Yesterday I experienced true generosity…

Sep 8, 2011 | Views: 1,387

Actually it doesn’t matter what the gift is but what matters to me is the sincerity. I really value sincerity a lot because it is a rare quality and it tells me I can trust a person and they genuinely care and are grateful.

I wanted to tell you all about a gift I received yesterday which was so incredible… I was coming back from a visit to Wat Pho and also to the Chao Phraya River with Ethan, Pastor Loh Seng Piow and KB. Returning, we saw this homeless lady who was getting ready for bed on the pavement. You know, she was moving her things about, and just organising herself and I was watching her as we were in a traffic jam, she was very perky and busy with her preparations.

So I asked our taxi driver to pull over and asked Ethan to go and give her some money. What happened next really amazed me.

I was sitting in our taxi and watching from a distance, and I saw Ethan give her the money. After that she spun around and grabbed the best thing she had, and tried to get Ethan to take it. I was shouting at him not to take it because I didn’t want to take anything from her, but she kept insisting and she followed him all the way to the car. Ethan kept trying to leave and politely tell her no but she didn’t let him go. She was really insistent that Ethan take it and of course I didn’t want to take from what little she had… I was trying to give to her help and here she is giving to me!! But then when she came to the car, I looked at her and I realized she was so sincere. She looked insistent… so to let her give meant alot to her. So I told Ethan to take it from her, because to not take it from her would hurt her more.

And that’s not all. After Ethan accepted her gift, she got on her knees and prostrated. I watched all of this… I mean, she REALLY prostrated – she was there on the street which was cold and wet, and she was prostrating her thanks to us. It’s not as though I gave her a huge sum, just enough for her to get by until I go back and find her again (and I AM going back to find her again and help her some more) but she was so grateful. And there I am sitting there in the car, dry and comfortable and with the air-conditioning on. I was totally embarrassed because this woman is on her knees on the street and prostrating in thanks.

I wanted to share this with you all because the experience really moved me and inspired me. Even someone who lives on the streets and has nothing, still has something to give. Still so generous… She really wanted to give us something in return even though she owns nothing but what we would consider ‘trash’, so she gave us the BEST OF WHAT SHE HAS. She has great material poverty but she is definitely not poor in terms of her spirit. This woman has no home or roof over her head, and after I gave her the money, I saw she was so happy. We saw her go and get something, maybe food I’m not sure – but she has NOTHING and we have so much. How come she can give when she has nothing, AND be so grateful to receive?

I’m going to use her gift to make prayers for her and offer it on my altar to the Buddhas so she can collect merit. Her offering WILL NOT GO TO WASTE. I will also take some of her things and insert them into a statue on the Ladrang altar, so she can continue to collect merit. I want her to create a connection to the Buddhas so that in a future life, she can meet the Three Jewels and learn the Dharma, and she WILL meet the Three Jewels.

Everyone, please think and contemplate. What do we have to complain about? How come we have so much but we find it so difficult to be generous? I’m not talking about generosity that is monetary or through expensive gifts but genuinely giving from our hearts.

I humbly request you all to give. Give tirelessly and continuously. When you die, what can you take with you? Ultimately nothing belongs to you so give and never get tired of giving, and never get tired of making others happy. If you are Buddhist, GIVE. If you are Christian, GIVE. If you are Hindu, GIVE. If you are Muslim, GIVE. Be generous and be kind, and live to give to others. Give your money, give your time, give your energy and give your effort HAPPILY AND UNCOMPLAININGLY AND WITHOUT HESITATION. Do it with a smile and because you GENUINELY want the other person to be better because you gave to them.

I am still so amazed and inspired and humbled by the lady’s actions, and I really rejoice in her generosity. I will go back and find her and I will do more for her. I pray so much that in the future she can meet the Dharma and the Buddhas because I really want her to be okay.

Humbly,
Tsem Rinpoche

P.S Since we met her, we have gone back to give her money for food and will return again. It would be so good to have a Kechara Soup Kitchen in Bangkok.

 

This is the bag the lady insisted that Ethan take… such a humble offering but it really means a lot to me

The bag’s contents… it doesn’t seem like much to you and me, but everything is clean and neat, and properly kept or folded… the lady obviously treasured them very much

There was an envelope of used lottery stubs she picked up here and there, some cassettes and empty cosmetic boxes, and also a leather organizer

Inside the leather organizer, again everything was neatly folded and filed. All the old lottery tickets were put together, her saved up advertisements were put together. Also she had some writings and notes but I can’t read it because it’s all in Thai

Some cassettes of Thai music – This will be inserted inside a Buddha statue as an offering so the lady can collect affinity and merits with Buddha.

Papers and bottle cap


 

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  1. Tsa Tsa Anne on Oct 6, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    This is such a heart-warming story. Kind and generous people are hard to come around these days. The lady in the story was a homeless and she didn’t have a lot. She gives out happily even though she has very little for herself. The items offered by this lady were not valuable or even useful but they were priceless because this was all the lady had and she gave it all. May she cross her path with Tsem Rinpoche again in the future.Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this lovely sharing…😘💜🙏

  2. Yee Yin on Mar 8, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    This is such a heart-warming story. The lady in the story was a homeless and she didn’t have a lot. Even though she is poor but she was still willing to give to show her appreciation. After receiving the kindness, she was so grateful that she kneeled down and prostrated. This is really touching.

    This story shows that we don’t have to be rich to give, but we have to be sincere. We have to be grateful when people are kind to us, we should never take people’s kindness for granted. Always think of how to lessen another person’s sufferings, through giving, we can find happiness.

    The items offered by this lady were not valuable or even useful but they were priceless because this was all the lady had and she gave it all. It is so nice to know she had made a connection with a living Buddha and she will be blessed by the 3 Jewels. May she be able to practice Dharma if not in this life but future life. May she cross her path with Tsem Rinpoche again in the future.

  3. Samfoonheei on May 2, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Its so generious of these homeless old lady on the paveway.She gives out happily even though she has very little for herself. She is so kind and generious indeed.She make a living by what she get, but she has make a life by what she is giving.We should be inspired by her kindness and generiousity.Its reminds us of we should be happy with what we have and value in our life by giving.The bag which she gave to Ethan even though contained nothing much yet it meant alot to Rinpoche.We should appriciate what we get even its little and treasure generosity as a profound act of kindness.
    Mother Teresa once said …..
    …If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful and inspiring experience .

  4. Lin Mun on May 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    This lady is so generous and appreciative of what she received. Although she doesn’t have much but still willing to give the best of what she has. It is a shame when so many of us are only willing to give when we have extra.

    We should learn the positive value shown. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful experience.

  5. Chris Chong on Feb 29, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this amazing story. This story stucked me deep. Generosity is not only practiced when we have some what well off. We don’t have to be rich to be generous. This lady is a perfect example.

    When she receive some generosity from others, she quickly repay the kindness with generosity as a gratitude. Although she doesn’t have anything, she is willing to give away the best possession that she has. She may be not rich in the materialistic sense, but she is rich in spiritual sense.

    Whenever we want to make offering to Buddhas, we might think that maybe we should do it when we have the extra cash to offer something nicer. We keep giving ourselves excuses to procrastinate and delay the offering. What mattered most is the motivation and not the value of the offering. Thank you Rinpoche for this lesson.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  6. Joy on Jan 23, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Truly a beautiful touching story. I am glad people like Ethan was there to experience it for it will leave a mark and an imprint and hopefully this will manifest again in the future (lives) for us to be and giving as this lady has shown us so purely.

    She has nothing yet she is willing to give the best of her treasure to us because we showed her kindness. I guess this is where the teachings of Lord Buddha reminds us that it is due to the kindness of these kind of people that we are allowed to practice generosity and collect some merits from this act.

    Yes being poor sucks big time, but sometimes when we are poor and not in our luxurious high and mighty high horse, it grounds us to being real humans. It can triggers something deeper inside us and to be grateful for the little things we often miss and took for granted that no money could ever buy. Perhaps this is why the poor are rich and the rich are poor, poor in character and values.

    This old lady reminds us of what we should value in our life and what we should hold precious which is to have gratitude, and to be generous and never take anything for granted. Thank you for sharing this precious teaching/story with us.

  7. Vinnie Tan on Aug 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    After reading this I cannot help but to have tears flowing down my eyes. The lady’s actions has touched me deeply. It shows that how much we can still “give” when we have nothing. The lady’s character is really something that we should look up to. She gave all she had to thank Rinpoche. As compared to her, I am so ashamed.

    Everything is always given to me, but never once, I think of repaying the person or even showing gratitude to them. The lady has nothing, but she has a great heart. I believe with that, it is something that we should treasure in times like this. Treasuring such spirit instead of our materialistic items.

  8. Jutika Lam on Feb 11, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is very inspiring how a homeless and poor lady had so little and yet when Rinpoche saw her and gave her some money she gave nearly all that belonged to her.

    Most of us would think that it all actually looked like like rubbish but to the lady it must have been very precious to her as that was basically all she had.

    I was truly amazed that she followed Ethan all the way back to the taxi and made Ethan take her offering, what I found even more touching was that she even prostrated to Rinpoche for taking her gift.

    I am thinking that she probably must have met Rinpoche in Rinpoche’s Previous life and upon seeing Rinpoche it struck an imprint in her mind.

    I agree that we should start a Kechara Soup Kitchen in Bangkok, Thailand as well as in India as I heard and seen for myself that there a lot of poor and homeless people in both countries.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story of yours.

    Love
    Jutika

  9. Low ksjc on Jul 23, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thanks for the sharing. What I read truly brings tears to my eyes.No matters how much we have,most of us are still craving for more for the things that we do not need.Once we attain it we might just loose interest and focus on other unnecessary things. It is indeed difficult to find someone who shows sincerity and contentment for generosity that others show in time of need as deep down they will think they deserve more.

    I will practice contentment and generosity as what comes around will go around .

  10. Yoke Fui on Jul 4, 2012 at 7:29 am

    It’s not about flowery words or millions of dollars. A sincere action from the heart touched Rinpoche immensely. I rejoice in the lady’s heartfelt gratitude which is a powerful example of what pure & sincere action means.

    Thank you generous Lady, I learn a great lesson from you.

  11. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jun 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Very touching true life event indeed!

    What this lady has given to Rinpoche are things that many of us may not keep, yet, they are the most precious things for her and she chose to offer them up to those people who showed her kindness.

    Her belongings and prostrations will not go to waste, for she offered her valuable belongings to living buddhas and the merits are abundance.

  12. Ashlee on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing this story with us. It’s so touching that this lady is materially poor but spiritually wealthy and generous and so sincere. We take it for granted most of the time that generosity has to be in the form of “money” and truly in this case, even a homeless person can be so generous & sincere with the little that she has. Thank you for spreading the love in Bangkok.

  13. Ashlee on Oct 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing such a wonderful story. The lady is indeed materially poor but spiritually wealthy. She’s teaching us that even a homeless person can be generous and sincere in her own ways. We always take for granted that generosity always have to be in terms of money and truly in this case it’s not. Really moved my heart reading this. Thank you for spreading the love in Bangkok.

  14. john on Sep 20, 2011 at 3:55 am

    What a beautiful story Rinpoche, and humbling too, i got quiet emotional reading it. I can imagine how you wanted to help but didn’t want the lady to be without her treasured possession and she wanted to repay your kindness.

    I’m not sure why but it reminded me of the story of Asanga and the dog and the old lady who saw the golden foot of Maitreya.

  15. W.H. Cheah on Sep 17, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this incident. Your write out has given me a good insight to the understanding of what generosity means ans how one should practice it in our daily living.

  16. W.H. Cheah on Sep 17, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this incident. Your explanation has given a good insight to the understanding of what does generosity means and how one should practice it in our daily lives.

  17. Kusang on Sep 16, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Dear Venerated Rinpoche,
    From here in the Himalayas I have been reading your blogs and find them inspiring, beneficial and most profound.Thank you specially for the Vajrayogini teachings! The gift you have given this woman by enabling her to earn continous merits through her gift to you is the greatest of all.Thank you Rinpoche for inspiring me with your great Compassion!

  18. tenzin llhamo on Sep 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Wow! Thank you Rinpoche.
    Few years back when a friend and I was in Shanghai during winter, I saw a mother with 3 kids begging by the roadside at 3am and it was freaking cold(-2). I was crying from the moment I got into the taxi all the way back to the hotel. I was so sad seeing them beg in the cold in the middle of the night. I went back the next night and they were there again. We donated a few hundred RMB to them and asked them to go home.
    The story above reminded me of that and it brought tears to my eyes because the old lady gave was so grateful and happy. Its a joy of being able to help people without hoping for anything in return.

  19. Rita van der Wijden on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you for opening the hearts of so many, including mine.
    I think this was a karmic meeting for all involved 🙂 The lessons and the blessing went both ways, no doubt. Thank you again for your most beautiful posts. I will take this lesson with me through the day.

  20. skyong on Sep 14, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Money and time. We have both of them, or one is more than the other.

    Or I give excuses like I don’t have much money, and I don’t have much time. I am used to receiving things with conditions. And I give with conditions as well. I seldom give without expectation in return.

    I have taken so much from others. Can I reciprocate as much?

  21. ngeow chin on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Hi Kevin,
    Interestingly, I also had the same thoughts when i read this heartwarming and touching story. I still hv the cd of the old movie which i think was a Japanese production.That scene somehow was most memorable for me which stayed in my heart through the years.
    Yes, actions which are pure and sincere are very rare. When there is an example, it make me realize I have to work harder to close the gap.
    I am so happy for the old lady to have met Rinpoche due to her pure prayers from past. Thanks to Rinpoche , this encounter and story will definitely bless many as sure as it had done for me.

  22. yf wong on Sep 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Very shy to tell you i hardly write to you in your blog

    um….. she is great, i have a lot to learn from her, she is amazing. I wish that in the near future i too could be like her, full of love & generous without strong material attachment in life.

    Many many Thanks… Lastly I Wish you good health always.

  23. monlam on Sep 13, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this experience with us. Rinpoche always gives love and care to everyone he meets.

    I was very touched after reading this story.

  24. Ethan Chu on Sep 13, 2011 at 1:10 am

    I was sincerely stunned when this kind lady kneel down and prostrate to me… I was speechless, stunned and felt ashamed of myself. It was drizzling wet, hard stone pavement and she was in her torn clothing and shorts and she was living outside!!! If she gets sick, she’ll suffer a lot!

    I am thinking to myself, she didn’t choose to live in such state, she didn;t choose to leave her family, she didn’t mean to not earning or working.. she didn’t want any of these but she is grateful. She is thinking about “others” even in a situation like that. And don’t get me wrong, she wasn’t mad or anything. She sincerely “SMILING” and got down her knees and thanked us.

    The other day, Su Ming, Wan and I returned to pay her a visit, brought warm drinks and food for her as it was a raining day… She was preparing to got to her “cardboard bed”, she even politely talked with a smile and also trying to dig something to give it back to us. It was a bag of old clothing, but we insist that it’s cold that she should keep it. Guess what she said?

    “That’s all I have, people would come and bashed me up and take my things away, and I had to move from time to time…” That really brought tears to my eyes… She rather us having her “only things” because she thinks we are good people… How selfless with so much gratitude!

    Please make prayers for her. Please bless her that she will have a better life.

  25. terri on Sep 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Having been homeless myself this touches my heart

  26. Joanne on Sep 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Lovely story. I used to work with a poor family in South Phoenix doing grief work with their 3 grandchildren as mother had died young of cancer, was on my caseload. The family wanted to give me something, once was a can of peaches. Sometimes you must allow them to give, as is a reciprocal act and preserves their dignity. Namaste.

  27. Kevin Tan on Sep 11, 2011 at 1:45 am

    This old lady reminded me of a real cool story about an old lady wanting to see Buddha but had nothing to offer. She cut her hair and exchanged it for oil and offered oil lamp to Buddha. In the temple of hundreds of oil lamp, as Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma a strong wind blew out all the oil lamps except the one offered by the old lamp. Her lamp could not be blown out because it was a lamp of sincerity, offered by the old lady who had nothing but exchanged her hair to make an offering to Buddha. I wish if only I could have half her sincerity. I would be a good start for me. This story always inspire me to give and give sincerely.

  28. patsy on Sep 10, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this touching experience with us. She showed us what true giving is. She may not have material wealth but she truly has an abundance of inner wealth.

    I am so happy that she has the merits to make this sincere offerings to Rinpoche. May she be protected by The Three Jewels in this life and future lives.

  29. Lim Han Nee on Sep 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    This is a truly touching story about giving from the heart, unconditional giving. Coming from someone who has so little, who was giving her worldly possessions in that one gesture, it strikes at one’s heart ‘s core. I find myself thinking:’Have I ever been that generous in my life?’

    This sweet homeless lady graphically portrays what is said in the Lamrim about the Perfection of Giving.There’s no thought of “I’ in her giving.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this touching story and for giving us a teaching in the sharing.

  30. Frederick Law on Sep 10, 2011 at 12:17 am

    im speechless reading this post by Rinpoche, knowing that a homeless lady being so grateful for the help provided, and how great generosity showed even she has nothing much on her. The homeless lady gratefulness and generosity sincerely from the heart really put me to shame, it is something i must learn from this lady.

    Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche, Tashi Delek.

  31. Datuk May on Sep 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I am humbled by Rinpoche’s amazement with this dear homeless lady’s generosity when the most unconditional giving person I have met in my life is Rinpoche.

    The lesson I learnt from Rinpoche is selflessness. I will never end thanking Rinpoche, my Guru for the precious learnings in my life.

  32. Jace Chong on Sep 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing the touching story.

    It reminds me of some similar stories from KSK volunteers. They met some clients who are very grateful. One of it was an old man living at the corridor of a shop at night, he is very poor and dirty. Everytime the volunteer sent him food, he starts looking for things to give back. Sometimes was sweets, sometimes coins, sometimes 1 riggit note…he just wanted to express how much he appreciate the help.

    He might be unfortunate to be on the street, but he is so grateful. Same as Rinpoche’s story, it teaches us a lesson to appreciate what we have and stop complaining.

    May they have better life, and meet Dharma!!

  33. Sarah Yap on Sep 9, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    So toughing… by just reading the event that took place, i could feel her sincerity. I can only imagine how it must have felt to actually witness it. She showed us the true value of an offering, it is not how much it’s material worth is, but from where the offering came from which is from the heart.

  34. KH Ng on Sep 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Dear Rinpoche. Thank you for posting this blog. I am really amazed by the true generosity of this lady. It serves to remind us that generosity is more than giving material things but more about giving from the heart. It is about the sincerity. The amount and value is also relative to the affordability to that person. Perhaps for those of us who have some possession, we feel that we do not have enough, hence we crave for more and the act of giving is against that craving.
    For those who really feel that they already have enough then giving is easy. It is all in the mind.
    This lady really feel that she have enough and the fact that she rejoice enough to prostrate to the giver shows she is really in a contended state of mind. She rejoice is every good fortune however little. We can also learn from this.

  35. William on Sep 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    This is a really touching story. A woman who has nothing still have something to give. That is true giving. I guess that it is also non-attachment to anything that made her able to give her prized possessions. A lesson to be learnt. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this lovely story.

  36. Doreen Teoh on Sep 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this experience with us. The more an individual have, the more we are reluctant to give…the least the person has, the more the person would give away. It has become an attachment when we have things. When there are abundance of materials, food, and etc, we forgot the value of giving from our heart with sincerity, and giving for fame and glory. This lady has truly give with sincere and she is so thankful just to receive the help given to her. I thank her for giving me this lesson.

  37. Karen Chong on Sep 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Outer wealth does not bring you eternal happiness. Only inner wealth can generate you long lasting happiness and contentment. It’s not like economy crisis, you face the risk of losing all your money, but with inner wealth, no matter what circumstance you face, it does not go away.

    I see the sincerity and gratitude in this old lady’s action, she taught us it’s not necessary to be rich (in terms of outer wealth) to give. Love and care are something priceless that you cant buy with money but something you can always GIVE to others.

  38. Dee Dee Quah on Sep 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I felt humbled after reading this story. She re-newed my motivation to do something more today – GIVE.

    Thank you for this teaching. _/\_

  39. julia Tan on Sep 9, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this touching experience with us. She is a homeless who has nothing but she insist to repay Rinpoche’s kindness with the best thing she had with her immediately when she received Rinpoche’s money. Where by we have everything yet so hard to give. Some people even find it offensive when they were asked to donate just a few ringgit to a temple. Yes, we definitely need to contemplate.

  40. Helena Chin on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this experience in Bangkok, such a inspiration to many of us..she is truly RICH from the heart!!

  41. Philip Yong on Sep 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    So much to learn in just one post and one homeless lady. I thank Rinpoche sincerely for putting this post up for all of us. I also thank and make prayers for the lady for if it wasn’t for her, there will not be this post. Her sincerity has touched the hearts of many and will be a great example for all of us.

    I hope whoever who reads this will share my aspirations to make prayers for this lady as well!

  42. Lim Tat Ming on Sep 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I rejoice in this Lady’s sincerity & true generosity!

    Many of us (including me) will be very embarrased after reading this touching story! We will realise how little we have been giving back to the society and to all those who had been very kind and generous to us.

    This Lady is truly extraordinary. She has demonstrated the perfect example of generosity. We should follow and practise giving with true sincerity as shown by this Lady.

    Thank You for sharing with us an exceptional story and a teaching on giving.

    With Metta,
    Tat Ming

  43. mm on Sep 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    She shows dignity and strength, bless her..

  44. KS on Sep 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I’m so touched after reading this. i don know what to say..

  45. Sock Wan on Sep 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    This is really a very touching story and it brings tears in my eyes. She doesn’t have a lot, but she is so generous and sincere.

    She reminds me of my grandparents. My grandparent did not have a lot, but they were very generous, helpful and sincere to people. My grandfather always told me to be grateful and be forgiving. He was not rich but he was always contented, happy and serene.

    This lady may not be rich in terms of money but I am sure she is rich in her heart.

    Start sharing and giving without agenda, we will definitely find the true happiness within.

  46. Alex Hay on Sep 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    is not about the value of the gift or the money. It is the heart that counts. I would love to assist in KSK Bangkok if have the opportunity 🙂

    Alex Hay

  47. chee kien seng on Sep 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    dear Rinpoche,
    thk you for sharing this, i really really…. touch abt it.
    i thought that generosity is only giving materialistic, how much or how many to others(the more the grater).but is not abt the figure and valume, its abt our giving attitude from the sincere heart(mind).

    chee k.s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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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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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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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-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 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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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Beautiful offerings arranged by Choong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
7/7/2024 Kechara Penang weekly puja completed. Kechara Penang Study Girup by Jacinta.
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7/7/2024 Kechara Penang weekly puja completed. Kechara Penang Study Girup by Jacinta.
This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
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This week's puja offerings sponsored by a few people and we hope their wishes be fulfilled. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta.
29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
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29th June 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group completed weekly Dorje Shugden cum Manjushri Namasangiti. Pic taken by Choong and uploaded by Jacinta
Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Need a dose of spiritual nourishment or perhaps any spiritual protection? Do take up our Kechara Penang food/candles offering packages. Do not hesitate to contact our member Choong for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Different food offerings offered on Penang Kechara Chapel's altar behalf of the sponsors. May sponsors' wishes be fulfilled. Great effort from Choong Soon Heng, one of our Kechara Penang dedicated members who thought of this way for people to generate merits while clearing obstacles. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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These are some of the offerings offered on behalf of our sponsors. We have different offerings packages which one can choose from or just simply sponsor our weekly puja in dedication to our loved ones. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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