Reasons Why You Should Read This Book!

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Recently, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has instructed me to read up this book and to write a blog post about it. At first I did not think much of this book and I was just judging the book by its cover, thinking that it wouldn’t be interesting. Not long after reading the book, I started realizing how much it relates to me and in this case, most of us. If you read this book, I am sure you will be surprised by its accuracy and on-point explanation, it basically describes about our lives and the problems that we constantly face. If you want to get this book, it is available here.

 

How I feel about this book:

I believe this book is very beneficial for all of us to read. This book has widen up my mind and taught me how to look at things from different perspectives. It also teaches me how to become a better and kinder person. What do I mean by being a better person? Being a better person does not mean you HAVE to be a Buddhist, you HAVE to pray to Lord Buddha, you HAVE to sit under a tree and meditate. No, being a better person has nothing to do with our religious choices, you can be a Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and so on, the point is not the religion. What I mean about being a better person is that we become more kind, more aware of our speech and action, learn how to solve the problems that we come across independently. Below are some of the points that stuck out to me, of course these are just a few of them. I highly recommend everyone to read this book, not only that it inspires me to become a better person, it also broadens up my mind.

 

Dharma

Dharma is about developing a beautiful and harmonious relationship with people around us. Although from the outside it may seem like there’s no difference between doing secular work and dharma work, but in actuality, Dharma brings all of us closer to one another, we learn to accept and forgive each other’s flaws.

 

Change

If we seek for a change in relationships with our partner, parents, siblings, friends and so on, we don’t find faults in others and we don’t blame others for who they really are. No one is perfect, therefore we have to abandon our expectations and just accept ‘samsara’. Yes it’s a big word I know, it takes a lot of determination and practice but if we are sincere about changing, it can definitely happen. Since we are in Dharma, we should learn to let go of the past and focus on the present and make the best out of it. We must always be nice to others irregardless of how they treat us.

 

Giving

Giving does not necessarily need to be done physically in the form of giving gifts and so on. Giving can also be expressed through actions, thoughts and words, but how? By stop talking back and being defensive to people when they confront us or when they are just generally questioning us. If you find it difficult, you can start with talking nicely and respectfully to your parents, partners, friends, colleagues and so on.

 

Letting Go and Moving On

We must learn to let go of our attachments, be it in the form of branded items like cars, bags, houses, antiques, jewelries, money, food, love, hate, likes, dislikes, friends, parents, relationships, siblings, everything that is existent in samsara because they are all unreliable and impermanent, nothing is permanent. When they are gone, we should just learn to let it go. It will definitely hurt a lot but there’s no point of holding on to it so tightly. I am not saying that we should just abandon all these and go to meditate in a cave, what I am saying is that we must not be overly-attached to all of these. It’s impossible to forget about our attachments in one night, but if we are determined to make the change, slowly we will realise that we become lighter and happier.

 

What Happens When We Don’t Let Go?

Being too attached to someone or something will not bring us anything but suffering and upon the time of death, there’s a higher chance of us taking rebirth in the three lower realms. The reason why spirits exist is because they are too attached to their attachments and therefore they have created the karma to come back as spirits to linger around their possessions. What kind of possessions? Anything, you name it, be it a person, a place, a branded bag, jewelries and mostly our own gross body. I have heard about a story of a person who was tremendously attached to his treasures and even at the time of death, he still could not let go. He eventually taken rebirth and returned as a snake that resides around his residence to ‘guard’ his treasures. But the thing is that, what can he do with all the treasures now? Whatever outer wealth we have in this life can never be brought to our next life, it has never happened before and it will not, it’s impossible.

 

Living Happily

One of the best ways to live happily is by reducing our anger. But how? By stop pointing fingers at others even if they are at fault, because with actions like this, we create more unhappiness. When a person is wrong, we correct him/ her in a friendly manner in order to avoid arguments. There are times where we just want to look good and win the argument, then we end up hurting these people and leaving them no choice but to stay away from us. We must  not expect others to change, we should be the one to transform for the better. We may be able to convince a few people to change and sometimes, they really do. But do bear in mind, the world does not revolve around us and therefore we can’t expect everyone around us to change and we just stay as where we are. To think like that, it shows how arrogant and selfish we are, how do we deserve happiness if we were to think and act this way?

 

Nothing is Permanent

Everything is impermanent and because nothing is permanent, we have to make the best out of everything we can now before it is too late. For example, I am still living under my parents’ ‘big umbrella’, but how long more can I stay under their umbrella? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? Eventually it will come a time where they have to pass on as well and the umbrella will be gone forever. Just like what Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche said: “That way of living- depending on the wealth of our parents, family or love ones- is a speedy way of burning up our merit and creating the causes for not having any later.” So what will happen to me when my merits are all used up? Isn’t it better to start being independent now so that we can survive in the outside world when out parents are gone? For me, I will continue to study harder, finish my homework without having being prompted to, use my free time to think of what I want to study and what to be in the future.

 

Projection

Projection is also another thing which we must let go of. We have been projecting our expectations lifetimes after lifetimes, therefore it has become a ‘natural state of mind’ for almost every single one of us and that makes it very difficult for us to overcome. But it is not impossible, projection is the main cause of arguments, disharmony, conflicts and disappointments. We cry, we fight and we do all sorts of things, be it to get someone back or just simply to release our emotions. All these arise from false projections/ expectations.

 

Cherish

We must always appreciate and cherish all the good things we possess now, for example the Dharma. Serve our guru with tremendous respect even if the guru manifests what may seem ‘negative’ in our silly mind. The guru is the most important portal for us to achieve enlightenment, without the guru, there will be no Dharma; without the Dharma, there will be no liberation from all sufferings. Therefore, it is very important to serve the guru with respect and love, treat him the way how we would treat the Buddha.

 

Attachment to Happiness and Attachment to Hatred

This is also one of the main things which we have to look after in our lives. Emotions are just temporary feelings, it changes according to the situation and environment, it does not stay stagnant. Take our mother for example, when she’s nice and buys us what we want, we can be very nice to her, treat her with a lot of care and love and give her the best we can (for that moment). But the moment she stops doing it, we can immediately become angry and yell at her. Our current state of mind is as unstable as an animal, for example a dog. When we are nice to our dog, feed it well and give it a lot of love, of course it will become attached to us automatically. But the moment we start abusing it, the feeling of loved and the sense of belonging can be immediately turned into fear. We cannot really blame the animals because they do not have high intelligence like how we do, so what excuse do we have now? There’s no point of being attached to temporary emotions because again, nothing is permanent.

 

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Edward Ooi is like any ordinary high school boy who enjoys his share of movies, comics, and video games. Through his parents, Edward crossed paths with H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche from the moment he was born, and grew up with the guidance of Dharma in every important juncture of his developing years. Brought up to view the world with infinite possibilities, at 17 years old Edward chooses to spend his weekends volunteering in Kechara Soup Kitchen and have developed a strong interest in the field of paranormal and mystical beings.
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  1. S.Prathap on Nov 13, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    The Peace book teaches us the truth that we need very badly. In our daily life, so many things draw us away from the truth, by entertainment, shopping, and so on.Harmony, love, care and forgiveness is what we need to practice day after day so that it becomes natural with time.
    One thing good is that nothing is permanent, not even our deluded mind and we all have a choice we can make each and every day when we wake up. We can choose to be positive and negative and the path we take for that day creates positive or negative circumstances in the future.

  2. nicholas on Aug 31, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Well summarized by Edward. Many people talk about having peace but just merely talk about it instead of working out to achieve peace. I think it’s not they don’t want to have peace but just don’t know how to realize it. I found what Edward pointed out here is very relevant and it’s important to put into practice in order for us to see the result. What stroke me from the points described is letting go. It’s not easy as it says but it’s the truth if we don’t let go we will hold on to the wrong view and perception which resulted in us not able to move forward.

    From this book, I also learn that many things happen from our wrong projection which resulted in us to a wrong action. Many people will choose to run away but it will not help us, in fact, the issue will keep haunting us. What we need to do is to face it and take responsibility for our actions. 

Read this book which will give you the insight of how we can achieve peace from the inside that will bring outer peace from our realization.

  3. so kin hoe (KISG) on Sep 23, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Thank you Edward for writing and sharing the book review of ‘Peace’, added with your comments and points of view in order to help the readers to understand more about peace. Upon reading through the blog post, one of the sub-topic from this book review that left me with much insight is ‘Change’. Our world is currently degenerating as many people tend to be more attracted and influenced by the entertainment, lust, materialism, travelling and ways of living instead of allocating a portion of time to engage in spirituality. Hence, our peace and happiness should not be relied on the outer factors but more to our personal learning, understanding and practice of spirituality or Dharma which can open up our mind to see things from different angle and eventually can lead us to gain higher attainments. A positive change in our mind can lead to more positive results on the outside.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 17, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Reading this nicely written article from Edward reminds me so much of the way Tsem Rinpoche’s gives dharma talk and teachings. Someone way back told me dharma of one aspect of buddhism can relate and interlink with other teachings of buddhism. How true it is when Rinpoche speaks the dharma, he can expound on one topic of the dharma and link to other aspects of the dharma, and Rinpoche can talk about so many more aspects of the dharma effortlessly.

    One of Rinpoche’s skillfulness and strength is that he is able to bring the dharma alive and in very layman terms across to wide eyed students like myself. His talks are always in modern day terms and has an evergreen appeal to it.

  5. samfoonheei on Jul 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing this book review…..interesting there s so much to know and learn from , even though it just a review all from Ronpoche teachings.I read it over and over again to understand better.Mr.Edward Ooi…did a good job putting all important points down for us to understand better.Thanks you Mr Edward Ooi I will recommend this book to my friends .May all of us be blessed and be more compassionate.
    With folded hands

  6. Carmen Koo on Jun 10, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Dear Edward,

    Thank you for this book review on the book titled “Peace”, published by Kechara Media & Publications which is based on His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings.

    I love it that you have summarised your thoughts and opinions, and infused it with teachings from the book to give a snippet of the wisdom filled teachings of Rinpoche. It is nice that you have highlighted the most important points for you from the book, and given examples to support your believes.

    Thank you for sharing this with us. What hit me the most was the attachment we have, whether to happiness, to hatred, to our projections, our pride or materials, and that usually is what holds us back the most in life.

    It definitely is a book for all who just needs to find peace from within.

    Thank you
    Carmen

  7. Wylfred Ng on Jun 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you Edward for the nice review and write up on this book.

    I love the way you deliver the review by summarizing all the important point in different paragraph. It is very easy to understand and remember the point.

    I love to recommend this book to my friends that are new to Buddhism, or even non Buddhist. They always find that this book is very good that everyone also can be benefited from this book.

    Thank you

  8. Chin San on Jun 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    “When a person is wrong, we correct him/her in a friendly manner in order to avoid arguments. There are times where we just want to look good and win the arguments, then we end up hurting these people and leaving them no choice but to stay away from us.”

    這個現象如今充斥著整個網路世界,人們無禮地利用鍵盤毫無責任感的批評任何他們覺得看不過眼的事,尤其是『事實』,因為『事實』刺痛他們,他們就惱怒、咒罵、貶低,從而得到爽快與優越感。為了一時的情緒與面子,卻造成無辜者的傷害甚至陰影,這是非常自私的行為。

    EGO這個東西每個人都有,適當的表現是可諒解的,但不可以無理。無理的人只懂雄辯,而有智慧的人不會為了顧及面子去引發爭吵,而是要探究真理,這叫思辨。

    另外,關於attachment這件事也是越來越可以表現在現今的虛榮世界裡。人們追求名利、財富,拋棄正義與真理,追求表面虛無的花花世界,更可悲的是這被當成理所當然。執著於任何事,都不會對人生帶來好處,有的只是無止盡的痛苦,只是個人不自覺而已。自覺的人會懂得放下執念,往正面、理想的道路去前進。

  9. Sock Wan on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you Edward for sharing your thoughts with us. This is a very good book to read and change our life if we want to be happier. All the teachings in the book we can apply immediately in our lives, the easiest one to start with is to change the habit of finger pointing people as mentioned in the article under the heading “living happily”. This is easy because it does not depend on another person or factor. At the end of the day, it is our state of mind determines our sadness and happiness. Learn how to control our mind and we shall be the master to our happiness.

  10. William Chua on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Edward, your book review is to the point and easy to understand. You have written very well and have matured so much. This book is very easy to read and can relate to our lives.

    A lot of people wants happiness in their lives but they also expect happiness comes in a certain way or look. If the person or situation does not match their expectation, then they become angry and that defeats the purpose of being happy. So, lose the expectation and take life as it is. Most of all, lose the anger to preserve the peace of the situation and maybe our perception will also change.

    Taking life as it is does not mean that we give up and just let time pass by. We must still continue to strive for the best to be kinder, more compassionate, to love more and to achieve peace. It may be time for me to read the book again.

  11. KarenC on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Dear Edward,

    I like what you wrote: “Being a better person does not mean you HAVE to be a Buddhist, you HAVE to pray to Lord Buddha, you HAVE to sit under a tree and meditate. No, being a better person has nothing to do with our religious choices…” Sometimes people just tend to link kindness to religion and one of the common belief is that being a religious person or when u have belief, you must be kind and compassionate. To me, as long as you’re a human, you have to be kind,

    Having wrong perception will lead to more projections and expectations, and that they will lead to more negativities like what you’ve mentioned: disappointment, disharmony and conflicts.

    I also like how you mentioned our emotions are just temporary feelings and it changes according to the situation and environment. Most of the time we’re very caught up in our emotions that ruined so many things in life, be it relationship, career and even health. Thanks for pointing out how the negativities that has been deep rooted in our gross mind is affecting our everyday life. Dharma is the only way to confront our own negativities, deal with it, overcome it and transform.

    This book is highly recommended to all newbies to Buddhism.

  12. jerry_sito on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    感谢Edward的分享

    尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切总是不失传统传承,但却能够把超过2500多年的佛陀教诲,与最贴近我们现代新新人的方式,给完美无瑕的诠释出来。

    追求一份内心的宁静,是现在每一位忙绿的都市人,所仰望的,宁静是一个简单的名词,但是要真正得到一份内心的宁静,的确是非常不容易的,当一个人内心能够开始宁静下来的那一刻,您也许将会发现,你当下,过去所有的种种点点滴滴的人,事与物都会产生了微妙的变化,而且是美好的变化。

    和谐,爱,关怀与原谅是我对宁静的诠释,而你对与宁静的诠释又会与尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切,或对我的诠释有着不一样的想法吗?

    《宁静》这本书乃由尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切的许多的短篇开示汇编而成。内容主要讨论创造内、外环境宁静的重要性。书中还以大量现代化、生动,且与我们的日常生活息息相关的例子提醒我们,宁静始于每个当下;我们所活着的的每一刻,所说的每一句话或所作出的每一个行动,都能用来创造内、外环境的宁静。

    谢谢
    Jerry Sito

  13. ...peace...ll on May 16, 2016 at 3:26 am
    • Joy Kam on May 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Love this video we made for this book… very creatively shot and captures the essence of content.

  14. Pastor Antoinette Kass on May 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Dear Edward,

    Thank you for this detailed review of this powerful book. Indeed the Peace book teaches us the truth that we need very badly. In our daily life, so many things draw us away from the truth, by entertainment, shopping, and so on…

    Yes, the most important thing is Dharma and to let go of our attachments and focus on what is important. Not thinking why is the other person like that, but why do I react like that.

    Harmony, love, care and forgiveness is what we need to practice day after day so that it becomes natural with time.

    Your review has inspired me to read the peace book again. Dharma is most important and we are blessed to have a precious Guru who showes us the way always.

    Thank you Edward and keep it up!

  15. Pasto Loh Seng Piow on May 7, 2016 at 11:54 am

    This is a “universal” Buddhist/Dharma book that every beginner should get. The topics covered are very relevant to our daily lives, and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has the ability to give Dharma that always touches the heart and not dry, which means Rinpoche already actualized all the virtues that he taught. This book should be the “Buddhism 101” for all time.

  16. Li Kheng on May 6, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Thank you Edward for your book review.

    Hmm, i have got to say this: you are lucky you got to read these meaningful books at such a young age. It will be useful for you as you face more of samsara and its various delusions.

    Fact is, we can’t end the delusions, suffering and disappointments in samsara. However, we certainly can change our attitudes towards it.

    This book touches on aspects of Dharma and relate it clearly to our everyday life situations and experiences.

    One of the reasons I always enjoy Kechara Media a& Publication books is that they are most relatable. THey also make difficult and profound subjects less abstract and more applicable.

    Again, thank you Edward!

  17. Beatrix Ooi on May 6, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Based on what Edward has written here, it pretty much summarises how much he has understood the book. It’s very good to know that he has realised so much and that his dharma knowledge has grew, it’s easier to say than being done. I hope that Edward will apply what he has learnt into his daily lives so that he can transform for the better.

    One of the points that stuck out to me was the one that talks about “projections”. We have been living our life with a lot of projections, and it’s not just this life, it goes all the way back to so hundreds and thousands of lifetimes before this. Therefore, it has become a natural state of mind to have projections, it’s like an instinct now. Yes it’s not easy to break our projections but nothing is easy in life anyway. We often have wrong projections about life, about people, about things and how it should be. It has brought nothing but sufferings and pain. Therefore, it is very important to realise it now and break the habit to we do not suffer as much later on.

  18. kb thapa on May 6, 2016 at 6:19 am

    We cultivate an attitude that dharma practice is key to our Buddhist practice. Buddhist practice and the support of within the community is important. We let go our attachments and practice dharma with peace. In the book clearly Rinpoche has explained very ell. The peace book has widens mind and taught us how to look at things from different perspectives..

  19. Martin on May 6, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Thank you for this book review Edward. You did a good job summarising the salient points.

    Everybody talks about world peace and yet it would be very difficult to achieve that when we don’t even have peace within ourselves. Our environment is a reflection of what is going on in our lives.

    All the points Edward summarised are valid but for me ‘Projections’ is the most common trigger for discord. Projections refers to our expectations of how everything and everyone should be and when things don’t happen the way we project and expect, it is often taken as a personal attack that justifies retaliation.

  20. Pastor Niral Patel on May 6, 2016 at 3:59 am

    I like what Edward has written very much, he brings across the meaning of the book very well, I like his line “Dharma is about developing a beautiful and harmonious relationship with people around us.” This is a very beautiful and an apt explanation. Everything else here, including Living Happily, Giving and Letting Go and Moving On, can all be encompassed as part of the above phrase.

    Edward has really absorbed the essence of this very good book, in fact. It is a very good summary of what he has learnt. I am very happy to see Edward has written this post and that he has benefited even from something that he thought would not have thought interesting or worthwhile.

  21. Pastor Shin on May 6, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Thank you Edward for sharing what you feel about the “PEACE” book and what you have learnt. I’m glad to know the book has widen up your mind and taught you how to look at things from different perspectives.

    I like the themes/categories you listed, these are very important topics. Also, your points are good and not too long, which makes them easy to read.

    I especially like your last explanation on “Attachment to Happiness and Attachment to Hatred” where you point out that our current state of mind is as unstable as an animal and we should not be attached to temporary emotions because nothing is permanent. This is a good concluding theme that relates to other themes of projections, nothing is permanent, change and letting go, which you have listed in the earlier part of your sharing.

    I will share this review with others, your review and sharing is a wonderful read. Do write more!

  22. Vinnie Tan on May 6, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Dear Edward,

    I am so happy for you to have these realisations from reading the book. I like the way how you have separated each part with a sub-heading that people know what they can expect before reading what is written.

    Through each of the sub headers that you have broken down for us, it clearly shows a step by step menu that we can all follow after we read the book. By applying what is needed mentioned in the book, we will see ourselves transform. By being more calm, we will be happier as there are lesser things that will be able to irritate ourselves.

    Personally, the most important points that are being highlighted her in the article will be the importance of knowing that nothing is impermanent, our projections, and the attachment to happiness and hatred. Knowing things are impermanent is good because we will stop taking things that are around us for granted, starting to appreciate more so that we will know that things can change anytime and we should never be over comfy with what we have now as any thing can happen to us or the people around us.

    I enjoy the part about projections very much because it acts as a mirror for all of us to take a step back and look at our own projections. How sometimes we set impossible limits for others. Yet when others do the same to us, we will not accept what is happening. It is just sad to see that sometimes we are not able to do things or we stay unhappy due to all these projections that we have. They are like boulders that constantly weigh us down.

    What you have mentioned above about the attachment to happiness and sadness is also a projection that we have. It is through the actions of what others do that we expect or want that affects our moods. With this said, it will only make s people that are difficult people to work with as our emotions are constantly on a roller coasts that makes others worry when they hang out with us.

  23. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on May 6, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Edward,

    Judging from your book review, it sounds like you have understood the book well. I hope now you have the knowledge, that you can start putting it into practise. Why? To bring peace in your home, in your mind, in your family 🙂

    Of everything you wrote, the advice that I found immediately relevant to me *when I was your age* was when you wrote “For example, I am still living under my parents’ ‘big umbrella’, but how long more can I stay under their umbrella? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?” At your age, that thought struck a very deep chord in me because it always made me think, how much longer WILL they be around? Since I am only going to be with them for another x-number of years, what can I learn and what SHOULD I learn to make sure I’ll be okay when I am on my own?

    So you’re in a similar situation. You have the benefit of loving parents who are supportive of everything you do, so never be afraid to try new things. Try and keep trying, and if you fail it’s okay because your parents are still there to catch you. You will fail once, twice, three times, four times but one day, you won’t fail and you will succeed instead. Having your parents there to catch you is MUCH better than always trying, and not having anyone there for support.

    Please keep reading and writing, I enjoy seeing what you have to say!

  24. Pastor Adeline on May 6, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Dear Edward,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book. I like how you organised the content into different subjects and share your understanding of them. This book covered many useful subjects, it is definitely worth reading.

    Each subject helps us to understand the important aspects of our lives, guiding us towards ultimate happiness. If we realised each of them, we will be freed from many negativity and get to experience true freedom for sure. Among them, I personally feel the understanding and realisation of the impermanence nature of everything will speed up our pace in letting go of perceptions, at the same time increase our faith in dharma. With this realisation, we will then be able to change for the better, live happily and appreciate all the we have.

  25. Valentina Suhendra on May 6, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Dear Edward

    Thank you for your commentary of the PEACE book. The book is not at all boring and it touches the root cause of our problems – which is anger, projection, expectation and attachment. I have read this book before but even until today, I am still working to eliminate the root causes within myself.

    Thank you for reminding us again that nothing is impermanent and the root causes of our problems

    Valentina

  26. Pastor David Lai on May 6, 2016 at 12:22 am

    That’s a nice relateable like review from Edward. Thank you. Peace is something that we always think in terms of world peace but very few think in terms of inner peace. Even then, very few understand what that entails. I certainly wouldn’t claim to be an expert on this subject matter. But I have several ideas considering all these years of listening to Rinpoche’s teachings and trying to absorb and retain what Rinpoche had said before.

    For me, I think inner peace is when I know I have done the right thing, from completing my sadhana daily to being conscientious and completing all of what I need to do in a timely manner. Inner peace for me is when I feel I have accomplished something beneficial for the day. All of these leads to a sense of well being, which is just another fancy phrase to mean inner peace.

    Inner peace to me is also when I have shared the Dharma or I have acted in a way that benefitted someone or even when I have restrained myself from acting habitually in a negative manner.

  27. Joy Kam on May 5, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Wow thank you Edward for your very insightful review of this Peace book. Yes it is also one of my favourite books as it transcends all boundaries. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to be better, kinder person, that is true. If anything by being spiritual we should automatically be better because we should be embodying what of faith teaches. But truth be told this is not often the case because knowing is one thing, applying it is another and we all need to start applying it.

    For example we can take our anger as one habituation to cut down by applying the teachings, and in my case it would be Dharma and Buddha’s teachings seems to show us a very clear antidote to help us cut away from this afflictive emotion. It can take many years and even then this life may not help you eliminate it entirely, but we need to start somewhere because who wishes to live in misery for the rest of their this life?

    And I like your thoughts on attachments and the examples you gave that showcases our attached mind that is very unstable and flippant. It shows the nature of our monkey mind. Hence there’s no point of being attached to temporary emotions because it deceives us and increases our pain and suffering again, and reinforces our attachments further. But one thing good is that nothing is permanent, not even our deluded mind and we all have a choice we can make each and every day when we wake up. We can choose to be positive and negative and the path we take for that day creates positive or negative circumstances in the future.

  28. Pastor Henry on May 1, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    I’m glad you read Peace and wrote this article, Edward. Well done, kiddo

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 11. 2020 03:01 PM
    Ancient civilization of China already embraced Vajrayogini lineage long before where Mahayana Buddhism was prevalent. Interesting history of Vajrayogini’s teachings and practice that takes root in China . The practice of Vajrayogini is so deep rooted in China not till I know of until I read this post. It is also a really eye opening for me. The Western Xia empire Xixia was one of the three great barbarian empires ruling over northern China during the Song period. A land of myths and mysteries, monks and monasteries, the enchanting nation of happiness . There is that many rocks and cave formations around empire Xixia. The Vajravarahi/Yogini Cave (Dorje Phagmo Cave) is one such caves. Having a beautiful story behind it . This cave is well known after Vajrayogini reincarnated in human form and her four other dakinis performed tantric rituals. Recording to records this caves dates back to 1004 AD, that’s incredible indeed. Since then many Tibetan high lamas such as Sakya Pandita and 6th Dalai Lama had visited this cave doing retreats and prayers. The 6th Dalai Lama even erected a stupa in the cave.
    With the Chinese government help the cave is restored to this present day. Having Vajrayogini manifested as a princess in China to suit the people of that time and culture. May this cave be well preserved for the Vajrayogini practice to flourish in China.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a special form of Vajrayogini found in China.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/vajravarahi-caves-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 11. 2020 03:00 PM
    Tara Arya Tara, also known as Jetsun Dolma in Tibetan Buddhism, is an important figure in Buddhism. She appears as a female bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha. She is the mother of liberation, and represents the virtues of success through liberating us from our 8 fears such as pride, ignorance, anger, jealousy, wrong views, attachment, miserliness and deluded doubts. She will guides us to enlightenment. Beautiful paintings of the 8 Tara with each thangkas illustrate who protect us from the 8 fears. Interesting to see how each and every thangka can illustrate us a thousands words . Knowledgeable write up about 8 Taras and the 8 fears for us to understand better of Tara.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/8-taras-who-protect-from-the-8-dangers.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 11. 2020 02:59 PM
    The Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso was a Gelug Lama and a direct disciple of Pabongkhapa Déchen Nyingpo. He was one great lama working tirelessly for the benefit of all sentient beings. Many practitioners had indeed benefited from his teachings. He did travelled tremendously in India and internationally giving teachings in monasteries and giving empowerments in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany and so forth. Beautiful biography of a great lama who’s most famous work is undoubtedly Liberation in the Palm of the Hand which is still use till this day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-third-trijang-lobzang-yeshe-tendzin-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 02:19 PM
    Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order and also of one of the largest international Buddhist organizations in Taiwan and in the Buddhist world. He is one of modern China’s most prominent religious figures , well known and respected by many among all people and religious traditions. He has brought changes to the Buddhist world with his humanistic Buddhism. He has been promoting merely in Chinese culture and sticking to his principle not to mix with politics. Master Hsing Yun is a prolific writer and has authored over hundred books in Chinese and later his writing were translated into English and many other languages. Over the years, he has been recognized with numerous awards. He has also gained international prestige for his selfless dedication and contributions towards Buddhism. His contribution toward Buddhism is truly phenomenal, and has helped Buddhism gain a better understanding. Interesting read of a great master.
    Thank you Rinpoche for inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fo-guang-shan-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 02:17 PM
    Beautiful sharing of Dr. Andrea Galli’s article, with important advice for the Tibetan leadership to consider it. Its time for them to change their views and thinking of ways to benefit the Tibetans instead of politicking the long over due Dorje Shugden controversy. Dalai Lama has stated openly that he wish to return to China, hence the leadership should fulfil Dalai Lama and many Tibetans in-exile wishes. Tibetans have been living in India for the past 60 years , it time for them to be move on to think for the future generations and not depending on USA and India or any other countries. In China , those who had remained there felt happier as China allow religious freedom with many Tibetans practicing Dorje Shugden. The Tibetan leadership working closely with China government for the benefit of all Tibetans as China if they really to want peace, harmony , growth of their country and the preservation of religion and culture for the Tibetans. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/a-tibetan-solution-uncovered-in-modern-diplomacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 02:13 PM
    Incredible achievements and accomplishments of a great Lama . Lama Thubten Phurbu is one extraordinary intelligence Lama since young. A prominent Gelug lama, is highly respected for bringing Dorje Shugden’s practice and spreading Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition to many people in Tibet. Being outspoken about the benefits of this practice, many monasteries had invited him to consecrate Dorje Shugden tenkhangs , perform Dorje Shugden pujas, and give talks about Dorje Shugden in monasteries throughout Tibet. Lama Thubten Phurbu lives a simple life, spending his time on virtuous and beneficial Dharma works such as building stupas, making statues, printing Dharma books, supporting the poor and needy. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/incredible-lama-thubten-phurbu-and-his-activities.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 01:07 PM
    Humans must know that animals did not come into being to serve or provide for them. Animals too need to be protect against the suffering they undergo of losing their lives and loved ones. The protection is only possible if we realize that animals have valve beyond what they offer.

    The pictures of the puppy lying next to his mother are so heart-wrenching. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. We need to take vital steps to cut thoughtless cruelty to animals out of your life and to educate others around you.

    Thank you for the thoughtfulness sharing and bring us awareness to all animals lovers that never abandon them through thick and thin gives them love and care.

    https://bit.ly/30IRX1m
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Aug 10. 2020 01:00 PM
    From this article , I have a better understanding now the purpose of pujas. For the puja to be powerful and effective one must have a good motivation and compassion mind to benefit others.
    As usual, Rinpoche’s teaching is always simple yet has a deep meaning in it. For someone lazy and slow like me have to read a few times to understand and remember.Thank you very much for sharing this post


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  • sarassitham
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 11:31 PM
    I believe that all animals are just like humans. This includes anything from feelings to suffering with pain. As such, it should be the moral obligation of human beings to take this fact into account whenever they consider taking actions that would interfere with the needs of animals.

    Animals and humans both in common have great power and they able to achieve great things. We should find ways to control fear towards animals and prevent anxiety from taking hold.

    Thanking you for your thoughtfullness sharing and being kind to animals.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 03:13 PM
    Wow…..great biography of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, who wrote the Liberation in the Palm of your hand or Lamrim known to many of us. He was definitely a bodhisattva and one of the greatest masters of the 20th century and one the most influential teachers in Tibet. Well respected by hundred thousands of people, many have learn and benefit from his Dharma teachings. Incredible he had a very powerful voice that everyone could hear him clearly in the crowd, even those seated behind.
    Pabongka Rinpoche’s classics writings and collected works are highly sought after and very much used till these day.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very inspiring biography

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-wikipedia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 03:11 PM
    Reading this article on Lama Zopa’s view on Dorje Shugden practice gives us a clear understanding . Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator . He is a Gelugpa lineage holder, having received teachings from many of the great Gelugpa masters. He gave a very good advice for students on Dorje Shugden practice. Guru devotion is the key to gaining spiritual attainments. Lama Zopa did mentioned that once we have made a Dharma connection with our Guru, we cannot simply give up this relationship unless the Guru told us to give up. Well regardless of whether a lama practises Dorje Shugden or not, we need to apply the rule, is the practice of Guru Devotion for sure. Letting whatever be nor matter what instance, we should not speak negatively against Dorje Shugden or about other Gurus. A good advice and profound teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Choong for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/what-lama-zopa-teaches-about-the-dorje-shugden-ban-2.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 7. 2020 12:23 PM
    In life we will be facing lots of negative things from others. never mind right or wrong, true or false, I must learn how to take it or see it as a positive steps for our personal improvement and growth.

    The 7 great methods in above are not just to cope with insult but advise, comment & opinion from others toward ourselves. Insults and criticism follow us everywhere, so learn with great patience to use them as a guide to self improvement .

    https://bit.ly/2XAATIN
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 04:44 PM
    His writing style is clear and direct, added with his personal experiences, thoughts and direct realizations at that point of time. I am fond of reading those past masters’ writings as opposed to the modern ones.
    John Blofeld spiritual journey and his affinity so strong in Buddhism are really showed that he had a very strong connection to Buddhism in his previous life.Thank you very much for sharing this article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:33 PM
    Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us thinking and working on it. Just by reading and understand help and inspired us too. Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing which I truly love to read and have a thought on it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/inspirational-quotes-part-3-of-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 6. 2020 02:32 PM
    Revisit this post again. Thank you Valencia for this vast post of Loed Tsongkhapa’s life story and his achievements . Lama Tsongkhapa is a “Buddha of our times” in the Gelug Vajrayana tradition and as an enlightened being, having the same realizations as all of the Buddhas. He was an emanation of Avalokitesvara , Manjushri , and Vajrapani , hence his practice is so powerful and beneficial. We have to thank our Lama Tsem Rinpoche for bringing this practice to Malaysia. Many great gurus, lamas and teachers has been teaching this very powerful, yet accessible practice across the globe. We are very fortunate and blessed to practice all the teachings. As for me I am still learning ,reading this post had strengthen my belief. Love reciting Migtsema as its very beneficial indeed. Interesting read very profound Lama Tsongkhapa biography.
    Thanks again .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/lord-tsongkapa-king-of-the-dharma.html

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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
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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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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.
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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5 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
5 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
5 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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