Board of Directors 2013-2015

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On 14 August 2013, Kechara had its historic last Liaison Council’s meeting.

The Liaison Council has been the main group of people who build and sustain Kechara. It is thanks to these group of dedicated Kecharians that Kechara has evolved to where it is now. We have 13 departments ranging from a publishing house, to a soup kitchen to even shopping outlets, because of these hardworking Liaisons. They found the sponsorship, got the volunteers, led the department, got the relevant papers sorted, paid the bills, maintained the facilities etc etc.

As we are continuing to grow rapidly, the Liaisons have kindly decided to make changes to our organization’s structure. The changes is to create more involvement from all Kechara members and to ensure continuous dynamism and generation of fresh ideas.

On 14 August, the name Liaison Council was officially changed to Board of Directors (BOD). The Liaison Council did their last prayer and dedication, and was officially dissolved. During the interim period, Kechara members were allowed to submit their names to run for BOD candidacy.

On 8 September 2013, 19 Kechara members ran their individual campaigns at Kechara House for 16 BOD positions. The 18 running candidates were:

1. Irene Lim
2. Khong Jean Ai
3. Chuah Su Ming
4. Nicholas Yu
5. Pastor Yek Yee
6. Miss Han Siew Hong
7. Dato’ Ruby
8. Beng Kooi
9. Datuk May
10. Paul Yap
11. Adeline Woon
12. Andrew Boon
13. Li Kim
14. James Long
15. Moh Mei
16. Henry Ooi
17. JP Thong
18. Wai Meng

Each of the candidates had their turn to give their campaign speech to an audience that was open for all Kechara members to witness and participate in.

After the campaign speeches, Life A members were invited to vote. In Kechara, we have different categories of members, however only Life A members have the privilege to vote.

After the 16 new Board of Directors were announced, I decided to come to Kechara House to congratulate all who ran for BOD elections and to the new Board of Directors. For the next 2 years, until the next elections, they will be the governing body who will take care of the day to day affairs of the secular aspects of Kechara. 

The Liaison Council offered me the right as the Spiritual Advisor of Kechara to appoint 6 BOD members. I felt that one of my long-time student Colin Tan, whom I have known since he was very young, would serve to be an effective BOD. His loyalty and passion towards spreading the Dharma is consistent and unshakeable. 

At Kechara House, I gave a short talk on who the previous liaisons were, their functions, the new direction and the purpose of having a Board of Directors for Kechara. The talk was recorded, do watch the video below to understand more.

I congratulate all who ran for candidacy. They are those who care enough to be a BOD as it will enable them to be part of the decision-making process for the future of Kechara. After the elections, I took the new Board of Directors to Kechara Oasis for a celebratory dinner where our first unofficial meeting started. It was an auspicious date that marked the beginning of many exciting and beneficial things to come!  

Please send your prayers and good wishes to the new Board of Directors: Jean Ai, Su Ming, Nicholas, Pastor Yek Yee, Miss Han, Dato’ Ruby, Beng Kooi, Datuk May, Paul, Adeline, Li Kim, James, Moh Mei, Henry, JP and Colin Tan! 

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

 

Su Ming giving her campaign speech…

 

 

Andrew giving his campaign speech…

 

 

Miss Han giving her campaign speech… Miss Han is currently recovering from a serious illness but still wanted to tell others why they should vote for her! How wonderful.

 

Jean Ai, the youngest candidate, giving her campaign speech…

 

Pastor Yek Yee giving her campaign speech…

 

Irene giving her campaign speech…

 

Dato’ Ruby giving her campaign speech…

 

James giving his campaign speech…

 

Moh Mei giving her campaign speech…

 

Beng Kooi giving her campaign speech…

 

Henry giving his campaign speech…

 

Li Kim giving her campaign speech…

 

Datuk May giving her campaign speech…

 

JP giving his campaign speech…

 

Wai Meng giving his campaign speech…

 

Adeline giving her campaign speech…

 

Paul giving his campaign speech…

 

Nicholas giving his campaign speech…

 

3 of the candidates: Irene, Pastor Yek Yee and Miss Han (left to right) listening to another candidates speech.

 

Andrew was the first speaker.

 

Abby (left) and Niral were the emcees for that evening. All of our events have bilingual commentaries in order to accommodate everyone.

 

The process of voting was explained to the eligible voters.

 

Life A members queuing up to vote.

 

4 Life A members voting at their individual booths.

 

Registering to vote.

 

Uncle Lai, a devoted Dharma student, voting for his choice of BOD.

 

Chia registering to vote.

 

Jean Ai submitting her voting sheet in the ballot box.

 

The three registration girls watching that voters do not speak to each other while voting.

 

The results being tabulated.

 

Each voting sheet being tabulated.

 

Lew checking each voting sheet.

 

Each vote was announced to the public for transparency purposes.

 

After the results were announced, I came to congratulate everyone who ran for candidacy.

 

I was very happy to be part of this historic occasion for Kechara.

 

Through this new direction, Kechara will be able to continue and be self-sufficient for many many years to come. 

 

Our first BOD picture.

 

6 of the 19 candidates poster!

 

10 September 2013: Swearing In

JP reading the motivation behind serving as a Board of Director for Kechara.

 

A khata is offered to Buddha Shakyamuni on behalf of all of the BOD.

 

A khata around Buddha Shakyamuni.

 

JP leading the prayers…

 

Reading out the King of Prayers together… they then do a serkym offering to Lord Setrap.

 

 

 ( I posted this alittle late. Sorry folks, but better late than never. Tsem Rinpoche)

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  1. Edwin Tan on Jul 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Congratulations to all BOD, and I am sure they will bring Kechara to greater heights and fulfils what Rinpoche wants and to be alb to spread Dharma to more.

  2. Sean Wang on May 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations to the Board of Directors, which replaces the Liaisons Council. The new Board Of Directors with its elections is a necessary step as Kechara continues to grow at its spectacular rate. This allows the organization to be more transparent to the people on the outside. It also allows the organization to not be completely dependant on the guru as the guru should not be doing the samsaric duties of administration but rather the guru should be teaching. This would lighten the burden that can sometimes be placed upon our guru.

  3. Julien Roth on Apr 28, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I am happy that kechara is developing in a good way and that it will continue to benefit many many people. I think that this new board or directors plan is very good and organized. I hope that it will be a huge success 🙂

  4. Alice Tay on Mar 25, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    恭喜所有新上任的董事成员。。。

    虽然我不完全认识所有的董事成员,但是只要他们拥有共同目标,帮助与达成上师的心愿 – 弘扬佛法,带领所有克切拉的成员,迈向更高层次,将克切拉发扬光大到每一个角落,利益更多众生。

    就如 Rinpoche 曾经开示过,他一个人是不能做到这所有的一切。于此,所有克切拉的成员给予的合作是多么的重要。。。

    在此祈愿,Kechara所有的一切,须须利利。。。

  5. Julia Tan on Mar 21, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us. This is one of the most important moment in Kechara. We placed our vote to vote the best out of the best. These are the people who always at the front guarding Kechara. They worked hard and they contributed their life to Kechara. I have full confidence in them that they will be the roll model for us and bring Kechara to the next level. May they all always protected by the three jewels and dispel all the difficulties to grow and spread the Dharma.

  6. Karen Gan on Mar 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    My respect and congrats to the BOD,their effort to the growth of Kechara and to help Rinpoche fulfill his holy wishes to spread the Dharma to benefit others is the example for us to learn. I wish them success.

  7. Carmen K on Mar 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    The Board of Directors of Kechara has been democratically elected by Life A members of Kechara. They are the ones whom members of Kechara feel are able to guide and lead us to bigger growth to spread the lineage of Tsongkhapa and share the Dharma. Rinpoche’s teachings of Buddha’s timeless wisdom is in abundance, and it changes the lives of others, so these individuals are the driving force to lead and guide to preserving and further growing this to bring it to many around the world.

    Kechara is what it is today thanks to the many past and present who have contributed as well as all ex liaisons of the Liaisons council. The Liaisons had given it their all and undertook the responsibility to grow their own department so that each works in alignment to the vision in preserving the Dharma. That hardwork can not go to waste and is now under the care and dedication of the 16 Board of Directors.

    Campaigning to be a Board of Director must stem from lots of care, love, responsibility, dedication and passion. Congratulations to all who took part. All who partook put themselves up for election because they agree to let go of their comforts and take on the responsibility of the entire organization upon their shoulders. Whether they were successfully elected or not does not matter, but having the courage to stand up for election because they want to make a change and contribute to making a change deserves a standing ovation.

    The BOD oversees all secular matters of the organisation as well as the spiritual development of the organization. From fundraising to managing projects to nurturing and building, the BOD has to ensure that everything is carried out accordingly. Yes, you might think that it is run just like any other profit-generating business, but the one main difference is that these people work stemming from the motivation to serve others with no personal profit in mind. Kechara is a not for profit, spiritual organisation and is here solely to spread the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa, to spread the teachings Rinpoche has compassionately condensed from thousands of years ago to make it applicable in today’s times and to serve every being by relieving their suffering and showing them the way to peace and happiness. Everyone is entitled to that chance to happiness and through the BOD’s dedication and Rinpoche’s spiritual guidance, Kechara stands today to continue to give to others.

    It was a momentous moment in Kechara’s history to be able to witness and elect the BOD as these are the people whom for the next 2 years, are entrusted with the responsibility of putting others ahead of themselves. Kudos to them for standing up to making a difference in the lives of others and to uphold the BuddhaDharma and the spiritual wellbeing of everyone.

  8. Wah Ying on Mar 16, 2014 at 1:08 am

    这是克切拉新的里程碑,迈向一个会员选出来的单位来管理一个佛教中心。值得高兴的是,除了经验丰富的董事外,我们还有不少年轻有为的年青年当选董事,为克切拉的未来发展提供年轻人的思考角度;让整个决策过程更能表达多元的声音,以及较全面的方向。

    佛教道场,如仁波切所言,虽然是一个诵经进行法会祈福的地方,不过,却需要一群人来打理道场的筹款、日常管理等事务。要把克切拉发展成能够接触更多人,帮助更多人,利益更多人的佛教中心,我们就必须突破现有的规模和操作模式;把委任制度的协调助理理事会推向会员遴选的董事会,让更多关心克切拉的人能够参与决策过程,让大家觉得克切拉弘法利生的使命不是几个协调理事的事,而是大家可以、能够和必须参与的事。

    恭喜所有参与和当选的董事会成员,还有参与了克切拉走向另一里程碑的会员。与此同时,感谢协调助理理事会带领克切拉走到今天的发展阶段。

    衷心希望未来两年有更多人站出来竞选,为克切拉的发展注入更多新能量,为弘扬宗喀巴大师的法教和仁波切教诲尽一份力。

  9. Uncle Lai on Mar 15, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations to all who are elected to the newly form BOD of Kechara House. The formation of the BOD is an indication to show that Kechara House is growing. This growth is not only the acquiring of property but more of the growth of DHARMA. Listening to the presentation of the 19 candidates you will see what passion they have to follow Rinpoche’s direction.

    I’m proud to be a member of Kechara House not because of the size it has grown or the property they acquired but the essence of the teachings they teach.

    I believe one day Kechara House will grow into an institution.

  10. LT Loo on Mar 15, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Kudos to all candidates that run for the BOD election. It does not matter whether you win nor loss in the election. I greatly admire your courage to sacrifice your own comfort to take up the task of spreading the Dharma, the ultimate goal to benefit others. You have show us the 21st century way of Guru Devotion Practice. May the new BOD team brings Kechara and Rinpoche’s teachings to a new height.

  11. Joy on Mar 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Being a BOD is just another label and a title, it does not mean those who are not a BOD are ineffective, in fact there are many who are effective and bring in results who are ordinary members.

    However, becoming a BOD in Kechara means you carry a title that holds responsibilities of being the “ones” in the forefront carry out and ensure the Guru’s vision and mission is met at all cost. Otherwise it becomes just another “label” that is “empty”. If there is results… then it would collect tremendous amounts of merits for the whole organisation, it is a privilege as you are voted in.

    Those who campaigned and won to be BODs of Kechara and who are actually playing the role of a BOD are truly blessed and are inspirations to many. It shows with strong devotion, sincerity, hard work, and effort, people have faith and conviction that you will carry through your work to ensure Dharma is spread. I congratulate those with such conviction and big hearts like Paul, Su Ming, Beng Kooi, JP, Datuk Ruby and more… but these are the few people I see who is always loyal, and no matter what ensures that Rinpoche’s vision is met as best as it could. They’ve been with Rinpoche through thick and thin… and their devotion are admirable examples we can learn from, achieve and be as well.

    Everyone can be a BOD or not a BOD, but everyone can be devoted, sincere and work hard for one’s Guru devotion and Dharma to spread!

  12. chon kong on Mar 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    欣喜的看到克切拉佛教中心以投票的方式,选出新任的理事会,恭喜当选的所有理事,为佛教中心挺身而出,挑起重任,值得赞扬。制度健全的组织,才能发展的更扎实,更有凝聚力,更何况克切拉是采用寺院传承下来的管理制度,肯定在未来的日子会更壮大。谢谢仁波切给予的指导,才有今天的佛寺。全体理事会的付出,值得我们赞赏,你们的努力,让更多人在很好的环境下,获得佛法教育,制造更多善缘。谢谢你们。

  13. Karen Chong on Mar 14, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I truly believe the boards of directors who has been elected to set the objectives and overall direction for Kechara, had done a good job and is still doing their best to serve for Dharma, Kecharians and non Kecharians on many levels, in line with Rinpoche’s vision.

    They are the very few people who show real example of a devoted student of Tsem Rinpoche by taking a step forward to lead the whole organization. You guys are so admiring because of your selfless motivation to the benefits of many. However, for the growth of Kechara, everyone of us should also put much effort to realize it. Together, let’s create a harmonious environment and work together. Nothing can beat the beauty of teamwork.

  14. Wan Wong on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Congratulations to all the board of director of Kechara who will serve and make Kechara grow as Dharma grow in Malaysia.
    They are the students who devote themselves and work tirelessly to bring benefit to others.

  15. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the wonderful news of the Board of Directors for 2013 – 2015. Congratulations and rejoice to all the elected BOD. Being a member of BOD is not something can be taken lightly and easy as they are the leaders to manage the entire Kechara organization with 13 departments in 24/7. Deep from my heart, i would like to sincerely thank everyone in Kechara who have spent their personal time, energy and effort to prepare and carry out every puja, Dharma classes and many activities with the best in quality for the benefit of many people in our country and abroad. Thank you.

  16. Angelshooi on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Congratulations To All Kechara New BOD!
    Rejoice for all of your great contributions and commitments and go all the way for the Dharma and the growth of Kechara Organization! Thank you BOD!

  17. Jeffrey Khor on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享:
    恭喜新的克切拉的理事们,愿仁波切的教诲让更多人都能接触佛法而受惠,把佛法传到世界的每一个角落。

  18. poney sim on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    谢谢仁波切的慈悲分享,
    恭喜成功上任的新董事会成员,希望他们把克切拉推向另一个高峰,把佛法推广到全球各地。

  19. Sock Wan on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Rejoice to all the BOD members. They are a group of very dedicated people who put others before themselves, and ready to serve others.

    BOD members hold more responsibilities than anyone else, they formulate and execute plans that are tightly aligned to Rinpoche’s vision. They are the leaders of Kechara Organisation, we, the followers should give them our support by action.

  20. Albert Ratchaga on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Reading this article reminded me how time flies. When I first join Kechara and it was only about 10 Liaison running the organization. The group was very small and the Liaisons work very hard to make sure the organization run smoothly.

    In my very beginning days in Kechara, I constantly has a questions of why do these group of people have meeting for days and days? what is there to talk about? Why wasting so much time going to a long hour meeting. Until when I understand more and involve more in Kechara’s operation, then only I realized how amazing these people are.

    First of all, they gave up their high pay job out there and committed full time in a Buddhist Organization, they are young and talented. It is really not easy to run an organization, to make sure the daily operation of the 13 departments run smoothly, have enough funds to sustain the expenses, take care of human resource, take care of people who walk in to Kechara that needed assistance, and the list goes on. On top of what they are doing, they even go down to each and every one in Kechara, listen to their problems and give them advice to overcome it. There is not a lot of Liaisons during that time, and they are handling all these.

    For the first year in Kechara, I had experienced a totally different working environment as compare to any of my previous organization. Their passion and care is just incomparable, and during that time, the one person that strike me the most is H.E.Tsem Rinpoche, as a new staff and a nobody in Kechara, one day someone came into my workplace and pass me a working bag, and says it was a present from Tsem Rinpoche. I got a shock as I didn’t expect Rinpoche to know about me. I was really touched by the care from Rinpoche and his students, in my thought back then, where on earth there’s the big boss of the organization give gifts to the staff which he has never met.

    As time passes, when Kechara started to grow, when there is more people came in to work, when Kechara expend, the work load is even more, hence the method of managing this organization has to change, to go to a new direction so that Kechara can benefit even more people. So the BOD is formed to work hand in hand to bring Kechara to another level. This group of BOD are the very people who got the respect from everyone because they promised and they go all the way to make the Dharma grow.

    Congratulations and thank you BODs for showing such great example in leading the organization. May your hardwork continue to flourish and more people in the future will walk your footstep to continue the legend you have created, to bring Dharma to more people.

    with hand folded

  21. Wei Theng on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Congratulation to the new BODs and thank you so much for stepping out and contributing your time and effort for benefiting others.
    With the BOD, the operation of Kechara is more transparent and it is very important for Kechara to grow bigger to benefiting others.
    Thank you!

  22. Chee ks on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    恭喜新的克切拉的理事们,他们都是肯付出,捨身为别人利益着想的偉人 !祈愿在今年他们与我们大家克切人能够完成所有的计划和工程,让更多人受益,谢谢仁波切的慈悲分享。

  23. Lim Tat Ming on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    The Kechara board of directors (BOD) can be likened to the limbs and mind of a human body. They work collectively to realise the missions and visions of the organization under the spiritual direction of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.

    In addition to that, BOD functions to maintain the smooth operation of its various departments and divisions.

    BOD has the function to ensure that the teachings from HE Tsem Rinpoche are spread to the ten directions and are well preserved for the benefit of future generations.

    Not forgetting, BOD has to lead KECHARA staffs, members and volunteers in the right direction in line with the mission and vision of KECHARA.

    BOD basically has the functions of a governing body of any other commercial, non-government organization, government or other organizations. However, BOD in KECHARA has an added function than any other organizations mentioned above. It provides spiritual aspirants the golden opportunity to serve in the board to bring the rare and precious teachings of the incomparable Buddha Tsongkhapa as presented by HE Tsem Rinpoche to benefit others far and wide around the world.

    It is due to the compassion of HE Tsem Rinpoche that KECHARA had arisen and hence the BOD. To the members of the BOD, I rejoice in your selfless devotion to our guru and Dharma and your motivation to bring happiness to others.

    Thank You Rinpoche and KECHARA BOD.

  24. Pastor Yek Yee on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    我覺得自己很榮幸可以成為克切拉董事會成員之一,尤其是在2014年裡,最關鍵性的一年,我們必須加倍努力以確保克切拉團體未來的成長。成為一名董事成員,要做不僅是自己職責的份內工作,還有更多額外的責任需要去承擔。

    身為董事成員,在言行舉止方面都要十分謹慎,因為我們是代表克切拉團體,不再是個人了。當年,我們的上師尊貴的詹杜固仁波切成了協調助理理事會,就是為了克切拉團體未來更長遠的路途要走,直至去年改為董事會,每位成員須兩年競選一次,以確保大家的發心可以保持純淨,宗旨是為了利益众生。

    董事會成員也是肩負著照顧整個團體的運作。所以,若你成了董事成員,不僅可以協助團體的成長,還能夠為自己的靈修道路鋪上一條康莊大道,可說是福德雙修!

    每個人都可以成為董事會的成員之一,如果你選擇重視自己的未來世多於現世的享樂,那就努力地加入,成為我們的一份子吧!

  25. Choi Sheem on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Congratulations to all the on the elected board of directors. I am so happy to belong in an association where members have an opportunity to decide the candidates to serve in the running of the association. I wish everyone on the board the success to guide and lead all other members towards achieving the goals of Kechara House.

  26. James Long on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    不论是佛寺,学校,慈善公益体系都会有协调员去协助管理日常运作和未来的发展。毕竟我们所处的世间,日常都需要缴付是水电费,租金,管理费等等。初听起来或许像是一个商业集团,可这是必须的。

    这一次的董事会是以民主的投票方式进行。恭喜所有的董事,同时也谢谢所有出席投票,关心克切拉未来发展的会员们。

  27. freon on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Congratulations to the BOD!
    Many of the BOD that was elected by Life A members because they showed result in their works. Many of them are long time students to Rinpoche. They have work extremely hard to bring Kechara to today’s stages.
    Thanks for the inspiration that shown by the BOD.

  28. Cynthia L on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    In a spiritual organisation, the board of directors not only act in accordance to lead others and make the organisation organised and grow. What matter most is each BOD are in tune with Rinpoche’s vision which is to make the dharma grow and to benefit others. Each of these BODs were elected based on motivation, loyalty, capabilities and most of all their love for dharma. They want to be BODs because they care enough of Kechara’s future. I’m glad to be able to vote for them.

  29. Wai Queen on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Good wishes to the elected BOD, may Dharma guide you always in the decisions made for the growth of Kechara and the spread of Rinpoche’s teachings.

  30. tenzin llhamo on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Congratulations to the new group of BOD again! Thank you for your time and effort in bringing Rinpoche and Kechara to greater heights with what you are doing. Nothing is more important than this. I am truly fortunate to be able to work along side with these wonderful and dedicated BODs. I continue to support and dedicate myself to Rinpoche and your visions.

    p/s. Love the way the election was done. Very professional. Hehe… 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for your visions and love!

  31. Lyn Phng on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    There are no more deserving Kecharians than the 16 elected BODs. These are exemplary ordinary people who do extra ordinary deeds and continue to do so tirelessly everyday. My deepest respect to all BODs and their unwavering devotion to Rinpoche and bringing Kechara to new heights.

  32. Adrian Chow on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Would like to send my gratitude to all of the BOD may they continue to do good work for Kechara Organisation. It is not easy to be ONE which requires a lot of hard work, determination and strong yet they put Dharma above everything else and truly believe in spreading it for the better to all of us in Malaysia and to the world as well. May these 2 years will be the years of bringing Kechara and Buddhism in the new level. Keep up the good work to all of the people who are working for Kechara.

  33. Khoo on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    The election of Board of Directors has marked a new step forward in Kechara. It means the members of Kechara are able to take a more participative role in the decision-making process. No doubt that most BODs are students who have been with Rinpoche and Kechara through all the up and down time, and they have proven their capabilities and loyaly to Kechara, but the members who have joined after these time will be able join the BOD as part of the decision making group as well if they have results and earned the respect from the Kechara members. Like what Rinpoche said, we are now a democratic organisation.

    Congratulations to all the BODs and I am sure Kechara will continue growing under the leadership of these wonderful people.

  34. June Kang on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    They have a very “Big Name” – Board of Director, but this Board of Director is so much different from the secular world. They do whatever things need to be done for Kechara in order to benefit peoples. It is not just a job but it is on helping others who are suffer. I respect them for their good motivation and willingness to put all their time and life to benefit peoples. Proud to have them lead the Kechara Group.Please support them to benefit you and others.

  35. Pastor Jay Jae on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Rinpoche’s vision for many to benefit from the Dharma comes in various forms. Sometimes difficult to fathom for the average person. But true to Rinpoche’s promise and commitment to his Gurus, Rinpoche is able to push the platform for Dharma to grow to a all new level.

    the Board of Directors comprises of a group of very diversified people who come together with the goal to both serve Rinpoche and spread the sacred Buddha Dharma to the many directions. Their dedication and commitment will be the cause for the Gaden lineage to be preserved and proliferated in this world.

    There are many views to the establishment of the BOD but with faith and devotion of our Lama, we will be able to go all the way to achieve great success both spiritually and be an inspiration for others to do the same under Rinpoche’s leadership.

    Kechara has come this far under Rinpoche’s direction to be of help to others. This is due to the charismatic leadership of Rinpoche and the dedication of the previous Liaison’s council and now the BODs.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings prevail!

  36. Sharon Saw on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations to the Board of Directors, which replaces the Liaisons Council. The new BOD with its open elections is a necessary step as Kechara continues to grow at its spectacular rate. I commend the new BOD for taking full responsibility, accountability and transparency for this organisation – especially as there will be challenges ahead, which face all organisations which undergo rapid growth. May their 110% commitment and courage be always remembered and may they always be empowered by the principles of Dharma, and of wisdom and compassion, which Kechara was founded on.

  37. Cynthia Ng on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    恭喜新上任的克切拉董事成员,也感谢仁波切的民主开放,指引与加持。这是克切拉佛教团体首度举办董事会选举,让会员们能民主自由地选出心目中的董事会成员。

    非常敬佩所有新上任的董事成员,您们的24/7小时无间断的付出,协助仁波切打造服务他人的使命,让整个团队更有效率的把克切拉带到更广更远的去利益更多需要被帮忙的人。

    在此诚心祝福所有的董事成员能够创造高峰,带领所有的工作人员迈向造福人群的未来!

  38. Pastor Chia on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Kechara Buddhist organization has moving forward to new history. Kechara founder H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has giving permission of Kechara members elect our Board Of Director to operate the whole organization for the secular matter. Beside the BOD also assist of pastors to managing the spiritual side to teach dharma in the organization.

    Some of the BOD like Pastor Yek Yee, Pastor Adeline and Pastor Moh Mei are also holding both position to serve spiritual and secular matter in the organization. Congratulate to the BOD who has elected to continue to serve the dharma by two year term and set the good example for the future BOD for the organization.

  39. Wendy Loh on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    The BODs are a group of individuals who have worked very hard and dedicated their time and effort to the growth of Kechara and to support Rinpoche’s Dharma work. Thank you very much for your selfless service for all sentient beings. With folded hands.

  40. Gim Lee on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Congratulations to the new BOD.

    I like that they’re elected in a democratic process. The team is a mix of ‘veterans’ and new members. This is a good combination. While the new members will inject new ideas, the elders will guide and ensure they are on track following Rinpoche’s vision.

    The members of BOD deserve good supports from all of us. They worked very hard for Kechara and Rinpoche. I am very sure they’ll continue to do the same in their term as BOD. Together we can help spread Dharma and make Rinpoche’s vision comes true.

  41. Wylfred Ng on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Congratulations to those who had been elected as Kechara BODs.

    I am sure that they can do a very good job.

  42. Jill Yam on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Time has proven that all the elected BOD fulfils their commitment. Very happy to see Kechara grow under the leadership of these BOD. May all of Rinpoche’s vision and mission be fulfilled as soon as possible.

  43. jerry_sito on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    感恩尊贵的仁波切

    是您的爱心与教诲下,成就了克切拉董事会成立,并以沿用甘丹寺的体系为蓝本的方式,让我们延续着这一份传承在这里

    感恩勇于参选的每一位,是您们的心愿意成为一盏照亮别人的灯,无私与愿意承担重责的心,来协助并依循尊贵的仁波切的教诲,来成就克切拉佛教中心的佛法宏远,及利益一切用情众生。

    感恩与祈愿您们一切吉祥如意
    祈愿尊贵的上师您长住在世,常转法轮

  44. jimmy tan on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    感谢你们(跌打的兵团)克切拉佛教中心的每一位成员由其是BOD他们的努力和付出是大家有目共睹的。他们一心一意只为了佛法和利益它人的精神真是我们学习的好旁样。同时我也要感谢尊贵的上师尊贵的詹仁波切。我相信如果没有上师慈悲的教导那么我们就没有今天的成就。

  45. Kien Wong on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    To be selected to become a BOD is not the personal win. But is to bring the whole Dharma families to move forward to another level is the best win in life. Congratulation to Rinpoche to have this devoted students to serve the community and a better world is coming soon.

  46. pat on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Congratulations to all the new BODs.This are the Kecharians who took a few steps in front and said they will take up the responsibilities to make Kechara grow to greater heights..Together with the same vision and mission to bring more benefits to others in the future eg.Dharma Educations and Kechara Forest retreat.With the combination of great staffs and volunteers we are heading towards 1 Kechara.

  47. Girlie OOI on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Congratulations to the BOD.

    This is the first time in our Kechara history that members to the Board were voted in. To the successful candidates, our members have voted you in because we know and trust that you will lead us to see more growth of the organisation under the spiritual guidance of Rinpoche.

    Thank you.

  48. Pastor Lanse on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    这是克切拉佛教团体首度举办董事会选举,让会员们能民主自由地选出心目中的董事会成员同时也意味着克切拉已朝更民主开放的组织运作迈出一大步。

    克切拉董事会的前身是克切拉协调助理理事会,沿用甘丹寺的体系为蓝本。理事会成员有者由仁波切推荐,有些则由各部门主管推荐,然后再经理事会成员投票选出。过去许多年来,在尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的指导下,协调助理理事会负责协调团体内的大小及内外事务,领导克切拉团体从最初一个小小的店面,扩展至今日的规模。

    克切拉今日所享有的成就,协调助理理事会功不可没。然而,随着克切拉禅修林计划的落实,克切拉的发展已进入另一个时代。为了让组织运作更为有效和透明,也为了确保组织的长足发展,在克切拉稳步发展之际,詹杜固仁波切极富远见地提出了由克切拉永久会员投选出董事会成员的概念。这是仁波切一直以来的心愿:让克切拉成为一个秉持甘丹传承,以佛陀及宗喀巴大师教法为指引,并由马来西亚人所带领的团体。

    詹杜固仁波切常强调:“Don’t wait for the light, be the light”(简译:不要一味等待光明,让自己成为光源。)。这句话目前正贴在杜噶公寓的墙上(http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/20130714_182442.jpg),时刻提醒居住在那儿的克切拉职工和前来参观及住宿的人们:要改变,首先就要从自己做起。仁波切的意思就是要我们不要一味等待他人的催促和指示,自己要自动自发地担起责任,让自己成为好榜样。

    我感恩仁波切的指导,更感谢他的用心良苦。华人常说的“创业难,守业更难”,又说“师父引进门,修行在个人”。仁波切创办了克切拉,是为创业;仁波切给予我们佛法,是为“引进(佛法之)门”。克切拉是宝藏,佛法是钥匙。仁波切已经将这两者都交给了我们,现在就轮到我们如何去“守业”和“修行”的时候了。如果我们能好好根据仁波切的指示“修行”,“守业”就不是问题。若守业得当,这个宝藏不但不会耗尽,反而能无止尽的增加,也就是说,将来能从佛法中获益的人数会更多。

    克切拉董事会的成立就是仁波切将钥匙交给我们的第一步。我衷心感谢勇敢站出来竞选的每一个人,也恭喜成功上任的新董事会成员。希望两年后,克切拉董事会能凭着傲人的精神和成就,吸引更多有心人前来参加竞选,把克切拉推向另一个高峰,把佛法推广到全球各地。

  49. abby f on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    As a member of Kechara, I am very happy that we are involved more in the growth of Kechara and I feel like we are like a family.

    By electing the BODs, we are indirectly involve in the decision making process for all the matters in Kechara. And by having the BODs, we are running our Dharma center on our own under the constant guidance of our spiritual guide, Tsem Rinpoche. This ensures Rinpoche to focus more on teaching the Dharma to people all around the world. This is such a BIG step forward and great improvements!

    All Kecharians found their own special ways of contributing to the growth of the Dharma and Kechara. When we take up the responsibilities and do the work ourselves, we grow and we learn, then we benefit others. Kechara is the place where we train our mind and we contribute to others growth as well. The courage and effort that BODs have are the inspiration for all who have the same vision to bring benefit to many.

    Congratulations to all the new BODs and let us all move further and complete our mission to bring Dharma and happiness to all. 🙂

  50. Pastor Shin on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I had/have the opportunity to work with most of the BOD members and one thing I notice very strong in them, despite their various background, skills and interests, is how much they passionately work hard to fulfill Tsem Rinpoche’s vision of Kechara Forest Reteat and our other causes.

    The BOD members showed their sincerity by going through a democratic voting system for them to become elected representatives in the development and affairs of Kechara organisation. It was good to see the BOD elected in as it represents the mandate from fellow Kecharians for them to lead the organisation. I pray that the BOD will be able to carry out their duties without much obstacles, and may their effort in contributing to the growth of Dharma through Kechara lead many sentient beings to their spiritual path.

  51. Ong Moh Mei on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    The Kechara Buddhist organisation was founded by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery, who makes the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s authentic teachings, which are timeless and universally relevant, available to modern practitioners in Malaysia and worldwide.

    We owe everything to our Guru. It is through the kindness and compassion of our Guru that the Board of Directors of Kechara can be servants of dharma. This is a position of service, responsibility accountability and integrity. All Kecharians can aspire to become a BOD as Kechara belongs to all of us.

  52. Iryne Chong on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the blessings to enable all the candidates ti stand for a democratic election and from my view all the candidates and especially those selected are very capable and dedicated students of Rinpoche and has serve Kechara very well over the years.
    I wish them all the best and I will do my part for Rinpoche’s vision and for Kechara and the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to spread far and wide.

    With Folded Hands!

  53. Pastor Adeline on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Kechara’s first Board of Directors election was a historical and memorable moments for all of us. It is an honour to be able to serve Kechara as a member of the Board of Directors as all efforts that have been putted into go to the growth of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s vision & mission to spread Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lineage.

    We have a group of people from different backgrounds who share a common goal to assist His Eminence in spreading the dharma. This is the driving force and together with guru devotion, the Board of Directors work towards achieving the goal together.

  54. Li Kheng on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    It is inspiring to witness anspiritual organization operate with such dynamic and open-minded attitude. This is what draws people to Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara: the modern twist that is assimilated into a 2500 years old doctrine. This approach Tsem Rinpoche takes makes it easier for people of the 21st century to understand and practice the Dharma.

    The innovative and creative ways Rinpoche takes to make the Dharma accessible to many is endless and not limited to the establishment of the BOD but also the establishment of this very interactive, exciting and informative blog that has touched the lives of more than 3 million people from around the world.

    We must also remember the efforts put into setting various department so that people from different backgrounds and interest has a platform to engage in dharma practice.

    I thank the BOD members for their commitment and dedication to Rinpoche and the Dharma.

  55. ericchoong on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    她(他)们的工作环境是道场是坛城.他们把修行融入工作中,面对境界历事炼性,对人炼心.他们尽责任和义务,尽心尽力地做好自己所承担的一切.以真诚心对待每一个众生,不求任何回报地给予去奉献.这就是他们的修行和責任.这班克切垃佛法全织工作者对佛法付出的精神值得大家去学习和尊敬的.本人在此祝福他们永远对三宝和佛法有信心,祝你们的工作一切順利,不怕遇到违缘障碍,历炼心性,提高层次,增長智慧,永远利益众生.法喜

  56. AdelineTan on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Congratulation to all the newly elected BOD!They are the true examples of practising Guru devotion as they have spent all their times and put in all the efforts into spreading dharma to benefit others. Rejoice!

  57. Jean Mei on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I was fortunate enough to be a part of this historical event! Although this was the very first time a Board of Director election was held in Kechara, I believe that it was carried out efficiently, professionally and most important of all, fairly.

    Each candidate was given an equal opportunity to explain their current position, what they have achieved so far and their future plans.

    After the votes were counted, I remember Rinpoche mentioning that the number of votes each BOD got was a reflection of their hard work throughout their time in Kechara. I believe so, as some BODs delivered really short speeches (probably through their humility), that didn’t properly showcase all that they had achieved so far, yet they had the highest number of votes. Talk about how actions speak louder than words!

    The current serving BOD for 2013-2015, are a diverse mix of individuals – those who are still within their 20s, and those who are within their 60s… and there are those who have been a student of Rinpoche for over 15 years, and those for just over a year!

    I believe that this diversity is healthy as it reflects the various demographics Kechara seems to attract. It’s as if the appropriate representative is within the Board to better speak out for the members.

    Congratulations to all who have been elected! 🙂

  58. yenpin on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    竞选的人都是非常能干,他们都为了能把克切拉带进新的阶层更进步,让更多人都能接触佛法而受惠,把佛法传到世界的每一个角落。

  59. KYC on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

    The creation of the Board of Directors is a historic moment for Kechara House as it is heading towards consolidation as One Kechara. The members of the BOD are devoted students of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and some of them have served Rinpoche for many years. I’m sure Kechara House will continue to expand physically and grow spiritually under their leadership. I wish them all the best in their endeavours.

  60. Han on Mar 14, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Through the years, there are ups and downs in Kechara, the mission & vision still the same, “TO BRING DHARMA TO OTHERS”

    Board of directors’ role is to make Kechara grow, work together with Rinpoche to archive the goal.

    Its an honor and privilege to serve Kechara at the same time practicing and applying dharma, I will always remember what Rinpoche thought us, “ put dharma as one of the compartment and spill over to other compartments, follow guru’s teachings very well, understand the dharma well, when problems come we can handle gracefully.”

  61. Suet Moi on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Dear BOD, we will support you all the way to achieve Kechara mission simply we are one Kechara. Lets do it and never surrender to obstacles. Cheers.

  62. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Salute to Board of Directors 2013-2015, u all put so much efforts into a Non Profits Organization hence try ur best to fulfill all Rinpoche wishes.

    We will support u all, let us hand in hand towards the realization of all Rinpoche projects…

  63. louise on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:42 am

    勇于参加 BOD 的每一位都是非常勇敢的人。 恭喜这一群以高票数当上 BOD 的每一位。

    郭月宜讲法师与叶世杰是我认识最久的两位。这几年来, 在他们的带领下让我看见他们对师父的信任,不停的改变自己。让我非常的敬佩。

    叶师杰生病的在床上不能动, 还是拼命的不停为佛法工作。 你们俩都是好榜样! 

    谢谢师父造作了那么多的 before and after 的例子。

    克切拉绝对会成长的很快的!我们都用功的努力着!

  64. Yvonne Yap on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:22 am

    能出来竞选的人都是能干的人,都想为克切拉进一份力,让更多的人都能受惠,让佛法传到没角落。

  65. Lam on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Congratulations to all the Board of Directors.
    Kechara has grown rapidly and will continue to grow bigger. I wish that the new BOD replacing the Liaisons will bring Kechara to a greater height.

  66. June Tang(KH JB) on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the post .Rejoice and congratulations to the new Board Of Directors.I have full respect and gratitude for all their efforts to make Kechara grows and able benefit more others in future.May Rinpoche’s wishes come true,good health and long life !!!

  67. Pastor Han Nee on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Congratulations to the Board of Directors!
    This year, it was a completely new style. There was the campaigning done in KH Gompa in the form of speeches where each candidate related their contributions and how they had served Kechara,as well as their mission statement.

    The Board of Directors that were successfully elected , will now direct all their efforts and endeavors to carry Kechara to a new level in fulfilling Rinpoche’s vision and mission of benefiting others. There were one or two fresh new faces. It’s good to see this, it is rejuvenating for the Boards of Directors.

  68. Yee Mun on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Congratulations to new members of the Kechara BOD. All of them are wonderful Kecharians. For sure the new BOD will be able to lead Kechara towards a better future, benefits many people and Rinpoche’s vision and mission fulfil. As for members of Kechara, we all need to support all initiative by the BOD.

  69. Datuk May on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:09 am

    It is both an honour and privilege to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Kechara. I congratulate the candidates elected and in the past 6 months much had been developed to ensure the smooth growth of Kechara House and all its 13 departments.

    Since the inauguration of the BOD, another milestone in the ”management” of Kechara had been developed, we now have a CEO to run and merge our organisation into ONE KECHARA. In this context, I thank Paul for taking up the challenge.

    In our continuation of growth, I wish the BOD every success in their undertakings. May I also encourage more Kecharians to stand for election in 2015.

  70. Anni Soo on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    All the elected BOD using their time and effort to make kechara grows tremendously since Liaison Council, Kechara represent dharma. Pls do involve and support, because supporting them is helping ourselves to have a nice place / community to practise dharma. If we still yet to generate higher stage of bodhicitta to benefit others, then help own self engage in this temple to purify karma.

    Thank you rinpoche and BOD created and maintaining well of this holy Land of Kechara !!

  71. Jace Chong on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks to all BODs and people who dedicate their hard works and precious time to Kechara, to make it a beneficial organization to serve the community.

  72. henry ooi on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Today in Kechara we have the BOD. Prior to this was the Liaisons Council. Let me go way back then to how all this started.

    Rinpoche wanted a changtso, a Tibetan name for a Manager or Head of Ladrang (Tibetan for a Lama’s residence and administration). A candidate was appointed but the position was soon vacated due to personal reasons that changtso had at that time. Instead of finding another replacement, Rinpoche appointed a few changtso, who later were named as liaisons by Rinpoche.

    Kechara, as it grows, will have more people who want to learn and practice the dharma. Among these people there may be some who want to go all the way, that is, to practice the dharma. What better way to practice than to be in the dharma, either as a full time volunteer or as a full time staff in Kechara. Better still, take the initiative and responsibility and aspire to be one of the next BOD.

    Learning dharma, attending dharma talks and puja, is very good. Practicing dharma by being in dharma and working for dharma for the benefit of others is also very good. To do both is the best for one’s spiritual growth in dharma.

  73. Nancy Loo on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    In fact, all the 18 candidates have successfully delivered their respective campaign speeches in different styles and approach but everyone of them has the same objective…..spreading of Rinpoche’s teachings, dharma and struggling hard towards the growth of Kechara. May all Kecharians with the blessing of Rinpoche and the great leadership of the new BOD be able to work harmoniously to put Kechara on the world map!!

  74. May Ong on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Congratulations are in order to all the successfully elected Kechara Board of Directors for the term 2013 to 2015. We look forward to further growth within Kechara to benefit others in the world, together with the rest of the staff, study groups, volunteers, Tsem Rinpoche’s students and members alike from all over the world.

    This is truly an example of guru devotion and loyalty exemplified by students towards our teacher, Tsem Rinpoche for he has benefited many and more in future. May he have good health and long life always.

  75. mitra on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Rejoice and Congratulations to the new Board Of Directors. Thank you for your great dedication to the Dharma and Rinpoche’s vision.

  76. Li Kim on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    It is an honour to serve as a member of the BOD in Kechara. I have served on other companies before and it was totally driven by monetary gains and profitability. Being on the BOD of Kechara is not about profitability as it is more about making decisions about the growth of a Spiritual organization where people’s spiritual journeys are important. Of course as BOD we discuss many “secular” matters because like any organization we must attain sustainability.

    The BOD is made up of different individuals who have different views, opinions and experience BUT what we all have in common is the growth of Kechara to the vision of our Spiritual teacher Tsem Rinpoche. I will also admit that we have fun and laughter in our meetings especially when we have debates to come to amicable consensus on different opinions. To me this is what it should be, different views must be discussed so that we all have understanding of different scenarios and thoughts. We cannot run a spiritual organization if we ourselves do not create harmony.

    I am grateful to have the trust of Rinpoche and BOD to be a member of an important team in Kechara. I bow with humility and folded hands.

  77. lucy yap on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Very happy to see the newly elected members of the board of Directors.They are an inspiration for to others to follow.May Rinpoche’s vision and Kechara grow to benefit more.

  78. William on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    The BOD of Kechara holds responsibilities in moving Kechara to greater heights. Congratulations to those who have been elected. They are great people who are passionate about Buddhism and Kechara. Most of all, they want to help people to be better and have a meaningful life. Isn’t that what we want?

    It was great to see each person campaigning for what they are passionate about. It has been 6 months since the election and we have seen changes for the better. As a full time staff, I fully support them in realising Rinpoche and Kechara’s vision.

  79. Irene Lim on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners! I hope more people will come forward to run in the campaign for BOD in the next election to bring Dharma to others.

  80. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    The setting up of the BOD is a way towards being more transparency in the management of the Kechara. With many more new faces taking the helm of Kechara leadership will hopefully open greater openness and reaching out to the public at large, more opportunities and newer ideas.

  81. sarahyap on Mar 13, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Congratulations to the newly formed members of BOD. It’s nice to see some new faces in the team. Thank you for your great dedication to the Dharma and Rinpoche’s vision.

  82. David Lai on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I love the democracy here and I trust the Board of Directors will put in their utmost to make the organization grow, expand and benefit many! I am glad that all the candidates whom I voted became BOD. I am very proud of them and I am sure they will certainly do much more to make Kechara grow more in order to benefit many.

  83. Graceleong on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I have full respect and gratitude for all the members in the BOD.I have seen them work very hard, 24/7 irrespective of their age or health conditions or family committments. Their tasks involves a lot of faith in the Guru, faith in the 3 jewels that Dharma will grow in this region and that Kechara will flourish and achieve all of the Guru’s plans and wishes.
    They are very admirable and I take this opportunity once again to congratulate them for having so much strength, determination and courage to take on such huge and important responsibilities. Thank you.

  84. bengkooi on Mar 13, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    It’s great to see new faces in the 2013-2015 board of directors, which equates to fresh ideas and more helping hands to carry out the work that we do to benefit others. There’s nothing more powerful than a dedicated and passionate group of people who are determined to make a difference for the good of society. Kechara has progressed in leaps and bounds ever since the Liaisons Council (and now the BOD) was conceptualised through the visionary foresight of our spiritual advisor, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

    Here’s hoping that many more candidates will step forward at the next BOD election, to engage in a dharma career and do something truly beneficial with their lives.

  85. HelenaC on Mar 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Rejoice and congrates to the new Board Of Directors. May Kechara grows with the lead and effort of yours. May all of us work together and make Rinpoche’s wishes be fulfil.

  86. sankin chin on Mar 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Congratulation to Rinpoche to have a team of loyal people, especially the BOD that could continue to spread the dharma and the spiritual practice.

  87. lewkwanleng on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Time flies.. it is already 6 months since Board Of Directors election… It is “comforting” to see many of the high respected people are in BOD.. comforting because I know they will do their job to hold Kechara together with the purpose of benefiting others. Their motives are never about what they can gain, but how they can help others.

    I have seen many successful people, but many are motivated primarily by money, fame, etc, but I am glad I am in an organisation who is not lead by people who are not motivated by money and self gain, instead for the benefit of others.

    I give BOD my full support and together we shall achieve greater heights!!

  88. KH Ng on Mar 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    All the 18 candidates who stood for the BOD elections actually deserve to be in the BOD simple because of their motivations and dedications and of course as Rinpoche thought so, Colin Tan as well. To be in the BOD is not simply being part of a team although teamwork is important; it is also about driving oneself fully 24/7 to benefit others. For this I rejoice and salute the BOD. The BOD is the closest to Rinpoche and all that Rinpoche represent in benefiting others.
    I well do my utmost to help the BOD to fulfill Rinpoche’s wishes.

    With Folded hands!

  89. Jennifer on Mar 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Have the privilege to work for the members of the BOD. They are amazing in terms of their endless time and effort contributing to Dharma, their constant energy to do more and not to mention their devotion to Rinpoche! They have set such good example for us all to learn. May the BOD continuously lead Kechara to achieve its mission.

  90. Choongs on Mar 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    “Time” flies and will continue to fly. It is what we do with our time that matters not what time does to us. I had the good opportunity to have attended the BOD elections and talk given by Rinpoche. There is so much to re-learn and do.

  91. Jacinta Goh on Mar 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    At first I was skeptical on the set up of this whole Kechara organisation(sorry to say). It runs like a mogul, like a high profile company, with business-for-profit mind of thinking…but now, I got to actually bow down to each and everyone of those who have been in Kechara. Without them sacrificing their time and effort, I couldn’t even have known Kechara or even worst, not having the opportunity to learn Buddhism at all. If one truly have scan through their profile, you will never even expect them to be together! Some are very educational, some are high profile and some like Adeline who just loves Dharma. Thank you for standing up to do what is right and truly benefiting others (all these are easier said than done). All the best….

    • David Lai on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Dear Jacinta,
      Thank you for your frank opinion of Kechara and I am glad you have somewhat changed your opinion of Kechara. If you are reading this, please share how you made that change of mind because that would be very important to clarify the doubts that other may have on this matter. Personally, I feel that Kechara have to move towards being more organized and that would entail having hierarchy and such. We also have to ensure that the BODS that come to power have the Rinpoche and the Dharma in mind. This is protect the interest of our organization and to ensure that everything we have and produce goes towards benefitting others.

  92. sweekeong on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Very happy to see the Kecharians who put themselves as candidate to become the new Board of Directors of Kechara. There are many who has been disciples of Rinpoche for a very long time and also the newer ones as well. They are good leaders as well as team players. I believe this is a good direction for each of us because they inspired me and others that there is always a better future by serving others. A spiritual organisation is all about the people and it is the people here who make it happens. The Board of Directors are important as they provide a coherent voice and focus on the work we do here in Kechara from midterm to longterm. I believe each of them is up to the challenge and wishes them well in leading Kechara in this 2 years. Congratulations!

  93. Fong on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

    My respect and admiration for the members of BOD who put dharma above all else. They show by example what dharma and guru devotion is all about.

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

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

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

    Jason

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

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

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

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

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
    Join our blog chat session this Saturday 11AM – 12PM (GMT +8) on the topic of:

    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

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

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

    Jason

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

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

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

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html

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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
4 weeks ago
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
4 weeks ago
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
1 month ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 month ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
1 month ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 month ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap!  PHNee
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@KecharaHouse tonite, 48 puja attendees filled the air with a loud chorus of prayer n mantra 2 Dorje Shugden n Setrap! PHNee
A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
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A big Thank You to the kind volunteers and to Jace Chong!
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
4 days ago
Make your weekend meaningful! Contact Jace Chong to volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat for the aviaries.
Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
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Thank you to our young volunteer to improve the life of the birds in our aviary!
English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha )  was extensively covered. -  Yew Seng
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English Level 2 Dharma Class, Pastor Han Nee started the Day 5 Lamrim, which is the Seven-Limbed Prayer with Homage and Prostration( 35 Confessional Buddha ) was extensively covered. - Yew Seng
Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
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Sunday Dharma class kids learning to take refuge with teacher Alice. Lucy Yap
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
One of the outdoor activities for KSDS students is to exercise the drawing that near to the nature. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Jesvin explained the camp rules and regulations to the camper. Alice Tay, KSDS
KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH  Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
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KSDS teachers and the young participants of WOAH Camp played & have fun together for this game, Self defense and attack. Alice Tay, KSDS
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
The younger group of KSDS were happy because they're given chance to feel,touch and play the slime. Alice Tay, KSDS
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Laura guided the students do meditation. Alice Tay, KSDS
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
6 days ago
Day break at Kechara Forest Retreat! Sunrise meditation during Inner Reflection Retreat, April 2017
Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
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Inner Reflection in April 2017 with guests from USA, Singapore, China and UK! Join our upcoming meditation programs!
Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
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Visitors in Kechara Forest Retreat, circumambulating the holy Vajra Yogini Stupa. Picture credit Pastor Gimlee
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Students are getting ready to do prostration in Gompa following a Teacher Kien and Teacher Zhi Yan instruction. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Callista & Teacher Irene were sharing with children on the topic of courage. It is good to instil dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are learning how to recite mantra from teacher Alice and teacher Laura. Lin Mun KSDS
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Students were all so excited listening to the process of making slime as they are going to make one themselves. Lin Mun KSDS
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
7 days ago
Robey, Natalie and Lauren doing sharing on how to make slime. A great exercise for them to learn leadership & public speaking. Lin Mun KSDS
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