Before and After!

Aug 20, 2013 | Views: 1,453

Dear JP,

It is amazing. You are a NATURAL interior/exterior designer. Your sense of depths, color, texture, ambience, art and it all matches a person’s personality whom you are designing for. Your focus is deep and consistent. So rare to find this type of designer who can combine all these ingredients in.

If you did this for a living, you would win accolades and awards.

Also the biggest key, is YOU CARE ENOUGH to do such a good job.

I am amazed by this latest design by you and totally admire your works in this.

I am glad I just followed your suggestions in everything in this latest masterpiece. I was resistant to some of the ideas and I am glad I let you have your ways with your ideas.

Thank you for caring and creating a interior award winning design in the middle of the *Bentong Jungle!!

Much appreciation and love,

Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. Your design of this room is so beautiful I love everything in it even the green **KELUAR SIGNAGE at the door!!! LOL

 

Sitting area

 

Beautiful Lord Tsongkhapa art on the walls. There are 15 which represents the biography of Tsongkapa’s sacred life, accomplishments and deeds. The art work was color adjusted by our talented in house artist Cynthia Lee. Colors all suggested by Jp and approved by him also. Jp did magnificent color adjustments for Manjushri behind my seat.

 

The view of the audience room. How aesthetically beautiful…

 

JP put in so much care and attention into the finer details. Care is the key for success combined with consistency.

 

View of the audience room entrance which leads into the Wisdom Hall.

 

A close up of Lama Tsongkhapa’s print.

 

The throne in the audience room. You would never know on the left panel is a door leading to a bathroom and kitchen.

 

I love the colour scheme!

 

 

 

*Bentong is where Kechara Forest Retreat is located. It’s a one hour pleasant drive from capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
**“Keluar: is Malaysian for “Exit”.

 

Background:

Kechara Forest Retreat is our premises in the greens and hills of Malaysia. We have a centre in the city and now in the rural area so people can be close to nature. Within Kechara Forest Retreat we have various facilities. The place for prayers and meditation is called Wisdom Hall. Within Wisdom Hall is the audience room where I meet people. The beautiful pictures you see above is the completed audience room for myself to meet international guests just completed by JP today.

JP is a close assistant, friend and sponsor of mine/Kechara. He is a warm, intelligent, straightforward person who has done so much to contribute towards the growth of Kechara for years. He is deeply loved and appreciated by myself as well as many. We are fortunate to have many people who contribute so much because of their dedication towards Dharma in our beautiful Kechara. Jp also is very good in designs for interiors/exteriors. He has no formal training, but the talent comes from within. He did the audience room completely over and produced what you see in the pictures above. I am amazed at his talents, dedication and aesthetics.

Thank you, JP!

If you notice in the pictures, the color schemes, designs, wallpaper, furniture are all chosen by him. He spent three weeks doing this as well as overseeing the contractors combined with his many other duties. Behind the panels he artistically hid the unsightly doors to exit/bathroom that had no choice but to be there. Also the framed pictures of Manjushri and Lord Tsongkapa which is a visual delight he suggested and approved the colors for it to be adjusted to match the room. You can see how beautiful these hangings are. Everything including the color of the lighting was redone by JP. Wow is not enough. I had to share this with everyone!

 

 JP

 

JP’s does so many portfolios besides construction, design and building within Kechara. He also manages the running of Tsem Ladrang my private household, fundraising, part of Board of Directors, human resources and PR. Yes, a Dharma student who is a gem of a friend also. If you are friends with JP, you have a kind and constant ally on your side.  

 

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Audience room BEFORE

 

AFTER


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  1. Lin Mun on Apr 29, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    A very beautiful room. Everything is planned so detailed and the room is very comfortable. Superb design. I like the wall that is actually a door leading to washroom and kitchen. It doesn’t seem like a panel at all. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these pictures.

  2. Samfoonheei on Jun 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Beautiful,stunning and cosy designed room.thats what i descibed it.Well i do not Jp personnally but i heard his voice and his short speech at KFR recently i can said he is such a soft spoken man with a powerful voice,straightforward and responsible personality.
    Well done…its nice to see what was before and now a amazing and beautiful place.The color of the room, designs and wallpaper stood up beautifully and matching indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the beautiful pictures.

  3. Stella Cheang on Jun 4, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Wow, the transformation of the audience room is stunning. Congrats to JP Thong for doing a wonderful job, now the audience room is very warm and inviting. I am sure guests and visitors who have the good fortune to be invited into the audience room will be welcomed by the cosy and homey ambiance.

  4. Vivian Ong on Mar 19, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about JP. I didn’t know him in person previously until recently. He is indeed a kind & soft-spoken person.I am also amazed with the designed he did for the audience room. It is just so comfortable to look at. It is simple yet elegantly decorated. Thank you JP for the wonderful work.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  5. sandra on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and more beautiful! The previous picture looked a bit clinical and uninviting ( the white walls and the fairly large sofas along the walls) but the after picture is lovely. The colors are warm, earthy and inviting. Nicely created central piece which is Rinpoche’s throne and the stunning manjushri. The cherry on the cake has to be the thangkas which are so diligently done, exquisite and very meaningful of course. Splendid job JP and Cynthia.

  6. Edward Ooi on Apr 6, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I didn’t know that JP have such wonderful talent in designing. The room used to be quite crowded but now thanks to JP’s awesome designing talent the audience room is so neat and beautiful. I love the whole KFR. It is because the entire KFR is full with greens, it’s refreshing and we also are able to play with the doggies in KFR. And to me, it is very relaxing place free from stress. I can’t wait to visit KFR again.

  7. Lucas Roth on Nov 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    i love it, it looks great and uncle JP is so nice to make it better. i love the design and i hope the people there can use the room well.thank you Rinpoche for sharing

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  9. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Oh My God!! This is a very so beautiful transformation. Thank you JP Thong for making things so ever beautiful. Kechara has always has this good and trendy style of interior. Love it !! I can’t imagine how many sleepless night and meeting after meeting or changing of plan after plan to make these beautiful rooms and not to mention KFR!! I should learn from you. Hehe…

  10. Adrian lee on Oct 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    It’s ambience is soothing, peaceful n tranquil.. The mind automatically calms down upon seeing this room.. Namaste to JP…

  11. Andrew James Boon on Sep 18, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    JP has and incredible keen eye for detail and a knack for spotting imperfections. This coupled with his strong devotion and faith towards Rinpoche makes a powerful combination which makes him strive to always give his 101%

    I am very fortunate to call him my Dharma brother and his exemplary actions are indeed very humbling!

    Kudos to JP and his beautiful skill!

  12. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 17, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    JP you have done it again another success under your belt. Creating a work of beauty and art is not just about throwing in wads of cash, it is also about the care, attention to detail and that spark of creativity that makes it just that unique/special. Well done JP for you offering to Rinpoche.

  13. Cliff on Sep 13, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I never doubted JP’s artistic abilities, he has always been able to produce beautiful results that allows guest to feel welcome and at peace. The colour scheme and design of the whole layout of Rinpoche’s audience room was done really well! I wouldnt have been able to guessed that the left door panel was a door leading to a bathroom and kitchen! It was hidden so well! Thank you for sharing these photos Rinpoche, JP truly did a wonderful job.

  14. CK Siah on Sep 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    It is a very beautiful and peaceful room.
    Thank you JP for such a amazing job!

  15. jerry_sito on Sep 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    当我第一次踏入的时候~心中是无比的宁静与祥和 非常庄严 :) 真的觉得原来佛法可以那么美的

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  17. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Sep 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    敬愛的上師
    JP’s 的室內設計和材料選擇搭配都是盡善盡美。再加上特別的燈光效果更突出環境的清靜與庄嚴。很喜歡紫褐色的牆壁,讓我在看到Manjushri時,感覺特別好。太棒了。

  18. tenzin llhamo on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    JP is really talented!! I was shocked when I saw the before and after pictures! He really have good taste and style when it comes to designs! I love the new audience room! Thank you JP for such a good job!

  19. Karen Chong on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    It is very obvious that JP shows his guru devotion on his works. It is not surprised this great design job comes from JP Thong, again, after Dukkar apts and Enchanted Forest. Under so many portfolios in Kechara, he managed to juggle every of his projects very well and produce excellent results. He is such an inspiring leader in this organisation whom we could learn from and he is always willing to teach you everything. JP Thong, keep it going and you are always our source of learning!

  20. Jessica Yap on Aug 29, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Such a beautiful room! Good job JP!

    When someone puts so much effort and time into completing a task/assignment, it only means that they’re sincere and care about the task at hand.
    In this case, the beautiful audience room is a good proof that JP took on the mission well with care! With so many portfolios under his name, it only shows that he is very hands on and very detail orientated. Bravol, JP!
    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  21. Uncle Eddie on Aug 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    In Dharma practice, it is said that those who have done virtues or non-virtuous actions have created corresponding pleasant or unpleasant results to come and these, are believed, will never be lost nor perished on their own. As in this case of JP Thong, the result is now seen by his astounding creation of furnishing the Audienceroom so beautifully which pleases our Guru so much and made him so very delighted and happy. It is said that karma is subtle, which we may not remember moment by moment like JP Thong case, but are now reaping good beneficial results. Making the Guru happy and pleased as what JP did should be the precious desire of all student practicioners! Many heartfelt congratulations and thank-yous’ to JP Thong for the good work well-done!!!!!

  22. Jutika Lam on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is amazing how JP’s creativity and designing abilities just never seem to end…. I am totally amazed how he managed to transform a simple audience room in to a very grand and comfortable room.

    I am really surprised how JP managed to do such an amazing and spectacular room where many people will learn Dharma from!

    Good Job JP!!!!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing!

    Love
    Jutika

  23. pat on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Wow,It’s really beautiful!!.Nice people always produce good & nice things:)

  24. Albert Ratchaga on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:05 am

    This is really beautiful, beautiful is not how JP decorated it, but it’s JP’s care towards Rinpoche to decorate the whole room so that Rinpoche can have a better place to meet people or to have meeting with his students.

    JP is a person with multitalent, he can do everything from the lowest till the top, from fixing a floor tile to managing a company. With his passionate heart towards Dharma, his practice is totally shown in his work, the result in the work that JP produced.

    “If one can’t do the small thing well, he will not able to achieve big thing”

  25. Low KHJB on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche. Thank you for a Great job done at KFR, JP.WE could not wait to have a chance to visit the audience room ,when we are at KFR in the near future.Keep it up,JP….

  26. Andrew James Boon on Aug 25, 2013 at 5:25 am

    The Audience room looks brilliant and most inviting. JP has this flair for design and a tenacity to get the job done well. This comes from his gratitude and integrity which is admirable.

    Well done JP… Again!!!

  27. Darren Kechara on Aug 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Jp Thong has good eye on decorating. The color and lighting is very matching. 🙂

  28. Antoinette on Aug 24, 2013 at 4:06 am

    This looks really stunning. I love it. Great job, JP!! Perfect.

  29. AdelineTan on Aug 24, 2013 at 2:28 am

    JP is multi talented, creative and stylish may it be interior design, colour scheme and the lightings etc etc. Most of all he sets great example of Guru devotion through his work and this is very inspirational.Thank you JP for all your good work.

  30. wansan on Aug 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    what a big difference! JP definitely did a wonderful and amazing job in designing this room. Everything is so well thought. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  31. Yasmin on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

    So much difference, and I really love the colour and everything!! Good Job! I think it seems like a very good and spacious area for people to gather.

  32. Thierry on Aug 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

    This is a truly remarkable design job!
    No surprise it comes from JP who has shown a natural talent for interior design work AND architecture also (with the EF and Dukkar App).
    JP also understands how to play with lighting, and how to create a “dramatic” perspective.
    The audience room looks really fabulous. Congratulations!
    This is how JP shows his guru devotion.

  33. Erickksiow on Aug 23, 2013 at 2:36 am

    JP is very creative. Love this

  34. Felix Kong on Aug 23, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Thank you JP, you are so talent ,design a simple,nice and comfortable audience room. I like the the Manjushri image, very beautiful and matching with audience room. Your caring and effort are truly inspiring me. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  35. pavara on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    The first thing i have to say to JP is thank you.
    The design that you made is really nice.
    Without JP we wold not have K.F.R.
    JP has changed a lot since the first time i saw him.
    Thank you JP for what you have did for Kechara,i really appreciate

  36. Sean Wang on Aug 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    This is amazing! JP truly has a talent for interior design even though he was not really into it prior as he worked in a hotel. I rejoice that JP found his talent. It shows how much effort and care he places into the Dharma work. Amazing!

  37. Adrian Chow on Aug 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Nice job JP as always..as Rinpoche mentioned you could win a lot of awards for your passion and talent…:)

  38. wei theng on Aug 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    This is a so beautiful! Simple yet elegant, tradition yet with modern touch!
    JP has a very good taste. On top of that, he is very hardworking and cares a lot about Rinpoche and wants to get the best for Rinpoche. After working at KFR in the day time, he still came over to eDiv late in the evening to meet Cynthia & Debbie to check the photos of Lama Tsongkhapa, discussing and choosing the wall paper that will match the whole ambience & drawings.
    Rejoice on the great piece of art JP! You are also the great example for me to follow especially on your Guru Devotions & the cares for others.

  39. mitra on Aug 22, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    o my bhangawan amazing jp did very wonderful job.Thank you jp for make hapen and thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  40. Shelly tai on Aug 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Wow! Very neat and nice, good job JP rejoice for all your effort and determination . I love all the painting they all look beautiful good job Cynthia to color them so well. Very happy for all of u who work so hard for Kechara so that Rinpoche teaching can reach out more people. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this information with us.

  41. Wah Ying on Aug 22, 2013 at 11:38 am

    哇,很棒的“大变身”!不管是材料的选择还是灯光照明都是恰到好处地表现出庄严、简单、庄重。一级棒!

  42. Lin lee on Aug 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Nice JP……very very nice!

  43. Pastor Yek Yee on Aug 22, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Totally amazing, I love it so much. I want to said thank you to JP Thong who always have good taste, talented and very caring.

    JP is a person who you like to hang around with him no matter work or go to fun. He is the kind of person always make you feel warm and fun.

  44. lucy yap on Aug 22, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Fantastic color combination and minimalistic furniture placed in strategic places serve their purpose without being a hindrance which result in maximising space emanate a feeling of calmness which helps in relaxing the mind and the soul.A brilliant make over!
    A huge congratulations to JP and continued success.
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and post Rinpoche.

  45. Lucas Roth on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    i love it, it is very nice uncle JP you are very good! i love the rearrangement it is so nice. good job, i hope everyone is going to have a good time there. thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

  46. Julien Roth on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Very Nice Rinpoche! JP really has a good eye and taste for this sort of thing. He did such a wonderful job matching everything perfectly. He really does have potential if he really put his mind to it as he did this time. I hope Rinpoche is enjoying his new rooms with such wonderful design.

  47. beatrix ooi on Aug 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Uncle JP is very good at designing, I love the colour of the rug because it really matches the surrounding walls, especially the one behind Rinpoche’s seat.
    It shows that Uncle JP has put in a lot of effort to get it done, it will benefit a lot of people who will be meeting Rinpoche in that room in the future. Great job Uncle JP!

  48. Sharon Saw on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Well done, JP! This external transformation is really a reflection of JP’s inner transformation… the meticulous care and deep love he has designed the audience room with is evidence of his care and love for his Guru and the Dharma. I rejoice for JP who continues to serve Rinpoche with complete devotion and humility which is truly inspiring. This audience room will be a place where many will come to seek blessings and teachings from Rinpoche and it will be a space where many will have their lives changed… what a beautiful space it is indeed.

  49. David Lai on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Love your work JP. I think you keep getting better and better at it. It’s simple, classy, warm and inviting. I love what you did with the colors of the thangkas and how each thangka has the main deity highlighted. Great work! It’s such a far cry from the white lights and grey furniture. It’s simply fantastic. Wish I had your sense of style. Hehe!

  50. June Kang on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Amazing! Is beautiful! JP always pay attention to Kechara image. He is not only care about Ladrang and KFR image; he is also concerned about the image of other departments. When he came to KWPC office, he advised me how to beautify the office, not only that, he is also care about the people around him, he always take care of me and I respect him, willing to support what he is doing。Thank you JP.One more thing, most of the beautiful furniture and fitting at Dukkar Apartment also arranged by him.

  51. Ong Moh Mei on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning! The details, the combination, the color, the texture all match perfectly. Such is the focus and care JP put into renovating the audience room for Rinpoche. The result speaks volume of the student’s care and commitment to the Guru. Thank you JP for being such an inspiration.

  52. guat hee on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    WAO…that really nice matching colour.

  53. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    The changes really different for audience room before vs after. From the comparison, it really can felt that JP have put in great effort and care to made this happen.JP really set good examples and manage well even thought handle so many functions. We always saw him to have discussion with team or contractors in KFR.i like the quote : “Care is the key for success combined with consistency”,this should apply in our daily life.

  54. HelenaC on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Very very nice, JP did a fantastic job designing Rinpoche’s audience room. JP has excellent good taste and style personally and on Interior design too hehehe…. Rejoice for JP hard work. Love the place 😉

  55. May Ong on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    What can we say about the room. It is like 5-star hotel standard, award winning, chic, cool and comfortable especially the new sofa seats on both sides of the wall.

    The design befits JP Thong’s impeccable taste and Rinpoche’s idea of how an Audience Room should look like. Beautiful! Great job as always, JP!

  56. Lim Han Nee on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    It’s all about Tsongkhapa and about Manjushri! 15 lovely pictures depicting the life, accomplishment and deeds of Je Tsongkhapa and 1 lovely sacred image of Manjushri. All of these sacred pictures have been put together by JP Thong in such creative harmony, and the whole audience room of Rinpoche has been so creatively designed by him to blend well together in such soothing lovely colours.

    All of this can only be the fruit of much love and devotion and an eye for artistic details. The whole room’s design and colour scheme speak for JP Thong, who translated his love and Guru Devotion into all this.

  57. sarahyap on Aug 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I’m not surprised. JP is one of the few people that understands Rinpoche very much and know the type of interior style, color scheme and designs that Rinpoche would like. He is always very attentive when it comes to things that Rinpoche likes, very caring. Just like the recent trip when Rinpoche went to HK with a few students, JP was there a few days earlier and prepared Rinpoche’s room very well.

  58. Sofi on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Wow, such a big difference wt the before/after look. Definitely a very nice after. A very modern approach that is soothing and peaceful, very conducive for receiving audience and giving teachings. Very creative wt good taste! Thumbs up!

  59. hecelus tan on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    JP Thong has artistically aware of interior design. How excellent is the final masterpiece that he presented to Rinpoche and through this we can know how much effort did JP had been put in. It is modern and comfortable. The whole design kept the tradition’s needed, love it!

  60. Grace Leong on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

    JP’s talent and results clearly show us what a student can achieve or attain if he or she accepts and follow thru the instructions and teachings of his Guru. With his strong and consistent devotion to Rinpoche whatever seemed impossible became a reality, one that is so beautiful beyond any of our imagination! Thank you JP for being an inspiration ! Thank you Rinpoche for all the skillful means you have used to teach us the Dharma.

  61. Katie on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Lovely!!

  62. Yvonne Yap on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I also say ” very nice”, is more modern and class. Thank you JP

  63. henry ooi on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:16 am

    JP sure is a natural. He has a good eye for aesthetics in detail and has renovated and decorated other buildings of Kechara especially the ladrang in the city of Kuala Lumpur.
    I know who to look for if I want my house refurbished: JP Thong of Kechara Interiors 🙂
    Well done, JP!

  64. Elsie Toy on Aug 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

    There are many talented people in Kechara who put their body mind and soul to serve the Guru and everyone in Samsara. The transformation of the rooms were really great that creates a warm atmosphere to the environment from the cold hard concrete environment. Rejoice, rejoice rejoice.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this so that we can be more mindful in everything we do not just getting it done but to the finest quality. Thank You JP

  65. Sheryl KH(JB) on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    To give an audience room a complete make-over with everything starting from design to getting materials and overseeing contractor’s works within a short time frame of 3 weeks is not easy. It is all about devotion.

    I like how audience room looks now. It has elements of warmth, coziness, education (15 pictures of Tsongkhapa and 1 picture of Manjushri), arts and respect to the Guru into one place. I still do not know much on Dharma, but perhaps sitting on a cozy chair while having audience with high lama is not really that respectful? We should all have lower seats as compared to our Lama, and this element is clearly demonstrated physically. Our environment does have impacts onto our minds. Having said this, I like the presence of the carpet too.

    It is nice that Rinpoche likes what has been made for Him. It is nice that LP has this opportunity to do something that pleases his Guru. Amazing that without formal education in interior design, JP can do a good job. I think it all boils down to love, devotion and persistency.

  66. Choongs on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Exquisite!

  67. Janice Kwok on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Fantastic job JP. Beautiful transformation, its wam and inviting.

  68. Fong on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Wonderful sense of space and colour. Made the room seem timeless and ethereal……kudos to JP for the awesome job

  69. Oya on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

    absolutely stunning ~ heart opening room, really lovely!
    Oya

  70. James Long on Aug 21, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Very nice! Simple, neat, combination of traditional and modern arts! The 15 Thangka of Lama Tsongkhapa life is very beautiful, every house should have Lama Tsongkhapa image or statue home. By the way, this time do not have JP “stripe pattern” in this room.

  71. Jojo Wong on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Great job JP, I think this doesnt only request talent, this has to be a combination of hard work, passion and love for the guru! Looking amazing and exquisite, cant wait to visit!

  72. Michael C. on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I like the dragon in the audience room entrance (leading to wisdom hall). Although not sure why dragon is on the floor – I was told placing Dharma items on the floor is bad for whatever reason (disrespectful I assume). I hope people are mindful and do not step on the Dragon!

  73. Joy on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Well what can I say… Jp you did it again! I will remember your wise words… “this is not my style, but I choose the designs based on Rinpoche’s style and what Rinpoche likes”. Well this statement to be made me realise how devoted you are as a student of Rinpoche cos in that line you showed your devotion and your consideration of others. Yes it may not be your style but you learn the style Rinpoche likes and applies it. I guess that is why your concept and style for renovations, building and ID comes out 90% fabulous!

    Yes I know, I know, but if your not creative and stylish, no matter what, you’re just not… but if you are…

    Truth is it is not just about being “creative”, you got to know and be sensitive to what the person you are creating it for likes… this we learn in Advertising but it applies everywhere in life. This is where most creating people also fail because they keep thinking about “their” creativity. I remembered my ex-boss used to say… “God is in the eye of details” and one of the biggest detail is creating something your audience or receiver would appeal to.

    Well this sure is no ordinary audience room for this is the room of His Eminence personal meetings with people who will seek advice, help, blessings that may change their lives forever. And when a place is conducive and comfortable, appealing to all 5 senses, then it creates the perfect environment for the Dharma teachings to go in. No excuses then hu? 😉

    Bravo JP and also Cynthia Lee for a great job tweaking the Lama Tsongkhapa life stories. It turned out very nice! x

  74. Adrian Cho on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Wow….It is totally can see the much different, compare before to after of this audience room. This is really so beautiful and looks more comfortable. JP, you are the best and good job. You are really inspiring me 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing to us.

  75. June Tang(khjb) on Aug 21, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this beautiful audience rooms! JP did the great job! He is really creative and talented,Guru’s audience room really very beautiful, peaceful and comfortable,
    I just love it !!!

  76. Petros Theods on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:49 am

    very well designed and minimal. I love it when the elaborate Tibetan elements are combined with minimalist – nearly Japanese Zen like – architecture.

  77. Pavel on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:48 am

    … Nothing short of amazing. JP must be very skillful with the eyes as well as with hearts

  78. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Aug 21, 2013 at 1:42 am

    JP u r so awesome, thanks u for prepare such sacred, comfort hence meaningful audience room for Guru.

    All the guests sure will be blessed and get to know more about Lord Tsongkhapa…

  79. Edward ooi on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Dear Rinpoche, my opinion to JP is that he is a funny, smart, very good at designing and a sociable person. That place looked so much comfortable after JP redesign the whole place. And the 15 paintings about Tsongkhapa’s live are really beautiful. We sure have many talented Kecharians.

  80. Lars on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Wow! Looks great! Such a majestic view gazing up on Rinpoches chair, whatever junk that clouds the mind will effectively flee upon entering such a hall, leaving the guest fully focused on the present.:) Great job JP!

  81. sweekeong on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:30 am

    My initial thought was where was this audience room. After reading and digesting the news I realized that it is in Wisdom Hall after all. The before and after image the renovation done to the room one would not recognize it. This is a very beautiful room indeed. I think you could only see it in the movies. It is very inspiring to see such well designed room in the midst of Bentong jungle. I am very happy for JP.

  82. Keng nam on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Exquisite. You are indeed one with your Lama.

  83. LilyT on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:12 am

    What a difference! This was not what Rinpoche’s audience room looked like a couple of days ago. What a transformation! It is a rather big room but JP had given it a warm and inviting ambience. My sister,Shirley, was amazed by the clever use of panellings to disguise the doorway. Keep up the good work, JP. There is no end to your talent.

  84. tfreon on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

    JP have good eyes to beautify things. It is so simple and yet nice.
    I really like the design from the matching of the colors to the chairs.
    I can only share, this is done from a heart is sincere.

    • tfreon on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:06 am

      Correction:
      JP always have good eyes to beautify things.
      The arrangement of the room is so simple and yet turn to be “elegant” and neat.

      I really like the design, from the matching of the colors to the chairs to the painting of Manjushri & Tsongkhapa on the wall. He take care of every single details.

      This is done from a heart that is truly sincere.

  85. M.B. on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    It’s very nice – I like it. although it would be better for the students to have taller tables in front of their seats in order to see better their books and to be more comfortable to write down notes.

  86. Sock Wan on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Beautiful! JP has really good taste 🙂 He is capable of making a place that is not of the highest quality looks very exclusive and posh.

  87. ani kunzang on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    what a transformation to a place of space and peace and simple, tranquil beauty. thank you for sharing this, Rinpoche.

  88. poney sim on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you.for Rinpoche sharing
    It is so beautiful …love it

  89. Soon Huat on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    The design look very match like one piece. It showed that JP has put a lot of thoughts on it. Great Job JP.

  90. Koh Hee Peng on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you JP for so much for your care and attention towards the colour, texture, and the arrangement of the room. Despite your tight schedule, you have done magic to the room. Thank you.

  91. Sharon Ong on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I just LOVE the colour scheme! JP is such a genius!

  92. MartinC on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    There seems to be no end to JP’s talents and its not only the intelligence and the skills but these innate abilities driven further by JP’s love for Rinpoche. What JP does with these interior designs are not just evidences of his talents but also testimony of how close to his heart JP holds Rinpoche. It is the mark of a student who wants the world to see his Guru in the highest regard possible and JP’s work sends out that message clearly.

    What Rinpoche said about JP winning accolades if he were to do this commercially is without a doubt, but just looking at Rinpoche’s deep appreciation of JP’s efforts is far more valuable than any awards for sure.What a great example of Guru devotion.

  93. patricia on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Absolutely spectacular. Bravo!

  94. adelinewoon on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    JP shows his love & care directly onto the works he did. Everything he touches will eventually becomes breath taking in many ways. JP is someone who’ll make sure everything is done to the finest details with no excuse. I admire his dedication to Rinpoche that is obviously shown in this particular masterpiece. I can tell he is an observant who will make sure what is done suits the person which the work is dedicated to. JP, thank you for all your love & kindness to Rinpoche, for creating an environment inviting more to be part of Kechara Forest Retreat!

  95. Girlie OOI on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Dear JP
    You have done such a wonderful job in turning Rinpoche’s audience room into a beautiful room with such warmth. Love it!
    Is there anything that you are not good at?

  96. colin tan on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Great job JP. Looks very welcoming. Show how much care u put into it.

    I am Jealous of ur talent. Hehe.successful

  97. Jim Yeh on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Very nice! Good job JP!

  98. Mavis Yeh on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Love it!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:28 PM
    Chengdu is a sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan. The city is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation center where visitors can view endangered giant pandas in a natural habitat. Been an ancient city with a history of more than 3,100 years, it offer many tourist attraction. Many of the ancient sites around Chengdu reflect the influence of Buddhism, as well as the agricultural history of the region. Thousands of tourists both locally and internationally will flock to this city the beauty of it. It seem Chengdu is one of the most leisurely cities in the world. Well , Chengdu is famous for its spicy hot pot and many other mouth tingling dishes. This is because of the world famous Sichuan peppercorn that is grown in the region. Not only that the Giant statues of the Buddha one in Leshan, show the enduring presence of Buddhism on the area.
    Reading this post help a lot for those first timers visitors like me. I am glad my friends and me made it there to see for ourselves. I wish i could revisit this beautiful and exciting Chengdu again in future. Loved seeing those ancient architecture of those temples and of the city.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post with details.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/must-visit-chengdu-exotic-and-exciting.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:26 PM
    Many monasteries have their own Dharma Protectors to safeguard the organisation and its interests. Setrap is one of them , they will propitiate their Dharma protectors every month to request for protection, blessings, and assistance for the growth of the Dharma and the well-being of the sangha. Each and every monasteries have their own. Interesting read of this article all about the close historical relationship between Dorje Shugden and Setrap.
    Setrap is emanation of the wrathful emanation of Buddha Amitabha, while Dorje Shugden is emanation of Manjushri. Setrap is an ancient Dharma Protector from the holy land of Bodhgaya in India. Sworn to protect the teachings and the practice was introduced to Tibet, and has since flourished. Many great Lamas and Geshes are known to have practised both Setrap, as Gaden Shartse’s Dharma protector, and also Dorje Shugden. They cannot be wrong definitely where Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the CTA. They knew the practice is very beneficial . has been the Dharma Protector of Gaden Shartse Monastery for the past 600 years. Dalai Lama visited the Dharma protector Setrap’s chapel in Gaden Shartse Monastery, South India. Dalai Lama even consecrated the chapel with prayers and sees Setrap as an enlightened being. Dalai Lama also endorsed Setrap and his practice as a beneficial one where he did affirmed the practice of Dorje Shugden through such close association. Interesting read may more people read this article to have a clearer understanding.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dalai-lama-blesses-setrap-chapel-in-gaden-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 17. 2021 06:24 PM
    Looking at those pictures and videos tell a thousand words. What is underneath those lakes mentioned , cannot be taken too lightly. Well-known lake monsters such as
    Loch Ness , Champ, Ogopogo and so forth has been sighted in those lakes around the world. Stories of a sea monster lurking in the depths of lakes are actually centuries old. To believe or not its up to individual. The unexplored darkness of lakes serve as one of the gateways for these fascinations. Many had claimed witnessing those creatures but with no hard evidence. People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Sightings of such lakes creatures is interesting to many. I do believe there are such sea creatures inhabiting in those lakes centuries ago. Some of those creature’s names indeed new to me. Interesting to know that they do exist after all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-lake-monsters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 04:00 PM
    Amazing ,truly beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara. A special gift given by Joshua and family from Singapore to Rinpoche. I love looking at 1000-armed Avalokitesvara where ever I went seeing any images of it i will always stare at it hoping to get hold of it. Avalokiteśvara is one of the most famous bodhisattvas in Buddhism, who embodies the quality of compassion and having the ability to understand the suffering of others. Merely looking at this beautiful 1000-armed Avalokitesvara paints a thousand words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:58 PM
    Revisit this blog again as the miracles stories of Lama Tsongkhapa Statues truly interesting. We are fortunate to have met our Lama Tsem Rinpoche learning all the wonderful teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. Its such a beneficial teachings and practicing it with so many amazing benefits for us all. Reading this post have me increased my knowledge. Looking at the rare foot print of Lama Tsongkapa which is a sign of his tantric achievements is indeed a blessing for us. The practice of Migtsema is amazing and powerful as it contains the meaning of all the Buddha’s 84,000 teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/benefits-and-miraculous-signs-of-lama-tsongkhapas-statues.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 03:54 PM
    Since the monks are holding so many vows, serving them is an opportunity for HUGE merit. They are a source of inspiration for others who are seeking spiritual solace. We need to support them and creates the causes for the Dharma to remain , creating the causes for an abundance of spiritual and material wealth for ourselves as well. In Bangkok , its amazing having the opportunity to make offerings to the monks and nuns early in the morning. Giving to the monks and nuns is an incredible thing, we create unbelievable merit if we offer to the monks with the motivation of Bodhicitta. Looking at Angel makes offerings, reminds me of my trip to ChiangMai where I have an opportunity to give packed foods to monks early in the morning. Its truly wonderful indeed. If I have the opportunity again I will definitely love to offer foods to the monks.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/angel-makes-offerings.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Jan 15. 2021 01:02 AM
    Wow! Thank you for the wonderful sharing. I love the amazing recipe on sauces it looks healthy and delicious. I found this recipes very nutritious with all fresh ingredients, spices and herbs. I would love to try it out the Savory Mushroom Gravy.

    https://bit.ly/39MFWeD
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:13 PM
    Wow interesting one of the most fantastic escapes in history now comes in comic for everyone to know the truth. The true story of how HH the 14th Dalai Lama had made a daring and dangerous escape. Dalai Lama had secretly travelled to India back in 1959. The truth not many knew but with this comic , more people will understand better. Its in simple and yet easy diagrams where kids and adults would love it. The great Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden through the esteemed Panglung Oracle had helped Dalai Lama .
    Interesting comic book one must read it .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:09 PM
    Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche known as a debater, scholar, and meditation master. Geshe Rabten was one of the pioneer and the first Tibetan Buddhist masters to give teachings in the West. Interesting sharing and with detail explanations understanding the Praise to Manjusri by Geshe Rabten. We are blessed to have learn and practice it . A good practice with the correct way to visual and reading this post had me understand better the meaning of this powerful prayer.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/praise-to-manjusri-explanation-by-geshe-rabten.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 14. 2021 03:07 PM
    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. Home to an exorbitantly priced delicacy as well. There are thousands of Buddhist temples in Thailand. Everywhere and corners we could see Buddhist temples . Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, it’s a must-see for any one visiting Thailand first-time . It is the one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand, which is 1,800 years old, and is the oldest in the world. Been the third largest, longest and most beautiful reclining Buddha image in Thailand . There are 108 pearl carvings of auspicious images on the Buddha’s soles, in the Chinese-Thai style. Visited Bangkok many years ago but couldn’t recall if I had visited this temple. Wish to revisit again in future to see again the beauty of those temples at Bangkok. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post with video and beautiful pictures.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/i-visited-wat-pho-thailand.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:24 PM
    High in the mountains of Sichuan province, hidden from the outside world by its geographical remoteness is the largest nunnery in the world. With an estimated 20,000 nuns, monks and lay practitioners living in the austere surroundings of the Yarchen Gar monastery. The Yarchen Gar monastery above 4000m sea level considered to be the largest concentration of monastics in the world dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture after the Cultural Revolution. Looking at those pictures tells us all, it’s a huge sea of Burgundy robes, one wouldn’t expect anything on this scale to exist or survive. With determination and will power they could live and do their meditation . Living in such an rudimentary conditions, they are devoted to following the faith and entering a life of sacrament.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10ooo-nuns-here.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:22 PM
    When we die our money, fame, and honours will be meaningless. We own nothing in this world. Everything we think we own is in reality only being loaned to us until we die. Everything surrounding us is only temporary. And on our deathbed at the moment of death, no one can save us. Anything can happen in life, anytime of the day , we have to live meaningfully while we still can by learning and practicing dharma before its too late. Do something useful for others in our life .
    Nothing is accomplished in one day…the bigger the project, the more the obstacles…but the obstacles you suffer is for others…so suffer it without suffering…Tsem Rinpoche
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/we-own-nothing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 13. 2021 05:18 PM
    Dana in the Buddhist tradition means giving freely without expecting anything in return. The act of giving is purely out of compassion. Giving is an essential Buddhist practice. It is about generosity, openness, and our capacity to embrace others with compassion and love. At dawn, all over Thailand, the local monks will travel from their temples to the markets and past shops and houses, where local people offer food alms in exchange for blessings. The monks will be walking barefoot and with great grace, that’s where we could offer them foods in packets or so. It was truly wonderful, learning from this post and able to give while I was there in Chiangmai,Thailand few years back.
    When we support the sangha , we support the Dharma. Buddhist monks depend on our support and help to continue their spiritual path to continue benefiting others and dharma to grow .Looking at those pictures tells more.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing and with explanation for us to understand more of it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/bangkok-monks-and-why-make-offerings.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jan 12. 2021 12:47 AM
    Really very inspiring story, God sent Hero back to India. He droped his job opportunity and gave many people possibilities to survive. I believe not everyone has the passion to contribute or an opportunity to serve others like Mr. Krishnan and KSK.

    Thank you for the sharing, The true compassion of Krishnan comes from thoughtful skill of helping the needy.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 11. 2021 05:32 PM
    There is definitely an unseen spirit world all around us. Even though we are not able to see it or spirits it does not mean they do not exist. Spirits are beings trapped in a non-physical form in the lower realms.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing this interesting and powerful practice of Trakze . Well it’s a very powerful practice for anyone been disturbed by spirits ,unseen beings and obstacles where someone had put a spell on them in their health and business matters. Known as black magic by some . Trakze’s practice and can be done daily for any of us who needs protection even if we are not afflicted by black magic and spirits. Interesting read with all the explanations,of how the practice should be done for us .
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html

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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
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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!!!
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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
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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
2 yearss ago
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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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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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
5 months ago
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
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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.
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
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