Thank you Kamala Harris!

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Dear friends,

This is super good news. Another good turn of events that the law helps to protect what needs to be protected. I really find this encouraging. I wish more state and federal governments will pass laws to protect animals. I am so happy to hear this and I will send a note and gift to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for her compassion in this issue.  Let’s send our good wishes and appreciations to Attorney General Kamala Harris! She is a good human being!

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

State to appeal overturning of foie gras ban

Foie gras is a food product made of the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened, mostly by force-feeding corn with a feeding tube.

 

Michael Columbo of San Francisco looks over the menu of One Market Restaurant with PETA activist Olivia Rasquiza during a protest against the overturned California ban of foie gras outside of One Market Restaurant in San Francisco on Thursday.

 

PETA activist Annie Linton hands out information pamphlets during a protest against the overturned California ban of foie gras outside of One Market Restaurant in San Francisco on Thursday.


By Kurtis Alexander Updated 5:44 pm, Wednesday, February 4, 2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris came to the defense of a statewide ban on foie gras sales Wednesday, serving notice that the state will appeal a federal court ruling striking down the ban.

Harris’ office declined to comment on the move, but the appeal had been widely expected after U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles ruled last month that the state prohibition on the fatty liver dish, made from force-fed ducks and geese, encroached upon the regulatory authority of the federal government.

Lawmakers passed the groundbreaking ban in 2004, arguing that foie gras production is inhumane. The law, which outlaws the force-feeding of poultry for the purpose of enlarging their livers and selling them, took effect eight years later and dealt a blow to California’s culinary scene.

Animal rights groups praised Wednesday’s move, which sends the case to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. “California has the right to ban the sale of such a cruel and inhumane product,” said Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States.

Two attorneys who represented foie gras farmers in Canada and New York who joined in challenging the law said in a statement, “We’re very confident that the district court’s judgment will be upheld on appeal. … California does not have the right to ban wholesome, USDA-approved poultry products, whether it’s foie gras or fried chicken.”

The Jan. 7 decision to overturn the state prohibition was based on the argument that California had overstepped its authority under the federal Poultry Products Inspections Act. The law dictates the terms for sale and distribution of birds, and puts federal regulators in charge of most aspects of the trade. The January ruling applied only to the sale of foie gras, and production in California remains prohibited.

Since the January ruling, many California restaurants have put foie gras back on the menu. Several spots offered celebratory meals the week after the ban was overturned.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/State-appeals-overturning-of-foie-gras-ban-6063159.php#photo-7360035

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  1. Samfoonheei on Aug 4, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Foie gras is an expensive food product and is made up of duck or goose liver and is consider a luxury dish and is served at Christmas.It is produced by force feeding the goose or duck.
    The force feeding procedure involves pumping more food.A cruel method just for their own comsumption.This can be incredibly stressful for the animals, their throats was damaged due to the heavy handed use of the apparatus.
    Kamala Harris a California Attorney General was against of the sale of foie gras production as it is inhumane.Good news a law was passed then to protect the animals.In Europe and few other countries prohibited the production of foie gras and many more to follow.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  2. chris chong on Jun 15, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This is certainly good news. This fatty liver dish is just another monstrosity trend that humans created out of sheer selfishness. Ducks and geese are being forced fed with a tube down their throat for them to reach a medical condition where their liver will be full of fats. Imagine the torture those poor animals have to go through so that we can have a tiny little sick liver that we call gourmet.

    WIth the ban being imposed on the dish, ducks and geese will be saved from a horrible life of being forced fed. Awareness on animal abuse will be raised and people will start to question the real process of obtaining the fatty liver. With a state imposing the ban, another state will soon follow. This is very good news.

    Humbly,
    Chris

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Jun 15, 2016 at 4:18 am

      Yes Chris, this is really good news indeed! Can you imagine people saying that suffering tastes delicious? Actually, it’s not that much different to customers who patronise restaurants and choose the live seafood that they want the chef to cook for them. The idea that the fresher the better, because the terror of the animal leeches into the flesh is actually quite gross to listen to.

      All of this pain in the name of satisfying something as fickle as our taste buds 🙁

  3. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Going against the food industry and food lobby is no easy feat, the food industry in the US makes billions of dollars each year and they donate to political parties and politicians. So in the spirit of separation of powers practiced by the US, it is so good to hear that certain Justices cannot be bought and they will do what they think it right and humane.

  4. Phng Keng Hwa on Apr 27, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for posting such good news. Nice to know that people in the government are making smart and healthy choices for the betterment of the public, even if the people might not like it.

    I think that it was a good call for Kamala Harris to ban the liver dish. One reason being that to prepare the products, many geese ad ducks would have to suffer immensely. The other reason would be that the dish is mostly fat, thus unhealthy if consumed on a regular basis. Therefore, I believe Kamala harris did the right choice in banning the dish in California. May other great choices be made in the future. 🙂

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

  5. Lucas Roth on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I get so happy when I hear about people that try to help and save animals and I get more happy when I hear that more animals are going to live and less animals die under the cruel acts of humans and the cruel meat industry and how it kills animals for food and to have slight satisfaction on the tongue. I am so happy that this dish especially after learning about its extra cruelty that it will be reduced and the poor animals will not suffer that poop death.

    We should all go vegetarian because lets face it, we will HATE and HURT so much if we were them and they hurt behind the walls of those horrid slaughter houses. They are killed in all sorts of ways without care and with so much pain. I cannot imagine the pain, so many different ways and so much pain in so many numbers. I hope that this is a step to make the world more vegetarian because if people ban that food because of how cruel it is to the animals that are killed, maybe they will realize how cruel every way of killing is and then they will start to ban meat. Thats the dream world, a world where people see and a peaceful world without pain and killing.

  6. Wah Ying on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    With more and more people care about animals and animals’ welfare, mrs and more population within French or worldwide would oppose to consuming of foie gras and force-feeding of geese and ducks.

    I read this survey said about …”Almost fifty per cent of respondents to an opinion poll run for animal rights group, L214, said they opposed the force-feeding of geese and ducks to produce foie gras…” (http://www.thisfrenchlife.com/thisfrenchlife/2014/12/opposition-grows-amongst-french-to-gavage-production-of-foie-gras.html)

    Here’s video on the “production” of foie gras: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c3_1235925855&comments=1&selected_view_mode=desktop

    Another clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI88BY8VdwQ (with multi language subtitles)

    To be ignorance and take our food unconsciously is doe not make you a lucky person but creating much sufferings to another person or being without knowing.

  7. Jutika Lam on Apr 1, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    It is wonderful to hear about the work that Kamala Harris is doing in order to put a stop to the producing and selling of Foie Gras in California.

    When people like Kamala use their occupations to make a difference in the community, society or even to their respective country, it shows that these people are doing their jobs not just for the paycheque they will receive every at the beginning of every month but also to do their part to make the world a better place.

    Even though this ban (when in effect) will only apply to the California state of the United States, It sets the pace for the other states in the U.S as well as the rest of the world to have some compassion for the ducks and geese that have to put up with the tremendous amount of pain and suffering for the sake of our enjoyment.

    Thank you Rinpoche fro sharing this wonderful news!

  8. Patsy on Mar 30, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    It is very good and kind of Kamala Harris to support the stance against animal cruelty. The pain and sufferings that these ducks and geese had to go through to please our taste buds is beyond comprehension. How would we feel if we are force fed through a tube constantly and knowing we will be killed for others pleasure?

    Thank you, Kamala Harris for standing up against Federal ruling to strike down the ban.

  9. Josh Akers on Mar 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Oh boy, that lawyer used the word “wholesome” to describe foie gras! What a lowlife way to make a living! I would rather be homeless begging than make money from wrong livelihood, which is what selling meat is, according to Lord Buddha.

    Yuck. Then the restaurants offered celebratory foie gras meals to celebrate that they could force-feed then slaughter ducks and geese once more… Take just a second to think what they are celebrating. It SCREAMS me me me me me me me me me, NOBODY ELSE MATTERS. IM A NIHILIST AND NOTHING HAPPENS when I die except blackness anyway. Yum!

  10. GraceLeong on Mar 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Quote : “Two attorneys who represented foie gras farmers in Canada and New York who joined in challenging the law said in a statement, “We’re very confident that the district court’s judgment will be upheld on appeal. … California does not have the right to ban wholesome, USDA-approved poultry products, whether it’s foie gras or fried chicken.”

    It is such an irony that the above attorneys used the word “wholesome” to describe foie gras and fried chicken. “Wholesome” can mean “conducive to or characterized by moral well-being”. Farming foie gras and chicken and then killing them for food consumption is certainly not a moral act ! In fact they should also ban eating chicken !

    Great to have leaders like Kamala Harris !!

  11. Low KHJB on Mar 22, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing the ban on foie gras sale in California.It is great to know that there are people out there who take up the challenge to defend those who are weak regardless of their form.Keep up the effort Ms Kamala Harris.
    We should respect all form of life as they do have the sense to feel pain and their rights to live that is free from torture .Which ultimately end up as an unnecessary appetizer for a so call fine dining restaurant.
    The so called high priced valued on the foie gras came from the amount of effort made to torture the poor goose in order to create an painfully enlarge liver for human to savour.This form of food should have high content of cholesterol and not even healthy for human consumption…..So why defend a cause that is not healthy to be consumed in the first place..

  12. Cynthia Lee on Mar 21, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Foie Gras is so unnecessary to add more pain to the animal when they are alive. Killing an animal for their flesh is bad enough as it is!

  13. Sofi on Mar 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    It is indeed great news to have Kamala Harris, the California State Attorney General take the stand against animal cruelty. She is a rare gem to dare take action for a good cause. May more and more take stand against cruelty for human enjoyment.

  14. William on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve have never liked foie gras when I was still eating meat. Now that I have seen how the ducks and geese are forced fed to fattened liver, it disgusts me even more. Imagine you being fed through a tube directly into your stomach all the time, until you are bloated and your liver gets inflated and swollen. If you do not want that to happen to you, then why should the ducks and geese suffer? Thank you Attorney General for standing up against Federal ruling of striking down the ban.

  15. Vinnie Tan on Mar 19, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    This is just great news that Kamala Harris is standing up for animal rights. It is just so heart warming that there is another person that is standing up for animal rights.

    Few people are willing to do this, and yet a attorney is openly speaking for this cause and helping to promote and fight for legal actions to be taken. Although the law did not pass through, but it is just great to know that there is someone that cares out there as well.

    Hopefully, people would see the cruelty of fattening animal products within short periods of time just for the consumption and craving of humans. What would we feel when the role is reversed? I just wonder if people would be still acting the same way.

  16. Shelly Tai on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this good news. Is great to know someone out there who care about the animals because a lot of human being do not even care about them is very rare to hear people who are so kind rejoice for Kamala.

  17. JP on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:16 am

    This is such good news! Torturing animals to satisfy our palates is very inhumane. We have come to an age where social awareness and sensitivity is crucial for the betterment of our future generations. With consistent awareness campaigns, we can learn about the benefits of operating from kindness.

    JP

  18. sandra on Mar 18, 2015 at 4:46 am

    Well done to Kamala for defending the ones who can’t defend themselves. Shame that a developed nation like USA approves of this treacherous method inflicted on the ducks and geese. It’s very inhumane and I don’t understand why humans are attracted to eat artificial ”food”. It’s the same thing with sugar and caffeine and potato chips. Anyway these animals deserve better and Harris should fight harder, so should peta!

  19. Carmen Koo on Mar 18, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Nice for Kamala Harris to support the stance against animal cruelty, but sad to see that California still sells Foie Gras though they don’t produce it there.

    Not many people will stand up for Animal Rights. People who do, you know that they have a kind heart, because the suffering of others, especially animals who have no voice, matters to them. They fight for justice, without expecting anything in return. They are heroes/heroines, just like Kamala Harris, who use her lovely position for real benefit.

  20. Pema Thinley on Mar 17, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    It is so good to hear there are so many good human human beings around the world and always a happy news to hear such act in support for rights of animals.
    Thank you

  21. Julien Roth on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    This is such great news! Thank you Kamala Hariss!

    I am always so happy to hear good news about animal related affairs 🙂 it really brings a smile to my face, and i feel motivated to do more for the animals around me.

    This will surely reduce the number of ducks and geese that suffer. When people force them with foods to make them fat, it is truly terrible. The more i think about it, the more sorry i feel for the animals of the world who are being fattened. I mean, can you imagine being full after a meal then someone comes along and forces you to eat more and more, horrible. And the worst part, you cannot do anything about it. You cannot cal for help, you cannot have a say, all you get is suffering. That is how these animals feel when they are being fattened for our selfish needs. Humans put them through so much pain just so we can enjoy one simple meal. How cruel. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this wonderful news. I hope that more countries do the same with the ban. May this news inspire many to help more and more animals.

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    In this beautiful thangka , depicted together with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. As a dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-noble-prince-who-founded-buddhism

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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
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
4 weeks ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
1 month ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
1 month ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
1 month ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
1 month ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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