KSA’s Beautiful Clay Amitabha by Lili Ng

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In Kechara Saraswati Arts Dept or KSA ( http://www.kechara.com/arts/ ), they are creating a beautiful clay Amitabha statue I've have placed an order for.

This is the progress of the clay statue and when done, will be presented as a gift to a friend.

Nice pics to share with everyone. Kechara has really talented people who get together to express spirituality in so many ways.

Tsem Rinpoche

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Today I received the good news that the clay Amitabha Buddha is ready. Lili Ng did a good job of creating this on her own from beginning to end.

Dear Rinpoche,


I have just finish varnishing d statue, it is ready n complete now.
The statue is in Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) now.


Thank you.

Lili Ng

Amitabha clay

It is wonderful that Kechara Saraswati Arts (KSA) is an avenue for many to connect with spirituality through arts. Another wonderful artist in Kechara is my student and old friend Margaret Lee, whose work I've blogged about recently -  Margaret's Fantastic Paintings!!! .

Below is a congratulatory message from Margaret to Lili which I would like to share:


Dear Lili,

You are amazing to have made this Amitaba from paper clay. It looks very nice.
I can see so much effort, concentration n care have been put into the making of this statue.

I rejoice for you. Please make good dedication of your merits.


Love,
Marg
cc Rinpoche, Paul

 

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20 Responses to KSA’s Beautiful Clay Amitabha by Lili Ng

  1. scott hutton on Jun 12, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Yes, something very special is going on over there. You guys, to me, are appearing as a sort of Dharma Oasis….I wish you all health and energy.
    This statue, far from completion, is already beautiful. One’s mind’s eye espys the Amitabha surrounding this incomplete foundation; one must wonder of Amitabha isn’t coming first, and the rupa second.
    The odd ribbing in the upper diaphraghm reminds one of Sakyamuni’s extreme ascetic phase, when he damn near starved himself to death.
    Possible Lesson from the rupa in progress: when we get carried away, either to excess or denial, the Limitless Light is always at play.

  2. ckliew on Jun 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Something else for you to know. In today Star Newspaper. Human can be Inhumane and selfish.
    Animal lab operating on the quiet for three years
    BUKIT MERTAJAM: While animal lovers are up in arms over the setting up of an animal testing laboratory in Malacca, a similar facility is believed to have been operating on the quiet here for the past three years.
    According to the company’s website, it is an independent contract research organisation offering toxicology services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical and industrial chemical industries.
    It claims to conduct toxicology tests on a range of animals. It said some animals were used for regulatory pre-clinical toxicity testing of pharmaceuticals and certain chemicals, such as agrochemicals and biocides.
    The RM52mil facility includes a state-of-the-art dog unit, purpose-built to provide the highest standards of animal care and advanced study procedures.
    There were also 15 animal rooms, each designed to hold up to 40 dogs and enabling the housing of one study per room, the company said in its website……
    Read the rest at : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/6/12/nation/6459019&sec=nation

  3. Jean Mei on Jul 4, 2010 at 3:36 am

    It’s a common misconception that people think that statues can only be bought or found in countries such as Tibet, Cambodia, Nepal and India.
    Why, right here we have the Kechara Saraswati Art department!!
    I remember Tsem Tulku Rinpoche explaining why he had created 14 departments…he said that Dharma is not just sitting down on a meditation cushion and continuously chant. Some people in this degenerative time can’t sit and pray for hours on head, hence the creation of 14 departments! Those who want to feed the homeless, can with Kechara Soup Kitchen http://www.kechara.com/soup-kitchen/, those who like to write books can channel their energy into writing dharma books with Kechara Publications http://www.kechara.com/publications/, those who love to stay online and connected can write articles or work on websites with the E-Division!!! I don’t want to sound like an advertiser but it’s logical, some people love to paint and sculpt like Lili (this post)…she can collect SO much merits by concentrating and sculpting out a beautiful clay statue of Amitabah. Next time when she’s chanting his mantra, can you imagine her level of visualization of this Buddha??? Amazing. This could support her in doing longer meditation and prayers :)

  4. Wasukamol on Jul 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Lily is very talented, this is the 1st clay statue that she make from beginning till complete. The latest news she just completed it yestauday, a beautiful colorful clay Amitaba. In order for one to acheive the assignment one must put effort, concentrate, patience, love and care in doing it, and this are foundation of traning our mind to shift to higher level.
    In the past lily has kindly repaired Rinpoche statue which badly damaged piece by piece from the couria from oversea. Its incredible how she can repaired it back to original form and painted in original color. How amazing!! Rinpoche statue currently on the main altar in front of 5ft Lama tsongkhapa at Kechara house 1, do visit Kechara House and withness the secred Rinpoche statue and get a blessing.

  5. Sandy Clarke on Jul 10, 2010 at 7:55 am

    WOW! I remember seeing the work-in-progress photos a wee while ago and to see the finished article – it’s literally awesome!
    Lili is one talented lady, and you can see just how much has gone into the work of this statue. Lili has inadvertently provided a fantastic teaching in that, in our practice we start of with a rough mind, much like the materials at the beginning of a sculpture. After a while, if we are dedicated to working at shaping and moulding our minds in practice, we can see the results starting to take shape (we gradually develop our qualities and virtue that work towards benefiting others), and if we are really committed, focused and dedicated to our practice, eventually we end up with a beautiful, clear and radiant mind that goes on to benefit so many other people as a result.
    Congratulations, Lili, on producing such fine work! You have an amazing talent, and clearly your kindness and commitment to the Dharma shows through your hard work.
    Kind regards,
    Sandy

  6. Beng Kooi on Jul 10, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Your words are very kind, thank you. I hope you revisit this post again soon to view the completed statue that lili has done. For a first effort I find it to be rather remarkable.
    Just a little sharing:
    Lili has been Rinpoche’s student for some time, and has always been artistically inclined, painting statues in Kechara Saraswati Arts as well as restoring some of Rinpoche’s precious personal statues that were inadvertently damaged due to time and circumstance.
    This clay sculpture is her first effort at Buddhist sculpture, and she did it at Rinpoche’s advice and encouragement. And look at the result… simply fantastic!
    Lili is not the only one, Margaret is another student in whom Rinpoche’s has awoken the artistic talent. Truly does the Guru know best.

  7. Irene Lim on Jul 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Lili you are fantastic, so creative and talented. You love the arts and love benefiting people through arts. You have spirituality through arts. You will definitely be able to contribute much much more through Kechara Saraswati Arts to benefit others in future. When you restored Zong Rinpoche’s hand to normal I was in awe. You have again proven that you can do more than restoration of statue, you can even construct statue from paper clay and bring life to the statue with your colours and handwork. I am confident you can start a class to teach students who wish to learn this art. It will be viable and meritorious for people who wish to learn spirituality through arts. Those who are interested to learn visit http://www.kechara.com/arts/ for more information.

  8. Sarah on Jul 10, 2010 at 10:40 am

    WOW! I knew Lili is good in art, but to actually mold an Amitabha statue to the minute… is just plain amazing! The radiant color is excellent and eye catching, it makes people want to look at it which is a good thing!
    What i feel that’s most meaningful (besides the creation of a beautiful statue) is Lili’s effort in creating the Amitabha statue for her friend. I’m sure her friend would be delighted to receive such a wonderful Buddha statue =)
    Hope more artistic people will cross paths with KSA and benefit spiritually from the activities that they offer.

  9. su_zan on Jul 10, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Dear Lily,
    My…my…. You really have great hands for art. I really admire you. You are as good as Margaret. You did very well in your given assignment to make finish this clay Amitabah… Yes, I agree with Margaret that you do a good dedication too. With great faith and devotion to Rinpoche, and if you follow Rinpoche instruction all the way you will eventually find true happiness in life and you are able to help more people that you love a lot.
    Over the pass short years. Seeing you high and low and having to see you change for the better is really encouraging. Keep your good work up.
    I can’t wait to see your future work.
    Hehe….

  10. Choi Kim Yok on Jul 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    What amazing talent! I like the colours. Personally I’ve always preferred statues that are painted with colours because it makes visualisation easier. We have very good artists in Kechara House and they will help nurture others who are artistically inclined. Lili and Margaret will develop their art to greater heights, guided by Rinpoche. I’ve always believed that Buddhist art can benefit people by planting seeds of enlightenment in them or open seeds that are dormant. What a wonderful way to contribute to the dharma. As you progress in your practice, your art will further improve, reflecting the bliss you have in your heart. I rejoice for Lili and Margaret.

  11. Lim Tat Ming on Jul 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Dear Lili,
    I love this Buddha Amitabha!
    What amazes me is that you have had no prior professional training in this area! You are really gifted with the art of making beautiful clay Buddha statues. From a piece of clay, your can shape and mould them into a breathtaking form of Buddha Amitabha. The amount of attention and hard work you had spent into making this statue are clearly shown by the completed work. You had given your love, dedication and devotion to sharing Dharma through art. Do continue to produce beautiful Buddha forms and put your artistic talents into good use. Make Kechara Saraswati Arts well known! I rejoice in your effort and dedication.

  12. Small Rabbit on Jul 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Wow, nice work, has life in it though! Admire the courage and patience that you demonstrated on doing this :) Can imagine that while you were doing this, your body, your breath, your mind and all come to a single pointed focus – Buddha Amitabha statue comes to live! I now wonder how those grand statues come to live, I mean for myself I even have doubt that I can paint the two eyebrows symmetrically not to say gracefully :p. Well, always, there is a will there is a way, great reminder indeed.
    Hope one day, I would be able to serve KSA as well.

  13. keng on Jul 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Oh yes, Lord Amitabha – the Buddha of Infinite Light. I first came across His name when I was reading the beautiful King of Prayers and secondly the beautiful 21 Praises to Mother Tara. Buddha Amitabha has helped many people I know and has generated faith in these people.
    This statue that Lili Ng has created is not just a piece of art but a merit field for its ‘creator’ and for those who will come to see it and make good aspirational prayers to it. I am sure Lili Ng will not stop at this and will continue to make more statues of other Buddhas and to impart her skills to other potential artistes.
    Well done Lili Ng!

  14. Becyap on Jul 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Lili Ng is beauty, talented and intelligent woman. She is kind and helpful when you need her hand she will come and help.
    Very amazing she made the clay Amitabha Buddha by herself in one and a half month.
    She also couldn’t believe that she did it! Congratulations Lili!!!
    She loves arts, and through the arts she can benefit a lot of people.
    We wish she can conduct a class to in the future to teach us how to make clay Buddha…!
    Hope everybody got the chance to learn from her and make their own statue.
    Thank you Lili for the works!!

  15. Ling on Jul 12, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Congratulations Lili ! I am so happy for you and I salute you for hand-building this beautiful Amitabha Statue- with radiance of faith, dedication, love and joy from your heart!
    You have outdone yourself again and gone beyond… from 2 Dimensional (paintings) to 3 Dimensional (sculptural) works – Wow!
    For someone who does not know the actual clay hand-building techniques, you have done extremely well, having had to find out, be it by reading, asking around, by exploring the tough way – by trial and errors, by instinctively applying what you feel, letting your spiritual inspirations guide you.
    Not one to daunted by monumental tasks, Lili has the true patience to take up challenges in her stride. What do I admire most about Lili ? Her humility – she is so talented and yet so humble. She tries very hard – puts her heart and soul in Lamrim classes, in projects she undertakes. She is intelligent, kind and compassionate, she listens, shares and cares…
    Her other qualities? I am sure her works speak a thousand words…
    For someone in the creative arts, it is truly inspirational to see what Lili has quietly set out to do (she is very humble and determined), very focused and consistent, what she has completed, achieved – are works of pure joy!
    We are very blessed to have such a beautiful soul in our midst. And if you happen to walk into KSA for any of our creative activities like Tsa Tsa painting conducted by Lili – whether as a volunteer or as a student, you will be learning a lot – as she is a very passionate and competent teacher.
    And mind you she is more beautiful in person than in photo! And she exudes the grace, warmth, sunshine and she does not realise it!
    I look forward to learn from you.
    With Lots of Love and Big Hugs
    With Folded Hands
    Ling
    P.S. Your restoration works on Zong Rinpoche’s Statue is simply exquisite!

  16. Elaine Cheah on Jul 14, 2010 at 12:15 am

    What can I say to describe Lily’s handiwork but a big “Wow”? She consistently turns out beautiful works of art and in this case, a beautiful Amitabha statue out of nothing! Observing her in action, I can’t help but notice that besides having the talent, she loves doing it and puts her mind and focus into her projects and does them well. So art becomes for her an avenue to express her spirituality and her practice becomes a source of benefit to others. How beautiful.
    Rinpoche has made this into a valid form of dharma practice; otherwise we would have thought that it should only be chanting mantras, doing pujas and meditation. After all, the Buddha taught that there are 84,000 methods to reach the end result, enlightenment, each to suit the practitioner’s ability or affinity. That makes a lot of sense, because we are not created equal, because of our karma. Lily can paint and sculpt, but I can’t paint or draw even if my life depended on it, maybe because my left brain had been put to work a lot more than the right which is a little atrophied, I bet. However, I can do other things better, like think, analyse and write, perhaps. Other people have many other types of skills and strengths that can be harnessed to benefit others, that’s why it’s so logical that Kechara has 13 departments and counting…..83,987 to go, to be exact.
    I read in the Lamrim that beautifying the Buddha’s body creates the karma to be reborn with a beautiful, healthy and attractive body, so if you want to be beautiful in your next life, go to KSA (http://www.kechara.com/arts) and paint statues, paint thangkas, sew Buddha clothes, make tsa tsas and create the cause. It’s an investment!

  17. Siong Woan on Jul 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Well done !! Lily and KSA!!
    This is really amazing and I can envision you giving classes to those who would like to create their own statutes!
    You go girl :-)

  18. Andrew James Boon on Jul 16, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Lili is truly gifted with her hands. She has the patience and skill for meticulous work which results in amazing works of art. Another such incredible piece of art is on the link here:
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/06/lamrim-mind-map.html
    How wonderful that Kechara Saraswati Arts under Rinpoche’s guidance can nuture such talents! There is always an activity in the place. It is truly like the elves in Santa’s workshop! Creating, painting, sculpting, rolling, sticking, sewing, etc for the benefit of all.
    Kechara and its various departments is truly a one stop Dharma Centre for everyone of all groups to join in its fun and varied activities.

  19. Anila on Sep 11, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Lili Ng now is our full time staff of KSA and KD. She is very talented and also an expertise involving art. Whether it be painting or creating clay statues etc. At the moment she has created a clay Amitabha statue for Rinpoche that Rinpoche wish to give as a gift to his friend. Many Chinese Buddhists like to pray to Amitabha. And to us Tibetan Buddhism Setrap is the wrathful emanation of Amitabha. Since lots of people pray to Kuan Yin and Amitabha being her Guru. It will be very easy to promote dharma by selling Tsas Tsas and Amitabha statues as it is well known to people.

  20. [...] Remember a few months ago Lili made a beautiful Amitaba Statue at KSA from clay: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/07/ksas-beautiful-clay-amitabha-by-lili-ng.html [...]

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There are more Buddhist Priests, Ministers and Pastors now. This is a wonderful trend. Do see what a great job Rev Christina Yanko is doing in Canada: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52129
yesterday
If everyone can realize this would eliminate so many problems.
2 days ago
This is one of the best Avalokitesvara thangkas I have ever seen. I rarely see an Avalokitesvara that draws me or I really like. I am very particular about thangka paintings. But this one is really done by a super skilled artist. The eyes are perfect and the gaze is the correct angle of calm/contemplativeness. The lips, nose and proportions are stunning. The coloring and feel is regality and serenity with great compassion. He feels alive. I would love to get a copy of this very much. Tsem Rinpoche
4 days ago
Look at this massive thangka of the Lord of Wisdom Manjushri in Tibet. The bigger the thangka it is believed, the more blessed the area will be. See all the people congregated around it to pay homage and make offerings. Amazing. May you all be blessed by this too and be connected to Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
4 days ago
There is a devil there is no doubt, but is he trying to get into us or trying to get out? ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 days ago
These fresh tomatoes just plucked from our garden here in our USA Ladrang. Tomatoes are some of my favorite foods. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
We had some very special guests come to volunteer at Kechara? Guess who they were? And they turned out to be very humble in their works that night. Please see the love and care: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51852
2 weeks ago
This is so true. When teach dharma to some and ask them to change or explain why, they reject and become unhappy and speak ill. 
2 weeks ago
If my endurance of so much suffering these past years have benefitted you and took some away from you, then it was not in vain and I am content and I would take more.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
A sketch by a eye witness in California-1987
3 weeks ago
Existing is not true existence but mere labelling because the causes removed, we are empty.~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
People from different parts of the world who have no prior obvious connections can connect to do dharma together. This is wonderful because what we did in the past together can manifest in the present again to continue where we left off. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
ELEPHANT WEEPS AFTER RESCUE: A 50-year-old elephant that had spent much of his life shackled in chains, wept when he was finally freed from captivity. "Raju" had tears streaming down his face, as wildlife rescuers released him. SHARE this amazing story. -Details of Raju's rescue: http://kiro.tv/AmazingElephantStory
3 weeks ago
This is profound and the secrets to our success or failure. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Are you the sign of the pig? Do you want to know more about yourself? It would be interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=23608
4 weeks ago
Vegetables harvested from our garden in our USA residence today...nice. TR
4 weeks ago
See who are in these nice pictures and how they are connected to me please....I just posted the Gratitude series #2...do take a look: See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
4 weeks ago
Powerful!!
4 weeks ago
Having a healthy strong body is important so we can take care of the people and animals around us, to do our dharma practice and to be able to contribute to society. Practices like Je Tsongkapa and Amitayus are very helpful for extending our life energies and healing from within. I spoke about it: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=29398
4 weeks ago
There are over 75,182 views of this post already! It's on horoscopes and how compatible you are with someone or not compatible and why. Perhaps it would be good to understand why someone so close could have or not have conflicts with you. Find out about yourself and understand your character: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=24905
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
4 weeks ago
Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This will be my gratitude series where I share all that I am grateful for. This is my first post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
4 weeks ago
Mr. Lai, the proud dad of Pastor David Lai. Mr. Lai has expressed how proud he is of his son and what he is doing for others. Mr. Lai is very happy his son David is a Pastor of Kechara and rejoices in the Dharma shared with others. Mr. Lai himself is a very kind and steady person and an important member of Kechara also who always keeps his promises. Many in Kechara respect and love Mr. Lai. Like father like son. Kind people. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I agree with what Martin T. Bosnev says about Pastor David. Martin is a very intelligent person, so when he compliments, he has thought it through. I appreciate Martin's input. Pastor David always teaches Dharma from his heart and with enthusiasm. He truly believes in what he shares. He has been blessed by Tsongkapa to speak because he is sincere. Many enjoy listening to the Dharma from him very much. Please see what Martin is talking about: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4197
1 month ago
This may be short, but it's one of my favorite documentaries also you have to take a look. Very good. I wanted to share with you all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjCmg4awI
1 month ago
Our group who went on a spiritual pilgrimage in the holy places of Kathmandu, Nepal.-June 2014. I rejoice for them. These trips have infinitely so much more meaning than the usual vacations.  Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Burning eyes? A special story for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e548MkrkGWk
1 month ago
Do you know what is a Wenatchee? Let me share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm3ldZhZIU
1 month ago
Beautiful Sampheling Monastery. The home monastery of H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. This is a place to visit!
1 month ago
Dear friends, Are you ready to witness something extremely brutal but with a happy ending? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50488 (Viewer discretion is advised as very graphic)
1 month ago
Dear friends, Did you know there are three holy mountains of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani in Yating, Kham -Tibet??!! It's not that difficult to get to either. I have just finished blogging about this. I watched a travelogue earlier and was AMAZED at the footage they showed of certain holy places in Tibet that I have heard of from senior monks but never seen. You MUST watch this excellent travelogue and enjoy. Tsem Rinpoche See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50824
1 month ago
Zamkar, Dharma, Mumu and Oser are always smiling and super cute. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
New book from Kechara just launched! http://Www.vajrasecrets.com
2 months ago
I've always tried my best to escape secular dreams because it's all a big wheel of disappointment. Get me out of samsara! Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Look at my Mumu boy. You can never take a bad picture with him. He is super cute from any angle. I love you Mumu. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Please remember this. A dog is not a pet but a part of your family. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Lineage lamas and root lama in Vajra Yogini's tantra. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is excellent! Must read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
When on the hospital bed nearing our last breath, nothing matters except for the practice and transformation we have done in dharma in our lifetime. Our money, wishes, houses, clothes, jewelry, reputation, spouses, desires, dreams, greed, anger, possessions, explanations will be of no use at all. It will in fact even be a hindrance scratching at our mind's energy to let go and we cannot. Since they are no use at that momentous event, we should continue that thought now and understand what we should truly cultivate now. This thought must translate into action not just scholastic thoughts and meanderings of the mind for self deception or imitation spiritual satisfaction. This is what I think daily and everyday as part of my meditations on death and impermanence according to first chapter of Lam Rim. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I totally agree with this. Some vent out their anger, get attention or want to send messages to people and justify by saying it's their space their posting on and they can post what they want. Be it so, your space is seen my hundreds and it's public domain and you know that. So if others post otherwise to your views, why get upset? You invited it. Maybe that is what you wanted? Attention? LOL.Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Wow. How perfect is this. This is exactly how I feel when I shared dharma with some people. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I like this one. I just found it. Wonderful and simple for those who have to seek either one. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama in Yong He Gong temple in front of the beautiful Tsongakpa main altar in Beijing, China.
2 months ago
Another must read and must have book. I ordered it last week and it arrived today. So very much looking forward to reading/studying it. Dharma knowledge is something that should not remain stagnant. We must improve and apply upon it always. Applying it is the secret. I have so much more to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. Mahatma Gandhi
2 months ago
Look at my cheeky and cute Mumu boy!! The camera loves him! I love him. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    2 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    3 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    5 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    5 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    5 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    11 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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