Statues for our new Gompa!!!

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Dear Kechara House,

Look at these incredibly BEAUTIFUL representations of Englighenment coming to Kechara House soon! We are just awaiting the completion of the renovations on our New Gompa or prayer hall.


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This is the grand 10 ft Tsongkapa in Long Life form (Je Tse Zinma) that will be invited to our new Kechara Gompa under renovation now. It will be the centrepiece of our new Gompa or prayer hall.

Notice the man on the bottom left near Tsongkapa’s lotus…from that you can get a perspective of the size of Tsongkapa. (above)

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The artist is darkened as to respect his anonymity working on the 7 ft Setrap Statue for our new Kechara Gompa. Setrap is the Dharma Protector of Kechara House and has shown many incredible signs to the practitioners here hence many are very devoted to Setrap now. The people adopting Setrap is more and growing.


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The artist working on our sacred 7 ft Vajra Yogini statue for Kechara Gompa. Vajra Yogini will be the main higher tantra path Kecharians will engage in. Our whole organization is named after the divine Buddha Field of Vajra Yogini which is KECHARA.

In the centre of our Gompa will be Tsongkapa. To the left, Vajra Yogini and on the far right will be Setrap. The Lama, Yidam and dharma protector.

We are all very excited to invite these sacred images back being done by Kechara Discovery ( http://www.kechara.com/discovery/ ).

Tsem Rinpoche

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46 Responses to Statues for our new Gompa!!!

  1. Lily on Jun 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Wow! The statues are getting bigger as KH progress up another notch! Causes are created from Kechara Gompa to Menara Kechara to Kechara World Peace Centre!

  2. Ashlee Tam on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Really nice big statues for our new Gompa/ prayer hall. Rejoice! Rejoice!

  3. alvyn on Jun 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

    WOW!!! Very beautiful statues! Rejoice!

  4. Ethan Chu on Jun 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Really beautiful. Blessed.

  5. Sharon Saw on Jun 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Statues for our new Gompa!!!

    See the latest photos of the statues being designed for Kechara House on Rinpoche’s blog.Look at these BEAUTIFUL representations of Enlightenment coming to Kechara House soon! We are just awaiting the completion of the renovations on our New Gompa or p…

  6. Peter on Jun 21, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I still recall when a mutual friend told me about the Kechara outlet SS2 back in 2000 and visited it 2-3 times out of curiosity with another close friend and NOW…seeing it expanding in such phenomenal leaps and bounds!
    As the saying goes…’There’s no way but UP!’ (sideways too if that is permissible :-P )
    (My silent wish: May my karma allow me to be part of the Kechara family…svaha!

  7. Ivy on Jun 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    These are awesome! What beautiful work :)

  8. ng on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Everything grows in Kechara :)

  9. Shin Tan on Jun 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I hope they complete the statues FAST and send them at superspeed to Kechara !!!!

  10. Elaine Cheah on Jun 23, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Unfinished but so majestic already. Just by looking at them creates waves of benefits, what more to have them in our midst. Rinpoche, thank you for inspiring such beautiful representations of enlightenment for our beautiful home, Kechara.

  11. Jean Mei on Jul 4, 2010 at 4:02 am

    It’s nice to see these photos as I don’t think that a lot of people have ever seen a statue that has not already been painted on with their respective clothes and ornaments don on already. I don’t think that I have ever seen a statue in clay in real life, thinking about it. Seeing what it look likes without all the extra things on the statue I still find them very powerful to look at, especially Setrap. The sculpturer have a great skill(…slightly jealous :P ) and I’m grateful that he has chosen to do Buddha statues. Kechara has done a great job by sourcing him out as he seems to be doing a great job. These beautiful statues will benefit many – those who see and pray to them in Kechara House :) I pray that the sculpturer will be able to create enough merits to have a good rebirth.
    I just scrolled up to look at the photos again….MAN, that’s a lot of work! :P

  12. Paris on Jul 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    That’s right! And from Kechara’s side, Paul of Kechara Discovery (www.kechara.com/discovery) is single-handedly overseeing these statues. It’s not been easy – he has to travel almost every month to overseas to check on the progress and advise the artists on the iconography and details of each statue.
    This is an accumulation of many years of Paul working on countless statues (which are now in our outlets), pendants, and other Dharma items. Seeing these pictures is a reminder of just how much work, effort, time and love has to go into the making of all these statues, that will be of so much benefit to people, in pujas, retreats etc
    I like what you said about how most of us will never really know what goes into the making of a statue because we only usually see them when they’re up, shiny and beautiful on the altar. It’s really nice to see these photos of work in progress, and to see it all coming together.

  13. Joy Kam on Jul 5, 2010 at 3:59 am

    These life size statues are amazing and I just cannot wait for it to come to Kechara House!
    Liaison Paul Yap of Kechara Discovery http://www.kechara.com/b2b/ has worked tremendously hard in making sure these custom made statues are done correctly and it is a pain staking process. People don’t often see the back stage process of research, sourcing and looking for the right artist to do the job. Kudos to Paul and his team for making our dream come alive and for us all to be one step closer to achieving our new bigger, better Gompa to house and benefit more people.
    I especially love love love the Vajrayogini !!!
    If only we can all have a house big enough to have one at home!

  14. Wendyyyho on Jul 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    How exciting! The 10 ft Long Life Tsongkapa, 7 ft Vajrayogini and 7 ft Setrap statues will soon be invited to the new KH Gompa. All these images are being commissioned by our very own Kechara Discovery (http://www.kechara.com/discovery/), the Kechara arm responsible for commissioning holy images and organizing pilgrimage tours. Enlightened images is the physical representation of the path to enlightenment and in order for an enlightened image to have blessings, the iconography of the images must be in accordance to the scriptural text of the particular deity. Kechara Discovery ensures that enlightened images commissioned by them meet this criterion so that anyone who sees these images will be blessed and inspired to practice their spiritual path. Kudos to Paul and his team for doing a great job!

  15. David Lai on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:11 am

    How beneficial to have Lama Tsongkhapa coming to our Kechara House Gompa. Lama Tsongkhapa is particularly noted by High Lamas like Rinpoche to bestow peace, harmony as well as inner and outer growth of the organisation. On top of that, Lama Tsongkhapa is Manjushri and hence, he bestows the seven types of sacred wisdom upon students of Kechara House.
    In Tibet, Lama Tsongkhapa is particularly special and sensitive because he manifests a lot of miraculous signs to faithful students. Lama Tsongkhapa and Tara are the two Buddha statues that seemed to manifest the most miracles in Tibet. Hence, having a Lama Tsongkhapa has tremendous blessings for us and hopefully with our sincere practice and holding of commitments, may the image of Lama Tsongkhapa reveal many miraculous signs for new people.

  16. susan on Jul 6, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Rinpoche , thank you for posting these pictures. Many of us don’t see how much work goes on behind every major works. As in this case, so much preparations are done, how much work Liaison Paul Yap has to do to liaise with the artists, sculptures and statue maker before we even get to see these molds. Also, the hundreds of hours of teaching Rinpoche gave so that Paul can do his job well to ensure that the statues are made iconographically accurate as object of meditation and refuge. Rinpoche, thank you for imparting all these knowledge so we can benefit people in this region. I can imagine how beautiful these statues will be and awaits the day when they arrive into our new Gompa.

  17. Likheng on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:08 am

    At Kechara House, we are so fortunate to receive so much education about Dharma. Even the behind-the-scenes work of Buddha Image creation is shard so openly. To add to this, the accuracy of the mudras is something many of us take for granted.
    I remember when I first joined Kechara House, I received clear, comprehensive and passionate explanations about each mudra I saw at every Kechara Paradise outlet (retail outlets that sells all sorts of beautiful Dharma items) I visited. I was very impressed but it was not until later that I became extremely appreciative of the knowledge of the Kecharians plus their sincere willingness to share that knowledge. I realized this after I witness the condition of many other organizations that have limited knowledge about their Guru, Yidam and Dharma knowledge.
    This blessing stems from Tsem Rinpoche, a resident Lama in Kuala Lumpur, who is always with us and ready to share first hand information about Dharma openly and generously. Rinpoche continuously find methods to educate us sustainably about the Dharma to that Rinpoche’s efforts will liberate us…and not entrap us (by making us reliant on his teachings).
    One known method in which we can constantly obtain information about Dharma from Tsem Rinpoche is through this blog and all of Rinpoche’s other mediums of communication like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and website. As we always recognize a good deal when we see one, let’s all log on NOW and start communicating with our kind Guru and his team of entourage to suck up all the Dharma “goodies” we can!

  18. Yokefui on Jul 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Wow ! The 10 feet Tsongkhapa is not only awe inspiring but it will also bless the surrounding and people that have the good merits to see it.
    Through the kindness of our sponsors , KH has secured four shop lots at Sunwaymas Commercial Centre . However we need more funds for renovation, an Auction Dinner (http://www.kechara.com/peace-centre/news/double-fund-raising-extravaganza/) will be held on 18 July 2010 at the Grand Ballroom, Sunway Resort Hotel for this purpose.
    A portion of the funds raised will go to Kechara Soup Kitchen (http://www.kechara.com/soup-kitchen/).
    We promise it will be an evening of fine food and fun, don’t miss out on the chance to do double charities !

  19. ngeowchin on Jul 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Rinpoche’s blog is the expression of his constant care for our spiritual development and education. Showing us this 3 magnificient trinity of Lama Tsongkapa, Vajrayogini and protector Setrap statues as work in progress is an eye opener.
    I believe the clay figures here form the body for the mould later. For the full blessings of the Buddhas to emanate through the statues, the dimensions and iconography must be accurate and precise according to the depictions in scriptures or traditional thangka painting commissioned or drawn by holy masters.All statues commissioned by Rinpoche are precise and hence will bring tremendous blessings to all.
    Much thanks to Paul to oversee and get the right artist to complete this assignment.

  20. joey on Jul 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Amazing! All the statues are so lifelike and graceful! I cant wait for them to appear in Kechara House. Vajrayogini is so magnificent, graceful and awe inspiring that i almost wanted to take her hand so that she can take me to Kechara Pureland. And Lama Tsongkhapa looks so calm, peaceful and assuring that it brings peace to my heart. Setrap looks detailed and ferocious. It looks really good and the level of details look really really fine. It looks so different from all of the other statues that i have seen so far…these look more refined and detailed.
    I do wish that i could contribute at least a little to the sponsorship of the statues as the amount of merits will be huge! Every time someone prostrates to them, or gets inspired by their presence i get merits because it is because of my contribution it is there….hmm sounds like a plan…

  21. Ooi Pe on Jul 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Paul has spent many hours traversing the globe looking for trained artisans so that he can commission these beautiful statues for our new Gompa. His eye for detail ensures that the iconographies of these statues are correct as has been explained to him by Rinpoche. His job does not end there – he still needs to follow through on the progress and this means many more trips overseas to oversee the works-in-progress. These beautiful statues will benefit the many people who will walk through the doors of our Gompa.
    If you think these statues are huge, wait until you see the ones planned for KWPC – there are going to be awesome “skyscrapers”.

  22. Pasquale2k on Jul 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Wow, the 10ft Tsongkhapa, 7ft Lord Setrap and 7ft Vajrayogini Statue will be soon be seen in Kechara House New Gompa, I’m so excited now. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing these beautiful pictures here.
    Kechara Discovery (KD) has done a lot of good works, Liaison Paul work tirelessly to source out the super nice and also affordable statues around the world and make available for everyone to invite home in Malaysia. Besides that, KD has a wide range nice Buddha pendant that make available for everyone to purchased and wear it.
    I’m truly amazed of Paul works and commitment to Rinpoche. And KD has grown so much, from 1 person department, and now a bunch of hardworking people like Louise, Yvonne, Bee Yen, Andy and also never forgets our JB friend – Yen Ping. Kudos to KD and Paul.

  23. Sean on Jul 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Wow! The statues are amazingly big. I really can wait to see them and our new Gompa. The students of His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche have a lot to look out for as the Gompa might be done before the of the current year of 2010! I can’t wait to see the giant 10 feet statue of Lama Tsongkhapa.! Even the artist shows great respects for his great masterpieces of art because of respect towards Setrap Chen! I think it is quite cool to see a 7 feet Vajrayogini statue Our whole organization is named after the divine Buddha Field of Vajra Yogini which is KECHARA.

  24. Wasukamol on Jul 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Most of Kecharian have a Lama Tsongkhapa, Vajrayogini and Dharmapala Setrap statues on their altars at home in different size which they has been making offering, doing prayer daily.
    In Kechara house we have a 5th Lama tsonkhapa, 3ft Setrap and 5 ft Vajrayogini in Rinpoche ladrang which has been making offering constantly for the grow of Kechara organization. From the amount of merit that the whole kecharian have collected, hence the menifestation of the 10ft Tsongkhapa, 7ft Lord Setrap and 7ft Vajrayogini in our new gompa.
    Liaison Paul have work tirelessly in traveling back and forward to aboard to oversee and check the iconogaraphy and details of statues to make sure it correct and perfect.
    Wait till all statues compleated and invited to our new gompa, in that time everyone will be blessed even tho they just walk in to our new gompa..

  25. Peter on Jul 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    Big Statues, Big Gompa, Big Hearts, Big Sacrifices, Big Causes, Big Care, Big Hopes, Big Dreams, Big Aspirations, Big Kechara….
    BIG KWPC…
    And they say, ‘Size don’t matter’…uh huh…
    Dare to dream the Kechara Dream…
    Wonderful indeed when the new Gompa opens…
    A field of merit and blessing for all who encounter Kechara
    A haven of hope for the homeless and oppressed
    A shelter of love and care for animals
    A place of solace for the troubled of hearts
    An opportunity for creating the right and Dharmic causes
    A Pure Land, Kechara on Earth
    The Gift of Dharma excels all other gifts…Sadhu!

  26. May Ong on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:48 am

    The bigger the statue the more merit you collect. That is the reason why we need huge statues to grace the land they are on. It is said that gazing upon a holy statue of a Buddha will plant dharma seeds in the minds to be opened in the future. Making prostrations to huge statues can increase the collection of merits for healthier and stronger body. Many holy objects like mantra, protector string, wealth vase, photos and personal objects can be used to fill inside these statues.
    A Chinese monk named Hai Tong initiated a project to carve a Maitreya Buddha statue overlooking three rivers to protect the simple people living near these waters from long-sufferings.

  27. Shirley Tan on Jul 9, 2010 at 6:58 am

    I am just waiting with so much anticipation and excitement. A 5 feet Vajrayogini!!! OMG, that is like a dream come true! A 10 feet Tsongkhapa! 7 feet Setrap too! I am already feeling the great bliss!
    A few nights ago I had the priviledge to be invited to the Ladrang for dinner and to view the plans of the new Gompa. Datuk May, our Kechara House’s President, took the time to explain the plans to us with JP Thong, the Head of Tsem Ladrang.
    I was just blown away by the details and care they have put into designing this new Gompa. I dare say that Kechara is the first Buddhist organization of its kind. We are certainly doing things very differently in order to benefit as many people as possible.
    No one will be able to miss the new Gompa when it is completed. It will definitely shine into all the ten directions. I can’t wait!

  28. Judy on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:36 am

    The pictures are good to show us ‘behind the scene’ making of the statues. I am not sure if anyone would be as curious as me wanting to know what materials made up the statues, the processes they go through and the length of time required to finish each statue. Then we will be able to appreciate the labor of love by these people putting these together.
    Can’t wait to see the statues in our new Gompa – it has to be magnificient! The general Malaysian public liked to admire statues, and seek blessings from them, as such, our new Gompa will attract more people from this region to find out for themselves more about our lineage and Buddhism.

  29. henry ooi on Jul 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    As I write this, renovation work is being carried out at Kechara new gompa premises. The present gompa at KH1 is getting overcrowded each time there is a dharma activity hence the need to have a new gompa to sit some 700 odd people.
    These three majestic images of Long Life Form Lama Tsongkhapa, Vajrayogini and Dharmapala Setrap will be invited, when ready, with grandeur and splendor. Look out for the opening date.
    As what Yokefui wrote, our first fund raising Dinner and Auction in aid of Kechara is just around the corner. If you have not purchased your ticket to this fun and entertaining event, please call Ms Cheri at telephone number 03 78800189. Book early for a better seat!
    The event will start at 5PM with all depts. of Kechara having booths at Sunway Ballroom foyer. The first 200 diners who are not Kechara members will receive a bag of goodies.
    You may view those items up for silent and open bidding including the offering by Rinpoche of a 4’ Lama Tsongkhapa + 3’ Lord Dzambala + a rare and old Tara thangka; a 12” White Tara bedecked in jewelry + a Wealth Vase beautifully decorated with crystals and many more.

  30. Irene Lim on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    How awesome and inspirational these 3 images of Je Tsongkhapa, Vajrayogini and Setrap are!!! They are more than life sizes – so magnificient. I cannot wait for these images to be in our new Gompa at Kechara House. They will bring tremendous blessing to whoever see them, pray, do offering, or recite their mantra. They will bring wisdom, peace, harmony and stability to the area and country. There will be increase in spiritual growth as well as material growth.
    Rinpoche is extremely careful in the detail of the iconography when constructing these enlightened images. Iconography must be accurate and precise according to the scriptures as these images will create faith and bring tremendous amount of blessing.

  31. ng.yew seng on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how beautiful the statues in Kechara House are. From the statues in Kechara House prayer hall to the Kechara Paradise outlets, they are mesmerizingly beautiful and ichnographically correct. So much so , that I could not resist to invite a Shakyamuni Buddha statue to start off my own alter and my practice. Little did I know the amount of work the Kehara Discovery department has to do to bring in the Buddha statues. Not forgetting to mention the amazing pendants and the various dharma items which continues bring blessings to anyone who owns them. Thank you KD !

  32. fang on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing the photos on the process and progress of the Lama Tsongkhapa , Vajrayogini and Setrap statues, Rinpoche! They are amazingly gorgeous… I especially love looking at the facial expression of Lama Tsongkhapa in the photo. He seems so very peaceful, approachable and strangely ‘parental’. It shouldn’t be too long now till the statues arrive for the opening of the new Gompa in Sunwaymas. My room in KMP being immediately behind one of the shop lots which is to be part of the new Gompa, I cannot help peeping in through the windows occasionally to see how things are going over there. Counting down the days till the arrival or the three majestic statues!
    ps – thanks Paul for doing such a wonderful job over-looking the making of the statues!

  33. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Kechara House is gearing up for expansion and due to the many new people who have started joining Kechara the current Gompa cannot cater for so many people coming for talks or pujas simultaneously. The pictures here show the statues that are being made for our new gompa. The new ‘Je Tse Zinma’ is so beautiful and it is the long life form of Lama Tsongkhapa. As humans we have two major obstacles that can stop us from practicing the holy dharma 1) shortness of life 2) ignorance
    If we have a short life there wouldn’t be much time for us to practice the dharma and we cannot reach to any kind of spiritual maturity. From the deepest ignorance we can develop wrong views about the Dharma and not want to practice them at all, this is another hindrance to receiving the dharma, hence no matter how eloquent the speaker or high the teacher is if we hold on to our wrong views there will be no way the teacher or lama can get through to the listener.
    Je Tse Zinma counters both of this obstacles by bestowing long life through doing the practice and since the main aspect of Lama Tsongkhapa is wisdom, the practice will help us gain the wisdom to overcome our ignorance.

  34. ckliew-kc on Jul 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    10 ft Long Life Tsongkapa, 7 ft Vajrayogini and 7 ft Setrap statues will be in the new gompa very very soon. Everyone that visit the Kechara new Gompa will be able to see this big magnificent statues and be blessed. I think the bigger the statues the better because ordinary people with no empowerment rely upon Budhhas statues to seek comfort. Thats how most people get involve in practising Dharma. Buddha statues represent the energy and road map to enlightenment , simply seeing it will plant the seeds in to our mind for eons to come to prepare our close mind to achieve DHARMIC BLISS.
    I heard the stories goes that the master craftman of this statues reside in a very secluded area and for Paul to get there is not easy at all. It takes him lots of hardwork and sweat and patience to get the statues completed. To create a iconography correct statues is never an easy task and it take a very long time. But in the end once these 3 statues are place in Kechara new gompa every hardwork done by Kechara liaisons and Paul especially will be absolutely delighted.
    When that day arrives i think even the Buddhas , Boddhisattvas , Yidams and all other enlightened beings will be pleased !

  35. Justin Ripley on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    They are just amazing, they will be soo powerful when they are invited back home to Kechara’s gompa in renovation. Statues have a habit of growing when our motivation is correct, Rinpoche has said this before in the past.
    The pictures posted just now are a reflection of this fact of life. Rinpoche has also said before that having a Tsongkhapa statue in your house / environment you will never go hungry, there will be peace and calm. I can feel it with this new Tsongkhapa for our gompa, Paul has done a great job yet again. It will be a most memorable day when Tsongkhapa is enthroned in the larger KH. I don’t know but I am happy for us all right now that we are moving towards our shared vision for kechara world peace center.

  36. Justin Cheah on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Its incredible that only a few years back when i first joined Kechara, we just had KH2 opening across the streets, and then other departments got their own buildings and now Kechara House is expanding again. This time to a new Gompa to accomodate more and more growing members! With new BIG BIG statues to attract even more!
    Kudos to Paul for his hardwork and he again impressed me with this time with him single handedly overseeing the workings of these statues. I can assure everyone here this is not an easy job and given that all the hand mudras and shape have to be very precise. I can’t wait for the statues to reach into our Gompa!

  37. chia on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Just look at the molding of the statue sculpture at the picture itself. You can see how amazing this statue will look like. I like all 3 statues, 10ft Tsongkhapa statue, 7 ft Vajrayogini and 7 ft protector Setrap statue. I can’t wait all 3 statues ready when new gompa is up. Liaisons Paul has work hard and put so many effects to make his trip again and again to the factory to correcting the mold, make sure statue to look prefect. Paul had committed himself to make Kechara discovery grow so much. Kechara Discovery also produce beautiful Buddha pendent for people to wear. All the pendants are available at the outlet. You can find more information on (http://www.kechara.com/discovery/ ).

  38. Allan Lee 李栢荣 on Jul 10, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    When Paul, Liaison and Head of Kechara Discovery shows me the pictures of the giant Vajrayogini’s making in progress, I was asking him, “How tall is that Paul?” He just replied smiling 7 feet. My eyes went popping and right away I knew it was for our new Gompa. Then he continued with pictures of Lama Tsongkhapa and Setrap and I do believed I didn’t blink at all. I was intrigued with the craftsmanship of the statues. It is so well defined and so full of details. Paul had done a great job getting this job supervised and he had been so busy with so many works, yet is in China for a week to make sure that everything is going smoothly.
    After seeing the pictures, I am even more excited to wait for the actual result once the statues and shipped in for our awaiting Gompa.
    Also, here a big salute to Paul for making sure we will get the best result for the statues. Thank you Paul :)

  39. Mimi Chua on Jul 22, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you for reblogging. The new layout of the blog makes the search so much easier. Like many other similar commentary, I strongly believe the Penang study group is looking forward to the new Gompa.

  40. Jeff Yeap on Aug 23, 2010 at 1:35 am

    What a marvellous progress Kechara House has achieved to date. Am very thankful to be introduce to this great organization while I’s in KL 4 years ago and that has make a great influence in my life that makes me a better person and understand the true meaning of beautiful life. With great blessing from Lord Setrap Chen, i look forward to sharing with all our friends in need out there the secrets of KECHARA!
    Looking forward to the opening of the new Gompa, cheers!

  41. Patsy on Aug 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Our new gompa will have a 10 ft Long Life Tsongkapa, 7 ft Vajrayogini and 7 ft Setrap statues! How fortunate for those who visit Kechara new Gompa to be able to see this big magnificent statues and be blessed. Paul of Kechara Discovery has worked so hard to ensure that the iconography of the statues are correct and the finishing results detailed and well defined.

    I just cant wait for the opening of Kechara new gompa!

  42. Anila on Sep 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Our new Gompa comprising of 4 sahoplots will be ready soon after renovation. Three main big statues will be the main object of reverence in our new Gompa. The biggest size statue will be a 10 feet Tsongkapa then will be a 7 feet Setrap and a 7 feet Vajrayogini. Our new Gompa when finished and decorated will be very different from other centres or temples. The reason for Tsongkapa to be in the centre is that he is our centre’s Idam. Setrap is Kechara House Protector and Kechara House is the abode of Vajrayogini. We have lots of supporters for Lord Setrap as a lot of people can testify how Setrap has help them solve their problems. It is a popular practice for people who come to Kechara House.

  43. Uncle Eddie on Oct 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    As had been said in some of our Dharma teachings, “The most powerful merit one can accumulate,and accumulate easily, is in relations to Holy objects of the Buddha. By making statues of a Buddha, one accumulates infinite inconceivable merits that immediately becomes a cause of Enlightenment. Every merit accumulated by making statues and by making offerings to the statues immediately become the cause of Enlightenment”. Therefore the grand ten feet Tsongkhapa statue in long life form, and the 7 feet Setrap and Vajra Yogini statues for our new Kechara Gompa will be ” beautiful representations ” of enlightenment coming into our Kechara House very soon. Our whole Kechara House Organisation, together with all its followers, members and friends will be so greatly blessed. Making offerings to the statues will, it is said, receive equal benefits as if you are making offerings to the real devine being in accordance to our Lord Buddha’s golden words – “There is not one single difference between making offerings to me now and in the the future, with Devotion, makings offerings to my reflections the merit is equal and the result is equal”. HAPPY DAYS AHEAD FOR KECHARA ORGANISTION!

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  45. Mimi Chua on Nov 18, 2010 at 11:18 am

    This is how all the hard work in progress and finally it has arrived in the new Gompa and getting transformed for the new gompa opening on 27 Nov 2010.

  46. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 15, 2012 at 12:33 am

    It is a very special feeling to see these work-in-progress pictures. It is something like reading through old albums.

    Time passes us by quickly. We have always been in never-ending rush for something, from dawn to dusk. And usually, we do not do much for the development of our spiritual path.

    With the hardwork of all those involved in this project, I have the great merits to see these three buddhas in the Gompa. Without the guidance of Rinpoche and the perseverance of all those involved, the Gompa will not be possible, these three Buddha statues will not be possible.

    Thank you to Gompa committee for make all these so beautiful for the many of us.

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  • Pastor David Lai
    (Thursday, Apr 24. 2014 02:17 AM)
    Dear Dwayne Johnson, the pacifier and Vincent Tan,
    With all due respect to you guys, please respect Rinpoche’s blog and do not have unnecessary misunderstandings here. This comment section was setup to “share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you”. Please use it wisely to share your thoughts and opinions constructively and I would advice you guys to share your opinions about the posts that Rinpoche posted if you truly respect Rinpoche. If you obsessively post things on a particular religion or master, you are proselytising. If you post once in awhile to share something universal and moving, that’s alright. But to proselytize here, that’s not particularly respectful especially if its from a different faith from Rinpoche’s. Yes, Rinpoche do regular posts things on masters and practitioners from various faiths because he is broadminded and wishes to share the universality of spirituality. This should not be used as an excuse to proselytize on his blog. This is not hard and fast rules but mere etiquette of someone who respects one another’s faith and beliefs. Don’t you think? This is not meant to offend anyone but meant to clarify things.
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Thursday, Apr 24. 2014 01:09 AM)
    to both Vincent and the pacifier, even you yourself are confuse of what you are posting. “if this blog side just share only buddhism..whats the point that guru shared about Jesus Christ, Mother Theresa, posted pictured of Dalai Lama with Blessed Pope John Paul II and so on and so forth..the 84000 of syakmuni’s teaching do not include points that rinpoche shared on other religious figures and yet he shared from his perspective point of views which he believes would drawn many people to visit his blog and to create interest so as to benefits others..besides..he shared too other teachings on nick vujicic, the no arms and no legs charismatic evangelical pastor, and other dharma center master cheng yen.”- by Vincent. yes, you wrote that correctly, Rinpoche shares about the all this and also the other religion in a manner that allow everyone here to understand about other religions, but Rinpoche articles is all about facts and informative articles that allow all of us understand more about the others, but did you ever see Rinpoche posted any prayers or even praises to other religious community blog? you can say i am biased, but ask yourself the real reason you keep on posting praises in a Buddhist blog, and yet what is the point what you want to convey?
    What ever point i am referring here is that is you as a guest visiting the house of a person, shouldn’t you be respecting owner of the house, lets say if the owner is a Buddhist, shouldn’t you in a respective manner as acknowledge the customs of the owner? We do not mind if you share about facts on the similarity that Christian and Catholic has with Buddhism, but really from you sharing it leans towards one side. This blog is not meant a platform to convert people to either side of the religion, but more of knowledge and understanding. I can say if you have been following Rinpoche blog and read all the articles here, you should have understand what Rinpoche is conveying.
    [no sender]
  • the pacifier
    (Wednesday, Apr 23. 2014 11:27 AM)
    people are sharing useful wisdom to each and everyone of you and hence I did saw Vincent posted a Tibetan chant translated in English in taking the calls of becoming protectors of other sentient beings. are all of you [...] doing that? instead of throwing tantrums, all of you trying to escape the truth and make ways for wrath and anger and mishandle the comments in an unfair manner. guru himself, as all of you said is generous and giving and that’s why he allows other articles to come and drop by to make his blog interesting as once Paul said, Buddhist is the only religion that embrace other religious beliefs?
  • Anonymous
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 08:55 PM)
    Vincent, Rinpoche shares about other religions and other religious figures to create religious harmony. He is open, generous and giving. You are ‘sharing’ to create religious disparity and trying to convert. There is a huge difference. Go share on a Muslim site and see the reaction.
  • Tim
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 08:52 PM)
    Dear Vincent, please respect all the Buddhists here. Your religion is not superior to any other religion. Create your own blog and preach there please. Thanks.
  • vincent tan
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 02:41 PM)
    Wisdom that Works
    by Berni Dymet
    Prov. 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    I don’t think there’s one person on this planet that doesn’t want to have some more wisdom. I mean wisdom’s a good thing – right? So why aren’t we all a whole bunch wiser than we actually are?
    Answer: because wisdom involves sacrifice. The dictionary definition of wisdom is this: having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; and the soundness of an action or decision by applying this experience and knowledge, and good judgment.
    Boil that down and there are two parts to Wisdom. Knowing what to do – and then actually getting on and doing it.
    And therein lies the problem. We’re all happy to have a bit of a theory lesson – but when it gets to putting that wisdom into action – we discover that wisdom has a cost.
    According to King Solomon – the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. But then, many people don’t want to hear that. So here’s what happens – they keep on making the same mistakes, over and over and over again.
  • vincent tan
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 10:56 AM)
    Hi dwayne..is that your real name..i should say..well..its doesnt matter..sorrry to assume that you are a Christian..good to know that you are raised a buddhist and grown up as a buddhist.it must be worthwhile spiritual journey for you to go through.the theme called 1 sect 1 dharma center that emphasize on buddhist teachings ONLY i should say would defeat the purpose what rinpoche wanted to emphasize on his blog..this blog has been visited more than a million visitors and its open..its never restricted or block anyone to go in to share their views which includes the chatroom..all views and opinions are most welcome which the administration allows that and i believe rinpoche would love more opionionated views and other articles to be post here which everyone is free to share.if this blog side just share only buddhism..whats the point that guru shared about Jesus Christ, Mother Theresa, posted pictured of Dalai Lama with Blessed Pope John Paul II and so on and so forth..the 84000 of syakmuni’s teaching do not include points that rinpoche shared on other religious figures and yet he shared from his perspective point of views which he believes would drawn many people to visit his blog and to create interest so as to benefits others..besides..he shared too other teachings on nick vujicic, the no arms and no legs charismatic evangelical pastor, and other dharma center master cheng yen.eventhough he shared ghostly figures on ghouls and spirits-big foot and fairies etc.are these teachings based on ONLY buddhist teaching or just merely [...]?.so having said…did rinpoche of the blog basically shared only ONE and his OWN views and just purely based on the 84000 texts or just the lam rim texts? NO..he shared other world views to make his blog visitable and interesting..what do you think now..
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Tuesday, Apr 22. 2014 12:27 AM)
    Dear Vincent, thank you for your lengthy explanation on your journey from Buddhist and becoming a Catholic, with all due respect we are all happy that you found a religion that you find comfort in and suitable to you. And for your information, i was never an Atheist or even or Christian, i was brought up as a Buddhist from young, well assuming the person of such and such without proper investigation and even understanding of the background is very much not necessary. For your info, i respect all religions, and even the person from other faith, because all religion main purpose is to bring about change and teaches about right moral conduct and bring about peace to all. But from the point of view of what this blog was created in the first place, it is to bring Dharma to all people, and even utmost importance is for those who are seeking spirituality in Buddhism, is to be FOCUS to one, and not be distracted from the others. It is due to this reason, many of those who Centre hopping, from one centre to another, does not find the answer they are looking for, why? it is Because they receive too many different advice and information which shrouded their mind, it cause more confusion, and that is why they could not even progressed in their practice, and then blame and getting angry at.
    Tsem Rinpoche always promote 1 Lama, 1 Centre, and encourage those seeking spirituality in Buddhism to focus on one and go all the way, yet not losing the value of respecting other religion, which is what we see in Tsem Rinpoche. So my point is, it is not being selfish to just learn ONLY one religion, because when one FCOUS ONLY on one religion and study all the way, it provide faster and more concrete results then being half heartedly learning Buddhism, and then confusing their mind with another. if you Look even in all the Great Attain Master, i believe that you do since you went to many centre before, all of this Great Master focus on their own Sect and their Yidam.
    Not everyone mind is the same that is why Buddha Shakyamuni has 84,000 teaching that is the remedies to all 84,000 mind. As a religious practitioner, i think we should respect other religion, understanding the vision and goal of the centre, before posting things which can create confusion. what if there are people posting prayers in tibetan or in Pali in a Christian blog, what would the visitor think? do you think they will be confused, and the community in that blog will feel that their space is being disrespected. The praises that you posted are beautiful, i believe you can benefit more people if you post in forum Lowyat and other religious community blog.
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 09:57 PM)
    Continue from below, some even close themselves and left their previous paths because they are upset and no answer on their prayers..and they go on searching and searching until they found their own path of their choice in the name of protest..no one can control them as they cant accept the fact that they themselves protesting or angry on certain issues which made them close their heart, mind, soul and spirit to accept the fact all paths are meant to be peaceful, loving and caring..but some perceive in a wrong way and some even said that the scriptures or holy books regress instead of progressing without they themselves knowing or studying the books by their own..the translations went ugly more than benefit others..but who translated it? Humans? Or gurus? Or yourself? People tend to look at the ugly side of everything instead the positive and beautiful angles as we tend to be in this manner.we opt and tend to look at the dark side instead on the bright side..i dont mean to offend anyone but be more open instead of being selfish to ONLY learn one’s religion..
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 09:40 PM)
    Hi dwayne..hope you are doing fine and well.dont be disheartened.Your devotion to the triple jewel especially to guru amazed me..this blog absolutely its free for everyone to go in and to post their opinion and articles which definitely will benefit many so as to deepened understanding of one’s another religion.i believe that this very main aim of the blog is to create understanding of each other beliefs and religion and paths so as to reach harmony..all teachings and religion as well as paths coexist together and leads to the One True God. Besides, guru himself wrote articles about Jesus and embedded Mother Theresa’s pictures onto his blog..He has his motivation to do..no religion nor any paths own by a single organisation or a community as we have our own free will to embrace and practice them..same to you..i believe before you are buddhist.you might be an antheist or Christian but you chose to believe in buddhism. Me too..am a buddhist but chose to embrace catholicsm on my own free will and beliefs as well as encounters..all articles posted is to benefits all and no danger of that so as long as you are open..i am catholic by faith but i did join several at gompas as well as temples and moreover joined in in the spirit of goodwill to attend dharma classes, and quranic studies to deepened my understanding on each paths so as to enlightened myself to be more adaptable and respect others as human being and beings on the earth..to love each other as Christ commanded and taught.
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 03:24 PM)
    The Great Confirmer
    Revelation 3:14
    The word Amen solemnly confirms what went before, and Jesus is the great Confirmer; immutable forever is “the Amen” in all His promises . Sinner , I would comfort you with this reflection. Jesus Christ said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” 1 If you come to Him, He will say “Amen” in your soul; His promise shall be true to you . He said in the days of His flesh, “A bruised reed he will not break.” 2 Poor, broken, bruised heart, if you come to Him, He will say “Amen” to you, and it will be true in your soul as in hundreds of cases in years gone by.
    Christian , isn’t this very comforting to you also, that there is not a word that has come from the Savior’s lips that He has ever retracted? The words of Jesus will stand when heaven and earth pass away. If you get ahold of but half a promise, you will find it true. Watch out for those who ignore the promises and so miss much of the comfort of God’s Word.
    Jesus is Yes and Amen in all His offices . He was a Priest to pardon and cleanse once; He is Amen as Priest still. He was a King to rule and reign for His people and to defend them with His mighty arm; He is an Amen King, the same still. He was a Prophet of old, to foretell good things to come; His words remain trustworthy and true—He is an Amen Prophet. He is Amen as to the merit of His blood; He is Amen as to His righteousness. That sacred robe will remain most fair and glorious when nature shall decay. He is Amen in every single title that He bears; your Husband, never seeking a divorce; your Friend, sticking closer than a brother; your Shepherd, with you in death’s dark vale; your Help and your Deliverer; your Refuge and your Strong Tower; the Vessel of your strength, your confidence, your joy, your all in all, and your Yes and Amen in everything.
    1 Matthew 11:28 2 Matthew 12:20
    Family Bible reading plan
    verse 1 Ecclesiastes 6
    verse 2 2 Timothy 2
  • Oya
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 12:04 PM)
    For tsemtulku – i Offer my deepest regard and respect. i offer prostrations of body , speech and mind to my Gurus, Buddha , Dharma, and Sangha. In a world that changes on a dime, i offer up my preconceived ideas of what unconditional love really is and pray for insight into the four giving, that i will one day become enlightened and for the benefit of all my mothers throughout space and time. Thank you Rinpoche for what must be endless hours of caring for us all.
    Om Ah Hung, Om Ah Hung, Om Ah Hung
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 12:42 AM)
    why is the Admin of the blog not doing their job filtering the post in Rinpoche Blog??? are you all sleeping on your job, shouldn’t you be protecting the asset of the Guru?
    [no sender]
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Monday, Apr 21. 2014 12:39 AM)
    For vincent tan – please respect this page, this page belongs to H.E Tsem Rinpoche, although we welcome and respect all religion, but please do not come here and post something that keep on emphasizing your religion, you are disrespecting the Owner of this page, and you are disrespecting other people in this blog as well. they are many other channels that you can share you post to, but here is mainly for all those who want to learn about Dharma. what if others go and post about their religion in your own community blog and keep sharing and annoys others??? Please RESPECT others if you want people to respect you as well, same goes to religion! thank you!
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Sunday, Apr 20. 2014 05:26 PM)
    Resurrection? Prove It to Me
    by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson “Raised from the dead? Sure. Right. And I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.”
    That’s how Thomas might have responded if he had lived in our day. “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”1 He’d seen dead people before. And Jesus was dead. He sounds like sophisticated rationalists of the Twenty-first Century. “It isn’t plausible,” they would contend. “It didn’t happen.” But what if it did happen? Thomas was convinced when Jesus appeared to him, reached out his hands to Thomas, and said, “Put your finger here.” Thomas dropped to his knees. “My Lord and my God!”2 It was self-hypnosis, you counter. The disciples wanted to believe that their Lord was not dead, so they just invented it out of whole cloth. Really? Let’s look at some of the evidence. Jesus’ body was missing. If the Jews could have found it, they could have stilled the preaching of Jesus’ resurrection that filled Jerusalem. But they could not.
    The body wasn’t stolen. The Romans had no motive. The Jews had no motive. Ah-ha, you say, the disciples stole it. There is the matter of the Roman guards, and the disciples’ initial disbelief when the women brought them the news early that Easter morning. This brings me to my third point.
    If the disciples had stolen the body, you wouldn’t expect them to risk their lives. People don’t die for what they know is not true. But the disciples put their lives on the line, and nearly all were eventually martyred for their faith. They certainly believed it.
    The church mushroomed size in Jerusalem, the very place he was crucified. Followers of Jesus in the city of Jerusalem grew from a few dozen to thousands upon thousands soon after Jesus’ resurrection. They believed it was true.
    Contemporary documents refer to the event. Thallus the Samaritan, Suetonius, Tacitus, Pliny contain references to Jesus. Jewish historian Josephus writes about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. They knew something had happened.
    Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is actually more plausible than any other explanation. That’s why we Christians make such a big deal about Easter. That’s why we celebrate.
    Jesus’ resurrection means that death is not the end. That though my body may lie mouldering in the ground, Jesus, whom the Father raised from the dead, gives me eternal life. Ultimately, we Christians believe, our bodies, too, will be raised from the dead.
    And since Jesus is not dead, people can encounter him today. You can know him through a personal relationship. I could point to lots of people who can testify what Jesus has done in their lives to bring them from the brink of disaster to peace and meaning and joy. He changes people for good.
    If you’re not sure can’t really say you’ve met this risen Jesus, this Easter Sunday why don’t you slip into church to seek him. And perhaps in the midst of our celebration, you’ll find him for yourself.
    He’s alive, you know. That’s what Easter is all about!

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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.
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This is the opposite of self discovery or spiritual practice expected. What do you think this means? Very profound. Tsem Rinpoche 
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This is excellent. The needs of the many are greater than the needs of the one is a good philosophy to live by. After a while our petty desires do go away when we apply the remedies. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Excellent  statue of Lord Manjushri. TR
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Interesting.
yesterday
"Some people spend all their energy, and even risk their lives to achieve fame. Fame and notoriety are both no more than an empty echo. Your reputation is an alluring mirage that can easily lead you astray. Discard it without a second thought, like the snort you blow from your nose."~Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
5 days ago
Over 22,000 views here on engaging in this practice that will purify and protect your environment from powerful spiritual disturbances: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=31904
5 days ago
Dakinis are Buddhas' wisdom in feminine form. Without respect of the feminine, there can be no enlightenment. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
Unusual & nice depiction of Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
“If you utilize obstacles properly, then it strengthens your courage, and it also gives you more intelligence, more wisdom. Because there is obstacle, you make attempt; so have to think, have to try something. Have to try certain way; so this gives strength and also wisdom and intelligence. If you use them in wrong way, then discourage, failure, depression.”~His Holiness The Dalai Lama
5 days ago
Very nice painting. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
We should treat animals very well. They have feelings just like us and do not deserve any sufferings just like us. They can be our best friends. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
I wish more Buddhas are painted more realistically like this. Who did this? Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
There is a lama under the canopy at the temple entrance giving teachings and look at all the monks in the snow receiving teachings. When you want dharma bad enough, nothing can stop you. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
I like this inviting scenery at the Nunnery of Tsogyal Latso area in Tibet. Beautiful small temple, holy stupa, trees, green, bright and look at the mountains surrounding. Not barren or dry. Perfect place to live, practice, age, retreat, meditation and pass away. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
We have 13 Buddhist Pastors in Kechara. Four were newly ordained last night. After the ordination it rained for 15 minutes I am told while the sun continued to shine brightly in the area. One Pastor is in the USA right now so not pictured. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
My Mumu boy is so alert, cute and intelligent. I can never get tired of loving him. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
I had commissioned this Thirteen Deity Yamantaka thangka. With Lord Tsongkapa above centre representing all lineage masters. Manjushri to the left and H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to the right. Sacred, beautiful and pure wisdom embodied in this thangka. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This tastes really good!!! Easy to make. Some frozen items you have to heat up, take out of microwave, stir and put back in to continue cooking for a few mins more. This one you just put on for 5 mins and eat. But it tastes REALLY good and tastes home cooked too. Nice surprise. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
When can I find a location, house and environment like this? This is the kind of place I would like to spend the rest of my life in. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Jill Yam and also Mr. Hee always conducts wonderful pujas for those who come to Kechara House and request. I am very happy about that. The pujas offer tremendous results and therefore benefits for many. Our puja requests are growing very much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Even animals can show great compassion and sense when another needs it. Be kind to animals and be vegetarian. Collect less negative karma by not eating meat. Be kind always. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Portraits of People Living on a Dollar a Day- You absolutely must see the stunning photos and background. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=48180
2 weeks ago
This mechanism was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck in 1901. Its complexity and purpose was not understood for another hundred years. Dated to around 200 BC, it is identified to be an analog computer used to calculate the astronomical position of the stars and planets. Its juxtaposition among other ancient artifacts is akin to finding a jet airplane inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The device, whose inner workings are far more complex than a Swiss watch, is capable of accurately measuring the movement of the sun, the moon (and all its phases), eclipse cycles and the position of the planets. Who could have built this?~https://www.facebook.com/cosmic.intelligenceagency
2 weeks ago
Prince Palta is my maternal grandfather. Princess Nirjidma is my aunt. She has two sons. The sons are my cousins. Wonder if they are alive or not? Where are they? Any offsprings? Interesting to find out. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Never be angry at your guru, Hold a grudge against your guru. Never seek revenge against your guru. Never talk badly about your guru to cover your mistakes. Don't abandon your guru or ignore  your guru because he loved you for you as no one else  did and dared to love your potential too. Never hold your anger for long against your guru. Your guru was only doing his 'job' by teaching you, showing you better, explaining the dharma to you and was very brave to do so for you as no one else would dare do so. No one would dare take that job. No one else dared to love you and give you more. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Nothing would make me MORE HAPPIER than to retire in this environment. I hope this manifest soon. By the karma of myself and the people I have hopes in will help it to manifest. I love this so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A very important poem to understand: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47846
3 weeks ago
Billy Meier took the best pics of UFOs. I watched a documentary about him with Seng Piow and we were both stunned how good the documentary is. It's alittle older but relevant. When you watch, you must please pay full attention as they have accents, but understandable. Listen closely to the technical information when his material goes through tests for authenticity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q7ye0dic0U
3 weeks ago
Nobody should put beautiful grandma to sleep ever and nobody should put that lovely dog or any animals to sleep. No animals should be harmed, butchered or caged. We are humans and supposedly more intelligent. So let's act like it by being kind to those animals that are 'lesser' than us and our intelligence. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is exactly what Buddha taught. What Tsongkapa explained. What H.H. Trijang Rinpoche embodied and what H.H. Zong Rinpoche shared with me.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
NEW POST-And some partners just drag each other down anyways because it’s convenient to be with that person. It’s not love but just using each other. I’ve seen that clearly in a few cases. People can hide with their partners and avoid real efforts because they are in denial, but denial or not, it will catch up. I am deeply sorry to say things like that too. But it’s true..please read on: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47760
3 weeks ago
Do you know about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho? If you don't you should find out now!! It is totally necessary to find out and share with others: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47397
3 weeks ago
It's fortunate for the student to meet a caring and real teacher in this day and age. It is also very fortunate for the teacher to meet a caring and genuine student. It benefits the dharma and many beings when a genuine teacher and genuine student meet and work together to benefit others. Very powerful and good combination.-See what I mean please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47425
3 weeks ago
The evil ways of some completely amaze me every single day.. They better take a deep breath when they close their eyes for the last time, because it's not going to be pretty. This is how this little sweetheart was dumped on the street.-From Harbored Souls Rescue (FB)
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, a special letter for Frederick but it might benefit everyone out there who are really seeking inner change and spirituality. I invite you to read as I just posted now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47445
3 weeks ago
Click on photo to enlarge and see what this six year old has to share with the world. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
My dad rescued her from an abandoned store front two years ago. They watch TV like this together! -Via Reddit (facebook)
3 weeks ago
My shrine here in the USA. Do you like it? Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, as you know part of my ancestry is Mongolian (Kalmyk). The Kalmyk Republic is one of the republics in Russia. And Kalmyk Republic is the only European republic that is Buddhist and they are Mongols in ancestry. They are proud people. I found a video that is very good. It showcases all the dances of the various Russian Republics. Very beautiful and rich Russian heritage. At 27:59 of the video you will see the Kalymk performers doing the Mongol-Kalmyk dance. I use to dance in a Kalymk dance troupe as a kid, but I couldn't dance like this! I was amazed how beautiful it was done and talented the Kalmyk dancer are as well as the other republics. I want to share with you. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhnbLoFbpsU -Thank you- Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
The Medicine Buddha is the composition of the buddhas. This means that when we practice the seven-limb prayer and make offerings with the seven limbs, we receive the same merit as we would if we had made offerings to all the Buddhas. Similarly, when we recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit just as when we offer the seven-limb practice to Medicine Buddha. Be the cause for many to come to receive the healing of the Medicine Buddha and seal tremendous merits for yourself and your family in this life and the other lives to come.~Martin Get involved: http://www.medicinebuddhahill.com
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, Came across this which is short and gives hope. Do see: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47218 Always trying my best to expose you to all types of knowledge, information and inspirations, Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I love country roads. I wish this one lead to a secluded wooden retreat house where I lived away and far from the trappings of samsara and it's endless deceptions. Those who agree or participate in the deceptions will not only invite depression and disillusionment, but perhaps eventually be 'crippled' by it and trapped for long spells of 'time'. TR
3 weeks ago
What a nice comment by Antonio Rocco Romeo left on my facebook comments. I like people who have gratitude and show it. Not just say it but show it because they are the people who will get far and be less self-introverted creating less unhappiness in their minds. Happiness comes from having gratitude. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
March 29, 2014-Went to a Native American Indian store yesterday to find stones to make offerings to the Buddhas. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
In horror of death, I took to the mountains— Again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, Capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done. ~ MILAREPA
4 weeks ago
This is what my 1972 blue Volkswagon beetle looked like when I had it in the 80's.  This is the exact color too. I drove it all over Los Angeles. It didn't have alot of power but it got me around. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: "However dark our minds may be, however hard our hearts may be, this is not our true nature... enlightenment is when we finally come into our true humanity." ... pic Korea Nov 2013 ( We must keep practicing and applying the dharma strongly to bring our real nature out. Don't let temporary emotions and dark feelings let us give up our dharma practice or works. Don't listen to people who have done very little for us or what they did for us heralds only more sufferings. Listen to the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche )
1 month ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 days ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    5 days ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    2 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    2 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    2 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    7 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    11 months ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    11 months ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Answer to Jo
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    1 years ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    1 years ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    1 years ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    1 years ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
    1 years ago
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Setrap's mantra
    2 yearss ago
  • Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    2 yearss ago

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This picture and quote is so profound and reminded me on the sand mandala practice in Tibetan Buddhism. Everything is impermanent, so enjoy with the understanding of its true nature and strive to invest in ultimate happiness. Pastor Adeline
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Westin Hotel serving our homeless client yesterday. Justin@KSK
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Jasmine, Pei Sin, Yana and Hazimah (Students from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), were in our soup kitchen today to conduct surveys organised by their Health Science Faculty Program to know more about a homeless' diet intake. They also gauged the height and weight of our clients as well as their body fat. Justin@KSK
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Hand painted Thangka of 4 Arms Chenrezig at Kechara Paradise, so beautiful and real, love him very much.~ Felix KP http://www.kechara.com/shopping http://www.vajrasecrets.com http://www.tsemrinpoche.com http://retreat.kechara.com
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~Amazing Spirit – Dog with Two Broken Legs Survives Tornado~ This is a must watch video about Mason, a little dog that survived a TORNADO!! ~Tsem Rinpoche http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/DogWithTwoBrokenLegs.flv http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dog-with-two-broken-legs-survives-tornado.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~~Prison~~ Those who really want the dharma to grow within themselves and to grow for others should never fear hard work, timing, difficulties, struggles, disappointments because it is for a good cause. Working for Dharma is not a prison or work, but it is purely spiritual practice. It is purely collection of merit and purification. Actually not doing dharma work is the real prison.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/prison.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
14 hours ago
Today Mr Bill Lim visit Kechara Paradise Viva Home and invited one Medicine Buddha statue. Rejoice for him . ~Felix KP http://www.vajrasecrets.com
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