Hari Wesak di Malaysia

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Saya amat bertuah dapat tinggal di Malaysia dan berbangga memanggilnya kampung halaman saya. Malaysia membolehkan saya untuk menjadi diri saya, meneruskan minat saya dan bertemu dengan insan-insan yang baik. Bertahun yang dahulu, salah seorang guru dan pelindung saya, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche dari biara Gaden Shartse, meminta untuk saya berada di sini. Pada waktu itu saya tidak memahami kenapa, tapi saya kini sudah mengerti. Saya bersyukur telah dihantar untuk tinggal di Negara yang penuh dengan macam-macam peluang, dapat bersama dengan rakan-rakan yang baik hati dengan persekitaran yang bagus. Saya sangat menghargai kepelbagaian dan kekayaan kebudayaan yang ada di Malaysia. Sebagai contoh perayaan Hari Wesak. Hari ini disambut di seluruh dunia, tetapi di Malaysia, hari ini juga merupakan hari cuti umum.

Perayaan Hari Wesak, juga dieja Vesak, merupakan hari untuk penganut Buddha menyambut tiga peristiwa penting dalam kehidupan Buddha Shakyamuni yang bersejarah, iaitu hari keputeraannya, pencerahan agung sewaktu umurnya 35 tahun dan kemangkatannya di umur 80 tahun. Fahaman Buddha itu sendiri boleh dikelaskan sebagai sebuah falsafah dan agama. Sebagai sebuah falsafah, ia mengajar kita cara menjalani kehidupan seharian dan sebagai sebuah agama ia mengajar kita untuk menghapuskan penderitaan dan mencapai matlamat untuk menjadi seorang Buddha. Adalah tidak mustahil untuk menghapuskan penderitaan dari fikiran kita dan apabila tercapai peringkat ini, ia dipanggil Nirvana. Hari kejadian Buddha mendapat pencerahan atau mencapai nirvana, disambut oleh penganut Buddha seluruh dunia, kerana kita semua juga berhasrat untuk mencapai tahap yang sama. Hari Wesak disambut untuk mengingatkan kita kepada matlamat kita dan sekaligus tujuan kita beramal serta menghubungkan setiap individu dengan potensi Buddha dalam diri mereka. Ia bukan hanya sekadar sambutan, bahkan merupakan ruang peringatan spiritual dan peluang untuk perubahan sebenar dalam diri kita.

Agama Buddha merupakan salah satu daripada agama tertua dunia, berusia lebih 2,500 tahun dan diasaskan oleh Buddha Shakyamuni, seorang putera dari Utara India. Berbanding dengan tanggapan sesetengah orang, beliau bukanlah watak dari lagenda tetapi merupakan seorang tokoh sejarah. Buddha bermeditasi memikirkan hakikat kehidupan, tentang kewujudan, masyarakat dan keluarga, dan beliau sedar bahawa segala yang kita lakukan dalam kehidupan seharian membawa kepada kesedihan dan keperitan. Beliau sedar bahawa kita terus melakukan perkara yang sama tanpa disedari, membuta-tuli meneruskan kitaran kesedihan dan keperitan.

Menyedari hakikat ini, dan atas kebesaran rasa belas kasihnya, beliau mengajar kaedah dan cara-cara untuk kita menangani kehidupan seharian, cara kita melihat dan berinteraksi dengan persekitaran dan orang lain. Beliau mengajar kita bagaimana untuk menukar reaksi kita untuk mengurangi kesedihan dan keperitan yang kita hasilkan. Matlamat seseorang penganut Buddha adalah untuk mencapai pencerahan, agar kita tidak menambahkan lagi kesengsaraan untuk diri sendiri mahupun yang lain, dan apabila kita telah mencapai tahap tersebut, untuk kita turut membantu orang lain untuk mencapainya juga. Ianya tentang menghapuskan kesengsaraan dari kehidupan kita sendiri terlebih dahulu dan kemudiannya dari kehidupan yang lain. Oleh kerana itulah, pentingnya menghormati seluruh makhluk, haiwan, manusia, budaya dan cara menjalankan kerja. Ini amat ditekankan dalam ajaran Buddha.

 

Asal-usul Wesak

The auspicious birth of Prince Siddhartha

Hari bertuah kelahiran Putera Siddhartha

Menurut sejarah kehidupan Buddha dan cara penyampaian cerita sastera India kuno yang berdasarkan kasta, Putera Siddhartha Gautama adalah dari puak pahlawan Shakya yang dilahirkan secara ajaib dari rusuk Permaisuri Maya saat baginda menumpang berehat pada sepohon Sara, dalam perjalanan baginda pulang ke istana ayahanda dan bondanya. Menjadi kebiasaan para wanita pada ketika itu untuk pulang ke rumah ibubapa mereka untuk bersalin. Dalam perjalanannya, baginda berhenti untuk berehat di sebuah hutan yang dipenuhi bunga-bungaan yang cantik, dengan kicauan burung dan burung-burung merak cantik mengembangkan ekor mereka yang mengagumkan. Lokasi ini kini dikenali sebagai Lumbini, Nepal, sebagaimana penemuan arkeologi terbaru yang mendakwa telah mengenalpasti lokasi sebenar tempat kelahiran Putera Siddhartha.

Sebelum kelahiran Putera Siddharta, bondanya, Permaisuri Maya dari puak Shakya telah bermimpi didatangi seekor gajah bergading enam yang turun dari kayangan. Gajah itu berkulit seputih salji dan belalainya membawa sekuntum bunga teratai yang cantik. Diletakkannya bunga teratai itu ke dalam rahim Permaisuri Maya dan terus ghaib ke dalam perut baginda bersama-sama bunga itu. Apabila terjaga dari mimpinya, baginda dipenuhi kegembiraan dan ketenangan.

Keesokan harinya, Raja Shuddhodana, kekanda kepada Permaisuri Maya, memanggil mengadap kesemua ahli alim ulama dari seluruh jajahannya untuk menafsirkan mimpi tersebut. Mereka memutuskan bahawa permaisuri sedang sedang hamil dengan seorang putera yang bakal menjadi seorang guru atau ketua. Takdirnya, antara menjadi seorang guru spiritual yang hebat dan menyebarkan kebenaran dan jalan untuk mencapai syurga, atau seorang raja yang hebat dan berkuasa yang akan memerintah ke segenap kawasan.

Prince Siddhartha leaving the palace with Channa

Putera Siddhartha dan Channa meninggalkan istana

Meneruskan kisah, putera itu dilahirkan penuh petanda bertuah tetapi membesar terkurung dalam istana diraja kerana raja merasakan tepat untuk puteranya menjadi seorang pemerintah yang hebat berbanding seorang guru spiritual. Kemudiannya, putera itu terlihat empat pemerhatian penting, iaitu usia tua, penyakit, kematian dan zahid pertapa berkelana. Melihat semua ini, putera itu menyedari satu-satunya cara untuk menghentikan penyakit, usia tua dan kematian adalah untuk mengabdikan hidup sesorang itu untuk mengejar pencapaian spiritual dan akhirnya mencapai ‘pencerahan’ atau menjadi seorang Buddha, kewujudan yang bebas dari bentuk-bentuk penderitaan tersebut. Pertemuannya dengan seorang tua, seorang yang sakit, sekujur mayat dan zahid pertapa meninggalkan kesan yang mendalam dalam mindanya. Begitu mendalam kesannya sampaikan baginda nekad untuk meninggalkan istana dan pergi bermeditasi di dalam hutan sehingga baginda dapat menemui jawapan yang dicari, dan kaedah untuk menghapuskan penderitaan yang dilihatnya.

Walaupun dengan pelbagai cubaan dari raja untuk menghalang putera itu dari meninggalkan istana, baginda berjaya melarikan diri pada waktu malam bersama pengiring rapatnya Channa dan juga kudanya. Secara misteri, kesemua pengawal dan pengiring istana nyenyak tidur semasa baginda melarikan diri ke hutan. Sebaik selamat sampai ke pinggir hutan, baginda memotong rambut panjangnya, sebagai simbolik melepaskan kehidupan kebendaan dan menyerahkan persalinan dirajanya kepada Channa untuk dipulangkan ke istana.

At dawn, Siddhartha attained the varja-like concentration and removed the final veils of ignorance from his mind. Immediately after that, he became a Buddha - a fully enlightened being

Subuh itu, Siddharta mencapai tahap penumpuan varja dan membuka selubung kejahilan terakhir dari mindanya. Sejurus kemudian, baginda menjadi seorang Buddha – kewujudan penuh pencerahan

Dengan penuh nekad untuk mempelajari kebenaran realiti, putera itu menuntut dengan dua orang guru bernama Alara Kalama dan Uddaka Ramaputta. Baginda malah menjalani pertapaan intensif selama enam tahun dan hanya memakan sebutir nasi sehari. Satu hari, semasa sedang bermeditasi di bawah sebuah pohon, Siddhartha terdengar perbualan antara seorang pemuzik tua dan perantis mudanya di dalam sebuah sampan di sungai berhampiran. Pemuzik tua itu memberitahu muridnya jika tali alat muzik itu terlalu tegang, ia akan terputus, manakala jika terlalu kendur, ia akan berbunyi sumbang. Sebaik mendengar kata-kata itu, Siddhartha sedar pertapaan adalah satu jalan yang keterlaluan dan salah. Baginda bangun menuju ke sungai dan membasuh dirinya serta mengambil secawan susu untuk memulihkan tenaganya. Selepas itu, baginda duduk di bawah pohon Bodhi dan bernekad untuk tidak bangkit sehingga baginda mendapat pencerahan penuh. Baginda mendapat pencerahan penuh di bawah pohon Bodhi di usia 35 tahun, dan seterusnya dikenali sebagai Buddha Shakyamuni, permata puak Shakya.

Selama 45 tahun seterusnya selepas pencerahan penuh Buddha, baginda tidak berhenti menyampaikan Dharma kepada semua yang ditemuinya. Apabila mencapai usia 80 tahun, Buddha mendapat sakit kuat dan menunjukkan tanda-tanda pemergiannya. Ananda, sepupu dan pembantu peribadi kepada Buddha, memintanya meninggalkan ajaran akhirnya kepada sangha, dan katanya:

“Oleh itu Ananda, jadilah pulau untuk dirimu, pelindung untuk dirimu, tidak mencarinya pada yang lain; dengan Dharma sebagai pulaumu, dengan Dharma sebagai pelindungmu, tidak mencarinya pada yang lain.”

Di Kushinagar, di antara dua pohon Sal, Buddha baring di atas rusuk kanannya, dengan kepalanya menghadap ke utara dan bertongkatkan tangan kanannya. Walaupun bukan musimnya, pohon-pohon Sal itu berbungga dan kelopak-kelopaknya gugur menaburi tubuh suci Buddha. Setelah memastikan ahli-ahli sangha-nya tahu mereka juga mampu mencapai pencerahan, Buddha pergi ke alam kewujudan tenang nirvana. Kata-kata terakhirnya adalah:

“Semua benda yang terbentuk akan hancur. Berusahalah dengan tekun.”

 

Hari Wesak di Malaysia

One of the floats during the Wesak Day Parade

Salah satu kereta berhias sewaktu Perarakan Hari Wesak

Di Malaysia, terdapat dua cara yang meluas digunakan untuk menyambut Wesak, iaitu memandikan Buddha dan menyertai Perarakan Hari Wesak. Bentuk utama Buddha yang digunakan untuk ritual itu adalah berhala bayi Buddha. Bentuk Buddha Shakyamuni yang ini memakai kain cawat dan tangan kanannya menunding ke udara. Mengikut kisah hidup Buddha, Putera Siddhartha Gautama dilahirkan bersih dan berseri. Sejurus kelahirannya, putera ini telah mengambil tujuh langkah. Bunga teratai muncul mekar di tanah yang telah dijejaki oleh putera ini. Dia mengangkat tangan kanannya dan menunding ke udara sementara tangan kirinya menunding ke tanah dan berkata:

“Akulah ketua di dunia,
Tertua aku di dunia,
Terutama aku di dunia.
Inilah kelahiran terakhir.
Kini tidak ada lagi yang akan mendatangi.”

Berhala bayi Buddha ini selalunya akan dipamerkan dihadapan altar utama di tokong, di dalam besin dipenuhi air dan bunga-bungaan. Para penganut akan menyiram air ke atas berhala tersebut sambil membaca serangkap doa. Upacara mencurahkan air ke atas berhala ini melambangkan pembersihan perbuatan negatif penganut itu sendiri. Selain itu, ia melambangkan kelahiran Buddha di mana tuhan-tuhan di kayangan memberi persembahan kepadanya. Upacara memandikan Buddha ini kebiasaannya dapat dilihat amalannya di tokong-tokong Buddhis Cina Mahayana di Malaysia.

Bathing of the baby Buddha

Memandikan berhala bayi Buddha

Perarakan Hari Wesak berlangsung di merata tempat di Malaysia. Antara yang paling penting serta menarik ribuan orang ramai dan pelancong, dijalankan di ibu Negara Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang dan Melaka.

Di Kuala Lumpur, perarakan terbesar bermula di Tokong Buddhis Maha Vihara di Brickfields, melalui laluan sebelum kembali ke tokong. Sebelum perarakan, penganut Buddha dari tokong-tokong yang berlainan akan menghiasi kereta perarakan yang membawa berhala-berhala Buddha dari tokong mereka, dengan hiasan lampu, bunga-bungaan dan sebagainya. Sesetengah dari kenderaan ini turut membawa sami-sami dari tokong mereka yang akan memberkati mereka yang mengambil bahagian dalam perarakan tersebut.

Monk giving blessings to devotees during Wesak Day prayers

Seorang sami memberi keberkatan kepada penganut-penganut dalam upacara sembahyang sewaktu Hari Wesak

Bagi mereka yang ingin menyaksikan permulaan perarakan ini adalah dinasihatkan untuk tiba ke kawasan sekitar Brickfields sekurang-kurangnya tiga jam sebelum perarakan bermula. Jalan-jalan di persekitaran akan mula sesak sebelum perarakan bermula. Tempat terbaik untuk menyaksikan perarakan ini bagi pelancong yang berada di sekitar Bukit Bintang adalah berhampiran bangunan HSBC di Jalan Sultan Ismail, sementara mereka yang di sekitar Chinatown/Jalan Petaling boleh menyaksikan perarakan ini di hadapan bangunan Pasar Seni. Sewaktu perarakan ini kembali dari KLCC, mereka di Chinatown/Jalan Petaling boleh menyaksikannya sepanjang Jalan Pudu berhampiran Pudu Central.

One of the floats during the Wesak day parade

Salah-satu daripada kenderaan berhias sewaktu perarakan Hari Wesak

Nilai setiap perbuatan baik yang dilakukan pada hari ini akan dilipat gandakan, malah sehingga 100 juta kali. Oleh sebab itu, waktu ini sangat sesuai untuk kita mendedikasikan diri kita untuk melakukan perkara-perkara yang positif untuk diri kita dan orang lain. Sebagai seorang penganut Buddha, selain daripada mengambil bahagian dalam ritual, berdikir dan melakukan perbuatan baik pada hari Wesak, kita juga harus membuat iltizam untuk mempelajari amalan dan falsafah Buddha, untuk memahami pengajaran dari Buddha, memahami kehidupan dan ajarannya, dan menggunakannya dalam kehidupan kita untuk mengubah minda dan sikap kita terhadap persekitaran dan orang lain.

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Sambutan Perayaan

Aktiviti-aktiviti semasa hari Wesak bermula dengan berdikir dari sutra-sutra suci, pembacaan mantra-mantra serta nyanyian gita puja memuji Tiga Mustika Permata: Buddha, Dharma dan Sangha. Ini kerap kali disertai dengan persembahan-persembahan bunga-bungaan dan lilin. Aktiviti selainnya termasuklah perbuatan-perbuatan spiritual positif mengikut tradisi Buddha seperti bermeditasi, pembacaan doa-doa, menziarahi kawasan-kawasan suci yang berkaitan dengan Buddha seperti Bodhgaya, menziarahi guru-guru spiritual, bertahbis selama sebulan, menyelamatkan haiwan dan membuat perkara-perkara amal.

Ramai penganut kuat Buddha melakukan pemakanan vegetarian sehari sebelum hari sebenar perayaan untuk membersih dan menyucikan diri mereka secara fizikal untuk Hari Wesak. Di samping itu, para penganut juga akan melepaskan haiwan seperti kura-kura, ikan dan burung merpati. Perbuatan ini memberi haiwan-haiwan tersebut kebebasan daripada dibunuh, diseksa, dan dikurung tanpa kerelaan, selain menjadi isyarat simbolik membebaskan semua makhluk hidup dari penderitaan, yang juga merupakan matlamat yang hendak dicapai oleh seseorang penganut Buddha dalam amalannya.

The practice of animal liberation is adopted by Buddhists as one of the good deeds to be performed on Wesak Day

Perbuatan melepaskan haiwan diangkat oleh penganut Buddha sebagai salah satu amalan baik untuk dilakukan pada Hari Wesak

Buddha Shakyamuni merupakan seorang putera yang cintakan keamanan, pendukung kasih sayang dan belas ihsan yang merangkumi setiap makhluk yang hidup. Baginda sedar, setiap makhluk yang bernyawa mempunyai rasa sedih, gembira, sayang dan ambil berat. Oleh kerana itu, untuk meraikan belas ihsan Buddha, dan keinginan kita untuk memupuk rasa ihsan tersebut, kita memlepaskan haiwan-haiwan ini sebagai peringatan untuk memberi diri kita sepenuhnya kepada orang lain tanpa mengharapkan ucapan terima kasih sebagai balasan. Inilah makna sebenar dengan menjalani pemakanan vegetarian dan melepaskan haiwan tersebut. Kita boleh melepaskan burung-burung, lembu yang telah dikenalpasti untuk disembelih, ikan-ikan, serangga atau apa saja jenis haiwan yang kita mahu. Malah kita juga boleh memberi derma kepada rumah orang tua, anak-anak yatim, kepada mereka yang bergelandangan, kepada mereka yang kurang upaya atau memberi pakaian dan mainan kepada kanak-kanak yang kurang bernasib baik. Kita boleh melakukan kesemuanya dalam menyambut hari ini, kerana Hari Wesak bukanlah hari untuk kita menerima, sebaliknya ia adalah hari untuk kita memberi.

Terdapat dua peringkat untuk kita memberi penghormatan kepada Buddha: secara luaran dan secara dalaman. Secara luarannya kita boleh membuat persembahan bunga-bungaan, lilin, air, teh, colok dan melakukan penyembahan. Ini merupakan cara yang baik untuk memberi penghormatan kepada Buddha. Apabila kita memberi persembahan dan menunjukkan hormat kepada Buddha, kita mewujudkan tenaga dan penyebab untuk kita sendiri menjadi Buddha di masa hadapan. Apabila kita memberi penghormatan kepada tubuh Buddha, kita berhasrat untuk mencapai tahap kewujudan tubuh yang diberi pencerahan dan bebas dari penyakit. Apabila kita membuat persembahan lilin kepada Buddha, kita membuat persembahan untuk menghilangkan kegelapan, oleh itu kita mewujudkan penyebab supaya kejahilan kita akan disingkirkan dan hikmah kita akan bersinar terang. Memberikan persembahan colok membawa bau harum. Dalam tradisi India kuno, bauan harum melambangkan kita menjaga ikrar dan akhlak baik. Oleh itu, memberi persembahan colok membuatkan sebab untuk hidup penuh seimbang dan bermanfaat dengan menjaga akhlak mulia. Apabila mempersembahkan makanan, kita berdoa agar segala makhluk di dunia dan di alam lainnya bebas dari kelaparan, keperitan, kemiskinan dan penyakit. Oleh sebab itu, dalam ajaran Buddha, apabila kita memberi penghormatan kepada Buddha, ia adalah untuk menjadikan sebab untuk mengatasi keperitan dan menggalakkan kita untuk menumpukan perhatian kepada keperluan orang lain melebihi keperluan kita sendiri.

Light offerings to the Buddha

Membuat persembahan lilin kepada Buddha

Secara dalamannya pula, cara terhebat untuk memberi penghormatan kepada Buddha adalah dengan mengurangkan ciri-ciri yang mendatangkan derita, kesengsaraan, persengketaan dan kesusahan kepada persekitaran dan orang lain di sekeliling kita, dari dalam diri kita. Kerana itulah penganut Buddha melakukan amalan-amalan baik pada Hari Wesak, untuk menghasilkan sebab dan merit untuk mencapai tujuan tertinggi perubahan spiritual – supaya akhirnya mencapai Buddha.

Jika tiada tokong yang berhampiran dan kita tidak dapat untuk pergi ke tokong, kita boleh menyediakan tempat pemujaan peribadi di rumah kita. Di tempat pemujaan itu, kita boleh letakkan berhala Buddha yang cantik. Kita bukanlah bersembahyang kepada berhala tersebut tetapi sebaliknya menggunakan berhala tersebut untuk mengingatkan kita kepada nilai-nilai Buddha yang kita ingin capai. Kita boleh membuat persembahan kepada tempat pemujaan ini dan membuat penyembahan. Kita boleh duduk di hadapan tempat pemujaan dengan selesa, mendikirkan sutra-sutra atau membaca doa-doa mengikut tradisi Buddha yang kita ikuti, sama ada dalam bahasa Cina, Tibet atau Inggeris. Jika kita lebih berusia, kita boleh duduk di atas kerusi, jika tidak di atas bantal kusyen atau di atas lantai.

Kemudian, secara dalamannya, kita bertafakur memikirkan perbuatan kita sepanjang tahun sebelum Wesak yang telah mendatangkan musibah kepada orang lain, merenungi perbuatan negatif kita dan mengapa kita melakukannya. Kita memikirkan dengan jelas dan sebaiknya bahawa dengan memberi penghormatan kepad Buddha, kita mengubah nilai-nilai negatif dalam minda kita supaya kita kurang membawa keperitan untuk diri kita dan orang lain. Untuk mengakhiri sesi, kita buatlah satu azam yang utuh kepada Buddha untuk melaksanakan apa yang telah kita janjikan dan mengubah diri kita kepada yang lebih baik. Meditasi ini boleh dilakukan di tokong selepas membuat persembahan atau selepas kita selesai sesi berdikir. Inilah cara yang terbaik untuk meraikan Wesak.

A simple yet beautiful altar

Altar yang cantik dan ringkas

 

Tokong-tokong

The first World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference in Sri Lanka, 1950

Persidangan pertama Persaudaraan Buddhis Sedunia di Sri Lanka, 1950

Di Malaysia, Hari Wesak disambut oleh penganut Buddha di seluruh negara. Ia juga disambut hebat di negara-negara di mana ajaran Buddha diamalkan secara meluas seperti Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapura, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia dan Laos. Semenjak ajaran Buddha diperkenalkan di barat, penganut Buddha di sana juga turut meraikan sambutan ini. Walaupun hari Wesak telah disambut sejak berabad lamanya, keputusan untuk menyambut Wesak bagi meraikan tiga peristiwa penting dalam kehidupan Buddha, hanya diputuskan secara rasmi pada tahun 1950 di persidangan pertama Persaudaraan Buddhis Sedunia di Sri Lanka. Ketetapan itu berbunyi:

“Bahawa Persidangan Persaudaraan Buddhis Sedunia, dalam merakamkan ucapan terima kasih diatas perkenan Yang Amat Mulia, Maharaja Nepal dalam menitahkan hari bulan penuh Vesak sebagai cuti umum di Nepal, dengan ini memohon dengan ikhlas agar Ketua-ketua Kerajaan yang mempunyai penganut ajaran Buddha, sama ada kecil atau besar bilangannya, untuk mengambil langkah untuk menjadikan hari bulan penuh dalam bulan Mei sebagai hari cuti umum untuk menghormati Buddha, yang tersohor diseluruh dunia sebagai salah seorang penyumbang terbesar kepada Kemanusiaan.”

Hari Wesak disambut berdasarkan tarikh qamari atau kalendar bulan di mana tiga peristiwa penting itu dikatakan terjadi. Ia disambut pada hari yang berlainan di negara-negara yang berlainan disebabkan perbezaan dalam kalendar bulan tempatan. Mengikut kalendar qamari-suria (gabungan bulan dan matahari) Asia, tarikh Hari Wesak disambut dalam bulan Vaisakha mengikut kalendar Buddhis dan Hindu. Kerana itulah ia juga dikenali sebagai Vesak. Tarikhnya berbeza setiap tahun kerana setiap tadisi Buddhis yang berlainan menggunakan kalendar bulan yang berbeza-beza untuk menentukan tarikh tersebut. Hari Wesak di Jepun, Korea dan China kebiasaanya jatuh pada tairkh 8 April setiap tahun. Sebaliknya, negara-negara seperti Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand dan Singapura menyambutnya pada bulan Mei.

Setiap tahun di Malaysia, perayaan Hari Wesak bermula sejak subuh di tokong-tokong Buddhis di seluruh Negara. Bergantung kepada tradisi yang diikuti, para penganut Buddha selalunya berkumpul di tokong-tokong untuk menjalankan amalan-amalan baik. Ini termasuklah mengamati lapan ajaran Mahayana, melepaskan haiwan, membuat persembahan kepada sangha, menyalakan lilin, mengangkat sumpah vegetarian dan memberi perlindungan, memberi kepada yang memerlukan, bersedekah kepada tokong-tokong untuk acara-acara Dharma, membina dan menyelenggarakan tokong dan sebagainya.

Wesak Day being celebrated in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka

Hari Wesak disambut di Colombo, ibu negara Sri Lanka

Terdapat banyak tokong-tokong Buddhis yang sangat aktif semasa Hari Wesak. Di Kuala Lumpur, ini termasuklah Tokong Buddhis Maha Vihara di Brickfields, Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan dan Rumah Kechara di Petaling Jaya dan Tokong Buddhis Sri Lanka di Sentul. Di utara Malaysia pula terdapat Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth di Pulau Pinang, sementara di pantai timur semenanjung Malaysia terdapat Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien di Kuantan. Di sebelah selatan Malaysia terdapat Tokong Seck Kia Eenh di Melaka yang pernah menganjurkan perarakan Hari Wesak yang telah disertai oleh 10,000 orang, sementara di Kuching, ibu negeri Sarawak di Timur Malaysia, Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka amat terkenal dengan aktiviti-aktiviti sambutan mereka.

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Tokong Buddhis Maha Vihara di Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple in preparation for Wesak Day

Persiapan untuk Hari Wesak Tokong Buddhis Maha Vihara

Ditubuhkan pada tahun 1894 oleh masyarakat Sinhalese, Maha Vihara Buddhis telah menyediakan satu ruang untuk memelihara tradisi Theravada Sri Lanka. Ia dikenali penduduk tempatan sebagai Tokong Buddhis Brickfields dan terletak berhampiran Apartment Palm Court di Brickfields.

Setiap tahun, persiapan Wesak bermula sekurang-kurangnya seminggu sebelumnya. Ini termasuklah menghias kenderaan perarakan dengan lampu dan bunga-bungaan sebagai sebahagian daripada sambutan. Di samping itu, gerai-gerai menjual pelbagai jenis barangan dibuka di sekitar tokong, sehari sebelum perayaan bermula.

Penginapan berhampiran Maha Vihara Buddhis

Bagi mereka yang berminat untuk menyertai Perarakan Hari Wesak yang bermula dari Maha Vihara Buddhis atau berhajat untuk mengunjungi tokong ini semasa perayaan berlangsung, berikut merupakan senarai penginapan yang berdekatan dengan tokong itu sendiri.

  1. Lotus Hotel KL Sentral (0.12 miles/0.2 km)
    250, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
    Brickfields, KL Sentral,
    50470 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia
  2. OYO Rooms Little India Junction (0.12 miles/0.2 km)
    Plot No 250, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
    Brickfields, KL Sentral,
    50470 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia
  3. Brickfields Park Hotel (0.18 miles/0.3 km)
    No. 262 A-C, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
    KL Sentral,
    50470 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Maha Vihara Buddhis

  1. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 47 minit dengan teksi (33.7 batu/ 54.3 km)
  2. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 28 minit dengan Ekspres KLIA menuju Stesen Sentral KL
  3. Dari Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur: 14 minit berjalan kaki (0.7 batu/ 1.1 km)
  4. Dari Stesen Tun Sambanthan: 5 minit berjalan kaki (0.2 batu/ 0.4km)
Map to Buddhist Maha Vihara

Peta ke Maha Vihara Buddhis

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

123, Jalan Berhala,
Brickfields,
50470 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2274 1141

 

Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan di Petaling Jaya

Devotees flock to the temple to get blessings, and to make offerings to the Buddha and sangha at Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple

Para penganut mengunjungi tokong untuk mendapat keberkatan dan membuat persembahan kepada Buddha dan sangha di Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan

Menggunakan reka bentuk tradisional Thai yang halus, Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan dibina di kawasan perumahan di Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya. Tokong ini mempunyai bumbung berlapis perlbagai warna, dan beberapa bangunan dan ruang sembahyang yang berbeza untuk para penganut. Terdapat sebuah mata air semulajadi di bahagian belakangnya, yang dapat membantu proses penyembuhan untuk mereka yang mempunyai masalah kesihatan. Ia juga turut dipanggil sebagai Tokong Siam PJ oleh penduduk tempatan dan dibanjiri orang ramai untuk perayaan dan hari-hari penting seperti Loy Krathong (perayaan bakul terapung) dan Songkran (tahun baru tradisi Thai).

Semasa perayaan Wesak, orang ramai datang ke Tokong ini untuk menerima keberkatan dari sami dan diikuti dengan aktiviti-aktiviti seperti persembahan daun emas kepada berhala Buddha, meletakkan syilling ke dalam mangkuk sedekah Buddha emas, memandikan bayi Buddha, membunyikan loceng di astaka Guan Yin, membuat jubah persembahan dan sebagainya.

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan

  1. Hilton Petaling Jaya (0.5 miles/0.8 km)
    2 Jalan Barat,
    Petaling Jaya,
    46200 Selangor,
    Malaysia
  2. Hotel Armada PJ (0.6 Miles/0.96 km)
    Lot 6, Lorong Utara C,
    Section 52, Petaling Jaya,
    46200 Selangor,
    Malaysia
  3. Crystal Crown Hotel Petaling Jaya (0.6 Miles/0.96 km)
    12, Lorong Utara A,
    Off Jalan Utara,
    Petaling Jaya,
    65352 Selangor,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan

  1. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 49 minit dengan teksi (34.5 batu/55.6 km)
  2. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 28 minit dengan Ekspres KLIA menuju Stesen Sentral KL
  3. Dari Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur: 18 minit dengan KTM menuju Stesen Taman Jaya, berjalan kaki lebih kurang 10 minit
Map to Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple

Peta ke Tokong Buddhis Thai Chetawan

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

No. 24 Jalan Pantai,
Off Jalan Gasing,
46000 Petaling Jaya,
Malaysia
Tel: +603 7955 2443

 

Persatuan Buddhis Rumah Kechara di Petaling Jaya

His Eminence snaps his fingers while reciting a verse on impermanence before sitting on the throne in Kechara House

Yang Mulia memetik jarinya sambil membaca rangkap tentang kefanaan sebelum duduk di takhta di Rumah Kechara

Rumah Kechara diasaskan oleh Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche ke 25 pada tahun 2000. Ia merupakan organisasi Buddhis Tibet yang merupakan sebahagian dari tradisi Gelug yang diasaskan oleh Lama Tsongkhapa. Dengan matlamat dan visi untuk memelihara tradisi ajaran-ajaran yang berharga, Yang Mulia telah mengilhamkan dan membina Kechara Forest Retreat yang damai dan moden di Jalan Chamang, Bentong dalam negeri Pahang, Malaysia. Lebih dikenali sebagai ‘Tokong Lama’ oleh penduduk tempatan, ia merupakan tempat untuk penyembuhan, yang memberi manfaat secara fizikal dan spiritual kepada orang ramai.

Sewaktu perayaan Wesak, para penganut melawati kedua-dua tokong di Petaling Jaya dan juga pusat wacana harmoni (retreat) di Bentong untuk mengambil bahagian dalam pelbagai aktiviti seperti melepaskan haiwan, mengamati lapan ajaran Mahayana dan mengambil sumpah vegetarian. Mereka juga boleh menyaksikan acara yang memberikan inspirasi, iaitu pentahbisan paderi Buddhis yang mengambil sumpah untuk mendedikasikan hidup mereka untuk memberi manfaat kepada yang lain dengan berkongsi ajaran-ajaran Buddha. Di samping itu, upacara Lama Chopa Puja (Sanskrit: Guru Puja) dan sembahyang turut berlangsung pada hari itu untuk meminta agar Yang Mulia diberi kesihatan dan hidup yang panjang, sebagai tanda penghargaan dan terima kasih kepada seorang penasihat spiritual yang penyayang dan baik hati, yang telah mendedikasikan hidupnya untuk berbakti kepada masyarakat dan umat manusia tanpa mengira penat lelah.

Penginapan berhampiran Persatuan Buddhis Rumah Kechara

  1. O’Boutique Suites (1.80 Miles/2.90 km)
    B2-01, Casa Utama,
    PJU6A, Petaling Jaya,
    47400 Selangor,
    Malaysia
  2. My Home Hotel (2.48 miles/4.00 km)
    F-G-5, Pusat Komersial Parklane,
    Petaling Jaya,
    47301 Selangor,
    Malaysia
  3. Eiffel Hotel (4.35 Miles/7.00 km)
    12, Lorong Utara A,
    No. 21, Jalan SS7/26,
    Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya,
    47301 Selangor,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Persatuan Buddhis Rumah Kechara

  1. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 50 minit dengan teksi (37.15 batu/59.80 km)
  2. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 28 minit dengan Ekspres KLIA menuju Stesen Sentral KL
  3. Dari Stesen Sentral Kuala Lumpur: 1 jam dengan LRT menghala ke Stesen Kelana Jaya, 10 minit dengan teksi ke Kechara House
Map to Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia

Peta ke Persatuan Buddhis Rumah Kechara Malaysia

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

No. 7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
SunwayMas Commercial Center,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Malaysia
Tel: +603 7803 3908

His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche conducting a prayer at Kechara Forest Retreat, accompanied by traditional Tibetan ritual instruments

Yang Mulia Tsem Rinpoche ke 25 menjalankan upacara sembahyang di Kechara Forest Retreat, diiringi peralatan ritual tradisional Tibet

Penginapan berhampiran Kechara Forest Retreat

  1. Tumike Hotel (2.92 miles/4.70 km)
    P.6-G, Jalan MG3,
    Pusat Perniagaan Mutiaramas Gemilang,
    28700 Bentong,
    Malaysia
  2. Tras Mutiara Hotel (3.17 Miles/5.10 km)
    P.22, Jalan MG2,
    28700 Bentong,
    Malaysia
  3. EV World Hotel (3.48 Miles/5.60 km)
    No. 107-108, Jalan Loke Yew,
    Off Jalan Utara,
    28700 Bentong,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Kechara Forest Retreat
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 1 hour 55 minutes by cab (82.64 miles/133 km)

Map to Kechara Forest Retreat

Map to Kechara Forest Retreat

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

Lot 3189, Jalan Chamang,
28700 Bentong,
Malaysia
Tel: +603 7803 3908

 

Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti di Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

Tokong Buddha Sri Jayanti turut dikenali sebagai Tokong Buddhis Sri Lanka. Ia merupakan Tokong Buddha Theravada Sri Lanka yang terletak di Sentul. Tokong ini adalah sekutu kepada Organisasi Kebajikan Sri Jayanti yang membantu golongan miskin dan memerlukan selain golongan lanjut usia.

Sri Jayanti Buddhist Temple in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti di Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

Tokong ini juga mempunyai sebuah klinik asas yang menawarkan rundingan percuma untuk golongan kurang bernasib baik, dan sebuah pagoda kolumbarium yang menempatkan abu si mati, berserta bangunan setinggi tiga tingkat untuk tujuan pembelajaran dengan ruang kelas untuk aktiviti dan pengajaran dharma.

Semasa Wesak, tokong ini menyediakan pelbagai aktiviti termasuklah persembahan bunga dan lilin, penerimaan pemberkatan dari sami dan sebagainya. Di luar dewan sembahyang, terdapat sebuah berhala Buddha emas yang dihias indah dengan bunga-bungaan dan lilin untuk penganut-penganut menyampaikan persembahan mereka.

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti

  1. Archeotel Hotel (0.08 miles/0.14 km)
    No 10 & 12, Jalan Haji Salleh,
    51100 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia
  2. Archeotel Hotel (0.22 miles/0.37 km)
    10, Jalan Haji Salleh,
    Sentul,
    51100 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia
  3. Tamarind Stays (0.29 miles/0.48 km)
    E1A-25-7, The Tamarind,
    2, Jalan Sentul Indah,
    Sentul,
    51000 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti

  1. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 59 minit dengan teksi (39.7 batu/63.9 km)
  2. Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur: 28 minit dengan Ekspres KLIA menuju Stesen Sentral KL
  3. From Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station: 14 minit dengan KTM menuju Stesen Taman Jaya, berjalan kaki lebih kurang 10 minit
Map to Sri Jayanti Buddhist Temple

Peta ke Tokong Buddhis Sri Jayanti

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

Jalan Tujuh, Sentul Selatan,
51000 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Tel: +016 311 0009

 

Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth, Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

Devotees making their offerings at Butterworth Buddhist Association

Penganut-penganut memberi persembahan mereka di Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth

Tokong Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth terletak dalam kesibukan bandar perindustrian Mak Mandin. Tokong ini mengumpulkan penganut Buddha dari seluruh Butterworth pada Hari Wesak untuk upacara memberkati, sembahyang, persembahan dan ritual seperti memandikan bayi Buddha. Terdapat gerai-gerai makanan di sekitar tokong dan kempen menderma darah sewaktu Hari Wesak untuk menggalakkan vegetarianisma dan sifat kemurahan hati.

Penginapan berhampiran Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth

  1. Aroma Hotel (1.67 miles/2.7 km)
    11, Butterworth Business City Centre,
    Jalan Raja Uda,
    12300 Butterworth,
    Malaysia
  2. De Garden Hotel Butterworth (2.05 miles/3.3 km)
    Lorong Cempa (Off Jalan Telaga Air),
    12200 Butterworth,
    Malaysia
  3. T+ Hotel Butterworth (2.29 miles/3.7 km)
    4476, 4477, 4478, Jalan Bagan Luar,
    12000 Butterworth,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth

Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Pulau Pinang: 32 minit dengan teksi (18.2 batu/ 29.3 km)

Map to Butterworth Buddhist Association

Peta to Persatuan Buddhis Butterworth

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

7156, Tingkat Mak Mandin 3,
Mak Mandin,
Butterworth,
Malaysia
Tel: +604 333 4499

 

Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien, Kuantan, Pahang

Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien, juga dikenali sebagai Dewan Sepuluh Ribu Buddha, adalah bersekutu dengan Persatuan Buddhis Pahang. Dari atas hingga ke bawah dinding di bahagian dalam tokong ini dipenuhi dengan jubin berukiran Buddha. Di atas altar di dalam dewan sembahyang utama, terletak berhala Buddha dari jed putih yang sangat indah.

The serene surroundings of Wan Fo Tien Buddhist Temple

Persekitaran tenang di Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien

Pada Hari Wesak, para penganut menyertai sambutan dengan melawat tokong dan mengambil bahagian dalam macam-macam aktiviti seperti ceramah Dharma, berdikir, pameran dan pelbagai amal jariah. Makanan vegetarian dihidangkan, diiringi persembahan-persembahan muzik yang bertempat di taman bersebelahan tokong.

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien

  1. Sri Manja Boutique Hotel (1.67 miles/2.7 km)
    B2-34, Jalan IM 7/1,
    Bandar Indera Mahkota,
    25300 Kuantan,
    Malaysia
  2. Arenaa Batik Boutique Hotel (2.29 miles/3.7 km)
    E2324-2326, Jalan Dato’ Wong Ah Jang,
    25100 Kuantan,
    Malaysia
  3. Hotel Sentral Kuantan (2.54 miles/4.1 km)
    No. 45-P, Jalan Besar,
    Kuantan City,
    25000 Kuantan,
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien

Dari Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ahmad Shah Kuantan: 16 minit dengan teksi (9.87 batu/ 15.9 km)

Map to Wan Fo Tien Buddhist Temple

Peta ke Tokong Buddhis Wan Fo Tien

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

Jalan Sungai Lembing,
Bandar Indera Mahkota,
25200 Kuantan
Malaysia
Tel: +609 573 9744

 

Tokong Seck Kia Eenh, Melaka

Since 1960, Wesak day celebrations in Melaka have been organised by Seck Kia Eenh Temple. The Wesak Day Parade in Melaka attracts many people as it is believed that the late Venerable Ananda Mangala Maha Nayaka Thera would bless the parade vehicles on the eve of Wesak day.

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Tokong Seck Kia Eenh, Melaka

Sejak 1960, sambutan Hari Wesak di Melaka telah dianjurkan oleh Tokong Seck Kia Eenh. Perarakan Hari Wesak di Melaka menarik ramai orang kerana dipercayai mendiang Yang Mulia Ananda Mangala Maha Nayaka Thera akan memberkati kenderaan perarakan pada malam sebelum Hari Wesak.

Perayaan Wesak disambut selama tujuh hari berturut-turut di Tokong Seck Kia Eenh. Antara aktiviti yang dijalankan termasuklah pengamatan lapan ajaran Mahayana, ceramah Dharma dan berdikir. Selain itu, tradisi suci ‘Pindapata’ diikuti di mana orang ramai membuat persembahan makanan kepada sangha.

Sebelum perarakan bermula, para penganut akan berkumpul di Tokong Seck Kia Eenh dari jam 5.00 petang untuk turut sama berdikir bacaan doa dan kemudian akan berdiri di samping kenderaan perarakan masing-masing. Pada jam 7.00 petang, perarakan bermula dari tokong di Jalan Gajah Berang, melalui Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Pengkalan Rama ke Jalan Laksamana menyeberangi jambatan Tan Kim Seng dan bergerak melalui Lorong Hang Jebat, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street) dan akhirnya melalui Jalan Tengkera, sebelum kembali ke tokong. Lebih daripada 30 buah tokong dan persatuan Buddhis menyertai perarakan tersebut yang akan berakhir jam 10.30 malam. Sambutan ini bagaimanapun akan berterusan sepanjang malam dengan pelbagai dikir doa di tokong.

Parade float from Seck Kia Eenh Temple

Kereta berhias dari Tokong Seck Kia Eenh

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Seck Kia Eenh

  1. Hotel Puri Melaka (0.4 miles/0.64 km)
    118, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
    Jonker,
    75200 Malacca
    Malaysia
  2. The Baba House Hotel (0.4 miles/0.64 km)
    No. 121 – 127, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
    Jonker,
    75200 Malacca
    Malaysia
  3. Casa Del Rio Melaka Hotel (0.4 miles/0.64 km)
    88, Jalan Kota Laksamana,
    Malacca City Center,
    75200 Malacca
    Malaysia

Cara-cara untuk ke Tokong Seck Kia Eenh

Dari Lapangan Terbang Melaka: 19 minit dengan teksi (5.40 batu/ 8.7 km)

Map to Seck Kia Eenh Temple

Peta ke Tokong Seck Kia Eenh, Melaka

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

No. 57, Jalan Gajah Berang,
75200 Melaka,
Malaysia
Tel: +606 283 7440

 

Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka, Kuching, Sarawak

Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka dibina pada tahun 1900 dan bertempat di Simpang Tiga, Kuching. Ia merupakan salah satu tokong Buddhis tertua di Malaysia. Terdapat perancangan untuk membina bersebelahan dengannya, sebuah bangunan biara setinggi tiga tingkat, yang dipanggil Biara Poh Ka dan dijangka akan siap dalam masa tiga tahun. Perayaan Hari Wesak di Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka menyaksikan para penganut dan pelawat mengambil bahagian dalam upacara sembahyang, berdikir, persembahan dan upacara khas memperingati kehidupan Buddha.

Devotees engaging the ritual to bathe the baby Buddha

Para penganut mengambil bahagian dalam ritual memandikan bayi Buddha

Penginapan berhampiran Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka

  1. Citadines Uplands Kuching (6 minutes walking distance)
    No. 55 Jalan SPG,
    93300 Kuching,
    Malaysia
  2. Public Lodge Kuching (4 minutes walking distance)
    1st & 2nd Floor, Lot 8644, Jalan Simpang Tiga,
    93300 Kuching,
    Malaysia
  3. Mega Inn (14 minutes walking distance)
    King’s Centre, Jalan Simpang Tiga,
    93300 Kuching,
    Malaysia

Getting to Poh Ka Buddhist Temple

Dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuching: 14 minit dengan teksi (5.28 batu/ 8.5 km)

Map to Poh Ka Buddhist Temple

Peta ke Tokong Buddhis Poh Ka

Alamat dan maklumat untuk dihubungi

No. 2222, Jalan Uplands,
Simpang Tiga,
93200 Kuching,
Sarawak
Tel: +6082 231 007

 

Kesimpulan

Begitu baik melihat perayaan yang indah ini telah bertapak di Malaysia dan diintegrasikan dengan budaya tempatan namun masih mengekalkan intisari dan kepentingannya. Wesak telah diiktiraf meluas di negara-negara berpegangan Buddha dan tidak di seluruh dunia, namun di Malaysia ia juga merupakan satu hari cuti umum. Sambutan Wesak merupakan sambutan meraikan kebaikan, ketenangan dan belas ihsan kemanusiaan itu sendiri. Sebagaimana ajaran Buddha, menerusi penghormatan kepada Buddha, kita berusaha untuk memperbaiki diri sendiri untuk mencapai nilai-nilai hidup tersebut.

Kita perlulah menghormati tradisi keagamaan orang lain tanpa mengira agama apa yang kita sendiri anuti. Malaysia merupakan satu contoh baik penerimaan dan toleransi agama kerana penganut agama Buddha diberikan kebebasan untuk meraikan hari yang suci ini. Setiap orang berhak mendapat kebahagiaan, belas ihsan dan kasih sayang yang setara tanpa mengambil kira kepercayaan mereka. Kita harus berpegang kepada pemikiran ini dan dunia pasti akan menjadi aman. Beginilah cara kita harus menyambut Wesak – untuk mengukuhkan azam kita untuk menjalani hidup yang kurang dengan penderitaan, mengubah minda kita, mengamalkan sifat ihsan dan membawa keamanan dan keharmonian kepada seluruh umat manusia.

 
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  1. wan wai meng on Mar 9, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Hope many more Malay readers and speakers will be able to understand about Wesak day which is an integral celebration for Buddhists. I do feel Buddhism adds a lot of dimensions and diversity to Malaysian culture and society.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 18. 2019 11:56 AM
    Great news …. a new Tibetan Buddhist center was established in Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. It has proof that China has accepted Tibetan Buddhism and has open its doors to other religion as well. Chinese authority has established the monastery following the advice and proposal of H.H.The 10th Panchen Lama . Well Tibetan Buddhism is fast spreading to the other parts of China. China has invested in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to produce next younger generation of religious leaders teaching Buddhist classics and political theories. In recent years, the growing investment and government efforts into educational resources mainly in Tibetan areas of the province have increased dramatically.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-buddhist-centre-opens-in-qinghai.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 18. 2019 11:53 AM
    Jane Goodall a British ethologist has travelled from England to Tanzania in searched of what she loves to do. She ventured into the little-known world of wild chimpanzees . Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and her fascination with wildlife, Jane Goodall braved a realm of unknowns to give the world an inspiring story of protecting chimpanzees from extinction. She also shown us the urgent need to protect other species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. She was considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees and best known for her long term research on wild chimpanzees. She was dubbed by her biographer “the woman who redefined man,” has changed our perceptions of primates, people, and the connection between the two. Inspiring ,selflessness,compassionate, kindness,loving, courage lady with strong determination that’s won the hearts of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/something-incredible-about-jane-goodall.html
  • m.priyaa
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 08:09 PM
    Thank you so much for your heaIthful benefits Rinpoche. Really good information for all of us..I will make sure I have it every week. ☺
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 05:32 PM
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    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 05:32 PM
    Thank%2520you%2520for%2520your%2520wonderful%2520thoughts%2520of%2520sharing.%2520It%2520was%2520quite%2520interesting%2520to%2520know%2520how%2520effective%2520some%2520of%2520our%2520garden%2520plants%2520can%2520actually%2520helps%2520us%2520to%2520improve%2520our%2520air%2520quality%2520.%2520Thanks%2520for%2520your%2520recommendation%2520of%2520the%2520specify%2520species%2520of%2520plants.%2520Surprisingly%2520they%2520are%2520easily%2520available%2520in%2520our%2520environment%2520and%2520also%2520in%2520our%2520neighbouring%2520garden.%2520All%2520this%2520plants%2520are%2520considered%2520to%2520grow%2520and%2520maintain%2520easily.%250A%250AI%2520had%2520a%2520valuable%2520information%2520from%2520this%2520article%2520especially%2520from%2520money%2520plant%252C%2520all%2520my%2520thoughts%2520about%2520money%2520plant%2520was%2520a%2520good%2520feng%2520shui%2520plant%2520but%2520it%2520is%2520consider%2520to%2520remove%2520toxins%2520from%2520the%2520air.%2520Very%2520soon%2520I%2520going%2520to%2520have%2520them%2520in%2520my%2520house%2520as%2520well.%250A%250AThank%2520you%2520once%2520again%2520for%2520sharing%2520of%2520the%2520natural%2520way%2520to%2520improve%2520the%2520air%2520through%2520plants.
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  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 05:32 PM
    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing. It was quite interesting to know how effective some of our garden plants can actually helps us to improve our air quality . Thanks for your recommendation of the specify species of plants. Surprisingly they are easily available in our environment and also in our neighbouring garden. All this plants are considered to grow and maintain easily.

    I had a valuable information from this article especially from money plant, all my thoughts about money plant was a good feng shui plant but it is consider to remove toxins from the air. Very soon I going to have them in my house as well.

    Thank you once again for sharing of the natural way to improve the air through plants.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 05:00 PM
    Okinawa a much sort place to visit and explore.A land of beauty of the rising sun.It is distinct from mainland Japan with its similarly ancient culture,different languages,art and distinct cuisine.

    Okinawa do have delicious and yummy foods culture for visitor to try out.It also have so many wonderful place to visit.Okinawa is a home to some of the longest living people in the world.Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/35InuRt
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:49 PM
    Animal Rights and Human Wrongs
    “Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
    -Professor Charles R. Magel

    How would you like to wake up to a day where you have no pain, fear, anxieties, stress and you are left alone to enjoy the air, earth, sunshine, fresh foods, friends and natural environment?

    Well not only you but all animals would like this. Read this article on animal testing at http://bit.ly/32lnTac
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:41 PM
    After years of losing her babies and pumping out milk for humans – when the cow is too tired and weak this is how her life will end —Animals in this condition are known in the meat and dairy industry as “downers.” According to the industry’s own statistics, each year, millions of chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows arrive at the slaughterhouse either dead or too sick or injured to walk. The animals be…come severely crippled or ill after a lifetime of abuse in factory farms and a very difficult journey to the slaughterhouse, during which they are shipped through all weather extremes without any food or water. Factory farms don’t provide individualized medical care or humane euthanasia to sick animals: It’s cheaper to let the animals suffer and eventually die. The suffering caused by the meat, egg, and dairy industries’ cost-cutting measures is enormous.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2J0rH9o
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:30 PM
    Back in 2009, Tsem Ladrang in Kuala Lumpur had an aviary which was 40ft by 7ft in the garden. It was built in a way to allow the birds to stretch their wings and fly around. The aviary had lots of fresh water, fresh food, Dharma music playing in the background, many natural wooden perches, mirrors, hanging toys, ropes, uncovered space for rain to enter etc. It was a great place to rescue and rehabilitate many, many birds… like a mini sanctuary in the city!

    The birds in the Ladrang aviary are not released as they are quite tame and would probably not survive outside. However, wild birds that come to us injured will be nursed back to health and released back to nature.

    At Kechara Forest Retreat, we have an aviary that is right next to the Ladrang. The aviary is over 15 feet in height and over 4000 sq ft!! It built in such a way that it didn’t destroy the original jungle land and trees, but it’s enclosed to protect the birds from other animals like boars, snakes and dogs. It also has some natural pools of water, and lots of toys and mirrors to keep them active, and the floor of the aviary is soft sand so if they choose to land on the ground, which is safe from predators, they don’t have to stand on hard concrete. The very best that we can do is to create a living environment that is most similar to their natural environment.

    Check out the video on the aviary, a few pictures of the birds and the aviary, and a short description of each bird for anyone who’s interested at http://bit.ly/2VPy2to
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:27 PM
    Wonderful Korea – Gyeongsang

    This is the land where folklores, tales of heroes, and the ancient history of the Korean imperial kingdom are well-preserved. During the Joseon dynasty, Daegu was the provincial capital, and was the origin of the Silla Kingdom that ruled for almost a thousand years. Gyeongsang may no longer be the capital, but it continues to play an important role in modern day Korea, with half of the country’s presidents coming from this region.

    Read more of this place worth a visit in Korea: http://bit.ly/Gyeongsang
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:19 PM
    Transcript: Amitayus Sadhana practice

    For the benefit of people who are elderly and also do not have time, I did a light explanation with not too much details but enough for you to engage in a daily sadhana practice. Those of you who are in Kuala Lumpur and you are serious about the practice you may borrow the text from me. Just let my private office know. For those of you not in Kuala Lumpur you may order the text from the translator online (Dechen Ling press). I have provided the link below also.

    Read more of this eficacious Amitayus practice: http://bit.ly/AmitayusPractice
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:13 PM
    This is really something that will touch your heart and you will be amazed how much love and patient some people have.

    On a daily basis, there are many stories on the Internet of how animals are abused and neglected. A few days ago, I came across a story that I wanted to share with all of you…

    A man in the UK, Leighton Naylor, felt sorry for his goldfish when he became ill and unable to swim. Instead of discarding him, and getting a new fish… he made him a life jacket!

    When I read about this story of Einstein the goldfish, I was so touched by Naylor’s kindness! I love fishes too, and have many in my Ladrang. They are very smart and will come near me whenever I’m about to feed them… very cute.

    Naylor who treats all of his pets as a family member couldn’t bear to see poor Einstein in such a state… so he did something about it. It’s amazing how true care can bring out within us strength and creativity. I guess that’s why those who care always manage to find a way to make a positive difference in other people’s lives.

    Do read this touching story of Naylor and his friend Einster at http://bit.ly/2BiZMx5
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:10 PM
    Sometimes you come across someone so unusual, don’t complain, don’t expect others to do things for them and just get things done themselves. These types of people amaze me! This man, Mr. Leo Grillo is an exceptional human being and he uplifts my spirits. I pray and wish him a very long life and admire his compassion. Mr. Grillo is a real hero!

    Many people like dogs or animals, but rarely will they get out of their comfort zones or commitments to do something more. Some I understand have genuine commitments they can’t escape. When we don’t want to do something, we can come up with all types of excuses that seem valid or we make them valid. When we want to do something, we just get it done without blame or name.

    Read more on what to consider opening a shelter or have one at http://bit.ly/35JbnmT
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Oct 17. 2019 02:06 PM
    Applicable Dharma Talks from Around the World

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has always had Dharma in mind as it is the state of living correctly that benefits all beings. Even on travels, Rinpoche uses different methods to instill the Dharma in the people around him.

    Learn more of these precious teachings: http://bit.ly/DharmaTalksWorldwide

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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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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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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