This is scary….would you allow it???

Feb 24, 2012 | Views: 1,491

Ok get ready and DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME OR ANYWHERE EVER….would you allow this? Would you feel safe? Would you not be worried…could you let this go on?? I read somewhere snakes have no loyalty. They can turn on the person feeding them even after years of care…..Would you do this?? Everything deserves compassion but we still have to be careful…Would you do this?

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A Cambodian boy and his “sister,” the python When this Cambodian boy was just three months old, his father found a half-meter python in his bed, The father did not kill the reptile, and took the snake back into the jungle, but the next day, the snake crawled in again. The python was taken back to the jungle three times, but he stubbornly came back. “Lucky” grew up to 6 feet and weighs about 100 kg. Python eats only chicken and duck; eats 10 kg per week. The snake can safely eat a boy or a horse — but the boy says he and the python enjoy a “brother-sister” relationship.

(emailed to me by Adelyn Lim and Yenni..thanks)
 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 29, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Could not imagined that the Cambodia boy named Uorn has made an unlikely friend with a python snake. The snake crawled into their lives as a baby snake , when Uorn was only three months old . Like many children, he has a snake as pet plays around with it, he even kisses and sleeps with it everyday. I have heard and read before that python will kill and eats people. Latest update ,it seem that python was sent to the zoo as the young boy was bitten by his pet. Well luckily nothing serious happened to the boy. Having a snake as pet is scary and I will be screaming for help if I saw one. I remembered few years back when one of my nephew own one as pet and brought it to my house during the Chinese New year which was the year of snake. All of us were screaming then. For me I would not have taken one as pet. The snake lives in the wild should have it free .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and thanks to Adelyn Lim and Yenni for those pictures .

  2. Stella Cheang on Dec 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Snakes are innately forked tongue and spineless. No matter how much love, kindness and generosity given to them, they will not stopped being a forked tongue and spineless being. Only a true master can handle the job of subduing this venomous animal. Otherwise, it is better for normal people to exercise some wisdom to stay away. After all, even snake masters get bitten sometimes. Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche.

  3. CindyH on Jun 12, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    This article brings to mind the same quandary found story of the scorpion and the frog. In short, a scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back as it was vital for the scorpion to cross it. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.” The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp “Why?” Replies the scorpion: “It is my nature…”

    On one hand, one should exercise compassion towards all sentient being including snakes but on the other hand, one has to also factor in the limitation in which snakes has for any rationalisation and especially of their predatory killing tendencies. So, to be in such close proximity with a snake still appear to be risky/reckless despite of the strong bond from past life. In any event, one cannot really predict the karma at play and what is to say that things will stay “friendly” or when the killer instinct takes over?

    Inclined to think that perhaps better to have a compromise where the friendship with the snake is respected but not at such closeness where literally live and sleep with the snake without any boundaries and also for more caution to be exercised for safety purposes (the kid and others). After all, compassion is meant to go hand in hand with wisdom.

  4. Pastor Moh Mei on Mar 22, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Snake is one animal very few people associate with goodness. Yet there are many snake owners around the world. Many people keep snakes as pets despite its reputation. Perhaps it is a challenge. In this boy case, it seems the snake and him has a unique affinity but whether it is a good one or a bad one, that’s what makes it scary.

    I think this quote from the movie “After Earth” is very real here “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.”

    The danger of keeping the snake as a pet is very real. It can turn on the boy and eat him anytime. The boy obviously does not fear the snake. Perhaps he is too young and ignorant at this time. But fear is perception of our mind. Because of how we associate snake and the information we have about snake, it makes us fear them in general.

  5. Beatrix Ooi on Jan 26, 2016 at 2:00 am

    As long as I love animals, if I were the child’s father, there’s no way I would allow my child to sleep with a snake. Yes we should be kind towards animals but snakes and dogs or cats are totally different, snakes naturally are predatory animals, it’s their natural instinct, they were born with it so we can’t really blame them.

    My mom has a friend who had kept a pet snake for more than 10 years, I forgot what type of snake but it was a huge one. His snake had been acting very weirdly for a period of time, he would always find his pet snake sleeping straight next to him. It’s not like in the picture, his snake does not curl up but instead lies straight next to him. He thought that the snake was sick or something so he called up his friend who’s a snake expert, his friend immediately warned him to release the snake because what his snake has been doing all this while was actually measuring his height to determine if it can swallow supposedly his “owner”. I had goosebumps when I heard the story from my mother, I have always been interesting in snakes but the story really freak me out.

    We need to be very careful because animals are still animals, most of them are unpredictable and therefore we should be more aware and not out ourselves in danger.

  6. Lucas Roth on Jan 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    maybe this snake means no harm and they were friends in their past lives. It is a bit peculiar that a snake wants to be with this boy, but it doesn’t seem to do any harm so i would allow it but watch them. thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  7. Kimmie on May 29, 2013 at 8:59 am

    somethings are just meant to be, I personally like pythons, if there wasn’t a threat and hasn’t been any sign I would allow it, but I have had lotsa different animals

  8. Joy on Mar 17, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Errrmmm no thank you. This is really really strange and weird. But when you think about it, the python and the little sure does have some very strong “karmic” connection. Acknowledging there is reincarnation, I think this snake is probably a relative of this boy or someone who use to be very close to him in his previous life, maybe lovers in the past? Who knows… hence the snake keeps returning back to the boy even after being sent back to the jungle three times. So yeah perhaps there is some strong connection between them, otherwise what logic could this be? But no thank you, I would definitely be a no no for me.

  9. Law Lip Hin on Jun 11, 2012 at 12:51 am

    This sound familiar to me if you has listen some Thai buddhism story about LP Thuad. That was a snake around at LP Thuad body when he was a baby and after the snake left, stay behind the red diamond near to LP Thuad body.

    Could this boy will be another great master born?

  10. terri on Mar 29, 2012 at 4:59 am

    That is scary. I think I would not have a wild animal for a pet. I don’t think snakes are very cuddly 🙂

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Brave kid to dare to sleep with a python. I am sure they have a karmic connection from previous lives to enjoy a close relationship now.

  12. Sock Wan on Mar 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I don’t think I will be able to live with a snake like this little boy. I believe he does not have the fear because he has been with the snake since he was very young. He is conditioned to believe snake is not dangerous. For us, we have been conditioned since very young that snake is dangerous, it kills, therefore we have this fear in us.

  13. Amsterdam on Feb 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    There is love between them from previous lives, you can feel it in the pictures.

  14. Lim Han Nee on Feb 28, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I have mixed feelings when I see this. Yes, there is a lovely friendship between boy and python that is touching to see. There is a sense of strong affinity. Yet, the python has a potential to harm and ,as is said in the Lamrim, animals(unfortunately) are characterized by benighted ignorance. So this python has the potential to turn on the boy one day and squeeze him to death. The father should remove the python and take it somewhere far away to a place which is a natural home to it, a corner in a jungle away from all.

  15. Lucas Roth on Feb 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Its cool that he has a best friend that is a large python.because snakes have feelings too.if I had a snake as a best friend I would treasure him\her for all my life.i am born in the year of the snake in 2002 but I am born before Chinese new year on January 17 so I am not a horse. Thank you rinpoche for this blog post. :).

  16. Carmen Koo on Feb 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    This is really scary!!! The python is 5 times the size of this boy, and could gobble him up anytime!

    But what I like about it is that from the photos you can see that there is something special between the boy and the python, like a kind of friendship, and both are so comfortable with one another. The smile on the boy’s face melts my heart.

  17. WT on Feb 27, 2012 at 3:50 am

    This is really freaky and scary too.
    I believe there must be some karmic connection between 2 of them but I also believe the trust in them is very strong and it is built throughout the time.
    However, I dare not try it at home. Still do not have the compassion at Buddha’s level yet. :p

  18. Wee Liang on Feb 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    This is incredible. When treated with love and respect, even a snake is able to recognize family. True show that compassion and love can tame the wildest of beasts.

  19. Saikat on Feb 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Snakes and pythons are nice specimens, but are not humans. Their brains are not wired to receive and reciprocate human sentiments. Sentiments are completely human created and only humans should carry its dead weight. Many people project their own sentiments, hopes, fears, desire for love or affection onto animals and look forward to receiving it back from the animal. I think this behavior is incorrect and only shows human un-fulfillment. It works with somewhat sentimental animals like dogs or apes, but still only goes so far.

    And when it comes to behaviors as above, it is a ticking time bomb. The snake is probably well fed and recognizes the boys smell. The day it is little hungry and the boy is within its reach, well …..

    … and then these very people who have publicized these photographs as some sort of achievement, will go after the snakes head. We must love animals as they are. Animal psychology is fascinating but most animals are not humans. A few like dogs and apes can get close, but that’s it. See the world as it is, not as we want it to be. We should not make animals bear the weight of our sentimentalism.

  20. Uncle Eddie on Feb 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Python it seems can most easily be tamed and reluctant to bite. A small cat could deliver a much more serious bite than an adult python. Can live for over 25 years in captivity. Males may reach 14ft while females over 20ft. Not a threat to people in their native range, and not prone to attack humans unless molested or grabbed, said Mr. Shawn Heflick, President, CentralFlorida Herpetrologists Society. Though as rule, never allow it to form a full circle around your neck as they are extremely strong and may unconsciously grab your neck for stability, excerting more than enough pressure to choke you to death accidently. Therefore, its better to take precaution, rather than “too late or never”.

    • Saikat on Feb 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      This is not completely correct as the word tame is misapplied. Burmese pythons are one of the most aggressive of all snake species. Well fed python will not attack a known feeder, but you never know. There have been many cases of grown up men owners being attacked and killed by pet pythons. Just google it. As I said, keeping pets itself is not a good thing to do and animals are not the means to download our own human frustrations. Dogs and cats cannot survive without humans, so they are an exception. But I don’t see why anything else should be made pets. If we like animals let us support conservation.

  21. su an on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    wah.. freaky….. definitely would not do this at home / keep snake as a pet.. but perhaps this boy really does have a special connection with the snake.. if people can have special bonding with dogs, cats, horses.. why not snake? it is rare but not impossible

  22. patsy on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Definitely I wouldnt try this at home. What an odd combination! They must have some karmic affinity to meet up again in this live. Look how comfortable they are with each other.

  23. Wendy Loh on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:07 am

    The boy has no fear for the snake. He is not judging him / her to be bad, ugly, good or friendly. He is coming from compassion and love. His innocence is the key. The big baby probably picked up on the vibrations radiating from the boy and so he does not see a need to attack the boy. The snake feels safe and calm when being with the boy. I am not saying we should try this, but it does portray the conditioning we have received as we are growing up.

    And translating this to our everyday situations, we are all conditioned to believe that this religion is right and that is wrong. This race is awful and that one is superior. And we fight and compete and hurt others just to be “right”. Thus, Buddhism on a whole shows to us these conditioning and teaches a way for us to transform our mind.

    Little snippets like these (boy and snake relationship) help us to break away from our conditioning and hopefully lead us a step closer to mind-transformation.

    Thank you, Rinpoche. I am sorry, I don’t think I can be friends with snakes at the moment, but I am working hard at it. 🙂

  24. Irene Lim on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

    No way I would like to try this! It would be so creepy and slimy I believe. The boy and his ‘sister’ surely has close connection perhaps coming from their previous life time. This would explain why the snake never went away even disposing it into the jungle for the third time.

  25. William on Feb 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Amazing story. Nothing could explain why the boy could have this kind of relationship with the snake and the snake would not harm the boy. Must be a connection that exist before. MAybe a past life buddy or past life siblings. Would this mean reincarnation exist?

  26. zeeshan Sarwar on Feb 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I think the rule with snakes is that they must be well fed and never go hungry, for as soon as they are hungry, everything in their way looks like food… cold blooded animals need food quickly if hungry, as the snake does not look very thin, it must be well fed so far and therefore can be safe enough for the moment, but only if it is not allowed to go hungry… but still the children should perhaps learn to play with other children 🙂

  27. Kien Wong on Feb 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I think adults simply think too much. And a boy just want a simple friendship. Snake presented greedy in three poison. Like we play with fire. If we are not mindful or careless, we might get hurt in return. That could be also a karmic relationship within this boy and big python.. Do more dhamar & good things, hope i will never end up with this kind of situation in next life.

  28. Gim Lee on Feb 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I can’t believe this… we were told by snake charmer that unlike mammal, reptile cannot be trained. Snake is ‘cold blooded’, they don’t have ‘companionship’ with us like dog, cat, horse etc… I wonder how this particular snake can have such a close relationship with the boy… I think the only explanation is their past karma connections. Perhaps this snake was the boy’s previous life mother…

  29. Wah Ying on Feb 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Yes It’s freaky, and it’s huge. Wah, personally I would not dare to try it out. I wonder also may be the boy and the snake have special connection since past live times, they know each other long time ago…

  30. Han on Feb 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I do not like reptile, definitely not this giant thingy.
    From the pics can tell they live happily together.

  31. Helena on Feb 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you for this amazing story Rinpoche.
    The first thought when i see this post and those pictures is, Wow..this is just too amazing!!! Because i will not do this, keeping a python as a pet is a big NO, its dangerous!!! But in the pictures, the relationship between them is very pure and real!!It must be their unfinished karmic relationship in their past life. The python return to this family for so many times. The connection between them must be very strong. From the picture, they are both very happy to have each other! 🙂
    Its very touching to see this unusual story. It may be scary but sweet!!

  32. Adeline on Feb 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    This looked very scary! I agreed with DR that they must have strong karmic link in their previous lives and unfinished karma,how could a boy and a python can play and sleep together since the child was only 3 months old.

  33. Li Kheng on Feb 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for the little surprise! Hmmm, I do not think I will try this at home.

    However, seeing the boy with the snake did not ignite negative emotions. In fact, like Dato Ruby shared, the thought of past life / karmic connection was the first thought that came to mind.

    Subsequently, I felt that it was fortunate that the parents or adults did not adamantly stop this karmic link from developing. Imagine a gigantic snake curling itself around a child. Most adults would react naturally and prevent any connection between the child and reptile. You know, just in case something bad happens. In this case, the relationship was permitted to open and develop.

    In reflection, I thought of our natural inclinations which, based on the belief that we each have our Buddha within, is to be beneficial. We should, also allow the goodness within us to flourish and not “prevent” it with the belief that we are protecting ourselves from the “big bad world” and the “in case something bad happens”. Most of the time, it is the “bad” things in our lives that brought us the most benefit on hind sight if we apply the teachings of Buddhadharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this mind opening post.

  34. Adelyn Lim on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Rinpoche,
    Actually we were wondering about the karma that led to this point for the boy and the snake too.
    Hope You can comment and enlighten us further.
    Thank you Rinpoche

  35. Elaine Cheah on Feb 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

    It’s the parents. Kids know no better. If the parents allowed it, the kid would think it’s ok. The parents’ influence on a child’s behaviour and attitude is significant at that age as a child’s world revolves around the parents or whoever they grow up with.

  36. henry ooi on Feb 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I hope the boys’ parents did not allow him to sleep with the python! The girth of the python is bigger than the both the boy’s thighs, I think it could easily constrict and swallow the boy. They may have a sister-brother relationship now but one never knows. Better to be safe than real sorry.

    No, I would never allow this. Heck, I would not do what the boy is doing.

  37. Yoke Fui on Feb 25, 2012 at 8:56 am

    OMB ! ! !

  38. Lisa on Feb 25, 2012 at 6:12 am

    You know what it can be a weird relationship but sometime this kind of reptile can have compassion feeling too. I have personal experienced and seen with my own eye, I have a girlfriend who has a python name “gregory” as a pet. There are time I went to her house and her pet like to hide under the blanket whereby i accidentally touch it. At first I thought it will bite me but it really friendly. Even though at that split second I have different views for snakes but it is still a unlikely friendship and freaky as quoted by Jamie.

  39. Mc on Feb 25, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I cannot feel very comfortable looking at the pictures. First thing that came to mind was a snake that is playing with his food. But then I have to make allowance for things we don’t know and understand. After all this relationship has been through a few years and perhaps even a few hungry moments. Remnants of karmic ties I guess.

    Imagine, in the endless cycle of deaths and reincarnations, that snake was once my mother.

  40. Liz Murphy on Feb 25, 2012 at 5:36 am

    : O

  41. Margaretlee on Feb 25, 2012 at 3:35 am

    It really is an odd companionship especially the companion is a super long and HUGE python. It came to me that perhaps the Cambodian boy has never heard of snakes could bite, eat or kill humans. With no fear, the boy probably approached the python with a genuine heart of having a good friend to play with. And the python reciprocated with no defense and got along like honey and bee.

    When beings come together with no fear of hurting or being hurt, the relationship gels so well. It is amazing to see this!

    • Ashley on Aug 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      @Margaretlee: I was wondering if you read the above story of how the snake came to the boy in his crib as a baby snake…the snake was drawn to the boy not the other way around…They grew up together…

  42. tfreon on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Seem they have karmic relationship. Imagine, some one you love before rebirth as animal. What will happened? This is real scary…

  43. lewkwanleng on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Seriously don’t try this at home 🙂

  44. Patricia on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:27 am

    but what if the phyton one days does not like what the boy is doing, then it gets dangerous……

  45. Patricia on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:26 am

    What a wonderful story!It is amazing! I had once such a similar relationship, but with a lizard for many years when I was a teenager. The lizard was wild, lived at the land property of my grandparents. I loved to catch lizards since I was small. One of them was very special: had a turquise colored stomach. That lizard loved to sit on my shoulder and was not running away. He loved when I was singing, then he closed his eyes. I always let him free.And catched him again when I saw him. After around 2 years the connection got that kind that when he saw me he was running to me. I have also a picture of him and some other lizards, how they are sitting on me.

  46. abby on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:18 am

    errrgh. Snakes freak me out the most.
    I think the boy and the giant snake were good friends since past life maybe?

  47. DR on Feb 25, 2012 at 1:10 am

    On the onset, it looks freaky; human and huge reptile. Its not exactly a cuddly bear. But these two beings must have had a very close connection in their previous live with an unfinished karma. Otherwise how can boy take a liking to a slimy monster and vice versa???

  48. Sany Quah on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Definitely a past life connection between them. The snake kamma wasn’t enough to be reborn as a human. It will be a sad day when they have to part ways. May they be well & happy.

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    • Jake on Mar 14, 2012 at 5:47 am

      Nice thoughts and kind good wishes for the snake and his boy.

  49. Li Kim on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    When Rinpoche sent the email to check out this link, I thought ok let’s see what exciting news there is on the blog… Like Jamie puts it, “This is really freaky”. When I continued reading the post despite my fear and ‘goose pimple” feel about snakes, I find myself thinking that it is pretty amazing that such a “relationship” has developed between this young Cambodian boy and the python. Their previous lives must have been connected. It does give me a different perspective on snakes. BUT, I do not think I will be encouraging my sons to have a python as a “sibling”…. The python is HUGE…

  50. Candi on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    In their body language, I think you can see they are both really happy.

    🙂

    The snake is helping him and the boy is happy.

  51. Candi on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    This is wonderful!

    So great, thank you for this story!

  52. Paris on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    okay that is really freaky, but I guess snakes have feelings too and would enjoy companionship? A very unlikely friendship though! Or perhaps he’s getting friendly with his new prey before he has the little boy for a tea snack

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    Heard of this mythical creatures during my school days. Interesting stories and in Scottish folklore been told years ago. The Loch Ness monster is a marine creature that inhabits in the Scottish highlands waters. Recording to eye witness it is described as large in size with a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. There have been thousands of reported sightings of these creatures date back to ancient times. They ranged from eyewitness accounts by visitors to the area to unusual objects spotted by people. Many even has captured images of this creature but so forth there no hard evidence of it. Well I do believe that there was once do exist in ancient times .
    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/english-loch-ness-monster.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 3. 2020 08:49 PM
    Reading all these inspiring worthy words appealing to H H Dalai Lama to lift the ban on Dorje Shugden, it tell us a thousand words. How much love and respect our Lama Tsem Rinpoche to H H Dalai Lama. Our lama always teaches us to respect H H Dalai Lama. This Dorje Shugden ‘s practice was passed down by generations of erudite lamas of the pure lineage since 400 years ago. For hundreds of years , many highly attained lamas has been propitiating and relying on Dorje Shugden as an Dharma Protector in the practice. They cannot be wrong in the practice. Because of the Tibetan Leadership political agenda, many has suffered such as services denied, families and monasteries divided and so forth.
    May H H Dalai Lama please have a dialogue with Dorje Shugden’s practitioner , to resolve the ban which is affecting millions of people.
    Thank you Rinpoche with these inspiring worthy words of appeals.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/appeal-to-h-h-the-dalai-lama.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Apr 3. 2020 05:38 PM
    It is not coincidental that past and present masters praised Diamond Lady , Vajrayogini as our saviour during this materialistic, desire driven times. As Rinpoche had said, her practice is most appropriate for us.
    Across the world more female are working than ever before, and are very successful holding the top post. Thank you very much for nice write up.
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Apr 2. 2020 11:26 PM
    Extremely happy to see the Green Girls efforts to the success of Kechara’s Organic Farm. I liked they idea, to cultivate the space to grow their own delicious, greenery, fresh and healthy vegetables. Of course we know organic vegetables contain’s more nutritious, healthier and safe.

    Apart of looking at these attractive farm, I believe this farm will improves the ecology of the surrounding environment. Looking on the support of the volunteers, I hope this project will meet their goals and achieve to a greater extent.

    I’m sure this though role activity involved will help the green girls and Kechara volunteers to maintain a healthy mind and body.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Apr 2. 2020 03:50 PM
    I like the Dorje Shugden’s Tsa-tsa. It is very detail in making and beautiful. Not only easy to carry during travel also can use for premises decoration to further bless the premises. Now i know how it was made , and the history after reading this post. So they made based on the tradition in Tibet and everyone could invite home and for traveling as well as the beautiful Tsa-tsa is small and convenience. Thank you for the informative article.

  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 10:26 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, I never heard about it before, it’s the belief that there’s a divine, mystical relationship between numbers and the projection of life. There is one thing important to know that every number has a unique vibration by itself.

    I had a good read to know the auspicious sign of number seven belongs to Buddha Tara. It ‘s also the culture believe that all numbers has it own qualities. What I understand from this article is there is a hidden supreme power and spirituality behind every numbers.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:41 PM
    Traditionally, the Stupa is a representation of the enlightened mind of the Buddha and, as such, is a method for harmonizing, purifying, and balancing the elements of the environment. Stupas are structures that have been built for thousands of years, representing the highest potential of the mind, and bringing peace, harmony, health, and happiness to the surroundings areas. By participating in the building of a stupa, it is an extremely great merits ,to purifying our negative Karma and obstacles and it will enriches one’s own body and mind. Rejoice to Ms Veronika Tupayachi, been involved in the construction of a Stupa in Cusco, Peru. The very first stupa been built in Peru with the effort of Buddhist practitioners of various traditions and supporters. This project finally constructed after a few years and glad to hear from Ms Veronika who has not forgotten Rinpoche’s generosity and advices . May more people in Peru get to receive the blessing .
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/letter-and-gifts-from-cusco-peru.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:39 PM
    Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices. Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of reality. As a Buddhists I do believe that nothing is permanent and that change is always possible.
    Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. When anger rises, think of the consequences. For every minute we remain angry, we will give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Well in Buddhist teachings, it tell us that patience is the antidote to anger and aggression. Purifying ourselves of anger is essential to Buddhist practice. We have to embrace our anger with patience and compassion for all beings as anger is one of the three poisons.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/working-with-anger
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:31 PM
    There is a saying that we got to watch our thoughts, they will become our words. From our words, they become our actions. From what we do that’s our actions will become our habits. With our habits, they soon become our character.
    A change in our bad habits , leads a change in our life. Our success in work and life with be determined by the kinds of habits , we develop over times. All goes to practice what we want in life stepping out of our comfort zone to improve ourselves and transform our mind. Practicing and learning dharma makes permanent.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/habits-practice
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 01:02 AM
    Thank you for the sharing, sad to read about the poor little creature has to suffer so much just for human entertainment, fun and pleasure. I never thought of frog had a huge demand till I came across of this article.

    Every creation of God has a reason for living on earth with the same feelings. The feeling of pain, happiness, anger, depression etc. is the same for all. However, since animals and plants do not speak, we humans abuse them to such a great extent, that if they could respond back, we would have suffered much more and create the negative karma.
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Mar 31. 2020 10:39 PM
    Thank you for the good article. Buddhism is about mind transformation. When we transform our mind, not only we will become happier but we will also bring happiness to others.
    Ultimately, real worship of the deity is mind transformation and developing a mind of wisdom and compassion.It’s kind of understanding Rinpoche a bit more through this story of Goddess Saraswati.

    https://bit.ly/2UPgEot
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 10:42 PM
    Thank you for the sharing I had a good read of the article and a clear picture of the blind corner of each decade. I believe people grow through the lessons that they experience in their life journey. Throughout life, we go through many challenges and painful experience some changing us for the better, others for the worse.

    I never heard about 9 is the changing point of our live, what i know in every aspect of our bad time, we struggle, every point we learn, think positively, pray and to be wise. Only painful experience gives a good lesson because God has a plan for everything that happens in our lives and we need to go through it due to our past karma.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:59 PM
    Interesting history behind the eighth Jebtsundamba . As a young boy, he was recognized as the new incarnation of the Bogd Gegen in Potala in the presence of the 13th Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. When northern Mongolia declared independence in 1911, the eighth Jebtsundamba was elevated to theocratic ruler, called Bogd Khan. As the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, he was the third most important person in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy after the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama. He was the spiritual leader of Outer Mongolia’s Tibetan Buddhism also known as the “Bogdo Lama. In this beautiful thangka he is depicted with Dorje Shugden the powerful dharma protector who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. We are blessed merely by looking at this beautiful thangka.
    Thanks for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-bogd-khan-of-outer-mongolia

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  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    12 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
3 weeks ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
3 weeks ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
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 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
4 weeks 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!
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
1 month ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a 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. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a 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. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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