Kuchisake Onna

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Dear friends,

From a young age, I have always been intrigued by Kuchisake Onna, the Slit-Mouthed Woman from Japanese folklore. Originally I didn’t know her name or that she originates from Japan. I’d always wondered what would have driven someone to slice their own cheeks to form a wide Glasgow smile, from ear to ear. The thought of it just baffles me. Her appearance, who she targets and her origins leads me to more questions and I just need to find the answers.

I want to thank Pastor Niral Patel and Valentina for the help with this article, making it available for everyone here to read.

Vinnie Tan

 


 

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Who is Kuchisake Onna (The Slit-Mouthed Woman)?

Kuchisake Onna is more commonly known as the Slit-Mouthed Woman. She appears as a lady with her face covered with a surgical mask. You might think that a person wearing a surgical mask would throw up red flag in your head. However, this is not the case in Japan as people there wear surgical masks when they have a cold, flu or other illnesses. In this case, Kuchisake Onna uses the surgical mask to cover the enormous slit on her face. This slit forms a Glasgow smile, from ear to ear. She also carries a large pair of scissors with her.

She usually targets primary school children or college students. When she meets her victims she asks them shyly, “Watashi kirei?” which means “Am I beautiful?” If one says no, Kuchisake Onna will kill them immediately by stabbing them with her scissors, beheading them or slashing their faces with the scissors so that they resemble her. However, if one says yes, she removes her surgical mask, revealing a red, blood-stained mouth that is cut from ear to ear. She then asks them, “Kore demo?” which means “Even now?”

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At that time, if her victim answers no or screams in terror, she slashes her victim’s mouth from ear to ear so that they will resemble her. If they lie and say yes for a second time, she walks away, following her victim back home, then slaughters them brutally at night.

Modern stories say that one cannot escape Kuchisake Onna as she is an extremely fast runner. She always catches up to those who run away and asks the same questions. However the way to escape her grasp is to chant “pomade, pomade, pomade”. Pomade is a type of scented hair gel, which she hates. Chanting this keeps her away. Alternatively, when she reveals her slit mouth, you answer her with a vague statement, such as “average” or “so so” which confuses her. While she is confused, you will have just enough time to escape successfully.

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What Does She Look Like?

Kuchisake Onna is commonly depicted or reported to be a young woman in her 20s. She wears a crimson coat and has a surgical mask that covers half her face. With such a distinct look, you would think that it would be easy to identify her. However, there are thousands of women in Japan that have the exact same look. No one really know if a woman is Kuchisake Onna or not until she walks up to you and asks her first question, after which she reveals her bloody Glasgow smile.

 

True Monsters: The Legend of Kuchisake Onna

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Origins of Kuchisake Onna

There are many different stories of how Kuchisake Onna came about, but the most convincing of these tales states that she was a young lady who lived hundreds of years ago as the wife or concubine of a samurai. She was extremely beautiful but very vain, and could often be found flirting with different men. She was later discovered to be cheating on her samurai husband who became jealous. Feeling cuckolded, he attacked her and slit her mouth from ear to ear, screaming, “Who will think you are beautiful now?”

Her vengeful spirit then became Kuchisake Onna. She is usually encountered in the evenings, when she asks unsuspecting children or men if she is beautiful. Legend has it that she is a spirit who targets young men to take vengeance for her disfigured face and her death. As for why she targets children, the legends are not clear on this.

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What to Do If We See Kuchisake Onna?

Artist impression of Kuchisake Onna

Artist impression of Kuchisake Onna

If we come across Kuchisake Onna, we should remain calm and chant protective mantras such as Dukkar, Sengdongma or Dorje Shugden quietly. In this case we can also recite the mantra of Trakze, the wrathful manifestation of Dorje Shugden. With this, we call upon the protective blessings of the Buddhas, making Kuchisake Onna disappear.

If she does not disappear and asks you the questions, you should not give her a direct answer. By confusing her, you can create enough time to escape and find somewhere safe. You should remember to chant the mantras under your breath. The mantra of Trakze is OM BENZA WIKI BITANA RAKYA RAKYA HUNG or you can chant any protective mantra that you are familiar with and connected to.

The most effective method however, is to protect yourself from encountering her by engaging in daily prayers. This will protect you from attacks by paranormal entities and also aid you in your spiritual path. What we should remember is that if we do come into contact with these beings, we are not to engage with them, so that we do not create a connection with them.

 

When Did She First Appear?

Records of Kuchisake Onna’s attacks date back to the 1970s, when she was seen hunting children. At that time children would often walk in groups, guided by their teachers to avoid her attacks.

Kuchisake Onna terrorising children

Kuchisake Onna terrorising children

In 2007, a coroner’s report was found detailing the story of a woman in the late 1970s. She was reportedly chasing little children when she was hit by a car and died shortly thereafter. Her mouth was ripped from ear to ear. Some say that this is actually the person responsible for chasing and killing innocent children, as detailed in earlier records. However reports of her still continue today and have spread to Korea and even China as well.

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Conclusion

I wanted to share with you a little about who Kuchisake Onna is but most importantly, I wanted to share with you how to escape her deadly grasp should you have the misfortune of encountering her. It is best not to connect with her in any way and run away from her when you have the chance.

Personally, I believe that the entity known as Kuchisake Onna is real and she should not be taken lightly. If she is simply an urban legend like some people claim, it does not make sense that reports of her attacks occur not only in Japan but in other countries around the world. Kuchisake Onna being a worldwide phenomena makes me think that she is definitely real.

Image of Kuchisake Onna unveiling her slit-mouth

Image of Kuchisake Onna unveiling her slit-mouth

Artist impression of Kuchisake Onna

Artist impression of Kuchisake Onna

 

Horror Legend of the Slit-Mouthed Woman

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Sources:

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  • http://anitasnotebook.com/2013/02/legend-of-the-slit-mouthed-woman-kuchisake-onna.html
  • http://yokai.com/kuchisakeonna/
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  • http://anitasnotebook.com/2013/02/legend-of-the-slit-mouthed-woman-kuchisake-onna.html

 

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  1. Anne Ong on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    This is pretty scary and frightening. I wonder why is she so interested in targeting children? Luckily and hopefully we don’t have one in Malaysia. Thank you for this interesting article.

  2. CindyH on Mar 20, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Looking at the sightings of Kuchisake-Onna, it appears that what started out as a Japanese folklore cautionary tale against infidelity has apparently crossed over into the realm of urban legend with some possible basis in fact in light of the creepy turn of events in the 1970s, when it was linked to an alleged female serial killer of innocent children who eerily died with her mouth ripped from ear-to-ear after she was hit by a car. What is clear is that her return as a vengeful spirit stems from her strong grasping mind and attachments as well as her wrong views which obviously resulted in her prolonged continued suffering. Thus, it is vital that we work on lessening, if not eliminating, our delusions and attachments lest we end up similarly perpetuating our suffering. In addition, considering that Kuchisake-Onna is not exclusive to Japan and there are reported sightings in other places, (e.g. such as in Korea of a purported woman in a blood red mask hunting for children), it is definitely good to know of ways to escape her. Thank you for an interesting article.

  3. Martin Yeoh on Feb 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Wow, now this is truly interesting…but yes she is real and no doubt about it.

  4. Brad Bryant (Konchog Zangpo) on Jan 26, 2017 at 6:56 am

    It makes sense that that could be the ghost of someone hit by a car. However the Thais who have many ghost legends themselves, also have a being in their folklore who has a similar affliction. In the Philippines, I believe there is also a traditional ghost that similar to her.
    You may be interested in the Filipino creature known as the “Aswang”
    In Thailand, there is the “Krasue” (difficult to write in English letters) which is a head which floats around in the air with no body, but only the digestive system (stomach and intestines) hanging down. It has been seen all over Thailand by MANY people for hundreds of years now.

  5. Lai on Jan 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    When looking at the picture, first thing in my mind is Joker in Batman. 😀

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Kind of makes me wonder why would this being target children.

    it wasn’t children who harmed her and cut her mouth. Intriguing to read about such a negative entity. May we all remember protective mantras if we do encounter such entities.

  7. Edward Ooi on Nov 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I have always been very interested in paranormal things, especially about spirits. I find them extraordinary in many ways such as, why are they invincible to naked eyes but are sometimes seen in pictures and videos, why are we not able to touch many of them can, why are do we get chills down our spine or the temperature unnaturally drops when they are around, and the list goes on and on.

    This is a very interesting topic, and I have heard about Kuchhisake Onna’s story quite a couple of times (amazing that her story is even spread as far as to Malaysia) but never her real name. I definitely believe that she exists because while reading about her, I could actually feel chills going down my back. The only other stories that got me so badly was Zozo and the Black-Eyed Child.

    The story of where she originally came about was slightly unreal though, mainly because why would she target children and young adults? And also why would she only appear in the 70s when she had been dead for centuries? Honestly, I would not want to meet her under any circumstances. Thank you for sharing.

  8. TekLee on Nov 15, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Thank you Vinnie for sharing the story. Every spirit that exists, must have their reason behind. As far as I understand, grasping on the 3 poison, attachment, anger & ignorance, will lead the person to become spirit. In Kuchisake Onna’s case, it’s because he attachment to her beauty, her anger to her murder, that’s why she became a vengeful spirit after she died. Can you imagine how heavy her karma is? She has to stay like this for hundred over years, until her exhaust. Plus, she keeps hurting people like this, it’ll make her negative karma heavier. Pity her don’t know long more she needs to stay like this.

  9. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 7, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Kuchisake Onna, the horrible vengeful spirit is a being who is to be pitied as well. We learn from her story(whatever her origin), that it is important that we break our deeply habituated delusions of anger,hate,jealousy and craving .All of these delusions stem from our grasping at a “self” which is non-inherently existing. Train and transform our minds to let go of negative projections and expectations and develop positive attitudes of patience,non-judgement, acceptance and tolerance, kindness and care.

    If Kuchisake Onna had not been so strongly attached to her “beauty”.(We see this attachment in the first question she asks everyone of her victims) and her mind had not been so deeply habituated with anger and hatred , she would not have become a vengeful spirit. Being still so strongly attached to her delusions, she will continue to destroy and kill and collect more heavy negative karma.

    Yes, our best protection against spirit harm and black magic is by taking refuge in the Three Jewels and by realising the Dharma in us through transforming our minds. It is seen in the Lamrim and in Rinpoche’s teachings, that developing a mind of Refuge and of great Compassion will protect us all the way.

  10. Darren on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Never knew about Kuchisake Onna, watched the movie. Feel sad for the attachment and anger that turned her into a spirit that possessed woman with weak mind. Thank you for the sharing!

  11. Khoo Hou Haw on Sep 28, 2016 at 4:13 am

    The story of Kuchisake Onna may seems scary, but it represented a poor being who is too attached to its beauty that her mind got twisted after losing its beauty and turn to harming others as a way of revenge. If she does exist, I hope the mantra of Dorje Shugden will bless her and het her out of suffering.

  12. Pastor Chia on Sep 28, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Read through kuchisake Onna tragic story, make me think when we alive, we need to learn how to forgive people who hurting and harm us.The most important to let go our attachment and vengeful thought all the time. kuchisake Onna death to reborn as the spirit because her attachment and vengeful thought are very strong, she keep appear over few century looking for the victim to harm others. These is the classic example spirit story whose had die in horrible way.Beside Dorje Shugden and others protector practice, we can engage eight verses of mind transmission. Train our mind from negative thought transform to positive all the time. Dharma is the best antidote to overcome our ignorance.

  13. Albert on Sep 28, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I have read before about Kuchisake Onna when I was a child, it was said that Kuchisake Onna was a very beautiful girl, she was in the surgical room to undergo a surgery, and during the surgery, there is some accident and the doctor accidentally cut her mouth till the ear, she was very angry and she killed the doctor and the nurses in that surgery room, and since then, she went around and keep asking whether she is beautiful, when the answer is not what she want, she will kill that person.

    Reading this article makes me reflecting about myself and the people around me, we all have a Kuchisake Onna inside us. When we look around us, or maybe within us, when we ask someone for opinion, what we really want to hear, when we are doing something, what do we expect for other’s reaction, when people does not agree with us, when we don’t get what we want to hear or when others oppose our way of doing things, we will hold the anger and for some, they even try to get them and bring them into trouble. So are we different than Kuchisake Onna? Nope, we are actually the same in this sense, apply Dharma in our life, learn to forgive, accept and let go, this is the only path for us to find our happiness. Seriously, Hatred will pull us down, hatred brings us unhappiness, lead us to bitterness and create more tragedy in our life, so why do we want hatred and suffer so much pain? Kuchisake Onna’s life is definitely a tragedy, if she can learn to let go and forgive, she will definitely be much happier and have a better life instead of now going around hunting people.

  14. June Kang on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:41 am

    当一个人对另一人有很多的愤怒和仇恨时,死时都不能放下,死后成为鬼魂也还是那么的執著,有如Kuchisake Onna 常问孩子“我漂亮吗?如果孩子回答「漂亮」,Kuchisake Onna就会把口罩摘开,露出那无法合拢的嘴缝,并问:“现在呢?”,如果孩子回答「不漂亮」,那就会被剪成两半”,这种愤怒和執著让她不断的伤害他人,事实上是让自己更痛苦,可是她自己并不知, 这就是“无明”, 这是很可悲!所以我们需要更精进的学佛,不然我们也可能会落到“做鬼都不放过你”的地步。

  15. Mingwen on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    “As for why she targets children, the legends are not clear on this.”

    Because children have higheer tendency of not lying? Because she wish to find an individual who would really find her beautiful regardless of her appearance, just like the love tale, “The frog and the Princess”

    “She usually targets primary school children or college students. When she meets her victims she asks them shyly, “Watashi kirei?” which means “Am I beautiful?” If one says no, Kuchisake Onna will kill them immediately by stabbing them with her scissors, beheading them or slashing their faces with the scissors so that they resemble her. However, if one says yes, she removes her surgical mask, revealing a red, blood-stained mouth that is cut from ear to ear. She then asks them, “Kore demo?” which means “Even now?”

    We should release ourselves from anger, jealousy, pride and ego, all these elements are leading us to sufferings. Etc., Kuchisake Onna, she holds on her anger and ego,hence she do not able to take rebirth and has to be a spirit.

  16. pammie yap on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I watched the movie just now and I find it very interesting. It seems that in most of the horror movies, the spirits cannot ‘die’ and they will always return to haunt again. And the part in the movie where the person will always cough before it is possessed and during, makes me wonder why. The hatred that the spirit shows is kind of pitiful. To be trapped and suffering in that state.

    As for us, we are blessed to have mantras help us and help them at the same time. It would be super scary to be stuck in such a situation and not knowing the solution.

  17. Julia Tan on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I believed Kuchisake Onna is trapped in her realm and behaving this way due to her anger when she died. The victims would be those who had karma connection with her in the past. No matter what we do not want our children to be the victims. I agreed with Vinnie that chanting Dorje Shugden Traksey mantra is powerful. This mantra not only can protect us at the same time we collect merits just by chanting He’s mantra. We should always stay connect with our Dharma protector. But we should not pray only when we have problems or in trouble. It does not work this way. Doing our prayer everyday keep us connect with our Dharma protector so that we are protected all the time not only from spirits but saved us from obstacles too. we can start with just 108 mantras a day.

  18. Pastor Antoinette on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    This tragic story of a young woman is an example of how things can go from bad to worse. It has escalated into extreme pain and suffering. It is important to know Dharma and apply the antidote. The mantra of Dorje Shugden is very helpful and we should never engage with such beings.

  19. nicholas on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    This article show us another type of spirits that full of anger. When one died with negative thought it will bring us to a negative path and Kuchisake Onna is one of the example. This also tell us that if there is spirit, there is rebirth and there is definitely karma which determine where we take rebirth after we died.

    Frankly speak I’m not sure whether Kuchisake Onna exist but I do belief spirit exist and if our karma open to experience them we should definitely need to know some way to protect ourselves just like what mentioned in this article.

    What important is not really find out whether this type of spirit is real but to learn up the dharma to protect our body, speech and mind. Through dharma we can understand the nature of life and the practice of right conduct to protect us from all harm that actually created by ourselves and eventually liberate ourselves from all the suffering.

  20. Jace Chong on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Vinnie for sharing this article.

    This is the first time I read about this being Kuchisake-onna as I am not a big fan horror or paranormal movie. I thought she is just a character in a movie but after finish reading the article, I found that it’s real that we could have chance to meet her.

    However, I feel sorry for her for trapping in this appearance and such hatred. If the ability of killing human is true, she is still collecting a lot of bad karma from the vengeful action, which will not help her to ease her sufferings. I really wish she can get out of this endless suffering cycle. Om Mani Padme Hum _/\_

    Thank you.

  21. Eric kksiow on Sep 27, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Kuchisake Onna

    This is the first time i heard of this story and found out that’s really interesting, why a women behaved like that? Arise from hatred? Or..?? I will think about it. 🙂

    If Kuchisake Onna ask me “Am I beautiful?”
    My answer is : ” You look average”, she will be confused, giving me enough time to run away. He he

    If I have the ability, I will pray for her to go back human realm and make sure that she had an opportunity to practice Dharma while she’s in human form.

    Thank You
    Eric kksiow

  22. Pastor Henry Ooi on Sep 27, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Interesting story. I believe supernatural beings exist, good or bad, to benefit or to harm. These divine or malevolent entities are around us, just because we cannot see, hear, feel or communicate with them does not mean they are not there. They exist in their realm just like we humans exist in ours, and we cross each other’s path so often. Every religion has its own method of dispelling negative energies if one were to harmed under unfortunate circumstances. We in Kechara are very fortunate to be in the mandala of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, with protection from the dharma protector Dorje Shugden, who is the emanation of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of infinite Wisdom.

  23. Moh Mei on Sep 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    There is usually some truth to most folklores, urban legends and tales of the past. Most fiction books and movies are based on some truth as well. So it’s would not be surprising if Kuchisake Onna is real spirit. However some of the stories may have been exaggerated.

    It is common for spirits to be attached to a specific location, meaning a spirit that haunts a specific house usually only haunts that house and you would not find that same spirit in another country. I wonder if they are copycats in the spirit realm. For example this spirit become so popular it become widely spread all over Japan and not localized anymore but the original one is actually still where it was first encountered.

    Or maybe this spirit is not one spirit but a “species” from a specific realm/dimension. That certain karmic condition specially related to vanity can result in one being born as this species in that specific realm. This can perhaps explain the multiple versions of origins and tales related to Kuchisake Onna from all over the place.

  24. Stella Cheang on Sep 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I feel that the story of Kuchisake Onna is a classic example of someone who does not apply dharma knowledge in her life. She would not be unfaithful towards her husband or hold on to vengeful feelings for so long if she had known Buddha Dharma. We must be compassionate towards being like her as she must be suffering unspeakable torment. She has no way out and every action that she does tantamount to very negative karma for her. May her suffering ends and she takes rebirth where she can learn Buddha Dharma. Thank you Vinnie for sharing her story with us.

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    Avalokitesvara is one of the most famous bodhisattvas in Buddhism. Of the many bodhisattvas, it is identified specifically as the embodiment of compassion and as such has been worshipped throughout Buddhist Asia. Beautiful statue of of 1000-armed Avalokitesvara been offered to Rinpoche. A beautiful gift indeed. The bodhisattva seeks the full and complete enlightenment of Buddhahood out of compassionate concern for the salvation of all sentient beings. Very auspicious and meritorious to have one in the home .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful statue given by Joshua and family from Singapore .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 11. 2020 02:19 PM
    Well said by Jayadevi that as a Buddhist we need to behave well setting a good example to all. Behaving well to practice the Dharma and will inspire more people to practice. We create beauty with our attitude, our behaviour, our actions, will inspire people. Living in a place where we are the only one who practice Buddhism is far more important with our behaviour to gain respect and trust.
    Being a Buddhist is not that hard as long we have a proper teacher guiding us , learning and putting in actions in a correct manner . Following our teacher advice and for most to have our mind transform. We are fortunate to learn, practice Dharma from Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/whats-the-hardest-thing-about-being-a-buddhist.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 11. 2020 02:17 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Wei Tan for this wonderful sharing . Happiness depends upon ourselves how we manage things out. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness and seeing the happy faces of others. But when we expect too much it becomes an obstacle. Everyone chases after happiness, but few understand where it comes from. Well everything starts within ourselves, mind and in our heart. The only thing that will make us happy is being happy with who we are. To me happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude in helping others to be happy. Learning dharma has me change the way I think , it’s a choice .
    Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — quoted Buddha

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/when-we-live-our-lives-in-an-unselfish-manner-we-have-more-happiness.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Jul 10. 2020 10:20 PM
    I have a strong respect for all the religions, religious places and the mode of prayers they follow. I believe it is more important to have a strong faith, and this faith will lead us on the correct path.

    Thank you for the precious sharing and bring us to the beautiful snow-covered peaks view of Gaden Monastery. I am bless to see the photo of Golden Stupa that encases the holy remains of Lama Tsongkapa’s blessed body/clothes/relics. I sure you must had enjoyed the wonderful experiences of the journey.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 10. 2020 08:59 PM
    NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered several terrestrial-mass planets orbiting. Interesting they have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the habitable zone . Wow… an Earth-sized world within the habitable range of its star, which could allow the presence of liquid water to exist. It has proven we are not alone in this universe where others being such as Aliens or UFO. I do believe definitely there are other unknown beings exist and other planets as well. Maybe in future , more discoveries.
    Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/guess-what-was-found.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 10. 2020 08:58 PM
    Money is not everything in life and is not evil . But one uses it in a wrong way it creates harm and unhappiness. Money is the worst discovery in human life but it is the most trusted material to test human nature. With the money , we have use it wisely as one without money in life is tough and rough. If have more money than we need it is good to give away helping in charity and to those who needed badly. To teach our children the right way, never spoiled them with attachment. There is no easy way or short cut .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/is-wealth-evil.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Jul 10. 2020 12:55 AM
    The art of dinning come from the menu, style and the concept of the restaurant. I haven’t been there but the menu looks yummy. I love almost all vegetarian food that’s made from fresh and healthy ingredients. Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression of our nature. Thank you for the sharing, I wish to walk in one of these days.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:41 PM
    Heart breaking after watching the video. Its really sad watching those animals including bludgeoning, neck-breaking while many are skinned alive. The way they were killed just for their fur is horrible inhumane practices. In fact those animals are confined to relatively small wire cages with little enrichment. Millions of fur-bearing animals are killed every year by trappers worldwide. For many of us, wearing fur is simply cruel, and to be avoided at all costs. China is the largest importer of fur pelts in the world and the largest exporter of finished fur products. Glad that campaign groups such as PETA have long highlighted the cruelty of such farms. Fur farming is now banned in a number of countries such as Austria, Croatia, the United Kingdom and so forth. Not only causing the suffering and deaths of millions of animals each year, the production of wool, fur, and leather contributes to climate change, land devastation, pollution, and even water contamination. Hopefully the fur industry can work together with farms with better regulations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing to bring awareness of the cruelty of animal at fur farm.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/animal-cruelty-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:39 PM
    Beautiful Jog Fall located at southern state of Karnataka is India’s highest waterfall. It is a segmented waterfall which depends on rain and season becomes a plunge waterfall. Its one of the power where our Lama H E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche had visited years ago. From the beautiful pictures of Jog Fall can tells us more. Looks peaceful to do prayers, recitation , meditation, retreat as encouraged by our Lama when visiting holy place. When there is stupa we can also do circumambulations, offerings and more. Doing prayers at all these power holy places would be wonderful. There are many places as mentioned by Rinpoche do have powerful positive energy. It’s those place where great masters have visited , varies prayers done, meditation ,and retreats. All these holy places such as Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath-Varanasi and Kushinagara, Tsongkapa’s birthplace and many more all over the world is infused with the powerful energy of beings. A good article to read and great knowledge of some of the power place and go on pilgrimage.
    We are fortunate to have Rinpoche here in Malaysia where Kechara Forest Retreat was conceptualized ….a holy place infused with powerful energy. It has indeed benefited many and many more to come.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/power-place-jog-falls.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:26 PM
    A very unusual friendship which I have not heard of. ‘ Incredible true story of Pocho. a injured crocodile was found on the bank of the Parasmina River in Costa Rica after being shot by a farmer.
    Even an animal as large and carnivorous can be gentle and loving. All animals deserve the chance to live.Thank you very much for the good article.

    https://bit.ly/3iIJDW8
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 10:56 PM
    Most people think animal cruelty is mainly people being unkind to animals. Based on the article million innocent animals were tortured and killed for their fur or skin off their backs. The fur industry is such a cruel heartless business that is bad for the environment and unnecessary.

    It’s horrendous, I can’t believe that fur from China has so much demand. Shock to see the industries cheapest and cruelest methods used in killing the animals. All the animals are victims of cruelty spent their whole lives restricted to filthy, cramped wire cages. This has to come to an end.

    The industry will continue to grow wild if there is no restriction. The success of any business depends upon how they are creating the demand for a product in the target market and then, how they are managing the supplies to fulfill that demand.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 02:54 PM
    Attitudes toward minorities have been marked by discrimination historically almost everywhere. In the United States’s history many forms of discrimination had been happening in U.S. Population growth and cultural has change throughout much of the U.S. Americans enjoyed legally sanctioned privileges and rights which were denied to other races and minorities. All these should happened just because of their religion, spirituality, race, economic background. Anyway it did happened in USA, as Rinpoche did experienced before where discrimination and there are people who are segregated because of their religious faith.
    In happened in the Dorje Shugden’s controversy as well all because of their faith which has affected hundred thousands of Tibetan communities . Even to this day the discrimination still continue with the Tibetan Leadership interference politics with religion.
    History has a tendency to repeat itself and those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Hopefully it will not be repeated for peace and harmony .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/this-happened-in-the-usa.html

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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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    Beautiful
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
4 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
4 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
4 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
4 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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