Marriage Ceremony in Kechara!

Mar 18, 2012 | Views: 2,608
Share this article

 

Last Saturday on the 10/03/2012, I conducted a wedding ceremony for the son of my long time student Dato Eric Tan. Dato Eric and I have known each other for a very long time nearly ten years. It was during my years spent in Malaysia that I met Dato Eric who is from Singapore but doing business here in Malaysia when I met him…. He is one of my loyal students, that stuck by and had great faith in me even when times were tough.  He has helped my Dharma work tremendously in the past. He is very kind. When Dato Eric’s son, Colin Tan, proposed to Ms Sharon Tong (now Mrs Colin Tan) I was requested to conduct the wedding. I happily accepted as I am quite close to Colin also.

Many Kecharians helped to prepare for the wedding. Kechara Care team prepared the set up and organized the entire event, and Kechara Blooms decorated the place with beautiful flower arrangements. The Gompa was decorated to greet the wedded couple and their close family. It was a beautiful ceremony… Kecharians do have excellent taste! The private wedding ceremony was attended by Colin’s family members Dato Eric Tan, Datin Janice Lu, Edwin Tan, Vinnie Tan and Edern Tan; as well as Sharon’s family members Mr Tong Hoe Soon, Ms Dai, Ms Tong Yee Ling and Steven Tan. So nice to see the Tan family. Edwin and Colin are lovely boys. And their sister Vinnie was a little girl when I met her. Now she is a grown up intelligent lady already.

To bless the newly wedded couple, I composed a Buddhist manual for the wedding ceremony in relation to Arya Tara. During the ceremony, we invoked Arya Tara to bless the couple with prosperity, longevity, safety, and lasting marriage. The manual that I composed will be used for all future wedding ceremonies conducted by either myself or Kechara Pastors. I want all couples wedded in Kechara to be truly blessed with long lasting relationship, and most importantly for the couple to travel in a spiritual journey together. To be respectful and kind to eachother. To be true to eachother. Spirituality can only grow from integrity, loyalty, honesty, kindness and it can start with our spouse or partner. So I ask Arya Tara to bless them and all future couples.

During the ceremony, the couple makes these wedding vows to eachother. After taking the vows, they slip the ring on the finger as a symbol of the vows taken to eachother and in front of the Buddha:

1. Support each other in all difficulties.
2. Improve on their weak points for each other.
3. Will be faithful towards each other.
4. Share what they have with each other.
5. Respect each others’ beliefs.
6. Defend each other.

During the ceremony, I gave a short Dharma talk for the family in relations to marriage and the ‘secrets’ to a good marriage.

I wish them well, and a lasting relationship with much blessings. Below are some photos of the wedding ceremony… I was happy to see the family who are long time friends. I wish them luck and peace. Also spirtual growth.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 


 

Colin Tan’s Wedding

 


 

Dato Eric Tan, the groom’s father.

 

Colin and his wife, Sharon.

 

 

Datin Janice Lu is happy for her son to be wedded in the temple.

 

 

Although Colin looks like a normal young groom, but inside is a very spiritual person.

 

I haven’t seen my friend Datin Janice Lu in a long while. Colin’s mother Datin Janice is my good friend.

 

 Greeting Colin’s wife for the first time.

 

I’ve known Colin since he was a young child. Back then I told him to keep bring along his Tsongkhapa statue with him when he gets married, on that day he told me that he remembers and that he will.

 

 Starting the ceremony.

 

 

 

 Colin and Sharon.

 

 Colin repeating his vows to Sharon… after he finishes, she does the same.

 

Blessing the couple on their special day.

 

Exchanging vows and rings.

 

Listening attentively to my advice to them.

 

 

How auspicious! Offering light to the Buddha
is the first thing they do after
 they take their marriage vows.

 

Performing the blessing ceremony.

 

 Bryan helps to pass Sharon a gift from me…

 

 I gave Colin’s wife a beautiful Shakyamuni pendant.

 

… May they be blessed..

 

 Colin Tan, Sharon Tan and I

 

 

 (left to right) Dato’ Eric Tan, Datin Janice Lu, Mr and Mrs Colin Tan, Tong Hoe Soon, Ms Dai.

Mr Tong Hoe Soon and Ms Dai are Sharon’s parents.

Wonderful friends that I’ve known for years…Dato’ Eric Tan and wife Datin Janice Lu

 

 Together with Henry Ooi (far left) and Datuk May Phng (far right).

 

Giving Colin a few more advice.

 

 

 Dato Eric Tan and family… (left to right) Edwin, Dato’ Eric Tan, Edern, Me, Datin Janice Lu, Colin and Vinnie.

 

Datin Janice gave me some honey capsules that is apparently very good for my health… I’ve told her that I will take 2 a day!

 

 I’ve known Vinnie since she was a little girl… now she’s in college studying to be an events manager.

 

 Another family photo… clearer one this time, without Edern blocking his daddy’s face hehe

 

 Dato Eric Tan and I..he is my very good and long time friend…

 

Tags: , ,

Please support us so that we can continue to bring you more Dharma:

If you are in the United States, please note that your offerings and contributions are tax deductible. ~ the tsemrinpoche.com blog team

Share this article

25 Responses to Marriage Ceremony in Kechara!

  1. skyong on Mar 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I can see happy faces in this happy occasion. May Arya Tara blessed these couples and may they live in Dharma.

  2. DR on Mar 19, 2012 at 1:23 am

    It was a simple, informal ceremony but simply beautiful; from the set up of the lovely flowers as offerings to the Three Jewels by Kechara Blooms to the actual blessing ceremony. It was a small yet very intimate affair. Later, all guests were invited to a cocktail reception at KC Lounge with sumptious food catered by Kechara Oasis. Yes,everything was done inhouse! Congratulations to Colin and his beautiful wife!

  3. Paris on Mar 19, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Congratulations to the beautiful couple and wishing you much happiness, joy, peace and love together for the rest of your lives, always and always! Thank you for choosing Kechara as the sacred place of your marriage – it was such a beautiful ceremony and I was very honoured to have been able to be there to witness it.
    Much love xxx

  4. yek yee on Mar 19, 2012 at 2:43 am

    This wedding ceremony simple and profound. In between the ceremony, Rinpoche gave a very short and sweet Dharma for the new couple and also for all of us. A beautiful relationship should be respect, care and tolerance each other. It is so lucky can invite high lama like Tsem Rinpoche conducted the whole wedding ceremony.

    I hope Colin and Sharon will get a wonderful relationship in their life, help each other in spiritual journey too

  5. Irene Lim on Mar 19, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Congratulations Colin and Sharon! May you be always blessed by the Three Jewels and have wedded bliss.

  6. Yoke Fui on Mar 19, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Congratulations to the newly wed !

    May you be happy, support and cherish each other always.

  7. henry ooi on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

    This wedding blessing event by Rinpoche paves the way for such future events.

    Kechara House (KH) has been registered to register marriages and two of its pastors, pastor Ngeow and pastor Chia have been approved by the government ministry to conduct wedding ceremonies. Pastor Ngeow presides over in English and pastor Chia in Mandarin.

    For couples who only wish to register themselves, KH do provide the services too. For more details, call: 603 78033908 or visit http://www.kechara.com/kh

  8. Su An on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Congratulations to the beautiful blessed couple and their families!

  9. Siong Woan on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

    This should be everyone’s dream wedding – simple yet meaningful. Rinpoche not only blessed the newly wedded couple, he gave them advise on how to nurture a happy relationship that applies to all of us.

    Congratulations to Colin and Sharon, may your family be blessed by the three jewels always.

  10. tenzin llhamo on Mar 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Congratulations! May the both of you be filled with happiness, love, understanding, peace and healthy always! May you spiritual paths grow together as well!

  11. nicholas on Mar 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations to the newly wed and their family.

    It’s a great idea and wonderful to have a blessing ceremony in Kechara House.

    Rinpoche personally composed a Buddhist manual for the wedding ceremony and will be used for all future wedding blessing ceremony.
    More and more couples and family members are looking for spiritual blessing at this modern day.

    May the Colin, Sharon and the family members have a wonderful relationship and a fruitful spiritual journey.

  12. Datuk May on Mar 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Congratulations Colin & Sharon. Both of you are the first couple to be married in our New Gompa. The setting was beautiful and the ceremony very elegantly composed and conducted by Rinpoche.

    I wish you both happiness and a great life together.

  13. wahying on Mar 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Happy to see Colin and Sharon blessed by Rinpoche, may Mother Tara blessed both newly wedded and all couples.

  14. wt on Mar 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Congratulations Colin & Sharon! May you both always be blessed with joy, peace & love and walk the spiritual journey together! Rejoice!

  15. So Kin Hoe on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations to Colin and Sharon! It is a blessing from Rinpoche and Arya Tara for the newly wed couples.

  16. Han on Mar 20, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Congratulaions to Colin & Sharon!
    May both of you always be blessed by the 3 Jewels and happy always

  17. Edwin Tan on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thanking for gracing the occasion and the wonderful ceremony for Colin. I believe he will hold the vows he made in front of his guru and Lord Tsong Kapa. Thank you for your blessings.
    Lastly, thank you for always keeping us in mind,we are lucky to have met you, my dearest guru. May you live a really long life. Buddha bless. :)

  18. Cynthia Ng on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Congratulations to Colin & Sharon!

    Rejoice! May you all be blessed by the Three Jewels and have a wonderful life.

  19. William C on Mar 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    It was a beautiful ceremony. Very blissful and the advice Rinpoche gave to the newly wed couple applies to all of us. To be harmonious and be tolerate with each other. Always remember why we wanted to get married in the first place.

    Congratulations to Colin and Sharon and also to the parents. May they have a wonderful life together as a couple.

    May there be more wedding ceremonies being held in Kechara as it is really a blessing. Kechara Pastors are also certified to perform wedding ceremonies.

  20. Uncle Eddie on Mar 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Dato Eric Tan, a longtime friend cum faithful student of Rinpoche, whose son was holding the wedding ceremony in Kechara House, requesting Rinpoche to conduct the ceremony and give blessing to the newlyweds. The ceremony was followed by a short Dharma talk on the “Secrets” of a longlasting marriage given by Rinpoche. During the ceremony, Arya Tara was invoked to bestow blessings for a longlasting marriage on the blissfull couple, and most importantly, for the coupleto be ableto travel in a spiritual journey together. The ceremony ended with a cocktail reception at Kechara Care lounge. Many heartiest wishes and congratulations to the happy couple and their families.

  21. patsy on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Congratulations Colin and Sharon. May both of you have a wonderful relationship and support each other in your spiritual journey. May you both be blessed by Mother Tara.

  22. Diana Pereyda on Apr 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Very Sweet, wonderful.

  23. Wan Wai Meng on May 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

    We all have such a warped sense of what it means to be in a marriage. And the media and the world at large does not help. I am in gratitude to Rinpoche who paints the real picture of how marriage can be as well and what is expected of us. If we aren’t going to be better for each other, improve the marriage wont be anything made in heaven more like purgatory or hell. And being married is not the end or ultimate objective in our lives. A higher motivation to be alive would be to bring benefit and happiness to others.

  24. Sean Pang on Sep 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

    What a blessed couple and family! Congratulations and may you have a happy marriage and harmonious partnership on your spiritual journey together!

    Sean in Shanghai

  25. [...] 克切拉讲法师职责包括了主持佛法课程(《菩提道次第广论》佛学班)、星期天祈福会、结婚仪式、儿童洗礼、屋子洒净、度亡法会、提供辅导、皈依戒、戒律及回答网上提问。 每周日,讲法师都会负责主持星期天祈福会 [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

BLOG CHAT

Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


 

Scheduled Chat Sessions

Every Wednesday: 10-11pm (GMT+8) | Wednesday, 6am (PST)
Every Saturday: 11am-12pm (GMT+8) | Friday, 8pm (PST)

Upcoming Discussion Topics

Please come and join in the chat for a fun time and support. See you all there.

 


Blog Chat Etiquette

These are some simple guidelines to make the blog chat room a positive, enjoyable and enlightening experience for everyone. Please note that as this is a chat room, we chat! Do not flood the chat room, or post without interacting with others.

Be friendly

Remember that these are real people you are chatting with. They may have different opinions to you and come from different cultures. Treat them as you would face to face, and respect their opinions, and they will treat you the same.

Be Patient

Give the room a chance to answer you. Patience is a virtue. And if after awhile, people don't respond, perhaps they don't know the answer or they did not see your question. Do ask again or address someone directly. Do not be offended if people do not or are unable to respond to you.

Be Relevant

This is the blog of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Please respect this space. We request that all participants here are respectful of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his organisation, Kechara.

Be polite

Avoid the use of language or attitudes which may be offensive to others. If someone is disrespectful to you, ignore them instead of arguing with them.

Please be advised that anyone who contravenes these guidelines may be banned from the chatroom. Banning is at the complete discretion of the administrator of this blog. Should anyone wish to make an appeal or complaint about the behaviour of someone in the chatroom, please copy paste the relevant chat in an email to us at [email protected] and state the date and time of the respective conversation.

Please let this be a conducive space for discussions, both light and profound.


NEW! TsemRinpoche.com Navigation Video!

Find out how to navigate through Rinpoche's blog for a better browsing experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh_PbIYDHSg

KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

Here is the latest news and pictorial updates, as it happens, of our upcoming forest retreat project.

The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.



Dear blog friends,

I’ve created this section for all of you to share your opinions, thoughts and feelings about whatever interests you.

Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you

Name:
Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

Archives

CREDITS

Concept: Tsem Rinpoche
Technical: Lew Kwan Leng, Justin Ripley, Yong Swee Keong
Design: Justin Ripley, Cynthia Lee
Content: Tsem Rinpoche, Khong Jean Mei, Justin Ripley, Shin Tan, Sarah Yap
Writer: Pastor Loh Seng Piow
Admin: Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Beng Kooi

I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

Tsem Rinpoche

What I am writing now

Scroll down and click on "older messages" to view archived chit messages. Use 'prev' and 'next' links to navigate between pages

The Unknown

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

Photos On The Go

Click on the images to view the bigger version. And scroll down and click on "View All Photos" to view more images.
This is powerful. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
The 5,000 year statue of Sangdup Jamphel Dorje at Reting Monastery. Made by Manjushri, sponsored by Chenresig and consecrated by Vajrapani. It was created to subdue the wild people and animals of the area so dharma can flourish. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
This is a 5,000 year statue of Sangdup Jamphel Dorje in Reting Monastery in Tibet. Very holy and owned by Atisha. TR
5 days ago
This is a self arisen wisdom eye of Heruka that arose in Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche's cave in Tibet. Very holy. Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
When we do beautiful things for others, our smiles show it. Look at these beautiful people. They make me smile. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
Something special about Tara: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58508
1 week ago
Rawo Tso lake, Tibet. Fantastic!!
2 weeks ago
I wish long life to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche as well as all dharma teachers and students. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
We should never segregate or bias against anyone. Everyone should be treated the same. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
When people post abusive statements, make accusations, defamatory remarks, fabricate information and manipulate past events to malign someone’s character on public social media platforms, it can land us in hot water now! See how it's happening: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61867
2 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, His Holiness the 10th Panchen Rinpoche and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Both Trijang Rinpoche and Panchen Rinpoche practiced Dorje Shugden their whole lives. Masters of sutra and tantra. Beautiful photo.
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, I have just blogged something VERY EXCITING for your educational pleasure! Please take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61175
2 weeks ago
Powerful Kache Marpo whose has been alleviating the sufferings of countless for hundreds of years. May we be in your presence. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Now this is wisdom coming from an intelligent human being! Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I loved visiting this place in Lantau Island, Hong Kong!
3 weeks ago
I have never liked living in the city since young. This is the setting I desire with Manjushri near me. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is the kind of setting I would like to live in. This is in Nepal. I would want a large Manjushri statue in this house with me. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is good!! 
3 weeks ago
I have composed a short prayer that can be done daily to invoke upon the protective, skillful, wish granting energies of Dorje Shugden. The meaning will contain the Three Principle paths but in more modern terms: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61394
3 weeks ago
Making offerings to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche will collect merits. May he live long. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Beautiful picture of H.E. Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Glad to see this friend well and healthy. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
How fortunate to meet His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche. 
4 weeks ago
What a beautiful altar. Wow.
4 weeks ago
Talented people who are creating more awareness for a greener planet through Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia! Thank you! Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Beautiful huge Manjushri Chapel in Ganden Sumtseling Monastery in Yunnan.
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche Losang Choky Gyeltsen predicted that when after Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen entered into clear light, he took rebirth as Kangxi Emperor of China. Kangxi help to build the great Ganden Sumtseling Monastery and the famous Amarbayasgalant Monastery for Zanabazar Rinpoche, the head lama of Mongolia. He was known to be kind and practiced dharma and benevolent to many other religions. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Ganden Sumtseling Monastery in Yunnan is beautiful surrounded by mountains. This monastery is known as 'Little Potala" because it resembles the potala in Lhasa. This place was built by the 5th Dalai Lama and financed by the Chinese Emperor Kangxi. Kangxi would visit often to oversee the construction which is very unusual. Kangxi was one of Dorje Shugden's previous incarnations. This is one of the earliest monasteries to adopt Dorje Shugden's practice. Also the in their chapel is where the famous sword bent by the previous oracle in trance of Shugden is kept. Highly blessed. Tsem Rinpoche (read more. I was sent this picture and link today and it's beautiful: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/places/ganden-sumtseling-monastery/)
4 weeks ago
Fantastic Vajrapani!
4 weeks ago
Buddhists and monks from the Theravadin tradition will meditate in this manner to gain realization of impermanence just like in Tibet. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Beautiful old Trakze thangka. TR
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Ling Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche. These are the gurus of Dalai Lama for over 30 years. The majority of dharma being disseminated by Dalai Lama around the world comes from these two masters. These two masters are both students of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Special form of Vajra Yogini where she is flying to Kechara Paradise. This is symbolic of where She will lead her practitioners. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Some very nice photos of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche for download-click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=21638 Posted by Admin
4 weeks ago
Bruce Lee has much wisdom to share. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche Losar 2015. May he live a thousand years. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This is so true and applicable. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang is the epitome of learning, erudite knowledge, attainments & saintliness. Namo Guru-beh. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
H.H. the 5th Dalai Lama made a chapel and large statue to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa. This chapel still stands in Lhasa hundreds of years later. This is the magnificent statue inside the shrine. This statue commissioned by 5th Dalai Lama.
4 weeks ago
In the great Sera Monastery in Tibet, in their chapel they have a special Dorje Shugden statue available for the monks and public.
4 weeks ago
In His Holiness the Panchen Rinpoche's large Tashi-Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet, there is a special large chapel and prayer hall dedicated to Dorje Shugden. Here is the main statue in this chapel. The 9th, 10th and current Panchen Rinpoche all worships Dorje Shugden.
4 weeks ago
This is Setrap and Dorje Shugden together in Gaden Monastery built by Tsongkapa in Tibet. They have been worshipped for hundreds of years together in this holy Protector chapel.
4 weeks ago
Very rare painting of Yellow Yamantaka. He has Manjushri's head on His own head and holding Manjushri again. Beautiful.
4 weeks ago
This thangka is so complete. It has: Gaden Heaven, Yamantaka, Vajra Yogini, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, Setrap one level in the mandala above Shugden, Shugden's complete entourage, Kache Marpo below and also below is Namka Barzin. Beautiful.
4 weeks ago
Very true!
4 weeks ago
We are ready to help you invite DORJE SHUGDEN back home today!! Come up and see me some time!! What a nice group of people. So beautiful! Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
I will fearlessly carry on the lineage of my root and lineage gurus. Sarva Mangalam. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Click on "View All Photos" above to view more images

Videos On The Go

Please click on the images to watch video
  • Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    Another Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    2 weeks ago
  • A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    A Dharma Talk by Tenzin Palmo
    2 weeks ago
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 2
    3 weeks ago
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 1
    3 weeks ago
  • Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 3
    Tenzin Palmo talk - Part 3
    3 weeks ago
  • Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    In the 1960s, H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Ling Rinpoche would always organize Lama Chöpa (Guru puja-composed by Panchen Rinpoche) with 1000 offerings in Bodhgaya and would often be joined in by H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and sometimes the 16th Karmapa would even join in. Wonderful. Watch this blessed and old footage of the two Yongzins doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya. Yongzin is the special title to those who were the root and close teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There were two official Yongzins. Trijang Rinpoche and Ling Rinpoche were the Yongzins of the current Dalai Lama for over 40 years living nearby to Dalai Lama and passing him all the teachings necessary. They were extremely kind and giving all necessary teachings, empowerments and oral transmissions that Dalai Lama is disseminating to the world today to millions. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    2 months ago
  • 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
    4 months ago
  • -
    -
    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    5 months ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Description
    5 months ago
  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    6 months ago
  • -
    -
    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
    6 months ago
  • -
    -
    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.
    6 months ago
  • -
    -
    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
    6 months ago
  • -
    -
    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
    6 months ago
  • -
    -
    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
    6 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Description
    6 months ago
  • -
    -
    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
    7 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    7 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
    7 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    7 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
    Description
    7 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    10 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.
    10 months ago
  • -
    -
    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
    11 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
    11 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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.
    1 years ago
  • -
    -
    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

ASK A PASTOR


A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

Just post your name and your question below and one of our pastors will provide you with an answer.

Scroll down and click on "View All Questions" to view archived questions.

View All Questions

SUPPORT THIS BLOG


Featured Books

Related Links To Myself

My Blog in Chinese:
zhandugu.blog.163.com
My website:
www.tsemtulku.com
My organisation's website:
www.kechara.com





CHAT PICTURES

My kind of place~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Mongol Namka Barzin~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Wisdom~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Re Shugden ban~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Kangxi is great~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Dzambala ouja increases both outer and inner wealth, bringing a new lease of life; seen and unseen riches such as good health , peace, happiness and harmony. Weekly Dzambala puja (English) at Kechara House gompa 25/3/2015 was led by Rena Wong and assisted by Choo. Time:8pm- 9.30pm. Lucy Yap
yesterday
Setrap and Dorje Shugden puja (chinese) at Kechara House gompa was led by CK Siah and assisted by Poney and Hee. Dorje Shugden and Setrap are Dharma protectors.An emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from gaining spiritual realizations,and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice. Lucy Yap
yesterday
The Medicine Buddha puja encourages healing of all levels-physical,mental and emotional for those in need. At Kechara House gompa,weekly Medicine Buddha puja is held on Wednesday at 8pm-9.30pm with Elaine Cheah as puja guide leading the puja participants. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Encik Rahman is off the street. Our Johor Bahru team met and treated him on Saturday night. He was then referred to Anjung Singgah for temporary stay so that he can get proper rest and other assistance. Justin@KSK
2 days ago
In remembrance during the Qing Ming festival, honor and dedicate your prayers and offerings to dearly parted ones. Beautiful dedication tablets are availble now at Kechara House gompa which will be arranged at the main prayer hall for blessings. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
At Kechara House gompa, weekly White Tara puja is dedicated tobthe longlife and stable of our precious Guru, H.E.Tsem Rinpoche. Time: 8pm - 9.30pm.
3 days ago
At KP Vivahome tonight, Pastor Han Nee gave a pre-puja sharing on why we celebrate Oing Ming- to remember loved ones who have passed away.Ron Wong was the puja guide. Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Get one of these~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
For Protection~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
Buddha Angel~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
Gyenze of wealth~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
Sky Buddha Dakini~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
This is the time of the year for Chinese throughout the world honor and remember their dear departed ones with prayers and offerings. Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Dzambala puja (chinese) was led by CK Siah and assisted by Poney /Danny and Hee at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
3 days ago
Food distribution around Penang Stadium area. Patsy
3 days ago
KSK welcomed staffs from Bayview Beach Resort and CityBayview Hotel to join us in street food distribution on 23 March 2015 @ KSK Penang. Patsy
3 days ago
Kecharians and friends gathered at Kechara House gompa to participate in weekly Dorje Shugden/ Setrap puja led by KH Ng and assisted by Ron and Loo.The pastor on duty is Pastor Han Nee. Lucy Yap
4 days ago
Trakzey for help~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
4 days ago
Fantastic video!~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
4 days ago
I like Tibet~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
4 days ago

YOUR FEEDBACK

We are continously improving this blog, and a major upgrade will be coming in the near future. We invite all users to share your feedback with us, so that the next version of the blog will be even better. Just enter your comments in the space below.

Page Views By Country
Malaysia 1,984,069
United States 1,124,214
Singapore 372,670
United Kingdom 235,252
Canada 212,879
Australia 191,736
India 152,313
Philippines 99,525
Indonesia 77,752
Thailand 66,000
Germany 65,622
France 40,682
Netherlands 38,651
Bhutan 41,489
Italy 32,900
Taiwan 32,477
Nepal 27,251
Hong Kong 31,117
New Zealand 29,117
Spain 29,704
Romania 28,606
Brazil 27,749
Mexico 22,500
Portugal 21,308
Switzerland 27,093
Sweden 22,129
Japan 18,001
South Africa 15,285
United Arab Emirates 15,373
Greece 15,452
Vietnam 15,978
Sri Lanka 13,688
Hungary 15,021
Ireland 14,723
Mongolia 13,880
Poland 16,011
Bulgaria 13,059
Pakistan 10,852
Russia 13,034
Total Pageviews: 5,512,334

Login