Haven’s Mini Organic Vege Garden

Apr 27, 2012 | Views: 779

I have never viewed animals as food, but as other beings living on our planet. For a long time now, I have been encouraging my students to take vegetarian vows and many have. Some have taken on vegetarian vows a few times a week, some once a week and some even once a month…

Being vegetarian not only saves lives. It has also been proven many times, both scientifically and through people’s experience, that being vegetarian improves our health and general wellness. I have blogged many stories of people defying the ageing process and of heavy weight champions whom are vegans and vegetarians… do have a read on those past articles.

In recent years, many people started becoming more concerned about buying vegetables from our local grocery store. Unless from the organic section, most vegetables from the grocery store are chemically treated to prevent rotting or bug infestation.

On the other hand, many people still buy non-organic vegetables… for the simple reason that they’re cheaper! It makes a lot of difference for those with big family’s.

Due to all these reasons and more, I decided that we should do something about organic plantation. One of my student’s started an organic garden blog, and the Haven kitchen staff have start a mini vegetable patch! This is our first project planting vegetables that suits the beautiful Malaysian climate. We did this on order to gain experience before we start our large scale vegetable farm at our Kechara Forest Retreat. This project was initiated by our late Dharma brother Justin Ripley… he cleared off an area in the backyard, laid the bricks and filled in rich organic soil a couple of days before he passed away. Thanks for Justin, Levi has been able to do work on this little vegetable patch.

Throughout these few months, Levi has been patiently planting each seed, cultivating the soil and watering the saplings until they have grown into deliciously luscious vegetables! In three short months, we now have fresh leafy green herbs, chillies and just most recently, beautiful Okras!

Below are the results of Levi’s wonderful care for the Haven’s mini vegetable patch!

What do you think? Would you enjoy reaping fresh vegetables from your very own organic patch? Do you want to be a weekend farmer at the Kechara Forest Retreat? DON’T THEY LOOK DELICIOUS???

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White radish and okra… delicious!

 

I have yet to try the passion fruit we have been growing!

 

Levi with the okras she grew!

 

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  1. Stella Cheang on Jan 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Home grown vegetables are always the best because we know exactly what goes into the soil, from the soil what grows and what ends up on our dinner table. Planting okra is a very wise choice because okra has many nutritional components that combat diabetics and lower blood pressure. Thank you for this sharing!

  2. tenzinkhenchen on Apr 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I would love to have my own miniature organic one day. No animals are harmed in the process and the food is extremely healthy. This is a great way to create the causes for larger farms at Kechara Forest Retreat!

  3. Joy on Mar 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Everything about Kechara started small from either Rinpoche’s home or from whatever little outlet we have. Like Kechara Saraswati Arts Department, it started from our one and only small Dharma retail outlet in Kechara Paradise SS2 which just a small group of us learning how to paint and insert mantras from scratch… look at what it has become today…http://www.kechara.com/arts/

    This little green patch area was initiated to create the cause for a much bigger purpose. In our little minds, we might think this is just another hobbie… but nothing is ever done randomly by Rinpoche especially when it is a instruction to do so. Justin always liked growing “stuff” and for a long time he has mentioned he wished to have a garden of herbs and veggies for Rinpoche… well he did, and look at what this little small green patch has created the causes for… http://retreat.kechara.com/news/the-green-team/

  4. beatrix ooi on Feb 8, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    This is so cool! It’s very healthy too! I never liked gardening, but my parents do. My mum will be the one who’s in charge of buying, where else my dad will be the one who does the gardening work.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  5. Yoke Fui on Jun 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Among all the hobbies of modern day people who live in the hustles and bustles of a city, gardening is a very rewarding one. One needs only a few pots of soil, place them at a balcony, sprinkle some seedlings and with some TLC you shall have your own little “garden”.

    One can take gardening as a spiritual training – patience, effort, impermanence etc.

    Gardening has been used as an analogy for merit field – planting the right seeds for the causes we want, removing negative habits like pulling out unwanted weeds.

    In Kechara we have many avid gardeners who look forward to tilling the soil of KFR and be self sufficient at the Retreat Village.

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Awesome for using us whatever resources at our disposal and land, plus choosing to also plant in our garden rather than turning it into a concrete place. As the more plants we have all over it serves to offset green house gases and etc. Plus we get more oxygen in the area for everyone. Also nothing sweeter than our home grown vege’s rite.

  7. pat on Jun 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Wow..Green Thumbs-up for LEVI,I love organic farming…..My whole family loves gardening…we can just get all the herbs fresh from the garden….pandan leaves,lemongrass,spring onions,mint leaves etc.. and my favourite is always the very spicy chilli padi…

  8. Paul Yap on Jun 19, 2012 at 4:04 am

    oh wow, I love all the growing vegetable, i have been helping my mum plant vegetables since im 7 years. I remember we have egg plants, lady fingers, choi sum, sweet potatoes, bitter gourd, papaya, kangkung. I have been assigned to water them daily, remove the weeds, and put food waste as fertilizer. I remember after washing the rice grain, i pour the wash water into the vegetables farm, and they grow really fast and healthy.

    I enjoy doing those when i was very young. I would love to do organic farm at Kechara Forest Retreat together with many young people in the future, its fun and surely therapeutic

  9. Pastor Susan on Jun 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I used to grow cherry tomatoes when i lived in the US. I worked for a bio organic company, which produces fertilizers made of kelp. That’s when i learnt a little bit more about growing fruits and vegetables the organic way means. It is scary how much poison we are ingesting each day.. and this is one of the risks vegetarians are taking. Organic food can be a little bit more expansive in malaysia so i highly suggest to wash your fruits and vegetables with special washing solution that’s available in organic shops. At least that will remove some of the chemicals.

  10. Louise Lee on Jun 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Hahahah Yvonne parent is a vegetarian from many years ago.

    Her father like to plant. Her father Passion fruit tree. but this tree need to replant always 7-8months. If not the fruit come out will not nice and tasty !

    It is very amazing, coz her father also plant a very huge nice aloe vera in a very very narrow space!

    Every weekend i’ll go to her house, then her mum & dad will make drink with this fruit to me. I love it , and enjoy very much !

  11. Darren on May 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Another great project again that will help to create awareness on being vegetarians or vegans. Thanks to late Justin Ripley to start out on this mini organic vege garden. By planting these vege, we need to water daily, clear the weeds and checking the soils. Its also a way for us to train our mind to be more aware and discipline.

  12. Erickksiow on May 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Organic Vegetables?? Don’t use any farm chemicals, and those vegetables just need natural fertilizer, sun, water and oxygen only. 3 words can describe Organic foods ( Healthy, Fresh and Sweet )

    Yes Rinpoche, the vegetables look’s Yummy and fresh. And will like to give a hand to KFR organic farm in future.

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  13. Tenzin Kyabsum on May 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the post. Those veggies looks lovely. I can’t help but to notice that the planting of vegetables are somewhat similar to our Dharma practice. Whatever we do/say/think/see, we are indirectly planting a seed in our mind stream.

    With the proper practice,(or in this case sun light, water and soil)our merits will grow just like the plants/tress/flowers.

    I will definitely plant more good ‘seeds’.
    Much care,Jess.

  14. Davin on May 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Wow this is great. The vegetables look tasty. I love self growing organic vegetables. This is really a great idea to have this organic garden. Lets planting vegetable seed, planting dharma seed toward vegans and vegetarianism.

  15. tenzin llhamo on May 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Yes Rinpoche! It looks so fresh and delicious. And yes, I would like to be a farmer in Kechara Forest Retreat although I am not a fan of farming but who cares. Since it’s much more expensive to buy, why not plant our own, right? We can plant for our own consumption and sell them to raise funds as well. Yea! I definitely want to be part of it!
    Thank you Levi for your care and love to grow those plants for Rinpoche…

  16. James Long on May 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Yes Justin prepared the Place at the backyard for the organic vegetables to be planted. Justin used to do it in a pot in Ladrang, near the laundry area.

    To choose between Meat and Vegetables, green vege are still the best in spite of the chemical treated. Meat has chemical, antibiotic and hormone, on top of that Bad Karma.

  17. Adrian cho on May 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post…
    It was great, if we have a large vegetable farm at our Kechara Forest Retreat. Then we will have organic vegetable that will be more healthy for us…

  18. philyong on May 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Since young, I have been a heavy meat eater..vege did not exist in my vocabulary..until I started to read H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s blog about vegetarianism and animals. Lately, I have been eating more vegs and I feel good about it! I do not know how much positive effect it has on my body/health but at the very least I know I am not part of animal cruelty. I have seen enough videos to know how much torture the animals have to go through prior to us gobbling their meat down into our stomachs.

  19. mayy on May 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    It feels great to enjoy our very own vegetables from our own organic vegetable garden. I would love to help out in the vegetable organic farm in KFR! It will be a great way to spend our time and in retreats too. How nice! Imagining myself in KFR tending to the vegetables patches…hehehe.

  20. Uncle Eddie on May 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    These would be ideal reasons for us to change our diet to “Organic Vegeterianism” as per understated:- (1) To upkeep non-killing. (2) Vegetarianism, esp. organic, improves Health and general Wellness. (3) Retardation of ageing process and elimination of ‘overweght’ and fatness problems. Nevertheless, we should give our heartfelt thanks to our late Dharma brother, Justin Ripley, for having helped out in the formulation of this vege. programe when he was with us. And to Levi too, for the continuation of Justin’s goodwork. Last, but not least,to our dear, wonderful and compassionate guru, Rinpoche, who is always caring, sharing and giving to all beings.

  21. Junior on May 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

    What a great idea to have an organic garden as the vegetables.Keep up the good work..

  22. JP on May 3, 2012 at 1:19 am

    It’s great that the vegetable patch finally has vegetables growing. I remember when Justin Ripley and Levi first started working on it. Nothing grew except wild grass. hehe.

    I told them, perhaps the birds have eaten the seeds. I’m glad it’s growing so well now. Justin would be very happy to see this. Thank you Levi. Rinpoche can have home grown organic vegetables!

  23. william on May 3, 2012 at 1:04 am

    The other day Levi was so happy showing me the bitter gourd that was growing. She told me that it is getting bigger by the day, She is all excited!!! I guess when you put effort in something and start to see the fruits it bears, you would be happy and proud of it. And that is what Levi is feeling. Levi, one day we will get to eat the white radish soup!!

  24. Pastor Chia on May 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Since i was kids, i remembered early morning i had to followed my mum help to cut veggie at our own vegetable farm to get fresh vegetables for sales. I enjoy a lot because every day watching our own plant vegetable get bigger and bigger daily.

    From my experience, planting organic vegetables need a lot care for watering and cultivating soil , protect the plant away from insect. Develop our patient. Good way for our Dharma practice.

    When KFR land have our own organic vegetables farm at the future. We can promote more earth project and avoiding eating meat.

  25. wan on May 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    i used to grow the vegetables when i was young at the school in agriculture subject. The school provided each one of us a small area to grow the vegetable and we dug the soils, put vegetable seed, water it daily until it grow.
    We were very excited and happy when we saw a vegetable seed turn to a small green leave which mean we succeed in it and kept watering until it grow.
    i used to plant Kale, chinese cabbage, lettuce. i still remember the feeling when i waiting for them to grow.

    At home my mum used to grow long bean, lady finger, chili, sweet basil, ginger etc, in that time, most of family will grow their vegetables at home, but now we buy it from the market.

    I can see how levi happy with the vegetables she has been taking care of.

  26. Milly on May 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I would love to be a weekend gardener at KFR. Its a nice feeling when the plants grows well and we harvest the crops. Especially if its planted without causing damage to the environment and insects. We can also relate it to our dharma practice coming to fruition if we practice well.

  27. wahying on May 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

    不要以为只有肉才可以让我们每天的食物甜美,尤其是不放农药和化学物的蔬菜更是甜美。只要是尝试过住家后院栽种的有机蔬菜,现採现吃/煮的人,都知道那可比市场上走过几公里或整百里路来到蔬菜,那鲜滋味更棒。要吃素,不管是在外面用餐还是在家自己煮,即便比以前容易,但还是有不少“限制”。然而这个限制就考我们的创意,更重要的是慈悲—不伤害其他有情的用餐方式。慈悲—从每日盘中餐开始,不妨今天就踏出第一步,从一星期一餐开始到全素!

  28. Siong Woan on May 2, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Nothing better than plucking organically grown vegetables from your own backyard and cook out tasty meals! It’s one of the 10 things I like!

    Thank you Levi for taking the time and effort to grow the veg, this is the first step towards the manifestation of organic farm in KFR.

  29. Jutika Lam on May 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    This may be just a small garden but a very healthy and delicious one! Like all the vegetables that she is growing, looks so well taken care of and i really want to try some of those vegetables! And…. Keep up the good work Chef Levi!!!!

  30. Cynthia Ng on May 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Wow.. nice organic vegetable plant! Levi is patiently planting vegetables 🙂 I shall start to plant vegetables and i want to be a weekend farmer at KFR, is nice to spend weekend at KFR with fresh air, natural environment there.

  31. Albert on May 1, 2012 at 2:42 am

    It is very great to see plant grow day by day, being able to eat the food that we planted is very amazing, the satisfaction is really difficult to explain by words. Especially now this is for us to create a cause so that in the future we will be able to do it in a big scale.

    I personally like this farm very much, to plant and to cook for ourselves, starting from beginning until the end, it is all from out efforts.

  32. Helena Chin on May 1, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Wow…this is so cute…Mini Organic vege garden. Although is small but with the effort that Levi has put in. I am sure will have a great harvest hehehe…Good work Levi:)

  33. KH Ng on Apr 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I live in a condo but has many potted plants. Non are eatable I think; save for a glorious pineapple that my wife harvested. Yet to try it. Perhaps we should grow something that we can consume. Yes.

  34. Victor Phang on Apr 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I love fresh, green and chemical-free vegetables. It is definitely nice to see organic way of planting as harmless to environment, human, animals and other small insects.
    I grew up in a farming family. When I was a kid, I got to see, smell and touch vegetables, soil and of course pesticides everyday. But very sad to say, judging from the “attachments” I have now, I don’t have chance to do that anymore. Hopefully one day I can enjoy growing and playing with these green plants again but with organic way. hehe 🙂
    May this day come very soon. I pray _/\_
    Thanks for sharing, Rinpoche.
    Take very good care.
    With love,
    VP.

  35. WT on Apr 30, 2012 at 12:57 am

    What a lovely Vege patch. Thanks to Justin who did the ground work and now Levi who is taking care of it.
    Haven’t been getting time to grow any vege but my mum-in-law and maid have been growing sweet potatoes leaves, ginger, papaya, pandan leaves and lemon grass at the back yard. Today, they showed me the papaya trees bearing fruits. I can see how excited they are. Can’t wait to try the papayas when they are rippen. 😉
    Would be great that I will have the chance to grow the greens at KFR with girls in the nature while at the same time doing work and meditation there. What a great way to spend the weekends and family time.

  36. lucy yap on Apr 30, 2012 at 12:39 am

    It’s a great idea to have an organic garden as the vegetables are more higher in vitamins and mineral content.
    Levi,you are not only a good cook but a good gardener as well!
    Would love to spend the weekends tending to the garden in KFR.

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  38. patsy on Apr 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    When I was young, we lived in a house where we have rambutan, starfruit trees and my parents planted the different herbs that’s used for cooking. Even in my grandparent’s house, there were chiku tree, banana tree, guava tree, lemon tree, chili, lemon grass and pandan leaves. It was always a joy to pluck fruits direct from the trees and eat them. Now I missed all these as I am staying in a condo.
    I would love to tend those vegetables in KFR and relive the joy of gardening

  39. Karen Chong on Apr 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    An organic garden can make you feel good for many reasons. From seedling, watering till harvesting, no chemicals is used and it’s all natural. Being a vegetarian not only can boost your energy and health, by growing your own organic plants can also uplift your spirit because it gives you an opportunity to take care of the environment.

    Would love my mom to be involved in organic farm in KFR in the future. She loves gardening!

    • yoke fui on May 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Karen,
      Ask your Mom to join me. I would love to be a gardener at KFR. I always find gardening , being with nature very therapeutic and energizing.

  40. Adeline on Apr 29, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I love organic foods, can’t wait to go help in planting vegetables and fruits in the organic vege garden in Kechara Forest Retreat soon.

  41. henry ooi on Apr 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I believe everyone can and is able to tend to vegetable plots and plants, it’s just getting down and doing it.

    I think what we will have in KFR Organic Veg Patch may be veggies grown from love, care and with lots and lots of fun! I don’t think we may harvest them for sale, at least not now, for there may not be enough even for Kecharians.

    I have a small garden, 144 sq ft, outside my condo and I have tens and tens of leafy and flowering plants including orchids. Unfortunately there are in pots. It will be great for me to tend to vegetables on weekend retreats in KFR.

    • Girlie Ooi on Apr 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      Hello brother – when KFR is open for retreats, you can bring your orchids to offer up.
      Remember our home-grown vegetables and fruits lovingly tended by our late grandpa and aunt? I miss those grandpa’s guavas, mum’s chikus and pisang raja, and aunty’s chili-padi.

      • Elena on Apr 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm

        I miss Ar Chor’s nonas! You won’t find nonas like hers anywhere else in Malaysia…I know, I’ve been searching for years! Actually a lot of our family members were gardeners in some way, weren’t they? Ah Kong had orchids and a mango tree in his house as well! Too bad the green thumb wasn’t passed down to me 🙁

  42. MayOng on Apr 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Can anyone just have “green fingers” to grow just about anything? I don’t have it but I admire Levi who can grow their own vegetable patch easily. What a great way to have the same in KFR surround by fresh air, good soil, promote Green environment and being vegetarian.

  43. Thierry on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Levi, what a beautiful harvest!
    Justin would be happy to see that.
    As they say, world peace starts with making friend with your neighbor, so a green planet starts by making our garden and our plate green…
    I am looking forward to help with the vegetable garden at KFR!

  44. Margaretlee on Apr 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Everything starts from a seedling………this is a great way for something big in future for Kechara Forest Retreat.

    I have always love organic farming, I used to have a little small herb gardens in my house in France, where rosemary, thyme, basil, lavander were grown. I love those fresh scent every morning and they give the dishes an extra twist with a handful of crushed leaves.

    And the ex-grand mother in-law of mine taught me how to plant vegatables, she grew her own lettuce, pepper, potatoes and tomatoes in her garden. I still remember how happy I was to see the first little tomatoes growing on the vines..

    Levi, you have a “green thumb” and I can see how well the vegetables are growing under your care…..

    Imagine, no chemical, no pesticides, what a healthy way of living!!!

    I don’t have a garden now but I am seriously thinking of planting some in pots in my balcony.

  45. Irene Lim on Apr 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I love self growing organic vegetable patch. It is a great idea that in future KFR will have its own organic vegetable patch to supply to our own people residing there. When we can become more than self sufficient we can sell them to generate revenue for KFR. It is also a Go Green intiative to save our Planet earth and become healthy too.

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    May all sales of these coloured frogs must be banned. Its more or less abusing animals in such a way frogs were treated as objects and not living creatures in need of care. In no time all these frogs will go extinction .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/coloured-frogs.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 02:08 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these meaningful and heartfelt pictures of those horses. Yes looking at those pictures indeed paint a thousand words. It is truly sad seeing that poor horse Jerry had to suffer. Making horses pull oversized loads like carriages is indeed cruel. They are forced to toil in all weather extremes, heavy traffic all day long. Well they might suffer in silence debilitating leg problems in long term as they have to walk on hard surfaces. Horses would definitely love to be free living on green fields where it’s a better environment for them. They could run freely as they wish. In many cities, horse-drawn carriages are seen as tourist attractions. Even though horse-drawn carriages have been in use for thousands of years , I do hope more countries will ban horse drawn carriages. Recent years many cities around the world are banning horse-drawn carriages. Great news as horse are not mend for hard surfaces, in heavy traffic and so forth.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/9-special-photos.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 01:49 PM
    There’s nothing in this world like the unconditional happiness our 4-legged buddies give us humans. And, just like our 5 fingers, each of them are gifted with their own personality and unique qualities.

    We should have a first hand knowledge before adopting one. Dog behaviour can be puzzling to both new and experienced dog owners.Thank you very much for the informative article.


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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 01:10 AM
    Thank you for the beautiful and historical sharing of Baba Nyonya community in Malaysia. As we know this group is small and their journey begins first at Malacca, then continued to Penang, Singapore, and Indonesia.

    The intermarriage between Chinese and Malay except formed a unique lifestyle and also created out a new culture, customs, festivals, tradition foods clothing, design and entertainment.

    May this rich culture and colourful tradition be preserved and practiced by the younger generation, and do hope this special heritage will live everlasting with us.

    https://bit.ly/3lbHmCK
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:28 PM
    Every where there is spirits or unseen beings . Even old tress do have spirits too. Heard of it those days but for one to see it daily is scary. I am sure Rinpoche’s mother had goose bumps seeing the old man spirit. Luckily not a harmful spirit. Tree spirit is a nature deity related to a tree and are present in many cultures. As many of us do believed that if we cut down a tree with a spirit dwelling in it, is not so good. We are disturbing them. To avoid any misfortune we have prayers to appease the tree spirits, asking their permission to do so…..clearing obstacles or any ugly incident happenings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-tree.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:26 PM
    nspiring video of a Portuguese boy with strong imprints. His dinner plate was served with rice, potatoes and octopus tentacles. After some questioning he told his mother that animals are not supposed to be eaten, but to be taken care of. This surprised his mother as her young son understands about the killings of animals. He don’t want to hurt animals , he knew the pain and sufferings of animals been killed . That’s wonderful , it’s a good beginning for a young boy to have compassion for animals at such a young age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/portuguese-4-yo-boy-doesnt-want-to-eat-meat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:22 PM
    Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical belief that the soul after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s karma. Psychiatrist Ian Stevenson has investigated many reports of young children who claimed to remember a past life. Interesting findings. The belief in reincarnation is held by adherents of almost all major religions. Hence life after death and the possibility of reincarnation do happen. What happens to us when we die? Well this is an old question for which religions have provided answers with faith. One of the mysteries puzzling human mind since the origin of mankind is the concept of “reincarnation”. I do believe in reincarnation and have come across friends who remembered their past lives. Recently I met an Indian Sikh lady who’s past life was a Buddhist. Beautiful stories from her too.
    Interesting read of this blog tells us more.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-mysteries-reincarnation.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 03:58 PM
    Thank you for the article and video sharing. It’s sad to see the reality of live of some people in the world has to go through so much suffering at younger age to survive.

    The early involvement of child labour is caused by their parents due the families economic hardship, parents need their help to perform their work or replacements when they are sick or old. Unfortunately the brick kiln management taking opportunity to misuse the labour by performing multiple task and treating them as slave.

    I do greatly appreciate the rightful action will be taken to prevent and to provide the new guidelines against the brick kiln owners who have tried to exploit workers.

    https://bit.ly/2UZha3N
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:54 PM
    Interesting read about Goddess Gemu, being worshipped by the ancient tribal community Mosuo people in both Shamanistic Animism Tibetan Buddhism. The Mosuo are considered the last-remaining matriarchal society in China, where they are a culturally-rich people. The traditional Mosuo religion worships nature, with Lugu Lake regarded as the Mother Goddess. Their practice is incorporated to the Tibetan Buddhism practice in the region for decades. The Mosuo has their own syncretic faith called Daba and the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. The Goddess Gemu is the most widely worshipped by the Mosuo people. Glad to note that the traditional shamanism based Daba faith is concertedly with the Tibetan Buddhism faith. The Zha Mei monastery which is a gelupa monastery had a strong affiliation with Dorje Shugden and at the same accepted the worshiping of this Goddess. The 5 th Panglung Kuten did took Dorje Shugden trance at this monastery . Strangely the CTA cannot accept the practice of Dorje Shugden on the hand could accept an unenlightened protector deity Godess Gemu. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial so as the practice of Daba faith to the Mosus people.
    Well, may the Dorje Shugden ban soon going down into history for the benefits of all sentient beings.
    Thank you Valentina for a detail write up on the Gemu Goddess and those rare pictures of oracles by Dr.Joseph Rock who had explored the Tibetan borderlands .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/gemu-goddess-of-mosuo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:52 PM
    Walpola Rahula Thero was a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, world renowned scholar and writer. Dr. Rahula is the first Buddhist monk to become a professor in a Western world. He has written extensively about Buddhism in English, French and Sinhalese. He was noted not only for his erudition but also for his strong socialist views. During his lifetime he was awarded several awards for his incredible work towards harmony.
    (Whatever we are Theravada or Mahayana, as Buddhists we all accept the Buddha as our Master who gave us the Teaching.)…..well said.
    Ven. Rahula was later instrumental in encouraging the formation of the first Theravada temple in the United States. He spent most of his life in teaching and lecturing before going back to Sri Lanka where he passed away. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ven-dr-walpola-rahula-thero-the-theravadan-academic.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 01:03 PM
    This unique group of Malaysians have seamlessly assimilated the cultures of the Chinese and the local Malays particularly into their elaborately embroidered attire and very meticulously .

    The Baba Nyonyas have a very unique style of architecture that brings together Western and Eastern components,The community it self is also unique and rich in customs and traditions.Thank you for sharing a beautiful article.

    https://bit.ly/3q20qqG
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Nov 24. 2020 11:19 PM
    Thank you for an interesting and worthwhile article sharing. Most people experience eye problems from time to time, and vision problems tend to increase with age. Lately I’m too having vision problem due to working on laptop. Hoping to try out this eyes exercise practice to improve my vision naturally and Throw Away my Glasses!.

    I’m going to share this post to all my friends so that many more will benefit from it in near future.

    https://bit.ly/3frz094

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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    2 yearss ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    2 yearss ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    2 yearss ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    2 yearss ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    2 yearss ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    3 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
1 week ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Fwd: Dear Sotha
2 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
2 months ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
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
5 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
5 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
6 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
6 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
6 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
7 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
9 months ago
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
9 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
9 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 months ago
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
9 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
9 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
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 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
9 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
9 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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