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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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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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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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
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago
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!
3 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
3 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
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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United Arab Emirates 109,783
Russia 96,638
Sri Lanka 91,091
Romania 89,770
Hong Kong 88,763
South Africa 84,035
Mexico 79,694
Myanmar (Burma) 74,943
New Zealand 73,141
Switzerland 69,719
Japan 68,585
China 61,827
South Korea 61,178
Cambodia 60,970
Pakistan 57,006
Bangladesh 55,770
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