Painting Dzambala and Vajrayogini

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As a child and teenager, I use to spend hundreds of hours painting the Buddhas, mountains, caves, forests and meditators in forests… I loved painting them. I connected with them and felt their presence so strongly in my mind, I had to paint them… I use to listen to Simon & Garfunkel or the Beatles while I painted. I always thought I was born too late. I wanted to be a flower child of the 60′s, and have a cause to work towards and be spiritual like the flower children… I use to draw pictures of Buddhas of all sizes to give people to wear or keep as protection. I knew in my mind, having a Buddha was the greatest protection… no one told me, I just believed… I just knew..

Well it’s been 30 years since I painted my last picture. The last time was when I painted a picture of Buddha Vajradhara and it won the painting contest throughout Freehold Township High School in my High school days in New Jersey. There was a contest throughout the whole school and I won first place to my surprise… many in the school never saw a Buddha nevermind Vajradhara Buddha!!  My large painting of Vajradhara was displayed for weeks at the front of the school office for all to see. I was happy as I knew it would bless everyone who saw Vajradhara. Everyone thought it was nice, but they kept asking me who was the Blue man or why is the Buddha blue… hehehe. Imagine a poster size painting of Vajradhara hanging in the middle of a high school with hundreds of kids and staff in middle of a small town in New Jersey??? Hehehe…

Girlie Ooi is a long time and devoted student of mine of over 10 years. She has been single-handedly taking care of her infirmed/aged mom and aunt for over 20 years. She takes care of their every need and it was very beautiful to me. Recently after serving her mother and aunt devotedly for years, the two old ladies passed away peacefully. Girlie was heartbroken. But I wanted Girlie to know she did all that she could and went beyond the call of duty, love and expectation. Thank you Girlie… I like when people care and take care of others very much. I never had the chance to care for my parents or grandparents… too bad for me….

I called Dato’ Ruby to arrange a special lunch at Kechara Oasis’ new branch (lots of private rooms) and invite close friends and relations of Girlie. I wanted to celebrate Girlie’s love, devotion and dedication towards her mother and aunt. Her sacrifice done with love… I wanted to say thank you to Girlie for being such a good daughter and niece. I felt someone had to thank her.

I racked my brains thinking what special gift I can offer her on this special occasion. I had Henry show me all the Dzambala statues in all of our Kechara Paradise outlets. Wonderful staff like Albert sent text pictures of the Dzambalas they had in the outlets which are beautiful, but I decided to paint a Dzambala instead. I am untrained as an artist and never studied for it. I just paint. My paintings are not great, but it’s from my heart.

So the evening before the special lunch I started painting… I had Joy and James helping me with cleaning brushes and mixing paints etc.. and I started around 1 am and completed the next morning around 7 am…I did a prayer to consecrate the painting and had Joy and James go and frame it in time for the lunch. They did a great framing job. It was presented to Girlie and I was told she likes it…

After the Dzambala I decided to paint some abstract Vajra Yoginis and Taras. I did around 7 pieces I think… it was late… At the corner of the painting I composed some thoughts and insights also… and had them framed. They were displayed in Kechara… I don’t know what I want to do with them yet?? Still thinking…

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

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Starting at 1 Am….was excited to start and was glad to have something special for Girlie…


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I also painted abstract Vajra Yoginis after completing Dzambala early in the morning…..



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A message with each Vajra Yogini abstract as I did several at a time…..



 

 

The Special Lunch for Girlie

 

 


An appreciation lunch for Girlie Ooi from me at Kechara Oasis

 



Ms Girlie Ooi, a long time student of mine, has spent most of the past 20+ years taking care of her sick and infirmed aunt and mother. She has sacrificed her own personal space, pursuits, her wishes, and aspirations to take care of these old ladies whom she loves dearly. Recently both the mother and the aunt had passed away comfortably and not alone because of Girlie’s hard work and dedication. I wanted to celebrate Girlie’s immense humanity and taking on her responsibility for decades so well. So I had arranged this special lunch for her with family and friends. I wanted to tell Girlie how much I appreciate what she has done. I send my prayers, my love and my deep respects to her. Tsem Rinpoche

 


Here’s the Dzambala I painted up with James, Joy and Andrew on standby… I finished at 7am. Then Joy and James rushed to get it framed. It has been presented to Ms Girlie Ooi on June 26,2011 during the  lunch arranged in Girlie’s honour at Kechara Oasis… Girlie always quietly does Dzambala retreats a few times a year in her home for nearly ten years now. I rejoice for her. She is a Dzambala devotee…


A wonderful and filial lady to her parents and aunt… I am so proud of her and sincerely respect her. The Dzambala and flowers from my heart to Ms Girlie Ooi.


I recorded a message for Girlie to be played at the lunch… Listening to my audio message for Girlie Ooi and watching video clip of me painting the Dzambala picture.



A happy appreciation lunch at Kechara Oasis for Girlie Ooi.
Lovely people, lovely lunch, lovely Girlie and lovely Dzambala blesses them all..

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17 Responses to Painting Dzambala and Vajrayogini

  1. Margaretlee on Jul 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Seeing Rinpoche painting Dzambala and Vajrayogini so effortlessly and gracefully, reminds me of how I used to struggle during the many painting retreats I was assinged to.

    But I am truely grateful to Rinpoche for opening up this little artistic seed in me, which as it has proved to have brought much happiness, peace, scerenity and stability in my life.

    Painting buddhas and deities can be very adictive, as in my case. I can paint without feeling tired and yarning for sleep. I am very tempted to pick up my paint brushes again and I think I will…..

    Girlie Ooi is surely a very fortunate student to have received this one and only one Dzambala painting from Rinpoche.And indeed she does well deserve it. The esscence of Dzambala practice is actually teaching us to be generous, and Girlie has indeed generously scarficed all these years taking care of her mother and her auntie, without complaints. I salute to her!

  2. Iulian Istratuca on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you.

  3. tenzin llhamo on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche, I’ve always admire people who can draw. Their talent applied effortlessly without trying hard to make it look good. Was fortunate enough to see Rinpoche’s painting in person at Kechara Oasis when it was presented to Girlie. My daughter loves to draw, cut, design and everything else that has colors… So proud of her…
    Am happy to be able to celebrate Rinpoche’s love for Girlie at Kechara Oasis Viva Home (food was superb) with family and friends. Thank you Rinpoche.

  4. Mercedes on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,beautiful work for a beautiful cause.Many blessings always!!

  5. patsy on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Even though Rinpoche has not painted for almost 30 years yet Rinpoche has not lost the artistic skill and can still draw and paint so well. I was one of the fortunate one who was able to celebrate this special occasion with Girlie in Kechara Oasis and I must say that the painting of Dzambala is beautiful…a painting that comes from the heart.

  6. koh hee peng on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Taking good care of her mom and aunt single handedly while working for dharma is really amazing. As people get older, they tend to be sensitve and at times worried about their remaining life i.e. would the children abandon them, etc. Taking care of elderly people means that one has to take care not only the physical well being of the person but also their mental state. The situaton is even more stressful should the person who takes care of the elderly family members is not financially viable. Yet ms girlie ooi is able to do so for 20 years and contribute to dharma at the same time. She is truly my hero. I rejoice for her receiving the sacred Dzambala painting from Rinpoche. My parents are already in their 70s and 60s and their physical and mental health would become vulnerable as the days go by and im I’m the only person in the world as I’m the only son in the family. I hope that i’ll have the courage and strength to live the life as good as ms. Girlie. She is my hero.

  7. Doreen Teoh on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    To Girlie, I rejoice and I admire your endeavour, patient and sacrifice you have made to take care your mom and aunt till passing. You have shown us that we should show our love and kindness to our parents in their living years and not when they have departed. Thank you, Girlie.

  8. David Lai on Jul 9, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for an inspirational blog post of an amazing person. What’s great is that I know Girlie and have seen from time to time she takes her aunt and mum out for dinners in SS2. What a loyal and inspirational person she is! How fortunate that she has met the Dharma and so her great service to her mother and aunt can be dedicated. Over the years, I noticed how Dzambala, her practice have opened her up and made her a much lighter person. She has automatically become a joy to be with wherever she go.

  9. benji on Jul 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Like the other Dharma brothers and sisters, i rejoice in Sister Girlie’s effort. In this age where selfishness permeates the mind of many; especially young people who learn from selfish adults and corrupt leaders, Sister Girlie not only proves that there is still hope, but she is a great example. She is a living example of the spirit of the ’24 Tales of Fillial Piety’ of the Chinese classics ~ a true “jee-cap-see how” daughter and niece!May all be inspired to be grateful to our elders; make sacrifices for the good of others. “kam-sia, kam-sia” Sister Girlie, for blazing the path.

  10. Choi Kim Yok on Jul 11, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Girlie looks fierce on the outside but inside she is kind. I wish her all the best in her practice. I also hope Rinpoche will continue painting. I like the abstract paintings a lot.

  11. Elsie Toy on Sep 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Dearest Rinpoche

    Thank you very much for sharing his painting of Dzamala and you make it seems so easy. Girlie herself is a Dzambala to me. She gentle soft spoken and always makes me very comfortable being with her and always allows me to massage her and I enjoy doing that too. I never forget her kindness render to me when I am in at Kechara and I look forward to seeing everyone at Kechara next month. Thank you Rinpoche for making all these possible for us. With Much Love and Respect.

  12. skyong on Nov 17, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I met with Girlie when I bought my mum to visit KP. I spoke to Girlie a few times later, and I could feel she speaks with concern when talking to others. :) Didn’t know that she has such filial dedications to both her mum and aunt. Glad to have met her! :)

  13. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Wow! Rinpoche’s painting of Dzambala is truly amazing. I have never seen anyone paint as well as Rinpoche. The only person who I can say is comparable is Leonardo Da Vinci. I am saying this as someone who never really appreciated art. Rinpoche’s passion is amazing and when one sees the painting, one can feel how much compassion was put into and can feel the blessings enter the body.

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  16. Sharon Ong on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

    It is truly rare to come across someone like Girlie with a strong sense of filial piety and devotion to single handedly care for not 1 but 2 aged/infirmed elders. It must have been a long difficult road with much blood, sweat and tears. My hats off to you, Girlie! It is even more rare to have someone appreciating the caregiver of the old and invalid and I am happy for you, Girlie that our precious Guru showed his appreciation with the lovely painting and lunch.

  17. Wylfred Ng on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    What a wonderful Dzambala painting!!!

    I know Girlie from Kechara Paradise SS2 and she is very helpful.

    Hope that the Dzambala will bless Girlie and wish her dharma practice smooth.

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Dear friends, This is a very good documentary on bigfoot. It is very scientific and examines a new footage of a bigfoot running very fast. Examines and gives you reasons why this cannot be a man or a person in a suit..very nice. I've not seen this one before. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zUhKhv3Z-I
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Please click and enlarge the picture. This is something I strongly feel. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This will be my gratitude series where I share all that I am grateful for. This is my first post: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=51490
2 months ago
Mr. Lai, the proud dad of Pastor David Lai. Mr. Lai has expressed how proud he is of his son and what he is doing for others. Mr. Lai is very happy his son David is a Pastor of Kechara and rejoices in the Dharma shared with others. Mr. Lai himself is a very kind and steady person and an important member of Kechara also who always keeps his promises. Many in Kechara respect and love Mr. Lai. Like father like son. Kind people. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
I agree with what Martin T. Bosnev says about Pastor David. Martin is a very intelligent person, so when he compliments, he has thought it through. I appreciate Martin's input. Pastor David always teaches Dharma from his heart and with enthusiasm. He truly believes in what he shares. He has been blessed by Tsongkapa to speak because he is sincere. Many enjoy listening to the Dharma from him very much. Please see what Martin is talking about: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4197
2 months ago
This may be short, but it's one of my favorite documentaries also you have to take a look. Very good. I wanted to share with you all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUDjCmg4awI
2 months ago
Our group who went on a spiritual pilgrimage in the holy places of Kathmandu, Nepal.-June 2014. I rejoice for them. These trips have infinitely so much more meaning than the usual vacations.  Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
Burning eyes? A special story for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e548MkrkGWk
2 months ago
Do you know what is a Wenatchee? Let me share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUm3ldZhZIU
2 months ago
Beautiful Sampheling Monastery. The home monastery of H.H.Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. This is a place to visit!
2 months ago
Dear friends, Are you ready to witness something extremely brutal but with a happy ending? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50488 (Viewer discretion is advised as very graphic)
2 months ago
Dear friends, Did you know there are three holy mountains of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani in Yating, Kham -Tibet??!! It's not that difficult to get to either. I have just finished blogging about this. I watched a travelogue earlier and was AMAZED at the footage they showed of certain holy places in Tibet that I have heard of from senior monks but never seen. You MUST watch this excellent travelogue and enjoy. Tsem Rinpoche See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=50824
2 months ago
Zamkar, Dharma, Mumu and Oser are always smiling and super cute. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
New book from Kechara just launched! http://Www.vajrasecrets.com
2 months ago
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  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    2 days ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    4 days ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    1 week ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    2 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    3 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
    4 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
    4 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    5 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    5 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    6 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    6 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
    10 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    11 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    11 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    2 yearss ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    2 yearss ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    2 yearss ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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~Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training~ (Composed by Lama Je Tsongkhapa ~1357-1419 ) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsongkhapa-prayers.html #15 The mind that faithfully and tirelessly serves and elevates conscious beings is sheer goodness, constantly giving the gift of itself, its faith in ever-expanding goodness, to all other minds thereby benefiting them in the most direct way. Of all possible forms of benefit on any level, the highest is to teach this practice of love, this indomitable faith in universal goodness, by the direct transmission of selfless awareness flowing transparently from mind to mind in accordance with the need and capacity of each mind. This is true teaching, tangibly transmitting the living energy of universal goodness, which becomes perpetually active in the recipient, even during the most pressing times of crisis, never evaporating into mere words or concepts. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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~Twenty-Seven Verses On Mind Training~ (Composed by Lama Je Tsongkhapa ~1357-1419 ) http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsongkhapa-prayers.html #14 Those who unhesitatingly embrace and tenderly serve all suffering creatures during this degenerate age, just as a loving mother painstakingly cares for even the most wayward of her children, they alone are the teachers of the holy life who authentically walk the Buddha Way. From: June Tang (Khjb)
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The minute you say you can’t it is another wrong affirmation to your subconscious that YOU CHOOSE TO LOSE. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
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When we assist others, most will not appreciate but it was never between you and them. ~#tsemtulku_PB
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We should do Manjushri prayers (Gangloma) & mantra daily~#tsemtulku_PB
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Mind & body should be connected by selfless action ~ H.E.Tsem Rinpoche_Hee TS
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The deepest spiritual practice you can do is to NEVER BURDEN others out of selfishness~H.E.Tsem Rinpoche _Hee TS
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To foster inner awareness, introspection, and reasoning is more efficient than meditation and prayer.~H.H.Dalailama_Hee TS
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Thank you Lunch and a Wealth Vase as a token of appreciation for Mr &Mrs Teow at Kechara Oasis who had kindly contributed towards the expenses fixing louvers at Wisdom Hall @ KFR blocking the sun reducing heat inside the hall. To support Kechara Forest Retreat building fund, please kindly pm me for further info. We need help, resources and assistance for phase 2 Medicine Buddha Hill project. Paul Yap
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