Special trip to Buddha of Lantau

Mar 19, 2014 | Views: 800

Dear all,

Recently, 3 of my students visited Lantau Island as a appreciation for their great effort in making a wonderful video about Kechara Oasis. How exciting!

At the end of last year, the group of 3 (pic above), along with two other groups of students, were given the opportunity to make videos about different Kechara departments. Each of the 3 groups came up with such creative videos… even though they had no prior experience in filming, scriptwriting, editing or directing!

After a month of filming and another month of public voting, Pastor Jae Jay, Pastor Adeline and Pastor Yek Yee‘s team gathered the most number of votes for their video on Kechara Oasis. Do take a look at the winning video here, Kechara Video Competition!

I am very glad that the three of them were able to visit the holy sites on Lantau Island. Before they left, I had advised them to take this trip seriously and to not visit merely as a tourist, but to view it as a pilgrimage trip. Doing so, they will then be able to get the most out of their trip… and will be able to share their experiences with the many people that they will meet in the future…

The 3 Pastors returned and wrote an article to share with my blog readers, and even made a video! Lantau Island is a beautiful place and a great pilgrimage site… If you’re in Hong Kong, do drop by at Lantau Island.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


Pastors in Lantau Island!

Written by Pastor Jae Jay, Pastor Adeline and Pastor Yek Yee

On 3rd December 2013, the three of us Pastor Yek Yee, Pastor Jay Jae and Pastor Adeline were assigned by our Spiritual Guide, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, to produce a video for Kechara Oasis to promote vegetarianism. This video, together with those of Kechara Media Publication and Kechara Paradise, was included in the Kechara Video Competition that reward the winning team with a 4-day-3-night all-expenses paid trip to HongKong pilgrimage to Lantau Island to pay homage to the Tian Tan Buddha. After a month of voting, the Kechara Oasis promotional video (KO01 – The Superb Kechara Vegetarian Dining Experience!) won the video competition!

We departed to Hong Kong on 4th March in the morning, arrived in the afternoon. Arrangements for the next day’s trip to Lantau Island were done almost immediately upon arrival. On the next morning, we took a cab from the hotel to the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal to board the cable car to Ngong Ping on Lantau Island.

We boarded the visually spectacular cable car, crossing Tung Chung Bay to Ngong Ping. It was a 25 minutes ride with nice views: the vistas of the distant, vast South China Sea and the rolling grassland slopes of North Lantau Country Park. Although it was foggy that day, the journey did not failed to offer a spectacular panorama of verdant, mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha and the 360-degree view of the Ngong Ping Plateau.

 

Pastor Jae Jay and Pastor Adeline

 

Upon arrival at the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal, we were enthusiastically greeted by the friendly working crew at the terminal with souvenirs attached with our pictures. The Ngong Ping village, adjacent to the terminal, Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha, was culturally themed with shops that offered souvenirs for the shopaholic and food for foodists. But as spiritual aspirants, our focus was what laid behind. As we strolled through the village, the sight of the Tian Tan Buddha becomes bigger and clearly, a magnificent view altogether.

The Tian Tan Buddha was erected in 1993, making the previously almost remote monastery, the Po Lin Monastery, visible on the world map. This Buddha rises 34 metres high, sitting in the south and facing the north to look over the Chinese people, bestowing blessings and protection.

As the visibility was rather low when we arrived, we made a detour to the Po Lin Monastery located opposite the majestic bronze Buddha for brunch at their vegetarian restaurant before paying homage to the Buddha. The front of the monastery was beautifully decorated with flowers and plants and its pleasant garden was very much alive with the beautiful chants of the resident monks vast amounts of flower offerings.

The monastery’s main prayer hall was filled a peaceful presence which captivated those who entered. It was built based on traditional Chinese Mahayana architecture. In the main hall stood the Buddhas of three worlds – Shakyamuni, Amitabha and Bhaisajyaguru Buddha. Behind is a beautiful Chinese painting of the 1,000 arm Avalokiteshvara.

Behind the main prayer hall was a larger temple complex which housed the five Dhyani Buddhas and 10,000 other smaller Buddha statues. On the left wall of the main entrance of the main prayer hall carved a 12 feet Samantabhadra Bodhisattva wall relief, while on the right is Manjushri Bodhisattva.

 

Pastor Yek Yee and Pastor Jae Jay making incense offerings

 

We made incense offerings to the Buddhas of Po Lin Monastery before we continue to see the Tian Tan Buddha. Made from 202 pieces of bronze plates soldered together, this Buddha statue took 12 years to complete. The Buddha is seated on top of a small hill surrounded with greens and can be accessed by climbing 268 steps up to its peak. The Buddha was built based on traditional scriptures complete with the major and minor marks of a great enlightened being. The features and incline of the head together with the raised right hand to deliver blessings to all, combined to bring a humbling depth of character and dignity to the massive Buddha.

His Eminence mentioned before that by building large outdoor Buddhas will help calm the surroundings of the land and also avoid natural disasters. In the past, huge Buddha statues such as Buddha Shakyamuni, Maitreya and even Lama Tsongkhapa were built in a war-stricken land to calm the land and bring peace to the people residing in that area.

 

We climbed to the top for a closer look at the remarkable Buddha, and to be awe stricken by the Buddha at the same time. The podium was composed of separate chambers on three different levels. On the first level are statues of six offering goddesses making offerings to Buddha, a small museum containing calligraphies and bamboo plaques of “The Practices and Vows of The Bodhisattva Samantabhadra” of the Avataṃsaka Sūtra (The King of Prayers) on the second level, the Buddha’s relic on the third level.

We circumambulated the Buddha with prayers for the long life of our Guru, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and for the success of Kechara and all its projects so that we may benefit many. We also enjoyed the breath taking views of the surrounding mountains and greens from the viewing point. At the base of the Buddha, we each took turn to give our individual sharing about the trip.

We slowly made our way down the hill where the Tian Tan Buddha sat and adjourned to the Wisdom path. Here, we had the opportunity to take a walk and see the calligraphy of Heart Sūtracarved onto halved tree trunks which mimicked the calligraphy written on bamboo tiles by Professor Jao Tsung-I in 2005

Before we left the Lantau Island, we made more incense offerings to the Tian Tan Buddha with prayers and aspirations for His Eminence, Kechara and all the people who have made this trip possible. We were inspired to continue to improve on our spiritual path and reminded ourselves of the qualities we aspired to achieve. All these will not be possible without the kindness of His Eminence and we would like to thank His Eminence from the bottom of our hearts to make this possible!

 


 

到香港大屿山去朝圣的缘起

这是一个很特别且有意义的朝圣之旅,而同行的三个人都是克切拉佛教中心的讲法师(张俊仁讲法师、温婉如讲法师和郭月谊讲法师)。为什么我们三位讲法师会同行去著名的香港大屿山朝圣呢?在这里我们要特别感谢上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切给予如此美好机缘让我们三人能够在3月4日那天起啟,从马来西亚飞到香港大屿山去朝圣。话说约两个月前,仁波切突发奇想地构思了一个克切拉部门视频比赛,幸运的我们被挑选进行有关克切拉如意轩素食馆的视频录制任务。为了将此视频做好,毫无录制经验的我们,到处向人求救,幸好我们遇到好心肠的秀凤和AH LAI,经他们指点完成了这项不可能任务!也因经验丰且尽责的导演赖恩拔刀相助,以他熟练的录影手法,将视频如期完成,还有及每位参与的功德主、志工和参与者 ,让我们成功赢得这个到朝圣的机会。

从许多仁波切的视频开示,都会提到到佛教圣地朝圣的好处。印象最深刻,是仁波切说,在这娑婆世界的我们福德越来越单薄,若果有机缘到各圣地朝拜,一定要好好把握住。到圣地朝圣,可以让我们生生世世烙印下佛种子在心识中,直接开啟了一个证悟的善因。所以,细心的仁波切在当时我们三位讲法师临去前便特别再次叮咛说,要记得我们拥有此机缘到香港大屿山去朝圣,是十分难得的;一定要将所修习的教诲融入旅途中,好好地冥思、探讨和进行良善的祈愿,以将所目睹的、听闻的、亲身体验的,化成美好的分享,让每个人都可以获得如此美妙的佛音;以便不让这段朝圣之旅流于一般旅游观光的目的罢了

因此,3月5日,当我们早上起程出发前,经已锁定好自己今次去大屿山的发心!我们三人抱著一颗感恩的心,坐上昆平360电缆车,在绿意盎然的青山高空中摇晃了约半小时,终于正式踏上了大屿山的土地!从厚厚的雾层中,看到了模糊的天坛大佛圪立在远远的高处,天坛大佛虽离我们极远,可是它那逼人而来的灵气及大佛不自觉所散发出来的慈悲气围,令人心神顿时宁静了下来,那种感觉是超赞的!

我们信步慢慢地走著,并在路边停下来吃了著名的德记山水豆腐花一碗,暖一暖肚子,才开始当天最殊胜的大屿山朝圣之旅。先从山脚下的宝莲寺走去,宝莲寺里的佛像和各本尊的壁画,都十分精緻庄严,让我们不由自主地花费了很多时间,在那儿逗留细看观赏,佛像和其壁画总是有它的魅力,让你愿意花时间与他们共处。

逛完了宝莲寺,便朝我们当日的目标──全世界最大的户外青铜坐佛之天坛大佛奔去。造大佛者,肯定是一位智者, 他制造了数百格的梯阶让每位到来的朝圣者,一步一步慢慢地爬上去。每上一个梯阶,大家都会往上望一望高处的大佛,每个梯阶,所看到的大佛,所望及的景色,都有其特别的美感,叫人十分振奋。当与大佛靠得越近,祂所发出来的摄受力愈强,感觉自己像被一股慈爱深深地包围著,很有幸福满怀的心情。

哗噻!!!走了廿分钟,终于站在大佛的莲花梯架上,与大佛近距离的接触, 终能体会与佛同在的喜悦!天坛大佛就在我们的眼前,那是一种非笔可形容的兴奋,还有那股莫名涌上来的感动!真心为这里所有的众生感到随喜,到底要有多大的福德,才让我们坐拥如此巨大庄严的大佛呢?当年,将天坛大佛建设在大屿山其中一个目的是祈求大佛可以镇压整个香港岛屿,消除天灾,让国民安居乐业,这些年,天坛大佛可说完美无暇地尽了祂的职责。除此之外,因为它的存在,也促进了全香港的旅游业,这可是额外的收获呢!

离开了天坛大佛后,再往此岛的另一个必游朝圣景点,就是正磁场超级强的心经简林。前往心经简林去的一条青翠的小路,差不多走到一个小山头便可以看到耸立在山坡上大树桐,被破了半片,并绘上每段心经的经文。将心经刻划在木桐面,可能是经文长年累月的加持,整个山头似乎都被正面的磁场所包围著。

在大屿山进行了供养、朝拜、探勘、祈愿、诵经、拍摄、录影,很快的大半天就这样过去了,心里充满了法喜和感动。真的很感谢上师尊贵的詹仁波切的温馨提醒,在我们出发前进行了简短且殊胜的祈愿法会和调整了朝圣的发心,才让我们三人心灵上满载而归、不妄此行。

 

香港大屿山简介

香港大屿山(中国大陆方面有称为大濠岛,视为万山群岛的一部份)位于香港西南面,是香港境内最大的岛屿,面积146.75平方公里,比香港岛大84%。大屿山大部分地区属于离岛区,但大屿山东北部,包括阴澳、竹篙湾、汲水门等,在地区行政上属于荃湾区。

大屿山亦称大溪山、大姨山、大嵛山、大鱼山、大渔山、屯门岛,大屿山岛,大屿岛及烂头岛。大屿山的英文名“Lantau”正是粤语“烂头”的音译。虽然“屿”字的广东话正音同“罪”(zeoi6),但“大屿山”则读成“鱼”(yu4)。这是因为大屿山旧名“大鱼”、“大渔”、“大俞”等,皆是“鱼”音,“大屿山”一名是从清朝道光年间才开始的官方名称。

大屿山是香港最大的岛屿,位于香港的西南部,岛上芳草绿树、水光山色,景色十分诱人。香港最长的海滩长沙海滩就位于大屿山的南岸,这里的海水澄澈清透,沙粒雪白细小,海风吹来,漫步其间,独有一种惬意的感觉。宝莲寺和天坛大佛是大屿山的必游之地,宝莲寺是香港的佛教圣地,不仅建筑宏伟、风景秀丽,还有声名远播的斋菜,天坛大佛是全世界最大的户外青铜坐佛,宏伟祥和。

 

天坛大佛

天坛大佛座落在香港大屿山木鱼峰顶,是当今世界上最大露天青铜坐像。佛像身高23米,连莲花座及基座总高约34米。重250吨,由202块青铜焊接而成。重5吨的佛面,在浇注时加入约2千克黄金,更添光彩。大佛造型集云岗、龙门佛像和唐代雕塑技术之精华,庄重慈祥。坐南朝北,右手齐胸屈举,五根手指平伸,示”无畏印”,代表拔除痛苦;左手下垂脚上,反掌向外,指端微微向下,称”与愿印”,寓意施予快乐,表现了大雄大力与大慈大悲。被誉为尖端科技与东方艺术的结晶。从木鱼山脚登上天坛底座,有260级石级。底座仿北京天坛圆丘而建,故名。内部结构分3层:功德堂、展览厅和纪念堂。功德堂立有捐款者姓名的石碑。

兴建大佛的构想缘起于1973年,当年并开始筹划。1981年12月26日正式成立筹建委员会,专职研究筹建工作,包括审定佛像艺术造型、建筑材料及施工细则。其中大佛形象设计曾八易其稿,仅总工程设计一项,绘制图纸达5000多张。1986年5月由中国航天科学技术咨询公司总承包这项工程。1989年10月13日,大佛最后一块铜壁安装完成,当日举行了庄严的圆顶仪式。这个制作耗时3年,凝聚了信众、佛教界 人士、艺术家、技术工程人员等无数心血。

1993年12月29日(农历十一月十七日),是佛家阿弥陀诞辰,宝莲禅寺特择此日为天坛大佛举行庄严隆重的开光 仪式。天坛大佛是九十年代初建成的一座大铜佛,由中国航天科技部设计和制作,大佛身高26.4米,加上大佛底座三层,总高度近34米,占地面积约6567 平方米,重量高达250吨,由200块青铜铸件砌成,占地面积约6567平方米。它是世界上最高最大的露天释迦牟尼青铜像。因其基座是仿照北京天坛而设 计,故习称天坛大佛。

 


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  1. Hee TS on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    感谢克切拉講法師- Pastor Adeline, Pastor JJ 及 Pastor Yek Yee 與我們一起分享這大嶼山香港朝聖之旅。希望他日也能到這殊勝地朝埾,得到三寶的祝福。

  2. Pee Bee Chong on Sep 2, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Rejoice Pastor Yek Yee, Pastor Jay Jae and Pastor Adeline. Thank for the sharing

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 8, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    This is great information about the Tian Tan Buddha of Hong Kong, I did not realised it was Amogasiddhi, who bestows fearlessness to all who saw him. For Hong Kong which is an island exposed to the elements and various typhoons the Buddha’s blessing would be a great protection for the folks in Hong Kong. One can rely on the the Tian Tan Buddha, one can feel rest assured.

  4. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Firstly, i would like to congratulate the three very hardwprking pastora. Lantau Island is definitely a must-visit holy site, I have been there once and the feeling was awesome! We even visited Anita Mui’s memorial altar when we were there few years back. It is truly a nice place!

  5. Lucas Roth on Apr 6, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I have seen that statue before and it is so beautiful! I hope they had a great time there. I didnt get to ride the cable car though. I bet they had a wonderful time and were very happy to see that amazing Buddha, it is truly a breathtaking sight.

  6. William on Mar 25, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Congratulations to the three pastors for winning this Pilgrimage trip to Lantau Island. You have worked hard for it and the reward is great!! Your pictures are beautiful and does make me want to go there again!!! It is always blessed to pay homage to lord Buddha. May your journey to enlightenment be paved with interesting and exciting happenings!!

  7. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Mar 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Rejoice Pastor Yek Yee, Pastor Jay Jae and Pastor Adeline…

    Thanks for sharing with us in so much details of the trip…

    We even feel blessed by the photos above…

  8. May Ong on Mar 20, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Thank you, Kechara pastors – Pastor Adeline, Pastor JJ and Pastor Yek Yee for sharing this pilgrimage trip to Lantau Island in Hong Kong with us. Like what Tsem Rinpoche said, it is a blessing to go on any pilgrimage trip to collect merits to further enhance our spiritual path.

    I was there many years ago. The best part of it, is to view the Buddha relics inside the Buddha statue right on top and make prayers.

  9. David Lai on Mar 19, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Congratulations to the winning team and nice job with the writeup and pictures. The last time I was there with Paul quite a number of years ago, I didn’t manage to sit the cable car because it was closed and so, I had to take the coach. Also, I didn’t go on the calligraphy pole trail. Too bad… But I did some Migtsema mantras, circumambulations, some good vegetarian food and a few good pictures.

  10. Uncle Eddie on Mar 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    What good blessings for the lucky three pastors of Kechara House to be the winners of this competition…nevertheless, you all three do deserve this blessed pilgrimage! Congratulations!!! From my personal visit many years ago, this statue also famously symbolishes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. The site where the “Big Buddha” sits, is regarded as a major centre of Buddhism in Hongkong and is a popularily known tourist attraction. For the handicaps there was a small winding road to the top of the Buddha statue for vehicles to accomodate the handicaps. Do hope you feel magnificient with your visits!

  11. sarahyap on Mar 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Beautiful write up by the pastors! I’m so glad that they are able to go for this wonderful holy pilgrimage, which they truly deserve for making the winning video on Kechara Oasis in the blog video competition!

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    Monday, Jan 25. 2021 04:02 PM
    The practice of sati was at its peak between the 15th and 18th centuries. Widows were forced burning alive or commit suicide after the death of their husband . Sati was a historical Hindu practice then, was banned as the practice of Sati is against human rights and revolting the feelings of human nature. Since then widows needs to be in a constant state of mourning once her husband dies, wearing in white .
    Many communities in India still shun widows and they are abandoned by their families due to superstition. It’s sad to know that those widows been treated in such a way.
    Thanks to one great humanist and social reformer of contemporary India….. Dr. Pathak who has worked to change social attitudes towards the widows . Dr. Pathak is known around the world for his wide ranging work in the sanitation field to improve public health, advance social progress, and improve human rights in India and other countries. He is also the founder of Sulabh International, an India-based social service organisation which works to promote human rights. He goes out his way to help these neglected women, trying to change the mindset, attitude and behaviour of the people towards those widows.
    Inspiring his accomplishments span the fields of sanitation technology, healthcare education for millions of people in the rural areas and slums in India.A prolific writer and speaker as well, Dr. Pathak has authored several books to date.
    Thank you Rinpoche ,Vinnie and Beatrice for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-unwanted-widows-of-india.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 25. 2021 03:59 PM
    Very details article on Dorje Shugden for everyone of us to have a better knowledge. Interesting read of all the Dorje Shugden’s Incarnation Lineage, whereby how he came to known as the Dharma Protector. It’s a very beneficial practice , we should able to practice all the way . Learning all about Dorje Shugden, the history , the daily sadhana is simply amazing. This article will benefit many more people now and in the near future.
    Thank you Rinpoche , Valencia and blog team for this wonderful Dorje Shugden sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 24. 2021 04:18 PM
    Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche is one of the most accomplished Tibetan Buddhist yogis of our time. Regarded as one of the most highly realized Dzogchen yogis ,he lived in a simple dwelling without the distractions of fame and fortune. He practices what he preaches without compromise and as a result he is beloved and respected by people of all faiths. Spending a great deal most of his time practicing in caves . Thousands of people in the Himalayan region consider Rinpoche to be their root guru because through his compassionate action and profound wisdom. During his life Chatral Rinpoche was one of the most vocal opponents of meat eating in Tibetan Buddhism. He encouraged followers to go on vegetarian. For many years he had been buying fish in huge bulk from numerous fisheries and fish markets and released them into Diamond Harbour in Kolkota’s estuaries. He founded and restored many meditation retreat centers in Bhutan, India and Nepal as well as overseen the construction of several stupas. Inspiring indeed. He left a legacy that will undoubtedly live on for many generations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/jadrel-sangay-dorji.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 24. 2021 04:17 PM
    Revisit this post again. Beautiful prayers by two great masters….. HH Trijang Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Konchok Tsering for our Guru Tsem Rinpoche filled with blessings. We are fortunate to have them who composed such precious sacred prayers…
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/long-life-prayer-by-kensur-konchok-tsering-rinpoche-and-trijang-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 24. 2021 04:14 PM
    Beautiful story of how Choyang Dulzin Kuten Lama from a humble nomadic family,became an Oracle Lama. He had served Tibetan community in difficult times in Tibet and in refugee camps in India. He was well respected and illustrious oracle who took trance of Dorje Shugden. Choyang Duldzin Kuten Lama had contributed in various ways when the Tibetan community was trying to re-establish itself in India. It was Choyang Duldzin Kuten Lama who invoked Dharmapala Dorje Shugden to ask for safe directions in H H the 14th Dalai Lama’s escape during the Chinese invasion at that time. Interesting read . His life story is one positive and inspiring example of compassion that benefit many and to those having special relationships with Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and interesting read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-amazing-life-of-choyang-dulzin-kuten-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 23. 2021 02:33 PM
    Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was a Tibetan-Italian lama of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, well respected Lama known to be a powerful healer who had saved countless lives. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was also renowned for his full accomplishment of the Medicine Buddha practice. The blessed healing pills and waters created by Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche are highly sought. He had travelled tremendously giving teachings and healing thousands of people. Thousands of people will come from far and near to receive his blessings. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was a Tantric master of the Yamantaka, Guhyasamaja, Heruka and Vajrayogini Tantras, known for his mastery of the Kalachakra Tantras. The blessed healing pills and waters created by Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche are highly sought after for healing illnesses.
    Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche’s kindness, compassion and continuous effort to promote the growth of the Buddhadharma were well respected by many even to this day. For many decades Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche has worked tirelessly, promoting world peace , helping the underprivileged, and so forth.
    Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche was one of the lamas who first recognised Tsem Rinpoche as a tulku . Tsem Rinpoche since then had always respected Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche as one of his teacher. Tsem Rinpoche had sent students to Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche ’s centre in Albagnano, Italy with offerings such as books, gifts, other items, updating recent projects of Kechara as well. Rejoice to those went there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post with beautiful pictures .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/respects-to-kyabje-gangchen-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 23. 2021 02:31 PM
    Interesting article. In the old days there were hundreds of oracles that served as mediums for different spirits. …such as the Nechung Oracle and Dorje Shugden . They were consulted on all important occasions. Oracle tradition goes back to the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. During important events the Oracle would appear in religious ceremonies in Lhasa. We are blessed watching these rare videos featuring Oracles. Oracles have played, and will continue to play, an important part in religion, doctrine, and prophecy. The phenomenon of oracles still remains till today. The Oracle tradition has traces in pre-Buddhist traditions of shamanism and exorcism. The practice is mysterious, most of its aspects were kept secret until the recent years. When visiting the temple, one will see a different side of Tibetan religion and culture. Oracles serve as a guide for Tibetans in political decisions, predictions about natural forces, and so forth. Their answers are taken seriously by Tibetans and high-standing political and religious individuals.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-phenomena-of-oracles.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 23. 2021 02:31 PM
    A short blessed meditational prayer of Saint Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. A beautiful and meaningful prayers to recite. May those who read and recite this prayers will be blessed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful prayers.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-meditation-on-saint-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen-for-higher-consciousness
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 22. 2021 02:00 PM
    Lama Tsongkhapa Riding on a Tiger one of the five visionary forms that came from dream vision appearing directly to Khedrub Je who was lama Tsongkhapa’s tantric disciple. Beautiful thangka to have together with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful Thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/lama-tsongkhapa-riding-on-a-tiger
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 22. 2021 01:57 PM
    Beautiful and unusual Taung Kalat Buddhist Temple in Bagan,Myanmar. Amazing place and striking Buddhist complex of stupas, shrines and monasteries built on top of a tall volcanic plug. This Buddhist Monastery is built on a tall volcanic plug and is one of a tourist and pilgrimage site in the vicinity of nearby Mount Popa. The Buddhist monastery lies magnificently on top of an extinct volcano plug which rises up to a height of 1518 meters. To reach the monastery, there is a fleet of steps of 777 steps to reach the summit and will encounter some monkeys along the way too. From the top, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the ancient city of Bagan and the majestic Mount Popa, the volcano responsible for the formation of Taung Kalat.
    I have not been to there yet, would to visit such a magnificent panorama which extends across the plains to the Rakhine hills, rising from the dust haze on the horizon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/beautiful-and-unusual-taung-kalat-buddhist-temple-in-bagan-myanmar
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 22. 2021 01:55 PM
    Beautiful thangka of Buddha Akshobhya, Manjushri, Manjushri Nagarakshasa and Dorje Shugden. Buddha Akshobhya is one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas, who represents consciousness. The ferocious Manjushri Nagarakshasa is one of the most fearsome looking Buddhas within the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Together as depicted in this beautiful thangka tells us thousand words……is indeed powerful and beautiful to have in our house.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this thangka with explanations.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/manjushri-nagarakshasa-the-naga-deity
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:57 PM
    Wow …..such a sacred mantra written by H. H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Merely by seeing this sacred mantra is a blessing. Zong Rinpoche was a Gelug Lama ,famous as a sharp analyst and master of philosophical debate, as well as a powerful Tantric practitioner.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful mantra

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-sacred-mantra-of-lady-vajrayogini
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:54 PM
    Dharma is spreading and flourishing around the world, that’s wonderful. Especially to countries such as Africa, we have Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu to thanks. Africa is a massive continent with diverse religious traditions, it’s a up hill task teaching Buddhism . Buddhism is a quiet new religion in South Africa, most Lamas would prefer going to Asian or European countries to spread Dharma teachings.
    Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu is a monastic teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. While in Tibet he received extensive training in Dharma and Meditation. He studied under many accomplished masters of mahamudra and dzogchen. All from Kagyu and Nyingma lineages whom are famous lamas and unknown yogis . He travelled all the way to Africa to spread Dharma and working tirelessly , going to remote parts of Africa . Truly compassionate of him.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/drupon-khen-rinpoche-in-africa
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 21. 2021 02:52 PM
    Some Africans were aware of Buddhism at a very early stage in history. Africa is still the least Buddhist of the inhabited continents as to this day. There are a number of difficulties and barriers to spreading the teachings of the Buddha in Africa. But wonderful to have Bhikkhu Bodhiraja a Congo citizen ordained spreading Buddhism then. Although small and remote to some but its getting popular due to Bhikkhu Bodhiraja’s hard and dedicated work. How joyous and wonderful of him bringing Dharma to Congo. It is such great news to rejoice. May even more people enjoy the blessing of Buddha. He even built four Buddhist temples and had even planted a Bodhi tree.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Buddhism is finding its way into parts of the world now…..far and wide.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/buddhism-in-congo-africa

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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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
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
5 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
5 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
5 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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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
10 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 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
10 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
10 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
10 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
10 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
10 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.
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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
11 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
11 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
11 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
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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
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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
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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
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India 1,874,191
Nepal 821,118
Singapore 805,452
United Kingdom 748,066
Bhutan 649,479
Canada 644,223
Australia 494,972
Philippines 407,891
Indonesia 389,561
Germany 297,737
France 279,010
Brazil 209,645
Vietnam 187,811
Thailand 185,473
Taiwan 185,249
Italy 147,033
Spain 137,575
Mongolia 136,009
Portugal 130,817
Netherlands 126,711
Turkey 120,678
United Arab Emirates 112,607
Russia 100,246
Sri Lanka 96,955
Romania 92,383
Hong Kong 92,240
South Africa 90,839
Mexico 83,597
Myanmar (Burma) 78,296
New Zealand 76,609
Japan 73,285
China 73,175
Switzerland 73,165
South Korea 64,261
Cambodia 62,142
Pakistan 59,786
Bangladesh 57,223
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