Press meets me!

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On the 17th of October, I was invited to hold a press conference. The media wanted to know more about the pastorship vows that I will be conferring onto 3 people on my birthday next week. How kind of the press to be interested and I was glad to share with them.

Early that afternoon, I had been with a few contractors and architects. We were walking around Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) to identify where the Ladrang should be, as well as the area for expansion of the temporary abode. I have been staying at KFR for the past few days, overseeing the construction as it is in full swing now.

While walking around, I blacked out under the mid-day sun. We had climbed to the top of the hill at 1pm, when I suddenly felt dizzy and had to quickly sit down on the ground. When I opened my eyes, everything appeared white… I apologized to the contractors and architects, and made my way back to the cabin where I rested for half an hour. After finalizing a few details with them, I made my way down to KL for the press conference… I was so glad I can make it to the Press after the blackout… it was exhaustion, not eating and also very hot sun.

When I arrived at the gompa at around 5pm, there were 22 people from the press, from 10 publications: New Straits Times, Sin Chew Daily, Nanyang Siang Pau, Oriental Daily, China Press, Red Tomato, Mun Sang Poh, The Charm magazine, Ming Guan Feng Shui and Special Weekly.

I gave an explanation on why I came to Malaysia in the first place, what pastors and pastorship vows are about and why I want to give back to my home, Malaysia, through the building of KFR.

After talking for a while, I opened the floor to a few questions by the press… and they really asked some real good questions!! It was clear that they had done their research and “studied up” on my pictorial biography! I answered their wonderful questions after clear contemplation.. there were a few who expressed interest in KFR, so I invited them up for a personal tour. Hehe

After answering questions from the press, I presented 600 kg of rice to a nun named, Ani Yeshe Dolma. She represented Padmasambhava Children Loving Association in Klang.

Ani Yeshe Dolma is a fully ordained nun who has decided to devote her life towards taking care of orphans in Malaysia. After receiving Kechara’s gift, she humbly requested for the Kechara pastors to provide consultation for the orphans who have had an abusive upbringing… I felt that it was a very sincere request. Ani truly wants to help the children both physically and emotionally… Pastor Susan will be liaising with her to follow up on a program.

Do take a look at the pictures below for now, I will be adding a video when it’s ready – so do come back for it!

 Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

 


 

600 kg of rice. I pray that none of these children will ever go hungry.

 

 

One of the first to arrive! Ani Yeshe Dolma (right) reading the Peace book.

 

 

Kechara House front desk: (l-r) Sock Wan, Cynthia & May. The uniforms look good!!

 

 

 Senior photographer Khor Ming Xiang from Nanyang Siang Pau.

 

 

 Managing Editor Iring Tan from The Charm magazine. On the right is Sharon Saw, Director of Kechara Communications Centre. Sharon’s dept handles all of the press and media.

 

 

C. Premananthini from the New Straits Times.

 

 

 Deputy photo editor Khoo Kay Hean from Oriental Daily being handed
his press kit by Pastor Kok Yek Yee..

 

 

The press slowly filling in the seats… 

 

 

 When I arrived, I did a quick dedication before we started. This is to set the correct motivation for the press conference.

 

 

 Those sitting in front are from the Padmasambhava Children Loving Association. A few representatives came to receive the food donation.

 

My usual “get personal with the audience” style hehehe

 

 

James (background) was there to translate into Chinese for the Chinese press.

 

 

 Explaining about our plans for Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR).

 

 

James was a very good translator that day.

 

 

During the Q&A session.

 

 

Ani Yeshe Dolma accepting the 600kg of rice. The children’s association gave a token of
appreciation, thank you very much!

 

 

Exchanging gifts hehe

 

 

 Senior Reporter Wong Mei Fen from Red Tomato. I gave her our Kechara greeting cards… she looked like a creative person who would appreciate it.

 

 

 Ani Yeshe Dolma asking a few questions.

 

 

 Executive Editor Sian Teik Kim from Red Tomato. 

 

 

 I invited this beautiful lady to the Kechara Forest Retreat. She would enjoy what we’re doing up there very much. 

 

 

 C. Premananthini from the News Straits Times. 

 

 

 Managing Editor Iring Tan from The Charm magazine.

 

 

 Assistant Editor Tan Chee Yong from Red Tomato.

 

 

 Features reporter Cleo Chia Siew Ting from Oriental Daily.

 

 

 Features editor Hoo Sue Ling from Nanyang Siang Pau.

 

 

 Reporter Jacqueline Khoo from Special Weekly.

 

 

 Advertisement sales specialist Ashley Tang Phaik Kwang from Sin Chew Daily.

 

 

 Advertisement Sales specialist Kelvin Loh from Nanyang Siang Pau.

 

 

 Features reporter Pai Yin from Mun Sang Poh.

 

 

 Freelance features writer Jonah Foo from Ming Guan Feng Shui. Jonah listened attentively and was always seen taking down notes!

 

 

 Wong Wai Shyan from Sin Chiew Daily, and Sim (middle), an ex-reporter.

 

 

 Sim was very respectful. I hope that she will benefit a lot from the books.

 

 

 Joseph (left) and his beautiful mother. Joseph’s father recently passed away… Kechara House arranged for a memorial at the gompa

 

 

A few final shots.

 

 


 

Kechara House to hold pastor ordination event

22 October 2012 | last updated at 11:08PM

PETALING JAYA: Kechara House, a Tsem Tulku Buddhist organisation, will hold the second Buddhist Pastor Ordination and Refuge ceremony on Wednesday.


Tsem Tulku Rinpoche (right) handing over bags of rice to Ani Yeshe Dolma (second right) from Padmasambhava Children Loving Association members. Pic by Mohd Yusni Ariffin

 

The ceremony is being held in conjunction with Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s 47th birthday at the Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre.

A range of activities has been lined up, including video screenings, a vegetarian dinner, Kechara Kids Choir performance and prayers for Tsem Rinpoche.

The Buddhist pastor ordination ceremony was first introduced by Tsem Rinpoche to bridge the gap between monks, nuns and lay people.

Tsem Rinpoche said that even though pastorship is new to Buddhism, the vows taken by the pastors are based on the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni.

He said he will ordain three pastors this year, and that after the ordination, the pastors will be able to conduct classes and perform special Buddhist rituals.

“As a lay person holding vows, pastors make the dharma accessible to more people by giving them guidance and sharing knowledge.

“Pastors are ordinary people who have gone the extra mile in dedicating their lives to sharing the dharma.

“They have committed themselves to pursuing spirituality and encouraging it in others,” said Tsem Rinpoche.

“I know what it’s like to have very little, and I want to share what I have with those in need.

“It is not about celebrating my birthday, but more about celebrating the spirit of giving,” said Tsem Rinpoche, who is the founder and spiritual adviser of the organisation.

He said the organisation will have a retreat in two years’ time.

Catering exclusively to Malaysians, the yet-to-be-built Kechara Forest Retreat is intended to be a spiritual camp to help purify the mind, body and soul.

The retreat will include meditation classes, as well as a tour of an organic farm to educate people about healthy eating and saving the environment.

Based in Chamang, Bentong, Pahang, the total cost of the retreat project is about RM28 million.

The organisation will hold a fund-raising event for the project and seeks the help of the public for donations.

At the ceremony, 109 rice bags were also donated to the Padmasambhava Children Loving Association in Klang.

The association is a home for underprivileged children.

Those who wish to make donations can call Kechara House at 03-7803 3908.

For details, they can also visit www.kechara.com.

Kechara House to hold pastor ordination event – Central – New Straits Times -http://www.nst.com.my/streets/central/kechara-house-to-hold-pastor-ordination-event-1.160208

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  1. […] Yesterday was my 47th birthday. As with last year, it was a full day of celebration that came in conjunction with the Pastor Ordination Ceremony. The ceremony was an event that the press was interested about… just a week ago, 12 press publications came to ask a few questions about it. […]

  2. Lucas Roth on Apr 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    i hope that this causes Kechara to grow and plants seeds of Dharma into peoples minds so that when they see a Kechara poster or add they will go “i read that somewhere” . good job Rinpoche and please have a long life to spread the dharma.

  3. James Long on Nov 25, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    我非常坦白的说,我们需要经费来建 “克切拉禅修林”。所有的一些都是为的你我,为了大家。这个禅修林,不只是一个建筑物,这标榜着我们未来“心灵”的发展。禅修林是一个让我们认识自己,培养正面思考的地方。

    我们保护国土,保护环境,是不是时候我们也要为下一代的“健康思考”,“心灵健康”献出一份力?就算我们保住了世界,但人心却忘了栽培,那么社会问题还是一定会存在,因为我们治标不治本。你认为呢?

  4. Lim (KH JB) on Nov 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for staying in beautiful Malaysia to benefit all Malaysian and all sentient beings. And rejoice for the media that coming to meet Rinpoche and get know more Rinpoche, Kechara House and KFR. I truly wish that Rinpoche, KH and KFR and be fully promote by media to get more peoples know about KFR, hence sponsors will come from other places…

  5. abby F on Oct 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    My father read the news and he is very happy with what we are doing, donating rice to the needy. Rinpoche is the one who teaches me to be generous and kind. In fact, doing Dharma work with good motivation is the best thing to contribute back to the society! Even my father is interested in what Kechara’s Pastors are doing. 🙂

    All of us in Malaysia are lucky to have Rinpoche to teach here and contribute back to the society here, especially the Buddhist society in Malaysia! People from press have shown us how much they crave for Dharma(or I would say the teachings of love and compassion) and there is a lot of questions regarding spirituality in their head. I’m very happy because they asked the questions, as the media people and the media are one of the medium that spread the teachings of love and compassion! Thank you Rinpoche for always patiently teaches us and answer some of our funny questions. Thank you Rinpoche for showing up for the press conference even though Rinpoche was not well.

    And I thank Ani Yeshe Dolma for taking care the kids who lost their parents and their beloved ones. We definitely need more pastors in Kechara to extend our help out to more people.

  6. Irene Lim on Oct 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Rinpoche conquers the press.

  7. Bk on Oct 29, 2012 at 2:39 am

    The media were absolutely bowled over by Rinpoche during the press conference. I felt that although rinpoche arrived late due to the heat stroke, they “forgave” him completely by the end of the session. Many members of the press were particularly interested in rinpoche’s childhood experiences after having read his biography, The Promise. This event attracted the most press so far compared to any other Kechara event, to my knowledge.

    I was happy to know that the media people were also interested in our Kechara Village and Kechara Forest Retreat projects, and some were fortunate enough to be invited for a private tour of the facilities once it has been built. Am really looking forward to that.

  8. So Kin Hoe on Oct 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    We are blessed in Malaysia to have Tsem Rinpoche to give us the Dharma and many precious Buddhist teachings for 20 years. Rinpoche has always care for those who are less fortunate and never fail to smile in front of us even he is not well. Rejoice for all the media members to receive blessings and gifts from Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche for stay with us and continue to turn the Dharma wheel.

  9. […] Yesterday was my 47th birthday. As with last year, it was a full day of celebration that came in conjunction with the Pastor Ordination Ceremony. The ceremony was an event that the press was interested about… just a week ago, 12 press publications came to ask a few questions about it. […]

  10. […] Yesterday was my 47th birthday. As with last year, it was a full day of celebration that came in conjunction with the Pastor Ordination Ceremony. The ceremony was an event that the press was interested about… just a week ago, 12 press publications came to ask a few questions about it. […]

  11. Albert Ratchaga on Oct 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Rinpoche is a person who act on his words, when he says he want to feed the people who is hungry, he’ll do it, there is always no if, but, and can’t, to Rinpoche, everything can. Can doesn’t mean you have to do the first time right, you can fail while doing it, but the motivation is not giving up, fail, do again, fail, do again until we get it right, the key is, at least we tried our best for achieving it.

    When Rinpoche started Kechara, there are many obstacles, Rinpoche face many difficulties for the past 20 years, with the people outside, with students, etc. But he never give up, he always do 120% to push everyone and he make sure he pushes himself 200%, he always make sure he showed a good example as a leader, Rinpoche will never slack on his Dharma work, never even once, That’s Rinpoche.

    Because of Rinpoche’s consistent effort, today Kechara is able to help so many people, giving out food to feed so many people, helping them physically and emotionally and spiritually.

    Rinpoche’s compassion never end, as for us, giving up with little difficulties we face is a shame, it will only show how selfish we are, because in Dharma, it is not about ourselves, it is benefiting others.

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for always share and show us the right path we should walk, thank you Rinpoche for what I have today.

    With folded hand _/\_
    Albert

  12. wei theng on Oct 27, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with the press on Kechara & KFR. RInpoche is not well on that day but still came for the conference.
    When more press are aware of Rinpoche, Kechara, it will be helpful for getting more supports for Kechara Projects after they spread the news to the public.
    Great job Comm Team & Pastor YY for arranging and inviting the Press to the press conference.

  13. Darren Kechara Paradise on Oct 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Rinpoche’s selfless motivation to benefit every sentient beings are an extraordinary example to everyone.

  14. Adrian Chow on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for working so hard for Dharma. By seeing the pictures, what i noticed is that all the reporters are very touched by Rinpoche’s presence and compassion. May this event will bring much more benefits to others through various media and press. May Rinpoche’s vision and mission is clear from obstacles and manifest swiftly.

  15. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Kechara Forest Retreats is the biggest thing that will be coming up for Kechara in the near future, it is very exiting and much resources and people are needed to do the project. So come and lend a hand for the future and contribute to the building of this KFR.

  16. Uncle Eddie on Oct 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    At the above conference, 109 bags of rice were haned over by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to Aini Yeshe Dolma of the Padmasambhava Children Loving Association in Klang, a home for the underpriviledged children. “It is not about celebrating my birthday, but more about celeberating the spirit of giving. I know what’s its like to have very little, and I want to share what I have with those in need, said the Founder and Spiritual Adviser of the Organisation, Kechara House, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. On the ordination of the three new pastors, Tsem Rinpoche has this to comment, “The pastors will be able to conduct classes and perform special Buddhist rituals. Vows taken by pastors are based on the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni – As lay person holding such vows, pastors make Dharma accessible to more people by given them guiduance and sharing knowledge. They have committed themselves to pursuing spirituality and encouraging it in others.” Thanks for the sharing and caring Rinpoche.v

  17. Jace Chong on Oct 26, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Rinpoche is very very kind, beside explains about Kechara Forest Retreat project, patiently listen to all the questions from the press and gave very good answers for each question even Rinpoche is not feeling well. We didn’t even realize Rinpoche was not feeling well that time as Rinpoche was smiling away.

    It’s a very good event where the interactive among the media and Rinpoche is really good as the media seems to have study about Rinpoche before they attend the event.

    Each of the media member received blessings and gifts from Rinpoche directly, how fortunate!!! Wish all the media members are blessed with peace and harmony.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always giving Dharma, love and cares to all sentient beings no matter how much suffering you are having. Thank you!

  18. Wah Ying on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Giving away some packets of rice may seems simple and easy, but that’s the necessity for many who need it.

    What we have, even is little but by sharing we make the little something more special and meaningful. Whether is a packet of rice or secret of eternal happiness, Rinpoche is always willing and prepare to share with all.

    Rejoice for media friends who met Rinpoche and getting some advice from Rinpoche. We hope they could spread the news of KFR and happiness to many out there. Thank you Rinpoche, and all the media and Kechara team to make this happens.

  19. Cynthia Lee on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I was extremely surprised to see so many media people attended this press conference. The press appeared to be touched by Rinpoche’s charisma and presence. The presence I identify it as compassion which work in ways that people who meets a person which exudes pure compassion will not be able to ignore it. It doesn’t matter whether you are from the press, celebrity or any “ordinary” person, true kindness is the way to go. It touches people when you feel the care so strongly that makes you wanna cry.

  20. guat kooi tan on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I am very happy to have taken refuge with Rinpoche on the auspicious 47th birthday of Rinpoche…. Thanks so much. The Dharma on the blog not only benefits we Malaysians but also people of the whole world. I have been searching for a Guru who can guide me in my cultivation and I am very lucky to find a Great Guru in Rinpoche,thanks Rinpoche for accepting us as the students…….
    The message which Rinpoche conveyed last night which really touched me and gave me a blow was time is running short and the length of the time to my destiny is running short each day.
    I would learn more dharma and do more dharma work and Rinpoche , please pardon me because I am still new and ignorant in many things and hope to learn fast and progress in the Dharma path swifter with Rinpoche and the Buddha’s blessings…
    Wishing Rinpoche continue to turn the Dharma wheel in Malaysia and have long life and be healthy and happy always. Rinpoche is the loving and compassionate Guru to me always……

  21. Milly on Oct 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    The strong support from the media for the press conference reflects the recognition of Rinpoche’s dharma work in Malaysia. More and more people are benefiting from Rinpoche’s teachings. The press conference provides an effective platform to spread the message about KFR. At the same time, we are also able to share our good fortune with Anila’s orphanage centre. Rinpoche is very compassionate and will always find ways not only to benefit Kechara but other spiritual centres or charitable organisations.

    • Girlie Ooi on Oct 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Yes Milly. The press are very supportive and we can clearly see why by the token that Rinpoche is always caring for everybody. Obviously they are aware of what Rinpoche has been doing for the community here. Rinpoche never stops caring.

  22. Wendy Loh on Oct 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    The press conference was indeed very successful. The media was interested to learn about KFR, the pastor ordination and Dharma. They asked many good questions that led to Rinpoche giving a Dharma talk and this benefited those who attended the event and who will eventually watch it on YouTube. Rejoice! _/\_ Thank you, Rinpoche.

  23. May Ong on Oct 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Rinpoche spreads the dharma in ingenious ways. Being invited to a press conference to talk about Kechara Forest Retreat, ordaining new pastors, a new Sangha and donation of rice to Ani, which are work in progression to bring dharma to the world for everyone to realize love and kindness.

  24. KYC on Oct 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I was at the above event and I could see that the reporters were impressed by Rinpoche’s answers to their questions. I think many of them are also looking for answers to their problems, both spiritual and temporal.The gift of rice to the children’s home was much appreciated by Anila. It’d good to follow up and see what else we can do.

  25. sweekeong on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for showing to us that we can help those in need by fulfilling their basic needs. Often it is the basic needs which we often over look ie food, clothing, shelter, utility expenses, and the most important emotional and spiritual support.

    Thank you Anila for this many years of running the orphanage center. You are the pillar of support for these children who need help the most during their growing up age. Also thank you of those who have been kind to lend your support to Anila of all these years. It is an inspiration that we can do so much more to assist them to live a happier life. Everyone deserve love and happiness. 🙂

  26. Sock Wan on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I was there witnessing the press conference. Rinpoche gave a very clear explanation on Kechara Forest Retreat, it is Rinpoche’s gesture of gratitude towards people in Malaysia. At the end of the press conference, Rinpoche as usual gave out a lot of gifts to the press, mostly Dharma books and small tsa-tsa. Many people because of the gifts start to have a better understanding of what Buddhism/Dharma is and start to look into themselves to find peace within. Rinpoche is spreading Dharma every single seconds.

  27. Lester Lim on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Rejoice, rejoice! Bodhicitta in action! Dear Rinpoche, from the bottom of heart, I wish you would have perfect health and live long to turn the wheel of Dharma in this region.

  28. Mei Fong on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I believe everyone who had met you up to now has some sort of affinity or good karma to be connected to Dharma through you. Although in your bibliography, you mentioned that you refuse to come to Malaysia to raise fund 20 yrs back, i would still like to thank you very much for coming to Malaysia and benefit so many people here.

    Kechara being the first Buddhist Organization to have Pastors will definitely set a certain benchmark in the religion society out there. I am not referring to the fame or glitters around a name but a benchmark of how more lay people can benefit other lay people out there.

    I hope through this press conference, Kechara name will be more widely recognized and will benefit more people out there. The way Kechara can benefit people out there was very uniquely designed through the various departments being set up by Rinpoche with the aim to reach out to more people rather than just a conventional temple/prayers hall that people normally goes.

    Yesterday was Rinpoche’s birthday (24th October) and i saw many layman, young and old, taking refuge besides the Pastorship Ordination event. It shows the “hunger” for Dharma is so strong. One wouldn’t take Refuge without knowing what Refuge is. So I too rejoice for those who took Refuge yesterday as they really know what they are getting into and know what they are doing.

    Selfishly saying, i hope Rinpoche can continue to be with us to teach us further / higher teachings once we have mastered his basic teachings which he taught throughout his 20 yrs in Malaysia.

    With folded hands,
    Thank you

  29. Pastor Chia on Oct 25, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    Thank you for choosing Malaysia is your home and teaching dharma here tirelessly at pass 20 years. Your wish to teach dharma has benefiting many people at Malaysia. Kechara organization not just bring dharma to people, under rinpoche guiding has created clarity department like KSK to helped people from the street and contribute community services to Malaysia society.

    Rinpoche ordained lay people at Malaysian as the Buddhist Pastors, make people one step closer become monk or nun hood at the future. This system is easier to let people able to teach dharma close to their own culture and encourage people willing to take on their monk and nun hood.

    Rinpoche build Kechara Forest Retreat center,it benefiting city people come here to release their stress , enjoying the nature and the same time develop spiritual practice by meditation calming our mind. Rinpoche are giving great opportunity and providing this place for many people who need mental vacation. All this happen because of rinpoche kindness and compassion.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:40 PM
    Everyone has the right to freedom of expression and freedom of speech. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. Thanks to Mr Matthew Sinclair for speaking up clearly with logic. Our world is diverse, acceptance and understanding are the keys to peace and harmony. We choose what we want to practice, no one can interfere with our choice of religion and beliefs. Mr. Matthew, for being open minded and wrote such a good letter that promote religion freedom and human rights. Everyone deserves a well respect on their religion. We should not simply condemn others because of their practice, their choice is theirs. Using the profession to influence and make false accusation rather statement on Dorje Shugden practitioners. Thank you Rinpoche ‘s sharing on Mr. Matthew Sinclair letter.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/are-we-all-obliged-to-listen-to-the-dalai-lama.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:37 PM
    Thank You Rinpoche for this précised teachings. Take responsibility of what we are doing in our life. Everyone of us go through difficult situations in life. But always think and behave in a more positive and optimistic way . Taking responsibility for our attitude, change our attitude, and the way we look at things that will change our life. Nobody’s perfect, we learned from mistakes , everybody’s got regrets. We say wrong things and we do wrong things and fall. We have to accept failure ,we learn from there and grow. Doing Dharma work and take whatever responsibility to improve ourselves. Doing Dharma work is to transform our minds , we are trapped in samsara through one life after another until we find awakening through enlightenment. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to embrace our imperfections and work on improving ourselves, helping and benefit others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-do-they-do-dharma-work-like-that.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:34 PM
    NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has confirmed the discovery of its first alien world. We are not alone on earth afterall. Researchers discovered detectable sign of extra-terrestrial life in the atmosphere of a rocky planet . Wow It’s so exciting to imagine the possibilities, of potential habitability and may be suitable for life. Even with that discovery Earth remains a standout, and is still the only planet known to host life. Scientists concluded that the possibility of the existence of alien life forms. I am sure in future scientists will discover more new discoveries of planet in the habitable zone.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/guess-what-was-found.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:32 PM
    Wow… living a house with waterfall, greens, forests, clean air is everyone wish. Waterfalls are wonders of nature that humans have adored since ancient times. The sight, sound, and feel of waterfall have a positive impart on our mind. The beauty of waterfalls everywhere has been immense sources of inspiration for many such as thinkers, writers, philosophers, travel lovers and so forth. Sitting beside a waterfall and listening to the sound of waterfalls makes us happy.
    Well truly a masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright in terms of architecture and this designed Fallingwater has been called the best all-time work of American architecture. He believed in designing in harmony with humanity and the environment, and he truly appreciate their abundant beauty. Great work Frank Lloyd Wright.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fallingwater-house-at-pennsylvania.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:30 PM
    HuffPost is an American liberal news portal, with localized and international editions. Well this portal offers news, blogs, and also covers politics, business, entertainment, environment etc . It cannot be wrong when mentioned about the Dorje Shugden controversy. It is a practice that the greatest Gelugpa and Sakya masters have hailed as all-important, and they have preserved and passed the lineage from one generation to another for 400 years. HuffPost’s professionalism and integrity says all. Those articles on the Shugden controversy is truly a testament.
    The H H 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has for decades travelled the globe with a message of peace, love and compassion. Yet these Dorje Shugden controversy happened due to some having their own agenda. Shugden practitioners have been relying on Dorje Shugdn for more than 350 years. Why now??? It had cause more sufferings, misunderstanding , families divided and so on. May all this be over soon for the sake of Tibetans . Interesting read……hopefully more people will read this blog to understand the situation better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/huffington-post-three-times-as-many-buddhists-as-communists-in-china-dalai-lamas-tibet-wish-may-require-rapprochement-with-former-adversaries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:52 PM
    History is full of weird events that no one can explain , well that’s a fact. We are fortunate historians of the past have documented many of them for us to understand. Yet many unexplained mysteries remain unexplained even to this day. For some reason, we as humans tend to concentrate on the mysterious things more than the undeniable facts. World’s greatest unsolved mysteries always interest me. Mysteries of any topic is truly interesting to read the story. Death is a mystery to all of us, and so is reincarnation. When science cannot explain something it is often referred to as a belief. There are many mysterious stories in the world now where people claim to be reincarnated and they remember their past life. One such intriguing story was of Shanti Devi recalling her past life in modern times. Shanti Devi’s story is amazing at the age of four years old, she began telling her parents specific details about her old life.
    Interesting and weird mysterious stories in this blog, some of them are truly spooky.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-creepy-mysteries-you-havent-heard-of.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:50 PM
    Even though it a old post yet reading it had me feeling sorry for such cute doggie. Due to some mortgage problems the owners left Sue the doggie without someone to look after. Sue was lucky somehow someone from Shelter Friend adopted her. Thank you to those who made it happen
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dog-in-danger-please-help-sue.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:48 PM
    nteresting read …..after reading this blog had me realised animals do reincarnate after all. Animals can become human again and vice versa after death. Just like humans, animals reincarnate as part of our soul family groups. This means the animals in our life now, have very likely been in our life before, as an animal. The true life story of a Thai boy with a snake past life tells all . The Thai boy Dalawong as a wonder spirit recognizes the cobra’s attacker is a very good life evidence of the existence of reincarnation.
    Reading the topic of telepathy had me understand slightly better . According to researchers, telepathy is a non-verbal way to communicate with others. With telepathy, people communicate entirely in the mind without saying anything. Interesting. Do hope I could telepathy with my doggie.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting blog.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:59 PM
    Thanks for sharing all this creative special thoughts for readers to share with everyone . Simple thoughts yet easy understandable , meaningful tells us a thousand words of reality. Many will surly benefits it , reading those thoughts. Everyone has the right to practice his or her own religion, or rather no religion at all. Everyone should be supportive of religious freedom because religion is uniquely valuable to society. No one should ever suffer, be humiliated, assaulted, be segregated all because of their faith.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/very-special-thoughts-to-share.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:56 PM
    As the sun rose over the ancient town, Dharmakaya Ceitiya, Thailand, a sea of saffron and maroon-robed monks assembled in an area the size of a football field. Could not have imagined 30,000 ordained as monks in one go that’s rejoicing. Thailand is the Land of Dharma where the Buddhism has been established since thousands years ago. Buddha Dharma teachings have been infiltrated in the daily life of Thai people. The Thai Buddhist cultures are unique and beautiful and their country are known as “the Land of Smile”. Theravada Buddhism is the official religion of Thailand and plays a key role in many aspects of Thai culture. For many Thai people, Buddhism is considered a philosophy for how to live one’s life and numerous Buddhist principles. Buddhism is a key component to the identities of many Thais. Many beautiful Buddhist temples and golden statues could be a common sights all over. Thai Buddhism has influenced society for a long time that has contributed to Thai people being generally known as kind, and compassionate.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Looking at those rare pictures tells all…..simple amazing able to see it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/30000-people-ordained-as-monks.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:53 PM
    To live in the mountains was always Tsem Rinpoche’s dream. A quiet place called home with greenery surrounding. Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery.The mountains give us time to take a moment to be in awe of the natural beauty of the world. It’s wonderful for everyone dream to those who love escaping the rush and pollution of modern life and altering our perspective. The mountains are an extraordinary environment of biological diversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity. But its exception for Rinpoche as in this blog somewhere in Thailand Rinpoche was there. Living on raft house surrounding by water watching sunrise and sunset . A beautiful , calm, solitude, quiet environment indeed. I would love these environment as well as mother nature is intoxicating.
    Rinpoche somehow founded an extraordinary environment of biological diversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity. A place call home to many of us that’s Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong. A unique examples of beauty, peace, austerity, spirituality, eco-yoga and creativity. A must visit to those who loves mother nature.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/an-exception.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 11. 2022 03:19 PM
    Reading these inspiring quotes again to refresh myself of the Buddha teachings. If we understand, it will change our life in long run. Change is never painful, only resistance to change ourselves is painful. By refusing to accept this change, we make it worse because we’re fighting against it, against the flow of life. One moment can change a day, one day can change a life. We should be open to change and embrace changes. By accepting the fact that nothing in the universe is permanent . We learn and practice makes improvement in our life and be thankful always.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/25-quotes-from-buddha-that-will-change-your-life.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 11. 2022 03:16 PM
    PURE DEMOCRACY is democracy in which the power is exercised directly by the people rather than through representatives. Its much different in this case. Reading this article and all comments tells us a clear pictures what had actually happened in this Dorje Shugden controversy. In democratic countries, the government does not interfere with religion.People have the freedom to practise any religion they want. Dorje Shugden’s practice has been around for 400 years and it will continue as practitioners could see and understand the benefits of relying on the practice. Everyone of us should given the freedom of religious belief. Peace and harmony can only be maintain through understanding and interaction or maybe a dialogue between parties involved . I am sure Dorje Shugden practitioners and everyone in the communities can live in harmony. Be to fair the right to freedom of belief , interviews on both sides instead just listening one sided. No one should ever suffer, be segregated, assaulted, hurt, degraded, hated and biased for their religious beliefs. Once for all these controversy should be solved for the sake of peace and harmony. Thanks Justin Whitaker for speaking up and standing up for what you believe in for readers to have a better understanding rather then reading what Reuters had published.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/reuters-investigation-on-dorje-shugden-inaccurate.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 8. 2022 01:09 PM
    Its sad how those Dorje Shugden practitioners had suffered and life is tough for them. Could’nt imagine not allow to enter premises such as hospitals for treatment, schools for education , securing a government job and so forth. Our very own Kecharian had even denied hotel rooms just because we practice it. This controversy had been going on for too long , hopefully it will dissolve soon with H h Dalai Lama saying we can practice it . All can live happily, no discrimination, with peace and harmony then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David. Of course a hand of applauds to those kecharian who have been working hard to collect all the evidence of the ban against Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/why-cant-the-dalai-lama-bind-dorje-shugden.html

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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Look here, Smile! 1, 2, 3.... chik chak. Thank you everyone. That's our picture for the Dorje Shugden puja and see you all next Saturday @ 3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta.
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Sumptuously decorated food offerings to Rinpoche and Buddhas, thanks to Siew Hong and KS Tang during Penang weekly DS puja on 22/10/2022 ~ by Jacinta.
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DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
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#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
9 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
9 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
10 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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