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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

 


 

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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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 18. 2017 03:34 PM
    Wonderful….can try this method to repel insects in our house using peppermint plants. I did not know much benefits of peppermint till i read this article.Its really good way to repel insects other then using the ingredient in our kitchen.Keeping the garden and surroundings clean to reduce opportunity for insects too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this easy and harmless ways to keep insects away.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/try-this-to-repel-insects-in-your-house.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Jan 17. 2017 08:31 PM
    If it is not Guru’s compassion and kindness we would not have the chance to learn and practise dharma in Kechara. Guru is very important because he is a person who will guide and lead us to enlightenment. He choose to be with us so we can transform our mind. Hence we must always appreciate our Guru and change our mind to be better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choose-your-guru-always.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jan 17. 2017 01:07 PM
    We are the only family to the senior pets, how cruel it is to abandon them when they are old and helpless. It is a time our pet needs us most because they are in pain or suffering from discomfort, and we should be more sensitive to their needs. Very heartwarming to read a list of ideas to shower the raging pets with some tender loving care. Thank you Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dont-abandon-senior-pets.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Tuesday, Jan 17. 2017 01:02 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. Every time I read story of incredible loyalty shown by animals, I’d be marvelled at how more faithful, loyal, humane and selfless they are compared to us. Captain put us to shame. Many of us cannot even be faithful and loyal to the person sharing the same bed, let alone a dead someone… for six years! May we be inspired to be loyal and faithful to people who matter to us and who had benefitted, like our guru and our parents.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/loyal-dog-guards-his-owners-grave-for-6-years.html
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 09:49 PM
    Wow the 3 places are so beautiful. Very nice scenic, clean and so natural. Really wish I can visit Japan and any one of the places above. So calm to be able to live there.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/3-amazingly-attractive-villages-in-japan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 04:57 PM
    Beautiful and powerful short prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Rinpoche. This prayer is short yet very powerful and easy to understand, visualize suitable for all us and for those who are new to Tibetan Buddhism.Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful and powerful prayer.May Rinpoche always healthy to continue teachings and guiding us all.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 01:56 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this very beautifully composed prayer to Dorje Shugden. The prayer abridge the complete path to enlightenment complete with the powerful holy mantra Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha. May Datin MJ and everyone who recites this daily be blessed on their spiritual journey and their faith in Dorje Shugden grow forever more.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html#comments
  • Stella Cheang
    Monday, Jan 16. 2017 01:32 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this very important teaching. It is simple logic; working on our mind will last us in our future life (long term investment) while focusing on our body only last us as far as this lifetime (short term investment and often time without return), if the body does not already give way part by part, prematurely. Therefore, utilise our precious time on earth to invest in our mind. Every pleasure that derives through this body is short-lived anyway.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/stop-dancing-with-the-corpse.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Jan 15. 2017 09:33 PM
    This is very sad. In the new modern business environment I am shock that this is happening in India. This brick kiln management has clearly abuse the labour and has no qualm in admitting that they are treating the labour as slave.

    How can the worker work for 12 to 18 hours in this harsh place. Furthermore, they were not provided any safety gear and have to endure the heat in the kiln. The more scary thing is that they allow children in this dangerous work place.

    Thankfully, the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has taken steps in providing new guidelines. I hope the multinational companies there will adhere to the regulations and guidelines to stop this abuse.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and a reminder that how fortunate are we living in much better condition.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/you-have-to-see-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 15. 2017 01:53 PM
    Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with our daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.So scientists did discovered that people living near busy roads have a higher chance of developing dementia.Its the air-pollutants can get into the brain via the blood and which lead to neurological problems.
    Elderly monks live a very quiet life in the monastery, far away from the city do not develop dementia as Rinpoche noticed.The air is clean and healthy that leads them to live longer.
    Rinpoche have made a good choice to have KFR at Bentong in a natural forest environment. Whereby all of us can have a healthy.quiet and peaceful mind to do meditation,learn and practice Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/does-living-near-busy-roads-develop-dementia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 08:23 PM
    Learn and practice Dharma,work for Dharma before its too late.Try not waste our precious time ,as we won’t know what will happens next. So wasting time on samsaric activities that bring comfort and pleasure to the body is of no use .what will benefit us now and at the time of death is to cultivate our mind with dharma and dharma activities. Stay healthy have a healthy body , mind and have Dharma close to us .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful teachings
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/stop-dancing-with-the-corpse.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 05:24 PM
    This is a good article on Serkym offering and Kawang. Earlier when I just joined Kechara I do not understand why we have this rituals and why some of the offering materials are so expensive. Now I understand that we are making offering to the enlightened beings so we should offer the best.

    Thank you Bradley for your sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/bradley-kassian-share-on-kawang-and-serkym.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 03:06 PM
    Malaysia is a beautiful multi-racial country with beautiful traditional clothes each different race and culture.That i am proud of it as i love our traditional chinese cheongsum and nyonya kebaya.There are many different cultures in Sarawak too with many variations of tribal dress in different styles. Many of these groups have their own style and colour which caught my eyes by looking at those beautiful pictures shared. Here we can live happily with many different groups and can have religious freedom.But not so lucky for others whereby they attacked .injured each other like the Dorje Shugden issue in Tibet.I do hope the ban on Dorje Shugden will be lifted soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/traditional-clothes-of-malaysia.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 01:35 PM
    Without a doubt, it is the miraculous power of the enlightened Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden, who worked this magic and saved life. The deep faith in Dorje Shugden let the young Chin Wei suffered only minor injuries despite the collisions resulting in severe damage to the car. May Chin Wei recover swiftly and may his faith in Dorje Shugden be forever strong. Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/saved-by-dorje-shugden-多杰雄登保佑!.html
  • Victor.Choi
    Saturday, Jan 14. 2017 11:07 AM
    Good Morning Rinpoche, Moderator,Pastors and everyone in the chatroom. 🙂

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I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
3 weeks ago
Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
3 weeks ago
Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
3 weeks ago
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
1 month ago
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
1 month ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
2 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
2 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
2 months ago
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
2 months ago
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
2 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
2 months ago
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
3 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
3 months ago
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
3 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
3 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
4 months ago
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
4 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
4 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
4 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
4 months ago
This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
4 months ago
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
4 months ago
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
4 months ago
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
4 months ago
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
4 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
4 months ago
Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
4 months ago
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't you love her bag? She's stylish and at one with the universe. OM Shanti. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Manjushri carved in China
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We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it\'s traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
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We must loyal to our guru. How to be loyal? To always do the teachings and practice he gave us and to conquer our laziness. We must make our gurus more important than our ego. So it is important to always let our guru win and not our ego. If our ego wins, many will suffer and we will suffer. If our guru wins, temporarily we suffer, but long term we will be happy and many around us will be happy. You see, the guru is always on the look out to give us methods and teachings that we can engage in to bring us happiness. The biggest happiness is overcoming our ego and it's traces and the guru always directly and indirectly focuses on that. Our guru will always love and help us, but we must meet our guru half way too. Tsem Rinpoche
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