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
    Wednesday, May 25. 2022 01:36 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for your teachings on Dorje Shugden Wangze. Dorje Shugden always helps, guides, and protects pure and faithful practitioners by granting blessings, increasing their wisdom, fulfilling their wishes, and bestowing success on all their virtuous activities. We are so fortunate to have learn this practice from our Guru.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-wangze-for-power-and-influence.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 25. 2022 01:34 PM
    Tagpu Pemavajra was a highly attained lama who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas. Amazing he had even received direct teachings from them. He had 13 vision from different deity of their practice such as Citamani Tara and Dorje Shugden. Tagpu Pemavajra was indeed a great master that passed down the complete teachings, practice, and the initiation of Dorje Shugden, to benefits countless sentient beings,generations after generations. Hence Dorje Shugden practice has been passed on from Tagpu Pemavajra to the present time. He had played an important role in the Gelug tradition.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great highly attained master well known for his astral travel especially for his pure visions of deities.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tagpu-pemavajra-and-visions-from-gaden-heaven.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 25. 2022 01:32 PM
    Interesting read of Loppon Sonam Tsemo an important Tibetan sprititual leader and Buddhist scholar. According to his biography, when Loppon Sonam Tsemo was born, words written by dakinis appeared above the doorway to the great stupa in Bodhgaya, India. At a very young age he was able to describe memories of eleven previous lives. That’s amazing ability he had. He even composed the treatise Door to the Dharma at the holy shrine of Nalatse. Followed by receiving pure visions of the Bodhisattva Manjushri, Shri Hevajra, Green Tara and Arya Acala . A truly great Master who had dedicated the rest of his life to studies and meditation for the benefit of all beings. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sakya-lopon-sonam-tsemo-the-one-who-ascended-to-kechara-paradise.html
  • Saras
    Monday, May 23. 2022 03:00 PM
    Thanks you for the incredible tales of Ji Gong, I truly enjoyed knowing the actual monk in picture. Ji Gong symbolised hope and kindness of dharma to the poor and underprivileged, the spirit of Ji Gong will continue to survive through time because nothing could destroy that.

    I had fascinated watching a number of movies that had related Ji Gong kindness, compassion and his skillful actions that had such a large influence in the world and that until today.

    https://bit.ly/3lx8qyX
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:35 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for showing me the beauty of Buddhism which had me changed to be a better person. Learning and practicing this beautiful Tibetan Buddhism is simply amazing for me. Even though I started late yet no regrets and had not stop , going all the way learning bit by bit , more and more knowledge reading most of the blogs. There is always a reason behind it . With folded hands thanks again for bringing Dharma to us. Buddhism is such a wonderful religion indeed. Nor matter what i will never give up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/karma-relaxes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:32 PM
    Dorje Shugden was one of their main protector practices and considered an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. There has been an unbroken tradition of the practice of Dorje Shugden as an enlightened protector since early 1700 till now. We are fortunate we learn, practice of purifying, pacifying and removing obstacles and illnesses. All thanks to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche, bringing the practice to Malaysia. Dorje Shugden had been propitiated by Sakya lineage 18th centuries ago. Dorje Shugden has been viewed as an Enlightened Protector. Evidence from the Sakya throne holders themselves, who are the holders of the Sakya tradition’s most precious Tantric transmission.
    comes from none other than the Sakya throne holders themselves, who are the holders of the Sakya tradition’s most precious Tantric transmission. The Sakya lineage holders are considered to be emanations of Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri, and their family lineage is regarded as divine. They had propitiated Dorje Shugden as a fully enlightened being and composed a praise to him. This prayer has since achieved prominence and is still widely used today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing as it is marvelous to read that the supreme Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden is none sectarian. As confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen (1871 – 1935) who wrote,
    The Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Tsel definitively is Avalokiteshvara.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sakya-lineage-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:29 PM
    Beautiful White Tara paintings by a very talented artist indeed . Love those paintings , merely looking at it is a blessing. Each of those paintings has it unique way which tells us a thousand words. White Tara is associated with maternal compassion and healing. In many representations, she has eyes in the palms of her hands and on the soles of her feet, as well as in the center of her forehead, representing her power to see those who are suffering and offer her aid.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and explaining all about it for us to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/spectacular-white-tara.html
  • Saras
    Thursday, May 19. 2022 02:38 PM
    It is quite sad to know the condition of our Earth. Pollution essentially affects the quality of human life than one can imagine. The resources earth provides us are limited. They are blessings which we do not count.

    All these are mainly caused by human activities which harm the environment. It works in mysterious ways, sometimes which cannot be seen by the naked eye. Human has become selfish and is utilizing the earth’s resources at a instant rapid rate to enjoy privileges however forgotten on the effect of it in long run.

    Earth is a privilege given to us by nature and it’s our responsibility to protect it . Our well
    being solely depends on this. We should create awareness and start taking action to help our mother nature instead of looking for another earth. However, this is soon going to be our reality if we do not save the earth now.

    https://bit.ly/3wpmvEW
  • Saras
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 10:59 PM
    Thank you for the unique interior design of Tao Restaurant in New York. I am very much fascinated to see the huge Buddha statue in this restaurant.

    The design idea is as such that able to bring versatile atmosphere to life. It also has a significant influence on customer experience because it includes planning the layout of the restaurant.

    Looking at the design itself very much suit to a Vegetarian Restaurant.

    https://bit.ly/3MqRkPe
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:52 PM
    Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche, also known as Chetul Sangye Dorje, is one of the few living disciples of the great master Khenpo Ngagchung . A great renowned realised Dzogchen yogis Master known for his great realization and strict disciplines. He lives a life as a wandering yogi meditating alone in caves for many years ,ceaselessly working to overturn samsara for all sentient beings. During his life Chatral Rinpoche was one of the most vocal opponents of meat eating in Tibetan Buddhism. He releases large amounts of fish from the Calcutta fish markets every year.Chatral Rinpoche even composed a song about this practise of saving lives. His amazing story and teachings had indeed inspired many especially the westerners. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/kyabje-chatral-sangye-dorjee-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:51 PM
    Samfoonheei on May 17, 2022 at 3:45 pm
    Revisit this incredible sharing of the history of Bhutan and the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Bhutan a beautiful landlocked country have been long connected with Dorje Shugden ever since the days of 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu long and established tradition in Bhutan. Bhutan recognizes Buddhism as the state’s “spiritual heritage,” provides for freedom of religion, and bans discrimination based on religious belief. Buddhism was first introduced to Bhutan in the 7th century by Guru Padmasambhava. The Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal is considered to be the founder of modern day Bhutan. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was notable Drukpa Kagyu masters of this nation advocated the practice of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. These goes back to the time of the 3rd Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo from the incarnation lineage where he had authored part of an early propitiation text to Dorje Shugden. Followed by the 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu, from the reincarnation lineage of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, also included extensive prayers to Dorje Shugden in his collected works. Interesting findings the Gyalwang Drukpas are considered to be emanations of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. All liturgies to Dorje Shugden can be found in the collected works of prominent high lamas whose incarnation lineages are deeply linked with the very fabric of Bhutan’s history. The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu is highly attained and cannot be wrong about Dorje Shugden. The 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu’s autobiography tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing. May more and more people know the truth the very truth and realised that Dorje Shugden is not evil but a very powerful dharma protector. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial which had been practiced centuries ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:40 PM
    Great reading this post by Martin Desai of Huffington Post that brought out the truth of the illegal ban to the world. Huffpost an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions, publishing a fair and logical article on the religious discrimination issue. It’s the Dorje Shugden controversy that’s have been going on along long time ago. For over more than 20 years Dorje Shugden people had been suffering from discrimination and segregation for their practice. Thank you Martin Desai for high lighting this injustice issue and sharing it is to the world. Thank you Huffington Post for publishing. Those who practice Dorje Shugden are being denied of service from hospitals and clinics. Some even are not allowed to work in government sectors. There’s more proof to support that it has happened like checking into hotel as in this post . Reading this article will tell all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/huffington-post-when-machiavelli-dons-tibetan-robes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:34 PM
    Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a well known scholar of the Vedic period, Buddhism and the Indian arts. Amazingly he has he published 576 books and 286 articles just between 1942 and 2004. He has also held many official government positions as well. Wow he has travelled widely all over Europe, Asia and Russia. He has studied many multi languages as such English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Pali, Old Persian, Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, Malayalam, Mongolian, Indonesian, Greek, Latin, German, French, Tamil, Old Javanese, Russian, Avesta, and even Old Persian. Truly genius talented scholar of all time.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/professor-lokesh-chandra-indias-great-scholar.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:31 PM
    GREAT NEWS…..Jewish priests are promoting vegetarianism to their followers . Most modern-day Jews are not vegetarian. Following a vegetarian diet are varied but include health benefits, such as reducing life threading diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes . That’s very true. By not eating meat one helps to discourage the cruel treatment of animals such as cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals on factory farms for consumption. One also helps to improve the environment, insofar as factory farms are major sources of water and air pollution, including gasses that contribute to global warming. By not eating meat one helps oneself, since a vegetarian diet is far healthier for humans than a diet based on meat. Jewish Vegetarian Society and others did the right approach to values of compassion for animals, protection of the environment, and concern for health reasons and spiritual well-being.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing on behalf of those animals who cannot speak for themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/rabbis-urge-jews-to-go-vegan-in-global-campaign.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:29 PM
    John Shelby Spong an American bishop of the Episcopal Church. A liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator, and author, spoke bravely of what he thought of the Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines. To some Christians, Bishop John Shelby Spong was a heretic. Entrusted with defending the faith, he dismissed notions of the resurrection of Jesus that have been foundations of Christianity for centuries. Bishop Spong came to believe that insistence on an inerrant, literal view of the Bible obscures truth and destroys faith. He was an outspoken leader who believed that faith and worship should be open to marginalised groups. He sermonize a powerful message of love and justice that would resonate in an increasingly secular age. He gain international fame while writing more than two dozen books, appearing on TV shows as well. He was the recipient of three honorary awards to date before his passing. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bishop-john-spong-on-religion-and-god-very-interesting.html

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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
3 years ago
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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3 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
3 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
8 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
1 years ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
1 years ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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