Hari Raya Aidilfitri

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Pengenalan

Salah satu perayaan utama yang disambut di Malaysia merupakan Hari Raya Aidilfitri, juga disebut sebagai Hari Raya Puasa. Hari Raya bermaksud “hari perayaan” manakala Aidilfitri adalah terma Melayu untuk Eid ul-Fitr yang bermaksud “perayaan berbuka puasa”. Disambut pada hari pertama bulan Islam ke sepuluh (Syawal) menandakan berakhirnya bulan puasa atau bulan Ramadhan. Oleh kerana kelandar Islam berdasarkan kitaran bulan, tarikh Hari Raya Puasa adalah berbeza setiap tahun. Hari Raya Puasa bukanlah hari pertama Tahun Baru Islam seperti yang disalah anggap oleh kebanyakan orang.

Aspek utama Hari Raya adalah amalan mengucapkan “maaf zahir dan batin” yang bermaksud “maafkan kesalahan saya dari segi fizikal dan rohani”. Aidilfitri bukan hanya masa untuk perayaan tetapi juga masa untuk memperbaiki dan menebus kesalahan yang menjadikan perayaan ini penting serta indah. Hikmah disebalik berpuasa sebulan pada bulan Ramadhan adalah untuk membersihkan seseorang daripada kesalahan yang telah dilakukan. Orang yang beragama Islam digalakkan untuk memaafkan dan melupakan semua perbezaan dan bergembira dengan pembaikan hubungan yang terputus, sebab utama Aidilfitri disambut. Aidilfitri merupakan masa untuk bersyukur dengan aktiviti seperti menziarahi kubur, bersolat di masjid dan kunjung-mengunjungi antara satu sama lain untuk menikmati pelbagai juadah Hari Raya.

Beberapa hari sebelum Hari Raya, adalah perkara biasa untuk menyaksikan masyarakat Islam berpusu-pusu di jalan raya, fenomena yang dikenali di Malaysia sebagai “balik kampung” atau perjalanan balik ke tempat asal masing-masing untuk bersama keluarga. Tikat kapal terbang dan bas selalunya habis ditempah atau dijual pada waktu ini serta kesesakan lalu lintas berlaku di lebuhraya kerana ramai orang pulang ke kampung halaman untuk sambutan ini.

 

Sejarah Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Dikatakan selepas Nabi Muhammad s.a.w berhijrah ke Madinah, beliau mendapati adat tempatan yang menghabiskan dua hari dalam setahun untuk hiburan, rekreasi dan keriangan. Nabi Muhammad s.a.w merasakan hari-hari tersebut lebih baik digunakan dengan cara lebih baik daripada untuk kepuasan diri. Oleh itu, beliau meminta kepada Allah untuk menetapkan dua hari untuk perayaan iaitu Aidilfirti dan Aidil Adha.

Walau bagaimanapun, Hari Raya Aidilfitri bukan semata-mata tentang perayaan dan keramaian, tetapi juga mempunyai maksud rohaniah yang lebih mendalam. Sejarah sambutan ini bermula sejak 610AD apabila Nabi Muhammad s.a.w mendapat visi Malaikat Jibrail semasa beliau bertafakur. Nabi Muhammad s.a.w mencatat ilmu suci yang diajarkan kepada beliau, dipandu oleh Malaikat Jibril. Ilmu ini kemudiannya menjadi sebuah kitab suci yang dipanggil Al-Quran, yang menjadi pegangan orang Islam (penganut agama Islam). Dikatakan bahawa ilmu suci ini diturunkan pada ‘Malam Lailatul Qadar’, salah satu malam ganjil antara 10 malam terakhir bulan Ramadhan.

The angel Jibril and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Malaikat Jibril dan Nabi Muhammad (pbuh)

 

Kepentingan Hari Raya

Aidilfitri menandakan berakhirnya bulan Ramadhan dan pada hari tersebut larangan-larangan pada bulan Ramadhan berakhir. Berpuasa pada bulan Ramadhan, bulan ke-sembilan mengikut kalendar Islam, merupakan salah satu daripada lima Rukun Islam yang diikuti oleh semua umat Islam. Perayaan Aidilfitri adalah hari umat Islam mengungkapkan rasa syukur kepada Allah s.w.t. dengan puasa, solat dan amal jariah.

Perintah berpuasa pada bulan Ramadhan dinyatakan dalam Al-Quran, dalam Surah 2, Ayat 185:

“(Beberapa hari yang ditentukan itu ialah) bulan Ramadhan, bulan yang di dalamnya diturunkan (permulaan) Al Quran sebagai petunjuk bagi manusia dan penjelasan-penjelasan mengenai petunjuk itu dan pembeda (antara yang hak dan yang bathil). Karena itu, barangsiapa di antara kamu hadir (di negeri tempat tinggalnya) di bulan itu, maka hendaklah ia berpuasa pada bulan itu, dan barangsiapa sakit atau dalam perjalanan (lalu ia berbuka), maka (wajiblah baginya berpuasa), sebanyak hari yang ditinggalkannya itu, pada hari-hari yang lain.”

 

Puasa

Pada bulan Ramadhan, semua umat Islam dari terbit fajar hingga terbenam matahari. Puasa bukan sahaja menahan diri daripada makanan, tetapi juga minuman, menahan diri daripada melakukan hubungan intim atau apa jua perbuatan memuaskan nafsu.

Dipercayai bahawa daripada tingkah laku yang terkawal, seseorang dapat membentuk kawalan diri serta dapat mengawal nafsu. Dengan berbuat demikian, seseorang dapat membersihkan diri serta minda sepanjang bulan yang suci ini. Dalam tempoh berpuasa, umat Islam mengingatkan diri mereka tentang penderitaan orang miskin yang terpaksa berlapar dan dahaga atas desakan hidup. Ini juga merupakan peluang untuk umat Islam merasakan ketenangan yang timbul dalam beribadat kepada Allah s.w.t serta permuafakatan sesama umat Islam.

Berpuasa selama sebulan juga adalah ungkapan hasrat seseorang untuk menjalani kehidupan yang sihat selaras dengan dan doa kepada Allah s.w.t. dengan mengatasi godaan. Terdapat pengecualian dalam perintah berpuasa: orang sakit, orang yang bermusafir, orang tua, wanita hamil dan ibu yang menyusukan anak. Bagi umat Islam yang tergolong dalam kategori ini dibenarkan untuk berbuka puasa dan menggantikannya pada masa lain. Dalam kes di mana mereka tidak mampu untuk menggantikan puasa yang ditinggalkan, mereka mesti memberi makanan kepada orang miskin, juga dipanggil membayar fidyah,untuk setiap hari yang ditinggalkan. Anak-anak muda perlu mula berpuasa pada usia remaja dan ia dianggap satu kaedah untuk mencapai pertumbuhan rohani, walaupun banyak manfaat dari segi kesihatan atau kecergasan.

Di negara Islam seperti Malaysia, kebanyakan kedai makan yang dikendalikan oleh umat Islam tutup pada waktu siang pada bulan Ramadhan. Umat Islam makan hidangan yang dipanggil sahur sebelum matahari terbit, berpuasa tanpa makanan, minuman serta keseronokan pada siang hari dan kemudian berbuka puasa apabila matahari terbenam dengan hidangan yang dipanggil iftar. Iftar biasanya bermula dengan memakan kurma dan minuman manis untuk memberikan tenaga segera diikuti dengan solat pada waktu malam (sembahyang terawih) selepas berbuka puasa.

Selain menjadi satu perayaan kesyukuran dan kesempatan untuk merenung akan kasih yang daripada Allah SWT, renungan rohani juga digalakkan dan seorang individu bermuhasabah tentang kualiti baik dan buruk dalam diri sendiri. Setiap umat Islam menilai semula kekuatan atau kelemahan diri mereka dalam ujian bulan Ramadan. Ini juga masa untuk merenung dua ekstrim antara agama dan materialisme, di mana materialisme mengajar manusia untuk mengambil daripada orang lain, manakala agama pula mengajar tentang memberi kepada Allah dan orang lain, sekali gus memperoleh kebaikan-Nya. Dalam merendahkan diri dan memohon keampunan, seseorang mengambil peluang untuk melakukan perbuatan baik dan amal. Menjadi satu kewajipan orang yang berkemampuan untuk berkongsi sebahagian daripada apa yang mereka ada dengan orang miskin pada masa ini. Pada bulan Ramadhan, umat Islam diwajibkan membayar zakat fitrah bagi diri sendiri serta semua orang yang berada di bawah tanggungannya dengan jumlah gandum yang telah ditetapkan atau jumlah wang yang sama nilainya. Zakat fitrah hanya perlu dibayar setahun sekali pada bulan Ramadhan sehingga sebelum sembahyang Hari Raya bermula.

Pada hari pertama Aidilfitri, Solat Aidilfitri (solat al-Eid)adalah satu kemestian dan sangat digalakkan untuk didirikan secara berjemaah. Ia adalah solat khas sebanyak dua rakaat (unit) dengan tujuh dan lima takbir tambahan Khutbah (pemberitaan awam) dijalankan selepas solat. Ketika khutbah, Imam biasanya mengingatkan jemaah tentang kewajipan mereka terhadap Allah, serta terhadap sesama umat Islam dan bukan Islam. Imam juga akan mengingatkan jemaah untuk berbuat baik dan menahan diri daripada melakukan perbuatan dosa atau jahat. Pada akhir sesi, jemaah akan bersalaman antara satu sama lain, dan menawarkan hadiah yang sesuai untuk kanak-kanak.Berikutan ini perayaan bermula.

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

Solat Hari Raya di Masjid Negara adalah sambutan rasmi dan dihadiri oleh raja dan tokoh negara

 

Apa yang dilakukan pada Hari Raya?

Pada pagi Aidilfitri, umat Islam mengikuti amalan Sunnah Aidilfitri, di mana seseorang perlu:

  1. Bangun awal
  2. Mendirikan solat subuh
  3. Menyediakan kelengkapan untuk kebersihan diri serta dandanan, seperti pakaian dan sebagainya
  4. Mandi selepas solat subuh
  5. Memberus gigi
  6. Memakai pakaian terbaik, secara tradisinya adalah baju baharu. Orang lelaki boleh mengenakan minyak wangi. Wanita biasanya memakai sama ada Baju Kurung, Baju Kebaya atau Jubah. Lelaki akan memakai Baju Melayu beserta Kain Samping (sehelai kain yang dipakai dibahagian luar seluar Baju Melayu). Adalah menjadi kebiasaan untuk melihat kaum lelaki memakai songkok di kepala pada Hari Raya.
  7. Memakan sarapan sebelum keluar untuk Solat Hari Raya. Makan sebelum keluar rumah adalah untuk menekankan bahawa bulan Ramadhan telah berakhir. Umat Islam juga dilarang untuk berpuasa pada Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Menjadi adat untuk memakan makanan manis sebagai sarapan, sebaik-baiknya kurma, sebelum menghadiri solat Aidilfitri.
  8. Membayar Zakat (bayaran wajib yang dibayar secara tahunan di bawah undang-undang Islam dan digunakan untuk tujuan keagamaan dan amal) sebelum solat Aidilfitri (solat khas Aidilfitri).
  9. Pergi awal ke masjid.
  10. Menunaikan solat Aidilfitri secara berjemaah di tempat terbuka melainkan cuaca tidak membenarkan disebabkan hujan, salji dan sebagainya.
  11. Menggunakan jalan yang berbeza untuk pergi ke dan pulang dari masjid. Dikatakan sebab perkara ini harus dilakukan sebagai manifestasi syiar Islam di kedua-dua laluan, atau untuk menyatakan peringatan terharap Allah s.w.t.
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

Satu aspek menarik tentang Hari Raya adalah Hari Raya juga merupakan masa untuk anak-anak dan keluarga untuk memanjatkan rasa syukur serta memohon maaf atas kesilapan yang dilakukan.

Di Malaysia, Hari Raya Aidilfitri adalah istimewa kerana ia telah menjadi pameran persefahaman dan keharmonian dalam kalangan masyarakat pelbagai budaya di negara ini. Rakyat Malaysia yang berbilang kaum dan agama melawat rumah rakan-rakan yang beragama Islam, untuk sama-sama meraikan kegembiraan perayaan tersebut. Di sana, mereka diterima dengan mesra dan dihidangkan juadah Hari Raya yang disediakan khas. Seperti mana-mana perayaan lain di Malaysia, Hari Raya adalah perayaan untuk semua rakyat Malaysia tanpa mengira kaum, agama dan kepercayaan.

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

Di Malaysia, Hari Raya adalah penting untuk memperbaharui ikatan persahabatan dan keharmonian.

 

Berikut adalah dua lagu Hari Raya paling popular di Malaysia:

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

“Selamat Hari Raya” adalah sebuah lagu Hari Raya klasik yang dinyanyikan oleh biduanita Malaysia, Almarhumah Saloma, isteri kepada ikon hiburan Melayu P. Ramlee. Lagu ini adalah lagu yang ringkas tapi menarik, tetapi ia adalah sebuah lagu yang dikenali oleh setiap rakyat Malaysia tanpa mengira kaum atau bangsa mereka.

 

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

Lagu Hari Raya yang gembira dinyanyikan oleh Allahyarhamah Dato ‘Sharifah Aini Syed Jaafar. Lagu ini adalah tentang bagaimana mengalu-alukan tetamu di Hari Raya. Nota: Ini adalah versi karaoke, wanita dalam video tersebut bukan penyanyi asal.

 
Balik Kampung (Returning to the family home)

Perancangan Balik Kampung dan pembelian tiket kapal terbang/bas/kereta api bermula seawal sebulan sebelum Hari Raya. Adalah penting untuk sampai ke kampung tepat pada waktu untuk meraikan perayaan yang gembira ini dengan keluarga dan sanak saudara.

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

Ini merupakan salah satu lagu Hari Raya klasik yang popular, ‘Balik Kampung’ yang dinyanyikan oleh Allahyarham Sudirman Arshad.

 

Lampu minyak yang dikenali sebagai ‘pelita’ di Malaya, dinyalakan dari hari ke-20 bulan Ramadhan untuk menarik ruh dan malaikat. Dipercayai bahawa lampu ini membawa rahmat ke rumah pada malam Lailatul Qadar apabila ayat pertama Al-Quran diturunkan.

Lampu minyak yang dikenali sebagai ‘pelita’ di Malaya, dinyalakan dari hari ke-20 bulan Ramadhan untuk menarik ruh dan malaikat. Dipercayai bahawa lampu ini membawa rahmat ke rumah pada malam Lailatul Qadar apabila ayat pertama Al-Quran diturunkan.

Sambutan Hari Raya

Salah satu perkara popular yang dilakukan pada Hari Raya Aidilfitri dikenali sebagai ‘rumah terbuka’. Rumah terbuka memerlukan tetamu diterima tanpa mengira latar belakang. Sebagai amal kebajikan serta keterbukaan hati, rumah dibuka dan hidangan lazat disediakan untuk para tetamu serta menjadi pameran hidangan gastronomi masyarakat Melayu. Budaya rumah terbuka Hari Raya telah menjadi platform yang penting untuk komunikasi sosial serta integrasi antara ahli masyarakat dan amalan ini mengukuhkan hubungan sosial rakyat Malaysia.

Berikut ialah senarai makanan tradisi Hari Raya yang menambah sentuhan khas kepada perayaan ini:

Serunding

Serunding merupakan daging carik versi Malaysia. Serunding adalah hidangan ringan yang popular pada bulan Ramadhan dan Aidilfitri. Serunding diperbuat daripada daging berempah yang dimasak sehingga kering, kaedah untuk membuatkan daging tahan lama. Daging yang biasa digunakan untuk membuatkan serunding termasuk lembu, ayam, ikan bilik, udang serta ikan, dah biasa digunakan sebagai inti untuk roti pastri juga burger.

Satay

Hidangan ringan yang sempurna untuk Ramadhan, sate sangat digemari di seluruh Asia Tenggara. Daging panggang yang dicucuk biasanya dicicah dengan kuah kacang rangup dan dihidang bersama nasi impit dan sayur mentah.

Ketupat

Terkenal sebagai makanan simbol Hari Raya, ketupat diperbuat daripada beras yang direbus di dalam sarung berbentuk berlian yang dianyam daripada daun kelapa. Setelah masak, ketupat dikupas, dipotong dan dihidang sebagai ganti kepada nasi bersama hidangan lain.

Rendang

Hidangan Hari Raya kegemaran semua! Rendang adalah kuah pekat dan berempah yang dimasak bersama daging lembu, walaupun sebarang jenis dagin boleh digunakan. Rendang dihidang sama ada kering atau basah, juga dikenali dengan sifat memelihara secara semula jadi kerana rempah antimikrob yang digunakan dalam hidangan.

Ketupat and satay are favourites during Hari Raya celebrations

Ketupat dan sate adalah hidangan kegemaran semasa perayaan Hari Raya

Masak Lemak

Masak lemak adalah gaya memasak yang berasaskan santan berkunyit. Daging yang biasa digunakan dalam masak lemak termasuk kerang dan ayam, walaupun sayur adalah pilihan yang turut popular. Hidangan masak lemak biasanya dimakan bersama lemang atau pun dicurah ke atas nasi putih.

Asam Pedas

Masakan rebus yang masam dan pedas yang popular di beberapa tempat di Malaysia, asam pedas biasanya merujuk kepada hidangan ikan yang direbus lama sehingga kuahnya meresap ke dalam daging sepenuhnya. Tomato, bendi, asam jawa dan daun kesom adalah bahan-bahan yang biasa digunakan dalam hidangan ini.

Sayur Lodeh

Berasal daripada Indonesia, sayur lodeh adalah hidangan santan yang lemak berkrim dimasak bersama sayur seperti terung, kacang panjang, cili hijau, tauhu, tempe dan banyak lagi. Penggunaan sedikit serbuk kunyit menjadikan hidangan berwarna kuning, manakala cili dan rempah memberikan rasa pedas.

Lemang

Dibuat daripada beras pulut, santan dan sedikit garam, lemang biasanya menggantikan nasi putih semasa musim Hari Raya dan dimakan dengan rendang atau kari. Hidangan istimewa ini dimasak di dalam batang buluh yang dilapik dengan dauh pisang dan boleh mengambil masa sehingga empat hingga lima jam pemanggangan dengan teliti.

Lontong

Biasanya dihidang bersama nasi impit, longtong adalah hidangan yang boleh dimakan sebagai hidangan lengkap, mengandungi sayur dan daging dalam kuah santan berempah. Lontong boleh juga merujuk kepada nasi impit yang dibalut dengan daun pisang seperti lemang.

Bubur Lambuk

Sering diagihkan oleh masjid dan bank makanan semasa bulan Ramadhan, bubur lambuk berasal dari tradisi masyarakat Islam memberi makan kepada orang miskin pada bulan yang mulia ini. Bubur ini terdapat banyak variasi kerana hampir apa sahaja boleh ditambah kepada bubur lambuk, daripada daging kepada sayur serta pelbagai jenis sos serta rempah untuk menambah rasa. Serbuk kurma selalu digunakan sebagai bahan asas.

Dodol

Pencuci mulut yang melekit ini diperbuat daripada santan, tebu dan tepung beras yang dikacau secara berterusan di dalam kuali sehingga sembilan jam. Dodol yang telah siap digulung menjadi bentuk dan dibungkus secara individu dalam pembalut plastik untuk dinikmati oleh penggemar manisan. Dodol boleh juga didapati dalam perisa durian, durian belanda, epal, nangka dan susu.

Kuih-muih

Daripada lapisan merah jambu kuih lapis hingga ke kerak bergula kuih keria, Malaysia adalah rumah kepada hampir kesemua jenis kuih-muih, bukti kebanggaan kepelbagaian negara. Kuih-muih Malaysia merangkumi kek bersaiz kecil, biskut dan agar-agar dalam pelbagai warna pelangi yang disediakan dengan pelbagai cara.

 

Adab Hari Raya

Berikut adalah beberapa tip dan maklumat yang berguna semasa Hari Raya untuk pelawat atau ekspatriat di Malaysia, sekiranya anda dijemput ke rumah kawan atau rakan sekerja, atau anda bercadang untuk singgah di rumah terbuka.

 

Bagaimanakah Seorang Tetamu Sepatutnya Berkelakuan?

Kebanyakan orang Islam tidak mengharapkan tetamu untuk memberi hadiah atau wang. Jika tetamu bersungguh hendak memberi sesuatu, maka manisan, biskut atau kuih adalah pilihan terbaik dan akan dihargai oleh kebanyakan tuan rumah.

Tetamu juga perlu beri perhatian tentang perkara yang tidak boleh diberi, menurut adat Melayu dan Islam. Tetamu harus mengelak daripada memakai pakaian menjolok mata, manakala wain, champagne atau sebarang bentuk alkohol adalah sesuatu yang tidak boleh diberi atau diminum pada waktu itu.

Selain itu, tetamu bukan Islam tidak diharapkan untuk memakai pakaian tradisional Melayu. Walau bagaimanapun, ia mungkin akan menggembirakan tuan rumah jika anda berusaha memakai pakaian tradisional Melayu.

 

Apakah Ucapan Hari Raya Yang Paling Kerap Diucapkan?

“Selamat Hari Raya” adalah ucapan tradisional yang digunakan oleh masyarakat Melayu dan “Maaf Zahir dan Batin” bermaksud “Saya memohon maaf daripada kamu”.

[[[ translation]]] A lot of Muslims also say “Eid Mubarak” when they greet each other; the term has Arabic origins. “Eid Mubarak” means “Happy Hari Raya”.< <>>

 

Apa lagi yang boleh dilakukan untuk meraikan perayaan ini sepenuhnya?

Sambutan perayaan bermula awal, jadi ingat bahawa terdapat banyak perayaan yang berlaku pada hari-hari yang membawa kepada Hari Raya Puasa. Bazar Ramadan, boleh dilihat di seluruh negara, biasanya dipenuhi dengan deretan gerai yang menjual kuih raya, barang perhiasan dan pakaian.

 

Semasa melawat

Semasa melawat orang lain pada musim ini, etika berikut perlu dipatuhi:

  • Memakai pakaian kemas dan bersih. Elakkan memakai pakaian terdedah seperti seluar pendek dan baju tanpa lengan.
  • Tanggal kasut sebelum memasuki rumah.
  • Sesetengah wanita tidak selesa bersalaman dengan lelaki. Oleh itu kaum lelaki boleh menyapa kaum wanita dengan senyuman.

Komuniti Islam juga digalakkan bersedekah pada tempoh ini dan memberi sampul wang merupakan satu bentuk sedekah. Sampul biasanya diberi kepada kanak-kanak atau orang muda yang tidak bekerja. Jumlah wang tidak ditetapkan dan bergantung kepada pemberi.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2017 dijangkakan jatuh pada 25 Jun, 2017 dan berakhir pada 27 Jun 2017.

 
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  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 22. 2019 02:10 PM
    Founded in 1790, Beijing (Peking) Opera has been the main form of Chinese entertainment for over 200 years. It all started when the Four Great Anhui Troupes went to Beijing to perform for the Imperial Court, with the royal families present. Although in this time and age, this beautiful national art form has to compete with blockbuster films, TV drama series, home-made internet films, MTV music videos etc …many, many people in Beijing and most parts of China still appreciate it.

    The Chinese government encourages the younger generation to participate in Beijing Opera, and like Wang Tao Yang (aka “Wonder Kid of Peking Opera”) many of the younger kids seem to have a natural ability for it.

    Read more this interesting article at http://bit.ly/2kWwobm
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 22. 2019 01:59 PM
    Manjushri, whose name means ‘Gentle Glory’ or ‘Sweet Splendor’ in Sanskrit; ‘Wen Shu Shi Li’ (文殊师利)in Chinese; ‘Monju Bosatsu’ in Japanese; ‘Moosoo Posal’ in Korean; ‘Jampel-yang’ in Tibetan) is one of the most important Bodhisattvas in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions.

    Manjushri is also known as ‘Manjugosha’ (the Gentle-Voiced One); ‘manju’ refers to how the continuum of his life has been rendered ‘gentle’ by his grasp of transcendental wisdom, and ‘gosha’ refers to his perfect ability to communicate the Dharma verbally and in written form, in which he destroys illusions, delusions and ignorance that keep all sentient beings within samsara.

    Read more about Manjushri at http://bit.ly/2mpeezi
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 22. 2019 01:50 PM
    Tai chi is a mind-body practice that involves a series of slow, flowing exercises that combine movement, meditation, and rhythmic breathing. Although it was initially developed as a martial art, it’s commonly practiced as a form of “moving meditation.” According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, tai chi’s movements can help stimulate the flow of vital energy (also known as “chi”) and, in turn, promote healing from a variety of health conditions.

    Many practitioners of tai chi use this technique to enhance physical and mental health, as well as to improve posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. In addition, tai chi is said to boost mood, alleviate pain, strengthen the immune system, and improve heart health.

    Read more about Tai Chi at http://bit.ly/2m1pemm
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 09:56 PM
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing the importance of making offering to Buddha. Many would not put priority on making offering on the altar as preference is always spending the money for ourselves. But we didn’t realise that making offering is directly helping us in our spiritual path and we would be able to generate merits through this process. We should always remind ourselves not to be stingy in making offering but be very generous instead.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-shopping-for-the-buddhas
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 08:43 PM
    A revelational read about the ugly politics of Potala. Contrary to the general belief of the untouchable holy status of the Dalai Lamas; they were frail and disposable, especially during their younger years. Based on records, it seemed that during those centuries, it was obvious that if the Dalai Lamas succumbed to the control of the upper few like the Regent and the serf lords, he would live long and prosper. If he had a mind of his own or had ideas to reform, then he would be eliminated. Imagine, if the holiest of the holy had not to exchange his free will for survivor and acceptance by the upper few, leave alone the life of others and the commoners. Thank you for this article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/power-struggle-at-dalai-lamas-potala-palace-tibet.html#comments
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:55 PM
    Anger can cause many problems to us. It is scary to know sometimes we don’t even feel we are an angry person. We wonder why people are walking away from us, the truth is no one wants to be near us because we are angersome, people cannot get along well with us.

    We have to always observe our mind, don’t let our anger eats us up. We are always kind to people we love but we cannot give the same kindness to people who are not related to us or who we don’t like. In order to cultivate kindness, we have to learn to be kind to everyone, regardless if they are kind to us or related to us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/do-you-want-to-hear-the-truth.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:16 PM
    Buddhist teachings arrived in the country known today as Indonesia in the 2nd Century CE. Buddhism is the second oldest religion after Hinduism in this region. For the most part, Hinduism and Buddhism co-existed peacefully in Indonesia. Before their arrival, the people in this region believed in animism, the belief in the supernatural power of Mother Nature. They regarded trees and stones as sacred objects and used these for worship to connect with their higher power.

    The Buddhist influence was first introduced by the traders and missionaries from Eastern India who travelled to this region via the ancient maritime Silk Road or Silk Route, a route that spanned from China to the Mediteranian Sea and was central to trading and cultural interaction. Over the centuries, for 2,000 years, the traders and missionaries who travelled along the Silk Road played a strategic role in the dissemination of religious beliefs across Eurasia. The traders often built shrines and temples of their own faith during their travels in order to worship their own gods.

    Read more about Buddhism in Indonesia at http://bit.ly/2m5Lb3y
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:09 PM
    One of the many fascinating and historical festivals in Malaysia is the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. This festival takes place from the first to ninth day of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

    Throughout this nine-day festival, adherents observe a strict vegetarian diet, meditate, study scriptures, interact with fellow vegetarians, and make donations to the temples to show their devotion to the gods. During this festival, many hawkers and vendors set up stalls around the town to sell food and prayer supplies. Many devotees also take this opportunity to donate to various rituals and ceremonies in order to maintain luck, to dispel bad luck, and to show appreciation for the good luck they received in the previous year.

    Read more about Nine Emperor Gods Festival at http://bit.ly/2kLJ05c
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:03 PM
    Among the many countries around the world, Sri Lanka is known for its rich Buddhist culture and heritage. It is where the the ancient city of Polonnaruwa is located, a place where kings ruled Sri Lanka’s central plains more than 1,000 years ago. It was a thriving commercial and religious city from the 11th to the 13th centuries, and the ancient city has many precious relics and Buddha statues.

    A scene in ‘Save a Prayer’ music video
    A scene in ‘Save a Prayer’ music video

    The ancient city of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO as it is one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in Sri Lanka, a reputable testimony to the greatness of its first rulers. In 1982, Duran Duran filmed their ‘Save a Prayer’ music video amongst the beautiful scenery there.

    Read more athttp://bit.ly/2kLIGDw
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:02 PM
    Brief Garden is a hidden paradise in Kalawila Village, located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) from the resort town of Bentota in Sri Lanka. The garden and the house on the estate was the residence of the famous architect and landscape designer, Bevis William Frederick Bawa (Bevis Bawa) (1909 – 1992). Bevis Bawa was also a military officer by profession, and he served as the personal secretary (Aide-de-camp) to four Governors of Ceylon (the present day Sri Lanka) during the British colonial era.

    Brief Garden is a delight for those who love nature. When visitors walk into the garden, they will be able to enjoy the jungle feel of the garden and its unique sculptures. The house on the estate is cosy and comfortable. Bevis Bawa built the premise with care and the intention to make it his retirement home.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kLIGDw
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 04:01 PM
    Brief Garden is a hidden paradise in Kalawila Village, located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) from the resort town of Bentota in Sri Lanka. The garden and the house on the estate was the residence of the famous architect and landscape designer, Bevis William Frederick Bawa (Bevis Bawa) (1909 – 1992). Bevis Bawa was also a military officer by profession, and he served as the personal secretary (Aide-de-camp) to four Governors of Ceylon (the present day Sri Lanka) during the British colonial era.

    Brief Garden is a delight for those who love nature. When visitors walk into the garden, they will be able to enjoy the jungle feel of the garden and its unique sculptures. The house on the estate is cosy and comfortable. Bevis Bawa built the premise with care and the intention to make it his retirement home.

    Read more at bit.ly/2mtatsM
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 03:34 PM
    Malaysian weddings are diverse, unique and colourful affairs, as is to be expected in a country that is a melting pot of cultures and faiths. Generally speaking, wedding customs in Malaysia are determined based on the couple’s race, religion or both. As a large percentage of Malaysians are Malays, and given that Malaysia’s constitution provides that all Malays are to be Muslims, Malay weddings are typically steeped in Malay traditions and solemnised according to the tenets of Islam.

    Read more http://bit.ly/2mt9FnK
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Sep 21. 2019 11:14 AM
    How we feel should not be affected by what others say about us. Everyone has a different expectation and perception of things. Their comments on us are purely based on their perception, it may be true and it may not be true.

    Our motivation might be misunderstood, but it should not matter. At the end of the day, we create our own karma. If we react to negative comments with negative emotion and behaviours, we are the one who lose out. We should always remember what the 8 verses of mind transformation say, give the victory to others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-thought-2.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Sep 20. 2019 05:00 PM
    Hokkaido such a wonderful place to visit and good place to worth the money spent.It is famous for the volcanoes,natural hot spring and snow fields that dot its spot.Hokkaido is well known for its variety of fresh seafood and agriculture .

    Yearly millions of people local as well abroad visited Hokkaido because of its beauty Thank you very much for the amazing article about beautiful Hokkaido.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2kmLB58
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Sep 20. 2019 04:55 PM
    Each person has a dream house that continues to remain on his mind as long as he lives. Places we spend our life is very significant because our moods are affected by the design and the location., if we live in a place close to the serenity of nature, our minds, bodies and spirits will be filled with positive energies.

    I believe my dream house should have the characteristics that represent my spiritual world and personality with its location as well as its inner and outer design. For that, the location of my dream house is very important and the surroundings and the position of a house should be carefully considered. I’ve always been fascinated by rivers and the sound of the birds in the mornings.

    I think this will lead us to a healthier all around because of healthy food intake, will inspires us have good home cook food, more active lifestyle and being able to do outdoor activities and sports.

    The loved the wonderful article and had a good imagination of my dream house. Thank you for the sharing Tsem Rinpoche.

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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    2 months ago
    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    Whales and dolphins playing with each other in the Pacific sea. Nature is truly incredible!
  • Bodha stupa July 2019-
    2 months ago
    Bodha stupa July 2019-
    Rainy period
  • Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
    3 months ago
    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
    3 months ago
    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
  • This is Daw
    3 months ago
    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    3 months ago
    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
  • They do this every day!
    3 months ago
    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    3 months ago
    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    4 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    5 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    5 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    5 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    6 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    6 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    6 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    8 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    9 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    9 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    9 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    9 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    9 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    9 months 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.
    9 months 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.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss 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.
    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss 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.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers & students do prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Gompa Kechara House. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared about Rinpoche’s biography from the Promise book. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared about Rinpoche’s biography from the Promise book. Lin Mun KSDS
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Learning about altar set up during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learn to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learn to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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