Malaysian Ghosts: Orang Minyak

By | May 12, 2018 | Views: 1,870

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(by Tsem Rinpoche and Cindy Hew)

Of the many types of Malaysian ghost, one of the most perplexing is the Orang Minyak, literally translated as ‘Oily Man’. Interestingly, Michael Newton in his “Encyclopedia of Cryptozology: A Global Guide” (McFarland and Co., 2005) defines the Orang Minyak as

“An aggressive unknown hominid or primate reported from peninsular Malaysia.”

He further states that,

“Natives of the region claim that this large biped attacks rural villages by night and carries off young women.”

However, the exact nature of the Orang Minyak is unknown and local opinions remain divided as to whether it is actually a ghost or a man consumed by black magic.

 

Origins

The differing opinions stem from two popular theories as to the origins of the Orang Minyak. According to one school of thought, the Orang Minyak gave up his humanity to the devil by bartering his soul in exchange for either supernatural powers or to win back a loved one. In this regard, not only is there a lifetime commitment to enslave oneself to the devil, but this devilish pact also obligates the Orang Minyak to rape 21 virgin women within seven days of his initiation, failing which he will not receive his promised rewards.

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It is common knowledge that the Orang Minyak has to rape virgin girls in order to receive or retain his dark supernatural powers

The other theory maintains that the Orang Minyak is a selfish and deluded human who sought out the dark mystical powers of black magic to satisfy his worldly desires. According to an Islamic faith healer from Kasturi Syifa, the top common wishes of Orang Minyak are to be good looking, to have the ability to sweet-talk and charm young women, to have the ability to be invisible, and also the ability to vanish into thin air.

Similar to the first theory, the black magic hypothesis also comes with the requirement to rape virgin women but differs in terms of the quota. Depending on which sources one subscribes to, it can be 21, 44 or 99, with no specific prescribed timelines. It is further believed that these rapes serve to boost as well as seal the dark supernatural powers of the Orang Minyak.

The existence of differing theories can be attributed to the vagueness of the legend of the first Orang Minyak found in Malay folklore. Passed down verbally over generations, it is one of the primary sources of information about the Orang Minyak.

The Legend of the First Orang Minyak

Legend has it that the first Orang Minyak was an orphan born with really ugly features including a disfigured face, a prominent hunchback and huge visible boils all over his body. He lived in a small village in Malaysia but was always bullied due to his less than desirable physique and obvious limping gait.

Apart from cruel taunts, the unfortunate fellow was subjected to violent beatings from some of the villagers for no apparent reason. It is also said that children and women avoided him like the plague.

This early Malaysian equivalent of “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” subsequently fell in love with a girl in his village but knew that his love would never be requited. Consumed by anger and frustration, he either chanced upon or sought out the devil who gave him the black magic practice of Orang Minyak. In return, the devil demanded his full subservience and also the rape of 21 virgin women within seven days, failing which the dark powers would not come to be.

In 1958, this particular legend was adapted into an award-winning movie, ‘Sumpah Orang Minyak’ by the late P. Ramlee, Malaysia’s most celebrated filmmaker. His portrayal of the villain in the movie typifies the Orang Minyak of the 50s and 60s. The following video highlights selected clips of P. Ramlee’s artistic interpretation of the Orang Minyak’s pact with the devil.

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Origin-of-Orang-Minyak.mp4

 

Appearance and Characteristics

The strong emphasis on the requirement of rape in both prevailing origin theories has led to a general consensus that the Orang Minyak is exclusively male. His trademark state of undress, coated only in slippery black oil or grease, fits in well with his standard modus operandi of breaking and entering at night with the primary intention of rape or the secondary objective of theft.

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An artistic depiction of the Orang Minyak

The Orang Minyak is also said to have red eyes which are hauntingly hollow yet penetrative. Some victims have claimed to be arrested by his gaze, leaving them physically helpless in the face of the Orang Minyak. Others have testified to being stuck in a nightmarish state of paralysis while the Orang Minyak was having his way with them. Apart from a trail of greasy residue, the Orang Minyak is said to always leave a signature black grease mark on his victim’s forehead.

According to Malay folklore, the scattering of either banana blossom petals (kelopak jantung pisang) or a specific type of yam leaves (daun keladi bira) across the bedroom floor of any young maiden can serve to ward off uninvited visits from the Orang Minyak.

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Malay folklore recommends batik cloth as the weapon of choice against the Orang Minyak. Photo Credit: Karyaneka

Malay folklore also reveals that the Orang Minyak is weakened by batik cloth, but no further explanation is given. Nonetheless, batik cloth remains the traditional weapon of choice in any attempt to capture an Orang Minyak. The same prescription goes on to state that the Orang Minyak can be exterminated by biting or chopping off his big toes whilst he is trapped in batik cloth.

 

Recent Sightings

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The 1958 award-winning movie, ‘Sumpah Orang Minyak’, acted, directed and produced by the late P. Ramlee, Malaysia’s most celebrated filmmaker, typifies the Orang Minyak of the 50s and 60s.

Whether it is a result of fact, fantasy or otherwise, real-life attacks and sightings of the Orang Minyak are abundant throughout Malaysia.

The Orang Minyak phenomenon reached its height in the 1960s when reports of Orang Minyak attacks and disturbances became prevalent across several villages and a few major Malaysian towns. It resulted in many unmarried women, typically those living in student dormitories, borrowing sweaty clothes to mislead the Orang Minyak into thinking that they were with a man.

From that time until the 2000s, reported Orang Minyak sightings have reduced steadily in frequency. However, to date, there are still occasional reports of Orang Minyak appearances with the latest being reported on 1st April 2018, where a 17-year-old teenager was allegedly attacked as she was hanging laundry in the backyard of her family home in the village of Pengkalan Demit, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

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Nik Anis Ashira Kamarulzaman (centre) was found in a dishevelled state after an alleged encounter with an Orang Minyak. Photo Credit: NSTP

According to the news report, the victim, Nik Anis Ashira Kamarulzaman, claimed that she was grabbed from behind and forcibly brought into the living room where she was strangled and her hands, feet and waist were bound. Grease marks were also visible on her neck and feet.

I felt as if I was under a spell; I didn’t know who this person was. I only realised what was happening when I felt the person’s hands clutched around my neck. My hands, feet and waist were also tied up. I couldn’t breathe due to the rope knotted tightly around my waist. I could only cry and scream for help before the person fled through the kitchen window. – Nik Anis Ashira Kamarulzaman

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2018/04/351725/teen-girl-attacked-orang-minyak-kelantan-village

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Traces of what appeared to be grease were found on the victim’s legs. Photo Credit: NSTP

A few months prior to this incident, around December 2017, an alleged Orang Minyak was caught on CCTV committing a burglary in the residential neighbourhood of Lorong Dewan Simpang 3, Gombak, Selangor. The CCTV footage revealed a naked greasy humanoid figure escaping with a bag on his shoulder and was uploaded to the victim’s Facebook account.

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The victim’s Facebook posting about the robbery allegedly committed by an Orang Minyak.

The 17-second-long CCTV footage received over 300,000 views. The then Gombak Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Ali Ahmad, also confirmed that a police report had been lodged and, in fact, the police had located the bag in question which was abandoned a short distance from the crime scene.

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A still shot of the alleged Orang Minyak from the CCTV footage

In 2016, a year before the Gombak incident, a Malay woman was nearly raped by an Orang Minyak at a petrol station washroom in Bandar Batu Rawang, Selangor. According to the report in the local daily Berita Harian, the woman narrowly escaped after putting up a fight and escaping, screaming at the top of her lungs for help. The alleged Orang Minyak perpetrator escaped in the midst of the chaos. These facts were also confirmed by Assistant Commissioner Ali Ahmad.

However, despite many newspaper reports seemingly lending credence to paranormal tales of the Orang Minyak, there are also many reports debunking it. A notable example is the capture of an alleged Orang Minyak during the Chinese New Year holidays in 2014 through the collective efforts of the community around Dataran Pahlawan in Melaka. According to the report in the local daily China Press, the so-called Orang Minyak was caught whilst attempting to harass young women in the area and had a bottle of unidentified dark oil with him. He has since been handed over to the police.

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Alleged capture of an Orang Minyak at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka in 2014 through the collective efforts of the community.

Although debates, contradictions and uncertainties are aplenty when it comes to determining the existence of as well as the true nature of the Orang Minyak, the legend of the Orang Minyak is definitely here to stay. As long as Orang Minyak sightings continue to be reported, public fascination with the phenomenon will continue to persist.

 

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  1. Julia Tan on Apr 10, 2019 at 11:32 am

    I used to hear about orang minyak story since I was very young. I was told orang minyak will come out at night to catch girls. But when I grown up I knew it’s not anything like ghost or spirits but thieves that painted themselves with black colour old for them to get away easily whenever they get caught steeling things or molesting women. Today, minyak doesn’t work anymore. LOL.

  2. Mingwen on Apr 10, 2019 at 10:31 am

    I believe that orang minyak is only 1 of the many beings out there who stir the peace on earth. It’s common to hear stories & see materials that are related to the black magic world.

    People who choose this path because they have strong desires etc., power to control, wealth, immorality, love & many more. Many would not able to fulfill such desires in a regular method like some lucky people do. Hence, they source for alternative ways to achieve their goals. These dark methods, for sure can achieve many goals, but it’s definetely for short term & it’ll bound back strongly which will harm oneself & the others who are around because it involve harming another being for the sake of to achieve one’s goals. It’s the cause & effect.

    I’m not trying to promote Dharma, but it’s the only way to achieve goals in life in a right way. Things in life have changed for many committed buddhist. Of course, if we compare with black magic, the result from practicing Dharma would be slower but it has no negative side effects for sure.

  3. June Kang on Apr 10, 2019 at 8:04 am

    The orang minyak at one time was very famous during my childhood. At that time, my parents use to threaten us to sleep early otherwise orang minyak will came and take us away. However at that time, as a child we already knew that orang minyak is a human not a ghost but was a bad person. Some others said they are actually human who put on oil on his whole body so that people cant caught him so easily. After sometime this just gone and no more heard about that.

  4. Pastor Chia on Apr 10, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Since i was a young child, my mother ofter told me about orang minyak particular at the night if i not closing a window or door before sleep. I still remember clearly my mother use to said orang minyak like to steal thing and caught woman. It create fear for many people in 70s. I think theif this day not using orang minyak way to steal thing because housing area in city have good alam system, not easy to steal thing.It onĺy work at the village .

  5. Andrea Lai on Apr 10, 2019 at 1:26 am

    I think Orang Minyak is a creation by the local people of committing crimes. In order to achieve their personal desire, these people will went into practicing black magic and attack victims in hypnotic situation. Applying oil/ grease onto body, might be to boost up the desire or own fulfillment and likewise easy access of crimes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dM0HLaA_fY

  6. Pastor Henry Ooi on Apr 10, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I heard stories of orang minyak in the 60s and 70s, not that that are supernatural beings but thieves and burglars who sometimes molest women. The grease/oil applied onto their body allows the thieves and burglars easy access to places like gates, fences, ceiling holes. Also the grease/oil is slippery and prevents them from being easily apprehended when caught.

  7. Vivian Ong on Apr 9, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    This “Orang Minyak” may be some sex maniac trying to rape virgin girls and trying to cover up their faces. Hence they put on grease so that the victim will not be able to recognize them. Same goes for the burglary case.

  8. pammie yap on Apr 9, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I believe that orang minyak is just a man who put oil all over his body to do stuff and easily get away with due to the slippery oil. Moreover, with oil covering the whole body, nobody can recognize how he look like especially in the dark. It’s just someone was smarter in covering their crimes. Anyway, thieves got smarter and found ways to deceive many.

  9. Tek Lee on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    In the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, there are many folklore, about Orang Minyak, Pontianak, Hantu Susu etc. But until now, there’s no firm evidence proving the existence of such beings. In this particular case, I think those who so called orang minyak are thieves that stole and pervert that like to disturb young female. They pirlosely disguise like that so that people can’t recognise them and not easily catch them. As time passed, nowadays harder to notice people disguise like that, as the modern society have modern security device that easily prevent them to enter a premise and even to catch a female. In modern days, there are less and less people believe in these folklore.

  10. Justin on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Orang Minyak is no stranger to anyone from Malaysia. I used to be heading and watching stories from Malay folklore about the doings of Orang Minyak. As to why they have to rape virgin females in order to maintain their power is something I am unaware of and rather bemusing as to why specifically virgins? I have heard of such claims whereby some potions are mixed with urine belonging to virgins in order to fend off spirits. So there might be something got to do with virginity.

  11. freon on Dec 28, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    This is a very interesting and yet informative article on Orang Minyak that cover the aspect that the orang minyak could be normal human being who wanted to do bad things or a ghost or beings.

    I remember when I was young, we are very cautious on this story as the orang minyak is known to rape young girl, thus, during nite time, we are forbidden to open window when we slept.

    One things I notice on how the orang minyak came about, it is because of desire and also the attachment. When came to strong desire and attachment, it really can drive people crazy and do not hesitate to do anything just to get what they want. No matter what methods they can use, thus, I realise if the person have dharma, at least, they could try to use the dharma methods to purify their bad karma and gain merits. Perhaps their wish could be fulfilled and less bad karma could be accumulate.

    Thank you Cindy for good article

  12. Yee Yin on Jul 30, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Thank you for sharing this article on Orang Minyak. I have heard of Orang Minyak when I was younger but didn’t really know what it was. I thought it was some black magic used for people to steal money. It is scary to think that Orang Minyak abducts girls and rapes them. I wonder if in other places there are also being like Orang Minyak in Malaysia.

    Even though I have not seen an Orang Minyak before but I believe in their existence. There are many things we cannot see but it does not mean they don’t exist. For example, we cannot see gravity but how come we can believe there is gravity? Our world is bigger than what we think it is.

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  15. wan wai meng on Jun 22, 2018 at 1:36 am

    My idea of the orang minyak is a person who is trying to have an edge over others, by putting oil all over their body it is hoped they will not be easily caught.

    I wasn’t aware that there is a version of Orang Minyak brought about via supernatural means. I suppose want to have super powers to do as they like and wish and get away with it.

  16. Sofi on Jun 19, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Thank you Cindy for such an interesting story. When I was young we had a scare when an “Orang Minyak” was on the rampant in town. The police tried to catch him but he somehow manage to slip through their cordons. However this was a naked man who smothered himself in grease to gain easy access through metal grills and to escape. He was just too greasy to be caught by hands. After a while the news died when he stopped his activities. I did not know that Orang Minyak was some amorous being that uses this form to take advantage of the females. Its great that tsemrinpoche.com has so many articles for us to learn from. Thank you Rinpoche.

  17. Liang Jing on Jun 3, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    This is a very interesting article. I think those who put on black oil on their body as Orang Minyak is very bad because they destroy people’s house and stealing people’s belonging. They are using the fear factor of people to steal which is not good to do. So we should not do things like stealing and hurting people.

  18. Cc on Jun 2, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you Cindy for sharing.

    Believed that some trying to be orang minyak to hide their identity so that they can continue to do evil things like rape, robbery ,killing and etc.

    It happened to my neighbour in my hometown where a man trying to intrude the house by pretending to be orang minyak. He had a gun with him. The neighbourhood was terrified for months after the incident.

  19. Anne Ong on May 14, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Very interesting write up and background about Orang Minyak which I grew up hearing and watching P. Ramlee movies. Really scary for me when during that time when i was young. Don’t really fancy ghost stories. ..hehehe 😜. Thank you Rinpoche and Cindy for sharing 👍

  20. Samfoonheei on May 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I have long been fascinated by supernatural beings, enjoyed hearing and watching films. Heard of the stories of ‘oliy Man” orang minyak as it was called by many. There was many stories related , whether it’s a urban legend or supposedly supernatural as well as black magic. There were countless stories of the orang minyak. Legend has it that the orang minyak is a greasy figure with black underpants, which creeps into a room through an open window of homes. All these claims has such cause unnecessary anxiety and panic among villagers. Well , nobody knows the exact nature of the Orang Minyak . During 50’s and 60’s , stories of the oily man seem common especially in smaller village then. Well due to the popularity of these legends it has appeared in a number of films .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Cindy Hew for this interesting write-up.

  21. Sharon Ong on May 14, 2018 at 2:03 am

    We used to get spooked by stories about Orang Minyak as kids. At the height of the “Orang Minyak rampage”ladies dare not go out after dark for fear of getting caught by Orang Minyak. One of the stories that I remember is the Orang Minyak is actually a rapist who poured oil all over his body so that when he is caught, his greasy body made it easy for him to escape. Whether he was a man or a ghost, it was enough to terrify us.

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Cindy for this interesting write-up on Orang Minyak.

  22. Lin Mun on May 13, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you Cindy for sharing this interesting article about orang minyak. I remember my grandma keep talking about them when I was very young. I always thought they are thief who puts oil on their body so people can’t catch them. Never thought that it actually relates to dark mystical power and they need to rape certain number of girls in order to stay or sustain their power. Really scary. All sorts of things that people do when they have bad intention.

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    Have you heard of the goddess Miyolangsangma before? She is also known as the Goddess of Inexhaustible Giving. Both Sherpas and Tibetans also believe that Mount Everest is the abode of the goddess Jomo Miyolangsangma. Miyolangsangma is one of the Five Long-life Sisters. Her abode is said to be at the summit of Mount Everest, known in Tibetan as Jomolungma (Goddess Mother of Mountains), and she is the resident goddess of Mount Everest and the Khumbu area in general. She is depicted riding on a tiger. Read more about what her function is and her importance in the Sherpas belief.

    bit.ly/Miyolangsangma
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:30 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. It is true that each Dalai Lama is a unique individual, they have been philosophers, builders and even poets, and as each is revered as a Bodhisattva who possess great mystical powers and can incarnate life after life.

    The Dalai Lama is one of the world’s revered religious leaders, but that didn’t prevent four holders of the office from mysteriously dying. An autopsy proved inconclusive, but, for Yan, the identity of the murderers was obvious where the the twelfth Dalai Lama and his three predecessors were all “victims of the power struggles between the big clerical and lay serf-owners in Tibet.” .

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2US6LEB
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:19 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. By reading this article, i get to know that the term ‘Jewish’ is applied to an ethno-religious group of people that practise Judaism. This means that it encompasses both an ethnicity and a religion at the same time.

    The majority of the Jewish people around the world descend from two distinct groups coming from Europe. In fact due to the religious pluralism prevalent in India, the Jewish population have lived in relative peace and harmony, allowing the adherence to their faith without much opposition. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2RpvYGo
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:14 PM
    Statistically, video games are now the most popular and profitable form of entertainment. For me , there’s always side effect on video games. I have seen many kids that have addicted to it and neglected their studies. One of the most detrimental effects of playing violent video games is increased aggression in children. A video game addiction can be harmful if the kids is unable to participate in any interests or extracurricular activities in schools. But by close supervision by parents I personally thinks playing video games is alright. Or else there will be many problems such as health, poor performance in their studies, increased in metal aggression and might suffered in relationships.
    The effects of playing video games are both positive and negative. When playing violent video games too much, it can leads to and increased aggressive behaviour as over time. Even some scientists has claim violent video games, have an adverse effect on young people.
    Over all conclusion, I would said that violent video games is harmful to society especially the younger ones. I have read in papers that it had cause death to those addicted ones.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Wei Tan for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/are-violent-video-games-harmful-to-society.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:12 PM
    Well…..Rinpoche had missed the opportunity to work in Paramount because of some unfortunate circumstances. Or else Rinpoche would have been a star in Hollywood. For us we are fortunate that Rinpoche’s choice of choosing to be a monk to benefit many across the globe by spreading Dharma. May Rinpoche’s teachings flourish and endure.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-almost-worked-in-paramount.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:11 PM
    Every culture has its own world-view. In Tibet , it is renowned for its inclusion and development of psychic abilities among those very highly attained Lamas. In kids is rarely, most probably , they inherited the psychic power from their parents . It could be either good and bad, sometimes it cause harm to themselves too when there is extremely negative energy. It’s a torture and scary for anyone to experience and feel the existing of unseen beings or spirits . Interesting watch of the 3 young girls with psychic abilities.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this video sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/psychic-kids-4.html
  • Chris
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:11 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team to share this good news with us. I rejoice for the retreatants who completed their Dorje Shugden retreat. Dorje Shugden retreat is a very beneficial activity for us to do to take a breather away from our city life where we are stressed out with many issues every single day.

    I have personally done retreats in Kechara Forest Retreat, and the experience is fantastic. Kechara Forest Retreat is a spiritually charged place where so many blessings were done on the land. Hence, any spiritual activities carried out there will be more effective. No to mention the environment here is stunning and so close to nature, which is very beneficial if we are looking to heal our mind and body.

    Thanks to Rinpoche, we now have an ideal place to do our retreats, which is Manjushri Guest House. Away from other activities in KFR, the much-needed silence and tranquillity in retreats can be found here. Rinpoche is always thinking of ways to improve our spiritual experience in KFR and hence KFR turned out to be as it is, a heaven on earth.

    http://bit.ly/2IkZYQw
  • Ummamageswari
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 03:05 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. It is good to know that another group of five Kecharians have completed their three-day, two-night Dorje Shugden Retreat at Kechara Forest Retreat. Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector who is also the emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri, where he is also one of the six Dharma protectors.

    Through Dorje Shugden Retreat, we are able to achieve the benefits of his practice which are generating compassion, kindness, wisdom, insight, clarity, good memory and the removal of obstacles. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jun 17. 2019 12:33 PM
    Thank you so much for the timely reminder,I would like to start living life the way that i should in the first place,through our guru guidance.
    Having wealth is not bad but gaining happiness through material possession is false happiness. The moment of death we suffer the most when we see our possession just right in front of our eyes but yet those material cannot do anything to save our life.
    Thanks once again for sharing with us…..

    https://bit.ly/2yhg5IR

  • Pastor Lanse
    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 10:46 PM
    我应该选择哪一位上师?

    自达赖尊者颁布多杰雄登禁令以后,许多原本跟随上师修持多杰雄登的佛法修持者,突然陷入两难的情况。究竟该继续跟随上师,还是要听从达赖尊者的话,放弃雄登修持?许多人的考量往往是,自己的上师不过是一名普通僧人,而达赖尊者却是闻名全球的藏传佛教精神领袖,这是否意味着达赖尊者所说的才是唯一的答案?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/which-guru-shall-i-choose.html
  • Pastor Lanse
    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 10:38 AM
    “洗浴便是我们清洁身体的方式。 但对于心灵,我们从没洗浴,也从没洗净心灵。 我们的日常生活充满了各种情绪各种事,会使我们会生气、妒忌,贪婪、存妄想,我们从没洗净自己的心灵。 唯一能洗净心灵的的做法就是打坐, 打坐是对心灵的洗净。

    在物质世界中,你一天没洗澡都没所谓,但如果是几天没洗澡,那你就会开始意识到问题的存在,且受其困扰。 要是你一周没洗澡,那其他人就会意识到这个问题,因为你身上会散发气味,所以这时候其他人也会受其困扰。 要是你没洗澡的时间再长一些,那麻烦可大了。“

    的确,在现实生活中,我们一天不洗澡就浑身不自在,除了身体觉得黏、脏和痒,身上也会逐渐发出臭味。过了两三天,不只是自己,别人也开始会察觉到。但是,对于心灵,我们却从来不给予相应的注意,试想象一个几十年从未洗涤过的心,会是一颗多么浑浊的心?也难怪社会问题如此严重,患上忧郁症等各种心理病的人日益增加。问题的根源就在于大家都不去洗涤和沉淀自己的内心,一个浮躁不安的人作茧自缚影响的是个人的心理健康,许多浮躁不安的人在一起,自然就产生摩擦,继而衍生社会问题。

    由此可见,佛教提倡静坐,即便不是为了觉悟和成佛,其背后的意义还是十分深远的。

    https://bit.ly/2KjxmJS

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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    2 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    3 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    3 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    5 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    5 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    5 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    5 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    5 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    6 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    6 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    6 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    6 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    6 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Throwback - Art & Craft session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Art & Craft session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - some games to bond the students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - some games to bond the students. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learn to do water offering. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learn to do water offering. Lin Mun KSDS
Today’s dharma class subject - Altar set up and offerings. Lin Mun KSDS
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Today’s dharma class subject - Altar set up and offerings. Lin Mun KSDS
Animal liberation in Kechara House this morning. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal liberation in Kechara House this morning. Lin Mun KSDS
Manjushri Nagarakshasa or Jampel Nagarakshasa is a direct emanation of Manjushri but appears with the lower half of a naga. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2MSqHYR
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Manjushri Nagarakshasa or Jampel Nagarakshasa is a direct emanation of Manjushri but appears with the lower half of a naga. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2MSqHYR
Vegetarian food provided for the retreat participants. Read more about Kechara Forest Retreat: https://www.kecharaforestretreat.com
yesterday
Vegetarian food provided for the retreat participants. Read more about Kechara Forest Retreat: https://www.kecharaforestretreat.com
Pastor Gim Lee giving guidance. "Pastor Gim Lee and I assisted the retreatants in setting up the altar and Pastor Gim Lee performed Druchuma Puja (Kalarupa) to start the retreat. Pastor Gim Lee also guided them during the first session to introduce them to retreat procedures. The group completed 7 sessions of retreat and ended each night with circumambulation of the holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat. Dinner and lunch were catered by the kitchen team in Dukkar Apartments, which were all delicious and beautifully presented. All participants loved the food." by Cynthia Ng
yesterday
Pastor Gim Lee giving guidance. "Pastor Gim Lee and I assisted the retreatants in setting up the altar and Pastor Gim Lee performed Druchuma Puja (Kalarupa) to start the retreat. Pastor Gim Lee also guided them during the first session to introduce them to retreat procedures. The group completed 7 sessions of retreat and ended each night with circumambulation of the holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat. Dinner and lunch were catered by the kitchen team in Dukkar Apartments, which were all delicious and beautifully presented. All participants loved the food." by Cynthia Ng
Shrine and offerings to Manjushri Dorje Shugden for the retreat.
yesterday
Shrine and offerings to Manjushri Dorje Shugden for the retreat.
Kechara House regularly provides facilities for spiritual retreats.
yesterday
Kechara House regularly provides facilities for spiritual retreats.
Reciting prayers, meditation and concentration on powerful Manjushri Dorje Shugden at Kechara Forest Retreat. This is to remove obstacles for success in our lives. Pastor Gim Lee of Kechara House is guiding the retreatants.
yesterday
Reciting prayers, meditation and concentration on powerful Manjushri Dorje Shugden at Kechara Forest Retreat. This is to remove obstacles for success in our lives. Pastor Gim Lee of Kechara House is guiding the retreatants.
Earlier this month, five members from our Puja House engaged in a Dorje Shugden retreat, spending three days in Kechara Forest Retreat strongly focused on Dorje Shugden whilst reciting 185,000 of his mantra. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to create a closer connection with this enlightened Dharma Protector, as H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche shares. If you would like more information about how you too can engage in retreats at Kechara Forest Retreat, please direct your enquiries to our friendly Front Desk team (care@kechara.com or +603 7803 3908).
yesterday
Earlier this month, five members from our Puja House engaged in a Dorje Shugden retreat, spending three days in Kechara Forest Retreat strongly focused on Dorje Shugden whilst reciting 185,000 of his mantra. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to create a closer connection with this enlightened Dharma Protector, as H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche shares. If you would like more information about how you too can engage in retreats at Kechara Forest Retreat, please direct your enquiries to our friendly Front Desk team (care@kechara.com or +603 7803 3908).
Join us this weekend for the Spiritual Saturday Programme in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 15 JUNE: 7.00 am - 9 am: KFR Pilgrimage 9.00 am - 10.45 am: Design & string malas (Tibetan rosaries) 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Rinpoche's Recommendations - Liz Taylor 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm: Lunch @ MGH INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!) contact us at least two days in advance. Call +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See you Saturday! More info: bit.ly/2X6FpML
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Join us this weekend for the Spiritual Saturday Programme in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 15 JUNE: 7.00 am - 9 am: KFR Pilgrimage 9.00 am - 10.45 am: Design & string malas (Tibetan rosaries) 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Rinpoche's Recommendations - Liz Taylor 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm: Lunch @ MGH INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!) contact us at least two days in advance. Call +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See you Saturday! More info: bit.ly/2X6FpML
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
4 days ago
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
4 days ago
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
4 days ago
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
A big thanks to Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur for sponsoring and serving lunch yesterday to our street friends. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
A big thanks to Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur for sponsoring and serving lunch yesterday to our street friends. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
7 days ago
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
7 days ago
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
Our food bank distribution activities throughout the #HariRaya week. Couldn\'t thank the volunteers and everyone from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia for the great cooperation to help make sure everything is ok on the supplying side. Their professionalism is second to none and that enabled our team to collect and disseminate the food in an orderly manner. #KecharaFoodBank #foodbank #HungerKnowsNoBarriers #Perak #Volunteers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Our food bank distribution activities throughout the #HariRaya week. Couldn't thank the volunteers and everyone from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia for the great cooperation to help make sure everything is ok on the supplying side. Their professionalism is second to none and that enabled our team to collect and disseminate the food in an orderly manner. #KecharaFoodBank #foodbank #HungerKnowsNoBarriers #Perak #Volunteers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds during animal liberation before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds during animal liberation before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
So wonderful to have parents and children participating in monthly animal liberation in Kechara House
1 week ago
So wonderful to have parents and children participating in monthly animal liberation in Kechara House
Teacher Laura and teacher Asyley guided children to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Laura and teacher Asyley guided children to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien sharing Rinpoche’s book The Promise during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien sharing Rinpoche’s book The Promise during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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