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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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:30 AM
    Mongols believed 5th Dalai Lama was someone else!

    Interesting! Who and why would the Mongolians believe that the 5th Dalai Lama should be someone else? An insight into the politics of Tibetan Religious Hierarchy and treachery that exists even in Buddhist communities.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/mongols-believed-5th-dalai-lama-was-someone-else.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:25 AM
    Powerhouse Pujas in December 2018. Don’t Miss Out!

    Reminder! Pujas by Kechara with monks for powerful blessings. Make your date available to attend with your family. Good welcome for the New Year.

    Powerhouse Pujas in December 2018. Don’t Miss Out!
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:22 AM
    Vows: The Roots of All Attainments

    Have you ever thought of this? Why do Buddhists take Vows? What are the benefits and what vows to take? Are vows binding and restricting us from freedom? Find out more from this comprehensive post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/vows-the-roots-of-all-attainments.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 10:10 PM
    There are just so many points to prove that the allegation towards Dorje Shugden is a spirit is wrong. Tibetan Buddhism stress on lineage, origins and transmission teaching from the lineage master. How can the lineage master such as Pabongka Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche be wrong in giving Dorje Shugden practise. If it is so, then HH Dalai Lama would be wrong too since he follow the teaching from his Guru, HH Trijang Rinpoche.

    If Dorje Shugden is indeed a spirit, then all the high lamas would have broken their vow and reborn in the lower realms. But many highly attained lamas reincarnate and continue to spread the dharma for example, HH Trijang Rinpoche, HH Zong Rinpoche and many more.

    Therefore it is important for us to understand the ban and the real reason it is initiated by CTA , of which is driven by personal agenda.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 09:49 PM
    Wonderful news and great way to end the 2018. Everyone will have the opportunities to engage in all the powerful pujas in the holy land and with monks from monastery. An opportunity not to be missed. Thank you Rinpoche for organising these pujas.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/powerhouse-pujas-in-december-2018-dont-miss-out.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:35 PM
    Do you do meditation? Meditation is a very good way to calm ourselves and our mind down and observe our own thinking. In the UK, some of the schools have introduced meditation session to the school children. In some of the prisons in the US, meditation is also introduced to the prisoners to help them calm their mind. Meditation is not a religious practice but a practice that can be carried out by anyone for their wellbeings. Read here to see how people around the world are meditating for a better wellbeing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/6-incredible-global-mass-meditation.html
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  • Chris
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:35 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for this amazing article. Panchen Sonam Drakpa, in my opinion, is the most erudite and powerful lama among all other Dorje Shugden’s incarnations. He is the only who served as the Gaden Tripa as well as the Abbot of all three major monasteries of the Gelug traditions

    There are no other lamas in the history that manage to do that. This is how good he is. So, how can a high lama with such calibre or attainments become an evil spirit when he dies? Lamas that have such attainments or accomplishment will be regarded as enlightened due to the nature of their work. Minds that have such level of attainments will not degenerate, unlike normal minds.

    Hence, it is not logical to say that the reincarnation of this very same mind which is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen will become an evil spirit that will harm Tibet and also His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is just not possible. Anyone that actually knows a little bit about Tibetan Buddhism will be able to know that it is a lie. That is why it is safe for us to conclude that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector because before he arose as a Dharma Protector, his mind had already reached enlightenment.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-most-illustrious-panchen-sonam-drakpa.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:25 PM
    A reincarnated lama will often do things that are similar to what he was doing in his previous lives. For Tsem Rinpoche, his immediate previous life was Kentrul Rinpoche Thubten Lamsang. Kentrul Rinpoche was sent to a remote area in Tibet by his teacher, Trijang Rinpoche to spread Dharma. The place he went to was considered a ‘barbaric’ place because people there did not know Dharma. Similarly, in this life, Tsem Rinpoche was sent by his teacher to Malaysia to spread Dharma. Even though there are many Buddhists in Malaysia but many of us do not really know Dharma, so this is also considered to be a barbaric place. Read the article below and you will find more similarities between these 2 life times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:06 PM
    Is being born in a wealthy and comfortable environment a good fortune? Is it a bad fortune if we are born in an environment where there is a lot of hardships? It is not necessarily true. Many people who are born in a wealthy family end up being a spoilt brat who doesn’t achieve much in their lives. People who have gone through much hardship often train themselves to become a better and successful person. In this article, Mr. Sung-Bong Choi has gone through a lot of hardship in his life but he did not become bitter. He works hard for what he wants and he does his best. Do read about his story here:

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/hardship-pushes-us-to-the-top-korea.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:27 PM
    Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart. She was listed as one of the “Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time” by Hit Parader magazine. Amazing she has such a powerful soprano vocal range voice for her age. She sang in tribute to Led Zeppelin where every one in the audience were stunned and moved by her songs. She was one of the most legendary and respected female voices in modern rock music.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a super talented singer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/legendary-heart
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:26 PM
    Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche a student of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. He has gone through much hardship, torture and beatings while in detention during the Chinese invasion for 19 long years. Yet he was one nice and respected Lama who kept his monk vows. He has accepted it with no hard feelings against the soldiers who has tortured him. Spending most of his remaining time in meditation, retreats and pujas for the public.
    In life all of us have the right to make decisions and have choices about how we live our life. Making our own choices about the things we do is very important because it gives us the meaning of life to be happy and those around us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tsawa-pulthok-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:25 PM
    The practice of Dorje Shugden has been passed down within the Sakya lineage for several generations. Dorje Shugden was first practised by the Sakyas in the early 17th century. There were many other great Sakya throneholders who practised and proliferated Dorje Shugden Tanag within the Sakya tradition. This unique form of Dorje Shugden riding on a black horse can found on numerous older Sakya thangkas. We are fortunate able to see now with this new printing as shown in this post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/sakya-dorje-shugden-tanag
  • Chris
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 12:22 AM
    It is quite shocking to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama to talk about refugee should go back to their own country and Europe belongs to Europeans. This is because the Tibetans have been refugees for over six decades now and they are still staying in India. If His Holiness meant what he says, then all Tibetans should move back to Tibet and develop Tibet instead of hanging around in India because India belongs to Indians.

    Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India for over six decades while other refugees need to return to their own country? Why is His Holiness being two-faced when it comes to this issue? Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India and be a freeloader for so long while other refugees from another nation need to return to their own country.

    Tibetans have been freeloading in India for over six decades now and India still continues to host them. India’s kindness should not be taken granted for and Tibetans should at least contribute back to Indian’s society. I don’t think they will be going back to Tibet looking at the current government and how they are sabotaging their chance to return to Tibet by irritating China with their actions here and there.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-too-many-refugees-in-europe.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 17. 2018 11:58 PM
    How to Purify Your Karma in Kechara Forest Retreat?

    Kechara Forest Retreat is so highly blessed that many miracles had been shared by the visitors. Read more here for how you can purify your karma and gain merits too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/how-to-purify-your-karma-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 17. 2018 11:39 PM
    17 Best U.S. Cities for Hippies

    An interesting read of Hippies in America. I think that hippies are unique to America as I had not read of any in other countries

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/17-best-u-s-cities-for-hippies.html

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The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
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The forward on the book authored by the erudite Panchen Sonam Drakpa is highly unusual but good. The background on this great master is even more interesting. Read here- https://bit.ly/2EzT5Kx
Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials.

KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action.

Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
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Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) offers a comprehensive statue and tsa tsa painting service. We are able to paint both the face and body, using traditional Tibetan techniques and materials. KSA can transform a ‘bare’ or ‘raw’ object of art into a living masterpiece through a variety of painting techniques. There are several ‘finishes’ to choose from. Be it an ‘antique’ look, a fully-painted colourful finish or a simple ‘gold dusted look’, your imagination and heart’s wishes are fulfilled through KSA’s mastery and artistry in action. Our team have learnt the techniques of traditional statue painting from the finest artists of India, Tibet and Nepal. Through months of intense training and practice, our talented artists have mastered the art of painting both peaceful and wrathful features.
Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
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Unusual depiction of Lord Manjushri. I like it.
Stunning!!!
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Stunning!!!
If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it\'s simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
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If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it's simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
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Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
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Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia \'fell\'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
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The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia 'fell'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
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Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- 
 https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
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The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more-  https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
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1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
Nice to see Blog Chat going on
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Nice to see Blog Chat going on
In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
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In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
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Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
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My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother\'s daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
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Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
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Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
In Gaden Monastery.

Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
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In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
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My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
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The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
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Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
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This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
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Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
Do share this picture message with friends.
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Do share this picture message with friends.
Faster, Faster!!! Can\'t you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
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Faster, Faster!!! Can't you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
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Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow\'s beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
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Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow's beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733



Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
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It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733 Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
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Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
A very sad true story

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A very sad true story Please sign to help end animal experimentation: https://www.change.org/p/tell-neutrogena-to-stop-all-animal-testing
My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
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My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
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Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
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A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
 
 
When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
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When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
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Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
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Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
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马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
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    yesterday
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 days ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    6 days ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 days ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    7 days ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    1 week ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    2 weeks ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    3 weeks ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    3 weeks ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    4 weeks ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
    4 weeks ago
    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    1 month ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
    2 months ago
    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
    2 months ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
    2 months ago
    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
  • Neat little video
    2 months ago
    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    3 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
    3 months ago
    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
  • 喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    3 months ago
    喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    喀切玛波护法降神,向詹杜固仁波切献供曼扎及身语意之供养,同时也加持马来西亚克切拉禅修林道场。喀切玛波护法乃古时候的紫玛护法,他是藏地首座佛教寺院桑耶寺的护法神
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    1 years ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    1 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    1 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    1 years ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thanks, Astro team for volunteering with us. They delivered monthly provisions to urban poor families. Join us if you’re interested by dropping us a WhatsApp message at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks, Astro team for volunteering with us. They delivered monthly provisions to urban poor families. Join us if you’re interested by dropping us a WhatsApp message at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
This is the first time Mr Raymond Chew attend our Chinese DS puja in Ipoh. Yee Mun (KISG)
yesterday
This is the first time Mr Raymond Chew attend our Chinese DS puja in Ipoh. Yee Mun (KISG)
Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
yesterday
Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 days ago
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
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1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
7 days ago
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
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Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
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In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
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