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Pemergian seorang pemimpin ulung Parti Komunis Malaya: Suriani Abdullah/Eng Ming Ching-应敏钦

March 23, 2013
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Pemergian seorang pemimpin ulung Parti Komunis Malaya: Suriani Abdullah/Eng Ming Ching-应敏钦
March 12, 2013

Pemergian seorang pemimpin ulung Parti Komunis Malaya: Suriani Abdullah/Eng Ming Ching

Lee Siew Hwa

21/3/2013

Suriani Abdullah/Eng Ming Ching – anak perempuan dan ibu kepada tanah air tercinta telah meninggal dunia pada 21 Mac 2013 – di Ban Chulaborn 12, wilayah Sukhirin, selatan negara Thai.

Pada tahun 2002, sewaktu saya memulakan dokumentasi sejarah lisan wanita sosialis berhaluan kiri ( gerakan pelajar, buruh dan parti sosialis) yang berkecimpung di dalam perjuangan menegakkan demokrasi terutama pada tahun-tahun 1950 –  1970. Saya terjumpa seorang pejuang wanita yang ulung lagi luar biasa yang telah menjadi sebahagian sejarah anti-penjajah untuk mendapatkan kemerdekaan dan itu telah benar2 mencetus pemikiran saya secara mendalam.

Beliau merupakan seorang bekas aktivis pelajar, penyelaras buruh dan juga seorang pemimpin di Parti Komunis Malaya. Beliau serta  ramai pemimpin/kader telah menetap di Ban Chulaborn 12, wilayah Sukhirin selatan Thai selepas persetujuan damai tercapai pada tahun 1989.

Perkara yg membuat beliau sebegitu menerujakan saya adalah pendirian/ perjuangan beliau terhadap pembebasan Malaya dari penjajahan fascis  Jepun dan juga imperialis British.

Perang  pembebasan yang telah mereka lancarkan di dalam hutan bagi membela/membebaskan  Malaya  dari cengkaman penjajahan telah berlarutan bertahun-tahun demi pembebasan rakyat dari kezaliman pihak penjajah.

Secara rasminya,  catatan  sejarah Malaysia dan  penjajah British telah  mencatatkan perjuangan ini sebagai sebuah ‘keganasan’ dan mendakwa bahawa mereka adalah” pengganas”  yang mahu mengambil alih Malaya.

Yang sebenarnya,  mereka ini adalah rakyat patriotik Malaya dan Singapura  yang telah bangun melancarkan peperangan pembebasan tanah air dari kekecaman penjajahan. Malaya yang telah merdeka hari ini mungkin tidak akan wujud tanpa perang yang telah dilancarkan terhadap penjajah oleh PKM.

Hari ini, 21 Mar 2013, adalah hari pemergiannya arwah  ibu/rakan Suriani Abdullah. Penghormatan tertinggi kami untuk beliau dan juga kepada semua yang telah terlibat, mereka telah memberikan seluruh kehidupan dan nyawa buat kebebasan tanah air ini. ‘Makcik’ – jiwamu sentiasa dengan kami. Semuga roh mu dicucuri. Kami tidak akan sekali-kali melupakan jasa-jasamu – wahai negarawan ibu yang telah mencurahkan kasih dan pengorbanan besar kepada negara tanpa berbelah bagi. Semuga roh mu dicucuri. Sejarah, adalah hakim terbaik buat keadilan.

The passing of  extraordinary  leader of Communist Party Malaya :Suriani Abdullah/’Eng Ming Ching’/应敏钦.: The patriotic daughter and mother of this land:

21 March 2012-Ban Chulabhorn 12 in Sukhirin, southern Thailand.

In year 2002, when I  started to conduct the oral history  documentation of  the socialist left women who were participated in the Democratic struggle especially during the time of 1950-70.

I found and met a very rare, extraordinary female revolutionary fighter figure   that was part of the past  anti colonial independent struggle that deeply strike my mind. She was ex students activists, labour organizer and also the leader of Communist Party Malaya, Suriani Abdullah < in Chinese:  >.She and other CPM leaders/cadre  reside at the  Ban Chulabhorn 12 in Sukhirin, southern Thailand  since after the peace accord in year 1989.

What really make her surprise for me is that her conviction to the  liberation of the nation to free from the Japanese and British Colonial. The wars that they waged in the jungle to defend this land of Malaya for ages for the cause of the nation and people to  be free from cruelty hands of colonizers.

The  Malaysia official state and British colonial history  portrayed this struggle a s “terrorism” and claimed that these are aggressors that wanted to take over Malaya.

As in real, these people of Malaya and  Singapore who  had waged the war in the jungle were the patriotic who defended the land of Malaya and Sigapore from the hands of  colonialistion.

The independent of Malaya may not come even if these wars against colonialisation were not being wage.

Today 21 March 2013, the passing of  Suriani Abdullah – Our deepest salute to her and the rest of them who have given their whole life for the  independent liberation of this nation.

“Makcik” ,Your  spirits will be always  with us. May you rest in peace. We will not forget you –  alike our mother who had nurtured  this  land with your selfless love and sacrifice  May you rest in peace and history is the best judgments in the truth of justice.

Ps: More URL about their struggle and life at southern Thailand:

About Suriani Abdulla and Regime 10:

http://matamin.blogspot.com/

http://matamin.blogspot.com/2009/05/rejimen-ke-10-sejarah-yang.html

http://jameswongwingon-online.blogspot.com/2006/03/makcik-suriani-abdullahs-memoirs-out.html

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=553148934717104&set=a.118198654878803.12547.100000660065752&type=1&theater

http://www.malaysiakini.com/opinions/34828

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Video Interviews : Somyot Pruksakasems ‘s express the need of guinea democracy, equality and freedom to be in place in Thailand!!

May 10, 2011


Please find these video interview of Somyot Pruksakasemsu from Ratchaprasong News in the 26 Jan 2011,

In this Interviews, he had shared his views about political history changes in Thailand far back to the year 1932. Also, the change of the country from the absolute monarchy system to constitutional monarchy system in June 24, 1932 (read more)

The event of year 1947 had subsequently changed the political landscape of Thailand, the return of military strong intervention in the Thai history till today. The deteriotion of the stare of democracy is even worsening after the conservatives and the military coup after September 19, 2006.

Therefore, he stressed the need of true democracy, equality and freedom to be in place in Thailand

Here, you may listen the detail of Somyot’s view of why Thailand need a guinea democracy,equality and freedom !

Source: Ratchaprasong News

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Part 1: June 24th Democracy Group Somyot Pruksakasemsuk Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10KnDhCOipQ

Part 2: June 24th Democracy Group Somyot Pruksakasemsuk Interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HADWNLLfEtY

Book review: Thailand’s Crisis and the Fight for Democracy

November 13, 2010

Why thousands of red movement supporters flooded the Bangkok and other cities of the Thailand since year 2007?

Are these red movements represent the interest of Ex Premier of Thailand, Thaksin?
Or ,there are more than this?

The people uprising in the last April 2010 seems to be the biggest mass revolt against towards the right wing forces and militaries in Thailand.

However, the aspirations were actually reflected by the diversities of the groups and demands within this red movement. It is a movement actually that is leaning towards to revolt the current status quo/ system that places the elites and ring wing forces interest.

In order to understand the latest full picture of the nature of the current ruling powers alliances and also nature/dynamics of the red movement

Here, a very good book review that was written by Rezyi Ismail on the Giles Ji Ungpakorn, Thailand’s Crisis and the Fight for Democracy

This book was written after A Coup for the Rich, which landed the author, Giles Ji Ungpakorn with lèse majesté charges and forced him to flee Thailand in February 2009, Giles Ungpakorn’s latest book presents an objective and engaging account of Thai politics since the September 2006 military coup.

Read the review here:

For other article that is written by the same author:
Military-Monarchy Coercion –Ideology

The Star’s Special Issue & Interview with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche : The History of Auspicious Cave and Vajrayana Stupa At The Ipoh Kong Ngee Ngiam Cave Temple, Malaysia

May 3, 2010

 

The Cave Temple and Stupa at Ipoh: Source: the Star- 24 april 2010

The Cave Temple and Stupa at Ipoh: Source: the Star- 24 april 2010

This is one of the special weekend issue report that was published in one of the English print newspaper in Malaysia, The Stars. The journalist who had written this article had conducted the interview with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche who visited Malaysia lately and also other disciple of the Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.

Rinpoche had revealed the connection of this auspicious cave in Ipoh where Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche had visited and had his retreat for many times since year 1970. Also, the first vajrayana stupa had been built here by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in year 1972.

This cave is also eventually became the key place that had showed the clue of the whereabouts of the Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s reincarnation. According to the Chokyi Nyima Ripoche in this interview.

Here is the full story of the special The Stars (24 April 2010)issue report written by
Mr By Revathi Murugappan, The Stars (24 April 2010)

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Exciting times
By Revathi Murugappan
The Stars, 24 April 2010

Excitement has been brewing over a new discovery in a limestone cave in Ipoh.

For centuries, caves or the underground have been used as people’s living quarters and hideouts, especially during wars. But in Asia, caves are often the sanctuary of choice for Buddhist monks, Hindu priests and yogis who want to worship and meditate.

Perak is a veritable treasure trove of caves and probably houses the largest number of cave temples in the country, some of which are still inhabited by monks.

Unknown to many, and hidden amidst the overgrown swordgrass that surrounds the limestones of Gunung Rapat in Ipoh, is a stupa that was built and consecrated by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in 1972. Its history is hazy but the stupa, adjacent to a cave, is believed to be the first one built in Malaysia in the Vajrayana tradition.

Vajrayana Buddhism is considered the oldest surviving school of Tibetan Buddhism and has thousands of followers locally. The cave, popularly known as Ipoh Cave or the Ipoh Kong Ngee Ngiam Cave Temple, was not accessible to the public until recently when one eager devotee decided to dig deeper to discover how the Vajrayana tradition arrived in Malaysia.

Music teacher Anne Saw, 45, along with other devotees, were cleaning up the place when they stumbled upon a rusty old gate. It was the original entrance to the cave temple. Saw then researched the place, hunted down old disciples and made notes.
Yes, three caretaker monks have lived there for the past 30 years, leaving the premises only to buy groceries or go on retreats. I was privileged to be taken on a tour a fortnight ago by the enthusiastic Saw and was awestruck by the interior.

One of the caretakers, only known as Fong, let us in. It was huge and cool inside, with many bookshelves, figurines of the Buddha and lighted oil lamps. It was a calming space. Some of the walls had been painted white, and young students had done impressive colour paintings on the roof. Go deeper in and you’ll find bat droppings, damp limestone and even lower temperatures.

ccording to one of Tulku Urgyen’s old disciples, Yeow Yow Kit, 68, the lama used to come here frequently to meditate. He loved the place for some reason and felt a strong connection, staying a few months at a time.

The cave temple was founded by a Chinese Mahayana monk, Rev Seng Chun from Foo Chow, China before World War II. In those years, it was a retreat for serious Buddhist practitioners, especially nuns. During the communist insurgency, the monks and nuns were told to leave,” recalled Yeow, 68.

Then in the early 1960s, Yeow said, a local monk named Rev Yuen Thong took up residence. He improved the living conditions and was instrumental in propagating Buddhist activities in Ipoh. Then, in 1971, he invited Tulku Urgyen to Ipoh. Tulku accepted and came with an attendant who spoke a bit of Malay. They took a train from Kathmandu to Bangkok, and then on to Ipoh and found their way to the cave.

“Despite the language and cultural disadvantages, the Buddhist seeds were planted through the activities in the cave, and subsequently this brought about more visitations from other lamas,” Yeow said

“Apparently, whenever Tulku Urgyen met Malaysians, he would ask: Have you been to Ipoh Cave?”

He was so inspired that he also wrote a lot of preliminary text in this cave and took them back to be translated into English. Western disciples then expanded on it.”

In 1981, Tulku Urgyen and his eldest son, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, embarked on their first world tour to spread Buddhist teachings. Along the way, they stopped at Ipoh Cave, where like his father, Choyki Nyima felt an immediate connection.

“The cave has good feng shui because many holy teachers meditated and gave initiation there. I can feel the power, blessings and positive energy emanating from the place,” said Chokyi Nyima, now abbot of the Ka-Nying Shedrub Monastery in Nepal. Chokyi Nyima, 59, is in town for a series of lectures

The cave was unfortunately neglected when Tulku Urgyen passed away in 1996. However, restoration works are now being planned by devotees. To invoke the blessings of the stupa, Choyki Nyima will conduct a one-day meditation at the cave. Until restoration is carried out, Saw says the public may only visit the cave during special events

“Strangely, after Tulku Urgyen died, the monastery people couldn’t find his reincarnation although they searched everywhere. He left no clues. Usually, the reincarnation is found in three or four years. Then one lama suggested visiting all the caves he had gone to, and right after the group visited Ipoh Cave in 2005, they got word that the reincarnation was found somewhere in Nepal. He was nine years old.”

Since then, Chokyi Nyima has been coming here regularly, albeit quietly, to meditate and conduct prayer sessions. He was born in Tibet and at 18 months was identified as the seventh reincarnation of the Drikung Kagyu Lama

The eight-year-old and his family fled to Nepal when the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1959. Since then, he has studied in monasteries and schools in India and Nepal.

“I just know my path is the right one and don’t think too much about it. I go on teaching and preaching in universities all over the world but I have no degree!” joked ChokyiNyima who founded the Rangjung Yeshe Institute for Buddhist Studies in Nepa

Original Source:

Note: for the previous article that describe the brief history of the first holy Vajrayana Stupa and at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞):

Latest Photos of The First Holy Vajrayana Stupa in Malaysia : The great wish for World Peace stupa at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple , Ipoh.

Early picture of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in the Ipoh Cave

Blazing Spendor

The 2010 calendar with a theme of the 100th anniversary of the High Treason Incident in Japan – the struggle against the agression of the emperor system

February 14, 2010
The 2010 calendar with a theme of the 100th anniversary of the High Treason Incident in Japan - the struggle against the agression oif th emperor system

The 2010 calendar with a theme of the 100th anniversary of the High Treason Incident in Japan - the struggle against the agression oif th emperor system

There is an old says : “the history is always”owned” and “wriiten” by the winner ,who owned the political power”.

It is so true if we investigate on most of the official historical text book that is writen by those in power and state version.

In most of the Asian text book, some countries highligthed the cruelty of the Japanese facisist miliarity invasion in Asia. Some countries tried not to explain much about the historical past.

For the Japanese, the issues of world war 2 history as well is another highly sensitive and controvesial one. There are many efforts outside of the Japan, people movement who wanted the Japanese history text book to be rewrite and also demanded the aplogy .

In the sametime, we can also see there are efforts that are initiated by the Japanese groups, either the anti war groups or another progressive political forces from the civil society who aganist the empror system and also had been instrumental in the war
of the past.

As far back in the year 1900, there were rising of the soialist -anarchist movement against the emperor system in Japan. One of the famous event in the history was “The High Treason Incident 1910 “

This incident was led by the socialist-anarchist plot to assassinate the Japanese Emperor Meiji in 1910. Eventually lead to the mass arrest and execution of the 12 alleged conspirators in 1911.

If we investigate carefully, we will realise that this internal struggle against the emperor system was the hard effort of the peace loving Japanese who disagred with the harmful ambitious of the Japanese emperor and its system who promoted war, agreesion and invansion outside of Japan.

In order to bring the other side of people history of Japanese people to be known by the world,
The Japanese CIRA (the Japanese section of the international centres for anarchist documentation and research)via the Irregular Rythym Asylum Blog. – presents the 2010 calendar with a theme of the 100th anniversary of the High Treason Incident

The High Treason Incident, also known as the Kotoku Incident, was a socialist-anarchist plot to assassinate the Japanese Emperor Meiji in 1910, leading to a mass arrest of leftists, and the execution of 12 alleged conspirators in 1911.

To commemorate the people’s struggle against the Emperor in the early 20th century, this calendar highlights the key figures of the High Treason Incident and international campaigns of prison solidarity for the victims. You will see valuable pictures of activists in the early socialist movements in Japan with English thumbnail for each month.

Dheck the calender here: English explaination is available:

Here is the topic of the month:
[Jan] Shusui Kotoku: a prominent political thinker and anarchist
[Feb] Sugako Kannno: a feminist journalist and anarchist
[Mar] Gudou Uchiyama: an anarchist monk and his secret publication
[Apr] The High Treason Album/International prison solidarity
[May] The Commoners’ Society (Heimin-sha): the centre for socialists in the early days
[Jun] A protest against fare rises of the Tokyo City railways
[Jul] Suppression of free speech against the Commoners’ Daily
[Aug] The Commoners’ Summer Seminar
[Sep] The pollution in the Ashio copper mine and socialists
[Oct] The post-war campaign on the restoration of honour of victims
[Nov] Other High Treason Incidents: Daisuke Nanba, Park Yeol and Fumiko Kaneko, and Lee Bong-chang
[Dec] Movements against the emperor system in the post-war

Sources:

For more detail and purchase the calender, you may refer to

CIRA Japan


Other comentaries

My special thanks & appreciation to my Japanese good friend, Risa & her activist friends who had presented this wonderful calender to us.:)….your effort and courage is the manifestation of the compassion and kindness of many Japanese who donot agred on war and embrace world peace.

Vajrayana path in Thailand….Glimpse of the past…

January 26, 2010

Bu Jing Master,  the fisrt abort of Wat Bhoman in the  late 40

Bu Jing Master, the first abbot of Wat Bhoman in the late 40

The photo of Bu Jing master at the Wat Bhoman, Bangkok, Thailand

The photo of Bu Jing master at the Wat Bhoman, Bangkok, Thailand

There are many monasteries that are located in Thailand. Mostly are connected to the Buddhist tradition of Theravada and Mahayana, also the Vajrayana(Tibetan Buddhism) .

The very rare one are those connected to the Vajrayana tradition. It has been constructed since mid year 1940 by Chinese monk. Master Bu Jing who was originated from China and acted as the chief abbot. He was originated from China and disciple to/ related to the Nora Rinpoche of the Riwoche Lineage.

These monasteries are currently still base in Bangkok (Wat Bhoman Khunaram) and Kanchanaburi (Wat Bu Ren). According to the disciple of the Master Bu Jing, these monasteries used to practice both the traditions of Mahayana & Vajrayana.

You may take a close look of the Wat Bhoman Khunaram situated on Sathu Pradit Road, Bangkok, Thailand. Please click here to see the beautiful photos slides of Wat Bhoman: Read:

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“It is widely known and often referred to as the most beautiful and splendid Chinese temple in Thailand and even in entire Southeast Asia. The elaborate artistic value of Buddhism arts in this temple is a magnificent hybrid between Thai, Chinese, and Tibetan styles”

Photos of Wat Bhoman Khunaram situated on Sathu Pradit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Chinese signboard of  Wat Bhoman

Chinese signboard of Wat Bhoman

Main entrance of  Wat Bhoman

Main entrance of Wat Bhoman

The  Vajrayana style stupa located  at the  Wat Bhoman

The Vajrayana style stupa located at the Wat Bhoman

Guru Rinpoche statue located at the entrance of  Wat Bhoman

Guru Rinpoche statue located at the entrance of Wat Bhoman

The  masters related to Riwoche Lineage

The masters related to Riwoche Lineage

The photos of the Wat Bu Ren, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

The main entrance of the Wat Pu Ren

The main entrance of the Wat Pu Ren

The signboard of the Wat Pu Ren (in Chinese, Tibetan and Thai characters)

The signboard of the Wat Pu Ren (in Chinese, Tibetan and Thai characters)

The statue of Giuru Rinpoche  located at the Wat Pu Ren

The statue of Giuru Rinpoche located at the Wat Pu Ren

Beautiful Vajrayana style stupa located inside the Wat Pu Ren

Beautiful Vajrayana style stupa located inside the Wat Pu Ren

More information of the Wat Bhoman, Master Bu Jin can be found here.
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Latest Photos of The First Holy Vajrayana Stupa in Malaysia : The great wish for World Peace stupa at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple , Ipoh.

October 20, 2009
The first holy Vajrayana Stupa  at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞) : Souce: Shenpen Lamo Ng, 17 October 2009

The main entrance of the Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞) at Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia : Souce: Shenpen Lamo Ng, 17 October 2009

The First Holy Vajrayana Stupa in Malaysia : The great wish for World Peace stupa at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple, Ipoh.(Souce: Shenpen Lamo Ng, 17 October 2009)

The First Holy Vajrayana Stupa in Malaysia : The great wish for World Peace stupa at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple, Ipoh.(Souce: Shenpen Lamo Ng, 17 October 2009)

The side view of the first holy Vajrayana Stupa  at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞) : Souce: Shenpen Lamo Ng, 17 October 2009

The side view of the first holy Vajrayana Stupa at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞) : Souce: Shenpen Lamo Ng, 17 October 2009

The shrine inside the auspiciuos temple cave .Source: Photo taken by Shenpen Lamo Ng, 18 Oct 2009

The shrine inside the auspiciuos temple cave .Source: Photo taken by Shenpen Lamo Ng, 18 Oct 2009

The devoted vajrayana practitioners who conducted their  2 days retreat inside the Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞). Source: Photo taken by Shenpen Lamo Ng, 18 Oct 2009

The devoted vajrayana practitioners who conducted their 2 days retreat inside the Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞). Source: Photo taken by Shenpen Lamo Ng, 18 Oct 2009

The devoted vajrayana practitioners who conducted their  2 days retreat inside the Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞). Source: Photo taken by Shenpen Lamo Ng, 18 Oct 2009

The devoted vajrayana practitioners who conducted their 2 days retreat inside the Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞). Source: Photo taken by Shenpen Lamo Ng, 18 Oct 2009

 

After the posting of the last article on the 3 Sept 2009 about the brief history of the first holy Vajrayana Stupa and  Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞)that is situated in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia : (https://trinleychodron.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/the-first-holy-vajrayana-stupa-in-malaysia-the-great-wish-for-world-peace-stupa-at-kong-chee-name-cave-temple-ipoh/) It has attracted more vajrayana practitioners came to know about the history of Vajrayana Buddhism activities in Malaysia, the fist holy Vajrayana Stupa and also this auspicious temple cave .

 In result of it, there are another group of practitioners who  again visited the temple cave and conducted their own  two days retreat inside the cave with deep devotion and aspiration on the 17-18 October 2009. Puja, prayers and meditation session was conducted there. The group  members who came there with their  deep motivation & aspiration of  wishing all sentient beings are able being liberated from roots of sufferings and gain true happiness.  May the blessings of all high lama who had meditated & blessed there will  grant their blessings to these nobles wishes of the group.

Here are some photos were taken there and given by the group to me. May us rejoice with them.

May more people visit the cave and stupa making pure aspirations for all sentient beings!

 

Trinley Chodron

20 October 2009

Kuala Lumpur

Note: for the previous article that describe  the brief history of the first holy Vajrayana Stupa and  at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple (炽光岩洞):

https://trinleychodron.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/the-first-holy-vajrayana-stupa-in-malaysia-the-great-wish-for-world-peace-stupa-at-kong-chee-name-cave-temple-ipoh/

The First Holy Vajrayana Stupa in Malaysia : The great wish for World Peace stupa at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple, Ipoh.

September 3, 2009
 
His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Kong Chee Cave Name Temple, Ipoh (Year 1976)-Photos taken by “unknown”?? cannot be traced. Provided by Kathy Morris ,Sept 2009)

His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Kong Chee Cave Name Temple, Ipoh (Year 1976)-Photos taken by “unknown”?? cannot be traced. Provided by Kathy Morris ,Sept 2009)

 
His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Kong Chee Name Cave Temple, Ipoh (Year 1976)

His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Kong Chee Name Cave Temple, Ipoh (Year 1976)

Early picture of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in the Ipoh Cave (source: http://blazing-splendor.blogspot.com/search?q=tulku+urgyen+at+ipoh)

Early picture of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in the Ipoh Cave (source: http://blazing-splendor.blogspot.com/search?q=tulku+urgyen+at+ipoh)

 How was the Tibetan Buddhism /Vajrayana dharma activities first landed in Malaysia in the 20th century?

Where is the oldest and first holy Vajrayana tradition stupa was built that still can be traced in Malaysia?

Of course we cannot so sure that it only came to Malaysia only in the 20 th century, as there are still many historical facts and also archeological proof that had yet to be found. So, I would prefer to say, the activities of Vajrayana in the 20th century in Malaysia.

In the -”Blazing Spendor”- the Memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche had mentioned that he was asked by the late Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa to visit Malaysia. Therefore, he was the first Tibetan highly realized lama and Dzogchen master from Nepal who started the dharma activities in Malaysia at year 1974. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was accompanied by his three attendants lama. They were greeted warmly and supported by faithful Chinese Buddhists here
(source: Page 354: -”Blazing Spendor”- the Memoirs of Tulku Urgyen )

HE Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche also had conducted many dharma activities, empowerment and transmissions since then in Malaysia.

One of the very unique and special place that was visited by the HE Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was the hilly limestone cave temple that is located in Ipoh. The name of the cave temple is Kong Chee Name. ((炽光岩洞 ). Rinpoche had stayed for almost seven months retreat in this cave temple.

Besides this, Rinpoche also constructed the first holy stupa built in Malaysia according to the Vajrayana Buddhism tradition next to this cave temple: Kong Chee Name. According to some source, the stupa was built and consecrated 34 years ago during the Vietnam war period. It was built to signified the wish/aspirations for world peace. Therefore , this holy stupa was built in result of Rinpoche great and deepest compassion wish that dharma activities to be propagated in this blessed land and also benefiting all sentient beings.

Since then, many highly realized lama and Dzogchen masters from different sublime had visited this cave temple to conduct prayers and bless this place. From some source, those who had came were His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, His Holiness Tharing Tulku and others.

According to the official website of the Karma Kagyu Center in Malaysia ‘s website (http://www.kagyu-asia.com/kl/c_history.html), His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa had visited the cave temple and conducted prayers. He had spent two days at the Kong Chee Name Cave in Ipoh from 22nd to 24 nd Oct 1976. For the fist time , His Holiness had conducted the sacred ceremony of the Black Crown (Vajra Mukut) in Kuala Lumpur on the 24 Oct 1976.

These earliest auspicious prayers/blessings and dharma activities of these high realized lama and Dzogchen masters had laid a good foundation and connection of Vajrayana dharma activities in Malaysia after 35 years.

However, since the passing away of the HE Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in the year 1996, the temple cave and holy stupa had been neglected as one of the holy site to be taking care of .
(Source: The brochure of “Revising The Heart of Vajrayana in Malaysia- “An Enigma Whose Time Has Come”-produced by a group of sincere devotees who did the fund raising dinner to collect fund for the restoration of the cave temple and holy stupa in May year 2008)..

In the midst of the increasing socio economy, environment and political crisis happening in all over the world now, we can witness the great suffering that is enduring by the nature and all sentient beings. Therefore, it is very important and significance for us again to do the pilgrimage tours to this holy sites and make deep aspirations and prayers to wish for world peace and also the dharma activities can continued to be flourished in order to benefits all sentient beings.

And also, my deepest wish to those dharma sisters/brothers who have started the temple cave and holy stupa restoration work in Ipoh, I wish their noble wishes and efforts will also be fulfilled and granted great blessings from the Buddha of the past, present and future in order to benefit all sentient beings & dharma propagation !

Trinley Chodron
3 Sept 2009
Kuala Lumpur

 Resouces: More notes/photos of the activities of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia:

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Tulku Urgyen in Ipoh

Ps: This article is written base on very little written and oral history interview sources.
Therefore, there must be many mistakes and errors, Please do feel free to correct the fact and add more views. Wish more people who had visited this holy site and those who has great knowledge of the site will share more information with others. Therefore, may this piece of writing will reach them and touch their hearts :-0

I and other dharma sisters/brothers lately had visited the holy stupa and cave temple in Ipoh.
This was an amazing trip and indeed a place that will touch your deepest heart, if you are able to come to Ipoh, this is a must place to visit ! J

relate post :
https://trinleychodron.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/latest-photos-of-the-first-holy-vajrayana-stupa-in-malaysia-the-great-wish-for-world-peace-stupa-at-kong-chee-name-cave-temple-ipoh/

Mederka month : Month of Mourning : The Loss of Freedom and Democracy for Malaysian!

August 14, 2009

It must be big nightmares’ for some people after realizing the busy traffic/ hit and heated discourse on the history blog of the 10 th Regiment of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) since it was launched on the end April 2009.

Therefore to end these nightmares’ kept haunting their minds and wishes to dismiss all other historical facts , the blog : http://www.matamin.blogspot.com need to be “detained” with “detention without trial” and never able to be published anymore. The moderator of the blog, Pak Amin is no more able to open its own blog and the blog was basically successfully being sabotaged by the unknown people, who must had been sick of mental disturbance illness since the last 3 months. Now, another new blog is being set up to continue sharing the other side of the Malaysian history. Visit: http://www.matamin02.blogspot.com

This website has been actively visited by many young people, especially the Malay and other non Malay young people, who took the interest to debate and sharing their views on the Malaysia left movement, the history of independence struggle , our history text book and also the myth of racial politics. Almost hit the numbers of 100,000 within 3 months!

Imagining the young people in this nation are making their voices being heard and reflecting the past ,present and future. They may not agreed the ideology of CPM, but yet they are wiling to share their views and criticism .Amazing!

The tragedy of sabotaging the blog infect alike the use of ISA- Internal Security Acts alias Ikut Suka Aku version. In this modern society, we should embrace the rights of expressing different points of views .Somehow, maybe Malaysia or Malaysian has been living in a very limited space of freedom of expression and rejoicing diversities. Therefore, we indeed have great difficulties to embrace freedom and respecting other views. This sabotage was infect shall not be regards as something surprising !

Another Tragedy was IF the sabotage was intentionally done in this month of August which the nation is going to celebrate the 52 th national independence day. How can we claim Malaysia has gained freedom from colonialisation? After all, we also “colonialise” others to express their views and other sides of historical facts?

This is not a Mederka month, it is the month of mourning –loss of freedom and democracy of Malaysian !

The Last Memoir of Abdullah C.D : The Struggle At The Border and the Honorable Peace Accord

July 22, 2009

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The latest published of the final memoir of the Abdullah C.D .(President, Communist Party of Malaya) finally come to a crucial point of explaining another key historical fact of the political history of Malaysia which was always being misinterpreted and unknown.

Especially, the actual reason of Communist Party of Malaya continued the struggle at the border of Malaysia and Thailand (after the end of 1950) and till the Hadyai peace accord was signed in the year 1989.

The historical fact is not only ONE version, especially only monoploy by the “state” or “colonial master” version. To respect the patriots of all parties who had  sincerely contributed to the national building of Malaysia today. We need to honestly face  the truth :  there is another “fact” and “truth” that many of us are not aware and not being mentioned in our history text book  at the school.

If the government of today want to re write the history text  book l. Please donot make another LIE again. As we are know living in a “Merdeka -Malaysia”- No more  colonised Malaya!

May wisdom always arise in the mind of those who wants to rewrite the text book for our children.Teach them to face history with honesity and openness. Not with great lie.

 

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You may purchase the book via any major bookstores of Malaysia or contact the publisher:
http://www.gerakbudaya.com

Here is the summary of the book: (Malay version)
Memoir Abdullah C.D. (Bahagian Ketiga): Perjuangan di Sempadan dan Penamatan Terhormat
ISBN: 9789833782802
Author: Abdullah C.D.
Publisher: SIRD
Year: 2009
No of Pages: 407
Product ID: 436

Di masa silam, kawasan sempadan yang merupakan kawasan strategik perang gerila pernah menjadi sandaran belakang perang-perang patriotik anti-British seperti Perang Bahaman di Pahang (1891-1895), Perang Tok Janggut di Kelantan (1915) dan Perang Haji Abdul Rahman di Terengganu (1928). Rakyat kedua-dua belah perbatasan tersebut adalah dari ras dan rumpun yang sama iaitu rumpun Melayu. Datok Bahaman dan beberapa pemimpin perang itu bersemadi di negera jiran tersebut.”
“Perjuangan di kawasan sempadan telah menempa pasukan Rejimen Ke-10 menjadi sebuah pasukan yang benar-benar teguh dan tabah memperjuangkan cita-cita kemerdekaan. Di akhir tahun 1950-an hingga awal 1960-an, pasukan bersenjata TPNM di kawasan sempadan dilanda awan mendung kecenderungan memberhentikan perjuangan bersenjata. Akan tetapi kerana asas perjuangan dan sokongan massa rakyat kawasan sempadan yang begitu mengkagumkan terhadap Rejimen Ke-10, kecenderungan negatif tersebut telah disanggah dengan semangat yang tinggi oleh para kader dan perajurit Rejimen Ke-10 sehingga pasukan pahlawan ini muncul sebagai pemegang panji perjuangan yang paling teguh….”
“Pada 2 Disember 1989, sekali lagi kawasan sempadan telah menciptakan satu sejarah, sejarah perdamaian besar yang menamatkan konflik bersenjata peninggalan penjajahan British yang bermula dari Jun 1948. Terciptanya perdamaian tersebut telah membawa keamanan dan perdamaian untuk Malaysia dan kawasan sempadan Thailand – Malaysia.”

For more reference of another first and second memoir of Abdullah C.D:
Can refer to:
http://matamin.blogspot.com/2009/07/baru-terbit-memoir-abdullah-cd-bahagian.html