Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain at Kechara Forest Retreat!

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A broad view of the entire Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain with its faucets set into boulders to dispense healing waters. Click on image to enlarge.

A broad view of the entire Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain with its faucets set into boulders to dispense healing waters. Click on image to enlarge.

In today’s world, most people live in densely-populated cities. Constructed out of steel, concrete, cement and glass, these artificial environments may be attractive to some. Unfortunately however, man-made materials emanate trace amounts of negative energies that accumulate in our bodies over time. This, combined with the ever-present pollution in the air that we breathe, the stressful and sedentary lifestyle that we lead and the chemicals that are present in our food, eventually lead to the development of various types of illnesses of the body.

A close-up on the beautiful Medicine Buddha statue. Click on image to enlarge.

A close-up of the beautiful Medicine Buddha statue. Click on image to enlarge.

The claustrophobic lifestyle of the city can also induce depression, as we age and feel an increasing sense of hopelessness of living a life of utter materialism and self-indulgence. We feel helpless as we lose our health and mobility, and we inch closer towards our eventual mortality. It is no coincidence that torture is associated with bright lights, concrete and loud, raucous music while rehabilitation is associated with open spaces, blue skies, green grass and fresh air.

Hence, Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) was originally conceived as a place of refuge and healing amongst trees, flowers and shrubs. Aside from the naturally-positive energies of a green environment, high lamas, monks and Dorje Shugden himself (while in trance of the Panglung Oracle) have consecrated the land with powerful pujas. Therefore, the land itself has become highly charged with healing and positive energies.

His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche, an emanation of Medicine Buddha himself, looking at the semi-precious stones, some of which are now placed at Kechara Forest Retreat’s Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain. Gangchen Rinpoche blessed the stones over the course of a couple of days, imbuing them with healing energies. Click on image to enlarge.

In order for KFR to truly become a place of healing, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has conceived a number of ideas including the newly-opened Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain. Embedded within the fountain are semi-precious stones that were especially consecrated by Dorje Shugden while in trance of the Panglung OracleHis Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, widely accepted to be a living emanation of Vajrayogini; our own Tsem Rinpoche and His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche, an emanation of Medicine Buddha himself. When the water runs over these stones, it becomes charged with the healing properties of the stones and imbued with its blessings.

Bottles are provided for people to collect the water for their personal use. Some suggested uses for the consecrated water include:

  • Consumption by the sick to heal the body and clear the mind of negative emotions
  • Consumption by the dying to clear the mind in preparation for the final journey
  • Giving to heal stray animals and pets
  • Giving to dying or deceased animals in order to implant blessings and Dharma imprints to surface in future lives
  • Sprinkling on new Buddha statues and shrines as an act of consecration

 

Information About the Medicine Buddha Statue

Height: 3ft
Material: Stone
Location: Next to Nageshvaraja statue (across from Wisdom Hall), Kechara Forest Retreat

An Introduction to Medicine Buddha

Medicine Buddha (Tibetan: Menlha; Sanskrit: Bhaisajyaguru) is described in the eponymous Baisajyaguruvaiduryaprabharaja Sutra, called the Medicine Buddha Sutra in English. He is described as having made 12 great vows on his spiritual journey towards enlightenment. On achieving complete enlightenment and attaining Buddhahood, he became the Buddha of an eastern Pure Land known as Vaiduryanirbhasa or “Pure Lapis Lazuli”. There, he is attended to by two Bodhisattvas symbolising the light of the sun and the light of the moon respectively.

The practice of Medicine Buddha, the Supreme Healer, is not only a very powerful method for healing and increasing healing powers for oneself and others, but also for overcoming the inner sickness of attachment, hatred, and ignorance. Therefore to meditate on the Medicine Buddha can help decrease physical and mental illness and sufferings.

The Medicine Buddha mantra is held to be extremely powerful for the healing of physical illness and purification of negative karma. One form of practice based on Medicine Buddha is done when one is stricken by disease. The patient is to recite the long Medicine Buddha mantra 108 times over a glass of water. The water is now believed to be blessed by the power of the mantra and the blessing of Medicine Buddha himself. The patient is to drink this water to be healed. This practice is then repeated each day until the illness is cured.

What is special about the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain in Kechara Forest Retreat is that the water itself has already been blessed by the energies of Medicine Buddha. Simply drinking this water has a tremendous healing effect. Of course if you recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, whether it is the condensed or extensive version, the healing effect will be magnified.

 

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Iconography

Medicine Buddha is typically depicted seated, wearing the three robes of a Buddhist monk. He holds either a begging bowl or vase of medicine nectar in his left hand hand, resting in his lap. His right hand rests on his right knee, holding the stem of an arura fruit or Myrobalan between thumb and forefinger. In the Medicine Buddha Sutra, he is also described as having a bright and healing aura of lapis lazuli-coloured light. Within the Chinese tradition, Medicine Buddha is also sometimes depicted holding a pagoda, symbolising the 10,000 Buddhas of the three periods of time.

The 12 Vows of the Medicine Buddha

Here are the 12 Vows of the Medicine Buddha according to the Medicine Buddha Sutra. The Medicine Buddha made these vows before he became a Buddha and as a Buddha now, fulfils each and every one of these:

  1. To illuminate the countless realms with his radiance, enabling anyone to become a Buddha just like him.
  2. To awaken the minds of sentient beings through his light of lapis lazuli.
  3. To provide sentient beings with whatever material needs they require.
  4. To correct heretical views and inspire beings towards the path of the Bodhisattva.
  5. To help beings follow the moral precepts, even if they failed before.
  6. To heal beings born with deformities, illness or other physical sufferings.
  7. To help relieve the destitute and the sick.
  8. To help women who wish to be reborn as men achieve their desired rebirth.
  9. To help heal mental afflictions and delusions.
  10. To help the oppressed be free from suffering.
  11. To relieve those who suffer from terrible hunger and thirst.
  12. To help clothe those who are destitute and suffering from cold and mosquitoes.

 

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The Benefits of Medicine Buddha

Most people think that Medicine Buddha practice is only for healing. However, his practice confers a lot of other benefits too, including:

  • We are freed from epidemics, execution, criminals, spirits; we create the merit to have complete physical and mental faculties; suffering is cut away from our lives; we do not fall to the lower realms in our next rebirth; we experience the happiness of both humans and gods; hunger, thirst and poverty is pacified; we generate wealth; we will not be tormented by beatings; we will not be harmed by tigers, lions and snakes; conflict is pacified; we will not suffer from floods; and we develop a loving mind.
  • We will always be born human in future rebirths so that we can practise the Dharma; we develop compassion; we purify obscurations to enlightenment; we attain the happiness of humans and gods; we will never be separated from our spiritual teachers; we will not be harmed by spirits, enemies or dangers in isolated places; we develop an enthusiasm for making offerings to the enlightened beings; we develop meditative concentration, mindfulness, strength, non-forgetfulness; and we attain wisdom.
  • We extend our lives; we develop material wealth; those who are angersome become loving; and we understand the importance of adhering to spiritual vows.
  • Our sorrow is pacified and we become happy; our bodies become bright and beautiful and we are protected from negativity; our relationships with family and friends improve; and we are healed of diseases.
  • We always see the truth and have faith in the enlightened beings; we are able to hear the Dharma teachings again and again; material resources increase; and we become content.
  • We remove malice from our minds; if we have engaged in negative actions, we become motivated to engage in positive actions instead; and those who are controlled by others gain their independence.
  • We create the causes to become enlightened ourselves; we are freed from being afflicted by our negative karma; we are freed from the torment of ruthless leaders; we will never go hungry and always have good food; we will be freed from the hardships of cold and hot; our wishes will be fulfilled; and we create the causes to take rebirth in the Medicine Buddha’s Pure Land.

 

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Medicine Buddha Prayers

The following prayers can be recited on a daily basis to create a connection with Medicine Buddha and invite the energies of divine healing into one’s life. You can do either one of the prayers, both of which include the recitation of his holy and healing mantra.

 

Medicine Buddha Sadhana (1)

Going for Refuge and Generating Bodhicitta

Until I attain enlightenment,
I respectfully go for refuge
To the Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
To attain Buddhahood for the welfare
Of all living beings
I shall make requests to the Seven Sugatas. (3x)

Visualising the Seven Sugatas

On the crown of my head sits the Tathagata Medicine Guru.
His body is blue, his right hand, in the mudra if supreme giving, holds
an Arura plant, and his left hand, in the mudra of meditative equipoise,
holds a bowl filled with medicine nectar.

On his crown is the Tathagata King of Clear Knowing.
His body is red, his right hand is in the mudra of supreme giving, and his
left hand is in the mudra of meditative equipoise.

On his crown is the Tathagata Melodious Ocean of Dharma Proclaimed.
His body is light red, and both his hands are in the mudra of expounding Dharma.

On his crown is the Tathagata Supreme Glory Free From Sorrow.
His body is pale red, and both his hands are in the mudra of meditative equipoise.

On his crown is the Tathagata Stainless Excellent Gold.
His body is golden, and both his hands are in the mudra of expounding Dharma.

On his crown is the Tathagata King of Melodious Sound.
His body is golden, his right hand is in the mudra of supreme giving,
and his left hand is in the mudra of meditative equipoise.

On his crown is the Tathagata Glorious Renown of Excellent Signs.
His body is golden, his right hand is in the mudra of granting protection,
and his left hand is in the mudra of meditative equipoise.

They all wear the three robes of a monk and are adorned with the major and minor marks. They sit in the vajra posture on seats of a lotus and moon.

Offering the Seven Limbs

Merely through the touch of the smallest part of your supreme medicinal plant, you cool the fires of the deepest hells, transforming them into lotus pools. To you, Assembly of Protectors of impure beings, with my body, speech and mind, respectfully I prostrate.

I offer a vast collection of offerings, both are actually set out and emanated through the power of mantra, wisdom, and imagination. I confess all negativities and downfalls, rejoice in virtue beseech you to remain, and request you to teach. I dedicate these virtues to great enlightenment.

Making Requests

O Great Assembly of Blessed Ones, please listen to me.
Previously you Seven Sugatas made prayers,
To fulfil the promises you have made
In this, the final five hundred years of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Teachings;
I request you now to show me the truth directly.

O Blessed One, Tathagata, Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha,
Great King, Glorious Renown of Excellent Signs, to you I prostrate, make offerings and go for refuge. (7x)

The Tathagata Glorious Renown of Excellent Signs melts into light and dissolves into the Tathagata King of Melodious Sound.

O Blessed One, Tathagata, Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha, King of Melodious Sound, Brilliant Radiance of Skill, Fully Adorned with Jewels, Moon and Lotus, to you I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge. (7x)

The Tathagata King of Melodious Sound melts into light and dissolves into the Tathagata Stainless Excellent Gold.

O Blessed One, Tathagata, Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha, Stainless Excellent Gold, Jewel Radiance who Accomplish your vows, to you I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge. (7x)

The Tathagata Stainless Excellent Gold melts into light and dissolves into the Tathagata Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow.

O Blessed One, Tathagata, Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha, Supreme Glory Free from Sorrow, to you I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge. (7x)

The Tathagata Supreme Glory Free From Sorrow melts into light and dissolves into the Tathagata Melodious Ocean of Dharma Proclaimed.

O Blessed One, Tathagata, Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha, Melodious Ocean of Dharma Proclaimed, to you I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge. (7x)

The Tathagata Melodious Ocean of Dharma Proclaimed melts into light and dissolves into the Tathagata King of Clear Knowing.

O Blessed One, Tathagata, Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha, King of Clear Knowing, who Fully Enjoys the Supreme Wisdom of an Ocean of Dharma, to you I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge. (7x)

The Tathagata King of Clear Knowing melts into light and dissolves into the Tathagata Medicine Guru.

O Blessed One, Tathagata, Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha, Medicine Guru, Great King with the Radiance of a Lapis Jewel, to you I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge. (7x)

The Tathagata King of Medicine melts into light and dissolves into me. All sickness, spirits, negativities, and obstructions that afflict me are purified, and I become the Buddha, Medicine Guru.

Recitation of Mantra

At my heart, on a moon disk, is a letter HUM surrounded by the mantra rosary.

TAYATHA OM BEKANZEY BEKANZEY MAHA BEKANZEY BEKANZEY RANZA SAMU-GATEY SOHA. (1 mala per day, or more)

Dedication

Through my virtues from prostrating, making offerings, and reciting the names of the Assembly of Seven Sugatas,
May the supreme prayers that they previously made
The two sets of eight, the four sets of four, and the twelve promises
Immediately ripen upon myself and all other living beings.

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Medicine Buddha Sadhana (2)

Meditation

Visualise yourself in your ordinary body, with your heart at the centre of your chest, inverted, pointing upwards. Inside your heart is a white, eight-petal lotus. At its centre is a moon disc, upon which is seated the Healing Buddha in the aspect of supreme transformation. His holy body is clear and in the nature of dark blue light, and he holds an arura plant in his right hand and begging bowl in his left.

In front of the Healing Buddha is the white medicinal goddesses, Actualised Wisdom; to his right is the yellow medicinal goddess, Simultaneous Wealth; behind him is the red forest goddess, Peacock’s Throat; to his left is the green tree goddess, Radiant One. Each goddess is in the nature of blissful radiant light and has one face and two arms. An Arura plant is in each goddess’s right hand, with a vase adorned with various ornaments in the left. The four goddesses sit cross-legged, not in the full vajra position but in the aspect of offering respect to the Healing Buddha.

Then make this request:

O DESTROYER, COMPLETE IN ALL QUALITIES AND GONE
BEYOND AND YOU FOUR MEDICINAL GODDESSES.
PLEASE PACIFY IMMEDIATELY THE ILLNESSES THAT AFFLICT ME
NOW AND HELP ME AVOID ALL FUTURE SICKNESS.

Light rays of the appropriate colour emanate from each of the five deities at your heart. Your heart and body are full of blissful light, which perfectly purifies all diseases, spirit harms, and negative actions and their imprints. Beams of five coloured light radiate from all the pores in your body, while nectar flows down from the Healing Buddha’s begging bowl and the vases held by the four goddesses, completely filling your heart and body. Generate the strong recognition that you have vanquished disease forever and will never be sick again. While concentrating single-pointedly on this visualization, recite the short or long Healing Buddha mantra seven, twenty-one, one hundred and eight, or more times.

Short Mantra of Medicine Buddha

TAYATHA OM BEKANZEY BEKANZEY MAHA BEKANZEY BEKANZEY RANZA SAMU-GATEY SOHA.

Long mantra of Medicine Buddha

OM NAMO BHAGAWATE BEKANZEY GURU BENDURYA PRABHA RANZAYA TAYATHA ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA TAYATHA OM BEKANZEY BEKANZEY MAHA BEKANZEY RANZA SAMU-GATEY SOHA

If you are sick, after you have finished reciting the mantra, put some saliva in your left palm, rub it on the tip of your right ring finger, place the tip of this finger at the entrance of your right and left nostrils, where the so-called All-Doing King Nerve can be found, and apply the saliva to the afflicted parts of your body. Then recite as many mantras of the Sanskrit vowels and consonants as possible, along with the mantra of the Heart of Dependent Arising.

Sanskrit Vowels

OM A AA I II U UU RI RII LI LII E AI O AU AM AH SOHA

Sanskrit Consonants

OM KA KHA GA GHA NGA / TSA TSHA DZA DZHA NYA / TA THA DA DHA NA / TA THA DA DHA NA / PA PHA BA BHA MA / YA RA LA VA / SA SHA SA HA KSHA SOHA

The Heart of Dependent Arising

OM YE DHARMA HETU-PRABHAVA HETUN TESHAN TATHAGATO HYA VADAT / TESHAN CA YO NIRODHA / EVAM-VADI / MAHA SRAMANAH-YE-SOHA

Dedication

JANG-JUB SEM-CHOK RINPOCHE
MA-KYE PA-NAM KYE-GYUR CHIK
KYE-PA NYAM-PA ME-PA YANG
GONG-NA GONG-DU PEL-WAR SHUG

May the precious Bodhi-mind,
Where it is not born arise and grow
May that born have no decline
But increase forever more.

TONG-NI TONG-WA RINPOCHE
MA-KYE PA-NAM KYE-GYUR CHIK
KYE-PA NYAM-PA ME-PA YANG
GONG-NA GONG-DU PEL-WAR SHUG

May the precious Emptiness
Where it is not born arise and grow
May that born have no decline
But increase forever more.

DAG-SOG JIN-NYEH SAG-PA GE-WA DEE
TAN-DANG DRO-WA KUN-LA GANG-PHAN DANG
CHE-PAR JE-TSUN LO-ZANG DRAG-PA YI
TAN-PI NYING-PO RING-DU SAL-SHEH SHUG

May this merit accumulated by myself and others beneficially serve all sentient beings and the Buddhadharma and especially may the essential teachings of the unerring Master Tsongkhapa, become clear and enduring.

Prayer by Je Tsongkhapa
KYE-WA KUN-TU YANG-DAK LA-MA DANG
DRAL-ME CHO-KYI PAL-LA LONG-CHO CHING
SA-DANG LAM-GYI YON-TEN RAP-DZOK NA
DORJE CHANG-GI GO-PANG NYUR-TO SHUG

In all my rebirths may I not be parted from perfect Gurus,
Let me enjoy the abundance of the Dharma!
Perfecting the quality stages and paths
May I quickly attain the rank of Vajradhara Buddha.

Dedication of virtue
GE-WA DI-YI NYUR-DU DAK
LA-MA SANG-GYE DRUP-GYUR NA
DRO-WA CHIK-KYANG MA-LU PA
DE-YI SA-LA GO-PAR SHUG

By this virtue, may I quickly
Realize Guru-Buddhahood,
And transfer each sentient being
Into that Enlightened state.

CHO KHI GYAL PO TSONG KHA PA
CHO TSUL NAM PAR PHEL WA LA
GEK KI TSHAN MA ZHI WA DANG
THUN KYIN MA LU TSHANG WAR SHOK

May all conducive conditions arise
and all obstacles be pacified,
in order to increase infinitely,
the doctrine of the spiritual king, Tsongkhapa.

DA DANG SHEN GI DU SUM DANG
DRIL WA TSOK NYI LA TEN NAY
GYA WA LO ZANG DRAG PA YI
TAN PAR YUN RING VAR GYUR CHIG

By the merits of the 3 times of myself and others,
May the doctrine of Lama Tsongkhapa blaze forever.

Auspicious Dedication
NYIMO DELEK TSEN TELEK
NYIME GUNG YANG DELEK SHIN
NYITSEN TAKTU DELEK PEL
KON CHOK SUM GYI JIN GYI LOB
KON CHOK SUM GYI NGOR DRUL TSOL
KON CHOK SUM GYI TRA SHI SHOK

At dawn or dusk, at night or midday,
may the Three Jewels grant us their blessing,
may they help us to achieve all realisations
and sprinkle the paths of our lives with various signs of auspiciousness.

Dedication for the Guru’s long life
JETSUN LAMA KU TSE RABTEN CHING
NAMKAR TRINLEY CHOG CHUR GYE PA DANG
LOBSANG TENPE DRON ME SA SUM GYI
DRO WE MUNSEL TAKTUR NE GYUR CHIG

May the holy teachers have long lives.
May the enlightened activities be fully displayed in the ten directions,
and may the brightness of the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa
continuously dissipate the veil of darkness covering the beings of the three realms.

Dedication for the long life of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
GANG RI RAWE KORWAI SHING KHAM DIR
PEN DANG DEWA MALU GYUNG WAI NE
CHENREZIG WANG TENZIN GYATSO YI
SHA PEI SITHAI BARDU DEN GYUR CHIG

In this holy Land surrounded by snow mountains,
You are the source of all benefit and happiness
May your lotus feet, O powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso
Remain in this world until the end of existence.

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This Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain is dedicated to all sentient beings who are suffering from sickness of the body, speech and mind. May this fountain bring relief to all beings who are ill and may its sacred waters heal all disease. May it also purify their minds so that they eventually achieve the body, speech and mind of a fully enlightened Buddha.

 


 

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HOD JP Thong is carefully overseeing the site as the stone base is being lifted. Click on image to enlarge.

HOD JP Thong is carefully overseeing the site as the stone base is being lifted. Click on image to enlarge.

The oval-shaped alcove where the Medicine Buddha statue will be housed. Click on image to enlarge.

The oval-shaped alcove where the Medicine Buddha statue will be housed. Click on image to enlarge.

Worker laying foundation for the oval stone to be placed on top. Click on image to enlarge.

Worker laying foundation for the alcove to be placed on top. Click on image to enlarge.

Getting ready to raise the alcove. Click on image to enlarge.

Getting ready to raise the alcove. Click on image to enlarge.

Little Liang Jing, the adorable son of Kecharians Wah Ying and Chon Kong, was also helping at the site. Click on image to enlarge.

Little Liang Jing, the adorable son of Kecharians Wah Ying and Chon Kong, was also helping at the site. Click on image to enlarge.

The alcove has been successfully lifted. Click on image to enlarge.

The alcove has been successfully lifted. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers carefully lifting the alcove to its base. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers carefully lifting the alcove to its base. Click on image to enlarge.

The stone has been successfully placed on its base. Click on image to enlarge.

The alcove has been successfully placed on its base. Click on image to enlarge.

A close-up of the set-up...things are swiftly taking shape! Click on image to enlarge.

A close-up of the set-up…things are swiftly taking shape! Click on image to enlarge.

Unwrapping the Medicine Buddha statue. Click on image to enlarge.

Unwrapping the Medicine Buddha statue. Click on image to enlarge.

Doing a final inspection of the Medicine Buddha statue before lifting it up onto the base. Click on image to enlarge.

Doing a final inspection of the Medicine Buddha statue before lifting it up onto the base. Click on image to enlarge.

The Medicine Buddha statue is lifted with great care. The statue took many months and a lot of coordination with the statue-makers to get it just right. Click on image to enlarge.

The Medicine Buddha statue is lifted with great care. The statue took many months and a lot of coordination with the statue-makers to get it just right. Click on image to enlarge.

In the process of lifting the Medicine Buddha statue into its base. Click on image to enlarge.

In the process of moving the Medicine Buddha statue onto its base. Click on image to enlarge.

In the process of lifting the Medicine Buddha statue into its base. Click on image to enlarge.

In the process of moving the Medicine Buddha statue onto its base. Click on image to enlarge.

In the process of lifting the Medicine Buddha statue into its base. Click on image to enlarge.

In the process of moving the Medicine Buddha statue onto its base. Click on image to enlarge.

In the process of lifting the Medicine Buddha statue into its base. Click on image to enlarge.

In the process of moving the Medicine Buddha statue onto its base. Click on image to enlarge.

JP Thong and Nicholas Yu supervising the placement of one of the large boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. These faucets will dispense the consecrated water to the public. Click on image to enlarge.

JP Thong and Nicholas Yu supervising the placement of one of the large boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. These faucets will dispense the consecrated water to the public. Click on image to enlarge.

Many hands make light work! Workers inspecting the underside of the one of the large boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. Click on image to enlarge.

Many hands make light work! Workers inspecting the underside of the one of the large boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers moving into place one of the large boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers moving into place one of the large boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. Click on image to enlarge.

With the help of a forklift, workers guide into place one of the large boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. Click on image to enlarge.

With the help of a forklift, workers guide into place one of the large boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. Click on image to enlarge.

Making adjustments to the placement of the boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. Click on image to enlarge.

Making adjustments to the placement of the boulders that will eventually have faucets in them. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers installing a specially-carved faucet into one of the boulders. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers installing a specially-carved faucet into one of the boulders. Click on image to enlarge.

The initial placement of the three boulders in front of the Medicine Buddha statue. Click on image to enlarge.

The initial placement of the three boulders in front of the Medicine Buddha statue. Click on image to enlarge.

Three boulders in front of the Medicine Buddha statue have faucets to dispense consecrated water. The two boulders on the right will contain a donation box, as well as store glass bottles that visitors can use to take consecrated water home with them. Click on image to enlarge.

Three boulders in front of the Medicine Buddha statue have faucets to dispense consecrated water. The two boulders on the right will contain a donation box, as well as store glass bottles that visitors can use to take consecrated water home with them. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers cleaning the sides of the stone platform that Medicine Buddha rests upon. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers cleaning the sides of the stone platform that Medicine Buddha rests upon. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers maneuvering the Medicine Buddha statue and stone structure into place. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers maneuvering the Medicine Buddha statue and stone structure into place. Click on image to enlarge.

A boulder-cum-donation box, in keeping with the overall theme of this Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain! Click on image to enlarge.

A boulder-cum-donation box, in keeping with the overall theme of this Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain! Click on image to enlarge.

A peek inside the boulder cabinet that will store bottles used to collect blessed water. Click on image to enlarge.

A peek inside the boulder cabinet that will store bottles used to collect blessed water.
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A sample of the bottles that will be used to store the blessed water for visitors to take home with them. Click on image to enlarge.

A sample of the bottles that will be used to store the blessed water for visitors to take home with them. Click on image to enlarge.

A sample of the bottles that will be used to store the blessed water for visitors to take home with them. Click on image to enlarge.

A sample of the bottles that will be used to store the blessed water for visitors to take home with them. Click on image to enlarge or scroll down to read the text printed on the label.

Blessed Healing Water

Energised with natural crystals blessed by High Lamas and imbued with the healing energies of Medicine Buddha and Dorje Shugden.

Directions for use to activate the blessings:

  • Drink undiluted
  • Mix into bath water, aquariums or other water sources
  • Sprinkle to bless premises and the environment
  • Suitable for healthy or ill humans and animals
  • Has been treated for potability and is safe for consumption.

疗愈加持水

经高僧加持的天然水晶石不仅活化水源,且释放药师佛和多杰雄登的治愈能量。

正确使明以便激活加持力:

  • 不经稀释饮用
  • 将治愈之水跟洗澡水、水族箱里的水和其它水资源混合
  • 将治愈之水洒在四周环境
  • 适合健康或生病的人与动物饮用
  • 水源已经处理,可安全饮用。

ஆசிர்வதிக்கப்பட்ட குணப்படுத்தும் நீர்

உயர்மிகு லாமாக்களால் ஆசிர்வதிக்கப்பட்ட இயற்கை படிகங்களால் புத்துணர்ச்சி பெற்றிருப்பதோடு மருத்துவ புத்தர் மற்றும் டோர்ஜே ஷுக்டேனின் குணப்படுத்தும் சக்திகளாலும் நிறைந்துள்ளது.

ஆசீர்வாதங்கள் இயங்குவதற்கு பயன்படுத்தும் முறை:

  • எதிலும் கலப்புறாது அருந்தவும்.
  • குளிக்கும் நீர், மீன் தொட்டிகள் மற்றும் இதர நீர் ஊற்றுகளுடன் கலக்கவும்.
  • மனையிடங்களிலும் சுற்றுப்புறத்தைச் சுற்றிலும் தெளிக்கவும்.
  • ஆரோக்கியமான அல்லது உடல் நலக்குறைவாக‌ இருக்கும் மனிதர்களுக்கும் மிருகங்களுக்கும் உகந்தது.
  • பயன்பாடு குறித்த பரிசோதனைக்கு உட்படுத்தப்பட்டிருப்பதோடு குடிப்பதற்கும் பாதுகாப்பானது.

Installation of the piping that will draw water from the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain into the faucets. Click on image to enlarge.

Installation of the piping that will draw water from the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain into the faucets. Click on image to enlarge.

Workers preparing the ground for the stone slabs that will form the circumambulation path around Medicine Buddha...another chance to create more merits! Click on image to enlarge.

Workers preparing the ground for the stone slabs that will form the circumambulation path around Medicine Buddha…another chance to create more merits! Click on image to enlarge.

JP Thong supervising the workers arranging the stone slabs to form the circumambulation path around Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

JP Thong supervising the workers arranging the stone slabs to form the circumambulation path around Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

JP Thong, Nicholas Yu and Kien helping to prepare offerings to properly welcome Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

JP Thong, Nicholas Yu and Kien helping to prepare offerings to properly welcome Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

An abundance of offerings and flowers were made to Medicine Buddha. May all be blessed by his image, and be healed from all of their inner, outer and secret ailments. Click on image to enlarge.

An abundance of offerings and flowers were made to Medicine Buddha. May all be blessed by his image, and be healed from all of their inner, outer and secret ailments. Click on image to enlarge.

A short puja is performed to welcome Medicine Buddha and to consecrate the statue. Click on image to enlarge.

A short puja is performed to welcome Medicine Buddha and to consecrate the statue. Click on image to enlarge.

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend! These kids have parents who work in Kechara Forest Retreat, and they were able to witness the invitation of Medicine Buddha to Kechara Forest Retreat. Click on image to enlarge.

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend! These kids have parents who work in Kechara Forest Retreat, and they were able to witness the invitation of Medicine Buddha to Kechara Forest Retreat. Click on image to enlarge.

Mingwen, who works for Kechara Forest Retreat, offers special aspirational prayers towards Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

Mingwen, who works for Kechara Forest Retreat, offers special aspirational prayers towards Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

Karen Chong, who works in Kechara Forest Retreat as part of the Tsem Ladrang team, offers special aspirational prayers towards Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

Karen Chong, who works in Kechara Forest Retreat as part of the Tsem Ladrang team, offers special aspirational prayers towards Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

Although Medicine Buddha has been invited to his final location, the work is not over! Workers arrange a natural stone path to the stone cabinet. Click on image to enlarge.

Although Medicine Buddha has been invited to his final location, the work is not over! Workers arrange a natural stone path to the stone cabinet. Click on image to enlarge.

The beautiful stone circumambulation path around Medicine Buddha is almost complete. It is Rinpoche's motivation that every opportunity be taken to create merit and a connection with the enlightened beings. Click on image to enlarge.

The beautiful stone circumambulation path around Medicine Buddha is almost complete. It is Rinpoche’s motivation that every opportunity be taken to create merit and a connection with the enlightened beings. Click on image to enlarge.

Beautiful Medicine Buddha along with the welcoming offerings of flowers, milk, water and billowing incense. Click on image to enlarge.

Beautiful Medicine Buddha along with the welcoming offerings of flowers, milk, water and billowing incense. Click on image to enlarge.

At Kechara Forest Retreat, we always make beautiful offerings to the Buddhas as it represents our faith, conviction and the practice of generosity. Click on image to enlarge.

At Kechara Forest Retreat, we always make beautiful offerings to the Buddhas as it represents our faith, conviction and the practice of generosity. Click on image to enlarge.

A closer view of Medicine Buddha together with the floral offerings...all of those flowers were grown on Kechara Forest Retreat land! Click on image to enlarge.

A closer view of Medicine Buddha together with the floral offerings…all of those flowers were grown on Kechara Forest Retreat land! Click on image to enlarge.

A full view of the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain feature. Click on image to enlarge.

A full view of the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain feature. Click on image to enlarge.

This is the place where people can collect their blessed water. Click on image to enlarge.

This is the place where people can collect their blessed water. Click on image to enlarge.

Located on the left is a a boulder-cum-donation box; On the right is a boulder cabinet that stores bottles used to collect blessed water. Click on image to enlarge.

Located on the left is a a boulder-cum-donation box; On the right is a boulder cabinet that stores bottles used to collect blessed water. Click on image to enlarge.

A close-up picture of the boulder cabinet that stores bottles used to collect blessed water. Click on image to enlarge.

A close-up picture of the boulder cabinet that stores bottles used to collect blessed water. Click on image to enlarge.

Another angle of the Medicine Buddha Healing fountain setup. Click on image to enlarge.

Another angle of the Medicine Buddha Healing fountain setup. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Consecration of the Medicine Buddha
Healing Fountain – 25/08/18

Tea Yap of Kechara House arranging the seven-fold offerings of incense, light, flowers and so forth meant for a Medicine Buddha Puja. Click on image to enlarge.

Tea Yap of Kechara House arranging the seven-fold offerings of incense, light, flowers and so forth meant for a Medicine Buddha Puja. Click on image to enlarge.

Piles of delicious food offerings are presented in preparation for the Medicine Buddha Puja. Click on image to enlarge.

Piles of delicious food offerings are presented in preparation for the Medicine Buddha Puja. Click on image to enlarge.

Making copious offerings to the Three Jewels helps us to generate the merit necessary for our aspirational prayers to come true. Click on image to enlarge.

Making copious offerings to the Three Jewels helps us to generate the merit necessary for our aspirational prayers to come true. Click on image to enlarge.

Medicine Buddha resplendent on his ‘throne’ with a splendid array of flowers and offerings. Click on image to enlarge.

Medicine Buddha resplendent on his ‘throne’ with a splendid array of flowers and offerings. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee leading her team in performing a Medicine Buddha puja in order to consecrate the statue and invite Medicine Buddha’s blessings. And in the true spirit of teamwork, volunteers gather to help keep the hot midday sun off the puja team. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee leading her team in performing a Medicine Buddha puja in order to consecrate the statue and invite Medicine Buddha’s blessings. And in the true spirit of teamwork, volunteers gather to help keep the hot midday sun off the puja team. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee, who is the Head of Department for Kechara House, leads her team in performing a Medicine Buddha puja in order to consecrate the statue and invite Medicine Buddha’s blessings. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee, who is the Head of Department for Kechara House, leads her team in performing a Medicine Buddha puja in order to consecrate the statue and invite Medicine Buddha’s blessings. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee works extremely hard and under her guidance, the Puja House has grown by leaps and bounds to provide prayer services at all hours of the day and night. Here, she performs a puja to invite Medicine Buddha to reside in the land and provide healing. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee works extremely hard and under her guidance, the Puja House has grown by leaps and bounds to provide prayer services at all hours of the day and night. Here, she performs a puja to invite Medicine Buddha to reside in the land and provide healing. Click on image to enlarge.

As Pastor Yek Yee and her team engage in a Medicine Buddha puja, onlookers gather to watch. In the photo is also a view of the completed faucets that dispense blessed water. Click on image to enlarge.

As Pastor Yek Yee and her team engage in a Medicine Buddha puja, onlookers gather to watch. In the photo is also a view of the completed faucets that dispense blessed water. Click on image to enlarge.

A group of volunteers and visitors came to join the Medicine Buddha puja lead by Pastor Yek Yee. Click on image to enlarge.

A group of volunteers and visitors came to join the Medicine Buddha puja lead by Pastor Yek Yee. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee scattered consecrated rice onto the Medicine Buddha statue, thus inviting the energy and blessings of Medicine Buddha to reside in the statue. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee scattered consecrated rice onto the Medicine Buddha statue, thus inviting the energy and blessings of Medicine Buddha to reside in the statue. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee also scattered consecrated rice onto the faucets that will deliver healing waters to all. Click on image to enlarge.

Pastor Yek Yee also scattered consecrated rice onto the faucets that will deliver healing waters to all. Click on image to enlarge.

A visitor collects blessed water from the faucet after the Medicine Buddha puja. Click on image to enlarge.

A visitor collects blessed water from the faucet after the Medicine Buddha puja. Click on image to enlarge.

A long line of volunteers and visitors waiting to pay homage to Medicine Buddha with an offering of a khata. Click on image to enlarge.

A long line of volunteers and visitors waiting to pay homage to Medicine Buddha with an offering of a khata. Click on image to enlarge.

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The Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain by day…

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The Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain by day…

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Visitors and those in need of healing can come to bring the healing waters back with them.

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Visitors and those in need of healing can come to bring the healing waters back with them.

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It is wonderful that we are able to provide healing services to those who are in need. The water from the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain is very potent with blessings.

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It is wonderful that we are able to provide healing services to those who are in need. The water from the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain is very potent with blessings.

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For guests and visitors, these serve to explain how Medicine Buddha and the Healing Fountain can benefit them and their loved ones.

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For guests and visitors, these serve to explain how Medicine Buddha and the Healing Fountain can benefit them and their loved ones.

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Is this not just beautiful? This is exactly what Kechara Forest Retreat is envisioned to be, which is a place where every corner is filled with something to benefit others. Here, people can see Medicine Buddha and plant seeds of enlightenment in their minds. They can recite his holy mantra and drink water that has been blessed by him, many lamas and by Dorje Shugden himself.

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We hope to build a larger fountain in the future so that this can be made available to more people. Medicine Buddha, due to the vows he made before becoming enlightened, is very powerful and potent for blessing us to heal from diseases of the body and mind. May everyone be healed, happy and free from suffering.

A stunning shot of the fountain by night, after a light rain had just fallen...

A stunning shot of the fountain by night, after a light rain had just fallen…

 

Location of Kechara Forest Retreat
(Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia)

Malaysia on the world map. Malaysia is considered a part of South East Asia. Click to enlarge.

Malaysia on the world map. Malaysia is considered a part of South East Asia. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Forest Retreat is located in Bentong, in the state of Pahang. You can see here the location of Bentong in relations to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. It is a 45-minute drive along a pleasant green highway. Click to enlarge.

Kechara Forest Retreat is located in Bentong, in the state of Pahang. You can see here the location of Bentong in relations to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. It is a 45-minute drive along a pleasant green highway. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Pahang is home to many outdoor healing Buddhas, including Loma Gyoma and Nageshvaraja. The latest healing Buddha to be invited to Kechara Forest Retreat is Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Pahang is home to many outdoor healing Buddhas, including Loma Gyoma and Nageshvaraja. The latest healing Buddha to be invited to Kechara Forest Retreat is Medicine Buddha. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Medicine Buddha Teaching at Turkey Swamp

 

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  1. S.Prathap on Jan 15, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    This Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain was built in such away that it will deliver healing waters which were energized with natural crystals blessed by High Lamas. Those natural crystals were imbued with the healing energies of Medicine Buddha and Dorje Shugden.
    With the new healing fountain, visitors can bring home the holy healing energy in a bottle. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Kechara for making this Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain available for everyone.

  2. nicholas on Sep 18, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Healing fountain at Kechara Forest Retreat is one of the popular visiting areas that crowed many people to pay homage and make wishes. One of the must-do things at this holy place is to collect blessed water from the unique and beautiful boulders. The water was energized with natural crystals blessed by High Lamas and imbued with the healing energies of Medicine Buddha and Dorje Shugden. What you need to do is to get the bottle from the boulder cabinet and fill it with the blessed water. You can make a donation of minimum of RM10 at the donation box next to it.

    I have heard that many people were benefited from the water and many returns to collect more. This is why H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche created Kechara Forest Retreat which is to benefit many people in various ways for various needs.

    Do stop by at Healing Fountain to circumambulate Medicine Buddha and collect the blessed water.

  3. Pastor Shin Tan on Mar 5, 2019 at 9:19 am

    1997 in Malaysia. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.

    Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche

  4. JOY KAM on Nov 20, 2018 at 3:25 am

    All enlightened beings are worthy of homage and worship. They are the best beings to take refuge in and we should offer them our prayers as we can put our full confidence in them. Of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, I personally find that Manjushri is extremely important. This is because what keeps us in samsara (cyclic rebirth) is our total ignorance and misunderstanding of the reality of existence. What is necessary to penetrate this deep ignorance that keeps us bound in a perpetual state of reincarnation is wisdom. We need many types of wisdom which can be acquired by relying on Manjushri as our yidam (meditational deity). By focusing on his meditation, practice, mantra and path we can gain wisdom in order to have the tool to penetrate the reality of existence. Therefore, Manjushri is an extremely important Buddha for us to focus on and take refuge in.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    (Photograph: this is the beautiful outdoor Manjushri statue who is in a teaching pose. He is floating above a koi fish pond nestled among lush greenery in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia)

    每一位觉者都能成为我们朝拜、膜拜的对象。他们是我们至高、至好的皈依,我们应该向他们做祈请,并且对他们生起全然的信念。在众佛菩萨之中,我个人认为文殊菩萨极为重要。这是因为使我们身陷娑婆(轮回)的是我们自身的无明,以及对实相的曲解。智慧是一种必要,它能穿透我们深不见底的无明,那个使我们受困于无止境投生的无明。我们需要多种智慧,而依止文殊菩萨作为我们的本尊,即能使我们成就多种智慧。透过文殊菩萨的观想、修持法门、心咒及修行道路,我们能成就智慧,拥有了知实相的“器具”。故此,专注于文殊菩萨的修持法门、皈依他,对我们而言都极为重要。

    詹杜固仁波切

    (相片:这尊户外文殊菩萨像呈转法轮姿。他被茂密的草木环绕,安坐在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的鱼池之上。)

  5. Wai Meng Wan on Nov 6, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Having this healing fountain benefits so many people on many levels. May many more people be blessed, healed and saved from drinking the waters from the Medicine Buddha fountain.

  6. graceleong on Sep 15, 2018 at 8:09 am

    My 15 yr old Labrador, Ralph refused to eat his meals after my son went back to school overseas. Might be missing Matt we are not sure. Ralph became weak and could not even stand up. I gave him bits of Medicine Buddha blessed water and after the third day he started to eat a little. We continued each day to pour some blessed water into his water bowl. That was a week ago and now he is much stronger. I was so happy to see him trot out to the garden to enjoy the morning sun.
    Thank you Rinpoche for your immense compassion, always thinking of ways on how to help reduce the sufferings of all beings ! With folded hands my deepest gratitude to my Guru !!

  7. Elsie Teoh on Sep 14, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    This Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain is dedicated to all sentient beings who are suffering from sickness of the body, speech and mind. May this fountain bring relief to all beings who are ill and may its sacred waters heal all disease. May it also purify their minds so that they eventually achieve the body, speech and mind of a fully enlightened Buddha.
    这将造福很多人,无论身;心;灵都得于疗愈。
    谢谢TSEM RINPOCHE 的慈悲, 也谢谢你们 ~ 一群在背后默默付出的工作者

  8. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Sep 13, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    This is great news to have the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain now at Kechara Forest Retreat for everyone to be blessed with. The water is highly blessed and I rejoice for everyone who is able to drink this holy water.

    Thank you for adding the teaching on Medicine Buddha and all the information on Medicine Buddha, the benefits and Sadhana. We are very fortunate to receive these and it is available on the internet for everyone to use.

    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong on Chamang Road and close to Kuala Lumpur, only about 1 hour ride and easily accessible over Karak highway and even a bus can bring you to Bentong.

  9. Samfoonheei on Sep 12, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Amazing and beautiful structure of this healing fountain at Kechara Forest Retreat. Just by looking at it I felt a sense of calmness . I am fortunate to be there when the beautiful Medicine Buddha statue were consecrated. Having this Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain is indeed benefits for many and many more to come as they visit this beautiful place . Rinpoche has conceptualized Kechara Forest Retreat , creating the holy and sacred land, Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong. This Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain was built in such away that it will deliver healing waters which were energised with natural crystals blessed by High Lamas. Those natural crystals were imbued with the healing energies of Medicine Buddha and Dorje Shugden.
    May those who come to this Holy place…..Kechara Forest Retreat be free of suffering and healed of whatever sickness.
    Thank you Rinpoche , team and those kind sponsors in making this possible

  10. so kin hoe (KISG) on Sep 11, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for conceptualizing and creating the holy and sacred land, Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Pahang as a place for all people to engage in meditation, prayers, healing activities as well as other forms of spirituality such as voluntary works, maintaining the natural environment and facility within the holy land, and rescuing the animals in need within the vicinity of that area. However, in the current degenerate age, not all people could have the spiritual merits to fully understand the importance of consistent Dharma practice that can purify the negative karma, which can come to us in the form of inner or outer sickness, pain or terminal illness. Hence, through the compassion and blessing from His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche (an emanation of Vajra Yogini), His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche (an emanation of Medicine Buddha), our own Guru, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden in trance of the Panglung Oracle, the semi-precious stones were blessed by these high lamas that make Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain available for many lay people and practitioners to receive the healing energies directly from the blessed water.

    By consuming the blessed water imbued with enlightened energies from the high lamas, the Dharma seeds can be planted into lay peoples’ minds and practitioners as well so that the clarity can be instilled to eliminate the delusions and engage more in Dharma practice and Dharma works until achieving the realization of emptiness, higher attainments and eventually gaining the enlightenment to become Buddha. No sentient beings should be ignored or left behind from receiving the blessing from the Three Jewels as the cycle of sufferings will never end if one continues to dwell in the delusion of samsara.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  11. Cc on Sep 10, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    ???Thank you Rinpoche, the team and sponsored for having medicine Buddha and healing fountain.

    Indeed fortunate to have in at KFR and may it benefit more people and lead them to dharma.

  12. Yee Yin on Sep 10, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Wow, a healing fountain is now available in Kechara Forest Retreat, what a great news. Kechara Forest Retreat is highly energised with holy and sacred energy as Tsem Rinpoche and many other high lamas have performed countless pujas here. With the new healing fountain, visitors can bring home the holy healing energy in a bottle.

    We are extremely lucky in Malaysia because Tsem Rinpoche has built KFR for the public to come and collect merits and to heal. Nowadays, materially we are very comfortable, but many of us are also not well emotionally or mentally due to the pressure from our daily life. Of course, more and more people are also affected by physical illness.

    The divine power does exist if we have faith. When we pray to the Buddha sincerely for the benefit of others, he will help provided we have the karma to be helped. Therefore, it is very important to create the karma. We can start to create this karma by coming to KFR to make offering regularly and learn to be generous. When we give without condition, things will somehow come back to us.

  13. Chris on Sep 10, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for the healing fountain in Kechara Forest Retreat. With this latest addition to Kechara Forest Retreat, many will be benefited by this healing water. Rinpoche had always said that Kechara Forest Retreat will be a place of healing always. Those who come here will heal mentally and physically.

    Many have come to Kechara Forest Retreat with their illness in the seek for hope and a positive outcome for their body. This water will help them tremendously by healing their troubled minds worrying over their sickness and heal their body as well.

    May those who come to Kechara Forest Retreat be healed of their problems and suffering.

  14. Sofi on Sep 9, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    This Medicine Buddha healing fountain is so needed in these times of so much pollution and people getting sick so easily. Everyone will surely know a few persons of terminal illness. Illness also seem to take longer to heal too. I am sure that this highly blessed healing fountain will be one of the major attraction not to be missed by all the visitors. As with Tsa Tsa Ong’s comment, miracles are already happening. Rinpoche always puts his care into action to benefit others and its powerful teaching for us to follow. Thank you Rinpoche.

  15. Pastor Han Nee on Sep 9, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    A Medicine Buddha shrine, in the Kechara Forest Retreat – a sanctuary of peace , highly charged with positive energies of healing – with a healing fountain whose water is energised by crystals consecrated by Dorje Shugden and blessed by great Masters , including Gangchen Rinpoche, the emanation of Medicine Buddha!

    The benefits of the healing water are manifold. Besides its power of healing both humans and animals of disease, for humans, there is healing of the mind and purification of negativities. For the dying , partaking of this water prepares him or her for the final journey. For dying animals, it will implant seeds of dharma that will open up in future lives.
    Recently, when my husband and I went on a short pilgrimage to the holy shrines of Kechara Forest Retreat, we visited this shrine of sacred blessed Medicine Buddha.

    Offering light, praying, chanting mantras and circumambulating, and afterwards partaking of the holy healing water, I was overwhelmed by a powerful feeling of healing and peace. Chanting His sacred mantra and engaging in the weekly Kechara House Medicine Buddha puja seemed to come together here and resonate within me in that one moment!

  16. Sharon Ong on Sep 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    The Healing Water is truly powerful. Besides a few healing stories that I have heard, I have personally witnessed how a splash of this blessed water has healed my older son’s eczema that was bugging him for some weeks now. He showed me the day after he splashed some on his neck and true enough, his skin looks normal without any traces of eczema.

    We are indeed very fortunate to have this right here in Malaysia. The Healing Water is powerful due to the blessed semi-precious stones that were blessed by HE Gangchen Rinpoche who is none other than Medicine Buddha himself.

    Thank you, Rinpoche and everyone who made this possible.

  17. Jacinta on Sep 9, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Medicine Buddha ~ definitely on my Bucket list for pilgrimage and circumambulation. Will recommend others to look out for this spot and also to invite back the healing water. Absolutely essential for optimal healing.

    Thank you Rinpoche and all Kecharians in making this possible.

  18. Tsa Tsa Ong on Sep 8, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I was eagerly looking forward for this auspicious event to be on the blog. And I’m very glad it is as I have a positive feedback to give from a dhama sister from Ipoh. On the Consecration of the Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain – 25/08/18 , KISG had a pilgrimage trip and my dharma sister was having a slightly bloated stomach as usual. She was a bit doubtful whether the Medicine Buddha blessed water is really effective? Anyway, after she drank it from the day itself until now her tummy has no problems anymore. And she told me she couldn’t believe it and asked me to ask my sister vivian to bring some back for me. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Kechara for making this Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain available for everyone ????

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 02:00 PM
    Celebrities like Pink , Chrissie Hynde , Sir Paul McCartney, Benji Madden naming a few who had use their fame for good cause. These celebrities truly are using their impactful voices to influence millions to do good, voicing opinions on matters such as fighting against illegal fishing, created viral memes to educate people about climate change, speaking out for women’s rights , eating healthy foods and to be a vegetarian for good to save animals been slaughter and so on. These celebrities have tremendous influence, acting as role models to many young people so as adults, even with their busy schedule. They has been influential in supporting its mission of saving animals been slaughter for human consumption across the globe. Great and truly inspiring.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/cause-celebre-celebrities-with-a-cause.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 01:57 PM
    Looking at the pictures tells us more….sad and heart-felt seeing those innocent kittens is shot dead by someone who is so cruel. How can whoever who did it so senseless . What goes around will comes around. The mother cat kept licking the kittens, from the picture ,heart broken seeing all her love ones dead. Could not imagine that situation, sad that one of the kitten had the chest cut open and heart exposed with the neck tied with a rope. The other three kittens were already been shot yet their heads were stepped on. Horrible death those poor kittens, may these kitten have a good rebirth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/guess-why-the-tragic-cries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 01:55 PM
    Reading this blog and feeling sad . Soolam a Golden Retriever, who was a service dog specifically trained to perform work and assist the writer since as a small furry. Soolam was one loyal companion and dear friend indeed to the writer. To euthanize a furry friend is hard felt for the writer as the Golden Retriever could not stand or walk, and even eat. Whatever he eats will throw out. Looking at the pictures the heartfelt writer hold on spending a precious moments with his doggie before he was euthanized. Soolam was a celebrity featuring in scores of times in newspapers, TV and radio. He even appeared as the main star of a special video about service dogs. The writer brought him everywhere he goes for meetings , travelling long distance and so forth over the decades. Well…. he finally laid to rest with his friend. The writer later found Zhar a new friend during a very strange coincidence.
    A beautiful story indeed , with a happy ending.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/have-you-had-a-friend-like-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 02:09 PM
    From lush rainforest to deserts, frogs are found in every environment on earth. There are many different species as well and colourful too. Unfortunately, an equally-horrific new fad has recently popped up in China, where millions of frogs are being coloured with industrial dyes. Those dyes contains a very high doses of chemical which is harmful to the frogs. They seem to be a popular trend in China and are in high demand at aquariums and ponds , some been keeping it as pets. Everywhere at wet market in China, the dyed frogs are being sold. The effect of injections of chemicals into the frog would be horribly injured or killed the frog. Recording to research the dyes being used on the frogs are dangerous and harmful to human as well.
    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.


    https://bit.ly/33l4Qzo
  • 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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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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2 yearss ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
2 yearss ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
2 yearss ago
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
2 yearss ago
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
2 yearss ago
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
2 yearss ago
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
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
2 yearss ago
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
2 yearss ago
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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
2 weeks 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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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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