The Importance of Death in Life |《不知死,焉知生?》

Nov 23, 2015 | Views: 1,400

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Abby)

(English translation below)

克切拉禅修林首个中文佛法讲座——《不知死,焉知生?》终于在2015年11月14日的下午五时圆满结束!虽然上星期加叻大道发生泥石流倾泻的意外而给吉隆坡与文冬两地来往方向的交通造成巨大困扰,当天的讲座依然吸引了69位大多都来自吉隆坡的佛友的参与!他们为了听闻佛法而不惜舟车劳顿,精神实为可嘉。

在这一场讲座中,主讲人谢晓晶讲法师以其曾在医院实习及学医的经验,跟参与者分享自己过去在医院值班时所经历的生死,以及抢救生命的过程所带给她的启发。当时的她深刻感觉到从医的无力感,因为不论医学再怎么昌明,人始终抵不过死亡的命运。

后来在她遇见上师——尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切及佛法后,她开始明白死亡不意味着一个生命的结束,因为在超脱轮回之前,每个生命都必须经历无数次的“重生”。追随詹杜固仁波切的这些年来,仁波切以善巧教会她以佛法的眼光看待死亡——死亡更应该鞭策我们积极生活及修行,放下生命中不必要的包袱和劣根性,面对隐藏于内心深处的悔恨及恐惧,因为唯有这样,我们才能好好的过人生,并且为来世做好准备。

顾名思义,讲座主题为《不知死,焉知生?》,仍在活着的我们,要如何“知死”呢?谢晓晶讲法师为参与者细说什么是死亡、人在经历死亡过程中四大分解的各别情况,粗心识及微心识在当时候的运行,以及中阴身究竟是什么状态。然而,更重要的是,我们如何在日常生活中克服对死亡的恐惧,进而学会更珍惜当下的生命?死亡冥想是佛教一门备受推崇的修持。当我们实修死亡冥想,我们便能体会死亡虽远在天边但也近在咫尺……在死亡面前,所有放不下的,过不去的,统统都要放下。如此反复体会,我们必会看清生命中真正重要的是什么,也因为这样,我们才真的懂得自己为何而生…

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The first Chinese language Dharma talk in Kechara Forest Retreat – “The Importance of Death in Life” – concluded at 5pm on November 14, 2015. Despite the landslide incident on the Karak Highway between Kuala Lumpur and Bentong, the talk by Pastor Lanse Chiah attracted 69 participants, many of whom were from Kuala Lumpur. They did not hesitate to travel far and wide in order to receive the Dharma; their spirit and dedication is very commendable.

In the talk, Pastor Lanse shared her past experiences of being on duty in the hospital, of studying medicine and of how dealing with matters of life and death and the process of rescuing others inspired her. At the same time, she had felt a deep sense of helplessness because despite being a doctor equipped with the latest medical technology, she could not help anyone escape the eventuality of death when their time was up.

Later on, when she met her Guru – His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and the Buddhadharma, she began to understand that death does not mean the end of a life, because before one can transcend the cycle of death and rebirth, one must first experience countless “rebirths”. In her years of following H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, Rinpoche has taught her skilfully to look at death from the point of view of Dharma – that death should spur us to live a more vigorous and spiritual lifestyle, letting go of unnecessary burdens and deep-rooted bad habits, and facing the remorse and fear that are buried deep in our hearts, because only then can we lead a good life and prepare for our future lives.

As the title of the talk “The Importance of Death in Life” implies, it is important for us to understand death and its importance while we are still alive. Pastor Lanse spoke about what death is, the dissolution of each of the four elements, the gross and subtle minds at the moment of dying/death, as well as the bardo (the intermediate state). Most important of all is to learn how to overcome the fear of death in our daily lives and to cherish our present life more. Death Meditation is a practice that is highly encouraged in Buddhism. When we meditate on death, we will realise that although death may seem far away, it could also be very close. Whatever we could not let go of, whatever we found difficult to accept, we will have to face these at the moment of death. So, if we practise doing this again and again, we will come to realise what is truly important in life, and because of this, we will learn how to live…

Written by Abby

 

If you missed last week’s talk, below is a video specially uploaded by Kechara InMotion. If you would like to revisit the talk, this video is also for you.

 


 

 


 

参与者的感想 – Feedback from Participants 

 

真挚而感人的分享!
(A sincere and touching sharing!)

~ Eannee Tan

这一场讲座非常感人、真挚。谢谢谢晓晶讲法师的分享。讲座中关于生命及人与人之间关系的几个重点还在我脑海中浮现,我还一直在思索。我非常享受这一场讲座。
(This is touching and sincere. Thank you Pastor Lanse for the sharing. There are a couple of deep points about life, about human relationship from your talk that kept me pondering and searching within. I really enjoyed your talk.)

~ Stella Cheang

讲座回来后,脑海里还在绕着谢晓晶讲法师当时的一句话:“当时我扮演医生的角色,没有扮演一个女儿的角色”……这是一个很好的提醒和可以借助省思的话--我们企图跟死亡或自己有所恐惧的事物保持距离,当避无可避时,我们或许就跑到另一个角度/位置去,让自己更好地去应对,其实殊不知我们还是未能直面面对,还是在很大程度上逃避。
(Back from the talk, Pastor Lanse’s words still linger in my mind: “At that time I played the role of a doctor, and didn’t play the role of a daughter”… This is a very good reminder that can help us to contemplate—we try to keep a distance from death or things that we fear, when it became unavoidable, we may go with another angle or run to another location in order for us to better deal with the situation. In fact, we still do not face the issue/object, and to a large extent, it is still a way to escape.)

~ Kok Wah Ying

多么难的可以亲身听到谢晓晶讲法师如此真实地与我们分享一路走来的心路历程。这次的讲座会让我再次好好深思我对死亡的定义。我以前也是好像您一样,认为自己是不怕死的,但是经历过了一些事情(可能也是年纪大了的关系),让我真正了解我是怕面对死亡,尤其是至亲的离去,所以才选择逃避。您说“只要了解死亡,就不会害怕而会更加积极做准备。当死亡来临时,我们都会如何去面对”。死亡是这个身躯的终点,而对我们的心识来说,这是个另一个旅程的开始。非常感谢感恩我们的上师——尊贵的詹杜固仁波切创办了克切拉这个平台和讲法师制度,让我们可以有机会听闻佛法。感谢讲法师们不惜辛苦,秉持上师的教诲、服务大众。感恩。
(A very rare occasion indeed for Pastor Lanse to share with us about her spiritual journey so vividly. This talk has prompted me to rethink what death means to me. Similar to Pastor Lanse, I too thought that I was not afraid of death, but after one experiences certain things (perhaps it is also because one is growing old), I realise that I am actually afraid of death, especially when our loved ones passed away, we choose not to face the truth. Pastor Lanse said that “As long as you understand death, you will not be afraid and will be more zealous in preparing for death. When death comes, how will we face death?” Death is the end of this physical body, however for our mind, it is the beginning of another journey. Thank you to our Guru – H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for founding the platform of Kechara and also the system of Pastors, so that we have the opportunity to listen to the Dharma. Thank you fellow Pastors who work hard to uphold the teachings of our Guru, providing your services to the public. Much gratitude.)

~ Phoebe Yong

 


 

当天讲座的照片 – Pictures from the Dharma talk

 

当天负责为参与者做登记的江宝明及黄欣怡。 (June Kang and Beatrix Ooi, who were in charge of registration.)

人们陆陆续续前来登记,准备参加讲座。 (Participants at the registration counter, one after another, ready for the talk.)

讲座当天,出席的人们也可以以特价将一些佛物迎请回家。 (On the day of the talk, those attending the talk were also able to invite home some holy Dharma items at a special price.)

VajraSecrets网络佛教文物店工作成员。 (Staff of Vajrasecrets.com, our online Dharma store.)

在讲座正式开始之前,当天的主持人——陈稚鑫讲法师首先欢迎大家的到来, 并为谢晓晶讲法师做简单的介绍。 (Before the talk officially began, the emcee, Pastor Shin welcomed everyone, and gave a brief introduction about Pastor Lanse.)

讲座开始! (The talk begins!)

谢晓晶讲法师为大家细说什么是死亡、人在经历死亡过程中四大分解的各别情况, 粗心识及微心识在当时候的运行,以及中阴身究竟是什么状态。 (Pastor Lanse explained about death, the dissolution of the four elements during the time of death, how the gross mind and subtle mind operates, as well as the state of bardo.)

虽然这一场讲座主题内容严肃且带点悲伤,但佛法面对死亡的正面态度及 谢晓晶讲法师生动有趣的分享还是让大家轻松地开怀大笑了。 (The theme and content of the talk was serious with a bit of sadness, however, the attitude of Buddhists facing death positively as well as Pastor Lanse’s lively sharing conjured hearty laughs from the participants.)

大家都在讲座上踊跃发问及发表自己的想法。 (The participants were enthusiastic in asking questions and expressing their views.)

讲座结束前,谢晓晶讲法师带领大家做圆满回向。 祈愿众生离苦得乐,都具听闻佛法的善缘;上师身寿永固,常转法轮。 (Before the talk concluded, Pastor Lanse led the participants to make dedication prayers. May all sentient beings be free of suffering and attain happiness, may all have the merit to listen to the Dharma; may all Gurus have good health and long life, may the wheel of Dharma constantly turn.)

讲座结束后,好学的小佛友留下继续向谢晓晶讲法师讨教。 (After the talk ended, a diligent young participant continued to ask Pastor Lanse questions.)

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  1. Betty on Jan 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing. I would like to start the try of death meditation to change my some haibts. It’s a very meaningful Dharma Talk for me. Thank you again. ?

  2. Wan Wai Meng on May 10, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Dharma talks and learning are so essential to help us to transform our minds. Without the Dharma it is almost impossible for us to transform our minds.

  3. Jayce Goh on Dec 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Everyone in samsara will death eventually, in term of time, location and how. The teaching is for us to always be prepare to face death , understand the progress and accept the truth of end of samsara. Without fear, anger ,depress, the Most important of all is to learn how to overcome the fear of death in our daily lives and to cherish our present life more. When we still alive, that is what we be able to do as much as we could. It is very effective if we could visualize and complete death meditation everyday, we woudl be more alert and aware that we are wasting our time on the daily samsara pleasure , which bring nothing after death. Our anger, our ego, our attachments, pleasures all gone once our body collapse. It does not last, while we still able to contribute, shall spare our time with dharma and apply it peacefully. Where there is dharma there is peace.

    Death.impermanence.suffering2

  4. Karen 君慧 on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:56 am

    很精彩的一场讲座。在还未认识克切拉,我对死亡这课题即避忌又害怕,根本不想多了解。对我而言,死亡就是人的生命走到尽头,生理机能完全停止。在认识詹杜固仁波切后,仁波切的开示让我对死亡与生命有了新的诠释,不再是局限于我狭窄的思维范围内。

    喜欢谢讲法师透过自身在医界对生死的经历,面对父亲的离开,再由一位佛法修行者的角度,一层一层为我们注解在不同阶段对死亡的看法。最后透过观众本身观想死亡,这经历很震撼。因为观想自己躺在棺木里,什么执着,贪恋,憎恨,不甘等等都已不重要,因为死亡后到中阴身直到投胎的这段期间,我们不能做主。而主宰我们命运的是我们的业力。

    时常这样观想,真的什么执着都已不重要了。

  5. Karen 君慧 on Dec 10, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    华人最避忌的话题就是死亡。还未认识克切拉之前,我对死亡的了解就是非常肤浅地认为人的生理机能完全停止,那就是死亡。不想去多了解死亡这个课题,主要因素也是因为怕死。 即害怕又不愿面对,但又想多了解一点点,好让我在面对死亡的时候有点心理准备。这种挣扎,一直持续到认识詹杜固仁波切后,让我对死亡有新得诠释,也不再恐惧死亡。

    很喜欢谢晓晶讲法师利用她自身在医界面对死亡的经历,再融入佛法对死亡的诠释,再让观众观想死亡的过程,这样的一个方式让人对死亡过程更进一步了解。当我们观想自己躺在棺木里,什么执着,贪念,憎恨,不甘等等真的已经不重要了,因为那些已经不在自己的掌控范围内。中阴身直到投胎的阶段都被自己的业力所牵引,而业力就是我们的心识及行为所造就的。

    谢讲法师,谢谢你这么精彩的讲座。期待下一次。

  6. Uncle Eddie on Dec 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    This is something that will definitely befall each and everyone of us in life. Embarking on a spiritual practice that is measured in lifetimes and eons, sometimes makes us forget/or gives a different perspective on death. Remembering death seems part and parcel of a buddhist practice. Nevertheless, everyone knows that death is part of life. Sooner or later all have to face it. To develope an awareness of death is said to be an advantage as advised by a very high level Lama. It makes one to regard enduring peace and happiness as more important than short-term pleasure. To recollect death is to destroy all negative tendencies and disturbing emotions with a big heavy hammer. Human beings are always habitually busy with wordly affairs. Traditionally, The human lifespan of people in this world are most uncertain in this degenerate age. Death comes without any rule or order. Anyone can die at anytime, whether they are old or young, rich or poor, famous or downtrodden, sickly or well. No one can be taken for granted in relation with death. Strong, healthy people can go off and die suddenly, due to unforseen circumstances; whereas the weak, sickly and bedridden patients can hang on for a long time. From such situations, we can see that death is so unpreditable. Death is certainly so dreaded and detested as the end of life. When anyone leaves this world, there is nothing whatsoever, anyone can take with him or her to the next world, except only our experience of spirituality which can help us to make our life meaningful, as advised. Therefore, cultivating a virtuous state of mind as we die can cause virtuous action to ripen and ensure a good rebirth. Such is the importance of death in life. Thank you Rinpoche, for your relentless caring reminder and for Pastor Lanse’s teaching. Om Mani Padme Hung.

  7. Uncle Eddie on Dec 6, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    This is something that will definitely befall each and everyone of us in life. Embarking on a spiritual practice that is measured in lifetimes and eons, sometimes makes us forget/or gives a different perspective on death. Remembering death seems part and parcel of a Buddhist practice. Nevetheless, everyone knows that death is a part of life. Sooner or later, all have to face it. To develop an awareness of death is said to be an advantage as advised by a very high Lama. It makes one to regard enduring peace and happines as more important than short term pleasure. Recollect death is to destroy all negative tendencies and disturbing emotions with a big heavy hammer. Human beings are always habitually busy with wordly affairs. Traditionally, the human life span of people in this world are most uncertain in this degenerate age. Death comes without any rule or order. Anyone can die at anytime, whether they are old or young, rich or poor, sickly or well. No one can be taken for granted in relation with death. Stong, healthy people can go off and die suddenly, due to unforseen circumstances; whereas the weak, sickly and bedridden patients can hang on for a long time. Death is so unpreditable. Death is certainly so dreaded and detested as the end of life. When anyone leaves this world, there is nothing whatsoever one can take with him/her to the next world, except only our experience of spirituality which can help us to make our life meaningful as advised. Therefore, cultivating a virtuous state of mind as we die can cause virtuous action to ripen and ensure a good rebirth. Such is the importance of death in life. Thank you Rinpoche, for your relentless caring reminder, and Pastor Lanse for your very interesting teachings! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  8. Vinnie Tan on Dec 6, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for that great teaching!

    This topic is heavy, yet Pastor Lanse has made it so light that it is easy for all to understand and know what is going on.

    What I really like is that she has shared her personal experiences and was really open to what happened to her previously. Personally I understood the teaching better when Pastor Lanse has shared her personal experiences, be it with the hospital or even her father.

    Through the teaching I understand how important it is to know what is going on with our body so that we can prepare for our own death. Not only for ourselves, with knowing the 4 processes, it allows us to help those that are around us as well when we can see that they are at their last lap.

    I am now being inspired to do death visualisations daily. Reason being that through that, I can prepare what is coming forth to me better. More so, after the whole talk, it made me realise more how important it is to use our lives to the fullest so that we will not have regrets when we are on our death beds.

  9. Jason on Dec 6, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Thx pastor for giving us such a benefit talk.we should have less attachment to avoid suffering n practice dharma work often.

  10. Louise Lee on Dec 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    谢谢 Pastor 的分享,让我们更加了解死亡。

    从小就看到自己的外婆, 父母一个一个的逃不过病床与死。 难道死亡就是如此吗?
    我们每天忙碌工作,生活,很忙, 每个月等薪水,难道生活就是如此吗?

    听到讲法师分享的。。。看到病人离去,那种无助,我们可以做些什么? 诵经,法会,烧衣纸,等等的真的能够帮助到他吗? 可能可以,到他们手里的只有一点点。

    现在珍惜生命与有机会的时候, 做一些东西, 学一些东西, 让我们到那个时候不用害怕, 知道应该要怎么做才是最重要。

    死亡不害怕,有生必有死。这是自然定律,大家一起开心面对, 生活就不会有斗争,大家可以一起和平的建筑未来。

  11. Alice Tay on Nov 30, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    坦白说,以前都是一直在忙碌着上班,处理公司的事情。回到家,处理自己一些私人的问题。而其实从来没有想过“死亡”到底是怎么一会事?

    生活就这样一直的再重覆,直到两年前开始接触克切拉,才发现到原来一直未曾想过的事情其实是最重要的。而“死亡”就是其中一个在我们这一生中是很重要的部分。

    就如谢晓晶讲法师所说的,从西方医学上,当一个人完全停止呼吸以及脑部也停止活动了,那么这个人就会被宣布“死亡”。但是从佛学的角度,这一些只不过是一个以科学的说法来证实这个人已过世,但其实人的心识还是有存在的。

    只不过因为因果的原因,而造成这个人的心识必须在此时离开此身体,然后经过49天的中阴身的情况和依据他本人在生前或前几世所累积的功德或业力而再次投生在其他的六道里。

    总而言之,因果循环,谁也逃不了。而因果其实也是源自于我们自己以前所作出的一个选择。俗语说:”诺知前世因,今生受者是。诺知后世果, 今生作者是” 。慈悲与帮助他人的同时,其实也是在帮助我们避免造下不好的因。

  12. Kb thapa on Nov 28, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for sharing this Importance of Death .. we all needed.. Death is the final destination for everyone of us.. whats important is what we are doing with this life matters…

  13. Han on Nov 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    了解死亡就不觉得死亡是可怕的!谢晓晶讲法师以她当年作为医务人员的经验向大家分享死亡过程等,非常贴切。
    也许死亡是大家忌讳的课题,但身为佛教徒的我们时时刻刻都要“念死”,死亡是肉身躯壳的分解,我们的心识带着我们的业生生不息,就如JUNE KANG 表示:“生命却是绵延不断的,所以死亡不是一种结束,不是一切的终止,而是另一种境界的开始。我们会随着前世的业力寻找投胎转世的因缘,所以真正的佛教徒是不怕死亡!

  14. Adeline Tan on Nov 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you Pastor Lance for giving such a clear and detail explanations on the process of death.
    Death is inevitable but time is not certain. One must get prepared for this very important big day of one’s life.

  15. Chris Chong on Nov 26, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing Pastor’s Lance’s dharma sharing here. I was fortunate enough to have the chance to attend the dharma sharing that day.

    “You need to know death before you know how to live”. I totally agree with this saying of how one should know about death in order for them to truly live. There is a delusion that makes people think that they will be around forever or the idea of dying someday never occur to them. They indulge in their lives on habitual laziness and procrastination. They do not know the time is ticking and we could draw our last breath at any moment. Because of this delusion, people do not know how to treasure their life indulge in meaningless affairs.

    Pastor Lance also shared a little on meditation on death. I learnt about this meditation when I stumbled upon one of Rinpoche’s video on youtube. It was before I joined dharma full time. I tried it a few times and it had impacted me very deeply. When my grandmother passed away in front of me a few months back, I realise how fragile my life is and I am indeed running out of time. This eventually pushes me into devoting myself to dharma full time.

    Chris

  16. yenpin on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    这一场讲座非常感人,谢谢谢晓晶讲法师的分享.
    有生必有死,这是无法改变的生命规律。
    当死忙来临时,会有多少人正真能面对,不会产生种种恐惧。
    每一个人都没有经历过死亡,不知道面临死亡的一刹那究竟是什么情况。
    一切都是业力因果,佛教说死亡不是一种结束,而是另一个生命的开始。
    如果我们相信因果就不会怕死亡,如果我们不相信因果就会对死亡产生恐惧。
    因业力取得人身时,要懂得,得到人身不容易,生命短促无常,要懂得珍惜。以人生无常,为动力,积极向上,多做利己利人之事,勿做损人利己的缺德事。

  17. Cynthia Ng on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    我很开心参加谢晓晶讲法师在克切拉禅修林主讲的首个中文佛法讲座——《不知死,焉知生?》这样的一个题目是很多人会很避忌去谈及的话题之一,多数人都不会去认真看待的问题之一,总觉得说到那一天来临时才面对都不迟,包括我在内。这一个讲座会让我再一次的慎思只要我们认真的看待,以开放的心房去看待,对我们在临终的那一刻必定有所帮助,这并不只帮助到我们,还可以帮助到我们身边的每一个人。在死亡真正发生之前,我们必须作好必要的心理准备。 

    在了解了生死分享后,我了解到只要正面的去面对死亡,了解死亡过程会怎样后可以协助我们在死亡那一刻减少恐惧。我们必须在来临的那一刻之前就应该准备好自己,要把所学习到的佛法知识实践在日常当中,唯有实践才能帮助到我们在思维上有受改变,改变在与学会放下,不执着于情感与物质,才能让我们不会被这样的情绪干扰。人们因为“无明”右在苦海中备受折磨,惧怕死亡或者蔑视死亡都不应该成为我们对于死亡无知的借口,每个人都应该在生时认真地思考生死的意义。

    佛教认为是有智慧、觉悟的生活,即使位高权重、富甲天下,但如果没有智慧,我们就会天天造作罪业,何来幸福可言。所以佛教认为我们应该“了解宇宙人生的真相”,从而过一种有智慧、觉悟的生活,最终了生死、出轮回,这才是幸福美满的生活,也正是生的意义所在。

    死亡是必然的,任何人都难逃一死,而且死期又是不确定的,死亡随时就有降临的可能,即使是身体非常健康,非常强壮的年轻人,也并不一定离死亡很远。其次,人一旦死亡,绝大多数人在死亡之后,因为自己生前的业力所牵,只能轮回在六道。堕于畜生道者,任人役使宰割;堕于饿鬼道,百年难食一饱;堕于地狱道,更是惨不忍睹,一天之中就有上千次死去活来,而且佛经说这种悲惨的境况时间极其漫长,没有出头之日。

    积极的佛教生死观,能够促进人们坦然地面对死亡,能够生起一颗平常心,不再执着于生死,从而做到超越生死。所以佛教的生死观,可为提高人们的从善生存意识而起到有益的助力。

    感谢尊贵的上师詹杜固仁波切为我们制造一个平台让我们学习佛法。

  18. May Ong on Nov 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I watched Tsem Rinpoche’s teaching on YouTube about Death many years back but didn’t realized its implications on the mind yet. Fast forward, after 6 years now and re-watched and re-read about Death in relation to our mind, I think i understood a little more.

    When we learn to practice more with death in mind constantly, we become acutely aware our life can end at any time. If we left our human body with a negative state of mind at moment of death along with anger, negative desires and delusions, we will definitely be reborn into the lower realms cycle. But if we realize that we Can Change our attitudes and behavior NOW, we can Salvage and Save our self from negative actions, speech and mind to become more adaptable, easy to work with, loving, grateful, appreciative and be of benefit to others, not making use of them – then we turned our Mind from negative to positive, hence saved our self and will not be reborn into negative states of mind in the next Life cycle. At least we were given that OPPORTUNITY to save us.

    I am thankful to be reborn into an environment and condition to be able to learn and practice dharma under our holy Guru, HE Tsem Rinpoche to be given this opportunity to Change for the better Mind and future lives.

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche. With folded hands.

  19. JP on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    It is very interesting to hear about death from a Pastor who’s also a medical doctor. This is because we are usually dependent on medical points of view and only focus on how to prolong a person’s life. How many of us actually ask how else should I live my life knowing that death can be around the corner any time any day?

    Most of us tend to live life not wanting to think about death and that it’s way too distant to address it. I believe we have seen enough to know that death has nothing to do with age. When the karma’s up, we exit this realm in a split second. Life is fragile and unpredictable.

    I believe that when we embrace the latter, we will perceive life differently and spend more time doing things that truly matter and less on frivolous activities. Even our afflictive emotions begin to decrease because we won’t focus on the negativities of others and situations but on the positive aspects.

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for the wonderful talk!

  20. Pastor Adeline on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    死亡是大家無法避免的結局。從我們出生的那一天開始,我們就注定會死,而活著的每一天,則是步向死亡的生命曲。沒有宗教信仰的人,或許對死亡過程和去向不明而顯得沒有恐懼;相信有神明的人,則絕大部分相信死後的去向不外是天堂和地獄,別無選擇。

    記得五歲父親去世的時侯,不管家人如何勸告,我是努力掙扎,大哭大鬧,勢必要遠離躺在棺木裏的爸爸不可。之後,小小心靈常常為死亡感到恐懼,不想接受死後只有兩條路可走,幾乎每晚哭濕枕頭才睡著。對死亡的恐懼,隨著爺爺、舅舅、外公等依序去世,持續增長,焦慮萬分,知道接觸佛法才慢慢平復下來。

    佛教徒相信因果、前後世,所以明白此世其實是為來世做準備。我們可以享受人生,但不忘為來世努力。俗語說:「種瓜得瓜,種豆得豆」,想要富裕的來世,今世必須廣結善緣、慷慨解囊;想要貌美好身段,今世必須訓練一顆善良的心,以身、心利益他人等等。

    與其對死亡感到恐懼,繼續逃避死亡的話題,不如好好瞭解死亡到底是什麼一回事,進而為自己和家人做好應有的準備。我們可以為小孩的教育、個自的健康等投資保險,為什麼不能為自己的來世投資?

  21. Lilyn Tan on Nov 24, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for sharing this Importance of Death and Abby for making this available in English, a topic shunned by most people. Buddhism encourages us to prepare for death, by living mindful and conscientious lives.

    We should contemplate on Death daily, this will help us change the way with live our life more meaningful and practice Dharma sincerely.

  22. Pastor Shin on Nov 24, 2015 at 3:37 am

    很高兴克切拉禅修林首个中文佛法讲座圆满完成!我本身感兴趣的是谢晓晶讲法师以自己不同身份的角度来分享她对生死的观念 – 学生时代的她、在医院抢救他人的医生、以及后来佛法的角度观看死亡。

    谢晓晶讲法师也解释了死亡的过程,佛教里所提到的四大分解,粗心识及微心识,中阴身及投生。 这些分享都让参加讲座者受益良多。

    后来, 谢晓晶讲法师也引导大家如何观死或Death Meditation。 简易的讲解让在场的大家了解观死的重要性。

    比较轻松的方式来讲解死亡这个课题, 让在场的大家都很乐意分享他们的经验或问题。从参与者分享他们的感想,看得出大家都觉得谢晓晶讲法师的讲座很感人、真挚。

    随喜大家上了关于死亡非常重要的一堂课,也期带下一场精彩讲座。

  23. freon on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:29 am

    This is a very good talk by Pastor Lanse. Pastor Lanse begin the talk with her own life experiences, on how she actually face the death. Then she proceed with the how a person face death, and, then she encourage us to do death meditation.

    In Pastor Lanse talk,it got me to think on death. We all know literary that we will die one day. But how we die and what we will face during the death is unknown to many people. In fact, people try to escape death using various methods.

    For me, I know i will die one day. How, when is unknown to me. But through this talk , I come to know that the karma or habits that we have now will bring effects during death, bardo stage and next life. It is essential to face the facts I could die one day and start practicing dharma while i still can, collect merit and purify the karma while i am still alive. Rinpoche have taught us the methods.

    I thanks Pastor Lanse for teaching us by using her life experiences.

  24. jason on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:15 am

    谢谢PANTOR LANSE的讲解。其实我对轮回这回事也很难去相信。(这是超过人的想像力)但是我对仁波切的教导很有信心。仁波切的教导能运用在我们日常生活及改变我们的心识。有好的心识就有好的行为。这样我们就会做更多的善事。这是我理解。谢谢

  25. Li Kheng on Nov 24, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Death is viewed by many as a morbid subject. It is even considered taboo to talk about death on auspicious occasions. From listening to the talk by Pastor Lanse, I am humbled to acknowledge my fear of death as I am not prepared for it.

    The talk also allowed me to see that dying well is completely about living well. Understanding that death is the final destination to everyone and we have no idea when it will strike, we will cherish every living moment we have.

    Thank you Pastor Lanse for taking on the challenge to talk about such an difficult but empowering subject!

  26. June Kang on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:14 am

    我们每一个人都没有经历过死亡,不知道面临死亡的一刹那究竟是什么情况。谢晓晶讲法师在这里很好的分享死亡过程。当你了解这过程,就不会死亡对产生种种恐怖、可怕的想象。

    无论智愚贤不肖,死是人人必经的过程,在佛法里面,人是死不了的,死去的只是这个四大假合的身体、躯壳,而生命却是绵延不断的,所以死亡不是一种结束,不是一切的终止,而是另一种境界的开始。我们会随着前世的业力寻找投胎转世的因缘,所以真正的佛教徒是不怕死亡!

  27. jillyam on Nov 23, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    It is important to understand Death in Life and it is important to understand it while being Alive.
    Therefore we should practice the dharma as much as possible while we still have the chance.

  28. Yeo kwai gin on Nov 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    感谢仁波切提供那么美好的平台, 让大家有此机会听闻佛法 !

    参与这场由Pastor Lance主讲的《不知生, 焉知死》的讲座, 真的获益良多 ! 因为还未讲座前, 这课题应该蛮严肃和承重的 ,但这场讲座却是那么的轻松而且又不失讲座的重点, 让我在这次的讲座对于生死疑问明白和了解了许多 !
    希望将来的日子可以继续的举办讲座, 让大家在学佛和对佛法的疑问, 得到更深入的了解 !

    愿上师健康长寿, 常转法轮, 吉祥如意 !

    With Love
    Yeo Kwai Gin

    • graceleong on Nov 25, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      “THE IMPORTANCE OF DEATH IN LIFE”. This is indeed an interesting phrase/topic. Most of us when alive would not think of death,especially if we are not very old or sick. Death happens everyday around us but in our minds “it is on others, not me”.
      I am alive and healthy, why think of death ?
      Pastor Lance is sharing the importance of knowing DEATH whilst we are alive. Do not be ignorant of DEATH as it is the next most certain thing in life after birth.
      On top of that we should be aware of the methods to train ourselves to have a “better”death. We also have knowledge on what happens immediately after death, in the bardo state. We have knowledge of the life after death; we can even have a choice of the type of rebirth we wish to have – if we practice the methods correctly and attain the powers to do so.
      This makes me think of tours/journey/destination.There’s all these possible “destinations” we can choose from :- Pure Land / God Realm/ Demi God Realm / Human Realm/ Animal Realm /Hell Realm/ Hungry ghost Realms. We would want to choose a good destination ie have a good rebirth. No one would choose a bad destination/ after life. If we want to go somewhere good, then we have to prepare ourselves for it now. We cannot remain ignorant and adopt the attitude of “wait and see”or “no proof” !!
      Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor Lance and all those who supported this blessed teaching in KFR.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:55 PM
    nteresting read of a great Lama Tsarchen Losal Gyatso who is the founder of the Sakya tradition. One of the three branches of the Sakya School, which is part of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting story of how his illness was occurred and meeting the mysterious lady at monastery courtyard well. The lady who gave him a small Tibetan pecha manuscript wrapped in cloth before vanishing. Apparently Vajrayogini had appeared to him leading him to the great master Doringpa at Tashi Lhunpo. Since then he studied with 63 masters of all traditions. He had travelled tremendously to various place to perform great deeds, giving teachings and benefiting all whom he encountered along his journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsarchen-losal-gyatso-lineage-holder-of-vajrayoginis-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:53 PM
    interesting read of Kentrul Thubten Lamsang Rinpoche, one of our Guru previous life. He was one of the most important disciples of Kyabje Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. Kentrul Rinpoche had spent many years in remote areas like Phari on the Tibet-India border. Where he worked tirelessly to improve the condition of local monasteries and built large Buddha statues. He even built a three-storey statue of Maitreya Buddha. Highly respected by many locals and remembered by monks of the monastery for his work. Kentrul Rinpoche was also known for performing extensive pujas for people of the area. Kentrul Rinpoche will always be remembered as the lama who remained devoted to his teacher until his final moments. He went out of his way to help the sufferings, in desperate situations. His is a legacy that is timeless and beyond compare. Both Kentrul Rinpoche and our Guru Tsem Rinpoche’s activities did exhibit an unquenchable thirst and curiosity for Dharma, Guru devotion . Both have the similarities after-all. Interesting read, shared by Pastor Jean Ai on Tsem Rinpoche ‘s previous reincarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:51 PM
    Very interesting article of great Lamas whom I never find it bored reading over and over again. Anything related to history had me feeling excited.
    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was a great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar. He was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama’s time. Even more than three hundred years ago he was eliminated yet he continued reincarnating until present day as been confirmed by many great beings. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in fulfilling the promise he made to Nechung protector arose as World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, merely to serve the teachings of Je Tsongkapa and sentient beings. After realising the mistakes done by his officers 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel and even composed a prayers texts to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. He named the Chapel as Trode Khangsar which still exist to this day at Lhasa, Tibet .May more people reading this article to understand more who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was. An interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:48 PM
    The Kangxi Emperor was the third emperor of the Qing dynasty. He is considered by historians to be one of the greatest emperors in the history of China. Having ruled China over 61 years, he was the longest-reigning Chinese emperors in dynastic history. He was thought of as one of the greatest emperors because, under his rule, the Qing empire started to prosper, dynastic succession was stabilized, and he was comparatively benevolent. He was also highly educated and was known as a hardworking emperor who ruled diligently. His rule was a period of expansion, stability, and prosperity for the Chinese Empire. Kangxi gave religious freedom to all religions and had sponsored many literary works, monasteries, monks and teachers all over China, Tibet and Mongolia. He was considered an extremely modern Emperor at that time whom was loved by many. He was said to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri as recorded in the ancient scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/emperor-kangxi.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:28 PM
    The unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa was proclaimed to be Sonam Yeshe Wangpo. From birth, he spoke with clairvoyance and seemed to remember people and events of his past life. Even as a young man , he travelled tremendously as part of his retinue, with the 3rd Dalai Lama and gave various teachings as well. Throughout the journey, he had even composed verses to praise and commentaries on the teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:26 PM
    Master Hongyi, a multitalented Buddhist Monk famous for being a talented writer and musician . He was one of the most celebrated and admired Buddhist monks in modern Chinese history. Born in wealthy family yet he choose to he was ordained as a Buddhist monk. Already, even as a child, developed an extraordinarily where he could memorised Buddhist text. Master Hongyi dedicated the rest of his life to Buddhist practice and became one of the most prominent monks of 20 Century China. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this sharing of a great Lama Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/master-hongyi-the-maverick-patriarch-of-the-chinese-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:24 PM
    Spirits and unseen beings are everywhere not only actually restricted to specific areas. Places such as cemeteries, abandoned houses or places where death occurred. There are many different types of spirits around us, unseen to the naked eye, but for some they could see it or sense their presence. Many people of different faith reported having experienced sense the presence of spirits. Interesting rather scary reading Steven Wong ghostly experienced in the motel . I have encounter such before staying in hotel . More scary I can say. That’s past history, since coming to Buddhism I am not scare at all , I will recite DS Mantra . Later do prayers and dedicate to them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/paranormal-experiences-occur-everywhere-part-1.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:21 PM
    Reading this article written by Tsering Shakya, again as it tells us more and understand better of the situation suffered by Tibetan people. Due to the Dorje Shugden controversy many Tibetans suffered . Many of them migrated to other countries to the west for better opportunities. Tibetan culture and identity is inseparably linked to Tibetan Buddhism. Somehow once in a foreign land they tend to lose their traditions and cultures slowly over times. Living in foreign land , it difficult to maintain their true identity. For them Tibetans maintaining links to the homeland presents a very unique challenges tasks. If only the Tibetan leadership more opened, forgo the past and accepts as what HH Dalai Lama said that Dorje Shugden is no evil and do no harm. Tibetan Buddhist could continue practicing the Dorje Shugden’s practice. Tibetan should stand united to protect the Tibetan heritage and culture instead discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners so much so had divided the Tibetans. Many of them left and migrated else where to look for better livelihood.
    Tsem Rinpoche had gone through a rough time , rejected twice from the moment of birth from Taiwan to US and travelling to India where Rinpoche found a place called home then. Later to Malaysia as advice by his Guru.
    To this end, the discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners must end for the sake of the all Tibetans living in India and Nepal .
    A very good article by Tsering Shakya, more people should read it to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetans-rejected-twice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:19 PM
    Wow…that’s great , rejoice Pastor Joy, you have painted over a thousand Buddha statues over the years. Pastor you have a painter’s fine hands. I saw those Buddha ‘s images beautifully painted without formal training is a great achievement. Pastor has turn un-groomed images into something beautiful. A great painter that have put a lot of work into it and it has paid off .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Joy for sharing this with us for-most looking at most of the painted Buddha images tells us a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/painting-buddha-statues
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:44 PM
    Feeling disappointed when someone a Sangha supposed to promote peace, harmony and helps to give teachings to those who are new instead promoting hatred, cursing another person. Its wrong to tell people to break their samaya with their teachers. They must be given the wrong information about Dorje Shugden and Shugden Buddhist practitioners . The Tibetan Leadership has spread their lies and causing misunderstanding among the Tibetans. The rights of Dorje Shugden practitioners were denied just because for practicing their religion as they have done for the past 400 years. Dorje Shugden practitioners are side-lined from their own community, denied medical care, education and even employment in government offices. The Tibetan Leadership has instituted this ban against Dorje Shugden causing sufferings among many. Sad indeed hopefully these controversy will dissolve soon as more people understand and know that Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the Tibetan leadership.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/go-on-break-your-samaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:42 PM
    Buddhism is one of the most popular religions all over the world. Buddha statues have different shapes, sizes, different gestures or mudras and styles of presentation. Well said by Tsem Rinpoche the bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our life. It gives out more powerful positive and relaxing energy to help us. concentrate better. One of the methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation. By circumambulating 500 mantra stones one time we could accumulate much more merits in just one round of circumambulation. All thanks to Rinpoche having this idea with many mantra stones as possible for us to circumambulate. The larger the Buddha image, the more merits are collected the greatest amount of benefit for one who sincerely circumambulating.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this amazing post and explaining all the details for us to understand more.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigger-and-more-buddha-statues-makes-a-difference.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:37 PM
    Ra Lotsawa said to be an emanation of Manjushri was a great tantric master who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. He was declared to be a saint and a fully enlightened Buddha. Many viewed as a murderous villain with magical powers and by some as a liberator of human suffering. Ra Lotsawa used his power and magical abilities to defeat his enemies rather rivals to accumulate wealth. He received many Empowerments and practices, which came into conflict with other lamas. His life offers a rare view into the often overlooked roles of magic and sorcery in the Buddhist tradition. In the book The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat tells the story of Ra Lotsawa Dorjé Drak . It was written by Ra Yeshe Sengye, and translated for the first time into English. Despite this obsessed legacy, his fame also rests on an illustrious career as a translator of Buddhist scriptures. Ra Lotsawa was so revered in Tibetan Buddhism even though he was so evil where nobody can denied. Interesting read an classic account of one of the most colourful and memorable figures in Tibetan Buddhist history.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ra-lotsawa-the-yamantaka-hero.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 01:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of Mumu , Such an adorable doggie and fortunate one staying with Rinpoche. All I can say is Mumu was energetic, intelligent, affectionate and could obey under the care , love of Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/funnies/mumu-goes-bye-bye.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 01:01 PM
    The true story of HH Dalai Lama fantastic escapes in comic form. Thats interesting as its simple, easy which is suitable for every one to read and see especially children. Children could see and understand through pictures. All thanks to Rinpoche and Kechara Comic Publication team for coming up with this book in comic form. The truth should make known to all , how Dorje Shugden has helped in the escape.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 01:00 PM
    Tibetan incense is natural incense used in Tibetan Buddhism rituals for 1,300 years. In Tibet, for many centuries, incense has been a part of their daily lives. Widely used for relaxation, meditation and the cleansing of the home environment. Incense is also widely used in Buddhist temples and monasteries, as an offerings. In Buddhism, symbolic offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. Offering incense is a symbol of purification. It is a very powerful way to revitalize environment ,removing obstacles and purifying one’s karma. Incense offering to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is indeed very helpful and beneficial. It helps in many ways as such to clear any obstacles ,and so on.All thanks to our Guru Tsem Rinpoche for sharing this practice .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrice Ooi for this sharing and explaining the details of incense. We are so fortunate to learn, understand and practice it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/incense-offering-to-dorje-shugden.html

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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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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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.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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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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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Is this where Rinpoche received the thangkha of Dream Manjushri?
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Is this where Rinpoche received the thangkha of Dream Manjushri?
Is this the ruins of Zimkhang Gongma established by Panchen Sonam Drakpa. -Choong
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Is this the ruins of Zimkhang Gongma established by Panchen Sonam Drakpa. -Choong
We hold our DS puja weekly without fail. We welcome you to join us. Penang DS puja @ 3pm~ by Jacinta
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We hold our DS puja weekly without fail. We welcome you to join us. Penang DS puja @ 3pm~ by Jacinta
DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
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DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
Kechara Earth Project 17 July 2022
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Kechara Earth Project 17 July 2022
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Kechara Earth Project 12 June 2022
#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
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Photo from JC
Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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