Post 80’s girl practices Buddhism as a nun in snow-capped plateau

Jun 16, 2014 | Views: 1,777

Dear friends,

This is a wonderful recent story to share with you and lighten your heart. Please read it and share with others.

I agree with Tsechen Wongmu that it is not hard to do what she did because as she says, upon finding gold, you can just let go of the scrap iron.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

2014-06-12

“I set off with my dream,
Mercy is my ship and wisdom is my sail.
I’ll return in a day
Through the rugged path after thousands of years,
If the treasure in my heart
Is appreciated.”

The poem is found on the Weibo page of Tsechen Wongmu, or Ma Ying, before her conversion into a Buddist. The 25-year-old graduated from Qingdao University and, now practices Buddism as a nun in the Xinlongdongzhi Temple amid the snow-covered mountains of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Region in Sichuan province, 4,200 meters above the sea level.

 


Tsechen Wongmu with Lama Tsongkhapa’s statue

 

Born in Shandong’s capital Jinan city, Ma learned about Buddhism from her grandmother since childhood. She started practicing Buddism in 2009. Three years later, she shaved her head and became a nun.

“July 2012 was my second travel to the sacred mountain (the mountain where her master stays). I didn’t think about becoming a nun before the trip, but as I climbed the mountain, I felt as if I was getting ashore and, when I look back, it was all whirlpools underneath. The next morning when I woke up, I heard myself say: I don’t want to descend the hill anymore,” Tsechen Wongmu told sina.com.

Many Weibo bloggers praised Tsechen Wongmu for her courage to make the decision and detach herself from secular life, to which she said: “I often replied that it doesn’t need any courage, just like you throw away scrap iron when you get gold. As you learn and practice more of Buddhism, you’ll find every word that the Budda says is right and wise. The decision was not difficult at all.”

Like other Buddhist monks and nuns, Tsechen Wongmu also aims at delivering all living creatures from torment. She wants to help people “in every second”.

Tsechen Wongmu told a story of a Korean man who became a monk at the age of 24 after receiving his PhD in Princeton University. He prefers to be a “community monk” rather than a monk who lives in the mountain and talks “nonsense”. Tsechen Wongmu said a “community nun” is also her goal.

Tsechen Wongmu also hopes to spread the Pure Land Sect of Buddhism, especially to the rural areas.

“Villagers, particularly senior villagers, are mostly kind and honest, but not many of them can get enlightenment from Buddhism.”

As for the question that whether Tsechen Wongmu would resume secular life in the future, she said “When a man wakes up, he cannot dream on as if he were sleeping.”

She also mentioned the movie The Matrix, in which the hero Neo was given a choice from two pills: choose the blue pill he’ll live on in a virtual world, forgetting about everything; and choose the red pill he’ll learn about the reality and face various challenges.

“I’ve chosen the red pill. But I found that comparing to the reality in The Matrix, our reality is much more beautiful,” said Tsechen Wongmu.

(179xizang.com has contributed to the story)

Source: http://english.sina.com/culture/2014/0612/708826.html

 


Weibo page of Tsechen Wongmu

 


Ma Ying before she became a nun

 


Ma Ying before she became a nun

 


Ma Ying before she became a nun

 


Tsechen Wongmu (Ma Ying)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tsechen Wongmu with her parents

 


Parents of Tsechen Wongmu support her idea of becoming a nun

 


Tsechen Wongmu in a temple

 


Buddhist ceremony held by the temple where Tsechen Wongmu stays

 


Tsechen Wongmu in a snow mountain

 


Xinlongdongzhi Temple, where Ma Ying became a nun

 


Xinlongdongzhi Temple is 4,200 meters above the sea level

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 25, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    With a supportive parents Tsechen Wongmu ( Ma Ying ) a college-student-turned nun at a young age. She moved to Xinlong Dongzhi temple in southwest China’s Sichuan province amid the snow-covered mountains 4,200 meters high. She had made brave move. As a little girl she learned about Buddhism from her grandparents. This holy mountain is reputed as “King of Mountains in Sichuan” with fascinating snow and alpine. She has made a choice to be there. She has won public attentions after posting her poem and diary on internet with millions of followers. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring read.

  2. Samfoonheei on Jul 16, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Inspiring a college-student-turned nun from Xinlong Dongzhi temple in Sichuan province . She wrote a poem and diary, posted in social media has won public attentions. She started to practice Buddhism and took decision and moved to the temple on the snow-covered plateau 4,200 meters above sea level. Admired her courage to make the decision and detach herself from secular life. She believes that Buddha says right things, which is her only answer to the question why she wants to be a nun.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  3. Yee Yin on Jan 30, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this inspiring and beautiful story of Ma Ying. She is inspiring because at a very young age, she has already realised the samsasa is a delusion. She was born in a very wealthy family, her life is very comfortable and easy but she knew it is a delusion so she decided to become a nun.

    She must have a very strong Dharma imprint that leads her to walk on the spiritual path at this young age. She reminds me of Tenzin Palmo who was also ordained at a very young age. She is also very lucky in the sense that she was born in a family that supports her decision. I truly rejoice for her. Not many people can give up a comfortable and easy life to live simply and to work hard for others without getting anything back in return.

    I like how she used the scene in Matrix to describe her decision to be ordained. She said we have 2 choices, 1 is to continue to live in a delusional world; 1 is to learn about the reality and face various challenges. It is hard to face challenges or to see the flaws in us, but if we overcome them and transform, we will become better and that will liberate us from the sufferings we create for ourselves.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Inspiring there are young people who can let go of their samsaric life just like that. I suppose the teachings have really sunk into her and she realises there is no essence to her worldly life. The movie Matrix whether it was intentional or not, does point to the fact that there is reality that is hidden from our sight. Anyways I do rejoice in her taking the monastic vows to benefit sentient beings.

  5. Loh Ann Leong (Penang) on Jul 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Rejoice to Tsechen Wongmu for letting go of worldly objects, inspired by the her determinations and thus encouragement to us for grasped as much of Dharma teachings and practises in this very much precious lifetime. Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this.

  6. HEE TS on Jul 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story. This story reminded me that money and attachment is not important in our life. Spiritual practice should be the most important things in our life.

  7. PB on Jul 8, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
    She is so brave and determine. Rejoice for her.
    I like to wash movie Matrix as well. If I were given the pills: I would like to choose the red pill as well. But I not enough determination, wisdom and compassion to do that yet.

  8. Irene Lim on Jul 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Tsechen Wongmu’s past life imprints must be very strong for her to begin her spiritual practice early in her life and with good motivation. I truly rejoice for her.

  9. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I like the Tsechen Wongmu’s statment : “I often replied that it doesn’t need any courage, just like you throw away scrap iron when you get gold. As you learn and practice more of Buddhism, you’ll find every word that the Budda says is right and wise. The decision was not difficult at all.”
    Simple yet profile.

  10. Penang Study Group on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this story. Indeed, Ma Ying is an inspirational to all of us in this day and age. All of our members applauded for her firm decision to become a nun. It is not easy for most of us especially in this degenerate time. She has everything but she has chosen to walk the Buddha’s path. Besides, we admired her straightforward yet truthful replied, when she was being asked the reason for her decision. Indeed, Dharma is ‘gold’ and everything else are scrap iron. May we treasure this ‘gold’ too. May many more sentient beings will be touched by her story and especially by her works.

    Attendees:Soon Huat, Kong, Kai Lynn, Swee Ching, Kat, Louis Lit and Jacinta.

  11. Leonard Ooi(Penang) on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Rejoice to Tsechen Wongmu. She’s such a courageous young girl with such supportive family. There are obstacles around us in our dharma path & she has managed to overcome it & detached herself from the worldly ‘scrap iron’ because she has found her ‘pot of gold’ .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us such an inspirational story.

  12. Gordon on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:04 am

    did post Ma Ying story on my facebook when I came across in local Chinese newspaper, last months ago. It is Inspiration story that such a young girl who willing let go secular life to become nun, which very rare case happened nowadays. May I wish Ma Ying continue propagating Buddha teaching and achieve liberation.

  13. Li Kheng on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Tsechen Wonmu’s view has such great clarity and resolve. The part where she describes her journey up to the sacred mountain where her Guru lived as climbing ashore, away from the “whirlpool” of samsara was very powerful. Many of us have had the opportunity to ascend from the “whirlpool below” but, due to our three poisons of ignorance, ego and anger, we find ourselves descending back into the uncontrolled turmoil os samsara.

    Tsechen Wongmu is a great example to all of us as she embarks on a journey dedicated to benefitting others and in pursuit of inner peace and happiness.

  14. Soon Huat (Penang) on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing such wonderful and inspiring story with us. I truly rejoice to Tsechen Wongmu for her big decision. She can hold her vow so strongly and faithfully. I like her two sentences: “just like you throw away scrap iron when you get gold” and “When a man wakes up, he cannot dream on as if he were sleeping.”

    “just like you throw away scrap iron when you get gold” indicated that she is able to renounce everything for Buddhism such as youth, wealth and beauty. It reminded me the Rinpoche article “Good Investment”, we need to invest our youth, wealth and energy wisely. We should invest all our energy and time to learn Dharma knowledge and put into practice to benefit others

    I love this sentence: “When a man wakes up, he cannot dream on as if he were sleeping.” Waking up from our worldly dream should be our goal.A lot of us are still staying in the dream and pursuing the worldly goals such as reputation, wealth etc. In fact, we are creating negative karma daily when we pursuing these goals and that is why we are always stuck in samsara.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this story with us. Tsechen Wongmu indeed is very good example for us to learn.

  15. Julia Tan on Jun 25, 2014 at 1:52 am

    I truly agree with what Tsechen Wangmu said, you do not need courage nor to be brave to do so because when you realize that you are chasing for something highest of the high you will let go of those meaningless to you. Just like Pastor Jean Ai, everything just came so naturally. May I become like Tsechen Wangmu and Pastor Jean Ai soon, giving my best to others.

  16. Jacinta Goh on Jun 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    For some, it will be a hard decision but for her, she seemed determined.
    Tsechen Wongmu, to you I rejoice from the depths of my heart.

    Despite having to live and practice an ascetic lifestyle, you also aspire to become a ‘community nun’ that vowed to work tirelessly for the benefits of all sentient being. All that I can do is to put my two thumbs up, but for you, your limitless deeds cover the grounds far and wide.

    To Rinpoche, I thank you so much for sharing this. It will be a joy to see more of this story especially in Kechara. It will be the greatest joy to You and for all.

    • Jacinta Goh on Mar 31, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      Rediscovering the courage of Tsechen Wongmu. She walks the talk while I’m still aspiring.

      Keep on the good work and hope you have reached the other shore ? and benefitting limitless beings.

  17. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on this inspiring true example of a young person to become a nun or Sangha member. I truly rejoice and feel happy for Ma Ying as she receives full support from her both parents to spend the rest of her life to become an ordained person and letting go all of the worldly materials, career, secular life, entertainment, pleasures and so on.. at her very young age. At her young age, she has already renounced to the world and realize only Dharma and Buddhism can bring us out from sufferings and unhappiness in this life and many lifetimes ahead. I respect her to wish to become a community nun and brings more benefits and Dharma to the people who have yet to meet with Buddhism and yet to realize the Truth as taught by Buddha Shakyamuni 2600 years ago…

  18. May Ong on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    This inspiration life story of a young person leaving the secular world to practice dharma is always inspiring, especially in this degenerate age, for the continuity of spirituality and lineage.

    It reaffirms the concept of instilling dharma in our minds so we may practice dharma in future lives, just like Tsechen Wongmu who have the seeds in her.

    May she attain enlightenment in this lifetime.

  19. Wylfred Ng on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    This is really an inspiring real life story.
    Really rejoice to her that she is able to practice Buddhism and her family support her decision.

    Hope that she will inspire more people to practice Buddhism in a very young age.

    Thanks

  20. sarahyap on Jun 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Wow such an inspiring story. It is not often we get to see such a young and beautiful girl renouncing samsara and decide to live a spiritual life. She may be physically young, but her spiritual maturity surpasses so many of us.

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring story with us Rinpochela. And yes, it is true that when we see the true nature and value of Dharma, we will never want to part with it and will find it natural to pursue a spiritual path instead of a samsaric one.

  21. Grace Leong on Jun 22, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Ma Ying had the perfect conditions for her to meet and practice the Dharma. She met the Dharma at a young age from her grandma, studied it and very quickly understood and opened up imprints of her past life, whereby she must already have accumulated wisdom and merits to be able to renounce at such a young age. Totally rejoice for her !

  22. Boon on Jun 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    众生因无明的原故,经常错误的将世间法当成长法来看待,因此遭遇了许多烦恼及痛苦。这位美丽动人的女生,马滢肯放下了世间的娱乐等而出家为僧的精神实在值得我们的赞赏。祈愿她能够顺利的将佛法传予更多的人,以便他们能够减少所面对的烦恼,产生心灵转化,最终得以早日证果。

  23. Sean Wang on Jun 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing this inspirational story about this beautiful young lady who chose to lead a spiritual lifestyle. I rejoice for her accomplishment. It is people like her that show that it is possible for people to be born in the modern age and still be great practitioners.

  24. Edwin Tan on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is such a beautiful story of such a young girl that gained so much wisdom at such a young age. Letting go of attachments and serving the community. Truly a strong act of compassion displayed in most sangha.

    May she touch the many lives she meets and spread the Dharma

    Thank u

  25. AdelineTan on Jun 20, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Very wise and compassionate young Tsechen Wongmu who gave up her youth to benefit others! May her spiritual path flourish and all her wishes be fulfilled. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful and inspiring post.

  26. Yee Mun on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Rejoice for Tsechen Wongmu. She is lucky that she get the support from her parents and she has found her “gold” and let go of the scrap iron at such a young age. May she continue to turn the dharma wheel and benefit many beings.

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing such an inspirational story.

  27. Nancy Loo on Jun 19, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring story about this young nun. At such young age she is able to understand so much about her inner thoughts and needs. Therefore, she has chosen the spiritual path and left all her attachments, comforts and baggage behind without looking back. Really admired her decision and courage. She is indeed fortunate to have her parents blessings and support. May she has a smooth sailing path to be the benefit of many and may those who has come across this story be able to wake up and practise the dharma without any further delay.

  28. Pastor Adeline on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Such an inspiring story for all of us! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing! Indeed it is easy to make life changing decision when we choose to go all the way. Difficult in making decision are due to us wanting the chance to fall back in samsara. Making decision is very easy when we see the truth and understand nothing else is more important than that!

  29. Patsy on Jun 18, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    She is an inspiration. Ma Ying is young, educated and comes from a well to do family yet she made the right choice to abandon worldly affairs and chose to be a nun. She reminds me of Pastor Jean Ai who has chosen the spiritual path at a young age. I rejoice for them!

  30. Shelly tai on Jun 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story about Ma Ying. This young nun has choose to renounce in her early age not interested in all the worldly life this is something a lot of people should learn from . Along our spiritual journey if we need to forgo something worldly I think is no big deal look at this young nun who give up everything that we think is pleasure. I rejoice for Ma Ling may three jewels bless her and may she be able to spread Dharma to more people.

  31. Uncle Eddie on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Tsechen Wongmu, who was highly praised by many of the bloggers to have made the brave decision to be a nun at Xinlongdongci Temple, amidst snow-covered mountains at Sichuan Province, hopefully can later on turn-out to be another “Cheng Yen” like the Taiwanese buddhist nun of Tzu Chi Organisation, who was initially a teacher, philanthropist,and later on often being called “The mother Teresa of Asia”. Perhaps, she truly has the devotion,dedication and determination to become a successful compassionate nun, when she said in the blog, that “as you learn and practise more buddhism, you find every word that Buddha said is right and wise”. She has expressed her aims to help people every second and hope to deliver all living creatures from torment. She also has the wish to spread the pure land sect of Buddhism specially to the rural areas, and for this and her pure bright legitimate future we wish her every success! Om mani Padme Hung.

  32. Wendy Loh on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I truly rejoice for Tsechen Wongmu (Ma Ying)’s wise decision to be a nun. I pray that her path in spreading the Buddha-Dharma be smooth and victorious. May many benefit from her kindness and compassion.

  33. Pastor Han Nee on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:26 am

    In a world that is so full of distractions, and coming from a wealthy family as well as having gone to a University and graduated from it, this young lady, in her twenties,has such rare wisdom as to choose to leave her comfortable secular life,to become a renunciate, a nun to serve all beings and deliver them from suffering.

    Her extraordinary wisdom and awakened state have allowed her to see that Dharma is gold and, having found gold, to just let go of the scrap iron, which are the trappings of secular life and materialism.

    Yes, it must be strong imprints from past lives, and she is continuing her spiritual journey in this life, armed with such a high level of spiritual realization.

    I rejoice for her and am deeply inspired by her. Indeed her story will be very inspirational,especially for young people.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspirational story on this blog.

  34. LT Loo on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Upon seeing ordained picture of her, I will refrain myself of writing beautiful praising words as no amount of words could justify it.(no capable of writing it it anyway)I just visualize her as a big sister, a teacher to the kids and a daughter to many elders in the nearby villages…._/\_

  35. KYC on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:21 am

    This young nun has inspired many people, young and old. I rejoice for her and hope she will fulfill her wish to be a community nun and bring Dharma to the ordinary people she cares so much about. This is surely due to strong imprints from her past life.

  36. freon on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Amazing!
    A young girl at her age is so determine to be a nun! Especially in this era where lots of “entertainment” and distraction, it is not easy to renounce.
    She is lucky that her parents supported her on this idea. Rejoice

  37. keng tan on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Oh Wow, truly inspiring…

  38. patriciasnodgrass on Jun 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I am SO happy for her!

  39. abby foo on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. Her words are full with wisdom: ‘you throw away scrap iron when you get gold. As you learn and practice more of Buddhism, you’ll find every word that the Budda says is right and wise. The decision was not difficult at all.’

    Dharma is the best gold in life, and it cannot be taken away by anyone and it cannot fade with time or space. Dharma is the one thing that worth to ‘chase after’. And Dharma is the one and last thing that can help us during our death. This is what Rinpoche always remind us.

  40. Choongs on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    The world is blessed by her decision. I’m so so happy.

  41. Alan Chan (KHJB) on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It amazing story , it must be previous life merit to reconnect to the dharma path. She know that dharma is a gold that why she really cherish it as treasure. Rejoice .

  42. Jace Chong on Jun 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Very beautiful story, thanks Rinpoche for sharing this.

    Not everyone in the modern society will choose this path as most of us think life is about how much materials you have. Chasing after fame and wealth is what most of us do, and thought this is the only path and ultimately I would be happy when I gain the maximum wealth.

    Ma Ying sees through that, and she took one step further to show us, what’s a meaningful life. I can see how happy and fulfilled she is after she shaved and become a nun.

    Thanks Ma Ying, may more people take on your path for others.

  43. ron wong on Jun 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    The story of Ma Ying is really an inspiration & encouraging to read. She seems to know what path to take at her very young age, when the time & condition ripen at the peak of her life she immediately took on the path as if she is just continuing what she has been doing before.

    She has demonstrate much wisdom & compassion in the way she deliver her messages & reply to challenging question asked. She will be a role model to both practitioner & ordinary people to practice kindness to others.

    I truly rejoice for her. I wish her well & may her spiritual journey be fruitful & benefit many.

  44. Choi Sheem on Jun 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Rinpoche, this is a very inspiring account of a young girl leaving everything to become a nun. Ma Ying is young, educated and a bright samsaric future awaiting her. Yet she has chosen to renounce the worldly affair to become a nun to benefit others. I am so happy for Ma Ying to have the support of her parents to become a nun and pray that she would inspire more young and educated individuals to the path chosen by her. Thank you Rinpoche for showing us this message.

  45. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jun 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Rejoice to Tsechen Wongmu (Ma Ying), her previous accumulate Merits become a powerful imprint that make her able to become a nun without obstacles hence have supports from her family also…

    May she blessed by 3 jewels always hence have a swift Dharma path…

  46. Pastor Yek Yee on Jun 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I knew this young nun is from social media, her family gave her strong support for her become a sangha. When she was in university study she already knew her future will not same with her friends. Deep inside she know she will go and look for what her inner needs.

    The amazing thing is she is beautiful, smart and intelligent, but she too choose the most intelligent path for her rest of her life.

    Now she is do prayer, sharing Dharma and give blessing to people she meet. So powerful example she is showing us. Her determination become a nun, really tell the world directly, we need to listen our inner voice rather than external noise.

    I really feel happy for her determination and courage!Rejoice for her!!!

  47. Victor Choi on Jun 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Very inspiring story. My heart felt deeply with her decision to let go the scrap that we appreciate and chasing for it. Dharma is Gold, the gold that can carry along to our next life with our mind ( centre of our heart chakra )

    Thank you so much Rinpoche!

  48. tsemtulku on Jun 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    From Sock Wan: I have read about her. She is from a wealthy family and received good education. At a very young age she has already realised what normal people are chasing for, money, career, relationship etc are not bringing us to any where. She reminds me of Pastor Jean Ai, who also at a very young age already decided to pursue spiritual practice. They must have very strong imprints from their past lives. I truly rejoice!

  49. sky81 on Jun 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    At a young age she can let go of so much, talk about spiritual maturity. The way is she answered the questions posed to her is very skillful and showed she has much wisdom. What is perplexing or crazy is that people have the nerve of asking her whether she want to resume secular life. She just become a nun. It’s like you just become a parent and you were asked whether you’re going to be single again. There are people who would test your conviction when they see you challenging convention and their way of thinking. I wish her best of luck and and be the inspiration for others to follow her footstep to benefit others through practicing Dharma.

  50. Sharon Ong on Jun 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this inspirational story about this beautiful young woman who chose a beautiful spiritual path in life. It is very refreshing to read about someone so young who is certain about what she wants in terms of spirituality. At her age, I was still grappling with a career choice. Am very happy for her and pray that she will flourish in her path.

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:53 PM
    Beautiful pictures paints a thousands words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche. Those rare pictures shared ultimate sophistication of the relationship between the two great leaders.
    Back in the 20th century Jawaharlal Nehru an Indian anti-colonial nationalist, statesman, secular humanist, social democrat was very kind to receive them both. Looking at the rare pictures says all.
    Its such awesome watching the rare video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche visiting India together. Visiting sacred places Buddhist sites of India together, and even having state dinner .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-dalai-lama-panchen-lama-in-india-in-1956.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:52 PM
    nspiring read of the power sacred feminine Maha Pajapati Gotami, founder of the Order of Nuns. She was the foster-mother, step-mother and maternal aunt of the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition, she was the first woman to seek ordination for women, which she did from Gautama Buddha directly, and she became the first bhikkhuni.
    Mahapajapati lived to be around 120 years old. Having such an eminent position in the sangha, she would have had hundreds of nuns under her care, helping them realize the Truth. Perplexingly, the Buddha continued to have doubts about admitting women into the women’s order right up until his death. Mahapajapati had played an important role preserving the dharma taught by Buddha Shakyamuni.
    Truly inspired by Mahaprajapati Gotami’s story.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mahapajapati-gotami-the-first-buddhist-nun.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:50 PM
    Area 51 is a U.S. military base that has become synonymous all this while. There’s a possibility recording to many could be a government cover-ups and potentially a place of testing alien. Its always a secret behind this Nevada base also known as Area 51 and is often the subject of alien conspiracy theories. The facility is next to two other restricted military areas, what goes on inside and around is extremely secret. No one are allowed to visit and are kept away by warning signs, electronic surveillance and armed guards. According to the US military, the intense secrecy area is the training range for US nuclear weapons. It has never been declared a secret base and under 24-hour surveillance. Many people have reported seeing unidentified flying objects in or near Area 51. That’s interesting. And the popular image of the place is a secret site for extra-terrestrial research.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/aliens-paranormal/what-is-area-51.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:49 PM
    Reading each messages and looking at those beautiful pictures tells a thousand words. Without dharma, dharma work, dharma institutions and dharma people, life is so much more lonely and empty……loved this message by our Guru.
    May those teachings in this blog flourish in the heart of all beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this great messages. which taught us more and inspired us too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/messages-inspired-by-buddhist-art.html
  • payal
    Monday, Jun 10. 2024 04:27 AM
    really….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:15 PM
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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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
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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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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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
These are some of the offerings offered on behalf of our sponsors. We have different offerings packages which one can choose from or just simply sponsor our weekly puja in dedication to our loved ones. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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These are some of the offerings offered on behalf of our sponsors. We have different offerings packages which one can choose from or just simply sponsor our weekly puja in dedication to our loved ones. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 months ago
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
3 months ago
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
5 months ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
5 months ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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