I BELONG IN THE MOUNTAINS….

Apr 7, 2010 | Views: 1,095

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Since I was very young, I had a yearning to live in the mountains in a hut or a large cave protected from the elements. Within this dwelling I would have a fantastic large statue of a Buddha/VajraYogini on my shrine with butterlamps offered to them and continuously burning.

This place in my imagination and intense yearning has water nearby, lots of trees, green, grassy and peaceful animals roaming freely, wildly and have no fear of me or I them.

I would eat natural foods that are available. I would see a large expanse of open space and mountains also. The mountains are very important. The air is crisp, fresh and cool but not cold. I must see green and mountains. I need that. I belong there. I wish to be there. I hope to be there. I want to be there. I beg and pray to be there. It is my home. It is where my mind feels most comfortable. I need to be there always…but I can’t be. I have to stay in the city to teach, teach,explain, explain, talk, guide, and meet endless amount of ppl. I have to stay and find comfort in the few trees growing around me. I have to have a house or room that at least looks at greenery. That would keep me connected to what I really want to do and where I want to be but can’t. I want that connection…

I would be very happy here in this type of green mountainous place doing my practices, mantras, prostrations, offerings and reading the holy dharma. I would spend my life in this place and gain exalted attainments. I would fantasize, dream, wish and yearn so strongly for such a place. I wanted and still yearn to live in such a place.

Sometimes even now the yearning is so strong and intense that it’s painful at times. I have to remember the promise I have made to my teachers and continue to do what I am doing. I never wanted to be a teacher or a guru. I wanted to retreat and stay in the mountains. To engage in practices. I cannot disobey the requests of my teachers. I must stay….in the city with sparse green leaved trees around to see through a grilled window….

When I was very young in New Jersey, I drew endless pictures of mountains with nearby lakes and I would live there. No one said these things to me or showed me pictures, but I wanted to be there so much. My nightmare is to live in a place with no greens, all concrete, sandy, barren or in the middle of a city. It makes me apprehensive, uncomfortable and I know it is not home…

I would draw endless Buddhas and paint them or crayon their colors in. Wishing I was in the mountains meditating on these Buddhas…that is what I was suppose to do…I knew that from a very young age as I know that now…

Mountains, lake, greens, trees and open clear sky is the place of my dreams….

Pictures like this take my breath away because I KNOW I BELONG THERE, but I can’t get there.

This is the hut I should be in. I can’t be there..so i must look at the pictures and pretend to be there. Pretend to stare at wonderment of the sacred Vajra Yogini statue in my hut with a butterlamp flickering in front of Her as my offering of Wisdom to this Noble Lady of Crimson. To engage in Her practices without interferences or distractions…..and to gain Her sacred realizations as promised by Naropa and Pabongka Rinpoche…..also Heruka…When can I ever get there???

I don’t like ocean front views, but I am so yearning the mountains. I only want mountains…greens..trees…dharma…meditation…practice….letting all the illusionary world dissolve as they really never existed anyways….

As I grow older and closer to my death, my yearnings of a distant childhood wish to be in the mountains still burns strongly in my chest….although I am changed, yet I am the same….

Will I get there? Will I be able to have something I really want or just continue as I am????

May all beings’ immense wrong perceptions, sufferings that arise from that and it’s results come to me.

May they feel freedom, happiness and be released from the shackles of karma. May they never be separated from the Queen of Crimson hue who waits for us…

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 14, 2018 at 6:39 am

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  2. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  3. Wah Ying on Sep 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    What I have learned from this blog post:
    1. Rinpoche put his guru’s instruction, to teach and benefiting more, instead of doing retreat in the mountain. As Rinpoche taught us: one way to be loyal to our Guru is always do the practice and follow the instructions of your Guru, and let your Guru wins instead of letting your ego wins.
    2. Jumping out from our comfort zone, because good things happen out of your comfort zone, for your own and others benefits. Different people may have different comfort zone. It can be staying in city especially for many of us growing up in city and even some may be growing up in small towns or villages, to come to Kechara Forest Retreat, located at a small town away from big city like Kuala Lumpur; it’s not that easy to move and stay in Bentong for many of us. That’s our comfort zone.
    3. Rinpoche is planting the seeds for many to inspire for high practice such as Vajrayogini, to renounce samsara and doing retreat in the mountains.

  4. Julia Tan on Aug 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Reading what Rinpoche wrote 5 years ago, I realised Rinpoche’s wishes for going into the mountains to do retreats has never been changed. Rinpoche constantly shared with us pictures of beautiful mountains with little hut. By looking at those pictures, I would usually took a deep breath, pretending i can feel the peace, smell the flower, hear the sound of the grass and trees, the birds and water. Imagine I am there, with my cat, making offerings with the clean water from the river near by, flowers outside the hut and up to the mountain, doing sadhana, retreats and prostrations. I will have an altar with my Guru’s photo, Lama Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini image. I will finally get rid of all my fear, doubt, attachment and etc, just focus on Vajrayogini practice until my last breath. That’s what Rinpoche has been planting the seed for all of us.

    After 5 years, I see Rinpoche’s guru devotion towards his guru only increased but never decline. Rinpoche’s Dharma work today is not just about teaching in the city. The work that Rinpoche is doing now has been increased, many times more and harder. Although some of Rinpoche’s guru already passed away, Rinpoche continue to teach as what he had promised to his guru, preserving what his guru has taught him, protecting the lineage and practices that the guru has passed to him. Rinpoche treasured all his guru more than his own life. I have much faith and respect to Rinpoche today because I see Rinpoche selflessly putting aside what he likes to do, but pushing himself to do what his guru told him to do, inspired me a lot. Rinpoche never give up although the path is never easy for him especially as a foreigner in Malaysia. Due to Rinpoche’s consistency, I started to understand and believe in Rinpoche’s work and teachings. I see a selfless guru working very hard, day and night, prepare, lead, guide, love, care and the list goes on, for the students to transform, so that we can save ourselves from the scary and traumatise 3 lower realms. Our guru gain nothing from us but he continues to work hard for us. This is the nature of a Boddhisatva on earth.

    • Alice Tay on Sep 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you Julia to share this post for discussion within Chinese Group.
      You have pointed and highlights on the practice of guru devotion which we can see clearly through our precious guru. Although Rinpoche is preferable to spend the life to do retreat in the peaceful place as been showed in the post. But due to Rinpoche’s compassion, strong guru devotion and the promise that Rinpoche has made to his own guru, Rinpoche choose to stay with us and continue to teach the dharma.

      Thank you Rinpoche for your altruistic mind of bodhicitta to lead all sentient beings to full enlightenment. Thank you Rinpoche for continuing share the peaceful places that close to nature is the best place for us to do retreat and deepen our practice for the benefit of others. And I believe that the peaceful place in Malaysia, is Kechara Forest Retreat.

  5. Pastor Moh Mei on Jan 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    We all belong to the mountains. We all long to live in nature and undisturbed by the greed of the world. No many will have the fortune to do so. Some out of greed to pursue worldly fortune and fame, some out of obligations, some out of ignorance, whatever form it takes, it’s an attachment of sort to samsara.

    I’m happy for those who can break free and exile themselves to the mountains, to embrace nature and be one with nature. For the rest of us, maybe someday we will stop dreaming and talking about it and just do it. Remember, nothing is going to happen if you don’t start.

  6. patriciasnodgrass on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I understand your yearning, Rinpoche. I truly do. I have been fortunate to live in a vast expanse of green; 65 million acres of riverland, marshes, swamps, and pine forests. We even have our own Bigfoot! The mountains skirt the north side and I live in a deep basin beneath. I cannot see the mountains from where I am, but I am surrounded by lush green fields, pastures and forests and rivers. I am currently living in semi retreat myself. I am not ordained, yet I yearn to be a nun. I spend my days in meditation, prayer and study. Although we don’t have many creature comforts, we do have a roof over our heads and food and water. I am happy. My root lama wants me to teach, but I find myself resisting the idea. I’m not good at teaching; I want to stay where I am. But I also know that I need to obey my root teacher’s instructions. I may have come up with a way to do that. I would love to establish a dharma center in South Texas, in the Big Bend or Texas Hill Country. That way I can have the mountains AND teach. I don’t know how feasible that is. Perhaps you could do something similar, Rinpoche? Find your retreat but also leave your retreat briefly and give teachings. Surely there’s a middle way for you that will benefit yourself as well as those of us who benefit from your teachings. <3

  7. Vinnie Tan on Jul 28, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Kechara Forest Retreat (http://retreat.kechara.com/) would soon be done, once it it fully built up, Rinpoche can stay in the KFR. I believe that the green, and the environment around would allow Rinpoche to be more relaxed in some way. I really hope that KFR will be up soon. Benefiting all beings in that area. And most importantly, providing a green and comfortable space for Rinpoche to live in.

  8. Valentina Suhendra on Jun 22, 2011 at 7:57 am

    My dear Lama

    I know a beautiful place on top of the mountain in Bandung. The view is breathtaking. On one of my visits, I immediately thought that you will like this place. I wish to take you there during your visit to Indonesia.

    Much care

    Valentina

  9. ACL on Jan 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    wherever you go, there you are! there is no escape. I know, i live in those mountains!

  10. Margaretlee on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The first card that I received from Rinpoche depicted a road leading to a mountain scene in black and white. He wrote on the back of the card in these exact words “ I like these scene cards. Seeing them evokes peace, serenity & calmness in me”. I received a couple more of these cards later and all were scenes with country side and a lot of trees. Rinpoche yearns to be in the mountains…….
    And like Henry mentioned that many times Rinpoche would send pictures of open and serene mountain scenes via mms to all his students, another sign of his constant longing to be in the nature.
    Rinpoche would have gone to these mountains , make offering of butterlamps to beautiful mother Vajrayogini and do his meditation and retreat there. Sacrificing all his personal wish but to listen to his Guru to come to a foreign land to teach, is a strong demonstration of his unwavered guru devotion. A true living example of the 50 stanzes of Guru Devotion in the 21st century.
    And I long to have your wish come true my guru, may I humbly follow your footsteps and practise tirelessly my devotion to you.

  11. Lim Tat Ming on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I love nature too. The greenery, rainforest, mountains, lakes, water-falls, coolness, mist, sounds of the wild, silence, solitude and animals in the wild – these images are still vivid in my mind. Everything in the forest provides us a perfect environment for our meditation practices. Even if it is not for spiritual practice, a moment in the forest or mountain brings so much peace in our mind!
    I could remember the time when I was staying in the National Park in Jerantut, Pahang during my younger days. The stay at national park was so relaxing and enjoyable so much so that I was reluctant to return to the city which is so hot, noisy and polluted.
    Nature is not too far in Petaling Jaya. There is the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) in Sungai Buloh where one can have an “instant” experience of the rainforest. It is very accessible and only about half an hour journey from the city of Petaling Jaya. I do hope Rinpoche can make regular trips there to enjoy the nature.
    May Rinpoche be able to quickly fulfil your dreams of living in the mountains soon.

  12. Beng Kooi on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Rinpoche’s selflessness shines thru again and again as I read thru these personal sharings on this blog. Sacrificing his personal wish for a mountain retreat, and waking up daily in the middle of a metropolitan city cannot be easy. It is, in fact, the complete opposite of what Rinpoche wants.
    Hence every moment is an exercise of Guru Devotion. Being in Malaysia, staying in the city, looking out thru grilled windows, teaching his students… it is all a testament to Rinpoche’s towering devotion to his teachers, and his complete submission to his Gurus’ instructions.
    What an incredible live lesson in the 50 verses.

  13. Ooi Pe on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Country roads, take me home, to the place, I belong ….. John Denver could not have put it more accurately what Rinpoche longs for. Rinpoche has to put aside His wish to be in the mountains, so that He can remain here to impart dharma to us. We must make KWPC a reality so that Rinpoche can be up in the mountains – to live and teach in an environment that is closest to His heart – it will be fulfilling both His personal wish and at the same time His guru’s wish. Rinpoche has sacrificed a lot for all of us, the least we can do is at least repay that by coming together to help realise KWPC.

  14. henry ooi on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Rinpoche has spoken many times of his desire to stay at such places described. He even had a wall paper of trees glued in his room in the old ladrang, a rented house. Occasionally he would MMS to his liaisons and some students beautiful pictures of scenic views, sometimes with text, sometimes without.
    The desire to stay in the mountains, surrounded by lush greenery must have to do with Rinpoche’s previous lives. Together with some students, I was fortunate to listen to Rinpoche giving a dharma talk on reincarnation recently. The sometimes painful longing and yearning to go somewhere or do something when one has not experienced it in this life must have come from previous lives.
    KWPC would be the ideal home for Rinpoche when it is up.
    http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/

  15. Irene Lim on Jul 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    A highlander is a highlander, no matter where he lives. Rinpoche is a highlander, yes Rinpoche belongs to the mountains. In Rinpoche’s past lives he had been a Tibetan Lama living in the mountains on the roof top of the world doing spiritual practices and meditation. Many live times Rinpoche’s incarnation lived in Gaden Monastery which has an altitude of over 4,200 meters above sea level with vast space, green and views as free as the bird. Also in Yara, Kham the homeland of of his past incarnation, Gendun Nyedrak, had lived in the mountain which took me more than 6 hours of horse ride to ascend Tsem Monastery. Such places offer no entertainment and distraction at all. That may be the reason Tibet has so many saints and panditas. Ha, ha…

  16. Peter on Jul 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    It’s so great and such privilege to know some of Your inner most thoughts and wishes. I have faith that You will have this dream…
    at the rate we are all pushed to excellence and trained to take up the banner and standard of Dharma, in no time, come true.
    KWPC…it’s not a matter of how anymore but when…
    Anila, your post reminded me of one late Ch’an Master Ven Master Sheng-yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, when I visited and paid my homage in his final abode in Taiwan last year when he manifested stillness, it was located in their Main Monastery, one has to trek up on a small hill nearby and in one beautiful yet simple bamboo grove, his remains lies beneath some unknown bamboo trees (exact locations in the bamboo grove are only known by his core disciples) with no grave markers/tombstones at all. People can just visit there and even do sit in meditation, amidst nature and the fresh air. True to the Ch’an Tradition, from Emptiness he came, to Emptiness he returned.

  17. May Ong on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Nature like lakes, mountains, green forests, hut and caves are places of solace for me where I can allow my mind to focus and concentrate on what is more important. It may be similar to Tsem Rinpoche line of thought, where these are places where he can go to read more to increase depth of knowledge, meditate on its teachings and contemplate to reflect its practice and turn them into actions that can benefit others.
    However, I am glad Tsem Rinpoche had not retreated to those places yet as there is much work to be done for KWPC to manifest and we need you to continue to guide us.

  18. Datuk May on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    My heart swells with love and appreciation knowing how much Rinpoche has sacrificed so that Rinpoche can bring great benefit to people.
    Starting from Rinpoche’s childhood when Rinpoche ran away from home in pursuit of Dharma till today when Rinpoche cannot even have the simple wish of living in the mountains to meditate, makes me realize what an incredibly compassionate being, Rinpoche is. The main reasons for Rinpoche’s sacrifices are to keep his promise to his root guru, Zong Rinpoche and Rinpoche’s love of the Dharma and compelling desire to benefit others.
    Rinpoche has done so much in his life, having lived in USA, where opportunities are plenty for young people, one thing has not changed is Rinpoche’s devotion to Dharma.
    Tears swell in my eyes whenever I think, how much hardship Rinpoche has endured in order for us, his students to have the opportunity to purify our negative karma.
    All that I can do in return is to practise guru devotion and I hope that Rinpoche will accept.

  19. Anila on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I share the same thoughts as Tsem Rinpoche. That is to live in the mountains. I love the forest and trees. The birds and animals that flies and runs around among the trees. I told my family that when I die I want my ashes to be strewn over the jungle if possible. And not like what people normally do. They will cremate the body and strewn the ashes into the sea. When I was staying in Tsem Rinpoche’s house in Ganden, Rinpoche will always ask me to accompany him to sit in the balcony of his house. The balcony is situated overlooking a padi field and at the far end o he can see mountains and forest. He can sit for hours just staring at the mountains. My experience and observation of Rinpoche of what he wrote of belonging to the mountains is the truth.

  20. David Lai on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I heard Rinpoche talk about the mountains for many years already. Rinpoche is always consistently and with so much feeling that he even made me longed for the green hills and lush forests. I never thought much of mother nature as anything but a pretty postcard.
    But somehow, Rinpoche has managed to change my perspective of mother nature as a reflection of a deep spiritual calm that all of us wish to attain. The forest, greenery, mountains and hut reflects renunciation, contemplation and meditation. These are probably very strong imprints of countless lifetimes of spiritual practice. Hence, I think everything that Rinpoche treasures are somehow related to what he had been doing for many years.

  21. susan on Jul 4, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I love the mountains,…the closest i’ve ever gotten was when i used to live in Colorado. It was so beautiful… even getting stuck in traffic wasn’t such a dread because of the amazing mountainous view. I’ve always wanted to get away to these vast mountainous places as what seems to be around, all the hustle and non-stop activities doesn’t make sense to me.
    How people aspire to be and work hard to possess doesn’t make sense to me…i wanted it all to stop. I wish very much that Rinpoche’s wish to have a place up in the mountains will manifest into KWPC in the very near future. Rinpoche thank you for being here with us to give us teachings. Making the inner KWPC manifest is the only way for me to repay Rinpoche’s kindness and how much Rinpoche has “given up” that we may have happiness.

  22. Paris on Jul 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Steve,
    what a beautiful letter and sharing that you wrote, and I hope you won’t mind me replying you directly. It always touches our hearts to hear how Rinpoche is reaching the lives of people everywhere in the world. How fortunate we really are to have Rinpoche among us.
    Rinpoche has also recounted to us countless times that he does not wish to be in the city and that he has always had a longing to be in the mountains, to engage in quiet retreat, solitude. It was because his teachers, H.E. Lati Rinpoche and H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche requested him to go abroad to teach that he continues to persevere here in Kuala Lumpur, to make kechara grow and to guide students, every hour of every day.
    By his promise to his Gurus, it means that Rinpoche has dedicated the rest of his life to the service of others, which has meant that he has given up all of his own personal wishes for us, the wayward ones who probably will never really fully appreciate all that our Lamas sacrifice for our sakes.
    Even now that there is a new Ladrang in the city, which is much bigger and better equipped, Rinpoche remains in only one room on the topmost floor; he dedicated the whole of the rest of the building for Dharma work of his students, to serve others and execute work. Now, Rinpoche has only a distant view of some mountains but that is all.
    It is with much shame that I read this post, to realise how very much Rinpoche is doing for us, and how much he has had to give up so that WE can continue to have the things WE like and are happy with.

    • Steve Tobias on Nov 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

      Paris,
      I just finished reading your book Call Me Paris, which Su Ming was kind enough to send to me. I love it. It is inspirational in many ways, a FEW of them being: with your own experiences in dharma, with your experiences with Rinpoche, with insight into Kechara and what goes on — the hard work with spiritual practice. Anyway I personally appreciate that you wrote it, it really does help people like me out, not only that but it’s very difficult to put down when you start reading! I hope all is well, hope to keep in touch and read your new books.
      Steve

      It is inspirational in many ways, a FEW of these ways ar: with your own experiences in dharma, with insight into how Rinpoche acts

  23. Terri on Apr 15, 2010 at 12:12 am

    The temple here is just like that, and I long to be there too. But I am not able to go because I don’t have a car. http://www.cttbusa.org/

  24. Steve Tobias on Apr 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you so much for spreading the dharma, Rinpoche. I constantly check your blogs, new videos, twitter, and anything available. I often prayed that I would somehow come closer to you as a student and exemplify your teachings, and coincidentally shortly after you started this blog and began posting more, and it’s extremely helpful.
    I wrote you a letter and sent a very small gift in August 2008, and you were very generous and helped me with my practice with more gifts than I ever expected. I have taken full advantage of them, read all the texts, and have tried my hardest to keep my commitments. If you were in the mountains I would never be graced with my practice, faith, bodhicitta or anything. I was selfish and received an initiation I was hardly ready for, but tried very hard to live up to it, and the mentoring you offered was invaluable to this, as well as your inspiration in the beginning, and I will keep my commitments toward you and the dharma. Thank you!!!

  25. Shirley Tan on Apr 8, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Its funny, but this is the visual that is very dear to me – the sounds of the rustling of leaves against the marooned robes, small hands grazing against the leaves or bushes as they walk by and in the background there are soft chanting. It is almost hypnotic. Then the view of the mountains opens up ahead to greet us, as if to welcome us home. Then a cool crisp air gently caresses our faces, as if to wash away all our fears and doubts. I love the mountains, especially if it is by a lake or ravine/river, or any body of water. And I adore the cool mountain air and the rising ‘regal-ness’ of the trees with the changing colours of each season. To me, that is closest to home.

  26. Nick Lee on Apr 7, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Rinpoche,
    I too love the mountains. I understand exactly how you feel about the mountains…it really is nature at its best. I know with everyone’s combined effort, we will make KWPC a reality and help you fulfill your gurus’ wishes and also your dream of living in the mountains surrounded by rolling hills, endless greenery, chirping birds and crisp fresh air.

  27. anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    same here… i feel the same yearning and when you speak of it and share those photos, i feel so poignant… nature is so wonderful, so is solitude…
    may your wishes come true in the future after you have carried out your share of the divine wishes of your gurus…

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    When practiced in itself, it is a basis of merit it leads ultimately to liberation from samsara. An act of giving will bring us happiness in the future, in accordance with the kammic law of cause and effect taught by the Buddha.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/dana-offerings-for-tsem-ladrang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:43 PM
    Well, the practice of death meditation is a common practice in many Buddhist lineages. Everything that belongs to us is left behind at the time of death. By training our mind in death and impermanence, we can avert our attraction to the appearances of this life. If we think about death , it will motivates us to repair relationships and forgive in life. With preparation we can help others at death-time. The time of death is uncertain and there is no fixed lifespan in our world. At the time of death what’s really important is the Dharma practice. We learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice we made before death. We are fortunate to have a chance to work in the Dharma and learning death meditation to prepare ourselves as the moment will come any time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/last-night-i-spoke-about-death-meditation-in-more-detail.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:39 PM
    HE Tsem Rinpoche comes from Gaden Monastery,Rinpoche had travelled from US to be ordained in India. Gaden Monastery is a world-renowned monastic university which was founded in the 14th century by the great scholar and saint, Lama Tsongkhapa. The beginning of Gaden Monastery in India was very difficult due to many reasons. Financially was one and Rinpoche had helped and supported the monastery ’s education department from the very beginning . Even coming to Malaysia Rinpoche continued to support them raising funds to purchase new books for the library, computer facilities for the monks, furniture, fixtures etc. These has carried on till the present days to create great geshes, scholars, masters in the future.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-helps-monastic-education.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 12:02 AM
    We should share with more people about this piece of article, to let more know about this fact; thus more awareness are able to be created; more helps are able to extend to these animals; or less cruelty are being done to them.

    This is good article to bring out the awareness of how human cause the death of these animals where the animals are not capable to escape from the trap and captivity set up by human race.Thank you very much for sharing this article.


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  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 06:20 PM
    Mother nature is truly amazing, there are a lot of interesting places in the world to discover and explore and this unique island of Japan and home to a majority of the population Okinawa is truly wonderful.

    Thank you for the interesting sharing of Okinawa, hope to visit the great place and witness live of the famous Naha Tug-of-War Festival. I loved all the photos shared especially the yummy foods, the fascinating Yokusendo Cave, traditional Okinawa Craft Village and the secret of Abu Park.

    https://bit.ly/2HGHRql


  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 01:01 PM
    Wow….In Thailand, priority seats are given to Buddhist monks, that’s wonderful. Monks in Thailand are well respected by many with the majority of Thailand practising Buddhism. We could see monks everywhere in Thailand. Most public transport in Bangkok has seats marked for monks. We used to see signage board stating elderly persons, disabled persons, pregnant women, and children were given priority. Priority seats have been designated in public transport vehicles such as train, bus monorail and other transport operators . It rare to see signage should yield their seat to the monks. I have yet come across such signage yet in Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/spirituality-on-the-train.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 12:58 PM
    Meeting Rinpoche and receiving gifts such as Green Tara tsa tsa is indeed so fortunate. Due to Rinpoche generousity, helpful and compassionate nature, Rinpoche will always have gifts with him while travelling. Hence where Rinpoche goes and meeting any people around, Rinpoche will surely share Dharma and giving out gifts. LeeAnn the lady owner of Early Bird restaurant in Willow Creek, North California whom Rinpoche met had received Green Tara tsa tsa. Thank you for the wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/connecting-with-tara-posted-by-admin.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 12:56 PM
    Rinpoche’s limitless care and compassion for others has no boundary, nor matter what time and place. Rinpoche will be there , giving blessing. Looking at those pictures tells us all. Rinpoche had indeed benefited many people in many ways.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this wonderful story to inspire us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/personal-attendant-what-was-rinpoche-doing-around-3-to-4am.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 04:52 PM
    While this is a scary thoughts to discover the common hazards in our homes comes from our convenient purchase of household products. Many of us know that, household products, including cleaning supplies often contain agents that can be very harmful to us and stored them safe to help protect our kids without realizing our health actually.

    Thanks you for the article sharing, it’s great to understand health and wellness is not simply about diet and exercise, but be aware of the exposure to toxic that applies in our daily life. I’m aware of all the items shared and will take action to limit and remove them. If possible will try to explore further to replace with natural alternatives.

    https://bit.ly/2TrZTQ4

  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:28 PM
    The practice is simple yet has numerous benefits for us.The explanation given of this wonderful and powerful purification practice of Ucchusma is really easy to understand.A lot will be benefited from this practice.

    With our mind free from negative pollution, we will be able to progress in our spiritual path with fewer distractions and attachments. Thank you very much for sharing this good article.

    https://bit.ly/2FYeJuk
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:04 PM
    Mr Rajkumar and his wife Sangeeta travelled all the way from Nepal to visit Kechara. They came visiting as special guests of Tsem Ladrang, that’s wonderful. They were showed around the place of interest in Kuala Lumpur and so forth with great memories to bring back . They even joined in KSK department giving foods to the poor. They were very helpful and hard working couple. Hope more friends from Nepal coming to visit Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/friends-from-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:03 PM
    Urgelling Monastery is a small Buddhist monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, a recognized region of the Indian subcontinent. Wow….this place is the birth place of Tsangyang Gyatso, the Sixth Dalai Lama. It was established in the 15th century with amazing story behind the monastery such as the walking sticks of the Sixth Dalai Lama. The monastery is indeed of great historic importance, for the people of Buddhist faith. A beautiful and scared place to go for pilgrimage . Looking at the beautiful pictures tells us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/urgelling-monastery-oasis-of-peace-not-ready.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:00 PM
    In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. The first step in practicing Buddhism is taking refuge in the Three Jewels. Taking refuge means relying on these Three Jewels so that they become the main focus of our lives. Once we have taken refuge in the Three Jewels, we should not take refuge in any other religion nor blend Buddhism and other religions. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, of openness and freedom. By taking the refuge vow we commit ourselves to freedom and to give up our attachment to basic security. Go all the way nor matter what happened along the way to achieve our ultimate goal in our spiritual path. Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/taking-refuge-in-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    The heartbreak of grief is the hardest. The death of a loved one who was a meaningful part of our life can absolutely lead to significant shifts. Those people in deep sorrow at the loss of a loved one need mental support and a lift up. Having Rinpoche blessing the mind of the deceased and let them have a …good rebirth is really beautiful indeed. That’s the time the family of the departed needs most the company of friends and so forth. The behind scenes of Rinpoche did was really touching not only the Dharma teachings, Rinpoche will go all the way to help the deceased family, spending every minute of every day thinking, working and acting for the benefit of all around him and many of whom he hardly knows.
    Thank you Seng PIow for sharing the look behind the scenes of what Rinpoche does.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-in-funerals.html

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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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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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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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful 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
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
2 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
2 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
2 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
5 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
8 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
8 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
8 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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