Dewa Nimbo in the Herald

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Princess Dewa Nimbo

In 1989, The Herald Times Online featured an article about a down-to-earth Mongolian princess from Xinjiang who was pursuing her doctorate at the Indiana University in Bloomington. She is H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s biological mother, Mongolian Princess Torghut Noyen, Dewa Nimbo.

Xinjiang is an autonomous region in the northwest of China. In the 18th Century, the northern part of this region used to be known as Dzhungar Khanate (kingdom). The Mongol Oirat people from the Altai region of Xinjiang used to rule over this Khanate. Historically, the Mongol Oirat consisted of the following tribes: Dorbet, Torghut, Dzhungar, and Khoshut. Dewa Nimbo belongs to the Torghut tribe.

Dewa Nimbo is the daughter of Mingyur Wang and his wife, Dechen Minh. Mingyur Wang was the eldest son of Prince Palta, the administrative ruler of Xinjiang Province in the 20th Century. Mingyur Wang’s ancestry can be traced back to the courts of Genghis Khan in the 1200s.

Princess Dewa Nimbo and her mother Queen Dechen… H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s mother and grandmother.

In 1949, Mingyur Wang and his family fled China during the civil unrest. At first, he sought refuge in Tibet, then in India before finally settling down in Taiwan where he served briefly in parliament. His wife, Dechen Minh, was a respected figure among the Mongolian community in Taiwan. Due to her privileged family background, Dewa Nimbo was often referred to as the Princess of the Torghut people (Torghut Noyen).

In the early 1960s, the young Dewa Nimbo became acquainted with a Tibetan man named Lobsang Gyatso. He was a disciple of H.H. the Panchen Lama and was managing a Tibetan school for refugees in Taiwan when he met her. They soon became romantically involved. Unfortunately, he was already married with three children, which he only revealed to her after knowing she was pregnant with child. Dewa Nimbo was deeply hurt by Lobsang Gyatso’s deception and immediately cut off all contacts with him. Bearing a child without a husband brought great shame to her life, and she has never truly recovered from this wound.

Despite her unfortunate situation, Dewa Nimbo experienced many auspicious signs during her pregnancy. Every day, she dreamt of a white elephant entering her courtyard and then she would tie it to a tree (this is similar to the experience of Buddha Shakyamuni’s mother before Lord Buddha was born). On the last night of her pregnancy, Dewa Nimbo dreamt of a grand puja being performed at her house by high lamas. Her mother, Dechen Minh, arranged for her to have a discreet delivery at the General Hospital of Taipei. On October 24, 1965, Dewa Nimbo gave birth to Prince Iska Minh, who would later be known as H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his grandmother Queen Dechen. She used to visit Rinpoche and they had a very close relationship. She loved Rinpoche very much and Rinpoche misses her tremendously.

Several months after the baby was born, Dewa Nimbo put him under the care of Shi Mama, a Taiwanese lady for USD50 per month. Unfortunately, he was not properly taken care of by Shi Mama and her family. Rinpoche was often left undernourished and physically abused. In 1966, Dewa Nimbo immigrated to the United States.

Several years later, Queen Dechen Minh arranged for Rinpoche to be adopted by a Kalmyk couple from Howell, New Jersey and accompanied her grandson on a long-haul flight to the United States. When they arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport, they were greeted by Dewa Nimbo, who was by then married with two sons. Rinpoche spent the night at her house in Philadelphia. The next day, Rinpoche was introduced to his new family, the Bugayeffs, and taken to his new home.

Dewa Nimbo would visit him occasionally in New Jersey and sometimes brought him over to Philadelphia to stay at her house. Rinpoche would often wonder who this beautiful and intelligent lady from Philadelphia was. He later found out from his cousin, Gaga Toktun, that the lady was his biological mother. Despite knowing this, he continued to call her Auntie Dewa. Rinpoche remembered these visits fondly. Over the years, he maintained a good relationship with Dewa Nimbo and they often talked and wrote about many things. Rinpoche also learnt that Guru Deva Rinpoche was Dewa Nimbo’s spiritual teacher.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s uncle, Prince David Minh and Rinpoche when Rinpoche met him in Taiwan where he shared a lot of about their family history with Rinpoche. He is the only sibling of Rinpoche’s mother, Dewa Nimbo.

When Rinpoche was 21 or 22 years old, he went to Indianapolis to attend a teaching by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. As Dewa Nimbo was living in Indianapolis at that time, Rinpoche wanted to meet her as he was about to leave for India to become a monk. Unfortunately, she couldn’t meet him as she had to attend to an urgent engagement. However, Dewa Nimbo told Rinpoche, “You’re going to India, you’re going to Nepal, and it’s quite far and you’ll be alone. But if you need any help, if you need any assistance, if you’re in trouble in any way, contact Guru Deva Rinpoche and tell him that Dewa Nimbo said so.” Several years later, Rinpoche eventually met with Guru Deva Rinpoche who then explained about his family background and introduced him to his biological father, Lobsang Gyatso.

The article from The Herald Times Online below described Dewa’s life and ancestry. It also shows her deep appreciation for her Mongolian roots and culture.

Princess’s heritage brings her to Bloomington

By Mike Leonard | October 1, 1989

The Princess of Torgut says she’s really no different from anyone else walking down the streets of Bloomington.

“I dress just like everyone else. I live in university housing. I eat hamburgers, spaghetti, roast beef,” she says.

And when she does get the urge to cook foods from her native Mongolia, she says her two teen-aged sons take one look and say, “Mom, let’s go to McDonald’s.”

One would never know that single mother and doctoral candidate Dewa Nimbo is a Mongolian princess who can trace her lineage back to the 1200s and the court of Genghis Khan. “This is a different time and a different place,” she said in an interview last week.

Yet Nimbo’s heritage has everything to do with her being in Bloomington and studying at Indiana University.

In the 1200s, her Mongol ancestors put together the largest land empire in history, encompassing most of Asia and stretching from eastern China to eastern Europe. In later years, native Mongolian lands between Russia and China fell under the control of various tribal chiefs and warlords. Nimbo’s people, in the western Mongol lands, fled the warfare in the early 1600s and migrated to central Russia for a 150-year period. Most returned to their Chinese-controlled homeland in a 1771 journey which 170,000 started and 70,000 or fewer completed.

Nimbo’s grandfather, Prince Palta, was considered a prince of the first rank by the Chinese and her father, Prince Minjuur, was the last to be recognized by the Chinese Manchu dynasty. Just prior to China’s communist revolution of 1949, however, Minjuur received word that he should flee or be killed.

The Mongolian tribes, although accepting of the dominant forces in their part of the world, nonetheless wanted to remain self-governing. The Chinese were determined to wipe out resistance, which logically meant getting rid of the leaders.

Dewa Nimbo was 3 years old when she started with her family on an arduous, nearly two-year escape through the wilds of China and Tibet to India. “By day we’d hide in caves and the bushes and by night we’d travel by camel,” she said. Young Dewa was strapped to a camel and instructed to never cry or make a sound. “My (older) brother and I never knew we were running for our lives,” she recalled.

The Dalai Lama gave the family refuge in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, but he, too, would have to leave his homeland under Chinese pressure. Nimbo’s family spent a couple of years in India, she said, until Prime Minister Nehru advised them that their presence was upsetting the Chinese.
Nimbo’s family then settled in Taiwan, where Dewa received her junior high and high school education. She traveled to the United States in 1966 to unite with the large Mongolian sect which had emigrated from Russia to the Philadelphia area and to New Jersey. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Temple University before coming to IU and the nation’s only Mongolian studies program in 1985.

“I’d like to research and teach Mongolian language,” Nimbo said. “I’d also like to go back and collect oral history, and then return to the U.S. and compile it.”

She was able to return to her homeland in 1981, visiting Dzungaria, Mongolia’s westernmost province, and Chinese Turkistan, where she was born. “It is still a very backward area,” she said. “The place for women there is basically no place.”

Despite her place in a ruling family, Nimbo learned humililty at an early age. “My grandfather said, ‘You must suffer with the people to know the people.’ So we were never permitted to think we were better or above the people. My father would never allow people to kowtow to us.”

A part of that philosophy came from her Torgut tribe’s belief in Lamaism, the form of Buddhism also practiced in Tibet, which emphasizes compassion. Yet Nimbo said she’s always taken aback when she gets together with the old-line Mongols from the Philadelphia area who are descended from the Torguts who did not return to China in the 1700s and are accustomed to old ways. “I’ll start to help do something and they’ll say, ‘Oh, no, you can’t do that.’ It really makes me uncomfortable,” she said.

“When I go to Philadelphia, I still have to dress a certain way and act a certain way,” Nimbo said. “I have to be the way people want me to be.

“Here I dress the way I want and act the way I want. People here like me for me – not who they expect me to be. And I like that.”

Copyright: HeraldTimesOnline.com 1989

 


 

公主的身世把她带到布鲁明顿

作者:Mike Leonard | 1989年10月1日

这位土尔扈特公主说,走在布鲁明顿的街头上的她,跟其他人并没有两样。

她说: “我穿着一般人的衣着,住在大学社区内,吃的是汉堡包、意大利面和烤牛肉。”

她说,当她拥有烹煮蒙古家乡食物的冲动时,她的两名十多岁的儿子就会看她一眼说:“妈,我们去麦当劳吧!”

没有人知道作为单亲妈妈和准博士的蒂娃宁波是一位蒙古公主,其家族传承可追溯到公元1200年左右的成吉思汗王朝时代。“这是另一个时代,另一个地点。”她在上周的访问中这么说。

然而,宁波的身世却跟她在布鲁明顿和在印地安娜大学学习有着密切的关系。

公元1200年左右,她的蒙古先人统治了史上最大的领土,领地范围包括亚洲多数地方,并从中国东部延伸及东欧地区。后来,位于俄罗斯和中国之间的蒙古地区落入不同部落首领手中。为了避开战事,居住在蒙古西部的宁波家族在17世纪初期迁移到俄罗斯中部,并在当地居住了约150年。公元1771年,许多蒙古人返回中国统治下的家园,170,000人展开旅程,只有70, 000人成功抵达。

在中国,宁波公主的祖父帕勒塔郡王被视为地位最尊贵的王子,而她的父亲清明王则是中国满清王朝承认的最后一位王子。然而,1949年中国共产党革命之前,清明王收到消息说,他若不逃亡,就会遭遇被杀的命运。

蒙古部族尽管接受了自己的领土已被其他力量主导的事实,却依然想要维持自治权。中国决定消除这些阻力,这意味着他将会把这些领袖一一剔除。

当蒂娃宁波公主跟家人展开一场艰苦,穿山越岭从中国到西藏,再到印度的逃亡生涯时,她才只有3岁。她说:“我们白天藏身洞穴和灌木丛中,夜晚才骑着骆驼赶路。”年轻的蒂娃公主被绑在骆驼背上,并被命令不准哭泣或发出任何声音。“我和哥哥并不知道我们正在逃亡。”她回忆说。

在西藏,达赖喇嘛给予这个家庭庇护,但在中国的压力下,他本身也必须逃离自己的家园。宁波公主说,她及家人在印度居住了几年,直到印度总理尼赫鲁告诉他们说,他们的存在造成中国的不快为止。宁波公主一家随后在台湾定居,她也在那里接受初中及高中教育。1966年,她搬迁到美国,与大批从俄罗斯迁至费城和新泽西的蒙古大部族会合。她在坦普尔大学取得学士及硕士学位后,前往全美唯一提供蒙古研究课程的印地安娜大学继续深造。

“我想要研究和教授蒙古文”宁波说。“我也想回去收集口述历史,再回到美国进行资料整理。”

她在1981年成功返回家园,拜访了蒙古最西部的地区准噶尔和她的出生地中国突厥斯坦。“那是一个十分落后的地区。”她说:“这地方的女性完全没有地位。”

尽管出生在统治者世家,宁波公主自小就学会谦虚。“我祖父说,‘你必须跟人民共同经历苦难,才能了解人民。’所以,我们不能认为自己比别人高一等。我的父亲决不允许人们向我们磕头。”

这种人生哲学部分来自土尔扈特族的信仰,他们笃信强调慈悲的西藏佛教。然而,宁波公主说,当她跟那些现居费城的旧派蒙古人(他们是不在1700年间返回中国的土尔扈特族的后裔,)相处时,她总是相当惊讶。“当我帮手做些什么时,他们总会说‘哦,你不能这么做。’这实在令我感到不自在。”她说。

“在费城,我依然必须遵从某种衣着打扮和行为模式来生活。”宁波公主说:“我必须根据人们想要的方式来生活。”

“在这里,我可以自由穿着,做自己想做的事。这里的人们喜欢我活出自己,而不是成为他们想要的样子。我喜欢这样。”

版权:HeraldTimesOnline.com 1989

Source(来源): http://ww.heraldtimesonline.com//stories/1989/10/01/archive.19891001.00fd6c7.sto?code=64fc1a4e-6bf8-11e4-9350-101f742c1d2e

Source: http://ww.heraldtimesonline.com//stories/1989/10/01/archive.19891001.00fd6c7.sto?code=64fc1a4e-6bf8-11e4-9350-101f742c1d2e. Click on image to enlarge.

 

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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:51 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:02 pm

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  3. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 7:42 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

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  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:45 am

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  5. Samfoonheei on Feb 27, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing this short and beautiful story of your mother. Glad to know more of her. May Rinpoche met up with his mother in future and offer her with a beautiful image of Tara.

  6. William Chua on Dec 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    This article gives us a little bit more insight of who Princess Dewa Nimbo is. And also probably gives some comfort to Rinpoche. Till today Princess Dewa still does not acknowledge Rinpoche as her son which is from the deep anger she has with Rinpoche’s father. Hope that the Princess will have peace and let go of her hatred.

  7. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 2:05 am

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche is very devoted to his root guru, H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

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  8. Lin Mun on Nov 26, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of you mother. May you be able to meet you mother very soon and to present her the Tara that you have drawn for her.

  9. Low KHJB on Nov 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing.We certainly hope you could reunite with your mother in the near future.Your work at the US certainly help a lot of people there and to bring the precious Dharma and its true application, to the awareness of many .Hopeful she would be touch by this and make a point to meet up with you….

  10. Uncle Eddie on Nov 27, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Seeing how Rinpoche still cherishes his own real mother whom he hasn’t met for over two decades, and who has almost given him up, is truly an infinite “love without an end” which no human beings can have! Of course, cherishing all our mother beings, past and present as described in the practice of the holy Dharma of sciptures, is the foundation of all goodness, happiness and virtue, rather than cherishing ourselves, which is the doorway leading to all torments, a chronic sickness and selfishness, and a cause giving rise to unsought sufferings! As said in the Lama Chopa Guru puja, “The mind that cherishes all mother beings, and would secure them in bliss is the gateway leading to infinite virtue.” We shall pray hard and earnestly hope that one day, Rinpoche will meet her again to pay her all his due respects and fulfill all that he has promised her. With heartfelt thanks for the sharing of your very touching and incredulous story, Rinpoche. Om mani padme hung.

  11. Hee TS on Nov 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    希望仁波切與您美麗的母親團聚,並給她繪一幅度母畫像盡快成真。感叹胜彪讲法师费盡心思将这篇難得的文章与我们分享。感谢您!

  12. Edwin Tan on Nov 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Great find Pastor Seng Piow!

    Nice article.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  13. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Nov 19, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Thank you Rinpoche ‘ s sharing . Wishing one day Rinpoche able to meet his mother and offer her the Tara picture. OM Maha YakCha Tsa Soha _/\_

  14. Julia Tan on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Princess Dewa are not like other Princess. She has come a long way fram leaving her own country since she was 3 until she became who she is today. Although she has to face all the difficulties in her very young age made her a tough, strong and humble lady. Reading the article above knowing that Rinpoche misses His mother very much. To me this is not just an article to share but to remind us to treasure and be grateful for having our mother close to us always. I am very blessed because I can serve and take care of my mother. May Rinpoche meet Princess Dewa again very soon.

  15. jen on Nov 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Great adventure and amazing story about Rinpoche’s mom. Thanks for sharing.

  16. KYC on Nov 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    What an incredible story. I really hope Rinpoche will be reunited with your mother again and offer her the Tara picture.

  17. sweekeong on Nov 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of your biological mother. It is surprising that Rinpoche’s family lineage can be traced back all the way to the Mongols. I was particular struck by what her grandfather said that royalty must suffer with the people to know the people. There is much wisdom in what he said and it is much needed today as in the past.

  18. Adeline Tan on Nov 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Hope Rinpoche’s wish to be reunited with your beautiful mother and to offer her a painting of Tara will come true soonest possible. What an interesting find by Pastor Loh, thank you for sharing.

  19. Sofi on Nov 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing this article of your mom. May your wish of meeting her be fulfilled. It would be wonderful if you could offer Buddha Tara to her.

  20. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 15, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Dear Rinpoche, may it be not long before you have your wish fulfilled and you meet your mother. How joyous that will be.

    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for finding this wonderful article in the Herald. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing it. I too like Rinpoche’s great-grandfather’s words on humility.

  21. Yeo Kwai Gin on Nov 15, 2014 at 3:00 am

    尊贵的仁波切, 你好 !
    看到这篇报导,仁波切一定很高兴和惊喜,我也很高兴有这篇报导描述关于您的母亲当年的生活,勾起了您对母亲的思念。您肯定有此机会亲手将度母的画交到您母亲的手中,我希望,度母与诸佛菩萨也永远为您母亲加持与庇佑!
    也祝尊贵的仁波切 健康 快乐 !

  22. Ai Nin Tan on Nov 15, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I like to read history of Princess Dewa Nimbo. Rinpoche may just visit, draw and send a Tara picture to Rinpoche’s mother. But these actions will bring sadness back to her. Rinpoche deeply concern and caring towards his mother’s feeling is so great. Maybe Rinpoche still draw a Tara picture as offering to mother. I believe both of you will meet up one day when ‘times’ ripe.

  23. Sharon Ong on Nov 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you to for sharing this. This is such an amazing find. Very interesting. I hope that Rinpoche will be reunited with Rinpoche’s mother soon.

  24. Jacinta Goh on Nov 14, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    May Rinpoche be able to meet Rinpoche’s mother and personally offer her a picture Tara. Thanks to Pastor Seng Piow. Rinpoche must be very happy for this surprise news!

  25. Irene Lim on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I pray that your wish to be united with your mother again will happen in the near future. From what I gathered reading this write-up here and the stories I heard of her, she must have an extremely strong personality.

  26. Matt on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    So beautiful. ‘You must suffer with the people to know the people.’ This is so true. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  27. Miriam Pia on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve been to Bloomington, so that made a nice personal tie in. Impressive program, intriguing comments about her. I don’t understand your exact relationship with the other two boys. Also, I know your case is confusing but I would feel it might be closest to the truth to call this lady your birth mother and the other women who raised you also your mothers or adoptive mothers. The article was interesting. Thank you for letting me comment. I hope I am not annoying. I have been both liked and disliked – so it could be anything.

  28. Joy on Nov 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, what a lovely surprise! Great find Pastor Loh. Wow Rinpoche’s mother sounds very down to earth and kind. I like the last thing she said “Here I dress the way I want and act the way I want. People here like me for me – not who they expect me to be. And I like that.” I am sure there is a lot of expectations being a royal blood hence explains why she was probably scared and pressured to give Rinpoche up. I hope she will forgive herself and her past and meet with Rinpoche one day.

  29. Choong on Nov 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I really hope that the two of you meet again.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 5. 2020 01:15 PM
    Beautiful poem of reality and at the moment of death by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Cherished the wonderful moments , meaningful hours working towards Dharma and for others. Life is short and impermanent, we only live once and nothing is permanent. But fortunately, life is nothing but a continuing of birth and death. Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears. There is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death. Sometimes later becomes never, start now its never been late if we put in much effort. Good things never come from comfort zones we have to work it up. Always think what is not done and not what was done, working to benefit other will be great joy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/heartspoon-kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 5. 2020 01:13 PM
    Palden Tenpai Nyima was the seventh Panchen Lama of Tibet and is considered to be emanations of Buddha Amitabha. Being the second-highest line of incarnations in Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama. Palden Tenpai Nyima compiled and edited a voluminous collection of tantric deity sadhanas called the Rinjung Lhantab. Rinjung Lhantab which is a spiritual practices or a manual’ of instructions for achieving Enlightenment mainly for higher tantric students.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/rinjung-lhantab-the-panchen-lamas-collection-of-sadhanas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 5. 2020 01:11 PM
    Inspiring story of a monk Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche student of H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche . In fact being jailed, badly tortured by the soldiers for 19 years, he hold no grudge against any of them. He forgave them, not because they deserve forgiveness, but he deserve peace. Being angry at them only hurt himself. He was well respected in prison, as he never showed anger, always meditated ,consoled others, giving them great strength and motivated them.
    Even though he did endured much hardship, and all the sufferings but he never lost his monk vows. He understand karma, suffering for others that kept was him going. Inspiring story.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tsawa-pulthok-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 4. 2020 01:23 PM
    Buddhism started as a Hindu influenced religion in India. Buddhism has had a long history in China and has been instrumental in shaping Chinese culture and tradition. Over time Buddhism became a popular force in the lives of the Chinese and many others. Buddhists believe in a combination of Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism, the latter of which teaches that enlightenment can be achieved in a single lifetime. It was able to gain acceptance among the Chinese as it emphasis on non-violence and the sanctity of animal life. China hosts the world’s largest Buddhist population. Interesting read . At the time of commenting , I still have plenty to understand.
    Thank you Pastor Adeline for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/buddhist-influence-on-chinese-religion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 4. 2020 01:20 PM
    nspiring story of Kyabje H E Tsem Rinpoche’s life story. Despite all the up and down to earth difficulties, Rinpoche had gone through, it did not deter Rinpoche to give up what Rinpoche want to be a monk for the benefit of others. We are fortunate and blessed to have Rinpoche here in Malaysia and having the opportunity to learn, practice Dharma . It has since change the lives of many of us. Rinpoche is a gift to the world , who solely just on giving to benefit others and inspiration to many.
    Rinpoche ‘s biography tells us all, reading it will let us all know and understand better of a truly great lama. Glad that Tsem Rinpoche had taken Kyabje H E Gangchen Rinpoche’s advice to write his biography to benefit all.
    Thank you Rinpoche, writers team and the bio-team for the Biography book for Tsem Rinpoche – “The Promise”. A beautiful book to have . I am fortunate to receive a copy from Rinpoche as a gift which I truly treasure, reading it over and over again.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 4. 2020 01:12 PM
    Julian Beever is an English chalk artist, who is one of the most famous 3D street artists. He is also known as the “Pavement Picasso” for his enormous 3D pavement sketchings that bring his art well and truly to the streets. He mostly receives a positive reaction and people enjoy seeing his art. Amazingly he has produced hundreds of pieces of ‘pavement art’ at venues all over Europe. Looking at those pictures in this post tell us a thousand words. It is indeed beautiful and realistic.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pavement-picasso-julian-beever.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 3. 2020 03:19 PM
    Reading this article it gave a clear pictures of how many animals been slaughtered for human’s menu. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our environment. When we become more mindful of what we have on our menu every day, that mindfulness will seep into everything we do. Many people choose a vegetarian diet out of concern, to stay healthy, saving animals and environment as well.
    What is important , give the animals a chance, respect them and to do harm them. May more people realized how many thousands or millions of animals be saved if they go on being a vegetarian.
    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing awareness with this article..

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/amazing-survey.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 3. 2020 03:17 PM
    Our Lama Tsem Rinpoche was a gift to us and the Tibetan Buddhism world who just keeps on giving , teaching Dharma and cares more than himself. Rinpoche was definitely one Lama that gives much more than another one else. Well known for his compassion, Rinpoche had guild rather train his students from day one where they are today. Rinpoche had observed , on the lookout to assist and encourage anyone of us and friends. Rinpoche had used the ‘new news’ an exercise to develop greater awareness of people and situations around. Wonderful way , to instill the positive qualities of compassion and awareness in us. Reading this post , I learn something new.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-what-is-the-new-news
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 3. 2020 03:15 PM
    Having a Dorje Shugden shop at Petaling street, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia will definitely benefits more and more local people as well as foreigners especially the tourist from across the globe. Many people will get to know and understand the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden of our time. Many people who see the protector or passing by will be blessed as it is located at the famous tourist spot of China town. More people are connected to Dorje Shugden and will have the seeds planted into their mind. Rejoice.
    This is a best gift for our Lama Tsem Rinpoche on his birthday.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/exciting-dorje-shugden-store-in-petaling-street-malaysia.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 10:10 PM
    This is probably the best I’ve ever seen, marvelous creation, very realist with brilliant idea. I like the idea of Julian Beever, working in open air with public attraction. This job definitely takes a lot of patience and hats off to this extraordinary creativity.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing of a talented artist and his amazing art work.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 04:16 PM
    With our integrity intact, life is less stressful and far less complicated. This is not applying in secular but also in the spiritual practice. If someone who does not have integrity will surely not earn respects from his peers.
    Integrity is very important in our life. It also a good habit for us to cultivate and take as reminder to ourselves that we need to keep hold to our promises in all aspect of chores we are doing.

    https://bit.ly/31yh6MZ
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 01:21 PM
    Chatral Rinpoche was one of the greatest meditation masters and most compassionate bodhisattvas in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Chatral Rinpoche explains the purpose and benefit of saving the lives of endangered animals, especially those due to be slaughtered. Great advice by Chatral Rinpoche to develop compassion for all sentient beings . Save animals, save nature, as animal life is precious too. He lived as a humble yogi without the distractions of fame and fortune. He practiced what he preaches without compromise and was beloved , respected by many of all faiths throughout the Himalayan region. He was well known for his compassion for animals through his compassionate action and profound wisdom. He had liberate millions of fish animals and had encourages his student not to eat meat and drank alcohol. It’s a right choice to be on vegetarian , as more animals will be save. It be healthier for us, better for environment and kinder to be a vegetarian.
    Powerful saying by Chatral Rinpoche ……Eating meat in one’s diet is much different than eating flesh to liberate a being through supernatural powers. I am just an ordinary practitioner. I would be committing sin and I would be getting negative karma.
    Thank You for this sharing Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow.

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

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

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

    Life is all about second chances, always try to care about others because none of us know what tomorrow may speaks. It’s so much true to say photos will make your day much more better with thousand words and I too enjoyed all the stories.

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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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
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
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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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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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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
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
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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
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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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
4 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Russia 97,203
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Hong Kong 89,191
South Africa 85,069
Mexico 80,271
Myanmar (Burma) 75,278
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Switzerland 70,192
Japan 69,285
China 63,631
South Korea 61,470
Cambodia 61,153
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