Kappa – The Japanese Water Demon | 河童 -日本水怪

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What is a Kappa?

There are many mysterious creatures or beings in Japanese folklore. One of the popular ones is the Kappa which dwells in freshwater areas such as in ponds, rivers and lakes. The Kappa (河童 river child) is sometimes called Kawataro (河太郎 river boy), Kawako (河伯 river earl or 河子 river child), Kawaranbe (河ランベ), Gatarō (がたろう) or Enko (猿猴), among many other names. There are no less than 80 names for the Kappa.

Even though Kappa sightings are rare, the Japanese strongly believe in its existence. It is believed that Kappas are semi-aquatic creatures, mostly living in the water and sometimes venturing onto land.

The Kappa is usually depicted as a yokai (demon). In the Shinto religion however, the Kappa is considered to be a Kenshin (avatar) of the Suijin (水神 water deity). In Aomori and Miyaki prefectures of Japan, shrines are set up and dedicated to the worship of the Kappa as a water deity. In Tokyo, Ushiku, Komaki and Misawa, a summer festival called the “Kappa Matsuri” is held annually in honour of the mythical Kappa.

 

Appearance

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An illustration of a Kappa, with its turtle-like carapace (upper shell) clearly shown.

  • Body – the Kappa is said to look like a human child weighing about 45kg (20lb), with a height between 60 – 100cm (24 – 40in). Its body is greenish, smelly and slimy which makes it hard to be captured. In some places, hairy-bodied Kappas are sighted.
  • Back – the Kappa has a turtle-like carapace (upper shell) on its back.
  • Hands and feet – webbed hands and feet enable the Kappa to move freely in the water. The arms are connected to each other through the torso and can slide from one side to another. If a Kappa’s arm is cut off, it has the ability to regrow. It is said that their arms are an effective medicine for sprains.
  • Head – the top of the head of the Kappa is a dent-like bowl called the sara. When the creature is out of the water, the sara must be filled with water or it will lose its power and may even die.
  • Eyes – the Kappa’s eyes are round and glowing.
  • Mouth and nose – the Kappa has a sharp beak and its nose is extremely sensitive towards smells.

 

Behaviour

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Kappas are deemed as mischievous troublemakers or tricksters with a penchant for wrestling. The Kappas are said to be malevolent and like to lure people, especially children, into the water and drown them so that they can drink their victim’s blood and eat their intestines. They are also known to look for a mystical ball in their victim’s anus. This ball is called shirikodama (尻子玉) which contains the victim’s soul. People believe that it is the shirikodama that gives power to the Kappas. Apart from attacking humans, they also attack animals such as horses and cows.

As cucumber is their favourite food, Kappas will venture out from the water just to get one on land. To avoid being attacked by them, villagers will write their names and birth dates on a cucumber so that they will not be attacked once a Kappa eats it. In addition to cucumber, the Kappas also love to eat nasu (eggplant), soba (buckwheat noodles), natto (fermented beans) and kabocha (winter squash).

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While the Kappas are generally reported to be malevolent creatures, they can also be amicable to humans. In some places, people give food offerings to the Kappas with the hope that the creatures will not harm them. In other cases, it is to appease them and request for tasks to be carried out, such as irrigating the farmland. The Kappas are also known for their special skills and deep knowledge of medicine known only to the yokai. According to Japanese legend, it was the Kappas who taught humans the art of sekkotsu (bone-setting).

 

Defence Against the Kappa

Below are several ways to defeat or protect oneself from a Kappa if you happen to stumble upon one:

 

Bowing

Kappas are creatures that place a high degree of emphasis on politeness, as does Japanese culture in general. So if you encounter a Kappa, you should bow deeply to it, preferably with a 90-degree bow. Being extremely polite creatures, they will bow even lower which will make them spill the water on the top of their head. This will render them powerless and without water on their heads, the Kappas will not be able to move or leave the bowing position. During this time, if a person refills the water for the Kappa, the creature will have to serve that person for eternity.

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Pull their hands off

Kappas have unusual hands that can easily detach from their body. Hence if you encounter a Kappa, try to sneak up to it and swiftly pull off its arms. The Kappa will promise you anything in order to have its arms back.

 

Cucumbers

Kappas love cucumbers more than they love eating a human child. Cucumbers are commonly offered to the Kappas in rivers to ensure the safety of the villagers and their children. The effect of eating cucumbers however, differs according to which accounts you listen to. Some traditions say that eating a cucumber before going into the water will help to deter them from attacking. According to other traditions however, it is said that doing so will actually provoke the Kappas to attack.

 

Iron

Kappas hate iron and they do not like it when objects made from iron fall into the water. There are several accounts where people have fended off the Kappas by carrying a piece of iron with them. In some tales, Kappas will offer a reward if someone helps them to remove iron objects that have fallen into the water.

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A Kappa with its favourite food, cucumber

 

Similar Cryptid Creatures

Around the world, in other countries and cultures, there are many reports of creatures similar to the Kappa. Some of the examples include:

 

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Nix

Nix are spirits who dwell in quiet rivers and lakes in England, Germany and Scandinavia. These spirits, which feature heavily in Germanic and Nordic folklore, love water as much as they love music. It is said that they use their songs to seduce and lure their victims to a watery demise.

Each culture has its own version of the Nix’s appearance and this lack of a fixed description seems to come from the Nix themselves. This is because they are avid shapeshifters and may appear as humans, merpeople (mermaid people), snakes, fish, sunken treasures or even horses. In human form, they usually adopt an elegant appearance. Their ears and eyes are sharper than a normal human being’s, and there is a hint of green or blue in their hair and skin.

Like the Kappa, the nature of the Nix is also debatable depending on which stories you listen to. According to some tales, the Nix are dangerous. Using their music and beauty, they seduce their would-be victims, luring them to the water’s edge before they are dragged in to be drowned.

In other tales, the Nix are wonderful teachers and once they accept a human as their student, they have the ability to impart their musical talents.

 

Siyokoy

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In Filipino mythology, the Siyokoy are members of the Bantay Tubik (merfolk). They are usually depicted as humanoids with green skin and their bodies are covered in scales. Their hands and feet are webbed, and they have fins. Similar to the Japanese Kappa, the Siyokoy are known to eat humans after drowning them.

 

Myth or Fact?

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Many cite the legend of the Kappa as merely lore intended to scare misbehaving children. A lot of the stories focus on what happens to disobedient children – they will end up becoming the Kappa’s victims. If the children venture too close to the water without their parents’ supervision, they will be pulled into the water and be eaten alive by the Kappa, who will then drink their blood and devour their internal organs. Nevertheless, as gory as it may sound, these tales help to reduce the number of children drowning and other unfortunate events that may occur due to carelessness.

It is also possible that the Kappa may be a giant sand salamander and the description provided by locals who encountered it just grew out of hand. Salamanders can grow up to 5 feet in length and have skin tones similar to that of a Kappa. They are known for grabbing their prey with strong jaws and pulling them into the water. This might be the source of the story of how a Kappa drags its prey into the water to drown them before extracting their shirikodama.

 

More Pictures and Videos

 

Ancient Aliens: The Legendary Japanese Kappa
(S8, E7) | History

Or view the video on YouTube at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjOWPD7hJhw

 

Kappa – Water Creature (1994)

Or view the video on YouTube at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=davtDnn5ucQ&t=2896s

 

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It is said that if you come across a fearsome Kappa, you should bow to it. Because it highly values politeness, the Kappa will bow back, causing it to spill the water on the crown of its head, thereby immobilising it.

Signs warning about Kappa

Signs warning against the Kappas

Left: Kappa mummy at Zuiryūji Temple, Osaka. Right: Kappa mummy at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden (Netherlands).

Left: Kappa mummy at Zuiryūji Temple, Osaka. Right: Kappa mummy at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden (Netherlands).

Kappa mummy at Matsuura Brewery

A Kappa mummy at Matsuura Brewery

Mummified remains purported to be from the Kappa

Mummified remains purported to be from the Kappa

 


 

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什么是河童?

日本文化里有许多神秘的生物,据说,其中一种是居住在日本淡水区域如池塘、河流和湖泊的“河童”。河童也叫做河太郎、河伯、河子或猿猴。它有不少过80个不同的名称。虽然没有人真正看过河童,但是日本人却很相信河童的存在。据说河童是一种双栖动物,大部分时间都生活在水里,但是偶尔也会到陆地上活动。

河童被认为是鬼怪的一种。日本传统宗教神道则相信河童是水神。在日本的青森县和佐賀县的三養基町都能找到把河童供奉为水神的神龛。每年的夏季,在东京、牛久市、小牧市、三泽市都会为河童举办一个“河童祭”。
 

外形

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河童绘图,其龟壳般的背部清晰可见。

  • 身体 – 根据传说,河童长得像一个小孩,但是它的身体是绿色的。它的体重大概为45公斤(20磅),身高约60公分(24寸)至100公分(40寸)左右。它的身体会发出臭味和排出黏液。因此,要捕捉它几乎是一件不可能的事。有些地方的河童目击者则说他们看到的河童全身长满了毛发。
  • – 它的背上有像龟背一样的甲壳。
  • 四肢 – 河童的手足皆有蹼,以方便在水中活动。它的两只手臂通过躯干相连在一起,并可以从一边延伸到另一边去。河童的手被砍断后有再生的能力。据说,它们的手臂对治疗扭伤十分有效。
  • – 河童的头顶凹陷如碗。当河童离开水里到陆地时,这个凹陷处必须储满水,否则它的超能力将会消失,更有可能造成死亡。
  • – 它的眼睛呈圆形,而且会发光。
  • 口和鼻 – 它有着一个犹如鸟的喙,嗅觉也非常敏锐。

 

行为

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河童喜欢惹是生非和恶作剧,对于摔跤更有着莫大的兴趣。它们会引诱受害者尤其是小孩到水中,把受害者溺毙后,再喝他们的血和吞食他们的内脏。根据传说,河童还有一个不可思议的行为,它们会在其受害者的肛门里寻找一种叫“尻子玉”的神秘球状物。据说,这个球状物体含有人类的灵魂,人们相信这就是给予河童超能力的来源。除了人类,河童也会捕猎马和牛等动物。

黄瓜是河童最喜爱的食物。河童偶尔会到陆地上活动,目的就是为了寻找黄瓜。为了防止被河童攻击,人们还会把自己的名字和出生日期写在黄瓜上。当河童吃下该黄瓜后,它就不会攻击其人。除了黄瓜,河童也爱吃矮瓜、蕎麦面、纳豆和冬瓜。

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河童虽看起来很邪恶,但有时候它们也能与人类和睦相处。在一些地方,为了让河童不攻击他们,人们会向河童供养食物。在一些特殊情况下,也有一部分人会请求河童的帮忙,比如让它们帮助灌溉田地。

河童也擅长某些只有“妖怪”才懂得的医学知识。据日本传说,整骨这方面的学问就是河童传授给人类的。
 

对付河童

如果遇上了河童,以下是几种能保护自己的方式:
 

鞠躬

就如日本文化所强调的,河童也很讲究礼仪。如果遇到了河童,我们应该向它鞠躬(最好是呈现90度鞠躬)。由于河童非常注重礼貌,它会更深地鞠躬回礼。这时,它头顶上的水就会倒出来。没有了头顶上的水,河童的超能力就会消失。它也会因此变得动弹不得,并停留在鞠躬的姿势中。如果这时有人给河童填水,它就会永远地为此人效劳。
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把它们的手扯断

基于河童很特别的手臂构造,导致它们的手很容易被拉断。如果你遇到了河童,可以尝试快速地把它的手臂扯断。为了赎回手臂,河童会答应你的任何请求。
 

黄瓜

河童爱吃黄瓜更胜于爱吃小孩。一般上人们会向河童供奉黄瓜以确保村民及小孩的安全。吃黄瓜以避免被河童攻击的效果,则有不同的说法。一些传统相信在入水之前吃黄瓜可以避免被河童袭击。但是另一个传统则认为,人们在入水之前吃黄瓜反会引来杀身之祸。
 

河童非常厌恶铁,它不喜欢任何铁制品掉入水中。日本的民间传说之中有提及人们因随身携带铁制品而击退河童的故事。在一些故事里,也有提到河童会犒赏那些把铁制品从水里取出来的人。

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河童与它最爱的食物——黄瓜

 

其他文化里长得像河童的生物

在全球各地不同的国家和文化里,也有许多类似河童生物存在的报道。以下是其中一些例子:

 

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尼克斯

据说尼克斯是一种鬼魂,它们通常出没在英国、德国还有北欧僻静的河或湖里。尼克斯很喜爱水和音乐,它们美妙的歌声常常会吸引人类到它们居住的河岸旁。不同的文化对尼克斯都有各自的描述,这来自尼克斯本身的特点。尼克斯拥有变身的超能力,它们可以变成人、人鱼、蛇、鱼、沉在水底的宝藏或甚至是马。它们变成人类时,外貌通常会长得比一般人类高雅。它们的耳朵和眼睛比常人锐利,头发和皮肤则呈微绿或微蓝色。

与河童一样,关于尼克斯的传说也各有不同。一些传说认为尼克斯是危险的,它们会利用音乐和美色把受害者有诱骗到水边后,再把他们拖下水里淹死。

在另一些传说中,尼克斯则是出色的老师。一旦它们接受人类作为它们的学生,它们就会把音乐才能传授给对方。

 

斯游鬼

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斯游鬼是菲律宾神秘学里的一种水生动物。它们有一个类似人的外形,但是皮肤呈绿色,身上盖满了鳞片。它们的手脚都有蹼,身上长有鳍。就像日本的河童,斯游鬼会把人溺毙后再吃他们。

 
 

神话或事实?

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很多人认为河童只是一个用来吓唬小孩的传说。在许多河童的故事里,受害者通常都是一些不听话的小孩。如果小孩在没有长辈的监督下往有水的地方跑,河童就会把他们拉入水中,然后把这些小孩活生生吃掉,并吞食他们的血和内脏。即使这种传说很可怕,它们却有效地减少了儿童溺毙事件或是防止小孩在没有长辈的监督下发生意外。

河童也可能是一种巨型的鲵鱼。这种巨鲵的长度可达5尺,身体的颜色和河童颇为相似。它们会用强大的颚部把猎物咬紧再拖入水中。关于河童溺毙人类然后取走他们的“尻子玉”的说法可能由此而来。
 

更多照片和视频

 

古代外星人:日本河童的传奇(第八季,第七集)| 历史

或在YouTube上观看:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjOWPD7hJhw

 

河童 – 水中生物(1994)

或在YouTube上观看:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=davtDnn5ucQ&t=2896s

 

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据说,如果遇到一个凶恶的河童,我们应该向它鞠躬。由于河童非常注重礼貌,它也会鞠躬回礼,导致它头顶上的水倒出来,使它因此无法移动。

Signs warning about Kappa

河童警示牌

Left: Kappa mummy at Zuiryūji Temple, Osaka. Right: Kappa mummy at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden (Netherlands).

左:大阪瑞龙寺里的河童木乃伊。右:荷兰莱顿国立民族学博物馆里的河童木乃伊。

Kappa mummy at Matsuura Brewery

松浦酿酒厂的河童木乃伊

Mummified remains purported to be from the Kappa

据说是河童的遗骸

 
Sources | 来源:

  • “Kappa Matsuri”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_Matsuri (accessed: 23 July 2019)
  • Tarr, Daniel, “Kappa Monsters”, 2014, http://www.tarrdaniel.com/documents/KulturalisAntropologia/kappa_monster.html (accessed: 23 July 2019)
  • “河童 (民间传说中的一种两栖动物)”, https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E6%B2%B3%E7%AB%A5/93962 (accessed: 23 July 2019)
  • “Kappa (folklore)”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_(folklore) (accessed: 23 July 2019)

 

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  1. Tsa Tsa Ong on Jan 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Very interesting article, pictures and videos about kappa the japanese water demon. I really enjoyed reading this article mysterious creatures or beings in Japanese folklore. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for sharing interesting information about Kappa. ???

  2. Samfoonheei on Jan 13, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    First time coming across this word Kappa a water demon in Japan. The Kappa is also called by many other names by different folks. The kappa is said to be roughly humanoid in form inhabiting in the ponds and rivers of Japan. It is typically greenish in colour , some say its yellow-blue. Looks either scaly or slimy skinned, with webbed hands and feet, and a turtle-like carapace on its back. It has a scary nature and are extremely cunning as what the local describe it. In ancient Japanese folklore, the Kappa is a water demon a creature that is as mysterious as it is terrifying. This strange creature is thought to hold magical powers that can be used for both good and evil. Though many still refuse to believe in the existence yet there are still many sightings in the countryside of Japan as to this days.
    Looking at the images of Kappa mummy at Zuiryūji Temple, Osaka and Kappa mummy at the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden ,Netherlands has indeed proof that Kappas do exist after all centuries ago. Interesting read of all the mysterious creatures which I have not heard before.
    Thank you for this interesting sharing.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:54 PM
    Dharma is spreading and flourishing around the world, that’s wonderful. Especially to countries such as Africa, we have Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu to thanks. Africa is a massive continent with diverse religious traditions, it’s a up hill task teaching Buddhism . Buddhism is a quiet new religion in South Africa, most Lamas would prefer going to Asian or European countries to spread Dharma teachings.
    Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu is a monastic teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. While in Tibet he received extensive training in Dharma and Meditation. He studied under many accomplished masters of mahamudra and dzogchen. All from Kagyu and Nyingma lineages whom are famous lamas and unknown yogis . He travelled all the way to Africa to spread Dharma and working tirelessly , going to remote parts of Africa . Truly compassionate of him.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/drupon-khen-rinpoche-in-africa
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:52 PM
    Some Africans were aware of Buddhism at a very early stage in history. Africa is still the least Buddhist of the inhabited continents as to this day. There are a number of difficulties and barriers to spreading the teachings of the Buddha in Africa. But wonderful to have Bhikkhu Bodhiraja a Congo citizen ordained spreading Buddhism then. Although small and remote to some but its getting popular due to Bhikkhu Bodhiraja’s hard and dedicated work. How joyous and wonderful of him bringing Dharma to Congo. It is such great news to rejoice. May even more people enjoy the blessing of Buddha. He even built four Buddhist temples and had even planted a Bodhi tree.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Buddhism is finding its way into parts of the world now…..far and wide.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/buddhism-in-congo-africa
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 12:02 AM
    Wow! Those people are really creative and such awesome ideas! The way the houses are designed is just spectacular. The immediate surroundings of your nature house are perfectly suited for a good break and it’s important that people realize that living a healthy life is essential to living a good life. One will never imagine in this remote forest there is such a comfortable, cozy lodging completes with every facilities you can think of.

    Thank you for the beautiful photos and interesting sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2KuP1Qm
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 20. 2021 02:59 PM
    Wow amazing discovery like Indiana Jones adventure. A rare 1,000-year-old Buddhist statue found by a Nazi expedition in 1938. It seem a meteorite that crashed into the Earth about 15,000 years and it have been carved into a Buddha statue by Tibetans as claimed. With this it has proven that the people living in that time were already practicing Buddhism.
    With this discovery scientist had classified the statue as a rare class of iron meteorite. They mentioned that the meteorite must have fell to Earth approximately 15,000 years ago.
    Interesting discovery . The priceless statue is believed to originate from the pre-Buddhist Bon culture of the 11th Century. It sounds like an artifact from an Indiana Jones film.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/1000-year-old-meteorite-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 20. 2021 02:56 PM
    Rejoice to Pastor Lanse receiving such a blessed, precious, and sacred Vajrayogini image from Rinpoche. Pastor Lanse is one of the many fortunate students who did received gifts from Rinpoche. Reading those comments and from this blog, tells us more of Pastor Lanse . Pastor lanse must have worked very hard benefiting many though. May more people be inspired by her going all the way working for Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/a-precious-vajrayogini-for-someone-special.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 20. 2021 02:54 PM
    Merely by looking at the holy image of H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche is a blessing. Could imagine it when those who have met H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in person…. the kind of feeling . What a blessing it is to see such a very rare and holy image of H H Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche in Tantric dress. He was one of the great lamas of the twentieth century. He was the root lama of both tutors of the 14th Dalai Lama and the teacher of many of the other Tibetan lamas who have been bringing the Dharma to the West.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-pabongka-rinpoche-in-tantric-dress.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jan 19. 2021 11:51 PM
    The soothing sounds of nature have helped literally hundreds of thousands of people across the world with finding an inner calmness to help them with study, getting to sleep, relaxing, meditating and chill out.

    I enjoyed all the sharing but I loved to hear the spring bird songs. To me the calming sounds of nature are a natural tonic for mind, body and wellbeing. Thank you for the interesting sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2XR7NVk
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 19. 2021 02:38 PM
    Rei Kawakubo, self-taught Japanese fashion designer known for her avant-garde clothing designs and her high fashion label. She is one of the most influential designers of the late 20th century. Making a name in the western fashion world with very unique design . She has changed not the way we think of the fashion world but the way fashion and thought can coexist in culture and commerce inspiring new generation of designers. Looking at those clothing she had designed is unbelievable and truly unique indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of a talented Japanese designer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/rei-kawakubo-grand-dame-of-hiroshima-chic.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 19. 2021 02:36 PM
    Reading this interesting post again of the 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden . The story of how Dorje Shugden become the Protector of Our Time. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama. His extraordinary scholarly knowledge, spiritual practice and having a very close relationship with the 5th Dalai Lama had then causing a lot of jealousy and tension among the officers of the 5th Dalai Lama. Tulku Drakpa was often considered to be more popular then it eclipsed the Dalai Lama’s. Many people all over Tibet, Mongolia and China would come to pay their respects to Tulku Drakpa, and request teachings from him. As Tulku Drakpa’s fame grew, it eclipsed the Dalai Lama’s. Without the 5th Dalai Lama knowledge the officers who was so devoted to their master plot the murder of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. They had different ways to kill Tulku Drakpa many times without any success. As Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen earlier promise to Nechung to arise as an Protector, finally revealed the method to his own death. Interesting story one must read to understand better. It was a sacrifice he chosen to fulfil and uphold in order to become the Protector of Our Time.
    After realized the mistakes done by his officers, the 5th Dalai Lama composed prayers, crafted a statue to recognize Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen as a Dharma protector. He even built Trode Khangsar which now stand in the heart of Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/the-fifth-dalai-lama-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:28 PM
    Chengdu is a sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat. Been an ancient city with a history of more than 3,100 years, it offer many tourist attraction. Many of the ancient sites around Chengdu reflect the influence of Buddhism, as well as the agricultural history of the region. Thousands of tourists both locally and internationally will flock to this city the beauty of it. It seem Chengdu is one of the most leisurely cities in the world. Well , Chengdu is famous for its spicy hot pot and many other mouth tingling dishes. This is because of the world famous Sichuan peppercorn that is grown in the region. Not only that the Giant statues of the Buddha one in Leshan, show the enduring presence of Buddhism on the area.
    Reading this post help a lot for those first timers visitors like me. I am glad my friends and me made it there to see for ourselves. I wish i could revisit this beautiful and exciting Chengdu again in future. Loved seeing those ancient architecture of those temples and of the city.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post with details.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/must-visit-chengdu-exotic-and-exciting.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:26 PM
    Many monasteries have their own Dharma Protectors to safeguard the organisation and its interests. Setrap is one of them , they will propitiate their Dharma protectors every month to request for protection, blessings, and assistance for the growth of the Dharma and the well-being of the sangha. Each and every monasteries have their own. Interesting read of this article all about the close historical relationship between Dorje Shugden and Setrap.
    Setrap is emanation of the wrathful emanation of Buddha Amitabha, while Dorje Shugden is emanation of Manjushri. Setrap is an ancient Dharma Protector from the holy land of Bodhgaya in India. Sworn to protect the teachings and the practice was introduced to Tibet, and has since flourished. Many great Lamas and Geshes are known to have practised both Setrap, as Gaden Shartse’s Dharma protector, and also Dorje Shugden. They cannot be wrong definitely where Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the CTA. They knew the practice is very beneficial . has been the Dharma Protector of Gaden Shartse Monastery for the past 600 years. Dalai Lama visited the Dharma protector Setrap’s chapel in Gaden Shartse Monastery, South India. Dalai Lama even consecrated the chapel with prayers and sees Setrap as an enlightened being. Dalai Lama also endorsed Setrap and his practice as a beneficial one where he did affirmed the practice of Dorje Shugden through such close association. Interesting read may more people read this article to have a clearer understanding.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dalai-lama-blesses-setrap-chapel-in-gaden-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:24 PM
    Looking at those pictures and videos tell a thousand words. What is underneath those lakes mentioned , cannot be taken too lightly. Well-known lake monsters such as
    Loch Ness , Champ, Ogopogo and so forth has been sighted in those lakes around the world. Stories of a sea monster lurking in the depths of lakes are actually centuries old. To believe or not its up to individual. The unexplored darkness of lakes serve as one of the gateways for these fascinations. Many had claimed witnessing those creatures but with no hard evidence. People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Sightings of such lakes creatures is interesting to many. I do believe there are such sea creatures inhabiting in those lakes centuries ago. Some of those creature’s names indeed new to me. Interesting to know that they do exist after all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-lake-monsters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 04:00 PM
    Amazing ,truly beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara. A special gift given by Joshua and family from Singapore to Rinpoche. I love looking at 1000-armed Avalokitesvara where ever I went seeing any images of it i will always stare at it hoping to get hold of it. Avalokiteśvara is one of the most famous bodhisattvas in Buddhism, who embodies the quality of compassion and having the ability to understand the suffering of others. Merely looking at this beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara paints a thousand words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:58 PM
    Revisit this blog again as the miracles stories of Lama Tsongkhapa Statues truly interesting. We are fortunate to have met our Lama Tsem Rinpoche learning all the wonderful teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. Its such a beneficial teachings and practicing it with so many amazing benefits for us all. Reading this post have me increased my knowledge. Looking at the rare foot print of Lama Tsongkapa which is a sign of his tantric achievements is indeed a blessing for us. The practice of Migtsema is amazing and powerful as it contains the meaning of all the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/benefits-and-miraculous-signs-of-lama-tsongkhapas-statues.html

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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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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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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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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
7 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 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
8 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 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
8 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
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Wesak 2020
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the 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
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Singapore 805,097
United Kingdom 747,503
Bhutan 648,726
Canada 643,617
Australia 494,637
Philippines 407,532
Indonesia 389,449
Germany 297,443
France 278,885
Brazil 209,524
Vietnam 187,698
Thailand 185,348
Taiwan 185,202
Italy 146,933
Spain 137,446
Mongolia 135,976
Portugal 130,720
Netherlands 126,613
Turkey 120,654
United Arab Emirates 112,584
Russia 100,198
Sri Lanka 96,855
Romania 92,334
Hong Kong 92,124
South Africa 90,705
Mexico 83,538
Myanmar (Burma) 78,258
New Zealand 76,526
Japan 73,205
Switzerland 73,111
China 72,972
South Korea 64,089
Cambodia 62,116
Pakistan 59,742
Bangladesh 57,205
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