4 New Full-Time Staff – Swee Keong, Yurie Lim, Phillis Chin & Mdm Lim Han Nee

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Dear friends,

Within this past month, 4 more people have decided to join Kechara full-time! I got the blog team to write a short bio on each of them… and truly rejoice for these 4 Kecharians! Please read up on them as they are interesting people and leave them a message of congratulations, perhaps?

These are:

1. Yong Swee Keong
2. Yurie Lim
3. Phillis Chin
4. Madam Lim Han Nee

I would like to wish them all a warm welcome to Kechara. I wish you well and I wish you the best from my heart. Mdme Lim Han Nee is very special. She is retired, but with the support of her husband, she came out of retirement to work in Kechara full time. She said she would like to work for Dharma for the rest of her life as it gives meaning to her retirement. What an inspiration.

Put your best forward and join our goals. Be a part of a dream of spirituality in the 21st century where we work together to build KWPC.  We let people understand that working for a spiritual organization could have even more benefits than the ordinary run of the mill secular job. We bring happiness, hope and direction to many that feel and understand materialism is not everything. I recommend along with your job, learn up on the Dharma if you feel an aptitude, then you will have greater job satisfaction for sure.

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(Written by the Blog Team)

 

sweekeong1. Yong Swee Keong

Yong Swee Keong is a 30-year-old Malaysian Multimedia University (MMU) graduate. He first found out about Kechara on a lowyat.net forum, as he wanted to do some charity work and there was a thread discussing Kechara Soup Kitchen. Wanting to know more, Swee Keong looked up Kechara.com only to be impressed at how modern and regularly updated it was. His parents even remarked that they knew who KSK were as they always appeared in the newspapers.

Swee Keong’s career had brought him to many countries, being mostly based in Japan. As an application consultant for a company who are software vendors for banks, his life was fairly comfortable. However, he felt that there was more to life. He started to watch Rinpoche’s YouTube channel, which led him to purchase the book Call Me Paris. He said that Rinpoche kept mentioning someone called “Paris” in the videos, and he wanted to know who she was!

About a year ago, he came to Kechara House alone. Coincidentally, it was just before Rinpoche’s birthday and there was a Chinese Setrap puja going on – so he joined in. After that puja he joined in every single different puja, although he pointed out that he had never chanted any mantras before, prior to Kechara.

On Rinpoche’s birthday, he helped out as a volunteer and from there his volunteering initiatives snowballed.

What made him take the leap to join full-time was when Rinpoche showed severe signs of serious illness in October 2011. It made him think twice about what was precious in life, and what he should be spending his lifetime doing. He didn’t want to be the one who missed out on working in the Dharma while Rinpoche was alive.

Now, he has joined E-division as a software engineer.

 

yurielim'2. Lim Yan Shan (Yurie)

Yurie is a 24-year-old UTAR College graduate from Ipoh. Having studied graphic design, upon graduation she joined the company Photo and Print to exercise her skills learnt at university.

At the end of 2011, she decided to resign from her job wanting to expand her horizons. Searching for a job, she saw that Kechara was looking to hire graphic designers. As she was studying Japanese at SS2 (with Kechara Paradise below her tuition center), to her Kechara was just a statue-selling shop. When she expressed to her friends about her interest in Kechara, they thought that Kechara only sold vegetarian food (as they knew about Kechara Oasis)… and when she mentioned Kechara to her parents, they too thought that Kechara only sold statues – their regular eatery was near Kechara Discovery!

With all these mixed ideas on what Kechara was about, she met up with Sock Wan – who explained to Yurie the 13 departments in Kechara.

Now, Yurie has decided to join Kechara E-division full-time… bringing her creative skills to the organization!

 

Phillis3. Phillis Chin Xin Yin

Phillis is the beautiful 28 year old sister of Helena Chin.

For the past 10 years, Phillis’s career revolved around glamorous but hard work. Working with Barcardi Martini, Malaysia, she also did a range of miscellaneous jobs, such as fashion and hair-shows, various product launching, event usherette and GP/GT glamour girl.

Through her school mate, Louis, she found out about Kechara and volunteered at a Kechara Soup Kitchen distribution round. From there, she volunteered at the Gompa opening – only to decide in mid-2011, that she wanted to do Kechara part-time.

At that time, many people in Kechara knew of Phillis as the shy and soft-spoken sister of Helena who helped out at Kechara Discovery. However, at the end of November 2011, Phillis decided to join full-time!

She said that her late mother had learnt Dharma by herself and at times, with a good friend. Whatever that she had learnt, she would relay it to her children. When Phillis heard Rinpoche’s teachings, she felt that it was very different from conventional teaching methods… but similar to the way her mother taught her. She thought to herself, “I finally found a real Guru”.

The people in Kechara make her feel like she’s part of a family – a family that can learn Dharma together.

Phillis is now with Kechara Discovery.

 

aimoy4. Lim Han Nee

As someone who has gained much respect as she grew older, everyone affectionately calls her Madam Lim Han Nee.

Madam Lim Han Nee has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters degree in Education. Starting out as a secondary school teacher, she then went on to becoming a school principal. As a natural learner and educator, she’s very interested in Dharma teachings – and even seized the opportunity to studying the Lamrim for 2 years, under the guidance of Pastor Ngeow. While studying, she had also learnt up different pujas, prayers and practices.

In 2005, she found out about Kechara through her sister Mrs Chuah and feels like her family has grown by folds since. She feels like Kechara is one big Dharma family, with many Dharma brothers and sisters whom she has come to appreciate for their care and kindness.

While most people are retiring at the age of 66, Madam Lim Han Nee has decided to join Kechara full-time! She says that she has received so much love and care from Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara that it was time to give back and to share the same care towards others. The sad passing of Justin Ripley, whom she greatly admires, served to be a wake-up call for her to put Dharma teachings into action.

Madam Lim Han Nee is now with Kechara House.

 

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14 Responses to 4 New Full-Time Staff – Swee Keong, Yurie Lim, Phillis Chin & Mdm Lim Han Nee

  1. Frederick Law on Jan 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Rejoice and Congrats to Swee Keong, Philis, Yurie and Madam Lim Han Nee. Hope many more lives will be touched by your Dharma work.

  2. mayy on Jan 6, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Welcome on board! Congratulations to Phillis, Yurie, Swee Keong and Madam Lim Han Nee :)

  3. yek yee on Jan 6, 2012 at 12:32 am

    So happy to see more people join Kechara be a full-time dharma worker. It is so lucky can work in dharma. Of course, I want to say CONGRATULATIONS to four of them:)

    I remember three or four ago, Rinpoche says he want to prove that doing dharma in full time and you still can self-sustain and survive. At that time, not more than five full time staff in Kechara, now our full-time staffs more than hundreds!!! Yes, of course what Rinpoche says is right and proved by result. Incredible!!!

    Many full-time staffs who I knew them two or three ago, almost all of them are transform a lot, my point is dharma work not only can benefit others, actually the fundamental logic is you will received those benefit directly. For example nowadays I became more happier and calm while difficulties appear in front of me. I believe many full-time dharma worker have same experience like me.

    Human nature is very simple, something you feel is good and benefit then you will put your afford to do it. Because of this feel good factor then you starting share with others people. By your transformation then people will start his or her interest into Buddha’s teaching or Dharma. How nice every of us can show ourself as a real example to attract into dharma, how nice is it!

  4. tenzin llhamo on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Welcome to Kechara’s big family! May we all continue to GROW to benefit more people!

  5. Lim KSJC on Jan 7, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Rejoice!!! May u all can help Rinpoche to benefit more peoples around us… Thanks ur all with fold hand…

  6. Mc on Jan 7, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Congratulations to Mdm Lim, Phillis, Yurie and Yong!

    It is only natural for people to work but unfortunately most jobs are not Dharmic in nature and therefore do not cultivate a Dharmic mindset. Instead the opposite is often the case and before we know it, decades pass and we begin to define our lives by the jobs we do.

    Therefore it is an incredible opportunity to be allowed to work within a fun and healthy environment, learn a wide range of holistic skills, earn more than just sustenance (which immediately provides freedom the “Money-No-Enough” syndrome) and build a career which has no expiration date. Dharma work is the only work that keeps paying you dividends long after you are no longer able to perform the job physically.

    The early pioneers as well as present staff make it easy for people to practice practical dharma. It is literally Plug and Play/Pray.

    Once again, a big Congratulations to all of them.

  7. abby on Jan 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I truly rejoice for the 4 new full-time staff, especially Mdm Lim Han Nee. With the blessings from her own husband to work full-time for Dharma, how beautiful it is! I rejoice for her and her husband! I rejoice for the understanding that her husband given. It’s very lucky to have blessings from the family.

    And a big congratulation to Swee Keong, Yurie and Phillis!
    It’s super lucky to work for Dharma and close with our own Guru :)

  8. William on Jan 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Congratulations to you all for joining this big family! Rejoice that you guys are happy with what you guys were doing and decided to take this big step and help so many people. Bravo!!

  9. Helena on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Rejoice and Congrats to Swee Keong, Phillis, Yurie and Madam Lim Han Nee. Welcome to Kechara Family and may we grow together in this Dharma family to benefit more ppl. Congrates!!!

  10. Irene on Jan 14, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Welcome to Kechara. As a result of your good merits you are today working for Kechara full time. Congratulations!

  11. Louise on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Dear all ,
    I feel rejoice for you all to work in dhamar.
    Welcome come to our family.

    We do dharma work, this is a very clear n safe path for us to going success! Let us to show the world how we do it!

    I don’t know how to use word to express my feeling.
    Helena & Phillis , both you my Old Friend! This is the best gift I can give you. Hope that both you can share to everybody around you. Bring they to learn dharma.

  12. DR on Feb 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Welcome onboard Kechara jetliner! Fueled by the top grade jet oil (pure motivation), piloted by the best navigator with unlimited vision (our Lama), co-piloted by 28 First Officers (the Liaison Council), served by the best cabin crews (all our lovely and hardworking staffs and volunteers), is there any reason why we cant soar sky high?? Congratulations! The four of you picked the best and fastest airlines to Kechara Paradise!

  13. Wei Theng on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Rejoice for Swee Keong, Yurie, Phillis and MadamHan nee.
    It’s inspiring to see more people working for Dharma. May them happy and do more for this auspicious work and benefiting more people.
    I have been classmate with Madam Han Nee in the Lamrim class. The enthusiasm and the hardworking attitude that she has been showing is a very good example for all of us. With her life experience and her Dharma knowledge, I’m sure it will benefit more people. Bravo.

  14. Darren Kechara on Jan 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Congratulations on all the full timers. May your effort in Dharma work benefit everyone!

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    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 12:11 PM)
    Dear everyone,

    Next week’s Blog Chat Topic will be “You and Your Imprints… How To Break Bad Habituations” here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/you-and-your-imprints-how-to-break-bad-habituations.html.

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    Hello everyone! I am missing a teacher in my life and have had to learn quite haphazardly on my own and without much apparent benefit. I would like to spread dharma practice (not Buddhism, specifically) to government practice and societies as a whole. I have no idea where or how to start, although I have been refining my thoughts on the practice for about 4.5 years now.
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    Dear Jim Yeh, What a wonderful update. Please for your next retreat, schedule it for three days and just do 5,000 migtseymas at a time. 10k is too much for a first timer alone. :) But I am happy for you. Keep it up and next time dedicate it for your family, your attainments and all beings in samsara’s enlightenment. Keep up the updates. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Dear Rinpoche,

    I hope this message finds Your Eminence in the best of health.

    I am writing to let Rinpoche know that I have just completed a Tsongkhapa retreat (10,000 Migtsemas) and have dedicated it to Rinpoche’s long life and my family.

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LOL. This guy is cute!
2 months ago
Please sign this petition. It will take five minutes to make a difference. Tsem Rinpoche https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=31967&ea.tracking.id=facebook
2 months ago
When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings. I think it’s beautiful how many of the chimps are touching each others’ shoulders.~from Butterbin
2 months ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Our Kechara's Dato' Ruby is on this month's cover of prestige magazine for her work in our Soup Kitchen. Congratulations to a kind lady and my good friend. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
2 months ago
How nice that Caryl Dumaine Lamont Munson reminds us that although the contest is over, the goal of the contest is still to be achieved. See what he is talking about: Win A Manjushri: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496 Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
2 months ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
2 months ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
2 months ago
These two bright young people arrived in Los Angeles today to visit and help. They are very sincere and caring people. Glad to see them. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
If you want to read about compassion, strength, wisdom and fortitude, get this special edition of Essence. I did. Wonderful and a lot to learn from this lady of wisdom Ms. Maya Angelou. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    4 weeks ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    1 month ago
  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    2 months ago
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
    2 months ago
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    2 months ago
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    3 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    3 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    3 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    3 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    5 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    6 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    7 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    9 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    9 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    9 months ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    1 years ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    2 yearss ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    2 yearss ago

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CHAT PICTURES

Kechara Penang Study Group has completed this week Setrap puja and have 1 hour blog discussion on blog article, " You and Imprint..How to break bad habitations". The participants were so excited, hence, there was a lot of discussion involved. - Soon Huat
10 hours ago
轉個念,海阔天空。
12 hours ago
Safe are we from ourselves when we avoid the truth? Definitely not. ~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
15 hours ago
May all those drowning in delusion reach the further shore._From FB_Hee TS
15 hours ago
Think of one person in your life who always takes care of you, gives you gifts and is kind to you. What have you done for them recently? (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
15 hours ago
Eating animals is not our “GOD GIVEN RIGHT”, but being kind to them is. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
15 hours ago
Caring is really hard, but not caring is MUCH HARDER. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
15 hours ago
Leaving for Kuala Lumpur as tour ends after lunch.Join us next month for another wonderful tour to Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank You. Lucy Yap
20 hours ago
During our Kechara Ipoh Study Group recycling activities in Ipoh Garden today, one of our friends was listening with interest about the introduction of Kechara and Buddha's teachings. Kin Hoe
20 hours ago
Lunch time at Dukkar Apartments. The self-service kitchen at DA caters for the residents and guests alike. Lucy Yap
20 hours ago
They were briefed on the communal living with a unique twist, aimed at fostering mindfulness, civic conscious and awareness for others and their needs at Dukkar Apartments. Lucy Yap
20 hours ago
A visit to the historical Iconic tree with it's significance as explained by Pastor Adeline. To know more, join our next day tour to Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
21 hours ago
Watching a video on H.E.Tsem Rinpoche at Souvenir shop, the shop is well stocked with Dharma items for visitors to invite home,Tibetan inspired trinkets or a keepsake of their visit. Lucy Yap
21 hours ago
Our new visitors Mr. Fon and Ms. Kar Wei had volunteered their time and energies to help us segregating the recycle items today during our monthly recycling activities at Ipoh Garden, Perak Malaysia. Kin Hoe
21 hours ago
Today Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed our monthly recycling activities in Ipoh Garden, Perak Malaysia. May all who have contributed to our recycling activities with their items, time and energies be blessed by the 3 Jewels always with happiness and blessings. Kin Hoe
21 hours ago
They offered candles and say prayers to 8foot outdoor stone statue of Lama Tsongkapa at Wisdom Hall. Very nice group picture here. Lucy Yap
21 hours ago
Meditation session with Pastor Adeline at Wisdom Hall. Lucy Yap
22 hours ago
At Wisdom Hall, they offered khata to Rinpoche's throne, where a 13foot indoor statue of Shakyamuni,the founder of Buddhism sat majestically to bless everyone in sight. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
Participants were delighted to see the various furry,feathered friends and the large flock of rescued birds and a pair of tortoises at the aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
They were guided to Manjushri Hill, situated on a hilltop. It is named after 4 armed Manjushri, a majestic stone statue that looks over the entire valley.It is truly an amazing and spectacular sight! They were shared the importance of chanting mantras by Pastor Adeline. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
Be not frightened of dharma but samsara.~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
23 hours ago
Interesting visit to the organic farm where Pastor Chia shared the benefits of herb plants.Visitors are invited to embrace and live with harmony with nature with breathtaking abundance of our earth through green programmes held all year round. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
Pictures of participants offering candles and khatas at H.E.Tsem Rinpoch's cabin at Kechara Forest Retreat. Know more about this holy cabin here. http://retreat.kechara.com/plans-and-facilities/... Lucy Yap
yesterday
Offering Khata to H.E.Tsem Rinpoche's throne at the original cabin where Rinpoche lived, worked and conceptualised each and every step of Kechara Forest Retreat'development.To know more visit here http://retreat.kechara.com/plans-and-facilities/ Lucy Yap
yesterday
Beautiful setup by Pasror Gim Lee and team at Kechara Forest Retreat to welcome our guests for the day tour. Lucy Yap
yesterday

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