Why in the mountains?

Jul 13, 2016 | Views: 969

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends around the world,

As you know I love beautiful mountains and dwellings in the mountains. I’ve found some beautiful pictures of mountains, waters and desserts of China. Some are just breathtaking and when I see something beautiful I just want to share with others whom I feel might appreciate it also. This post is of amazing environments I wish I can live in.  You can enjoy the pictures in your own relaxed leisure time. No rush and just enjoy. Just seeing some of these pictures is so relaxing and beautiful.  May I share some the beauty of these places in China with you. Yes, all of these places are in China. China is a land of great ecological diversity. Personally most of the pictures are of forests, mountains and lakes because I personally since a very young age have had a longing to live in the mountains. Let me explain more.

I wish all of you the opportunity to engage in deeper and more retreats as you get older because by retreats, we get closer to our Yidam (personal tutelary deity) and our Buddha within (mind) us. Retreats purify tremendous karma, stabilize our mind, overcome our obstacles, give us real purpose, good preparation for future lives and give us a chance to focus solely on ourselves in a good way. In the correct way. It is the best way to spend the little time we have left. We should always prepare for future lives as taught by the Sage Shakyamuni, Conqueror Tsongkhapa and Heruka Pabongka Rinpoche in Lam Rim. We should be enthusiastic about that because it is for ourselves and we are the only one that can do this for ourselves. Meeting dharma is the result of karma collected in previous lives to afford us this opportunity to prepare. How lucky we are!! That is why I am attracted to mountain retreat houses. In the scriptures it is recommended we do quiet solitary meditational retreats preferably in natural surroundings as it will help us to gain attainments and higher insights. We can do intense meditations in the cities, but we will have to be very advanced in order to remain in concentration. In between meditation sessions, it is important to see clean clear environments and breathe fresh air. Natural environments such among nature very much helps in spiritual development.

So many times in life we want to do something good for ourselves by travelling, eating, getting lots of money, joining parties, dressing up, socializing, vacationing, finding partners, finding name and in the end we end up more unhappy and more bitter than we can imagine. We end up a race against time we have little left of. This is not because we are bad, but because we approached finding happiness in all the wrong places without knowing it. We became more lonely and bitter than when we started. Thanks to our good karma, we found dharma, the most important find in our lives. Happiness only comes from peace we find within by the light of dharma wisdom we have applied. One of the ways to develop  this wisdom is through our spiritual learning, spiritual convictions, contemplations and practice. We have to keep on learning and not stop. We can take it with us. The best thing we can ever do for ourselves is to get closer to our Yidam. And quiet retreats is one of the best ways. Having the fortune to spend time often in retreats contemplating, offering, praying, reciting mantras and focusing on the Yidam is the best way to spend our lives and free time. We have little time left. Our bucket list should be nothing else but to practice dharma because this has the real worth at death. All the great Mahasiddhas of the past gained their great attainments this way. All that we hold holy became holy this way. All that is holy exist to only point this way to us. So they show an infallible method and example to us. We are blessed. We must get closer to our Yidam. This should not be future tense always as we are not devas with immensely long lives. Our minds with the Yidam’s mind must merge by retreats, practice, learning and compassion. This is the best preparation for death and life. And all lives to come.

I have always sought the mountains, lakes, forests and solitude for this. My strong attraction to the mountains is primarily for this reason. I wish to share this with you. Because in the mountains is where there is solitude and one can get away from the hustle and meaningless bustle of samsaric robotic life. Sharing the mountains and the dwellings is to share a spiritual message of retreats and therefore joining with our Yidam with you. I wish to share what makes me happy with you and what will make you happy represented by these mountains/ dwellings. So on this special post I will share beautiful pictures of the mountains that bring back a ‘memory’ of dwellings in mountains perhaps for me from a different time and place. This is my most heartfelt desire and what is deep in me and you are invited. May you all realize and achieve and be loved and love without barriers.

My love, humility and genuine care to all of you. I sincerely wish deeply all of you will gain highest attainments and ascend to Kechara Paradise. May it start when you engage in the practices in natural solitude.

Tsem Rinpoche
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All these beautiful pictures of nature are in China. China has a great ecological diversity. Physically a beautiful country. I hope you enjoyed all these pictures as much as I did. These pictures evoke something deep within me. Something spiritual.

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  1. Saras on Apr 12, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Thank for the wonderful sharing. It’s true all the picture posted are amazing and I enjoyed all the environments.
    I always loved mountains and it’s view, the tend to calm my mind. Besides, I’d always prefer mountain view to be my choice be it house location or vacation, these views can never fail to impress me.

    Will not deny the fact that quiet retreats is one of the best ways to get closer to Yidam. Most of the retreat places always situated in such environment so that we able to keep our mind relaxed thus giving us time to engage in spiritual learnings.

    I agree with Rinpoche ‘we have little time left’. Let us all choose the correct path to gain the highest attainment🙏

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  2. S.Prathap on Oct 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    The pictures are really breathtaking,amazing and beautiful.The mountains view are so important as they help when we are getting closer during retreats.
    Going into the mountain for retreat does help us disconnect with our daily busy,exhausted and tiring life.Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful pictures and messages to inspire us.

  3. Samfoonheei on Aug 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Very true China is a land of great ecological diversity, home to some incredible mountains. Many of them are famous throughout the world for their natural beauty, history and cultures. Amazing spectacular scenery, many oddly-shaped rocks, natural steep crags and narrow paths that’s create a unique scenery.
    Having all these amazing environments Rinpoche have said before that he long to live in and has attracted to mountain retreat houses. In mountains or lakes or even forest to be away from a hectic life where its everyone of us wish to do a quiet meditation. Surrounding by natural surroundings would be a wonderful place to engage in retreats. Well , Kechara Forest Retreat fix in this , a place away from city life where the air is fresh .Thanks, Rinpoche for creating such beautiful place for all of us to be engage in dharma practice ,retreats and so forth.
    Thanks again with folded hands, Rinpoche for this sharing with many spectacular sceneries of China mountains and a short teachings as well.

  4. S.Prathap on Aug 15, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing the nice and wonderful views of China.China is truly beautiful country.
    I believe when we are actually in the nature as these pictures,we can calm ourselves down and easy to find inner peace.For this life time we always have to prepare for future lives and always bare it in our mind.

  5. Lin Mun on Nov 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and reminding us to do more retreat so we can connect with our yidam. Yes it is true that we spend most of our time on other things thinking those will give us long term happiness but it will not help us in time of death. Only practising dharma will help us. I am grateful and thankful to Rinpoche for building KFR so many people will have opportunity to do retreat in a quiet, serene and peaceful place.
    Also thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the beautiful pictures. Just looking at the pictures can immediately relax my mind.

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 20, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Breathtaking scenery in China, thank you Rinpoche.

    Such scenery can really inspire the spiritual adherent just looking at the view, one can feel invigorated and also really pumped to do more.

  7. Anne Ong on Sep 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you my dear Guru for sharing these beautiful pictures and scenery. I do feel very peaceful,calm and happy to see the scenery. Very good to live in these places to practice meditation and away from stress in the city life.I love the lakes,waterfalls,rainbows and hear the birds singing.How nice if i could have my own small hut near KFR in the future for my practice and to be near Rinpoche and my dharma family 🙂 _/\_

  8. Pema Thinley on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you So much, Rinpoche. The pictures are really inspiring and give the instincts of naturalness. I just love it looking at them. Doing retreats in those places would be much deepening and wonderful lah. Thank you for your great compassion for ignorant beings like us _()_

  9. Uncle Eddie on Aug 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Its so completely exhilarating and exciting just by looking at the magnificient photos taken from these beautiful Flora and Fauna breath-taking views of beautiful China. Now we can understand why Rinpoche always love beautiful mountains and dwelling in the mountains and waters and lovely deserts of China. Meeting Dharma as said by Rinpoche is the result of Karma collected in our previous life. In scriptures, it is recommended that we quietly do our solitary meditation retreats, preferably in natural surroundings, as it will help to gain attainments and higher insights! Doing it in the cities require clear firmed concentration of attention, due to existence of noise pollution! It is also pointed out that in-between meditation session, it is important to see clean environment and breathe clear/ clean/fresh air! Natural clean environment such as those shown are those amongst the display in helping out in the spiritual development. Our bucket list should be nothing else but to practice Dharma, because this has the real worth of death. The best thing we can ever do for ourselves is to get closer to our Yidam. Quiet retreat is one of the best ways as said! It is said that all great Mahasiddhas of the great past gained their attainments this way. Thank you Rinpoche, for the sharing and caring. Its truly stimulating and wonderful!

  10. Pastor KH Ng on Aug 8, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    With the “noise” that we hear, feel, perceive and distracting to ourselves, living in cities, towns and even villages, amongst families and friends; with communication so “advance” now, one can hardly have the environment and time to have the peace to find our true “self”.

    Traditionally, all great religions, especially Buddhism advocate peaceful solitude in the mountains, living in caves or simple dwellings to achieve this peace of mind and to further one’s advancement in one’s practice.

    Kechara Forest Retreat is one such place.

  11. sonny tan on Aug 8, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for presenting to us in pictorial form some of the hills and mountains in China these pictures are breadth taking, very inviting and looks magnificent it would be exhilarating if one could visit these places.
    The flora and fauna of such natural environments is hard to describe and difficult to imagine unless one is there in addition with the crisp mountain air, the tranquility and greenery atmosphere is very alluring and when once one see this majestic mountain it would immediately help transform the troubled mind. It is a well-researched and an accepted fact that up in the mountains, negative ions are abundant which can help elevate a person’s mood and put one into a more serene mode.
    Many years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon; it is one of the most memorable national parks that I have ever visited. It is one of the world’s seven wonders and very little changes were done to the Canyon as they want to maintain its natural environment. Reindeers are seen everywhere and they move freely among the visitors without any hindrance or frightened by the visitors. The park rangers have managed to blend well modernization with nature without disturbing much of its ecological environment.

  12. Joy on Aug 2, 2016 at 5:05 am

    We are indeed very fortunate to have the merits to meet the Dharma again in this life and to be able to cross path with Rinpoche. Indeed we are very lucky to have Kechara Forest Retreat conceptualised by Rinpoche for the reasons being said by Rinpoche above, the wish for to engage in serious Dharma practices, to eventually connect with our yidam and to be one with them in retreats.

    It is true that being away from the city, and retreating ourselves from samsara and living in KFR makes me realise how actually little we really truly need in life to be truly at peace, contented and happy. So many who came to KFR always brings back something positive and leaving more revived. And after awhile you actually detest going to the city that is filled with anger, rage, business, like headless chickens everyone seems to yearn and crave for something to fill up the void. Looking for happiness in all the wrong places, only to discover it does not satisfy anything but makes us crave for more. The more becomes more emptiness and in the end.

    We have much to grateful for here in Kechara, thank you Rinpoche.

  13. victoria lam on Jul 31, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you very much for sharing the beautiful and magnificently views of China.

    We are too much distraction from the material and cities lives. Sometimes, we might forgot hot appreciate the nature’s. We are fortune to learn dharma and practice. We may realized from retreats to help us to detached from our desire.

    Therefore,engage deeper from retreat, is to help us to reconnect the natures where we shall belong and come from. Always stay close with our Yidam and Guru devotion in our heart.

    Thank You.

    Humbly bow down with folded hands. _/\_

  14. Freon on Jul 26, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Nature is so beautiful. We are blessed now to have live in this beautiful planet.

    To be able to learn dharma and work for dharma is truly a blessing. In this lifetimes, there are many distraction, noise that make us very easy to be away from dharma. And, to lost ourself in chasing to fulfilled the desire we wanted.

    When I look at the beautiful scene, I wish i could be there. Before dharma, i wish i can be at those beautiful scenery to just relax. But now, with guidance from Rinpoche, i knew i could be in these beautiful places for more meaningful reason- i can engage in a retreat! To be able to engage in retreat, and the retreat methods that we learned are from the authentic lineage, it is really a very rare opportunity.

    Thinking on doing retreat, I am lucky that i have this opportunity to do retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). I wish i can engage in more retreat in this place is that full of blessing. I thanks Rinpoche for created such beautiful place for sentient beings to be engage in dharma.

    These beautiful photos are the scenery from China. I wish, China’s people could have the opportunity to do retreat in these scenery and get close to Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage.

    Thank you

    With folded hands, love
    Freon

  15. yikming on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the lovely scenes, and wish we are out there. Some of the scenes are so serene and invoke some level of peace and calmness in us.

  16. Eric kksiow on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Such a lot of beautiful places in China, that’s really giving us the feeling of peace or calm.

    I like this article because of Rinpoche shared these :
    I wish all of you the opportunity to engage in deeper and more retreats as you get older because by retreats, we get closer to our Yidam (personal tutelary deity) and our Buddha within (mind) us. Retreats purify tremendous karma, stabilize our mind, overcome our obstacles, give us real purpose, good preparation for future lives and give us a chance to focus solely on ourselves in a good way. In the correct way.

    For this life time, we always have to prepared for future lives. That’s i always bare it in mind.

    Thank You Rinpoche for the beautiful teachings and beautiful images from China.

    _/\_
    Eric kksiow

  17. June Kang on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the pictures.

    Few years ago I like to challenge people why can’t we have retreat at City and why go mountain ? To me forest is not effective to train your mind because not many disturbance . However after I gone through had meditation is city, I realised that unless you have a very good concentration otherwise the disturbance is really disturb your mind a lots.

    The feeling is also good having retreat in forest which you can really connect to nature, feeling open when the space is big. Breathing the fresh air in forest can also calm the mind. It is better to have meditation in the forest.

    Lastly, I pray that I can always get closeto our Yidam and have opportunity to do lots of retreat.

  18. Pastor Chia on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I’m glad have opportunity work and living at Kechara Forest Retreat when first started building it. KFR is surrounded by green nature and mountain, feel peaceful and quiet. It suitable to claim down our mind, doing meditation and retreat.

    I agree what Rinpoche has said ;When the death coming, the only way we can find help from our spiritual practice, which engage more in our yidam practice and merge with his mind stream. Having the fortune to spend time often in retreats contemplating, offering, praying, reciting mantras and focusing on the Yidam is the best way to spend our lives and free time. We have little time left. Our bucket list should be nothing else but to practice dharma because this has the real worth at death.

  19. Mingwen on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I’ve always been a fan of mother nature, she is just adorable, beautiful and charming, ONLY, when we treat her as good as she treated us initially. It’s sad to witness how we are destroying and hurting the mother nature. The ego and laziness of human being are just overwhelming and unbearable, hence, the mother nature is reacting to ours actions, etc., frequent of strange weather and natural disasters. If we continue to be like how we are, hurting the nature, not long later, natural landscapes and the beauty of mother nature and human being will become dust.

    If everyone of us is willing to contribute a little but, by summing up all the contribution, it will be a big step to save the mother nature.

    Be the light, don’t wait for the light. ~ Tsem Rinpoche

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  20. nicholas on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Indeed all the pictures are very beautiful and give a peace and calm feeling. It’s very nice to be able to do retreat in such nature environment. Personally I love mountain and forest and it always give a great free mind feeling. With such surrounding what important is to provide us the conducive environment for our mind to be able to focus in our meditation in order to achieve the desirable result.

    That’s also why Rinpoche build Kechara Forest Retreat to provide a conducive environment not just for us to do meditation but also an institution of Buddhist philosophy and healing place to develop our mind.

  21. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    The amazing landscape is just awesome! It would be fortunate to live in such a natural, clean environment.

    Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), is one of the many departments and divisions conceptualised and founded by Rinpoche. Here in KFR, Rinpoche wishes to build a physical place of higher learning based on the principles of Buddhism. KFR is ideal for personal and group meditation, spiritual retreat, relaxing retreat from city life for the whole family, or simply just a weekend getaway from work.

  22. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these magnificent pictures. Mountains and nature are a peaceful environment and conducive for our mind to be calm and focus on what is important.

    We often think that taking a holiday break or traveling is beneficial, but in the end it has no lasting result. Yet, in a retreat we improve our mind, clear obstacles and collect merits for our spiritual path. This is long term benefit and really helpful.

    These pictures can help us relax our mind while we get ready for a retreat.

  23. Khoo Hou Haw on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such breathtaking pictures of nature. We are living in a world where everything around us are moving none stop. Cars, people, telecommunications and etc. We hardly have a second of peace in our mind. Looking at these mountain gave me a sense of calmness. I believe when we are actually in the nature as these pictures, we can really calm ourselve down and find the true inner peace. This is why Rinpoche is building Kechara Forest Retreat and also the Inner Peace Program initiated by JP Thong and Li Kheng comes about.

    Thank you

  24. pammie yap on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Yes, how fortunate are we to have KFR!
    Looking at the photos make me feel so at home and at ease. Its the same feeling that I have when I come into KFR and actually feel the calmness and peace. Ever since living in KFR, going back into the city is such a horror! Everyone rushing to do something and everything is just in a rush.
    Being in KFR and to be able to engage in retreats and doing Dharma is what I would really look forward to, now and in future.
    The photo I like the most is the one with a village surrounding the hills and mountains, just like KFR! And the other ones are the one with a temple on the hill and retreat hut like surrounded by snow.

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  25. Pastor Ong Moh Mei on Jul 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Even if it wasn’t for retreats and practices, spending time in nature and in solitary is healing and refreshing. It allows us to experience existence without external distractions and hence this may lead to new discovery about oneself, the people around us, the world we live in be in and our interdependencies.

    There are already more and more people seeking and building communities in natural environments around the world.

  26. Julia Tan on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this special post. I enjoyed very much the beautiful mountain pictures. Going into the mountain for retreat does help us disconnect with our daily busy, exhausted and tiring life and stay connect with our practice and yidam. That’s how it is like to be in Kechara Forest Retreat where there’s no distractions from the city, the moment we wakw up in the morning we see flower and trees, we smell the fragrance of nature. This make our mind calm and peaceful.

    “In between meditation sessions, it is important to see clean clear environments and breathe fresh air. Natural environments such among nature very much helps in spiritual development.” Kechara Forest Retreat is built to create the environment where we can touch the nature, we can feel the nature, we can breath the nature and we can meditate in the nature.

  27. Li Kheng on Jul 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for these breathaking images. Nature is spectacular and perfect. The ecosystem is whole and sustainable. It is our privilege and honor as well as nature to be connected to Mother Nature. In the hustle and bustle of modern living we forgot that and disconnected. Although Kechara Forest Retreat is very comfortable and safe, It is a perfect piece of nature for city folks like us to reconnect to our source of life spring. It is a great space to hear our Inner voice and uplift our spirit.

    May more people get to know kechara forest retreat and engage in spiritual practices that brings them to greater heights of consciousness

  28. Cynthia Lee on Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    No spectacular architecture nor the art museums can override my wish to see the natural beauty of landscapes. They are just wondrous and have so much more to offer from Rinpoche’s teachings.

    I understand that we do many group retreats in KFR as advised by Rinpoche because Rinpoche is easy on us. Hehe. Support and help in disciplining are one of the benefits of group retreats.

    However, ultimately, solitary retreats are the best ways to face our own demons. I hope I am able to accomplish a solitary retreat one day.

  29. Jacinta Goh on Jul 19, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Since young, I love to prayer. However, I’ve never thought that praying in solitude will bring much benefits to oneself and others. Gaining attainments is not a success in itself but how we are going to use it to further our path to Enlightenment and how we use it to benefit oneself and others. I love scenery view and has always prefer greenery than city view (although sometimes it amazes me in certain ways too). Thanks Rinpoche for these picturesque mountain views. By seeing it, I can already imagine how peaceful one can be. Not being distracted and just being ‘simple’.

  30. Jace Chong on Jul 18, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing about the mountains and many breathtaking photos of China. Now I understand why the mountain views are so important as they help when we are getting closer to our Yidam during retreats.

    I kind of getting this idea when I was doing short retreats in Kechara Forest Retreat. In between breaks we walk around KFR and seeing the beautiful views calm us a lot and we can be more focus during the retreat sessions.

    I always like mountains and lakes too. In some ways, I find being in those environment make me very comfortable (Beside at night will feel a little insecure if didn’t get a shelter in the nature before dark). Here I share some photos taken during my backpacking trip many years ago in beautiful places of New Zealand, some I stayed there for a few weeks.

    I am fortunate that now I understand the significances of the mountains that not only good for the eyes, but they help our spiritual journey too.

    Thanks Rinpoche!

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  31. Beatrix Ooi on Jul 18, 2016 at 8:58 am

    China is a beautiful country, they are one of the biggest countries in the world, it’s no doubt that sceneries like these exist. I have visited China once, but haven’t had the chance to visit the beautiful mountains and nature. I hope that one day I can make it to China again for a visit in the mountains and indulge in mother nature, just imagining myself abiding in one of the landscapes above, I’m trembling in excitement. China is truly beautiful.

  32. Lew on Jul 18, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such beautiful photos of mountains. I have once heard from Rinpoche that people who engage in retreat should have the openness of space. I feel that’s the reason why Rinpoche started Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), a place which is conducive for people to engage in long term retreats. I pray that I can contribute my IT skills to Rinpoche and Kechara, and when I am too old to work, I can have the merits to engage in long retreats.

    After working in KFR for awhile now with the open space, I feel a bit claustrophobia when I got into my little room in my city office. LOL.

  33. Jason on Jul 17, 2016 at 1:34 am

    These photos really caught my eyes at first glance.The scenery really breathtaking.I keep scrolling down to see more pictures. I love it so much. My dream place is like a manjushri on a pond in KFR which have a pond, fish and surrounding by trees.I feel very peaceful in my mind when I approach to the greenery scene. KFR is one of my favorite place to visit. I practiced my first Tsongkhapa Retreat there.I love the environment so much.It really can help me comtemplate and gain insight which we can’t do it in busy city life.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful pictures and messages to inspire many to comtemplate meaningful of life.

    With folded hands,
    Jason

  34. yin ping on Jul 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Very beautiful scenery, i particulary like the picture with a small village surrounded by greenish mountains. This is the kind of place where i always wanted to be.

    We are indeed very lucky not only to have dharma from our precious guru, we also have Kechara Forest Retreat where we can engage our retreats in nature. Thank you Rinpoche and all the people who is working tirelessly to make this happen.

  35. Fong on Jul 16, 2016 at 4:39 am

    The scenery in the photos are beautiful, serene and surreal. There seems to a place for almost every inclinations from my favorite of Tianmen within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China to the beautiful lakes.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for reminding us every now and then to reconnect with nature and retreats, serious retreats which I think not many can undertake. But, we can all aspire to it.

    With folded hands,
    Fong

  36. Sharon Ong on Jul 16, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Such a feast for the eyes and balm for the soul. There is something very beautiful and calming about mountains that make me sigh with appreciation whenever I see them. This is why I actually enjoy the drive to KFR as we can actually see the green hilly slopes filled with lovely tall rainforest trees.

    Thank you for this post, Rinpoche. Here are some of my fav mountain photos that I would like to share with Rinpoche. Hope that Rinpoche enjoy them. 🙂

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  37. Stella Cheang on Jul 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the solemn message that accompanies the serene mountain pictures. I cannot agree more when I read that “So many times in life we want to do something good for ourselves by travelling, eating, getting lots of money, joining parties, dressing up, socializing, vacationing, finding partners, finding name and in the end we end up more unhappy and more bitter than we can imagine. We end up a race against time we have little left of. This is not because we are bad, but because we approached finding happiness in all the wrong places without knowing it.” So much time we have wasted in the wrong place and wrong thing, with the wrong people. If only we have found Dharma wisdom and applied it earlier, then perhaps we will be happier now. There is nothing we can do about the lost time, but we can try to catch up by working harder and more diligently in learning Dharma and applying it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  38. Datuk May on Jul 14, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    China is a huge huge country and the landscapes are very varied and beautiful. From deserts, to grassland, to huge long rivers, to tranquil lakes, to tropical and snow capped mountains.

    Whenever I see such beautiful sceneries either in photography or physically, I say a prayer that no man will destroy such natural beauty. Also let there be no easy way to these landscape for if it happens, the beauty will be spoilt by tourists and facilities that will have to be, to provide for them.

    I can imagine having retreats in such wondrous and serene surroundings, peace and tranquility will be there for concentration on our prayers and aspirations.

    Thank you Rinpoche for these breathtaking photos.

  39. samfoonheei on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing…..amazing and very beautiful those mountains and lakes shown above.I do enjoy looking at beautiful mountains and lakes any where i visited.Its so peaceful and quiet i could imagine if one are up in the mountains doing retreat will be just wonderful .Well that is why KFR is where today …far away from the city…..a place call home to many.We are all blessed to have a beautiful place to engage in the practices and retreats.

    With folded hands.

  40. Sofi on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such beautiful pictures of mountains, lakes, trees and rivers of China. I have always loved visiting China as they are so vast that each place has their own unique scenery. All these pictures just make me wish that I could one day soon have the merits to begin my retreat as Rinpoche described. How wonderful it would be to be in nature enjoying the solitude of communion with the Buddhas, especially when the one within shines forth.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your invitation and I do hope that soon I will remember my “memories” and understand my yearnings for my “home”.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 02:06 PM
    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Famous for devising his theory of relativity, which revolutionized our understanding of space, time, gravity, and the universe .
    Albert Einstein did said that Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion. Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.
    He is often cited as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. His work continues to help astronomers study everything from gravitational waves to Mercury’s orbit. It is universal truth….as it covers both the natural and the spiritual and Buddhism has the answers. Interesting read. Reading through this post tell Einstein truly tell his love for Buddhism.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/einstein-on-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 02:01 PM
    Found this old interesting blog about the 100 most spiritually influential living people in 2012. The top 3 spots are great Buddhist leaders. Wonderful get to know some of those great names on the list. Thank you Rinpoche fir this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/100-most-spiritually-influential-living-people-in-2012.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 01:59 PM
    Revisit this old post again listening to the songs by George Michael and Elton John. It was more than 30 years ago that George Michael and Elton John’s duet of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” It’s known as one of the greatest pop duets of all time. Letting go is incredibly difficult. No matter what if we cling to worries about the future, or if we keep replaying the mistakes of the past we will never be happy. Let go and move on, if we want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present. Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, we need to learn how to let go for sure. Learning Dharma is the best choice to focus on living fully and meaningfully in the present. Do not quit or give up nor matter what happens in life.
    Thankyou Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/dont-let-the-sun-go-down-on-me-george-michael-and-elton-john.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 13. 2022 01:58 PM
    The interesting biography of King Trisong Detsen, the second Dharma-king of Tibet, who truly established Buddhism in the Land of Snow . King Trisong Detsen, the 38th Yarlung King, had ruled over Tibet from 754 CE to 799 CE. He was the monarch responsible for the official adoption of Buddhism as the state religion of Tibet. It was due to his efforts that the great masters came from India and established Buddhism firmly in Tibet. He was also the king who invited nine royal physicians from neighbouring countries and laid the foundation of Tibetan medicine. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/trisong-detsen-the-great-dharma-king-of-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 9. 2022 12:46 PM
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura ,is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, a temple belonging to the Jodo Sect of Buddhism. Wow…. it has long been the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan,with a height of 11.4 meters. It is one of Japan’s most fascinating historical landmarks where thousands of tourist from all over the world visited yearly. The statue is an iconic sight and most visited by tourist in the area. Merely looking at this huge statue tells all and a blessing indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing of a BIG Buddha Statue.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/daibutsuthe-great-buddha-of-kamakura.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 9. 2022 12:45 PM
    Found this old inspiring video briefly showing our Lama HE Tsem Rinpoche ‘s life and the stories behind Kechara organization. Interesting….. Beautiful and meaningful video.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this video.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/world-peace-by-tsem-tulku-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 9. 2022 12:44 PM
    The Dharma Bums were a U.S. garage band, formed in 1987 in Portland, Oregon, United States. The band had performed everywhere, and sing varies of subjects travelling around the world. The best is even Dharma songs as well revolving around Tibetan culture and religion. One of the band members is a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism. Listening to the powerful Crystal Diamond Vajra Dakini, is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/dharma-bums.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:05 PM
    Interesting spiritual journey of Venerable Longlian one of the best-known students of a famous religious leader of modern China. Venerable Longlian was a talented child, at the age of four she could read, write well and was fluent in Chinese poetry. She even could recite scriptures and Buddha’s name and had visited frequently to templesqith her grandparents. Ven. Longlian studied everything from poetry to Chinese medicine under famous teachers at that time. Received teachings from Tibetan scholars as well and took initiations of the three main Gelugpa tantric deities, Vajrabhairava, Guhyasamaja and Chakrasamvara from Changkya Khutukhtu, who was one of the highest authorities in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. She did composed more than 1000 poems, through her years.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Shin for this interesting write up of China’s most outstanding Bhiksuni.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ven-longlian-modern-chinas-most-outstanding-bhiksuni.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:02 PM
    In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, monastic vows are for life. But somehow Ci’en temple in Zhejiang province offers three-month course and part-time vows recently. Situated in the luxurious forest, Ci’en temple a small temple remains its charm with impressive landscape and Buddhist culture. The Buddhist temple decided to offer admission to civilians who wanted to experience a monk’s life, only to be overwhelmed with applicants. It’s a small temple , hence only those were interested in Buddhism were given a chance. Participants of the program will live as monks in the temple free of charge. They will learn about Buddhist culture, read its scriptures and will also perform all Buddhist activities as arranged. It’s a good training ground to live as a monk or nun to cultivate minds.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Shin for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ven-longlian-modern-chinas-most-outstanding-bhiksuni.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Aug 7. 2022 03:00 PM
    Ditsa Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelug sect in the Huzhu County of Qinghai province. Interesting history of this Ditsa Monastery, been shared . How the reincarnated Lama’s body has shrunk into an incorruptible adamantine body. Nobody at the monastery has realised that the reincarnated Lama was a Great Bodhisattva who came to the world for all sentient beings, but as ordinary people. Its only after the Lama had passed away. Since then the monks in Ditsa Monastery became more serious in their practice and maintained pure moral discipline. Reading this post has gave me a better understanding of that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations as explained by Rinpoche. Set as a reminder to devote ourselves to our teacher with sincerity and respect and everyone we encounter.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-miraculous-vajrayogini-of-ditsa-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:19 PM
    Lama Ole Nydahl is a Buddhist teacher and author in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu lineage. After years of studying Buddhist teachings and meditating , he was ask to go back to the West set up Buddhist centers. He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. As advice by his teacher the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje whom he met at Kathmandu, Nepal he founded the first Buddhist center in the west. Had studied and took many more initiations under many highly attained Lamas such as Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Ogyen Tulku Rinpoche and so on.He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. Since then, he has travelled worldwide giving lectures, leading meditation courses and guiding Buddhist centers . Lama Ole is the author of several books and is one of the best known western Buddhist teachers. Through his activities the Karma Kagyu lineage is one of the most popular Buddhist traditions in the West. Lama Ole Nydahl received the transmission of the Phowa teachings from highest Tibetan masters and is today the most significant teacher of this practice in the Western world. Interesting biography .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lama-ole-nydahl.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:18 PM
    Meditation on death awareness is one of the oldest practices in all Buddhist traditions. Buddhist meditation practice of remembering that death can strike at anytime and anywhere. We should practice diligently and with urgency in every moment, even in the time it takes to draw one breath. Over the centuries Buddhism has evolved many different techniques such as mindfulness, loving-kindness and visualisation. Death awareness can serve as a real aid to practice, the importance of using every moment wisely, while we still have the time.
    Reading this article again to refresh , it’s a profound teachings one should read and understand it what is all about. All it take us 10 minutes of our time to do the practice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ten-minutes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:15 PM
    So blessing seeing all those beautiful Tara at Kechara . Walking through the Tara walk feeling the calmness as if we are walking into the wilderness of a forest . One will surely feels it , all due the kindness of our Lama Tsem Rinpoche , sponsors and those involved in this meritorious project.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/21-taras-of-tara-walk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 1. 2022 02:33 PM
    n Buddhism, there are a variety of attitudes towards different forms of fasting . According to Buddhist tradition, Buddha’s holy form as the ‘Fasting Buddha’ serves as a reminder for us and inspiration of Buddha’s difficult journey to achieve enlightenment. Fasting Buddha Shakyamuni fasted for forty-nine days under the bodhi tree while subjecting his body to extreme conditions to achieve enlightenment. Although it is believed that the Buddha endured great agony because of prolonged fasting, he never gave up and had used the challenges to justify abandoning his spiritual pursuit. Interesting read. Looking at all those images of Fasting Buddha tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing ….a reminder all of us nor matter what happen , never give up in our spiritual journey.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fasting-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Aug 1. 2022 02:32 PM
    Reading this again, its worth as great teachings by great Masters and looking at those rare pictures is a blessings. More over listening the powerful Holy voices of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is indeed rare and precious. Merely by hearing HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s voices and teachings is a blessings too. For everyone at the hall understands all about the Dharma Protector after hearing HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s explanations. The truth is the truth and it cannot be wrong. Interesting read with precious pictures tell us a thousands words. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s advice on Dorje Shugden’s Practice with Chinese, Japanese, Nepali and Spanish subtitles is incredible so many more people will come to know the thruth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

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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
3 years ago
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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7 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
7 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
9 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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