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 Yek Yee
    (Wednesday, Jul 30. 2014 12:39 AM)
    Dear All, please join Kechara Animal Liberation Day on this coming Sunday(3/8/2014) in different venues: KL, Kuantan, Ipoh and Johor.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203493064821499&set=a.1255513382184.39311.1060057013&type=1&theater
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 10:29 AM)
    If you love someone, tell them & don’t hold back. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 10:29 AM)
    Love is not something easy to get, so treasure it if you have it. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 10:28 AM)
    H.H. 10th Panchen Rinpoche was a great teacher & inspiration. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 10:28 AM)
    Clearing our impules may not be easy, but easier then cleaning up their results. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Josselynn
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 09:35 AM)
    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    I am new but 3 days ago I attended my father in law’s (FIL) Christian funeral which he converted 4 years ago. We got to know only now during my sister in law speech who was a Christian pastor. although he was baptised to Christian but he has never mentioned to us at all. I remembered my FIL told me but not the son that; one day when I die he wish to be cremated with his ashes to be thrown to the sea only. Yes he was cremated yesterday. On the first day of the wake service I couldn’t feel any peace, on the 2nd day I brought 7 lotus candles offered to Buddha and lit up with my children and told them chant OM MANI PADME HUNG and a bouquet of flowers too. I must share with you the candles light from what I learned from Rinpoche is the light of WISDOM yes I can find peace then. I chanted 20 malas on the 3rd day and my feeling of sadness was calmer yes, I understand Buddhism more about death & reincarnation again from your blog & transcript so the feeling of sadness was more calm then before. I am more accepting about Rebirth, Old aged, sickness & death. I understand about human suffering. My deepest appreciation from your Buddhadharma talk it really changed my life. It’s a miracle and magic I guess, one fine day I just needed to go Kechara Paradise to invite Je Tsongkapa home early this year without realising it was actually Tsongkapa day. In no time I think 10 days I can memorised Migstema so well. I do my chanting when my mind disturb and I am still on medication for my depression. Migtsema indeed calm my mind…. Every night if I am disturb again I will plug on my earphone and listen to your voices of Buddhdharma talk on YouTube to find peace and I can sleep rather I rely on the one medicine that put me to sleep.
    That’s wonderful for me too.
    We were grateful to have attended the children baptism on Wesak day and the children were officially baptised by Rinpoche’s blessing. I was afraid someone will convert my children if I don’t do something. They chant OM Ah RA Pa SA NA DHIH and wearing the Manjushri chakra too. I got them Tsongkapa box set each for (body speech & mind) and a stupa too.

    Warmest regards
    Josselynn
  • Josselynn
    (Tuesday, Jul 29. 2014 05:15 AM)
    Dear Rinpoche

    I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that your teachings have changed my life a lot. First of all, is your inspiration book “Why You Make Yourself Unhappy” how this book can changed my life. It’s amazing! I sincerely want to find out more about you and in depth towards Buddhism. Along the journey finding about Rinpoche I went into YouTube learning what I want to know about Buddhism. It’s so awesome as if I am there listening to you. I decided to find out about Kechara. My first visit I bought Tara pendant, immediately the 2 box sets of Tsongkapa & Setrap prayers but never approach anyone yet for a year. Until last September, I decided to write a mail to you personally and here I am since January 2014 I became member. Of course, when I first came to Kechara I request to meet you unfortunenately you have gone to US.

    Kind regards
    Josselynn
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 10:51 PM)
    Offering lights to the Buddha creates causes for wisdom. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/butterlamps.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 10:49 PM)
    We are only free when we expel the samsara within us. Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 10:49 PM)
    Give me enlightenment on a silver platter please? Tsem Rinpoche @tsemtulku on Twitter
  • tsemtulku
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 05:47 PM)
    Dear Chuah Su Ming,
    You are naturally a kind person. You can think deeply and give yourself to those around you. You are super intelligent with high IQ and EQ..rare combination. I didn’t teach you anything about kindness. It was in you already. You are naturally caring, naturally responsible and naturally a loyal person. Anyone who has the good fortune to be your friend will find a true friend in you. Even when people play mind games with you, you are forgiving and let it be. You have a huge capacity to forgive beyond ordinary mortals. You always give people a chance and focus on their strong points.

    You never ask anything from people for yourself. You have contributed to the growth of dharma, the benefits of those around you very much. You always take care of those around you without ever showing anything but true love. I’ve witnessed this again and again. You are a very good representative of kindness, strong woman, good human being, good Buddhist and excellent example of a Kechara member.

    You have benefitted me and my life very much beyond a doubt. I often reflect on so much you have done and I am indebted to you. I mean every word.

    You are one of the best persons I have met in my whole life. I am very honored to have you as a friend, family and student. I wish to have a pure and good relationship with you for the rest of my life. Gold like you must be kept. Not easy to find solid gold among the rocks. In you I can trust and believe in you, because we are living in a world that trusting others is a difficult thing to do. Whenever I think of you, only warm and grateful thoughts arise in my mind.

    Thank you for really absorbing the dharma within your being because dharma just made you even more beautiful than you already naturally are. You are a stunning person because you choose to care about others. You have genuine compassion with action coupled with results. You are always results orientated and very good example to those around you.

    You have my good wishes, loyalty, care and genuine love. Much respects and fondly, Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 01:18 AM)
    Visit Kechara outlets in Sunway Paradise, 1 Utama, SS2, Viva Home & Penang for this month’s irresistible promotion now!

    http://on.fb.me/1psiD9s
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Jul 28. 2014 01:17 AM)
    Ullambana is also a very time to repay the kindness of the Three Jewels, one of which is robes offering to the sangha.

    The sangha’s robes represent the vows & commitment held by an ordained person. It is also one of the 4 main necessities of the sangha. By making this offering, you create the causes to continue the growth of the sangha who in turn remain to spread the dharma – the highest form of giving to all.

    http://on.fb.me/1khG1dR
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 07:10 PM)
    All stimuli that serves to excite or disgust are based on lack of true permanence therefore only exist in a projected manner. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 11:56 AM)

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The Unknown

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

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This is one of the best Avalokitesvara thangkas I have ever seen. I rarely see an Avalokitesvara that draws me or I really like. I am very particular about thangka paintings. But this one is really done by a super skilled artist. The eyes are perfect and the gaze is the correct angle of calm/contemplativeness. The lips, nose and proportions are stunning. The coloring and feel is regality and serenity with great compassion. He feels alive. I would love to get a copy of this very much. Tsem Rinpoche
yesterday
Look at this massive thangka of the Lord of Wisdom Manjushri in Tibet. The bigger the thangka it is believed, the more blessed the area will be. See all the people congregated around it to pay homage and make offerings. Amazing. May you all be blessed by this too and be connected to Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
yesterday
There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out? ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
These fresh tomatoes just plucked from our garden here in our USA Ladrang. Tomatoes are some of my favorite foods. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
We had some very special guests come to volunteer at Kechara? Guess who they were? And they turned out to be very humble in their works that night. Please see the love and care: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51852
2 weeks ago
This is so true. When teach dharma to some and ask them to change or explain why, they reject and become unhappy and speak ill. 
2 weeks ago
If my endurance of so much suffering these past years have benefitted you and took some away from you, then it was not in vain and I am content and I would take more.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A sketch by a eye witness in California-1987
2 weeks ago
Existing is not true existence but mere labelling because the causes removed, we are empty.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
People from different parts of the world who have no prior obvious connections can connect to do dharma together. This is wonderful because what we did in the past together can manifest in the present again to continue where we left off. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
ELEPHANT WEEPS AFTER RESCUE: A 50-year-old elephant that had spent much of his life shackled in chains, wept when he was finally freed from captivity. "Raju" had tears streaming down his face, as wildlife rescuers released him. SHARE this amazing story. -Details of Raju's rescue: http://kiro.tv/AmazingElephantStory
3 weeks ago
This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Are you the sign of the pig? Do you want to know more about yourself? It would be interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23608
3 weeks ago
Vegetables harvested from our garden in our USA residence today...nice. TR
3 weeks ago
See who are in these nice pictures and how they are connected to me please....I just posted the Gratitude series #2...do take a look: See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
4 weeks ago
Powerful!!
4 weeks ago
Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=29398
4 weeks ago
There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=24905
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
4 weeks ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This will be my gratitude series where I share all that I am grateful for. This is my first post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
4 weeks ago
Mr. Lai, the proud dad of Pastor David Lai. Mr. Lai has expressed how proud he is of his son and what he is doing for others. Mr. Lai is very happy his son David is a Pastor of Kechara and rejoices in the Dharma shared with others. Mr. Lai himself is a very kind and steady person and an important member of Kechara also who always keeps his promises. Many in Kechara respect and love Mr. Lai. Like father like son. Kind people. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
I agree with what Martin T. Bosnev says about Pastor David. Martin is a very intelligent person, so when he compliments, he has thought it through. I appreciate Martin's input. Pastor David always teaches Dharma from his heart and with enthusiasm. He truly believes in what he shares. He has been blessed by Tsongkapa to speak because he is sincere. Many enjoy listening to the Dharma from him very much. Please see what Martin is talking about: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4197
4 weeks ago
This may be short, but it's one of my favorite documentaries also you have to take a look. Very good. I wanted to share with you all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjCmg4awI
4 weeks ago
Our group who went on a spiritual pilgrimage in the holy places of Kathmandu, Nepal.-June 2014. I rejoice for them. These trips have infinitely so much more meaning than the usual vacations.  Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Burning eyes? A special story for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e548MkrkGWk
1 month ago
Do you know what is a Wenatchee? Let me share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm3ldZhZIU
1 month ago
Beautiful Sampheling Monastery. The home monastery of H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. This is a place to visit!
1 month ago
Dear friends, Are you ready to witness something extremely brutal but with a happy ending? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50488 (Viewer discretion is advised as very graphic)
1 month ago
Dear friends, Did you know there are three holy mountains of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani in Yating, Kham -Tibet??!! It's not that difficult to get to either. I have just finished blogging about this. I watched a travelogue earlier and was AMAZED at the footage they showed of certain holy places in Tibet that I have heard of from senior monks but never seen. You MUST watch this excellent travelogue and enjoy. Tsem Rinpoche See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50824
1 month ago
Zamkar, Dharma, Mumu and Oser are always smiling and super cute. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
New book from Kechara just launched! http://Www.vajrasecrets.com
2 months ago
I've always tried my best to escape secular dreams because it's all a big wheel of disappointment. Get me out of samsara! Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Look at my Mumu boy. You can never take a bad picture with him. He is super cute from any angle. I love you Mumu. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Please remember this. A dog is not a pet but a part of your family. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Lineage lamas and root lama in Vajra Yogini's tantra. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is excellent! Must read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime. Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind's energy to let go and we cannot. Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I totally agree with this. Some vent out their anger, get attention or want to send messages to people and justify by saying it's their space their posting on and they can post what they want. Be it so, your space is seen my hundreds and it's public domain and you know that. So if others post otherwise to your views, why get upset? You invited it. Maybe that is what you wanted? Attention? LOL.Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow. How perfect is this. This is exactly how I feel when I shared dharma with some people. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I like this one. I just found it. Wonderful and simple for those who have to seek either one. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama in Yong He Gong temple in front of the beautiful Tsongakpa main altar in Beijing, China.
2 months ago
Another must read and must have book. I ordered it last week and it arrived today. So very much looking forward to reading/studying it. Dharma knowledge is something that should not remain stagnant. We must improve and apply upon it always. Applying it is the secret. I have so much more to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. Mahatma Gandhi
2 months ago
Look at my cheeky and cute Mumu boy!! The camera loves him! I love him. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It would be wonderful if everyone can obtain a beautiful Vajra Yogini statue like this and it's available at http://www.vajrasecrets.com. Would you have Her body red painted or just copper color or brass colored? Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lifelike Supreme Tara painted in Indian style. Stunning. Wish I can get artist to reproduce this exactly. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Holy and lifelike Lord Manjushri painted in Indian style in which it should be. Wish I can have this reproduced exactly with every holy detail. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    2 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    5 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
    5 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.
    5 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
    9 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
    9 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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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.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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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
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
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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.
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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
    2 yearss 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
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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
    2 yearss 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
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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
    2 yearss ago

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Kechara Penang Study Group has completed White Tara Puja on 30th July'14 for Rinpoche's long life. May Ripoche lead healthy life and continue turning the Dharma Wheel - Soon Huat
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Weekly White Tara puja at Kechara House gompa dedicated to the long life of our beloved Guru, H.E.Tsem Rinpoche and the growth of Dharma. Lucy Yap
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Dear Kimberly, It is very kind and caring of you to bring your friends to vegetarianism. Most important is you stay firm and you stick your way of eating. Over time during conversations, you can slip in informtation here and there. You can gift them with videos on their Birthdays, World Earth Days, or Kuan Yin Days. Make it look like a gift. Since they are your friends, you would know them better how to skilfully bring them the message. Over time, if you persist, you can convince some. It took me years to convince my friends also. The key is to be skilfull and not to give up because you don’t want animals butchered, tortured and eaten. Never give up.Much good luck to you. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/22 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Question asked by Kimberly~ Thank you so much for all the articles and videos promoting why we should all be vegetarians. I have friends who are eat meat, in fact some without meat in their menu will feel the meal is incomplete. How can I communicate for them to stop eating meat without sounding fanatical and flooding them with information they are mentally not ready to receive? I really just want them to start a day at a time. From: June Tang (Khjb)
5 hours ago
~Question asked by Raluca~ Dear Rinpoche, More and more people are talking about the fact that the law of karma is slowly getting "out of the picture" on this planet.Some claim love/law of attraction will be dominant. I would appreciate your point of you. Thanks.With love, ****************************** Dear Raluca, Whether ppl accept the law of karma or not, will make no difference to the truth of the matter. Karma does not exist on the basis of ppl’s belief in it…. In that way, it is ok. If ppl believed in karma, then the situation would be so much more different. More would take responsibility for every action they take. That would be a utopian situation for sure. Buddha’s teachings, thoughts and lineage will wane with time..as the merits for it cannot support. Shakyamuni predicted this Himself. So hearing the belief in karma will dwindle, I am not surprised.I wish you well. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/22 From: June Tang (Khjb)
5 hours ago
(Part 2) When I gave to the homeless in the past, I recieved many types of responses. Some thanked me and talked to me. Some wanted more. Some didn’t want food but money instead. Some stared at me that I would give them anything. Some screamed and ran away. Some just ran. So I had so many reactions. But you see, how they reacted is ok, I know my intent. I gave and it was between me and my Buddha. Buddha would want me to serve others and benefit others and that is all that matters in the big end. Much good luck to you. Always be generous and kind no matter what responses you get back. It will change people’s lives in one way or another. It will change your life for the better. ~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/23 From: June Tang (Khjb)
5 hours ago
(Part 1) Dear friend, When you practice generosity at first, it is about you and the recipient. How the recipient responds greatly affect your motivation to do more or less…in the beginning I stress. Everyone likes to be appreciated of course. But as you progress, it is not so much about the recipient. It is about you and your ‘God’. It is between you and your ‘Buddha’ or your ‘karma’ or your sense of universal responsibility. How the recipient responds has very little to do with why you actually give as you progress on this wonderful path of generosity.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
5 hours ago
~Question asked by ExperimentingWGenerousity~ Dear Rinpoche, What are the benefits of practising generousity in the larger context? How/should one encourage oneself to practise generousity and develop empathy? What is required for an act to truly be categorised as generous? Thank you very much for all of your help and caring example. From: June Tang (Khjb)
5 hours ago
~Question asked by Louis~ Rinpoche, you said in one place that Yamantaka practice is sufficient–one need not take any other practice. But in another place (one of your answers below) you said that father tantra is needed to provide the subtle body, mother tantra the clear light, and nondual tantra for something else. Could you please explain? I have to admit that it seems strange to think that say, Tsongkhapa is incapable of taking us all the way to enlightenment, unless visualized as Manjushri (but as Yamantaka, not ordinary red form) or Avalokiteshvara *(but as Hayagriva or Gyalwa Gyatso, not as ordinary white form). ****************************** Dear Louis, Let’s make this simple, your yidam will be according to your lama, your karma, your imprints, your current needs, your strongest afflictions. If your strongest affliction is anger, Yamantaka is wonderful. If you strongest is desire, then Heruka/Vajra Yogini, etc. Whatever Yidam you take, can take you to full enlightenment for
5 hours ago
~Response by tsemtulku~ Dear Ken, I have a great team of ppl helping me behind the scenes for our youtube videos, websites, online work and my blog. Your comment of appreciation left above will go a long way. People will be so blessed to know their online work has helped you in the way you have described. I myself am so happy to hear that there is a chance for you and your wife now partly because of us-I thank you.. Do not let the chance slip past you. The love we give others, the ppl in our lives, our pets are what makes our lives what it is..we must treasure them by listening to their needs. When you win, everyone loses. We must make sure everyone wins. Sharing is love..Love is to share..let others win and realize everyone deserves to be heard and appreciated. I wish you luck and supreme success. May you and your wife find closeness again and spirituality in your lives. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/questions/page/23 From: June Tang (Khjb)
5 hours ago
~Question asked by ken~ Dear Rinpoche, Actually I have no question. I just want to thank you very much! I heard your teachings on you tube and certain words you said opens my mind and heart. Your words,"Force yourself to listen! and love is not giving up." I realise I was not listening to my wife for a long time. We were inches away from splitting. We were not talking for a year. And I change after hearing your talks and I do basic mediation. To me, a miracle happened, we actually make peace and are talking now. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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Those who act with few desires are calm ,without worry or fear~Buddah_Hee TS
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