Pesta Perahu Naga: Gabungan Budaya Tradisional dan Moden

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Dragon figureheads on the bows of boats used during the festival

Ukiran naga pada haluan perahu digunakan semasa pesta berlangsung

Saya telah menetap di Malaysia selama lebih 20 tahun. Selama itu, saya menikmati budaya dan adat resam yang wujud di Malaysia, yang mana telah memberi inspirasi kepada saya untuk berkongsi dengan lebih lagi mengenai aspek-aspek Malaysia yang saya sangat sukai.

Salah satu contohnya ialah Pesta Perahu Naga, yang berasal dari China tetapi telah diserapkan ke dalam budaya Malaysia. Penyerapan budaya ini membuktikan sifat kepelbagaian etnik di dalam populasi Malaysia. Keupayaan untuk merangkul pelbagai adat resam adalah faktor Malaysia sangat kaya dengan identiti budayanya.

Dengan itu, saya berbesar hati menukil artikel mengenai Pesta Perahu Naga, asal-usulnya, bagaimana adat resam ini diasimilasikan ke dalam budaya Malaysia dan bagaimana masyarakat mengambil bahagian dalam pesta ini. Artikel ini juga mengandungi maklumat mengenai zongzi, bebola pulut, yang sangat berkait rapat dengan Pesta Perahu Naga.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Asal-usul Pesta Perahu Naga

The Dragon Boat Race

Perlumbaan Perahu Naga

Pesta Perahu Naga atau Longchuanjie juga dikenali sebagai Tuen Ng, Pesta Duanwu atau Pesta Zhongxiao. Pesta ini dikatakan diadakan bagi meraikan kesetiaan kepada negara dan ketaatan kepada ibu bapa. Secara tradisionalnya, pesta ini disambut pada hari kelima bulan kelima mengikut kalendar Cina. Atas sebab itu, tarikh pesta berbeza dari tahun ke tahun apabila merujuk kalendar Gregory.

Pesta Perahu Naga juga dikenali dengan nama ‘Pesta Bulan Kelima’ atau ‘Dumpling Festival’ di kalangan masyarakat Cina Malaysia, Cina Singapura dan masyarakat Taiwan. Di kalangan komuniti etnik Cina Hokkien, pesta ini juga dikenali sebagai Peh Cun.

Terdapat tiga versi cerita yang mengisahkan asal-usul Pesta Perahu Naga. Ketiga-tiga cerita ini mempunyai pengakhiran tragis yang sama dan memberi iktibar untuk kita renungkan.

 

Versi 1: Lagenda Qu Yuan (340-278 SM) – Bangsawan yang Baik Hati

An artist's portrayal of Qu Yuan

Lakaran potret Qu Yuan

Kisah Qu Yuan merupakan kisah asal-usul Pesta Perahu Naga yang paling diterima secara meluas. Qu Yuan ialah seorang bangsawan yang baik hati dari negeri Chu pada zaman China purba dan berdasarkan rekod pakar sejarah terulung Sima Qian, beliau berketurunan kerabat diraja Chu. Pada awalnya, beliau menjadi menteri semasa pemerintahan Raja Chu Huai yang memegang tampuk antara 328-299 SM. Atas pengaruh beberapa menteri yang mengamalkan rasuah, Raja Huai membuang Qu Yuan ke daerah utara Sungai Han. Beliau kemudiannya kembali ke jawatan asalnya dan ditugaskan untuk menjalinkan hubungan diplomatik antara negeri Chu dan negeri Qi, sebuah kerajaan jiran.

Selepas Raja Huai mangkat, penggantinya Raja Qingxian menaiki takhta. Atas ramalan bahawa negeri Qin akan menyerang negeri Chu, Qu Yuan menasihati raja untuk menyertai bala tentera dari negeri Qi untuk melawan mereka. Perdana Menteri pada ketika itu, Zilan tidak gembira dengan usul tersebut dan mencari jalan untuk menghasut Raja Qingxian untuk menentang Qu Yuan. Raja mendengar nasihat Perdana Menteri dan Qu Yuan sekali lagi dibuang negeri, kali ini ke daerah selatan Sungai Yangtze.

Ketika di dalam buangan, Qu Yuan memenuhi masanya dengan mengumpul kisah-kisah lama dan lagenda, juga menulis sajak mengenai kecintaan beliau kepada negaranya. Kini, beberapa hasil karyanya dianggap sebagai antara sajak teragung dalam kesusasteraan Cina.

Penduduk kampung menghormati Qu Yuan kerana mereka melihat beliau sebagai seorang yang bijak dan baik hati. Namun begitu, Qu Yuan tetap risau jika ramalannya mengenai serangan ke atas negeri Chu bakal menjadi kenyataan dan kerisauan ini mengganggu kesihatannya.

General Bai Qi from the state of Qin

Jeneral Bai Qi dari negeri Qin

Pada 278 SM, mimpi ngeri Qu Yuan menjadi kenyataan. Jeneral Bai Qi dari negeri Qin telah menawan Ying, ibu negeri Chu. Setelah mendengar berita tersebut, Qu Yuan menulis sajak berjudul ‘Ratapan buat Ying’ dan membunuh dirinya dengan terjun ke dalam Sungai Miluo yang terletak di Wilayah Hunan, China. Apabila mereka mendengar berita mengenai kejadian tersebut, penduduk kampung tempatan bergegas ke Sungai Miluo untuk cuba menyelamatkan beliau. Mereka mencari beliau dengan perahu mereka dan memalu dram mereka dalam keadaan terdesak demi menyelamatkan Qu Yuan. Pencarian yang sukar dan tidak keruan ini yang menjadi asal-usul Pesta Perahu Naga.

Ketika pencarian jasad Qu Yuan, penduduk kampung membaling bebola nasi ke dalam sungai untuk menghalau roh jahat dan makhluk di dalam sungai jauh dari jasad beliau. Tidak lama selepas itu, Qu Yuan muncul di dalam mimpi rakannya untuk menjelaskan situasi sekitar kematiannya dan meminta rakannya untuk membalut bebola nasi tersebut di dalam bungkusan sutera yang mempunyai tiga penjuru untuk menenangkan naga. Rakan Qu Yuan menyebarkan berita tersebut dan bermulalah tradisi pembuatannya dan penyembahan bungkusan nasi tiga penjuru kepada naga pada hari kelima bulan kelima kalendar Cina. Kini, bungkusan nasi tiga penjuru tersebut dibalut dengan daun dan dikenali sebagai zongzi.

 

An artist's portrayal of Wu Zixu, Duke of Shen

Lakaran potret Wu Zixu, Wizurai Shen

Versi 2: Wu Zixu (tidak diketahui – 484 SM) – Bangsawan yang Dipulaukan oleh Ketuanya

Di dalam rekod pakar sejarah Sima Qian, Wu Xizu juga dikenali sebagai Wizurai Shen atau Shen Xu. Sebagai penasihat yang dipercayai oleh Raja Wu Helu, beliau mencadangkan kenaikan pangkat buat Bo Pi sebagai menteri, walaupun terdapat amaran berkenaan sifat tidak jujur beliau. Selepas kemangkatan Raja Helu, Wu Xizu tidak dapat menjalin hubungan baik dengan Raja Fuchai. Dengan ramalan bahawa Raja Yue Goujian pada suatu hari nanti akan menyerang negeri Wu, Wu Zixu menasihati Raja Fuchai untuk menawan negeri Yue sebelum ramalan tersebut menjadi kenyataan. Tetapi Raja tidak mempercayai beliau. Lebih malang lagi, Raja Fuchai memilih untuk mendengar nasihat Bo Pi, yang menyarankan keamanan di antara kedua-dua kerajaan tanpa mengetahui bahawa Bo Pi telah dirasuah oleh Raja Yue Goujian untuk memanipulasikan keadaan.

King Fuchai of Wu

Raja Wu Fuchai

Wu Zixu merayu agar Raja Fuchai menuruti nasihatnya tetapi ianya hanya membuahkan kemarahannya. Raja memberi Wu Xizu sebilah pedang dan mengarahkannya membunuh diri. Sebelum beliau mati, Wu Zixu meminta agar matanya dikeluarkan selepas kematianya dan diletakkan di pintu masuk bandar supaya beliau dapat melihat ramalannya menjadi kenyataan. Namun, Raja Fuchai memerintahkan jasad Wu Zixu dicampakkan ke dalam sungai pada hari kelima bulan kelima. Kira-kira 10 tahun selepas kematiannya, ramalannya menjadi kenyataan. Raja Yue Goujian menyerang dan menawan negeri Wu ketika Raja Fuchai sedang berperang dengan negeri Qi. Kerana terdesak, Raja Fuchai membunuh diri dengan mata tertutup kerana malu untuk bertemu dengan Wu Zixu di alam selepas mati. Ironiknya, Raja Goujian menahan Bo Pi atas tuduhan mengkhianati Raja Fuchai dan menerima rasuah daripada pembesar luar. Sehingga kini, Wu Zixu diingati ketika Pesta Perahu Naga, terutamanya di wilayah tengah pantai timur di China.

 

Versi 3: Cao (130-143 Masihi) Anak Gadis yang Kehilangan Bapanya

An artist's portrayal of Cao E

Lakaran potret Cao E

Cao E ialah anak perempuan seorang pawang yang bernama Cao Xu. Suatu hari ketika beliau sedang melangsungkan upacara amal untuk memperingati memori Wu Zixu, Cao Xu terjatuh ke dalam Sungai Shun. Dengan perasaan luluh, Cao E mencari jasad bapanya selama berhari-hari. Lima hari selepas insiden tersebut, kedua-dua jasad Cao E dan Cao Xu dijumpai di dalam sungai tersebut.

Lapan tahun kemudian, orang tempatan membina sebuah tokong di Shangyu bagi memperingati tindakan Cao E sebagai tanda taat kepada orang tua dan Sungai Shun dinamakan Sungai Cao E bagi memperingatinya. Pengorbanan Cao E dikenang ketika Pesta Perahu Naga, terutamanya di Timur Laut Zhejiang, China.

Terdapat perdebatan bahawa kesemua lagenda tersebut dihebahkan oleh cendekiawan Konfusius ketika Zaman China Imperial atas sebab ingin meningkatkan pengaruh mereka. Menurut Professor Wen Yiduo, seorang cendekiawan Cina abad ke-20, Pesta Perahu Naga sebenarnya berasal daripada tradisi penyembahan naga. Perlumbaan Perahu Naga melambangkan tanda penghormatan kepada naga, simbolik kepada tenaga maskulin yang aktif di dunia manakala zongzi digunakan sebagai makanan pelawaan untuk Raja Naga. Oleh kerana masyarakat China purba sangat bergantung kepada aktiviti pertanian untuk hidup, cuaca memainkan peranan yang penting. Naga dikatakan mempunyai keupayaan untuk mengawal cuaca dan atas sebab tu memberi kesan langsung kepada produktiviti pertanian negeri. Dengan memastikan naga gembira, cuaca akan menjadi baik, dan dengan itu membawa kepada hasil tuaian yang banyak bagi kelangsungan hidup masyarakat setempat. Naga sebagai simbol sangat meluas digunakan di kedua-dua negeri Wu dan Yue. Menurut Professor Wen Yiduo, Pesta Perahu Naga merupakan adat resam yang unik buat Wu dan Yue tetapi lama kelamaan menjadi popular ke seluruh China.

Tidak kira bagaimana dan mengapa kisah-kisah lagenda tersebut dihebahkan, Pesta Perahu Naga terus berkembang sehingga ke hari ini.

 

Bagaimana Pesta Ini Diserapkan di Malaysia

Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country that embraces its diverse cultural identity

Malaysia ialah sebuah negara pelbagai etnik yang merangkul pelbagai identiti budaya. Ke mana sahaja orang Cina mengembara, sama ada untuk tujuan dagangan, ekonomi atau sebab lain, mereka membawa budaya dan tradisi mereka bersama.

Menurut Jabatan Statistik Malaysia, populasi orang Cina antara tahun 2014 hingga 2016 dianggarkan sebanyak 23.4%. Ia mencecah suku daripada populasi rakyat Malaysia. Adalah sesuatu yang tidak mengejutkan apabila Pesta Perahu Naga telah disambut secara meluas di kalangan pelbagai komuniti di Malaysia termasuk keturunan pendatang Cina.

Kerajaan Malaysia telah menerima Pesta Perahu Naga sebagai temasya penting yang menggalakkan keharmonian bangsa. Badan Promosi Pelancongan Malaysia, sebuah subsidiari Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan Malaysia telah meletakkan Perlumbaan Perahu Naga di dalam terbitan Temasya dan Pesta Malaysia. Badan Promosi Pelancongan Malaysia telah mengiktiraf Perlumbaan Perahu Naga sebagai:

“… sukan fokus kumpulan yang menggalakkan disiplin, harmoni, kekuatan fizikal dan ketahanan mental… (dan) sukan yang dihormati di mana ia menyemai keharmonian bangsa.”

 

Aktiviti-aktiviti

Traditional Chinese families gather together every year to make zongzi

Keluarga tradisi Cina berkumpul bersama pada setiap tahun untuk membuat zongzi

 

Memasak dan Menjamu Bebola Pulut

Keluarga tradisi Cina berkumpul bersama pada setiap tahun untuk membuat zongzi. Selain menganjurkan, menyertai dan menyaksikan perlumbaan Perahu Naga, komuniti Cina Malaysia menyambut Pesta Perahu Naga dengan membuat dan menjamu zongzi. Tradisi ini memperingati masa ketika orang kampung pada zaman China purba melontar bebola nasi ke dalam sungai bagi menenangkan naga dan makhluk sungai, untuk melindungi jasad Menteri Qu Yuan.

Oleh sebab popularitinya, zongzi telah berkembang daripada sejenis ketupat nasi ringkas yang disaluti daun buluh, kepada zongzi yang mengandungi pelbagai jenis inti. Pada masa lalu, zongzi hanya boleh didapati semasa Pesta Perahu Naga. Kini, zongzi boleh didapati sepanjang tahun di tempat-tempat yang mempunyai populasi kaum Cina yang agak ramai. Bentuk zongzi berbeza mengikut tempat, namun secara umumnya zongi dibuat dalam bentuk tiga penjuru. Dalam sebuah keluarga tradisi Cina yang tipikal, membuat zongzi merupakan amalan keluarga. Semua ahli keluarga terlibat dalam proses pembuatannya. Walaupun daun buluh selalunya digunakan sebagai pembalut, daun-daun lain seperti daun jagung, daun pisang dan daun pandan, juga boleh digunakan untuk membalut bebola nasi. Setiap daun memberi rasa dan aroma yang berbeza pada hidangan zongzi ini.

Zongzi wrapped in banana leaves

Zongzi berbalut daun pisang

One of the secrets to a good zongzi is wrapping it well enough so that the contents stay intact after the boiling process

Salah satu rahsia zongzi yang elok ialah membalutnya dengan cukup bagus bagi memastikan isi di dalamnya kekal melekat selepas proses pendidihan

Inti zongzi mungkin berbeza mengikut cita rasa masing-masing, walau bagaimanapun beras pulut selalunya akan digunakan. Membalut zongzi adalah satu bentuk seni tersendiri. Tukang masak dianggap berjaya membuat zongzi apabila nasi dan isinya kekal melekat ketika zongzi dididihkan. Selalunya, resipi dan kemahiran membalut zongzi diturunkan kepada pelbagai generasi dalam keluarga.

Pada hari sebelum Pesta Perahu Naga, keluarga tradisi Cina menawarkan zongzi kepada nenek moyang dan dewa-dewa mereka sebagai tanda penghormatan sebelum mereka sendiri menjamu zongzi.

Bak Chang

Bak Chang

Zongzi dikenali sebagai Chang di Malaysia. Terdapat beberapa jenis Chang yang selalunya ada di Malaysia:

  • Bak Chang: Bak Chang lazimnya mengandungi daging khinzir dengan kuning telur masin, buah berangan, udang kering, dan cendawan, bergantung kepada cita rasa masing-masing. Nasinya selalunya berwarna perang.
  • Kiam Tee Chang (ketupat nasi pulut Nyonya): Kiam Tee Chang dianggap sebagai keistimewaan kaum Cina Malaysia. Kiam Tee Chang selalunya mengandungi daging khinzir cincang dan labu air bersama lima rempah dan lada.
  • Kee Chang: Pulut biasa dengan air beralkali. Ia selalunya dimakan bersama gula atau air gula dan dianggap sebagai pemanis mulut.
Kiam Tee Chang

Kiam Tee Chang

Kee Chang

Kee Chang

Jika keluarga anda bukanlah keluarga yang berkumpul setiap tahun untuk membuat zongzi, anda masih boleh membeli juadah istimewa yang enak ini. Terdapat banyak tempat yang anda boleh membelinya, walaupu demikian ini adalah senarai tempat-tempat yang diketahui terbaik untuk membeli zongzi:

 
Ho Yoke Kee

Gerai ini terletak di Jalan Petaling di Kuala Lumpur. Keluarga yang menguruskan gerai ini telah berniaga sejak 1960-an.

Alamat:
No. 327 Jalan Hang Lekir
50000 Kuala Lumpur

Waktu Perniagaan: 7:00 – 22:00

 
Yook Tho Yin

Restoran ini terletak di Damansara Uptown, dan mereka mengkhusus kepada hidangan makanan Kantonis. Mereka menjual ketupat stail Kantonis yang kecil dan besar. Ketupat besar mereka mempunyai berat hampir satu kilogram setiap satu.

Alamat:
13 Jalan SS 21/37
Damansara Utama
Petaling Jaya
47400 Selangor

Waktu Perniagaan: 10:30 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00

 
Pasar Imbi

Di dalam Pasar Imbi, terdapat gerai yang telah diusahakan oleh tiga adik-beradik perempuan sejak bertahun-tahun. Mereka menjual Zong, Gan Shui Zong biasa, dan ketupat Nyonya.

Alamat:
12, 6, Jalan Kampung
Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Waktu Perniagaan: 6:30 – 12:00

 
Noble Mansion

Noble Mansion menjual zongzi premium yang berintikan bahan-bahan seperti cendawan shiitake dan lingzhi.

Alamat:
1st Floor The Plaza at Jaya 33
1 Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 14
Petaling Jaya
46100 Selangor

Waktu Perniagaan: 11:00-15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00

Yook Tho Yin and Ho Yoke Kee

Yook Tho Yin dan Ho Yoke Kee

Noble Mansion Restaurant in Petaling Jaya

Retoran Noble Mansion di Petaling Jaya

 

Menyertai Perlumbaan Perahu Naga

Preparations for Penang Dragon Boat Festival

Persediaan untuk Pesta Perahu Naga Pulau Pinang

Menurut Festival & Acara Malaysia 2016, Perlumbaan Perahu Naga telah diadakan di tempat-tempat berikut:

  • Melaka – sebagai sebahagian acara dalam Festival Antarabangsa Sungai Melaka (25 Mei – 4 Jun 2016) dan Perlumbaan Perahu Naga Antarabangsa Melaka (11 Jun 2016)
  • Penang – sebagai acara dalam Pesta Perahu Naga Antarabangsa (28-29 Mei 2016)
  • Sabah – sebagai acara dalam Perlumbaan Antarabangsa Perahu Naga Sabah FCAS (21-22 Jun 2016)
  • Putrajaya – sebagai acara dalam Perlumbaan Antarabangsa Perahu Naga Malaysia (25-26 September 2016)
  • Sarawak – sebagai acara dalam Regata Perahu Naga Sarawak (11-13 November 2016)

Sejak penubuhannya, Perlumbaan Perahu Naga telah berkembang menjadi sukan profesional. Acara ini tidak lagi terhad pada bulan kelima dalam kalendar Cina. Beberapa penyelaras perlumbaan Perahu Naga Malaysia, seperti Regata Antarabangsa Perahu Naga Sarawak 2016, telah mengisytiharkan dengan jelas yang mereka mematuhi kaedah-kaedah dan peraturan Persekutuan Perahu Naga Antarabangsa (IDBF) dan Persekutuan Perahu Naga Asia, sebuah subsidiari Majlis Olimpik Asia. Menurut Persekutuan Perahu Naga Antarabangsa, Persatuan Perahu Naga Malaysia telah berdaftar sebagai ahli asas institusi ini sejak 1991.

 

Perlumbaan Perahu Naga Putrajaya – 300m 22 Kru Akhir 2016

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

 

Persediaan untuk Perlumbaan Perahu Naga

Persiapan Individu

Endurance training is important to prepare the athletes' body for the race

Latihan ketahanan penting untuk menyediakan tubuh atlit untuk perlumbaan

Anda memerlukan kekuatan otot dan paru-paru yang kuat untuk mengambil bahagian dalam perlumbaan Perahu Naga. Peserta dinasihatkan berlatih untuk kekuatan dan ketahanan agar tubuh badan mereka sudah biasa dan serasi dengan perlumbaan dan terlindung daripada kecederaan.

Persediaan Pasukan

Walaupun setiap pasukan boleh memiliki strategi sendiri bagi meningkatkan peluang untuk menang, kemahiran asas seperti segerakan pasukan dan cara mereka mendayung, adalah prasyarat. Amat dinasihatkan untuk ahli-ahli pasukan berlatih bersama-sama sebelum perlumbaan. Menurut laman sesawang Kalendar Perahu Naga Dunia,

““Pelumba perahu naga yang serius berlatih sepanjang tahun, walaupun pada musim paling sejuk.”

http://www.dragonboatcalendar.com/training.htm

Yuran, Pendaftaran dan Hadiah

Yuran dan pendaftran adalah berdasarkan angka daripada tahun 2016 dan mungkin berubah dari masa ke semasa. Yuran pernyertaan perlumbaan adalah dalam julat RM150-RM300 setiap seorang. Hadiah berupa sama ada trofi, pingat, dan/atau hadiah wang.

Penginapan untuk Peserta

Perlumbaan Perahu Naga lazimnya berlangsung selama empat ke lima hari, termasuk pendaftaran, mesyuarat pasukan, latihan dan lazimnya acara lumba selama dua hari, termasuk satu hari yang dikhaskan untuk bersiar-siar di sekitar kawasan tempatan. Selalunya, penganjur acara turut menguruskan penginapan untuk para peserta.

Keperluan Pakaian

Semasa berlatih atau menyertai perlumbaan Perahu Naga, adalah dinasihatkan untuk memakai persalinan yang tidak menyerap lembapan, seperti fabrik ‘Dry Fit’ dan ‘Coolmax’. Adalah lebih baik untuk memakai pakaian yang ketat kerana baju longgar mudah terseret ketika basah.

 

Melawat Malaysia

 

Keperluan Dokumen Perjalanan untuk Memasuki Malaysia

Dragon016

Pelawat yang berhajat untuk melawat Malaysia perlu memastikan passport mereka sah untuk sekurang-kurangnya enam bulan sebelum memasuki Malaysia. Rakyat negara ASEAN (iaitu Brunei, Kemboja, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Filipina, Singapura, Thailand dan Vietnam) boleh tinggal di Malaysia sehingga 30 hari tanpa visa.

Pelawat daripada negara lain boleh sama ada memohon visa terlebih dahulu, membayar RM330 untuk Visa on Arrival (VOA) atau diberikan 90 hari permit pelawat ketika ketibaan. Semak dengan Kedutaan Malaysia yang terdekat atau dalam talian untuk keperluan visa sebelum perjalanan. Rakyat Republik China, India, Bangladesh dan Nepal kini layak memohon eVisa.

 

Pakaian untuk Dipakai di Malaysia

Malaysia ialah sebuah negara tropika, oleh itu kebanyakan orang memakai pakaian yang diperbuat daripada fabrik yang ringan dan mudah bernafas. Adalah disyorkan untuk membawa beberapa helai baju yang ringan, seluar, cermin mata hitam, topi, baju sejuk, sekurang-kurangnya sehelai tudung atau selendang, juga seluar pendek, baju ‘dress’ dan skirt paras bawah lutut. Anda juga boleh mempertimbangkan untuk membawa kasut tapak rata atau kasut yang selesa.

 

Bagaimana Bergerak bila Anda di Malaysia

Rail transport in Malaysia

Pengangkutan Aliran di Malaysia

Anda boleh carter teksi jarak jauh atau bayar mengikut jam, atau menggunakan pengangkutan bas awam yang lebih murah jika anda berada di bandar-bandar utama. Jika anda berada di Kuala Lumpur, anda boleh menggunakan Transit Aliran Ringan (LRT) atau sistem monorel. Mereka yang melawat Melaka, atau Georgetown di Pulau Pinang, boleh mengambil pengalaman menaiki pengangkutan yang lebih tradisional dengan menaiki beca.

 

Tempat Penginapan Ketika Anda di Malaysia

Mendapatkan tempat untuk tinggal di Malaysia adalah adalah agak mudah. Terdapat banyak hotel, asrama, dan rumah penginapan, yang boleh dipertimbangkan. Pengunjung boleh cuba untuk mencari dalam talian dan melihat ulasan orang lain sebelum membuat tempahan.

 

Beberapa buah hotel di Pulau Pinang untuk dipertimbangkan:

 
Bayview Hotel Georgetown

Alamat:
Lebuh Farquhar
George Town
10200 George Town
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

Nombor Telefon: +60 4-263 3161

 
Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Alamat:
Lebuh Farquhar
George Town
10200 George Town
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

Nombor Telefon: +60 4-222 2000

 
G Hotel Penang

Alamat:
168A, Persiaran Gurney
Pulau Tikus
10250 George Town
Pulau Pinang
Malaysia

Nombor Telefon: +60 4-238 0000

 

Beberapa buah hotel di Kuala Lumpur untuk dipertimbangkan:

 
RHR Hotel

Alamat:
Kampus Putrajaya University Tenaga Nasional, KM7
Jalan Ikram-Uniten
43009 Kajang
Selangor
Malaysia

Nombor Telefon: +60 3-8922 2088

 
Hotel Bangi Putrajaya

Alamat:
Off, Persiaran Bandar
43650 Bandar Baru Bangi
Selangor
Malaysia

Nombor Telefon: +60 3-8210 2222

 
Empress Hotel Sepang

Alamat:
Jalan ST 1c/7
43900 Sepang
Malaysia

Telefon: +60 3-8706 7777

 

Beberapa buah hotel di sepanjang sungai Melaka untuk dipertimbangkan:

 
Quayside Hotel

Alamat:
Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir
75000 Melaka
Malaysia
Nombor Telefon: +60 6-284 1001

 
The Shore @ Malacca River

Alamat:
Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai
75100 Malacca
Malaysia

Nombor Telefon: +60 6-282 2666

 
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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:55 PM
    nteresting read of a great Lama Tsarchen Losal Gyatso who is the founder of the Sakya tradition. One of the three branches of the Sakya School, which is part of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting story of how his illness was occurred and meeting the mysterious lady at monastery courtyard well. The lady who gave him a small Tibetan pecha manuscript wrapped in cloth before vanishing. Apparently Vajrayogini had appeared to him leading him to the great master Doringpa at Tashi Lhunpo. Since then he studied with 63 masters of all traditions. He had travelled tremendously to various place to perform great deeds, giving teachings and benefiting all whom he encountered along his journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsarchen-losal-gyatso-lineage-holder-of-vajrayoginis-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:53 PM
    interesting read of Kentrul Thubten Lamsang Rinpoche, one of our Guru previous life. He was one of the most important disciples of Kyabje Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. Kentrul Rinpoche had spent many years in remote areas like Phari on the Tibet-India border. Where he worked tirelessly to improve the condition of local monasteries and built large Buddha statues. He even built a three-storey statue of Maitreya Buddha. Highly respected by many locals and remembered by monks of the monastery for his work. Kentrul Rinpoche was also known for performing extensive pujas for people of the area. Kentrul Rinpoche will always be remembered as the lama who remained devoted to his teacher until his final moments. He went out of his way to help the sufferings, in desperate situations. His is a legacy that is timeless and beyond compare. Both Kentrul Rinpoche and our Guru Tsem Rinpoche’s activities did exhibit an unquenchable thirst and curiosity for Dharma, Guru devotion . Both have the similarities after-all. Interesting read, shared by Pastor Jean Ai on Tsem Rinpoche ‘s previous reincarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:51 PM
    Very interesting article of great Lamas whom I never find it bored reading over and over again. Anything related to history had me feeling excited.
    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was a great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar. He was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama’s time. Even more than three hundred years ago he was eliminated yet he continued reincarnating until present day as been confirmed by many great beings. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in fulfilling the promise he made to Nechung protector arose as World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, merely to serve the teachings of Je Tsongkapa and sentient beings. After realising the mistakes done by his officers 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel and even composed a prayers texts to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. He named the Chapel as Trode Khangsar which still exist to this day at Lhasa, Tibet .May more people reading this article to understand more who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was. An interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:48 PM
    The Kangxi Emperor was the third emperor of the Qing dynasty. He is considered by historians to be one of the greatest emperors in the history of China. Having ruled China over 61 years, he was the longest-reigning Chinese emperors in dynastic history. He was thought of as one of the greatest emperors because, under his rule, the Qing empire started to prosper, dynastic succession was stabilized, and he was comparatively benevolent. He was also highly educated and was known as a hardworking emperor who ruled diligently. His rule was a period of expansion, stability, and prosperity for the Chinese Empire. Kangxi gave religious freedom to all religions and had sponsored many literary works, monasteries, monks and teachers all over China, Tibet and Mongolia. He was considered an extremely modern Emperor at that time whom was loved by many. He was said to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri as recorded in the ancient scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/emperor-kangxi.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:28 PM
    The unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa was proclaimed to be Sonam Yeshe Wangpo. From birth, he spoke with clairvoyance and seemed to remember people and events of his past life. Even as a young man , he travelled tremendously as part of his retinue, with the 3rd Dalai Lama and gave various teachings as well. Throughout the journey, he had even composed verses to praise and commentaries on the teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:26 PM
    Master Hongyi, a multitalented Buddhist Monk famous for being a talented writer and musician . He was one of the most celebrated and admired Buddhist monks in modern Chinese history. Born in wealthy family yet he choose to he was ordained as a Buddhist monk. Already, even as a child, developed an extraordinarily where he could memorised Buddhist text. Master Hongyi dedicated the rest of his life to Buddhist practice and became one of the most prominent monks of 20 Century China. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this sharing of a great Lama Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/master-hongyi-the-maverick-patriarch-of-the-chinese-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:24 PM
    Spirits and unseen beings are everywhere not only actually restricted to specific areas. Places such as cemeteries, abandoned houses or places where death occurred. There are many different types of spirits around us, unseen to the naked eye, but for some they could see it or sense their presence. Many people of different faith reported having experienced sense the presence of spirits. Interesting rather scary reading Steven Wong ghostly experienced in the motel . I have encounter such before staying in hotel . More scary I can say. That’s past history, since coming to Buddhism I am not scare at all , I will recite DS Mantra . Later do prayers and dedicate to them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/paranormal-experiences-occur-everywhere-part-1.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:21 PM
    Reading this article written by Tsering Shakya, again as it tells us more and understand better of the situation suffered by Tibetan people. Due to the Dorje Shugden controversy many Tibetans suffered . Many of them migrated to other countries to the west for better opportunities. Tibetan culture and identity is inseparably linked to Tibetan Buddhism. Somehow once in a foreign land they tend to lose their traditions and cultures slowly over times. Living in foreign land , it difficult to maintain their true identity. For them Tibetans maintaining links to the homeland presents a very unique challenges tasks. If only the Tibetan leadership more opened, forgo the past and accepts as what HH Dalai Lama said that Dorje Shugden is no evil and do no harm. Tibetan Buddhist could continue practicing the Dorje Shugden’s practice. Tibetan should stand united to protect the Tibetan heritage and culture instead discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners so much so had divided the Tibetans. Many of them left and migrated else where to look for better livelihood.
    Tsem Rinpoche had gone through a rough time , rejected twice from the moment of birth from Taiwan to US and travelling to India where Rinpoche found a place called home then. Later to Malaysia as advice by his Guru.
    To this end, the discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners must end for the sake of the all Tibetans living in India and Nepal .
    A very good article by Tsering Shakya, more people should read it to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetans-rejected-twice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:19 PM
    Wow…that’s great , rejoice Pastor Joy, you have painted over a thousand Buddha statues over the years. Pastor you have a painter’s fine hands. I saw those Buddha ‘s images beautifully painted without formal training is a great achievement. Pastor has turn un-groomed images into something beautiful. A great painter that have put a lot of work into it and it has paid off .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Joy for sharing this with us for-most looking at most of the painted Buddha images tells us a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/painting-buddha-statues
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:44 PM
    Feeling disappointed when someone a Sangha supposed to promote peace, harmony and helps to give teachings to those who are new instead promoting hatred, cursing another person. Its wrong to tell people to break their samaya with their teachers. They must be given the wrong information about Dorje Shugden and Shugden Buddhist practitioners . The Tibetan Leadership has spread their lies and causing misunderstanding among the Tibetans. The rights of Dorje Shugden practitioners were denied just because for practicing their religion as they have done for the past 400 years. Dorje Shugden practitioners are side-lined from their own community, denied medical care, education and even employment in government offices. The Tibetan Leadership has instituted this ban against Dorje Shugden causing sufferings among many. Sad indeed hopefully these controversy will dissolve soon as more people understand and know that Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the Tibetan leadership.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/go-on-break-your-samaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:42 PM
    Buddhism is one of the most popular religions all over the world. Buddha statues have different shapes, sizes, different gestures or mudras and styles of presentation. Well said by Tsem Rinpoche the bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our life. It gives out more powerful positive and relaxing energy to help us. concentrate better. One of the methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation. By circumambulating 500 mantra stones one time we could accumulate much more merits in just one round of circumambulation. All thanks to Rinpoche having this idea with many mantra stones as possible for us to circumambulate. The larger the Buddha image, the more merits are collected the greatest amount of benefit for one who sincerely circumambulating.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this amazing post and explaining all the details for us to understand more.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigger-and-more-buddha-statues-makes-a-difference.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:37 PM
    Ra Lotsawa said to be an emanation of Manjushri was a great tantric master who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. He was declared to be a saint and a fully enlightened Buddha. Many viewed as a murderous villain with magical powers and by some as a liberator of human suffering. Ra Lotsawa used his power and magical abilities to defeat his enemies rather rivals to accumulate wealth. He received many Empowerments and practices, which came into conflict with other lamas. His life offers a rare view into the often overlooked roles of magic and sorcery in the Buddhist tradition. In the book The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat tells the story of Ra Lotsawa Dorjé Drak . It was written by Ra Yeshe Sengye, and translated for the first time into English. Despite this obsessed legacy, his fame also rests on an illustrious career as a translator of Buddhist scriptures. Ra Lotsawa was so revered in Tibetan Buddhism even though he was so evil where nobody can denied. Interesting read an classic account of one of the most colourful and memorable figures in Tibetan Buddhist history.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ra-lotsawa-the-yamantaka-hero.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 01:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of Mumu , Such an adorable doggie and fortunate one staying with Rinpoche. All I can say is Mumu was energetic, intelligent, affectionate and could obey under the care , love of Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/funnies/mumu-goes-bye-bye.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 01:01 PM
    The true story of HH Dalai Lama fantastic escapes in comic form. Thats interesting as its simple, easy which is suitable for every one to read and see especially children. Children could see and understand through pictures. All thanks to Rinpoche and Kechara Comic Publication team for coming up with this book in comic form. The truth should make known to all , how Dorje Shugden has helped in the escape.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 13. 2022 01:00 PM
    Tibetan incense is natural incense used in Tibetan Buddhism rituals for 1,300 years. In Tibet, for many centuries, incense has been a part of their daily lives. Widely used for relaxation, meditation and the cleansing of the home environment. Incense is also widely used in Buddhist temples and monasteries, as an offerings. In Buddhism, symbolic offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. Offering incense is a symbol of purification. It is a very powerful way to revitalize environment ,removing obstacles and purifying one’s karma. Incense offering to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is indeed very helpful and beneficial. It helps in many ways as such to clear any obstacles ,and so on.All thanks to our Guru Tsem Rinpoche for sharing this practice .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrice Ooi for this sharing and explaining the details of incense. We are so fortunate to learn, understand and practice it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/incense-offering-to-dorje-shugden.html

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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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6 months ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
6 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
7 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
7 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
7 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
7 months ago
8 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
8 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
9 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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