Kaum Cina di Malaysia

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Sejarah

Kaum China merupakan kumpulan etnik kedua terbesar di Malaysia selepas kaum Melayu. Masyarakat Malaysia yang berketurunan Cina terdiri daripada beberapa sub-etnik, seperti Cina Min, Cina Yue, Cina Hakka, Cina Wu dan Cina Utara. Penempatan pertama yang dibuka di Malaysia ditubuhkan pada abad ke-15 apabila Puteri China, Hang Li Po telah dikahwinkan dengan Sultan Melaka. Semenjak itu, kaum Cina telah berkembang menjadi populasi kedua terbesar di Malaysia.

 

Gelombang Pertama – Perikatan Strategik

An artist’s illustration of Admiral Zheng He

Ilustrasi artis menggambarkan Laksamana Zheng Ho

Sejarah masyarakat Cina di Malaysia bermula dengan ketibaan Laksamana Zheng Ho (tahun 1371 – 1435), yang juga dikenali sebagai Laksamana Cheng Ho. Cheng Ho merupakan seorang pengembara, sida-sida, dan diplomat dari Dinasti China Ming. Sepanjang hayatnya, dia telah memyertai sebanyak tujuh pelayaran, dan dalam jangka masa itu telah berlayar ke Melaka sebanyak lima kali.

The replicas of Zheng He’s ships

Replika kapal Zheng He

Berikutan misi diplomatik Zheng He, Sultan Empayar Melaka yang ke-6, Mansur Shah (memerintah: tahun 1456 – 1477) telah menagturkan perkahwinan politik kepada Hang Li Po, seorang puteri dari Dinasti Ming pada tahun 1459. Sebelum mengahwini dan menjadi isteri kelima Sultan Mansur Shah, Puteri Hang Li Po telah memeluk agama Islam. Apabila Puteri Hang Li Po tiba di Melaka, puteri itu telah membawa sejumlah 500 orang dayang bersama-samanya.

An artist’s illustration of Princess Hang Li Po

Ilustrasi artis menggambarkan Puteri Hang Li Po

Sebagai hadiah perkahwinan kepada permaisuri baru dan dayangnya, Sultan Mansur Shah telah memperkenankan kepada mereka sebuah kawasan khasi di Melaka, yang dinamakan Bukit Cina. Dalam membangunkan kawasan tersebut, sebuah waduk air telah dibina, dan kemudiannya dikenali sebagai Perigi Raja dan menjadi sumber air yang penting bagi mereka yang tinggal di kawasan ini. Pada tahun 1677, pihak Belanda telah membina dinding mengelilingi telaga and menukarkannya kepada sebuah telaga hajat. Pada hari ini, Bukit Cina merupakan salah satu dari jirat Cina yang terbesar di Malaysia, dengan kira-kira 12,500 buah kubur. Apa yang memelikkan, tidak ada catatan yang tertinggal yang merekodkan seorang Puteri China bernama Hang Li Po dalam rekod Dinasti Ming di China. Dipercayai bahawa Puteri Hang Li Po mungkin bukanlah keluarga terdekat Emperor Yongle dari Dinasti Ming, tetapi sebaliknya merupakan anggota istananya.

Banyak dayang-dayang Hang Li Po yang mengahwini pengiring-pengiring lelaki Sultan Mansur Shah dan menghasilkan waris berketurunan China-Melaka. Waris keturunan kumpulan pendatang Cina pertama ini (yang terdiri dari kumpulan sub-etnik Cina Hokkien) yang tiba di Malaysia antara abad ke-15 dan ke-17, dikenali sebagai Peranakan, yang merangkumi sub-cabang yang terkenal sebagai Bab-Nyonya. Orang lelaki dikenali sebagai Baba dan wanita dipanggil Nyonya.

The King’s Well

Perigi Raja

 

Gelombang Kedua – Demi Mencari Masa Depan yang Lebih Baik

Gelombang kedua pendatang Cina ke Malaysia tiba sewaktu Malaysia merupakan sebuah Koloni British pada awal abad ke-19. Pada waktu itu, negara ini dikenali sebagai British Malaya yang merangkumi Malaysia dan Singapura pada masa sekarang. Dalam jangka masa itu, China sedang mengalami kekacauan yang genting dan baru sahaja tewas dalam Perang Candu Pertama (tahun 1839 – 1842), Perang Candu Kedua (tahun 1856 – 1860) dan sedang berada dalam perang saudara antara Parti Komunis dan Parti Nationalis China (tahun 1927 – 1950).

Konflik dalaman telah menjatuhkan China ke dalam kegawatan yang besar, yang mengakibatkan persekitaran politik yang tidak stabil dan situasi kehidupan yang susah, yang menyebabkan ramai orang Cina terpaksa berhijrah untuk mencari peluang yang lebih baik. Salah satu destinasi yang popular adalah British Malaya. Kebanyakan pendatang Cina dalam gelombang kedua datang dari wilayah Fujian dan Guandong.

 

Gelombang Ketiga – Pasangan Berbangsa Asing

Peranakan bride and groom in traditional dress

Pasangan pengantin peranakan dalam pakaian tradisional

Gelombang ketiga penghijrahan oran Cina ke Malaysia berlaku pada tahun 1900-an tetapi kali ini dalam jumlah yang lebih kecil, kerana kebanyakan mereka datang sebagai pasangan kepada mereka yang telah berhijrah terlebih dahulu ke Malaysia. Kebanyakan mereka datang dari bahagian utara China dan bertutur dalam dialek Mandarin.

 

Populasi Cina di Malaysia

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Kaum Cina merupakan kumpulan etnik kedua terbesar di Malaysia selepas bumiputera Melayu, dengan kaum India menjadi kaum ketiga terbesar di negara ini. Kira-kira 6.9 juta daripada jumlah 31 juta orang yang tinggal di Malaysia (atau 22.6%) berdarah keturunan Cina. Kumpulan ini terdiri dari beberapa kumpulan sub-etnik dan setiap satu dengan dialeknya tersendiri seperti Hokkien, Kantonis, Hakka dan Teochew.

 

Berbagai-bagai Dialek Cina di Malaysia

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Dialek Hokkien

Terdapat dua varuasu kepada dialek Hokkien yang dituturkan di Malaysia: Hokkien Pulau Pinang dan Hokkien Selatan Malaysia. Hokkien Pulau Pinang berasal dari bandar Zhangzhou di China dan menyelitkan penggunaan perkataan Melayu dan Inggeris. Hokkien Selatan Malaysia pula berasaskan sebuah dialek yang dituturkan oleh orang-orang di bandar Quanzhou di China. Kebanyakan daripada perkataan dari Hokkien Pulau Pinang dan Hokkien Selatan Malaysia mempunyai persamaan antara satu sama lain, dan disebabkan itu, kedua-dua dialek kerap dirujuk sebagai Hokkien sahaja.

Hokkien Pulau Pinang kebanyakkannya digunakan oleh orang Cina Malaysia yang tinggal di negeri-negeri utara Semenanjung Malaysia, seperti Pulau Pinang, Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan, Terengganu dan bandar Taiping, Perak. Mereka yang tinggal di bahagian selatan Semenanjung Malaysia, seperti di bandar-bandar di Kalang, Melaka, Johor dan Kuching, mereka biasanya bertutur dalam dialek Hokkien Selatan Malaysia.

 

Dialek Kantonis

Dialek Kantonis merupakan cariasi kepada bahasa China yang berasal dari wilaya Guangzhou di tenggara China. Kantonis digunakan oleh kaum Cina Malaysia yng tinggal di kawasan tengah Semenanjung Malaysia, di bandar-bandar seperti Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Seremban, Ipoh, Kampar dan Kuantan. Di samping itu, dialek Kantonis juga biasa ditutur di Daerah Sandakan di Sabah dan Daerah Mersing di Johor.

 

Dialek Hakka dan Teochew

Dialek Hakka agak serupa dengan bahasa Gan berbanding dengan bahasa Mandarin. Hakka ditutur oleh kaum Cina Malaysia yang tinggal di daerah-daerah utama di Sabah, seperti Kota Belud, Kota Kinabalu, Papar, Marudu, Kuna, Lahad Datu, Semporna dan banyak lagi. Sebaliknya, Teochew adalah dialek yang berasal dari timur Guandong, dan diturutkan oleh kaum Cina Malaysia yang tinggal di ibu negeri Johor, Johor Bahru.

 

Agama kaum Cina Malaysia

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Hampir 86% kaum Cina Malaysia mengamalkan pemujaan leluhur, Buddhisme Mahayana, dan kehidupan seharian mereka sering dipengaruhi oleh falsafah Confucianisme. 11% daripada kaum Cina menganuti agama Kristian sementara baki yang lainnya ateis, beragama Islam, Hindu ataupun menganuti agama-agama lain.

 

Pengaruh Cina dalam Budaya Tempatan Malaysia

The interior of a Peranakan house

Bahagian dalam sebuah rumah Peranakan

 

Seni Bina

Seni bina Cina di Malaysia terdiri daripada gaya tradisional Cina dan juga gaya Baba-Nyonya.

 

Traditional Seni bina Cina

Seni bina tradisional Cina menekankan kepada simetri, ruangan terbuka yang terlingkung, reka bentuk berdasarkan kepentingan tatatingkat, penegasan mendatar dan mematuhi prinsip kosmologi. Sebuah bangunan tradisional Cina mengekalkan simetri dan keseimbangan dengan menggabungkan ruang-ruang kosong yang dilingkungi oleh bangunan-bangunan yang bersambung dengan satu sama lain, sama ada secara terus atau menggunakan beranda. Tatatingkat juga penting dalam kompleks bangunan tradisional Cina, dan ditunjukkan dengan peletakan sesebuah bangunan dan kedudukan pintu-pintu.

Sebagai contoh, sebuah bangunan dengan pintu yang mengadap ke depan adalah lebih penting berbanding sebuah bangunan dengan pintu di sebelah tepi. Di samping itu, sebuah kompleks bangunan tradisional Cina mematuhi konsep kosmologi Cina seperti feng shui dan Taoisme dengan menggunakan simbol-simbol kekayaan dan kemakmuran, seperti buah-buahan dan haiwan seperti katak berkaki tiga. Berikut adalah senarai beberapa bangunan yang mematuhi seni bina tradisional Cina di Malaysia:

Tokong Thean Hou

Tokong Thean Hou didedikasikan kepada dewi lautan Cina, Mazu, dan terletak di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pembinaan tokong ini selesai pada tahun 1987, dan perasmiannya diadakan pada tahun 1989.

Alamat:
65, Persiaran Endah
Taman Persiaran Desa
50460, Kuala Lumpur

Nombor telefon: +603 2274 7088

Thean Hou Temple at night

Tokong Thean Hou pada waktu malam

Tokong Cheng Hoon Teng

Tokong Cheng Hoon Teng atau ‘Tokong Awan Pengampun’ telah dibina pada tahun 1646. Ia merupakan tokong Buddhis tertua di Malaysia dan didedikasikan kepada Dewi Belas Kasihan atau Kuan Yin.

Alamat:
25, Jalan Tokong
75200, Melaka

Nombor telefon: +606 282 9343

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Tokong Cheng Hoon Teng

Tokong Xian Si She Ye

Tokong Xian Si She Ye telah dibina oleh Kapitan Yap Ah Loy pada tahun 1864. Tokong ini didedikasikan kepada Si Shi Ye dan Xian Shi Ye, dua kedewaan yang dipercayai telah membantu Kapitan Yap Ah Loy semasa Perang Saudara dan meningkatkan martabat dan status Kapitan tersebut.

Alamat:
14A, Lebuh Pudu City Centre
50050, Kuala Lumpur

Nombor telefon: +603 2078 9052

Sin She Si Ya Temple

Tokong Xian Si She Ye

 

Seni bina Baba-Nyonya

Merentasi beberapa abad, kebudayaan Peranakan telah menciptakan gaya seni bina mereka sendiri yang unik. Salah satunya cirinya adalah penggunaan balai menyambut tetamu, balai leluhur, bilik tidur biasa, bilik tidur pengantin, dan dapur. Ciri-ciri unik yang lain adalah seperti lantai berwarna-warni, dan halaman dalam di tengah-tengah rumah untuk memberikan peredaran udara yang baik, membolehkan cahaya semula jadi masuk, dan menggalakkan hubungan sosial antara ahli keluarga. Untuk memahami lebih lanjut tentang gaya seni bina ini, yang dipanggil seni bina Baba-Nyonya, anda boleh mengunjungi Muzium Warisan Baba dan Nyonya di Melaka. Bandaraya Melaka sendiri telah diisytiharkan sebagai tapak Warisan Dunia UNESCO pada tahun 2008.

Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum

Muzium Warisan Baba dan Nyonya

Muzium Warisan Baba dan Nyonya
Alamat:
No. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
75200, Melaka

Nombor telefon: +606 283 1273
Emel: admin@babanyonyamuseum.com
Laman web: http://babanyonyamuseum.com

Waktu lawatan harian:
10am – 1:00pm (lawatan pagi terakhir 12 tengah hari)
2pm – 5:00pm (lawatan petang terakhir 4 petang)

 

Bahasa

Children in Peranakan costume

Kanak-kanak dalam pakaian Peranakan

Malaysia merupakan wadah tumpuan pelbagai latar belakang dan tradisi. Oleh sebab itu, bahasa Melayu, yang merupakan bahasa kebangsaan di Malaysia, banyak dipengaruhi oleh bahasa-bahasa lain, dan banyak perkataan-perkataan Melayu yang mempunyai sebutan yang sama berbanding dengan perkataan dalam bahasa lain. Walaupun kaum Cina ramai di Malaysia, namun kerumitan dialek Cina menyebabkan ia kurang memberi impak ke atas bahasa Melayu berbanding dialek India seperti Hindi dan Tamil. Namun, masih terdapat beberapa perkataan Melayu yang boleh disusur kembali kepada asal usul Cina:

Beberapa perkataan Melayu yang berasal dari perbendaharaan Cina:

No Perkataan Melayu Perkataan Inggeris Perkataan Cina
1. kurma date fruit ko lo ma
2. cengkih clove chen chieh
3. pualam marble pa wan lam
4. kemukus cubeb ka mo ku su
5. intan diamond yin tan

 

Perayaan kaum Cina Malaysia

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Tahun Baru Cina

Tahun Baru Cina menandakan permulaan Kalendar Lunar Cina. Perayaan ini dipercayai merupakan acara yang paling disambut ramai dikalangan kaum Cina di seluruh dunia. Ia biasanya disambut antara 21 Januari dan 20 Februari menurut takwim Gregory.

Masyarakat Cina Malaysia kerap menyambut Tahun Baru Cina dengan mengunjungi dan meluangkan masa dengan kaum keluarga untuk berjamu, minum dan bergembira. Lazimnya, anggota keluarga yang sudah berkahwin akan memberikan wang yang diletakkan di dalam sampul berwarna merah yang dipanggil ‘ang pao’ (makna literalnya adalah sampul merah) kepada anggota keluarga yang belum berkahwin. Mereka yang tinggal di luar negara selalunya akan berusaha sedaya upaya untuk pulang ke kampung halaman untuk merayakan Tahun Baru Cina bersama keluarga mereka.

Family gathering during Chinese New Year

Sebuah keluarga berkumpul sewaktu Tahun Baru Cina

Di Malaysia, terdapat juga sebuah tradisi persembahan Tarian Singa semasa Tahun Baru Cina, terutamanya di hadapan kedai perniagaan milik Cina untuk memangil datang keuntungan dan kekayaan. Kepala singa yang digunakan dalam Tarian Singa Malaysia adalah unik, kerana ia diperbuat daripada rotan dan bukan buluh seperti tradisinya. Malaysia mengekspot kepala singa yang diperbuat dari rotan ke seluruh dunia.

Sambutan Tahun Baru Cina lazimnya berlangsung sehingga 15 hari setiap tahun. Dalam waktu itu, sahabat handai dan kaum keluarga berkumpul bersama untuk berjamu dan melambungkan Yee Sang; sejenis salad berwarna-warni mengikut gaya Teochew yang mengandungi isi ikan mentah, sayur-sayuran yang dicincang, dan sos khas, dengan menggunakan penyepit sebagai perlambangan kekayaan dan tuah yang akan mereka terima untuk tahun yang mendatang.

Yee sang

Yee sang

Di kalangan masyarakat Cina Hokkien Malaysia, terdapat juga adat resam untuk bersembahyang kepada Maharaja Jed, pada hari kesembilan Tahun Baru Cina. Mereka mengucapkan terima kasih kepadanya kerana melindungi dan menyelamatkan nenek moyang mereka sewaktu serangan oleh puak Mancu pada tahun 1652, dengan menawarkan persembahan tebu kepadanya. Satu lagi amalan yang unik kepada masyarakat Cina Malaysia ialah sambutan Hari Kekasih versi Cina, yang diadakan pada hari terakhir sambutan Tahun Baru, dan telah disambut oleh masyarakat di Pulau Pinang sejak 100 tahun. Pada hari itu, gadis-gadis yang belum berkahwin akan melontarkan buah oren mandarin yang tertulis nama mereka (dan pada zaman moden) nombor telefon, ke dalam sungai untuk mewakili hajat mereka untuk mencari suami yang sesuai. Pemuda yang masih tidak berkahwin pula, akan melontarkan pisang ke dalam sungai untuk mewakili hajat mereka untuk mencari isteri.

 

Perayaan Qingming

Family members visit their deceased relatives during Qingming Festival

Kaum keluarga mengunjungi kubur sanak saudara yang telah mati sewaktu Perayaan Qingming

Perayaan Qingming disambut oleh masyarakat Cina Malaysia untuk memperingati nenek moyang yang telah mati dengan memberi penghormatan dan membersihkan kubur. Acara ini kebiasaannya akan berlangsung pada hari ke 15 selepas Ekuinoks Musim Bunga mengikut Kalendar Lunar Cina. Masyarakat Cina beragama Buddha, memberi persembahan setanggi dan makanan kepada yang mati di atas altar, atau membakar rumah, kereta, telefon bimbit, mainan, jam tangan dan barang-barang lain ‘alam baqa’, yang diperbuat dari kertas untuk kegunaan nenek moyang mereka di alam seterusnya.

Houses, cars and other amenities for deceased love ones

Rumah, kereta dan kemudahan lain untuk orang-orang yang disayangi yang telah mati

 

Tanglung Perayaan Pertengahan Musim Luruh

Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns

Tanglung perayaan pertengahan Musim luruh

Perayaan Pertengahan Musim Luruh disambut pada malam ke-15 dalam bulan kelapan menurut Kalendar Lunar Cina. Turut dikenali sebagai Perayaan Bulan, acara ini meraikan bulan penuh yang bersinar pada hari tersebut. Orang ramai meraikannya dengan memakan ‘Kuih Bulan’ Cina sambil menikmati cahaya bulan penuh bersama-sama keluarga. Ia juga merupakan peluang untuk mereka melahirkan kesyukuran untuk hasil tuaian yang baik atau sebarang perkara baik yang berlaku pada tahun itu. Tanglung-tanglung Cina yang cantik dinyalakan dan dibawa oleh kanak-kanak.

Mooncakes

Kuih bulan

 

Pesta Perahu Naga

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Pesta Perahu Naga, atau juga dikenali sebagai Pesta Duanwu, diadakan untuk memberi penghormatan kepada seorang cendiakawan bersejarah Cina, bernama Qu Yuan, yang dengan penuh berani telah melemaskan dirinya sendiri pada tahun 278 S.M. untuk menyuarakan kekecewaannya terhadap kerajaan yang korupsi. Lagenda menceritakan para nelayan mencari mayatnya dengan menaiki perahu, dan melontarkan bebola nasi ke dalam air untuk mencegah ikan-ikan dari memakan tubuh Qu Yuan. Para nelayan itu kemudiannya meletakkan nasi di dalam batang buluh sebelum melontarkannya ke dalam laut sebagai cara untuk memberitahu naga sungai tempatan bahawa nasi itu disediakan untuk Qu Yuan dan bukannya naga tersebut. Pesta Perahu Naga diadakan pada hari kelima dalam bulan kemia menurut Kalendar Lunar Cina.

Semenjak zaman Dinasti Tang (tahun 265-419 S.M.), Pesta Perahu Naga telah diraikan dengan perlumbaan perahu naga yang telah dilukis dan dihias indah dengan kepala naga di haluan perahu, seolah-olah keseluruhan perahu itu merupakan seekor naga. Perlumbaan perahu ini adalah untuk mengingati para nelayan yang telah berdayung di sungai untuk mencari mayat Qu Yuan.

Ia juga merupakan masa untuk menikmati ladu pulut berbentuk segitiga yang dibalut dengan daun buluh, yang dipanggil zongzi. Di bahagian tengah zongzi seringkali diisi inti daging atau sayuran.

Zongzi

Pulut berbentuk segitiga yang dibalut dengan daun buluh, yang dipanggil zongzi

Perlumbaan perahu naga telah dijalankan setiap tahun semenjak tahun 1979. Perayaan Perahu Naga Antarabangsa Pulau Pinang (PIDBF) telah menarik pernyertaan dari seluruh dunia untuk bertanding dalam acara tersebut. Perlumbaan Perahu Naga juga turut diadakan di tempat-tempat lain di Malaysia seperti Putrajaya, Melaka dan Sarawak.

 

Hari Wesak

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Hari Wesak disambut dalam bulan keempat di dalam Kalendar Lunar Cina, pada hari bulan penuh. Perayaan ini memperingati kelahiran, pengcahyaan agung dan parinirvana Buddha Shakyamuni, dan pada hari tersebut; para penganut Buddha akan memberi derma kepada sami-sami, menghiaskan tempat pemujaan dengan bunga-bungaan dan cahaya, dan menahan diri dari memakan daging.

 

Lokasi Berhubungkait dengan Masyarakat Cina Malaysia

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Banyak tempat-tempat terkenal yang berhubungkait dengan budaya masyarakat Cina Malaysia terletak di bandar George Town, Pulau Pinang, yang menempatkan banyak tanda tempat kebudayaan dan bersejarah. Pada tahun 2008, George Town telah tersenarai sebagai Tapak Warisan Dunia UNESCO atas usahanya untuk memelihara pelbagai kebudayaan di Malaysia. Terdapat beberapa tempat terkenal di George Town yang berhubungkait dengan warisan Cina seperti Tokong Dewi Belas Ihsan (Goddess of Mercy), Rumah Agam Cheong Fatt Tze, Kongsi Leong San Tong Khoo dan Rumah Agam Peranakan Pulau Pinang.

 

Tokong Dewi Belas Ihsan

Goddess of Mercy Temple in Geogetown, Penang

Tokong Dewi Belas Ihsan di George Town, Pulau Pinang

Tokong Dewi Belas Ihsan, atau juga dikenali sebagai Tokong Kong Hock Keong atau Kuan Yin Teng, telah dibina pada kurun ke-19 oleh masyarakat Cina Malaysia dari keturunan Hokkien dan Kantonis untuk memperingati Dewi Belas Ihsan, Kuan Yin. Tokong Kong Hock Keong merupakan tokong Buddhis Cina yang tertua di Malaysia, yang juga turut menarik kunjungan penganut Taois dan Konfusianisme, terutamanya pada malam sebelum Tahun Baru Cina. Tokong ini juga dipenuhi dengan penganut yang mahu memberi penghormatan kepada Kuan Yin pada hari kelahirannya, yang jatuh pada hari ke-19 dalam bulan kedua qamari mengikut Kalendar Lunar Cina. Tokong ini juga menempatkan kedewaan lain seperti Tua Pek Kong, Hor Ya dan Tai Sui.

Tokong Dewi Belas Ihsan ini terletak di tengah-tengah George Town. Jika anda bermula dari Lebuh Chulia, berjalan ke arah Kuil India sehingga anda tiba ke Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, kira-kira lima minit perjalanan dari Tokong Dewi Belas Ihsan.

Tokong Dewi Belas Ihsan
Alamat:
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
George Town
10200, Pulau Penang

 

Cheong Fatt Tze (Rumah Agam Biru)

The beautiful Blue Mansion

Rumah Agam Biru yang indah

Rumah Agam Cheong Fatt Tze, juga dikenali sebagai Rumah Agam Biru (The Blue Mansion) telah dibina pada tahun 1880an oleh seorang ahli perniagaan Cina Hakka yang kaya, bernama Cheong Fatt Tze. Rumah Agam berwarna biru nila ini telah dibina untuk menempatkan pejabatnya serta ahli keluarganya yang ramai. Pada asalnya Rumah Agam Cheong Fatt Tze mempunyai 38 buah bilik, lima halaman pagar dalaman yang diturap dengan lantai granit dan 220 buah tingkap ram gothik.

Cheong Fatt Tze, who built the Blue Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze yang telah membina Rumah Agam Biru

Rumah agam ini kemudiannya telah terbiar sebelum ditukar menjadi sebuah hotel butik mewah pada tahun 1990an. Disebabkan keindahannya, Rumah Agam Cheong Fatt Tze telah memenangi beberapa anugerah, seperti Anugerah Seni Bina Kebangsaan Malaysia untuk Pemuliharaan pada tahun 1995, Anugerah Pemuliharaan Warisan Paling Cemerlang UNESCO pada tahun 2000, Anugerah Merit Tarikan Pelancong Terbaik oleh Kementerian Kesenian, Kebudayaan dan Perlancongan pada tahun 2003, Anugerah Kecemerlangan ASEANTA 2004 oleh Usaha Pemeliharaan Kebudayaan ASEAN, dan Hotel Butik Terbaik 2008 oleh Expatriate Lifestyle. Selain menjadi hotel butik mewah, pengunjung masih boleh melihat sebahagian daripada bilik-bilik yang telah dipelihara di rumah agam ini melalui lawatan selama 45 minit yang berharga RM16.

Cheong Fatt Tze (Rumah Agam Biru)
Alamat:
14 Leith Street
George Town,
10200, Pulau Penang

Nombor telefon: +604 262 0006
Laman web: http://www.cheongfatttzemansion.com

 

Kongsi Leong San Tong Khoo

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

Kongsi Leong San Tong Khoo

Kongsi Leong San Tong Khoo telah dibina pada tahun 1851 sebagai rumah suku untuk keluarga Khoo yang telah berhijrah dari Selatan China ke Melaka. Keluarga Khoo merupakan sebahagian daripada suku Leong San Tong (Dewan Naga Gunung) dari kampung suku Sin Kang, di wilayah Fujian.

Pada tahun 1906, keluarga Khoo telah membuna tokong suku untuk menempatkan kedewaan utama suku tersebut serta batu bersurat pusaka. Walaupun Kongsi Leong San Tong Khoo tidak lagi berfungsi sebagai sebuah kampung suku, ia kini terkenal sebagai mercu tanda perlancongan di George Town. Pelbagai acara telah dijalankan di Kongsi Leong San Tong Khoo, seperti:

  • An Evening of Light di Kongsi Leong San Tong Khoo – sebuah acara bulanan di mana semua lampu-lampu dihidupkan untuk memberi laluan kepada pelbagai persembahan kebudayaan.
  • Combat Carnivale di Khoo Kongsi – pertandingan seni mempertahankan diri di kawasan warisan kebudayaan yang dijalankan secara ad hoc.
  • Pelbagai persembahan lakonan dan drama
  • Pameran Seni

Kongsi Leong San Tong Khoo
Alamat:
18 Cannon Square
10200, Pulau Penang

Nombor telefon: +604 261 4609
Emel: info@khookongsi.com.my
Laman web: http://www.khookongsi.com.my
Waktu lawatan: Isnin – Ahad dari jam 9.30 pagi hingga 5.00 petang

Bayaran masuk:
Dewasa: RM 10/ seorang.
Kanak-kanak: antara umur 5 – 12 tahun: RM1 seorang. Kanak-kanak dibawah umur lima tahun masuk secara percuma.

 

Rumah Agam Peranakan Pulau Pinang

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Rumah Agam Peranakan Pulau Pinang

Pinang Peranakan Mansion’s interior

Bahagian dalam Rumah Agam Peranakan Pulau Pinang

Pinang Peranakan Mansion’s interior

Bahagian dalam Rumah Agam Peranakan Pulau Pinang

Rumah Agam Peranakan Pulau Pinang, menempatkan pameran berskala besar barangan antik, berserta seni dan seni bina yang memaparkan kemewahan warisan Peranakan. Rumah Agam Peranakan Pulau Pinang telah mereka semula bentuk kebiasaan rumah Baba-Nyonya berdasarkan rekaan rumah Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee (tahun 1821 – 1901). Rumah agam yang baru dibaikpulih ini menonjolkan panel-panel ukiran kayu Cina berserta lantai dengan gaya Inggeris dan kerja besi diinspirasikan dari gaya Scotland.

Rumah Agam Peranakan Pulau Pinang
Alamat:
29 Church Street
10200, Pulau Penang

Nombor telefon: +604 264 2929
Laman web: http://pinangperanakanmansion.com/
Waktu lawatan: Isnin – Ahad dari jam 9.30 pagi hingga 5.00 petang
Bayaran masuk: Bayaran masuk adalah RM20 seorang, Kanak-kanak di bawah umur enam tahun tidak perlu membayar bayaran masuk.

 

Tempat penginapan di George Town, Pulau Pinang

Bagi mereka yang berminat untuk ke George Town untuk mengunjungi tempat-tempat terkenal masyarakat Cina Malaysia boleh memilih penginapan dengan gaya Peranakan. Amat mudah untuk mencari penginapan yang menepati citarasa anda di dalam talian, tetapi disini terdapat beberapa cadangan:

Cheong Fatt Tze – Rumah Agam Biru
Alamat:
14, Lebuh Leith
George Town
10200 Pulau Penang

Telefon: +604 262 0006
Emel: reservations@cheongfatttzemansion.com
Laman web: http://www.cheongfatttzemansion.com

Rumah Agam Peranakan Jawi
Alamat:
153 Hutton Lane,
George Town
10050, Pulau Penang

Nombor telefon: +604 218 9858
Emel: info@jawiperanakanmansion.com
Laman web: https://www.georgetownheritage.com/jawi-peranakan-mansion/

Jawi Peranakan Mansion

Rumah Agam Peranakan Jawi

Hotel Yeng Keng
Alamat:
362, Lebuh Chulia
George Town
10200, Pulau Penang

Telefon: +604 262 2177
Emel: reservations@yengkenghotel.com.my
Laman web: http://yengkenghotel.com.my

Yeng Keng Hotel

Hotel Yeng Keng

 

Masakan Cina di Malaysia

Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh

Terdapat banyak restoran Cina di Malaysia yang memenuhi permintaan penduduk Cina tempatan di Malaysia. Masakan Nyonya, yang dipengaruhi oleh masakan India dan Melayu, merupakan kegemaran tempatan. Masakan Nyonya selalunya mengandungi bahan-bahan seperti santan kelapa, lengkuas, buah keras, daun kesum, daun pandan, belacan, jus asam jawa, serai, bunga kantan, sengkuang dan banyak lagi bahan-bahan tempatan Malaysia. Beberapa contoh masakan Cina Malaysia adalah seperti Char Kway Teow Pulau Pinang, Mee Hokkien Lembah Klang, Bak Kut Teh, Yong Tau Fu Ampang, Asam Laksa, Ayam Pongteh, Assam Babi, Lontong Cap Go Meh, Kiam Chye Boey dan Laksa Lemak.

Penang Char Kwai Teow

Char Kway Yeow Pulau Pinang

Senarai restoran Cina yang terkenal di Malaysia:

Restoran Hakka
Alamat:
90, Jalan Raja Chulan
50200, Kuala Lumpur

Nombor telefon: +603 2143 1908
Waktu operasi: 12.00 tengahari – 3.00 petang dan 6.00 petang – 11.30 malam

Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel
Alamat:
11, Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250, Kuala Lumpur

Nombor telefon: +603 2074 3904
Waktu operasi: 12:00 petang – 02:30 petang dan 06:30 petang – 10:30 malam

Xin Cuisine
Alamat:
2, Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250, Kuala Lumpur

Nombor telefon: +603 2144 2200
Waktu operasi: 11:30 pagi – 02:30 petang dan 06:30 petang – 11:00 malam

Rumah Peranakan
Alamat:
107, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
75200, Melaka

Nombor telefon: +606 284 5001
Waktu operasi: Makan Tengahari dan Makan Malam

Old China Café
Alamat:
11, Jalan Bailis Polis
50000, Kuala Lumpur

Nombor telefon: +603 2072 5915
Waktu operasi: 11:30 pagi – 10:30 malam

Sri Nyonya
Alamat:
14, Jalan 22/49
46300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Nombor telefon: +603 7875 1031
Waktu operasi: 12:00 petang – 2:30 petang dan 6:00 petang – 9:30 malam

 

Tokoh-tokoh terkenal berketurunan Cina

CHI 38a - Famous Malaysian Personalities

 

Tokoh Sejarah

Kapitan China Chung Keng Quee (1821 – 1901)

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Chung Keng Quee telah dilahirkan di vila Xin Cun di daerah Cheng Sheng di Guandong, China kepada sebuah keluarga petani suku Hakka. Dia telah mengembara ke Tanah Melayu British pada tahun 1841 untuk memenuhi hajat ibunya untuk mencari bapa dan abangnya yang hilang. Chung Keng Quee akhirnya menetap di Tanah Melayu British selepas menemui bapa dan abangnya, yang telah berjaya menajalankan perniagaan di negara ini. Dia menjadi jutawan dermawan yang terkenal; membawa pembaharuan dalam industri perlombongan bijih timah, and menjadi ketua kepada sebuah persatuan rahsia Cina di Tanah Melayu British bernama Hai San. Beliau kemudiannya telah mengasaskan dan mentadbir bandar Taiping di Perak, dan telah dilantik oleh pihak British untuk menjadi seorang Kapitan Cina pada tahun 1877, satu jawatan penting yang diberi kepada ketua komuniti Cina di Asia Tenggara.

 

Kapitan Cina Yap Ah Loy (1837 – 1885)

CHI39

Yap Ah Loy telah dilahirkan pada 14 Mac, 1837 kepada sebuah keluarga Cina Hakka di Guandong, China. Pada tahun 1854, Yap Ah Loy telah belayar ke British Malaya melalui Macau. Walaupun dia mendapati tempat itu sangat menarik kerana ia kelihatan sangat berbeza dari kampung halamannya namun dia ingin pulang ke China. Namun takdir tidak disangka-
sangka, kerana dia telah kehilangan wangnya dan tidak dapat pulang. Sebaliknya dia bekerja sebagai seorang pelombong bijih timah dan peniaga kecil-kecilan. Untunglah, kawan baiknya, Liu Ngim Kong, telah menjadi Kapitan Cina yang kedua bagi Kuala Lumpur pada tahun 1862. Yap Ah Loy bekerja dengan Liu Ngim Kong sebagai orang kepercayaannya dan kemudiannya telah menggantikannya sebagai Kapitan Cina yang ketiga bagi Kuala Lumpur dan telah memantau peneroka Cina di kawasan itu. Sewaktu pentadbirannya, dia telah menyokong seorang pemerintah tempatan bernama Tunku Kudin di dalam Perang Saudara Selangor dari tahun 1867 hingga 1873. Di samping itu, dia juga merupakan seorang ahli perniagaan dengan pelbagai kepentingan yang telah berjaya mengumpulkan sejumlah harta kekayaan yang besar. Yap Ah Loy telah dihargai kerana membangunkan kawasan-kawasan moden Kuala Lumpur, seperti di Brickfields.

 

Tokoh Perniagaan

Datuk Jimmy Choo

CHI41

Datuk Jimmy Choo merupakan seorang pereka fesyen berketurunan Cina Malaysia yang berpangkalan di London. Dia amat terkenal dengan kasut buatan tangan jenamanya sendiri yang berkualiti tinggi. Jimmy Choo telah dilahirkan pada 15 November 1948 di Goerge Town, Pulau Pinang kepada sebuah keluarga Cina Malaysia yang mempunyai perniagaan membuat kasut. Dia dikatakan telah membuat kasut pertamanya seawal umur 11 tahun. Sebagai orang lama dalam industri fesyen, Jimmy Choo telah memenangi berbagai anugerah, seperti anugerah The World’s Outstanding Malaysian Designer pada tahun 2011, dan anugerah You Bring Charm to the World pada tahun 2012. Selain daripada kasut atasan, Jimmy Choo Ltd juga menghasilkan pakaian sedia pakai dan juga beg tangan.

 

Zang Toi

CHI53 - zang-toi

Zang Toi merupakan seorang pereka Malaysia yang berbakat dan telah memenangi pelbagai anugerah seperti anugerah Mouton-Cadet Young Designers Award dan The International Centre in New York’s Award of Excellence. Dia telah dianugerahkan darjah kebesaran oleh Sultan Kelantan pada tahun 1997. Rekaan Zang Toi boleh didapati di gedung-gedung atasan antarabangsa seperti Nordstrom dan di Butik Zang Toi di Malaysia.

 

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun

CHI42 - new

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun merupakan seorang jutawan swajaya yang telah dilahirkan pada tahun 1952. Vincent Tan merupakan Pengerusi kepada syarikat bernilai multi-bilion, Berjaya Corp., yang merupakan sebuah konglomerat yang meliputi hartanah, tempat peranginan, golf dan perjudian. Di samping itu, dia juga telah melabur dan memiliki kepentingan di dalam beberapa buah pasukan bola sepak anyatabangsa seperti Cardiff City Football Club, sebuah kelab bola sepak Bosnia bernama FK Sarajevo, dan sebuah pasukan bola sepak Belgium bernama KV Kortrijk. Menurut majalah Forbes, Vincent Tan adalah individu ke-17 terkaya di Malaysia pada tahun 2016.

 

Kesenian dan Hiburan

Amber Chia

CHI43

Amber Chia merupakan seorang peragawati dan pelakon Malaysia. Dia dilahirkan pada 14 Disember 1981, di Teluk Intan, Malaysia. Walau bagaimanapun, disebabkan kesempitan kewangan, Amber Chia telah diserahkan ke bawah jagaan ibubapa angkat di usia muda lapan tahun. Dia terpaksa meninggalkan pendidikan formal sewaktu berusia 15 tahun dan mengambil beberapa kerja untuk menyara keluarganya. Nasib mula menyebelahinya selepas dia berpindah ke Kuala Lumpur untuk berkerja sebagai seorang peragawati.

Kejayaan besar pertamanya di dalam dunia fesyen adalah apabila memenangi pencarian Guess Watches Timeless Beauty International Model Search pada tahun 2004. Semenjak itu, kariernya telah terlancar dan dia menjadi semakin terkenal. Amber Chia telah dipilih oleh Victoria Beckham sebagai model utama bagi koleksi sedia pakai musim Luruh/Sejuk Victoria Beckham pada tahun 2009. Dalam karier peragaan dan filemnya selama 15 tahun, dia telah tampil dalam lebih 200 muka utama majalah, memperaga di enam buah benua, menjadi duta jenama kepada lebih kurang 30 buah jenama berasingan, membintangi filem dan menulis dua buah buku. Kejayaannya yang terkini adalah pembukaan sekolah peragaan dan kecantikannya sendiri yang diberi nama Amber Chia Academy.

 

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng

CHI44

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng, juga dikenali sebagai Michelle Yeoh, merupakan seorang pelakon terkenal yang berketurunan Hokkien. Dia telah dilahirkan pada 6 Ogos 1962 di Ipoh, Malaysia. Di samping merupakan bekas pemenang pertandingan ratu cantik Miss Malaysia Beauty, Michelle Yeoh juga terkenal dalam melakukan aksi lasaknya sendiri di awal kariernya di samping Jackie Chan. Dia telah berlakon dalam beberapa buah filem besar seperti ‘Yes, Madam’ pada tahun 1986, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ pada tahun 1998, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ pada tahun 2001 dan ‘Reign of Assassins’ pada tahun 2011. Pada tahun 1997, Michelle Yeoh telah disenaraikan oleh majalah People Magazine sebagai salah seorang daripada ’50 Individu Tercantik di Dunia’ dan telah tersenarai oleh majalah yang sama sebagai salah seorang daripada ’35 Jelitawan Filem Sepanjang Masa’ di atas gabungan unik kecantikan dan keberaniannya.

 

Fish Leong

CHI54 - Fish Leong

Fish Leong merupakan penyanyi berbangsa Cina Malaysia berketurunan Kantonis. Dia telah dilahirkan di Negeri Sembilan pada 16 Jun 1978. Dia telah meraih kejayaan di Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapura dan Jepun. Dia sangat terkenal dengan lagu-lagu cintanya.

 

Ahli Politik

Tan Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui

CHI45

Tan Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui merupakan seorang ahli politik berbangsa Cina Malaysia dari keturunan Hakka yang telah dilahirkan pada 31 Ogos 1945 di Kuching, Sarawak. Tan Sri Peter merupakan orang lama dalam dunia politik Malaysia. Dia telah pernah menjawat beberapa jawatan penting dalam kerajaan Malaysia, termasuk bertugas sebagai Menteri Perusahaan Perladangan dan Komuniti Malaysia dari tahun 2004 hingga 2008, menjadi ahli Parlimen Malaysia bagi Miri dari tahun 1990 hingga 2013, bertugas sebagai Presiden Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak dari tahun 2011 hingga 2014, dan Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air dari tahun 2008 hingga 2013.

 

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Chor Chee Heung

CH46 - 1 - Datuk-Chor-Chee-Heung

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Chor Chee Heung merupakan seorang ahli politik berbangsa Cina Malaysia dari keturunan Kantonis yang telah dilahirkan pada 15 Mac 1955 di Alor Setar. Dia merupakan ahli Parlimen Malaysia bagi Alor Setar, Kedah dari tahun 1990 hingga 2013, dan telah bertugas sebagai Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Malaysia dari tahun 2010 hingga 2013. Di samping itu, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Chor Chee Heung merupakan timbalan presiden Persatuan Cina Malaysia.

 

Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon

CHI47

Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon merupakan seorang ahli politik berbangsa Cina Malaysia yang telah dilahirkan pada 26 Ogos 1949 di Pulau Pinang. DIa telah menyertai sebuah parti politik yang bernama Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia pada tahun 1982. Dia merupakan pembantu khas dan juga setiausaha politik untuk bekas Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Chong, dari tahun 1986 hingga 1990. Dia telah berkhidmat sebagai Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang ketiga dari tahun 1990 hingga 2008 dan Presiden keempat bagi Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia dari tahun 2006 hingga 2013.

 

Ahli Sukan

Dato’ Lee Chong Wei DSPN DB DCSM

CHI48

Dato’ Lee Chong Wei DSPN DB DCSM merupakan seorang pemain badminton berbangsa Cina Malaysia yang telah dilahirkan pada 21 Oktober 1982 di Bagan Serai, Perak. Dia telah dianggap sebagai wira negara oleh Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, di atas kejayaan luar biasanya sebagai seorang olahragawan Malaysia. Dia dianggap sebagai pemain badminton nombor satu di dunia dari 21 Ogos 2008 hingga 14 Jun 2012 selama 199 minggu beturut-turut.

Dia juga telah memenangi berbagai-bagai anugerah, seperti Anugerah Olahragawan Pulau Pinang (sebanyak tujuh kali), Anugerah Olahragawan Negara (sebanyak empat kali), Anugerah Pemain Terbaik BWF (sebanyak empat kali), Anugerah Perdana Piala TYT (sebanyak tiga kali), Anugerah Olympian Negara (sebanyak tiga kali), Anugerah Persatuan Penulis-penulis Sukan Malaysia (SAM), dan Ikon Paling Popular Televisyen oleh Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM).

 

Cheong Jun Hoong

CHI52 - Cheong Jun Hoong

Cheong Jun Hoong merupakan seorang ahli sukan terjun berbangsa Cina Malaysia. Dia bersama dengan Pandelela Rinong merupakan pasangan wanita pertama yang berjaya memenangi pingat perak di dalam acara 10 meter platform seirama dalam sukan Olimpik 2016 di Rio de Janeiro.

 
Sumber Maklumat:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_Chinese
  • http://www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my
  • http://www.cheongfatttzemansion.com
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zheng_He
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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabah
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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yap_Ah_Loy
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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Choo
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Tan
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koh_Tsu_Koon
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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Chin_Fah_Kui
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Chong_Wei

 
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    Chatral Rinpoche was one of the greatest meditation masters and most compassionate bodhisattvas in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Chatral Rinpoche explains the purpose and benefit of saving the lives of endangered animals, especially those due to be slaughtered. Great advice by Chatral Rinpoche to develop compassion for all sentient beings . Save animals, save nature, as animal life is precious too. He lived as a humble yogi without the distractions of fame and fortune. He practiced what he preaches without compromise and was beloved , respected by many of all faiths throughout the Himalayan region. He was well known for his compassion for animals through his compassionate action and profound wisdom. He had liberate millions of fish animals and had encourages his student not to eat meat and drank alcohol. It’s a right choice to be on vegetarian , as more animals will be save. It be healthier for us, better for environment and kinder to be a vegetarian.
    Powerful saying by Chatral Rinpoche ……Eating meat in one’s diet is much different than eating flesh to liberate a being through supernatural powers. I am just an ordinary practitioner. I would be committing sin and I would be getting negative karma.
    Thank You for this sharing Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/committing-sin.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 01:18 PM
    When i first read this article I did wonder too , how this ever happen. Somehow its real, a geological phenomenon where rocks move without human interference. Known as “sailing stones,” the rocks vary in size from a few ounces to hundreds of pounds. One of the world’s strangest phenomena is at Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California, U.S. Till today, scientists could not have an answer to this strange phenomena where nobody have seen it moving at all.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/just-what-are-sailing-stones.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 01:17 PM
    Animal abuse frequently occurred in a number of area. Its heart breaking looking at the pictures of that extreme animal and neglect case of a dog in this article . The abused dog was packed in a plastic bag and thrown down a trash chute in the 22-story building. So inhuman for someone to do that . Not only that the dog was under un nourishment, thin, dehydrated and looks more than a skeleton. The condition was so bad that the dog needs a blood transfusion. Thanks to the maintenance workers who found Patrick in the neat of time. Looking at those pictures one will be definitely shocking to see his condition. Thankfully, that poor dog named Patrick is recovering well after been nursed by the hospital staffs. Its one of the worst cases of abuse they’ve seen. A dog is men best friends , shouldn’t be abuse or harm them. Give them love, care as if they are one of us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/extreme-abuse-dog-found-in-trash.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 11:14 PM
    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing the most heartwarming moments of people around the world. Some of the photos were really touching. I believe there are plenty of kind -hearted people around us with faith in humanity.

    Life is all about second chances, always try to care about others because none of us know what tomorrow may speaks. It’s so much true to say photos will make your day much more better with thousand words and I too enjoyed all the stories.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 01:13 PM
    The famous saying “What goes around, comes around”, karma in short is action and every action is preceded by our thoughts. Hence what we think continuously about something will eventually lead to action and the result. Its our mind that is responsible for our karma. Reading this post it has helped me and many of us to understand that we create our own reality or karma. I have book marked these so as i can read it time from time to remind myself. still plenty to catch up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karma-and-the-law-of-attraction.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 01:11 PM
    Chatral Rinpoche was a Dzogchen master and a reclusive yogi known for his great realization and strict discipline. Beautiful and meaningful poems, all I can say the poem is full of wisdom. All animals deserves a life free from fear and pain. They do have hearts to feel the pain, eyes to see and families to care, just like one of us. Animal should be the right to be here, long before we arrive. If only we understand we care for them , we will help and save them or we can liberate them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/by-chatral-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 01:10 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this short and powerful teachings . The Four Noble Truths are the most basic formulation of the Buddha’s teaching. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. It was these four principles that the Buddha came to understand during his meditation under the bodhi tree.
    To cease from evil, To do what is good. To cleanse one’s mind: This is the advice of all the Buddhas. Inspiring saying short yet powerful when we understand it . I will keep this in mind always.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/magic-4.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 12:07 PM
    Meat contains many substances, chemicals, which causes harm to us in the long term and red meat shorten human lives. Large consumption of meat especially processed meat are likely lead to cardiovascular diseases ,cancer and a lot more.

    It is really great to see news write up of factual info like this as evidence and proof that eating meat causes more harm than good. Thank you very much for sharing the informative article.


    https://bit.ly/2VvSb8H
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2020 04:28 PM
    These was one of the many miraculous cases of how Rinpoche has helped.As we learn and practice dharma sincerely, we may received the blessings from guru and to be protected from any harm.
    Through the blessings of Rinpoche, Marici was able to overcome her problem and get well again. Thank you very much for the sharing.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2020 02:17 PM
    Equality before the law is the principle that each individual being must be treated equally by the law and that all are subject to the same laws of justice. Everyone will be given justice by treating them equally nor matter what race and religion or belief, you are. All are equal without any discrimination to equal protection of the law as well. After reading this article I do not agree with Paul Ryan what he commented on the conservative radio show ‘Morning In America’. Racism should not be brought up then, claimed that black men do not want to work and are satisfied with being poor. Remarks involving negative prejudices about people on the basis of race, would spark off misunderstanding and disharmony . It is extremely dangerous to label the rich or poor by skin colour or ethnicity.
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/do-you-agree-with-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2020 02:14 PM
    Lama Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje has been recognized and enthroned as the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. He is a scholar and meditation master, as well as painter, poet, songwriter and playwright. Listening to his message in Bodh Gaya, tells us all how he felt been under the supervision of Tibetan Leadership. He is then not able to perform well as a spiritual leader, as been used by the Tibetan Leadership involving politics. He spoke with courage, of his difficulties he is facing and own experienced of mistreated by the Tibetan Leadership. When politics get involved with religion it becomes complicated and it causes disharmony and harm to many. May Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje continue with his crusades of spreading dharma in the Kargyu lineage. May the differences between all karma Kagyu practitioners be restored and reconciliation .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/karmapa-ogyen-trinley-dorjes-explosive-special-message.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 30. 2020 02:11 PM
    Absolutely shocking Peruvian archaeologist and researchers found strange elongated skull in a massive graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals. Amazing discovery by them , has revealed that they may not have come from humans, but from a completely new species. Interesting these skulls are such a mystery, have yet to conclude the findings. Recording to reports on the geneticist’s findings said that it’s from a completely new human-like creature. Aliens do exist and we are not alone on this planet.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/initial-dna-analysis-of-paracas-elongated-skull-released.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Jun 29. 2020 04:54 PM
    Thank you for your thoughtful sharing. All we really need in life is real love not wealth or material goods. Real love is truly crazy, beautiful and brings so much of happiness, yet it’s one of the most confusing and heartbreaking things in this world.

    The reason it is so rare is because it is so misunderstood. We are not perfect but because we love, we speak, we respect, compromise, care, trust and do our best to make others become happier.

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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years 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.
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    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    3 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.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 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.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    3 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
    3 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.
    3 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!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    3 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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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 weeks ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 month ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
2 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
4 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
4 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
4 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
4 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
4 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
4 months ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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