Mooncake Festival in KFR

Sep 25, 2012 | Views: 488
So many people were excited to be at KFR!

So many people were excited to be at KFR!

What better way to celebrate the mooncake festival than under the moonlight at KFR! The KFR organizing team of volunteers headed by June Kang lined up a fun and Dharma packed itinerary for all 88 participants, who were greeted with lanterns and smiles upon arrival.

The evening started with candle offerings to Buddha Shakyamuni at the iconic tree. After offering their candles, they circumambulated the buttterlamp house three times while reciting the mantra of their choice.

Pastor Susan then led the group in prayers of Migtsema and Shantideva. After the prayers, the sun had set, the air was cool and everyone was in great spirits and ready for a delicious dinner.

When stomachs were filled, Anna Tan (a volunteer) took the children to another area where they played games. For the adults, Pastor Susan gave a brief introduction to KFR and the benefits it will bring to people, the meaning of a Lama’s mandala and how Kechara, Ladrang and KFR are within this mandala. Whatever involvement we make to KFR, from sponsorship to offering time and effort, it will bring multiple benefits, as it is part of the Lama’s mandala. Pastor Susan also highlighted that KFR was made possible by sponsors such as Datuk May and others and that every single person could become part of this historic making of KFR too.

Then, she led the group into a relaxation meditation and taught them the technique for relaxing and contemplating on how to use our lives in the most beneficial way . This meditation will help them focus and relax their mind wherever they are. This is a much-needed skill in our fast moving modern environment.

Everyone was relaxed after the meditation session, and to end off the evening, everyone had some delicious mooncake from Kechara Oasis. Soon it was time to go back to KL. Everyone started to pack up and walk out of the land to the bus and their cars. All were fulfilled and glad that they came to KFR to spend their Saturday evening.

Check out Rinpoche’s blog post on this event at http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/mooncake-festival-at-kfr.html

See the photos below.

This family was one of the first to arrive at KFR

This family was one of the first to arrive at KFR

Even Ethan Hoo, who was in crutches, made it!

Even Ethan Hoo, who was in crutches, made it!

Kien, Wan Hong and Wan San prepared mosquito coils to be placed around the area.

Kien, Wan Hong and Wan San prepared mosquito coils to be placed around the area.

The bus has arrived and people are walking into the land, led by Pastor Susan

The bus has arrived and people are walking into the land, led by Pastor Susan

Katrina and friends

Katrina and friends

Tan Guat Kooi volunteered at the candle offering counter.

Tan Guat Kooi volunteered at the candle offering counter.

KH Ng, Iryne and friends

KH Ng, Iryne and friends

Making candle offerings to Buddha Shakyamuni.

Making candle offerings to Buddha Shakyamuni.

Another group making candle offerings.

Another group making candle offerings.

Circumambulating the butterlamp house.

Circumambulating the butterlamp house.

Mr. Ooi is also here to pay respects to Buddha Shakyamuni.

Mr. Ooi is also here to pay respects to Buddha Shakyamuni.

Pastor Susan leading the group in prayers.

Pastor Susan leading the group in prayers.

The group chanted Migtsema as the sun set.

The group chanted Migtsema as the sun set.

Time for dinner.

Time for dinner.

Abby and Anna, Dharma friends.

Abby and Anna, Dharma friends.

Anna Tan gathering the children to play some games.

Anna Tan gathering the children to play some games.

Edward loves the food!

Edward loves the food!

The children are having a sing-a-long session with 2 guitarists.

The children are having a sing-a-long session with 2 guitarists.

The adults learning meditation from Pastor Susan.

The adults learning meditation from Pastor Susan.

Ron Wong, Wan Hong and Kien barbequed food for supper.

Ron Wong, Wan Hong and Kien barbequed food for supper.

Lucas holding on to his share of mooncake!

Lucas holding on to his share of mooncake!

Children playing games together with Anna Tan.

Children playing games together with Anna Tan.

Grace Leong and her friend, Nathalie, chatting after the meditation session.

Grace Leong and her friend, Nathalie, chatting after the meditation session.

One Response to Mooncake Festival in KFR

  1. Chong Teik Hock on Sep 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I am a Dharma learner but i am lack of quiding the proper way how to handle my prayer.
    I have my own Guru who is Maha Sambodhi Guru Dharma Sangha at present he at Nepal jungle meditation and Im Malaysian (Penang work)..

    I need advice from Guru Tsem Tulku like..
    I has practice seven Deities Maitreya prayer
    I has Practice Vajrapni
    I been introduce practice Setrap but not start yet..

    Your reply is hightly appreciated

    Best regards
    Chong

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