Wonder Woman

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Dear friends,

I’m extremely honoured to have been given this opportunity to write on His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s blog. His Eminence has been a fan of Wonder Woman from a young age. He respects female heroines especially because decades ago, women did not have the freedom to do what they would like and they were constantly looked down upon. The emergence of Wonder Woman turned the entire concept around and opened society up to the possibility that women can be something.

The character of Wonder Woman is strong, wise, fair, loyal and kind. What I like about her is that even though she is beautiful, she doesn’t rely on her looks and body to accomplish her goals. So she is a female icon that a lot of people can look up to even up until today. I hope you enjoy reading about Wonder Woman as she is one of a kind. I would like to thank Pastor Niral Patel and Pastor Jean Ai for editing the article.

Regards,
Beatrix

 


 

Wonder Woman (a.k.a. Princess Diana of Themyseira or Diana Prince) is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. She is a demigoddess and a warrior princess of the Amazons (who are based on Greek mythology).

She was sculpted from clay by her mother Hippolyta and brought to life by the Olympian deities, from whom she also received magnificent powers. Wonder Woman has an arsenal of weapons at her disposal, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets that are bullet-proof and a tiara which serves as a projectile weapon. She never misuses any of her weapons to hurt other people but only uses them to defend herself and to get the truth from the supervillians so she can prevent and solve crimes.

The Wonder Woman character was created during World War II and was initially depicted fighting Axis military forces, alongside an assortment of supervillains.

When appearing as Diana Prince, Wonder Woman was dressed in ordinary clothes when she would perform her famous Wonder Woman spin when transforming into the superheroine. Below is a video of that famous Wonder Woman spin.

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Wonder Woman taking on the identity of Diana Prince

Fictional Character Biography

Diana was a member of the Amazons, a tribe of women native to Paradise Island – an isolated island set in the middle of a vast ocean. Captain Steve Trevor’s plane crashed on the island and he was found alive but unconscious by Diana and a fellow Amazon. Diana had him nursed back to health and then fell in love with him. A competition was held on Paradise Island to determine the most worthy woman among the Amazons. The winner was to be responsible for delivering Captain Steve Trevor back to the man’s world and to fight for justice. Wearing a mask and wig, Diana snuck into the competition although her mother forbade her to take part. She won the competition and was conferred the Golden Belt and the Golden Lasso, sometimes known as the Lasso of Truth. She was also rewarded with a costume which was made by her mother, the Queen and was given the name Wonder Woman.

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Travelling to the United States for the first time, she came across an army nurse who was desperate to leave for South America but could not do so due to a shortage of money. In order to have a valid identity to look after Captain Steve, Diana made a deal with the nurse. As both of them looked similar, Wonder Woman gave the nurse the money she had for her to travel to South America and in exchange, she took the nurse’s identification to work as a nurse in the army. This woman’s name was Diana Prince.

 

Wonder Woman with her bullet-proof bracelets.

Wonder Woman with her bullet-proof bracelets.

Abilities and Resources

Diana is depicted as a strong acrobat and fighter who is skilled in armed and unarmed combat. She has portrayed great skill in using her bracelets to stop bullets and she is also extremely good at wielding her golden lasso. Therefore these two have become her signature weapons. She is also enormously strong and while lifting a car may seem unachievable for most people, for Wonder Woman it is a piece of cake.

Golden Belt

The belt was conferred upon her when she won the competition on Paradise Island. It is a symbol of Amazon supremacy and as long as Diana wears it, she retains her cunning and strength outside of Paradise Island.

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Wonder Woman in her aqua suite.

Bullet-proof bracelets

Wonder Woman’s bracelets are made of an indestructible material. Some sources indicate that it is formed from the remnants of the goddess Athena’s legendary shield, the Aegis.

Golden Lasso

The lasso compels people bound by it to tell the absolute truth and it is virtually indestructible. She wields the lasso with great precision and accuracy and can use it as a whip or noose.

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The Wonder Woman – Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter (Lynda Jean Cordova Carter), was born on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona. Her father is of English and Scottish-Irish ancestry, and her mother is of Mexican, Spanish and French descent. Carter made her public television debut on Lew King’s Talent Show at the age of 5.

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During high school, Carter performed in a band called Just Us. Then when she was 16, she joined two of her cousins in another band called The Relatives. The group opened at the Sahara Hotel and Casino lounge in Las Vegas for three months. Because Carter was under 21 at the time, she had to enter through the kitchen! Carter also attended Arizona State University, where she was voted “Most Talented”.

 

Career

Carter won a local Arizona beauty contest in 1972 and gained national attention in the United States by winning Miss World USA, representing Arizona. Her acting career took off when she landed a role in Wonder Woman as the title character and her secret identity, Diana Prince.

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Carter participated in the Arizona beauty contest in 1972 and won the title Miss World USA, representing Arizona.

The series lasted for three seasons. As it was winding down, while referring to the feedback she had received for her posters, Carter told US Magazine:

“I never meant to be a sexual object for anyone but my husband. I never thought a picture of my body would be tacked up in men’s bathrooms. I hate men looking at me and thinking what they think. And I know what they think. They write and tell me.”

She also was upset with some of the marketing of her image. Warner Bros. worked out a deal with the toy company, Mego, to create a Wonder Woman doll while the series was still on the air. In 1987 on The Late Show with Joan Rivers, Carter commented:

“I think that you’re probably familiar with a problem in Hollywood, and that is that they market you, and they use you. They did a mask of my face and put it on the doll, and they put my name on for the first run of it. And then they took my name off and said they didn’t have to pay me anymore. So it’s the kind of thing that you can be used so much in this industry. I make nothing. I don’t even make anything from the reruns. Don’t ever settle for net profits. It’s called creative accounting.”

In 1978, she was voted “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World”. During the late 1970s, Carter recorded an album titled ‘Portrait’. Carter is credited as a co-writer on several of the songs. She also sang two of her songs in a Wonder Woman episode in 1979, entitled ‘Amazon Hot Wax’.

 

Personal life

Carter has been married twice. Her first husband was her former talent agent, Ron Samuels. The marriage lasted from 1977 to 1982.

In January 1984, Carter married Washington, DC, attorney Robert A. Altman and they have two children, James and Jessica. The family now live in Potomac, Maryland.

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Carter has revealed that her mother had suffered from irritable bowel syndrome for over 30 years, resulting in Carter touring the country as an advocate and spokeswoman. Lynda is also a staunch advocate and supporter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Pro-Choice rights for women, and legal equality for LGBT people. She was the Grand Marshal for the 2011 Phoenix Pride and 2011 New York Pride Parades, as well as the 2013 Capital Pride Parade in Washington, DC.

In June 2008, Carter admitted in an interview to People that she had entered a rehabilitation clinic for treatment of alcoholism and had been sober for 10 years. In a statement when asked what the recovery process had taught her, Carter explained that the best measure of a human being is “how we treat the people who love us, and the people that we love”.

 

Filmography

Below are just some of the shows she has acted in:

Year Show Role Notes
1974 Nakia Helen Chase 1 episode
1975 Matt Helm Bobbi Dee 1 episode
1976 A Matter of Wife… And Death Zelda TV movie
Starsky and Hutch Vicky 1 episode
1975 – 79 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman/ Princess Diana/ Diana Prince TV movie + 59 episodes
1980 The Last song Brooke Newman TV movie
The Muppet Show Herself 1 episode. Warner Home Video has released all three seasons of Wonder Woman on DVD in various regions, both separately and in a collected edition.

Warner Home Video has released all three seasons of Wonder Woman on DVD in various regions, both separately and in a collected edition. There are 59 episodes and one TV movie in total.

DVD Name Episode Release Date Details
The Complete 1st Season 14 June 29, 2004 All 14 episodes (including the pilot) with commentary by Carter and executive producer Douglas S.Cramer, New documentary retrospective.
The Complete 2nd Season 22 March 1, 2005 21 episodes plus a feature-length season premiere; Bonus documentary: “Revolutionising a Classic: From Comic Book to Television.”
The Complete 3rd Season 24 June 7, 2005 Audio commentary by Lynda Carter on “My Teenage Idol is Missing”; Featurette: “Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Feminist Icon.” The Initial Region 1 release included a bonus DVD containing the first episode of the Captain Marvel television series Shazam!, “The Joy Riders.”

More pictures of Lynda Carter:

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Lynda Carter (now), still as beautiful and charismatic as ever

Lynda Carter (now), still as beautiful and charismatic as ever

Lynda Carter (left) with Blaine Trump

Lynda Carter (left) with Blaine Trump

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Sources:

  • http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/origin-story-wonder-woman-180952710/?no-ist
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynda_Carter
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman

 

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  1. freon on Jun 19, 2017 at 1:08 am

    In many society, Woman always symbolize as weak, emotional, do things with emotion and can’t do much in many things. Thus, many culture view woman as inferior and only for production wise. The Woman body was always sex symbol even to today’s world in many movies and advertisements.

    Wonder Woman have shown something that opposite to what the world view in woman, which woman can be strong, intelligent, wisdom and very compassionate. This show have send many positive ideas to woman to stand up and be independence, to have compassion, to forgive and to be patient.

    I have watched the movie version of Wonder Woman recently. The strong message in Wonder woman is the greatest enemy is not outsider, but, ourself. Although mankind can be kind or cruel but she believe mankind able to win the war within themselves through love or compassion.

    The actor -Lynda Carter, by reading her short biography. I can view that she have been successful and also a failure before, but, she could overcome her weakness and stood up until today remain beautiful because of her strength.

    Thank you Beatrix for sharing this wonderful article.

  2. Choong on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    She was an icon for the TV generation and I loved the series and her character. I didn’t know then but I guess Wonder Woman did help shape by perception of women and I thank the producers for all the positives the series has brought. I wish there were more of these positive icons for children growing up today.

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Thanks for introducing Wonder Woman to us all. TV shows of the past would some story or value they would like to convey to the audience and public. So cool to learn about this American icon.

  4. Hayden Chan on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Thank you Jie Jie Beatrix for this post of Wonder Woman. She is beautiful and strong and kind. I love to put Superman and Wonder Woman together because they are good friends and team mates. I have scene Wonder Woman In some of the DC comics movies and she is in the Justice League team. ?

  5. Uncle Eddie on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    As a comical fictional character, “wonder woman” stands tall for being one of the more popular super heroes created on a Video Movie show. Wonder woman was created during world war II and was initially depicted fighting axis military forces alongside an assortment of supervillians. She was supposed to be a warrior Princess of the Amazons, based on Greek mythology and received magnificient powers as a demigoddess. To many of us as practitioners of Buddhism, our version of a true wonder-woman in all reality, would be one like Dharma Master Cheng Yen. Leaving home at 23 years old, she became a Buddhist nun and was instructed by her mentor, venerable master Yin Shun, to “work for Buddha’s Teachings for sentient Beings.” Later on, master Cheng Yen founded a Buddhist Charitable Foundation with the purpose of “devotedly helping the poor and educating the rich” to give material aid to the needy, sick and desperate ones, thus inspiring love and a spirit of Humanitarian to all sentient beings! With such a spirit of great love, respect and compassion to relieve the sufferings of sentient beings, Master Cheng Yen, our real “Wonder Woman” contributions have been increasingly recognized by a World-wide global community. In 2011, she received the Roosevelt Institute’s FDR Distinguished Public Service Award, and was named as one of the World’s 100 most Influential people by Time Magazine. In 2014, she was presented with the Rotary International award of Honor in recognition of her Humanitarian efforts and contributions to World Peace! That is what a wonder-woman should really be like! Nevertheless, thank you very much Beatrix for the sharing of this interesting series of wonder-woman which make veiwing wonderfully entertaining and inspiring too!

  6. Wah Ying on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for this Wonder Woman write up! Wonder Woman is part of many’s childhood memories, including me. I watch a little of Wonder Woman along with her Superfriends. Seeing the pictures of Wonder Woman here, I found out she looks like female Buddha Vajrayogini.. 🙂 Wonder Woman is fighting for justice, peace and love, thus she is a symbol of courage, responsible and truth. 🙂

  7. gary foo on Jun 19, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for that write up on wonder woman . i have always admired strong or strong warrior like women because they can show besides being gentle and demure , if you mess with me , I will kick your aXX hehe (censored). Like Tara, Wonder woman shows one need not be in a man’s body to display strength and might. Come to think of it in the recent movie where Superman goes against Batman, we can see reveral of roles of the male being the main protector, fortunately Wonder Woman appeared just in time and protected them both from the common enemy or else Batman would be reduced to ashes already 🙂

  8. Pastor David Lai on Jun 19, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I love this post on Wonder Woman. As long as I can remember, Rinpoche had been a faithful fan of Wonder woman and have the whole series that he watch over and over again. As for myself, I have watched wonder woman a little when I was younger alongside the bionic woman and man series. I must say, the series is rather nostalgic and a little kitsch as well. The comic-like opening sequence sets the mood for some good ole fashion fun and the retro sound effects that comes with every twirl, jump and use of superhuman strength does add good flavor to this series. I love it…

  9. pammie yap on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for the post and the beautiful pictures!
    I have always love superheroes (especially women.. hehe) as I love the justice they uphold. No matter how bad they are treated, their motivation is always to help. Keep everyone safe and trouble free.
    The creator of this character is really imaginative! How nice if the lasso really does exist! It will help so much. No more lies. hehe…

    Lynda Carter is a great actress but I still prefer Gal Gadot as she looks tougher and more sophisticated.

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  10. Choong on Jun 17, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Did Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman ever team up?

    • Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Well, the Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman were seen walking down the streets of Palm Springs, California. Ok, not exactly, hehe.

      In the pictures you can see Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) in a ceremony to honour Lindsay Wagner in California. Lindsay Wagner, 62, was being honoured on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

      She was joined by friend and fellow super-heroine Carter, 60, who is best known for her role as Wonder Woman in the Seventies TV show.

      Aren’t they amazing, looking like that at 60+.

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      • Sharon Ong on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:41 am

        Two of my fav superheroines! They still look amazing!

  11. Stella Cheang on Jun 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    As a fictional character, Wonder Woman stands tall for being one of the more popular one among the superheroes list that is overcrowded by male. To me, besides her good look, her background as the princess of Amazon add to the allure for being the all-time favorite female heroine. Using nylon string tied to a stick or something, I used to (as a child) imitate how she used her lasso on villains, regrettably, on my poor siblings and playmates. Growing up with a female heroine like Wonder Woman certainly empowered the feminism in me, a little.

    But for me, the impart is far more powerful after learning about the hardship an actress has to go through to reach and sustain in a top role. Even at the top, a female actress earns far less than a male and definitely receives less recognition or respect. Luckily the disparity is narrowing in recent years. For this, I applaud Lynda Carter for her success in playing the role of Wonder Woman for 3 seasons at a time where female were given supporting roles at best. Glad that she is married with a loving family now, steered clear from alcoholism and is championing causes that she believes in.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this interesting article.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  12. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 16, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Thank you Beatrix for this article on Wonder Woman. When I was growing up, they had this show on TV and I watched some of the episodes.

    What I remember most was how she really nailed the bad guys with her strength (not violence) and grace. Her lasso of truth forces anyone it captures to obey and tell the truth. This is a much better “weapon” to extract confessions and compel obedience instead of subduing by force.

    It was an inspiration to have such a powerful female figure on TV, especially during the 80s where most women on screen are stereo-typically weak and dependant on men.

  13. Echeah on Jun 16, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Those days they had teenie tiny waists. These days you need to remove several ribs to achive the same. Humankind must have evolved, lol. It was a fun read, thanks Beatrix.

  14. Fong on Jun 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    At a time, when I hadn’t even heard of feminist movement, I loved watching ‘Wonder Woman”. It was all about her being able to do what she likes which was exactly what I loved. I loved fishing and climbing trees and stealing fruits from the neighborhood fruit trees, planting vegetable on the riverbanks.

    Curious thing was, I was never censured by my parents for all that. In fact, my contribution to the dinner table was appreciated. So, to hear of people talking about being a feminist etc was a surprise. Guess, growing up poor in the rural area is very different from growing up in the city.

    Now, does that apply to religion as well? Is this a way of saying that all that Yeshe Tsogyal and Machig Labdron and Pema Chodron and Tenzin Palmo achieved are extraordinary and not something that we should assume that we, as women can do? Is it so extraordinary to be female and be able to achieve something great?

  15. CindyH on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    It is interesting to read about the Wonder Woman and also the actress, Lynda Carter who successfully brought the character to life. Prior to reading this, I just had very superficial knowledge of the character per se and my exposure to her was limited to a class on the topic of feminism. The visiting professor then touched on how Wonder Woman served as depiction of positive role model for girls in the time when women were typically portrayed as helpless and in need of rescuing, or as sexy, buxom pin-ups models. A couple of interesting points which comes to mind from that discussion;
    • the creator of Wonder Woman was actually a psychologist and feminist who wanted to relay the message that women are not inferior and it is possible for women to be strong and break free from the stereotype of being the weaker gender with high economic and psychological dependency on men. Pretty heavy message for comic material.
    • Wonder Woman’s approach to crime fighting was revolutionary at that time where it did not focus on violence and brute force but a more “feminine” touch i.e. she typically only uses force as last resort. She would always first try to reason with them and often would be able to convince the bad guys to reform. This also ties in with one of her iconic instrument of choice i.e. her magic lasso, which forced anyone bound by it to tell the truth.

  16. Doreen Teoh on Jun 12, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you, Beatrix for this article. It brings back memories of my younger days as a kid, i am was fascinated with ” Wonder Woman” and especially Lynda Carter, as i admire her beauty, poise and confidence playing the character of “Wonder Woman”, she did a very good job. At that time, this type of television program is quite difficult for us to watch in Malaysia, as sometimes it only runs for a while in the local TV station eg. only have RTM1 & 2, and it is quite back date, not so same time premier like the current programs in cable TV (Astro).

    Seeing and reading this blog, it hits me that times have passed by like a speed of light.

    Thank you, Beatrix for the write up.

  17. Sharon Ong on Jun 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Reading this brought me back to my childhood as I grew up watching Wonder Woman and used to pretend to be her. The other heroin I used to role play was Bionic Woman aka Jamie Sommers. Hahaha! I just love the whole superheroine-save-the-world-from-baddies as I was never really a princessy-damsel-in-distress-Rapunzel-kind-of-girly-girl.

    Back in those days, women were the fairer sex that was usually seen as weak and many were not even working outside their homes. Back then, women’s main purpose in life was to get married, procreate and become a domestic goddess. When someone like Wonder Woman came into my young life, though a TV character, it made me want to break out of the norm and become someone who is strong, independant and yet kind, capable of saving myself instead of waiting for another superhero.

    Thank you for this wonderfully written and informative piece, Bea. And, yes, I still want those Wonder Woman bulletproof bracelets. 🙂

  18. May Ong on Jun 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Wonder Woman was my favorite female hero for me then.

    Why were we attracted to Wonder Woman then? It was because she portrayed values, qualities and heroism of who I want to be when I grow up. She was such an icon for growing female child or student then. There weren’t too many super heroes in television in the 1970s and she was THE one whom we want to be.

    Qualities like courage, independence, freedom, helping others overcome their situation. Another wonderful sharing of old memories. Thank you.

  19. Lew on Jun 12, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Thought I have heard about Wonder Woman, I didn’t grow up watching her, so I don’t really know much about her. On a side note, I did watch Get Smart (Agent 99).

    Thank you Beatrix for sharing something which Rinpoche likes. It is always a nice feeling when I read something Rinpoche likes, I feel I am more connected to my Guru.

    After reading this article, I now know the reason why this character Wonder Woman is famous at that time. It is a time of the raising of gender equality, and this character has a strong message of woman can also handle all the tasks given. I didn’t know about this previously. It was (and still is) a very strong message.

    Once again, thank you Beatrix for taking the time to do the research. It is very well written, concise and informative.

  20. nicholas on Jun 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Thank you Beatrix for sharing this article. Generally I love super hero character since young. They give you the spirit to fight for good, for justice, to help the unfortunate one and the attitude of never give up no matter how hard or difficult you have to go through, you will succeed in the end.

    Wonder Women is a great lady super hero that shows that woman can be strong and noble in their action too. Lynda Carter not only stunning in her character as wonder women but also in real person with what she has done and gone through.

  21. Brad Penney on Jun 11, 2016 at 3:22 am

    I’m a Wonder Woman fan myself – thanks so much for posting

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Jun 11, 2016 at 4:42 am

      Me too Brad! I wasn’t a fan until Tsem Rinpoche introduced me to her (before my time and they weren’t showing reruns in Malaysia). I watched it in the background while doing work, but wasn’t taken in by her story until one particular episode. She’s on a ranch somewhere and there’s a group of kids misbehaving. How she addressed them and dealt with them with a lot of warmth but very firmly, is something I have not seen in modern day TV. It was then I realised there’s something special about this superhero. She’s not about using violence and she doesn’t have to rely on her body to get her way. She’s got a message which is that truth will always triumph, and you don’t have to be loud, mean and aggressive to get your point across. Such a breath of fresh air for TV!

  22. Lin Mun on Jun 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you Beatrix for your sharing on Wonder Woman. It is very interesting to know this character on tv and also about the actress, Lynda Carter.

    Many people have perception that woman is less competent than man which is definitely not true, maybe physical strength to some extend. However, I think it is how a person carries him or herself, what contribution have we done for others that is important.

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    Inspiring ……. Sikkimese Lama who played an important part in Tibetan Buddhism. Kazi Dawa Samdup a former school headmaster was best known as one of the first translators of important works of Tibetan Buddhism . Translating Tibetan texts into the English language and was a pioneer central to the transmission of Buddhism in the West. During his lifetime, he had acted as the interpreter to well-known people due to his proficiency in the English and Tibetan languages. He did served kings, lamas, politicians, and explorers as well. His translation of Tibetan Buddhist texts have been reprinted a number of times and even translated into many languages. Although he passed away many years ago yet his legacy continues to live on.
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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/kazi-dawa-samdup-the-pioneer-translator-of-tibetan-buddhist-texts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 28. 2020 03:50 PM
    When any object is huge, naturally it will huge in the power in every situation, and will make a difference . Hundreds of millions of people practice Buddhism worldwide, so it won’t be surprise that some of the largest and most impressive huge statues to any faith are found throughout Asia and across the globe. Having all these huge objects are actually manifestations of compassion to assist us in the accumulation of merit and the purification of negative karma.Merely by seeing huge statues or grotto will plant the seeds of enlightenment in the visitors their mind.
    Now 500 mantra stones engraved with Dorje Shugden’s sacred mantra have been placed at the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. Through the kindness of our Lama HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, we have place a place called home to many. Rinpoche has conceived of this area where the huge grotto with Dorje Shugde ‘s sacred mantra stones be placed to benefit all sentient beings. With Rinpoche ‘s explanation we need to purify our negative karma to suit our current karma-bound situation. We could do candles and incense offerings and even circumambulate around the 500 mantra stones as well. Interesting teachings for us to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the profound teachings and explanations of purification .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigger-and-more-buddha-statues-makes-a-difference.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Feb 28. 2020 03:25 PM
    What an amazing discovery by a Indonesian man who has a dream of a bluish-red dragon diving into a old well at Brahu Temple, sub-district of East Java Province.. It then lead him to the discovery of a White Tara statue , coins, and golden stones dated back in 1293-1500 CE.

    It goes to show that the power of the long gone enlightened ones are still alive and we are not abandoned.Thank you for this interesting post and sharing with us the legends and profound teachings about Tara .


    https://bit.ly/388xi7g
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Feb 28. 2020 01:26 PM
    Thank you for the great information about acupuncture. Knowing this popular Chinese healing therapy using needles into a person body to relief pain and make a person feel better. A effective and powerful way for some who prefer traditional medication. I had learned that this treatment is believed to create energy balances and to remove negative blockages from the body.

    I do have friends who often visit an acupuncturist for their muscle aches and pains. I have seen improvements in their health conditions. To me, I always support traditional medications and I do believe that this treatment had cured many chronic illnesses.

    Thanks for the sharing, hope this article will help to clear thoughts for some who is seeking to visit one.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:50 PM
    In general jealousy seems to be bad for any relationships. It’s a feeling of resentment against someone, feeling of insecurity and conflict. It’s human nature. It’s natural to feel jealous from time to time. Well it becomes problematic when we act out in jealousy. Everything happen for a reason, some people have been doing well , wealthy and some do not , all these are our past karma. We should not feel jealous but rejoice for them. We should try self-confidence letting go the situation. Jealousy can be harmful as it will hijack our mind, ruin our relationships, destroy our family, and some extreme cases such stealing or killing as well . At times jealousy becomes lethal, as do domestic fights, and ends up killing others or themselves.
    To avoid jealousy we should accept and begin to appreciate who and what we are. Always rejoice to others and take them as an inspiration example. We should think less about ourselves, and more about others. Learning Dharma , practicing Dharma and putting into action , our jealousy will disappear. It’s the best choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/question-on-jealousy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 03:48 PM
    What a wonderful way going on a holy pilgrimage, and serving a Great Lama. Khensur Rinpoche who is a good friend of our Lama for 27 years. Rinpoche had known Khensur Rinpoche since Rinpoche time in India. Khensur Rinpoche had spent his whole life living in the monastic community teaching. Kensur Rinpoche had established Shar Gaden Monastery where the practice of Dorje Shugden and lineage is protected and preserved.
    Looking at all the pictures tells us a thousand words, how the team lead by Su Ming and team serving a Great Lama Khensur Rinpoche and Gen Wangyal. Such as taking them to see the doctor for medical check-up having all the necessary tests done, to see the dentist as well as checking their eyes and so forth . Well done Su Ming and team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing which will inspire us to go all the up serving monks.
    In a way to show , gratitude to them how we appreciate their present .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/whats-a-meaningful-pilgrimage.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 02:44 PM
    Great and clear explanation for us to understand as well as to increase our knowledge of why bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our lives. Big statues have been always been regarded as big blessings for the area around it and also the sentient beings that live around that area.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat have many holy outdoor statue to create cause for people come to pilgrimage, embucirculate around the statue will help those have heavy body karma.Thank you very much for this article.


    https://bit.ly/386stv0

  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:48 PM
    Many countries around the world have looking and working with China. They realised being friendly with China is a wise choice for the benefits for the growth of their country. China has become world largest economy country. For Tibet befriending China in long term will benefits both countries. Time had changed with Tibet having workshops with the Chinese is a good sign improving their relationship after all these years . People have their right and freedom to choose what they practice. Practicing Dorje Shugden is nothing to do with China. Every one of us have the right and freedom to choose what we want to practice. HH Dalai Lama is looking forward to return to Tibet one day. It only can be happen if the Tibetan leadership, letting go of the past and have more dialogues and meetings with the Chinese government in future. And solving all the political problems and lifting Dorje Shugden’s ban once for all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:45 PM
    It is heart breaking, reading this article again, what Pastor Jean Ai had gone through and experience. Yet with strong determination all those abuses and attack by people whom she do not know, she did continue with her practice. Could not imagine how ungrateful the Tibetan Leadership treated the sponsor. Without the funds, sponsorship, monasteries and Dharma institutions would not able to survive for sure. Kechara organisation, and many others kind sponsors had sponsored millions to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of India. Not only that sponsoring of monk robes, books , statues , painting and jewelleries to name a few. Even changing the flooring of the monastery as well. Can imagine those sponsors go all the way to send them all those stuffs. And have raised so much sponsorship for them and had donated yearly in fact or when they asked for. And now none of them are allowed to go to the monasteries any more . All because they had practised Dorje Shugden’s practice. Countless other lamas and Shugden practitioners had raised funds for the monasteries too and they too were not allowed to have connection with. Sad ….there is no religious freedom at all. By now after decades , I do hope the Tibetan Leadership will lift the ban on Dorje Shugden for a better peaceful communities. May more read this post for a better understanding of what happening in the Tibetan Leadership and those in exile living in India.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up for the Tibetan people and for those Dorje Shugden practitioners .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:21 PM
    Different people have different reasons for wanting to become ordained. Sometimes I do wonder if unless the reasons are right, one should not get ordained but on the other hand I think maybe one should take the leap of faith even if the reasons are not entire “correct”.

    Modern people becoming ordained is tougher than in Buddha’s time, there are much inner and outer battle they need to overcome. May those who have the thought arise to be ordained, have more determination to make it happen. Thank you very much,for sharing this mind-changing article with all of us.

    https://bit.ly/2TeCHnH
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:55 PM
    With their expertise a radiant energy scientist, a sound healer, an energy healer and a music composer, coming together to explore knowledge of cold energy . Li Kim and team going to haunted houses to experiment the energy. The haunted house they went looks scary. Joining them is also a Taoist master, finally concluded the presence of supernatural beings, as their findings found that the energy are dark and cold. As the unseen beings do no harm, they decided to do Taoist prayers and combined healing of sound, energy before leaving the area. I do believe those unseen beings do exist. Glad to learn that sound can heal the environment and souls. . Sound wonderful .
    Thank you, Li Kim and team for this sharing.this knowledge.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/ghosts-and-hauntings/the-sound-of-light.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is not surprised that many huge Buddha statues were built in many parts of the world both of a religious and secular nature.The bigger the Buddha statues will definitely beneficial to the surrounding area with positive energies, calming the area of wars and natural disasters .

    In Malaysia we have huge statue of Lord Murugan of Batu Caves and Kuan Yin Statue at Kek Lok Si in Penang.Thank you very much for the wonderful sharing with beautiful pictures of World Largest Statues.

    https://bit.ly/2uxPmtO
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:36 PM
    In Dharma, we learned that everything is impermanent, good thing will never last forever, that’s why we should not be attached to it as when it was gone, we will suffer tremendously, and a good news is, bad things never lasts.
    Life is a journey filled with opportunities, hardships, heartaches and its test for our courage. There is always a reason of our existence in this life.Thank you very much for this good article.

    https://bit.ly/37PSlv3
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. I believe that everything happens for a reason ,and there is a reason behind everything. That’s why Rinpoche asked to think carefully and consider certain things. Due to Rinpoche’s clairvoyance, Rinpoche knew the consequent. Rinpoche wanted us to learn to be responsible for our decisions that is beneficial to all and not jumping into anything blindly. And that is how I pray to what I want to come to be published.
    Glad to know some knowledge of Mount Shasta which I have not heard before being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing with important explanations, some knowledge to learn and guidelines for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/growing-up-with-rinpoche-mount-shasta-and-our-first-dorje-shugden-post.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    It won’t be supress Rinpoche felt more Indian as Rinpoche have been staying in India long enough. His early life spent in the monastery in India, serving his teachers and the monastic community, has taught Rinpoche cooking more Indian foods than western foods. Even all these years in Malaysia, Rinpoche preferred Indian cuisine which is rich in spices and masala such as dhal, paneer tikka, aloo mattar and paneer butter masala. Rinpoche will go all the way his students to serve Indian food to visiting Sangha so they would get a taste of home. Glad to know more of Rinpoche through this article. With Rinpoche explanation of how he felt and inherent in the Indian tradition culture, traditional spiritual practice and devotion to a spiritual teacher. All these points that Rinpoche was more Indian as what Rinpoche felt and having a strong connection with it.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-rinpoche-felt-he-was-more-indian

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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    7 months ago
    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    Whales and dolphins playing with each other in the Pacific sea. Nature is truly incredible!
  • Bodha stupa July 2019-
    7 months ago
    Bodha stupa July 2019-
    Rainy period
  • Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
    8 months ago
    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
    9 months ago
    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
  • This is Daw
    9 months ago
    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    9 months ago
    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
  • They do this every day!
    9 months ago
    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    9 months ago
    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    9 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    10 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    11 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    11 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
    11 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
    11 months 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.
    11 months 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.
    11 months 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
    11 months 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
    12 months 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
    12 months 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.
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    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.
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    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    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.
    2 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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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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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
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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)
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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)
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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
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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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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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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