Special trip to Buddha of Lantau

Mar 19, 2014 | Views: 750

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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    A few months back, Beng Kooi arranged for these statues to be safely shipped to India, and also arranged for 29 pilgrims to join the pilgrimage to Gaden Monastery so they may be part of the offering ceremony on my behalf. Beng Kooi is truly a wonderful and sincere person, she works so hard and expects nothing in return and very trustworthy with her work. I was wondering why Beng Kooi was rushing to offer the statues to the monastery early October 2014, and she told me it was because she wanted to make the offerings before my 49th Birthday which is my obstacle year… she hopes by making these offerings, it would clear some of the obstacles to my long life… I thought how thoughtful and auspicious.

    Read more of this: http://bit.ly/MakingOfferings
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 25. 2019 08:13 PM
    Look at beautiful pictures of mountains and lakes are Rinpoche past times since young. Ever since then Rinpoche dream to stay near a lake or river with mountains and forests…..a home call home do intense practice. As Rinpoche ‘s promise to his Gurus , Rinpoche will carry on whatever happened. Reading this post of Rinpoche’s thought , longing and loneliness , I have a sense of loneliness as well but it different from Rinpoche. I do feel peaceful and the quiet environment, breathing fresh air up in the mountains. Spending some time alone with nature and broaden my views. The beauty of nature can have a long effect on how we look at things. Rinpoche journey is truly inspiring and I wish Rinpoche ‘s dream will materialise soon. I will do my best to learn as much as I could, and practice dharma, which I have learned from scratch, nothing to something , I do truly appreciate so much with folded hands.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-loneliness-and-longings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 25. 2019 08:12 PM
    Due to the unethical ban on Dorje Shugden practice, Dorje Shugden practitioners, non practitioners and many more had suffered mentally , abuses , discriminations , violence, public services denied and so forth. Sadly all because of the Tibetan leadership , families were torn apart, monasteries divided . The Tibetan Leadership has mixed politics with religion . Should not have happened.
    With all these simple memes , hopeful more people will get a better understand and truth of this Dorje Shugden controversy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. May the Dorje Shugden ‘s ban will be lifted soon.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-shall-i-hate-you-today.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 25. 2019 04:27 PM
    It is amazing that a cat can understand the rules that were told and abided by it. Even though the cat cannot chant but it just stays quietly, listening to the chanting and staring at the Buddha statue with full respect. The cat follows the vegetarian diet and refuses to eat meat.

    This cat must have a very strong imprint that it follows the monastic rule and so insistent on paying the homage to the Buddha. It must have been a Dharma practitioner before but due to its karma, it took rebirth in the three lower realm. Hopefully, after the cat dies, it will take rebirth as a human and continue to practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/vegetarian-cat-in-south-korea.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Aug 25. 2019 12:22 AM
    When I was young, my parents used to bring me to the circus. I liked to go because there were animals that can do various tricks and I was totally amazed by what they can do. At that time, I found it to be very entertaining.

    Now that I know how the animals are trained to do the tricks, it bothers me a lot. It was out of ignorance that I found the circus to be entertaining. I will never go to the circus again.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/if-you-enjoy-circuses-must-see-this.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 05:16 PM
    The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and Dorje Shugden

    Wow, this article has over 500K readers! Find out what are they reading about. Who is this The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and how is he connected to Dorje Shugden.

    http://bit.ly/ZhabdrungRinpoche4th
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 04:08 PM
    Many people like animals and love them unconditionally. Instead of buying animals, we should adopt one from the shelter. Each year, millions and millions of stray or abandoned dogs and cats are put to sleep because no one wants to adopt them.

    One reason not to buy dogs from a pet shop is because very often these puppies are bred from the puppy mill. Most puppy mills keep the mother dogs in the cage all year round, they are filthy and some exhibit strange behaviour due to stress. If people stop buying puppies from the puppy mills, fewer animals will suffer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/give-them-a-home.html
  • Pastor Lanse
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 01:21 PM
    明辨是非——13段影片厘清针对多杰雄登护法的偏见和误解

    这系列视频的方便之处在于它们明确地针对有关多杰雄登禁令的相关疑问提供了答案。有兴趣对禁令做进一步了解的人能直接很省时省力地根据自己的疑问得到答案。记得最初研究禁令问题时,我翻遍互联网都看不到合理的解释,虽然网路上有一些零星的评论,但若不是亲达赖尊者反雄登的,就是亲雄登反达赖尊者的,两者的说法都太过牵强,缺乏客观论证,让人难以认同。现在有了这些客观论证的视频,我们要跟任何人解释多杰雄登问题就容易多了。

    https://bit.ly/2K8bb8D

  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 11:51 AM
    I have learned so much about the iconography of Buddhas from Rinpoche’s blog and I can understand now why we have to learn about the iconography. If we don’t know about the iconography, making offering to a Buddha becomes worshipping an idol. If we don’t learn about the iconography of Buddhas, we may reject the practice due to our ignorance. For example, if we learn the iconography of Vajrayogini, we will have doubt why a Buddha is naked and looks wrathful.

    Once we learn about the iconography of Buddhas, we will appreciate the manifestation of Buddhas in a certain form. When we share the knowledge we have learned, we can help others to clear their doubts and give them confidence in Buddhism too. When we learn more, we can benefit ourselves and others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-why-is-lama-tsongkhapas-hat-yellow.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Aug 24. 2019 11:49 AM
    It is very nice to know the army is open for religion practice and Buddhism is benefitting them. Life as an army is not easy and it is stressful. One of the ways to reduce stress is to meditate. Meditation is one of the practices in Buddhism and it is proven to be effective in calming people’s mind.

    In some countries, meditation is taught to the children at school to help them calm their mind and control their behaviour. It is said that children who meditate are calmer and are able to manage their emotion better. Some prisoners are also learning how to meditate to help them control themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/buddhist-chaplains-in-the-us-army.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 07:56 PM
    Zasep Rinpoche Speaks Plainly About Dorje Shugden

    Unimpressed with wealth, fame, name or looking politically correct, Zasep Rinpoche is a devoted Dorje Shugden practitioner whose practice has been described by him as being “very close to [his] heart.” He remains loyal to the Protector practice passed to him by his masters, and is very dedicated in his determination to uphold the lineage and be of benefit to others. Having taken his practice as his life, Zasep Rinpoche also believes in the importance of respecting other traditions, and for monasteries and Dharma centres to support each other instead of being divided.

    Read more of this great Guru: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 03:26 PM
    It is good to know that house plant can purify the air in our house,elevate mode and promote wellness too.Some of the plant also look good as a decorative item.

    Most importantly the recommended list of plant here are not difficult to maintain and easy to take care.Thank you very much for sharing the good write up about benefits of the indoor plants.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2L4cfJy
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 02:33 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your memories and your precious and wonderful times with your guru. All the wonderful and precious times with your guru remains me of many things that passes through in our life journey. Your thoughts on writing up this article and giving us to read is extremely precious for me too. I gained some understand and some good info and ideas for us to follow.

    I have been reading and sharing most of your thoughts, and articles with friends and family member. Your sharing are extremely amazing with powerful message beautiful teaching. Hope it will soon reach many more people around the world. A lovey and precious article to read.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 23. 2019 02:06 PM
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche who was one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist masters of our time. Been the philosophical assistant and junior tutor of the HH 14th Dalai Lama for more than forty years. A direct disciple of the great HH Pabongka Rinpoche. He had edited the book Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand written by HH pabongka Rinpoche .These Lam-Rim texts which is still been studied up to this day in the Gelugpa lineage. He was one of many Gelug Lamas who had taught in the West. Here he is depicted with Dorje Shugden an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri.
    Thank you for this sharing of a beautiful art piece.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-teacher-of-teachers-his-holiness-kyabje-trijang-rinpoche

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    4 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    4 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    5 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    5 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    5 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    7 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    8 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    8 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    8 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    8 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    8 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    8 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    8 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
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Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
KISG members travelled to KFR for Ullambana today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
2 weeks ago
After the Bird Liberation, we proceeded with Dorje Shugden puja. Just before we started our puja, Pastor Patsy gave us a short Dharma Sharing. Pastor spoke about Dharma practice in these days and reminded us to always keep our samaya with Guru intact. To honour our promises, reduce our worldly activities and practice Dharma strongly. Thank you Pastor for the valuable advice~Jacinta, KPSG
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
2 weeks ago
We chanted Medicine Buddha's mantra before we blessed them. May they be connected with Buddha always. ~Jacinta , monthly Bird Liberation Kechara Penang Study Group
Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Special thanks to Linny Neoh and her friend for joining our Kechara Penang Study Group Bird Liberation. ~Jacinta, KPSG
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
2 weeks ago
Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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