Drupon Khen Rinpoche in Africa | 主奔堪仁波切的非洲之行

May 24, 2019 | Views: 435

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Dear friends around the world,

I wish to share with you on the amazing Drupon Khen Rinpoche and his effort in spreading Lord Buddha’s teachings in Africa. Africa is the second largest continent after Asia, covering about one-fifth of the total land surface of Mother Earth with a staggering population of 1.3 billion in 2019. With such a big population, many of them are still living in poverty and their living conditions are not the best. Furthermore, not many lamas go to Africa to spread Dharma.

Drupon Khen Rinpoche’s first visit to Africa was on August 2017 when he flew to South Africa and teach at Tara Rokpa Centre in Groot Marico and Samye Ling in Harare, Zimbabwe. The trip lasted for about 2 weeks and Rinpoche generously sponsored meals for 150 locals on his last day in Groot Marico, as a session to know them better. Drupon Rinpoche’s subsequent visit to the African soil was in 2018.

In 2019, he will be giving teachings in 5 Buddhist centers, a significant increase compared to the last 2 visits he made to Africa.

It touched me deeply to see Buddha Dharma arriving in Africa, may Buddha’s teaching flourish in this continent to benefit many more people. I myself have always wanted to go to Africa also in the past to bring Dharma but didn’t have the chance to. So I am happy to see this development. I have no connections to Drupon Khen Rinpoche nor have I ever met him. I obtained the pictures and information from the internet. I am simply sharing how happy I am to see a Buddhist teacher share the Dharma in Africa. It brought tears to my eyes. Most lamas never visit developing countries to share the Dharma but only to affluent countries, that is why this touches me deeply.

Below is a short article about Drupon Khen Rinpoche’s trips in Africa with pictures and videos. I pray that Drupon Khen Rinpoche will be able to make the Dharma grow in Africa. I pray Lord Shakyamuni Buddha, Tara and Guru Rinpoche will bless the works there and it will grow. May the beautiful people of Africa be blessed with meeting the Dharma.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Biography of Drupon Khen Rinpoche

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Drupon Khen Rinpoche is a lama from the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche was trained from an early age under the direction of highly accomplished masters of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. His list of lamas comprised of famous and unknown yogis of all lineages, especially from Kagyu and Nyingma. Rinpoche started to learn rituals and procedures for many Vajrayana practice when he was seven years old. At fourteen, Rinpoche went to Khenpo Palga and received novice ordination.

By the time he was seventeen, he already had a deep renunciation for the mundane everyday activities and decided to enter into a retreat. During this time, he received teachings from the retreat master, Drupon Rinpoche Karma Sherab, and from Lama Senge. Lama Senge often met with Rinpoche to answer his questions and offer him advice. Rinpoche was able to have full understanding on the topic of meditation and the mind, making Lama Senge his root guru.

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Thrangu Sekhar Retreat, Bhaktapur, Nepal

After Drupon Rinpoche Karma Sherab and Lama Senge had passed into nirvana, Rinpoche went on to receive teachings from several high lamas such as the revered Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, Khenpo Munsel, Khenpo Pentse, Adzom Drukpa Rinpoche, and more. After receiving such wealth of teachings, Rinpoche, then left to reside at Thrangu Vajra Vidya Institute in Varanasi. At Thrangu Vajra Vidya, he gave teachings to the shedra students and was appointed as the retreat master for Thrangu Sekhar Retreat center near Bhaktapur, Nepal by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. He also taught at Thrangu Monastery Shedra (a Buddhist college) and Thrangu Tara Abbey (a nunnery).

Later, Rinpoche was invited to Kagyu Samye Ling monastery in the UK at Lama Katen’s suggestion. Akong Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche requested Rinpoche to devise and teach a part-time shedra course at the monastery and to be the retreat master for the retreat centers on the Isle of Arran and Holy Isle. To date, Rinpoche continues to guide the retreats and give teachings in Samye Ling annually.

 
Sources:

  • Kunga, “Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu”, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/an-introduction/drupon-khen-rinpoche-karma-lhabu/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)
  • Creedon, Dónal, “An Introduction to Rinpoche by Dónal Creedon”, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/an-introduction/an-introduction-to-drupon-khen-rinpoche-karma-lhabu/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)

 

Rinpoche’s Visit to Africa

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Rinpoche’s first trip to Africa came about due to the sincere wishes and invitations of many who attend and practice at the centers there. Finally, on 30th August 2017, Drupon Khen Rinpoche arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa for the first time. It was a one-week meditation and teaching retreat at Tara Rokpa Centre in Groot Marico. On the morning of the last day, Rinpoche invited over 150 locals to lunch so he could get to know more of them.

After the meal, Rinpoche boarded a flight to Harare, Zimbabwe. Upon arrival, Rinpoche was received by members of the Samye Ling related centers in Harare and two renowned spirit mediums, Sekuru Motota and Sekuru Shumba, who are highly revered holy men in the local community. During Rinpoche’s visit, he was invited for lunch in Sekuru Shumba’s village where he witnessed the life of rural Africans.

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On the 10th of December, 2018, Rinpoche landed on African soil again. This time, he went to Lubumbashi in The Democratic Republic of the Congo. The primary purpose of the visit was to get the feel of the locals and their situation. During this visit, Rinpoche gave refuge and refuge vows to 215 people, it was an occasion full of joy and enthusiasm.

Four days after the event, Rinpoche travelled to Zimbabwe with Lama Katen where he visited the region and people of Chikukwa in a remote area right on the border of Mozambique. Here, Rinpoche engaged in a fascinating cultural dialogue with the region’s elders and spirit mediums. The dialogue lasted for two days before Rinpoche returned to Harare and taught for one and a half days in Samye Ling Harare.

Rinpoche has scheduled teachings from 25th October to 3rd November, 2019 in a total of 5 different Buddhist centers in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

The Five Chosen for Trial from Africa

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During the time of Dharma King Trisong Detsen, seven Tibetans were chosen to be the Seven Chosen for Trial to go forth as monastics to assess whether Tibetans were fit to uphold the precepts. Eventually, they went on to become translators whose work benefited many people by making the teachings available to them. Drupon Khen Rinpoche has chosen five African children to undergo his training and nurturing in the hope that they will become wonderful propagators of Buddhism in their homeland just like The Seven Chosen for Trial.

Drunpon Khen Rinpoche has said that these children will be a central part of his primary purpose for this current life. He hopes to be able to groom and nurture these children into brave, caring, and wise men and women who can spread the philosophy of peace and non-violence in their own country in the future.

Drupon Khen Rinpoche feels most Tibetan lamas have focused on developed and affluent countries, neglecting developing countries such as those in Africa, therefore, he wishes more Tibetan lamas will start to focus on spreading Dharma in the developing countries of Africa.

 

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Samye Ling Harare, Zimbabwe 2017

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Sekuru Shumba’s Village

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Samye Ling Harare, Zimbabwe 2018

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Kagyu Samye Dzong, Lubumbashi, Congo 2018

Drupon Khen Rinpoche and Lama Katen, the deputy abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling, spent three days with the members of Samye Dzong Lubumbashi, where 215 people took refuge with Drupon Rinpoche, with many travelling from far and wide to see Rinpoche and seek his blessing and advice. Here are a few pictures and clips of film showing the Congolese offering a traditional welcome to Rinpoche, and a few other general pictures taken during the last few days.

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Drupon Khen Rinpoche visits Lubumbashi, Congo


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Traditional welcome
for Drupon Khen Rinpoche in Lubumbashi, Congo


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Chikukwa, Zimbabwe 2018

Drupon Khen Rinpoche and Lama Katen spent three days in the village of Chikukwa in the Chumanimani region of Zimbabwe. Here they engaged in a cultural dialogue with the community elders, royal family and highly regarded spirit mediums. It was a joyous occasion filled with discussion, meditation, praying, singing and dancing.

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亲爱的朋友们,

我想要和各位分享这位主奔堪仁波切在非洲弘扬佛陀教诲的事业。非洲是继亚洲之后的第二大洲,占据全球陆地总面积的五分之一;2019年的数据显示,非洲人口高达13亿人。非洲人口众多但是大部人的生活还是贫困、生活条件还是不理想。到目前为止,前往非洲弘法的上师也并不多。主奔堪仁波切身体力行不计艰辛到非洲弘法的举动令人鼓舞,我非常随喜。

看到佛法传入非洲,让我感动万分,我希望佛陀的教诲能够在这个区域茁壮成长,广传利益更多的人。我本身一直都很想把佛法带到非洲但是都没有这样的机会。看到佛教在非洲的发展,让我雀跃万分。我和主奔堪仁波切没有任何关系也不曾和他见过面。这些图片和资讯是我从网际网路上获得的。我只是很单纯的想要和大家分享看到一位佛法上师在非洲弘法的喜悦。这样的讯息让我热泪盈眶、感动非常。由于大多数的上师都到发达国家而不去发展中国家弘法,因此当我看到主奔堪仁波切在非洲的事业,我深深被感动。

下面是有关主奔堪仁波切在非洲弘法的点滴,包括了一些照片和视频。我祈望这位仁波切的事业能够成功且日益增长。我也向佛陀释迦牟尼、度母和莲花生大师祈愿让主奔堪仁波切的佛法事业能够得到加持日益增长。希望非洲美丽的人们能够因为和法佛接触而得到加持。

詹杜固仁波切

 

仁波切简介

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主奔堪仁波切是一位藏传佛教噶玛噶举派的上师。他自小在精通大手印和大圆满的众大师座下学习,包括了各传承的著名大师和名不见经传的瑜伽士,其中又以噶举传承和宁玛传承的大师居多。仁波切七岁起就开始学习金刚乘里的许多仪式,14岁正式出家,受戒于堪布帕尔噶。

17岁时,仁波切对日常的世俗活动生起强烈的出离心,决定进入闭关。那时他从闭关大师竹奔仁波切噶玛希绕和喇嘛僧给那里接受教诲。喇嘛僧给常跟仁波切见面,亲自解答各种疑问并给予指导,让仁波切对禅修和心识有了全面的掌握,喇嘛僧给也因此成了仁波切的根本上师。

尼泊尔巴塔布尔创古瑟卡闭关中心

尼泊尔巴塔布尔创古瑟卡闭关中心

仁波切的上师们圆寂之后,仁波切先后又依止了法王晋美彭措、堪布门瑟、堪布潘策、阿宗竹巴仁波切等多位上师,听受诸多显教经论及密教续部窍诀等法教。在向这么多位上师学习之后,仁波切迁居到印度瓦拉纳西的创古智慧金刚大学给佛学院学生授课。接着,仁波切被堪千创古仁波切委任为尼泊尔巴塔布尔附近创古瑟卡闭关中心的闭关指导上师。除此之外,仁波切也在创古寺佛学院和创谷度母院教学。

随后仁波切又被邀请前往英国的噶举桑耶林任职导师一职,并且设计课程内容。同时也担任该地闭关中心的闭关指导上师。自此,仁波切每年都到桑耶林教课和引导闭关。

 
源自:

  • Kunga, “Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu”, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/an-introduction/drupon-khen-rinpoche-karma-lhabu/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)
  • Creedon, Dónal, “An Introduction to Rinpoche by Dónal Creedon”, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/an-introduction/an-introduction-to-drupon-khen-rinpoche-karma-lhabu/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)

 

仁波切非洲之旅

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桑耶林在非洲数间中心的弟子非常有诚意地邀请仁波切前往该处拜访。2017年8月30日,仁波切终于第一次飞往非洲,踏上南非的国土前往约翰内斯堡。仁波切在靠近约翰内斯堡的度母若巴中心引导为期七天的禅修和闭关课程。仁波切在闭关课程的最后一天设宴邀请150人进餐,以便更深入的了解当地风俗民情。

用餐之后,仁波切再次踏上旅途前往津巴布韦。在津巴布韦迎接仁波切的包括了津巴布韦桑耶林的成员、两名当地有名、备受尊敬的巫师。在这次的旅程中,仁波切探访了当地的村子,见证了当地人的生活。

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仁波切在2018年12月10日再次前往非洲。这次旅程的首个目的地是刚果的卢本巴希,主要还是对当地人进行更深一步的认识,了解他们的情况。仁波切也为215人进行皈依仪式。

仁波切在刚果逗留了四天,之后便与喇嘛喀登前往津巴布韦。这次的津巴布韦之旅,仁波切造访了比邻莫桑比克的赤库瓦。在这两天的行程里,仁波切与当地的长老还有巫师进行了有趣的文化交流。在离开非洲之前,仁波切又在津巴布韦的桑耶寺授课。

仁波切将在2019年10月25日至11月3日前往南非、津巴布韦还有刚果的五间中心弘法。

 

非洲预试五人

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“吐蕃三法王”之一的赤松德赞选了七位吐蕃贵族出家为僧称预试七人。他们开始将梵文佛经译为藏文利益了许多人,是为藏传佛教僧团之始。仁波切也仿效赤松德赞选了五位非洲男女童为预试五人,教导他们佛法和细心栽培,希望他们学习有成以后能有如预试七人回到他们的国土弘扬佛法、利益众生。

仁波切说这五个孩子会是他这一生最大的使命,他希望把这些孩子培养成勇敢、慈悲的智者好让他们在未来可以在他们的国土推广和平和无暴力的理念。

仁波切有感现在的西藏上师都专注在发达国家弘法,在非洲发展中国家弘法的上师并不多。因此他希望西藏上师能够开始转移重心,到非洲弘法。

 

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2017 年摄于津巴布韦哈拉雷的桑耶林

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津巴布韦哈拉雷的村子

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2018 年摄于刚果卢本巴希的噶举桑耶宗

主奔堪仁波切以噶举桑耶林副住持喇嘛噶滇於今天(2018年12月14日)离开刚果民主共和国,启程前往津巴布韦。在过去的三天中,仁波切一行与当地的信众们共聚卢本巴希噶举桑耶宗。为了获得仁波切的加持与教导,信众中许多都是特地从各地远道而来。在此期间,共有215人自仁波切处领受了皈依戒。以下是一些包括刚果当地土著以传统仪式迎接仁波切的照片和视频。

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主奔堪仁波切造访刚果卢本巴希


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主奔堪仁波切在刚果卢本巴希接受传统迎接仪式


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一众非洲当地人以藏语念诵21度母赞


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在过去的三天中,主奔堪仁波切与喇嘛噶滇造访了津巴布韦楚玛尼玛尼区的赤库瓦部落,与当地的酋长家族、受人尊敬的降神师和地区的长者们一起进行了文化交流。在此期间,大家一起对谈、禅修、祈愿、欢歌载舞,共渡了欢乐的时光。

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Sources:

  • Kunga, “Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu”, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/an-introduction/drupon-khen-rinpoche-karma-lhabu/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)
  • Creedon, Dónal, “An Introduction to Rinpoche by Dónal Creedon”, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/an-introduction/an-introduction-to-drupon-khen-rinpoche-karma-lhabu/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)
  • Kunga, “In Zimbabwe with Drupon Rinpoche”, 27 October 2017, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/2017/10/27/in-zimbabwe-with-drupon-rinpoche-by-kunga/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)
  • “The Five Chosen for Trial from Africa”, 21st January 2918, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/2018/01/21/the-five-chosen-for-trial-from-africa-2/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)
  • “Rinpoche’s Impressions of Africa”, 27 October 2017, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/2017/10/27/rinpoches-impressions-of-africa/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)
  • “Tour of East Asia and Southern Africa”, 22 December 2018, http://www.druponrinpoche.org/2018/12/22/drupon-khen-rinpoches-tour-of-east-asia-and-southern-africa/ (accessed: 23 May 2019)

 

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  1. Pastor Lanse on Nov 23, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    佛法之所以经历两千六百多年依然存在,且继续弘扬四方,靠的就是许许多多像主奔仁波切这样的僧人。他们无视本身的需要,远赴重洋,冒着各种危险,到文化和习俗都非常不一样的地方,一切从零做起,这样的精神令人肃然起敬。事实上,不仅是佛教,其他宗教也在做着同样的事情,传教者在把宗教带入某个区域的同时,也带来了其他的发展,比如教育、医疗和基础设施等。这才是信仰的精神,一切以利他为主。其实无论是什么宗教,只要做到这点,那都是值得尊敬的。

  2. Chris on Jun 13, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this good news. Africa is the second largest continent in the world but Buddhism is not popular there. If Buddhism is able to take root in Africa, a lot people will be able to connect to Buddha Dharma and be benefitted from the supreme teachings of Lord Buddha.

    Africans are generally spiritual people due to their culture and also living conditions which made them to rely on spirituality and outer divine beings to continue to have hope in their difficult life. Life in Africa is not a stroll in the park and often times, people have to rely on an outer source to have the strength to continue with their life.

    Drupon Khen Rinpoche is a very compassionate lama as he is willing to travel to the foreign country to spread Buddha’s teaching despite of all the difficulties. From his trip in Africa, we can see that he is willing to work hard to maximise his time with the community and give as much teachings as possible. May Drupon Khen Rinpoche’s endeavours in Africa flourished and have maximum benefit on the people there.

  3. Samfoonheei on Jun 9, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Buddhism, as a major world religion, is practiced in many part of the world except few in Africa. Africans were aware of Buddhism yet today Africa is the least Buddhist of the inhabited continents. Drunpon Khen Rinpoche realized that while there were religious and cultural Tibetan Buddhist organizations all around the world. Inspired by the Buddhist teachings, he decided to dedicate himself fully to spiritual life against the odds in Africa. In the early years he has to face many challenges. His first visit to Africa was in 2017 followed by more subsequent visits to spread Buddhism. By 2019 he visited few center than sharing Dharma in Africa.
    May Drunpon Khen Rinpoche continue to guide them and give Lord Buddha’s teachings to more people in Arica.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

  4. Yee Yin on May 29, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming news with us. Traditionally, Buddhism is not a very common faith in Africa. It started in Asia and had spread across Asia, and the Middle East in the early days. Later, Buddhism was brought to western countries. Africa is one continent that Dharma hardly reaches.

    What Rinpoche said is very true. Most of the Buddhist teachers go to countries in Asia or developed countries to spread Dharma, not many go to Africa. Actually, African people also need Dharma badly. In general, Africa is still a very poor continent, there are many internal wars and fights, many people are starving due to famine. Material help can only solve their problems for the short term. However, with Dharma knowledge, it will help them to get through the difficult period and give them hopes.

    Drupon Khen Rinpoche is very compassionate and he is sincere to help the Africans. He made trips to the villages so he could understand their culture and custom and it will help him to impart Dharma in them. Buddhism can be accepted easily by the locals because they are not asked to forego their traditions and custom, they can still maintain it and at the same time practice Dharma.

  5. Mingwen on May 25, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    This is amazing, Rinpoche!

    It’s extremely heart warming to see Dharma is spreading around the world & people are interested & have faith (Friends from Africa are chanting praises to 21 Taras:O).

    It’s scary if the world has degenerate until there is no Dharma.

    May more & more people who are with pure hearts can share the teachings of Buddha to many people.

    Thank you very much for sharing, Rinpoche?
    Mingwen

  6. Sarah on May 25, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I wish His Eminence Drupon Khen Rinpoche success in nurturing and training the Five Chosen For Trial. It takes time for Dharma to take root in a new environment and it depends very much on training indigenous people who will in turn nurture and train others in the local community and from there the Dharma will spread. My best wishes to Rinpoche in all his endeavours.

  7. Pastor Lanse on May 25, 2019 at 10:47 am

    佛教的特色之一就是它总能融入每一个地方的民俗文化中,从不显得特别高高在上,所以每一个国家、地方或某个族群所修持的佛教,或多或少都会有他们本身的特色。这点我大可从佛像的多元化特色中略见端倪。泰国佛像、缅甸佛像、中国佛像、西藏佛像等,都具有本身强烈的风格,有时候,甚至是同一个国家不同时期制造的佛像也都会显得不同。这充分显示了佛教注重精神而不拘泥于形式的特点。

    佛教源自印度,印度佛教并没有献哈达的传统,这传统本属于西藏文化,但今天献哈达的传统却已经演变成凡是有藏传佛教的地方就会有这项传统。而今天,在这些非洲视频中,我们看到藏传佛教到了非洲,既保留了藏传佛教本身的特色,也纳入了非洲当地的特色,比如他们用来表示欢迎的叫喊声和舞蹈等,甚至他们的巫师也参与其中,形成了一道独特又美丽的风景。

    很高兴看到佛法在非洲这片大地上萌芽发展,形成具有地方特色的佛教。期待在日后 的国际佛教大会上能看到非籍僧人的踪迹。

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:08 PM
    Inspiring post where Rinpoche had showed us the way to be compassionate, kind and observant while going round driving, walking or in restaurant. Any place or so nor matter where showing the light to those who needed help, foods and so forth. Rinpoche is truly a Bodhisattva.
    Thank you Rinpoche been so kind, helpful and compassion helping everyone regardless of race and religion . A good example for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/driving-in-west-hollywood-today.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:06 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful White Manjushri sadhana practice. This practice is beneficial to help us to clear delusions and ignorance. Manjushri practice especially helps us develop our wisdom. It is a great blessing for Moh Mei to have received the White Manjushri practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/white-manjushri-sadhana.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:05 PM
    A beautiful story of how Pastor Antoinette Kass came all the way to be in Malaysia. She is from Luxembourg meeting H E Tsem Rinpoche in 2011, learning Dharma online from Youtube, blog, Facebook in search of spirituality. Later in 2015 finally she left her comfort zone to be ordained as a Buddhist pastor . Pastor Antoinette’s spiritual journey is an inspiration to many of us. With her determination and courage she found her way here . Wish her the best .
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/a-long-way-from-home.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 04:19 PM
    I am blessed to see the amazing and best 10 meditation retreats in the world. I believe it is such because of its rich and long history with pure spiritual practice and way of life, culture and religion.

    Traditionally all retreats has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life. It is also a chance to nurture our inner growth as it’s take time to look deeply in order to transform both our individual difficulties and the difficulties in our society.

    We are so fortunate with Rinpoche kindness to have a similar retreat for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Such a great place to practice dharma in nature with walks, breath meditations and fresh air.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and giving an opportunity to explore the beautiful retreats in the world.

    https://bit.ly/34jcxqK

  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 12:27 PM
    This is definitely one of the best way for us to collect merits and plant seed for us to be able to do her practice in future. From this article I know and learn about the very sacred female Buddha. It gives us great opportunity to collect merits and make offering by having Vajrayogini stupa and statue in Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank you very much for the guidance and sharing such a good article.

    https://bit.ly/3kpdPpB
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:55 AM
    China to Open its Own Nalanda University in Hainan Province . The campus of Nanhai Buddhism Academy was designed by internationally acclaimed architect which is located in the scenic Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. That’s wonderful. It’s the only institute of higher education in the world offering instruction. Offering various programs on Buddhist Studies in Han-Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and Southern Buddhism . The Chinese government are willing to invest billions in having such a university to benefits the people and for most spreading Buddhism .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/new-nalanda-university-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:53 AM
    Came across this old post . Well for someone to admit one mistakes , realised the true , having the courage to swallow one’s pride and apologise, I rejoice for them. Some might not have the courage to admit it. Admitting a mistake is not a weakness after all on the contrary, it shows an openness of our heart. Every one of us might have made mistakes along our life path. We learn from our mistakes, admit our own before we point out someone else’s and grow from there.
    Lobsang Monlam ‘s message is very touching , its better for him to say sorry now than never. Or else he will regret forever. A good teacher like our Lama is hard to find. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this life , Rinpoche had changed the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dear-rinpoche-i-am-sorry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:51 AM
    Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and lack of interest. Different causes can often combine to trigger depression. Whatever it is ….depression comes from our own karma for what we did in this life or the previous life. People who suffer from depression often report feelings of loneliness and isolation. If not treated it could lead to more serious matters related. It will interfere with our daily life for sure. Learning Dharma, practicing it will help us to transform our mind more positively. We will see the light even in the darkest of times in our life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/some-thoughts-on-depression.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 11:51 PM
    This is an amazing news for vegetarian and vegan eaters in California. I strongly believe it a great move to encourage more people to be vegan. Choosing a vegan lifestyle can contribute many beneficial factors to one’s life.

    A vegan diet is the most beneficial to mankind as it is one of the healthiest diets in the world, it is the world’s most environmentally friendly diet. Many vegans have found themselves starving while they are traveling and not being able to find any foods free of animal products on the road and this will be very convenient.

    Thank you for the interesting sharing, Hope to hear and see more countries could have Vegan Grocery. It will be extremely beneficial to the planet and will encourage a healthier lifestyle.

    https://bit.ly/3ji9V0F
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:48 PM
    We have to do our homework……yes I agree with what Rinpoche had said. We can’t go back and change the beginning but we can start where we are and change the present. We have to work it out somehow even there is a hurdle or obstacles to go. In life we bond to have obstacles to clear along the path of life. Accepting those obstacles as they come , learn from there and let it be. Choosing to learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice. Doing Dharma I have chosen have make my life filled with happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/20668.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:45 PM
    The Heart Sutra is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We may try changing who we are in an attempt to fit in and even if we achieve a new feeling of belonging, the emptiness remains. Emptiness is an important door to liberation in life. The Heart Sutra is a very condensed contemplation manual. Will read it over and again to understand better . I still have a long way to go trying to absorb what ever I could. We have to develop a soft heart and compassion, firstly before we read the sutras. At the heart of emptiness is compassion….quoted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/emptiness-with-a-heart-of-compassion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:44 PM
    Unbelievable what they did…. Mumu and Oser. They saved an injured tiny bird, bringing to Rinpoche. They are like one of us , can feel and knew that the bird needed help. Mumu and Oser knew who to bring to. Great Job, they did their best, sadly the injured bird passed away. But fortunate to have Rinpoche blessing. Mumu and Oser are amazing dogs had showed us an example to give care, love and be kind even they were of different species.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-tale-of-a-bird.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 05:11 PM
    Really love this mysterious and yet beautiful, sacred and holy place. The temple is beautiful preserved with remarkable facts of tantric legacy. This sixty four yogini temple is very unique in many ways and all the yoginis represents the sixty four arts which very fascinating. I believe there are a lot more to discover from this temple.

    Thank you for the article sharing, I’m blessed to see the holy place and hope to visit them.

    https://bit.ly/3jha0Si
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 21. 2020 01:33 PM
    Dorje Shugden, the special protector emanation of Manjushri is a fully enlightened being which will help us at all times when we truly trusted and have faith in him and our Guru.

    There is nothing that is too small or too big or daunting for him, when it comes to helping us.I fold my hands in great faith and devotion to Dorje Shugden.Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and experience with us.


    https://bit.ly/3kl6M1s
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 20. 2020 11:52 PM
    I believe that in life, we come across so many different experiences and opportunities to learn and grow, and in turn, every choice we make and everything that we go through shapes us into who we are. Challenging situations take us beyond our comfort zone and trigger fears and anxieties but also have the power to become moments of truth.

    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives . This powerful teaching helps to purify our karma and transform our thoughts.

    Thank you for the sharing, It serves as a reminder for all of us, of the reason why we are doing Dharma work and what kind of attitude one should have.

    https://bit.ly/3jg6K9E

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
1 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
1 years ago
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
1 years ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
1 years ago
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
1 years ago
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
1 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Last 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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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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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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KSDS Level 2 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
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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
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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
7 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
7 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
7 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
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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
7 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
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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.
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
7 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
7 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
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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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