Dear Henry, Contemplate Daily

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Dec 30, 2012

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear Henry,

I am happy to see your practice.

It’s ‘funny’, but at the time of death, considering all of our activities in our lifetime, the ‘activity’ below are the ONLY ACTIONS that will help you at the decisive moment of death.

When you do your daily practices as written below, please add death meditation while you are doing them. Daily be focused on your death meditation. Be creative… sometimes see yourself dying in a car accident with all the pain and gore… see yourself with a disease and dying slowly, or suddenly in your sleep… die different ways daily in your practice…. Contemplate in detail the death of your body, how your body will rot and decay. How you have taken care of your body and give it so much ‘pleasures’ yet it is a traitor dying and rotting on you. Yes, your body is not yours. See your body rotting, stench filled,  decaying and infested with maggots. See the maggots really eating away at your body, till it becomes bones… and identify that this body IS NOT HENRY. Henry is not this body, although Henry was connected to this body… think deeply on that while you do your black tea, mantras, recitations, and prostrations… Don’t imagine your body decaying, but ‘see’ it with your mind’s eye. Make it real as possible as it will become real anyway eventually. Sometimes see your body being prepared for cremation, and see your body burning away. Do this type of death meditation daily… be aware of it… then your mind will shift even more… See your possession given away and your kids, friends, loved ones continuing after you are gone and how eventually you will be remembered less and less. People do not wish to forget you, but eventually will. Eventually they will be gone too. They will be forgotten… nothing but space remains… even that does not remain as we see it.

Everything that was identified as Henry’s or belonging to Henry will be gone. Then think within this ’emptiness’ of non-existent Henry, what is important then? Think deeply. You don’t have to come out with any conclusions from this contemplation…just think. The purpose of this is not for a conclusion, but the whole process of death and visualizing it is highly important….Please do it Henry. Do it daily and do it creatively and do it with 100% conviction. Ask the Buddhas and Protector to give you realizations while doing this meditation. Add to the meditation on your own. Put more into than what I have written. Death meditation if done continuously is the one practice that will transform the mind, our actions, motivations and aspirations for a higher end. It will really change us for bigger and much better purposes.

With care, I’ve written this to you and now when I re-read it, I wish to share it with other liaisons and students also. Your email is private, but I will share as it will benefit. Don’t mind please.  I recommend the liaisons and students to do it also please … Henry, when the time of our lives come to an end, smile for a better journey ahead because you’ve ‘packed your bags and made good travel plans’.

Doing your practice, living a good life of Dharma, having a positive eventual death/bardo/rebirth/ and continuing your practice in the future is the ONLY PURPOSE WE MET. I am happy to have met you.

Tsem Rinpoche
 


 

Henry is a long time student, everyday he does his sadhanas, prayers and prostrations as I have recommended specific ones for him. I added the above contemplations for Henry today to do while engaged in his daily recitations/practices/prostrations. I thought I’d share this email to him with everyone as it will benefit many I feel. Everyone may add the contemplations with their practice daily…

May everyone be ok always,
Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Below is a sample of Henry’s email to update his daily practice to me:

 

Dear Rinpoche,

UPDATE

Below is the update of my practices for the month of:
 
MAY 2011
Om Mani Padme Hung – recited daily one mala since 4th June 2011. Also 10 mala since my Aunt passed away. Will continue until the 49th day.
Kangshag – read up to 5500, target 10,000.
Guru mantra – recited up to 316,000
A Gem to Increase Life & Wisdom – recited daily.
Peace mantra – recited daily.
Long Prostration – done 2800, started February 8th.
35 Confessional Buddhas – read daily, started February 8th.
Serkym and sadhana – daily.

 
APRIL 2011
Kangshag – read up to 4226, target 10,000.
Guru mantra – recited up to 220,000.
A Gem to Increase Life & Wisdom – recited daily.
Peace mantra – recited daily.
Long Prostration – done 1710, started February 8th.
35 Confessional Buddhas – read daily, started February 8th.
Serkym and Sadhana – daily.

 
MARCH 2011
Kangshag – read up to 3665, target 10,000.
Guru mantra – recited up to 125,300.
A Gem to Increase Life & Wisdom – recited daily.
Peace mantra – recited daily.
Long Prostration – done 1135, started February 8th.
35 Confessional Buddhas – read daily, started February 8th.
Serkym and sadhana – daily.

 
FEBRUARY 2011
Kangshag – read up to 3401, target 10,000.
Guru mantra – recited up to 562,000.
A Gem to Increase Life & Wisdom – recited daily.
Peace  mantra – recited daily.
Long Prostration – done 341, started February 8th.
35 Confessional Buddhas – read daily, started February 8th.
Serkym and sadhana – daily.

 
JANUARY 2011
Kangshag – read up to 2785, target 10,000.
Guru mantra (started January 22) – recited 11,400. Offering up and requesting Rinpoche to live long.
A Gem to Increase Life & Wisdom – recited daily.
Peace mantra – after completion of 114,000 mantras, reciting one mala daily.
Serkym and sadhana – daily.

 

Love always,
Henry Ooi
Liaison to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
Kechara Paradise Retail Outlets
Mobile: 012 216 0126
Email: henry.ooi@kechara.com
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  1. Samfoonheei on Sep 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these profound teachings and sharing Pastor Henry’s update of his daily practice with us. A good example to follow . Death is something that no one could escape for sure. Its good to meditate on death nor matter how busy we are. The whole process of death and visualizing it is highly important for us . Reading this post will have us wake up , its time and never too late for anyone to practice.

  2. Moon Chan on May 16, 2020 at 1:24 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this individual email with us, its so interesting to read!

    I did death meditation before, but its not like what Rinpoche suggests in this post. The way Rinpoche describes the various kind of death are too details for me, especially “see the maggots really eating away your body”. Reading this make my hair stand on end. Then until “die suddenly in your sleep… die different ways daily in your practice…. Sometimes see your body being prepared for cremation, and see your body burning away. “, I feel calmer, the fear is lesser. So I know my mind is trying to choose “my way” to die, my mind want to feel comfortable, or good… but the reality is we never know how we will die.

    In addition to practicing let go of attachment to the body, I find that people should really express how they feel to the person or matter they care for their life time. It’s help them to have ease before they die. The reason people fear of death are cause by unfulfilling of their life purpose, or denial of do something meaningful during their life time. People need time to grief before die.

    The way of Pastor Henry update Rinpoche of his daily practice is simple yet sincere. I can feel so much care and love between Rinpoche and Pastor Henry. It’s very motivated too.

  3. Lin Mun on Jun 14, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your teaching and sharing of Pastor Henry’s update to us. It give us a very good reminder. We have very limited time and hence, shall always prepared for death. When we died we do not bring anything other than our karma.

    Therefore, mind transformation and change of our action is very important.

  4. Wai Meng Wan on Sep 18, 2015 at 1:48 am

    How do we tell most people that one day the body that they have nurtured, cared, exercised, fought others for, pampered will one day betray their current existence. They also need to accept that spiritual practice, practices of that nature, and meditative practices that can affect the subtlest levels of our minds are the only ones that benefit us during death. Nothing of this world can we bring to the next life. Death meditation seeks not so much to shock us, but to make us realize that all that lives must one day pass away. Only by accepting that we have an expiry date can we truly live well.

  5. Alice Tay on May 24, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    对一般人来说,尤其是比较年长的一辈,他们都会避忌不谈关于死亡的一切。很多人不明白死亡到底是什么一回事,还有它的过程。也就因为这样,他们害怕甚至是恐惧死亡的到来。

    而我以前,其实也是他们的其中一人。但自从在克切拉参加佛法班后,让我理解到原来死亡并不可怕。我们甚至可以从现在开始学习“念死”。就如上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切所说的,我们必须利用在平时做早课或是晚课时间加插“念死”的部分。因为,每个人都必定会经历死亡,逃不了。不如趁早利用我们的想像力,想到自己在死亡中。而真正我们死亡的那一刻,我们就好会有心理准备的来面对一切。

    感谢仁波切在这片博文提醒了我们要每天深思熟虑,要自觉。当我们学会与常常“念死”时,慢慢的我们会看到我们的心识转变,我们的行为,发心与意愿就会达到更高更好的标准。

  6. Wei Theng on May 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for using this as one of the blog chat topic.
    Reading it and discussing it, it pushes me to see that at the end of my life, what’s really matter is not what i possess now, such as my body, my family, my friends, the thing that i have or want to have, or even my enemy. At the end of my life, it is what Dharma that I have practiced, what karma and merits that I have collected that will be with me. It also shows me that I am so fortunate to have Rinpoche as my Guru to guide me and care for me not just in this life, but what I will be in my next lives. I should treasure it and do Dharma all the way while I’m still alive. Thank you Rinpoche.

  7. Vinnie Tan on May 15, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful meditation with all of us.

    Death is something that we will all face sooner or later, yet all of us fear of it and never want to once face the fact that we will all die no matter if we were to think about it or not.

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us to be creative with the ways we die as there are many different ways that we are can die from. By being creative with the methods, we will be able to predict for all situations and will not be shocked with how we die when we are in face with it.

  8. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on May 14, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing the message for Pastor Henry with us. From my understanding, we need to prepare ourselves well for our death so that we will be ready for next life to continue with our Dharma practice towards reaching to enlightenment and Buddhahood. May more people starts to realise that one day , each of us will have to leave this place and take rebirth according to individual karma. Thank you Rinpoche for explaining in depth of the importance of death meditation.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  9. Sharon Ong on May 14, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I hope that with Rinpoche’s guidance and blessings, when my time comes, I will be unafraid and wear a smile for a better journey ahead because I have ‘packed my bags and made good travel plans’.

    With folded hands.

  10. Stella Cheang on May 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Rinpoche had shared with us several teachings on Death. Here, Rinpoche emphasized again the importance and gave us guidelines on how to meditate on Death through an open letter to Pastor Henry.

    Hence, it impressed on me that contemplation on Death is extremely important. By meditating on it, we will reduce the panic feeling at the exact moment of death. We will be able put urgency into things that matter instead of being lazy, procrastinating, depressed or self serving.

    Thank You very much Rinpoche for your kindness to repetitively share with us the teaching on Death, preparing us for the most important moment of this lifetime of ours.

    Humbly with folded palms,
    Stella

  11. Grace Leong on May 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche. There’s so much care and love for Pastor Henry in your message to him. Rinpoche has carefully planned every step to help the student achieve the ultimate. We are truly so fortunate to have Rinpoche as our Guru. Due to Pastor Henry’s request for more Dharma those of us around also benefit from this teaching. Thank you Pastor Henry Ooi. Thank you dear Rinpoche. With folded hands.

  12. Michael C. on May 5, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I read this this morning. In the afternoon after committing mass genocide, I mean cutting the grass, I went to pick up a dead bird I saw to move underneath a tree. Well the bird has been dead a while apparently because I picked it up and white maggots – tons fell out! The maggots had eaten into half the body. Disgusting. Now I have a very vivid image (and the smell) burned into my brain and can apply this image as happening to my own body. Much more effective then just trying to imagine is to see in person. Not just on a screen or photo but real live life!

  13. Jacinta Goh on Jan 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    This letter has been in mind for most of the time. Another letter is for G( if I am not mistaken). Both letters serve to shake my body and push me all this while. Thanks Henry, without you I think KWPC will not manifest this quick. Besides, it is overwhelming to have actually known the practices that you have to do daily! I am amazed. May your efforts continue to inspire and benefit others!

  14. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Sep 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Salute to Henry, I’m inspired by your daily commitment.

    Remembering death is a walk up call for me and an urgent one. Death meditation, I must say is a must to do for all of us, either weekly or daily basis, so that it can enhances our improvement on our spiritual path or simply just be a better human being. Never be too afraid of death because this is a must go through path for all of us, we have to be prepared for it so that we would not be afraid. Just like before we perform any concert, we must be practising few years before the actual performance. Death is instant and we must be preparing for it now, cause we don’t know what will happen to us next.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on this subject matter again.

    The below links are Rinpoche’s video teaching on the this matter:-

    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AonaB3o22lk
    2. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html

  15. Henry Ooi on Jan 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you, dear Rinpoche, for posting this as a reminder to me.

  16. wei theng on Jan 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.
    I read it a few times but whenever i read it, i just feel it is so true that pursuing the world gain is so much meaningless. The more we meditate and see that our body is just nothing, we will not attach so much to the worldly things and would really make full use of our current live to do more to practise and benefit others. This really pushes me to do more as what Rinpoche said “when the time of our lives come to an end, smile for a better journey ahead because you’ve ‘packed your bags and made good travel plans. “

  17. jennifer on Jan 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us the death meditation.
    This is a profound teaching and i will include it in my daily prayers. I do have a fascination on death, not because i’m morbid, not at all but it’s because i’m curious about what happens when we leave the ‘shell’ of our bodies.
    This teaching has shown me how we should contemplate on the moment of our death and not be attached to anything nor anyone that we have in our lifetime, including not the attachment on what happens after death and the whole afterlife stuff.
    It’s what we do in our present lifetime that matters ! It’s what we do with our Body, Speech and Mind , it’s how we live our lives – in Compassion, in serving others, in the giving – in Dharma.

  18. AdelineTan on Jan 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Henry is very lucky to have met Rinpoche at the right timing, he has since then followed Rinpoche’s instructions to do his daily practice given by Rinpoche and transformed himself,very inspiring. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the email Henry sent to you.

  19. Uncle Eddie on Jan 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    As from Achaan Chah’s narration on his experience as a young monk gained from sitting at his father’s sickbed duringthe last days of his father’s life. “When we don’t understand death”, Achaan Chah wrote, “life can be very confusing”. Because of this experience, Achaan Chah was strongly motivated in his practice to discover the causes of our worldly sufferings, and the source of peace and freedom taught by Lord Buddha. By his own account, he held nothing back, giving up everything for the Dharma – the Truth. Staying in the forests, he encountered much hardships and sufferings, but able to bring about what he calls a daring to his practice. Out of this daring, eventually grew wisdom, a joyful spirit and an uncanny ability to help others, so said his book of teachings, representing the quality of Dharma, which is universal and immediate, appropiate to each of us.

  20. Jessica Yap on Jan 2, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Henry is such a good superior and a good leader.KP outlets are doing so well under his leadership. Best boss anyone could ever ask for.

    Dear Mr.Ooi, thank you for being a great leader and from this blog post, thank you for being an inspiration! I need to learn the determination and integrity that you have shown. Thank you.. =)

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  21. KYC on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Meditation on death and impermanence is the best and most effective meditation to rid oneself of attachments. I was inspired by Rinpoche’s email to Henry Ooi to do meditation on death but I only do it occasionally. Recently in one of the meditation sessions in Kechara House’s Sunday service, I led the meditation on death and impermanence. The Buddha taught about death in the Samyutta Nikaya saying that life is short, therefore one must not cling to self or body and that one should become a wanderer, that is, leading a homeless life. In the Digha Nikaya, the Buddha talked about impermanence, saying that all compounded things are impermanent, and their nature is to rise and cease and the bringing of them to an end is bliss. So there is no need to cling to things that are impermanent.

  22. ERIC LEE KHJB on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    每天的sadhana对一个修行的人来说都非常的重要,他可以提醒我们什么该做,什么不该做,它也可以帮助我们累积功德,让我们可以变成一个更好的人。

    恭喜Henry可以坚持去做他每一天的功课,让我们一起加油。

  23. grace (KHJB) on Dec 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    This is really useful to us again, to remind us death is just around..what else we still attached to ? it sad that many of us still sinking in the sea of attachment..

  24. Joy on Dec 31, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I really like Rinpoche’s teaching on visualising death and being creative in thinking how we die and to meditate upon this every day is truly empowering. While I was reading Rinpoche’s words, I was alreadly easily seeing the picture in my head… I must say it is a scary thought and then you realise… following Rinpoche’s words… yes it is true how much ‘pleasures’, ‘pain’ and time we wasted on trivial experience that will lead us no where. And the more I got creative, the more I felt disgusted with the body… what a huge betrayal… and to actually be so attached to it, so silly we are.

    I’m gonna do this meditation daily to push myself to improve because with such reminders, we realise how short and precious this ‘human’ form really is and then we appreciate the important things we have now better… like the great fortune we have in meeting Rinpoche and the Dharma. I will share this on FB… may the smart and lucky ones benefit from it too. I wish many would be able to read this and realise how life is so short and so fragile… we should not waste it on meaningless affairs.

  25. MayOng on Dec 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Sometimes when we look around us and all the happenings in life, we tend to ask “will all these be permanent?”. If they are not permanent, then what can we count on that will guarantee us a better future? If there is a better future, then how do we get there?

    In Buddhist dharma, I learned we can train our minds into a certain state to anticipate the next stage of life and we can actually look forward to it, if we do the mind trainings. Contemplating on our Death is another method to remind us that death may look permanent on the surface but there is more to it than what it seems.

  26. Sheryl KH (JB) on Dec 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Life for me was so ‘typical’ before I come to know Dharma. While I am still very shallow in terms of Dharma knowledge and practice, I have come to understand how impermanent I am together with the belongings that I own now.

    Nothing will stay with me permanently, within this life of mine and certainly all will vanish when I die. I will be remembered for sometimes, but these memories will be gone when those people are gone as well. Nothing is left.

    We like to avoid the topic on death, yet it is something that is so sure. We indulge in doing many things that do not enable us to bring forward to our future lives.

    Now when I look around, I count myself so fortunate to have met Dharma. Life without Dharma can be so void of meaning and explaination to life events.

    Thank you Rinpoche for reposting this blog here. This reminds us once again that our lives are not just about eat, drink and sleep.

  27. Low ksjc on Dec 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.I am glad for Mr Henry dedication and achievement.He truly shows guru devotion in his action and thoughts.he speaks dharma and share dharma.A good example for us to follow.I would start on the death meditation soon , hopefully I could experience the mind transformation soon too.

    Thank you Henry for your inspiration.

  28. Paris on Dec 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    This is incredible! I just chanced upon this again, not having seen this before and am astounded by the power of this letter that Rinpoche had written to Henry. This isn’t the first time I have heard this teaching from Rinpoche but it continues again and again to resound – perhaps indication enough that I haven’t yet contemplated enough on it and need to do it more.

    I thought one of the most profound and striking teachings Rinpoche ever gave was a contemplation of being in the coffin itself. To think of ourselves lying in the coffin, dressed in our finest clothes, the people who love us standing around and looking at us; and then to think of them closing the coffin, nailing that last nail in, then being lowered into the ground and the earth being thrown on top of us. Rinpoche taught to do this meditation NOT as us looking down at ourselves, but as if we are in the coffin ourselves, looking outwards. then, as we visualise this, to think of all the things that we deem “important” right now – who won the last argument, our clothes, our wealth, our relationships, our wanting face etc… does it become important anymore? And how does it help us at that crucial moment as we’re being lowered into the ground? If we do this correctly, all the things we’re attached to begin to fall away and we let go of grasping onto it so tightly because we eventually realize exactly what Rinpoche talks about in this post, about realizing that this body isn’t really “ours” as we think it is.

    PS: There are other death teachings on youtube from rinpoche too, here:
    The Dying process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AonaB3o22lk
    Meditation on death: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4j5RJfu5X0

  29. Julia Tan on Jul 7, 2012 at 3:56 am

    How to let ourselves think or believe that when that day come we can actually believing that we are just going to a new journey? Is that mean, we familiarize ourselves with how we gonna die to generate fear and hope that we see the ugliness of being in samsara chasing desire? Imagine if we are dying tomorrow, what would you want to do? Tomorrow is our last day! Basically we do not know what to do if we do not have any practice or dharma knowledge on it. Hence prepare from now so that we are ready when it comes.

  30. Sarah on Jul 10, 2011 at 1:16 am

    hmm… looks like i’ll die twice a day for today onwards…

    • sweekeong on Jan 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      This reminds me of the saying that we die every second every instance but we cannot see it, most of us. To us we are existing continuously, physically and mentally, from one moment of thought to another moment of thought. It looks like there is no gap in between. If we can somehow see that we are dieing every moment every second our perspective our thought would change, and thus the things that we would emphasis on in our lives. There is nothing right or wrong of doing things but how we approach it. It is not about what is important to us but truly important to us because we have misled ourselves into what is important to something we can take hold of in the future instead of the now. Always pursuing something for the future brings nothing signficant to us now. Also it is not doing away without plans.

  31. David Lai on Jul 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the most potent of contemplations. It is not easy to think of death and yet we must face it. If it wasn’t for Rinpoche’s reminders, I wouldn’t given much thought much to my death and the idea of mortality seemed so distant and yet when I do think about it, I get scared. Perhaps, a lot of attachment to this body and enjoyments.

  32. Lim Han Nee on Jul 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this powerful teaching on Meditation on Death and Impermanence which you gave to Henry.

    I have been trying to do this meditation. Then last night, at our Lamrim class, which was also on Death and Impermanence, Mr Ngeow really jolted me ‘awake’ with his pointing out to us that everything,including the 18 opportune conditions of this our optimum human rebirth, is impermanent. If we don’t make full use of our time Dharmically, every moment that the 18 opportune conditions are still with us, then when they ‘disappear’ in part and then in total, we would be devastated!When death comes(which may even be before the 18 opportune conditions start to disappear!) it will be the end of all our hopes and dreams about our future rebirths, and our hope of Enlightenment. Nay, it will mean falling for sure into the lower realms!

    Impermanence is ‘good’ provided we realize it and are aware of it every moment of our waking lives.Then , when we combine this awareness with regularly meditating on Death as vividly as Rinpoche has shown us, we will surely be propelled towards positive action and mind transformation.

  33. Margaretlee on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with all of us. It will definitely benefit those who dare to use their creativities to imagaine the types of death that may come….perhaps just round the corners……

    It is only by facing death directly that we will be able to overcome it.

    May we all be able to gain realisations by meditation on death.

    • tsemtulku on Jul 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      We can overcome it. Do we want to pay the price? Either way we have to pay a price, but if we avoid, the price will be higher. Are you ready for that? TR

  34. Annette Chan on Jul 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Rinpoche, thank You for sharing Henry’s email and all the creative examples of death meditation. I will also do as what Rinpoche said and learn to meditate on that. Being able to practice Dharma is the most fortunate thing I consider having in this lifetime of mine. Thank You Rinpoche.

  35. tenzin llhamo on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Dearest Rinpoche, thank you so much for sharing the post about death and impermanence. Thank you for Rinpoche’s teachings and love. I am SO HAPPY to have met Rinpoche and Dharma. Life is so much ‘easier’ now.
    We are very proud to be guided by Henry Ooi in many ways, be it work or play.

  36. benji on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Thank you immensely, Rinpochela; and in fact,Brother Henry too, (for, if not for your question, i would not have the wonderful opportunity to benefit from the wonderful answer from Rinpochela. i thought the answer given by Rinpochela was truly appropriate for me (although my problem may vastly differ from Brother Henry’s). Only two days ago, i bumped into friends whom i thought should be working hard to ‘let go’ of their attachments to the ‘flesh’ (all of them were already “uncle-uncle” types). i pondered deeply after that meeting – how should i practice so as not to be influenced by them. Now i see Rinpochela’s wise counsel to Brother Henry as the answer. “kam-sia chhe-chhe!” Rinpochela, and Henry-la!

    • henry ooi on Jul 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Benji,

      I hear from Patsy that you are actively engaging in your practices at your dharma centre, I rejoice to hear that.

      I hope one day I may meet you again, perhaps in KL/PJ.

      Take care, Benji.

      Henry

  37. Ethan Chu on Jul 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Yes, many are or try to avoid talking or even thinking about death as if it will never come. But as people get older, the fear of death is stronger… And that’s when most realized whatever they have accomplished whether it’s money, relationships, fame and recognition does not matter anymore. Because death is around the corner ANYTIME.

    Worse is those who can not let go of their attachment and fear of death would think of hundreds different way to “program” their kids to accomplish what they have accomplished and pray that whatever they have, their kids will continue to bear the glory of the parents… It has been that way for decades.

    Thank Buddha for us to meet dharma and prepare us for a bigger purpose than the regulars. Accepting death and look beyond that not only broaden our mind and also point of views… Nothing really matters in the end of the day.

    Thankyou Rinpoche for this post. I hope it reach out to many and accept the beautiful truth eventually.

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  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 04:01 PM
    Pilgrimage is traditionally done on foot and often takes weeks or months to complete.The pilgrimage is about much more then just the destination however, the journey itself is actually the most important part of the practice.

    Now with these knowledge of where some of the relics are located, I will be able to visit the temples holding such precious blessings.Thank you very much for sharing this good article.


    https://bit.ly/32GEOGP
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:39 PM
    The most popular Buddhist nun cook Jeong Kwan, is a Seon Buddhist monk and chef of Korean cuisine. She lives in the Chunjinam Hermitage at the Baegyangsa temple in South Korea, where she cooks for fellow nuns and monks. She also cooks for visitors as well. Inspiring ….. she discovered her calling of spreading dharma through cooking adopting a vegetarian diet . What a way to start off. She credits her joining the temple and her achievements to her mother, that’s wonderful to remember her mother. Due to her popularity she was invited to appear on TV show and cooking all the way to New York. Inspiring read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/jeong-kwan-the-zen-buddhist-chef.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for these profound teachings and sharing Pastor Henry’s update of his daily practice with us. A good example to follow . Death is something that no one could escape for sure. Its good to meditate on death nor matter how busy we are. The whole process of death and visualizing it is highly important for us . Reading this post will have us wake up , its time and never too late for anyone to practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Sep 17. 2020 11:00 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of Kirlian Photography and Aura healing. The Kirlian photography technique is a very interesting method to capture the coronal discharge of certain subjects. Whether it is coloured aura or energy, I believe there are a certain energy that you emit out by what you are always of.

    Naturally, a lot of myths related to the subject emerged over time. And just like it is the case with many other spiritual and paranormal practices, there are plenty of believers who are ready to vouch for it, in spite of science having disproved their convictions.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 17. 2020 02:56 PM
    Green School Bali is a private and international pre-kindergarten to high school located in Bali, Indonesia. Very unique structure all built entirely of bamboo . Its education system is also very special , more of an educational village community amongst the jungle and rice fields of Bali. All thanks to the founder of husband and wife team John and Cynthia Hardy. They are making towards humankind by creating a school with an education system that suits the needs of today’s world. Looking at all the beautiful pictures tells us a thousand words. The unique structure is amazing indeed. This Green School has indeed inspires a global renaissance.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this wonderful sharing of such a school which I first come across.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-trailblazing-green-school-in-indonesia-you-must-learn-about-this-incredible-place.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 16. 2020 01:01 PM
    We have to move forward in life, become independent, responsible, self-sustaining and be happy. Leaving behind our comfort zone to live away from our family, spending our time meaningfully . Doing what we always loves to. It’s scary, living at home doing nothing, life is short and impermanence . Its never too late making a change in our life for the better. True life is lived when tiny changes occur. By changing nothing, nothing changes. All great changes are preceded by chaos. Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Change is inevitable. When we change our thinking, moving forward , letting go our comfort zone , it will change our life. No one will change for us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/living-at-home-the-real-reasons.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 16. 2020 12:55 PM
    Good sharing to bring awareness to those not vegetarian. Watched the video feeling sad , the way the KFC chickens been abuse, suffered , cramped in small place before been packed into cages before slaughter . Chickens one of the most abused animals on the earth, often handled roughly, transporting in long distances on crowded vehicles. Chickens as seen in the video are suffering on an unparalleled scale. The cruelty of these chicken were exposed , bringing awareness of the sufferings of the KFC chickens at the farm. Its great to see some changes now yet choosing meatless or vegetarian is the best choice to stay healthy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/everyone-watch-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 15. 2020 02:44 PM
    Suck is a 2009 rock-and-roll vampire black comedy horror film. Sound interesting. All about a band member Jennifer is turned into a vampire, the band quickly gains popularity. Many people were then attracted to her newfound beauty. While on tour, the band members are each turned into vampires, one by one. As their infamy grows, the vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing learns that Jennifer is a vampire and vows to hunt her down. Well the story tells us…. Turning human to vampire and back to human , lastly back to vampire again. I have not watch this video but have read it though. I love listening to the songs….
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this horror film.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/funnies/suck.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 15. 2020 02:42 PM
    Erich von Daniken’s brief is unwavering indeed. “Chariots of the Gods” written by Erich von Daniken tells us more, concerning the ancient mysteries of the world and are all related to Gods. It has endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. People from earth visited the outside world so its not possible that Aliens visited earth too. Its has proof that aliens indeed has visited earth thousand years ago. Erich von Daniken had examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that pointed to extra-terrestrial intervention in human history. Ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, paintings theorizes extra-terrestrials did impacted early human life. The Easter Island statues and other archaeological anomalies were the work of extra-terrestrials. The early civilization could not have built such ancient pyramids of Egypt without the help of extra-terrestrials or “GODS”. Recording to them it was built by ‘GODS’ as in ancient texts. All still a mysteries and unanswered questions and so as many others ancient buildings, monuments and so forth around the world. Amazing and incredible looking at those ancient structures were built and why it was built at that time without modern machinery. Interesting watch which I truly enjoyed watching .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-chariots-gods-beyond.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 14. 2020 03:28 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing the history and clear picture of the connection between Dorje Shugden and Setrap. HH the Dalai Lama blessed the Setrap Chapel in Gaden Monastery after all. He surely knew for sure the closeness of both Protector. Great lamas of Tibetan Buddhism, such as Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and many more had propitiated Setrap and Dorje Shugden for decades. The Dorje Shugden practice has been passed down by many generations of great lamas even the 14th Dalai Lama himself did composed a praise to Dorje Shugden . Its was Dorje Shugden that has saved and helped him to escape from Tibet during the Chinese invasion. Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit but instead an enlightened Being who has taken an oath to protect Lama Tsongkapa’s teachings. Interesting read …..may more people this post to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dalai-lama-blesses-setrap-chapel-in-gaden-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 14. 2020 03:24 PM
    HH the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso who is the current Dalai Lama who is believed to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara, a Bodhisattva of Compassion . Beautiful poem by our Lama Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche tells us all. Dalai Lama is truly a a Bodhisattva of Compassion , well respected and loved by all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-supreme-holder-of-the-white-lotus.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 14. 2020 03:23 PM
    Thubten Gyatso was the 13th Dalai Lama of Tibet. He was recognized as the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and was enthroned at the Potala Palace, but did not assume political power until after he had reached his maturity. His Holiness paid a short visit to China in order to bring an understanding between Tibet and China. He was the first Dalai Lama to realise fully the importance of social and economic development of the country. He introduced quite a number of humanitarian and progressive reforms which indeed benefited many people. During his reign , there was a period of confusion and uncertainty yet he brought many changes to his country and was well known in bringing peace , understanding between Tibet and China . Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/great-13th-visits-china.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Sep 14. 2020 12:18 PM
    It is very easy to understand especially liked the explanation on why we should confess and expose our faults laying it bare. Now I know why always likes to expose our misdeeds and not allow it hide and allow our negative karma to continue to multiply.

    This is very powerful practice to prepare us for higher practices and also ensure our spiritual path is free from our problems and difficulties from the manifestation of karma.


    https://bit.ly/3kfjaQ1
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Sep 12. 2020 09:02 PM
    Growing of a Bodhi tree is the sign of the holy beings residing in that area. No matter where Rinpoche resided, there will be great sign as such. Thank you Rinpoche for spreading the dharma and giving us the opportunity to learn and engage in dharma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/wherever-i-stay-this-is-what-happens.html#comment-907724
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Sep 12. 2020 08:55 PM
    Both Lotsawa Loden Sherab and Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa are the previous incarnation of Dorje Shugden and living in the same period. Again prove that enlightened mind can co-exist in different forms at the same time. Such great effort and work done to Lotsawa Loden Sherab to translate the verses and tantric teaching into Tibetan.

    Hence, Lotsawa Loden Sherab is considered one of the most renowned translators in the Tibetan and is part of a group of translators foundational for Buddhism’s spread in Tibet.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lotsawa-loden-sherab-the-great-translator.html

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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful 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
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
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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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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
4 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
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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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
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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
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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
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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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
6 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
6 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
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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
6 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
6 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
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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
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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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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!
6 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!
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