How Dharma Changed My Life

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“Making a thousand friends a year is not a miracle. The MIRACLE is to make A FRIEND who stands by you A THOUSAND YEARS” – H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

I never knew that meeting H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche more than 20 years ago would change my perception of life so completely. In 1995, bored with doing nothing much with my life, I grabbed the opportunity to visit Gaden Monastery in India with a group of relatives and friends upon invitation from Rinpoche who asked us to stay in his residence, Tsem Ladrang in Mundgod, India as his guests. Rinpoche was very friendly and warm and our group spent time with him in his small little room which he used for prayer, work and sleep. Watching Rinpoche work made me realise that it was the first time I had met someone who was so caring, compassionate and giving.

I grew up in a very comfortable and sheltered environment yet was not content and complained that life should be better for me. But there in the cramped room, Rinpoche was working so hard on administrative works, correspondence, sorting out funds and items to be given out to the monks and the poor needy families, as well as sharing Dharma with us. His teachings were logical, practical, full of wisdom and conveyed in a relaxed manner. I then realised that he was not an ordinary monk but a special yet down-to-earth Lama. I also realised that there was so much for me to learn in order to cut away my self-cherishing mind and that Rinpoche would be the perfect teacher to guide me as I liked Rinpoche’s approach to Dharma.

Rinpoche told us to “change ourselves inwardly, not outwardly” and that real Dharma practice is about mind transformation. He told us to remain as we are from the outside but to read, to learn, to gain knowledge and to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings into our lives and transform from within. Rinpoche makes Dharma and everything so logical and easy to understand and he is so sincere and full of compassion. That one week stay in Tsem Ladrang changed my view of life completely and I am glad that I went.

The beginning of my spiritual journey in 1995 at Gaden Monastery

The beginning of my spiritual journey in 1995 at Gaden Monastery

Rinpoche’s kindness did not stop even after we left. He was guiding me all the time from afar and I received letters, Dharma books, gifts and advice from him very frequently. I finally met Rinpoche again when he came to Malaysia and I had the opportunity to host and serve him occasionally. I also observed the hardship Rinpoche had to face while spreading Dharma in Malaysia. It was very challenging yet Rinpoche persevered out of compassion for sentient beings. It is through his kindness, hard work, perseverance and strong Guru devotion that we have Kechara today.

Throughout the years, I learned so much from Rinpoche’s teachings and many years ago, when there was an economy crisis and my family was facing financial difficulties, Rinpoche was kind enough to introduce Dorje Shugden’s practice to us. It was through Dorje Shugden’s help, blessings, protection and guidance that we were able to overcome the financial obstacles that we were facing. Another time, just a few years ago, when my daughter was having serious health problems while in the UK furthering her studies, she was mentally strong enough to undergo an operation because she had strong faith in Dorje Shugden and was confident that her operation would be smooth. She told me that she was reciting Dorje Shugden’s mantra all the way to the operation theatre.

A photo of Rinpoche and my family back in December 1996

A photo of Rinpoche and my family back in December 1996

I am a normal housewife who raised three children. I am blessed with a good life, a good family and everything a woman could ask for. Why should I get my hands dirty for others? I guess that despite all the comfort and material needs that I have, I felt something was missing in my life and one of Rinpoche’s wise quotes “Stop counting what you cannot do, but count what you CAN do and start doing it” was in me all the time. So it was in 2009 that I decided to get out from my comfort zone to set up a Dharma outlet in the Northern region of Malaysia to spread Rinpoche’s teachings and activities with the hope that it would benefit others as much as it had benefited me.

It was not an easy task, especially as I had minimal experience with working life, but with the blessings of Rinpoche and my two Dharma Protectors, Setrap and Dorje Shugden, I found the premises, raised the funds for the renovations and oversaw the operations of the Dharma outlet. While approaching sponsors for the renovation works, I learned to let go of my ego, be tolerant and skilful when dealing with people. I feel that Dharma work is Dharma practice and I represent my Guru and Kechara; so I had to do it well and do it right. As the saying goes “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching” so I pushed myself into doing it. Many asked me whether I found my work stressful. I told them I love what I am doing and explained to them that working hard for things we do not care about is called stress but working hard for the things that we love is called passion. And when we have passion in our work, we can excel and succeed.

The Official Opening of KSK Penang in 2011

The official opening of Kechara Soup Kitchen in Penang, 2011

A year after setting up the Dharma outlet, again through the blessings of Rinpoche, Setrap and Dorje Shugden, I set up a branch of Kechara Soup Kitchen in Penang to feed the homeless and urban poor. Rinpoche always taught us about practising compassion through action and I had seen Rinpoche helping the poor and destitute in India even though he had so little. That taught me to be giving and caring, and to be content with what I have. Through seeing the sufferings of the less fortunate, I realise that I am so blessed to be born with such conducive conditions and I should not waste this golden opportunity to make this human life more meaningful so that at the end, I can die without regrets. I still think, “Wouldn’t it be good to bring happiness to others too in whatever small ways I can contribute?”

Whether we engage in secular or Dharma work, it is not always easy and there will be many challenges. However, if we have faith in our Guru and Dharma Protector, then our works will be easier. In 2015, I decided to set up a Dharma centre in the Northern region so that the people here can have a strong spiritual bond with the Three Jewels and the Dharma Protectors Setrap and Dorje Shugden. It is also a place for them to take refuge, to seek solace, guidance, blessings and protection.

Many have asked me how Dharma Protectors can help us since they can’t remove our negative karma. Yes, that is correct but they have great compassion and are ever ready to help us. However, they can be hampered by our lack of merits so by doing their practice, it generates great merit and that in turn creates the causes for them to come to our assistance and for us to receive their help.

Throughout all these years, Rinpoche is still the same whether in private or in public. His compassion, wisdom, care and unconditional love is still the same as the first day I met him. Why it never changes is because Rinpoche’s motivation never changes. “Kindness emerges from someone who is confident and comfortable with themselves. A kind person is loving and giving out of their good heart” and this is exactly what Rinpoche embodies.

The Official Opening Ceremony of Kechara House Penang in 2015

The official opening ceremony of Kechara House Penang in 2015

I am glad that I found my spiritual path although my spiritual journey has its ups and downs. It wasn’t smooth sailing all the way but the results and ensuing transformation are priceless. All I want now is to spend the rest of my life doing Dharma work and I pray that my life may be of benefit to others.

“Spiritual friends that guide us to do Dharma are true friends of wisdom and virtue”,

I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Rinpoche for being my spiritual guide and friend in this life and hopefully in all future lives. Thank you for being a friend who will stand by me a thousand years and giving me the best gift…the gift of Dharma.

 

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About Pastor Patsy

I am a Buddhist Pastor of Kechara and the Centre Director of Kechara Soup Kitchen Penang Activity Centre. I have known H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for more than 20 years.

H.E. The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's teachings and approach to dharma appeals to me and has helped me to be a better person. Through his teachings and blessings I was able to overcome many obstacles in my life. As his long time student, I would like to share the dharma with others with the hope that it will benefit them as much as it has benefitted me.
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  1. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Sep 13, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for Pastor Patsy’s sharing.it really touch me the kindness and teachings that you received from Rinpoche and how it changed you to set up great centre in Northen region.Your story inspired us to do more and should do our best to share Rinpoche’s teachings.

  2. Jason on Jun 24, 2017 at 2:05 am

    I did join KECHARA since 2015. I am so fortunate because I found my Guru , Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. Rinpoche shared Dharma in a very simple yet effective ways to everyone.
    The ways Rinpoche treat animals influence me much and nurture me to be kind to animals. Altruism to all beings is most important in Dharma practices and mind transformation is the best gift to our Guru.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Pasty to inspire me and I will do more Dharma Work to benefit more people in future.

    Jason

  3. Anne Ong on Apr 6, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I feel very fortunate to be in the Dharma and student of Rinpoche. It has made my life and time more meaningful, and helping Rinpoche to do social media at the moment and spreading dharma has been the greatest pleasure in my entire life. It has made my life sweeter and more challenging. And I wish you, Pastor Patsy all the same too in your spiritual journey in the north. Thank you for the wonderful sharing about your spiritual journey with Rinpoche.

  4. wan wai meng on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Dharma remains and is the amazing philosopher’s stone everyone looks for, to transform their lives from no meaning to one that is filled with much meaning.
    thank you pastor Patsy for sharing your dharma journey with us thus far. May you create a force in the north of Peninsular that will benefit many.

  5. Pema Thinley on Jan 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring story, Pastor Patsy _()_.
    Rinpoche has done so much for all the beings who came across him. It was really moving to read your story written out of long experience and learning of dharma.

  6. Samfoonheei on Dec 14, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Rinpoche’s kindness,compassion,wisdom and caring that had guided many in their spiritual path. So Pastor Patsy was one of them. Thank you Pastor Patsy for sharing your beautiful story and you are an example to all of us.We are fortunate to have Rinpoche here to continue turning the wheel of Dharma and guiding us all.
    Quoted ….Kindness emerges from someone who is confident and comfortable with themselves. A kind person is loving and giving out of their good heart”

  7. Fong on Dec 11, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you, Pastor Patsy for sharing your journey with us unreservedly. It’s wonderful to see how you’ve grown on your journey. This has given much faith. As we face our downs on our own journey, we can draw strength from your sharing.

  8. Adeline Tan on Dec 11, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Thank you Pastor Patsy for sharing your spiritual journey after meeting H E Tsem Rinpoche.
    From a simple house wife, a mother of 3 kids and a supportive husband, Pastor Patsy has pushed herself to come out of her comfort zone to open up a dharma outlet in order to spread dharma far and wide. A year later Kechara Soup Kitchen was established in Penang to help the urban poor and the homeless. It is very inspiring to see Pastor Patsy is benefiting so many people and also bring happiness to others, truly a role model for us.

  9. Choong on Dec 10, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    As Rinpoche has reminded time and again, the Dharma is the solution to all problems but we must not be lazy and have the fortitude to apply it. In this case, Pastor Patsy walks the talk.

    It was not very long ago after my family quite literally bumped into Dharma, that on a trip to Penang, we contacted Pastor Patsy via FB Messenger. Without any hesitation, Pastor Patsy hosted lunch and was the wonderful intermediary for Dharma as Kin Hoe has described below.

    Well, as it turned out, this was an important part of us in connecting with the Dharma as I told myself, if Dharma was this good for Pastor Patsy, it must be good for us too. There must me something to it.

    I thank Pastor Patsy and wish you well in all your future endeavors.

  10. Stella Cheang on Dec 9, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Thank you so much for the sharing, Pastor Patsy. Reading this sharing reaffirms that Rinpoche’s teaching transcend time and space. What Rinpoche taught 20 years ago, he teaches us today. Rinpoche’s teaching is monumental to us, of the pervasiveness of Buddha’s Dharma that is the truth and wisdom in the purest form. He is the Bodhisattva who practices infallible Buddha’s way of compassion, wisdom and renunciation. Rinpoche infuses dharma knowledge onto everyone and showers people who he comes across with loving kindness and generosity tirelessly, since 1995! We are really so lucky to have Rinpoche here to continue turn the wheel of Dharma.

  11. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Dec 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you Pastor Patsy for writing and sharing with the beginning of your Dharma practice until the current responsibilities you are holding as Kechara Pastor and Director of Kechara Soup Kitchen Penang Activity Centre in order to connect more people from outside with Dharma, compassion, selflessness, care, love and most importantly our authentic Tibetan Buddhism lineage of Gelugpa through the blessings and compassion from Rinpoche.

    May the 20 years of hard work and dedication carried out by Pastor Patsy will inspire more and more people to engage and stay on with Dharma activities and continue to set the examples to anyone who is new in Dharma to focus more on what we can do for others rather than thinking of only benefiting ourselves which might end up with craving, more attachments, delusion and ignorance.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  12. Soon Huat on Dec 8, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Thank You Pastor Patsy for the great sharing of your spiritual journey. I am grateful to meet you and Rinpoche in my life. I remembered I met you in 2009 in Penang Kechara Paradise (a Dharma outlet), you were so skillful introducing me the Powerful Protector, Lord Setrap. Then in 2010, you setup a Setrap Chapel in Penang and again consistently and skillfully called me up to bring me to Guru’s mandala. I still remembered vividly in Oct 2010, you brought me to Kechara House to attend Guru’s Birthday Ceremony. It changed my life since then. I bowed my head to accept H.E.the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche as my root Guru after listening to His powerful teaching which touched my heart deeply. Thank You Pastor Patsy for skillfully bring me to Guru’s mandala and introducing me two Powerful Dharma Protectors, Lord Setrap and Lord Dorje Shugden, to remove my wordy obstacles and even saved my life from critical illness which was in life and death situation.

  13. Linny Neoh on Dec 8, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Thank you Pastor Patsy for sharing this with all of us.I have benefited so much through the kindness of our Guru and also under the guidance of Pastor Patsy.I wouldn’t know any prayers or anything if it is not because of Pastor Patsy.She is the one who is there to assist us and i admired all the sacrifices that she has made.Happy Birthday to u Pastor Patsy.

  14. Vivian Ong on Dec 7, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you Pastor Patsy for sharing your experience in your spiritual path. Rinpoche is indeed the best role model to follow as he embodies the qualities of a Buddha. I guess every student has somehow benefited from Rinpoche’s works or Dharma sharing. Personally I have received gifts from Rinpoche which I truly treasure a lot. I know we are in good hands of our Guru who cares and loves us endlessly.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  15. Yee Mun (KISG) on Dec 7, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you Pastor Patsy for your wondering sharing with us on your spiritual journey.

    Rinpoche has inspired many to be in Dharma work and have a pure motivation to work for the benefits of other. He lead us by example. Without Rinpoche, many of us still doing something that is not beneficial to our own self nor others.

    I am sure Rinpoche is very proud of your achievements and applying what you learn for the benefit of others.

  16. Lin Mun on Dec 7, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you Pastor Patsy for sharing your dharma journey. It is a great encouragement for many as you show that determination will surely bring result.

    It is important to practise dharma and to always focus out. When we keep practising this our mind will slowly transform to benefit others instead of feeding ourselves with all the greed, anger and selfishness.

  17. Leonard Ooi(KPSG) on Dec 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    This article has shown us the trials and tribulations of Pastor Patsy who has transformed from an ordinary housewife to a Kechara Pastor. It is indeed a privilege to know Pastor Patsy who has guided my spiritual growth and with Rinpoche’s blessings I have learnt to be a better Buddhist and dharma practitioner. As a team member of KSK Penang and the study group, I’m always thankful to be able to learn and practice dharma.

    Happy Birthday Pastor Patsy.

    Thanks and regards

    Leonard Ooi
    KPSG

  18. Hue Seeloke on Dec 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Happy birthday Pastor Gooi
    Thank you for sharing and enlightening me on the practices of Setrap and Dorje Shugden.
    The gift of Dharma exceeds all other gifts.

  19. Sharon Foo on Dec 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Pastor Patsy is the ULTIMATE example of a truly strong ,remarkable and inspiring woman …….
    She builds and nurtures her family ….. while also tirelessly looking out for so many others in so many ways …… no matter the pressure and the stress she has to cope with ….. she takes everything in her stride and is humble , compassionate and sincere ….. she inspire all of us to give more of ourselves …….
    Pastor Patsy ….. THANK YOU ?so much for every single thing you do for us ….. I know many others feel the same way even though we might often forget to tell and show you how much we appreciate YOU .
    May the road that you travel this year and all your life be a smooth one ……I am doing my best to travel that road with you …..

    ???

  20. Sharyn (Penang) on Dec 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you Pastor Patsy for sharing with us your dharma journey. It’s indeed a true blessing and your merits that you embark on this journey and met up with H.E The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche many years ago. I whereby in Penang able to benefit Guru’s teachings through online and also through the opening of Kechara House Penang. Dharma path is not easy, but if we can be benefit of others, it’s definitely worthwhile and priceless in the end.

  21. Sharyn (Penang) on Dec 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you Pastor Patsy for sharing your dharma journey with us. It’s indeed a true blessing and your merits that enable to embark on this journey and got to know H.E Tsem Tulku Rinpoche many years ago. I am whereby in Penang able to learn up dharma and benefit from Guru’s teaching through online and also through the opening of the Kechara House Penang. Dharma path is not easy but if we can be benefit of others, it’s definitely worthwhile and priceless in the end.

  22. Jacinta Goh on Dec 7, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Rinpoche is always so skillful in transforming other people lives, be it a normal housewife like Pastor or those working in a corporate world like Dato Colin. A great write up! It reminds us that it is always the best to be ‘in’ the Dharma. Thanks for your link given in the group, Pastor Patsy.
    Happy Birthday to you.

    Thank you.

  23. Mingwen on Dec 7, 2016 at 2:03 am

    It’s good to know a little more about you by reading this, Pastor Patsy. =) Great deeds have been done by you at the Northern region of Malaysia to spread Buddhadharma and to help those who are in needs. Doing dharma works and doing things that are going to be beneficial to people are never going to be easy. Going ups and downs along the path are given, at times, people could really want to give up and flight, but what are going to keep us in thè circle and being consistent on dharma works are the motivations on what we are doing. For instance, you’re setting up a soup kitchen because you wish to help people who are in needs, you wish to ease their difficult situations and help them to gain back their confident and step back into the society. By having these motivation of setting up a soup kitchen is definitely more beneficial and long lasting, if compared to one who want to be popular to feed their ego and gain side benefits of it.

    May you live long and healthy, hence, continue to spread the Buddhadharma and benefit all sentient beings.

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  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 03:08 PM
    Reading comics is an interesting way to improves our verbal intelligence.
    Possessed is the latest title from Kechara Comics, an interesting story experienced by the Krishna family, living in Ipoh.
    Just like the printing of Sutras & traditional Dharma texts, modern publications such as these comics also generate vast merits and create the causes for Dorje Shugden’s lineage to grow.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:45 PM
    Great information and explaining all about the wonderful ways for us all of to collect merits . Giving (dana) is one of the essential preliminary steps of Buddhist practice. The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues .
    When practiced in itself, it is a basis of merit it leads ultimately to liberation from samsara. An act of giving will bring us happiness in the future, in accordance with the kammic law of cause and effect taught by the Buddha.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/dana-offerings-for-tsem-ladrang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:43 PM
    Well, the practice of death meditation is a common practice in many Buddhist lineages. Everything that belongs to us is left behind at the time of death. By training our mind in death and impermanence, we can avert our attraction to the appearances of this life. If we think about death , it will motivates us to repair relationships and forgive in life. With preparation we can help others at death-time. The time of death is uncertain and there is no fixed lifespan in our world. At the time of death what’s really important is the Dharma practice. We learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice we made before death. We are fortunate to have a chance to work in the Dharma and learning death meditation to prepare ourselves as the moment will come any time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/last-night-i-spoke-about-death-meditation-in-more-detail.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 02:39 PM
    HE Tsem Rinpoche comes from Gaden Monastery,Rinpoche had travelled from US to be ordained in India. Gaden Monastery is a world-renowned monastic university which was founded in the 14th century by the great scholar and saint, Lama Tsongkhapa. The beginning of Gaden Monastery in India was very difficult due to many reasons. Financially was one and Rinpoche had helped and supported the monastery ’s education department from the very beginning . Even coming to Malaysia Rinpoche continued to support them raising funds to purchase new books for the library, computer facilities for the monks, furniture, fixtures etc. These has carried on till the present days to create great geshes, scholars, masters in the future.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-helps-monastic-education.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Oct 28. 2020 12:02 AM
    We should share with more people about this piece of article, to let more know about this fact; thus more awareness are able to be created; more helps are able to extend to these animals; or less cruelty are being done to them.

    This is good article to bring out the awareness of how human cause the death of these animals where the animals are not capable to escape from the trap and captivity set up by human race.Thank you very much for sharing this article.


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    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 06:20 PM
    Mother nature is truly amazing, there are a lot of interesting places in the world to discover and explore and this unique island of Japan and home to a majority of the population Okinawa is truly wonderful.

    Thank you for the interesting sharing of Okinawa, hope to visit the great place and witness live of the famous Naha Tug-of-War Festival. I loved all the photos shared especially the yummy foods, the fascinating Yokusendo Cave, traditional Okinawa Craft Village and the secret of Abu Park.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 01:01 PM
    Wow….In Thailand, priority seats are given to Buddhist monks, that’s wonderful. Monks in Thailand are well respected by many with the majority of Thailand practising Buddhism. We could see monks everywhere in Thailand. Most public transport in Bangkok has seats marked for monks. We used to see signage board stating elderly persons, disabled persons, pregnant women, and children were given priority. Priority seats have been designated in public transport vehicles such as train, bus monorail and other transport operators . It rare to see signage should yield their seat to the monks. I have yet come across such signage yet in Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/spirituality-on-the-train.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 12:58 PM
    Meeting Rinpoche and receiving gifts such as Green Tara tsa tsa is indeed so fortunate. Due to Rinpoche generousity, helpful and compassionate nature, Rinpoche will always have gifts with him while travelling. Hence where Rinpoche goes and meeting any people around, Rinpoche will surely share Dharma and giving out gifts. LeeAnn the lady owner of Early Bird restaurant in Willow Creek, North California whom Rinpoche met had received Green Tara tsa tsa. Thank you for the wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/connecting-with-tara-posted-by-admin.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 27. 2020 12:56 PM
    Rinpoche’s limitless care and compassion for others has no boundary, nor matter what time and place. Rinpoche will be there , giving blessing. Looking at those pictures tells us all. Rinpoche had indeed benefited many people in many ways.
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this wonderful story to inspire us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/personal-attendant-what-was-rinpoche-doing-around-3-to-4am.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 04:52 PM
    While this is a scary thoughts to discover the common hazards in our homes comes from our convenient purchase of household products. Many of us know that, household products, including cleaning supplies often contain agents that can be very harmful to us and stored them safe to help protect our kids without realizing our health actually.

    Thanks you for the article sharing, it’s great to understand health and wellness is not simply about diet and exercise, but be aware of the exposure to toxic that applies in our daily life. I’m aware of all the items shared and will take action to limit and remove them. If possible will try to explore further to replace with natural alternatives.

    https://bit.ly/2TrZTQ4

  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:28 PM
    The practice is simple yet has numerous benefits for us.The explanation given of this wonderful and powerful purification practice of Ucchusma is really easy to understand.A lot will be benefited from this practice.

    With our mind free from negative pollution, we will be able to progress in our spiritual path with fewer distractions and attachments. Thank you very much for sharing this good article.

    https://bit.ly/2FYeJuk
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:04 PM
    Mr Rajkumar and his wife Sangeeta travelled all the way from Nepal to visit Kechara. They came visiting as special guests of Tsem Ladrang, that’s wonderful. They were showed around the place of interest in Kuala Lumpur and so forth with great memories to bring back . They even joined in KSK department giving foods to the poor. They were very helpful and hard working couple. Hope more friends from Nepal coming to visit Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/friends-from-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:03 PM
    Urgelling Monastery is a small Buddhist monastery in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India, a recognized region of the Indian subcontinent. Wow….this place is the birth place of Tsangyang Gyatso, the Sixth Dalai Lama. It was established in the 15th century with amazing story behind the monastery such as the walking sticks of the Sixth Dalai Lama. The monastery is indeed of great historic importance, for the people of Buddhist faith. A beautiful and scared place to go for pilgrimage . Looking at the beautiful pictures tells us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/urgelling-monastery-oasis-of-peace-not-ready.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 26. 2020 03:00 PM
    In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. The first step in practicing Buddhism is taking refuge in the Three Jewels. Taking refuge means relying on these Three Jewels so that they become the main focus of our lives. Once we have taken refuge in the Three Jewels, we should not take refuge in any other religion nor blend Buddhism and other religions. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, of openness and freedom. By taking the refuge vow we commit ourselves to freedom and to give up our attachment to basic security. Go all the way nor matter what happened along the way to achieve our ultimate goal in our spiritual path. Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/taking-refuge-in-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    The heartbreak of grief is the hardest. The death of a loved one who was a meaningful part of our life can absolutely lead to significant shifts. Those people in deep sorrow at the loss of a loved one need mental support and a lift up. Having Rinpoche blessing the mind of the deceased and let them have a …good rebirth is really beautiful indeed. That’s the time the family of the departed needs most the company of friends and so forth. The behind scenes of Rinpoche did was really touching not only the Dharma teachings, Rinpoche will go all the way to help the deceased family, spending every minute of every day thinking, working and acting for the benefit of all around him and many of whom he hardly knows.
    Thank you Seng PIow for sharing the look behind the scenes of what Rinpoche does.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-in-funerals.html

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
2 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
2 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
2 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months 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
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
4 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
5 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 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
8 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
8 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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
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