历史悠久的尊木采寺——供奉持律主札巴坚赞灵塔的圣地

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尊木采寺位于尊木采村,那是一个跟好一些西藏最重要的历史人物有着密切关系的地方。该地区位于西藏拉萨的达孜(སྟག་རྩེ་ཆུས་)县。藏语中“尊木”意为“公主”,而“采”则意为“寻找”。所以在藏语中,“尊木采”意味着公主找到的地方。唐代文成公主在公元七世纪访问了这个特殊的地方后,深被它的美丽所吸引,并在那里建了一个庄园,最终成为她和西藏国王松赞干布度过夏天的住处。该遗址目前已遭摧毁。由杜津扎巴坚赞建于1420年的尊木采寺就坐落在文成公主住处的后方。

 

文成公主——将觉沃仁波切带到西藏的公主

Statue of Princess Wencheng in the Potala Palace

布达拉宫内的文成公主像(点击放大图片)

文成公主,藏语中称为Munchang Kungco(མུན་ཆང་ཀུང་ཅོ),是中国唐朝皇室宗亲。唐太宗派她远嫁吐蕃(西藏),与松赞干布(公元617 – 650年)和亲。这是中国唐朝外交朝贡体系中的一部分,旨在防止其他皇朝或国家突然袭击中国。文成公主在西藏被称为“甲木萨”,或“汉女氏”。

文成公主入藏时,除了携带大量的唐代产品,如丝绸、瓷器、精美家具、乐器、珠宝和书籍外,也带了大量随行官员、学者和工匠。此外,她也带来了一尊佛像。这尊佛像——觉沃仁波切今日依然供奉在作为西藏主要寺庙和游客朝圣中心的大昭寺大殿内。

文成公主与松赞干布的尼泊尔皇妃尺尊公主共同因将佛教引入西藏而著称。 西藏民间视藏王松赞干布为观音菩萨转世,而视文成公主为观音菩萨之明妃——白度母的化身,至于尺尊公主则被视为是绿度母的化身。

Statues of King Songtsen Gampo with his two wives, Princess Wencheng (right) and Princess Bhrikuti (left)

藏王松赞干布和皇妃——文成公主(右)及尺尊公主(左)像

据说,在文成公主的影响下,松赞干布废除了贵族脸上刺青、上色,以及穿皮戴毡的习俗。她也是引进新的农业方法和技能如冶金、编织、建筑等的功臣。这项联姻的成果是中国学者和文本被带入西藏,而西藏贵族子弟和学生则被送往中国接受教育。后来,松赞干布还向唐朝请求给予蚕种及制造酒、碾硙、纸墨的工匠。此次外交联姻给唐朝带来二十年的和平,也促进唐朝与吐蕃之间的文化交流。

文成公主的故事被收录在《王统世系明鉴》(Gyelrab Selwe Melong)里,后来还成了流行的西藏民间歌剧。它现在已经发展成为一部价值数百万美元的歌剧,在西藏首府拉萨市上演,由曾执导北京奥运开幕、闭幕仪式的著名中国导演张艺谋执导。

 

吞弥·桑布扎——发明藏文字母和书法的学者

Thonmi Sambhota

吞弥·桑布扎

尊木采寺在西藏语文史上也占有重要的地位,因为该寺曾守护一个十分重要的石碑。 藏文创造者吞弥·桑布扎(公元619 – 不详)在创造藏文字后,将第一面刻上藏文字的石碑献给了松赞干布。这块石碑今日依然保存在寺里,供游客参观。

The first Tibetan inscription text offered by Thonmi Sambhota to King Songtsen Gampo, which is still preserved in the monastery (click to enlarge)

吞弥·桑布扎献给藏王松赞干布的史上第一个藏文雕刻石碑(点击放大图片)

松赞干布派遣一批藏人到印度学习印度文书写系统,以期创造本身的藏文字系统。当时唯一成功返藏的只有吞弥·桑布扎一人。关于西藏文字发明的最初来源收录在一个被称为《柱间史》(བཀའ་ཆེམས་ཀ་ཁོལ་མ)的珍贵文本和一部被称为《巴协》(སྦ་བཞེད)的宗族历史中。根据《吐蕃赞普传记》记载:

“旧时西藏没有文字,但在赞波时期——自赞波赤松赞统治时期——西藏习俗的整个良好基础被创造了出来:西藏伟大的法律和政府制度、部长分级制度、等级规划,赏善罚恶,田地牧场划分等都一一拟定,所有人都对他的善意表示感谢,并称他为’心胸深邃的松赞’(松赞干布)。”

资料来源: A New Look at the Tibetan Invention of Writing
Old Tibetan Documents Monograph Series, Vol.III, 2011
https://www.academia.edu/2039996/A_New_Look_at_the_Tibetan_Invention_
of_Writing

吞弥·桑布扎创建藏文字后,将之传授给松赞干布和部分皇室家族。好一些佛教经典,包括收藏在皇宫里的《玄秘神物》(gnyan po gsang ba)都被翻译成了藏文。国王本身闭关四年学习阅读和书写藏文。出关后,为西藏王朝写下《十善法律》。

 

杜津扎巴坚赞——持律主

Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, one of Lama Tsongkhapa’s heart disciples

宗喀巴大师的心子之一——杜津扎巴坚赞(点击放大图片)

尊木采寺的创始人——杜津扎巴坚赞(公元1374-1434年)是藏传佛教格鲁派中的一位重要人物。杜瓦津巴扎巴坚赞(公元1374-1434年)是宗喀巴大师的八大弟子之一,一辈子忠诚事师,成为大家的楷模。由于严守寺院清规戒律,他被赐予“持律主”,或藏文“杜瓦津巴”的称号。“杜津”就是后者的简写。

为了保护和弘扬上师备受欢迎的教法,杜津扎巴坚赞在拉萨建立了第一所格鲁寺院——甘丹寺。宗喀巴大师圆寂后,杜津扎巴坚赞被邀请担任首位甘丹赤巴,即甘丹法座持有人。杜津婉拒了,他选择将一生奉献于保护上师的法教。杜津扎巴坚赞一直留守尊木采寺直至圆寂,留下了一众伟大弟子,他所创建的寺院和许多密续著作。他的弟子包括当代知名的格鲁大师,如哲蚌寺创始人蒋扬确吉扎西贝丹(1379-1449年)。

Gaden Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet

西藏拉萨甘丹寺

当十四世达赖尊者的经师嘉杰赤江金刚持于1928年拜访该寺院时,他在自传中形容了当时的经历:

在杜康康村的安排下,我在尊木采寺逗留了一个晚上,并在保存杜津扎巴坚赞圣体的舍利塔前做供养。杜津仁波切的圣体被保存在尊木采寺是众所周知的事情,更让人津津乐道的是,曾有一度,当寺院内的灵塔需要进行修缮工作时,寺院邀请了前任甘丹寺洛巴康村的嘉色祖古及杜康康村的格西却扎来进行相关仪式。当灵塔被打开的霎那,在塔身部分,装在盒子里的圣体依然呈现良好状态。圣体维持在端坐姿势,包裹着新旧两套僧袍,头上长出许多头发。在他的腿上,还有一钵干果。清新的戒香充斥着整个地方。我过去在甘丹寺时曾听格西却扎本身说过这件事。

资料来源: 第120页, The Magical Play of Illusion: The Autobiography of Trijang Rinpoche

根据藏传佛教教诲,这显示杜津扎巴坚赞必然拥有极高成就才能让圣体保存在这种状态。这种现象跟高僧圆寂时,为了能选择投生而进入的“图当”(Tukdam)状态有关。在这种禅修状态中,圣体不会腐烂或退化,也不会散发腐臭味。这是因为那个人的心识依然保留在体内,处于深入的禅定状态中。神奇的是,肉体并不会被温度、气候和外在环境所影响。古今许多大师均曾经进入这种状态,而他们肉体不腐烂的奇迹,其实就是他们能自主控制投生的外在体现。

 

建筑

The stupa containing the body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen (click to enlarge)

杜津扎巴坚赞灵塔(点击放大图片)

One of the prayer halls (click to enlarge)

其中一个经堂(点击放大图片)

该寺院主殿为两层楼高。底楼拥有三个经堂,而一楼则有两个经堂。中央大殿就是杜津扎巴坚赞灵塔所在之处。

 

如何前往

Location of Tsunmo Tsel Monastery in Lhasa (click to enlarge)

拉萨寺尊木采寺地点(点击放大图片)

尊木采距离拉萨市56公里(31英里)。若使用318 国道川藏线,从达孜县到尊木采村的汽车车程则为40分钟。

达孜区至尊木采村班线全长35公里(21英里),共2辆班车,每日发车2班次。

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jun 21, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful Tsunmo Tsel Monastery which is well known in the Tibetan history. Recently six of us went for a meritorious pilgrimage and visited this beautiful monastery. Tsunmo Tsel Monastery is also significant in the history of the Tibetan language as the monastery has been the guardian of a very important stone stele. There’s many historic events behind this monastery. Recording to Tibetan folk legends, Princess Wencheng was considered an emanation of White Tara, and Princess Bhrikuti Devi was considered the emanation of Green Tara. Together with King Songtsen Gampo they were credited for introducing Buddhism to Tibet. Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang visited the monastery and through his texts did mentioned of the discovery of the intact body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen ,in the Stupa at the monastery. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen , the founder of Tsunmo Tsel Monastery, was an important figure in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. We were fortunate to see the amazing scared golden stupa and pay homage to the remain of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  2. Pastor Lanse on Mar 31, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    第一次听到尊木采寺(或称尊摩蔡寺),是在嘉杰赤江仁波切的著作《愉悦如海护法之妙音》中关于持律主扎巴坚赞的生平记载。

    “在妥善处理完宗喀巴大师的后事之后,为了圆满宗大师遗愿,师来到乌如上部的嘉麻达,那是法王松赞干布的降生地强巴敏珠林宫的所在地。在过去国王与王妃们经常游玩的后花园遗址上,建造起「尊摩蔡寺」,聚集并护持有八百多位僧人的僧团。”

    上述文中的师,指的就是持律主扎巴坚赞。读了仁波切博客的这篇文章后,我才明白《愉悦》一书中所提到的“在过去国王与王妃们经常游玩的后花园遗址”,指的应该就是文成公主与松赞干布的度假地。

    尊木采这个地方历史悠久,甚至可追索到吞弥·桑布扎的时代,事实上也就是松赞干布的时代,这可是比持律主的时代还早了八百多年。

    然而,我想尊木采最难得且珍贵的,就是该寺保存着持律主的圣体。嘉杰赤江金刚持于1928年拜访该寺院时,该圣体尚处于良好状态。那时距离持律主圆寂的年代已经有接近五百年之久,可见持律主即便圆寂了,依然可以透过他不腐败的肉身,向世人证明人体可以透过修行而达致的科学无法解释的境界。

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    Nothing is Impermanent, for sure can you imagine a beautiful just simply disappeared under sea due to natural disaster . It sunk and was discovered only after 1700 years later. It is an important reminder of impermanence for us all. Letting go whatever we hold on in this life as we came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing too. I have heard of tales and myths of lost civilizations in books. But this is interesting. The famous ancient city of Neapolis, a quasi-mythical city that sunk beneath the waters of the Atlantic Ocean was discovered after so many thousand years. It was the divers who discovered the lost city then during one of their sea exploration. Its must be a massive tsunami that had taken place and sunk the whole city.Interesting discoveries.
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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/a-lost-underwater-city-has-been-found-1700-years-after-it-sank.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:05 PM
    Truly a Buddhist practitioner who not want to waste time even on a train where most of the travellers were fast asleep . He had a quiet, peaceful sitting posture meditation. He was captured on camera and won in category of National Geographic’s 2017 photography contest. This pictures tell us a thousand words. Deep in a meditation , all I can say …..a beautiful pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/postcard-from-raymond-monks-posture.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:04 PM
    Beautiful spiritual painting of Dorje Shugden to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche on such an auspicious Wesak day by Tsem Ladrang team and some Kechara students. Now with Vietnamese Dorje Shugden paintings to share , more people will get to know of this powerful protector. We are all blessed merely by looking at this beautiful paintings of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/wesak-day-2018-vietnamese-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 13. 2020 03:18 PM
    Dorje Shugden statue in Wisdom Hall located in Kechara Forest Retreat seen to be the largest in the world. We are fortunate to have such a huge Dorje Shugden Statue blessing all the sentient beings, environment and unseen beings . The bigger the statue ,it has brought more tremendous benefits to the surrounding area of Bentong. Over the years this largest Dorje Shugden have attracted many tourist as well as locals to see for themselves the beauty of statue and Kechara Forest Retreat. This huge statue serves to be a light for many, giving hope, blessing, inspiration and merit field for all those who come to receive the blessings of Shugden. Interesting write up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for founding this beautiful place away from the city hectic life

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/largest-dorje-shugden-in-the-world.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 13. 2020 03:00 PM
    A place where many people around the world experience the art of mindful living. Plum village has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life.

    Wonderful for all involved looking for peace and calm. The natural surroundings surely enhances the experience. It will also teach the younger generation to appreciate nature.
    Thank you for sharing this article.

    https://bit.ly/3fZqkpa
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 13. 2020 02:39 PM
    Hermits are monks and nuns looking for wisdom. Many go up the remote mountains , spending their time in solitude meditation in order to master their spiritually practice, gaining profundity and knowledge. Its in the mountains away from the city they find a piece of mind to mediate and practice to transform their mind. Watching the video tells us all. Each of the hermits specks with words of wisdom that’s where they earns respect in Chinese society.
    An inspiring man Bill Porter one of the foremost Chinese poetry and essay translators in the world went searching for an answer of the lives of hermits. Bill Porter is the author of the book Road to Heaven, he travelled to hash, remote mountains of Zhongnan Mountain describing his journeys and encounter with Chinese Hermits in the book. Very inspiring documentary which tell us a thousand inspiring words . Life is simple yet the hermits are happy letting go all the worries of the world outside. He discovered then the hermit tradition is very much alive, as dozens of monks and nuns continue to lead solitary lives in quiet contemplation of their faith deep in the mountains.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/hermit-a-profound-documentary-by-bill-porter.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 05:29 PM
    Getting quality sleep is one of the best things that we can do to maintaining a good lifestyle throughout our entire lifetime. People often give up good sleep due to busy lifestyle.

    In fact we need sleep to survive, just like we need food and water, in fact there are many biological processes happen during sleep. Lack of sleep can result in decreased immune system function, decreased body temperature as well as a decreased release of growth hormone.

    Thank you very much for your valuable sharing and all these 10 pointers are good guidelines for those who have trouble sleeping.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 02:11 PM
    Lady Lhalu Lhacham Yangdzom Tsering, an incredible lady and important aristocratic students of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. A great and influential Gelug lady who devotion to her guru the great Kyabje Pabongka Dorjechang never change despite her life changes from a wealthy lady living luxuries to living in a store room. She received all the teachings and practiced devotedly to her guru, till the end of her life. Inspiring life story of a lady . We shall never leave our guru nor matter what happened.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-and-his-yogini-student-the-lady-lhalu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 02:09 PM
    Very inspiring nun Ani Ngawang Pema a Tibetan Buddhist who stayed in solitary meditation for 45 years. Once in a while it’s good to remind ourselves that there are true spiritual seekers in the world today. She was a student of H.H Trulshik Rinpoche. She was known as the most beautiful girl when she was young in the northeast of Nepal. Many rich and famous families would seek her marriage but she chose a monastery life instead to practice Dharma. Later she stayed in a small hut in solitary meditation for 45 years where nobody see her at all. Soon she became a legend and every one who passed her hut to receive blessings, recite prayers and even circumambulate her small hut.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ani-ngawang-pema-45-years-solitary-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 02:07 PM
    A beautiful picture of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche cutting our lama’s hairs back in 1984 tells us a thousand words . That’s where our lama begin a long life spiritual journey travelling a thousand miles to India to be a monk. A promise made to his root guru to take ordination and go to Gaden Monastery. Meeting Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had changed our Lama’s life for the better forever. With all the sufferings and hardship our lama had gone through since young had not deter Rinpoche from becoming a monk. The promise was kept, even though Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had since passed away. Rinpoche became a monk and was advised coming to Malaysia and that’s where we have Kechara Forest Retreat today.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. The pictures indeed have a great memories.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/kyabje-zong-rinpoche-cuts-my-hair.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 12:59 PM
    What a nice and breathtaking statue that there is in Macau!It would be nice if I had the wonderful chance to go to Macau to see this statue. Kuan Yin will prevent huge obstacles from hitting Macau also attract more and more tourist to come to Macau to visit and pay respects to Kuan Yin.
    Its good to know the reason why this Kuan Yin statue looks a little westernized compared to the ones in Mainland China. Strange thing is, no matter how one depicts Kuan Yin, She always looks beautiful. Thank you very much for the sharing

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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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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
3 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
5 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
5 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
5 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
5 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
5 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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