Rose 87

Feb 15, 2013 | Views: 1,180

Dear friends,

Winners come in all sizes, shapes, ages and backgrounds. What makes us a winner? Easy. Winners never quit improving and don’t remain stagnant with ‘good’ excuses. They never quit their goals. They never let poverty, disease, bad childhoods, lack of love, addictions, family, negative comments, bad moods, difficult situations, spoiled due to ‘wealth’, age, geography be the ‘obstacles’ to stop us. Obstacles are only obstacles when we allow them to be obstacles. Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind. So it’s how we choose to look at it. That is why some with very little problems see it as huge problems and give up. While others have monumental obstacles, and they just keep pressing forward. Heroes are people that inspire us and did you know they are ordinary people like you and me who just didn’t give up? You and I can be a hero too. Why not? Just choose it daily and consistenly pursue. If you pursue and do your work well, you are a hero and inspiration to all around you. You will be an inspiration to YOURSELF. When we feel good about ourselves arising from hard work, we are happier, lighter and bring happiness to others. We give others less worry and more hope.

Otherwise we can just label obstacles as just another learning experience. Learning is the key word. Learning means you don’t repeat your mistakes again because you have consciously worked on yourself. You are worth it!! Work on yourself! We all make mistakes believe me I know. Mistakes can hurt others, so we have to be compassionately vigilant. It is the way to go. I make many mistakes, but so what? I make more good decisions than mistakes and I refuse to be defined within myself and others by my mistakes (learning experiences) because I am mortal. Refusal to be defined by it is not in speech, but my results! My personal good point is I don’t give up (most of the time..LOL). I enjoy doing what some said I cannot achieve. Is it an ego trip to achieve what some said I cannot? No because it may be an ego trip for some to say that about me, but for me, it was and is a goal. Simply a goal before anyone said anything to me.

My goal’s achievement is not defined by you not believing in me for whatever reasons you may have. I forgive you on that, but you cannot tell me what I can and cannot do. I go along the dictates of my conscience and hard work. Many in the past told me I cannot achieve this and that. Well ‘proving’ them wrong was just a side ‘benefit’ I didn’t even consider, but they were proved wrong sorry to say anyways. I do say that humbly. The good ones will rejoice and say congratulations when you achieve although they might have really pushed you in the beginning! They are the genuine support people you should never forget. Besides those who congratulate you, forgive those who are not happy for you. That’s life.

Do read this lovely story I have blogged for about Rose and share with others. Remember, the number of winners in the world is not finite, so why don’t you become the next one?

Much Care, Tsem Rinpoche

 

 


 

“An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose…

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.

I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends.

Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.

If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.

Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be.When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.”

 

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  1. S.Prathap on Nov 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    A lot of people give a lot of excuses for themselves for not going after their dreams because they are afraid that they will fail. Form Rose story, it really inspire me that if we really put our effort to do it, we can achieved it regardless what’s your age.

    Rose already 87 years old but still doing what she want. I will remember this ” Obstacles are only obstacles when we allow them to be obstacles. Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind.

  2. Samfoonheei on May 23, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Old is gold ..is a very old proverb that basically means that age and experience is what makes things an life valuable in the end .Rose an 87 year old college student dreamed of having a college education.With her achievement she was made an icon in her college and inspiration to other students.What i learned from this inspiring post is never give up what you dreamed of doing even though there is obstacle along the way and even age is not a problem.Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind….well said by Rinpoche. Set a goal’s achievement, work hard and go for it all the way.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful inspiring post.

  3. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Aug 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    When we grow older, we scare of losing, we chasing fame, wealth and losing the meaning of living . Form Rose story, it really inspire me that if we really put our effort to do it, we can achieved it regardless what’s your age ! We should live our life with ” no regrets”.

  4. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Being old is not an excuse to stop learning! Age is never the limitation for us to do what we want, in fact there shouldn’t be any limitation of doing what we want! (as long as it abides the law) Rose is an inspiring person to overcome the generation gape between the elderly and the young ones. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful post!

  5. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 28, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Rose is definitely a very determined and strong woman, she knew what she was going to to do and insisted it, she was very sure. I do agree that we don’t stop playing just because we are old and we can’t stop learning because we are too old, it’s never too late, it just depends on our mindset. Thank You for sharing Rimpoche.

  6. Ck siah on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    感恩仁波切分享这感动的真人真事。很钦佩ROSE老夫人的活到老,学到老精神,始终让他可以完成她要的心愿而离世。这是值得我们向他学习的好榜样。其实我们学佛也是一样的要坚持到底,不管我们途中遇到某种障碍,我们还是一样要去面对和继续完成。只要大家的心念坚持和对上师的依止心不变,那么学佛的路也容易顺利完成。

  7. Carmen K. on Mar 21, 2013 at 12:49 am

    What a truly beautiful story of courage, determination, contentment and wisdom. She has no ego.

    To commend Rose’s wisdom with words alone wouldn’t be suffice. She proves to us that age is just a label which allows the human minds to limit our own capabilities. It reminds me very much of a teaching Rinpoche gave, where Rinpoche said that yes the body will grow old, but the mind doesn’t, the mind stays the same. In this case, it is proven by Rose.

    “The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

    I have heard umpteen times from my seniors, that they have regret on something they did not do when younger. But what is stopping you from doing it now?

    “Growing up is hard. Growing up by always finding opportunity in change.” I take it as getting out of one’s comfort zone, then one can truly grow. If you stay forever stagnant in what you are comfortable in and with, you can rarely grow, because you are not challenging yourself. Growth comes from challenging yourself, from being defeated and succeeding. From trying after falling. Growing up comes when you choose to grow up.

  8. Girlie Ooi on Mar 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Rose may have been nearing 90 when she enrolled for college but what kept her going was her young-at-heart attitude. Like she said, if she had spent a year in bed and not done anything, it would have been a year lost. She chose to spend her time in college, something she has always dreamed of. Rose showed us that we are never too old to do anything.

  9. William C on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:38 am

    It is never too late to live your dreams, just like the story of Rose. A lot of people give alot of excuses for themselves for not going after their dreams because they are afraid that they will fail. Because of this, they will never know wha tit is like to succeed and will always remain a dream. And at the end of their life, regret kicks in for they have not tried. This happens to most people.

    Also they let circumstances that are in their way to remain there and did not pursue what is more important. Rinpoche’s story of rising against the odds are an inspiration to all to achieve their goals. If Rinppoche can make it, it also means that we can make it, if we are focused on our goal and work hard towards it.

    Remember it is never too late to start.

  10. Cliff on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    “If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

    Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.”

    What a wonderful lady, I would have enjoyed my college days more if she joined us haha. At her age she had set out to reach her goal I wonder what she had accomplished during her younger days. Its sad to hear her pass away on the week of her graduation but at the same time its beautiful she manage to reach her goal with no regrets. We all get old, its something everyone cannot run away from, yet its still very hard for some people to accept it. Trying their hardest to put on products, remedies, methods, life styles just to slow down their aging, when the time, money and efforts spent could have been directed to a better cause.

    Hope she has a wonderful rebirth. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. I hope Rinpoche is feeling better.

  11. Sheryl KH (JB) on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I really enjoy reading this story about Rose, the only part that saddens me is her death just a week after her graduation.

    Rose is so optimistic. She is such a rare gem in this world. If I had a grandmother like her, I trust that I would be so happy every single day, knowing that there is someone back home who can always be such an inspirational person for me. No matter how many times I fall, while I do feel pain, I will feel better when I see her.

    She is such a simple and yet uplifting person!

    I too enjoy what Rinpoche has written. At the end of the day, it is about our minds, it is about our hearts. Not many things will come to us as we wished, and so we all need to have stout hearts. Never give up.

  12. HelenaC on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    This post really touches my heart deeply and very inspiring as well. It shows that age it does really a matter! She reminds us to age gracefully and be positive. I love her words alot!!
    REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

    We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.”

    Thank you Rinpoche for the post 🙂

  13. beatrix ooi on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This is very inspiring and amazing. Rose has shown us that it will never be too late to learn if you’re willing to put in the effort. She sure has inspired a lot of students in that school, also not to mention about people who have read about her. I think this is the biggest goal in her life, she died with no regrets. May she take a good rebirth.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  14. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Rose is truly inspirational. She reminds me of the Chinese Proverb. Live till old, Learn till old. (活到老,學到老). A little fact about Rose is that she has been immortalised on the internet as an internet meme, usually joking about her age and being in school but still she will be remembered by our future generation as someone who will continue learning and not giving up despite their age.

  15. henry ooi on Feb 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Beautiful. Growing old gracefully and happily, pursuing, doing and working on goals lead one to success, the success of being fulfilled and happy. Rose showed the way.

  16. Colin Tan on Feb 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    By doing all the things that we have dreamt about and not giving up will be the key to success and no regret when we die. This lady really is incredible. Having the courage to even go to the college is already amazing. Finishing it with pride and is an inpiration to others is something not everyone can do.
    Thank u Rinpoche for this inspring story.

  17. Jean Ai on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Wow. So much wisdom in this one line: “The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” trouble is, most people realise this when they’re dying and it’s too late to do anything about it.

    When I was younger and people asked me what I fear, I said dying alone, dying slowly, dying in pain and dying with regrets. I now know that dying alone is in my control, and I have come to realise we’re all dying slowly so that no longer scares me as much. Dying in pain, well we always have morphine for that (hehe). As for dying with regret, that is also in my control. If I have only so many years on this earth, I want to make it a life worth living and not lie on my deathbed wondering what I could’ve done differently, and wondering what kind of memory I’ll leave in people’s minds when I’m gone.

    If we take thought process into consideration, since we don’t know when death will come, we should live every moment as though it’s our last 🙂

  18. AdelineTan on Feb 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Rose’s story is so inspiring! The road of learning has no end, no matter how old you are like Rose at age 87 years still wanted to learn and study, its all up to us.Rose is the role model for everyone.

  19. Joy on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I completely agree with Rose wise words…

    “You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
    Have no regrets. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

    This is so true if you think about it, how many times have we died and wasted much time even though we are young in age? Many. And how many people we see living their lives not really living but more doing the norm and just getting by, wait till they grow old and expect their kids to take care of them or grow old bitter thinking the world owe them something. This is a person as good as dead, and the scary part is the kind of consciousness they will take with them.

    I think the key is like what Rinpoche always say… it is to “never give up” no matter how many times you tried and fail, how quick you bounce back from any negative experience is most important. To stay “stagnant” is the most dangerous as you don’t move forward. This is as good as a living dead.

  20. Kelvin Yong on Feb 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    A meaningful word that i get out from this great share is “Everyone grows older every day and every year but how many of us grow up and and grew up happily with their dreams fulfilled”
    Thanks Rinpoche

  21. Felix Kong on Feb 19, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing . This really inspiring me “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

    Rose already 87 years old but still doing what she want. I will remember this ” Obstacles are only obstacles when we allow them to be obstacles. Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind. So it’s how we choose to look at it. That is why some with very little problems see it as huge problems and give up.”

  22. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Learning and growing is optional, how apt and wise from ROSE and aging does not take much talent the moment we are born the process of again starts and zips us towards the end. I thank rose for showing that at 87 she wants to and still is able to learn, despite the fact she already has so much to offer others and share.

  23. Sharon Saw on Feb 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Rose is an inspirational lady, though i think she had not intended to be. She is inspirational because she just decided she wanted to do something and went ahead and did it – to the max. I know many people my age (mid forties) who will say “i can’t do this and i can’t do that because i’m too old”. Look at Rose!

    I like this teaching by Rinpoche on why are excuses impermanent. http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-are-excuses-impermanent.html. Here, Rinpoche says, “To use excuses such as I am too old, too habituated, or this is how I am used to it, really cuts away any sort of betterment we can offer ourselves and others.”

    All our limitations are created by ourselves…when our capabilities are actually much much more than we imagine and this is what Rinpoche is constantly encouraging us to realise.

  24. Albert Ratchaga on Feb 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Many people said we are not functioning as well because we are so old and can’t think or do fast enough compare to the youngsters, but look at Rose, she has proved the above statement wrong, whether we can do it or not, it is not depending on our age, it is our mind, our body may aged, but our mind won’t, if we keep it up with our mind, we can still be as young as ever…

    I like what she said about this,

    “You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.”

    Yes, everyone can grow older as this is the nature of fact, we grow old even without doing anything, but growing old doesn’t mean growing up, people can be in the 40’s but still act like a 20 year old kid…. Although growing up is optional but it is so important for us to grow up so that when we grow old, our life will not be wasted… Live life with no regret

    Rose died with her dream fulfilled, she has achieved what many young people cannot achieve, we should adopt the the attitude of Rose so we can be like her to be so passionate even though we aged, the fire of life should not put off, keep it burning until the day we say goodbye to the world, then our job is fulfilled.

  25. sweekeong on Feb 18, 2013 at 1:33 am

    This is a very good inspirational message of giving. There is no fixed time of giving, only how often we can give to others while we are still alive. Rose gave more than what she took. She used her life fully and because of what she did she lives in the heart of the students and people who have known her. We are never too old to give and the best gift is the how we live our life for others. Thank you, Rose 🙂

  26. Davin on Feb 18, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this awesome and inspiring story. Growing Old is Mandatory – Growing Up Is Optional . I love this quote. It’s never too late to be what you might have been, don’t give up. Have no regrets.

  27. patsy on Feb 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Rose is an amazing and inspiring lady. She did not let her age deter her from pursuing her dreams and goals. Most people have dreams but not doing anything out of laziness and fear of failing prevent them for achieving their dreams. They remained comfortable with failure and in the end they carry that regret their entire life. Rose story is an inspiration and encouragement that age is not a barrier/excuse if we set our hearts and push our self to achieve our goal.

    “Be who you want to be and achieve what you want to achieve by doing it one day at a time.” – Tsem Rinpoche

  28. Andrew Boon on Feb 17, 2013 at 1:14 am

    This inspirational story reminds me of a wonderful phrase by Mahatma Ghandi which goes like this:

    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

    People like Rose are truly an inspiration and a blossom that never wilts! Perfect role model!!

  29. sockwan on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    It is never too old to learn or chase our dream. Like what Rose said, if we do not have a dream, we are as good as being dead. Without a dream or a goal in life, we will be lost, not knowing what to do, where to go.

    Rose’s story gives us hope that no matter how old we are, as long as we do not give up, we will achieve our goals.

  30. Lim Han Nee on Feb 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I still remember what Rinpoche had said about the mind. The mind has no limits in growth and development. The mind does not grow old.It continues on to the next and next rebirths. Hence it’s important to be driven, like Rose, by a dream.To develop the mind to be the best we can possibly be in this life.

    But the story of Rose was not just about one woman achieving all that she wanted to achieve. By living life to the full, she gave others inspiration to do likewise. She gave others hope to become the best they can yet be. So bravo to you, Rose, for being such a great role model.

  31. Paris on Feb 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I love this sentence the most from the article: “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

    This is wonderful! It calls attention to the fact that we all have within us that neverending sense of wonder and capacity to play, to see positivity and novelty in everything that we are doing. If we embodied Rose’s energy, we’d learn to truly live in the present, seeing the potential of every current moment and being able to enjoy it, rather than to be weighed down by the heaviness of the past or worries of the future.

    I like this concept that age is really not a barrier. When we consider reincarnation and the fact that we have had millions of lifetimes, then our age in this lifetime really whittles down to nothing. We may be old in this lifetime, but still very young in the larger spectrum of things – and anyway, the mind doesn’t age, really; just our bodies do and while we may not be able to physically do as much as we did when we were younger, our minds, reactions, ability to learn and perceive doesn’t ever have to slow down unless we wish it to. So keep that sense of wonder and play, remember Rose and the beauty of that childhood joy we all started life with, just like St Exupery’s Little Prince!

  32. jennifer on Feb 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    What an amazing lady !!!! Rose did not allow her age to stop her from fulfilling her dream and her goal, and upon attaining her goal, she passed away peacefully and fulfilled – with no regrets i am sure.

    Age is only a number. We can achieve anything if we put our mind to it, and not make excuses after excuses – sometimes to ‘save’ face, sometimes just being lazy, sometimes out of lack of self esteem. We are limited to only what we can do , when we set limits for ourselves.

    There is a whole brave new world out there. We only have to reach out for it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching and the article showing us we place the obstacles upon ourselves, that we limit ourselves and eventually we die , we are only filled with regrets .

  33. sarahyap on Feb 16, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Amazing… this is one story that truly touched me deeply.

    I never thought that there was a difference between ‘growing old’ and ‘growing up’… I thought ‘growing up’ came complementary as we age… but I suppose I am so naive, after all, there are many people around me that are advanced in age whom are still ‘childish’ in behavior. While there are some who are younger than me that are more ‘mature’ than me. So what Rose said here is so true…

    We can choose if we want to grow up or not… we just need to make the effort.

    Rinpoche taught us and advised us tirelessly that age is never a barrier to learning and improving ourselves. It is indeed more difficult to learn when we are older, but it is not impossible… it is just more difficult because of so many years of habituation to our current state.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post. I too want to be a hero by being less of a burden and inspiring others… hehe…

  34. Wah Ying on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    To be a winner or loser in life actually depends on us, in our hand. To improve and better myself is not to tell people I am better actually is to tell myself I can do it, I can live my life another way, a new way, a better way. Gambateh to all!

  35. tenzin llhamo on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Wow! Rose is truly an inspirational person! I love the the quote,
    “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.”
    Yes Rinpoche. It doesnt matter what and how people view me so long as I know I can do it and I do it. Not to prove them wrong but to let them know that anyone can do what they want if they just put their heart to it. Rose is 1 of the perfect example.

  36. Martin on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    If we find this story amazing, it is because (and I am sorry to say this) at eighty something years old, or even younger, most people would take the view that they have already lived out their lives and are now just waiting for the death. But this is not about being old or elderly people. People do not suddenly lose their drive and someone like Rose would have been the same motivated person even when she was young. A person’s attitude doesn’t age and when we are old we are merely continuing on with the same attitude and mentality that we have when we were younger and if our attitude is one where we give up every time we meet with an obstacle, then we will find more and more obstacles to stop us. Sadly for most people it doesn’t even have to be a real obstacle and for them to give up, it only requires a less-than-perfect condition. When it becomes slightly too difficult, we give up.

    Obstacles will always be there regardless. And it is not up to us why it is there or even if its fair that the obstacles are there. The question is whether we allow the obstacle to stop us dead in our tracks or we focus on what is beyond the obstacle(our goal) which makes overcoming the obstacle part of the process of achieving our goals.

    This story about Rose raises a question in my mind. How many people out there have dreams that linger in their minds but they never work on it because they defeated themselves even before they start. They look for reason why they cannot and should not instead of going ahead and doing it. Rose’s story is very inspiring and should be an encouragement for many out there to start living their dreams instead of failures.

  37. Jessica Yap on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Age is just a number. Literally. We are as old as we feel. I’ve met people in their 60s and they are as fit a 20 year old and very eager to do things. Truly inspiring..

    When we set our mind to do something, the only standing in between us and the goal is US.

    Thank you for inspiring, Rose.

    And thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  38. abby f on Feb 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Rose’s idea of there is difference between growing older and growing up blown my mind away! Everyone grows old and it don’t need any talent/ability, but to grow up, we need to always finding opportunity in change. This match with what Buddhism teaches, transformation. Transformation is so important that even an ordinary people like Rose is talking about it and believe in. So there is no age limitation for growing up, everyone can grow up, growing up is about changing, only growing older is about age.

    It is sad to know that Rose passed away a week after her graduation, but at the same time we know that she did want she wanted to do in her life, she goes all the way to accomplish it and die with no regret.

    Another article to read, about what people told Rinpoche that He can’t do/accomplish since He was a kid… But Rinpoche overcome every obstacles and He make it: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/you-havent-seen-the-last-of-me.html

  39. Irene Lim on Feb 15, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    This is truly inspirational.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 11:02 AM
    That’s wonderful now we have H E Tsem Rinpoche’s short biography in Mongolian. More and more readers got to know of our Guru and Dorje Shugden. May Rinpoche’s teaching spread and reach out to those Monglians.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-short-biography-mongolian.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:55 AM
    H E Zava Damdin Rinpoche, is an erudite Mongolian Buddhist master within the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Zava Damdin Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of one of the greatest Buddhist masters, yogis, healers, scholars and mahasiddhas in Mongolia. Zava Damdin Rinpoche is famed for his absolute guru devotion. In spite of the unlawful ban on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Zava Damdin Rinpoche remain devoted to the practice and has continued to see enormous growth around the world. Especially in Mongolia which has long held a strong historical and religious connection with Tibetan Buddhism. Back in 2016 H E Zava Damdin Rinpoche conferred Yamantaka initiation and Dorje Shugden sogtae . More than 10,000 ordained monks and lay people attended the initiation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Looking at those pictures in this blog says all, all monks and lay people were so blessed indeed. It has proven that the practice of Dorje Shugden is very popular . They were more blessed and fortunate as after the initiation, they were given a ‘heart’ crystal and a chakra which were consecrated during the sogtae ceremony. They are given as a blessing and reminder of the initiate’s commitments to Dorje Shugden, and also as a symbol of Dorje Shugden’s promise to protect them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10000-mongolians-receive-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2024 10:51 AM
    .Great research by Dr Matthew William King on Dorje Shugden . It paints a thousand words of truth where more and more people understand better of Dorje Shugden. The practice of Dorje Shugden is often associated with Lamas in the Himalayan region in Tibet.
    No doubt due the efforts of Lamas in Tibet and Lamas in Bhutan the practice was promoted. Together, these enlightened masters proliferated the practice, authoring and composing texts and prayers to invoke the blessings and protection of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. In Mongolia, the practice’s popularity was due to Mongolia’s own lamas independently promoting and encouraging it. Mongolian lamas preserve the tradition of Dorje Shugden through active propitiation since then. The powerful Mongolian nation has indeed a long history and connection with Dorje Shugden the Powerful Protector. As expressed in the life of Venerable Choijin Lama, a State Oracle of Mongolia who took trance of Dorje Shugden among other Dharma Protectors. Interesting read of how Mongolia saved Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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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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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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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7/7/2024 Kechara Penang weekly puja completed. Kechara Penang Study Girup by Jacinta.
This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
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This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
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29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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These are some of the offerings offered on behalf of our sponsors. We have different offerings packages which one can choose from or just simply sponsor our weekly puja in dedication to our loved ones. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
6 months ago
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
6 months ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
6 months ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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