Talk on relational karma & international Sangha at Kechara

Mar 27, 2012 | Views: 1,541

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends,

Buddha Dhamma Sagararanna had their new temple opening ceremony at Port Dickson last Sunday. Many sangha members from around the world attended the ceremony… including nuns from Taiwan, nuns of Myanmmar and local Dharma practitioners. How beautiful! I was invited to attend the opening, due to hectic schedule I was not able to attend, but Kechara’s Liaison Irene Lim attended and presented gifts on my behalf.

The sangha members were led by Venerable Chang Ern from Buddha Dhamma Sagararanna Buddhist Association. Venerable Chang Ern also serves as the Chief of Malaysia Buddhist Association (MBA), Negeri Sembilan branch.

Kechara’s liaisons Irene was contacted by Venerable Chang Ern, and Irene immediately offered to host the group of sangha members for dinner at Kechara Oasis (KO), Jaya One. This was a Dana offering on behalf of Kechara at our own Vegetarian Restaurant!

At KO, Irene gave a warm welcome to this group of sangha members with an opening speech thanking them for giving her the opportunity to offer Dana. Pastor Ngeow and Liaison Paul Yap were also there to represent Kechara House. The group was offered delicious, healthy and vegetarian food… I was told that they liked the food offered to them very much!

After dinner, Irene and the group of sangha members went to the Kechara House gompa for a visit. The sangha members and other lay Dharma practitioners were then given a tour of our Kechara Gallery.

During this time, Ven Chang Ern and the group of nuns from Taiwan left to another Dharma center to escort Venerable Chuan Dao (4th abbot of Miao Xin Si, Taiwan) and Venerable Zong Hong (abbot of Jin Gang Chan Si in OUG, Kuala Lumpur) to our center. Venerable Zong Hong is the Head of MBA’s Youth Section.

I only got to know of the visit a few hours before they arrived at KO! As it’s very meritorious to make offerings to sangha members, I decided to go to Kechara House to meet the group and present a few offerings to them. So while the monks and nuns were having dinner, I was with Paris and my Private Office arranging offerings for these holy monks and nuns.

When I arrived, I was surprised to see so many of our Kechara members upstairs at the main prayer hall! They only got to know about the last minute visit 30 minutes before I arrived, so I did not expect it at all… I was happy to see all of them. After I presented the offerings to the sangha members and their assistants, they had to leave because it was quite late already. I did not want to keep them up for too long, especially the older sangha members who had very kindly changed their schedule to visit KH…

I felt inspired to give a short Dharma talk to our Kechara members on why we make offerings to the sangha. I don’t like my students to do things blindly without understanding why they are doing it. I feel with knowledge, Dharma activity and study and practice becomes more meaningful.

I explained that our karma with each other is relational. This means the weight of our karma depends on the person’s relationship with us. For example, the karma of hurting our family and friends is heavier than the karma of hurting total strangers who we have never met before. Likewise the karma of hurting our parents is much heavier than the karma of hurting our brothers and sisters. The karma of hurting our mother is also heavier than the karma of hurting our brother, because she carried us in her womb for 9 months. Now that is at an ordinary level. Then our relational karma with strangers, friends, parents, spouse and sangha are explained in brief here in this talk.

Actually I have spoken about this many times before but I wanted to share it with Kecharians again because I feel it is very very important that we make offerings to the Sangha to support their dharma practice and generate merits for our KWPC or Kechara World Peace Centre which is our retreat land in the mountains and our own attainments. I hope you will listen to this talk and really put it into your mind. It will greatly benefit your understanding of why supporting the sangha is important.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

 Part 1 of the video

 

 

 

Part 2 of the video

 

 

 

 

 

Kechara Oasis – Dana Offering

Liaisons Irene giving a welcome speech with Paul helping to translate at Kechara’s own vegetarian restaurant (Kechara Oasis).

 

Those in the room are all Dharma practitioners… assistants and sangha members.

 

Peaceful gathering of Sangha members and lay people at KO

 

Nuns from Myanmar visiting Malaysia

 

Nuns from Taiwan visiting Malaysia

 

Lay Dharma practitioners who visited KL along with the sangha group

 

Irene making sure our guest are well taken care of

 

Pastor Ngeow receiving gifts from our honorable guests

 

Pastor Ngeow having a discussion with Ven Chang Ern regarding Kechara

 

Kechara’s award-winning cuisine as dana offering!

 

 

 

Sangha and friends arrive at Kechara House

Liaison Paul and Siong Woan leading the group for a tour at Kechara Gallery after dining at Kechara Oasis

 

Sangha members and their assistants touring the Kechara Gallery

 

Liaison Paul introducing Lama Tsongkhapa boxset made by Kechara Media & Publications

 

Pastor Ngeow speaking to one of our guests

 

Bryan introducing my Gurus to the group

 

Everyone gathered in the video room to view a video on Kechara World Peace Centre

 

Even though it was already 10pm… so many Kechara members came by to join our session last minute!!

 

Ven Sucinti from Myanmar helping to translate my talk

 

Gifts from me for the sangha members.

 

A beautiful Tsongkhapa statue offered to Ven Chang Ern.

 

A delicate Kuan Yin statue offered to Ven Zong Hong… turns out, Kuan Yin is his main practice!

 

A beautiful upasika statue offered to Ven Sucinti the translator nun. 

 

Gifts for all our guests present.

 

Offering a Buddha statue to Ven Chuan Dao, a senior monk from Taiwan.

 

Kuan Yin for Ven Zong Hong. I was happy they can visit Kechara.

 

A beautiful Tsongkhapa for Ven Chang Ern.

 

I also offered a Medicine Buddha thangka to Ven Chuan Dao… may he live long to spread the Dharma.

 

A Manjushri thangka for Ven Zong Hong. As the Head of Youth section in MBA this thangka is very suitable for him. He liked it so much, he gave a thumbs up!

 

 

Offering of Buddha statue to sangha members from Taiwan.

 

Paris presenting a Fasting Buddha statue to the nuns from Myanmar.

 

A beautiful Upagatta statue for the translator nun… she translated my teachings from English to Burmese that night!

 

I also gave out some Dharma books to those present. They are all beautifully published by KMP.

 

A group photo in Kechara House. I welcome the international Sangha very much!

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Aug 4, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Its wonderful to know other Buddhist center interact with each other.
    It is important to understand why supporting and make offering to the Sangha,as explained by Rinpoche. Its a beautiful moment where there is so many Sangha from locals, Taiwan and Myanmar gathered together visited Kechara and been introduced about Kechara Forest Retreat at Bentong. Monks,nuns and visitors were offered gifts such as statues,thangkas by Rinpoche.Rejoiced to all of them.
    Infuture hoping more and more international Sangha could come over and see for them selves the beauty of this Buddhist institution.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these wonderful explanations and sharing the video with us.

  2. julia Tan on Jul 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for making offerings to the wonderful Sangha here. Very happy to see so many Sangha from Taiwan and Byammar visited Kechara. The whole Gompa filled up with very positive and pure energy. Specially thank to the POs that has been taking very good care of them. I hope to see more Sangha visiting Kechara in future. May we create the course to have our own Sangha in Kechara soon.

  3. su_zan on May 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    This is a great story to share. Offering of dana and gifts to monks and nuns. Kechara is growing in many level.

  4. patsy on Mar 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    It is such a great honour to see so many monks and nuns of different traditions gather in Kechara. It is very meritorious to make offerings to the sangha and through this giving Rinpoche showed us the practice of generosity that is put into action

  5. vc on Mar 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    i should address Tsem Rinpoche as His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and not people.

  6. vc on Mar 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    people like tsem rinpoche should come to this world earlier or before.in my opinion,it is a bit late though to spread the buddha’s teaching,because as everyone would know it those days many problems in the society occur and this should be rectify immediately,but still Buddhas teaching is not available to the masses.In the old days, there is no internet.But now,Buddha’s teaching can effectively spread through internet and this has made a great impact on human’s lives.But still,although Buddhas teachings available to many people these days,it is the attitude of the human that matters.If buddhas teaching right in front of us and we do not practice,then it is of no use either.we should make this world a better place to live although this world is not perfect.

  7. Yokefui on Mar 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

    It was wonderful to witness and be part of this event.

    Rinpoche always shows us by his own example how to put dharma in action.
    May KWPC be the confluence point for Buddhism in all the different lineages.

  8. lucy yap on Mar 28, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    It was a memorable night!!Was so fortunate to be there to witness Rinpoche making offerings to the international sangha and listen to Rinpoche’s teaching.May Rinpoche be in good health always and with KWPC manifest swiftly.

  9. pastor ngeow on Mar 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    It is always wonderful to see Sangha from various traditions coming together.We are all aware that there are differences in the external forms and methods used in all religions and even within the same religion.However what matters most is what is shared in common by all – cultivating a good heart.This is what can overcome whatever differences and disagreements in the name of peace and harmony for all.

  10. James Long on Mar 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for all these for everyone, to make offering to the sangha to create tremendous merits for everyone. In Malaysia, many people do know the benefit of it and why we make offering to the 3 jewels, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

    It is so nice to see all 3 yanas of sangha gather together to make the dharma grow in this region as a big Dharma family.

  11. Koh Hee Peng on Mar 28, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Ouch!! By watching the video I can feel the paid caused by the slap on David’s face. It was an awkward moment, best served as a reminder to all us to always have our ethics on check, before or after puja, or at any time and at any place, for should we misbehave, we are slapping the Buddha’s face after receiving all the loves and cares from the Buddhas.

    • David Lai on Mar 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Mr Hee Peng, who is David? Are you talking about me but I don’t get what’s it got to do with this video. What’s with the slap by Rinpoche? I don’t get the relevance and I feel you are trying to make a point about something or perhaps, you made a mistake about posting this message. Perhaps, you were actually referring to another post?

      Anyway, I think this post have a natural universal appeal for all Buddhists because making offerings to the Sangha is really part of our spiritual practice. It is always advocated to make offerings to the Sangha to generate a lot of merits. I remember reading somewhere that the Buddha mentioned in the Vinaya that even if a 10th stage Bodhisattva makes bows to a member of a fully ordained and ordinary monk, the Bodhisattva will generate merits. That shows how beneficial it is that the vows that a monk hold.

  12. Pastor Susan on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:56 am

    It was a joy to have so many sangha members in Kechara that evening. Looking at these pictures sure brings back very happy feelings. The robes of the sangha members were of different colors due to different traditions but all share the mutual goal,… to eliminate sufferings for themselves and others, to achieve lasting happiness for themselves and others.

    If you like what you see here, then I highly encourage you to keep supporting Rinpoche’s works and Kechara. No matter where you are, we can all contribute towards making a difference in this world together.

    peace to all.

  13. Datuk May on Mar 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    We travel to see wonderful monasteries, stupas and numerous Buddha statutes and we are happy as we believe we have gained merits just by having set our eyes on such holy sites and objects. We have done our pilgrimage.

    Sponsoring and giving to the monastic sectors are forms of perpetuating these “wonders” to benefit many for years and years into the future. Rinpoche’s teaching on Dana offerings is of such a tremendously large scope, as sponsoring is not only financial but rather with all that we have and in my mind most importantly our time.

    We live in an era of accumulating and the most important thing to accumulate is great quantity of merits that will help us in this life and many more to come.

  14. ECheah on Mar 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    The dharma that Rinpoche always espouses is dharma-in-action. What’s the use of getting attainments with nothing to show for? If dharma practice leads one to gain the virtues of kindness and generosity but it’s all bottled up inside, then it’s probably not really kindess and generosity. What strikes me always is how effortless Rinpoche’s act of giving is. There is no evidence of any attachment, agenda, holding back and hesitation or expectation of anything in return. If I look at my own miserable effort at giving, it’s always tainted with the 8 worldly concerns the complete opposite of what I see in Rinpoche. What I keep seeing in Rinpoche is a mirror to my inner piteous self and constant reminder and inspiration to aspire towards.
    But rather than stop doing everything since the motivation is suspect, we should thrudge on. Rinpoche’s recent quote rings deep in my ears. He said, “Doing some good grudgingly is better than doing something bad happily”. I do have hope after all that something good will result.

    • DR on Mar 27, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      I couldn’t have said it better myself, ECheah.

      “Doing some good grudgingly is better than doing something bad happily”. Words of wisdom from Rinpoche. Yes, it does give us hope till we have enough merits to correct our motivation till we “do good happily at all times”.

  15. Han on Mar 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    So happy to see the beautiful pictures of offering DANA to sangha at Kechara. I missed the event, fortunate to view the teaching in video.

    Thank you all for the hard work!

  16. skyong on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Very very beautiful.. Offering to sangha is the best gift one can make to show our support and develop our compassion 🙂

  17. lewkwanleng on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I am so happy I was there. So many monks of different traditions gather in Kechara. Such an honour for Kechara!

    Making offerings to monks will allow us to collect a lot of merits so that our KWPC will manifest soon to benefit even more people!

  18. nicholas on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I felt so fortunate that day to be able together with Rinpoche and the rest to make offering to the Sangha members. Together we make dedication for the growth of Kechara works & KWPC manifestation.
    Rinpoche’s teaching on why we do offering to Sangha and the karma relationship was very profound. It’s so wonderful to see so many Kecharian there too to witness and receive the teaching from Rinpoche.

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving such a great opportunity to be part of this meritorious act.

  19. Margaretlee on Mar 27, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I rejoice that so many sangha members visited Kechara, receive gifts, blessings and connections from Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s message is clear, we are all the same, even in different robes.

    Kecharian spirit is everywhere, thank you for all the hard work of the pastors, all the liaisons, Private Office and a dedicated team from Kechara Care.

    May all of Rinpoche’s wishes all come to fruition!

  20. terri on Mar 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

    so beautiful

  21. Amy on Mar 27, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Wow, so many beautiful pictures, I rejoice for the gathering of all sanghas in Kechara.

  22. Don Buchwalter on Mar 27, 2012 at 4:56 am

    What a wonderful, uplifting, story! It is always good to see Dharma practitioners together – and even more wonderful when the various schools are represented! Just seeing all of these wonderful, compassionate, beings together is very beneficial.

  23. mima on Mar 27, 2012 at 4:48 am

    I apologize for using the word people…they are not people they are higher beings!

  24. mima on Mar 27, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Kechara and Rinpoche are the most generous and honorable people in the world. Thank you again and again for everything you are doing!

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    Her sacred triangle is at the confluence of Siang and Yang Sang (rivers)
    Her sacred vulva is at Kila Yangzom
    Her navel is a small Nyingmapa monastery called Rinchenpung

    Understand more about Pemako (Vajrayogini’s Sacred Body) at http://bit.ly/2CCjxQI
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 12:39 PM
    This is such a heart-warming story, to go the extra mile for an animal that cannot even say thank you. As a good human being, we have to be kind and generous to not just our kind but to animals as well. We should be even kinder to animals because they are the weaker ones.

    Human beings take away their habitats but all they can do is to try to find another place to live in. They have no one to complain to, there is no justice for them. The least we can do is not to harm them and help them whenever we can.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dramatic-rescue.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 12:19 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this worthy thoughts. The truth is, if we want to forget something , we need to let go, forgive ourselves, forgive the situation, and realize that the situation is over to move forward in life. Letting go can be one of the most difficult things we can do in our life. If we do not let go we cannot move on, we got to create space to for a new beginning and meaningful life.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/6-thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 12:17 PM
    Inspiring story of Pang Mipham Gönpo an eighty years old man realising death is near, and had wasted most of his life. He wanted to achieve the highest meditative realisations till his last breath of his life. Well , this is an example for us not to give up whatever matters how hard the situation is.
    Age is just a number, Pang Mipham Gönpo met his famous teacher the learned pandit Vairochana and great translator for dharma practice. He practised diligently with the aid of a stick to hold up his chin and a meditation-strap to keep his legs crossed. His determination pays off, he gained realization and attained the rainbow body.
    Regardless of how old we are and how difficult it is to practise the Dharma is the right choice. Courage and practice is the most important of all the virtues in spite of all obstacles. With determination, it helps get us through tough situations in life. An inspiring story….a reminder for us not to give up in difficult situation .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and the profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/pang-mipham-gonpo-the-80-year-old-man-who-didnt-give-up.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Nov 11. 2019 09:48 PM
    Which guru shall I choose? | 我应该选择哪一位上师?

    We should follow our guru not because of his fame, rank, prestige, power or number of students he has or how big his organization is, but because he helped us to transform our minds to be a better person and we can see this within ourselves. This transformation is sacred. Because he gave us dharma from his heart and loved us.

    Read up on the importance of a Guru for our spiritual practice: http://bit.ly/WhichGuruIChoose

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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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.
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.
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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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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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!!!
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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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
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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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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
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien is teacher for class age 7-9 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien is teacher for class age 7-9 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Glad to have Chef Anis and Iswan for joining us last night for the food distribution :) ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Glad to have Chef Anis and Iswan for joining us last night for the food distribution :) ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The generous support from sponsors and volunteers have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thanks to Add Hope Malaysia and students from First City University College! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers #volunteer ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The generous support from sponsors and volunteers have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thanks to Add Hope Malaysia and students from First City University College! #Kechara #foodbank #hungerknowsnobarriers #volunteer ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you very much to Rasa Sayang AEON Club team for assisting us with surplus food collection and also distribution last Saturday. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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