开斋节

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(Tsem Rinpoche)

 

简介

马来西亚其中一个最大的节庆日就是“Hari Raya Aidilfitri”,也称为“Hari Raya Puasa”(开斋节)。“Hari Raya”的字面意思为“节日”,而“Aidilfitri”则是阿拉伯语“Eid ul-Fitr”(尔迪菲图尔)的马来名称,意即“结束封斋的节日”。这个节日落在回历(伊斯兰教历)10月(Syawal)的第一天,标榜着斋戒月(Ramadan)的结束。由于回历属于阴历,每年的开斋节都不会落在阳历的同一天。许多人都误以为开斋节就是回历新年的第一天,事实并非如此。

在开斋节期间,其中一个最重要的习俗就是大家互道“maaf zahir dan batin”,意思是“原谅我一切身、心的过错”;可见,这并不只是一个节庆,也是一个让大家可以修复关系和寻求宽恕的时候,使得这个节日更为重要和美好。在神圣的斋戒月实践一个月禁食的目的是净化一个人所犯下的过错。回教教义鼓励信徒们互相原谅和忘记一切的分别,为破裂关系的修复而欣喜,这就是庆祝开斋节的主要意义。这是一个感恩的时刻,为了庆祝这个节日,人们到墓地追悼祖先,到回教堂祈祷,亲友们相互拜访问好,享用各类开斋节美食等。

每一年开斋节来临的前几天,回教徒们出现了返乡热潮,大家都迫切想要返回各自家乡与亲友们团聚。机票和巴士票一早就售罄,连高速大道上也都出现长长的车龙,这就是马来西亚人都感到亲切而熟悉的“Balik Kampung”现象。

 

开斋节的起源

据说,先知默罕默德迁居麦地那之后,他发现当地习俗每年都有两天的狂欢节,专用来寻欢作乐。先知默罕默德认为与其把这些日子用来狂欢,不如让它变得更有意义,所以他就告诉当地人说全知的真主已经制定了两个更好的节日,也就是我们今天所谓的开斋节(Aidilfitri)和哈芝节(Aidil Adha)。

然而,这并不单纯是关于节庆和作乐,而是具有更深层的精神意义。 该庆典的历史可追溯至公元前610年,当先知穆罕默德在沉思冥想时,哲伯拉依莱杰天使(Jibril)降临,传送了神圣的启示。先知默罕默德就在哲伯拉依莱杰天使的引导下,将启示记录下来,后来成为神圣的可兰经,也就是穆斯林(回教徒)所遵守的行为准则。据说,神圣的启示是在“盖德尔夜”(力量之夜)或Laylat al-Qadr降临,这是斋戒月下旬其中一个奇数日的夜晚。

 

开斋节的意义

开斋节的到来意味着斋戒月的结束,到了这一天,一切斋戒月期间所必须遵守的严格规定也已经解除。在回历9月的斋戒月禁绝饮食,是每一位想要生命有所提升的回教徒所必须履行的五大支柱(功课)之一;因此,庆祝开斋节的目的是透过斋戒、祈祷和施贫来对真主表达感恩之意。

有关斋戒的记载,记录在可兰经第二章第185节:

“赖买丹月(斋戒月)中,开始降示《古兰经》,指导世人,昭示明証,以便遵循正道,分別真伪,故在此月中,你们应当斋戒;害病或旅行的人,当依所缺的日数补斋。”

 

禁食

在斋月期间,所有的穆斯林从黎明到黄昏之间必须禁食。 这种禁食不仅意味着不吃固体食物,也不能喝饮料,禁止亲密行为,或任何自我满足或自我陶醉的行为。

一般相信透过这种约束性行为,人们将能培养出自我控制和获得控制欲望的力量。 此外,这么做也能让一个人在这圣洁的时间里让身心得以净化。在禁食期间,穆斯林提醒自己去感受那些受环境逼迫而必须经历饥渴折磨之穷人的痛苦。这同时也是一个机会,让穆斯林能感受到因对全能真主及其他穆斯林的忠诚奉献所带来的内心平静。

长达一个月的禁食,也表达了一个人想要透过克服诱惑,向全能的阿拉祈求健全生活的愿望。在一些特定情况下,某些人可以破例不参与禁食:病人、旅者、老人、孕妇和哺乳期的母亲。属于这些类别的人可以推迟斋戒禁食,若他们无法补齐错过的禁食日,则必须为每个错过的日子给有需要的人提供食物,或称交付赎金(Fidyah)。 年轻人在青春期就必须开始禁食,除了能带来健康上的好处,这也被认为是一种取得精神成长的方法。

在马来西亚这样的穆斯林国家,大多数由穆斯林经营的餐馆,在斋戒月期间白天都不营业。 穆斯林在日出之前享用了“封斋餐”(sahur)之后,在接下来的白天内都不食用任何食物和饮料,也不进行任何享乐活动,然后在日落时食用“开斋餐”(Iftar)。 一般上,开斋餐常以枣和甜饮作为开始,以快速补充精力,餐后再进行夜间的祷告(Sembahyang Terawih)。

斋戒月除了作为一个感恩的节庆及感念真主之善的日子,穆斯林们也会在这段期间省思自己的善恶特质,并在这个考验自我的月份好好检讨自己个性中强、弱的部分。此外,这也是一个让他们思考宗教和物质这两个极端的时刻,物质追求教会人们从他人身上索取,而宗教则反过来教导人们学会对上苍和人付出,继而得到祂的加持。
人们以谦卑及祈求救赎的心,利用这个机会来进行各种慈善和公益活动。在这段时间内,富人必须把自己所拥有的一部分拿出来跟穷人共享。斋戒月期间,穆斯林也必须为自己和家人缴付特定数量的麦米或金钱,作为回教献金/扎卡特/麦米钱/开斋捐/天课(Zakat fitrah)。回教徒一年只需在斋戒月至开斋节之前缴付一次回教献金。

开斋节第一天,人们必须进行开斋节会礼(Solat Aidilfitri),而且最好是以群聚的方式进行。这是一个特别的祷告,包含两个礼拜(rakaat)和七个及五个额外的“大赞词”(大赞词)。讲道(Khutbah)之后则是祷告。通常在讲道期间,伊玛目/祈祷司(Imam)会提醒群众有关他们对真主、穆斯林和非穆斯林同胞们的义务。伊玛目也会提醒群众多行善和摒弃邪恶行为。结束之前,群众会互相问候,并给年轻人献上适宜的礼物,随后就是一系列的庆祝活动。

Hari Raya prayers at the National Mosque is a serious affair and attended by the country's king and luminaries

在国家回教堂举办的开斋节祷告十分严肃,一国之君和重要人士都会出席。

 

人们在开斋节都做些什么?

在宗教方面,穆斯林根据开斋节圣行(Sunnah of Eid)来庆祝开斋节,信徒们必须:

  1. 大清早起床
  2. 晨礼(Salatul Fajr)
  3. 准备梳洗和干净衣物
  4. 晨礼后洗澡
  5. 刷牙
  6. 穿上最好的衣服,传统上指新衣服。男性可使用香水。女性通常穿上传统马来女性套装(Baju Kurong)、可巴雅(Baju Kebaya)和朱峇长袍(Jubah)。男性通常穿上传统马来男性套装(Baju Melayu)和腰巾(Kain Samping,围在腰间套装裤之外的布)。开斋节期间,许多穆斯林男性也会戴上宋谷帽(Songkok)。
  7. 出发前往参加礼拜前吃早餐。出门前吃早餐是强调斋戒已经结束,在开斋节当天是不允许禁食的。(人们在出席开斋节特别礼拜前一般会吃小量的甜食,尤其是枣,来作为早餐。)
  8. 参加开斋节特别礼拜(Salaat-al-Eid)前缴付回教献金(回教法规定穆斯林每年必须缴付一次回教献金作为宗教和福利用途)。
  9. 提早抵达礼拜现场。
  10. 群众在开放空间进行开斋节特别礼拜,除非气候不佳如下雨或下雪等。
  11. 分别使用不同的路程往返礼拜会场。据说,这么做的目的是在两个路程上都能展现伊斯兰教象征,或表示纪念全能真主。
A beautiful aspect of Hari Raya is that it is also a time for children and family to show gratitude and seek forgiveness for any wrongdoings

开斋节的另一个美好之处,在于这是一个孩子们和家人互相表达感恩和寻求宽恕的日子。

在马来西亚,开斋节的特别之处在于它展现出多元民族社会群体间的和谐和谅解。马来西亚各大民族、宗教人民拜访穆斯林朋友家里,共同分享节庆喜悦。主人家则亲切欢迎客人到访,还特别准备了种类繁多的开斋佳肴。就像马来西亚的其他节庆一样,开斋节也是一个全国上下,不分种族、宗教和教派都共同欢庆的节日。

In Malaysia, Hari Raya is an important to renew bonds of friendship and harmony

在马来西亚,开斋节是一个修复友情与和谐互动的重要日子

 

以下是马来西亚最流行的两首开斋节歌曲:

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

“Selamat Hari Raya” 是一首不朽的开斋节歌曲,由已故女歌手莎乐玛演绎。她是马来西亚娱乐泰斗比·南利的妻子。这首歌旋律简单、容易上口,却极富感染力,深受马来西亚各大族群的喜爱。

 

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

这首充满欢乐节庆气氛的开斋节歌曲由已故拿督莎丽花艾妮演绎。歌曲主要表达主人家在开斋节期间欢迎客人的情景。注:这首歌是卡拉Ok版本,视频里的女主角并非歌手本身。

 
Balik Kampung(回乡)

每年开斋节,游子们都必须提早安排行程,甚至早在一个月前就必须订购飞机/巴士/火车票,以免错过准时回家跟家人亲友共庆佳节的机会。

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

这首脍炙人口的“Balik Kampung”是由已故著名马来歌手苏迪曼所演唱的开斋节歌曲。

 

Oil lamps known as ‘pelita’ in Malaya, are lit from the 20th day of Ramadan to attract spirits and angels alike. It is believed that these lamps bring blessings into homes during the night of Lailatul Qadar (Night of Destiny) when the first verses of the Quran were revealed.

在马来西亚,油灯被称为“Pelita”。人们通常在斋戒月的第二十天开始点燃油灯,以吸引圣灵和天使。人们普遍相信点燃油灯能在“盖德尔夜”(Lailatul Qadar)当真主降示《可兰经》第一句经文时,给家庭带来加持。

开斋盛宴

开斋节期间,最受欢迎的其中一个庆祝方式是“门户开放”活动。“门户开放”指主人家招待客人时不分身份背景,只要是善意的访客都一律欢迎。作为一个慈善和展现友好开放的活动,主人家用来招待客人的食物,必然也都是深受马来人欢迎的美食佳肴。开斋节“门户开放”文化已经成为社会成员间进行社交和建立友好关系的重要平台,对加强和促进马来西亚人之间的团结友爱很有帮助。

以下为一些传统开斋节美食的介绍,各具特色的美食往往为节日添加更浓厚的节庆风味:

马来干肉丝

马来干肉丝“Serunding”是马来西亚版本的肉丝,也是斋戒月和开斋节期间深受欢迎的小食。它是一种经腌制后烹煮至干的肉类,这种制作方式旨在让肉类可以存放更久。一般用来制作这类马来干肉丝的肉类包括牛肉、鸡肉、江鱼仔、虾和鱼,肉丝制成之后常常被用来当作餐包、糕饼,甚至汉堡包的馅料。

沙爹

沙爹是斋戒月的完美小食,深受东南亚各地群众欢迎。人们通常把这一串串烤肉蘸着特制香脆花生酱,再佐以米糕(Nasi Impit)和生菜一起食用。

马来粽

马来粽(Ketupat)是开斋节的象征性食物。这是一种类似华人粽子的食物,制作时将米粒包裹入长条状的棕榈叶,包扎成钻石状,再入锅烹煮。完成后,将粽子剥开,切成小块,再装碟上桌。它可用来取代一般的蒸饭,佐以配菜一起食用。

仁当

仁当(Rendang)是每个人都爱的开斋节美食。浓郁香稠的酱汁往往跟牛肉或其他肉类,甚至肉类替代品一起烹煮至干或半干。由于烹饪过程中所使用的香料具有天然的抗菌作用,仁当也是一道可较长时间储存而不腐坏的食物。

Ketupat and satay are favourites during Hari Raya celebrations

马来粽和沙爹都是开斋节庆典中最广受欢迎的食物。

椰香黄咖喱

椰香黄咖喱(Masak Lemak)是一种以添加了黄姜的椰奶作为基本材料的食物。常用的肉类包括贝类和鸡肉,蔬菜也是另一种常见的材料。椰香黄咖喱常用来配竹筒饭吃,或淋在白饭上食用。

阿参鱼

阿参鱼(Asam Pedas)是一道广受马来西亚好几个地方人士欢迎的食物,其鱼肉中的酸辣味道来自长时间熬煮,至汤汁完全渗入鱼肉为止。烹煮这道美食的常用配料还包括番茄、羊角豆、罗望子和越南香菜。

咖喱杂菜

源自印尼的咖喱杂菜(Sayur Lodeh)是一道将茄子、长豆、青辣椒、豆腐、天贝和各种蔬菜等,加入椰奶一起烹煮而成的料理。少量的黄姜粉使得菜色变黄,而辣椒和香料则增添香辣口味。

竹筒饭

在开斋节期间,竹筒饭(Lemang)常被用来取代白米饭,并配以仁当和其他咖喱一起食用。 竹筒饭的主要材料有糯米、椰奶和少量盐。调好味道的糯米接着被装入铺上一层香蕉叶的空心竹筒内,再在火上慢烤四五个小时。

隆冬

“隆冬”(Lontong)一般配着米糕一起吃。这道以椰奶汤烹煮的蔬菜和肉类也可被当成完整的一餐来食用。有时候,“隆冬” 这个词也可用来指以香蕉叶包裹的米糕,类似竹筒饭。

杂锦粥

杂锦粥(Bubur Lambuk)是回教堂和食物银行在斋戒月期间经常给公众分派的食物,源自回教徒在此佳节期间分派食物给穷人家的习俗。杂锦粥的做法多样,任何人皆可根据个人喜爱来添加肉类、蔬菜等各种材料,而用来调味的香料和酱料也都没有局限。话虽如此,古鲁玛粉还是这道食物最常用的调味。

哆哆糕

哆哆糕(Dodol)是一种由糯米粉、椰奶和蔗糖制成,富有弹性却不粘牙的甜点。制作过程可长达九个小时,全程要不断搅拌,以免烧焦。成品经过整型,再以塑料包装纸个别包装后,就成了热爱甜食者的可口零食了。哆哆糕口味多样,常见口味包括榴莲、刺果番荔枝(红毛榴莲)、苹果、菠萝蜜和牛奶等。

马来糕点

从九层糕的粉红层到甜番薯圈的香脆糖粉外皮,马来西亚的糕点式样可说是包罗万有,包括各种一口大小、做法各异、彩虹色系的蛋糕、饼干和果冻等,仿佛是这个国家丰富多元的见证。

 

开斋节礼仪

若您是在马来西亚访问的游客或外籍人士,刚好在开斋节期间被邀请到朋友或同事家里做客,或打算出席“门户开放”活动,以下是一些有用的小建议:

 

访客的一般行为标准

大部分回教徒并不期待客人赠送礼物或现金。如果客人坚持要送礼,可选择送糖果、曲奇饼或糕点等,主人家一般上都会对此表示欢迎。

客人也应该尝试了解哪一些是不符合马来人和回教礼节的礼物。客人应避免衣着暴露,也应该避免赠送或使用酒精类饮品如红酒和香槟等。

此外,非回教徒访客并无需穿戴传统马来服饰。然而如果你尝试那么做,主人家可能会很高兴。

 

开斋节期间常用的问候语

“Selamat Hari Raya”是马来回教徒之间常用的传统问候语,意思是“开斋节快乐”;而另一句常用语“Maaf Zahir dan Batin”的大意则是“我祈求您的原谅”。

许多回教徒在祝贺对方时也常说“Eid Mubarak”,这句话源自阿拉伯,意思是“开斋节快乐”。

 

佳节氛围中还能做些什么?

开斋节庆祝活动开展得很早,从斋戒月到开斋节期间都有许多活动。斋戒月市集是一项全国性的活动,到处都布满了一排排的摊位,售卖各种开斋节货品、衣服和饰物等。

 

拜访亲友

佳节期间拜访亲友的常见礼仪:

  • 衣着整齐得体,避免穿暴露服饰如短裤和短袖上衣。
  • 进入主人住家之前先除下鞋子。
  • 有些女性不习惯跟男性握手,因此男性不妨以微笑打招呼来取代。

传统上建议穆斯林们在开斋节期间多行慈善,其中一个做法就是给装有金钱的封包。这些钱封包的对象主要是那些尚未工作的儿童和年轻人,金额则由施予者自行决定。

2017年的开斋节落在6月25日,并于6月27日结束。

 
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:06 PM
    Very interesting and informative article. In most cultures, women is consider as lower in status compared with men. Ancient times in India, man took the lead while women is seconded. But times has changed for the better where women are not degraded in society. They receive equal recognition, appreciation, and stature, yet in countries and places around the world, women are still viewed as inferior and treated accordingly. But in Buddhism women have been increasing in number and has proven that many of them have gained full enlightenment in a female body. In Buddhism is concerned there’s no discrimination toward women ,both men and women are equal. There‘s many female Mahasiddhas and Yoginis as in this blog. May it inspired many more to come. Interesting article and its great sharing knowledge.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/courtesans-of-ancient-india.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:05 PM
    Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, one may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak. It’s not harmful and should pass quickly, but at times can be frightening. It can affect anyone but is most common in young adults and they might have hallucination. The scary facts about sleep paralysis is those who suffer from it have said it felt like someone was choking them on their chest so they could not breathe.
    As for me I have not experience as such before as least i know now what i can to do.
    Thank you Vinnie Tan for sharing. Interesting read of these stories related to sleep paralysis.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/sleep-paralysis-medical-or-paranormal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:03 PM
    nteresting as this texts been composed after being inspired to do so . That’s interesting as this nature are traditionally considered exceptionally potent in their blessings if the claim of divine inspiration is authentic. According to the account in the introduction, the author composed this text after being divinely inspired to do so. It’s a very rare kind and its acceptance been recognised and received praise by very high lamas of our tradition. Reading this article tell us all of how powerful Dorje Shugden when we invoke in our prayers.
    Interesting read of the short biography of Ven. Geshe Kunchok Gyaltsen, the author of Mass of Vajra Fire.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mass-of-vajra-fire-invocation-of-the-mighty-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:01 PM
    That’s wonderful Rinpoche has composed prayers in English so as everyone could recite and practice. For beginners is such a meaningful insights and perspectives without commitments and initiation. Moreover each prayers is for a specific blessing that helps practitioners to gain attainments and overcome obstacles. Easy and simple for everyone to start off.
    We are fortunate that everything Rinpoche did brought tremendous benefit to all sentient beings. Whatever prayers Rinpoche has composed are especially potent with blessings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/holy-prayers-to-invoke-the-divine.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 01:59 PM
    A great article , revisit this again of Tibetan Lamas and their dogs. As now I have a pet doggie with me, I came to understand more of them . Dogs are the most amazing creatures, they give us unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive. Buddhists believe dogs also have the potential to become enlightened and can teach us about responsibility, love, and other Buddhist principles. The Q & A by Sandra Klein’s interview with the Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche gave us a better understanding and very informative of Tibetan dogs under Lamas care. ccording to the Buddha Dharma, all sentient beings have Buddha nature — from ants to humans. Though we often look at dogs as wonderful companions an teach us to embrace Buddhist principles. They, themselves, embody many of these principles.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
  • Brent
    Tuesday, Mar 26. 2024 04:47 PM
    Living with my wife, whose world is meticulously painted with the hues of OCD, is a journey that intertwines the essence of love with the complexities of the human mind. Her relentless pursuit of cleanliness and order, transforming even the most negligible corner into a testament of organization, often dances on the fine line between admiration and frustration. The sight of her steering clear from trash bins as if they were labyrinths of chaos, serves as a poignant reminder of the battles she fights within. Yet, it’s through these very battles that I’ve learned the profound language of patience and the unspoken strength of support. Therapy, in its gentle embrace, has been a beacon of light for her, guiding her through the stormy seas of OCD. It has not only offered her solace but has also unveiled the strength of her spirit, teaching us both the beauty of resilience. As she journeys through the pathways of healing, I stand by her, a testament to the power of love and the enduring promise of hope. Together, we navigate the complexities of her world, discovering that within the challenges lie opportunities for growth, understanding, and an unbreakable bond. https://www.mindfullyaliveonline.com/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:31 PM
    Venerable Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. Well respected and loved as a man of great wisdom, he was also instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West. Interesting life story, how he chose to leave the settled monastic life and became a wandering ascetic. Walking across Thailand, lived in forests, caves and cremation grounds while learning from the meditation monks of the Forest of various monasteries. He wandered through the countryside in quest of quiet and secluded places for developing meditation. He even lived in tiger and cobra infested jungles, using reflections on death to penetrate to the true meaning of life. After years of wandering, Venerable Ajahn Chah established a monastery where he taught simple, practice-based form of meditation, and attracted a numerous of students including western foreigners. He was one of the greatest Dhamma teachers of the modern era. His wise teachings have continued to guide thousands of people along the path of Dharma. Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition gradually spread across all over the world. Several of Ajahn Chah’s Western students have since established monasteries throughout the world. Just in Thailand itself, there are more than 300 branch monasteries in Ajahn Chah’s tradition. Ven erable Ajahn Chah used his ill health as a teaching point, emphasizing that it was a living example of the impermanence of all things and reminded people to endeavour to find a true refuge within themselves. The legacy of Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings and legacy continues into the modern age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/venerable-ajahn-chah-the-forest-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:30 PM
    Wonderful blog written on the practice of Kalarupa for us to understand better. As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice helps us to destroy ignorance and to develop wisdom overcoming our anger and suffering . Awesome Kalarupa manifested in multiple forms to help sentient beings who personifies enlightenment by the conquest of anger. Kalarupa also regard as one of the three main Dharma protectors of the Gelugpa is extremely fierce and ugly, and tames all kinds of spiritual ugliness. The fierceness of his iconography teaches us to remind ourselves that all the causes and effects of anger arising from ignorance are dreadful and distorted.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antionette for this detailed sharing,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:27 PM
    Nepal is a very spiritual country, having a huge Dorje Shugden mural in Kathmandu, is indeed a big achievement for Kechara. Located on Charkhal Road in Dilli Bazaar, the mural can be found midway between our two Dorje Shugden chapels which are in Putalisadak and Chabahil. It is also very close to one of Kathmandu’s largest shopping malls. Many locals , tourist will be able to connect them to a powerful deity that is so closely associated with their culture. Well the mural not only beautiful but also full of symbolism and everyone merely by seeing it is blessed. Thanks to those talented artists and generous sponsors making it a success.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/spectacular-dorje-shugden-mural-in-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:24 PM
    All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. A reminder for us all to go of attachment and meditating on impermanence and emptiness. We are to relinquish the domination of our ego and its habits to transform ourselves. A great reminder not to waste our previous life.
    Quoted Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a meaningful teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/pointing-the-staff-at-the-old-man.html
  • james belich
    Friday, Mar 8. 2024 09:43 PM
    Winning the lottery was part of my dreams, I tried so hard to win big but all to no avail, until I came across Dr Lucas online who made my dreams come through and made me win 10 million dollars. I was a logistics manager who lives in Lancaster, S.C. and works about an hour’s drive away, in Charlotte, N.C., I stopped at a store to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket during my lunch break, because Dr Lucas gave me all the assurance that the numbers are not going to fail after I did all he asked me to do. Dr lucas is a powerful Dr that is on a mission to eradicate poverty from people’s lives and i have confirmed that by winning $10 million with the numbers he provided for me, it is my promise to tell the world about my experience with Dr Lucas and that’s what I’m doing now, you can win the lottery fast with the help of Dr Lucas he is tested and trusted Email: Drlucasspelltemple@gmail. com or WhatsApp +234 904 794 3567 he will help you.
  • james belich
    Friday, Mar 8. 2024 09:42 PM
    Winning the lottery was part of my dreams, I tried so hard to win big but all to no avail, until I came across Dr Lucas online who made my dreams come through and made me win 10 million dollars. I was a logistics manager who lives in Lancaster, S.C. and works about an hour’s drive away, in Charlotte, N.C., I stopped at a store to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket during my lunch break, because Dr Lucas gave me all the assurance that the numbers are not going to fail after I did all he asked me to do. Dr lucas is a powerful Dr that is on a mission to eradicate poverty from people’s lives and i have confirmed that by winning $10 million with the numbers he provided for me, it is my promise to tell the world about my experience with Dr Lucas and that’s what I’m doing now, you can win the lottery fast with the help of Dr Lucas he is tested and trusted Email: Drlucasspelltemple@gmail.com or WhatsApp +234 904 794 3567 he will help you.
  • lee
    Thursday, Mar 7. 2024 07:06 PM
    We are members of the Buddhist Temple in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur and we have been issued membership by the president (DATUK YIP KUM FOOK), we are very sad because we are the foundation of this Temple

    Now we can know who is always messing with people, and he always cheats money and women, he even uses Buddhism to find money.

    Also, need to be careful with his brother-in-law (Simon Low Kok Meng) because he is a spy (CID) for DATUK YIP KUM FOOK and we will write some letters to AGONG SULTAN IBRAHIM IBN ALMARHUM SULTAN ISKANDAR as soon as possible.

    From Jesmond Yap, Kepong Baru…Kuala Lumpur
  • Phoenix the Shaman Elder
    Thursday, Mar 7. 2024 01:40 AM
    The matriarchal cultures of the grandmothers have specific symbolism of animism shamanism, such as the horse, especially the blue horse, and the deer. These are two main symbols of a shaman woman and you can find them in many cultural folk lore, especially the Russian, Slavic, Siberian, Nordic, Finland, and Norway. It’s nice to see the Matriarchal Shaman Animism diety represented in Chinese.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 4. 2024 06:59 PM
    An inspiring act of a selfless Lama feeding strays whether its night or day. Truly an example for us all to feed those lonely strays . Yes I do agree compassion starts with feeding strays. Reading this blog again to refresh myself to do more. Strays animals generally lead a life of poor welfare on the street. Feeding strays is a compassionate act.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Anila for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-compassion-starts-with-feeding-strays

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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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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)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
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Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
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Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
5 months ago
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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