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A big thank you to all the volunteers for making the Halloween Charity Night a success. No matter how big or small the contributions were, the most important thing is we had set a good motivation and focus to benefit others.

A big thank you to all the volunteers for making the Halloween Charity Night a success. No matter how big or small the contributions were, the most important thing is we had set a good motivation and focus to benefit others.

Halloween is my favourite holiday and it has always been. The last time I celebrated Halloween was three years ago in Salem, 33 years since I last celebrated it when I was 15. I used to look forward to Halloween, the dressing up and the trick-or-treating, but I’ve never liked any other kinds of celebrations. I suppose the interest comes from my fascination with the paranormal and the mystical aspect of Halloween. When I was in Salem, a group of my students hosted the first Halloween party in Kechara Forest Retreat. This year, they have decided to make it a charitable event using Halloween as the theme with the mission to instil values of giving and a sense of community and kinship. We at Kechara are very happy and honoured that Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen and Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong supported the mission by attending the event and spent time with the children.

I was told that more than 400 people including 250 children were fully sponsored to attend the event. They were underprivileged children and their guardians/teachers from Bentong and the Klang Valley as well as the Orang Asli in Bentong. The event was sponsored by gracious donors whose contributions helped to cover the expenses for the games, set-up, food and beverages, transportation, etc. The funfair and games equipment were co-sponsored by Sambill Park Sdn. Bhd., a company that has years of experience in hosting funfairs nationwide. Part of the proceeds will be donated to a local school in Bentong. These were all good efforts made by our very own dharma school students, teachers and volunteers! I am amazed at all the work, planning, harmony and coordination that went into this event…so nice.

I love it when we overcome ourselves and just work for others and go all the way. It’s nice when we work in harmony with others and are the peacemakers and the bringers of happiness to others. Everyone deserves to be happy, and bringing the Halloween themed funfair park to the underprivileged children is a direct way of bringing happiness to others.

Tsem Rinpoche

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The FANGtastic Halloween Charity Night

Introduction

The plot of land in front of Kechara Forest Retreat was transformed into a Halloween themed funfair park for the night.

The plot of land in front of Kechara Forest Retreat was transformed into a Halloween themed funfair park for the night.

On Saturday, October 29th, the Halloween Charity Night funfair event for underprivileged children and Orang Asli (indigenous people) took place at the Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang. The effort focused on providing an opportunity for our guests to experience Halloween through scary encounters in a ‘haunted house’ and the showing of horror movies. Needless to say, there was also a free flow of food and beverages.

Motivated by a sense of community and kinship as well as the desire to instil values of appreciation and giving, the Kechara Sunday Dharma School (KSDS) teachers and students worked together with several commercial organisations and our gracious sponsors, to organise this unforgettable event, creating a night of fun and games for the children. Seeing the happy smiles on their faces and hearing their laughter, everyone felt that the event was worth all the efforts put in.

The event was attended by more than 400 people. Among them were about 250 underprivileged children and Orang Asli, accompanied by their guardians and teachers. They were fully sponsored by kind donors. In addition, many KSDS parents sponsored and supported the event and all KSDS students were also sponsored. Many of the underprivileged children do not have much knowledge about Halloween; hence, the Halloween themed costume competition, the haunted house, and horror movies were something new and memorable for them.

Even though it was a rainy day, our honourable guests, the State Legislative Assemblyman of Ketari District, Bentong, Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen, and the Council Member of Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong, as well as the Vice President of Kechara House, Pastor Kok Yek Yee kindly graced the occasion with their presence. Celebrity hosts, Phng Li Kim and artist Wayne Thong, were the Masters of Ceremony of the night. Members from the media, RTM 2 and China Press, were at the venue to cover this event.

Although the main focus of this event was on the children, members of the public also turned up when news spread through the social media and by word of mouth. Other participants of the Halloween party included KSDS students and their parents, family members and friends, as well as members of the volunteer teams from Bentong town and the Klang Valley.

 

 

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The Less Fortunate Children

More than 200 less fortunate children and Orang Asli attended the event. This included 27 students from SJK (C) Khai Mun Pagi who came with two of their teachers, and 47 children from SMK Katholik who were accompanied by three of their teachers.

Transportation to chauffeur the children from their schools was sponsored, and was coordinated through the great help of the various teachers and volunteers. The head masters of these school Madam Tui Soke Lai (SMK Katholik) and Madam Gan (from SJK (C) Khai Mun Pagi) were very supportive and encouraging. Madam Wong, a teacher from SMK Katholik even brought her husband and sister to the event, who were surprised and impressed with the Halloween themed funfair park.

Messages shared by Madam Wong:

“Well done to you all. Students had never experienced Halloween celebration… Thanks a lot for this [experience]”.

“It is unexpected that Kechara, a Buddhist organisation would organise a Halloween event”.

She also mentioned comments from her family members that the event was well organised and they could see that a lot of effort had been put in to set it up. They also felt that Kecharians are positive and sincere people.

Next 27 children from Pertubuhan Ibu Tunggak Semarak Kasih Selangor came with three guardians. Leong, our contact from Pertubuhan Ibu Tunggak Semarak Kasih was very helpful and he coordinated for the group to travel from Klang to Bentong. Madam Pauline, the person in charge of this association was appreciative of Kechara’s effort.

84 children from the Orang Asli Sungai Lebak settlement came with 31 adults. Encik Yusuf, fondly known as Tok Batin, the village head was very kind to organise and complete the registration process for us. Mr Kumar, who celebrating Deepavali, volunteered to fetch the Orang Asli from their village free of charge as an act of charity. He felt very blessed to be able to perform a good deed for the less fortunate on the auspicious day of Deepavali.

12 special needs children from Pusat Harapan Kampong Perting attended with the kind help of eight guardians and helpers. These special needs children are able-bodies but the speed of their learning is at a different speed than others. Out of this group, some needed more attention and care from time to time due to the level of their disability. Members of the public can reach out to assist these groups from your own goodwill. 10 children from the less fortunate local community, for example the children of a local nasi lemak seller and a pancake seller who came to help out at the event were invited to join in the funfair and enjoy the games too.

Despite heavy rain, a wet and muddy floor, children went wild, especially with the oversided inflatable games. Many of them took off their shoes and embraced the mud. The children, when asked how they felt about the Halloween Charity Night, were not shy to share their feelings.

Chang Mun Cong and Leong Cheng An from SJK (C) Khai Mun Pagi commented that:

“The food is good. It was fun and [we] will come again next year, hopefully next year it will not rain so the floor will not be muddy”.

The children from Orang Asli Sungai Lebak settlement commented that they enjoyed the food most and the boys loved the inflatable games.

Aqilah from Pusat Harapan Kampong Perting said she loved this event and would like to come again.

The children were having fun with the inflated air bouncer.

The children were having fun with the inflated air bouncer.

Futsal on an air inflated field?

Futsal on an air inflated field?

The children were having a lot of fun although it was raining and the soil was wet and muddy.

The children were having a lot of fun although it was raining and the soil was wet and muddy.

The girls were playing happily on the slide.

The girls were playing happily on the slide.

There was more than one inflatable bouncer.

There was more than one inflatable bouncer.

Everyone had so much fun!

Everyone had so much fun!

Orang asli from Sungai Lebak came to join the Halloween Charity Night.

Orang asli from Sungai Lebak came to join the Halloween Charity Night.

Volunteers from Persatuan Kebajikan Untuk Kanak-Kanak Istimewa guided the children to the event.

Volunteers from Persatuan Kebajikan Untuk Kanak-Kanak Istimewa guided the children to the event.

The children from Persatuan Kebajikan Untuk Kanak-Kanak Istimewa had dinner together.

The children from Persatuan Kebajikan Untuk Kanak-Kanak Istimewa had dinner together.

Teacher Grace briefed the students of SJK (C) Khai Mun Pagi before entering the event.

Teacher Grace briefed the students of SJK (C) Khai Mun Pagi before entering the event.

The students were so excited although it was raining and muddy.

The students were so excited although it was raining and muddy.

Teacher Callista briefed the children of Orang Asli Sungai Lebak on some guidelines for their safety.

Teacher Callista briefed the children of Orang Asli Sungai Lebak on some guidelines for their safety.

The team from the Single Mother Association Semarak entered the funfair after their briefing session.

The team from the Single Mother Association Semarak entered the funfair after their briefing session.

Group picture of Orang Asli Sungai Lebak together with Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen and Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong.

Group picture of Orang Asli Sungai Lebak together with Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen and Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong.

The children had fun and managed to take home prizes at the end of the day.

The children had fun and managed to take home prizes at the end of the day.

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The Sponsors

People from all walks of life came together to organise this party. Businesses from the Klang Valley and residents of Bentong supported this event in various ways. For example, Sambill Park Sdn. Bhd. subsidised the funfair equipment and sent a technician, Mr Raman, who worked for 2 days and 2 nights to set up all the games. Daniel Wong, the owner of Sambill Park Sdn. Bhd. was very cooperative as he considered this activity as a form of charity. He was enthralled by the beauty of Kechara Forest Retreat when we were introducing ourselves at the first meeting. He is now considering enrolling himself and his family in the Kechara Inner Peace programme towards the end of the year.

It rained throughout the duration of the set-up. So we decided to place canvas on the land to protect the games that involved the use of balloons. A large quantity of canvas was purchased at a hardware shop (Bentong Hardware Trading), whose owner not only gave us a discount on the canvas, but also sponsored two children to attend the event. When the event team mentioned transportation problems, the shopkeeper offered help without hesitation. The owner, Mr The, came personally together with his 6 employees to ensure that the job got done, without any charges, and in the rain! He also kindly offered his services for the next event in Kechara Forest Retreat.

Creatively crafted balloons were assembled by Cindy and Justeen from Popalloons. Together, they put in 16 hours of non-stop hard work that involved a lot of skill, using their hands to twist the balloons into shape. Like magic, numerous colourful balloons were turned into two gigantic Asian female ghosts with long hair, a Chinese vampire and his nemesis, a Halloween backdrop with vampires and vampire catchers as well as a huge arch made entirely of balloons with the words “Happy Halloween” on it, reflecting the theme very well.

The layout, lightings, and creative designs were the workmanship of Daya Rekabina Sdn. Bhd., Ray Thing and his team. They spent countless hours designing and redesigning the layout to suit the setting and to create the best effect. Electrical technicians, who became volunteers, helped out three days in a row, from the setting-up of the booths to the dismantling of the structures, purely out of goodwill and enthusiasm for the project. They were exemplary in their efforts to give assistance throughout the whole event.

Bulan Sabit Merah (Red Crescent), Bentong branch, under the leadership of Tuan Haji Abdullah, was very kind to station their ambulance and three well-trained members at the funfair in case of an emergency, at no cost! We are very grateful to Tuan Haji Abdullah and his team.

We were very fortunate to be able to attract the attention of many generous sponsors. WEG Industries and Super Asis Enterprise Sdn. Bhd. donated mineral water, Suntory Beverage & Food Sdn. Bhd. contributed the packet fruit juice, Kechara Oasis provided vegetarian crackers, and we received from Starkiss Food Corp Sdn. Bhd. 300 frozen vegetarian samosas and 300 spring rolls. There were other sponsors who wished to remain anonymous.

Veteran volunteers from Bentong town, “Wah Jie” and her friends tirelessly prepared 5 food items and served the food at the event, without service charges. Other foods such as burgers, Chinese pancakes, candy floss, and French fries were all prepared on the spot by either the stall owners themselves or by volunteers. Many people offered their help either by lending cooking utensils or by offering their services to ensure that there were sufficient varieties of food and we were happy to see that all the 400 participants enjoyed the delicious food very much. It was a tremendous success!

There were many generous sponsors who preferred to contribute in the form of cash. Some of them sponsored more than 50 children, for example, Mr Rei and Mr Ng from XOX Mobile. Many of them called to enquire whether they could also offer help besides money, for example, Mr Toh, Miss Josephine Woon, Frankie and others. We are blessed to have the support of so many people who were as excited as we were to ensure the success of this event.

Thank you Pakcik Min for coming to cook despite the short notice. Appreciate all your support and assistance.

Thank you Pakcik Min for coming to cook despite the short notice. Appreciate all your support and assistance.

Not to forget the great RELA team in managing the traffic and safety of the event. Not a word of complaint for having to work under the rain for more than five hours.

Not to forget the great RELA team in managing the traffic and safety of the event. Not a word of complaint for having to work under the rain for more than five hours.

Our appreciation to Bulan Sabit Merah team for volunteering their Saturday night for this event.

Our appreciation to Bulan Sabit Merah team for volunteering their Saturday night for this event.

The owner and his team of workers from Bentong Hardware Trading were so kind in helping us to transport the balloons and rubbish bin. Initially we only requested a lorry but he prepared another lorry and deployed more people to help out. They were ready to help to those in need.

The owner and his team of workers from Bentong Hardware Trading were so kind in helping us to transport the balloons and rubbish bin. Initially we only requested a lorry but he prepared another lorry and deployed more people to help out. They were ready to help to those in need.

Mr Teh from Bentong Hardware Trading offered his services free of charge to transport the large balloon decorations to the event venue.

Mr Teh from Bentong Hardware Trading offered his services free of charge to transport the large balloon decorations to the event venue.

Mr Teh and his team from Bentong Hardware Trading washed his truck before coming to help us.

Mr Teh and his team from Bentong Hardware Trading washed his truck before coming to help us.

Uncle Leong Fook Sang, a Chinese pancake vendor, brought his daughter Leong Mei Ting to help out at the event.

Uncle Leong Fook Sang, a Chinese pancake vendor, brought his daughter Leong Mei Ting to help out at the event.

Veteran volunteers, Wah Jie and her friend helped to prepare the food.

Veteran volunteers, Wah Jie and her friend helped to prepare the food.

 

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The Programme

The children were scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The first to arrive were students from SJK (C) Khai Mun Pagi. They arrived in time for the beginning of the food fair. Shortly after that, the children from the Orang Asli Sungai Lebak settlement arrived. They were briefed at the registration booth on the location of the mobile toilets, the emergency ambulance and on where to gather when it was time to leave. Once they had obtained their entry passes, the students and Orang Asli children immediately hit it off and started to play the games.

Celebrity hosts, Li Kim from Paranormal Zone and artist Wayne, were the Masters of Ceremony for the event. They arrived at 5 p.m., dressed up as horrifying Asian ghosts. Although they were not recognised as the celebrities that they were, nevertheless, they immediately drew the attention of the crowd. Li Kim and Wayne walked around and spontaneously mingled with the crowd. Both being multilingual, they spoke in various languages, Mandarin, English, and Bahasa Malaysia, as well as the local Chinese dialect used in Bentong, which is Cantonese.

The event was graced by the presence of State Legislative Assemblyman of Ketari District, Bentong, Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen, the Council Member of Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong as well as the Vice President of Kechara House, Pastor Kok Yek Yee. They arrived at the event at 6:30 p.m. To officiate the event, there was a simple ribbon cutting ceremony for Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen, Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong and Pastor Yek Yee, together with the EmCees. The VIPs and the hosts were very spontaneous during the Q & A session of the costume competition.

Many children, especially the students of KSDS, came prepared with costumes and make-up. They created a Japanese ghost lookalike, which is suitable for the costume competition theme of “Asian Ghosts”. For the guests, the event team had arranged for two make-up artists, Wong Yew Kien and Sharon Ong, to apply special make-up on them so that they could really feel the spirit of Halloween and take part in the competition too. Many children queued up for the make-up and the artists did a wonderful job!

Based on the criteria of effect/impact of the costume, level of creativity and also their expression, there were three winners in the competition. The second runner-up was JokerZombie (Jarren Chow), the first runner-up was Wednesday Friday Addams (Natalie Chow) and the first prize went to The Ghost Bride (Lauren Chow). Each of them walked away with a prize, presented by Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen and Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong, sponsored by our generous benefactors.

After the costume competition, the VIPs took the opportunity to walk around and check out the haunted house and horror cinema, despite the rain. They had no qualms about getting their feet dirty, literally. At the end of the tour, their feet were full of mud but from the look on their faces, we believe that Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen and Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong had a good time too.

We were very pleased to have Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen, Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong and Pastor Kok Yek Yee to officiate the opening ceremony of the Halloween Charity Night 2016 event.

We were very pleased to have Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen, Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong and Pastor Kok Yek Yee to officiate the opening ceremony of the Halloween Charity Night 2016 event.

Thank you Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen, Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong, Pastor Yek Yee, Li Kim and Wayne for officiating the opening ceremony of our second Halloween event.

Thank you Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen, Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong, Pastor Yek Yee, Li Kim and Wayne for officiating the opening ceremony of our second Halloween event.

Wayne and Li Kim were the emcees.

Wayne and Li Kim were the emcees.

Wayne and Li Kim were very good emcee partners. They were cheerful and entertaining.

Wayne and Li Kim were very good emcee partners. They were cheerful and entertaining.

Emcee Wayne with other ghosts.

Emcee Wayne with other ghosts.

The talented Wayne and Li Kim on the stage to introduce the Halloween Charity Night event.

The talented Wayne and Li Kim on the stage to introduce the Halloween Charity Night event.

Wayne was the favourite among the Orang Asli who attended the event.

Wayne was the favourite among the Orang Asli who attended the event.

Li Kim mingled with students from Khai Mun school.

Li Kim was mingled with students from Khai Mun school.

Wefie session: Wayne with an orang asli teenager

Wefie session: Wayne with an orang asli teenager

Wayne was showing his Gangnam style skill to the children. There were so much fun and laughter!

Wayne was showing his Gangnam style skill to the children. There were so much fun and laughter!

Wayne was very friendly with the participants.

Wayne was very friendly with the participants.

Pastor Adeline explained the objective of the Halloween Charity Night event to the RTM 2 reporter. It was not just a night of celebration, but also a night to show our care and concern for our community.

Pastor Adeline explained the objective of the Halloween Charity Night event to the RTM 2 reporter. It was not just a night of celebration, but also a night to show our care and concern for our community.

Group picture for the costume competition participants. Everyone was so eager to perform and win.

Group picture for the costume competition participants. Everyone was so eager to perform and win.

Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen and Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong with the costume competition participants.

Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen and Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong with the costume competition participants.

The top three winners of the Halloween Charity Night's costume competition

The top three winners of the Halloween Charity Night’s costume competition

Bride Killer was the winner of the costume competition

Bride Killer was the winner of the costume competition

These were the games that we used to play 30 years ago, but still a favourite among children these days.

These were the games that we used to play 30 years ago, but still a favourite among children these days.

Group picture of Persatuan Kebajikan Untuk Kanak-Kanak with Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen and Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong.

Group picture of Persatuan Kebajikan Untuk Kanak-Kanak with Yang Berhormat Lee Chin Chen and Yang Berusaha Lim Sang Hong.

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The Event Team

The event team was entirely made up of volunteers who had day jobs in different industries and businesses. Many hours of planning, discussion, persuading third parties, re-planning, sourcing for materials, and working together were required. Multiple trips between the Klang Valley and Bentong as well as countless phone calls were made to sponsors and guests.

The team of volunteers took time off from their work, families and leisure to contribute in whatever way they can to make this event a success. The majority of them were teachers from the Kechara Sunday Dharma School, some were Bentong residents, others were friends of friends and the rest were Kechara members. They came with constructive ideas, a heart of gold and a wealth of effort to ensure the event took place as planned by the core team.

We would like to express our thanks to Ray Thing, Stella Cheang, Victoria Lam and Callista Tee who were the core team members of the event; the Event Organising Advisor, Pastor Adeline Woon, who provided guidance, ideas and solutions; Grace Tan and Boon Seang Lim, who took time off from work to coordinate activities for the children; Alice Tay, who was the main coordinator working from Bentong; Kevin Lam who introduced the funfair suppliers to us; Christine Yeo, Melissa Chin, Steve Chin and Jason, who came to help from the planning stage to the day of the event and Jason Chu from Kechara Kuantan Study Group, who travelled from Kuantan to help with the preparations starting Friday night.

The parents of Kechara Sunday Dharma School, for example, Sharon Ong, Mooi Kwan, Josephine Woon and Kar Ling, either helped personally or allowed their children to give a helping hand. Members of the public, Miss Thou, Mr Yong and his family and friends, came early to help with the preparation and they manned the games booths throughout the event. Senior students from Kechara Sunday Dharma School who helped out were Benjamin Lau Teck Yew, Caroline Ann and Kai Mun. Aiden Poh, 13 years old, who attended the KSDS WOAH Camp last year, also came to assist as a volunteer.

Last but not least, we would like to express our gratitude to all the volunteer teachers from Kechara Sunday Dharma School, who contributed in too many ways to be mentioned here. They are Victor Choi, Wong Yew Kien, Lee Lin Mun, Jayce Goh and her husband Meng Kiat, Serena Boon, Jesvin Ng and Loh Kwai Yee.

It is really amazing that, as a result of great team work, we were able to organise this Halloween party from scratch. Thank you everyone, for making Oct 29, 2016 a memorable night for the children!

Lots of prizes to be won for participating in the games. The children were eager to win more points.

Lots of prizes to be won for participating in the games. The children were eager to win more points.

Kien was so attentive in putting on the Halloween make-up for the children.

Kien was so attentive in putting on the Halloween make-up for the children.

Ray Thing: No, I am not giving up because of the rain!

Ray Thing: “No, I am not giving up because of the rain!”

Jason and Callista quickly removed the food when the rain pour down suddenly.

Jason and Callista quickly removed the food when the rain pour down suddenly.

Ray was praying for the rain to stop and the event to go smoothly without any interruptions.

Ray was praying for the rain to stop and the event to go smoothly without any interruptions.

No matter how heavy the rain was, all the volunteers continued work on the preparation process.

No matter how heavy the rain was, all the volunteers continued work on the preparation process.

Setting up the stage for the grand opening of the Halloween Charity Night

Setting up the stage for the grand opening of the Halloween Charity Night

Callista, despite her fever, still honoured her commitment to help in the preparation for the Halloween Charity Night event. There was great teamwork shown by the team.

Callista, despite her fever, still honoured her commitment to help in the preparation for the Halloween Charity Night event. There was great teamwork shown by the team.

Good job Benjamin and Kar Ven for helping to set up the bunting for the stage.

Good job Benjamin and Kar Ven for helping to set up the bunting for the stage.

Thank you Sharon for being so helpful with the children's make-up. There were many children who wanted to enjoy your creative make-up. Thank you for bringing so much joy to them.

Thank you Sharon for being so helpful with the children’s make-up. There were many children who wanted to enjoy your creative make-up. Thank you for bringing so much joy to them.

The volunteers made sure that the stage was decorated in a timely manner.

The volunteers made sure that the stage was decorated in a timely manner.

Jason and Kevin made sure the muddy soil was covered. Good job guys!

Jason and Kevin made sure the muddy soil was covered. Good job guys!

Steve and his sister Melissa worked harmoniously in handling the food and cleanliness of the venue.

Steve and his sister Melissa worked harmoniously in handling the food and cleanliness of the venue.

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Conclusion

Every year, Kechara Sunday Dharma School organises many events for children. Each event features a different theme that aims to create a meaningful experience for the children, regardless of race, religion and culture. We wish to put the many teachings of His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche into practice, for example, “Focusing out to serve others” and “Be the light, don’t wait for the light”. Because of His Eminence’s inspiration, many of us are motivated to rise above challenges, personal differences and obstacles to achieve more so that many people will benefit.

We would like to thank His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and members of Kechara House for their blessings, support and guidance. We hope that through activities like this Halloween charity event, more people will be inspired to reach out and help others.

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  1. HelenaC on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    It was a memorable and meaningful Halloween for me. Thanks to KSDS team for the tireless arrangement event there was so much obstacle and you guys won’t give up. The rain is really a pain for the event but with the very dedicated team The set up was able to get it all done on time. Bravo for all volunteers!
    it was a meaningful as it was a charitable Halloween night for the kids to experience the fun hehehe…. Thanks to all sponsors, volunteers and 2 very entertaining hosts Likim and Wayne.

  2. Samfoonheei on Nov 26, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Wonderful indeed……..bravo to those who made it possible,the Halloween charty night fun fair event for underprivileged children and
    orang Asli held at KFR. Everyone deserves to be happy, and bringing the Halloween themed funfair park to the underprivileged children is a direct way of bringing happiness to others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  3. Sharon Ong on Nov 23, 2016 at 2:10 am

    This was indeed a Halloween unlike any other as it was not just a party hard kind of Halloween but one that carries a message of care, togetherness and community spirit. The Halloween Charity Night was a runaway success despite the many obstacles that the KSDS teachers and volunteers faced, such as the heavy downpour, muddy grounds and other issues that were both unpredictable and mostly beyond anyone’s control. I take my hats off to those who braved these natural elements to put on a show that many will remember. Their true grit and sheer dedication are truly inspirational.

    I was fortunate enough to be given the privilege to volunteer and seeing how much the kids enjoyed their first Halloween truly warmed my heart. Many of these kids never heard of Halloween, let alone experience it first hand. Their undisguised glee brought me much happiness that I did not realise that I had been standing in the mud for more than 3 hours straight doing their Halloween makeup. Looking back, this would go down as one of my more memorable Halloweens as Kien Wong and I mass produced dozens of kiddie zombies and ghouls, who were utterly a delight to work on. 🙂 Their simple innocence and wonderment reminded me of how easy it is to make a child happy and how we take simple pleasures for granted in the midst of our busy lives.

    Kudos to the core team who did an excellent job! Here’s to many more Halloweens with a difference!

  4. Uncle Eddie on Nov 22, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Instead of being scary, its truly an amazingly well organised event that made the Halloween Night of October 29, 2016 such an enlightened and memorable night for the young and old! This is indeed a very unique “Halloween Night” where many cultures seemed to have been so well-blended together with great Harmony, Happiness, and acceptances to make it such a night of success – and a very memorable one indeed for many people in all walks of life! They willingly came together happily to help organise this “muhibbah Charity” Party and to make it a success for harmony and unity for all! Congratualations to all who have taken part in this “Halloween Charity Night” for the benefit of sentient beings!

  5. Fong on Nov 21, 2016 at 12:04 am

    The Halloween party must have been such a happy event for the local children to experience something so alien and new to them and having familiar fun in the mud as well. That they accepted it with much cheer and not fear and distrust is wonderful to see and embodies the multi racial society that is Malaysia.

    The preparation by the committed staff and volunteers through difficult times raising funds for the event and making sure that the show must go on despite the rain, has ensured that the kids and adults alike were delighted.

    Thank you to all involved for the generosity and care shown.

  6. Lin Mun on Nov 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    It was my first time to attend a Halloween Party and also my first Halloween that I work together with the KSDS team with the same objective – making a memorable charity night fun and exciting for the community, less fortunate and orang asli in Bentong.

    I must say it is not easy at all preparing for such a big event and a big thank you to the core team members for their long nights and months of preparation. It was a great experience for us to learn through this project no matter how small or big the contribution is. It is along the process that we learn to respect each other differences in opinion, overcoming shortages in terms of time, resources and financial; seeking sponsors, managing suppliers and making new friends. 🙂

    It is really fortunate for me to be able to take part in this event and the events organised by KSDS. Thank you Rinpoche for your support and allowing us to organise the events.

  7. Echeah on Nov 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Looks like it was a mud bath, Lol! But important is everyone’s spirits were not dampaned, people came and did not mind what nature brought and had all round fun nevertheless. It was a non-religious gathering of the Bentong community to share, help, give and most of all, make the children happy. What a perfect way to engage the community and bring awareness to KFR. Thank you and kudos to the organisers, volunteers, sponsors and participants as without you, the event would have turned out to be a non-event.

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  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 03:09 PM
    Interesting info and article about werewolves. I never knew about its origins and the various wolves existence until I read this. I have thus far know about werewolves only from the movies and the famous twilight show. But one thing I noticed from the articles is the gruesome manner in killing the person (or suspected werewolves). Some were cursed to be a werewolves. There just so much anger, violence and killing in the whole process, which probably the reason why werewolves are known to kill and hurt human and other animals.

    Anyway, whether we believe the existence of werewolf is true or not, I believe that there are other forms of beings in world. And we should not handle or deal with other beings with violence and anger.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html#comment-744320
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

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

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

    Jason

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

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

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

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

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
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    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

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

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

    Jason

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

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

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

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html

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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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