The Buddha – The Story of Siddhartha

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

THIS IS A INTERESTING SHOW ON BUDDHA’S LIFE STORY. Adults would find it refreshing, and children would find it a nice way to learn. Please take do enjoy the learning.

I have provided on my blog a wide variety of subjects to explore, read, learn, and think about. You literally have to just carry your laptop and I have so much to share with everyone. You don’t have to keep so many files in your computer that takes up space, just access this blog. I will add more to it in time for your benefit. It’s like entering another world. My world which I open to you.

Learn and enjoy,
Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 24, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Buddha, born with the name Siddhartha Gautama, was a teacher, philosopher and spiritual leader who is considered the founder of Buddhism. Born as a prince , gave up everything to become a monk . Saw the outside palace for the first time. Met an old man, a sick person, a corpse being carried to cremation, and a monk in meditation beneath a tree. He had a traumatic encounter with suffering and pain life made him decided to leave behind a Palace life to comprehend the nature of sufferings. Wonderful video to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. m.priya on Aug 29, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    thanks for the wonderful video..i really loved it…The teachings of the enlightened-one (The great Buddha) is for all human beings. His teachings are universal and help all human beings to free from sufferings and misery.

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  4. Hamid on May 11, 2013 at 4:17 am

    I would like to here the buddhist hymn that the buddhist monk singing in kushinagar. The prayer was accompanied with Violin. It is 1 hour & 38 minutes in to the movie. Please help me find it.

  5. nari on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Buddha was born in Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Nepal.
    Shakyamuni is the origin of Nepal. Shakya cast still following buddha Dharma in Nepal.

  6. abby F on Jul 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    还没正式上学校时,我的二哥就跟我说过佛陀释迦牟尼的故事。印象最深刻的便是佛陀一出世,就说了“天上天下,唯我独尊”,而且行走的7步都生出莲花。那时我也记得佛陀是个王子,但最后选择出家了。

    小时候不明白为什么佛陀要这么做,也没去想过宗教或佛教是怎么一回事。然而家人常说的无常和生老病死,原来就是佛陀的教诲!虽然我21岁时才正式成为一名佛教徒,但原来我自小都深受佛陀教诲的影响。

    佛陀的生平故事不只是故事,其中都是佛理的体现。我非常喜爱佛陀的生平故事。更棒的是,佛陀的生平故事在佛经中都能读到。由此,我就得知原来那不是故事那么简单。我对苦集灭道的理解,也是从佛陀的生平故事中了解。因此,无论佛陀的生平故事以哪种形式来呈现,那都是非常好的!谢谢仁波切的分享!我会继续再阅读佛陀的故事,以求不同的顿悟。

  7. Jeffrey Yee on Jul 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    How amazing it is that we can relate so well to Buddha’s teaching that was spoken during ancient times. Moreover, some of the teachings are actually more applicable in the modern times. It is abit scary to know the potential of an enlightened mind.

    I first came to know about the Buddha in my secondary school’s moral studies, which only expressed the history of Prince Gautama generally and not much on his teachings. In fact, it is actually the short stories of Buddha’s experience and lifetimes that got me interested.

    To me, Rinpoche’s blog is like Buddha’s teachings and short stories in cyber format. Thank you for posting Rinpoche.

  8. ericchoong on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    在我成长的过程,都有看过许多叙述佛陀的电影或漫画。小时只是晓得佛陀是王子,然后离家出走去出家。。。等等。
    当然真正故事里面所要表达的义意完全不憧,到现在遇到真正的上师然后才开始学佛修行才了解佛法真正的义意。
    “这个世界充满了痛苦和悲伤”,佛陀会这样教导我们,他告诉跟随他的人说他找到了安宁。你们也可以找到。佛陀教导我们,给于我们方法去如何接受这一切,佛陀的责任就是给我们指引。。。
    不过,这是很久很久以前佛陀在世时他当然可以面对面的教导学生。但是在现今社会我们只能够读他的开示或看电影而己。
    然而,幸运的是我们现在有一位上师,他的佛学知识全都是源自于佛陀的传承,他就是现成的活菩萨。我们应该要珍惜了。因为他可以面对面的教导我们。。。
    这些佛陀的电影故事,一直都百看不厌。不过,这一套我还没看过,谢谢仁波切的分享。

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  10. HelenaC on Jul 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I love to watch The Buddha video, when i was younger i will have many question mark in my head but i don’t really bother to find out. Thank you Rinpoche for the past, i have more understanding now. 🙂

  11. Julia Tan on Jul 2, 2012 at 1:33 am

    It is a very nice video. I watched it twice. When Buddha started to teach at the Deer Forest, He just talked about his life experience. He’s advice for us is always find the middle path, which not too harsh nor slacking too. The 4 noble truth was Lord Buddha’s first teaching. The sufferings is something to cause us to have dissatisfactions, which is all arise from our mind. Because of desire lead to Dissatisfaction. Desire is always there in our mind but we need to be smart with our desire. We can have strong desire to achieve Buddhahood but not harmful. In order to do that we practice moral discipline, mindfulness and at the end we gain wisdom.
    Buddha started the Sangha community for people to live together and help one another, so that they can live together and enjoy the teaching. Because everyone is interconnecting to each other, we cannot be happy being alone in an island all by yourself. By going out to beg, Sangha will bring Buddha teachings to the world. It is a sign of spirituality. If they are not serving the community no one will put anything in their bowl too. Before Buddha went into clear light, He told his disciples that It’s time for them to be their own light.

  12. sockwan on Jul 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Buddha Shakyamuni’s story is very inspring. He had a beautiful wife and a lovely baby boy. It hurt him to leave his family behind and he knew people would not understand why he was doing this. However, for the sake of all sentient beings, of course for his family, he decided to leave them. Ultimately, he gained enlightenment and became a Buddha. He later helped his wife and son in their spiritual practice and they too gained attainment and were out of sufferings for good.

    Since Dharma really is the remedy to our sufferings, if given the chance, Dharma should be above all. Start the practice now and do not be stopped by excuses we created for ourselves.

    For me, I am working and practising Dharma in my everyday life. I hope to be able to repay the kindness of my family with Dharma.

  13. Irene Lim on Jun 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    In order to gain something great, we need to scarifice in the beginning, especially in quest of liberating ourself from samsara the cycle of dead and rebirth. Lord Buddha compassionately show us the path to transcend this vicious cycle. We all have the Buddha nature and are capable to reach this full potential.

  14. Uncle Eddie on Jun 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Siddharta Gautama, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded, is regarded as the supreme Buddha in most Buddhist traditions. Gautama Buddha may also be referred to as Sakyamuni Buddha, or “The awakened one of the Shakya clan”. Buddhahood is said to be free from all mental obstruction, a state of continous bliss mixed with a simultaneous cognition of emptiness – The true nature of reality. “Every sentient being, even insects have buddha’s nature, the seed of Buddha, that’s the seed of enlightenment. So therefore, there’s no reason to believe some sentient being cannot become Buddha. So like that”, said H.H. The Dalai Lama. Buddhas spontaneously, naturally and continuously perform activities to benefit all sentient beings. However,it is due to sentient beings’ karmas which limit the ability of the Buddhas to help them. Therefore, we sentient beings continue to experience sufferings as a result of such limitation due to our own former negative actions. Thank you Rinpoche, for sharing this ever inspiring teachings with us.

  15. Paul Yap on Jun 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Buddha life story is all time favorite, i have been watching this story many times, and im still watching it many more, the story itself is very inspiring, there is a way to become enlighten, we just need to follow the path!

  16. JP Lim on Jun 29, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Thanks for sharing this.

  17. Yoke Fui on Jun 29, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Reading or watching the story of Buddha is the means to an end – ultimate goal of enlightenment.

    The story of Buddha has been recounted millions of time through the ages to inspire and encourage others along the path.

    This video put up by Rinpoche is one of the most well made versions.It gives simple and clear explanation from the time of the miraculous conception to the various teachings given by the Buddha with good graphics and narrators of authoritative standing.

    Thank you Rinpoche and sponsors of this video.

  18. Sarah on Mar 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Rinpoche is one of the kindest people in my life. His dedication and compassion are amazing and inspiring. I hope one day I can become great also.

  19. sillyheart3 on May 4, 2011 at 2:13 am

    this is an amazing video it showed me and my friends there is another way to live a peacefil way

  20. Anila on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    During my era all schools subjects were taught in the English Language. And history was one of the subjects which we have to take in the Examinations. When I learn the history of Siddhartha I did not understand that Siddhartha was a Buddha. It was not suppose to be a religion but as way of life and a contemplation and meditation when applied to our life can bring satisfaction and a peaceful well being. The story of Siddhartha which the Sage has predicted that Siddhartha either can be a very great king or become a very holy being who will benefit many people. This is so similar to Rinpoche’s life story when Rinpoche’s mother dreamt of a white elephant before Rinpoche was born. Rinpoche will also have an option to live in the Samsara world or become Spiritual by becoming a monk to benefit a lot of people.

  21. Koh Hee Peng on Nov 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Sorry, is not the 4th paragraph that I was referring to in e) and f) above. It was the 5th paragraph.

  22. koh hee peng on Oct 25, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    There is a song that I like very much back in my years in secondary school, “One of us” by Joan Osborne. The original lyrics are as follows:-

    If God had a name what would it be?
    And would you call it to his face?
    If you were faced with Him in all His glory
    What would you ask if you had just one question?

    1-And yeah, yeah, God is great
    Yeah, yeah, God is good
    yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah

    What if God was one of us?
    Just a slob like one of us
    Just a stranger on the bus
    Tryin’ to make his way home?

    If God had a face what would it look like?
    And would you want to see if, seeing meant
    That you would have to believe in things like heaven
    And in Jesus and the saints, and all the prophets?
    (repeat 1, 1)

    Back up to heaven all alone
    No, nobody calling on the phone
    No, just tryin’ to make his way home
    Nobody calling on the phone
    ‘Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome

    If we were to associate some of the words in the lyrics e.g.
    a) God with Buddha/enlighten being embedded in us – our Bodicitta mind;
    b) Heaven with Nirvana/Tushita’s heaven/Kechara heaven;
    c) Jesus with Rinpoches, high lamas, Tulku, Geshe-la, the enlighten ones;
    d) prophets with dharma/vows; and

    e) the first 3 sentences of the forth paragraph can be associated with us, beings with conscious mind, who at all times seeking for happiness that at times we are lost along the way and have fallen back from our spiritual path numerous times due to unsatisfying happiness gained through non-virtuos acts, who despite all the setbacks, continue the journey to seek for “pure” happiness throughout countless rebirths within the 6 realms, who eventually come to realise that the boundless happiness the limitless that we yearn for, the happiness that is pure and joyful, is from none other than within our heart. What we have been doing over our countless rebirths, is just trying to make our way home – to reach our very own budhicitta mind inside us.

    f) the last 2 sentences of the forth paragraph can be associated with the current degeneration time that most humans on earth are so distracted by delusions and attachments around us that we have ignored and neglected our very own budhicitta mind, that would only be called upon by our Gurus when we make the effort in meeting them, following their advises dearly, and transforming ourselves into better person.

    To me, if I were to interpret the song in the manner prescribed above, the song pretty much sum up the ending of the videos attached above 😀 (Just my immagination though)

    The video of the song “One of us” can be found in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4CRkpBGQzU

    Thank you again Rinpoche, for posting such a wonderful video on story of Siddharta. Thank you.

  23. koh hee peng on Oct 25, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I really love this post very much that I keep coming back here to leave comments.. hehe … I love the music in the video so much!!

    Towards the end of the video, the people being interviewed, including H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, implores us to look into ourselves in search of our Buddhahood, the nature of Buddha mind, that we have the very fundamentals, capabiliies and possibilities to become an enlighten being too.

    Below are some of the words from the interviewers towards the end of the video:

    “.. but the real Buddha’s holy places is within one’s self, that is important. So the real Buddha’s sacred place we must build is within ourself. We must build within our heart.” – H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

    “.. This world does not have to be a painful place. The world can be a world inhabited by Buddhas. It is up to each one of us to turn ourselves into Buddha. That’s the work.”

    “If the Buddha is not you, finally the Buddha is of no interest to you. The Buddha is of interest to you because you are a Buddha.”

    “Every sentient beings, even insects, have Buddha nature, the seed of Buddha. That’s the seed of enlightenment. So therefore, there’s no reason to believe some sentient beings cannot become Buddha. So like that,” – H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama.

    “..Ah.. ten toes, me too!! 😀

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for posting such a wonderful video. Thank you very much.

  24. Koh Hee Peng on Aug 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    The story of the raging elephant charging towards lord buddha reminds me of my very own elephant in my mind, recklessly stumbling upon all directions in a rough manner, screaming “My Interests!, My Feelings!, My happiness, Me!, Me!, Me!”, charging towards all the altruistic impulses that arise from my mind, forbidding them to grow and destroy any seeds of virtuous acts implanted inside my mind through transgressions of refuge vows and committing various non-virtuous acts.

    In the story, the wild elephant is tamed by Lord Buddha’s compassion. Likewise, in order to tame the elephant mind of mine, development of compassionate heart and mind is a must, placing others’ well beings before me, cutting off all the root causes that negate the preciousness of others that direct all the care and concern towards others to my ownself.

    Adhering and complying to the 8 verses of Thought Transformation by Kadampa Langri Tangpa (1054-1123)is a good start to train our mind, of which the verses can be found in http://tsemtulku.com/resources/prayers/prayers-preliminaries/eight-verses-of-mind-transformation/ The teachings by H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche himself can be found in the youtube. To ease the streamlining of the video over the Internet, his teachings have been split into 12 parts.

    Another useful tools of taming the elephant mind can also be found in this blog itself, namely Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419)(http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/07/27-rules-to-real-happiness.html)

    The above 2 teachings serve as guidelines and rules of conducts in our daily interactions with other beings, conditioning our mind into selflessness, and depreciate selfishness. These teachings are not magic spells that would wipe off the wild elephant from our mind by merely reciting them, but daily recitations of these verses do help to reinforce the thoughts of selflessness inside our mind. As Buddha spoke, “The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.” (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/03/and-buddha-spoke-you-should-listen.html)

  25. koh hee peng on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    When the people being interviewed talk about the life of Siddharta, especially on the turning point when Siddharta accepted the milk offered and realised another path to enlightenment, abandoning his 6 years of practice as ascetic, all I can see from their facial expression are joy, happiness, admiration. They are rejoicing at the realisation attained by Siddharta that led him to become a Buddha. How wonderful is that! Rejoicing is the simplest method to collect merit, yet it is not easy as we are rejoicing at the happiness and success accomplished by others, not ours. Under normal circumstances, our self-cherishing mind would become jealous at others’ accomplishment. The more selfish we are, the more difficult for us to rejoice at others’ fruitful results, the further we distanced ourselves from the path to enlighten mind.

  26. koh hee peng on Aug 18, 2010 at 12:30 am

    The first part reminds me of the movie “Little Buddha” which I watched during my early teens, finding it very fascinating to learn the path that Siddharta took to attain enlightenment. The first sight of an old man, followed by people who fall sick, and then a corpse made Siddharta realise the truth of impermanence, sufferings and death. The encounter of spiritual seeker who lives the complete opposite of his life propels Siddharta to undertake the journey to find means to end the sufferings in life.

    I love the narration and discussion of Siddharta’s life before and after becoming buddha in the videos, and also the animation in between the clips, enriching the story about the life of buddha.

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing such a wonderful video with us. Thank you.

  27. KYC on Jul 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I was delighted to find this video on Buddha’s life story with a short introduction from Rinpoche. I never tire of reading about or listening to someone relating the story of Lord Buddha’s life and his journey to enlightenment. In his introduction, Rinpoche tells us that it is enough to just access his blog. We don’t have to carry a lot of files around. How true. Rinpoche will add to the blog in time for our benefit. I know this for a fact. He tells us that it’s like entering another world. Yes, it’s Rinpoche’s world that we are entering. I find Rinpoche world very educational and every article, every bit of news is a learning experience.

  28. SK Yap on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    YES, all Buddhist must watch the life story of Buddha Shakyamuni and remember it by hard, because through this story and history, we have direct evidence that the Buddhha has follow and practise the path, and eventually gain attainment and become enlighten. This means we can follow Buddha’s footstep and practise dharma too.
    By understanding the history, we can clear our own doubt, explain Buddhism to our family and friends, and make Buddha teaching grow. This story also make perfect bedtime story for our kids, instill positive imprint to them while they are young. When the kids grow up, they will have the right thinking and attitudes too.
    I hope there is more of this kind video available. The life story of Bodhisattva Manjushri, Lama Tsongkhapa, Tara and Dharmapala Setrap will be amongst the popular!
    PAUL

  29. fang on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    It is amazing how the story of Siddhartha has been adapted over and over, told and retold through so many different mediums through the years – movies, documentaries, musicals, etc. His story is magical, his life is inspiring, his teachings profound.
    I really like the response in the video when it was brought up that the very first biography of Buddha was only written 500 years after he has passed on, how accurate could the account be? – “We don’t know how much of it is pure fairytale, and how much of it is historic fact but it does not matter. It touches something that we all basically know. The relevance of it is in the message of the story, the promise of the story. Like any good story, it has a lot to teach. The story of his life then is a beautiful way of telling the teaching.”
    Aging, sickness, death – a recognition of impermanency. Through the idea of reincarnation, we are constantly reminded that suffering did not begin with birth and will not end in death – suffering was endless. Unless it was possible to find a way out – (by) becoming enlightened, becoming a Buddha. Dear Rinpoche, thank you very much for sharing these videos with us; the story of Siddhartha has always been high on my list of interest. To find such a rare, well narrated piece of footage on the topic is like caramel topping on French vanilla ice cream for me!

  30. Joy Kam on Jul 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Ever since I was a child I just love stories, movies of Saints and Gods. One of my all time favorites is the story of Buddha! Thank you Rinpoche for putting up this beautiful true story of Lord Buddha on your blog. No matter how many times I watch it, I am always awed by His story because it proves to us all that becoming enlightened is not just a dream, myth and legend. It is a story that inspires people because it lets us know we can become Buddha if we practice.
    To many Buddhism is a way of life, because there is no ONE GOD ALMIGHTY that punishes you when you don’t do what they tell you to do http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/06/the-one-god-theory-comes-from-greek-mythology.html Buddhism gives you the power of controlling your own destiny and how you react to situations determines the results you shall reap tomorrow and the future. Becoming a Buddha is probably a long long way for me but at least I know it is not impossible and it can be achieved. Imagine if you can control your own rebirth, stop experiencing suffering and help those you love to also achieve it – impossible? Possible.

  31. Joe Ang on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:03 am

    Dearest Rinpoche,
    thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. I love this video very much and find it very beautiful. It tells the story of how Buddhism came about and the life story of Siddhartha from when he was born, until he achieved enlightenment, became Buddha and entered the clear light. This video shows art work of Buddhism from many countries such as Tibet, India, Japan, China and Thailand. And the example of impermanance is shown in a way, which is subtle, but we do get the point.(eg. When the guy told of, how at one moment a beautiful glass that hold water and makes a nice sound when it’s tapped, is broken in the next moment.) I feel this video should be watched by people who wants to understand and know more about Buddhism. As for people who are, Buddhist should watch it because this video reminds us that Siddharta did not achieve enlightenment easily. It is with great compassion, much experiment, perserverance and hardship that he realized the middle way. That he lived his life for the benefit of others, to find a way to lead us out of suffering. Therefore, we should be very grateful that we have a way to follow because Lord Buddha has been through all that for us and left behind a set of practice which is taught by our holy Guru to us that guarantee enlightenment if we practice diligently and correctly.
    With much love and respect,
    Joe Ang

  32. May Ong on Jul 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    It is rare to find footage or even videos depicting the Life of Buddha anywhere in video shops or on television. The lives of Jesus or Buddha or Mohammed are rarely shown on media except in religious centre or on these holy beings birthdays.
    My point is the degeneration of religion globally. Human in this era pursue happiness in shopping, eating, sleeping, money, branded goods, fashion, looks, Botox etc. while the Buddha gave up everything including his own family to pursue the answer to “suffering” and its causes. How many branded bags can he have to show off? How many cars and houses do we need? Can we take these “valuable” things with us when we pass on?

  33. pamela on Jul 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Ooooo…. Adrian and I watched bought this video from KH1 on Setrap’s retreat night and watched it last night.
    This short documentary is so well done with animation, music and subtitles. It was so easy to understand. I encouraged my kids to watch it this weekend as it will be easy for them understand too. The last movie I saw, The Little Buddha was a disappointment for me because I didnt get to finish it. The DVD was spoilt and the player couldnt access it. Sigh! But I was glad we got to watch The Story of Siddharta instead.
    Buddha Shakyamuni had to go through so much in order to understand ‘What causes SUFFERING?’ of which he gained enlightenment after understanding it and the teachings are practiced till today after 2,500 years into his Parinirvana.

  34. Shirley Tan on Jul 8, 2010 at 6:28 am

    So many people do not understand why Rinpoche spends so much time blogging and a few readers have even accused Rinpoche of changing and becoming non-spiritual. Some people assume that Rinpoche is more interested in becoming a celebrity and is adding ‘personality and lifestyle’ to his Blog. I have read a comment from a reader who professes that he shall no longer follow Rinpoche because he has not seen anything worthwhile from Rinpoche. I was taken back when I read it. Here, I’d like to share something real.
    It takes Rinpoche a lot of time to research some subject matters that Rinpoche shares in his blog. They are not added in here by accident, on at Rinpoche’s whim and fancy. These do not become Rinpoche’s style or nature. That would be ours.
    Everything in our life can be a spiritual teaching, simply because to live well and right one must integrate spirituality into every aspect of life. If we watch this movie of Buddha’s story, then we can see how Buddha achieved his Enlightenment. He pondered on everything around him and used them to propel him into the path, and finally realized the ultimate truth. We cannot separate our everyday life from Dharma because Dharma is life.
    Every post Rinpoche shares in his blog, is crafted with love, care and a lot of time. Rinpoche has taken the things that make up our lives to teach us about spirituality. He has done so in order to make it easier for us to relate and to make spirituality relevant to our modern way of life. And it is because Rinpoche realizes that in our very busy and hectic lives, we may not even have the time or luxury to come across anything spiritual to feed our souls or minds, hence Rinpoche opens up his world to us.
    Please read Rinpoche’s comments again below and see true compassion in action. This Lama cares so much that he finds creative ways to bring the spiritual messages to us all. This is why many people refer to Rinpoche as the LIVING BUDDHA.
    “You don’t have to keep so many files in your computer that takes up space, just access this blog. I will add more to it in time for your benefit. It’s like entering another world. My world which I open to you.”

    • DR on Jun 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      ‘So many people do not understand why Rinpoche spends so much time blogging and a few readers have even accused Rinpoche of changing and becoming non-spiritual’. It is sad to know that there are critics out there that no matter what you do even with the best intentions, they find a reason to accuse you of it.

      I recall reading somewhere that even Buddha was accused of being an irresponsible husband and father because he walked out on them. I am sure, as anyone with a conscience, it was not an easy decision for him. He must have been worried and hesitated before he made the move. But he had a choice, to dedicate himself to his family or dedicate himself to the whole world. His compassion led him to make that wise decision and till today, centuries later, we are recipients of his sacrifice. I do not see him walking out on his family as being irresponsibile but perhaps the most signifcant sacrifice ever made out of great compassion for all.

      • Pastor Ngeow on Jul 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

        No, I don’t see it as irresponsible. It would be if it was due to self interest. The ‘ pain’ Siddharta’s family had to go through was their own creation due to their attachment to their son and their own self centred agenda.In actuality their son left so that he could find a way to over come death and help his parents and loved ones and all other living beings achieve the same. Buddha is Buddha because he is the most responsible.He went through intensive practice at the cost of his life to go where no one has gone before to liberate all.

  35. margaretlee on Jul 7, 2010 at 8:48 am

    As buddhists, we should all know by heart the life story of buddha Shakyumuni, or prince Siddhartha before he gained enlightenment.This video is very well made, the best I have even seen. The use of different people as narrators, the beautiful visual display of old buddhist painting relating to buddha’s life story, beautiful live scenes and the use of comic interpretation all offer a very refreshing angle to learn buddha’s life story.
    Kechara House also launched our frist ever Tsongkhapa stage play in Decemebr last year. It was one of its kind, never in history has a stage play been produced to share the life biography of this holy scholar Tsongkhapa, who is the founder of the Gelupa tradition in Tibetan buddhism. Tsongkhapa is often known as the second buddha. The project was headed by Liaison Kok Yek Yee , liaison Ngeow Voon Chin and Liaison Yap Yuk Fui. Many kechara house members have participated and volunteered their time in the making and production of this show. To top up the good news, We even won 5 awards in the Camerson Arts festival.

  36. Peter on Jul 6, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    I am glad that Rinpoche has brought this up and important that as Buddhists, it is so important to know and understand our Founder, Sakyamuni (Gautama) Buddha’s life story and realise how He came to realize the Path and compassionately set forth the Dharma.
    Equally fortunate is this generation that we do not have to totally resort to dusty and dry books/texts but now available in multimedia forms suited for the mass audiences.
    I can only imagine how many would have the patience to sieve thru the many and scattered accounts of His Life be they in the Pali Canon/Agamas/Mahayana Canon or Asvaghosha’s ‘Buddhacaritam’ or ‘A Life of The Buddha’ or even the Jataka Tales…

  37. David Lai on Jul 5, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I love this amazing video because it offers such a refreshing story of Lord Buddha’s life and the ancient society in which he was brought up in. The different angles of each scene is coupled with wonderful narration. The different voices and ideas adds to the richness of the story. I had always loved the Buddha’s story even when I was younger.
    Probably the first time, I had ever heard of the Buddha’s life was in the early 90s when i was in my teenage years. At that time, I encountered Lord Buddha as played by Keenu Reeves and I must admit that he wasn’t much of an actor but it awoken a deep curiosity within me regarding the Buddha and his teachings. This was not to fruition until years later when I met Rinpoche.
    Lord Buddha was like what Rinpoche calls him, a true renaissance man. He realised so much about the human condition and the workings of the mind that he was able to liberate himself and so many others throughout history. His teachings were refreshingly different and brought about social change in India. It was the first time, royalty and serfs mingled together in devotion to understanding their mind.
    What is amazing about the teachings of Buddha was that it transcends time and culture. Even images of the Buddha has assumed the physical identity of each culture that it has penetrated. I love the Buddha and his amazing teachings!

  38. Grace on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Rinpoche,
    I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to read ur blog and have more insight into the story of Siddharta. Thank you for sharing.
    Grace

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 2. 2023 04:16 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this post which tells us more than that. Feeling the pain of those been slaughtered for human consumption. We should gave up eating meat , have compassion for them who cannot speak for themselves. Looking at those pictures feeling uneasy, the way those chickens , pigs and so forth were killed. We have a lot to answer for those sufferings and killing . We have a choice not to kill and to be vegetarian. Choosing to be a vegetarian is the best as there are many benefits. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Vegetarians also tend to have lower overall cancer rates and lower risk of chronic disease. Hence for health reasons we should go on vegetarian.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/how-we-have-lulled-ourselves-into-a-false-sense-of-goodness.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 2. 2023 04:12 PM
    In northern China, where there is a long history of consuming dog meat to ward off the coldness in the winter. They celebrates the summer solstice by throwing a festival that involves the slaughter and consumption of dog meats. Many people love the sophisticated tastes of their dog-meat cuisine. This tradition is slowly fading out as more and more people are aware of the cruelty and not a healthy life consuming it.
    Reading this blog and looking at the pictures , one could see the poor lady activist kneels down , begging the vendor to buy those dogs from being eaten ahead of the annual dog meat. What she did was incredible ,sold her family’s two houses to fund the rescue of thousands of dogs. This amazing woman has spent large amount of money, saving dogs from the Chinese dog meat festival. She has dedicated her life to actually doing something worth doing about it. Attitudes towards dog consumption in China are changing, but some of these traditions have deep roots.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/chinas-animal-crusade.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 2. 2023 04:09 PM
    Bigfoot believe may exist somewhere in the wild, but are not recognized by science. Russian president discovers ‘proof’ that fabled creature exists while on short vacation in Kemerovo region. The sighting is understood to have been confirmed by President Putin’s security detachment after they inspected the footprints. Environmental rangers and hunters in remote mountain terrain confirmed it. The Kremlin leader had witnessed’ three Yetis while on a recent helicopter trip to a remote location famous for claimed sightings. Nobody in the world has found the yeti, and it would be good and beneficial to most people. Scientists and yeti enthusiasts believe there may finally be solid evidence that the apelike creature roams in the wild. As long as there are wild places in America, Bigfoot remains a possibility that, it exist.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/vladimir-putin-sights-a-yeti-family.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2023 01:22 PM
    Stephen William Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. Well he was best known for his discovery that black holes emit radiation which can be detected by special instrumentation. His discovery has made the detailed study of black holes possible. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking did mentioned in an interview that, it is natural to believe God created the universe. He think science has a more compelling explanation than a divine creator. Religion believes in miracles, but these aren’t compatible with science. Well said by him.
    Everything we have in life is all came as a result of research either from ourselves or others. That’s true.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this informative blog

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/he-says-with-certainty.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2023 01:21 PM
    The Dyatlov Pass incident was an event in which nine Soviet hikers died mysteriously in the northern Ural Mountains in 1959. A group of ski hikers led by Igor Dyatlov just perished in this remote peak. Some of them succumbed to hypothermia, but others were found with grisly injuries. No one yet comes to the conclusion what had exactly happened to them and solved one of history’s greatest adventure .The Dyatlov Pass Incident, came to be known and have inspired countless conspiracy theories, such as Yetis, and even extra-terrestrial contact with the unknown. These men and women were never heard from again. A criminal investigation at the time blamed their deaths on an unknown natural force. Sound interesting. There’s some unknown creatures or aliens maybe that cause their death i do believe., as we are not alone.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/tell-me-what-you-think.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2023 01:19 PM
    Samaya is a set of Buddhist vows and commitments that are given when one receives empowerment in the Vajrayana Buddhist order. Guru devotion plays an important part in our spiritual practice in Tibetan Buddhism. As explained by Tsem Rinpoche our Guru we must have a good relations and good samaya with the guru. We can never be overstressed on the spiritual path or else our mind will degenerate. Breaking the samaya vows is worse than breaking any other laws. Breaking a samaya results in a heavy bad karma, especially if one disregards or dislikes, the Guru who have gave us the teachings. The Dorje Shugden controversy had cause disharmony and sufferings to many practitioners. For some of them been drifted away causing them to break their samaya then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/go-on-break-your-samaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 21. 2023 01:17 PM
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura, a monumental outdoor bronze statue is one of the most famous icons of Japan. It sits in the grounds of Kotokuin, a temple belonging to the Jodo Sect of Buddhism. An equal opportunities Buddha, guiding all to the Pure Land, built in the mid 13th century and is the second tallest bronze Buddha in Japan. Looks stunning this statue with historical stories behind it. Love to visit and see for myself this magnificent statue.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-love-kamakura-buddha-in-japan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 16. 2023 01:34 PM
    Yes there are many mysterious creatures everywhere this very planet. Its only that we don’t encounter before. Many mysterious creatures such as Owl man , ‘lizard man, Flatwoods monster may exist after-all. Many of them exist in the wild but scientist do not believed it exist by mainstream science. Reading this blog is an eye-opening for me. Just fantastic knowing such creatures do exist. Some of them looks scary to me like the Canvey island monster which had horse-shoe shaped feet with five toes and it had no ‘arms’. Even though its just a carcass seen on the shores of Canvey Island in England. Ferociously looking . Bunyip another creatures found in swamps which has a dog-like face, dark fur, horse-like tail and walrus-like horns. Interesting reading to know that there are some of the mysterious creatures .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-most-horrifying-creatures.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 16. 2023 01:31 PM
    Looking at those pictures in this blog says all. Hundred thousands of monks and locals from different monasteries receiving Dorje Shugden initiation from highly attained Lamas. From one picture where thousands of tents were set up outside the monastery hosting the ceremony for the thousands of attendees. Thousands of fortunate practitioners were fortunate to receive initiation of Dorje Shugden from high lamas of the Gelug lineage . We are fortunate to read and watch those updates from Tibet and else where.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these updates.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/updates-from-tibet-and-elsewhere.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 16. 2023 01:29 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a fully enlightened Buddha who has been worshipped throughout history by several schools in Tibetan Buddhism. The protector Dorje Shugden was arose from a lineage of highly attained masters who have been taking rebirth life after life. Solely for the benefit of all sentient beings and the preservation of the Dharma. Having to ask for divine help is no exception for Keng Nam. Dorje Shugden the Dharma Protector will help everyone regardless of race and faith in difficult time when pray to him sincerely.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Keng Nam for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/calling-upon-the-divine.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 11. 2023 02:27 PM
    The interest in vegan and vegetarian products is on the rise, especially after consumers become aware of the cruelty involved in producing animal-based foods. Undercover footage released shows slaughterhouse brutal treatment of animals such as pigs , sheep and so forth being kicked, beaten, and thrown into cages before they are slaughtered. The animals should be immediately slaughtered so as to spare them the pain, stress, and anxiety. Secret footage shot inside a slaughterhouse has reignited a row over animal cruelty. Its sad watching this video. As results leading animal protection organisation Animal Aid requested more CCTV cameras to be place in all abattoirs. The public do not want to see animals treated in such a cruel way . To go vegetarian will be the best choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing high-lighted the sufferings of animals in slaughter house.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/secret-abattoirs-in-the-uk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 11. 2023 02:26 PM
    Generally, Buddhist teaching views life and death as a continuum, believing that consciousness continues after death and may be reborn. We’re all going to face death, so we shouldn’t ignore it. Being realistic about our mortality enables us to live a full, meaningful life. Buddhist teachings emphasize the idea that although one’s destiny is always influenced by past karma. That is, our actions in this and previous lives shape the outcome for the next life. Reading this article had me understand further . To learn ,practice Dharma is the best choice I have made. We have our Guru to thank for sharing with us the journey from birth to death. This article gave us a better understanding of what happens to us after we pass away according to Buddhism.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/what-happens-when-we-die-heres-what-buddhism-says.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 11. 2023 02:24 PM
    Palden Tenpai Nyima a native of Tibet, he was the 7th Panchen Lama of Tibet. The Panchen Lama is the second highest ranking lama after the Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan . Palden Tenpai Nyima did compiled and edited voluminous collection of tantric deity sadhanas or spiritual practices known as Rinjung Lhantab. Rinjung Gyatsa collection of sadhanas originally came from the great Tibetan scholar Jetsun Taranatha. In turn, Taranatha’s collection was based on the ancient Sadhanamala collection of works by various Indian authors. It was believed to have been compiled between the 5th and 11th centuries which can be traced back to its Indian roots. Its more suitable for higher practitioners . Jetsun Taranatha was one of the important masters of the Jonang lineage, was of crucial importance for the Shangpa Kagyu tradition who had contributed tremendously in Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/rinjung-lhantab-the-panchen-lamas-collection-of-sadhanas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Dec 29. 2022 02:00 PM
    Monk robes offering is the highest offering and the most meritorious of skillful deeds. The act of offering robes to the Sangha, one will be free from the suffering of hungry ghost realm and taking rebirth in the human form with complete perfect physical, attractive, conceivably pleasant and beautiful shape. Merits of offering robes to Sangha is extremely glorious. The Sangha has preserved, propagated and taught the teachings of the Buddha for centuries. As a result, millions have benefitted from their diligent effort and compassion, hence with understanding and gratitude, it is meritorious for us to offer robes to monks.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/new-offering-of-monk-robes.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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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.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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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!!!
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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
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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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9 months ago
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
9 months ago
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
9 months ago
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
9 months ago
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
9 months ago
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
9 months ago
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
9 months ago
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
9 months ago
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
9 months ago
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
10 months ago
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
10 months ago
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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