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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  1. [...] 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 [...]

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 :-)

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. KYC 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.

  12. 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….

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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 :)

  19. 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

  20. 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.

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Tsem Rinpoche

What Am I Writing Now


 

The Unknown

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

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3 hours ago
A very meaningful picture for me with important people in my life. TR
2 days ago
This one is a real good one. TR
5 days ago
profound and powerful
6 days ago
Peace is what we need.
1 week ago
Some people have the freedom and some people don't. But all deserve it. 
2 weeks ago
We all have a choice of how others view us and where we end up. Have shared my thoughts here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=70726
2 weeks ago
Welcome!
2 weeks ago
I wonder who did this art piece.
2 weeks ago
Read this chart for your dogs if you love them.
2 weeks ago
This is a fantastic outdoor Tara. Wow. Part 2
2 weeks ago
This is a fantastic outdoor Tara. Wow.
2 weeks ago
Look at this!! Kind hearted and sweet Kirk offers me- home-made banana and coconut milk pancakes!!! What a lovely and kind gesture. I am sure it will be delicious because it came from Kirk's heart. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
LOOK AT THIS CURRY RECIPE!! This would be loved by many-Yummy: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2015/07/07/panch-puren-caramel-vegetable-curry/ It is vegan too!!!! We don't have to eat animals at all. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is good to remember.
2 weeks ago
This is a real good read. Click enlarge and read.
2 weeks ago
Oser, Dharma and Mumu just got their haircuts and cleaned and groomed!!! Look at Mumu's big black eyes all round, alert and wants to play. Mumu is smiling. Dharma does not like is haircut. He looks plucked! Dharma is like, I hate my haircut! And cute Oser is saying SHE DOES NOT LOOK LIKE ZAMKAR!! LOL. Do not call her Zamkar! hehehe
2 weeks ago
Very nice. Our Pastor Chia in the papers. Glad to see this. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
“If one does the recitation of the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga prayer for even one month using one of the visualizations for great or clear or quick wisdom, one will definitely see development of that wisdom. It is proved by experience. There is no doubt that by doing the Lama Tsongkhapa guru yoga practice one can meet Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings from life to life. And furthermore, it gives one the opportunity to be born in the pure realm of Lama Tsongkhapa, Tushita, whenever death happens.” - Pabongkha Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Magadha Sangmo which is the very 1st incarnation of Tsem Rinpoche. She lived during Buddha's time. She was a disciple of Lord Buddha Himself and was very devoted to Buddha. Because of Her devotion, She brought thousands onto the path of Buddha and His teachings.
3 weeks ago
Very Holy White Tara painted by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (previous). Wow.
3 weeks ago
The eagle has caught this bird and it's spouse desperately tries to save the spouse. Animals definitely have a sense of friendship and companionship and feel pain. We should never hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Do not eat chicken or the egg. It doesn't matter which came first.~Tsem Rinpoche Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/animals-vegetarianism
3 weeks ago
Did you know there is a horoscope section on tsemrinpoche.com where you can just read and follow the instructions to find the compatibility. Type in your sign and the other person's and you get an answer immediately. Very interesting. Just click here :- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html
3 weeks ago
Such a honest and sincere comment he posted for everyone to read. Very honest. Nice. I appreciate it.
3 weeks ago
One of the most BEAUTIFUL, captivating and lovely shrines/temples/altars to Buddha I have ever had the merits to gaze upon. The background is so nice. Busy but not distracting. The lighting is a perfect balance to highlight the attainments of Buddha as it's directly emanating behind his head. Buddha statue itself is proportionate. Just so beautiful.
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Dorje Shugden on horse
3 weeks ago
Very good friends. Very nice people. I like them. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
As I lay still, cold, alone and never to wake up again, what have I done with my life to prepare for this 'eternity'? No one will see me nor will I see them again. They would not want to see me again as I turn blue, brown, bloat, smell and decompose into dust.~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Ancient and sacred Manjushri from Reting Monastery
4 weeks ago
Beautiful and holy Manjushri. Very sacred at Reting Monastery. TR
4 weeks ago
Very good.
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche with Kyabje Dromo Geshe Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
2015-Myself having audience with my holy protector. See more pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
4 weeks ago
Panchen Sonam Drakpa, fifteenth Throne-holder of Je Tsongkhapa (Ganden Tripa), and former abbot of Gaden, Sera, and Drepung monasteries (the only monk to ever become abbot of all three).
4 weeks ago
Hardworking and kind Kecharians. Their dedication touches me deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
“The problem is not enjoyment; the problem is attachment.”-Tilopa
4 weeks ago
Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69823
4 weeks ago
This is the illustrious Changkya Rolpai Dorje who is the previous incarnation of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4297
4 weeks ago
Special painting of Manjushri and here is his short praise to do daily: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69797
4 weeks ago
See what is a tsatsa and their origins and purpose: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69630
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, recently I had audience with my dharma protector via the official Panglung Oracle, you can see more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68740
4 weeks ago
Dear Pasang and Wife, I thank you both for your wonderful agate mala gift. It is very kind of you. Much prayers for you both, Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Very good news!!
4 weeks ago
Excellent advice
1 month ago
This is super simple yet super powerful and it is the black and white truth. Read this short thought and contemplate deeply. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
At the age of 23, Tsongkhapa went to the region of U to meet up with some people from his hometown, Amdo. His friends entreated him to return to Amdo and they also gave him a letter from his mother. She also requested him to return to Amdo and had slipped one of her white hairs in the letter too. Touched by this, Tsongkhapa considered returning to Amdo for a while. However, when he contemplated deeper. he realized that if he left for Amdo, he would be disrupting his practices of mental discipline. As there was no benefit, he sadly decided not to return to his homeland. Instead he sent a thangka of a painting of himself to his mother in Amdo. When his mother opened it, the picture spoke to her and it was as if Tsongkhapa was there with her, which brought her great joy. In a letter accompanying the thangka, Tsongkhapa requested his mother and sister to build a stupa around the sandalwood tree which had sprung up at his birth. His mother and sister complied and from that stupa, the holy monastery of Kumbum developed.
1 month ago
In this day and age this is totally necessary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=69186
1 month ago
Never listen to one's own egoistic thoughts, but follow what Dorje Shugden advises always. Your ego makes sure you lose but Dorje Shugden makes sure you win!~ Tsem Rinpoche
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  • His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
    2 weeks ago
    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja
  • Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
    2 weeks ago
    Dorje Shugden/Kache Marpo makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche
  • My good friend Justin Ripley
    1 month ago
    My good friend Justin Ripley
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    2 months ago
    I requested Choji Lah to do a trusol, rabney and soongdroop for our large DS and Buddha. In this video, he is performing trusol which is ritually 'bathing' the environment and blessing all those who come to visit our Wisdom Hall and Dorje Shugden. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Bigfoot arrives!!!
    2 months ago
    Bigfoot arrives!!!
    Tsem Rinpoche is an avid follower of the paranormal such as bigfoots. For more interesting writings and posts on the subject, please go to http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch
  • Mumu Loves Snack!
    2 months ago
    Mumu Loves Snack!
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    2 months ago
    For H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a blog post is not just a blog post but Dharma work that generates merits which should be dedicated. Click here to find out what blog post Rinpoche was dedicating the merits for when he recited this prayer: http://bit.ly/1KiXWf9 ~Ani Lobsang Pema
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    2 months ago
    Panchen Lama in Beijing on CCTV - China's official news. The respect and position they give His Holiness Panchen Lama is great.
  • Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
    2 months ago
    Magical fish tank with Buddha statue
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
    3 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang chants the prayer of Dorje Shugden
  • Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    3 months ago
    Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat
    For much more information, pictures and videos about the rescued birds at the aviary of Kechara Forest Retreat, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aviary-kfr.html
  • Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
    3 months ago
    Watch Dorje Shugden: My Side Of The Story. Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC6uKHM3dY
  • A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
    3 months ago
    A step by step explanation of Dorje Shugden's iconography in 3D!
  • Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    5 months ago
    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
  • A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    5 months ago
    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo

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3 hours ago
Choo Weng Loong led Dzambala puja ( English) 29/ 7/ 2015 at Kechara House gompa .Time: 8pm - 10pm. Lucy Yap
10 hours ago
CK Siah led Dharma Protector Puja (DorjeShugden & Setrap)assisted by Danny Seah at Kechara House gompa. Puja starts at 8pm - 10pm. Lucy Yap
10 hours ago
Medicine Buddha puja at Kechara House gompa, led by Pastor Han Nee and was assisted by Elaine Cheah at 8pm - 10pm. Lucy Yap
13 hours ago
Trakze puja performed at Puja House today. Sponsors attend to this 3 hours of Puja. By Puja House, 29 July'15
13 hours ago
Puja House has a busy day today. Started at 5 a.m in the morning until 7 p.m. many volunteers and staffs work together to do torma. By Puja House, 29 July'15
13 hours ago
Puja House did Gyenze Puja early morning today. By Puja House, 29 July'15
20 hours ago
Pastor Han Nee assisted by LT Loo led KP Viva Home puja attendees every Tuesday with Setrap/DS and White Tara puja at 8pm - 10.00pm. She delivered a short dharma sharing on both the importance of faith ad well as the inportance of recognizing the suffering of our experiences enabling us to exhaust our karma, during the pre- puja session. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
Today's kitchen crew. From left: Uncle Ng, Elsie, Susan, Elizabeth, Melissa and Igne helping in the kitchen now. 今天的厨房成员: (左)Uncle Ng, Elsie, Susan, Elizabeth, Melissa 以及Igne先在在厨房里帮忙。 Justin@KSK
yesterday
Early in the morning, Puja House Team did torma flower decoration. By Puja House, 29 July'15
yesterday
Pastor Han Nee assisted by LT Loo led KP Viva Home puja attendees every Tuesday with Setrap and White Tara puja at 8pm - 10pm. She delivered a short Dharma sharing on both the importance of faith as well as the importance of recognizing the suffering of our experiences enabling us to exhuast our karma, during the pre - puja session. Lucy Yap
yesterday
Weekly White Tara puja on Tuesday at Kechara House was led by Pastor KH Ng and assisted by Pastor Gim Lee at 8pm - 10pm. dedicated to the long life ,stable health and fulfilment of our beloved and precious Guru, H.E.Tsem Rinpoche 's Dharma work guiding sentient beings from all over the world. May all beings be free from the sufferings of samsara. http://www.kechara.com Lucy Yap.
2 days ago
A new home for Uncle Lem. Uncle Lem was referred to Pusat Kebajikan Rumah Warga Emas Chan today for permanent stay. He can no longer able to afford his rental cost after failing to find a job. Having no where else to go, we helped him to move into the shelter home. Otherwise he will be sleeping on the street. We wish Uncle Lem all the best in his future undertakings. Justin@KSK
2 days ago
Banquet staff from The Westin Kuala Lumpur Hotel served from our soup kitchen today. We also distributed nice bakery items kindly sponsored by TK Bakery. 来自The Westin Kuala Lumpur酒店成员今天在香积厨分发食物。我们也送出由唐记所赞助的美味面包。Justin@KSK
2 days ago
A client walked in today with a shabby pair of slippers. We gave him a new Fipper donated slipper and the client was very happy. From now he won't have to worry of slipping on the wet floor while working in the wet market. 有一位客户今天穿着一双破旧拖鞋来到香积厨。我们送他一对新的Fipper拖鞋。客户感到十分高兴。在吧杀理做工的他从今天开始不必再怕滑道了。 Justin@KSK
2 days ago
Team making torma for Trakze and Gyenze Puja. By Puja House, 28 July'15
2 days ago
The torma flower are make in ice water to prevent the flower melt. Because the torma flowers are make from butter. By Puja House, 28 July'15
2 days ago
Before making torma,the major ingredient- oats; have to grind into powder. By Puja House, 28 July'15
2 days ago
Stay focus, calm, patient are required during torma Making. Even a simple act like coloring the torma need full concentration. Because this are offering to Buddha on behalf of sponsor. By Puja House, 28 July'15
2 days ago
Puja House team did torma flowers today. These flowers are make from butter. We learned from Monastery on the traditional of making Torma flower, which normally did in Tibet.By Puja House 28 July'15
2 days ago
We welcomed 17 members from Lions Club George Town Mutiara to our kitchen. Pastor Patsy
2 days ago
Food distribution by KSK volunteers and members of Lions Club George Town Mutiara around Georgetown, Penang. Pastor Patsy
2 days ago
Busy night at the kitchen with members of Lions Club George Town Mutiara at KSK Penang. Pastor Patsy
2 days ago
A short briefing on the do and don't before heading out for food distribution. Pastor Patsy
2 days ago
Dharma Protector puja ( Dorje Shugden & Setrap) English session was led by Pastor KH Ng at Kechara House gompa. This week puja was kindly sponsored by Kellyn C Sy and Josselynn GY Koh. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Weekly (Chinese ) Dzambala puja on Monday at 8pm -10 pm was led by Poney Sim at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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