How To Survive a Flood

Sep 30, 2012 | Views: 3,139

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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    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:03 PM
    nteresting as this texts been composed after being inspired to do so . That’s interesting as this nature are traditionally considered exceptionally potent in their blessings if the claim of divine inspiration is authentic. According to the account in the introduction, the author composed this text after being divinely inspired to do so. It’s a very rare kind and its acceptance been recognised and received praise by very high lamas of our tradition. Reading this article tell us all of how powerful Dorje Shugden when we invoke in our prayers.
    Interesting read of the short biography of Ven. Geshe Kunchok Gyaltsen, the author of Mass of Vajra Fire.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mass-of-vajra-fire-invocation-of-the-mighty-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:01 PM
    That’s wonderful Rinpoche has composed prayers in English so as everyone could recite and practice. For beginners is such a meaningful insights and perspectives without commitments and initiation. Moreover each prayers is for a specific blessing that helps practitioners to gain attainments and overcome obstacles. Easy and simple for everyone to start off.
    We are fortunate that everything Rinpoche did brought tremendous benefit to all sentient beings. Whatever prayers Rinpoche has composed are especially potent with blessings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/holy-prayers-to-invoke-the-divine.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 01:59 PM
    A great article , revisit this again of Tibetan Lamas and their dogs. As now I have a pet doggie with me, I came to understand more of them . Dogs are the most amazing creatures, they give us unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive. Buddhists believe dogs also have the potential to become enlightened and can teach us about responsibility, love, and other Buddhist principles. The Q & A by Sandra Klein’s interview with the Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche gave us a better understanding and very informative of Tibetan dogs under Lamas care. ccording to the Buddha Dharma, all sentient beings have Buddha nature — from ants to humans. Though we often look at dogs as wonderful companions an teach us to embrace Buddhist principles. They, themselves, embody many of these principles.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
  • Brent
    Tuesday, Mar 26. 2024 04:47 PM
    Living with my wife, whose world is meticulously painted with the hues of OCD, is a journey that intertwines the essence of love with the complexities of the human mind. Her relentless pursuit of cleanliness and order, transforming even the most negligible corner into a testament of organization, often dances on the fine line between admiration and frustration. The sight of her steering clear from trash bins as if they were labyrinths of chaos, serves as a poignant reminder of the battles she fights within. Yet, it’s through these very battles that I’ve learned the profound language of patience and the unspoken strength of support. Therapy, in its gentle embrace, has been a beacon of light for her, guiding her through the stormy seas of OCD. It has not only offered her solace but has also unveiled the strength of her spirit, teaching us both the beauty of resilience. As she journeys through the pathways of healing, I stand by her, a testament to the power of love and the enduring promise of hope. Together, we navigate the complexities of her world, discovering that within the challenges lie opportunities for growth, understanding, and an unbreakable bond. https://www.mindfullyaliveonline.com/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:31 PM
    Venerable Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. Well respected and loved as a man of great wisdom, he was also instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West. Interesting life story, how he chose to leave the settled monastic life and became a wandering ascetic. Walking across Thailand, lived in forests, caves and cremation grounds while learning from the meditation monks of the Forest of various monasteries. He wandered through the countryside in quest of quiet and secluded places for developing meditation. He even lived in tiger and cobra infested jungles, using reflections on death to penetrate to the true meaning of life. After years of wandering, Venerable Ajahn Chah established a monastery where he taught simple, practice-based form of meditation, and attracted a numerous of students including western foreigners. He was one of the greatest Dhamma teachers of the modern era. His wise teachings have continued to guide thousands of people along the path of Dharma. Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition gradually spread across all over the world. Several of Ajahn Chah’s Western students have since established monasteries throughout the world. Just in Thailand itself, there are more than 300 branch monasteries in Ajahn Chah’s tradition. Ven erable Ajahn Chah used his ill health as a teaching point, emphasizing that it was a living example of the impermanence of all things and reminded people to endeavour to find a true refuge within themselves. The legacy of Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings and legacy continues into the modern age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/venerable-ajahn-chah-the-forest-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:30 PM
    Wonderful blog written on the practice of Kalarupa for us to understand better. As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice helps us to destroy ignorance and to develop wisdom overcoming our anger and suffering . Awesome Kalarupa manifested in multiple forms to help sentient beings who personifies enlightenment by the conquest of anger. Kalarupa also regard as one of the three main Dharma protectors of the Gelugpa is extremely fierce and ugly, and tames all kinds of spiritual ugliness. The fierceness of his iconography teaches us to remind ourselves that all the causes and effects of anger arising from ignorance are dreadful and distorted.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antionette for this detailed sharing,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:27 PM
    Nepal is a very spiritual country, having a huge Dorje Shugden mural in Kathmandu, is indeed a big achievement for Kechara. Located on Charkhal Road in Dilli Bazaar, the mural can be found midway between our two Dorje Shugden chapels which are in Putalisadak and Chabahil. It is also very close to one of Kathmandu’s largest shopping malls. Many locals , tourist will be able to connect them to a powerful deity that is so closely associated with their culture. Well the mural not only beautiful but also full of symbolism and everyone merely by seeing it is blessed. Thanks to those talented artists and generous sponsors making it a success.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/spectacular-dorje-shugden-mural-in-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:24 PM
    All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. A reminder for us all to go of attachment and meditating on impermanence and emptiness. We are to relinquish the domination of our ego and its habits to transform ourselves. A great reminder not to waste our previous life.
    Quoted Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a meaningful teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/pointing-the-staff-at-the-old-man.html
  • james belich
    Friday, Mar 8. 2024 09:43 PM
    Winning the lottery was part of my dreams, I tried so hard to win big but all to no avail, until I came across Dr Lucas online who made my dreams come through and made me win 10 million dollars. I was a logistics manager who lives in Lancaster, S.C. and works about an hour’s drive away, in Charlotte, N.C., I stopped at a store to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket during my lunch break, because Dr Lucas gave me all the assurance that the numbers are not going to fail after I did all he asked me to do. Dr lucas is a powerful Dr that is on a mission to eradicate poverty from people’s lives and i have confirmed that by winning $10 million with the numbers he provided for me, it is my promise to tell the world about my experience with Dr Lucas and that’s what I’m doing now, you can win the lottery fast with the help of Dr Lucas he is tested and trusted Email: Drlucasspelltemple@gmail. com or WhatsApp +234 904 794 3567 he will help you.
  • james belich
    Friday, Mar 8. 2024 09:42 PM
    Winning the lottery was part of my dreams, I tried so hard to win big but all to no avail, until I came across Dr Lucas online who made my dreams come through and made me win 10 million dollars. I was a logistics manager who lives in Lancaster, S.C. and works about an hour’s drive away, in Charlotte, N.C., I stopped at a store to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket during my lunch break, because Dr Lucas gave me all the assurance that the numbers are not going to fail after I did all he asked me to do. Dr lucas is a powerful Dr that is on a mission to eradicate poverty from people’s lives and i have confirmed that by winning $10 million with the numbers he provided for me, it is my promise to tell the world about my experience with Dr Lucas and that’s what I’m doing now, you can win the lottery fast with the help of Dr Lucas he is tested and trusted Email: Drlucasspelltemple@gmail.com or WhatsApp +234 904 794 3567 he will help you.
  • lee
    Thursday, Mar 7. 2024 07:06 PM
    We are members of the Buddhist Temple in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur and we have been issued membership by the president (DATUK YIP KUM FOOK), we are very sad because we are the foundation of this Temple

    Now we can know who is always messing with people, and he always cheats money and women, he even uses Buddhism to find money.

    Also, need to be careful with his brother-in-law (Simon Low Kok Meng) because he is a spy (CID) for DATUK YIP KUM FOOK and we will write some letters to AGONG SULTAN IBRAHIM IBN ALMARHUM SULTAN ISKANDAR as soon as possible.

    From Jesmond Yap, Kepong Baru…Kuala Lumpur
  • Phoenix the Shaman Elder
    Thursday, Mar 7. 2024 01:40 AM
    The matriarchal cultures of the grandmothers have specific symbolism of animism shamanism, such as the horse, especially the blue horse, and the deer. These are two main symbols of a shaman woman and you can find them in many cultural folk lore, especially the Russian, Slavic, Siberian, Nordic, Finland, and Norway. It’s nice to see the Matriarchal Shaman Animism diety represented in Chinese.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 4. 2024 06:59 PM
    An inspiring act of a selfless Lama feeding strays whether its night or day. Truly an example for us all to feed those lonely strays . Yes I do agree compassion starts with feeding strays. Reading this blog again to refresh myself to do more. Strays animals generally lead a life of poor welfare on the street. Feeding strays is a compassionate act.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Anila for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-compassion-starts-with-feeding-strays

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
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    They do this every day!
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Beautiful
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Cute!
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    7 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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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)
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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.
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
3 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
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Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
4 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
4 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
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Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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