Losing a Handbag and Finding a Miracle

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On 31st October 2015, I lost my handbag and valuables at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (“KLIA”). Then, a stranger called and told me that my handbag has been found. 

My name is Valentina Suhendra.  I am the founder and Chairwoman of Yayasan Kechara Indonesia (“YKI”).  I received the practice of Wisdom Buddha and Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden several years ago from my Guru H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.  My Guru told me that if I rely on Dorje Shugden, he would take care of me and all my endeavours.  I followed my Guru’s advice.

On 31st October 2015, I went to Kuala Lumpur for a visit.  After I arrived at KLIA, I changed my SIM card to Malaysian number and put the phone number information inside my handbag.  Then, just like other visitors, I cleared immigration and collected my suitcases.  I remembered, I was using an airport trolley and put my handbag on the upper section of the trolley.    

My handbag contained all my cash for the trip, some jewelry, passport, plane tickets, international driving license, credit cards, ATM cards, etc.  I went out through door #5 at arrival hall and called the driver, Mr. Rahman.  I have known Mr. Rahman for more than eight years.  After he arrived, Mr. Rahman was busy moving my bigger suitcases to his car, I was very much occupied with my mobile phone and forgot to take my handbag along. 

Halfway to my destination, I realized that I did not have my handbag with me. I was very scared and asked Mr. Rahman to go back to the airport.  The trip back seemed like forever, and I was chanting Dorje Shugden mantra all the way.  After we arrived, I asked around whether anyone saw a black M&S handbag.  The responses were negative.  I went to the information counter and was suggested to go to the police station at level 5 of KLIA airport. I went to the police station and reported the incident. 

In the police station, the police officers were very kind.  They asked CCTV section to search for what happened with my handbag.  I told them I was thirsty and did not have money because all the cash was in my handbag.  The police bought me a drink and tried to make me feel better with their kind words.  However, I could tell that they were pessimistic that my handbag could be found.  I continued to chant Dorje Shugden mantra.  I think the mantra calmed me down.  Somehow, there was a voice inside my head that said “Don’t worry, you’ll get your bag.”  About two hours later, a lady named Ms. Janice Chong called me and asked whether I lost my handbag.  I told her yes.  She said her boss found my handbag and they invited me to come to their office in Kajang to collect my handbag the next day.  Janice gave me her office address along with the information that she is from a company called Smart Cable (M) Sdn Bhd. (“Smart Cable”).  The police officers did some verification by calling Janice’s back.  Then they told me that it is quite safe for me to go to that company address.  I thanked the police officers for their kindness. 

On the way back, my driver, Mr. Rahman told me that he was praying for me.  I told him that I did not have any money to pay him for this trip.  He said not to worry about it.

The next day, my Kecharian friends, Su Ming, Jerry and Wylfred, drove me to Smart Cable office.  I prayed to Dorje Shugden along the way so that I would get my handbag with the content intact.  I was particularly thinking about the memento from my late grandmother that was inside the bag.  It was very precious to me because it reminded me of my beloved grandmother.  I prayed to Dorje Shugden that the content of the handbag would be intact 

When we arrived at Smart Cable Office, Ms. Janice Chong greeted us.  She introduced us to her boss Mr. Ken Yuan, who happened to be the Managing Director of Smart Cable.  Mr. Ken Yuan brought my handbag and asked me to explain the content of the bag.  Afterward, we verified the content together.  Everything was there. I was so relief.  I thanked Mr. Ken Yuan and offered him a silver Gyenze (i.e., Dorje Shugden in increase form) pendant.  My Kechara friends also offered some gifts to Mr. Ken Yuan to express their gratitude. 

When I reflected on that series of events following the lost of my handbag, I received so much kindness for everyone I met.  I sincerely thank everyone involved including Mr. Rahman the driver, the police officers on duty at KLIA, Mr. Ken Yuan and Ms. Janice, and my Kecharian friends.  I am very grateful that I have followed my Guru’s advice to rely on Dorje Shugden.  Dorje Shugden’s blessing is so real and immediate.

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  1. Tsa Tsa Ong on Feb 18, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you Valentina for sharing your miracle story that happened in KLIA. I always believe that blessings comes is many ways when we have faith. Especially in our Guru and Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Thank you very much Rinpoche for bringing us Dorje Shugden practice to benefit everyone🙏😘☘️🌈

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 22, 2016 at 2:06 am

    There is nothing too small for Dorje Shudgen to extend his help to us if we have faith and rely on Dorje Shugden, he will surely help us out.

  3. Adeline Tan on Jan 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you Valentina for sharing your miracle story that happened in KLIA. I strongly believed that it is because of your good samaya with the Guru and the deep faith you have in protector Dorje Shugden that your lost hand bag had been found within hours with all the valuable inside still intact. Truly happy for you!

  4. Beatrix Ooi on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    This is truly a miracle, we all know that losing a handbag in the airport is a disaster and to be able to get it back is almost impossible, but the bag was returned to Valentina in a perfect condition and nothing was taken. How amazing is that? It’s almost like dropping a pin in the ocean and being able to retrieve it back.

    When we have good samaya or spiritual relationship with our guru, whatever inner and outer obstacles we have will be pacified if we have integrity and do our work well with the sole intent to benefit others. Valentina’s story has taught us how important is it to follow our guru’s advise and to trust Him one hundred percent because our guru will never hurt us.

  5. Stella Cheang on Dec 18, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    This is an extraordinary story. In normal circumstances, Valentina can basically bid farewell to her handbag. But here, Dorje Shudgen once again showed us that if we have faith in him, diligent in his practice and keep a clean samaya with Guru, Dorje Shugden will always protect and guide the student without fail.

    Thank You very much to Rinpoche who so kindly share this true story. It increases our faith in Dorje Shugden. And ever more thankful to Rinpoche for teaching us the practice of Dorje Shugden, we are so lucky.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  6. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 2, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Dear Rinpoche and Valentina for the sharing.

    My learning from the sharing is that if we follow Guru’s advice, keeping a clean samaya, transform and go all the ways. We will always guided and protected by Dharma Protector Dorje Shudgen

    Thank you with folded hands

    Pee Bee Chong

  7. freon on Nov 28, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    From this incident. I learned that Protector will always protect the student who learned dharma sincerely. Valentina is a very devoted student. She have helps Rinpoche is spreading the Dharma since she met Rinpoche years ago.

    Protector have shown to us again that he is always around us to guide us, be with us whenever we need. Protector Dorje Shugden is very close to us always

  8. Chris Chong on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Valentina for sharing this amazing story.

    This is a very good example of how a Dharma Protector can help us in dire times like this. Losing your belongings at an international airport is a disaster for a foreigner like Valentina and it would take a miracle to be able to have it returned unscathed. If it wasn’t Dorje Shugden, I could not find a better explanation.

    Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden can do much much more than just helping us looking for lost items. He can guide us and hold our hands until we reach the firm ground of liberation. However, we need to do our part to ensure that he can assists us when we needed him the most. We need to have a clean and strong samaya with our Guru is the foremost. The Guru and Dharma Protector is very close and sometimes the Guru will assign a Dharma Protector to a fellow student. It will be very hard for the Dharma Protector to aid in your problems when you have a broken samaya with your guru. It is not logical to disobey your Guru and then ask help from the Dharma Protector that he assigned you.

    Secondly, we need to keep a close bond with our dharma protector with doing our sadhana everyday without missing out. This is like calling the Dharma Protector everyday and keeping a close connection. So, when we are in need of his swift assistance, he can easily help us.

    Valentina must had did her part well and when she calls for Dorje Shugden’s assistance, it will be very effective.

    Chris

  9. Nicholas on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you Valentina for your sharing.

    I strongly believe that it because of your good samaya with your Guru and your prayers being heard by the protector. Rinpoche said before if we don’t have a clean samaya the Protector would not able help us. This is not because the protector doesn’t want to help us but we don’t have the merits for the protector to help us. I agree with this logic as we are in control of what we want the result to be. If we are consistent with our dharma work and do not keep collecting negative karma but instead accumulate more merits from our virtuous act from benefiting others we would able to get help from the protector as we created the substance or causes for him to help us.

    Thank you Valentina again for showing us an example of your great devotion and action for me to be inspired.

  10. Wah Ying on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Valentina tells a story or a miracle that many of us have witnessed or experienced personally. With trust and faith in our Guru and Protector, there are miracles, miracles do happen.

    To lost and found your personal belongings in an international airport with so many people in and out, is more or less like finding a needle in a deep ocean. But it happens to Valentina. Valentina has strong faith in her Guru and Protector, she initiated Yayasan Kechara Indonesia to help the poor and those in need. Yayasan Kechara Indonesia, as a non-profit organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty. Yayasan Indonesia grows over the years and has benefitted many. They feed the poor, sponsored students and provide medical for the urban poor.

    Thank you Valentina for sharing the beautiful story and wonderful testimonial 🙂

  11. Jutika Lam on Nov 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    An International airport like Kuala Lumpur Intertional Airport is somewhat like a little city itself and losing a handbag in such a huge place like that is really a nightmare and most of the time sadly, due to human greed, a passer by would be irresponsible and keep the valuable contents themselves.

    It is quite surprising that Ms.Janice Chong found your bag and went the extra mile to return the handbag to you when she could have just easily drooped it off at the Information counter.

    This must have been the work of Dorje Shugden working behind the scenes to ensure you get your handbag back.

    This proves the miraculous powers of Dorje Shugden to be able to have kept your bag safe while it was away from you and making sure you got it back.

    Thank you Valentina for sharing this wondeful testimonial!

  12. Pavara Lam on Nov 5, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Miracles can happen when you least expect it and most of the time you really need one.
    As of now the rate of crime in Malaysia is quite high, thus it is a real dream come true that the handbag could be found with not a single thing missing from the bag.
    Dorje Shugden can make all sort of miracles a reality, from an accident to financial difficulties, you name it it the miracle can happen. As long as you have faith in Dorje Shugden anything can happen. Don’t forget that you may not notice the miracles, lets say that you are on the way to somewhere for an important meeting, but you miss the turning that will take you to the place so you have to take a longer route. But later you find out that a billboard had fell on to that road at about the same time as you missed the turning.

    Remember Dorje Shugden can manifest in any forms any place or anything, so as long as you really believe in Dorje Shugden everything is covered.

  13. graceleong on Nov 3, 2015 at 11:57 am

    In this time and age in this country crime rates are high. It is indeed a miracle that a nice handbag filled with so much precious and valuable items left in a public area can be retrieved with all the items intact !! Thank you Valentina for your sharing and I am happy for you that you didn’t loose your valuable items. Thank you to the Protector for always looking out for all of us ! It’s also great to know that there are still good samaritans out there who are honest !!

  14. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Nov 3, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Thank you Valentina for sharing your own experience at the very moment when you noticed your handbag was left at the airport.

    This incident has proven to us that by relying 100% on Dorje Shugden and recite His mantra with strong faith at the time of urgency, Dorje Shugden will help us in every possible way.

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us the teaching of Dorje Shugden practice that not only protect us in the form of spirituality but also help us at the times of urgency in secular aspects. May more people able to meet with our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden and able to practise Dharma through the protections receive from Dorje Shugden.

  15. Pema Thinley on Nov 3, 2015 at 3:41 am

    That is wonderful and amazing story. How fortunate to have come across the Precious Protector. _()_ thank you for sharing lah

  16. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Nov 3, 2015 at 2:46 am

    How wonderful our Protector take care of us 100% when we have 100% faith with Him.

    Thanks Valentina and Admin that sharing with the story to remind us we should always rely on Guru and Protector 100% no matter in what situation and no matter we are!

  17. Julien Roth on Nov 2, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    This is truly a miracle!

    For me, when I lose something, especially in such a public place (probably the most public a place can get) like an airport, its done forever and there is no hope of finding again. But this wasn’t the case in this situation. Valentina’s handbag was found, which is actually very unlikely.

    Any other person would have found the handbag and kept it for their own selfish needs. Whether it be to sell it or simply steal the items within the handbag. But Ms Janice and her boss were extremely kind and compassionate for doing what they did. It is not easy to find people like them in this world.

    Although the kindness and awareness of Ms Janice and her boss may play a large role in the recovery of the handbag, I would say that Dorje Shugden would have also had an impact. Because Valentina was constantly praying to Dorje Shugden for the safe return of her bad, Dorje Shugden probably heard her prayers and helped her.

  18. Sarah on Nov 2, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Valentina’s experience is proof that when one has guru devotion and has faith in one’s protector, miracles do happen. Not only did Valentina get her handbag back, she received kindness from all the people she met and the help that she needed.

  19. Jacinta Goh on Nov 2, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Dear Valentina,

    First and foremost, I am glad that the handbag of yours have been found and actually it’s unusual to have found it in that manner. The unwavering faith that you have on Dorje Shugden has made it possible, but I think the key here is the strong Guru Devotion of yours towards H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. “Trust the Guru all the way”. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Jill Yam on Nov 2, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    In this day and time it’s quite hard to find someone decent.
    But due to Valentina’s faith in her protector Dorje Shugden her handbag is returned to her with everything intact. I don’t think this is luck. This is the merits she has accumulated by her faith and loyalty to her Guru ~Tsem Rinpoche and Protector Dorje Shugden.
    This is her good karma. This is how the Protector helps us in times of need.
    Trust Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for the above sharing.

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    Jetsun Milarepa was a Tibetan siddha, who famously was a murderer as a young man then turned to Buddhism to become an accomplished buddha despite his past. He is generally considered as one of Tibet’s most famous yogis and poets, serving as an example for the Buddhist life. Interesting biography of Milarepa which I truly enjoying and inspiring story of him. Depicted with Mahasiddha Marpa a great translator, Vajravarahi is a semi-wrathful form of Vajra Yogini, and Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, created a beautiful powerful thangka .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-incredible-poet-and-yogi-jetsun-milarepa
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 4. 2020 06:13 PM
    Lama Tsongkhapa is a “Buddha of our times” in the Gelug Vajrayana tradition. As an enlightened being, Buddha Tsongkhapa has the same realizations as all of the Buddhas. His practice is very powerful reliable and beneficial, as he was an emanation of Avalokitesvara , Manjushri , and Vajrapani . Among the many renowned teachings he gave and dharma texts he composed, Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo. We are fortunate , having the chance to receive and practice Dharma teachings from Lama Tsongkhapa through our lama. Beautiful thangka depicted along with Dorje Shugden the powerful Dharma Protector.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and with short explanations.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/lama-tsongkhapa-sitting-on-a-lotus
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 4. 2020 03:13 PM
    It is interesting that there are certain people who have psychic power or some sort of ability that a normal person may not have. Hard to explain why they are special scientifically but I believe each person have different capabilities in this world. For me if a person if gifted with certain capabilities, then they should use it to benefit others and not bring harm for own benefit and greed. Many however, will abuse the abilities to make profit and for personal agenda.

    On the other subject on mantra, it is powerful words of Buddha which brings benefit to not only to the person who recite it but can be dedicated to all sentient beings. Appreciation to Buddha for providing mantra for us to recite and opportunity to change the situation to be better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/psychic-power-sabine-thing.html

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    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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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
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
4 weeks ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
4 weeks ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
4 weeks ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
1 month ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
1 month ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
1 month ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
1 month ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 months ago
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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