Malaysian family of five visits Sri Lanka for eight-day pilgrimage to our most sacred Buddhist sites


The amazing story of a Malaysian Buddhist family’s 8-day pilgrimage to Sri Lanka is told on the Tsemrinpoche website, complete with dozens of stunning photographs of their experiences.

Lew Kwan Leng, his wife and three children began by visiting Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, three of the most ancient and revered sites in our Cultural Triangle.

On their last day they visited three temples in Colombo: Kande Vihara in Beruwala, Gangaramaya Temple and Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.


Writes Lew Kwan Leng: “This pilgrimage trip to Sri Lanka was inspired by my guru, H.E Tsem Rinpoche, who encouraged me to bring my family on a blessed pilgrimage trip instead of a regular holiday.

“It makes a lot of sense, especially since my children are growing up into their teenage years, and are already facing the real world.

“It is definitely extremely beneficial for children to receive the blessings of the Buddhas, so that they can hold the Buddha’s teachings in their heart when they grow up.”


The US-based Tsem Rinpoche Foundation is “dedicated to encouraging Buddhist prayers and rituals along with the growth, development and study of Buddhism, and Buddhist philosophy”.

This is in accordance to the Gadenpa Tradition (Tibetan Buddhism), teachings of Je Tsongkhapa and H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.

The foundation also provides the public with Buddhist-related and spiritual services and educational content.

Read more here.

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