A Muhibbah Celebration: The Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar

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Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar by Kechara Sunday Dharma School, 2016

Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar by Kechara’s Sunday Dharma School, 2016

Dear friends,

The Lantern Festival, more widely known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, with a full moon at night. During the Lantern Festival, children celebrate with processions of paper lanterns while the adults enjoy mooncakes with their friends and families.

In ancient times, the festival celebrated three fundamental concepts which are closely linked to one another:

  • Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It is said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day, an auspicious sign symbolising family reunion.
  • Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest or for harmonious unions.
  • Praying or worshipping.

Traditions and myths surrounding the festival are formed around these three concepts. Although emphasis on the traditions has changed over time due to changes in technology, science, economy, culture and religion, the essence of focusing on well-being and togetherness has remained. Hence an important part of the festival celebration is moon worship. The ancient Chinese believed in rejuvenation and associated this with the moon and water.

There is an ancient fable that exists to explain the origins of this festival. As the story goes, the sun and the moon are a couple and the stars are their children. When the moon is pregnant, it becomes round and then becomes crescent-shaped after giving birth to a child. These beliefs made it popular among women to worship and give offerings to the moon on this evening. Offerings are also made to the well-known lunar deity, Chang’e who is the Moon Goddess of Immortality.

The lanterns used in ancient times were fairly simple, and only the emperor and nobility had large ornate ones. As times changed, modern day lanterns have become increasingly elaborate and embellished with many complex designs. In keeping with the times, these lanterns have even been upgraded with the use of battery candles instead of real candles.

Mooncakes are another hallmark and tradition of the Lantern Festival. The round shape of the mooncake represents completeness and reunion. It is common practice to share and enjoy round mooncakes with family members and friends during the week of the festival.

So as you can see, this festival is very popular for young and old alike. As a way to enshrine this tradition, some of our Kechara members recently organised a celebration to commemorate this festival. I commend the volunteer team who took time off their busy schedules to organise the Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar. I was especially happy to see the inclusion of underprivileged children in this festival. I thank my Kecharians for their kindness, for giving back to the community and for raising awareness of the importance of a harmonious and united society. I would also like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the many departments who sponsored and supported this event and made it a success.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

September 3, 2016 was a memorable day as we witnessed the extent that some people would go to in order to benefit others. It was an event where teachers from Kechara’s Sunday Dharma School (KSDS), kind sponsors and members from all walks of life came together for a noble purpose – to give back to the community through the Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar. Many people put in valuable time, effort and energy into this event that brought the Kechara organisation, friends and families, the local community, orphanages, charity organisations and entertainers all under one roof. This event was open to the public and many responded positively.

The canopy being set up the day before the event in front of Kechara House

The canopy being set up the day before the event in front of Kechara House

The backdrop of the stage was designed and constructed by KSDS's creative teachers - Jesvin Ng, Wong Yew Kien and Ray Thing

The backdrop of the stage was designed and constructed by KSDS’s creative teachers – Jesvin Ng, Wong Yew Kien and Ray Thing

Preparatory work underway for the event

Preparatory work underway for the event

Volunteers and KSDS teachers started the preparation early

Volunteers and KSDS teachers started the preparations early

KSDS teacher helped set up the canopy

KSDS teachers helped set up the canopy

KSDS teachers and volunteers helped arranged the stalls

KSDS teachers and volunteers helped arranged the stalls

This was the second event of 2016 presented by KSDS since the Art Exhibition held on Wesak Day in May. The core team for this event was Grace Tan, Asyley Chia and Jayce Goh who laboured for months to seek sponsorship, source for merchandise and oversee preparations. Like the saying “The value of sunrise is known to people who were in the darkness”, those who worked hard for the event enjoyed the fruits most and that was to see participants benefit from it.

Core team member Grace Tan finally has a break

Core team member Grace Tan finally has a break

Core team member Asyley Chia hanging an event banner at a strategic location weeks before the event

Core team member Asyley Chia hanging an event banner at a strategic location weeks before the event

Core team member Jayce Goh and her contented smile

Core team member Jayce Goh and her contented smile

Food @ The Bazaar

The Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar was held outside Kechara House at SunwayMas Commercial Centre in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. There were 43 stalls of goodies that were either subsidised or fully funded by local businesses and the community. In support of the charity event, they contributed a variety of goodies, ranging from sizzling local hawker food to branded children’s fashion gear. Besides having the kind sponsors, over 40 volunteers proactively offered their time to make the event a success. Some of the external volunteers were of different faiths but supported this good cause anyway as they acknowledged no boundaries in doing good work.

An ample variety of food choices were made available that night:

Mooncakes

  • Vegetarian mooncakes fully sponsored by Kechara Oasis
  • Shanghai mooncakes fully sponsored by Grace Tan
  • Proceeds from Yu Ai mooncakes were partially donated to Kechara by Jane from Yu Ai

Street Foods

  • Vegetarian Hand Rolls and Sushi Boxes fully sponsored by Eric Tan of Ric Sushi
  • Popiah and Rojak fully sponsored by Kelly Tay, Wanda Daly, Loraine Yong, Doris Ong, Lim Joo Kheng, Goh Tiang Yong and Adrian Poon
  • Fried Meehoon and Fried Rice fully sponsored by Philip Loh
  • Fried Meehoon and Fried Rice for orphans fully sponsored by Lynn Lew
  • Fried Meehon fully sponsored by Tai Ah Kheong
  • Fried Radish Cakes fully sponsored by Lee Geit Hong
  • Mee Mamak fully sponsored by Kechara Oasis

Fresh Fruit

  • Jackfruit fully sponsored by Eric Chan from Dulai Fruits
  • Pomelo fully sponsored by Yoke Peng

Snacks

  • Crackers, Tibetan Tingmo, Momo, Shabalay and pickled green papaya fully sponsored by Kechara Oasis
  • Nasi Pulut fully sponsored by Wong Gan Mooi @ Wong Li Moy
  • Herbal Eggs fully sponsored by Chin Sook Guan
  • Bread fully sponsored by Diem Café
  • Homemade Cupcakes fully sponsored by Kwek Siew Hong and Reese Thon

Beverages

  • Cocomax fully sponsored by Daniel Yong of Starkiss Food Corp
  • Bottled Mineral Water fully sponsored by Mr Seow of Tai Tong
  • Lemongrass Juice fully sponsored by Kechara Oasis
  • Packet Soya Bean Milk fully sponsored by Jess Loke
  • Dilem Orange Juice fully sponsored by Daniel Yong of Starkiss Food Corp
  • Proceeds from the sales of Nutrigen were partially donated to Kechara by Chak Lee Huey and Tee Shin Shin

Desserts

  • Ice-cream fully sponsored by Hayden Yap
  • Cendol fully sponsored by Kelly Tay, Wanda Daly, Loraine Yong, Doris Ong, Lim Joo Kheng, Goh Tiang Yong and Adrian Poon
  • Durian Balls fully sponsored by Daniel Yong of Starkiss Food Corp
  • Pudding fully sponsored by Tay Mei Ling
  • Pumpkin Sago fully sponsored by Cheng Yeok Kue

Frozen/Dried foods

  • Sunflower Thai Fragrant Rice in 5kg bags fully sponsored by Ms Lai from YHL Trading
  • Dried Yellow Noodles fully sponsored by Hong Fresh Noodles Specialist
  • Frozen SK Paratha fully sponsored by Daniel Yong of Starkiss Food Corp
  • Vegetarian Burger Patties fully sponsored by Hearty Choice
  • Flowering Tea fully sponsored by Yeo Kwai Gin of Kedai Ubat Aw Kah Yan
  • Proceeds from the sales of Tai Tong biscuits, vegetarian instant noodles and 3-in-1 instant coffee were partially donated to Kechara by Tai Tong
Vegetarian Sushi and Hand Rolls

Vegetarian Sushi and Hand Rolls

Yu Ai mooncake

Yu Ai mooncakes

Kechara Oasis mooncake

Kechara Oasis mooncakes

Pomelos fresh from Tambun, Perak

Pomelos fresh from Tambun, Perak

Volunteers came early to arrange merchandise at the stalls

Volunteers came early to arrange merchandise at the stalls

Volunteer attending to a guest

A volunteer attending to a guest

Pastor Adeline with a young volunteer from KSDS and her friends

Pastor Adeline with a young volunteer from KSDS and her friends

 

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Shopping @ The Bazaar

Fashion and Accessories

  • Children’s shoes and branded apparel sponsored by Lim Boon Seang
  • Soft toys sponsored by Evon Law Chew Ching and Cheah Xin Ying
  • Lip balm, mosquito soothing balm and repellent balm produced and sponsored by Grace Tan
  • Knitting products sponsored by Heidi Chia Wai Yen
  • Handbags sponsored by William Chua
  • Mens shoes sponsored by William Chua
Volunteers getting ready for the event

Volunteers getting ready for the event

Balloons sponsor Hankidz inflating the balloons

Balloon sponsor Hankidz inflating the balloons

All merchandise neatly arranged by volunteers

All merchandise neatly arranged by volunteers

Photographers and videographers getting reading for the event, led by KSDS's main photographer Loh Kwai Yee

Photographers and videographers getting reading for the event, led by KSDS’s main photographer Loh Kwai Yee

Learning and Development

  • Balloons sponsored by Hankidz
  • Childrens Story Books sponsored by Crystal
  • Furry Tails Pet House
One of the Hankidz team members offering a balloon to a guest

One of the Hankidz team members offering a balloon to a guest

The team from Hankidz getting ready to entertain the kids

The team from Hankidz getting ready to entertain the kids

Cute furry animals made an appearance at the Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar

Cute furry animals made an appearance at the Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar

Charity Booths

  • House of Joy Puchong
  • Rumah Shalom
  • Single Mother Association
  • Tong Shin Senior Citizen Care Centre
  • Yayasan Sunbeams Home
  • Kechara Soup Kitchen
  • Malaysian Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Foundation
  • Peekaboo Creative Academy
Children from Yayasan Sunbeams Home arriving at the event

Children from Yayasan Sunbeams Home arriving at the event

Children from Yayasan Sunbeams Home wait in anticipation for the performance to start

Children from Yayasan Sunbeams Home wait in anticipation for the performance to start

Guests fill up the seats

Guests fill up the seats

Activities at the bazaar warming up

Activities at the bazaar warming up

More and more guests arrive and purchase coupons

More and more guests arrive and purchase coupons

Volunteers busy attending to the guests

Volunteers busy attending to the guests

Food stall volunteers preparing local delights for the crowd

Food stall volunteers preparing local delights for the crowd

Others

  • Helium gas balloons sponsored by Yew Peng Thiam
  • Proceeds from the sale of Buddhist offering items were donated to Kechara by Kechara Paradise
  • Proceeds from the sale of flower arrangements, posies and soft toys were donated to Kechara by Kechara Blooms
  • Lantern and candles sets sponsored by Lee Ser Wor and Sharon Ong
Beautiful items from Kechara Paradise

Beautiful items from Kechara Paradise

Lovely merchandise from Kechara Blooms

Lovely merchandise from Kechara Blooms

Foil balloons add a festive flair to the event

Foil balloons add a festive flair to the event

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Performances

The Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar was not just a charity bazaar but also an event designed to bring awareness to the less fortunate. As students of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and inspired by Rinpoche’s compassion for all sentient beings, KSDS reached out with sponsorship to the less fortunate from Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Single Mother Association, House of Joy Puchong, Tong Shin Senior Citizen Care Centre and Rumah Shalom.

The event attracted an estimated 600 people and proved to be a good platform to raise awareness amongst the public of the less fortunate and of the good work of Kechara. The team invited Yayasan Sunbeams Home to join in the fun and offered the Yayasan’s children a platform to showcase their talents with their stage performance that night. The event’s entertainment and performances were provided by Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Peekaboo Creative Academy, Hankidz and Bailamos dance team.

Young volunteers proactively serving guests

Young volunteers proactively serving guests

A young volunteer promoting healthy dry noodle to guests

A young volunteer promoting healthy dry noodle to guests

A young volunteer confidently explaining the products to guests who were interested

A young volunteer confidently explaining the products to guests who were interested

Can anyone answer riddles in both English and Mandarin that were on the colourful lanterns?

Can anyone answer riddles in both English and Mandarin that were on the colourful lanterns?

Who can resist the all-time favourite local delight, Rojak?

Who can resist the all-time favourite local delight, Rojak?

The sizzling hot fried radish cake was a must-try

The sizzling hot fried radish cake was a must-try

Make the right choice with healthy vegetarian gourmet food

Make the right choice with healthy vegetarian gourmet food

Ice cream, anyone?

Ice cream, anyone?

Is it time for dessert yet?

Is it time for dessert yet?

Very dedicated young volunteers from KSDS offering their time and energy to make the event a success

Dedicated young volunteers from KSDS offering their time and energy to make the event a success

Core member of the organising committee, Grace Tan, with her friend and children

Core member of the organising committee, Grace Tan, with her friend and children

How may I help you?

How may I help you?

Time to get some mooncakes

Time to get some mooncakes

Event Schedule

  • 6:00pm Opening Speech by Head of Kechara Sunday Dharma School
  • 6:15pm Opening Ceremony
  • 6:20pm Salsa Performance by Bailamos Dance Team
  • 6:30pm Fan Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy
  • 6:35pm Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy
  • 6:40pm Musical Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy
  • 6:45pm Performance by Yayasan Sunbeams Home
  • 6:50pm Kids K Pop by Peekaboo Creative Academy
  • 6:55pm Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy
  • 7:00pm Kids Hip Hop by Peekaboo Creative Academy
  • 7:05pm Performance by Yayasan Sunbeams Home
  • 7:10pm Kids Latin Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy
  • 7:15pm Teen Hip Hop Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy
  • 7:30pm Magic Show and Story Telling by Hankidz
  • 8:35pm Lantern Parade Preparations
  • 8:45pm Lantern Parade
  • 9:30pm Lucky Draw
  • 9:45pm Closing Ceremony
  • 10:00pm Good Night
Children and adults anxiously waiting for the performances to start

Children and adults anxiously waiting for the performances to start

Professional photographers take their positions to shoot and record the exciting performances

Professional photographers take their positions to shoot and record the exciting performances

First, opening speech by Head of KSDS, Pastor Adeline Woon

First, opening speech by Head of KSDS, Pastor Adeline Woon

It was with honour to have Datuk May, President of Kechara House, to officiate the opening ceremony

It was an honour to have Datuk May Phng, the President of Kechara House, officiating the opening ceremony

The energetic trio who were the Masters of Ceremony for the night, from left: Lee Lin Mun, Apple Ang Xia Shi, Alvin Lai Yee Weng

The energetic trio who were the Masters of Ceremony for the night, from left: Lee Lin Mun, Apple Ang Xia Shi, Alvin Lai Yee Weng

First performance of the night by the professional Bailamos Dance Team

First performance of the night by the professional Bailamos Dance Team

Fan Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy

Fan Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy

Performance by Yayasan Sunbeams Home

Performance by Yayasan Sunbeams Home

Behind the scene of the musical performance

Behind the scenes of the musical performance

Dance performance by Yayasan Sunbeams Home

Dance performance by Yayasan Sunbeams Home

Kids Hip Hop by Peekaboo Creative Academy

Kids Hip Hop by Peekaboo Creative Academy

Musical dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy

Musical dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy

A bustling Kechara House front desk

A bustling Kechara House front desk

Luke Chong, professional videographer of Six Studio & Video Studio, volunteering his skills at the event

Luke Chong, professional videographer of Six Studio & Video Studio, volunteering his skills at the event

Many guests and parents taking photos of the performance

Many guests and parents taking photos of the performance

Kids Hip Hop by Peekaboo Creative Academy

Kids Hip Hop by Peekaboo Creative Academy

Kids Latin Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy

Kids Latin Dance by Peekaboo Creative Academy

Magic Show and Story Telling by Hankidz

Magic Show and Story Telling by Hankidz

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Fun-filled Activities

Despite the thunderstorm that hit at 5 o’clock in the evening, the event drew a huge crowd including walk-ins. Most were there to support a good cause while others were attracted by the great buys and good products on offer at the bazaar. It was truly an enjoyable night for both children and adults with live performances, delicious hot sizzling food, the lantern parade and the chance to be part of a larger meaningful activity.

Pastor Adeline Woon with the MCs of the night

Pastor Adeline Woon with the emcees of the night

Pastor Henry, President of Kechara Soup Kitchen, giving out goody bags to children from Yayasan Sunbeam Home on behalf of KSDS

Pastor Henry, President of Kechara Soup Kitchen, giving out goody bags to children from Yayasan Sunbeam Home

Lantern parade, a time to foster closer parent-child relationships

The lantern parade, a time to foster closer parent-child relationships

Children get ready to parade their lanterns

Children get ready to parade their lanterns

Everyone joined in the lantern parade

Everyone joined in the lantern parade

Pastor Adeline Woon, Grace Tan (far right), Mr and Mrs Daniel Yong of Starkiss Food Corp

Pastor Adeline Woon and Grace Tan (far right) with Mr and Mrs Daniel Yong of Starkiss Food Corp

A certificate was given to Luke Chong of Six Studio & Video Studio as a small token of appreciation for their generosity

A certificate was given to Luke Chong of Six Studio & Video Studio as a small token of appreciation for their generosity

"Don't wait for the light. Be the light." -- His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

“Don’t wait for the light. Be the light.” — His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

Drum roll for the lucky draw

Drum roll for the lucky draw

Second prize lucky draw winners

Second prize lucky draw winners

Giving out more goods donated by the kind sponsors to Yayasan Sunbeams Home

Giving out more goods donated by kind sponsors to Yayasan Sunbeams Home

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Food Giving

That was not the end! Specially-packed food from the bazaar was donated to Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to be distributed to the homeless as part of KSK’s routine food run, right after the event on that night itself. The items were:

  • 57 packs of jackfruit were added to the food distribution run on the Cahaya Suria route
  • 93 cupcakes and muffins were added to the food distribution run in the Segi College and Chow Kit areas
  • 79 boxes of fried noodles and “kuih” were specially delivered to the homeless at the Chow Kit area, as well as security guards and cleaners at Damansara Perdana, Tesco Mutiara and BU11 areas
It has been a weekly routine for Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to distribute food every Saturday midnight

It has been a weekly routine for Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to distribute food every Saturday midnight

KSK volunteers ready to distribute food to the homeless at Cahaya Suria route

KSK volunteers ready to distribute food to the homeless on the Cahaya Suria route

Volunteer checking the streets to ensure homeless clients receive food

A volunteer patrols the streets to ensure homeless clients receive food

Volunteer unpacks boxes of homemade food

A volunteer unpacks boxes of homemade food

Volunteer diligently ensuring that everyone receives their share of food

A volunteer diligently ensuring that everyone receives their share of food

The day after the event, the KSDS team and volunteer parents of KSDS students did not lax in the prevailing mood of benevolence. Together with KSK, the team delivered donated merchandise to homes in need. The team wanted to carry out Rinpoche’s mission of kindness and generosity towards the homeless and less fortunate. The donated merchandise included close to 100 5kg bags of rice, a few hundred packets of yellow dried noodles, cartons of vegetarian cup noodles, bread, cartons of mooncakes, cartons of soya bean milk, mineral water, biscuits, coffee and toys. The recipients of this distribution were:

  • Tong Shin Senior Citizen Care Centre in Kuala Lumpur that houses around 60 senior citizens including those with critical illnesses. Some of these old people have been abandoned by their families because they were unable to pay the hospital bills. They came to live in Tong Shin Senior Citizen Care Centre after the hospital contacted them to care for these abandoned old people.
  • House of Joy, a Christian centre in Puchong that is run by Lesley and the children. They have three homes in the Klang Valley area and one near Karak. In total, the four homes care for over 80 children and more than 20 senior citizens, including disabled folk.
A full load of goodies ready to be distributed to people in need

A full load of goodies ready to be distributed to people in need

A wonderful collaboration between KSDS and KSK

A wonderful collaboration between KSDS and KSK

Getting ready to unload these goodies for people in need

Getting ready to unload these goodies for people in need

  • Pertubuhan Ibu Tunggak Semarak Kasih Selangor in Klang that has over 30 children in its care. The children housed here are from single parents who needed a place to care for the children while they work to earn a living, without having to worry about their children’s safety.
  • Rumah Shalom in Puchong, run by Christian Pastor Arun who cares for a total of 40 orphans.
A group picture after distribution is done at Tong Shin Senior Citizens Car

A group picture after distribution is done at Tong Shin Senior Citizens Care Centre

Volunteers help unload the food from the truck

Volunteers help unload the food from the truck

The core team and the house assistant before leaving Pertubuhan Ibu Tunggak Semarak Kasih Selangor in Klang

The core team and the house assistant at Pertubuhan Ibu Tunggak Semarak Kasih Selangor in Klang

Everyone happily working under hot sun for charity

Everyone happily working under the hot sun for charity

A happy group photo after food distribution at Rumah Shalom

A happy group photo after food distribution at Rumah Shalom

Happy faces after the team distributed food at House of Joy

Happy faces after the team distributed food at House of Joy

 

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Special Thanks

The team worked very hard to make the Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar and food distribution a success. Some of them took a leave of absence from work to plan and execute this event and were fortunate to be supported by understanding colleagues at work. The team is very grateful and appreciative of each and every contribution from benevolent members of society.

The organising committee would like to give special thanks to all sponsors who took the time and effort to be part of this event. Heartfelt gratitude goes to:

  • Absolute Thai
  • Bailamos Dance Team
  • Hankidz Kids Leadership Coaching
  • Hong Fresh Noodles Specialist Sdn. Bhd.
  • Kechara Oasis
  • Peekaboo Creative Academy
  • Pulpa’s Malaysia Tropical Fruits
  • Ric Sushi
  • SK Kitchen
  • Syarikat Perniagaan Tai Tong
  • YHL Goup
  • Yu Ai Food Industries Sdn. Bhd.
  • Ms Heidi Chia
  • Mr Philip Loo
  • Ms Teoh Yoke Peng
  • Mr Thoo Chee Yoon

The team would also like to extend their sincere appreciation to generous donors who contributed directly to facilitate the setup and launching of the Lantern Festival Charity Bazaar. They are:

1. Mr & Mrs Too 2. U R My Pet House Sdn. Bhd. 3. Frankie Poon
4. Lee Lin Mun 5. Yong Mei Lan, Loh Kwai Chee, Chak Lee Huey, Tee Shin Shin, H’ng Lee Cheng 6. Lee Ser Wor
7. Zoe Lee 8. Grace Lai 9. Tan Li Chin
10. Wong Soo Moy 11. Lew Pui San 12. Angel Chong
13. Dorothy 14. Owen Chen 15. Elaine
16. Grace Tan 17. Lim Boon Seang 18. Lin Yok Kong
19. Amelia Ong 20. Julie Cheng 21. Anonymous
22. Chan Lee Quen 23. Sia Chiu Duan 24. Jean How
25. Michelle Lee 26. Anonymous 27. Tan Ray Liam

Not forgetting Kechara Soup Kitchen, Kechara Paradise and Kechara Blooms for participating in the event. Lastly, the team is grateful to have Kechara House’s continuous support in making arrangements to allow for the event to take place smoothly. Most of the all, the team would like to thank Rinpoche for instilling in all Kecharians a precious sense of duty to care for the less fortunate and to practise Dharma through our actions transcending race, creed and religion.

Volunteers behind the scenes

Volunteers behind the scenes

Happy family gathered at the bazaar and had a good time

Happy family had a good time at the bazaar

Children from Yayasan Sunbeam Home enjoying their food

Children from Yayasan Sunbeam Home enjoying their food

Hankidz balloons are one of the popular items at the bazaar

Hankidz balloons were one of the popular items at the bazaar

 

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Addendum

Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia, founded by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, believes in the importance of unity and harmony, and therefore continuously strives to give back to society in various forms and ways. Stay tuned for more exciting events from Kechara, or visit us at:

Kechara House
No. 7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
SunwayMas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia

Tel: +603 7803 3908
Fax: +603 7803 3108
Email: care@kechara.com

Opening Hours
Monday – Wednesday: 1pm – 10pm
Thursday & Friday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9am to 1pm

Kechara Forest Retreat
Lot 3189, Jalan Chamang
Bentong, Pahang.
Read more about KFR here.

A guest amused by one of the performances

A guest amused by one of the performances

KSDS parents and children attending in support of the event

KSDS parents and children attending in support of the event

Happy balloon, happy boy

Happy balloon, happy boy

KSDS teacher with her student

KSDS teacher with her student

KSDS teachers demonstrated teamwork

KSDS teachers demonstrated teamwork

Dedicated, caring and loving KSDS teachers

Dedicated, caring and loving KSDS teachers

Core team members Grace Tan and Asyley Chia with the MCs of the night

Core team members Grace Tan and Asyley Chia with the emcees of the night

A big and happy group photo

A big and happy group photo

 

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you to Pastor Adeline and all volunteers, organisations who could turn a cultural event to an event that focused on services and giving. Looking forward to more events from Kechara that are centered around being more conscious to the needs of the community.

  2. Pastor Antoinette on Nov 12, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Wow! This is a beautiful event with so many people coming together to bring happiness to those less fortunate. The many pictures tell how much fun everyone had. Many kind people have invested their time and resources for something meaningful. I rejoice very much for everyone.

    Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor Adeline, KSDS teachers and the many volunteers and sponsors for making this possible.

  3. Edwin Tan on Nov 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you Pastor Adeline for the wonderful write up of the happenings on Mid Autumn night.

    Tremendous great efforts by the teachers of KSDS and all the volunteers to make the event a successful one.

    It is always in these times of great meanings that we should be thinking of giving back to society. Usually when everyone is happily celebrating, there are many who are forgotten.. I am really happy to see how great people from Kechara give back to community by planning such a special event.

    All the food, fun, activities, and even give aways at the end of it for KSK runs.

    Truly momentous night for those who attended… thank you!

  4. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 9, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    In the Muhhibah style celebration of the Lantern Festival at Kechara House, tradition opens up to the lovely spirit of giving. On this occasion, the Mooncake and Lantern Festival, which had always been a cultural tradition of family reunions, was transformed into a charity bazaar, and the less fortunate were invited to share in the joy and excitement of the event. Children from the Yayasan Sunbeam Home were invited to participate in the evening’s fun performances as well as carry the lanterns around later that evening. The evening’s main attraction was the pure bliss of the food paradise of a bazaar, with hot delicious vegetarian food served by many stalls!

    On the same night , food from the bazaar was taken to be distributed to the homeless on Kechara Soup Kitchen’s food distribution round of Cahaya Suria. The next day, with the help of Kechara Soup Kitchen, the Kechara Sunday Dharma School teachers and volunteers went on a round of distribution of food supplies to various Homes for the disadvantaged.

    Kudos to Pastor Adeline and the teachers of the Kechara Sunday Dharma School (for kids) for their hard work, team spirit and initiative, planning so far ahead of time, to ensure the success of the Lantern Festival Charity bazaar.

  5. Joy Kam on Nov 9, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Beautiful to see Malaysians from all walks of life, young and old coming together in harmony to enjoy an ancient Chinese celebration. But what’s most important and wonderful is the how the team got together and made this a positive festival of giving back to the community!

    It goes to show that when we work together in harmony for a common goal, anything is possible. What more when the motivation is set right to bring happiness to others, it can only result into happiness in return. I see many exhausted looking faces but in the end satisfied, fulfilled and happy – a kind of happiness that reinforces positive energy of a caring compassionate conscientious attitude. And this positive light can be passed on to others, to a community, and then passed on to expand in a society, and then a whole nation and eventually the whole world. This is my visualisation of how kindness and compassion can expand. I am sure this is possible but it definitely has to start somewhere first, from a simple act, a simple gesture, a simple event… like this colourful lantern festival.

    So bravo and truly rejoice to the team and all those who made this a truly beautiful and meaningful Lantern or Mid-Autumn Festival!

  6. TekLee on Nov 9, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Thank you Rinpoche or sharing this article. Rejoice to the main organizers who get the whole event running smoothly. Rejoice to all the teachers of KSDS who make the whole event happened! This is indeed a very meaningful event. Despite moon cake festival is a Chinese traditional festival, the most memorable one is the smile on those children’s face. It’s so heart warming. Other than arranging the children from the orphanage to join the event, we could actually sponsor the coupons for the children to buy food in the event. The event even brought forward to the next day where Pastor Adeline, Justin and the parents deliver the food to the orphanage and some homes. This event had doubled the meaning and double the joy. Chinese festival is usually celebrate with family. But for those unfortunate one, we celebrate with them to make them feel warm and happy. To celebrate festival is indeed important, but to bring happiness to the unfortunate one, to put a smile on their face in this special festival, is indeed priceless. The feeling we got is indescribable. Thank you again Rinpoche for the article and most importantly, the festival 🙂 _/\_

  7. Uncle Eddie on Nov 8, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    A very hearty congratulations to the Organising Committee of KSDS, volunteers, guests and helpers of all young and old for such a successful, happy and well-organised Lantern Festival of 2016 held at Kechara House. It was said to be indeed a very well enjoyable occassion for both children and aldults, which was supported by many walk-ins too, who have showed a good compassionate cause for the great buys of so many interesting products for charity. It was said to be a truly fun-filled charity of activities for one and all, who participated! This is indeed great team-work well done!

  8. shelly tai on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Rejoice for all the volunteers and KSDS teacher who involved in this meaning event keep up the good work continue to host more event to the public in order to create awareness about Kechara .

  9. Echeah on Nov 8, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Kudos to the KSDS and volunteers for a job well done. It’s wonderful to see kids with happy faces.

    Lantern festival is very cultural. It’s not celebrated in a big way by families these days but usually observed just for the kids’ enjoyment. I remember that as kids, we looked forward every year to go to Petaling Street to choose our brand new lanterns made of colourful cellophane. We would light the candles after dinner and walk around the huge hospital compound in the dark, at the same time being very scared of our surroundings, as you know, the nurses tell you all kinds of stories about hospitals and night time. We used to live in the hospital as my mother was the Matron of the hospital. Those were the happiest times of my life and I recall them so vividly in my mind.

    I look back in time past with a kind of sadness. Nothing will bring them back, loved ones, youth, happy times, people, old house, garden, familiar faces faded into the distance. Nothing lasts.

  10. Justin Cheah on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:39 am

    This is a great event to be honest. Many were involved to do hold this event successfully. What i love the most is when they also cared for the less fortunates and homeless by extending the donated items to all who needed it. Great team work and effort! Kudos to all involved!

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  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jan 21. 2018 10:21 PM
    Animals definitely have feeling and can feel pain just like human. But because human’s consumption is so high many chicken do not have long life and has to endure so much suffering and to be killed. Human should stop eating meat to stop the further killing on animals.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/chickens-are-capable-of-feeling-empathy-scientists-believe.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jan 21. 2018 12:13 PM
    It is very interesting that the haunting at The New Inn is quite serious that people who were present at the moment witnessed paranormal sights. Unseen beings are part of almost every culture known on earth, being more feared in some than others. Therefore, it is amazing to see that people in the UK are not that fearsome of the unseen, as most of the people in the eastern culture don’t view the unseen beings as amusing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ghosts-in-the-pub.html#comment-771016
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jan 21. 2018 11:54 AM
    Thank you for this wonderful sharing of vegetarian steamboat. Coupled with spicy soup or herbal soup and be enhanced by the varieties of sauces, steamboat is a mouthwatering experience and a favourite meal choice to many food connoisseurs.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/what-is-a-steamboat.html#comment-771018
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jan 21. 2018 11:34 AM
    The burning times showed a single-minded and uncompromising campaign against a group of people labelled as witches, who are classified as having unacceptable views or behaviour, possess the ability of witchcraft. The “witches” or anyone found or believed to be witches will be subjected to unfair or malicious persecution. It is proof that humans are truly capable of such injustice and blasphemous judgement, playing God all the time.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-burning-times.html#comment-770973
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Jan 21. 2018 11:09 AM
    Master Xuyun’s life story is inspiring for he dedicate his whole life for Dharma, through “preaching the Dharma and Buddhist code of conduct, restoring monasteries and temples and holy sites, he had successfully revitalised the Chinese Buddhist teachings, especially the Chan teachings.” Thank you for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/empty-cloud.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 21. 2018 10:45 AM
    Steamboat or hot pot is a Chinese soup containing a variety of Asian foodstuffs and ingredients of mixed vegetables which we could choose . While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Hot pot is my favourite as it’s a healthy cooking of mixed vegetables of our choice , and a varieties of other food stuffs like deep fried bean curd skin or fu chok, fresh mushrooms and so forth depending whether one is a vegetarian or non vegetarian. There are plenty of soup choices which we can choose and will make every steamboat meal different that suits one tastes. Having hot pot with family and friends is a good way to foster relationship

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/what-is-a-steamboat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 21. 2018 10:44 AM
    Lin Dai was a well-known Mandarin star actress of the Shaw Brothers Studio who was one of my favourites many years ago .She has acted more than 40 movies. I do enjoyed watching her movies that was only black and white those days . Amazing she could play a heroine role in classical Chinese beauty and the modern career woman. The film Shaw Brothers world lost a talented actress when Lin Dai committed suicide in 1964. Lin Dai won a number of awards been the Best Actress at the Asia Pacific Film Festival.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/superstar-linda-lin-dai.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 21. 2018 10:43 AM
    Cultures all around the world believe in spirits that survive death to live in another realm. Ghosts are among the most widely believed of paranormal phenomenon. I do believe they do exist . Paranormal investigators has provided scientific proof that ghosts really exist in a number of cases. Interesting…….they has collected a great deal of evidence over the past decade. Through recorded CCTV as well as the eye witness accounts which are very convincing to be true.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the interesting videos.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ghosts-in-the-pub.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 04:16 PM


    It is indeed rare to see fish giving so much reaction and connect to human. I have the opportunity to visit the pond in Kechara Forest Retreat late last year and there were many Koi fishes . I understand that some of the fishes were rescued from fish store. The fishes swam freely and rejoice that they are always able to circumabulate Dream Manjushri statue in the middle of the pond. Thank you Rinpoche for showing us that we must always be kind and care for animals not only in this life but also for their future life.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dorje.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 04:04 PM
    It is an interesting article about Jesus being a vegetarian and so many evidence to support this findings. No matter what religion we are, if we want to promote love, care, compassion and equality, we should support vegetarianism. How can eating meat promote all the good values mentioned since we are already discriminating animals who are to serve human. And needless to say all killings create pains and suffering to all beings. Hope more people realise that vegetarianism is the best method to practise compassion and love.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-vegetarian-jesus.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 03:39 PM
    How generous and compassion of this lady. No matter how little we have we can still share. Thank you Wendy for sharing this picture and it reminds me to give and love all beings.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/amazing-giving.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 12:40 PM
    Religion is the results of our practise. We choose a religion due to the blessings that led us on to the right path. The path is filled with Dharma that we apply in order for a complete turnabout of our attitude and the way we see things to happen. This would mean whatever that irks us, will no longer have an effect on us. The beauty of applying the Dharma and treating the Dharma as personal advice for us, help us to clear the irk worms that have been bred out of control before we meet the Dharma. These worms are vicious, vindictive, harmful, envious, arrogant, greedy, furious, ignorant, doubtful, and etc. that are bred by the negative thoughts, experiences and perceptions we had for as long as we live. The mind is so used to them to the point to believe that the (our) reality is pure negative.

    When we come to the Dharma, having given the knowledge and guidance by our compassionate and kind Guru who finds ways to help us with our transformation, to constantly give love and care while exposing our irk worms skilfully and creatively, we should be grateful and appreciative the kindness by transforming our mind. We might not like the methods the Guru use, but we can be assured that the motivation behind is of the purest and highest for our ultimate enlightenment. The Guru’s ‘job’ is to help us to liberate us from ourselves – the self that never existed but overwhelmingly coated with irk worms.

    When we have the blessings to meet the Dharma that is skillfully presented to us by our Guru, the moment we step into the Guru’s mandala, he or she is already paving the path for irk worms’ exposition in order for us to heal from our delusional mind. It is, therefore, our matter to deal with when we are irked. Instead of spending all energies into defending and justifying, we internalized the Dharma and cooperate with our Guru to cleanse the irk worms from our mind permanently.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/do-i-irk-you.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 11:14 AM
    Unbelievable facts ……..which I did not know till I read this post except every time you sneeze your heart stops a second and all babies are colour-blind when they are born. I read it from medical journal. Many of those facts are new and first time learning…..to name a few….. the lighter was invented before the match, in space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and hummingbirds are the only creatures that can fly backwards. Sound unbelievable and amazing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/20-unbelievable-general-facts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 11:12 AM
    Interesting…….any thing related to unseen being stories , historical sites and discoveries I always enjoyed reading and to know. Came across this post and I do enjoyed reading. The sea can be a haunted place, too. There have been dozens of ghost ships spotted floating around the sea could not imagined that. Vessel with no living crew aboard with things intact, and it may be a ghostly vessel and scary. Stories about ghost ships, vanishing into thin air or mysterious vessels found sailing the oceans with no one aboard.
    The mystery of the Arctic ghost ship Baychimo which abandoned 1914 cargo vessel and drifted for decades found after about 40 years ….really buffed me. All these mysterious ships are fantasized and fearsome . Some of these haunted ships continue to provoke speculation and fearful anticipation even till now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting post.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-ghost-ships.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 20. 2018 11:07 AM
    Wow ……beautiful poem by Maching Labdron.
    She was believed to be an Mind Stream emanation (tulku) of Yeshe Tsogyal, as well as “an emanation of the ‘Great Mother of Wisdom. She was well thought of as a Tibetan tantric Buddhist practitioner, teacher and yogini. Machig had been an Indian yogi in her previous life. Very inspiring and beautiful filled with wisdom, worthy words to remind us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/wisdom-from-an-old-lady.html

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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
2 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 )
2 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 )
2 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
3 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
“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.
3 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
3 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.
3 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.
3 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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
3 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
3 months ago
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
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KSDS teenager student Robey Lim presenting “Death Meditation” to her dharma classmates. By Grace Tan, KSDS
KSDS student Hubert writing “Auspicious” in Chinese calligraphy. By Grace Tan, KSDS
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KSDS student Hubert writing “Auspicious” in Chinese calligraphy. By Grace Tan, KSDS
KSDS students completing their CNY art by including the calligraphy on it. By Grace Tan, KSDS
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KSDS students completing their CNY art by including the calligraphy on it. By Grace Tan, KSDS
Glian Sim offered candle lights and incense to the Three Jewels prior to our Dharma activity in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
19 hours ago
Glian Sim offered candle lights and incense to the Three Jewels prior to our Dharma activity in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed a session of Praise to the 21 Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed a session of Praise to the 21 Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Boy, the cockatoo who loves toys. This is the playground we hang toys for him to play and bite, to keep him busy and happy. Parrots are in intelligent animals. Boy likes to try everything out and we make it fun for him in our aviary. retreat.kechara.com/aviary (Jace Chong) shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 days ago
Boy, the cockatoo who loves toys. This is the playground we hang toys for him to play and bite, to keep him busy and happy. Parrots are in intelligent animals. Boy likes to try everything out and we make it fun for him in our aviary. retreat.kechara.com/aviary (Jace Chong) shared by Pastor Antoinette
Start the Year of the Dog with an Abundance of Blessings and Good Energy!
2 days ago
Start the Year of the Dog with an Abundance of Blessings and Good Energy!
Parents and students group discussion on bully. Interesting to hear the opinion from various party. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Parents and students group discussion on bully. Interesting to hear the opinion from various party. Lin Mun KSDS
Group prayers before the start of Sunday class. It’s important set the right motivation. Lin Mun KSDS
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Group prayers before the start of Sunday class. It’s important set the right motivation. Lin Mun KSDS
Robey & Wen Yue errr preparing the emcee script for Graduation/ Halloween 2017 event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Robey & Wen Yue errr preparing the emcee script for Graduation/ Halloween 2017 event. Lin Mun KSDS
Kar leng and Kwai Yee is preparing the materials for art & calligraphy session for the children. So excited with the activities during Sunday dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kar leng and Kwai Yee is preparing the materials for art & calligraphy session for the children. So excited with the activities during Sunday dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Look we did this together. The elder student will write the calligraphy on it later. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Look we did this together. The elder student will write the calligraphy on it later. Lin Mun KSDS
Klang visitors in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat and making a connection with Buddha and Protector Dorje Shugden, January 2018.
4 days ago
Klang visitors in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat and making a connection with Buddha and Protector Dorje Shugden, January 2018.
Thank you Klang visitors, for coming to visit Kechara Forest Retreat and make a connection with Dorje Shugden, January 2018. Picture while getting ready to pay homage to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's throne.
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Thank you Klang visitors, for coming to visit Kechara Forest Retreat and make a connection with Dorje Shugden, January 2018. Picture while getting ready to pay homage to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's throne.
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