Visiting Hong Kong

Jul 2, 2013 | Views: 2,202

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

I like to visit Hong Kong from time to time . There is nothing really much in the city for someone like me, except on Hollywood Road, where they have a string of art galleries that always contain interesting “antique” thangkas, statues, and tibetan artifacts. I find those interesting, although overly priced. And the other place which is one of my favorites in the world is the Lantau Island Buddha. 

So my visit to Hong Kong this time around was to make a pilgrimage to Lantau Island Buddha, and along with me came JP, Beng Kooi, Su Ming, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Bryan, Carmen, and we met up with some friends here, namely Run Run and Race. Also Sean flew in from Shanghai to join us. We have been meeting a variety of friends here, and we have had stimulating interesting conversations.

We’re staying in a comfortable hotel that is in a centralized area. From our window we have a direct view of harbor and surprisingly the water is tending towards turquoise. The weather has been quite nice – not much rain, warm, pleasant.

We visited various eateries ,and they are amazingly fast in their service and quick in their customer assistance. I am pleasantly surprised that the restaurants and eateries are very very good in the service industry. 

The taxi drivers in Hong Kong are no nonsense, direct, quick and really really efficient. They know where they are going, no fuss, no hassle and whatever is on the meter without any sign of haggling you just pay.  And in such a large metropolitan city like Hong Kong, it’s amazing how easy the taxis are to obtain and to go from point A to B.

When you come to Hong Kong, and you wander around and look around, it feels like any huge extremely modern metropolitan city. such as Tokyo, Bangkok, New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, etc. Hong Kong is alive, pulsating, throbbing, and very very happening. In many ways, it’s extremely advanced organized, clean, and has a very safe feeling. We even walked around the streets and lanes and it’s dense with people needless to say, but I really kept getting a deja vu that i was in New York City. But a much cleaner and safer version. 

Salespeople in Hong Kong are generally friendly, easy, fast and efficient. It is different from the Hong Kong of 15 years ago when I first visited. And if you don’t speak Chinese, like myself, everywhere you go, English is quite predominant and you can get by without speaking any Chinese so it’s really an easy city to get around in. 

Last night we went on a tour of the city by one of our friends, Run Run, and we basically drove up and down all over the city in Hong Kong island and Kowloon for over 4 hours. It was very nice and our tour culminated at The Address to be at in Hong Kong which is The Peak . The Peak is on top of a mountain in the middle of Hong Kong and it has the very privileged residences of the very wealthy and elite of Hong Kong. It was windy, airy and had spectacular skyline views of the whole city. There seems to be a very interesting restaurant up there, also called The Peak, which by the time we got up there it was closed but we hope to go back another day perhaps because it boasts of great views.  

We were warned of a Grade 3 typhoon for today  (July 1, 2013)… whatever that means because I don’t know how many grades of typhoon there are… and a part of our group went up to Lantau Island by taxi and they arrived within 40 minutes at the cable cars and from the cable car station it took them another 30 minutes to ascend to the actual place where the holy Buddha of Lantau Island resides. So on a normal day, with normal routes, it would take a person from the centre of HK to Lantau Island probably 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to the top which is quite pleasant because the drive up is scenic.  

At the cable car station, there are large shopping malls, eateries, trains, buses, taxis… whatever you need. It is far and it is on a huge island but it’s far from not having civilization. From the cable car (which everyone should experience) you go up to the top of the mountain where the holy Buddha is. This Buddha is in this area and it is managed by the Chinese Mahayana monastery called Po Lin and they have extended to having Ngong Ping village at the top. Ngong Ping village has a lot of traditional shops selling statues, traditional masks, opera dolls, key chains and very interesting curios. It is a must to visit. 

I was having some tailbone problems and pains so I decided to sleep in and not go and our people went. I went to sleep around 3.30 am and got up around 12 midday and my tailbone problem felt so much better so I decided to take a taxi and surprise everyone and go up there. We hired a car from the hotel and the normal 40 minutes drive turned into a 1 hour and 20 minute drive because there was a bus accident along the freeway and traffic was at a standstill. Luckily, our driver was very nice and accommodating. 

When we arrived at the cable cars, the typhoon had started. Rain and wind but no thunder, and it comes on and off, on and off. Well, the cable cars were closed down understandably, so we had to take another taxi to go to the top which took another 30 minutes. And it was just raining really heavily, but was overall a pleasant and safe drive along the way, where you can see the turquoise ocean, green foliage and a dam.

We finally got to the top, and I was a little disorientated for awhile because they had built and expanded from what I last remembered. But pretty soon, Bryan and Carmen came running up and brought me over to the rest of our group. But I offered 3 large incense to the Buddha first. 

Then we went to Ngong Ping village and looked in some of the very interesting curio shops there, of which some were closed due to the typhoon. To my surprise, there were quite a lot of tourists, although much more quieter than the last time I was here, and there were people scaling the stairs up and down to pay homage to the Buddha on top.  

As we entered Ngong Ping Village, which is the eatery and shopping area, it started to rain, so we stopped by a little place to have some french fries and hot tea and wait for the rain to pass which it did quickly. Then we proceeded to the base of the where the Buddha and we slowly ascended the stairs, stopping many times for jokes, pictures and to be in awe of this great Buddha edifice. 

We reached the top and did circumambulations and then I gave a short Dharma explanation as it was raining and it was getting a little late. And I also gave refuge vows for the people who had already taken refuge to energize their vows. And then we all did fervent prayers for gaining Bodhicitta and the realization of wisdom in this life. Supplications were made to the Buddha to bless us that in all our lives we may never be separated from the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha and qualified spiritual teachers. We also did prayers for our Kechara members, Kechara projects and Kechara Forest Retreat along with the movie we are intending to do.  The security guards up there were very accommodating because they saw us doing our prayers and meditations although it was already time to close. As you can see in the video, it was windy and raining but very pleasant and cooling. And I, for lack of a better word, enjoyed it thoroughly. 

The Buddha is spectacular and well made, and I was awestruck again and I definitely want to be back to make a pilgrimage. And below this, I am going to include some statistical information on the Buddha image for you and you can see our interesting video. After the prayers were done, we descended the stairs carefully, grabbed more photos and some fans of Race Wong called her over and wanted to take some pictures with her because she was a singer in Hong Kong and also did some acting. Run Run and our group were very helpful in assisting me down the stairs because it was slightly slippery. At the base, the taxi driver was waiting and whisked me to the cable car area. And there, the hotel taxi was eveready and took us back to the hotel without any incident and quite quickly this time around as there was no traffic.  We got back, took a hot shower because we were caught in the rain, ordered some food and rested and put up this post. I am comfortable, cool, and without much pain from my tailbone as in a little while, I will be giving a light Dharma talk to a small group again in the hotel. Questions and answers will ensue and I am sure it will be interesting. 

Tomorrow, I have a whole day lined up with meeting different people, executives, actors and socialites. And that’s been my trip in Hong Kong so far. Without a mention, JP was extremely efficient in finding our hotel, preparing the place, buying books that I like, stocking the pantry with snacks and food and drinks, flowers in the room, and even putting water in the toilet because I usually use a bidet but there is no bidet here so he provided water. I can’t really take soft mattresses so he even went to the extent of having the hotel put a plank to make my mattress more firm. And this was all topped off with JP’s friendly smile, helpful demeanor and a welcoming card. I was touched by JP’s preparations for my stay here, and all his attention to detail. And I’m very happy to have Bryan, Su Min, Beng Kooi, Pastor Loh Seng Piow and Carmen also assisting on this trip.  

JP, Beng Kooi, Su Ming, Pastor Loh Seng Piow and I have been a team for a few years now and we’ve done quite well together. So this was a nice pilgrimage to join us together from our individual busy schedules and works in Kechara. And besides the blessed pilgrimage to the Lantau Island Buddha, I really was looking forward to and enjoyed my time with JP, Beng Kooi, Su Ming and Pastor Loh Seng Piow. Run Run was a great help on this trip… accommodating and really made himself available for all of us and I must thank him very much .

I do recommend everyone to please visit the holy Buddha of Lantau Island because it really really is the gateway to the Pearl of the Orient. Enjoy the video, and the great pictures that we have. 

Tsem Rinpoche


 

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche Visits the Lantau Buddha, Hong Kong

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/HongKong01Lantau.mp4

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Lantau Island Big Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha

 

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Cable car ride to the Big Buddha statue

 

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These cable cars have a see-thru floor!

 

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Seeing the Lantau Island Buddha for the first time

 

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Picturesque Ngong Ping Village

 

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The Big Buddha can be seen from the village

 

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More details about Ngong Ping Village

 

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Offering 3 large incense sticks to the Buddha

 

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In a Chinese opera store. I have always liked Chinese opera

 

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Very interesting curio shops in the village

 

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Making my way up the steps to the Buddha. As you can see, the ground is very wet and slippery.

 

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From left to right: Beng Kooi, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, myself, JP, Su Ming

 

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With my team

 

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Our team that went on pilgrimage to Lantau Island

 

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Resting along the walk up

 

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The 268 steps that we walked up!

 

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Front view of the Lantau Island Buddha

 

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Taking a breather at the very top of the mountain

 

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Another view of the Big Buddha

 

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I gave a little dharma explanation at the feet of the Buddha. Watch the video above to listen to the talk.

 

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Making aspirational prayers individually…

 

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…and as a group!

 

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Myself with Sean from Shanghai

 

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Myself with Race Wong

 

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Myself and Run Run

 

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Myself and JP

 

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Myself and Pastor Loh Seng Piow

 

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Myself and Bryan

 

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Myself and BK

 

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Myself and Su Ming

 

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Myself and Carmen

 

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With my liaisons

 

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Another photo with my group from Malaysia

 

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Tian Tan Buddha

Widely touted as one of the most significant Lantau tourist spots, Tian Tan Buddha takes visitors on a sacred land tour of enlightenment. It is the world’s largest seated outdoor bronze Buddha statue and sits calmly next to Po Lin Monastery.

The easiest way to reach the Buddha is through the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, which takes merely 25 minutes and allows visitors to breathe in the beautiful scenery along the journey. Visitors can also choose to walk along the Ngong Ping trail.

If you look up to the southwest from Tei Tan square in the middle of the Po Lin Monastery Plaza, you will see a flight of 268 steps leading to the world’s largest outdoor bronze seated Buddha – Tian Tan Buddha, which symbolises Sakyamuni, who meditated deeply under the Bodhi tree and attained enlightenment and awakening to true reality. Walking up the steps, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Lantau and the South China Sea from the podium. The huge statue body is a breathtaking sight, and the kind smile on his face instills a sense of peacefulness.

Outstanding stats

Tian Tan Buddha sits solemnly atop the 482m Muk Yue Shan. The whole complex stands opposite to the monastery and is 6,547 m2 in size.

Facing North, the 34-metre tall Tian Tan Buddha statue sits on a three-storey pedestal.

Remarkable feat of engineering

The planning of the Tian Tan Buddha started in 1976. Constructed by the China Aeronautic Department, the works were completed in 1993.

It was named one of the “Ten Engineering Wonders in Hong Kong” and was awarded the “Merit of Unique Artistic Features” by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 2000. Since its opening in 1993, it has consistently ranked as a top Lantau tourist spot.

Fine details of the statue

Featuring the pronounced facial expression of the Buddha and the statue craftsmanship of the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the Tian Tan Buddha was built with bronze and weighs over 250 tonnes. Gold was used for the face, portraying the beauty and solemnity of the Buddha.

The right hand of the Buddha is held up as a “Fear-Not mudra” – a manifestation of the great vow to eliminate suffering from all sentient beings. The left hand is placed on the Buddha’s thigh with his palm facing out and fingers slightly pointing downwards. This is known as the “Wish-Granting mudra“, signifying the compassionate vow to grant happiness to all men.

The Dharma cakra in the palm represents the everlasting turning of the Wheel of Dharma and the dissemination of the Dharma to every corner of the world. Inside the pedestal of the Tian Tan Buddha there is a three-storey exhibition hall presenting a number of invaluable Buddhist items, including:

  • Buddha’s relic
  • Four paintings
  • The Bell
  • Hua Yan Dharma Preaching
  • Statue of Ksitigarbha
  • Six Devas outside the Giant Buddha
  • Lotus petals

How to get there

Take the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping – 25 minutes

Extracted from: http://www.np360.com.hk/

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 25, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and former British colony. A beautiful place to visit which I have not been. Hidden away by lush mountains, is the remote Po Lin Monastery where the Tian Tan Buddha statue is situated.
    The Big Buddha or Giant Buddha is located on Ngong Ping Lantau Island as one of the top sightseeing attractions in Hong Kong . Its the world’s largest outdoor bronze Buddha statue. Hopefully I could visit it someday, as is such a beautiful statue surrounding by greenery environment on top of a mountain.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing your visits there with beautiful pictures.

  2. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Dec 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for writing and sharing the article with beautiful photos taken in front of Tian Tan Buddha for the benefit and blessing to all of us. Ever since I have read this article, it was always my wish to visit Hong Kong and pay homage to Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island. My wish had finally become a reality when I went to attend a relative’s wedding dinner in Hong Kong on 2nd December 2017 and the next day morning, I woke up early and embarked the journey from the hotel heading to Lantau Island to pay homage to Tian Tan Buddha together with my wife, my mother-in –law and my wife’s sisters.

    By the time we arrived at Tung Chung, there was a very long queue of people waiting for their turns to purchase the cable car tickets as it was Sunday where the place was filled up with many visitors coming from different countries. We waited for about 2 hours in the queue before we were able to get to the ticket counter. While I was waiting in the queue, I thought of this could be some kind of purification for my wife, mother-in-law, my wife’s sisters as myself as we have to stand up during the long queue. I was glad that finally we managed to get into the cable car after long hours of standing and walking.

    Through the teachings received from Rinpoche, I have made 3 prostrations to Tian Tan Buddha, recited one mala of long life mantra of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and circumambulated Tian Tan Buddha for 3 rounds before I ended with my completion dedication. Before I left, I also managed to offer 3 sticks of incense offering to the Buddha and made the dedication for many people to be able to learn, practice and share the Dharma.

    May Buddhadharma reach to all sentient beings from every corner of the world and may all sentient beings able to meet, learn, practice and share the Buddhadharma until samsara ends.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

    Hong Kong Tian Tan Buddha

  3. Alice Tay on Jan 3, 2014 at 12:23 am

    看了这篇文章与照片,让我回想起8年前第一次观光香港。

    在这里,我还记得的当时下着很大雨。因为大雨的关系造成只有我单独一个人走上阶梯靠近佛像,而我的朋友们就在阶梯下面的寺庙里等我归队。。

    由于当时正的下很大雨,所以没有机会拍下这么壮严的佛像。。。

    感谢仁波切以及其他同行的佛友把当时的情景拍摄下来分享。。。

  4. Wylfred Ng on Nov 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing. I never thought that Hong Kong have such an interesting place to visit.

    The outdoor Buddha is so beautiful.

    Hope that one day i will be able to visit there.

    Thanks

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 23, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    So breathtaking this buddha is may malaysia have just an amazing buddha statue to bring peace, calm , harmony and blessings for all involved and all the people in this area.

  6. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    閱讀上師這次香港之旅,感覺很溫馨。JP 為上師在香港旅程中準備的一切,還有學生對上師情誼,都是值得學習。佛像在山頂祥和坐在蓮花座上,讓到訪的游客慢慢走上登頂的同時仰望着佛像,那感覺是超棒的。

  7. keng nam on Jul 8, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Wow, such a great place to be. And amidst the hullabaloo of a weather, Rinpoche and his team brought us this informational and inspiring video and write-up. This is a place I will visit with my family next month and we hope the weather will be fine, then. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

  8. jp on Jul 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    The Big Buddha statue was stunning! At sight it was both awesome and calming. It was my first time to Lantau Island. I will definitely go again.

    The typhoon made the pilgrimage more exciting! hehe. We were holding on to our umbrellas and in the end we just walked around without umbrellas coz the wind was too strong.

    Doing prayers and circumabulating there was great. It was very peaceful and calming to the mind although there was a typhoon. It reminded me of how turbulent samsara is, but as long as we keep our mind still and continue walking through the turbulence, we will still have peace and happiness.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the pilgrimage! It’s been a while since Beng Kooi, Su Ming, Seng Piow and I went on a trip together with Rinpoche.

    Love always,
    JP

  9. Sock Wan on Jul 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for working so tirelessly for us. Rinpoche was not feeling quite well at the tailbone area, the flight journey even though was not long but must have been difficult for Rinpoche, but Rinpoche was so willingly to take on the sufferings so that KFR will be able to get more sponsors and manifest very very soon. The short trip to HK was very exhausting, it was meeting after meeting. A big thank you to the team who were serving Rinpoche too, they were very efficient and made sure Rinpoche was well taken care of. They too, worked tirelessly.

    We may not be close to Rinpoche to serve him, but by helping to look for sponsors, making sure Kechara Organisation’s operation is running smoothly we are already helping to take a bit of burden off Rinpoche’s shoulders. If you have not involved in making KFR a reality yet, it is still not too late to start!

    May KFR manifest soonest, may all our Lama’s wishes come true.

  10. Cliff on Jul 6, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I’m glad Rinpoche had a wonderful trip to Hong Kong. JP and the team had planned everything out really well to take care of Rinpoche. It is a wonderful place and I am glad to have my parents bring me there for vacation to visit the wonderful sights of Tian Tan Buddha and the scenery. I really liked the vegetarian food they had served in the canteen. I really enjoyed looking through the photos of your trip and they were taken really well. I remembered the place to have been very peaceful and the air was fresh as compared to the metropolitan city of Hong Kong down below from the mountain. I remember Rinpoche telling us that they built such a big statue that looks towards to sea to protect the sailors and that Rinpoche too wanted to build a statue just as big to bless people in Malaysia. I hope Rinpoche’s back heals and feels better soon.

  11. So Kin Hoe on Jul 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the Tian Tan Buddha and valuable teachings through the video captured in Hong Kong. It is a great blessing to be able to see Tian Tan Buddha through this wonderful blog.

  12. James Long on Jul 6, 2013 at 1:22 am

    开心仁波切有个圆满的旅程。也谢谢在哪儿接应和照顾仁波切的人们。香港户外大佛真的好美。希望马来西亚也一定要有几个!

    陈绮贞唱旅行的意义是离开一个人。一些人旅行是为了逃避现实的工作压力,一些是充实自己,一些是留下爱给当地的人们。你们旅行的目的是什么?

  13. Grace Leu KHJB on Jul 6, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Thanks for the sharing. I wish I could visit Tian Tan Buddha.I will remind myself of the teaching of Rinpoche, let go self centric mind, think more for others.

  14. Jay Jae on Jul 5, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Buddha statues are made to represent the Buddha virtue which the Buddha represents. Compassion, Wisdom, peace, harmony are just about a few qualities to mention which helps the perceiver to realize this potential in them and also to encourage them towards that direction.

    Rinpoche loves Buddha images from since a young age. It is a very instinctual peaceful feeling when we see a Buddha image and it helps us to remind ourselves of the virtues which we wanna achieve on the path to ultimate happiness.

  15. KYC on Jul 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I’m very happy Rinpoche had an enjoyable trip to Hong Kong. I really enjoyed reading about the group’s visit to Lantau island and how helpful JP and the others were to make Rinpoche’s stay happy and comfortable. The Buddha is beautiful and I like the pictures very much.

  16. Sean Pang on Jul 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank You for taking me on this pilgrimage to Lantau Island to pay respect to the Big Buddha. I very much enjoyed Your talks and the prayers. It was a very spiritual and blessed experience for me, and it gave me a sense of calm just when I most needed it. I pray that I will have the privilege to go on future pilgrimages with Rinpoche! I will also remember the advice You gave me and I will follow them with an open heart.

    To the Malaysian Group (SP, JP, SM, BK, BH, CK): you guys are such an inspiration to me! I salute you! Thank you for the time in HK.

    With love, respect and folded hands,
    Sean in Shanghai

  17. Uncle Eddie Yee on Jul 5, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Rinpoche and his entourage have made the most spectacular and significant prilgrimage to Lantau Island Tourist spot, Tian Tan Buddha (symbolishing Lord Sakyamuni Buddha), which takes the limelight of enlightenment in its attraction. Known as the World’s largest seated outdoor Buddhist statue, it sits calmly next to Po Lin Monastry. From within the vicinity of Po Lin Monastry, one would see the 268 stepsleading up to the seated Buddha’s statue, 482m atop the “Muk Yue Shan” which represents an outstanding unique and remarkable feat of engineering! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the beautiful, inspiring and fascinating photos. The group looks extremely happy and full of excitement. It really looks an exciting good trip, but what wouldn,t with a bodisattva-Guru around! Om mani padme hum.

  18. Wendy Loh on Jul 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Rinpoche shows so much of respect to all beings at all the holy places and is always willing to share and teach whether in a Dharma center or at a tourist spot.

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

  19. wong mee kim on Jul 5, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I made it a point to visit the Great Buddha when I visited Hkong this April . I was so excited to see the One from afar in the cable car overlooking and watching after us . I felt at peace when I saw him and also chanted the mantra -OM Mani Padme Hum .I have come home .

  20. Davin on Jul 4, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful post and photo of Rinpoche’s trip. I am happy that Rinpoche is enjoying the trip. The Tian Tian Buddha is so very huge and so beautiful. Wish that I may visit one day.

  21. Jessica Yap on Jul 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I’m very glad that Rinpoche is well and Rinpoche’s tailbone problem is much better.am also glad that Rinpoche is enjoying is enjoying the HK trip..

    The Tian Tian Buddha is so magnificent!!! How I wish I could visit there too! But very soon, our KFR would be up and other people would be coming to KFR instead! Hehe

    Hope Rinpoche have a good and safe trip. Rest well and safe flight back, Rinpoche!
    Thank you, Rinpoche!

  22. Soon Huat on Jul 3, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the teaching. We should seize the golden opportunity of being in human form and being so close to the Dharma and Guru to do as much as possible to benefit others. We are not animal.
    I would do whatever I can to help to setup KFR, I promised.

  23. Lim Han Nee on Jul 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for taking us as it were , through these lovely pictures and your most powerful Dharma teaching,on pilgrimage to the 34-meter Tien Tan Buddha on Lantau Island.

    The storm, created by the typhoon, was a purification for those who were about to listen to a mind-shattering teaching that could change minds and hearts instantly. Buddhism,as a religion, is mainly a label. Only Buddhism, seen as Buddha’s teachings that recorded his discovery of something universal,something primordial,the truth and reality, will move and transform us to a level beyond self-centricism and suffering.

    The only way to practice Dharma is to listen, absorb and let the truth penetrate the mind, and transform. Listening, we acquire knowledge. Applying this knowledge by practicing until it becomes a habituation leads us to wisdom.

    When practice becomes real and earnest, and when one has transformed,the mind moves from its self-centric state to a state of wanting to benefit others. So, going on a pilgrimage to the Buddha on Lantau Island, is the reaffirmation of a mind of wanting to work hard for others and benefit others. Similarly,wanting to build KFR is wanting to benefit others, for KFR is for others.

    I hope that Rinpoche has recovered from your tail-bone problem. i hope that the trip has fulfilled all of Rinpoche’s wishes and hopes in making the trip.

  24. Frances on Jul 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the awesome sharing!

  25. Darren Kechara on Jul 3, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Great and nice place! Would love to visit one day! May Rinpoche movie project run smooth and successful !

  26. Joy on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Although I am not there, it feels like I am there with you all. I enjoyed the short video teaching very much because it is TRUE! Just because we are working for a Dharma organisation, just because we have a teacher, we are close to our teacher or near our teacher, all this does not mean we are practising the Dharma if we do not listen or study the Dharma and apply it to transform our minds. We would just be going through the motions, which makes us no different from working on the outside. Perhaps this is why so many older students fall out from the Dharma even though they have been in the Dharma for many years. This would make perfect sense.

    It is so nice to see Rinpoche enjoying Rinpoche’s Hong Kong trip and that it was a fruitful one. Everything Rinpoche does always somehow is for the Dharma and to benefit others, long and short term and for the bigger goal… to spread Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage. The purpose of this life becomes so meaningful when there is a goal far greater than oneself.

    Lantau Island’s Buddha sure is spectacular and a great pilgrimage trip I would like to visit one day. It would also be very interesting to experience the fast efficient culture of Hong Kong… Would be good to use is as a bench mark or as comparison to know how slow we are here, so we can improve. I guess this is what makes the Hongkies successful people, but I would not want to be cold and shrewd which often comes with this type of fast pace culture. Glad that we have Dharma infused in us so there is a good balance.

  27. adelinewoon on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Lantau island Tian Tan Buddha is one of the must visit place in Hong Kong! It’s been a long while since I visited it, but I remember the vegetarian food at the Poh Lin temple was really delicious – an added bonus to the visit for sure! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the details of your trip that brought back lots of fond memories I had for the place. I wish very much that all things go well with the movie deal and glad to learn about Rinpoche’s tailbone improvement.

  28. Julia Tan on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wonderful teachings from Hong Kong. Rinpoche’s teachings is always simple yet deep.

    Taking refuge, being or calling ourselves Buddhists, going for prayers, being a sponsor or even being near to our guru are wonderful. If our mind still think and react the same and selfish as before we take refuge, before we meet our guru and before we understand more about Dharma etc then these does not benefit us much. Understand that we should think differently, change our motives and place others’ benefit above ours. By thinking this way often enough, we will naturally be kind to others.

  29. beatrix ooi on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Lantau Island was one of my favourite visits when we were in Macau 3-4 years ago, we took a speedboat from Macau to Hong Kong, then we took MRT from Tung Chung(it’s the last stop after Disneyland) and finally we took the cable car from Tung Chung up to Ngong Ping. It was a very mesmerising day, we walked our way up to to the top, it was very tiring but worth it.
    While we were walking around the place, there was a gallery under the Buddha statue, my mum saw Anita Mui’s memorial tablet in there as well. She was a very famous Hong Kong singer and actress who died of womb cancer.
    I wish that I could visit Lantau Island again with my family next time, it’s a very nice and holy place.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  30. pavara on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Hong Kong is just so amazing!!
    As there was a storm Rinpoche concentrating on the teaching.
    Rinpoche always thinks about others even though it was raining.
    Hope Rinpoche had a great trip and time in Hong Kong.

  31. sarahyap on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Wow! nice pictures of Rinpoche and a few close students in Lantau Island. Can’t wait to hear all about this trip from Carmen/Bryan hehe…

  32. Datuk May on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing with us Rinpoche’s visit to Hongkong and Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island. As always the Dharma teaching is wonderful.

    I am so glad that Rinpoche is enjoying the short visit to Hongkong and rejoice that JP, SM, BK, SP, Bryan and Carmen had the opportunity to renew their refuge vows in such a holy place.

  33. Julien Roth on Jul 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Hong Kong is surely one of my favourite places to go. The last time i went there was with my mum and my two brothers, and we also went to see the giant buddha. Its amazing, i was actually surprised how so many people went to see it, the place as packed! And i can understand, everyone wants to see such an amazing site. I love Hong Kong, one of my favourite places to go to. Thank you for sharing you wonderful trip with us Rinpoche.

  34. tenzin llhamo on Jul 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wonderful updates and also the beautiful pictures! I am happy that Rinpoche is enjoying the trip and it is a pleasant one. The place is really beautiful! But NO cable car ride for me..Especially if it has see thru glass! I would really love to visit the place one day if I can but I will settle for Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) anytime! As KFR will also be having a huge Medicine Buddha on a hill and overlooking KFR! So happy to see that everyone else is enjoying the time with Rinpoche.

  35. Leonard Ooi on Jul 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the wonderful pictures and the dharma talk in the video. I have never been to Hong Kong and now I would love to visit HK and pay homage to Tian Tan Buddha. I ‘ll visit Lantau island one day: soon I hope.

    In the video, I could here the strong winds blowing in the background.Encountering the strong winds and rain, Rinpoche sat there holding on to his umbrella, delivering his talk about listening to dharma that can help us transform ourselves – inwardly and outwardly.

    Listening to the dharma via the video is the fastest way for me to learn the dharma as the day goes by.

    Thank you Rinpoche and May you be in good health to share the dharma with us.

    Regards

    leonard

  36. mitra dukhi on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    wonderful photos of Rinpoche’s trip owa What a great and amazing place to visit.Thank you Rinpoche.

  37. tenzinkhenchen on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    What an incredible place to visit. I am glad to know that Rinpoche is having a good trip in HK. I will plan to go with my mother to go to Lantau Island one day in the future as I want to see the big statue and I am sure that she will too.

  38. Lucas Roth on Jul 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    i have been there and Hong Kong is totally amazing and i went to the big buddha and it is beautiful! i always loved Hong Kong and it amazing thing to eat, do, explore etc. i cannot wait to visit again!

  39. Janice Kwok on Jul 2, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing the pictures. What a beautiful place to renew vows. It’s been sometime since my last visit, at that time, we drove up and I remembered feeling so happy and peaceful at the top. The climb up is easy and gradual. Though a popular tourist spot, nevetheless it gives each Buddhist an opportunity to make offerings, prayers and circumbulations. This is what I have learned from my dear Rinpoche, that a temple is not just a physical structure or boundary and that we can do our practice and take the chance to do it when and wherever we can. I will certainly hold this and do it in my travels to come. Thank you.

  40. Lim (KH JB) on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for introduce such holy place and scene for us even in rain and typhoon situation …

    Rinpoche please take care ur tailbone, however Rinpoche still climb up 268 steps and give Dharma talk on the top…

  41. Patsy on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing these photos of Rinpoche’s trip. It is nice to know that Rinpoche’s tailbone is getting better and that Rinpoche trip is comfortable, thanks to dedicated and loyal liaisons, team and friends.

    The Tian Tan Buddha is very majestic and beautiful and all these wonderful people accompanying Rinpoche are so fortunate and blessed to be able to receive and renew their refuge vows in such a holy site as well as received dharma teachings directly from Rinpoche.

    May this be a fruitful trip and that the movie project will be a success. Have a pleasant and good trip.

  42. Choongs on Jul 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Race must be too powerful for Riponche to hold her hands 🙂
    And she seems to be wearing crocodile skin pants!

  43. Shelly tai on Jul 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Shelly tai on 2 July at 430pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these beautiful picture with us. I personally went there once The Buddha is very grand and very calm I like it very much there is always very bless when look at The Buddha statute. May Rinpoche have a safe journey home to Malaysia and the rest of the kecharian .

  44. Elena on Jul 2, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    What I like most about this post is the fact that in the video, there’s a typhoon raging in the background. Whilst most people would be easily distracted by the strong winds, Rinpoche was totally focused on giving the teachings! Rinpoche never once turned to look at the trees, or look around him…it’s like Rinpoche is this strong tree standing strong against the external elements, through the power of Dharma…beautiful!

  45. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Dear Lama

    I wish to be able to go on pilgrimage with you and spend considerable time with my guru.

    Valentina

  46. Sharon Saw on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of Rinpoche’s trip. I have visited the Lantau Buddha a few years ago and it is very beautiful. It is wonderful that Rinpoche could go on this pilgrimage with the very dedicated and lovely Ladrang Liaisons and crew. I’m glad Rinpoche’s tailbone is better and hope it doesn’t act up during Rinpoche’s trip. I hope all goes well for discussions on the movie also. That will be a very exciting project!

  47. MayOng on Jul 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    May Rinpoche’s trip be fruitful for the coming movie and may your wishes and vision be fulfilled with the help of those in Hong Kong.

    The Buddha and Lantau Island is spectacular. Even more impressive is the room where the holy Buddha relics are kept. They only allow a certain number of people to go in this room each time. I visited twice and plan to go again for pilgrimage. Have a good trip, keep safe and healthy.

  48. Adrian Chow on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the interesting article and pictures about the trip so far. As i scrolled down and looking at the pictures i felt a bliss and happy for the group who is visiting Lantau Island together with Rinpoche. I hope Rinpoche will have a fruitful meeting with the respective people for the movie.

    With Folded Hands,

    Adrian Chow

  49. Edwin Tan on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I am definitely going back there. I remembered we used to take a bus up there. Will love to bask in the same scenery where Rinpoche sees. It was the trip that time that I got closer to Dharma. Thank you Rinpoche.

    I pray that the trip to HK was fruitful and arrangements for the movie is in order.

    Love,
    Edwin

  50. Doreen Teoh on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:47 am

    What a great place to visit, and i am glad that Rinpoche has a good trip to HK. I will inspire to visit Lantau Island, to see the huge Buddha Shakyamuni and to pay homage and offerings.

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  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 09:44 PM
    t’s a blessing to be able to see this rare video of the powerful oracle. Choyang Duldzin Kuten took trance of both the peaceful and wrathful forms of Dorje Shugden.
    What I saw from the Panglung Kuten, is dharma advice to help practitioners and spiritual organizations to grow even more. Thank you very much for sharing this good article with us.

    https://bit.ly/307V2qb
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 06:51 PM
    Nowadays, people prefers to live in forest, and near the greens as they do not want to have the hustle city life which they grew up in because it is very stressful and very unhealthy for their body and mind. I’m amazed with the idea of forest house, incrediably built in the deep forest, with amazing architecture and innovatively studied landscape. I can feel the peace of mind by just looking at the picture. With the huge amount of trees, bushes and plants, it makes the environment looks calm, cooling and less polluted.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article, this house is extremely unique indeed a beautiful place to stay. It is best to be recommended for people who likes to spend short holiday and for those to love to have a peaeceful meditation.

    https://bit.ly/2OpVydr
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 03:03 PM
    Short yet powerful meaningful quotes for thoughts that will change our lives and should not be ignored.
    These quotes stand up well to me….
    Remember, if we wish to make an offering to our teacher, no offering is greater than that of our own dharma practice. ~Geshe Tsutrim Gyeltsen
    Never abandon your spiritual teacher no matter how many inner obstacles you need to overcome…….~Tsem Rinpoche
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/quotes-that-should-not-be-ignored.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 03:01 PM
    Ribur Rinpoche great yogi, scholar and teacher, an accomplished practitioner, as well as a writer and who had giving teachings in numerous countries around the world. We are fortunate able to read all the amazing memoir of Ribur Rinpoche’s profound meeting with Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. A rare and precious memoir. Woa amazing , during the Chinese invasion Ribur Rinpoche managed to retrieve some of Rinpoche’s relics and is at Sera Mae Monastery .
    Loved what Ribur Rinpoche said …….as a scholar, and as a lama I am somebody, but these things are not important. The only thing that matters to me is that I was a disciple of Pabongka Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ribur-rinpoches-profound-meeting-with-kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 14. 2020 03:00 PM
    Clear explanation and understanding of Praise to Manjusri by Geshe Rabten a great masters much appreciated with folded hands. With these explanation will help us in the practice. Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche was one of the most outstanding Tibetan masters of our time. Also known as Milerpa. We are fortunate we are to learn about Manjushri’s sacred prayer. May all be blessed with this powerful praise of Manjushri.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of powerful practice of Gangloma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/praise-to-manjusri-explanation-by-geshe-rabten.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 03:33 PM
    Sailing stones, are a geological phenomenon where rocks move and slide across the surface or on long tracks along a smooth valley floor .Scientist have been wondering how these happened and puzzled by the mysterious “sailing stones .

    Actually we need to thank the mother earth for creating all the wonders and miracles.Thank you very much for this good sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2CxqENS
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 12:30 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen was considered as an emanation of Lama Tsongkhapa. He was one of the principal disciples of Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was the founder of Tsunmo Tsal and built Ganden Monastery in Tibet. A great holder of the vinaya, well known and respected by many. With his incredible devotion and commitment that he had promise to arise as an Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to preserve the lineage of Tsongkhapa teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/duldzin-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 12:28 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the precious Dharma teachings. Giving teachings in the early sunrise is indeed wonderful. Watching sunrise and spending a moment listening Rinpoche’s teaching will brighten the day with positive energy.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sunrise-dorje-shugden-puja-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 13. 2020 12:26 PM
    Thich Nhat Hanh is truly a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings on mindfulness. He is the founder of the Plum Village Tradition where he spent most of his later life residing at the Plum Village Monastery in France. He is one of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today. He has been travelling internationally to give retreats and teachings. He finally made a surprise decision to go back to his root country in Vietnam . Interesting read of a great spiritual leader who has won him several awards for his incredible work of spreading compassion around the world solely just to benefits others.He has authored more than 100 books on various subjects and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thich-nhat-hanh-the-icon-of-peace-and-courage.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 12. 2020 02:20 PM
    Most Chinese people believe in Buddhism. So there are countless religious sites in this vast land. China has such an incredibly long history that it makes sense that there would be a lot of places of interest where holy relics were kept. It would be wonderful to go spiritually enriching, going on pilgrimage to all these Holy scared places as mentioned. Interesting to read with lots of information making the trip much easier . Its amazing there are so many temples where holy Buddha relics been kept. Looking at it merely tells us all and is a blessing connected with the spiritual qualities of the Buddha. Interesting read and beautiful pictures shared.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/holy-relic-sites-of-china-very-interesting.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 12. 2020 02:19 PM
    Kechara Oasis serves good and healthy foods for most its vegetarian. Kechara Oasis founded by our Lama Tsem Rinpoche caters to fine, high quality, delicious food leaves a deep impression on our nature. Looking at those pictures tells us more. Well decorated those foods shown. We can live and be healthy without killing animals for food. Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life. As our Lama had always encouraged us to on vegetarian to save animals .
    Choosing to go on vegetarian is the best choice. One of these day I will go KO to try those delicious dishes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/liaisons/look-at-the-food.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 12. 2020 02:17 PM
    A mandala offering in Tibetan Buddhism is a symbolic offering of the entire universe to the Buddha . Its very meritorious to do this practice with the purpose of helping us to transform our ordinary minds and offering away our ego to gain enlightenment. Mandala offering is a powerful method or a preliminary practice for accumulating extensive merit. The mandala offering is more like training us to develop the mind that takes delight and joy in making other people happy. In doing so, we create a vast collection of merits and it’s important that our visualization is clear and well fully concentration. I still plenty to learn from this post and will read again time from time to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mandala-offering-a-powerful-method-to-accumulate-merits.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 11. 2020 02:22 PM
    Avalokitesvara is one of the most famous bodhisattvas in Buddhism. Of the many bodhisattvas, it is identified specifically as the embodiment of compassion and as such has been worshipped throughout Buddhist Asia. Beautiful statue of of 1000-armed Avalokitesvara been offered to Rinpoche. A beautiful gift indeed. The bodhisattva seeks the full and complete enlightenment of Buddhahood out of compassionate concern for the salvation of all sentient beings. Very auspicious and meritorious to have one in the home .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful statue given by Joshua and family from Singapore .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 11. 2020 02:19 PM
    Well said by Jayadevi that as a Buddhist we need to behave well setting a good example to all. Behaving well to practice the Dharma and will inspire more people to practice. We create beauty with our attitude, our behaviour, our actions, will inspire people. Living in a place where we are the only one who practice Buddhism is far more important with our behaviour to gain respect and trust.
    Being a Buddhist is not that hard as long we have a proper teacher guiding us , learning and putting in actions in a correct manner . Following our teacher advice and for most to have our mind transform. We are fortunate to learn, practice Dharma from Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/whats-the-hardest-thing-about-being-a-buddhist.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 11. 2020 02:17 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Wei Tan for this wonderful sharing . Happiness depends upon ourselves how we manage things out. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness and seeing the happy faces of others. But when we expect too much it becomes an obstacle. Everyone chases after happiness, but few understand where it comes from. Well everything starts within ourselves, mind and in our heart. The only thing that will make us happy is being happy with who we are. To me happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude in helping others to be happy. Learning dharma has me change the way I think , it’s a choice .
    Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — quoted Buddha

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/when-we-live-our-lives-in-an-unselfish-manner-we-have-more-happiness.html

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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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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)
Second 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)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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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

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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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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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
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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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
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Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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