They didn’t want us…(KFR)

Oct 14, 2013 | Views: 8,703

The very first bird that I had was given to me by a nun named Anila Thubten Chonyid when I was very young. 

I have always loved birds. I find that they each have their own little personalities… they have their own temperaments, likes and dislikes, cliques, habits, attitudes etc. I always want to provide them with the very best, especially for those who have been abused or neglected in pet shops. Sad to say but most people don’t find birds as cute as other animals like dogs, cats or even hamsters so many people don’t think about rescuing birds or helping them.

The last bird that I invited back to the aviary was a blue budgie. I got him from a pet store in Midvalley. He was bullied by the other birds, and kept to himself at the corner of a shared bird cage. The bullying had also made him quite aggressive – whenever another bird flew close to him, he would strike out at them. His beak was deformed and overgrown, which made it hard for him to eat food and he was noticeably smaller than the rest. I knew that no one would take him in, and that he wouldn’t have survived for very long. 

Some people ask why I buy animals from shops, and whether that just encourages the trade of live animals. What I say is, the amount that we buy is insignificant and even if we stop, it will not stop people from catching the birds and selling them. However, by buying the birds from them and letting them know we are going release them and/or take care of them, we will be an example of being kind to animals.

Back in 2009, I moved into Tsem Ladrang in Kuala Lumpur, JP built an aviary which was 40ft by 7ft in the garden. It was built in a way to allow the birds to stretch their wings and fly around. The aviary had lots of fresh water, fresh food, Dharma music playing in the background, many natural wooden perches, mirrors, hanging toys, ropes, uncovered space for rain to enter etc. It was a great place to rescue and rehabilitate many, many birds… like a mini sanctuary in the city! 

The birds in the Ladrang aviary are not released as they are quite tame and would probably not survive outside. However, wild birds that come to us injured will be nursed back to health and released back to nature. 

At Kechara Forest Retreat, Beng Kooi took a little over 4 weeks to build an aviary that is right next to the Ladrang. The aviary is over 15 feet in height and over 4000 sq ft!! She designed and built it in such a way that it didn’t destroy the original jungle land and trees, but it’s enclosed to protect the birds from other animals like boars, snakes and dogs. It also has some natural pools of water, and lots of toys and mirrors to keep them active, and the floor of the aviary is soft sand so if they choose to land on the ground, which is safe from predators, they don’t have to stand on hard concrete. The very best that we can do is to create a living environment that is most similar to their natural environment.

Right now at the KFR aviary, there are 23 birds:

  • Cockatiels x 17
  • Malaysian Parrot x 1
  • Rescued Blue Budgie x 1
  • Cockatoos x 3 (Names: Drolka, Dechog & Gonkar)
  • Rescued African Grey x 2 (Names: Jamyang & Aki aka “Old Man”)

We also have 2 tortoises called Menlha (male) and Kadro (female) who live in the aviary with our birds.

Below is a video on the aviary, a few pictures of the birds and the aviary, and a short description of each bird for anyone who’s interested. ENJOY!!!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Story of the Birds 

  • Cockatiels

We have 17 cockatiels in our aviary. They can be considered to be part of the parrot family and are very cute and peaceful in nature. They adapt well together with another Malaysian Parrot (see below) and also a blue Budgie (see below) which was rescued recently from a pet shop. These birds hang around each other in a flock on one side of the aviary. True to their nature, their instincts of living in flocks for protection are still very strong even in a protected environment.

The Cockatiels originate from Australia. They are prized as a household pet and companion parrot throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. We first rescued 4 cockatiels and now they have grown to become a big family in their third generation! 

 

 

  • Malaysian Parrot

Our Malaysian Parrot is of the Blue-rumped Parrot species. This species is usually found at the very southern tip of Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra. Our Malaysian Parrot was also rescued from a pet store and has been with us for a few years now, together with the Cockatiels family. He is very quiet, but makes a whistling sound when he is happy.

 

 

  • Rescued Blue Budgie – 

Whilst buying some doggie toys, food, supplements etc at a pet shop in Midvalley, Tsem Rinpoche spotted a blue bird in a cage. He was perched on a metal rod and kept to himself, while the other birds clustered on the other side of the cage. His beak was clearly overgrown, and slightly deformed – and he was noticeably smaller than the others.

Rinpoche felt that the blue budgie wouldn’t survive very long, and may even get bullied – so the budgie was quickly purchased and brought back to the Ladrang. He was taken to the vet, where his overgrown beak was trimmed. Now, the blue budgie has plenty of fresh food and 4,000 over square feet of space to fly!

 

 

 

  • Cockatoos

Drolkar

Drolkar is a female cockatoo which was bought from a dark corner of a pet store. She is a very beautiful bird with white feathers.

When she was first adopted and moved into the Ladrang’s aviary, she was very timid and fearful. Often she would like to look at herself in a small mirror that was prepared for her inside the aviary.

Drolka is quiet, cautious, and will stay away from people until she gets to know you well. She hardly comes close to anyone and prefers to be left alone. Cockatoos of her size are very rare and whenever potential mates were found she reacted badly. This was until Dechog came along.

Her favourite food is sunflower seeds and she interacts well with Dechog, her companion.

 

 

Dechog

Dechog is a male cockatoo who was adopted to keep Drolkar company in 2009. For months, the Ladrang staff had been scouring pet shops throughout the Klang Valley looking for a suitable mate for Drolkar. The Ladrang team nervously introduced the two birds and they were ecstatic when both cockatoos remained calm with no skittishness from either bird. By the following morning, Drolkar and her new friend were cleaning each other.

Cockatoos are excellent in bonding with humans and very affectionate, especially Dechog. They can scream very loud, and can be aggressive if frightened.

Dechog is playful, inquisitive, likes to mimic people, e.g. if you whistle, he’ll whistle back. He likes to be touched, but may bite if you’re a stranger!

Dechog is the more sociable one, whereas Drolka is the “ice queen”. He’s a very proud creature who loves to show off his crown.

His favourite food is long beans and he often shows affection towards our Ladrang staff who feeds him on a regular basis.

Rinpoche named him “Dechog” after Heruka Chakrasamvara. 

 

 

Gongkar

Gongkar is the latest addition to rescued birds in Kechara Forest Retreat’s aviary in October 2013. Gongkar was fostered by Karen’s (Rinpoche’s student) father for 6 years, whom took pity of the neglected Gongkar which was originally cared by a friend of his. Both Karen and her father have been looking for a good place for Gongkar to call home, and finally they managed to find him a wonderful place to live the rest of his life through Rinpoche’s kindness. 

Gongkar is young, healthy, playful, smart and quite talkative! He speaks a few words of English, Chinese and even Malay! He loves interacting with people and he will dance when he’s happy to show his affection!

On 27 October 2013, Gongkar moved into Kechara Forest Retreat’s aviary. He was placed in a cage within the aviary for him to assimilate with the many birds in the aviary before releasing him 10 days later. Now Gongkar has a large space to stretch his wings and many friends as company. Watch the cute videos of Gongkar, see how he dance when he’s excited!

 

Gongkar the bird at Kechara Forest Retreat

 

Gongkar’s first day in Kechara Forest Retreat!

 

Gongkar trying to get some attention

 

Gongkar finally free in KFR’s Aviary!

 

 

  • African Grey

Aki

Aki joined the bird family in 2011. While shopping, Rinpoche noticed a slow and shy African Grey. The pet shop only had 2 African Greys; one was friendly, energetic and cute – the other was older and had been in the shop for 4 years. He was 45 years old, and no one had wanted him, and had at least another 20 years to live. Knowing that no one would have taken care of Aki, it broke Rinpoche’s heart and Rinpoche quickly adopted him. 

It turned out that the previous owner left the bird in the shop on consignment as he was having issues with his grandson bullying the bird. Later, his wife made him choose between the bird or his grandson and of course, he had to choose his grandson. However, the previous owner still drops by very often to visit the bird after giving him away.

Aki was isolated in a small cage, all alone in the shop because the other birds often bullied him due to his age. He just ate, and slept because he’s old and has no friends. He now flies around and we are happy to report that he loves exploring the new aviary.

 

 

 Jamyang  

Jamyang is the other African Grey, and he’s estimated to be only one years old. About 2 months ago, Rinpoche was walking around a shopping mall and decided to walk into a pet shop. Inside, there was an African Grey chained to a stainless steel perch. You could tell that he was lively because he kept gravitating towards customers in the shop, but didn’t have much space to move because the chain was very short. He was treated like a typical pet, with very little stimulation and given the basic care.

Instantly, Rinpoche wanted to adopt him. It broke Rinpoche’s heart to see Jamyang contained in such a claustrophobic pet shop in the basement of a shopping mall. It was not an appropriate living space as there was no sunlight and proper air ventilation.

Jamyang now has another African Grey friend as well as the rest of the birds in the aviary to interact with.

 

 


 

FOOD & SNACKS

The list below are types of food we give to our feathered friends.

 

FOOD

1. Sunflower seeds: Cleaning is important because the shells will fall everywhere.

2. Fresh Corn: To serve, remove the husk, wash the corn and roughly cut a cob into 2 parts and place into a container. This food item is cleared out and replaced fresh daily because they can dry up and harden. In some parts of the aviary, the cobs are hung on perches and also on the aviary wall mesh. The cobs of corn are also tied with raffia strings, as it stimulates the birds to be active, play, as well as enjoy their food.

3. Long Beans: Strands of long beans which can be cut into shorter pieces are put into containers or hung around in the aviary. This item should be cleared and replaced daily for the same reason as fresh corn above.

4. Apples (Organic): The apples are cut into small cubes and served in containers in the aviary. Apples are sweet and must be handled with more attention to cleanliness so that it will not cause an infestation of ants in the aviary. Additionally, apples can spoil easier in the heat.

5. Millet: This is a natural grain that acts as the staple food especially for the little birds. The big birds enjoy the fresh food and sunflower seeds more.

 

SNACKS:

Bird snacks are a fun way to prepare food for our feathered friends. Provision of bird snacks does not have to be limited to our own birds but also can be shared with our “neighborhood friends”. Rinpoche often lays out trays of bird snacks so wild birds finding it tough to locate natural food sources will always have something to eat when they come to us. Bird snack can be as basic as fresh fruits to “home-made” snacks.

Some favorite bird snacks include:

1) Pasta: short-shaped cooked and uncooked such as bow-tie pasta.

2) Whole grain bread

3) Bean sprouts

 


 

AVIARY @ KFR

 


 

IMAGES

 

An aerial view of Kechara Forest Retreat which spans across 35-acres. 

 

A close-up of the aviary, Wisdom Hall, Dukkar Apartments, Manjushri Hill, Organic Garden and Ladrang

  

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Many of our cockatiels enjoy the bigger space and more branches to perch.

 

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 The perches are fun “hang out” places for the birds.

 

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We have ropes that suspend perches across trees.

 

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There are many toys hung around the aviary for the birds to play with…

 

Aki

 Aki (right) and a cockatiel.

 

Aki02

 Aki loves exploring the huge aviary now. He used to only stay in his cage.

 

AkiNJamyang

 Aki and Jamyang. African Greys are intelligent birds that love exploring and interacting.

 

AviaryBackofEF

 View of aviary from higher ground.

 

AviaryViewfromFar02 

The aviary as seen from the main road at KFR.

 

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 This is the feeding corner where fresh food and fruits are available in containers all day long.

 

BlueBudgie

 The blue budgie rescued from a pet shop recently. He was infested with mites. I am glad we got him treated and he is well now.

 

BuddhaGarden

 Holy images of Lord Buddha and His disciples in the aviary to bless the birds and the environment…

 

CockatielsPerchingSunnyDay

 A few cockatiels enjoying the shade on a hot day.

 

Dechog

 One of our Cockatoos!

 

Dechog02

 Dechog loves a scratch on his head…

 

DrolkaNDechog

 Dechog and Drolkar having a good time on our ‘swinging perches’

 

DrolkaNDechog02

 Cockatoos love to perch high up in order to have a good view of their surroundings…

 

DrolkaNDechog03

 Dechog (below) and Drolkar (top)

 

DrolkaNDechogPlaying

 Dechog and Drolkar in a corner together. They both have different personalities but enjoy each other’s company.

 

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 The larger tortoise Kadro getting ready for her afternoon siesta!

 

Front

 

The aviary is high enough for the birds to fly around.

 

FrontLeftAngle

 View of the aviary.

 

FrontRightAngle

 View of the aviary from below the slope. It is completely green around them.

 

FunnyDechog

 Dechog loves to pose hehe

 

HappyDechog

Dechog welcomes you to his home

 

In_sideAngle

 View at the entrance of the aviary.

 

InsideFront

Complete view of the inside of the aviary.

 

Jamyang

Cheeky Jamyang…

 

Jamyang02

 Jamyang on a perch enjoying some sunshine

 

Jamyangs_SpecialTable

 This is the table made for Aki’s cage. Aki comes back to sleep in his ‘home’ at night. His house even has an outdoor Buddha statue!

 

LittlePond

 How many tortoises do you see in this picture?

 

LittlePondArea02

 Two small shallow pools for the tortoises… they can go there to cool off on a hot day.

 

MalaysianParrot

 Our beautiful but shy and gentle Malaysian Parrot.

 

Menlha

 Menlha, our smaller male tortoise.

 

Perches

 African Greys Aki and Jamyang at the feeding area…

 

Saraswati

 Goddess Saraswati amidst the lush plants in the aviary. May she bless all of the birds within and outside of the aviary.

 

Side

 View of the aviary from outside…

 

SunnyDayInAviary

The Cockatoos with the Cockatiels in a corner of the aviary…

 

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Cockatoos Dechog and Drolkar. Do you seem them?

 

SweetDechog

Everybody loves Dechog the Cockatoo          

 

Gongkar meeting his new friend Dechog

 

Gongkar, the latest addition to KFR’s Aviary

 


[Extracted from: http://retreat.kechara.com/news/birds-in-paradise-at-kechara-forest-retreat/]

 

AVIARY @ KFR

Nestled among the lush forest of the Kechara Forest Retreat is a 4,000 square feet aviary between Tsem Ladrang and the Meditation Hall. The design of the aviary was inspired by Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. The metal structure measures 100 feet in length, 40 feet in width and approx. 15 feet in height creating a vast space for birds which have been rescued by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his students.

The liaison in charge of building this aviary, Ooi Beng Kooi, ensures that the aviary is built to provide maximum comfort, enjoyment, safety and care for our birds. The beautifully landscaped interior has perches, trees, plants, Buddha statues, heat lamps, lighting, toys, and a feeding trench. The melodious chanting of mantras permeates the air, bringing blessings to the birds and insects within the aviary and its environs.

The aviary roof is 2/3 covered and 1/3 open. This allows the birds to freely move around to bask in the sun and wash in the rain or to stay under the sheltered area. There is a concrete storage area outside the aviary to store various types of food and supplements to suit each bird’s diet. The birds are fed a healthy diet via a feeding trench with drainage along one side of the aviary. Heat lamps are installed at suitable locations to provide warmth for the birds when it is cold.

For safety reasons, there is a double security door for added security to prevent birds escaping when people enter and exit the aviary. The birds are prevented from escaping not as a means to trap them inside the aviary. Most of these birds are bought and rescued from pet shops that did not take good care of them. These birds have been caged since birth and many have been kept in pet shops for years without any space to spread their wings, let alone fly. They will not be able to adapt to the wild if they escape. The KFR aviary is designed with the birds’ welfare n mind – to provide a space for the birds to fly around in safety and allow us to provide care for the birds.

Our Guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has always loved birds and does not like to see them being mistreated, especially in pet shops. Among the birds we have, there are two very beautiful African Grey parrots – Aki and Jamyang. Rinpoche bought Aki from a pet shop two years ago. Aki had been in the pet shop for 4 years and no one expressed any interest in him as he was already 45 years old. It broke Rinpoche’s heart that Aki was left in the pet shop for so long in a small cage, with no hope for a good life. Without much thought, Rinpoche decided to adopt him.

Jamyang, the other African grey, was only one year old when Rinpoche adopted him. Rinpoche was walking around a shopping mall one day and saw an African Grey chained to a perch in a tiny, claustrophobic pet shop in the basement of a shopping mall. It was not an appropriate living space as there was no sunlight and proper air ventilation at all.

There is also Drolkar a quiet female cockatoo who was brought home from a dark corner in a pet shop. She is very independent and we thought she should have a boyfriend so along came Dechog.

Now these birds are happily living in the aviary in Tsem Ladrang in the city and will be moving to the new aviary in Kechara Forest Retreat very soon with all the other rescued birds currently in the Tsem Ladrang aviary in the city. We are all very happy and excited for the birds because they will have so much space and freedom to spread their wings in the new aviary.

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  1. Yee Yin on Nov 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Rinpoche’s kindness is not limited to human beings, Rinpoche was extremely kind to animals too. Animals are the weak one compared to human beings. Most of the time, human don’t treat animals equal. Animals are kept as pets or for entertainment or as food, they are not given the basic right to live freely on this planet which is also their homes.

    Rinpoche understood how suffering it is to be kept in a small cage and not given the space to fly freely, that was why Rinpoche built the aviary and saved many birds. These birds in the aviary are not to be released into the wild because they have lost their surviving skill and they will most probably die without having food or eaten by the predators.

    Whenever possible, we should give kindness to people, animals and those unsee beings.

  2. Lin Mun on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    It’s a beautiful aviary in KFR and built with much thought. It is only after learning about the rescued birds in KFR that I know there were so many abused birds out there. Many people do not take care of their pets or just treat them like a trading products. We must understand that birds are just another living beings that have feelings and deserve the right to live freely too. Thank you Rinpoche for your compassion and always creating awareness and teaching us to love and care for animals.

  3. Chris Chong on Mar 16, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this information on the Aviary in KFR.

    From this post i have learnt that if we want to truly help the animals, we have to go all the way in protecting them and keeping them safe. Alot of people love to do animal liberation and they frequently do it with the birds. When they release the birds, they think that the birds will live happily ever after. However, that is not always the case. Some birds that are kept in cages for too long are not able to survive by its own any more. Some of them will be prayed by larger animals or birds and some of them will be recaptured by those bird hunters. Hence, by providing a sanctuary for them where they will be cared for is a better solution because we can make sure that they will be alright.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  4. Shaina on Oct 15, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I love the aviary! i hope later once i finish medical school i can build one for the birds i love and those that are cramped in cages.They are gentle and gorgeous creatures and just to see the birds at the aviary through a few pics and videos i can tell they are happy! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. pavara_lky on Dec 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Wow the birds in the aviary are so cute!!!!!!!!
    From a small cage to a big aviary to a huge one!!!!!
    Indeed some of the birds in the aviary were abandoned and treated badly.
    The aviary birds have really good karma to be found by Rinpoche
    I remember Rinpoche promised one of the cockatoo that one day he will be able to spread his wings. Which was true!!!

    Plus the aviary is so nice and big!!

  6. Wah Ying on Nov 30, 2013 at 1:45 am

    即便是打造鸟舍,仁波切也从来不掉以轻心。他总是很细心,从鸟舍的设计、鸟儿的食物到玩具,一一设想周到。我以往会好奇仁波切怎么䏻如此了解某些动物的习性、某些人、某些弟子的喜恶呢。后来才慢慢明白,这其中没有魔法,有魔法的话,那肯定是仁波切的用心,因为他关怀所以他用心观察,因为爱所以他用心去满足和设想周到。仁波切䏻做到的,我想只要我同样用心和付出也同样能办到。

  7. sarahyap on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    The birds in KFR are so cute. It is so fortunate that they now have such a large area to fly and spread their wings… and also so many trees in the aviary for them to perch on.

    The latest addition to the aviary, Gonkar is so cute and friendly! I hope he grows his feathers soon! I’m sure he’s feeling a little bare right now lol… Hopefully with so many other birds as company and such a huge space to play around, he will not continue with his feather plucking habit.

    • Joy on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Yes the birds in KFR sure is fortunate! And they will have Dharma seeds planted in them too! I am so happy that Rinpoche accepted Gongkar, at least now he has a play mate and a huge space to stretch his wings!!! He is really intelligent and can say “Hello” and “Ni Hau Ma”… I hope one day he will say “Om Ara Padsa Na Dhi” 😀

      So happy for him all these birds who will have a good rebirth next life and become Dharma teachers, that is Rinpiche’s aspirational prayers for them. And inside the aviary we got Saraswati – Female Buddha of Wisdom to bless their minds x

  8. Irene Lim on Nov 11, 2013 at 4:24 am

    I am so happy for the birds at KFR aviary. They have so much space to spread their wings and friends in there to sweetly sing their tune. What lucky birds they are with sounds of mantra and enlightened image to cause a positive imprints for them to be reborn to practise Dharma.

  9. Vinnie Tan on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

    The aviary is just a great place for the birds. They can just fly freely in the place being safe from any natural predators as well. I am just so happy that in Kechara we have such a beautiful place for these birds, being safe from any dangers or even from any abusing from people or other birds.

    The aviary allows the birds to fly freely as though they are in the wild, they have friends as well so that they will not be lonely. I am so happy that so many birds are being rescued by Rinpoche. They now can have a safe place to live and stay in, not needing to worried if they would get abused or not.

  10. Lucas Roth on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:46 am

    all these birds come from so many different backgrounds and some unfortunate pasts. i am so happy they have a HUGE avery in KFR, Rinpoche is always so kind to animals and he has saved many. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 31, 2013 at 3:48 am

    I had the great fortune to clean the previous aviary at the ladrang and it was wonderful I got to be close to the birds especially AKI such a lovely gentle bird he was. Through rinpoche’s insight we are able to be close to animals.

  12. louise on Oct 30, 2013 at 10:28 am

    仁波切从小就爱小动物! 我记得当我刚来到克切拉, Suming 邀请我与 Yvonne 到仁波切的拉章( Bandar utama )。 我看到仁波切家有好几个鸟笼, 当时我就觉得仁波切很慈悲。 在帮忙期间, 有听到狗吠! 原来是 Mumu。 当时 Mumu 生病了, 有几位学生在照顾他。

    我好奇, 为什么这里那么多的鸟还有小狗? Suming 告诉我,这些小动物背后的故事,让我明白,人与动物是没有差别的!我们应该互相照顾,小动物无法与我们沟通,所以我们应该特别的留意!同时我们也可以培养观察力与细心!

  13. June Tang(KH JB) on Oct 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat.All kinds of animals who can get Rinpoche’s attention are really really fortunate.They will have many foods,toys ,love,good environment to stay and good care from Rinpoche.Rinpoche’s compassion for human and animals are equal,Rinpoche show us a good example to care for all sentient beings,his love is genuine without agenda and is unconditional.

  14. henry ooi on Oct 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    KFR aviary is well planned and constructed allowing freedom for the birds to fly without injuring their wings with the height and expanse of the enclosure. The birds seem happy in their safe home away from predators. It is a hit among visitors especially children who make it a must to visit the aviary on conducted tour of Kechara Forest Retreat.

  15. David Lai on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Wow! The rescued birds are beautiful. I must admit that I would someone who would overlook birds as I don’t find them as cute as dogs, cats and hamsters. But they do have quite distinct personalities and that it’s great that their plight is brought to people’s attention through this blog post. Many local petshops have horrible hygiene standards and have hundreds of tiny birds stuffed into a large cage. People in general have very little regard for them as living beings. It’s just about making a quick buck and many of these birds die before they are even bought to live a life in a tiny cafe with little room to spread its wings. Therefore, such awareness to take care of birds…. to rescue them and giving them a good life is a novel idea and one that will hopeful inspire someone out there to do the same.

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  17. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Nice and awesome aviary in Kechara Forest Retreat, all animals there look so healthy and happy there…

    Thanks Rinpoche and the team that work up such nice place for these animals…

  18. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Building an aviary that provides a home away from home, simulating their natural habitat, speaks very loudly and clearly for the much care and compassion of Rinpoche and Beng Kooi. Moreover, even as much space is provided for these lovely colourful cockatiels, parrot and budgie for them to savour freedom of movement, they are at the same time thoughtfully protected from predators.

    There are Buddha statues to plant seeds of enlightenment in them. Care for them extends into their future lives.

    These birds are now safe and so warmly cared for. Behind each bird there is a story of loving rescue from indifference and cruelty.

  19. Grace Leu on Oct 20, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Thanks for the update and details info of the aviary in KFR. I was touched by each story of the birds.The aviary is clean, nice. .spacious enough to let the birds fly freely.The sincerity is there, it was tell from the set up, the foods prepare, even name is given..really can felt Rinpoche and the teams’ s love towards the birds…may more and more animaks being kind treated and have good rebirth in next life.

  20. Low Khjb on Oct 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche.The bird aviary at Kfr is indeed beautiful and carefully designed.We would like to visit it the next time we get a chance to go to Kfr.
    Thank you for the beautiful short preview of the aviary.Can’t wait to see it live at site.

  21. Felix Kong on Oct 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    This birds are beautiful. Its very lucky , no need stay in a small cage and suffered. How wonderful for them living at KFR aviary, always blessed by Buddhas, happy to see them flying around . Thank you Rinpoche for sharing

  22. Uncle Eddie on Oct 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    It is said that a true religionist, one who is always thinking of the welfare of others, never tries to cause anxiety for any creature, human or otherwise. Like what Rinpoche wrote regarding KFR Aviary, “The very best that we can do, is to create a living environment that,s similar to their “natural environment”. We may respect our fellow human beings, but our true human and spirtual nature, can never fully shine if we do not refrain from abusing or neglecting creatures or beings of lower propensities. It is also said in all religious tenets, “A man should not wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.” It is believed that at every level of society the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. Thank you Rinpoche for the beautiful, kindly and precious teachings!

  23. Julia Tan on Oct 19, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Very happy to see the birds flying around in the Aviary. Every time I walk passed the Aviary, I will say “Hello”, then the cheeky Jamyang will reply “Hello” too. I hope he could say good morning one day. I remember Li Kheng, Joy, I and a few workers moved in the 15ft trees, plants and Buddha statues into the Aviary, to make it a little forest for the birds and the Buddhas statues are there to bless the birds. All trees, plants and statues were selected by Rinpoche. Rinpoche even specifically chose the places to plant those trees and where to place all the statues. Rinpoche wanted to give the best He can for the birds. Rinpoche cares for all sentient beings. Although they are birds in this life but they some how have some good karma to meet and bless by Rinpoche. Aviary is always the hot spots in Kechara Forest Retreat for guests, especially for children. Everyone love to watch how the birds eat, play and fly.

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing us how to love others unconditionally.

  24. Darren Kechara on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche, now i get to know more of the birds in KFR aviary. 🙂 Such a compassionate act from Rinpoche to save the birds. I hope more people will get inspire to help the birds.

  25. Wai Kee on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I am impressed that the aviary is built by our own kecharian and its so nicely done. Learn so much by just reading the article, be it how to provide comfort home to the birdies to the stories behind them. Rinpoche has eye for details to be able to spot them and rescued them from where they were. Unfortunately there are more out there and slaughtering and abandoning continue to happen. The least we could do is not to harm them, be kind to them.

  26. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    These are all very beautiful birds living in KFR enjoying the greenery and as well the blessing of Rinpoche. May the seed of buddha or Dharma be planted into their minds and may they be able to come out from the animals realm and be reborn in human form to learn and practice the Dharma. Namtse!

  27. Cliff on Oct 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I have had a blessed chance to visit this beautiful aviary in KFR, its extremely big and I’m glad the birds now have a larger area of space to fly around in. I had already thought the aviary in ladrang was big but this was even bigger! The birds can now roam around much more freely and have more space to play with each other. I thout the design was also really well planned out because it has a ditch at the side where they are fed, all the crumbs and litter falls to the bottom of it so its really easy to clean it up. The birds arent familiar with me yet nor do they like me haha but it was a pleasant experience meeting all of them in KFR. Rinpoche has always been compassionate towards all living beings and when he sees a distressed animal anywhere Rinpoche without hesitation would immediately adopt them and care for them. The photos are beautiful! Thank you Rinpoche and kechara staff for taking care of all these birds and tortoises.

  28. tong sun sun on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    这些鸟儿都是一些人为的后遗症,常常因为一时的兴起(流行养某种宠物)而导致这些可爱且可怜的小鸟们流落某个地方而不能有所归依。幸亏让我们的慈悲上师遇见它们,让它们现在有个永久的落脚处。感恩上师慈悲。

  29. AdelineTan on Oct 16, 2013 at 1:48 am

    These birds are so fortunate to have been rescued by Rinpoche from the pet shops and placed them in the special designed aviary followed the Jurong birds park.It is also very kind of Rinpoche to place the Buddhas statues in the aviary for the birds to circum ambulate and to plant the dharma seeds into the mind streams of the birds and also to bless the environments.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful aviary in KFR.

  30. Julien Roth on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I have been inside the aviary before and i have to say, it does look like and a good place to keep the birds. Rinpoche is so kind to go through all the work just so the birds can have a nice, safe place to be. And i love how there are so many different types of birds there, and how Rinpoche doesn’t care about what kind of birds they are, but if they need a home, Rinpoche will give them one. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche. I liked seeing the pictures posted as well, very well taken.

  31. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Rinpoche

    In my research of animals, I grew to love them so much and realize that they have feelings just like you and I. I have a question however. Some animals are carnivores – like the majority of dogs. I can control my dog pet and turn him into a vegetarian. But when dealing with other dogs, I cannot bring myself to sponsor and encourage the killing of some animals to feed others. Could you help me find answers to this moral dillemma?

    Valentina

  32. Ck siah on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    那天才随团去参观KFR仁波切所建设的拉章鸟舍,里面有各种各样的飞禽,可见鸟类们都很健康和活泼,感觉鸟舍很舒适又安全。鸟类们都受到很好的庇护。感谢仁波切的大慈大悲,总是为众生着想,不让它们受伤害,就让它们在佛法的加持后会有更好的传世。
    谢谢仁波切的分享。

  33. Sean Wang on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I have visited the aviary in Tsem Ladrang but I do not think I have visited closely the aviary in KFR. Can’t wait to do that though. The birds are super adorable. The kind of aviary that Rinpoche provides is the best because the birds get to fly around freely.

  34. shelly tai on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Wow! Very nice and huge place for these birds so that they can live happily as like they live in the wild.
    Thank you Rinpoche for having this aviary in KFR and thank you Beng kooi who did a good job for buikding up such a beutiful aviary for all these birds.
    With folded hands
    Shelly tai

  35. wansan on Oct 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Birds are not the first thing most of would think of when we’re thinking of getting a pet. It’s always dogs or cats.. which are the most common pets we look after at home. Caring for birds are indeed not easy. In fact, caring for an animals is not an easy task. As for birds, there are so many types of them and each and every bird need special attention and care to.

    Thank you Rinpoche for having this aviary concept and also to Beng Kooi who built this beautiful and spacious aviary in KFR. The birds in he aviary are all happily flying around the huge space given. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  36. Ong Moh Mei on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:46 am

    During the planning of the aviary construction, Rinpoche sent a group of students including myself to Singapore to study and observe Singapore Jurong Bird Park. That is the extent of care Rinpoche goes to make sure we would build an aviary that not only provide just the basic sustenance for the birds but a place they can be as happy, safe and close to their natural environment as possible.

    It was only after coming to Kechara Forest Retreat aviary that Aki finally came out of his cage and flies around (he never used to come out or wander far from his cage even though the door was open). Aki never goes back to his cage anymore though we continue to leave his cage there for his comfort and we continue to put food near his cage.

    Similarly with the blue budgie now that her mites infection has completed healed and gone for vet check out recently, we have opened the door to the smaller cage she is kept in inside the aviary. For first two days she continued to stay in her cage. This morning she came out to explore and was found perching among the tree branches. We continue to put food and water near her cage until she becomes familiar with the aviary and where the water and food are.

    I have been inside the aviary many times and each time I still feel amazed by its beauty and the happy and peaceful energy I feel inside with the birds.

  37. Edward Ooi on Oct 15, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Dear Rinpoche, if Rinpoche’s Cockatiels have already pasted down 3 generations then isn’t Drolkar and Dechog having any children? Maybe they are still dating hehehe. I thought there were only 1 African gray parrot which is Jamyang. And I also thought that Jamyang is the old bird that has been trapped in a cage in a pet shop for 4 years. I never thought for even a second that there are 2 African gray parrots.

  38. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 15, 2013 at 2:09 am

    I have visited the aviary once, it’s really huge! I could see a lot of happy birds flying around the aviary. I personally think that this is an ideal aviary for the birdies, they have plenty of space to fly around and they are surrounded by greens, I think that the aviary makes them feel like they are home, a home where they used to live in when they were small- the forest.

  39. Lucas Roth on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    i have personally seen the aviary in KFR when i went to help over the weekend,i think it is very kind that Rinpoche is caring for the birds that cannot survive on their own. i hope all the birds have happy and long lives, thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  40. Sharon Ong on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The aviary is not only beautiful but is a very well thought one. I noticed the various bird toys all around the aviary which is a nice touch to keep the birds happy. Must say that the aviary visit was the highlight of my boys’ pilgrimage to KFR recently. Thank you for making the visit possible. Must say that Beng Kooi did a great job on the aviary.

    Much love, Sharon, Hayden and Aldan

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  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Sep 30. 2020 06:40 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, this article has very good information and guidance for the present and future generation. There is a saying that “whatever we reap today is what we sow later”.

    Similarly, our good conduct and hardship will be also be an example to our kids, we must also encourage them that nothing is impossible if there is effort to succeed in any circumstances.

    https://bit.ly/30kJrow
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 30. 2020 10:29 AM
    I found Beng Kooi 2nd row number 6 from the right as one look at the picture. Hope I am right. Well it is Beng kooi when I read those comments below. From the picture she still look the same. Yes Beng Kooi is one fully committed person, helpful, hardworking and friendly once one get to know her. I have the chance to meet her while volunteering at Kechara Forest Retreat. We have a friendly chat at that time.
    Oops so Su Ming is beside Beng Kooi, they are classmates. Fun as it bring back great memories by looking at old pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/can-you-find-beng-kooi-su-ming.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 30. 2020 10:28 AM
    Dawn Giordano Garofalo is a classmate of Tsem Rinpoche while in Howell, New Jersey. Tsem Rinpoche had not met her 35 years but not forgotten as both of them has great memories . Its great that she allowed the bio research team to interview in the last minutes. She had shared her memories with Rinpoche of their childhood.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dawn-giordano-garofalo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 30. 2020 10:25 AM
    Watching the video tells a us a powerful message, go on meatless, vegetarian or vegan is the best choice to live a healthy lifestyle. Choosing a vegetarian diet is inherently healthful because vegetarians consume less animal fat and cholesterol . Nowadays more people are health conscious as they have seen animals been killed in a cruel way. Social media have sent out a powerful message eating meat is bad for health and many related diseases are the main cause of it. Go green to be healthy, nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth by eating meat. Eating a healthy diet high in fruit, vegetables and whole grains, will be good for our health. By reducing demand of meat we can safe animals from the slaughter house.
    Thank you Rinpoche, for sharing this video with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/very-interesting-video-must-watch.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 29. 2020 12:17 PM
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge on topic of equanimity and emptiness. Equanimity is the basis to develop Bodhicitta, equanimity to me helps us to maintain a balanced outlook towards people and situations.

    With a balanced concern for all sentient beings, we can further develop our minds to have the happiness of others as a priority.Once again thank you for sharing this good article with us.


    https://bit.ly/2S7Zn93
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 29. 2020 11:42 AM
    Interesting and educational post by Pastor David . Pastor explained well about the iconography of Buddhas’ statues and Buddhas paintings on Thangkas. A very informative about the different Buddha which has so many forms and the reason of their appearance in peaceful and wrathful forms .
    Thank you Pastor for this sharing where new comers will get to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/liaisons/buddha-statues-iconography-by-david-lai.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 29. 2020 11:40 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these precious rare pictures of great masters whose other than H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. Kyabje Ling Rinpoche. We are truly fortunate able to view these rare pictures. Looking at the pictures tells us a thousand words and it’s a blessing merely by seeing it. The two great masters were tutors of His Holiness Dalai Lama and been travelling with Dalai Lama everywhere.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/blessed-upon-sight-of-these-masters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Sep 29. 2020 11:39 AM
    The Tibetan Leadership (CTA) said that Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit yet at the same time they recognise the reincarnations of the Dorje Shugden lamas. That’s not logic at all. Reading this article tells one more than that, many great lamas have been reincarnated back again and again such as H E Serkong Dorje Chang, H E Gyara Rinpoche, H E Kyabje Lati Rinpoche , H E Khari Kentrul Rinpoche and many more. Many high lamas and monks have engaged in Dorje Shugden’s practice over the years. When they passed away, their undisputed incarnation has returned , it has proven that those who practised Dorje Shugden’s practice do not go to the lower realm as claimed by CTA. Some of the past great lamas even composed the Dorje Shugden puja and prayers had it proven too that this practice is not a minor practice. It has been around more than 400 years old. Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice within the Gelugpas before the ban.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this well explained article for more people to understand .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dorje-shugden-people-do-not-go-to-the-three-lower-realms.html
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 05:36 PM
    Amazing and wonderful information of Mount Wu Thai and the holy sites of Manjushri in China . I believe with its particular geological structure and stunning natural landscape, the mountain has been listed in the World Heritage List by the UNESCO.

    I very fortunate to read this article and discover further about the historic land that encompasses ancient history, urban wonders, spectacular vistas and rich cultural experiences which makes it a popular destination for world travelers.

    Thank you for the beautiful scenery photos , hope to visit the peak mountain once in lifetime.
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 03:59 PM
    ts really beautiful and amazing to see from the images above especially those at the rice fields. Looking at the huge buddha statue it really brings a sense of calm and peace looking at this big buddha adorning the big skyline.

    Big statues and religious Artifacts of Buddha images are used as inspirations to create and spread rememberances of good humane qualities, such as compassion and loving kindness, as-well-as inner peace .Thank you very much for this beautiful article.


    https://bit.ly/3kS8iaV
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 01:57 PM
    Revisit this article again…..very interesting read about Guru Padmasambhava born from a lotus in the land of Oddiyana , India and grew up a prince . Guru Rinpoche is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time where he is known as the second Buddha. Interesting read of his biography and prophecies.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/padmasambhava.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 01:55 PM
    Beautiful sharing about Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche by Geshe Lobsang Phuntsok . Geshe Lobsang Phuntsok speaks about his experience and shares his thoughts on Tsem Rinpoche’s Dharma activities. As its true that Rinpoche has contributed financially to Gaden Monastery and many other monasteries. Giving teachings in Malaysia and uphold the lineage of Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in a modern way. Many of us and others across the globe indeed have benefited learning and practicing through Rinpoche ‘s blog. I am one of them. We are fortunate to have Rinpoche here and have change the lives of many. Rinpoche’s qualities is simply extraordinary, incredible, and a down to earth Lama, where no words can describe him.
    Thank you writers team for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/geshe-lobsang-phuntsok-speaks-so-eloquently-about-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Sep 28. 2020 01:54 PM
    Well done the writers team from Kechara who had interviewed Geshe Lobsang Wangchuk , spoke what his thoughts of all about Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche our Lama. He is a personal friend of Tsem Rinpoche spoke the truth and only truth. Gen Wangchuk recounted Tsem Rinpoche’s Guru devotion, kindness and had help many monks from his home and headquarters Gaden Shartse Monastery, and even monks from different monasteries. Tsem Rinpoche understand the hardships of monks gave what he could even he had little for himself. Many monks have benefited from his kindness, Tsem Rinpoche was one of the few international lamas living overseas that had contributed significantly to monasteries. Rinpoche gave all that he had to benefit others, and even to beggars on the streets Rinpoche met. Rinpoche’s help had made a difference in the monk’s lives, supporting, encouragement, sponsoring dharma books and so forth.
    Thank you writers team for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/geshe-lobsang-wangchuk.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Sep 25. 2020 04:31 PM
    This is great, I love seeing new places and discovering the world. I believe that we must go to unique places out of our comfort zones. The imagination and creativity behind these places are amazing and wonderful.

    Thank you for the sharing, this is truly a masterpiece in terms of architecture.

    https://bit.ly/3cxgYk0
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 04:20 PM
    This article had show scientific analysis through vocal test and get their foot prints to prove their are being like big foot existence in this world.Whether is not 100 percent proving. I am truthfully this creature existing in this world.

    Pastor David explains about evidences through dermal ridges and that it is nearly impossible to fake them.So it all comes to the conclusion that Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch exist and that they are.

    https://bit.ly/3iZA84J

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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
1 years ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
1 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
4 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
4 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
5 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
7 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
7 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
7 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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