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
    Monday, Dec 5. 2022 12:50 PM
    Chanting mantras is an ancient practice that calms our mind and soul. Scientific studies have found that chanting mantras even just for 10 minutes can decrease anxiety and depressive symptoms in the human body. Without us realising when we recite mantras, the synchronization help to improve brain function in long run. Even just listening to it mantras regulates blood pressure, the heart rate, brain waves and the adrenalin level. There are many benefits to mention and is extremely powerful when chant. Mantra has the power to sooth anxiety and create joyous feelings. I am so fortunate to learn and practice some of the Mantras. All thanks to Rinpoche.
    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mantra-can-change-me.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Dec 5. 2022 12:49 PM
    A profound teachings by Geshe Rabten the first Tibetan Buddhist master to introduce the complete Vinaya-tradition to the West.The Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche was a Tibetan debater, scholar, and meditation master and he also as known as Milarepa. His teachings of how the mind operates and concentrates been explained. There’s so many knowledge to learn from/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-perfection-of-concentration-by-geshe-rabten-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Dec 5. 2022 12:47 PM
    Everyone of us do get angry and annoyed , even shout but there’s always a reason for that. Revisit this old post again , HH Dalai Lama is totally honest with his reaction, he too shouts. HH Dalai Lama believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. He is a man of peace where his words and shouting comes from pure compassion. Many believed he is purifying one’s negative karma using wrathful means by shouting. Everything he did solely to benefits others. Truly inspiring action.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-shouts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:41 PM
    Watching the videos of once upon a time with Rinpoche by Pastor David had me understand more of Rinpoche . Truly a unique perspective of Rinpoche through the eyes of Pastor . Interesting indeed to know how Pastor came to meet Rinpoche to learning and many more. Coming to know Kechara had me changed to where I am now….learning, practicing Dharma. At the time of commenting this blog I am half way through watching the videos. Will watch all the interesting episodes from A to Z.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/once-upon-a-time-with-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:40 PM
    Everyone has the right to freedom of expression and freedom of speech. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. Thanks to Mr Matthew Sinclair for speaking up clearly with logic. Our world is diverse, acceptance and understanding are the keys to peace and harmony. We choose what we want to practice, no one can interfere with our choice of religion and beliefs. Mr. Matthew, for being open minded and wrote such a good letter that promote religion freedom and human rights. Everyone deserves a well respect on their religion. We should not simply condemn others because of their practice, their choice is theirs. Using the profession to influence and make false accusation rather statement on Dorje Shugden practitioners. Thank you Rinpoche ‘s sharing on Mr. Matthew Sinclair letter.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/are-we-all-obliged-to-listen-to-the-dalai-lama.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:37 PM
    Thank You Rinpoche for this précised teachings. Take responsibility of what we are doing in our life. Everyone of us go through difficult situations in life. But always think and behave in a more positive and optimistic way . Taking responsibility for our attitude, change our attitude, and the way we look at things that will change our life. Nobody’s perfect, we learned from mistakes , everybody’s got regrets. We say wrong things and we do wrong things and fall. We have to accept failure ,we learn from there and grow. Doing Dharma work and take whatever responsibility to improve ourselves. Doing Dharma work is to transform our minds , we are trapped in samsara through one life after another until we find awakening through enlightenment. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to embrace our imperfections and work on improving ourselves, helping and benefit others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-do-they-do-dharma-work-like-that.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:34 PM
    NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has confirmed the discovery of its first alien world. We are not alone on earth afterall. Researchers discovered detectable sign of extra-terrestrial life in the atmosphere of a rocky planet . Wow It’s so exciting to imagine the possibilities, of potential habitability and may be suitable for life. Even with that discovery Earth remains a standout, and is still the only planet known to host life. Scientists concluded that the possibility of the existence of alien life forms. I am sure in future scientists will discover more new discoveries of planet in the habitable zone.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/guess-what-was-found.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:32 PM
    Wow… living a house with waterfall, greens, forests, clean air is everyone wish. Waterfalls are wonders of nature that humans have adored since ancient times. The sight, sound, and feel of waterfall have a positive impart on our mind. The beauty of waterfalls everywhere has been immense sources of inspiration for many such as thinkers, writers, philosophers, travel lovers and so forth. Sitting beside a waterfall and listening to the sound of waterfalls makes us happy.
    Well truly a masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright in terms of architecture and this designed Fallingwater has been called the best all-time work of American architecture. He believed in designing in harmony with humanity and the environment, and he truly appreciate their abundant beauty. Great work Frank Lloyd Wright.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fallingwater-house-at-pennsylvania.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:30 PM
    HuffPost is an American liberal news portal, with localized and international editions. Well this portal offers news, blogs, and also covers politics, business, entertainment, environment etc . It cannot be wrong when mentioned about the Dorje Shugden controversy. It is a practice that the greatest Gelugpa and Sakya masters have hailed as all-important, and they have preserved and passed the lineage from one generation to another for 400 years. HuffPost’s professionalism and integrity says all. Those articles on the Shugden controversy is truly a testament.
    The H H 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has for decades travelled the globe with a message of peace, love and compassion. Yet these Dorje Shugden controversy happened due to some having their own agenda. Shugden practitioners have been relying on Dorje Shugdn for more than 350 years. Why now??? It had cause more sufferings, misunderstanding , families divided and so on. May all this be over soon for the sake of Tibetans . Interesting read……hopefully more people will read this blog to understand the situation better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/huffington-post-three-times-as-many-buddhists-as-communists-in-china-dalai-lamas-tibet-wish-may-require-rapprochement-with-former-adversaries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:52 PM
    History is full of weird events that no one can explain , well that’s a fact. We are fortunate historians of the past have documented many of them for us to understand. Yet many unexplained mysteries remain unexplained even to this day. For some reason, we as humans tend to concentrate on the mysterious things more than the undeniable facts. World’s greatest unsolved mysteries always interest me. Mysteries of any topic is truly interesting to read the story. Death is a mystery to all of us, and so is reincarnation. When science cannot explain something it is often referred to as a belief. There are many mysterious stories in the world now where people claim to be reincarnated and they remember their past life. One such intriguing story was of Shanti Devi recalling her past life in modern times. Shanti Devi’s story is amazing at the age of four years old, she began telling her parents specific details about her old life.
    Interesting and weird mysterious stories in this blog, some of them are truly spooky.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-creepy-mysteries-you-havent-heard-of.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:50 PM
    Even though it a old post yet reading it had me feeling sorry for such cute doggie. Due to some mortgage problems the owners left Sue the doggie without someone to look after. Sue was lucky somehow someone from Shelter Friend adopted her. Thank you to those who made it happen
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dog-in-danger-please-help-sue.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:48 PM
    nteresting read …..after reading this blog had me realised animals do reincarnate after all. Animals can become human again and vice versa after death. Just like humans, animals reincarnate as part of our soul family groups. This means the animals in our life now, have very likely been in our life before, as an animal. The true life story of a Thai boy with a snake past life tells all . The Thai boy Dalawong as a wonder spirit recognizes the cobra’s attacker is a very good life evidence of the existence of reincarnation.
    Reading the topic of telepathy had me understand slightly better . According to researchers, telepathy is a non-verbal way to communicate with others. With telepathy, people communicate entirely in the mind without saying anything. Interesting. Do hope I could telepathy with my doggie.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting blog.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:59 PM
    Thanks for sharing all this creative special thoughts for readers to share with everyone . Simple thoughts yet easy understandable , meaningful tells us a thousand words of reality. Many will surly benefits it , reading those thoughts. Everyone has the right to practice his or her own religion, or rather no religion at all. Everyone should be supportive of religious freedom because religion is uniquely valuable to society. No one should ever suffer, be humiliated, assaulted, be segregated all because of their faith.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/very-special-thoughts-to-share.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:56 PM
    As the sun rose over the ancient town, Dharmakaya Ceitiya, Thailand, a sea of saffron and maroon-robed monks assembled in an area the size of a football field. Could not have imagined 30,000 ordained as monks in one go that’s rejoicing. Thailand is the Land of Dharma where the Buddhism has been established since thousands years ago. Buddha Dharma teachings have been infiltrated in the daily life of Thai people. The Thai Buddhist cultures are unique and beautiful and their country are known as “the Land of Smile”. Theravada Buddhism is the official religion of Thailand and plays a key role in many aspects of Thai culture. For many Thai people, Buddhism is considered a philosophy for how to live one’s life and numerous Buddhist principles. Buddhism is a key component to the identities of many Thais. Many beautiful Buddhist temples and golden statues could be a common sights all over. Thai Buddhism has influenced society for a long time that has contributed to Thai people being generally known as kind, and compassionate.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Looking at those rare pictures tells all…..simple amazing able to see it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/30000-people-ordained-as-monks.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:53 PM
    To live in the mountains was always Tsem Rinpoche’s dream. A quiet place called home with greenery surrounding. Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery.The mountains give us time to take a moment to be in awe of the natural beauty of the world. It’s wonderful for everyone dream to those who love escaping the rush and pollution of modern life and altering our perspective. The mountains are an extraordinary environment of biological diversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity. But its exception for Rinpoche as in this blog somewhere in Thailand Rinpoche was there. Living on raft house surrounding by water watching sunrise and sunset . A beautiful , calm, solitude, quiet environment indeed. I would love these environment as well as mother nature is intoxicating.
    Rinpoche somehow founded an extraordinary environment of biological diversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity. A place call home to many of us that’s Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong. A unique examples of beauty, peace, austerity, spirituality, eco-yoga and creativity. A must visit to those who loves mother nature.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/an-exception.html

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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.
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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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Last Monday, 28th Nov 2022 was 'Many Hands Make Light Work' Day. Kechara Penang members gathered together to clean the altar, polish offerings bowls and etc. Sweeping, cleaning and arranging offerings are very important in Buddhism. In fact, it's the first of the preparatory practices as taught in Lamrim. While we clean, it's good to chant mantras or listening to it, such as reciting 'Dulpung Drima Pung' when we are sweeping. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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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
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ 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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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
8 months ago
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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
8 months ago
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
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
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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
8 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
9 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.
9 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.
9 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
9 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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