Why are these Tibetans successful without the CTA?

Oct 20, 2017 | Views: 1,195

Sporting braided locks and a clean-shaven face, boyish Tibetan Zhaxipingcuo has just made it into the final of Sing! China, a ratings runaway success in China with billions of online views.

The Tibetan Jampa Rigzin (Justin Qiangbarenzeng) was signed by the Boston Red Sox baseball team after graduating from China’s Major League Baseball development center

The Tibetan Jampa Rigzin (Justin Qiangbarenzeng) was signed by the Boston Red Sox baseball team after graduating from China’s Major League Baseball development center

On the other side of the world, lanky 16-year-old, six-foot, 185-pound catcher Justin Qiangbarenzeng (Jampa Ringzin) becomes the first Tibetan to sign with a major league team in the USA, July this year. He is a product of China’s Major League Baseball development centre.

What do these two have in common? The short answer – opportunity and choice.

The United Nations Development Programme (“UNDP”) defines human development beautifully – it is about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. It is an approach focused on people and their opportunities and choices.

It was not long ago that Tibetans like Zhaxipingcuo and Justin Qiangbarenzeng would neither have the opportunity nor choice to fulfil their dreams as they have today. Tibet was a desolated, isolated and poor but an “independent” state where life expectancy was 36 years and the literacy rate was 5%. The vast majority of the population, around 95%, were born into hereditary indentured labour with little to no hope of upward social mobility. Lamas and noblemen enriched themselves on the backs of poor peasants and needless to say, corruption and crime were endemic. It was a place where bandits roamed the countryside and where very basic items such as salt, tea, barley, cloth and yak butter were used as a means of exchange. Up until even the 1960s most Tibetans did not have matches, gunpowder or wheels.

Today, life is very different, “a giant leap for mankind” to borrow the words of astronaut Neil Armstrong. Tibetans have much more freedom to develop their abilities and opportunity to use them to their fullest. For example, Jampa Ringzin who certainly has the talent for sports, has had the opportunity to develop his baseball skills and as importantly, has been able to access the job he has now been recruited into, at a world class level. Under the old structure in Tibet, he would not have these similar opportunities or choice. This is really human development.

Duobujie, a Tibetan athlete who is aiming for olympic gold medal.

Duobujie, a Tibetan athlete who is aiming for olympic gold medal.

As these videos below demonstrate, he and many others are very important examples of people who encompass what the New Tibet is today – a place full of potential to live a long, healthy and creative life, to be knowledgeable, and to have access to resources needed for a decent standard of living. And there is better news. Once these ABCs of human development are there, they open up opportunities for progress in other aspects of life.

We all know that no one can guarantee human happiness, and the choices people make are pretty much their own concern. But the process of human development, at its most basic, should create an environment for people, individually and collectively, to develop to their full potential and to have a reasonable chance of leading productive and creative lives that they value. This, the New Tibet provides. A new Tibet for Tibetans without the failing Central Tibetan Administration (Tibetan refugee governing body) in Dharamsala, North India.

Dowa Tsekyi, a Tibetan singer and actress who has found success throughout China

Dowa Tsekyi, a Tibetan singer and actress who has found success throughout China

 

A critical mass

One may argue that Tibetans who have migrated to (mostly) Western countries would have similar or even better opportunities than Zhaxipingcuo or Jampa Rigzin. But herein lies a win-win for Tibetans in China today – in addition to all the opportunities and choices, with a critical mass of 6.3 million or so peoples, they are the ones who have the ability to preserve, develop and perpetuate their language, culture, spirituality and identity. There is no other place on earth to do this.

We see Tibetans in Western countries lose their identities very quickly due to a lack of critical mass. Even in India, where most of the Tibetans who fled the Chinese ended up, there is maybe 100,000 ethnic Tibetans or so who are spread around various geographical locations. In other countries, such the United States and Switzerland, the numbers are even smaller and they get overwhelmed by the primary culture of that host country.

In such small numbers, Tibetans are bound to lose their identity, language and culture over time as they assimilate into their new environments. Over time, as they progress through the generations, races mix and cultures mix, but the cultural mentality of the new country they live in remains the strongest. Given this situation it is striking to note that Tibetans still living in Tibet are given the means to be successful in living their lives they want. They have access to the infrastructure to make themselves successful, in their own environment. Tibetans who remain refugees outside of Tibet however, primarily due to a lack of critical mass, and perhaps even poor leadership and lack of preparation, training or infrastructure do not seem to be doing as well.

Han Hong, also known as Yangchen Drolma, is a hugely popular singer in China who was born in Chamdo

Han Hong, also known as Yangchen Drolma, is a hugely popular singer in China who was born in Chamdo

 

Stigma

Within the Tibetan population outside of Tibet, especially in India, many people still class themselves as refugees. On the whole this attitude and stigma restricts them from being successful. Even though they have access to what is needed to achieve success in those countries, when they think as and remain as refugees, they isolate themselves from the opportunity to better their lives. After 60 years of being refugees they have accomplished nothing much, but their brothers and sisters who remained in Tibet are living the lives they want. Why remain in a situation in which you cannot be successful when there are greener pastures available? Moving on from a refugee mentality will most likely make you successful like those Tibetans who are in China are turning out to be.

Talent is talent, no matter where you are. But in order for talent to transform into success, the environment must be a conducive one. Unfortunately those who remain refugees or are forced to remain refuges will not be successful. Meanwhile, those who take up citizenship in other countries have the environment to foster success, but run the risk of losing their Tibetan identity when they assimilate into that foreign environment. Those who remain in Tibet however, are not refugees, and have an environment to make themselves successful, as seen in the videos below. You will not see Tibetans singing in their own language on national TV in countries such as the United States, but you will see them singing in Tibetan on national TV in China. It is there that they have a critical mass; Tibet is their homeland after all. But more than that, they have the environment for success free from the self-defeating stigma of being a refugee.

 

Conclusion

These videos are telling for they give a glimpse of the opportunities and choices Tibetans have today whilst maintaining their distinct cultural identity. It is not a bad place to be when compared with the recent past and an area in which we are bound to see them leap to success. Creating role models to inspire their people, Tibetans who are free from the stigma of being refugees will eventually outshine those who remain under the tyranny of a restricted way of living. The CTA, also known as the Central Tibetan Administration who are the governing body of the Tibetans in exile, do not allow their people the freedom to live their lives and be successful. Rather, their limited and outdated policies keeps the Tibetans downtrodden, and any opportunities that Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal may have are sabotaged by their own leadership. For their exiled Tibetans to remain as ‘refugees’ after 60 years helps the CTA to collect more aid money and refugee kickbacks in India itself. Shrewd, cunning and indeed sad at the expense of their own people. The lack of world-famous Tibetans in any secular field is a reflection of the poor education, minimal exposure and the extremely short-sighted policies of this governing body. It is impossible that in 60 years, out of 150,000 refugees in India and Nepal, no one from the refugee community rises up as an expert or renowned in any fields, unlike their brothers and sisters in Tibet. Tibetans it seems cannot be successful under their own government in exile which is the CTA, but can be successful elsewhere. So it is easy to conclude that the majority of Tibetans who are successful in the secular field is because they are not under the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamsala, North India.

Choong Liang Seow and Tsem Rinpoche

 

Videos

 

Dowa Tsekyi: Singer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DowaTsekyiSinging.mp4

Dowa Tsekyi, a multi-talented singer who composes and performs her own songs. She has written nearly a hundred songs and has participated in numerous singing competitions, and has even starred in several movies in mainland China. She is very successful in her singing career, having won many accolades. Dawa Tsekyi was awarded the first runner-up for the Star of Outlook Talent Competition in 2002. She has also produced an album titled Prayer Under the Moonlight.

 

Sonam Dhargye: Tibetan Boxer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TibetanBoxer.mp4

Sonam Dhargye, a successful martial artist, is just 21 years old this year. He has been actively participating in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) scene in China since 2016. Out of five fights, he has won four matches, a promising start for his fledgling career as a martial artist. He is considered by many as one of the upcoming fighters to watch. Many Tibetans are inspired by him and are proud to share the same race and background with him.

 

Benchung: Artist

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/BenchungArtist.mp4

Benchung is an artist based in Lhasa, Tibet. He received his formal education in China, Tibet, and Norway. His stylised works examine concepts of cultural networks, focusing on how people from varying places come into contact with one another. His success as an artist is evident in his solo art exhibitions, with his first in 2009. His unique and innovative style blends traditional Tibetan imagery into Western contemporary art techniques such as paintings, sculptures, video and art installations.

 

Han Hong: Singer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/HanHongSinger.mp4

Han Hong, who is also known as Yangchen Drolma, is a singer and songwriter of mixed Han Chinese and Tibetan ethnicity. She was born in Chamdo and like her mother who is also a singer, she is known for her powerful vocal range (which is shown in the video above). Today, Han Hong is one of the most popular singers in China. Her talent is so widely recognised and her artist opinion respected, that she has produced a number of talent shows on which she has presided on the panel of judges.

 

Deluoye: Singer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/NewTibetanSong2017(2).mp4

26-year old Deluoye is a Tibet-born singer who has performed all over China. He has competed and performed in several singing competitions including Xing Guang Da Dao, a talent show on the Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television ( CCTV). Deluoye’s talent extends to acting, and he has starred in a few blockbuster movies with several other famous movie stars. In 2013, he released an album of his own, titled Deng Dai (Waiting). The album comprises of 12 songs including 10 Tibetan songs and two Chinese songs; three of the songs was composed by Deluoye himself. On the day his album was released, he became the first Tibetan candidate to receive the title of ‘Love Ambassador’ for Aid to Tibet, a program that aims to empower Tibetans in their own homeland.

 

Wangdu: Antiques Dealer

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TibetanAntiqueShop.mp4

Former herdsman Wangdu is now a successful Tibetan antiques dealer based on the famous Barkhor Street in the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa. His commercial success is more than just about making money. It is his attempt to preserve and promote Tibetan culture to the world.

 

Tashi Phuntsok: Singer

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TashiPhuntsok.mp4

Tashi Phuntsok was born in 1986 in Shigatse, Tibet. He had been teaching mathematics until recently when he participated in a singing competition in China called Sing! China: Season 2. During the competition, he sung very beautiful renditions of Tibetan songs and subsequently made it through to the finals. The former mathematics teacher became a China-wide phenomenon when he won the place of first runner-up. It was a victory that made his fellow Tibetans proud as he is the first Tibetan to have won an award in this competition.

 

Below are some other videos of Tibetans who have found success internationally:

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/JampaChoedakSinging.mp4

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/NewTibetanSong2017(1).mp4

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/PlateauMusicWorld1.mp4

 

A sassy and modern Tibetan singer with a great Tibetan guitarist.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/PlateauMusicWorld2.mp4

 

A modern ad for make-up by a Tibetan woman

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/TibetanMakeupTutorial.mp4

 

References:

  • http://tibetdata.org/projects/population/

 

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  1. nicholas on Dec 10, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Apparently we can see the Tibetan out form CTA controlled has more opportunity to excel compare to the Tibetan living under the CTA. Obvious reason for this is that Tibetan living away from CTA has better opportunity to improve themselves in the way they want and they have their freedom to live their life but in return they will slowly lose their identity, language and culture over time due to the influence of the environment. So the Tibetans need to choose their way of living. Whether they want to live under the CTA who is corrupted, taking advantage of their people and willing to scarifies their own people just for their self-benefit. We can obviously see the result of the 60 years how Tibetans live their live in India, China and other countries. I think those who living in India has the worse livelihood compare to the rest. Even the Chinese is investing in development of Tibet and giving much more opportunity for the Tibetan to improve their welfare and livelihood.

    The Tibetan leadership should stop their selfish act and really do what they supposed to do at their position to really secure and protect the Tibetan interest and work hard and smart for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans to return to Tibet.

  2. Jacinta on Aug 13, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Oh My Buddha! I’ve read this article once. However, this time, the name Han Hong caught my attention to read this article again. Yes, Han Hong achieved a huge success in China (it’s really huge!) and almost everyone knows her name. I really didn’t know that she’s a Tibetan.

    Despite Han Hong, there’s few more Tibetans who have made their name in their own right. Rather than indulging in self-pity or still having the mindset as being a “refugee”, they’ve made their own success. It’s a great shame on CTA actually, who still needing fund from others. Dorje Shugden practitioners are always being mocked as Chinese spies, maybe we should call those CTA members or those related as American spies or American dog?

    It’s well-known that they continuously collect fund from this big power! Although, on the other hand, there’s not a single, concrete proof that DS practitioners received fund from China, what’s more the wish to harm others. The CTA should have realised this by now but it’s “EGO” that pulls them down. I’ve read what Martin has written about Mr.Lobsang Sangay and the multiple passports that he is holding. I strongly urge that it’s about time that he should come clean by now

  3. Stella Cheang on Apr 17, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    It is really encouraging to read about Tibetans who made it in life and became successful. One thing in common about all of them is that they are not a subject under the leadership of Dalai Lama and CTA. It is not surprising because Dalai Lama and CTA rule with fear and oppression. For example, policies that discriminate against Dorje Shugden people; which include depriving them from public school, public medical aid, and positions in public office. With so many oppression and restriction to move ahead in life, it is no wonder that the Tibetans living under the leadership of Dalai Lama and CTA can hardly make it.

  4. wan wai meng on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Tibetans should not always have the crutch that they are stateless, having a country or not is a label like any other labels. Lables can be overcome and transcended.

    Many Tibetans outside the shadow of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) have made success without needing to rely on CTA. I can’t help but notice most of the successful Tibetan are within the borders of China. There is a lot less outstanding individuals from the Tibetans in India.

    Mathematics cannot lie. Perhaps this is the sort of paradigm shift that Tibetans need to take to make their lives better. Perhaps even to consider to returning to China.

  5. Pastor David Lai on Nov 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Its really a nice surprise to read about the success of these Tibetans as they completely defy what I thought of Tibetans especially those living in China itself. Such an image completely defy what the West have portrayed of a group of people that are more famous as refugees and victims of human rights abuses than success. I like how all these examples continue to defy preconceived notions and stereotypes.

    However, this is a far cry and a huge disparity between the young Tibetans within CTA in India and that of China. In India, there is a general refugee mentality that shapes the next generation. Hence, you will find more young people protesting and selling sweaters than doing anything else. This goes to show that the CTA in India is doing next to nothing to nurture the next generation of Tibetans.

    The disparity shows the policies and general mentality that both ‘governments’ have in shaping the next generation of TIbetans. Maintaining a refugee mentality does not really help the ordinary Tibetan but it does serve to maintain some sort of control over the population.

  6. graceleong on Oct 26, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong for this write up, highlighting the most current scenario of the lives of some of the Tibetans who are residing in China.
    The soreness from the takeover by China over Tibet may still linger on in most Tibetan’s hearts, but the practicality or survivor instincts will make most Tibetans move on in the best possible way, given the actual conditions of things in Tibet. The older generation may have more vivid painful memories of the invasion; but for the younger generation mostly remains as a “story” they hear from the elderly. They would not truly know how bad it was, all they can relate to is growing up in Tibet when the ruler are the Chinese. For the young they just adapt naturally to that environment of Tibet being a part of China. This is actually a good course of action by the younger generation. They can just focus to excel in that given environment and not be held back by the past which cannot be changed.
    As for the CTA they chose not to move on. They chose to “fight on”, but the battle is a losing one so far, given there’s no result worth mentioning that can benefit the Tibetans or their future. CTA will soon become “passe”.
    This article has highlighted the positive outcome of the younger Tibetans who chose to excel in the given “tough” environment. This reminds me of the teaching from Rinpoche https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/its-an-instant-choice.html
    Its an Instant Choice – do we want to hang on to the poor me situation or instead thrive and make the best of the situation. Great to see some younger Tibetans chose to excel and have done really well for themselves. Tibet and Tibetans should all be very proud of them !!

  7. Samfoonheei on Oct 25, 2017 at 11:51 am

    There are so many talented singers. , songwriter, antiques dealer, martial artist ,to name a few. Well clearly show that the Tibetan could be better off ,having opportunities and choices still maintaining their distinct cultural identity. Many Tibetans have found success internationally. They have not much before living as refugees which is a restricted way of living under CTA, with no freedom and limited movement to be successful in whatever they wanted. For the past 60 years under CTA , the Tibetan were not given much help and opportunities to explore and be successful. Those Tibetan who are successful were helped by the countries they choose and of their choice to learn. China was one that opened the doors to those Tibetans and has improved the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong Liang Seow for sharing these interesting article.

  8. Lew on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:01 am

    It just happened that day when Zhaxipingcuo was in the final of Sing! China, and he really captured the heart of many. On one hand, I am so happy to see China has helped Tibet in so many ways, and the people’s lives have improved tremendously. Another poor state in China, Gui Zhou, who has suffered poverty for many years, and China also did their best to help.

    CTA has been in exile for almost 60 years in India. Under the leadership of CTA and after almost 60 years of taking and receiving from other countries, there hardly anyone who contribute to the world. No sports achievements, no contribution to science, etc. Even those Tibetans who make their names, are outside of CTA. My opinion is that CTA purposely make their people naive and ignorant so that they are easier to control for their personal benefits. And now CTA is not performing, and now they blame Dorje Shugden as a way to cover their own incompetence. But unfortunately, people are not stupid and with the internet and all, younger Tibetans in exile are more knowledgable and started to voice their own opinions.

    I wish more Tibetans can make their name on the world stage, because Tibetans have really special culture to share with the world.

  9. Lin Mun on Oct 22, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    It is very sad for the Tibetan in exile that after 60 years they are still refugees and not able to have a good environment to develop in any sense. The question is why isn’t the governing body (Central Tibetan Administration) whom has been receiving helps from other countries been able to help the Tibetan in exile in getting good education and get them out of the vicious cycle ? Above article clearly shows that Tibetan living in other countries were given the opportunity to learn and freedom to develop ones talent. I hope the Tibetan in exile understand their position and stand up to fight for their rights and freedom.

  10. Anne Ong on Oct 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    It is heartwarming to see Tibetans in China are given a chance to excel in their field. This is a powerful eye opener of an article that should be shared especially with the Tibetans-in-exile, who are under CTA, but are still refugees. Up until now, CTA has been feeding the all kinds of false negative information about the oppression and suffering of the Tibetans in Tibet. Thank you Rinpoche and Choong for this positive and inspiring article.??

  11. Lim Han Nee on Oct 21, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong .This post(which moved me tremendously when I read it) is a powerful eye opener of an article that should be shared especially with the Tibetans-in-exile, who are under CTA, but are still refugees. Up until now, CTA has been feeding the all kinds of false negative information about the oppression and suffering of the Tibetans in Tibet.

    Every successful Tibetan showcased here is most inspiring , because as they successfully pursue their dreams, they are still firmly rooted in their Tibetan cultural and language background. There are also Tibetans,like Wangdu the former herdsman, now a successful antiques dealer, whose dream is to set up a little Tibetan museum to preserve and promote Tibetan culture.!

    Back in the old days when Tibet was under Tibetan rule following an archaic feudal system, there had been much oppression too of the masses who remained impoverished, with no access to education and upward social and economic mobility. There are remnants of this group, especially among the nomads,who still remain trapped in poverty because of lack of exposure and perhaps because of a stubborn clinging to ‘medieval’ ways and tradition.

    As this article clearly shows, Tibetans living in Tibet(as well as those living elsewhere, outside CTA’s sphere of influence) are enjoying such freedom as to be able to realise their talents and potentials and their dreams. Furthermore, Tibetan culture, language and religion are still being preserved in Tibet better than it can ever be in a foreign country.Such a vast contrast to the dire situation among Tibetans in exile who are under the governance and control of CTA in India!

    Tibetans who are still buying into the distorted stories fed you by CTA, who are only bent on self-aggrandisement and nothing else, please wake up to the reality and take ownership of your future!

  12. Martin on Oct 21, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Clearly, there is a vast difference between the Central Tibetan Administration’s [very successful] propaganda and reality. Until today, the most common narrative is that the Tibetans are victims of an oppressive China and the CTA has been trying to ‘free’ its people who are ‘suffering’ under a communist regime.

    Regardless of whether Tibet was historically under Chinese sovereignty or otherwise, the simple fact is, Tibetans are clearly better off under China than the CTA. In fact, they are even better off on their own that relying on the CTA.

    Broadly speaking, we can group Tibetans in general under (i) Tibetans living under China’s governance (in the Tibet Autonomous Region); Tibetans living in the refugee settlements and who are still within the CTA’s striking range; and Tibetans living abroad in countries such America, Canada, Switzerland and Europe. A picture quickly forms which is, the Tibetans under the CTA have the least opportunities, are the most locked into a communal culture closest to feudalistic Tibet, have the lowest standard of living and least potential of steering the course of their own lives.

    For instance, a significant percentage of Tibetans in exile today qualify for Indian citizenship which is an immediate step-up from their hopeless refugee status and yet the uptake of Indian citizenship is hampered by the stigma perpetuated by the CTA – that to do so would make the said Tibetan a traitor. And all this time, those in power such as the Tibetan ‘prime minister’ Lobsang Sangay do not practice the same loyalty to the Tibetan cause as that which they impose on those who depend on them. Lobsang Sangay is well-known to hold multiple passports or equivalent travel papers. His family is reportedly doing well in Boston, many thousands of miles away from the streets of Dharamsala, India. And Lobsang Sangay is not alone and many Tibetan officials have citizenships and permanent residence in other countries.

    It is not a stretch to grasp the reason why Tibetans who are living in China are better off than those under the CTA. China consists of many different ethnic groups and tribes. So in order for the government of China to keep things under control and harmonious, the people of China across the board must see and experience progress and advancements, which take expression as higher standards of living for China’s citizens, including the Tibetans. China has learned from the Mao years as well as Tiananmen. The Chinese government’s survival depends on all its citizens doing well.

    In the meantime, the CTA’s own reason for existence necessitates the Tibetans under their governance to remain stateless and futureless refugees and so the CTA does everything it can to compel its own people to perpetuate their own affliction. It is therefore not a difficult to see what is truly the Tibetan people’s greatest stumbling block.

  13. yin ping on Oct 21, 2017 at 2:59 am

    For the past 60 years, the Central Tibetan Administration aka CTA failed to create better living standard for their people. CTA do not grant freedom to their people. Tibetan under the governed of CTA who remains as refugees has poor education and minimal exposure to the world. The CTA do not show a sign that they are interested in supporting the welfare of their own people. If CTA does nurture their people and working towards a better future, they were no longer remain as refugees for decades.

    Whereas for Tibetans who take up others citizenship in other countries, they have better environment to be successful. In the same time they are facing the risk of losing their Tibetan identity when they take in the cultures of that foreign environment.

    The majority of Tibetan is still in their homeland Tibet, China. Although Tibetan people do not achieve independent from China, they have the environment and conditions to be successful and not affecting their cultures and identity. It is very clear cut that it will be good for the Tibetan refugee to return to their homeland Tibet in China.

  14. Irene Lim on Oct 20, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    It is heartwarming to see Tibetans in China are given a chance to excel in their field. Unlike Tibetans under CTA they are not only being suppressed but also being used by CTA to derive donations for their own pockets while neglecting their people’s welfare. CTA have taken their people for a ride during this 60 years in exile and making Dorje Shugden a scapegoat to divert their failure of securing Tibetan independence.

    Isn’t it time Tibetan refugees seriously consider their future? As I see it their future will be better off if Tibetan refugees return to their homeland and become citizens of China. China is an ambitious and progressive nation. Being her citizens Tibetans can ride on China’s success and growth and enjoy in her economic and social progress.

  15. Fong on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    These young Tibetans are finding fame and fortune but more importantly, doing it while maintaining their culture and history. The herdsman dealing in antiques and sharing his knowledge or history and traditions with the world, the young singer given the title ‘Love Ambassador’ for Aid to Tibet, a program that aims to empower Tibetans in their own homeland and Tashi Phuntsok who rose to fame singing a song written by his brother, in Tibetan about their mother. In fact, they are a beacon for Tibetans by homing in on their culture, language and traditions despite being in “occupied” Tibet. Beautiful.

    At the end of the day, it is about what the government can do to better the lot of their people while preserving history, language and culture. It is about empowering the people.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 11:02 AM
    That’s wonderful now we have H E Tsem Rinpoche’s short biography in Mongolian. More and more readers got to know of our Guru and Dorje Shugden. May Rinpoche’s teaching spread and reach out to those Monglians.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-short-biography-mongolian.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:55 AM
    H E Zava Damdin Rinpoche, is an erudite Mongolian Buddhist master within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Zava Damdin Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of one of the greatest Buddhist masters, yogis, healers, scholars and mahasiddhas in Mongolia. Zava Damdin Rinpoche is famed for his absolute guru devotion. In spite of the unlawful ban on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Zava Damdin Rinpoche remain devoted to the practice and has continued to see enormous growth around the world. Especially in Mongolia which has long held a strong historical and religious connection with Tibetan Buddhism. Back in 2016 H E Zava Damdin Rinpoche conferred Yamantaka initiation and Dorje Shugden sogtae . More than 10,000 ordained monks and lay people attended the initiation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Looking at those pictures in this blog says all, all monks and lay people were so blessed indeed. It has proven that the practice of Dorje Shugden is very popular . They were more blessed and fortunate as after the initiation, they were given a ‘heart’ crystal and a chakra which were consecrated during the sogtae ceremony. They are given as a blessing and reminder of the initiate’s commitments to Dorje Shugden, and also as a symbol of Dorje Shugden’s promise to protect them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10000-mongolians-receive-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:51 AM
    .Great research by Dr Matthew William King on Dorje Shugden . It paints a thousand words of truth where more and more people understand better of Dorje Shugden. The practice of Dorje Shugden is often associated with Lamas in the Himalayan region in Tibet.
    No doubt due the efforts of Lamas in Tibet and Lamas in Bhutan the practice was promoted. Together, these enlightened masters proliferated the practice, authoring and composing texts and prayers to invoke the blessings and protection of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. In Mongolia, the practice’s popularity was due to Mongolia’s own lamas independently promoting and encouraging it. Mongolian lamas preserve the tradition of Dorje Shugden through active propitiation since then. The powerful Mongolian nation has indeed a long history and connection with Dorje Shugden the Powerful Protector. As expressed in the life of Venerable Choijin Lama, a State Oracle of Mongolia who took trance of Dorje Shugden among other Dharma Protectors. Interesting read of how Mongolia saved Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-mongolia-saved-dorje-shugden.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:49 AM
    Precious thangkas of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Life Story one must not missed. As its very rare old thangkas tells us the life story of Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi. Lama Tsongkhapa was hailed as the second Buddha by contemporary Buddhist masters of his time. Famous for reviving Buddhism in Tibet and revered for elevating the Dharma to all its present glory. . Through deep study, profound practice and high attainments, Lama Tsongkhapa led a revival of pure Buddhist teachings and distilling the best teachings. His teachings became the basis for the establishment of the Gelug monastery, a monastic institution which survives to this day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such insightful life stories of a great Master with beautiful thangkas pictures .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/15-thangkas-of-lama-tsongkhapas-life-story.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:46 AM
    The Iceman mummy, Otzi, was discovered amidst sheets of melting ice on the border between Italy and Austria, at an altitude of 3,200 m above sea level. The 5300-year-old world’s oldest wet mummy Iceman so special as is invaluable for archaeology and as well as for medical science, genetics, biology, anthropology, and many other disciplines. The nature of his life and the circumstances of his death are the subject of much investigation. That’s interesting discovery, the clothes he wore and equipment he carried are unique.The alleged curse revolved around the deaths of several people involved with the discovery, recovery and subsequent analysis of Otzi’s body. The legend continues and these days, Otzi the Iceman rests in a refrigerated room at the South Tyrol Archaeological Museum in Bolzano, Italy. Each year thousands of visitors visited his mummified remains contained in a special cold cell at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy.
    Interesting read
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creatures-and-monsters/the-curse-of-otzi-the-iceman.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:10 PM
    A sacred pilgrimage site for 22 centuries, this Dambulla cave is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. Also known as the Golden Temple of Dambulla is a World Heritage Site in 1991. King Valagamba of Anuradhapura in the first century built a temple in thankful worship. Located in central Sri Lanka, the Dambulla Cave Temple is a living Buddhist site that is focused on a series of five cave shrines.The place is worth a visit though, just for the stunning sculptures and paintings in this historical paradise. The site is remarkable in the Buddhist world with the continuous tradition of living Buddhist ritual practices and pilgrimage for more than two millennia. That’s interesting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/dambulla-cave-temple
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:09 PM
    Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is the 13th incarnation of the famous Kagyupa teacher, Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery. His teachings, delivered in excellent English are easily understood and fully engaging. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche is a highly realized internationally respected teacher of Gelugpa Buddhism, been exile from Tibet and had travels as teacher to many countries around the world. Zasep Rinpoche received extensive teachings and initiations from many erudite great masters. Today, Zasep Rinpoche is the spiritual leader of Gaden for the West, an international organisation of Dharma centres in Australia, Canada and the United States, successfully spreading the Gelug teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to many, many people who are karmically connected to him. A Tulku’s Journey From Tibet To Canada a book published Rinpoche autobiography, beautifully reflects his devotion to his teachers and the practices. Zasep Rinpoche points out, the practice of Dorje Shugden officially started in the Sakya school before it was embraced by the Gelugpas. Interestingly, this book also mentioned the great deeds of Dorje Shugden and how much this Dharma Protector has helped the Tibetan people as well and Tibetan Buddhism too.Zasep Rinpoche have touched the hearts of everyone he has encountered. Interesting read one must not missed as it is a true story of an incredible Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lama’s journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Master

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:07 PM
    As prophesies by Shakyamuni Buddha, Lama Tsongkhapa is an emanation of the Bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjushri. Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi, and saint who lived in Tibet. His practice will instill deep wisdom and confers great blessing upon us. His pure teachings and activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. With the establishment of the Gelug monastery which survives to this day. Lama Tsongkhapa, considered one of the greatest Buddhist masters and philosophers of all time. There many benefits that arise from Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice. Merely by reciting Lama Tsongkhapa’s mantra known as Migtsema mantra. is indeed very beneficial for everyone of us. We are so fortunate to learn and practices from our Guru.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/lord-tsongkapa-king-of-the-dharma.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:06 PM
    Dorje Shugden was enthroned as a protector of the Sakya tradition centuries ago and only later widely practised in Gelugpa tradition. All these was stated by H.H Trijang Rinpoche in his work “Music Delighting the Ocean of Protectors. The throne holder of Sakya school of Buddhism, Sonam Rinchen enthroned Dorje Shugden as one of the protectors of Sakya. The practice of this Dharma Protector was later passed to his son the 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro who was believed to be the emanation of Dorje Shugden himself. Interesting facts. He even composed a Dorje Shugden prayer or Kangsol to invoke the blessings of Dorje Shugden. The prayer has since been well known and it is used to this day. The 39th Sakya throneholder Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen who also practised Dorje Shugden and praised Dorje Shugden as an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. Not only one but three Sakya Trizins who relied on Dorje Shugden and they referred to him as an enlightened being.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing so as more and more practitioners know the truth and only truth that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 12. 2024 01:04 PM
    A good reminder for all students reading what Venerable Acharya Kyabje Zasep Tulku Rinpoche wrote in his guidelines for students. We as students can make progress on our spiritual path and gain Dharma realizations all depends ourselves where else A dharma teacher who is our spiritual guide can show us how to meditate correctly and make progress on our spiritual path.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/guidelines-for-students.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:28 PM
    Buddhism one of the oldest religions in the world has been around for over 2,600 years. Many people all over the world from all walks of life have embraced Buddhism. Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the west and have spreading further , all thanks to those highly lamas such as Gaden Tripas, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, Geshe Wangyal, Kensur Lobsang Tharchin, Geshe Rabten, and so forth. Many people more people are becoming more aware of Buddhism and finding it a suitable way of life and religion. With the great spread of Buddhism, many people had benefitted with the practice as it emphasized individuals’ path to enlightenment and salvation, which could be attained in this life.
    As in this blog, we see many famous Buddhist celebrities from the west such as Keanu Reeves, former American president Bill Clinton , Richard Gere, Steve Jobs and many more celebrities had been connected to Buddhism.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing, how Buddhism had changed their life

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/celebrity-buddhists.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:26 PM
    The Legend of the Mermaid is well known and told with different forms and endings in all the oral tradition of peoples linked to the sea. It was rumored that the mermaid has a magical treasure. In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. Interesting read mermaids were natural beings who, like fairies, who had magical and prophetic powers. We usually see it as in movie whether it do really exists no one have really seen it nowadays. While there is no evidence that mermaids exist outside folklore, reports of mermaid sightings continue to the present day. Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries. They depicted in operas, paintings, books and live-action films.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/creatures-and-monsters/the-legend-of-the-mermaids.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:23 PM
    Wow that’s wonderful a very special gift for our Guru Tsem Rinpoche. A Dorje Shugden shop full of beautiful items which were connected to Dorje Shugden as such as posters, statues, pendants, tsa tsas, books, key chains, thangkas and so forth. Located in the most famous night market in the heart city of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. There’s where tourists and local will go over there. Many of them will be blessed merely b looking at it or passing by the shop. Posters will be given to anyone who stop by , its such a wonderful way to share and get people to know of this great Dharma Protector.
    Thank you Rinpoche and those who made it possible benefiting many more people to come.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/exciting-dorje-shugden-store-in-petaling-street-malaysia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 1. 2024 03:22 PM
    Trance is a state of semi-consciousness in which a person is not self-aware. The person is in a deep state of distraction by some inner turmoil or some outer mental influence. Taking trance is nothing new and not just in the east. Listening the video tells us more about trance. Interesting to know, but we should not get involve in trances as advice. Its better get involve in Dharma practice and have our mind transform.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/taking-trances.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 28. 2024 03:33 PM

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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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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.
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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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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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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
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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
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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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7/7/2024 Kechara Penang weekly puja completed. Kechara Penang Study Girup by Jacinta.
This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
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This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
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29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded 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.
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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.
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. 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
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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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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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