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Considering herself born to extremely understanding parents, Jean Ai confesses to being accident-prone as a young child, worrying her family by getting into all sorts of scrapes with scars to prove it. When she was not falling over, her nose would be buried in books, soaking up all of the life lessons that Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl could possibly provide.

A non-conformist by nature, her early ambitions included police officer, human rights lawyer, politician and Greenpeace volunteer. A trip to the oceanarium developed her teenage obsession of becoming a marine biologist. Her spare time thereafter was dedicated to studying the anatomy of cetaceans and the like. Her dream, however, was swiftly put to rest once she realised that proficiency in Chemistry was a requirement of the job, and her distinct disinterest in the subject proved to be an insurmountable stumbling block.

Buddhism has never been far from her life. Her predominant teenage memory is being taken to the Dharma centre to attend hours of pujas and talks that she could not comprehend. Undeterred by the strange happenings around her, she thought, “Well, if you can’t understand ‘em, join ‘em and learn more. Then, maybe one day you will understand.” Nearly a decade later, having grown up under the Dharma umbrella, she not only “joined them” but has requested her lama, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to become a nun.

Her first request for ordination came about when she was only 16, during a life-altering pilgrimage to India which included a visit to a nunnery. However, Rinpoche advised her to complete her higher education before considering ordination as the experiences she would gain in the course of her studies would contribute to her eventual role of spreading the Dharma. Heeding her precious Guru’s advice, she pursued a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Warwick. Over the years, however, she never lost sight of her goal, even after moving abroad and indulging in the lifestyle one might expect from the offspring of a well-to-do family. Three requests later, Rinpoche finally accepted her request for ordination in the summer of 2013.

On 19 October 2013, along with 10 other individuals, she was ordained as a Buddhist Pastor and Sangha-to-be, making her the youngest Pastor in the history of Kechara. Today, she serves H.E Tsem Rinpoche directly as a member of Tsem Ladrang and also sits on Kechara’s Board of Directors.

You can find more of her writing at www.elenakhong.com.
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Is integration wrong?

Apr 2, 2017
Is integration wrong?

A teaching on tolerance was sent to us yesterday, reminding me of this powerful infographic I had seen a while back capturing the difference between Inclusion, Exclusion, Segregation and Integration. So this post is a visual aid to help everyone understand the difference between the four, and to help people understand what Dorje Shugden...

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How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak)

Feb 20, 2017
How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak)

There’s a topic most people find a little awkward to talk about, and that’s sponsorship in the Dharma. People find it awkward because they think money is not a very spiritual thing to discuss. Yet it is an unavoidable subject because it’s a simple fact of life in samsara – monasteries and Dharma institutions would never be...

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52 Years of Generosity

Feb 4, 2017
52 Years of Generosity

Those who have the merits to be in Rinpoche’s sphere will very quickly realise that one of Rinpoche’s most prominent qualities is that of generosity. It is a quality that has always inspired me because not only is the scope of Rinpoche’s generosity vast and far-reaching, but it also comes after a lifetime of difficulties. From the moment...

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Reunion Dinner Dharma

Jan 27, 2017
Reunion Dinner Dharma

At the very beginning of 2017, I had the opportunity to give a talk in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. It covered the topic of practising Dharma at our upcoming reunion dinners. On the eve of Chinese New Year, it is a Chinese tradition for the extended family to gather for a reunion dinner. During this...

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Attitude When Receiving Offerings

Dec 8, 2016
Attitude When Receiving Offerings

As Buddhists, we are taught that making offerings generates tremendous merits to be dedicated towards our spiritual progress. Not only are we encouraged to make offerings to the Three Jewels – the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha – but even more so, we are encouraged to make offerings to our gurus, considered the most precious...

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The Spirit Nyatrul: Magic, Mischief and Misery

Oct 2, 2016
The Spirit Nyatrul: Magic, Mischief and Misery

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with a learned geshe who said he had some information to share about the spirit Nyatrul. It is often claimed that this spirit is what inhabits the body of the Nechung Oracle whenever he takes trance in Dharamsala, and that it is not really Nechung (or rather,...

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Becoming Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

Aug 27, 2016
Becoming Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

Few practitioners have reached the heights of fame as Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, whose name is known to Gelug practitioners everywhere as the builder of Gaden Monastery. Not many people however, will know the extent of the deeds performed by this accomplished master whose Dharma practice spanned countless lifetimes before he reincarnated as the esteemed...

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Advice at a Funeral

Jun 22, 2016
Advice at a Funeral

One of my earliest experiences with death was with Rinpoche, during the passing of my beloved maternal grandmother. In the Chinese (specifically Hokkien) tradition, this person is known as ‘Ah Ma’. Our Ah Ma was a wonderful lady. Kind, gentle and soft-hearted, she was extremely forgiving and always accommodating – whatever we grandkids wanted...

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Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees in Europe

Jun 5, 2016
Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees in Europe

Surely the most famous and well-established refugee community in the world has to be the Tibetan people and that is thanks to the single-handed efforts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama who has spent the last 60 years keeping the Tibetan cause alive, relevant and in the global consciousness. The Tibetan diaspora began in 1959 after the People’s...

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Growing Up With Rinpoche

May 7, 2016
Growing Up With Rinpoche

If I examine my life honestly, I can safely say that all of the good things that have happened to me have been the result of my teacher, as well as any good qualities that may have scratched their way just a little bit through the mud. I first met Rinpoche in 1997, when...

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What Do You Think?

Apr 20, 2016
What Do You Think?

Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/RatAbuse.flv   This video was on my Facebook newsfeed and suffice to say, it disturbed me. It disturbed me because it was basically senseless pain being inflicted on another being. Not to say inflicting pain on anyone is excusable or justifiable under any circumstances, but in...

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The New York Times on Tibetan elections

Mar 24, 2016
The New York Times on Tibetan elections

Mudslinging Trumps the ‘Middle Way’ in Tibetan Exiles’ Election By GEETA ANAND | MARCH 23, 2016 Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/24/world/asia/dalai-lama-tibet-dharamsala.html DHARAMSALA, India — It is often said that the lower the stakes, the more vicious the politics. And so it might be said of the just-concluded campaign for political leader of the Tibetan government in exile,...

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Kyabje Ling Rinpoche does Dorje Shugden(嘉杰林仁波切修多杰雄登护法)

Jan 27, 2016
Kyabje Ling Rinpoche does Dorje Shugden(嘉杰林仁波切修多杰雄登护法)

(中文翻译请往下看) For hundreds of years, Tibet has been a powerhouse of enlightened minds, devoted practitioners and attained masters. As far as the eye can see, from the great monastic universities to the caves scattered throughout the land, hundreds of thousands of practitioners have engaged in retreats, studied, learned, debated, contemplated, meditated and gained attainments into Buddha’s profound teachings. Of these practitioners, no two lamas have accomplished the same level of repute as His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and His Holiness K...

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Go On, Break Your Samaya

Jan 18, 2016
Go On, Break Your Samaya

Any Dorje Shugden practitioner with an active online profile will know that we are often faced with vitriolic and abusive comments online. These range from how Dorje Shugden practitioners receive Chinese government funding, to our supposed inferiority as Buddhists because we are not Tibetan, to how we worship spirits. Another frequent comment runs along...

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Getting Closer to Vajrayogini

Dec 25, 2015
Getting Closer to Vajrayogini

The most obvious benefit of being in close proximity with Rinpoche is the Dharma that we receive. The Lama teaches using all methods possible – by example, by action, by joking, by instruction and, in the way one would most expect, by literally giving a teaching. Students of Rinpoche know just how traditional Rinpoche...

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Kentrul Thubten Lamsang

Nov 1, 2015
A colourised image of Kentrul Thubten Lamsang. Back when photography was rare and very expensive, only significant personages had the privilege of having their photographs taken. Kentrul Thubten Lamsang was signficant enough to have sat for an official portrait.

In 2011, some of Rinpoche’s students went to Gaden Monastery on pilgrimage. While they were there, they met a few senior monks…and one of them turned out to be a student of our Rinpoche’s immediate previous incarnation, Kentrul Rinpoche Thubten Lamsang. Non-Buddhists would probably put this type of meeting down to sheer coincidence; those...

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Helping older students

Apr 2, 2015
Helping older students

Rinpoche has many older students, some of whom live alone without assistance. Living alone in such a manner can make it difficult for them to manage day-to-day activities, especially if they are weaker due to illness or still working to provide for themselves at a senior age. Many years ago, Rinpoche heard of an...

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Always focus out

Feb 12, 2015
Always focus out

“Everyday, try to help at least one person.” Regardless of where Rinpoche is, he will always find somebody to help. In the photo above, Rinpoche was distributing food to the poor of Bodhgaya, India. Later on, Rinpoche would say that his experiences as a homeless teenager in the US, and his time in the...

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Creating supportive environments

Jan 14, 2015
Creating supportive environments

Many of Tsem Rinpoche’s students live together in what are known as Dharma Houses. Very often, when students are moving in, Rinpoche comes to personally ensure that everything is set up properly so his students have a conducive, comfortable environment to live in. Rinpoche will go shopping with his students, arrange the furniture, organise...

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Connecting with Tara

Jan 3, 2015
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Tsem Rinpoche was travelling in Willow Creek, Northern California a few weeks ago. We were there to take in the various sights and areas that Rinpoche had been reading about since he was a child. It was a very exciting trip for everyone, especially for Rinpoche, because for many years now Rinpoche had spoken...

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  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
    Join our blog chat session this Saturday 11AM – 12PM (GMT +8) on the topic of:

    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

    At one time there was a god by the name of Rudra who was originally part of Mahadeva’s retinue. He was a very fierce being who also had many of his own consorts. Together with his consorts he began to oppress sentient beings, and promoted violence and unethical behaviour. At that time, Heruka once again arose, and in a dance of great compassionate wrath, liberated Rudra and his consorts from their physical bodies, sending their minds to pure lands. The places where Rudra’s body parts fell became charnel grounds. …read more by clicking the following link:

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/twenty-four-holy-places-eight-great-charnel-grounds.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:07 AM
    This year Wesak Day fall on 10 of May. This day is very special and meaningful to me because I will visit Kechara Forest Retreat(KFR) to join some meritorious event there.
    For me, Wesak is a day to commemorate Buddha Sakyamuni in three aspect( Birth , Enlightened, Nirwana).
    While we celebrate Wesak, we must remind ourselves to learn from Buddha teachings and practice it in order to gain attainment.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing in order to create more understanding on Wesak Day.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html

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Besides young Karlson and Ern Ern, there are new faces in Kechara Sunday Dharma School 2-4 years old. Stella, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
3 days ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School students 5-6 years old making prostration to Lama Tsongkhapa at the beginning of the class every Sunday. Stella,KSDS
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap!  PHNee
4 days ago
@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap! PHNee
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
4 days ago
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
4 days ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
4 days ago
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha )  was extensively covered. -  Yew Seng
4 days ago
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha ) was extensively covered. - Yew Seng
Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
4 days ago
Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH  Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
6 days ago
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
6 days ago
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
6 days ago
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
Beautiful tormas was offered during Gyenze Puja at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
7 days ago
Beautiful tormas was offered during Gyenze Puja at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
At 8pm Gyenze Puja was conducted by Kechara Puja Team at Kechara Forest Retreat, led by Pastor Gim Lee for sponsors. www.kechara.com Lucy Yap
7 days ago
At 8pm Gyenze Puja was conducted by Kechara Puja Team at Kechara Forest Retreat, led by Pastor Gim Lee for sponsors. http://www.kechara.com Lucy Yap
Zhi Hang Celebrating his 1st Birthday at Kechara Oasis #Vegetarian #dinner #nokilling #bless #healthy ~ Guat Hee
1 week ago
Zhi Hang Celebrating his 1st Birthday at Kechara Oasis #Vegetarian #dinner #nokilling #bless #healthy ~ Guat Hee
The dinner reception at Kechara Oasis Viva Home ~ Guat Hee
1 week ago
The dinner reception at Kechara Oasis Viva Home ~ Guat Hee
Come visit us at the 15th KL-PJ Wedding Fair! We will be at the 15th KL-PJ WEDDING FAIR from 28-30 April 2017. Come visit our booth for exciting promotions on vegetarian wedding banquets and registration of marriage services! Event details as follows: Date: 28 April 2017 – 30 April 2017 Venue: Hall 3, Mid Valley Exhibition Center Booth No. : B31 Time: 11.00am – 9.00pm Share this good news with your friends and loved ones! ~ kecharaoasis.com ~ Guat Hee
1 week ago
Come visit us at the 15th KL-PJ Wedding Fair! We will be at the 15th KL-PJ WEDDING FAIR from 28-30 April 2017. Come visit our booth for exciting promotions on vegetarian wedding banquets and registration of marriage services! Event details as follows: Date: 28 April 2017 – 30 April 2017 Venue: Hall 3, Mid Valley Exhibition Center Booth No. : B31 Time: 11.00am – 9.00pm Share this good news with your friends and loved ones! ~ kecharaoasis.com ~ Guat Hee
Wedding by Kechara #DINNER RECEPTION #BLOOMS #ROM #BLESSING ~ kechara.com ~ Guat Hee
1 week ago
Wedding by Kechara #DINNER RECEPTION #BLOOMS #ROM #BLESSING ~ kechara.com ~ Guat Hee
It's a full house at the Kechara Dharma Class ( English ) Level 2. Interesting sharing by Pastor Gim Lee on the Petitioning the Merit Field Field visualization.  Yew Seng.
2 weeks ago
It's a full house at the Kechara Dharma Class ( English ) Level 2. Interesting sharing by Pastor Gim Lee on the Petitioning the Merit Field Field visualization. Yew Seng.
Little Alice is wearing glasses now. She is in KSDS class 5-6 years old. She joined KSDS since she was 3 years old. Stella,KSDS
2 weeks ago
Little Alice is wearing glasses now. She is in KSDS class 5-6 years old. She joined KSDS since she was 3 years old. Stella,KSDS
The materials used to aid students learning in KSDS today. Stella,KSDS
2 weeks ago
The materials used to aid students learning in KSDS today. Stella,KSDS
KSDS students of 7-8 years old sitting in a circle around Teacher Kien today. Stella,KSDS
2 weeks ago
KSDS students of 7-8 years old sitting in a circle around Teacher Kien today. Stella,KSDS
KSDS students of all age group getting ready for prostration, paying respect to Guru, Buddha, Dharma and the Sangha before the start of the class. Stella,KSDS
2 weeks ago
KSDS students of all age group getting ready for prostration, paying respect to Guru, Buddha, Dharma and the Sangha before the start of the class. Stella,KSDS
Triplets in Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Stella,KSDS
2 weeks ago
Triplets in Kechara Sunday Dharma School. Stella,KSDS
Janice So has offered lights and incense prior to the start of our short Mother Tara retreat in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Janice So has offered lights and incense prior to the start of our short Mother Tara retreat in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Leong Kit Ping has offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dharma Protectors and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Leong Kit Ping has offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dharma Protectors and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a short Mother Tara retreat in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a short Mother Tara retreat in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Dorje Shugden
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