How To Survive a Flood

Sep 30, 2012 | Views: 3,155

Dear students and friends,

A few months back, Thailand was hit with a horrible flood. The cities and countrysides flooded very quickly, which meant that everyone had to act fast to save their lives. Take a look at the images below that a student of mine sent it to me via email.

I like how the Thai people could adapt so quickly and created such innovative floating devices to help them during the floods! Take a look at how creative they are, making full use of what they have around to survive the flood and continue with their daily life as usual.

Look around you… what can you create as a floating device?

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Floaters made from empty water bottles for this little doggy… cute!

How creative! They made a walk path for shoppers using the shopping trolleys.

Can you count how many trolleys there are??

Self-made raft made by empty buckets

Air filled plastics to make sure everyone stays afloat!

Tying their motorcycles on a high tree to prevent it from being submerged into the flood.

Floaters for this cat!!! Hehe cute

Very creative, they adapt to the situation really fast and are still proud citizens of their country!

Very good idea of wrapping their car to prevent water damage, nice to see everyone helping each other in times of need

I thought we’d only see this in the circus! Looks like these props comes in handy besides entertaining children… hehe…

A different mode of transportation… Creative!!!

A few people were well-prepared. Wrapping their cars with plastic to prevent damage

Wow… that’s one tall bicycle… hehe…

Tuktuk rides modified to be able to ride around the flooded area… nice

Very cute! People in Thailand really love their pets… preparing for the worst, they tie empty bottles to make sure their pets do not drown in the flood

Now that’s one speed boat we wont see often…

We don’t need slippers in the floods! All we need are plastic stools to keep us above water level

Look! A floating public wash room. Floods are messy, but we don’t have to make it worse with human waste floating around hehe…

The exhaust pipe is redirected upwards, making sure that the cars will still function even if the water level rises…

Going to the flooded area well-prepared…

Barrels attached to the side of the car so that it will float in events that the flood reaches levels that are dangerously high

Wow! Look how we can actually make use of all these plastic bottles that we discard without thought… they must have been very valuable when the floods hit Thailand…

Children sitting safely on a pile of empty water bottles…

Polystyrene Volkswagen? hehe…

Paddling through the flood in a modified bicycle

An empty barrel-turned-boat!


 

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  1. Anne Ong on May 24, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    This is really very funny and interesting. Never thought people could come up with such ideas to survive a flood. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing these humorous pictures!??

  2. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Mar 21, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Handy because the Thais stock up on bottled water during the floods, in preparation for lack of clean water and they need to do something with the empty bottles.

    Well, as they say, necessity is the mother of all inventions! While they are creative, these solutions are just symptomatic treatments. That wasn’t the first year it flooded in Thailand and the flooding will continue so as long as the government do not implement a permanent solution for the flooding, which definitely has a financial impact. Treating the resulting health problems costs money, as does the massive clean-up. The floods also affect tourism, keeping people away from the common attractions and businesses.

    So while all of this looks like fun and games, and we should applaud the Thai people for their ingenuity, we should also look deeper at WHY the people are having to come up with their own solutions year after year for the floods.

  3. Aldan Chan on Dec 3, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Its very funny and educational. I lerned how to be creative and survive

  4. Hayden Chan on Dec 3, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I find this funny yet educational. I like how they modified their vehicles and prepare for the flood. I wonder how they can adapt so quickly. They also use every day stuff like stools, pipes and so on. I also find the Volkswagen cute.;)

  5. Yeo Kwai Gin on Dec 27, 2014 at 2:18 am

    人类的头脑变通和适应环境的能力太厉害了 !
    可能在物质和金钱的诱惑,发展迅促,导致地球环境大量破坏,天灾越来越频密!
    居住在马来西亚东海岸的我,看到水灾情况一年比一年严重,一家家的家庭遭到破坏,严重到有人伤亡,看到都好心疼!希望佛法可以尽快的净化人心,人类不杀害众生与破坏环境,祈求天下太平无灾难 !
    OM MANI PEDME HUM

  6. Edward Ooi on Apr 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, these ideas are really good. For some reasons Thailand is flooded almost every year and from the looks, they looked really calm and happy. I think we Malaysians will panic if there is a big flood like this in Malaysia. But then again, we can copy Thailand’s smart ideas of staying dry from a flood.

  7. […] Siapa sih yang ingin terkena musibah? Pastinya gak ada donk! Tapi sering terkena musibah bisa membuat orang jadi kreatif lho… Kreatif mencari cara bagaimana menghindari atau minimal mengurangi kerusakan yang dialami saat terjadi musibah. Seperti di Thailand ini, orang-orang dengan kreatif memodifikasi barang-barang di sekitar mereka agar bisa bertahan saat terjadi banjir. Cara kreatif orang Thailand menghadapi banjir, Sumber gambar : klik di sini […]

  8. […] Siapa sih yang ingin terkena musibah? Pastinya gak ada donk! Tapi sering terkena musibah bisa membuat orang jadi kreatif lho… Kreatif mencari cara bagaimana menghindari atau minimal mengurangi kerusakan yang dialami saat terjadi musibah. Seperti di Thailand ini, orang-orang dengan kreatif memodifikasi barang-barang di sekitar mereka agar bisa bertahan saat terjadi banjir. Cara kreatif orang Thailand menghadapi banjir, Sumber gambar : klik di sini […]

  9. Edward ooi on Jan 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, they sure are very creative! And yes Rinpoche, they can adapt into the situation easily. I’m really curious about how does boat in the last picture work because the boat and the engine is made from a empty barrel and giant bottles. I’m really blessed that there are no natural disaster in Malaysia.

  10. Ck siah on Dec 20, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享。泰国是佛教国国家,人民从小就接受佛法和学习佛法。基本上都受到佛法的加持和开示, 所以他们多数都很知足常乐和安居乐业。遇到灾难时都是用平常心看待,也不会怨天怨地,这就是佛法的智慧。

  11. Tong sunsun on Dec 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    泰国人真是乐天派,遭遇大水灾还可以如此创意。能够在苦中作乐总比无事生端,乘机打家劫舍来得有智慧。祈愿他们安居乐业快乐天成。

  12. jerry_sito on Dec 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示

    非常开心看见泰国的朋友,无论遇见什么问题,都运用他们无比创意的智慧来解决问题

    许多时候,当问题发生的时候,许多人都会不断地抱怨或静静的呆着,等待问题自己解决或等别人来帮助

    在娑婆世界里,我们因着我们的业果而受生,许多的状况或问题,都是来自我们的业果,倘若我们当我们遇见问题时,能抱住正能量来思考,用善智慧来解决与面对问题,那不是很好吗?

    一直很喜欢泰国,佛法在泰国是如此地盛兴,造就泰国的国民都有着一颗善良与智慧的心,祈愿佛法在泰国增长并永在,祈愿泰国人们能常听闻佛法学习佛法,祈愿他们一切吉祥如意

    祈愿尊贵的仁波切,长驻在世,常转法轮

  13. VInnie Tan on Sep 9, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    It is really amazing how creative the Thais are. They use items that most people take it as rubbish, and they have transformed it into things that are so useful during a flood.

    This clearly shows that if we are being placed in a critical situation we will be able to think how to save ourselves and our loved ones due to our selfish minds. Which also mean that many of us have the capability to think and act in intelligent ways, but we are not willing to due to our laziness and negative Karma.

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  15. Julien Roth on Jun 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    WOW, these people are so creative it is actually funny 🙂 my favourite one was when they raised the height of the motor bikes so that they could go through the flood without any damage. I thought that was a very smart and good idea. But i have to say, all of these ways are very good, its nice to see people who are so smart. Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  16. Girlie OOI on Apr 25, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    When you are pushed to fight for your survival, your brain goes into “overtime” mode and creativity comes to the fore.

  17. Sean Wang on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    These pictures are hilarious. They are amazing sports by not complaining all day bout how bad the flood is but rather embracing the fact that they will have to bear with it. They have this positive outlook on because they have the Dharma in their minds.

  18. beatrix ooi on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    They are very creative! They are very inspiring because under such difficult circumstances, they are still able to face it happily and quietly. This is the spirit we should practise.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  19. edward ooi on Feb 15, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I like how the people that lived in Thailand can stay calm and create stuff that can save their lives when float rises. They even use empty bottles to wrap around their pets so that they won’t drowned, they must have really love and care about their pets. I hope that there will be no more disaster in the world anymore.

  20. Milly on Feb 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    When faced with adversities and fighting for survival, the mind will be pushed to think of every possible ways to get out of it. Plastics though not good for the environment proved to be very useful in times of flood. One lesson I learn from the pictures are those pets with the empty plastic bottles tied onto their body. Really, animals must not be forgotten in times of calamities.

  21. jennifer on Feb 7, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    The Thais are super creative ! And they must have a huge stock of empty plastic bottles!!!
    Love the way they made floaters with these empty bottles for their pets – glad to know that the Thai loves and cares for their pets safety.

    Necessity is the mother of invention . I am looking around me and i think the only thing that will float, in case there is a flood , are the large 5 gallon plastic bottles that we use on the water dispenser, and perhaps empty buckets !! I can put my smaller babies (mini schnauzers) in them and swim or wade out to safety with them, and for my larger babies, tie the 5 gallon bottles on them.

    The photos do make me think what i can use in such a situation !!!

  22. Bryan Ho on Feb 5, 2013 at 2:08 am

    This is kinda of cute, most of the time we doesn’t need a lot of money but if we have effort and creativity a lot of things can be achieve.

    A lot of time we will set rules and regulation to restrict ourselves not to do this or that. We said no to ourselves before we even tried to work something out.

    What will you do if you also face this serious flood in wherever you are but you are facing financial problem ? Will you do something to solve the problem or just let the flood to destroy everything without any prevention ? I believe most of the people will think of ways to solve the problems.

    Use the same theory in life, sometimes when we are facing certain problem, do we just stay still to the problem without doing anything or we actually think so ways to solve it ? Most of the time we will wait for others to solve our problem, but why don’t we take up the burden to help others?

    This is a very interesting post and I just wanna to share with everyone how I feel.

    Bryan

  23. Jessica Yap on Jan 11, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Hehe the first picture of the dog in the plastic bottles is so cute!! I think the Thais did a great job staying together and keeping calm and collected during this unfortunate disaster. Hopefully none of them were seriously injured.. May they be well and protected by the 3 Jewels always..
    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  24. Jean Mei on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Those above are so ingenious! I wouldn’t think of making half the things there, like the pathway to the supermarket, or using stools as raised platform shoes haha. I don’t know what I’d use as a floatation device if Malaysia was flooded. Perhaps I may just cling onto someone else’s lol

    Some of the floatation devices above are so well thought out – like the last one! The man used a barrel and turned it into a boat, together with steering and leg rests.

    It’s great to see that at the face of adversity, the Thai are not taking the situation bitterly but just getting on with life.

    Click here to see more floatation devices from Bangkok!

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150441571135166.417478.153794005165&type=3

  25. Joy on Dec 29, 2012 at 3:14 am

    I really like how they came up with the idea of using mineral water bottles as life jackets/floaties for the doggies and cat. Very cute & creative indeed x

  26. Joy on Dec 29, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Wow these are pretty amazing and innovative of the Thais! They really can get very creative and make do with whatever they have. This is one of things I’ve always admired about Thai people. They are artistic, innovative and very clever. Even though they don’t have a lot and not so advance compare to us in Malaysia, but they are very very creative.

    Perhaps that is why they are creative because they have to think of ways and make use of whatever they have, hence imagination and creativity kicks in. Kudos to them and their positive attitude, even something negative like “flood” could create something positive. Something we can learn from.

  27. Junior on Nov 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Very interesting to see, I like this post and pictures.

  28. Darren Kechara on Nov 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    It’s interesting people come out with all sort of creative kit for the floods. I like how they use trolley as a walk path and the rack made from plastic bottles.

  29. Albert Ratchaga on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Very interesting article indeed, this article shows how strong our adaption are, and how much talent we have, these people may not be ‘successful’ in being rich or so, but their capability of surviving from natural disaster is definitely much more powerful than those who owns a lot.

    I love the idea of Polystyrene Volkswagen, so creative, being in disasters can still have fun.. haha, they are great man…

  30. Cynthia Lee on Nov 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I am super amazed with all the ideas the Thais came up with. Life definitely goes on whatever situation we find ourselves in. The human mind has a survival instinct. When thrown into difficult situations, we can start thinking and utilising what we have around us and make the most out of it. If daily we are faced with difficulties, I think it will do people a lot of good. Hehe.

    On the serious tone, many people do face difficulties daily. We too can be creative and start thinking how to assist them just like how Rinpoche comes up with many creative solutions in Rinpoche’s teachings to help others. If everyone cares to think in the survival instinct, we can do great things too.

  31. Milly on Nov 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    It shows that when we are faced with adversity, the human brain will start to function more quickly and urgently. Jerks us out from our comfort zone. The dogs and cats look so cute with the plastic bottles tied round their bodies. How innovative.

  32. Sheryl KH (JB) on Nov 8, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Interestingly, people who have been through hardships tend to be able to overcome life’s obstacles better. If we compare what has happened to Thailand to other more developed countries, we can see the difference in attitudes towards hardships in life.

    I love all the solutions that Thai residents came out with when facing difficulty. These solutions are all very practical.

    May we all be able to embrace hardships with patience, kindness and trusts in Buddhas.

  33. lewkwanleng on Oct 30, 2012 at 3:58 am

    The flood has become so frequent in Thailand nowadays, and it has kind of become part of their lives. I must say the clever use of plastic bottles to float in the water is brilliant, and plastic wraps for the cars are really something new for me 🙂

    However, what amazed me the most is the considerate efforts in saving the animals during this difficult period. Instead of just worrying about own car, house, personal belongings, they have also taken care of their animals, which I am very glad to see.

    My prayers to you guys in Thailand and hope the flood subside very soon, and wish that it will not come back again.

  34. AdelineTan on Oct 24, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Never knew that recycle plastic bottles can be so useful in time of flood disaster,something to learn from the Thai people,they are so creative.

  35. Siong Woan on Oct 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I always admire Thais for their endless creativity and enjoy watchingbtv advertisements created by them, but THIS is real creativity and practicality rolled into one. It also shows how easily they adapt to changes and able to face challenges with totally optimism.

  36. Lucas Roth on Oct 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    wow these people were really creative and they are safe. the best part is that the animals and humans and be protected and you never know when a flood is going to hit so thailand was smart to prepare.

  37. Abby F on Oct 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Truly inspiring! I believe that there might be those who get scared and sad when bad things happen on them, but there is always another type of person who can really turn bad things to good. Just like these Thai people, their spirit is truly inspiring! Leave the sorrow aside and embrace the bad, then good things will come! 🙂

  38. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 10, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Innovative by the Thais they sure know how to overcome problems and obstacles. Some of their ideas are really ingenious.

  39. June Tang (KHJB) on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this posting.Thai peoples really very smart,they can find this creative way to solve their problem by using all recycle items !! We have much to learn from them,kudos for them all ^_^

  40. Jutika on Oct 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Dear Rinpoche the Thai people are indeed very creative and innovative people which always have wonderful ideas. Though there was a flood this wonderful Thai people have managed to overcome the floods. This people should be proud of what they can do!!! How i wish i could make all of this transports. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story.

  41. sky81 on Oct 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Very interesting to see how people use various ways to move from a place to another place in the flooded zone. The flood there lasted for months and people living there cannot leave their home because large areas were flooded, from home to workplace.

    I find that pictures contain many plastic bottles, people are using bottles and containers everywhere to move around. More importantly from these photos we can see how they cope with their difficult circumstances.

  42. Uncle Eddie on Oct 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

    As can be seen and learned from the blog on Thailand’s methods of flood survival, though some seem comical, others with a hilarious sense of humour, still flood survival awareness gives you the tools to learn how you can protect your homes and property from floods. Floods can be caused by many factors such as intensive rainfalls, massive amounts of water overflowing rivers, lakes, or even the seas. Excessive or continous rainfalls is the first sign that we should notice, that may occur. Flood survival preparedness is the key to keeping anyone’s family and property safe. So take serious note and heed the warnings, get prepared before its too late. Take no chances as shown in the aforesaid preparations; many a live can be safe!

  43. verontung on Oct 5, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    哇,真的是好一句:马死落地行!人被逼到一个境界就会想办法生存。
    但也从他们的脸上看得出,即使是在恶劣环境也都努力生活,帮助身边甚至动物们,而不是怨天怨地怨上帝。

  44. patsy on Oct 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Wow, the Thais are super duper creative! Empty bottles sure do come handy in time of emergency!

  45. David Lai on Oct 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    The old adage of survival of the fittest no longer applies in today’s volatile world. It is more like survival of those who are quickest to adapt. I think the Thai people in Bangkok have developed simply brilliant ways to ensure life goes on as normal. Instead of lamenting their water-logged problems, they just find simple but brilliant ways to make things work.

  46. Chris Tan on Oct 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    OMG!!! They are really creative. In the short time period, they can re-use all these recycle items to keep them to survive including for the little being. This is a very good example for us to learn how to survive when facing all this problem.

    Basically, I love Thai people a lot, also they are very creative in advertisement and video side and one thing the Thai people are really super very friendly.

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting an inspiring article here.

  47. judy lam on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    We can admire and at times laugh at the Thais’ various innovative ways of saving themselves in floods. I admire most the Thais’ tenacity in adverse situations like this, and yet carry on with their daily lives. We are very fortunate in Malaysia, and have much to learn from them. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  48. grace (KHJB) on Oct 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Under difficulty circumstances really can push the people to come out more ideas to overcome the difficulty.the Thai people show us even in such situation, yet they facing it with positive reaction.

  49. Carmen Lin on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    These picture really showed how they are able to adapt in difficult situations,what I think is people in Thailand are getting used to the happening of floods such as Japanese got used to earthquakes. Remember the disastrous flood happened in Thailand in year 2011? I think from there on they’ve learnt their lesson and has instilled the knowledge of adaption method when floods occurred. All of the innovation are made of very primitive stuffs and technology but proven amazingly useful. Good Job Thais!!

  50. Wah Ying on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Wow, it’s so creative!

    The plastic stools turned “slippers” and trolley bridge is superb. Kudos to all creative people who turn disaster to time to showcase their creativity, creativity that saves lives.

    I like this post and pictures!

  51. Ong Moh Mei on Oct 1, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Have to give it to the Thais. They are super creative. It’s very inspiring when you see people in distress situation just adapt and get on with their life. It makes all my problems seem so petty.

  52. Li Kheng on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    This positive view of things must stem from the long exposure to the teachings and energy of Buddhadharma. It is taught, the focus or importance is not in what happens to us but how we respond to it. The Thai people has certainly responded constructively to the disaster that struck their country. They created instead of reacted.

    May this simple but meaningful post teach us all something!

  53. Sofi on Sep 30, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Desperate situations definitely brings out the creativities to help make things easier. Better keep some empty water bottles around. Very handy!

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    H E Zava Damdin Rinpoche, is an erudite Mongolian Buddhist master within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Zava Damdin Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of one of the greatest Buddhist masters, yogis, healers, scholars and mahasiddhas in Mongolia. Zava Damdin Rinpoche is famed for his absolute guru devotion. In spite of the unlawful ban on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Zava Damdin Rinpoche remain devoted to the practice and has continued to see enormous growth around the world. Especially in Mongolia which has long held a strong historical and religious connection with Tibetan Buddhism. Back in 2016 H E Zava Damdin Rinpoche conferred Yamantaka initiation and Dorje Shugden sogtae . More than 10,000 ordained monks and lay people attended the initiation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Looking at those pictures in this blog says all, all monks and lay people were so blessed indeed. It has proven that the practice of Dorje Shugden is very popular . They were more blessed and fortunate as after the initiation, they were given a ‘heart’ crystal and a chakra which were consecrated during the sogtae ceremony. They are given as a blessing and reminder of the initiate’s commitments to Dorje Shugden, and also as a symbol of Dorje Shugden’s promise to protect them.
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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10000-mongolians-receive-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:51 AM
    .Great research by Dr Matthew William King on Dorje Shugden . It paints a thousand words of truth where more and more people understand better of Dorje Shugden. The practice of Dorje Shugden is often associated with Lamas in the Himalayan region in Tibet.
    No doubt due the efforts of Lamas in Tibet and Lamas in Bhutan the practice was promoted. Together, these enlightened masters proliferated the practice, authoring and composing texts and prayers to invoke the blessings and protection of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. In Mongolia, the practice’s popularity was due to Mongolia’s own lamas independently promoting and encouraging it. Mongolian lamas preserve the tradition of Dorje Shugden through active propitiation since then. The powerful Mongolian nation has indeed a long history and connection with Dorje Shugden the Powerful Protector. As expressed in the life of Venerable Choijin Lama, a State Oracle of Mongolia who took trance of Dorje Shugden among other Dharma Protectors. Interesting read of how Mongolia saved Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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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. 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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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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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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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
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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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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 reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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
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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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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
7/7/2024 Kechara Penang weekly puja completed. Kechara Penang Study Girup by Jacinta.
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7/7/2024 Kechara Penang weekly puja completed. Kechara Penang Study Girup by Jacinta.
This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
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This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
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29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
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Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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These are some of the offerings offered on behalf of our sponsors. We have different offerings packages which one can choose from or just simply sponsor our weekly puja in dedication to our loved ones. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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