‘Beat the Haze’ with Kechara!

Jun 25, 2013 | Views: 1,009

 

Dear friends,

Two nights ago, in Kuala Lumpur and many parts of south Malaysia, the haze was extremely terrible… it was visibly bad and many people were seen in pharmacies getting face masks to protect themselves and their loved ones. There is burning of forests in nearby Indonesia and the haze from the smoke drifted from over. Two of my students were doing the same thing, when it dawned on them that many of the homeless and urban poor may not have masks also. Masks were also sold out in many pharmacies and so tourists and many Malaysians didn’t have access to any. They quickly found a face mask and eye drop supplier AND sponsorship to buy 4,000 face masks and 3,200 vials of eye drops – so that they can be freely distributed in Kuala Lumpur!

A group of youths in Kechara then got together and started to prepare everything – the signboards, choosing the distribution spots etc. At around 6pm, a group of my students and myself, went out to distribute these face masks and eye drops to the homeless and urban poor in our Kechara van. The van was recently sponsored by Edwin Tan… and it turned out to be really useful for the night! Hehe

It was a great night, and many of my students had a great time distributing these items… I like it when young people engage in meaningful activities such as helping those in need, I really encourage that. Our activity caught the attention of local news agencies and they decided to interview my students and myself on NTV7, Malaysia’s national news channel.

The whole event was Jean Ai’s idea, and Vinnie found the sponsorship. Thank you Jean Ai and Vinnie for being so caring… it is because of your care that many people on the streets are protected from the haze. Take a look at some of the photos from last night, these young people really put a huge amount of effort to benefit others, I love them very much for their selflessness and caring attitude.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Watch the “Beat the Haze” video below! 

 

 


Preparing the banners!

At Tsem Ladrang, our people are preparing the signboards to be carried around town.

 

Karen is very artistic, here she is designing and drawing on one of our signboards

 

Everyone, chipping in their effort so that we can all make it in time for the distribution

 

Almost done! Jean Mei very happy that she can be part of the designing team… hehehe…

 

 Eye drops for distribution!

 

On our way to Kuala Lumpur to distribute eye drops and masks!

Me and a few of my students riding in our Kechara van…

 

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Look at it.. the haze is really bad…

 

Interview by NTV7!

Jean Ai being interviewed by NTV7. Jean Ai conceived of the whole idea and I am so proud of her as a young Kecharian who is active, caring and gets things done and fast!!

 

Dato’ Ruby expressing how happy she is that her clients will be safe from the haze

 

Me being interviewed by NTV7

 

Distribution time!

 Me and a ‘Beat the haze with Kechara’ signboard hehe…

 

Dato’ Ruby Khong and myself in front of the Kechara van!

 

 

It is an honor to be able to distribute these needed items.

 

My students: Distributing to everyone they see!

 

 

Our eyes were watery and throats itchy from the haze.

 

 Supper at a local porridge place in downtown KL! I took everyone out to eat…

 

 Happy Kecharians who are happy doing good works for the public!

 


 

Distribution in Bentong, Pahang!

The morning crowd is bustling!

 

Joy walking up to a truck driver to hand him a mask…

 

Sarah explaining to the nice old lady how to use the eye drops!

 

Jean Ai handing out masks and eye drops to a lovely couple…

 

Joy and a recipient of the mask hehe

 

Jean Mei and Bryan speaking to a lady selling red spinach in the morning market!

 

Who’s the latest member of the Red Warriors???

 

May all of the children in Malaysia be safe from the haze.

 

Jean Mei handing out masks to 2 morning market shoppers!

 

Handing out masks to the school guards. They stand outside all day…

 

Jean Ai and Justin distributing masks to a few men having their breakfast before work.

 

All motorcyclists are directly exposed to the haze.

 

Vinnie handing out masks…

 

Joy giving eye drops to the local barber…

 

Even those working in the office should be safe from the haze!

 

 


 

Media Coverage

BREATHE EASIER: Soup kitchen volunteers brave the choking haze to distribute the essential items to city folk, especially the homeless

KUALA LUMPUR: CITY folk awoke on Friday to a dismal sight — the city enshrouded in a foul-smelling fog.

Since the haze arrived in Malaysia last week, the Air Pollutant Index (API) has increased dramatically, reaching 750 in Muar, Johor, where a state of emergency has been declared.

It was in these conditions that Elena Khong, 27, of Kechara Soup Kitchen came up with the idea of distributing free face masks and eye drops to the Malaysian public.

In the comfort of her air-conditioned home, she realised that not everybody could afford clean air, which has become a luxury in these hazy times.

For many, outdoor work would continue as usual and for the homeless, whom her mother Datuk Ruby Khong served, there would not be a home to find refuge in.

Khong rallied her friends to hit the streets, at a time when most Malaysians were withdrawing into their homes.

In one afternoon, the team raised the funds and purchased 4,000 masks and 2,400 individually-packaged eye drops.

Led by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the spiritual guide of Kechara, and Khong’s mother, the young volunteers braved the choking conditions to distribute the items.

Each recipient received two face masks and two sets of eye drops.

In one night, the team covered Cahaya Suria, Chow Kit, Masjid Negara, Pudu and Jalan Bukit Bintang.

The homeless were especially grateful for the supplies, being unable to afford them themselves.

“We need to look out for one another,” said Khong.

“The elderly and young children are most at risk as their respiratory systems are more easily affected by the haze. Watch out for symptoms such as cough, fever, sore throat and sore eyes, and seek medical treatment if it persists.”

With the haze set to continue for another week, the government has issued notices urging people to stay indoors, avoid strenuous outdoor activities and drink plenty of water.

As cloud seeding operations commence, it is critical that Malaysians take the necessary precautions.

Visit www.kechara.com or the Department of Environment website at www.doe.gov.my, for details.

 

 Tsem Tulku Rinpoche helps the volunteers to give away face masks and eye drops to folk out in the streets.

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 15, 2018 at 11:23 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:25 pm

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  3. Lin Mun on Sep 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    This is a great idea to help the homeless. Especially people who have sensitive eyes, eye drops is very important. I have very sensitive eyes and when the haze is bad, it irritates my eyes even when I am in indoor. So can’t imagine those who needs to be outdoor most of the time.

    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for the wonderful ideas and cares for the people.

  4. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

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  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  6. Stella Cheang on Jan 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    It is very nice to read that Kecharians care for the community and help everyone within their reach to beat the haze back in 2013. There is lots of care and love within the Kechara family, hence, love and care spill over to everyone they come across; from the client under the care of Kechara Soup Kitchen in the KL area, to folks in the Bentong district where Kechara Forest Retreat stands. There is no missing of Kecharians in action in every season, doing something for the community and giving back. Thank you Kechara, thank you Rinpoche.

  7. Frederick Law on Jul 5, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Rinpoche compassion in action has inspire so many people to be kind, caring, giving, loving to others. Rinpoche skillfully uses different method, approach to bring Dharma to people, and also spreading positive vibe of giving and care to others.

    The free mask and eye drops is a wonderful example of how Tsem Rinpoche Dharma, the sincerity of giving and care has inspired young people like Pastor Jean Ai to think of getting mask to the homeless and people in KL who are affected by the severe haze.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILtLVW06R0Q

  8. Jane Lee on May 27, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Wow!!!!! This is such a good idea!!!!! I hope my Buddhist centre will do the same thing as Kechara.

  9. jerry_sito on Oct 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    感恩仁波切总是身与力行的,离开他的法座,亲自的参与所有的佛法工作,并与我们贴近的一起从事佛法工作,并给予我们直接的佛法教诲,开示,与鼓励

    透过这样的活动,把克切拉佛法中心的爱及伟大的佛法教诲,无私的传播出去,给予任何每一位需要帮助的人,并在他们心中结下佛法种子

    这一切的善举,全因仁波切的爱

  10. Edern Tan on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    That was a good idea as there are lots of people who dont have much miney and they dun wan to waste the money for it some dont even have money for it. There are also illegal sellers selling mask at a very high price. I wonder why people care more for money and not other people. They have no compassion towaed the poors and they should do the same as you all if they can.
    Heard the haze coming back. Be careful

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  12. Bryan Ho on Jul 13, 2013 at 1:07 am

    It’s was a real unforgettable experience, a group of people just gather together and help and contribute the society. It was totally impromptu, it’s all thank to Jean Ai, who always care for the unfortunate,and came out with the idea to give out free masks and eye drop for the needy, and our young volunteer Vinnie (Mei Mei) actually immediately raised the fund so we can purchased the masks and eyedrops.
    I’m glad I’m part of this team to do something for Malaysia.
    It was quite interesting, while we on the way to give away these mask and eyedrops, Seng Piow told us actually the haze was due to forest fires from Indonesia. The fire was highly suspected set up by a Malaysia’s company which based in Indonesia.
    It’s how funny Karma works, when a Malaysia company set the fire, even though it was miles away but still we are suffered by the haze. Karma really come back to us real fast.
    We are lucky the haze is finally settle down now, and I hope we, Kechara will have more resources to help whoever need help all the time.

  13. Wah Ying on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    宗教不是远离人群的,宗教是走进人群的,走入民间的。这个派口罩给民众的行动,是很好的证明:宗教不是属于寺院,属于僧伽的。佛教宣扬的利他、慈悲、仁爱,都是普及的概念。派口罩这个举动表现了用行动把抽象的关怀和爱的概念形象化。

  14. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    "打擊煙霧"克切拉團體行善不落人後,積極在各處分發面罩和眼滴給群眾,並在適當的時機給人群應有的幫助和傳達煙霧對身體的傷害,讓群眾生活在煙霧的環境時可以保護自己。可見善行不在乎大小,只要是能幫助眾生,都應積極實踐。

  15. Cliff on Jul 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    It looks like a lot of fun! I’m so proud of Jean Ai coming up with this idea and everyone chipping in to help those in need who can’t afford face masks and eye drops. It was a very selflessness idea and quick reaction to get everything organised and hitting the streets straight away, an amazing job well done. Those people who received the masks looks so happy and grateful. Everyone in kechara has such a kind heart.

  16. AdelineTan on Jul 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    What a brilliant idea from Jean Ai for a good cause to distribute face masks and eye drops to the homeless and urban poor and Vinnie was so kind to get the sponsorship for these items.As i can see from those pictures here, these young and energetic Kecharians were so happy and enthusiastic in distributing face masks and eye drops to everyone they see. Even our Guru was so kind and took time off to join them.They were being interviewed by NTV7 and got the media coverage on that day, hope that more and more people will know about Kechara and come and join our activities in benefiting others.

  17. Sharon Saw on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Well done Jean Ai and Vinnie for this initiative and everyone who went to help. I love the photos which show how happy and excited the team of volunteers was to prepare and go out and help. This is the compassionate spirit HE Tsem Rinpoche inculcates in his students and i hope that this will inspire others to go out and help others in the same way. What is wonderful is that this is not a one off event, because the Kechara Soup Kitchen, as inspired by Tsem Rinpoche, feeds the homeless everyday and sees what it can do to help. Volunteers and supporters are all welcome! Read more about KSK at http://www.kechara.com/soup-kitchen/ or on their facebook https://www.facebook.com/KSKPage

  18. Eric Lee KHJB on Jul 1, 2013 at 12:59 am

    走入人群中的活佛,这正是我的上师的作风。他就是那么一位慈悲的活佛,每当人们需要他时,他将会是第一个走在前面的人,他也时常把他人的利益放在最重要的位置,处处体现了佛法的教育,是值得我们去学习的。像他那样具备功德圆满的活佛都需要那么实际的修行,更何况我们这些凡夫俗子,所以只要跟着师傅的脚步,假以时日必能在修行的道路上有所成绩。

  19. Alan Chan KHJB on Jul 1, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Great ! Kecharian did the good job , Jean Ai come out brilliant idea to help our clients and Vinnie find the sponsor . Tsem Rinpoche very kind to distribution the eye drop and mask to our clients to redure the suffering of haze . Thank you Rinpoche sharing.

  20. tenzin llhamo on Jun 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Kecharians are really kind and caring! Especially for those homeless who cannot afford to buy the masks and eyedrops. Jean Ai and Vinnie are really smart to have thought of this! To be able to find the sponsorship and find the supplier. Not only that, the homeless also get blessings from Rinpoche! How wonderful!

  21. Grace Leu on Jun 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks for the updates, this is a very meaningful activities to show care and need.it really good to have mask and eye drops during haze periods.

  22. Valentina Suhendra on Jun 30, 2013 at 8:07 am

    nice gesture!

  23. Low KHJB on Jun 30, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Great job done, fellow Kecharians!You made sure that everyone deserve the precaution to prevent the effect of the haze include the under privilege.It was done with such speed and care .Wow!

  24. mitra dukhi on Jun 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    ITS great and creative iead . I Really love this and rejoice Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  25. Sean Wang on Jun 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    This is a lovely idea that I know can only be done by Kecharians. The haze is a problem that has caused even the closure of schools. Only Rinpoche would do so much for other, even strangers.

    I rejoice for all the participants. I wish I could have gone but I was told that it was only for 18 and above 🙁

  26. David Lai on Jun 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    This is quite a novel idea and it all came together because of the quick initiative of Jean ai and her friends in coming up with the sponsorship and the creation of these interesting materials. I think that it is a great idea and one that helped the homeless while KL was hardhit by the haze and pollution. I am sure Rinpoche loves the idea and came along in support of his hardworking students Mei Mei and Jean Ai. It was fun distributing the face mask in Bentong with them.

  27. Patsy on Jun 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Kudos to Jean Ai for this brilliant idea and Vinnie for raising the funds for the face masks and eye drops. Because of these two fine young ladies, many people out in the streets benefited from this.

    While most of us complained about the haze and remained indoor, Rinpoche and the Red Warriors braved the haze and were busily distributing face masks and eye drops to the folk out in the streets.

    This is indeed compassion through action!!!!!

  28. HelenaC on Jun 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

    After reading and knowing Rinpoche and the Red Warriors in action, I really feel so proud that the young and energetic Kecharian are so creative, innovative and kind hehehe…Very sweet and thoughtful to benefit the homeless and the needy at this awful haze time! Rejoice for all of you and kudos 😉

  29. Louise Lee on Jun 27, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Love and care in action!

    This is what we learn from our Guru Tsem Rinpoche!

    Stop counting what you cannot do, but count what you CAN do and start doing it. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

  30. Lim (KH JB) on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Dear Rinpoche, u are so awesome and fully compassion to others no matter who they are where they are. Rinpoche still going out to distribute masks and eye drops while Rinpoche tailbone still in pain…

    Salute to Rinpoche and all Red Warriors, Kecharians always reach out peoples who needed helps in time…

    Rejoice!!!

  31. lewkwanleng on Jun 26, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Really love this and rejoice, more so for the homeless who have to be outdoor even at night.

    For those who have not experienced this haze, it is difficult to explain how severe is the problem. For me, I had watery eyes, running nose, itchy throat and coughing. You can wake up with burning smell.

    May all be reliefed from this suffering. Thank you all especially Jean Ai and Vinnie!!

  32. Jutika Lam on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Even though the haze was terrible that night I am glad that so many of our young Kecharians went all out to distribute the face masks and eye drops to the homeless as well as to the people in the public who are not really aware how bad the haze is or maybe just couldn’t get their hands on a mask because it has been sold out everywhere.

    I am happy to know that the homeless can now breath a sigh of relive to know that KSK has got them covered for the Hazy Days ahead.

    Thank you Rinpoche for being so compassionate to also get out there with the volunteers to help distribute the much needed necessities to the Public and the Homeless.

    Great Idea Jean Ai

    Great Job Everyone!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing!

    With Regards
    Jutika

  33. Erickksiow on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Kechara never stop to keep benefiting others, pround of Jean Ai and Vinnie, looking forward to help out other departments.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing.

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  34. Lucas Roth on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    this is so thoughtful and caring, thank you aunty Jean Ai for being so thoughtful and caring for other people that could not get things like that. thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and for being there helping people too.

  35. Jay Jae on Jun 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    the haze is a disaster for many dwelling in Malaysia and Singapore but Rinpoche has instilled something different in us, to be more caring and look out for others. In the face of adversity, Jean Ai has thought about others and went all out to help those who are needy in the streets.

    the whole team synergy was really cool as we laughed and enjoyed ourselves giving out masks to the homeless and members of the public, ensuring that they too get some love and care.

    Thank you Rinpoche for guiding us and nurturing us to become people with genuine care for others.

    Kechara is about CARE!

  36. Joy on Jun 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    It was really good fun and Jean Ai’s little good samaritan activity became a full blown news worthy report. What’s even more awesome is that Rinpoche decided to come a long… actually this idea for Rinpoche to go out on the streets to give the masks and eye drops out came from Bryan Ho!

    Suddenly while we were in the room with Rinpoche discussing if Rinpoche should or should not go… next thing we know, we are puting on the Red KSK T-shirts, Rinpoche is changing in to his robes and we are sitting in our very own 1st Kechara Van! What a way to spend our night and sure beats pretending to be something we’re not and screaming for attention the wrong way 🙂

  37. edward ooi on Jun 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, This idea is so creative and because of this brilliant idea, many people are prevented from all kinds of sicknesses because of the mask and eye drops distributed by Rinpoche. Happy distributor + Happy receiver = BEAT THE HAZE(This is what I’m thinking right now,LOL)

  38. Samten Lhendup on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I really appreciate for what Kechara is doing…they are always there to help at times of emergency…no matter where they are. Service the people who are in need of help with a kind heart always bring happiness to oneself and others. May Kechara always show great example to the whole world, how we can help each other for our own well being! And May H.E Tsemkultu Rinpoche live long in good health turning the wheel of precious dharma to all!

  39. Jessica Yap on Jun 26, 2013 at 1:24 am

    At times like this where people are just thinking of looking after themselves, the people who’re on the streets are often forgotten. What a thoughtful gesture from Rinpoche and Kecharians. Thank you Jean Ai and Vinnie for helping with the project. The friends on the streets will be protected with the masks and eye drops. How wonderful!

    Thank you for your loving kindness always, Rinpoche! Inspiring as always!

  40. May Ong on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    This was an excellent idea from Jean Ai as well as Vinnie who raised the funds to sponsor the Masks and Eye Drops to distribute out to the homeless on the street and anyone else!

    Hip Hip Hooray to these young Kecharians who shown the same selfless care and kindness to others. Dharma in Action indeed!

  41. So Kin Hoe on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    This action is truly meaningful to many people around the city, especially for the homeless people. i am sure all the participants, the local folks and those who have received the face mask and eye drops will always remember Kechara. Thank you Rinpoche, Jean Ai, Vinnie and many more for sharing the most essential face mask and eye drops at this point of hazy time.

  42. Julien Roth on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Wow, this is so cool! Rinpoche is so kind to do this and give people masks and eyedrops for free. And Jean Ai was so smart to come up with this idea. Also, Vinnie was extremely helpful to be able to find the Sponsors for the masks and eye drops. I am sure that because of the kindness of Rinpoche, Jean Ai, Vinnie and everyone who was helping, many people have avoided pain and suffering from the haze.

  43. beatrix ooi on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I had a really fun time reading through the whole article as well as watching the video. It’s great to see people receiving these free masks and eye drops as the haze is getting worse within these few days. People’s health might be threatened if they do not wear masks to protect themselves. The people look happy after receiving the masks and eye drops, and it’s a really great thing to know.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  44. shelly tai on Jun 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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    Rejoice for all the participants may all of us continue to have this oppotunities to serve others. Thank you Rinpoche for continue teaching us to be a better person.

  45. Choongs on Jun 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Wow, that was such a wonderful idea and to get it executed in such a short time too… and remember, avoid fried foods.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:18 PM
    Pemayangtse Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim and the most famous monastery in West Sikkim. It’s a spiritual retreat for every tourist the whole year through as it offers a meditative environment quietly set amidst woods. Wow…This monastery is about 300 years old, which also offers the reflection of the rich architecture the ancient manuscripts and scriptures to tourist . I would love to see this legendary monastery with such an interesting history behind it. Recording to the British explorer and the Professor of Tibetan, description of Dorje Shugden found at Pemayangtse Monastery in Sikkim is rare and significant. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:14 PM
    A bird-friendly garden can be exactly many people would love to have. I am one of them I loved spotting and watching birds especially when the birds chirping sounds can be heard. Sitting under a tree , listening to birds chirping while reading a good book is priceless. The nature of the enduring happiness which the love of birds gives makes my day. Birds are some of the most wonderful manifestations of nature. Feeding them with foods is a wonderful sight to see too. Its Rinpoche ‘s kindness and compassion that had inspired all of us to be kind , caring to all animals nor matter what they are.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/fulfillment-in-my-garden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:13 PM
    A profound teachings about the mind and reincarnation. We are fortunate with Rinpoche ‘s teaching online and videos we could learn some knowledge from it. Many people have benefited from all these wonderful teachings especially how reincarnation works and how is the emptiness related to karma as well. With simplicity, comprehensive and logical explanations of our mind for all to understand. After watching those teachings from the videos , it opened my thoughts , to how reincarnation works. Still learning. Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-mind-and-how-it-reincarnates.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 12:01 AM
    Today there are more people turning to be a vegetarian. Vegetarians are usually more conscious about the earth and their overall health. People should consider becoming vegetarian because it has health benefits, reduces animal abuse, and helps reduce the risk of some diseases.

    Vegetarian diet has become mostly accepted in many cultures for its limitless benefits. It will be a healthy option if we choose to adopted to be a vegetarian with well balance diet. Of course going green definitely keeps immunity higher.

    Thank you for the knowledgeable sharing article, It is important for people around the world to understand the importance of being vegetarian.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 11:20 PM
    It is very beautiful. The house you wish for in Colorado is a dream which is waiting to be fulfilled into reality but this one is real. You will find you won’t have any problems going for retreats when you feel you want to have a change of environments or to get away.
    A perfect place for prayers, meditation and retreats.Thank you very much for the good article with nice pictures.


    https://bit.ly/2Y3s8qe
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:41 PM
    Nearly everyone has had weird, scary experiences, things that happen in life that seem to defy any sort of rational explanation. Unexplained at times. For me I am not scare as long as I do not disturb them. In fact feel sad for them, will dedicate my prayers to them now since prayers can help them. Ghost and spirit haunting always seem to be up to mischief at times. Watched those videos……interesting when the mysterious and unexplained happens such as the ‘moving pint’ incident at the pub. Interesting sharing of ghost footage taken in different pubs around the world.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ghosts-in-the-pub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:40 PM
    Andy Mattia a friend of our Lama…Tsem Rinpoche lost and found after 24 years . Rinpoche had not forgotten about him and recollected some of the finest moments of life with him. Its not too late , at least for a moment Rinpoche knew of his passing and had a picture of him after all these long years. A friend like Andy whom Rinpoche do not want to lose as he was kind and generous ,helping Rinpoche during the most difficult times at Los Angeles, California. Interesting read of how the writers managed to search and search without giving up and found it at last .Interesting video too.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/andy-mattia-the-long-lost-friend.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:37 PM
    Everyone in the world has the right to practice what one ‘s own religion, and beliefs. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Its their choice and no one are above the law saying one should or should not pray to this and that. Our lama Rinpoche had been targeted all this years just because Rinpoche chose to continue practicing Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche had been abused online with all sorts of ugly words or so. Dorje Shugden ‘s practitioners been discriminated is really sad, just because one religious beliefs. NOT only that Rinpoche’s student too targeted using nasty words as well. Dorje Shugden is accused to be a evil spirit, they should checked and read the history and origin before commenting. Recently i did received nasty and disgusting comments too on my postings in FB. Who are they to comment , such a nonsense . Well they will soon have to swallow their own words.
    Those Dorje Shugden practitioners are not allowed to participate in many events , denied service and so forth. Reading all the untrue and nonsense comments , felt sickening and shocking. As Buddhist we should respect each other and make peace , harmony not ‘war’.
    Thank you for this sharing ,hopefully more are aware of what the ban on Dorje Shugden has caused. Enough is enough , may the ban soon be history.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/will-the-dalai-lama-agree-with-this.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 05:00 PM
    Truly a great teacher and after years of wandering, the first monastery in the Ajahn Chah tradition was found followed by many monasteries and continues to flourish.He left the world a legacy of a GREAT TEACHER of his teachings,and realizations of the Buddha dharma.
    Despite all this, Ajahn Chah attracted an increasing number of followers who wanted to become his disciples. Thank you very much for the good sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2U2hJtx
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 01:18 PM
    For more than a thousand years, artists have played a key role in the cultural life in Asia. At Tibet, Kashmir, and Nepal their arts flourished as its equally important part of their culture, architecture and their way of living to the outer world. The artist using art to express their knowledge, skills . The art painting reveal the way of lifestyle and strong belief they have in Buddhism. From the book ‘Arts from the Rooftop of Asia , Chinese has influence in the Tibetan paintings of thangkas and many art paintings in the region. Religious influence on Nepalese handicrafts. Interesting book revealing the history of arts with rare and precious pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/arts-from-the-rooftop-of-asia-tibet-nepal-and-kashmir.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 01:15 PM
    Very touching watching the short video, how affection and love the cat . The dead owner must have treated well and gave a lot of love to this cat . Well the lovely cat hugs and leaning its face against the video screen. Animals cannot tell us their feelings and thoughts, but they can use touch and body language to communicate. Animals do express emotion, such as grief and joy, just like one of us. They can be very loyal and protective. Do not hurt them , give them care and love.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-touching-hug
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jun 1. 2020 03:45 PM
    Helena Roerich , a multi-talented Russian writer, artist, theosophist, intrepid explorer, healer and philosopher, was a great inspiration to her husband Nicholas throughout their lives.
    I wonder what kind of karma she had or the life she had lived before this life for her to be spiritual since young.Thank you for the inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2XIkcKI
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 31. 2020 11:45 AM
    H. E.the 12th Dagom Rinpoche was recognized as reincarnate lama, the by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. He was known for teaching the Buddha Dharma and providing spiritual advice to thousands around the world. He was one of the lamas who openly fought the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice by the Tibetan leadership. He paid a heavy price for his devotion to his gurus and commitment on the practice of Dorje Shugden. He was well known as a loving prolific teacher, scholar, writer, yogi and a great tantric master. That was before the ban , sadly all his student turned against him as such he moved to Nepal . He worked tirelessly to spread Dharma till he entered parinirvana.
    H E the 13th Dagom Rinpoche is back, with at least 20,000 people in attendance of Tibetans watched as the young reincarnation was enthroned as per tradition. The over respond attendance of the enthronement is an auspicious omen for things to come having a lama taking rebirth inside Tibet. A reincarnation of a great lama is back as proof that those who rely on Dorje Shugden as a Dharma protector do not take rebirth in the three lower realms as claims by the Tibetan leadership. Looking at those rare, precious pictures of the grand enthronement paints a thousand words. Thousands came in droves to welcome the young incarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/enthroning-a-dharma-king-the-13th-dagom-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 31. 2020 11:42 AM
    Zaya Pandita Luvsanperenlei a prolific writer was a reincarnation of one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s disciples and also a key disciple of Drepung Monastery’s Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. He had composed books, wrote numerous texts and prayers. Even translated other works, Buddhist texts from Tibetan language to Oirat language while still serving the religious needs of the Oirat tribes in Dzungaria, Mongolia . Zaya Pandita spread Tibetan Buddhism to the Oirats, the Khalkha and even the Kalmyk people as far as in Russia. Zaya Pandita developed the Clear Script. He also wrote a biography of the First Khalkha Jetsundampa Zanabazar. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing.\\

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zaya-pandita-luvsanperenlei-1642-1708.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:54 PM
    Stunning Lady Vajrayogini looks so beautiful with all these ornament offerings. Fortunate able to see such a beautiful Lady Vajrayogini. Its take a lot of time and hard work for the team . Rejoice to all. It is indeed very meritorious offering beautiful things to the Buddhas.
    A good teachings from Rinpoche explaining of why its important for us to offer beautiful ornaments to the Buddhas.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dont-miss-this-offering-onto-vajra-yogini.html

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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
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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
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
3 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
3 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
3 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
3 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Romania 89,760
Hong Kong 88,758
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Mexico 79,660
Myanmar (Burma) 74,919
New Zealand 73,096
Switzerland 69,678
Japan 68,533
China 61,706
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Cambodia 60,964
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