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Happy Birthday to You!!!!!

Jun 5, 2017
Happy Birthday to You!!!!!

As a Buddhist, it has been on my mind whether it is appropriate to celebrate birthdays. The reason is, in understanding that Life is Suffering and that the very nature of being born is to begin the vicious cycle of death and rebirth, why do we celebrate our birthdays? Another thought that has been on...

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H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s 48th Birthday

Oct 26, 2013
H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s 48th Birthday

24th of October marks the day when our beloved Guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, was born 48 years ago in Taiwan. After much hardships and the many challenges that H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has gone through to bring Dharma to Malaysia and the rest of the world, finally we are able to celebrate Rinpoche's birthday...

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A well wishing letter from a long time friend

Dec 14, 2011
A well wishing letter from a long time friend

Dear friends, I received this letter from a long time friend of mine, Diana. We met in Los Angeles in the mid-80's and have remained friends since then. She have always been a sincere and kind friend. After reading her letter, it is safe to say time have not stopped her from caring for...

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Facebook Birthday Wishes and Heartfelt Birthday Gifts

Nov 14, 2011
Facebook Birthday Wishes and Heartfelt Birthday Gifts

Below are some of the gifts that I have received for my birthday this year…

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KWPC Birthday Cake

Nov 3, 2011
KWPC Birthday Cake

Below is a very thoughtful gift from Datin Sirina Abdullah for my birthday. It’s a cake of a big building on top of a hill… called KWPC...

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Birthday presents from a Birthday boy Edward!

Aug 26, 2011
Birthday presents from a Birthday boy Edward!

While most 12 year old boy’s celebrate their birthday to be able to get lots of presents and to play with their friends, Edward Ooi chose to do it a little differently...

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