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TRANSCRIPT: How Lama Tsongkhapa transforms to Vajrayogini

TRANSCRIPT: How Lama Tsongkhapa transforms to Vajrayogini

Sep 14, 2014 | Views: 4,173

April 5, 2010  (Transcribed from a teaching given in Tsem Ladrang Kuala Lumpur, June 2010) How Lama Tsongkhapa transforms to Vajrayogini If you condense Buddha’s teachings step by step,...

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Easy and effective

Easy and effective

Aug 25, 2014 | Views: 3,596

This is Tsongkapa manifesting as semi-wrathful Mahasiddha on a tiger to his disciple Kedrup Rinpoche in the bottom right corner. This thangka belongs to a series of 5 special...

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Exciting information on Tsongkapa!

Jul 30, 2014 | Views: 1,900

Dear friends, I was on the blog chat and several other persons also joined me to my delight. I started asking various persons about the different enlightened aspects of...

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Spiritual songs you must listen to!

Spiritual songs you must listen to!

Jun 12, 2014 | Views: 1,347

Lord Tsongkapa painted by Charlie   Dear friends, A few years a back a very talented lady named Ivonice did some dharma songs for me. I asked her to...

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A Song Rapidly Invoking Blessings

A Song Rapidly Invoking Blessings

Jun 9, 2014 | Views: 1,038

Dear friends, Often people have been writing me for the last twenty years about their misfortunes, depressions, illnesses, ill fate, fears, phobias, addictions, sadness and all sorts of sufferings....

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Tsongkhapa Prayers

Tsongkhapa Prayers

Jun 8, 2014 | Views: 5,450

Gaden Lhagyama Extracts from Gaden Lhagyama Twenty-Seven Verses on Mind Training In Praise Of The Incomparable Tsongkhapa Song of the Tricosmic Master A Song Rapidly Invoking Blessings Song Of...

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15 Thangkas of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Life Story

15 Thangkas of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Life Story

Jun 8, 2014 | Views: 6,165

This series of 15 thangkas depicts the life story of Lama Tsongkhapa, 15th century saint and scholar of Tibet. Typically hung in the grand hall of monasteries, they illustrate...

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Facebook question: What are on the Lotuses that Lama Tsongkhapa is Holding?

Facebook question: What are on the Lotuses that Lama Tsongkhapa is Holding?

Feb 12, 2014 | Views: 1,554

Question Series for my FB Friends: Tsongkapa holds stems to two lotuses. What are on the lotuses? What do the items represents? What are the items telling us we...

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Condensed Tsongkapa practice for Happiness & clear mind

Condensed Tsongkapa practice for Happiness & clear mind

Jan 17, 2014 | Views: 4,324

Dear students and friends, About 2 weeks ago, a Vietnamese lady from San Francisco and a 21 year old boy from China came to visit Kechara. They had flown...

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Sayonara to Depression 再见吧!忧郁

Sayonara to Depression 再见吧!忧郁

Jan 9, 2014 | Views: 1,167

Find that sky-like clarity within you through these simple instructions to inner peace, and learn to laugh at yourself with Rinpoche’s down-to-earth, funny examples of our daily stumbles. The...

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To become a dharma teacher

To become a dharma teacher

Dec 25, 2013 | Views: 1,846

  Dear Rinpoche with all the different mantras and yidams it is sometimes difficult for me to choose a steady practice, being that I do not have access to...

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A special day!!

A special day!!

Dec 16, 2013 | Views: 604

Lama Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelug lineage in Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in 1357 in the Tsongkha valley of Amdo province in northeast Tibet.

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TRANSCRIPT – Lama Tsongkhapa (24th July 2008)

TRANSCRIPT – Lama Tsongkhapa (24th July 2008)

Oct 8, 2013 | Views: 2,915

Lama Tsongkhapa has written voluminous, tremendous amount of work and it is still existing today. And the reason why so many people have faith in Lama Tsongkhapa is not...

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TRANSCRIPT – Guru Yoga Teaching

TRANSCRIPT – Guru Yoga Teaching

Oct 3, 2013 | Views: 4,677

 Dear friends and seekers of Wisdom, I truly want from the depths of my heart everyone to gain wisdom, great memory, understanding of dharma that cuts through your problems,...

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TRANSCRIPT: TSONGKHAPA explained

TRANSCRIPT: TSONGKHAPA explained

Oct 2, 2013 | Views: 3,255

TSONGKHAPA explained by Tsem Rinpoche (1 of 2) Making a Lama Tsongkhapa iconography is very powerful.  You can call him Lama Tsongkhapa, Tsongkhapa or Je Rinpoche.  Lama means one...

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Teachings on Lam Rim Retreat-June 2011

Teachings on Lam Rim Retreat-June 2011

Oct 1, 2013 | Views: 2,497

Part 1 (27 June 2011)   Part 2 (29 June 2011)    Dear friends, Recently I gave teachings on the day of the LAM RIM RECITATION RETREAT began and two...

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The Mind and Lama Tsongkhapa

The Mind and Lama Tsongkhapa

Jun 19, 2013 | Views: 8,415

I gave a Dharma talk to a few of my students in my residence a while ago and thought I'll share this on my blog for everyone to listen....

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MBF Opens Their Door to Singaporeans!

MBF Opens Their Door to Singaporeans!

Mar 18, 2012 | Views: 732

On the 25th February 2012, the Modern Buddhist Fellowship opened it's doors to the people of Singapore. MBF is conceptualized and managed by one of my long time student,...

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Tsongkapa’s daily practice (video commentary)

Tsongkapa’s daily practice (video commentary)

Aug 9, 2011 | Views: 21,392

Dear friends, Today I visited four large Buddhist Temples here in Kelantan State in East Coast Malaysia. Afterwards the blog team and I went to the Beach (August 8,...

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Tsongkhapa Quotes by Great Lamas

Tsongkhapa Quotes by Great Lamas

Apr 13, 2010 | Views: 1,894

    Lama Yeshe’s master was Lama Tsongkhapa who, he says, was a master of “perfect renunciation.” 1 “Places on earth where you can study the pure teachings of...

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Tsongkhapa Retreat Instructions

Tsongkhapa Retreat Instructions

Apr 9, 2010 | Views: 15,158

FOR A POWERFULLY BLESSED TSONGKHAPA RETREAT 1. PREPARE Buddhist Swastika Kusha Grass (from a brand new broom). The kusha grass must be placed in the centre of the Buddhist...

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Tsongkhapa Resources from Kechara

Tsongkhapa Resources from Kechara

Apr 9, 2010 | Views: 963

Tsongkhapa Books (by Kechara Media & Publications) Life Story of Lama Tsongkhapa Never before has the epic tale of Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan...

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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As I lay still, cold, alone and never to wake up again, what have I done with my life to prepare for this 'eternity'? No one will see me nor will I see them again. They would not want to see me again as I turn blue, brown, bloat, smell and decompose into dust.~Tsem Rinpoche
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Ancient and sacred Manjushri from Reting Monastery
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Beautiful and holy Manjushri. Very sacred at Reting Monastery. TR
2 days ago
Very good.
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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche with Kyabje Dromo Geshe Rinpoche
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2015-Myself having audience with my holy protector. See more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
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Panchen Sonam Drakpa, fifteenth Throne-holder of Je Tsongkhapa (Ganden Tripa), and former abbot of Gaden, Sera, and Drepung monasteries (the only monk to ever become abbot of all three).
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Hardworking and kind Kecharians. Their dedication touches me deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
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“The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment.”-Tilopa
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Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69823
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This is the illustrious Changkya Rolpai Dorje who is the previous incarnation of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4297
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Special painting of Manjushri and here is his short praise to do daily: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69797
4 days ago
See what is a tsatsa and their origins and purpose: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69630
5 days ago
Dear friends, recently I had audience with my dharma protector via the official Panglung Oracle, you can see more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
5 days ago
Dear Pasang and Wife, I thank you both for your wonderful agate mala gift. It is very kind of you. Much prayers for you both, Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
Very good news!!
6 days ago
Excellent advice
7 days ago
This is super simple yet super powerful and it is the black and white truth. Read this short thought and contemplate deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
7 days ago
At the age of 23, Tsongkhapa went to the region of U to meet up with some people from his hometown, Amdo. His friends entreated him to return to Amdo and they also gave him a letter from his mother. She also requested him to return to Amdo and had slipped one of her white hairs in the letter too. Touched by this, Tsongkhapa considered returning to Amdo for a while. However, when he contemplated deeper. he realized that if he left for Amdo, he would be disrupting his practices of mental discipline. As there was no benefit, he sadly decided not to return to his homeland. Instead he sent a thangka of a painting of himself to his mother in Amdo. When his mother opened it, the picture spoke to her and it was as if Tsongkhapa was there with her, which brought her great joy. In a letter accompanying the thangka, Tsongkhapa requested his mother and sister to build a stupa around the sandalwood tree which had sprung up at his birth. His mother and sister complied and from that stupa, the holy monastery of Kumbum developed.
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In this day and age this is totally necessary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69186
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Never listen to one's own egoistic thoughts, but follow what Dorje Shugden advises always. Your ego makes sure you lose but Dorje Shugden makes sure you win!~ Tsem Rinpoche
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Pastor David giving dharma talks today in Kechara Forest Retreat. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Dear friends, open this up and PLEASE read it carefully. It's short. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is worth remembering and worth sharing. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Very nice message I wanted to share. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Comfortable sitting room of H.H. Dalai Lama
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Inside the monastery there is hut with bamboo and plums. The host and the guest has met with pure hearts. Don't complain we have stood in front of the door and chatted a long time as the sun set on the pier we wait for the boat to return. ~Lien Gong
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Holy beings manifest in both conventional and unconventional methods to benefit us. Tsem Rinpoche
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Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche
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This is powerful. We are in a great place and that is Kechara. Some in the past and present and maybe future may think otherwise. And that is ok. Everyone has their karma to contend with. But if we put our efforts in Kechara and it's our genuine efforts, it can be no different than other places and even better. Where we put our efforts is where we will get the results. I guess this illustration says it all. "The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where YOU water it.". Where we 'water' it is the effort we put in. Since we are here, we should do our best instead of doing little or mediocre thinking there is a better place and this is just a transition place. Because maybe this is the best place but some of us don't see it because we are blinded by our projections. Just my thoughts. Tsem Rinpoche
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Peace and freedom
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Thank you!!
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Powerrful!
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Never threaten or hurt others because of their choice of religion. 
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Please accept our humble requests to Your Holiness. 
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To Your Holinesss the Dalai Lama. 
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We would like a resolution please.
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Beautiful and sacred Wangtsey tsatsa. http://www.vajrasecrets.com
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Good friends are hard to find and when we find them, treasure them. TR
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Painfully true. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Excellent
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Stunning photo!
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A thought
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More people offering prayers at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat. Nice.
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My personal statue of Authority-Averting Ganapati statue. Carved of wood and around 24 inches in height. Tibetan: Surkek Selway Tsokdak
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This loyal friendship writing is so applicable to my life. All the kind and beneficial things I have in my life came from friends and especially my gurus. Tsem Rinpoche
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A picture of myself back in 1990 with Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche in background. Gangchen Rinpoche asked me to teach at that time.
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Beautiful vintage photo of the entrance into the Bodhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. One of my favorite holy places of all time. Tsem Rinpoche 
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    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Bigfoot arrives!!!
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    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
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    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html
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    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
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    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
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    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
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    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
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    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
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    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1

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Before Beraveament Puja starts. The Puja Team pay respect to the deceased. By Puja House 5 July'15
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Torma are prepared for today's Kechara Forest Retreat Puja. 5 July'15
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Puja House team setting up for today's Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat. 5 July'15
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Beautiful torma offering did by Puja House team for today's Puja in Puja House. 5 July'15
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Today Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed our monthly animals liberation activity with 50 kilograms of cat fish released into the lake at Gunung Lang, Ipoh. We have dedicated our Medicine Buddha mantras, H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's mantra and prayers for Rinpoche's long life, for the growth of Kechara, for our friends and family. Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Medicine Buddha and Dorje Shugden Thangka will always presented during bereavement Puja. By Puja House 4 July'15
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Pastor Yek Yee doing last rite. By Puja House 4 July '15
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Puja team setting up altar for bereavement Puja . By Puja House 4 July'15
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Beautiful altar set up for Drolchok Puja. By Puja House, 4 July '15
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Puja House staffs gathered to do blog chat. Blog chat is another way of learning Dharma. By Puja House 4 July'15
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A Sponsor sponsored Drolchok Puja dedicated for herself able to have good partner for marriage. By Puja House 4 July,15
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Love the deep and soothing sound from this colorful instrument. Stella
2 days ago
IM4U, 1Malaysia for Youth, is an initiative of the Malaysian government that encourage volunteering among Malaysian youth. They are collaborating with Kechara Soup Kitchen to distribute food to our city's homeless and urban poor using their food truck for 4 Saturday nights during Ramadan. DR.
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What could three pretty Kecharians be doing on one hot afternoon in Chamang waterfall? Look out for billboards on our highway in a couple of months to find out why. DR.
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Visitors to Kechara Forest Retreat queuing to pay respects to HE Tsem Rinpoche's throne and to receive blessings. DR.
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28 Selangor MCA leaders visited Kechara Forest Retreat yesterday upon the invitation by our Minister of Transport YB Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai. They were in awe of what we have built in this 35acres. DR.
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At 4am yesterday, the dedicated volunteers of Kechara in Kechara Forest Retreat were still offering gold leaves onto our wealth box to have it ready for a puja soon. DR.
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Puja Team focus on listening to the dedication and generate mind of compassion during Puja. By Puja House, 3 July'15
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A new opening shop owner Sponsor Puja for smooth operation of business. By Puja House 3 July '15
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Medicine Buddha Puja sponsored for the beloved whom passed away. By Puja House 3 July '15
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Making torma for Puja. By Puja House ,3 July'15
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Medicine Buddha Puja was sponsor by a sponsor for her illness to heal fast. By Puja House, 2 July'15
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Dorje Shugden Puja is highly demanded by sponsors. Some sponsor have even sponsor Dorje Shugden Puja for every month. By Puja House, 2 July'15
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Dukkar Puja was Sponsored by a Sponsor dedicated to her daughter. By Puja House , 2 July'15
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Setrap Puja did today for Sponsor dedicated to their kids. May the negative disturbances that influence their kids can be pacify. By Puja House, 2 July'15

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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