Before and After!

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Dear JP,

It is amazing. You are a NATURAL interior/exterior designer. Your sense of depths, color, texture, ambience, art and it all matches a person’s personality whom you are designing for. Your focus is deep and consistent. So rare to find this type of designer who can combine all these ingredients in.

If you did this for a living, you would win accolades and awards.

Also the biggest key, is YOU CARE ENOUGH to do such a good job.

I am amazed by this latest design by you and totally admire your works in this.

I am glad I just followed your suggestions in everything in this latest masterpiece. I was resistant to some of the ideas and I am glad I let you have your ways with your ideas.

Thank you for caring and creating a interior award winning design in the middle of the *Bentong Jungle!!

Much appreciation and love,

Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. Your design of this room is so beautiful I love everything in it even the green **KELUAR SIGNAGE at the door!!! LOL

 

Sitting area

 

Beautiful Lord Tsongkhapa art on the walls. There are 15 which represents the biography of Tsongkapa’s sacred life, accomplishments and deeds. The art work was color adjusted by our talented in house artist Cynthia Lee. Colors all suggested by Jp and approved by him also. Jp did magnificent color adjustments for Manjushri behind my seat.

 

The view of the audience room. How aesthetically beautiful…

 

JP put in so much care and attention into the finer details. Care is the key for success combined with consistency.

 

View of the audience room entrance which leads into the Wisdom Hall.

 

A close up of Lama Tsongkhapa’s print.

 

The throne in the audience room. You would never know on the left panel is a door leading to a bathroom and kitchen.

 

I love the colour scheme!

 

 

 

*Bentong is where Kechara Forest Retreat is located. It’s a one hour pleasant drive from capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
**“Keluar: is Malaysian for “Exit”.

 

Background:

Kechara Forest Retreat is our premises in the greens and hills of Malaysia. We have a centre in the city and now in the rural area so people can be close to nature. Within Kechara Forest Retreat we have various facilities. The place for prayers and meditation is called Wisdom Hall. Within Wisdom Hall is the audience room where I meet people. The beautiful pictures you see above is the completed audience room for myself to meet international guests just completed by JP today.

JP is a close assistant, friend and sponsor of mine/Kechara. He is a warm, intelligent, straightforward person who has done so much to contribute towards the growth of Kechara for years. He is deeply loved and appreciated by myself as well as many. We are fortunate to have many people who contribute so much because of their dedication towards Dharma in our beautiful Kechara. Jp also is very good in designs for interiors/exteriors. He has no formal training, but the talent comes from within. He did the audience room completely over and produced what you see in the pictures above. I am amazed at his talents, dedication and aesthetics.

Thank you, JP!

If you notice in the pictures, the color schemes, designs, wallpaper, furniture are all chosen by him. He spent three weeks doing this as well as overseeing the contractors combined with his many other duties. Behind the panels he artistically hid the unsightly doors to exit/bathroom that had no choice but to be there. Also the framed pictures of Manjushri and Lord Tsongkapa which is a visual delight he suggested and approved the colors for it to be adjusted to match the room. You can see how beautiful these hangings are. Everything including the color of the lighting was redone by JP. Wow is not enough. I had to share this with everyone!

 

 JP

 

JP’s does so many portfolios besides construction, design and building within Kechara. He also manages the running of Tsem Ladrang my private household, fundraising, part of Board of Directors, human resources and PR. Yes, a Dharma student who is a gem of a friend also. If you are friends with JP, you have a kind and constant ally on your side.  

 

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Audience room BEFORE

 

AFTER


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  1. Samfoonheei on Jun 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Beautiful,stunning and cosy designed room.thats what i descibed it.Well i do not Jp personnally but i heard his voice and his short speech at KFR recently i can said he is such a soft spoken man with a powerful voice,straightforward and responsible personality.
    Well done…its nice to see what was before and now a amazing and beautiful place.The color of the room, designs and wallpaper stood up beautifully and matching indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the beautiful pictures.

  2. Stella Cheang on Jun 4, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Wow, the transformation of the audience room is stunning. Congrats to JP Thong for doing a wonderful job, now the audience room is very warm and inviting. I am sure guests and visitors who have the good fortune to be invited into the audience room will be welcomed by the cosy and homey ambiance.

  3. Vivian Ong on Mar 19, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about JP. I didn’t know him in person previously until recently. He is indeed a kind & soft-spoken person.I am also amazed with the designed he did for the audience room. It is just so comfortable to look at. It is simple yet elegantly decorated. Thank you JP for the wonderful work.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  4. sandra on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and more beautiful! The previous picture looked a bit clinical and uninviting ( the white walls and the fairly large sofas along the walls) but the after picture is lovely. The colors are warm, earthy and inviting. Nicely created central piece which is Rinpoche’s throne and the stunning manjushri. The cherry on the cake has to be the thangkas which are so diligently done, exquisite and very meaningful of course. Splendid job JP and Cynthia.

  5. Edward Ooi on Apr 6, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I didn’t know that JP have such wonderful talent in designing. The room used to be quite crowded but now thanks to JP’s awesome designing talent the audience room is so neat and beautiful. I love the whole KFR. It is because the entire KFR is full with greens, it’s refreshing and we also are able to play with the doggies in KFR. And to me, it is very relaxing place free from stress. I can’t wait to visit KFR again.

  6. Lucas Roth on Nov 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    i love it, it looks great and uncle JP is so nice to make it better. i love the design and i hope the people there can use the room well.thank you Rinpoche for sharing

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  8. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Oh My God!! This is a very so beautiful transformation. Thank you JP Thong for making things so ever beautiful. Kechara has always has this good and trendy style of interior. Love it !! I can’t imagine how many sleepless night and meeting after meeting or changing of plan after plan to make these beautiful rooms and not to mention KFR!! I should learn from you. Hehe…

  9. Adrian lee on Oct 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    It’s ambience is soothing, peaceful n tranquil.. The mind automatically calms down upon seeing this room.. Namaste to JP…

  10. Andrew James Boon on Sep 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    JP has and incredible keen eye for detail and a knack for spotting imperfections. This coupled with his strong devotion and faith towards Rinpoche makes a powerful combination which makes him strive to always give his 101%

    I am very fortunate to call him my Dharma brother and his exemplary actions are indeed very humbling!

    Kudos to JP and his beautiful skill!

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 17, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    JP you have done it again another success under your belt. Creating a work of beauty and art is not just about throwing in wads of cash, it is also about the care, attention to detail and that spark of creativity that makes it just that unique/special. Well done JP for you offering to Rinpoche.

  12. Cliff on Sep 13, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I never doubted JP’s artistic abilities, he has always been able to produce beautiful results that allows guest to feel welcome and at peace. The colour scheme and design of the whole layout of Rinpoche’s audience room was done really well! I wouldnt have been able to guessed that the left door panel was a door leading to a bathroom and kitchen! It was hidden so well! Thank you for sharing these photos Rinpoche, JP truly did a wonderful job.

  13. CK Siah on Sep 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    It is a very beautiful and peaceful room.
    Thank you JP for such a amazing job!

  14. jerry_sito on Sep 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    当我第一次踏入的时候~心中是无比的宁静与祥和 非常庄严 :) 真的觉得原来佛法可以那么美的

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  16. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Sep 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    敬愛的上師
    JP’s 的室內設計和材料選擇搭配都是盡善盡美。再加上特別的燈光效果更突出環境的清靜與庄嚴。很喜歡紫褐色的牆壁,讓我在看到Manjushri時,感覺特別好。太棒了。

  17. tenzin llhamo on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    JP is really talented!! I was shocked when I saw the before and after pictures! He really have good taste and style when it comes to designs! I love the new audience room! Thank you JP for such a good job!

  18. Karen Chong on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    It is very obvious that JP shows his guru devotion on his works. It is not surprised this great design job comes from JP Thong, again, after Dukkar apts and Enchanted Forest. Under so many portfolios in Kechara, he managed to juggle every of his projects very well and produce excellent results. He is such an inspiring leader in this organisation whom we could learn from and he is always willing to teach you everything. JP Thong, keep it going and you are always our source of learning!

  19. Jessica Yap on Aug 29, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Such a beautiful room! Good job JP!

    When someone puts so much effort and time into completing a task/assignment, it only means that they’re sincere and care about the task at hand.
    In this case, the beautiful audience room is a good proof that JP took on the mission well with care! With so many portfolios under his name, it only shows that he is very hands on and very detail orientated. Bravol, JP!
    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  20. Uncle Eddie on Aug 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    In Dharma practice, it is said that those who have done virtues or non-virtuous actions have created corresponding pleasant or unpleasant results to come and these, are believed, will never be lost nor perished on their own. As in this case of JP Thong, the result is now seen by his astounding creation of furnishing the Audienceroom so beautifully which pleases our Guru so much and made him so very delighted and happy. It is said that karma is subtle, which we may not remember moment by moment like JP Thong case, but are now reaping good beneficial results. Making the Guru happy and pleased as what JP did should be the precious desire of all student practicioners! Many heartfelt congratulations and thank-yous’ to JP Thong for the good work well-done!!!!!

  21. Jutika Lam on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is amazing how JP’s creativity and designing abilities just never seem to end…. I am totally amazed how he managed to transform a simple audience room in to a very grand and comfortable room.

    I am really surprised how JP managed to do such an amazing and spectacular room where many people will learn Dharma from!

    Good Job JP!!!!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing!

    Love
    Jutika

  22. pat on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Wow,It’s really beautiful!!.Nice people always produce good & nice things:)

  23. Albert Ratchaga on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:05 am

    This is really beautiful, beautiful is not how JP decorated it, but it’s JP’s care towards Rinpoche to decorate the whole room so that Rinpoche can have a better place to meet people or to have meeting with his students.

    JP is a person with multitalent, he can do everything from the lowest till the top, from fixing a floor tile to managing a company. With his passionate heart towards Dharma, his practice is totally shown in his work, the result in the work that JP produced.

    “If one can’t do the small thing well, he will not able to achieve big thing”

  24. Low KHJB on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche. Thank you for a Great job done at KFR, JP.WE could not wait to have a chance to visit the audience room ,when we are at KFR in the near future.Keep it up,JP….

  25. Andrew James Boon on Aug 25, 2013 at 5:25 am

    The Audience room looks brilliant and most inviting. JP has this flair for design and a tenacity to get the job done well. This comes from his gratitude and integrity which is admirable.

    Well done JP… Again!!!

  26. Darren Kechara on Aug 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Jp Thong has good eye on decorating. The color and lighting is very matching. 🙂

  27. Antoinette on Aug 24, 2013 at 4:06 am

    This looks really stunning. I love it. Great job, JP!! Perfect.

  28. AdelineTan on Aug 24, 2013 at 2:28 am

    JP is multi talented, creative and stylish may it be interior design, colour scheme and the lightings etc etc. Most of all he sets great example of Guru devotion through his work and this is very inspirational.Thank you JP for all your good work.

  29. wansan on Aug 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    what a big difference! JP definitely did a wonderful and amazing job in designing this room. Everything is so well thought. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  30. Yasmin on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

    So much difference, and I really love the colour and everything!! Good Job! I think it seems like a very good and spacious area for people to gather.

  31. Thierry on Aug 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

    This is a truly remarkable design job!
    No surprise it comes from JP who has shown a natural talent for interior design work AND architecture also (with the EF and Dukkar App).
    JP also understands how to play with lighting, and how to create a “dramatic” perspective.
    The audience room looks really fabulous. Congratulations!
    This is how JP shows his guru devotion.

  32. Erickksiow on Aug 23, 2013 at 2:36 am

    JP is very creative. Love this

  33. Felix Kong on Aug 23, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Thank you JP, you are so talent ,design a simple,nice and comfortable audience room. I like the the Manjushri image, very beautiful and matching with audience room. Your caring and effort are truly inspiring me. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  34. pavara on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    The first thing i have to say to JP is thank you.
    The design that you made is really nice.
    Without JP we wold not have K.F.R.
    JP has changed a lot since the first time i saw him.
    Thank you JP for what you have did for Kechara,i really appreciate

  35. Sean Wang on Aug 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    This is amazing! JP truly has a talent for interior design even though he was not really into it prior as he worked in a hotel. I rejoice that JP found his talent. It shows how much effort and care he places into the Dharma work. Amazing!

  36. Adrian Chow on Aug 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Nice job JP as always..as Rinpoche mentioned you could win a lot of awards for your passion and talent…:)

  37. wei theng on Aug 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    This is a so beautiful! Simple yet elegant, tradition yet with modern touch!
    JP has a very good taste. On top of that, he is very hardworking and cares a lot about Rinpoche and wants to get the best for Rinpoche. After working at KFR in the day time, he still came over to eDiv late in the evening to meet Cynthia & Debbie to check the photos of Lama Tsongkhapa, discussing and choosing the wall paper that will match the whole ambience & drawings.
    Rejoice on the great piece of art JP! You are also the great example for me to follow especially on your Guru Devotions & the cares for others.

  38. mitra on Aug 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    o my bhangawan amazing jp did very wonderful job.Thank you jp for make hapen and thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  39. Shelly tai on Aug 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Wow! Very neat and nice, good job JP rejoice for all your effort and determination . I love all the painting they all look beautiful good job Cynthia to color them so well. Very happy for all of u who work so hard for Kechara so that Rinpoche teaching can reach out more people. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this information with us.

  40. Wah Ying on Aug 22, 2013 at 11:38 am

    哇,很棒的“大变身”!不管是材料的选择还是灯光照明都是恰到好处地表现出庄严、简单、庄重。一级棒!

  41. Lin lee on Aug 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Nice JP……very very nice!

  42. Pastor Yek Yee on Aug 22, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Totally amazing, I love it so much. I want to said thank you to JP Thong who always have good taste, talented and very caring.

    JP is a person who you like to hang around with him no matter work or go to fun. He is the kind of person always make you feel warm and fun.

  43. lucy yap on Aug 22, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Fantastic color combination and minimalistic furniture placed in strategic places serve their purpose without being a hindrance which result in maximising space emanate a feeling of calmness which helps in relaxing the mind and the soul.A brilliant make over!
    A huge congratulations to JP and continued success.
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and post Rinpoche.

  44. Lucas Roth on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    i love it, it is very nice uncle JP you are very good! i love the rearrangement it is so nice. good job, i hope everyone is going to have a good time there. thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

  45. Julien Roth on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Very Nice Rinpoche! JP really has a good eye and taste for this sort of thing. He did such a wonderful job matching everything perfectly. He really does have potential if he really put his mind to it as he did this time. I hope Rinpoche is enjoying his new rooms with such wonderful design.

  46. beatrix ooi on Aug 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Uncle JP is very good at designing, I love the colour of the rug because it really matches the surrounding walls, especially the one behind Rinpoche’s seat.
    It shows that Uncle JP has put in a lot of effort to get it done, it will benefit a lot of people who will be meeting Rinpoche in that room in the future. Great job Uncle JP!

  47. Sharon Saw on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Well done, JP! This external transformation is really a reflection of JP’s inner transformation… the meticulous care and deep love he has designed the audience room with is evidence of his care and love for his Guru and the Dharma. I rejoice for JP who continues to serve Rinpoche with complete devotion and humility which is truly inspiring. This audience room will be a place where many will come to seek blessings and teachings from Rinpoche and it will be a space where many will have their lives changed… what a beautiful space it is indeed.

  48. David Lai on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Love your work JP. I think you keep getting better and better at it. It’s simple, classy, warm and inviting. I love what you did with the colors of the thangkas and how each thangka has the main deity highlighted. Great work! It’s such a far cry from the white lights and grey furniture. It’s simply fantastic. Wish I had your sense of style. Hehe!

  49. June Kang on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Amazing! Is beautiful! JP always pay attention to Kechara image. He is not only care about Ladrang and KFR image; he is also concerned about the image of other departments. When he came to KWPC office, he advised me how to beautify the office, not only that, he is also care about the people around him, he always take care of me and I respect him, willing to support what he is doing。Thank you JP.One more thing, most of the beautiful furniture and fitting at Dukkar Apartment also arranged by him.

  50. Ong Moh Mei on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning! The details, the combination, the color, the texture all match perfectly. Such is the focus and care JP put into renovating the audience room for Rinpoche. The result speaks volume of the student’s care and commitment to the Guru. Thank you JP for being such an inspiration.

  51. guat hee on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    WAO…that really nice matching colour.

  52. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    The changes really different for audience room before vs after. From the comparison, it really can felt that JP have put in great effort and care to made this happen.JP really set good examples and manage well even thought handle so many functions. We always saw him to have discussion with team or contractors in KFR.i like the quote : “Care is the key for success combined with consistency”,this should apply in our daily life.

  53. HelenaC on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Very very nice, JP did a fantastic job designing Rinpoche’s audience room. JP has excellent good taste and style personally and on Interior design too hehehe…. Rejoice for JP hard work. Love the place 😉

  54. May Ong on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    What can we say about the room. It is like 5-star hotel standard, award winning, chic, cool and comfortable especially the new sofa seats on both sides of the wall.

    The design befits JP Thong’s impeccable taste and Rinpoche’s idea of how an Audience Room should look like. Beautiful! Great job as always, JP!

  55. Lim Han Nee on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    It’s all about Tsongkhapa and about Manjushri! 15 lovely pictures depicting the life, accomplishment and deeds of Je Tsongkhapa and 1 lovely sacred image of Manjushri. All of these sacred pictures have been put together by JP Thong in such creative harmony, and the whole audience room of Rinpoche has been so creatively designed by him to blend well together in such soothing lovely colours.

    All of this can only be the fruit of much love and devotion and an eye for artistic details. The whole room’s design and colour scheme speak for JP Thong, who translated his love and Guru Devotion into all this.

  56. sarahyap on Aug 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I’m not surprised. JP is one of the few people that understands Rinpoche very much and know the type of interior style, color scheme and designs that Rinpoche would like. He is always very attentive when it comes to things that Rinpoche likes, very caring. Just like the recent trip when Rinpoche went to HK with a few students, JP was there a few days earlier and prepared Rinpoche’s room very well.

  57. Sofi on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Wow, such a big difference wt the before/after look. Definitely a very nice after. A very modern approach that is soothing and peaceful, very conducive for receiving audience and giving teachings. Very creative wt good taste! Thumbs up!

  58. hecelus tan on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    JP Thong has artistically aware of interior design. How excellent is the final masterpiece that he presented to Rinpoche and through this we can know how much effort did JP had been put in. It is modern and comfortable. The whole design kept the tradition’s needed, love it!

  59. Grace Leong on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

    JP’s talent and results clearly show us what a student can achieve or attain if he or she accepts and follow thru the instructions and teachings of his Guru. With his strong and consistent devotion to Rinpoche whatever seemed impossible became a reality, one that is so beautiful beyond any of our imagination! Thank you JP for being an inspiration ! Thank you Rinpoche for all the skillful means you have used to teach us the Dharma.

  60. Katie on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Lovely!!

  61. Yvonne Yap on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I also say ” very nice”, is more modern and class. Thank you JP

  62. henry ooi on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:16 am

    JP sure is a natural. He has a good eye for aesthetics in detail and has renovated and decorated other buildings of Kechara especially the ladrang in the city of Kuala Lumpur.
    I know who to look for if I want my house refurbished: JP Thong of Kechara Interiors 🙂
    Well done, JP!

  63. Elsie Toy on Aug 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

    There are many talented people in Kechara who put their body mind and soul to serve the Guru and everyone in Samsara. The transformation of the rooms were really great that creates a warm atmosphere to the environment from the cold hard concrete environment. Rejoice, rejoice rejoice.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this so that we can be more mindful in everything we do not just getting it done but to the finest quality. Thank You JP

  64. Sheryl KH(JB) on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    To give an audience room a complete make-over with everything starting from design to getting materials and overseeing contractor’s works within a short time frame of 3 weeks is not easy. It is all about devotion.

    I like how audience room looks now. It has elements of warmth, coziness, education (15 pictures of Tsongkhapa and 1 picture of Manjushri), arts and respect to the Guru into one place. I still do not know much on Dharma, but perhaps sitting on a cozy chair while having audience with high lama is not really that respectful? We should all have lower seats as compared to our Lama, and this element is clearly demonstrated physically. Our environment does have impacts onto our minds. Having said this, I like the presence of the carpet too.

    It is nice that Rinpoche likes what has been made for Him. It is nice that LP has this opportunity to do something that pleases his Guru. Amazing that without formal education in interior design, JP can do a good job. I think it all boils down to love, devotion and persistency.

  65. Choongs on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Exquisite!

  66. Janice Kwok on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Fantastic job JP. Beautiful transformation, its wam and inviting.

  67. Fong on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Wonderful sense of space and colour. Made the room seem timeless and ethereal……kudos to JP for the awesome job

  68. Oya on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

    absolutely stunning ~ heart opening room, really lovely!
    Oya

  69. James Long on Aug 21, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Very nice! Simple, neat, combination of traditional and modern arts! The 15 Thangka of Lama Tsongkhapa life is very beautiful, every house should have Lama Tsongkhapa image or statue home. By the way, this time do not have JP “stripe pattern” in this room.

  70. Jojo Wong on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Great job JP, I think this doesnt only request talent, this has to be a combination of hard work, passion and love for the guru! Looking amazing and exquisite, cant wait to visit!

  71. Michael C. on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I like the dragon in the audience room entrance (leading to wisdom hall). Although not sure why dragon is on the floor – I was told placing Dharma items on the floor is bad for whatever reason (disrespectful I assume). I hope people are mindful and do not step on the Dragon!

  72. Joy on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Well what can I say… Jp you did it again! I will remember your wise words… “this is not my style, but I choose the designs based on Rinpoche’s style and what Rinpoche likes”. Well this statement to be made me realise how devoted you are as a student of Rinpoche cos in that line you showed your devotion and your consideration of others. Yes it may not be your style but you learn the style Rinpoche likes and applies it. I guess that is why your concept and style for renovations, building and ID comes out 90% fabulous!

    Yes I know, I know, but if your not creative and stylish, no matter what, you’re just not… but if you are…

    Truth is it is not just about being “creative”, you got to know and be sensitive to what the person you are creating it for likes… this we learn in Advertising but it applies everywhere in life. This is where most creating people also fail because they keep thinking about “their” creativity. I remembered my ex-boss used to say… “God is in the eye of details” and one of the biggest detail is creating something your audience or receiver would appeal to.

    Well this sure is no ordinary audience room for this is the room of His Eminence personal meetings with people who will seek advice, help, blessings that may change their lives forever. And when a place is conducive and comfortable, appealing to all 5 senses, then it creates the perfect environment for the Dharma teachings to go in. No excuses then hu? 😉

    Bravo JP and also Cynthia Lee for a great job tweaking the Lama Tsongkhapa life stories. It turned out very nice! x

  73. Adrian Cho on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Wow….It is totally can see the much different, compare before to after of this audience room. This is really so beautiful and looks more comfortable. JP, you are the best and good job. You are really inspiring me 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing to us.

  74. June Tang(khjb) on Aug 21, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this beautiful audience rooms! JP did the great job! He is really creative and talented,Guru’s audience room really very beautiful, peaceful and comfortable,
    I just love it !!!

  75. Petros Theods on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:49 am

    very well designed and minimal. I love it when the elaborate Tibetan elements are combined with minimalist – nearly Japanese Zen like – architecture.

  76. Pavel on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:48 am

    … Nothing short of amazing. JP must be very skillful with the eyes as well as with hearts

  77. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Aug 21, 2013 at 1:42 am

    JP u r so awesome, thanks u for prepare such sacred, comfort hence meaningful audience room for Guru.

    All the guests sure will be blessed and get to know more about Lord Tsongkhapa…

  78. Edward ooi on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Dear Rinpoche, my opinion to JP is that he is a funny, smart, very good at designing and a sociable person. That place looked so much comfortable after JP redesign the whole place. And the 15 paintings about Tsongkhapa’s live are really beautiful. We sure have many talented Kecharians.

  79. Lars on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Wow! Looks great! Such a majestic view gazing up on Rinpoches chair, whatever junk that clouds the mind will effectively flee upon entering such a hall, leaving the guest fully focused on the present.:) Great job JP!

  80. sweekeong on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:30 am

    My initial thought was where was this audience room. After reading and digesting the news I realized that it is in Wisdom Hall after all. The before and after image the renovation done to the room one would not recognize it. This is a very beautiful room indeed. I think you could only see it in the movies. It is very inspiring to see such well designed room in the midst of Bentong jungle. I am very happy for JP.

  81. Keng nam on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Exquisite. You are indeed one with your Lama.

  82. LilyT on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:12 am

    What a difference! This was not what Rinpoche’s audience room looked like a couple of days ago. What a transformation! It is a rather big room but JP had given it a warm and inviting ambience. My sister,Shirley, was amazed by the clever use of panellings to disguise the doorway. Keep up the good work, JP. There is no end to your talent.

  83. tfreon on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

    JP have good eyes to beautify things. It is so simple and yet nice.
    I really like the design from the matching of the colors to the chairs.
    I can only share, this is done from a heart is sincere.

    • tfreon on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:06 am

      Correction:
      JP always have good eyes to beautify things.
      The arrangement of the room is so simple and yet turn to be “elegant” and neat.

      I really like the design, from the matching of the colors to the chairs to the painting of Manjushri & Tsongkhapa on the wall. He take care of every single details.

      This is done from a heart that is truly sincere.

  84. M.B. on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    It’s very nice – I like it. although it would be better for the students to have taller tables in front of their seats in order to see better their books and to be more comfortable to write down notes.

  85. Sock Wan on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Beautiful! JP has really good taste 🙂 He is capable of making a place that is not of the highest quality looks very exclusive and posh.

  86. ani kunzang on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    what a transformation to a place of space and peace and simple, tranquil beauty. thank you for sharing this, Rinpoche.

  87. poney sim on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you.for Rinpoche sharing
    It is so beautiful …love it

  88. Soon Huat on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    The design look very match like one piece. It showed that JP has put a lot of thoughts on it. Great Job JP.

  89. Koh Hee Peng on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you JP for so much for your care and attention towards the colour, texture, and the arrangement of the room. Despite your tight schedule, you have done magic to the room. Thank you.

  90. Sharon Ong on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I just LOVE the colour scheme! JP is such a genius!

  91. MartinC on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    There seems to be no end to JP’s talents and its not only the intelligence and the skills but these innate abilities driven further by JP’s love for Rinpoche. What JP does with these interior designs are not just evidences of his talents but also testimony of how close to his heart JP holds Rinpoche. It is the mark of a student who wants the world to see his Guru in the highest regard possible and JP’s work sends out that message clearly.

    What Rinpoche said about JP winning accolades if he were to do this commercially is without a doubt, but just looking at Rinpoche’s deep appreciation of JP’s efforts is far more valuable than any awards for sure.What a great example of Guru devotion.

  92. patricia on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Absolutely spectacular. Bravo!

  93. adelinewoon on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    JP shows his love & care directly onto the works he did. Everything he touches will eventually becomes breath taking in many ways. JP is someone who’ll make sure everything is done to the finest details with no excuse. I admire his dedication to Rinpoche that is obviously shown in this particular masterpiece. I can tell he is an observant who will make sure what is done suits the person which the work is dedicated to. JP, thank you for all your love & kindness to Rinpoche, for creating an environment inviting more to be part of Kechara Forest Retreat!

  94. Girlie OOI on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Dear JP
    You have done such a wonderful job in turning Rinpoche’s audience room into a beautiful room with such warmth. Love it!
    Is there anything that you are not good at?

  95. colin tan on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Great job JP. Looks very welcoming. Show how much care u put into it.

    I am Jealous of ur talent. Hehe.successful

  96. Jim Yeh on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Very nice! Good job JP!

  97. Mavis Yeh on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Love it!

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  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Feb 18. 2018 12:28 AM
    The best gift that we can give to the children is to instill dharma in them.
    In this pilgrimage trip, Lew and family able to make offerings and do prayers together that created causes to gain the same qualities as per enlightened beings. Lew and Wei Theng decided to bring their children for this pilgrimage trip of Sri Lanka instead of other places is really inspiring and be a good example to many other parents to consider and make the same aspirations for their family.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Lew sharing this wonderful article. This has opened my eyes to the beauty and significance of Buddha’s relic of such as Buddha’s tooth and hair.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/pilgrimage-to-sri-lanka.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Feb 17. 2018 07:04 PM
    Amazing! This lion really remembers and remembers fondly too. The scene ow he and his rescuer bond after few years is touching and tearjerking. We humans, have plenty to learn from this lion.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/amazing-lion-shows-gratitude.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Feb 17. 2018 06:59 PM
    How cruel! “Everything done to her is an attempt at removing her from instinct and desire and what she wants and needs.” This expression really caught my eyes because I realise humans are capable of imposing onto others what they have not felt or not capable of enduring. When the table is turned, it will be a different story completely. Thank you for this sharing. I am glad I am a vegetarian.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/can-you-endure-this.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Feb 17. 2018 06:50 PM
    Rinpoche’s kindness and compassion is equal to all sentient beings, regardless if they are a homeless, a friend, an animal or just a stranger. Rinpoche will make sure their basic needs like food are being taken care of. It is inspiring to read stories of Rinpoche helping others. Thank for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/46417.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Feb 17. 2018 06:35 PM
    This man does not deserve the loyalty of his dog. For whatever reasons or problems the dog might have brought him, this man can do better than this. I hope he will be penalised by the authorities for this act of abandonment.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/do-you-know-this-man.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 17. 2018 01:34 PM
    This book “The Power of Habit” written by Charles Duhigg, ,have a useful advice about how to change at least some of our bad habits. Interesting review of this book…..We can develop the habits that can change our life and make everyday life possible for good or bad. Have positive thinking, focus on our goal , eliminate the non-essential and so forth to change ourselves. Many us have been trying desperately to break bad habits for a better. Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter has did a research all through reading hundreds of scientific papers and interviewed many of the scientists has discovered interesting findings of how habit formation . It seem that by understanding the nature of habits we can change our habits. Scientific discoveries has found that why habits exist and how they can be changed. We must be the change that if we wish to see in the world. To progress in our lives it is impossible without change, and if we cannot change our minds set we cannot change anything.
    Thank you for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/the-power-of-habit-a-book-review.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 17. 2018 01:33 PM
    Walpola Rahula was a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, scholar and writer. The first bhikkhu Professor of History and Religions in the western world. He was a great author of a number of important books on various aspects of Buddhism in Sinhalese, English and French and published an enormous number of papers on Buddhism. Dr. Rahula was awarded several titles during his lifetime for his achievement. He had left a legacy knowledge and understanding of Buddhism in the western world as well as the locals.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for thi wonderful sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ven-dr-walpola-rahula-thero-the-theravadan-academic.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 17. 2018 01:33 PM
    D.T. Suzuki was a Japanese author of more than a hundreds of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin . He was one of a greatest author, on the subject in both Japanese and English at that time. He was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature .One of the world’s leading authorities on Zen Buddhism. He was such an amazing great scholar proficient in many languages such as Chinese, English, Pali, Sanskrit and even several European languages. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded with many honours which has inspired many younger generation of writers.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/d-t-suzuki-the-man-who-introduced-zen-buddhism-to-the-west.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 16. 2018 09:51 AM
    Amazing…… it really widen my knowledge to know more of this mysterious temple with fantastic stories behind it . The origin of the Temple of Sree Padmanabhaswamy is lost in antiquity which the locals referred to. This temple has been a fascination in India for many thousands of years and has concealed in mystery and fear having interesting legends surrounding the temple. Researchers discovered mysterious six vaults and unearthed mass treasures of golds etc.. It reminds me of Indiana Jones movie though. According to an ancient legend, there is an ancient curse on those who defile the sacred site and open those vaults which they did except vault B. Not until recently they managed to open after few attempts to open that particular vault .What was inside was amazing … an extra terrestrial unidentified flying object (UFO) and preserved mummies, and more has not been revealed so far. But I guess vault B contains even more incredible ancient treasures and even more surprising artifacts.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing discovery.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-mysterious-door-of-vault-b-padmanabhaswamy-temple.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 16. 2018 09:50 AM
    Amazing …..Our Powerful Protector Dorje Shugden has definitely helped Keng Tan in clearing all the obstacles . At times you could not believe what Dorje Shugden did for us. Dorje Shugden, the special protector emanation of Manjushri is a fully enlightened being which will help us at all times when we truly trusted and have faiyh in him and our Guru. Its such a wonderful moment you and family able to witness the first inaugural trance by Dorje Shugden Oracle,at Kechara Forest Retreat.
    Thank you Keng Tan for sharing your experience with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/calling-upon-the-divine.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 16. 2018 09:49 AM
    Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental or emotional pains of another and themselves. Practice loving kindness and compassion at all times nor matter where. Researchers have confirmed that compassion and can be cultivated with training and practice in long run. Compassion training may also benefit people who have social anxiety. Compassion brings great warmth and kindness to all of us.
    Thank you or this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/compassion-as-training
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Feb 15. 2018 01:46 PM
    Giving of Dharma is the highest form of generosity as per the Buddhist tenets. It is essentially the key to the doorway to liberation. Liberation from what? From the endless suffering of samsara, as depicted in the Four Noble Truth; birth, sick and death, as well as everything in between. If we cannot be the perfect vessel to give Dharma to others, the least we can do is to support such meritorious activities or organisation so that everyone will eventually be free from suffering through the practice of Dharma.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/baladana-sutta
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Feb 15. 2018 01:39 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and PNP for this powerful sharing on what drives habits and how to change it. The formation of habit depicted in the story of Eugene Pauly is quite relatable; just imagine how we drive from home to office daily using the same route, autopilot. Most of the people will not change or try new routes. Most people will react to the reward of a shorter travelling time to induce that change of route. This whole 4-steps guide to transformation works, which is why Waze (of Google) is so popular when it comes to going from point A to point B. People just switch it on because it gives exactly these 4 steps in a nutshell, on the phone. ��

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/the-power-of-habit-a-book-review.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 14. 2018 02:15 PM
    Wonderful approach by former US president Bill Clinton to take up meditation as he knew the many benefits of it. After gone through few heart problems and surgeries, he has taken his exercise routine to learn Buddhist meditation. He even hired his own personal Buddhist monk to teach him how to meditate properly. Since then he has changed his lifestyle becoming vegan and he has been studying and practicing some forms of Buddhism too . He saw mindfulness as a cure to the stress of modern life and inspired few politicians to join him .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bill-clinton-adopts-buddhist-meditation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 14. 2018 02:13 PM
    The 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan people. In the past, Dalai Lamas have also served as the political leaders of Tibet. Because of his stand regarding the ban on Dorje Shugden , has cause disunity, hardship. suffering and so forth among practitioner and non-practitioners all over the globe. Many countries are then avoiding him in reality , treating him as any other common world leader. The global political scenario is amazingly changing in China’s favour. Despite the development, China’s control of Tibet still remains a sensitive issue. Chinese government is more polite and allow religious freedom.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/is-this-really-happening-to-dalai-lama.html

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A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
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A beautiful Dorje Shugden depicted in Druid and newage style. There are many more here and free downloads in high file: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=144924
Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
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Here, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (left), one of the tutors of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, confers one of the many countless tantric initiations on the Dalai Lama (right). You can see a young Dalai Lama bowing in this picture with Trijang Rinpoche blessing him. Trijang Rinpoche is therefore undoubtedly the Dalai Lama’s tantric master. A great master at that. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a very sacred statue of Buddha Chenresig (Avalokitesvara/Kuan Yin) that manifested many miracles in North India. Read and see more pictures and understand the background here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=153802
Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
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Wonderful updated version of The Promise book is out! Please get your copy. Much more new information included.
\"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel.\" (Sakya liturgical verse).
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"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, Goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini in Pharping, Nepal. The caretaker said it was owned by the Great Marpa the translator who was the guru of Milarepa. Wow.
In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: \"For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to  any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat.  Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit.\"
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In the Lankavatara Sutra, Lord Buddha says: "For innumerable reasons, the Bodhisattva, whose nature is compassion, is not to any meat. Thus Mahamati, whenever there is the evolution of living beings, let people cherish the thought of kinship with them, and thinking that all beings are [to be loved as if they were] and only child, let them refrain from eating meat. Mahamati, meat is not eaten by anybody for any reason, there will be no destroyer of life. Thus, Mahamati, meat-eating I have not permitted to anyone, I do not permit, I will not permit."
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
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At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
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Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
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Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
1 month ago
At times I have to be a trendsetter in spirituality as opposed to just being a follower and that is why I take chances and try. I may not be liked always for it, but I have to do it. In this way I have been introducing Dorje Shugden to the world. I know Shugden is good and will help so many and that is why I do it.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and you are true to yourself.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and you are true to yourself.
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it\'s right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That\'s how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden\'s practice with the world.
1 month ago
Courage is doing something you know the majority will not agree with and perhaps even some will scorn you for it, but you do it anyway because you know it's right and will benefit people at the cost of your own reputation. That's how I feel when I share Dorje Shugden's practice with the world.
Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Buddha built in Sarnath, India. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha first starting teaching the sacred Dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
 This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
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This is so good. I need to remember this and not allow people to do this to me anymore. Being kind is one thing, but when they are doing it and it harms, it is not a matter of kindness anymore but taking advantage.
Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
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Incredible Lama Thubten Phurbu and His Activities - http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=150927
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
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Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
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Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
3 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
3 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
3 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
3 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
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དེ་རིང་ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ཚོ་མཉམ་དུ་བོད་མིའི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ནང་གི་བློ་མགུ་ནུས་པའི་མངོན་འགྱུར་ཞིག་ཞུའི་ཡིན། གང་དག་བོད་པའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ནང་ཆོས་ལུགས་ཁྱད་པར། དབྱེ་འབྱེད། ཕྱོགས་རིས་ཐོག་ལ་གང་འདྲ་སྟངས་འཛིན་བྱེད་དགོས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་ངེས་གཏན་སྣུན་ཤུགས་བྱེད་ཐུབ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-mp-tenpa-yarphel-speaks-up-against-nechung-tibetan.html
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
3 months ago
བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
3 months ago
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
3 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
3 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
4 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
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致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
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~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
4 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
4 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
4 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
 These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
4 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
4 months ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
4 months ago
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
4 months ago
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
4 months ago
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. 

This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
4 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
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This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
4 months ago
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
4 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
4 months ago
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
4 months ago
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
4 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
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Cheerful kids showed their own artworks happily. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jayce and Teacher Grace helped out for calligraphy session. Alice Tay, KSDS
7 hours ago
Teacher Jayce and Teacher Grace helped out for calligraphy session. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Kien guided the young kids making CNY decorations by using red packets. Alice Tay, KSDS
7 hours ago
Teacher Kien guided the young kids making CNY decorations by using red packets. Alice Tay, KSDS
Brian is playing with his new DIY toy. Lin Mun KSDS
7 hours ago
Brian is playing with his new DIY toy. Lin Mun KSDS
Dharma class students joined the animal liberation session held in Kechara House every month. Lin Mun KSDS
7 hours ago
Dharma class students joined the animal liberation session held in Kechara House every month. Lin Mun KSDS
Group dedication before we end our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
7 hours ago
Group dedication before we end our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were so excited with the games planned in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Lin Mun KSDS
7 hours ago
Students were so excited with the games planned in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Lin Mun KSDS
This is class of 9-11 years old, all are very enthusiastic students. Lin Mun KSDS
7 hours ago
This is class of 9-11 years old, all are very enthusiastic students. Lin Mun KSDS
Mumu’s memorial statue and stupa was inspired by a few things. One of them was H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche wish for Mumu to be forever connected to Vajrayogini. Pastor Adeline
13 hours ago
Mumu’s memorial statue and stupa was inspired by a few things. One of them was H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche wish for Mumu to be forever connected to Vajrayogini. Pastor Adeline
Cultivating inner wealth for boundless prosperity by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on The Star newspaper. Pastor Adeline
13 hours ago
Cultivating inner wealth for boundless prosperity by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on The Star newspaper. Pastor Adeline
Kechara Forest Retreat is ready for Chinese New Year2018, Year of the Dog
4 days ago
Kechara Forest Retreat is ready for Chinese New Year2018, Year of the Dog
Laughter Yoga is fun! Read more about Laughter Yoga in Kechara Forest Retreat here: http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/laughing-is-the-best-medicine/
4 days ago
Laughter Yoga is fun! Read more about Laughter Yoga in Kechara Forest Retreat here: http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/laughing-is-the-best-medicine/
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat - yes... it is Laughter Yoga!
4 days ago
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat - yes... it is Laughter Yoga!
Thank you Teacher Sock Wan Wee to explain further on the “ghost” and spending more time with the children of KSDS. By Asyley Chia KSDS
6 days ago
Thank you Teacher Sock Wan Wee to explain further on the “ghost” and spending more time with the children of KSDS. By Asyley Chia KSDS
KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 days ago
KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Candid photo of teacher Kien. He has many actions during class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Candid photo of teacher Kien. He has many actions during class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Zhi Yan & teacher Jayce leading the class of 9-11 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Zhi Yan & teacher Jayce leading the class of 9-11 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace giving briefing to the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Grace giving briefing to the teenage students. Lin Mun KSDS
Good friendship built in KSDS class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Good friendship built in KSDS class. Lin Mun KSDS
Calligraphy art done by KSDS students in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Calligraphy art done by KSDS students in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Lin Mun KSDS
Make a headstart for the year ahead, filled with abundance, prosperity and all things auspicious. Sponsor any of the incense and light offering packages. Contact www.vajrasecrets.com or frontdesk@kechara.com
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Make a headstart for the year ahead, filled with abundance, prosperity and all things auspicious. Sponsor any of the incense and light offering packages. Contact http://www.vajrasecrets.com or frontdesk@kechara.com
Teacher Grace leading 13 year old and above class.she was a very thoughtful and hard working mother and teacher.by Asyley Chia KSDS
2 weeks ago
Teacher Grace leading 13 year old and above class.she was a very thoughtful and hard working mother and teacher.by Asyley Chia KSDS
Teacher Kien was the experts story teller. By Asyley Chia KSDS
2 weeks ago
Teacher Kien was the experts story teller. By Asyley Chia KSDS
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