Releasing Fish

Apr 20, 2010 | Views: 396

150 kgs of fish ready to be released.

Once a month Kecharians (Kechara members) and guests will put their money together and buy fish from the slaughter market to release. This month, they again purchased 150 kgs of fish, did prayers, blew mantras on to the fish and released them into a nearby large clean lake.

It was a wonderful spiritual and family event. This is arranged under the Kechara Care Dept headed by Liaison Su Ming.

It is something I started to create awareness for the sanctity of all life. Many people are joining this once a month as they find it very fulfilling and not to mention beneficial for the fish.

Please go vegetarian. So much food is available without slaughter of animals for meat. Bring your spiritualism to another level by not eating animals but loving them please.

Tsem Rinpoche

New friends gathered for releasing fish.

Getting ready to release by doing prayers first.

 

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  1. Li Kheng on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:11 am

    My family always released birds on our birthdays when we were growing up. It was a fun activity as a kid but as I became older, we stopped because it was no longer fun and I preferred to receive Ang Pow or a present (yup, weird that we get less wise and content with the simple yet meaningful pleasures of life with age).

    However, if we understood the significance and benefit behind this kind act of liberating a life that is meant for great suffering, I would choose giving freedom over a material gift that end up being sold at pre-loved sales or thrown away.

    Take a moment, giving is a simple but enormous act that:
    – makes you feel good about yourself in a constructive manner
    – give you a chance to set powerful examples to your kids
    – build a better tomorrow

  2. tenzinkhenchen on May 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I have went for a recent animal liberation (Fish) at the Kepong Metropolitan park on Wesak Day. The atmosphere was filled with joy and compassion as people gathered around and gave their collective blessings for the fishes in the buckets. The fishes would have become food for humans if it were’t for Rinpoche’s intervention. In result, many lives have been saved as a total of 200kg of lives were saved.

  3. Julien Roth on Apr 28, 2013 at 2:52 am

    I am glad that more and more people are freeing fish so often, its good that people get used to doing this. And saving animals. I want more people to join in these sorts of activities 🙂 then i hope it would teach people what it really means to be kind to animals.

  4. Phuong Dung Nguyen on Sep 27, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I do appreciate this monthly event and want to contribute to this fish releasing. I live in the US, so could any related person tell me how to donate money for this event? Thank you very much.

    • bengkooi on Sep 27, 2010 at 4:49 am

      Hi Phuong,

      Thank you for your kind comments! You can donate to this event by clicking on the DONATE button on this page http://www.kechara.com/donations/ and selecting the appropriate method of payment that suits you. We are able to accept Paypal as well as other services. You should ensure that you leave a note during a transaction process to let us know what the donation is for. Please also do make sure to inform Liaison Chuah Su Ming of your donation (she leads the animal liberation activities as part of Kechara Care), and she will be able to process it accordingly.

  5. Uncle Eddie on Sep 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    As Lama Zopa Rinpoche has once said, “Liberating animals of any form is one of the important ways in which people who have cancer, aids, or other life-threatening dieaseas can heal themselves and have long lives.”Liberating animals” is one of the important ways in which people with sicknesses and serious incurable diseases can have the chance to heal themselves and have long lives. Our guru Tsem Rinpoche has always encouraged his students to care for animals and to contemplate on their terrible sufferings experienced. Best of all liberation action is to go Vegetarian, thus abandoning killing-“A Buddha’s Compassionate nature”.

  6. Ooi Pe on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Every month the Kechara family goes for an outing of a different kind – to release fishes into the Kepong Metropolitan Park lake. They are saved from captivity, from being boiled, steamed and fried. Saving them from these is to give them life, to ensure no harm comes to them and by dedicating this meritorious act to our loved ones, we help to lengthen their life. It need not be fishes only to be liberated; as long as it is a living being, doomed for death and rescued from this fate, you have helped to save a life. Extend the act from fishes to chickens, ducks, goats, cows – it is good if you can save a cow as in the monastery, the cow helps to provide sustenance in the form of milk. By saving one life, you are helping to feed many more.

  7. SK Yap on Jul 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    It was a wonderful sunny day for a family event when a number of Kecharians gathered at Metropolitan park to release 150kg of fish!
    It was through the kindness of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, that adults and kids have the precious opportunity to save some precious lives.
    All parent, please take your kids out from the house to spend some quality time once in a while. Don’t let the kids’ just sit in front of TV for hours watching cartoons. Give them the opportunity to go outdoor, breathe fresh air, walk and run around in the open field and exercise their muscles and limbs.
    Such occasions would be a good opportunity to mix and socialise with other kids and make friends. This compassionate activity will be very good for their spiritual development so they would grow up into young responsible adults.
    PAUL

  8. Jay Jae Chong on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Liberating animals is only one of the many ways of benefiting them, saving them from either their captivity or being saved from captivity. Once we save them, we care considered their benefactors as we provide them with a gain of release in their life.
    Why don’t we take a step further by eliminating the reason for their death by going vegetarian??? Rinpoche is a genius in getting us meat lovers change into full time vegetarians. I can still remember clearly my first attempt to go vegetarian. All I could say is that the day I wasn’t holding my vegetarian vows, I had a feast!
    Rinpoche started off by having all of us take one week vege vows to dedicate to our loved ones. I dint have much a problem with that until the 5th day into the week, my craving for flesh was so great I could’ve died of gastric if my teeth didn’t sink itself into a piece of steak.
    But as time passes, the desire for meat became less and naturally u’ll be a full time vegetarian. And when I look back and think, I was overawed with how skillful Rinpoche was in delivering to us what he neede us to do to benefit many

  9. Peter on Jul 8, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    “Please go vegetarian. So much food is available without slaughter of animals for meat. Bring your spiritualism to another level by not eating animals but loving them please.”
    Once, when I used to read Mahayana Sutras and commentaries that advocate a meatless diet in strong language and terms, it used to burn my heart as I have a mother who love to cook meat and would insist that I ate them.
    I realise that I can take upon this ‘suffering’ of eating on my mom’s behalf where instead of flaring with her over a plate of meat or vegetables, through many years of trying to use various non religious methods of the benefits of a real vegetarian diet, perhaps some results have come forth.
    Otherwise, living on my own, it has been my own gradual practice over the years that today I am able to give up meat whenever I can, even ‘vegetarian meat’ for the real deal and even working on eliminating animal by products like milk and honey where possible.
    ‘All mother sentient beings’…this is a loaded phrase that realization from one’s heart, only then can I ever utter it with total peace of mind…

  10. Albert on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    The idea of releasing fish is started by Rinpoche, reason is for us to promote vegetarian, not to harm or abuse animal and most importantly, to have compassion towards animal, when we be kind to someone (a human), they will say ‘thank you’ and it will make us feel good, but when we be kind to animal, they can’t speak, they can’t say ‘thank you’, and if we still be kind of them, taking care of them well, it will really practice our compassion and patient better.
    Liberate animal that are near killed can also prolong our life or the person that we dedicated to. Releasing fishes during our off day is really very meaningful; at least it is better compare of sleeping till very late or spent time doing unnecessary things.
    BE REAL, BE OURSELVES, WAKE UP NOW AND DO SOMETHING MEANINGFUL!!!!!

  11. Wasukamol on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Buddhists are beleived that to prolong one life one might release other life as from non-killing actions one create a cause to live long therefore liberation of animals is accepted and most of people are like to do it and it easy to related.
    Rinpoche’s great kindness not just only to humans but its cover to animals too. In the past there was many times that Rinpoche has sponsor money to release cows from slaughter in India.
    Kechara care head by liaison Suming organize the fish liberation on the 1st Sunday of every month from 10am at the Kepong Metropolitan Park.
    If you wish to participate or sponsor fish for your loved ones, please get in touch with Nicholas Yu. For further information pls check http://www.kechara.com/support/events/fishy-freedom/. Do come to join us and experience the meaningful time.

    • Atula D Jayawardhana on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:53 am

      Hi all,
      I have been doing this for quite a while, mostly releasing cows from slaughter and releasing birds free from their caged nests. I didn’t come across this form of fish releasing. As a strong Buddhist, what ever form of killing is not in Buddhist Vocabulory I guess. I strongly think that according to the KARMA one creates, he or she can take the form of an animal in his/her next birth. Buddha himself took the form of a Bull/Cow in his previous births(550 births) before enlightenment. By taking into account all this factors, we may consider the fact that we are releasing a coming Buddha or our own parents from slaughter in the long run. I think there is a LOGIC which justifies for all beings to think about. May the triple gem bless all.
      thank you

      Atula D Jayawardhana

  12. Wendyyyho on Jul 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    The practice of animal liberation in Kechara was started by Rinpoche more than a year ago when Rinpoche led a group of students to TTDI Park to release about 200kg of cat fishes meant to be slaughtered for restaurants or market places. From then on, animal liberation became a monthly event where many Kechara members and friends have the opportunity to participate in. Animal liberation is a practice of compassion and kindness for those animals without a voice. It is a Buddhistic practice to purify one’s negative body karma and to prolong one’s life. In Kechara, the merit of animal liberation is dedicated to Rinpoche’s good health and long life, the swift manifestation of Kechara Animal Sanctuary and the good health and long life of Kechara’s members, friends and their family. This another one of Rinpoche’s methods for Compassion in Action.

    • Atula D Jayawardhana on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:16 am

      Hi, all
      My passion is to do all sorts of meritorial deeds before I close my eyes, I am in the process of thinking and creating all meritorial acts as the time passes by. What H.E. Rinpoche is doing is most admirable and appreciated.
      Metta
      Atula D Jayawardhana

  13. Yokefui on Jul 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Buddhists respect life of all forms and therefore on special days eg. Wesak Day we usually release animals.
    Some disagree with the practice of animal liberation. Questioning the end result of this act, does it not cause more suffering because when there is a demand to buy animal for liberation, more animals are caught.
    This line of questioning is like asking – what comes first, the chick or the egg? Engaging in this kind of debate is futile.
    For Buddhists , it’s the motivation that is the prime factor in determining whether an act is virtuous or not. There are so many unforeseen causes and conditions that are beyond our control. To spend much time in checking into minute details before we act is like the man that got shot by an arrow, instead of seeking treatment immediately wasted precious time in finding out where the arrow came from.
    Kechara Care organizes animal liberation on the first Sunday of each month. Those who are interested ,please visit http://www.kechara.com/support/.

  14. han on Jul 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Releasing fishes, birds and dedicate the merit to our loved one will be very good.
    There were people have doubts with regards the benefits of animal liberation, i came across people asking question, “ even you released the fish, others people will catch them anyway?”
    http://www.kechara.com/animal-sanctuary/news-animal-sanctuary/tortoises-on-the-loose/
    To release fish or birds can prolong one’s life, to save animals life to collect merits. Kechara fish releasing activities organized by Kechara Care, headed by Chuah Suming is to create awareness . Its great to see kids with parents joined this spiritual event. Through this activity, kid learned to care for animals, this meaningful activity shoud be spread and educate to more members & friends

  15. chia on Jul 4, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Releasing fish has become our Kechara monthly event. This events started by H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to create awareness not to harm other animals by eating their meats. Rinpoche has encouraged his students and friends become the full vegetarian. The reason is to create awareness for the animal sanctity of all life.
    More and more rinpoche students have become vegetarian to follow the events. Liasons Su Ming is head of the Kechara care to lead this event.
    For people very sick, or to pro long the life force. Is good for us to releasing fishes, birds and other animals waiting for the slaughter, to save the animals life to be free. Before leasing the fish, we can chant medicine Buddha mantras out loud, let the animal can hear the holy mantra to bless them after that leasing them. Medicine Buddha mantra is Tayatha Om Benkanzey Benkanzey Maha Benkanzey Benkanzey Ranja Samu Gatey Soha.
    I hope Kechara House always can organize these type of activity to save animals life.
    Regards,
    Chia

  16. David on Apr 25, 2010 at 12:52 am

    This sort of exercise is often more cruel than it is compassionate. I once watched monk release doves at a retreat center out of town. The doves did not benefit very much from their compassion, however, the hawks did. Sometimes dharma needs some good old fashioned common sense.

  17. Richard on Apr 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    While I know I will gain no friends with what I am about to say, I must express my doubts about the skillfulness of this activity. How do you know this action is beneficial to the fish? Just because they are freshwater fish and it’s a freshwater lake doesn’t mean that the lake’s habitat is suitable for that species of fish. What is the impact of releasing the fish into that lake on the other fish already in that lake? Suddenly there is increased competition for a limited amount of food. Will the liberation of these fish increase the suffering of other fish that otherwise would have been fine? Are there life forms in that lake that had no predator, but now these fish introduced in that lake could be a new predator against which these life forms have no defense? And what happens to the ecological balance in the lake when these life forms are eliminated by the new predator that you introduced?
    This is why I find most of these types of activities to be unskillful. It’s great PR for the groups performing the acts, but have your really reduced suffering? Or just transfered it? If all these questions were investigated ahead of time, and the impact of the activity is evaluated afterward and determined to be unharmful, then great! It is truly a skillful bodhisattva act. But I am skeptical that this type of investigation is ever conducted with these types of activities.

  18. Tyler Mihalson on Apr 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    This is the beginning of my fifth day vegetarian! (I plan on liberating many worms within a month and dedicate it to the life of great beings like you who’ve helped me in this direction.) Thank you for the encouragement.

  19. Duke Okkelberg on Apr 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!!!
    liberation!!!

  20. Peter on Apr 20, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Sadhu!Sadhu!Sadhu!

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    In school, I remember we had a competition to make anything we wanted with the sole condition that it had to use LED lights. It was around the time that out of all the various figures of ancient Greek mythology, my fascination with Medusa was at its highest. Her story is an interesting one. She was once a beautiful maiden who, cursed by the goddess Athena, was made to look so terrible that the mere sight of her would turn anyone to stone. Over time her anger overtook her and she became a scourge, plaguing mankind. The demi-god Perseus slayed her and used her dreadful head to turn to stone monsters, beasts and other men alike in his self-serving yet glorified journey which ended with the founding of the ancient city-state Mycenae.

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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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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
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
4 days ago
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
1 week ago
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
1 week ago
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
1 week ago
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
1 week ago
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
1 week ago
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
2 weeks ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
2 weeks ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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