His Holiness the Dalai Lama shouts?

Nov 12, 2012 | Views: 1,854

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

In a recent exclusive interview with Telegraph UK, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama mentioned that he gets angry too… to the point that he shouts and says harsh words. Wow. So honest. Unlike someone who shouts profanities simply for self benefit or ordinary anger, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s words and shouting comes 100% from pure compassion.

He comes back life after life to benefit people through love, peace and compassionate methods… So if he shouts, it can be from no other motive but to benefit you. How fortunate for those who receives the shouting of His Holiness! In Tibetan system, we believe he is purifying your negative karma using wrathful means when necessary. It is possible for sure. We believe sometimes something negative will happen to us, so a highly evolved being like His Holiness can percieve this and he will instantly change the course of that karma or purify it by using wrathful means (shouting). Then we will avoid this turnout. Such is the benefits of working with highly evolved beings.

Like a father towards his only child, I am sure His Holiness shouts at his advisers, secretaries and other people around him because he wants them to improve. The works of the Dalai Lama is very important as it is purely for the benefit of others. Therefore it is important for his assistants and the people working alongside the Dalai Lama to do their work well without mistakes. What would the Dalai Lama gain through shouting anyways??

Another way to see this is that His Holiness is totally honest with his emotions and reactions. He ‘admits’ he shouts too. I think His Holiness is very honest always and brutally honest about himself. Such an inspiration.

Those who work with the Dalai Lama should always be grateful as Dharma work brings benefit to countless of sentient beings.

Do take a read at the interesting article below.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Dalai Lama: I shout and say harsh words

Ahead of his visit to St Paul’s Cathedral tomorrow to receive the £1.1 million Templeton Prize for contributions to advancing the world’s understanding of spirituality, the Dalai Lama spoke exclusively to the Sunday Telegraph in Dharamsala about China, his temperament, close friendships and his extreme daily routine.

Exiled since 1959, he watched helplessly as China imposed its totalitarian rule on Tibet. Today, Tibet is no closer to freedom than when he first fled Chinese occupation, but without him, the Tibetans might have been forgotten, simply another group of exiles clinging on to a fragmented culture.

Despite Beijing’s countless efforts to discredit him, the Dalai Lama has become one of the world’s most revered leaders, praised for the non-violent way he has led his people, and has a rock-star-like following (tickets to next month’s lecture tour of Scotland, for instance, sold out within hours). Along with his close friend Archbishop Desmond Tutu, he remains one of the last great surviving 20th-century icons of peace.

Tomorrow he will be in London, at St Paul’s Cathedral, to receive the £1.1 million Templeton Prize as “a universal voice of compassion” with a respect for “spiritually relevant scientific research that centres on every single human being.” He will announce how he is to spend the money during the ceremony. The award follows the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to non-violence, and highlights his championing of science as a vital element in religious life.

He still hopes that China will change its approach to Tibet and will initiate democratic reforms within his lifetime. “My lifetime means if I remain another ten, 20 years, then definitely we’ll see it. If I die next year, I don’t know.”

He believes that the Arab Spring has had a deep impact on China’s thinking, and that Buddhist logic could offer its leaders a way out of totalitarianism. “If they face the reality, then there is no reason for fear or distrust” – something he believes are the product of China’s rule. “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.”

Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein are cited by him as people who inspire him, but says he has been most heavily influenced by the second-century Indian Buddhist monk Nagarjuna. “He said that there is a huge gap between appearances and reality. Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.”

But he hasn’t quite mastered this himself, he concedes. He gets angry “quite often” with “advisers, secretaries, other people around me when they make some little, little mistake, then sometimes I burst. Oh yes! Anger and I shout! And some harsh words. But that remains for a few minutes, then it’s finished.”

At 76, he wakes at 3.30 every morning, meditates for four hours, pounds the treadmill, and then uses Buddhist prostrations to relax. He hasn’t watched television for two years, doesn’t read novels or poetry, but is a BBC radio addict. He stops work just after three in the afternoon, and is tucked up in bed by 7pm.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9261176/Dalai-Lama-I-shout-and-say-harsh-words.html

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Sep 8, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Everyone shouts ,there must be some reasons behind it. Some when angry who shouts for self benefit or ordinary anger, But His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s words and shouting comes from pure compassion to benefits other or the person shouted at.Every one got the right to shout but to me silence is the loudest shout for help. H.H Dalai lama is an inspirition example for us as His Holiness is very honest always to admit that he too shouts.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  2. Sean Wang on Feb 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    It is normal for everyone to shout. Even the Dalai Lama. When His Holiness shouts, it is only for the benefit of the person being shouted at. It is not really a scolding but vajra anger. A form of anger fuelled by compassion and not malicious wrath.

  3. Sarah on Jan 15, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Just like a caring parent that shouts at their children for misbehaving, HHDL shows his care that is alike a parent to his only child by correcting his student’s wrong doings.

    I do not believe HHDL have true anger in him, his wraths are all motivated by compassion and genuine care for his student’s welfare. Sometimes when a person faces obstacle, there really is no other choice either than using wrathful means to make them experience a mental shift because merely talking would do the person no good. Whoever have been fortunate enough to receive these type of wrathfulness from their Guru is truly fortunate as their Guru helped them to purify their negative karma and help them through their mental block that makes them non receptive to Dharma.

    I remember once I have heard of a very high lama whom has a reputation of beating people out of compassion. Whenever he walk down the street, he would sometimes go up to another person and slapped them. He was very well known for helping others purify their karma by beating them, which is why anyone that was beaten by him would kneel, fold their hands and say thank you to this high Lama.

    The wrath that a high Lana shows although from the outside it look scary, but actually, it is purely motivated to purify our negativities that is hindering our spiritual growth.

  4. Paris on Jan 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I think it is helpful to consider and contemplate upon the intent and the meaning of the teacher’s words rather than the tone in which it is said. For example, a mother’s shouting at her child isn’t because she is really angry or upset but arises out of great concern and compassion, and that is understood. It is the same way for the lamas towards his students and the people working around him – being “angry” is just another manifestation of compassion, probably because a more peaceful method has not yet worked to wake up the student or push him out of harmful habits / behavior.

    Someone once pointed out to me to think of what the lama feels as he is ‘shouting’ or displaying anger towards at the student – that it most probably hurts the teacher more to do this, than for the student hearing it. So we should realise the teacher does what he does not because he’s angry in the ordinary ways that we we are or because he dislikes us … but conversely because he actually loves us so very much. Again, to listen to the intent and meaning of his words, than the way in which he expresses it is the most helpful way for us to realise his teachings, whatever way it manifests to us.

  5. Lanse on Jan 2, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I think I can relate more to this now. When one shouts at others, it normally happens in two types of situation. One is he gets really emotional due to his benefit being jeopardized, the other is out of love or compassion.

    Just like how our parents shouted at us when we were young and innocent. Their motivation although might not be as altruistic as HHDL, is still out of concern. The fact is those very close to us and love us won’t simply shout at us for no reason.

    I wouldn’t shout at anyone whom I don’t care enough. Of course when I examine it deeper, I started to realize that not shouting when it is necessary is a type of selfishness too.

    Therefore, my conclusion is: shout whenever I need to, but before that examine carefully what my motivation is. It must come from true care but not trying to win. It must be out of Eight Worldly Dharma. Or else it is just another manifestation of emotion that will only bring harm to us.

  6. Joy on Dec 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    “Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way – everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger.”

    Definitely His Holiness the Dalai Lama is one of the wisest man alive that in our present life now that we can see as a living walking Buddha of Compassion or an inspiration. He is one of those beings that gives hope to today’s society not just Tibetans… the hope that there is “good” and “compassion” still in our world. So definitely I believe if HHDL shouts, it is out of compassion like a father shouts and love for his only child.

    Yes “anger” which I have lots… robs us of peace of mind and gives us heavy heart. But since I met Rinpoche… and know a little bit about Dharma, my anger has lessen tremendously and my tolerance level gone up. Some people say I am an idiot, because I allow myself to be so called “abused or used”… but a friend’s mother once told me, that in fact the the “strength” which few would have, now why would you want to be like the norm? Words of wisdom if we heed the advices 😉

  7. tenzin llhamo on Dec 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I believe very much what Rinpoche have mentioned about purification of negative karma using wrathful methods. If I have the merits to be shouted at for the above, I will never think of it as the Lama scolding me. In fact, what does the Lama get out of it except our selfishness, ego and pride? Only out of pure compassion and love for me… What about the wrathful deities then? Isn’t it the same method..

  8. Martin on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:00 am

    The big difference between a high incarnate lama like His Holiness shouting and ordinary people shouting is that the Lama shouts at a person to help him or her, and to purify the person’s bad karma, and is done out of compassion. Whereas when ordinary people shout it is usually out of anger and done to hurt others and instill fear in them. The first arises out of kindness and the second out of anger or unkindness.

    It is wonderful how the although Dalai Lama is aware that he is viewed by many as a living saint, he does not project a holier-than-thou image and often think of himself as a simple monk.

    I cannot imagine the pressure that is on the Dalai Lama’s shoulders and yet he goes about his ways in a such a calm manner exemplifying peace.

  9. adelinewoon on Nov 25, 2012 at 2:20 am

    His holiness openness, directness and straightforwardness is so inspiring. Being in his presence, you can’t help feeling overwhelmed by his compassionate, loving kindness. He is a living saint, a saint living solely for the benefit of others. How fortunate are we to be living in the era where he is here with us!

  10. Darren Kechara Paradise on Nov 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Every action or words of His Holiness does is to benefit everyone around him.

  11. bengkooi on Nov 22, 2012 at 4:47 am

    I am not surprised in the least to read that the Dalai Lama uses wrathful methods like shouting or being “angry”. I had not heard of wrathful means until I came across Tibetan Buddhism. Then I learnt that when a qualified Buddhist master scolds you, screams at you, or perhaps hits you, much negative karma is purified.

    I also heard that it depends on your view of the teacher. If you believe that the teacher is enlightened, and anything he does to you is for your own good, then the benefit is much more as you will accept whatever methods your teacher chooses to guide you along the spiritual path. However, if you are unable to see your teacher in the correct light, and you get angry and upset at the methods he is using, the benefit is less but there is still benefit anyway. Just like an animal circumambulating a stupa still gets the benefits of circumambulation without understanding the nature of the stupa.

    I would also like to share a story which Rinpoche shared with me previously. The previous incarnation of H.H. Zong Rinpoche was known to be a wrathful teacher. One time, he caught two monks doing something naughty. He called one of the monks into his room, and was said to have given him a very strong beating. The other monk was not scolded nor beaten. The next day, the monk who escaped punishment died. And the monk who was punished was fine. This is a true story which is a good testament to the power of purification by a wrathful teacher.

    So anyway, if you happen to have the fortune to have a lama who uses wrathful means, be happy that you are so lucky. The wrathful path is so much faster than the peaceful one.

  12. grace (KHJB) on Nov 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    May His Holiness Dalai Lama have long life and good health. His Holiness has teach us honesty towards our emotions, there is no meaning to cover by mask..

  13. Lim Han Nee on Nov 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Yes, HH Dalai Lama, emanation of the most compassionate Chenrezig and winner of the Nobel Peace prize, humbly admits that he does get angry and shout at “advisers, secretaries,other people around (Him) when they make some little little mistakes”.

    However,his outbursts of anger come and go very quickly; and , being Chenrezig,they are manifestations of his compassion and are designed to purify the negative karma of those who get shouted at by Him. This will prevent something huge and unbearable from happening to these people, who will now have their negative karma ripen on a reduced scale and under ‘controlled’ conditions.

  14. Wah Ying on Nov 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    When I know nothing much about Buddhism, about compassion of a Guru, I will not understand why a Guru uses wrathful action, or why Guru gives BF. With more and more understanding I realise a Guru shouts or get angry or uses wrathful way or any other ways that I don’t understand, towards or to train students is only with one motivation, that’s for the benefits of the students.

  15. Wei Theng on Nov 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Normally people has the perception that monks need to be goodie goodie and gentle. They should not show any emotions. However, in Tibetan buddhism, it is believe that the Guru will use all ways to make sure his students transform to better person. The Guru might show love, anger, joking or use all different ways to make the student win.

    His Holiness Dalai Lama is very humble. He is showing that he is same as us with emotions but I’m sure his anger is with great compassion. Sometimes, wrathful way are more effective and faster to get the results.

    Besides, this article also reveals that HHDL is very discipline. At the age of 76, he stills wakes up at 3.30am to start his daily practice. This is very inspiring.

  16. tancho on Nov 16, 2012 at 9:58 am

    He’s human after all

  17. Sharon Saw on Nov 16, 2012 at 2:35 am

    It must be shocking to many people that this Nobel Peace Prize winner gets ‘angry’. Anger is the last thing people expect from a monk or nun, always thinking that monks and nuns are peaceful and always smiling. I do believe that their nature is peaceful but that those who have spiritual attainments would manifest anger as an antidote to our delusions. It’s interesting that the Dalai Lama would reveal this side of him though…perhaps it is a skilful method for people to relate better with him.

  18. Davin on Nov 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    A guru is not only here to please us and telling us to do things that we like only. This would not help us at all. A guru is here to teach and guide us to beat out our comfort zone and overcome our attachment,ignorance,anger,hatred,ego and to guide us to enlightenment. His holiness shouts and uses harsh words, I believe that the motivation behind such actions are for our own benefits.

  19. Mayy on Nov 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    In every people’s perception that Buddhist monks or nuns are loving, kind and full of love for others. Again, they are human too but when they are angry and “scold” at their students is to “wake” them up and to drum in the message out of pure motivation to help the person. It is not done to hurt him or her.

  20. Han on Nov 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I always belief that Lama’s anger towards students because he wants us to improve.
    Not only HHDL does use harsh words to scold people, truly with compassion. All gurus anger are with pure motivation and helping others. As student, should not react back as anger but pure compassion for us to transform.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post

  21. Albert Ratchaga on Nov 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Dalai Lama talks so openly where he shouts and get angry very fast, and yet it only lasted a few minutes only. There is nothing for him to hide or he only say good things wanted to get praise or anything, because his act is purely Dharma and no personal agenda, that’s why he does not need to look good in the public. The truth is the truth, nothing to hide.

    Angry only for a few minutes? I think if anyone who were to really get angry for their personal agenda, they would not calm down in few minutes time, that is impossible, so for Dalai Lama who is able to do so, then you should know what his anger mean. That is purely for the benefit of others.

  22. abby F on Nov 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    To me personally, I don’t think it is weird that Dalai Lama will shout too. I believe a Guru with wisdom like the Dalai Lama has many different ways of teaching the students that are from many different backgrounds. A real Guru is not the one who always looks goody-goody, a real Guru is the one who willing to risk having us ‘hate’ him if he can benefit us by doing something that looks controversial or crazy(in this case like the Dalai Lama shouts at His students). This is what stated in ‘Gurus For Hire, Enlightenment For Sale’ (http://vajrasecrets.com/books/english-books/gurus-for-hire-enlightenment-for-sale.html).

    A Buddha like Amitabha has the wrathful emanation like the Dharma protector Setrap, and Manjushri has the wrathful emanation like Kalarupa. This shows clearly that people just need different ways of guidance at the different point of time. Sometimes we need advice and care, sometimes we need to be pushed, it is just the matter of way of approach at different point of time.

  23. Adrian Chow on Nov 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I believed when His Holiness shouted at someone, He means no harm even with His harsh words. Just like Rinpoche said, Tibetans believed when a Highly Attained person shouted at one person the motivation is to purify our negative karma which is purely from a compassion mind.

  24. sweekeong on Nov 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Even in the news report Dalai Lama is giving universal teaching values to all of us. His statement: “the main destroyer of a peaceful mind is anger” is very valid and applicable when we live our every day lives with so many difficulty and circumstances to do our work, relationship with others.

  25. patsy on Nov 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    As an emanation of Chenrezig, H.H.the Dalai Lama is full of compassion and he will even use wrathful methods to benefit others if He deemed fit. He is so humble and speaks the truth with regards to His emotions. His motivation is pure and when He scolds it is to clear away obstacles and a method to purify the negative karma. As such, we should not judge the action but the motivation behind the harsh words.

  26. Sock Wan on Nov 14, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Buddha does get angry, but for a good reason, so that someone will grow or realise something. Just like Setrap, he is the emanation of Buddha Amitabha but he is so wrathful, looks angry. He is angry because we are deluded by our wrong views, he will use his wrathfulness to lead us to the right path.

  27. MayOng on Nov 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    The ”anger'” from a normal lay person is usually based upon their own selfish needs for the benefit of themselves only. But when a holy being like HH Dalai Lama or highly enlightened beings becomes “angry”, it would be towards the situation or their assistants making repeated mistakes for not being mindful or aware of their own actions and its repercussions.

    In practising the dharma path, when our teacher or Guru or Lama scolds us, it must be for a very good reason to help see the path clearer, or make us realise some mistakes or help to purify us. Highly enlightened beings do not just get angry for no other reason. It is just like a father or mother scolding their children. The scolding is for the good of the children and not for the parents, in most cases for lay people.

  28. Tat Ming on Nov 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    HH Dalai Lama is so humble to admit his having anger. He demonstrated that it is only human to have anger. However, we all know an enlightened being like HH Dalai Lama who is believed to Chenrezig or the Buddha of Compassion, can only be angry to benefit others and for no other reasons!

    Anger is one of the three poisons of our mind – anger, attachment and ignorance. Anger is so elusive! It only strikes us when we least expect it. Even if we have strong mindfulness and awareness, we can’t help but get angry at moments when we lose control of ourselves. We lose control of ourselves when we want to protect and defend our ego. Our ego is the most important thing in the whole wide world at that particular instant of anger. Anger happens instantly and spontaneously. And after the anger, almost always we have regrets. But it is no point regretting because much hurt and damage would have been done to the persons (including ourselves) during our anger. Unless we have accomplished total renunciation of the eight worldly concerns, anger will remain with us. It is like a time-bomb waiting to explode!

    The practice of patience and mindfulness will keep us in check of anger. We need to constantly remind ourselves of the danger of anger. Anger can destroy us in many ways. One of the most harmful ways is the burning of our merits. Anger can lead to wars between nations. Anger can break relationships. There are many other many disadvantages of anger. The irony is when we realise that we will die the every next moment, even anger becomes irrelevant! So why become angry? Knowing the dangers of anger, we should strive to be patient.

  29. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Look at all the fierce deities like Yamantaka and Setrap they are all wrathful and all are enlightened. When the lama scolds us it is a purification for us and they do it out of deep compassion. As probably the gentle methods do not work anymore or there isn’t any more time so the wrathful method has to be employed.

  30. Louise Lee on Nov 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    相信每一位尊贵的上师都有他们特别的 教导方式。

    达赖喇嘛的方式,只是于一般我们见到的佛法老师不同! 因为从小家人就灌输我们,出家人就应该怎样, 怎样的!

    其实我觉得,上师爱我们就应该在我们有错时及时纠正。不听话时也应该骂。 如果我的师父从来都不骂我,惩罚我, 。。。。那。。。。我觉得有点怪!

  31. Uncle Eddie on Nov 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

    As from whatever were disclosed in a recent exclusive interview with Telegraph UK, it can be extremely painful and depressing to the Dalai Lama, who is on his “exiled since 1959, as he watched heplessly as China imposed its Totalitarian rule on Tibet. Today, Tibet is no closer to freedom than when he first fled Chinese occupation, but without Him, the Tibetans might have been forgotten, simply another group of exiles clinging onto a fragmented culture”. Its truly not an easy role to be the Dalai Lama, though “who has become one of the World’s revered Leaders, praised for the non-violent way he has led his people, and has remained one of the last Great surviving 20th-century Icons ofPeace”. So, if he shouts, it can be of no feelings of displeasure to the secretaries, advisers and other ‘choosen’ people around him, as this can, or should be accepted as “purification of compassion” by the Dalai Lama of any negative karma/forces to devade its course of happening through such wrathful means. This in itself is pure kindness and deep care, as the Dalai Lama himself is awared of. The whole Universe salute the Dalai Lama with the greatest of esteem and admiration for being what he is, and lives for! “Long live the Dalai Lama”. OM MANI PADME HUM.

  32. Henry Ooi on Nov 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

    It is inspiring to read that HH Dalai Lama talks candidly for it is an education for me that highly realized beings’ actions may be the same as others but it’s the motivation that counts.

  33. lewkwanleng on Nov 13, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Buddhist monks usually give people the perception that they are cool and compassion. Yes, that is true, but at times, one needs to use the wrathful energy to get message across.

    For example, parents at times will “scold” the children to get certain messages across. The difference is the motivation. If one uses harsh or wrathful words out of anger, it will hurt; but on the other hand, if one uses wrathful words for people to improve or to give them good values, it will benefit;

    As such, we cannot just look at the action (shout and use harsh words) and decide if a person is angersome. I have also seen Dharma protector (through oracle in trance) use a stick to hit a villager who were very ill (apparently he was possessed by some spirits), but the villager “woke up” and restore consciousness.

  34. Lim (KH JB) on Nov 13, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Every Guru will use their skillful ways to teach us, and we should ready when our Guru press our button. We are so fortunate to have a Guru so near to us and always direct point to our mistakes.

    I truly wish that Rinpoche, HH Dalai Lama and all spiritual guides long life and continue turn the Dharma wheel…

  35. Milly on Nov 13, 2012 at 2:12 am

    HH Dalai Lama is very humble and tells us he does shout. But his shouting is with a different motivation. That is, to buck us up and mind transformation. As a living Kuan Yin, His Holiness actions are pure and sincere. He cares for our welfare and rebirth. May His Holiness live long to see Tibet gain independence from Tibet.

  36. Girlie Ooi on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Yes we all view HH as Chenrezig (Kuan Yin) and to find him faultless. To know that He shouts and uses harsh words may come as a surprise but we know the motivation behind such actions are for our benefits. And really, he is not angry at you, just the situation.

  37. Sheryl KH (JB) on Nov 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    So true about what has been said about His Holiness Dalai Lama: Without His Holiness, Buddhism will not spread so wide and deep, and those Tibetan people may have to go through a lot more hardships that what it is now.

    I wish long life for His Holiness Dalai Lama, so that his compassion and wisdom can continue. I wish too that China’s totalitarian rule on Tibet can be taken back very soon, so that the beauty of Tibet, its religion, culture and people can remain.

    Reading this article also make me realised how disciplied His Holiness Dalai Lama’s daily life is – to wake up at 3:30am and then be up in the bed at 7pm.

    I wish happiness and great health for His Holiness Dalai Lama.

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 02:06 PM
    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Famous for devising his theory of relativity, which revolutionized our understanding of space, time, gravity, and the universe .
    Albert Einstein did said that Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion. Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.
    He is often cited as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. His work continues to help astronomers study everything from gravitational waves to Mercury’s orbit. It is universal truth….as it covers both the natural and the spiritual and Buddhism has the answers. Interesting read. Reading through this post tell Einstein truly tell his love for Buddhism.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/einstein-on-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 02:01 PM
    Found this old interesting blog about the 100 most spiritually influential living people in 2012. The top 3 spots are great Buddhist leaders. Wonderful get to know some of those great names on the list. Thank you Rinpoche fir this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/100-most-spiritually-influential-living-people-in-2012.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 01:59 PM
    Revisit this old post again listening to the songs by George Michael and Elton John. It was more than 30 years ago that George Michael and Elton John’s duet of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” It’s known as one of the greatest pop duets of all time. Letting go is incredibly difficult. No matter what if we cling to worries about the future, or if we keep replaying the mistakes of the past we will never be happy. Let go and move on, if we want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present. Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, we need to learn how to let go for sure. Learning Dharma is the best choice to focus on living fully and meaningfully in the present. Do not quit or give up nor matter what happens in life.
    Thankyou Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/dont-let-the-sun-go-down-on-me-george-michael-and-elton-john.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 01:58 PM
    The interesting biography of King Trisong Detsen, the second Dharma-king of Tibet, who truly established Buddhism in the Land of Snow . King Trisong Detsen, the 38th Yarlung King, had ruled over Tibet from 754 CE to 799 CE. He was the monarch responsible for the official adoption of Buddhism as the state religion of Tibet. It was due to his efforts that the great masters came from India and established Buddhism firmly in Tibet. He was also the king who invited nine royal physicians from neighbouring countries and laid the foundation of Tibetan medicine. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/trisong-detsen-the-great-dharma-king-of-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 9. 2022 12:46 PM
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura ,is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, a temple belonging to the Jodo Sect of Buddhism. Wow…. it has long been the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan,with a height of 11.4 meters. It is one of Japan’s most fascinating historical landmarks where thousands of tourist from all over the world visited yearly. The statue is an iconic sight and most visited by tourist in the area. Merely looking at this huge statue tells all and a blessing indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of a BIG Buddha Statue.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/daibutsuthe-great-buddha-of-kamakura.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 9. 2022 12:45 PM
    Found this old inspiring video briefly showing our Lama HE Tsem Rinpoche ‘s life and the stories behind Kechara organization. Interesting….. Beautiful and meaningful video.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this video.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/world-peace-by-tsem-tulku-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 9. 2022 12:44 PM
    The Dharma Bums were a U.S. garage band, formed in 1987 in Portland, Oregon, United States. The band had performed everywhere, and sing varies of subjects travelling around the world. The best is even Dharma songs as well revolving around Tibetan culture and religion. One of the band members is a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism. Listening to the powerful Crystal Diamond Vajra Dakini, is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/dharma-bums.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:05 PM
    Interesting spiritual journey of Venerable Longlian one of the best-known students of a famous religious leader of modern China. Venerable Longlian was a talented child, at the age of four she could read, write well and was fluent in Chinese poetry. She even could recite scriptures and Buddha’s name and had visited frequently to templesqith her grandparents. Ven. Longlian studied everything from poetry to Chinese medicine under famous teachers at that time. Received teachings from Tibetan scholars as well and took initiations of the three main Gelugpa tantric deities, Vajrabhairava, Guhyasamaja and Chakrasamvara from Changkya Khutukhtu, who was one of the highest authorities in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. She did composed more than 1000 poems, through her years.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Shin for this interesting write up of China’s most outstanding Bhiksuni.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ven-longlian-modern-chinas-most-outstanding-bhiksuni.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:02 PM
    In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, monastic vows are for life. But somehow Ci’en temple in Zhejiang province offers three-month course and part-time vows recently. Situated in the luxurious forest, Ci’en temple a small temple remains its charm with impressive landscape and Buddhist culture. The Buddhist temple decided to offer admission to civilians who wanted to experience a monk’s life, only to be overwhelmed with applicants. It’s a small temple , hence only those were interested in Buddhism were given a chance. Participants of the program will live as monks in the temple free of charge. They will learn about Buddhist culture, read its scriptures and will also perform all Buddhist activities as arranged. It’s a good training ground to live as a monk or nun to cultivate minds.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Shin for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ven-longlian-modern-chinas-most-outstanding-bhiksuni.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:00 PM
    Ditsa Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelug sect in the Huzhu County of Qinghai province. Interesting history of this Ditsa Monastery, been shared . How the reincarnated Lama’s body has shrunk into an incorruptible adamantine body. Nobody at the monastery has realised that the reincarnated Lama was a Great Bodhisattva who came to the world for all sentient beings, but as ordinary people. Its only after the Lama had passed away. Since then the monks in Ditsa Monastery became more serious in their practice and maintained pure moral discipline. Reading this post has gave me a better understanding of that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations as explained by Rinpoche. Set as a reminder to devote ourselves to our teacher with sincerity and respect and everyone we encounter.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-miraculous-vajrayogini-of-ditsa-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:19 PM
    Lama Ole Nydahl is a Buddhist teacher and author in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu lineage. After years of studying Buddhist teachings and meditating , he was ask to go back to the West set up Buddhist centers. He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. As advice by his teacher the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje whom he met at Kathmandu, Nepal he founded the first Buddhist center in the west. Had studied and took many more initiations under many highly attained Lamas such as Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Ogyen Tulku Rinpoche and so on.He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. Since then, he has travelled worldwide giving lectures, leading meditation courses and guiding Buddhist centers . Lama Ole is the author of several books and is one of the best known western Buddhist teachers. Through his activities the Karma Kagyu lineage is one of the most popular Buddhist traditions in the West. Lama Ole Nydahl received the transmission of the Phowa teachings from highest Tibetan masters and is today the most significant teacher of this practice in the Western world. Interesting biography .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lama-ole-nydahl.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:18 PM
    Meditation on death awareness is one of the oldest practices in all Buddhist traditions. Buddhist meditation practice of remembering that death can strike at anytime and anywhere. We should practice diligently and with urgency in every moment, even in the time it takes to draw one breath. Over the centuries Buddhism has evolved many different techniques such as mindfulness, loving-kindness and visualisation. Death awareness can serve as a real aid to practice, the importance of using every moment wisely, while we still have the time.
    Reading this article again to refresh , it’s a profound teachings one should read and understand it what is all about. All it take us 10 minutes of our time to do the practice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ten-minutes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:15 PM
    So blessing seeing all those beautiful Tara at Kechara . Walking through the Tara walk feeling the calmness as if we are walking into the wilderness of a forest . One will surely feels it , all due the kindness of our Lama Tsem Rinpoche , sponsors and those involved in this meritorious project.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/21-taras-of-tara-walk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 1. 2022 02:33 PM
    n Buddhism, there are a variety of attitudes towards different forms of fasting . According to Buddhist tradition, Buddha’s holy form as the ‘Fasting Buddha’ serves as a reminder for us and inspiration of Buddha’s difficult journey to achieve enlightenment. Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni fasted for forty-nine days under the bodhi tree while subjecting his body to extreme conditions to achieve enlightenment. Although it is believed that the Buddha endured great agony because of prolonged fasting, he never gave up and had used the challenges to justify abandoning his spiritual pursuit. Interesting read. Looking at all those images of Fasting Buddha tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing ….a reminder all of us nor matter what happen , never give up in our spiritual journey.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fasting-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 1. 2022 02:32 PM
    Reading this again, its worth as great teachings by great Masters and looking at those rare pictures is a blessings. More over listening the powerful Holy voices of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is indeed rare and precious. Merely by hearing HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s voices and teachings is a blessings too. For everyone at the hall understands all about the Dharma Protector after hearing HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s explanations. The truth is the truth and it cannot be wrong. Interesting read with precious pictures tell us a thousands words. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s advice on Dorje Shugden’s Practice with Chinese, Japanese, Nepali and Spanish subtitles is incredible so many more people will come to know the thruth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn\'t this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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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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
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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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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.
By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
It\'s very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it\'s very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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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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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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