Creepy Tales of the Lizard Man

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The mere mention of the Lizard Man conjures creepy images of mutant-like humanoid reptilians. Interestingly, despite possible disapproval from the grammar police, the term “Lizard Man” is used interchangeably to refer to a broad spectrum of bipedal hominid-like reptilian creatures (sometimes also referred to as “Homo-subterreptus) instead of just one specific cryptid. Thus, reported sightings of Lizard Man vary from scaly humans to large bipedal lizards, small dinosaurs and everything else in-between.

 

Possible Theories

It is no surprise that many theories have been put forward in an attempt to crystallise the undefined nature and origin of the Lizard Man. Essentially, there are two leading theories – one based on evolution and the other on extra-terrestrials.

The former is heavily premised on the continued biological evolution of pre-historic reptilians, even dinosaurs, and largely based along the same path as early primates. Of all the theories, the one put forth by Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada in Ottawa, sparked much controversy.

In short, back in 1982, Russell presented a possible evolutionary path that might have been taken by the dinosaur Troodon had it not faced extinction, and theorised that it could have evolved into “Dinosauroid”, intelligent beings similar in body plan to humans. Since then, Russell’s theories have been met with many challenges from other palaeontologists, primarily on the contention that his “Dinosauroid” was overly anthropomorphic.

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Dale Russell’s “Dinosauroid” theory was challenged to be overly anthropomorphic

The second theory renders the Lizard Man as being from out of this world, with links to extra-terrestrial beings coming to Earth for various purposes, from observing life forms on the planet to interbreeding purposes.

In summary, the nature and origins of the Lizard Man remain an open-ended question to date.

 

Appearances and Creepy Encounters

 

Ancient Historical Accounts

Intulo of Zulu Folklore

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Common depiction of Intulo

For the Zulu, spotting an Intulo especially in the home is an ill-omen of impending doom. In essence, it was the Intulo’s swiftness that relegated it to a harbinger of doom.

According to Zulu folklore, Unkulunkulu (either a sky god or an ancestral spirit depending on which version you subscribe to) was in one of his generous moods and ordered Uwaba (a chameleon-like creature with humanoid traits) to deliver the gift of immortality to mankind.

However, unfortunately for mankind, Uwaba took his own sweet time in fulfilling his task, slowly trembling his way across the great distance and even stopping every now and then to feast on delectable shrubs called Ubukwebezane. In the meantime, Unkulunkulu had a change of heart and for reasons unknown, decided to retract his gift of immortality.

Unkulunkulu ordered Intulo to deliver his new edict that death would befall mankind. Intulo took his master’s instructions to heart and swiftly accomplished his mission. When Unwaba finally arrived, he was too late to deliver the gift of immortality to mankind.

Thus, Intulo became associated with death and mortality whilst the real culprit, Unwaba, got away relatively unscathed.

 

Cherufe Lizard Man

Generally accepted to be a large reptilian humanoid with hard skin resembling molten rock, the Mapauche legends are conflicted as to the nature of Cherufe. Early legends describe it as a reptilian humanoid or similar creature but later interpretations suggest it was a dragon-like monster. Other references describe the Cherufe as a giant snake that lives under the sea floor, generating seaquakes and tsunamis.

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Literature on Cherufe

 

Notable Modern Sightings

Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp

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Christopher Davis

Those who hail from Lee County in South Carolina may have heard a tale or two about the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp. In fact, they might even have seen it or know someone who has encountered it before.

The first reported sighting was in 1988 by Christopher Davis, then a teenager. He was on his way back home from work and had to stop at Scape Ore Swamp due to a flat tire.

The swamp was eerie and deserted in the wee hours of the morning (around 2 am). Davis hurriedly replaced the tire and as he finished tightening the last bolt, he heard a thumping noise behind him, getting louder by the second. Instinctively turning toward the noise, he was shocked to see a horrifying creature, about 7 feet tall with red eyes, running towards him.

Based on his account, Davis jumped into the car and hit the gas in a bid to escape but the creature clung to the car door as Davis drove off and even crashed onto the roof before Davis got away.

According to Davis’ dad, Davis was so terrified that it took him close to two hours to calm down before he could speak coherently of his narrow escape. Upon discovering the scratch marks on the roof of his car and the damage to his side-view mirror, Davis and his dad reported it to the authorities and the local paper. The report sparked such a media frenzy that a nearby radio station (WCOS) even offered a 1-million-dollar reward to anybody who could capture the creature alive.

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Christopher Davis’ rough sketch of the monster (left). On the right is a three-toed plaster cast of a footprint made in 1988

Following Davis’ report, many others came forward with purported encounters with the creature, and some had auto damage as well. For instance, on July 14, 1988, a “car mauling by a very strong animal” was reported by a woman. The deputies on call saw that the chrome moulding had been torn away from the fenders and parts of the car looked like they had been chewed on by an animal. In addition, clumps of hair were also found at the scene.

Based on analyses of the reported sightings and testimonies from various witnesses, the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp would be about 7 feet 2 inches tall, bipedal, with a strong build, green scaly skin, and glowing red eyes. It is also likely to have three toes on each foot, three fingers on each hand and circular pads on its fingers that enable it to scale walls and hang from ceilings.

The hype about the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp died down by the summer of 1998 with few credible reported sightings thereafter. It returned to the limelight briefly in 2015, when two individuals separately released recorded evidence of their Lizard Man sightings. In short, a woman revealed a single picture of the Lizard Man, shot with her phone camera after stepping out of her church. After the photo went viral, an anonymous hunter released a 25-second-long video, supposedly taken prior to the photograph but shot close by, showing a dark figure briefly moving through the trees in the distance.

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A video shot by another local depicts a dark figure (circled in red) darting into the trees. The footage was shot in May 2015.

 

Lizard Demon of Wood County

This human-reptile hybrid cryptid, dubbed the Lizard Demon, shot to mainstream fame when it was featured in an episode of Mountain Monsters. For the uninitiated, Mountain Monsters is popularly described as “a show with professional hillbilly hunters that search for mysterious creatures that people have claimed to have seen in West Virginia”.

The hunters/investigators, with a camera crew in tow, sought to suss out the Lizard Demon reportedly lurking in the Ohio Waters and West Virginia. Based on eye witness accounts, the Lizard Demon is bipedal, water-based, has gills, three toes and a triple eyelid. It is also said to be 7 feet tall, weighing in at 300 to 400 pounds with a penchant for eating cows or similar livestock and a rather creepy habit of chasing as well as scratching cars.

The show highlighted a few interesting testimonies such as;

  • “JayBob”, who produced a trail camera photo depicting a side view of something scaly, to back his story of seeing a 7 feet tall, fast-moving creature with dark green coloration.
  • Mark, a local farmer who was adamant about having seen a large scaly humanoid and later finding a triangular print.
  • Bob, a local auctioneer who claimed to have seen an upright green creature with a lizard-type head for a split second before it disappeared. He also reported seeing a dead cow in the river with a chunk taken out of it, near where he spotted the creature earlier.

Although baited traps were laid on land and in water and despite the discovery of a track almost a foot long on the land, the gruesome remnants of an animal rib cage in the water, and even footage of a chase which resulted in multiple gunshots, the hunters/investigators did not catch anything. Rather than concluding the show empty handed, they instead patted themselves on the back for scaring the Lizard Demon away.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/LM_Mountain-Monsters-Lizard-Demon-of-Wood-County.mp4

 

New Jersey Gator Man

There is little information about the elusive New Jersey Gator Man save for the fact that this large, humanoid alligator was spotted by several eyewitnesses during the summer of 1973 around the New Jersey Newton-Lafayette area. Despite the absence of any physical evidence, its existence was acknowledged publicly by a city official.

The 1977 statement issued by New York City Conservation Naturalist, Alfred Hulstruck, about the state’s Southern tier being the apparent home of “a scaled, man like creature which appears at dusk from the red algae infested waters to forage among the fern and moss covered uplands” remains the only official statement issued to acknowledge the existence of this cryptid.

 

Loveland Frogman of Ohio

If several police officers individually report sightings of an unusual reptile with the face of either a frog or lizard getting up on two feet and running away, it will definitely be a case of interest to be investigated and monitored closely. This was what happened with the Loveland Frogman of Ohio.

In 1972, Officer Ray Shockey was the first to report encountering a 60-pound, 3-to-4-feet tall creature with a frog/lizard face sprinting away on two legs after lying beside the highway. A couple of weeks later, Officer Mark Matthews radioed in a similar encounter. There was also another report from an anonymous police officer of having seen a crouched frog-like creature when he was traveling down Riverside Road heading towards Loveland. The creature is said to have stood up on two legs and stared at the officer with illuminated eyes before escaping into the Ohio River. Another officer who went to the scene later that evening to investigate failed to see the Loveland Frogman, but discovered distinctive scratch marks on the guard rail that the creature supposedly scrambled over.

There were reported public sightings prior to the testimonies of the police officers, the earliest lodged in 1955 by a businessman. He went on record saying he had seen three creatures, approximately 3 to 4 feet tall, with wrinkles on their heads instead of hair, as well as webbed hands and feet.

To date, the Loveland Frogman phenomenon remains unexplained.

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Artistic impression of Loveland Frogman

 

Milton Lizard

This lesser known cryptid was primarily sighted at Canip Creek, near the town of Milton, in Trimble County, Kentucky, in the summer of 1975. Spotted first by Clarence “Toughy” Cable, co-manager of the Blue Grass Body Shop, a junk and wrecking yard located north of Milton, it is said to resemble a 15-foot monitor lizard with “big eyes similar to a frog’s… Beneath its mouth was an off-white colour and there were black and white stripes cross ways of its body with quarter-sized speckles over it.” He also claimed that the creature hissed at him several times.

The second sighting was reported by Cable’s brother, Garrett, who also saw the creature whilst working in the junkyard. When he saw the creature’s lizard-head pop out from the debris, he fled to find his brother but when both of them returned to the site, they failed to locate the creature.

However, the very next day, the lizard (or one similar to it) appeared before Cable again, except this time it appeared to be larger — nearly 15 feet in length. Cable instinctively threw a rock at it before running to retrieve his rifle. Out of the corner of his eyes, he saw the lizard hissing at him before escaping into some nearby bushes. Cable fired multiple rounds into the bushes, but it is uncertain if he managed to kill or wound the creature.

A search party scoured the Blue Grass Body Shop junkyard as well as the surrounding area for any sign of the lizard, but they came up empty handed. To date, there has yet to be any physical evidence of the Milton Lizard.

 

Out of This World?

Whilst most of the Lizard Man’s sightings are limited to experiences on Earth, an article published by the Daily Star on 13 October 2015 claims otherwise. The article reported the revelations of one (ex)-United States Air Force woman under hypnosis wherein she “recounted” being abducted by the Lizard Man to a secret base on the far side of the Moon.

Niara Terela Isley claimed that over the course of several months when she was 25 years old, she was taken to outer space eight to ten times, where she was repeatedly raped, in front of different audiences ranging from other Lizard Men to the humans in cahoots with them and even other aliens of different species.

In addition to being used for sex, during her captivity in the underground lair, Niara Terela Isley claimed she was also forced to do hard physical labour as well as operate electronic machinery to excavate the darkest parts of the moon. She also claimed her memory was wiped out each time the Lizard Man sent her back to Earth.

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Secret base of the Lizard Man on the far side of the Moon?

 

Conclusion

It is interesting to note that despite the lack of irrefutable evidence and, in some cases, the absence of any physical evidence, stories pertaining to the Lizard Man have gained quite a lot of traction. Judging from the continuous stream of reported sightings and eyewitness accounts, it appears to be a phenomenon with strong staying power. Whether this stems from real interest in the cryptid or is motivated by other reasons such as commercial gain remains to be seen. What is clear is that many sleepy towns which are relatively unheard of were given a boost and a new lease of life following sightings of the Lizard Man therein.

 
References:

  • http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/469871/Lizard-man-hypnosis-US-Airforce
  • http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Intulo
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_lizard
  • http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/03/the-mysterious-kappa-of-japan/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizard_Man_of_Scape_Ore_Swamp
  • http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Lizard_Man_of_Scape_Ore_Swamp
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3188604/Is-South-Carolina-s-Lizard-Man-New-images-claim-mythic-swamp-monster-prankster-lizard-costume.html
  • http://www.inquisitr.com/2316435/south-carolinas-lizard-man-of-scape-ore-swamp-a-brief-history-of-the-humanoid-reptilian-cryptid/
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lizard-man-scares-south-carolina-residents_us_55c126ece4b05c05b01f67f4
  • http://www.lyleblackburn.com/lizardman/
  • http://www.reptoids.com/Vault/Bishopville.htm
  • http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/TheBattery/archives/2015/08/04/4-things-you-should-know-about-the-lizard-man
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kappa_(folklore)
  • http://ucmmuseum.com/honeyislandswampmonster.htm
  • http://www.angelfire.com/la2/SwampMonster/

 

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  1. S.Prathap on Jun 15, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    There are many things in the world beyond the imagination of mankind, with science cannot explain clearly. These supernatural phenomena have been and persisted, and even many have happened around us including all others creatures。
    The point is if you don’t see it, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist just like the bacteria in the water which only can be seen using microscope.Whatever these creature exist or not we need to be mindful and cannot be granted at all.

  2. Julia Tan on Nov 3, 2017 at 2:33 am

    I do believe these are seen and unseen beings everything where. So is lizard man real? I would think it’s a lizard spirit rather than a creature. Or it simply being from another universe that dropped off to the earth to do some report. Heheh.. well the list can go on. To me nothing is impossible. It’s a matter of how we project it.

  3. Pastor Chia on Nov 2, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Being like Lizard man exitence just like other mystical creature hide and living in this planet. Whether they are alien or not is not important. I rather hope they remaind mystical. So human not try to hurm them for reserch. Mankind better focus more to respect other spiceses exitence in this world and not hunting them for enjoyment.

  4. Pastor Antoinette on Nov 2, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I never heard about the Lizard Man before and I don’t know if he exists. I believe that Sasquatch exists and there are accounts on different Cryptids.

    I think that life becomes more difficult for these beings as men have developed so many areas and go further into the wild for different reasons. I believe that we should respect other beings and not disturb them. In the end, what right do we have to go and chase them.

    Here is is another link on more Cryptids: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/bizarre-cryptids.html

  5. Eric kksiow on Nov 2, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Lizard man is like an UFO, still under discover by scientists. Personally i don’t really it exist. Here’s another article that i read from other website : http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/08/11/south-carolina-warns-citizens-lizard-man-sightings-during-solar-eclipse.html

    The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) is warning citizens in several of its counties to be vigilant of paranormal activity associated with the upcoming total solar eclipse. Considering that the eclipse is a space event, you might think the warning is simply an amusing alert to keep an eye out for UFOs, but that’s really not the cast. SCEMD is being quite specific about its advice, and it’s asking citizens to be wary of Lizardmen.

    It might sound like an April Fools’ joke, but SCEMD’s warning is apparently completely legitimate, as South Carolina has a history of Lizard Man sightings. The agency tweeted out a handy map of where Lizardmen have been spotted in the past along with an overlay of the path of the solar eclipse.

  6. June Kang on Nov 2, 2017 at 7:35 am

    I believe Lizard man did exist and it can be many reason why it is existed. There are many things in the world beyond the imagination of mankind, with science cannot explain clearly. These supernatural phenomena have been and persisted, and even many have happened around us including all others creatures。 I always believe that there are others sentient being out there which have not been discovered by us. The point is if you don’t see it, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist just like the bacteria in the water which only can be seen using microscope. We may look at each others as alien, and the issue here is to have a sincere respect for other sentient beings. Always chose to live harmony with each others.

  7. Mingwen on Nov 2, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Anything could be possible on Earth, there are numerousof life forms and plenty of them are still undiscovered.

    Like what Ms. Li Kim from the Paranormal Zone says, “What we see may not be real, what is real we may not see.”

    Li Kim
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/author/likim

  8. Andrea Lai on Nov 2, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Now living in this century, science technologies were much advance and men are very skeptical when come to new discoveries. Beings like insects, reptiles, mammals were their experiment. What I think failed experiment caused the mutation.

    On the other hand, to believe of it existence strong evidence is needed to intact.

  9. nicholas on Nov 1, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    There are so many possibility of creatures that exist on earth.
    I believe the posibility of lizard man in the sense the evolution from the dinosaur time or could be another alien form. From the sighting that people reported unfortunately there is no clear evident that can prove their existent. Personally just hope that if this creature really exist, it doesn’t hurt anyone and may they stay low to prevent being captured for scientific testing or examination which causes any suffering.

  10. Pastor Albert on Nov 1, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Frankly speaking, I don’t quite believe the existence of Lizardman, despite with all the theories stated in this article, but it doesn’t sound real to me, especially the part where Niara Terela Isley said she was brought to outer space and got rapped by the Lizardman. It’s kinda difficult to believe as many people always like to fantasize some “truth”. So to me, this may be some fantasy of Niara, just like many people talk about how they been taken to outer space by UFO, etc.

    I will be more interested to see if in the future, there are more facts or witnesses about Lizardman.

  11. Justin Cheah on Nov 1, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    It doesn’t come to my mind that Lizard Man do exist as biologically wise, it doesn’t seems to me will work but then again probably we are more able to imagine further given that we are brought to our wildest imaginations of modern times in X-men and superheroes stories.

    My verdict is that I don’t believe in the existence of Lizard Man as the evidence supporting their existence is not strong compared to UFOs or Bigfoots. The very fact that we are even brought to this stage of our wildest imagination says a lot about what might have been the same predicament happened to our ancestors.

    Conclusion: Show me one real fossil or skeleton of of Lizard Man and I will believe their existence.

  12. Pastor Henry Ooi on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Interesting theories of the existence of this reptilian creature. I don’t doubt that some people could have seen some sort of creature but their descriptions could have been distorted. Maybe someone saw a mutated lizard-like creature and described it out of proportion. It’s like a fisherman’s story, a 10 pounder catch became a 50 pounder when the story was told too many times to many people and by many people. Another theory may be cave men saw extraterrestrial intelligent life forms that look like lizards descending onto earth in their crafts and the cave men drew what they saw on their cave walls. And maybe ancient Egyptians too saw ETs that also look like lizards including other creatures not found on earth during their time, and the ancient Egyptians expressed what they saw in hieroglyphics.

    There are indeed many creatures out there in the wilderness and deep abyss of the oceans that Man have not discovered. I always think, let them be, for Man may end their existence if they were discovered.

  13. pammie yap on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I don’t really believe in the existence of the above mentioned. The evidences are not as much as Bigfoot’s.
    Our mind play a lot of tricks when we are scared and our imagination run wild. It could be some folklore stories that were told when young and subconsciously the mind tell the brain what to believe.
    Or it could be an alien or some science gone wrong.
    Either way, we will never until more evidences are presented.

  14. Datuk May on Nov 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    The fear of the Lizard Man seem to me to be related to the Zulu Folklore of ancient times, when immortality could have been endowed but due to the inefficiency of Unwaba, a lizard man, this gift was not granted and instead the mortality of death by Intulo. So instead of the Lizard man being a bringer of good things became one who brings bad news. My point of view seems far fetched but then this is the way it can be analysed as there are no irrefutable evidence of the existence to the Lizard man.

    When one have not seen such being, it is not fair to say it does not exist. I will choose to be open minded and as it does not harm anyone, to be interested on further news of sighting of this creature.

    Strange though, that such sightings are mainly recorded in USA and also in swampy areas.

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  16. Fong on Oct 8, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    The old adage of “there is no smoke without fire” comes to mind after reading the testimony of the various witnesses. Maybe, these lizard men were seen in remote places because these places are just that, remote and easy for them to hide. I believe that there are mysteries that are yet to be solved y science and Man. This may well be one of those.

  17. wan wai meng on Oct 8, 2017 at 12:42 am

    I remember the ‘V’ series, whereby lizards wear human skin, but if one peels away the human skin a lizard is right below. I am a strong believer that there is a race of reptilians that are technologically advanced and capable of hiding amongst human society. And these beings are in control of most of the world’s economy.

  18. Liang Jing on Oct 1, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I believe that the Lizard Man does exist and I think it is very scary. The Lizard Man is like Bigfoot and all many creatures, we meet not personally encounter with them, but there are lots of evidence strongly show they are something created out from no place. Account of Christopher Davis’ car being smashed by Lizard Man and experienced a narrow escape was quite terrifying as the readers could imagine how scary it was. Thank you Rinpoche and Cindy for the sharing.

  19. Lucas Roth on Sep 30, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    I think these kind of stories and folklore is interesting, and if I have to pick a theory, i would either say it is evolution or aliens, not so much the omen thing. Even though the chances are low for all I think when beliefs like “when you see it it means your doom is coming” come into the mix I see it as an interpretation of a sighting, all human input aside, I think that these theories could all point to a creature of this sort exists. I like to keep my mind open to this kind of possibility. Cool article.

  20. Aldan Chan on Sep 26, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    It`s very interesting to read about urban legends on so called “monsters”. The creepy part about the video is that how fast the Lizard Man is and how it “attacked” the hunters who were trying to catch the beast. I can imagine how scary it is that a creature wandering around your area.Thank you for sharing….

  21. Edwin Tan on Sep 25, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Dear Cindy,

    Thank you for the article. It is always mind boggling to note of extra-terrestrial or paranormal sightings. It is refreshing to know we are definitely not the only humanoid species on Earth.

    Makes you think of Man In Black movies where aliens are always cleverly hiding amongst us.

    Great read and great research.

    Thank you.

  22. Samfoonheei on Sep 23, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Many theories have been presented in relation to the identity of Lizard Men,The Lizard Man is allegedly a reptilian humanoid cryptid which is said to inhabit areas of swampland in and around Lee County.south Carolina. The reptile is the oldest and most successful species on the planet and could hold secrets that have yet to come to light. This creature seem to be bulky, covered in dark green scaly lizard-like skin. It is said to have three toes on each foot and three fingers on each hand which has an incredible degree of strength This strange reptilian humanoid was reported on several accounts but not much evidence to support it. Any how its has attracted much attention in those areas pertaining to the Lizard Man so called.Whatever these creature exist or not we need to be mindful and cannot be granted at all.
    Thank you Cindy Hew for sharing these interesting post.

  23. Cc on Sep 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you Cindy for sharing.
    I believe lizard man is real;dark green… as long as we do not disturb them ,they will not disturb us. They are beings just like us that needed merits as well whether they evolve from dinasour, aliens, unseen beings.

    _/\_

  24. freon on Sep 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Besides being known as Lizard man. There is another popular name for lizard man- The Reptilians. The Reptilians are link to conspiracy theory, popularized by David Icke, a conspiracy theorist who claims shape-shifting reptilian aliens control Earth by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate human societies. Icke has claimed on multiple occasions that many of the world leaders are, or are possessed by, so-called reptilians.

    By reading the article, the sighting of lizard man described by peoples who spotted it is quite alike. We would not know whether the lizard man are the original species evolve from dinosaur time or from outer space, but I do believed when many people begin to describe same images perhaps the lizard man is real.

    Thank you Cindy for this article.

    Attached images of Ore Swamp popular sighting of the Lizard man

    Oreswamp

  25. Stella Cheang on Sep 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    This post reminds me of The Lizard in Spiderman and The Were-Monster in The X-Files, not forgetting the local superhero comedy, Cicak Man. It brings to mind that these creatures exist as a result of mutation under the influence of an external factor, like chemical, radiation, aliens, etc. Or it can be another mytical shapeshifters.

    As many of the recent sightings of shapeshifters, like the Werewolves, Beats of Bray Road, and even the ancient Goatman happened in the modern and technologically advanced United States, I can’t help but wonder what is the connection here.

    However, the mythological relationship of men and reptile had a long and vast history across different cultures. For example, the Kraken in Greek mythology and the Nagas in Buddhism, which can interchanged into forms of frogs or lizards. Therefore, while we sit back and enjoy the creepy tales of these creatures, we must be respectful towards our environment, because we will never know with whom we are sharing the space with!

    Thank you, Cindy, for this article.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:15 PM
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat\'s doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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4 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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