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I am always on the lookout for interesting articles, information and tidbits to give you more understanding, perspectives or even just trivia information. Information can be helpful at times. I found this article to be very interesting how Buddhist words and Buddhism can make a person feel more compassionate and happy.

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Just Being Exposed To Buddhist Ideas May Make You Feel More Compassionate, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | By Carolyn Gregoire
Posted: 04/08/2015 7:35 am EDT Updated: 04/14/2015 4:59 pm EDT

 

 

Buddhists are known for promoting a philosophy of nonviolence, compassion and interconnection of all beings. According to provocative new research, simply being exposed to Buddhist terminology may be enough to activate tolerance and compassion among both Buddhists and non-Buddhists.

Researchers from Stanford University, along with scientists from Belgium and Taiwan, found that exposing people of different spiritual backgrounds to Buddhist concepts was effective in not only undercutting prejudice but also in promoting prosociality, which includes having a sense of responsibility for others, feelings of compassion and empathy.

 

 

The study, which was published in the April issue of the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, illustrates a phenomenon known as priming. Priming occurs when people are exposed to certain words or images (in this case, Buddhist words) that then subconsciously influence their thinking or behavior.

For the experiment, 355 total study participants were divided based on their backgrounds: Western Christians, Westerners who practiced Buddhism and Taiwanese with a Buddhist/Taoist background. These three groups were broken down even further, with some participants being primed with religious words and others being exposed to nonreligious, yet still positive, words (e.g., “flower,” “sun,” “freedom”). After this priming, participants took tests designed to reveal any prejudices they may have against different ethnic or religious groups.

Across all groups, people who were exposed to words like “Buddha,” “Dharma” and “awakening” in a word puzzle showed fewer negative associations with African and Muslim people than those who were exposed to Christian or nonreligious words.

Participants who were primed with Buddhist words also scored higher on a test measuring prosocial behaviors. These effects were particularly pronounced among people who scored higher on tests measuring open-mindedness.

Prosocial behaviors are generally in line with the core values of Buddhism, including tolerance of different ways of thinking, universality and interconnection.

However, the researchers don’t mean to suggest that Buddhism is “better” than any other religion.

“What we really want to argue is that Buddhist concepts are associated with tolerance, across cultural groups,” Magalli Clobert, a post-doctoral student at Stanford and one of the study’s authors, told The Huffington Post. “It means that, at least in people’s mind, there is a positive vision of Buddhism as a religion of tolerance and compassion.”

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jun 10, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I knew nothing much about Buddhism but loves seeing Buddhist statues since young.I enjoyed reading books about Buddhism when much older and later came across Rinpoche’website.
    Buddhist ideas and ideals have guided and influenced the lives and thoughts of countless human beings.Buddhist culture develop good habits of kindness and compassion, honesty and truthfulness.Researchers and scientists has proven that Buddhist words, images and Buddhism subconsciously influence their thinking or behavior and mind transformation.Can make a person feel more compassionate,caring,helpful and happy.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article.

  2. Stella Cheang on Jun 9, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    It is fascinating to read that students primed with Buddhist words score higher in certain tests which are associated with openess of the mind. This is not surprising because Buddhism tenets promote openness as well as acceptance and embrace differences.

    This study reminds me of 2 young graduates whom I had the pleasure to work with. They possess similar academic qualification and positive attitude. But there is a vast difference between the 2 of them as the one with strong Buddhist values since young is down to earth, always sincere and humble, mind her own business, work with little complaints; while the other, is bold, but definitely lacking in the humanity qualities.

    Over time, it grew into a obvious social gap between the 2 of them, and the one with better humanity qualities garner deeper support and cooperation. It is therefore important to start the children young and expose them to Buddhist values, as the values are practical gears for them in life.

  3. Pastor Moh Mei on Dec 13, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I grew up knowing very little about Buddhism and have very little exposure to Buddhism. Despite that, I’ve somehow gotten to associate Buddhism with peace. Maybe it’s from the movies, maybe it’s from unconscious observation of Buddhist monks and nuns I’ve seen.

    One thing I did remember very clearly and found very soothing was a book I read by Anthony de Mello when I was a teenager called The Prayer of The Frog. I was very attracted to the spiritual philosophy behind each of the stories in that book. I also remember thinking these philosophy are not very Christian like but very Buddhist (whatever Buddhism meant to me at the time). It was a book one of my siblings borrowed.

    Back then in the small town I was from, there was no internet, no mobile phones, limited TV, limited books so information wasn’t that easy to find.

    I never forgotten about the book though and as the internet age came about I googled to find the author and the book. I owned a copy of that book now, thank you Pastor Niral Patel for the gift.

    As a non Buddhist even then I have felt there was something very right about the Buddhist philosophy or approach to living beings.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 5, 2015 at 2:40 am

    May Buddha’s doctrine brings benefit and peace for many more years to come and to many more sentient beings.

  5. Kevin W on Jun 21, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    It took eons for the Buddha of right conduct, right speech..of no lying, no stealing, of developing Boddhicita, compassion.. etc to achieve its final Elightenment.

    Hence, this proves that Buddha’s words do have power to transform and subdue the erratic mind. This is proven even though such a short priming experiment done to volunteers.

    Imagine the effect it has on a true practioner when they chant mantras, visualizations etc and follow the complete path.

    There would be a total mind transformation, of developing complete Boddhicita through the Body, Speech & Mind just as what Rinpoche has always taught.

    Thank you Rinpoche.
    With folded hands.

  6. Datuk May on May 24, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Besides Buddhists words evoke better feelings from sentient beings, imagine viewing Buddha images.

    For that very same reason, it is so meritorious to have huge Buddha statues place at strategic places to help a calmer state of mind and better energised environment for people in that space.

    Beautiful to know and also to experience this nice feelings as I have done since I entered Kechara House and met my Guru, HE Tsem Rinpoche.

  7. Shelly Tai on May 21, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this information, I fully agree about the research Buddhism can really help to open up our mind to be more tolerance and patient ,we do not forget Buddha is the best psychology is this universe .

  8. Pastor Han Nee on May 21, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    THank you Rinpoche for this very interesting article and blogpost.
    It will be truly wonderful if words like “Buddha”. “Dharma” and “Awakening” can unlock the mind’s innate store of “love’ and “kindness”(often buried deep inside).I think is possible because it is there.

    In any case. if “priming” is as powerful in impact on the mind as claimed, then it will be truly necessary to “prime ” people, who have to continuously expose themselves to situations of hate and violence(like Policemen), to peace-evoking words, words of tolerance and care and compassion.

  9. sarahyap on May 20, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Such a well written article on Huffington Post. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing it here.

    I am not surprise that those exposed to Buddhist ideas will make one feel more compassionate. It is after all everyone’s innate nature to do good to others, which makes one feel good about themselves. Everyone wants to receive kindness and give kindness.

    There were many other research and studies done under the psychology branch of studies that explore the concepts of Buddhist principles, such as kindness to others, being giving etc. And the studies always found good feedback on both the giver and receiver.

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Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
2 months ago
Huffington Post has just released their SECOND EXPOSÉ of the Dorje Shugden issue. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=151328
Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people\'s religion.
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Please read what Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche says about people's religion.
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion.  More downloads here.  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 months ago
A gorgeous Dorje Shugden painted in traditional art style of China. Chinese art has flourished for over 5,000 years and highly sought after. This form of Dorje Shugden is sitting on a seat as you see painted in his chapel (Trode Khangsar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Dorje Shugden can be on a seat or Lion. More downloads here. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
2 months ago
Dear friends, The Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery was authorized and blessed by both Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He was a favorite among high lamas for his smooth trances and clear prophecies. This video is a one-of-a-kind where you see the Choyang Dulzin Kuten oracle take trance of the peaceful form of Dorje Shugden wearing the robes of a high lama giving teachings, blessings and transmissions. Very sacred and rare video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pawS1TMOe8k
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
2 months ago
Beautiful contemporary art piece of Dorje Shugden for free high res download here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
2 months ago
The Huffington Post extensively covers the Dorje Shugden issue. I had no idea that this article was being written. I was not contacted, not asked for an interview or asked for any comments, and then it was published and my students alerted me to it. So it was a very, very pleasant and encouraging surprise to read such balanced coverage from such a reputable news website. You can read it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=149806
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བོད་པའི་དབུ་ཁྲིད་ཚོའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་བསྟེན་མཁན་ཚོར་མ་ཉེས་ཁ་ཡོག་གི་བརྙན་ཕྲིན་གསར་པ། http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tibetan-leaderships-new-anti-shugden-video-tibetan.html
(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
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(Drepung) Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we\'ve come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
2 months ago
Dear friends, In the effort to be creative about something as holy and beneficial as Dorje Shugden, we've come out with these new and realistic depictions. One is Dorje Shugden visiting the Potala Palace and the other is Dorje Shugden arising from Drepung Monastery where he lived in Zimkhang Gangma Ladrang as a high lama. Please enjoy and be blessed. Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche (High resolution downloads: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html )
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master-
 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
2 months ago
I had this painting commissioned. Please read more here on this great master- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146195
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
2 months ago
How can all the high lamas of Tibet and all the protectors not be able to defeat Dorje Shugden? This is food for thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bj0254UG-Y
致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
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致全世界的华人:这是我一份小小的心意:一幅富有古中国传统艺术的作品。希望你们会喜欢! http://bit.ly/2zLOjnK
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
3 months ago
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
3 months ago
Download for free this high res photo of Lord Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
3 months ago
Whatever we can do to spread the teachings of our Guru, we should do so.
 These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
3 months ago
These three (Dharma, Oser and Mumu) are super adorable.
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
3 months ago
Beautiful Vajra Yogini print.
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
3 months ago
Beautiful and holy new statues arrived to Kechara Forest Retreat. Please enjoy the pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=146950
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
3 months ago
Beautiful old thangka of Buddha Nageshvaraja
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Dear friends, This meme is powerful. Who you hang around with and the types of attitude they have is who you will be influenced by many times and who you will become in the future. Look at your friends and the people that always surround you to know who you will become. Tsem Rinpoche
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
October 2017, His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal graciously reading our Kechara album and updates as presented by Beng Kooi and Martin. He was very pleased with our progress and offers his blessings. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France.  Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
3 months ago
His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche grants audience to Beng Kooi and Martin in France. Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa\'s tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits.

Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. 

This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.

Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche 
Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
3 months ago
Recently Beng Kooi and Martin on behalf of myself and Kechara was lucky to have audience with His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He lives in around Paris, France. His Holiness is 91 years old and very healthy and alert. He was the 101st throne holder for Tsongkapa and was the head of the Gelugpa school of Buddhism and was very successful during his tenure. He is a strong practitioner of both Sutra and Tantra of Je Tsongkapa's tradition and a master of all Buddhist knowledge. He holds steadfast to his protector Dorje Shugden very strongly. So we can see even the highest throneholders who are masters of Sutra and Tantra also practices Dorje Shugden knowing the benefits. Beng Kooi and Martin brought photo albums of Kechara Forest Retreat/Kechara and updates on Kechara and our works. His Holiness was very pleased to listen and offered some gifts back. This is a beautiful picture and the great blessings bestowed on us from His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche Read more on His Holiness Gaden Trisur Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/1PlaNNS
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp
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My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li

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The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp *****and**** My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li Fantastic Reads!!
The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp
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My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li
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The meaning and origins of Halloween: http://bit.ly/2egnVrp *****and**** My Halloween in Salem: http://bit.ly/2zwq6li
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
3 months ago
This is so powerful. It is a must read and must share.
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
3 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with the scholar and teacher Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen has been very active and you can see his youtubes in Tibetan speaking about the benefits of Dorje Shugden practice. He is a direct student of Trijang Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche.
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden\'s cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
3 months ago
Martin meeting with Gen Tashi. Gen Tashi is a very devoted and committed activist of Dorje Shugden's cause. He is tireless in speaking for the truth. They enjoyed sharing some time together.
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
3 months ago
Martin meeting with the well known strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist and scholar Geshe Konchok Gyeltsen lak. Geshe lak was very happy to meet Martin and shared so much wonderful information. Beautiful meeting.
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
3 months ago
Beng Kooi meeting with friend and strong and devoted Dorje Shugden activist Gen Tashi
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Another stunning digital print art of Dorje Shugden from an artist in Peru. Tsem Rinpoche
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
This beautiful Dorje Shugden is from an artist in the Ukraine. Tsem Rinpoche
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Please never get tired of speaking for those who do not have a voice. If we can alleviate their pain or try our best, why not? Thank you all so much. Tsem Rinpoche
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Pastor Antoinette of Kechara arranged a Malaysian artist to paint this special Dorje Shugden painting conceptualized by myself. She oversaw the process and completed it. Wonderful beautiful Dorje Shugden Malaysian style by Malaysian artist. Tsem Rinpoche
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
Sometimes after my prayers, reading on sasquatch is relaxing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Paying hommage to Loma Gyoma in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. "As the emanation of Tara, Loma Gyonma is regarded as Lhamo Rithrodma, the 20th Tara as mentioned in the “Praise to the Twenty One Taras”. The praise to Lhamo Rithrodma states that her right eye emits blazing rays of light that burns away all the lords of diseases and epidemics." P. Antoinette - From the article Nageshvaraja and Loma Gyoma arrives to KFR! http://bit.ly/2FJyp0g
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Paying hommage to Loma Gyoma in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. "As the emanation of Tara, Loma Gyonma is regarded as Lhamo Rithrodma, the 20th Tara as mentioned in the “Praise to the Twenty One Taras”. The praise to Lhamo Rithrodma states that her right eye emits blazing rays of light that burns away all the lords of diseases and epidemics." P. Antoinette - From the article Nageshvaraja and Loma Gyoma arrives to KFR! http://bit.ly/2FJyp0g
KSDS WOAH CAMP 2017 - By Jayce Goh,KSDS
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KSDS WOAH CAMP 2017 - By Jayce Goh,KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma School start with prostration and prayers. By Jayce Goh,KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School start with prostration and prayers. By Jayce Goh,KSDS
Teacher Asyley in KSDS class age 2-4 - Jayce Goh,KSDS
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Teacher Asyley in KSDS class age 2-4 - Jayce Goh,KSDS
Student and teacher friendship, Teacher Grace and student Aaron , the 1st day KSDS orientation - Jayce Goh,KSDS
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Student and teacher friendship, Teacher Grace and student Aaron , the 1st day KSDS orientation - Jayce Goh,KSDS
Kechara Mid autumn festival 2017 sound effect planning by Teacher Asyley and Teacher Jayce- Jayce Goh, KSDS
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Kechara Mid autumn festival 2017 sound effect planning by Teacher Asyley and Teacher Jayce- Jayce Goh, KSDS
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class start with prostration and prayers - By Jayce Goh,KSDS
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Kechara Sunday Dharma Class start with prostration and prayers - By Jayce Goh,KSDS
Holy site light offering in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia.
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Holy site light offering in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia.
Kechara Forest Retreat’s Meditation program featured in China Press.
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Kechara Forest Retreat’s Meditation program featured in China Press.
KISG members have gathered on Monday evening to learn & share about Dorje Shugden retreat from Rinpoche's blog. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG members have gathered on Monday evening to learn & share about Dorje Shugden retreat from Rinpoche's blog. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Beautiful Chinese New Year art and words  drawn/written by 10 years old 丞琳。By Grace Tan, KSDS
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Beautiful Chinese New Year art and words drawn/written by 10 years old 丞琳。By Grace Tan, KSDS
KSDS student Aaron learning how to write chinese character. By Grace Tan, KSDS
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KSDS student Aaron learning how to write chinese character. By Grace Tan, KSDS
Teacher Kwai Yee taught the KSDS children to write calligraphy.  By Grace Tan, KSDS
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Teacher Kwai Yee taught the KSDS children to write calligraphy. By Grace Tan, KSDS
Teacher Lin Mun taught KSDS teenagers the history of Tsongkapha lineage.  By Grace Tan, KSDS
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Teacher Lin Mun taught KSDS teenagers the history of Tsongkapha lineage. By Grace Tan, KSDS
KSDS children doing prostration to our Guru Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and Tsongkapha before the dharma class starts.  By Grace Tan, KSDS
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KSDS children doing prostration to our Guru Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and Tsongkapha before the dharma class starts. By Grace Tan, KSDS
KSDS teachers, parents and children participated in the animal liberation conducted by pastor Han Nee.
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KSDS teachers, parents and children participated in the animal liberation conducted by pastor Han Nee.
Participants of "Animal Liberation" at Kechara House recited prayers led by Pastor Han Nee, assisted by CK Siah. bit.ly/2ahl6Yv
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Participants of "Animal Liberation" at Kechara House recited prayers led by Pastor Han Nee, assisted by CK Siah. bit.ly/2ahl6Yv
What are Betty and Swee Keong busy with? Answer: removing the iron board cover. KEP-Serena
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What are Betty and Swee Keong busy with? Answer: removing the iron board cover. KEP-Serena
Today we received a lot of #papers, #cardboards and #glasses. If you have any recyclable items at home and would like clear it before coming #CNY, you can drop by here during our next recycling day 11th Feb 2018. KEP-Serena
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Today we received a lot of #papers, #cardboards and #glasses. If you have any recyclable items at home and would like clear it before coming #CNY, you can drop by here during our next recycling day 11th Feb 2018. KEP-Serena
We collected stationaries , books and clothes as donation to refugees. KEP-Serena
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We collected stationaries , books and clothes as donation to refugees. KEP-Serena
Leong Kit Ping was guiding Madam Choong Yoke Khun for the Medicine Buddha mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Leong Kit Ping was guiding Madam Choong Yoke Khun for the Medicine Buddha mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Our new visitor in Ipoh, Ms. Choong Yoke Har bless the birds to be released after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Our new visitor in Ipoh, Ms. Choong Yoke Har bless the birds to be released after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out our monthly animals liberation activity at DR Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out our monthly animals liberation activity at DR Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Pastor Tat Ming guided KSDS teachers doing meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
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Pastor Tat Ming guided KSDS teachers doing meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
The youngest in the camp, Zoe, shared us her colourful DIY candle. Alice Tay, KSDS
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The youngest in the camp, Zoe, shared us her colourful DIY candle. Alice Tay, KSDS
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