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Considering herself born to extremely understanding parents, Jean Ai confesses to being accident-prone as a young child, worrying her family by getting into all sorts of scrapes with scars to prove it. When she was not falling over, her nose would be buried in books, soaking up all of the life lessons that Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl could possibly provide.

A non-conformist by nature, her early ambitions included police officer, human rights lawyer, politician and Greenpeace volunteer. A trip to the oceanarium developed her teenage obsession of becoming a marine biologist. Her spare time thereafter was dedicated to studying the anatomy of cetaceans and the like. Her dream, however, was swiftly put to rest once she realised that proficiency in Chemistry was a requirement of the job, and her distinct disinterest in the subject proved to be an insurmountable stumbling block.

Buddhism has never been far from her life. Her predominant teenage memory is being taken to the Dharma centre to attend hours of pujas and talks that she could not comprehend. Undeterred by the strange happenings around her, she thought, “Well, if you can’t understand ‘em, join ‘em and learn more. Then, maybe one day you will understand.” Nearly a decade later, having grown up under the Dharma umbrella, she not only “joined them” but has requested her lama, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to become a nun.

Her first request for ordination came about when she was only 16, during a life-altering pilgrimage to India which included a visit to a nunnery. However, Rinpoche advised her to complete her higher education before considering ordination as the experiences she would gain in the course of her studies would contribute to her eventual role of spreading the Dharma. Heeding her precious Guru’s advice, she pursued a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Warwick. Over the years, however, she never lost sight of her goal, even after moving abroad and indulging in the lifestyle one might expect from the offspring of a well-to-do family. Three requests later, Rinpoche finally accepted her request for ordination in the summer of 2013.

On 19 October 2013, along with 10 other individuals, she was ordained as a Buddhist Pastor and Sangha-to-be, making her the youngest Pastor in the history of Kechara. Today, she serves H.E Tsem Rinpoche directly as a member of Tsem Ladrang and also sits on Kechara’s Board of Directors.

You can find more of her writing at www.elenakhong.com.
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The Spirit Nyatrul: Magic, Mischief and Misery

Apr 15, 2019
The Spirit Nyatrul: Magic, Mischief and Misery

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai) I recently had the pleasure of speaking with a learned geshe who said he had some information to share about the spirit Nyatrul. It is often claimed that this spirit is what inhabits the body of the Nechung Oracle whenever he takes trance in Dharamsala, and that...

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Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees in Europe

Dec 17, 2018
Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees in Europe

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai) Surely the most famous and well-established refugee community in the world has to be the Tibetan people and that is thanks to the single-handed efforts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama who has spent the last 60 years keeping the Tibetan cause alive, relevant and in the global consciousness....

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Posted in Current Affairs & News, Dorje Shugden | 59 Comments »

Things people are doing to save the world

Sep 1, 2018
Things people are doing to save the world

It is no secret that we humans are slowly killing the planet. We consume too much, recycle too little, create too much waste, and produce way too many carbon emissions. Science and common sense both tell us that unless something drastic is done, we may soon reach a point of no return. But is it...

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Posted in Animals, Vegetarianism & Environment | 18 Comments »

The New York Times on Tibetan elections

Aug 13, 2018
The New York Times on Tibetan elections

The New York Times recently published this article providing succinct coverage of the ongoing Tibetan elections. Unlike the Reuters special report, the New York Times coverage was accurate and balanced, using easily identifiable sources of information to highlight aspects where the Tibetan electoral process has fallen short.

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Posted in Current Affairs & News, Dorje Shugden | 35 Comments »

Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu

Jul 14, 2018
Murder in Drepung Monastery: Depa Norbu

Any story of success always comes with tales of jealousy. In Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s story, this is represented in the form of Depa Norbu...

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A Sad State of Affairs

May 12, 2018
A Sad State of Affairs

For the last 60 years, the Tibetan leadership have used public relations tools to further their own self-interests, portraying their community as pitiful refugees who are well-deserving recipients of foreign aid...

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What Indians think about Tibetans and the Dalai Lama

Apr 3, 2018
What Indians think about Tibetans and the Dalai Lama

Indians are starting to wake up to the fact that Tibetans in exile have not recognised or returned India's kindness and generosity. They now realise how ungrateful the Tibetan leadership is, and how this ingratitude has trickled down to their community...

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Kyabje Ling Rinpoche does Dorje Shugden | 嘉杰林仁波切修多杰雄登护法

Mar 26, 2018
Kyabje Ling Rinpoche does Dorje Shugden | 嘉杰林仁波切修多杰雄登护法

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Khong Jean Ai) (译文请往下阅读) For hundreds of years, Tibet has been a powerhouse of enlightened minds, devoted practitioners and attained masters. As far as the eye can see, from the great monastic universities to the caves scattered throughout the land, hundreds of thousands of practitioners have engaged in retreats, studied, learned, debated, contemplated, meditated and gained attainments into Buddha’s profound teachings. Of these practitioners, no two lamas have accomplished the same level of repute as His Holin...

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Digital Journal Publishes Tsem Rinpoche’s Advice Against Self Immolation

Mar 13, 2018
Digital Journal Publishes Tsem Rinpoche’s Advice Against Self Immolation

For most people, probably the first time they ever saw someone driven to self-immolation to defend their beliefs was during the Viet Nam War. Back then, a Buddhist monk by the name of Venerable Thich Quang Duc calmly entered meditation as he burned to death. He was protesting the persecution of Buddhists in his...

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Tibetans seek greener pastures

Feb 25, 2018
Tibetans seek greener pastures

Since the Tibetans first entered into an exiled existence in 1959, the vast majority of them have found a home and refuge in India. They reestablished themselves on 27 tracts of land throughout India which were granted to them by the government under Jawarhalal Nehru, the Prime Minister at the time. On these pieces...

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Go On, Break Your Samaya

Feb 19, 2018
Go On, Break Your Samaya

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai) Any Dorje Shugden practitioner with an active online profile will know that we are often faced with vitriolic and abusive comments online. These range from how Dorje Shugden practitioners receive Chinese government funding, to our supposed inferiority as Buddhists because we are not Tibetan, to how we...

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The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen

Dec 18, 2017
The 3rd Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche points out clearly the murderer of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen

One of the things history has taught us is that the rise of the noblest of men and women and the advent of the most epochal and pivotal events that have benefited mankind, have always been preceded or at least accompanied by the presence of the greatest evil. The Buddha was holy and faultless...

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तिब्बती नेतृत्वले एक प्रायोजकसँग कस्तो व्यवहार गर्दछ? (जिन्दक)

Dec 17, 2017
तिब्बती नेतृत्वले एक प्रायोजकसँग कस्तो व्यवहार गर्दछ? (जिन्दक)

(How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor) अधिकांश मान्छेहरूले बोल्न अलिक असहज मान्ने विषय भनेको धर्ममा प्रायोजन गर्नु हो। मान्छेहरूले यसलाई असहज मान्छन् किनभने उनीहरू सोच्छन् कि पैसाको बारेमा छलफल गर्नु आध्यात्मिक कुरा होइन। यद्यपी यो एक अपरिहार्य विषय हो किनभने यो सांसारिक जीवनको साधारण वास्तविकता हो- मठहरू र धार्मिक संस्थाहरू प्रायोजकको उदारता र कोष...

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Most Venerable Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende visits Tsem Rinpoche

Jul 28, 2017
Most Venerable Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende visits Tsem Rinpoche

  Interviewing H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende of Shar Gaden Monastery about H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche   Kechara was extremely honoured and privileged to host the visit of His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende, accompanied by his devoted attendant Gen Wangyal. Kensur Rinpoche, now an abbot emeritus, was the first abbot...

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Is integration wrong?

Apr 2, 2017
Is integration wrong?

A teaching on tolerance was sent to us yesterday, reminding me of this powerful infographic I had seen a while back capturing the difference between Inclusion, Exclusion, Segregation and Integration. So this post is a visual aid to help everyone understand the difference between the four, and to help people understand what Dorje Shugden...

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How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak)

Feb 20, 2017
How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak)

There’s a topic most people find a little awkward to talk about, and that’s sponsorship in the Dharma. People find it awkward because they think money is not a very spiritual thing to discuss. Yet it is an unavoidable subject because it’s a simple fact of life in samsara – monasteries and Dharma institutions would never be...

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52 Years of Generosity

Feb 4, 2017
52 Years of Generosity

Those who have the merits to be in Rinpoche’s sphere will very quickly realise that one of Rinpoche’s most prominent qualities is that of generosity. It is a quality that has always inspired me because not only is the scope of Rinpoche’s generosity vast and far-reaching, but it also comes after a lifetime of difficulties. From the moment...

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Reunion Dinner Dharma

Jan 27, 2017
Reunion Dinner Dharma

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai) At the very beginning of 2017, I had the opportunity to give a talk in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. It covered the topic of practising Dharma at our upcoming reunion dinners. On the eve of Chinese New Year, it is a Chinese tradition for the extended family to...

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Attitude When Receiving Offerings

Dec 8, 2016
Attitude When Receiving Offerings

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai) As Buddhists, we are taught that making offerings generates tremendous merits to be dedicated towards our spiritual progress. Not only are we encouraged to make offerings to the Three Jewels – the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha – but even more so, we are encouraged to make offerings...

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Becoming Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

Aug 27, 2016
Becoming Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai) Few practitioners have reached the heights of fame as Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, whose name is known to Gelug practitioners everywhere as the builder of Gaden Monastery. Not many people however, will know the extent of the deeds performed by this accomplished master whose Dharma practice spanned countless...

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  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:41 PM
    It is true that comics are not heavy thick books but they are a wonderful educational medium to bring people deep into teaching of Dharma . Thank you for sharing the first publication of Kechara Comics title “Karuna Find A Way”. Wonderful and a great idea to deliver a beautiful message which is easy to understand and enjoy reading by many level of people.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:07 PM
    The Dorje Shugden controversy has been going for over two decades. Our Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is one of the many who specks out openly about this issue publicly. Having the courage, brave and honest to explain the truth to those who did not understand the whole situation.
    The Dorje Shugden’s practice have been given to Rinpoche by his root teacher Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, for spiritual purposes. Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma Protector who manifested about 400 years ago from a lineage of erudite masters. Over these years many erudite masters, monks, lamas have been practicing over decades before the ban. Rinpoche has been patiently over the years to provide accurate knowledge about Dorje Shugden across the globe. These truths must be reveal to all. The truth is the truth. It has proven that the practise Dorje Shugden, we do not go to the lower realms. Many highly attained lamas practised Dorje Shugden till the end of his life and has since reincarnated back . They have even composed prayers to Dorje Shugden, give Dorje Shugden initiation, give teachings and promote Dorje Shugden as well. They believe that they will not go to the three lower realms, and will definitely reincarnate into another human form to be recognized, enthroned and continue turning the wheel of Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting and details write up for us to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-reasons-why-people-who-practice-dorje-shugden-do-not-go-to-the-three-lower-realms
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:05 PM
    Reincarnation is religious concept that the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body after biological death. Reincarnation do definitely exist and I do believe . There are scientific proof that shows reincarnation is real and there a number of proven case. Reincarnation facts has proven by science and historically and is regarded by many religions. It is believed that the biological death does not destroy the soul, the soul comes back to earth in a different form, in a different body. In Tibetan Buddhism it is considered common, where there is many highly attained lamas has reincarnated back over and over again. One such example was His Holiness Zong Rinpoche. Interesting watch and I do pick new knowledge from there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/interesting-reincarnation-video
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 04:37 PM
    Situation may change but Karma is constantly recording and waiting for the right chance to strike back.We should think about others when we make our decisions
    The decision we take should not inconvenient the people around us especially our family and friends.Thank you very much for this meaningful article and teaching.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Ggamrk
  • Ummamageswari
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 04:14 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 2 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number from number 1 to 33 which reveals the number 2’s strength and weakness and also for the another number. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Siqz4h
  • Ummamageswari
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 04:12 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 2 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number from number 1 to 33 which reveals the number 1’s strength and weakness and also for the another number. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/32pXXe9
  • Ummamageswari
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 04:02 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the personal year number, 6, which is related to wholeness. Based on the career, they will be more inclined to please their co-workers, not just by completing their tasks but also by bringing a smile to their faces.

    At the same time, they could be so obsessed with a certain exercise that they end up straining them or developing a repetitive strain injury. They will also come to realize that some people whom they are connected with are not really interested in their relationship, but are more focused on themselves. Thank you.

    Raed more: https://bit.ly/2XSvudn
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 01:32 PM
    Since 1996, there has been an illegal ban placed on the practice of Dorje Shugden. Ever since then, there have been many who suffered because of this religious embargo. This ban has caused families, and friends to split and not be able to have any form of communication and it has caused a lot of distress to both Tibetans and non-Tibetans for no reason other than their practice Dorje Shugden.

    It is definitely retrogressive and backward to have such things to be happening in this age and time. We are already in the 21st century yet, the actions of this religious ban is more reminiscent of the dark ages.

    Read more at https://bit.ly/2lTWkTd
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 01:21 PM
    On a higher level Dharma protectors can help to remove, or create the circumstance in which we ourselves become empowered to remove inner obstacles to our spiritual path. These can include doubt, depression, laziness, anger, jealousy, thoughts of giving up and other emotional issues. Therefore in essence Dharma protectors are beings who act very compassionately like a divine friend, somewhat akin to a guardian angel, safeguarding both our physical and spiritual well-being.

    Read more about dharma protector at https://bit.ly/2MYMs57
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 01:15 PM
    Gandhi is famous for his use of Satyagraha, or nonviolent protest, to achieve his political goals. Due to his larger than life presence, his perseverance, and his commitment to peace, Gandhi was known by the title Mahatma, or ‘Great Soul’. His selflessness and the fact that throughout his life, he would rather sacrifice himself than instigate violence, made him well-loved throughout the world.

    Read more about this nobleman at https://bit.ly/2PA1Eag
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 12:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this beautiful ancient temple in Japan. It is very magnificent and the big Buddha statue is so well made. I like how Japanese maintain their temples. Their temples are simple, neat and clean. It gives people a very serene feeling.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/1267-year-old-stunning-todai-ji-temple-of-japan
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 08:01 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing explaining all about what is God and Buddha. Religion is a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices. The purposes of the practice of a religion are to achieve the goals of salvation for oneself and others. Instead of pushing away one’s responsibilities, we need to go far beyond not just doing prayers and mantras . Do it sincerely, correctly and practicing more to transform our mind. We need to accept and understand the teachings and apply it . The purpose of mantras, prayers and reciting have tremendous power to assist our mind to have a calmer state. Interesting video where hearing Rinpoche teachings i have understand better and still learn.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/what-is-god-what-is-buddha
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 07:59 PM
    Wonderful quote by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. Yes it is a profound, very deep, and extremely thought-provoking, evocative speech, or write up , I do not quite understand till Rinpoche explained clearly and precisely about the deeper meaning of the write up. Learning , practicing and applying the dharma practice and methods to gain a higher form of mind. We have to accept the way we are and accept our own responsibility for the future instead of blaming others. All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault we find with another, and regardless of how much we blame others, it will not change us. We need to accept reality .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-battle-is-a-good-sign
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 07:58 PM
    Lamrin is a Tibetan Buddhist textual form for presenting the stages in the complete path to enlightenment as taught by Buddha. There have been many different versions of lamrim, presented by different teachers of the Nyingma, Kagyu and Gelug schools in the Tibetan Buddhist history. It is a complete guide that shows how one can practice, meditate and gain the full enlightenment of a Buddha. In Tibetan Buddhist history there have been many different versions of lamrim, presented by different teachers of the Nyingma, Kagyu and Gelug schools. All Buddha’s teachings are in a special arrangement that is easy for anyone to understand and put into practice. It is an edited transcript based on a series of Lam Rim teachings given by the Great Tibetan Master Pabongka Rinpoche. And lineage can traced back to Lama Tsongkhapa, Lama Atisha, and finally Buddha Shakyamuni himself. A wonderful book to lead a practitioner from the very beginning of interest in spiritual . For most to learn and practice and put into action.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/lamrim-lineage
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 04:22 PM
    Tokyo is home to over 37 million residents.There are many tourist spot and the major attraction for visitor and even Japanese themselves is Sensoji.Sensoji is Tokyo’s oldest and largest ancient Buddhist temple.
    Other interesting places to visit include the Meiji Shrine,Tokyo Disneyland and Mount Takao .Tokyo is a place that one should visit.Thank you for sharing this article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2LpkqTl

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Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
6 days ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
6 days ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
1 week ago
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
1 week ago
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
1 week ago
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
1 week ago
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teachers and students do mantra recitation together before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Teachers and students do mantra recitation together before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Student practicing for graduation performance. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Throwback - Student practicing for graduation performance. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley guiding the students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Teacher Asyley guiding the students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
Children were very excited waiting for class to start. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Children were very excited waiting for class to start. Lin Mun KSDS
Seen here attending patiently to a lady client of ours who was here requesting for some clothes. Edward is one of our most dedicated volunteers, turning up every Thursday and Saturday to volunteer his time for the #homeless community. Not only that, he brings his wife, Karen along for our soup kitchen distribution sessions too and this has been going on for many years. He would spend many hours out with us on Saturday nights to the streets looking for our streetfriends. Don't even mention about the late Saturday nights he ends up at home. He also spends his mornings (yes, he brings Karen along of course!) helping to maintain a community urban farm in Subang Jaya. A perfect example for retirees! All hail Edward! #dedication #volunteer #volunteering - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Seen here attending patiently to a lady client of ours who was here requesting for some clothes. Edward is one of our most dedicated volunteers, turning up every Thursday and Saturday to volunteer his time for the #homeless community. Not only that, he brings his wife, Karen along for our soup kitchen distribution sessions too and this has been going on for many years. He would spend many hours out with us on Saturday nights to the streets looking for our streetfriends. Don't even mention about the late Saturday nights he ends up at home. He also spends his mornings (yes, he brings Karen along of course!) helping to maintain a community urban farm in Subang Jaya. A perfect example for retirees! All hail Edward! #dedication #volunteer #volunteering - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 6 JULY 9.00 am: Spring clean Tara's abode 11.00 am: Introductory CPR + emergency first aid 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FDtWh5
2 weeks ago
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 6 JULY 9.00 am: Spring clean Tara's abode 11.00 am: Introductory CPR + emergency first aid 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FDtWh5
Dear Members & Friends, Please be INFORMED that the venue for the monthly DS puja will alternate between KFR and KH GOMPA as announced in the last puja. July 5 - KFR August 2 - Gompa September 6 - KFR October 4 - Gompa November 1 - KFR December 6 - Gompa Start time remains at 8pm. Thank you. Regards, Li Kim for Kechara House - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Dear Members & Friends, Please be INFORMED that the venue for the monthly DS puja will alternate between KFR and KH GOMPA as announced in the last puja. July 5 - KFR August 2 - Gompa September 6 - KFR October 4 - Gompa November 1 - KFR December 6 - Gompa Start time remains at 8pm. Thank you. Regards, Li Kim for Kechara House - shared by Pastor Antoinette
KISG members have gathered for Dharma Sharing & learn from Rinpoche's blog post Beginner's Introduction to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 weeks ago
KISG members have gathered for Dharma Sharing & learn from Rinpoche's blog post Beginner's Introduction to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Melinda with her baby girl and Hui Ning praying to Gyenze. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Throwback- Melinda with her baby girl and Hui Ning praying to Gyenze. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback pilgrimage and camp - Royden made incense offering to Gyenze. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Throwback pilgrimage and camp - Royden made incense offering to Gyenze. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Teacher Grace preparing snacks for camp participants. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Throwback- Teacher Grace preparing snacks for camp participants. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Parents and children making light offering. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Throwback - Parents and children making light offering. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwbacks - Pilgrimage and camp 2018. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Throwbacks - Pilgrimage and camp 2018. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s so meritorious to bathe Buddha Shakyamuni on Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
It’s so meritorious to bathe Buddha Shakyamuni on Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
Manjit's condition is not getting any better. We were alerted of his latest condition by his fellow friend on the streets. We called an ambulance so that his critical situation can be attended to swiftly. May he recover from this. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 weeks ago
Manjit's condition is not getting any better. We were alerted of his latest condition by his fellow friend on the streets. We called an ambulance so that his critical situation can be attended to swiftly. May he recover from this. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Join us this weekend, Saturday, 29. June for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! From 9.00 am to 2.30 pm. Here is the programme: 1. 9.00 am - 10.45 am: Learn how to make Tibetan tea & khapse 2. 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Help roll mantras for statue insertion 3. 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!) contact us at least two days in advance. +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See you Saturday! More info: bit.ly/2YNyEQn Shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 weeks ago
Join us this weekend, Saturday, 29. June for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! From 9.00 am to 2.30 pm. Here is the programme: 1. 9.00 am - 10.45 am: Learn how to make Tibetan tea & khapse 2. 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Help roll mantras for statue insertion 3. 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!) contact us at least two days in advance. +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See you Saturday! More info: bit.ly/2YNyEQn Shared by Pastor Antoinette

Dorje Shugden
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