Why some don’t think of the long term damage

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Dear friends,

It is helpful to understand the various types of minds and how people think. There are people who are ‘wired’ differently than ourselves and they can look for short term results and immediate gratification instead of long term benefit. In fact they consistently get themselves into trouble and difficulties because they always make decisions based on short term benefit and forego long term problems that might arise from their decisions. In fact you can logically point out to them the detriment of their decisions and show them many examples and logically they comprehend. They understand and acknowledge, but come the next day, their choices again are short term bringing damage to themselves and others around them. They do this over and repeatedly to the bafflement of those around them. I find that both interesting and yet disturbing. I’ve come across a few persons like that and it prompted me to read more about this type of mindset.

Psychopathy is a fairly common mental disorder that is often associated with serial killers and a lack of empathy for fellow human beings but it also includes many types of people who do not kill. Yet, the causes of psychopathy are not well understood. The workings of the minds of serial killers, for instance, have been a mystery for some time. Instant gratification without fearing long term consequences is a key factor in this.

New research from a Harvard University-led team has recently come to light that could possibly help us better understand how psychopaths make their decisions. It turns out that psychopaths are born with inherently different brain “wiring”, which is the key to their behaviour. This type of psychopathic behaviour includes all types of people and personalities.

It’s interesting how the human body can affect our behaviour so deeply. Many people suffer from psychopathy at many different levels. Not all are killers; some are also thieves, conmen, gamblers, and so on. Their strongest trait is perhaps their lack of conscience and distress at another sentient being’s suffering. It is also difficult to get a straight answer out of them. They will never answer straight and you dance in circles with them. Do you know anyone who could be suffering from psychopathy?

Do read this article and I hope we can learn something about this.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

The Brains of Psychopaths Have Been Found to Have “Dysfunctional Wiring”

By Robin Andrew 06/07/2017, 18:08

Defining what a psychopath is no easy feat. Franki’s/Shutterstock

Psychopaths are a misunderstood bunch. Some are evil, some are not – but to most, they seem to essentially be peculiar humans with unintelligible motives.

A new study by a Harvard University-led team has shed some light on the underlying causes of psychopathy. Explaining their findings in the journal Neuron, these researchers describe how they uncovered the neurological “wiring” that makes psychopaths so impulsive and sometimes dangerously reckless.

Although it’s previously been assumed that it’s their lack of empathy that engenders reckless choices and actions, this team have concluded that it’s the appeal of the short-term reward that’s really motivating their decisions.

“Because it’s the choices of psychopaths that cause so much trouble, we’ve been trying to understand what goes on in their brains when they make decisions that involve trade-offs between the costs and benefits of action,” senior author Josh Buckholtz, an associate professor of psychology, said in a statement.

In order to achieve this, his team took a mobile brain scanner to 50 incarcerated prison inmates that had shown psychopathic tendencies in the past. While hooked up to the MRI machine, the prisoners were then given a “delayed gratification” test, wherein they had to decide whether to take less money from a pile sooner, or wait and get more money hours down the line.

The more impulsive and thus more psychopathic individuals required gratification far sooner, as expected. Individuals with high psychopathy scores showed greater activity in the region of the brain associated with immediate reward.

This study aims to give “psychopathy” a more rigid definition. Frankie’s/Shutterstock

As they pondered on their decisions, the MRI scanners were looking at two key regions of the brain – one that is associated with “mental time travel”, which allows us to think about the future consequences of our actions, and one that is associated with more immediate decision-making.

The team found that the wiring between these two sections of the brain was far weaker in the more psychopathic inmates. Remarkably, the correlation between the strength of the wiring and the tendency towards impulsivity was so strong that they could use the brain scans alone to correctly predict how many times the inmates had been convicted of crimes.

Psychopathy is a poorly defined “condition”.

It’s not identifiable or describable by a sole characteristic; rather, it’s the tendency of a person to show a range of related traits and behaviours. These include a lack of empathy, an ability to become emotionally detached, a poor sense of self-preservation, has anti-authority proclivities, a lack of fear, and unconscientiousness.

Psychopaths are also more likely than others to be exhibit narcissism, just as they’re more likely to be Machiavellian (manipulative). When you think about it, capitalism is an ideal playground for ambitious psychopaths – climbing the social or career ladders without a thought to those pushed out of the way.

Still, none of these traits automatically make psychopaths “crazy” or “evil”, and in fact, although it does make those with high psychopathic tendencies appear to be somewhat ruthless and perhaps cold.

Violent psychopaths can be both good and evil, so to speak – the example of James Bond and Dr. No are often cited in this case. Non-violent psychopaths have incredibly useful roles in society for the most part. Think negotiators, surgeons, spies, astronauts, mountaineers and, funnily enough, journalists.

As you can see, it’s complicated. Ultimately then, this study is something of a game-changer.

The team hope that by finding one clearly defined neurological driver of psychopathy, the definition of the condition becomes more scientifically rigorous and tangible.

It helps to highlights the fact that the brains of psychopaths aren’t unsolvable, impenetrable enigmas. They’re just wired differently, and that in itself doesn’t necessarily make them evil or monsters – it just makes them different.

“They’re not aliens,” Buckholtz concludes. “They’re people who make bad decisions.”

Source: http://www.iflscience.com/brain/brains-psychopaths-dysfunctional-wiring/all/

 

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  1. S.Prathap on Jun 25, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for sharing this interesting article.Psychopathy is a fairly common mental disorder that is often associated with serial killers and lack of empathy for fellow human beings but it also includes many type of people who do not kill

    Many people suffer from psychopathy at different level.By reading this article we can learn something and understanding about Psychopathy.

  2. Lin Mun on May 22, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Every human is unique in their own way. It’s an interesting article to learn about human behaviour and how our mind function. Psychopath is apparently inherent brain. If so I wonder can drugs help them? While psychopath can be good or evil then how can we help those who are evil? I believe we some how we inherited certain behaviour from our previous imprint and therefore portraying it in this life. I guess it about understanding ourselves better, accept and keep transforming to be better.

  3. Colin Tan on Aug 28, 2017 at 10:12 am

    It’s a very interesting article about human behavior. We are unaware that there are some people around us who suffer from psychopathy from many levels. Though these people might not be killers, but they treat others without conscience. The new research explained that psychopaths are born with different brain “wiring” which causes them to be very impulsive, want short term gratification and make bad decision without conscience. We then can understand better that certain people with this trait are born with this wiring and understand that these people aren’t evil or monstrous, but just their bodies making them different. Since the working of the mind of the psychopaths no longer a mystery now, then hopefully in future there will be more medical breakthrough to remedy the “wiring” and minimize the suffering caused by psychopaths in the community.

  4. Liang Jing on Aug 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I think this article is nice and interesting. I feel we must help the psychopaths, showing care and help, because they won’t hurt others or themselves

  5. Pastor Albert on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Psychopath is started since birth, when we are born, we already inherited these mind set, then where does we inherited it from? Before we are born, where are we? Who are we? And how does this mind form? It does explained this when Buddha Shakyamuni talk about reincarnation and we bring forward our mind of this life to the next, so that means our Psychopath mind are actually inherited from our past life. It became our habituation.

    I found this online:
    The traditional view on the treatment of psychopaths is that treatment just doesn’t work. Study after study has shown that the behaviors of the psychopath do not change in response to psychoanalysis, group therapy, client-centered therapy, psychodrama, psychosurgery, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or drug therapy.

    So it seems like there is no 100% cure for Psychopath yet, hopefully soon the medical team will find the cure to Psychopath so that it reduces the criminal cases and harming to other lives.

  6. Pastor Chia on Aug 17, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Watching those horror movie the serial killer kill many people without conscious just to satify their own desire and power are they mental disorder. It raise many question to know why they become psychopathy and can they be getting well by medical help?

    I heard about those serial killer before the get dead pushiment, the prists or monk will come to prison to counser those prisoner. Religion are social with the mind, through the meditation process, it might able to claim the mind for those have mental disorder beside to get help from medical. Thank you rinpoche sharing this article and let people how they suffer from the psychopathy.

  7. Pastor Antoinette on Aug 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Short term benefit or long term benefit, which one to choose? In the end we need to think of what is the outcome. Depending on our karma we will be drawn more to one or the other and when we are lucky to know Buddha’s teachings, we can find a way out.

    Karma builds up and we don’t know which karma we have collected in previous lifes so it is best to engage in purification practices to help us to go into the right direction and be able to engage in more beneficial actions and practices for ourselves and for others. Here is a link to the Vajrasattva purification practice. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html

    May all be safe from engaging in negative and selfish actions and falling into the three lower realms.

  8. June Kang on Aug 17, 2017 at 8:02 am

    I have the same question with Pastor Henry that “what horrible deeds such people did in their previous lives for them to have the karma to take rebirth as psychopaths and socialpath”. In addition even the person take rebirth as a human, they still continue doing the negative action and continue create negative Karma. This is scary!

    But I do believe that we should just accepted who they are and they might suffer and experience dissatisfaction too. With this, we need to extend compassionate to them, hoping one of the days they can open the seed of compassionate too and help them in their next life.

  9. Mingwen on Aug 17, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Scientists have yet to discover the full potential of human brains, through examinations, they found that the active area in human brain is less than 15%, which mean that there are another 85% left unused. Amazing!

    There are factors that will make a person become a psychopath, etc., in-born, confronted trauma events in the past and living environment. As a Buddhist I’ll add in Karma which is the main cause that linked every other factors. What we get is what we did.

  10. Andrea Lai on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Human’s mind is the most complicating thing to analyze. Whatever problem with the brain will cause much harm to the person. I think that, psychopath victims are getting more common in this society. We can read on papers, social medias of people or kids being slaughtered for organs and some are more horrifying like baby been cook as dish! It’s so barbaric.

    It’s really pitiful to see people fall into these syndrome and the healing chances were very mild. I’m wondering what make this people so inhuman and heartless. Maybe was it their consciousness of their negative action from their previous life?

  11. Julia Tan on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Is Anggulima consider a psychopaths? What about Devadatta? They are born like that due to the brain system is off. But, non-violent psychopaths have incredibly useful roles in society for the most part. Think negotiators, surgeons, spies, astronauts, mountaineers and, funnily enough, journalists. They need to make immediate decision, need to be very sharp and quick. To me they are very brave but emotionally cold.

    What karma was created in the pass to take rebirth as a violent psychopaths?

  12. Justin Cheah on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:34 am

    It is already scary enough to know how one’s mind operates let alone psychopathic ones. What I am more intrigued about this topic is how can someone go out of their mind till the extent of killing brings no feelings to their mind. I mean it’s a human life… Then we have people who does everything in order to get what they want or feel like getting. People go out of their way to do something extreme in order to fulfil their wants. Isn’t this a result of development of a selfish mind? I see from social media these days witnessing a lot of things people who do out of norm like for example torturing a cat by setting it up on fire… or videos of someone beating someone up, movies showing someone being kept inside a cage. I start to think how crazy things are these days but then again, we have heard of people do nasty things in the past do we. I reckon this is result of over attachment to one’s greed that causes this. For people in born, I reckon this is imprints of previous life.

  13. Pastor Henry Ooi on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    The first thing that came into my mind while reading this article was the character Norman Bates in the thriller movie ‘Psycho’ by Alfred Hitchcock. The shower scene was a classic back in those days, and some say it still is. Another famous convicted cult leader, Charles Manson, is a psychopath even though he was not physically involved in the murders. Ted Bundy was also a violent psychopath who derived pleasure from killing, making him think he was God.

    I wonder what horrible deeds such people did in their previous lives for them to have the karma to take rebirth as psychopaths and socialpaths and not able to have feelings for others.

  14. nicholas on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Personally I have never really read about psychopath and through this article it really give me some understanding. Traditionally, the research done on psychopathy has really focused on the idea that psychopaths behave the way they do because they don’t feel the same things that we feel. And that has trickled down into media representations of psychopaths as cold-blooded, almost alien predators.

    I feel sympathy on them as they don’t or can’t feel how one should felt. They are living in world of feelingless and this behavior directly cause harm to others. Of course this can’t be an excuse for they wrong doing. Hope they are method to help this people and able to change their karma for future.

  15. Eric kksiow on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    it’s so scary and the killers are what they doing ( that’s the most scary parts ) to everyone of us.!

    That’s i wanted to highlight : Still, none of these traits automatically make psychopaths “crazy” or “evil”, and in fact, although it does make those with high psychopathic tendencies appear to be somewhat ruthless and perhaps cold.

    Can’t they be controls themselves? Or high psychopathic tendencies carrying on from their previous KARMA?

    Petty of them.
    OM Mani Padme Hum

  16. pammie yap on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I actually feel sad for those people with dysfunctional wiring. My guess its from their enforced negative habituation led them to this from many lifetimes. I know some people who are like that. They are not the ‘physically violent’ type but their decisions do hurt others. And most of them do it and they know its wrong, yet they continue to do it. Hence, they are continuing to collect more negativities when they do that. And nowadays, what I read and see on social media, people are becoming more like psychopaths. For example, they know that stealing, lying or killing have consequences yet they still do it because they don’t think of what happens during and after it. They continue doing it till they become immune to it. I do hope that scientifically, they can come up with treatment to help those people one day.

  17. Soon Huat on Aug 13, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this interesting scientific article of Psychopathy. I used to think the serial killers are just behavior issue or due to bad experience they had gone through affected their decision to act in this destructive way. It seems like this character is inherent from the day they were born. It sounds to be like karma too which is the result of the act or behavior from past life.

    In fact, they are different types of psychopathy behavior, however, it is getting common nowadays and it has become our society issue. A lot of people are self centered and only look for short term benefits and lack of sympathy. I wonder even these is due to their brain wiring pattern, can education or practice such as Dharma teaching and meditation will help to “correct” these wiring pattern in their brain. In my humble opinion, I would strong think it is possible. The brain can be changed from the training, however, it is tough and make you feel uncomfortable initially. I think that is why Rinpoche said if you feel uncomfortable, that is good. I strongly believe that. I do wish one day we can bring Dharma to prison to help those prisoners (even death row inmates) to change their brain wiring which will help them in this life or even next life.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this valuable article and I can see the urgency of Dharma teaching and practice in this life.

  18. Datuk May on Aug 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    So much to contemplate and realise what is truly a psychopath. Sounds like they are people who possess a deprived state of being. As such, short term gratification are their choices without thoughts of consequences nor empathy for others.

    Therefore psychopaths are very self indulging people and also narcissistic, and basically trends of human nature that will contribute to criminal activities during circumstances that pushes them to act in self interests over anything else. For this same reason many convicts convicted of gruesome murders are psychopaths.

    On a milder level of these kind of behavioural trends, there are moments that many of us, certified “normal” are psychopathic too. It is the ability to check and rebalance that the spiral towards confirmed psychopath is averted. Thank goodness.

  19. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    This is a very interesting article, there person who chooses to take the short term gratification could have arrived at his state from habituation, perhaps even a lifetime of not getting what they want and not getting the guidance or break to achieve what they want in a wholesome way.

    I do wonder, would the practice of contentment help such persons to delay their gratification? I would think, having thinking that promotes compassion and having regard for other also helps for a person to think much more before acting it out. Perhaps having a better imagination also is helpful, as people who have better imagination can think further and plan further ahead.

  20. Fong on Aug 6, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    No wonder there are so many violent crimes nowadays. Everything that is introduced to this world and how the modern generation functions, promotes instant gratification. It’s a very self-centered society.

    Science itself does not really acknowledge that psychiatry/psychology is a science but rather, is pseudo-science. But, this is interesting all the same, that there is direct evidence of dysfunctional wiring of their brains. Just like the old Chinese saying of “short-circuit of the brain”. Did the Chinese know of this aspect of psychology for them to come u with that phrase?

  21. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Aug 1, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts about psychopathy and the article written by Robin Andrew, which scientifically explains about the behavior and cause of psychopathy. Upon reading and understanding the article, we should no longer portray psychopaths as evil doers or persons who react violently as not every psychopath will commit crimes or other negativity that cause the disruption to the . This research is worth to be further explored as once we have identified and categorized the different types of psychopathy, there will be opportunities for us to come out with solutions and ways to handle those psychopaths who commit crime and go against the law. By thinking out loud, I personally believe that through meditations applied by psychopaths to focus on the positive aspects such as compassion, kindness, forgiveness and generosity, there could be chances for the psychopaths to control their way of thinking from negative to positive states although it has been scientifically proven that the physical cause of psychopathy is mainly due to the dysfunctional wiring of their brains.

  22. Sharon Ong on Jul 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    An interesting read on the working of the minds of the psychopaths. I used to think that psychopaths are just wired differently but this article offers scientific proof.

    It would be interesting to see how the mind of serial killers like Ted Bundy works through the series of tests like the ones conducted on the 50 inmates. I wonder if there will come a day when there will be methods to rehabilitate these psychopaths by using the findings of the studies on how their minds are wired.

  23. Sarah on Jul 29, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    In Buddhism we believe in karma. So these psychopaths with ‘dysfunctional wiring’ must have done something in the past to have this type of karma in this life. But Buddhism also believes that karma is not fixed. Things change depending on the causes and immediate conditions. So can hard core criminals change? Can psychopaths with ‘dysfunctional wiring’ change for the better? I suppose it depends on the individual and his/her karma.

  24. Pastor David Lai on Jul 29, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Oh wow! This short article does point a few useful traits in identifying psychopathic individuals – their reckless pursuit of short-term gratification and goals along with their lack of empathy.

    I find this pretty much sums up some of the psychopathic individuals I have encountered. But on the other hand, I do notice they are almost always very charming and almost convincing in their ability to persuade one to think they have realized their mistake. This article is really short and does not explain enough but it does offer pretty insightful definitions and ideas about them. I also like the fact, that it introduces the daredevil good side of psychopathic individuals that pursue challenging careers and hobbies. This is something i have not thought of before. All in all, it is a fascinating read into an aspect of the human psyche.

  25. Vivian Ong on Jul 29, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short yet informative article about Psychopaths. It is good to read and know about the behaviour of the Psychopaths have so that we know how to handle these type of people when we come across one.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  26. Joey Tan on Jul 28, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    An interesting article. Thank you Rinpoche for published this article. I had learned about what is psychopathy and about the mind that matter which lead to the decision making as result of short term or long term. I am attracted about this statement too: “They’re not aliens,” Buckholtz concludes. “They’re people who make bad decisions.”

  27. Stella Cheang on Jul 28, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    It is interesting to read scientific findings that indicate the composition of our body affects our behavior. While it is not conclusive in the report that the behavior is acceptable, but the message “(psychopath) are just wired differently, and that in itself doesn’t necessarily make them evil or monsters – it just makes them different” somewhat gives an impression that their behavior is justified. It may be a break through to see more findings that decipher psychopath’s mind, but it is important for the researcher to maintain an impartial point of view. Afterall, there are irreparable damages done by psychopath whether they are wired differently or not.

  28. Lim Han Nee on Jul 28, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Psychopaths are people with a mental disorder. Studies show that their brains are wired differently/dysfunctionally. They appear to focus on short term gains and gratification, and ignore or overlook long term consequences.This attitude and outlook have been deeply habituated inside them. Their decisions are generally impulsive and reckless. The stronger the pull of short term gratification, the more reckless or impulsive they became. They appear to have no regard for self-preservation and give little thought to long term consequences of their actions. Their common traits are – a lack of empathy, emotionally detached, lack of conscience or distress over others’ suffering!

    There is in most of them a narcissistic attitude or frame of mind. They are mostly absorbed in themselves and their appearance . THey are extremely selfish and craving for admiration and attention. If you were their competitor in business, they don’t mind driving you to bankruptcy! However, the non-violent ones can be deployed to play incredibly useful roles in society – as surgeons,negotiators, spies , astronauts and the like.

    The thing is to train them to make good rather than bad decisions which bring more problems in the long run. The question is -how do we awaken compassion in them?

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 12:49 PM
    First time coming across this game, sound interesting and challenging with difficult questions. Its through the way we answering will some how reveal individual’s behaviour and personality. Rinpoche is able to see the weaker and stronger side of us individually. It is a game of fun and laughter, learning as well even though it reveals each psyche behaviour .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-famous-pick-game
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 12:47 PM
    Dorje Shugden’s connection with the Sakya School began hundreds of years ago. The truth is Dorje Shugden was first practiced within the great Sakya tradition where Dorje Shugden was first enthroned as an enlightened Dharma Protector before becoming a widespread protector practice within the Gelug tradition. Many Sakya throne holders and many great lamas had practiced Dorje Shugden and proliferated the practice. Even though Sakya and Gelug are from a different schools and traditions the core teachings in Buddhism is the same. We are all connected to each other though the teachings comes from a different tradition. Living in a way that embraces respect, and tolerance, without violence, physically, mentally and spiritually. We should practice the Buddha Dharma, the benefits will be immeasurable, support the Guru and to benefit all sentient beings .
    (What we all want is peace, both inside and around us, for ourselves and for others.)….quoted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-we-are-all-connected
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 12:45 PM
    Wow…… incredible experiences with Rinpoche. I could imagine the joy of witnessing and feeling the powerful energy at that time. We won’nt see this happening often. Reading this article , I understand much better now. Wow….. that’s a miraculous picture , seeing a streaming of lights out from Rinpoche , that was after looking at the photo taken earlier. I am fortunate to see and first time coming across picture of lighting phenomena. Hence visualization in our prayers is very important whether we can see or not do not matter as long as we trust and have faith in our guru in the practice.
    (To keep our Samaya clean with our teacher, we will always see our teacher and Buddha as one.)…. I will keep in mind.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy Kam for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-invoking-the-buddhas-to-come-forth
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Jul 21. 2019 12:26 PM
    UFO is another interesting paranormal subject. There were many sighting reports on UFOs all around the world. It is not an isolated report. The universe is so big, there are still many things we have not explored. Therefore, there is a very high possibility there are UFOs out there.

    The fact that we are not able to encounter one face to face could mean that they are much more advanced and intelligent than human beings. They do not want to have direct connection with human beings because they know we will keep them in captivity and hurt them.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/second-ufo-sighting-baffles-china-malaysia.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:57 PM
    Ganden Sumtseling or Songzanlin or Guihua Monastery is also known as “Little Potala Palace”. Sumtseling Monastery is located just outside the city of Zhongdian (later renamed to Shangri-la in 2001). It is the largest Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province. Established by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama in 1679, the monastery was built during the rule of Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi, who fully patronized the development of the monastery. One of the most special features of the monastery is its blending of Tibetan and Chinese-style architecture.

    Read more about this monastery at https://bit.ly/2xiTMCC
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:52 PM
    Archaeologists have come across a vast network of underwater ruins making up the ancient Roman city once known as Neapolis, which was largely washed away by a powerful tsunami around 1,700 years ago.

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  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 12:47 PM
    He is known as the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’ because of the work he does to feed the animals left behind by people in their rush to evacuate the government’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone. He is aware of the radiation he is subject to on a daily basis, but says that he “refuses to worry about it.” He does take steps, however, by only eating food imported into the zone.

    See more about his work https://bit.ly/2IQlI76
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:50 AM
    Over the last decades , China have since built more, huge impressive mega statues around the Chinese landscape. It seem these mega-statues are even more stunning than its towering skyscrapers and indeed very impressive. China is a great Buddhist land, with Buddha statues of all sizes rising up through history. And some of which are among the largest or tallest in the world. China has a long history of Buddhist art and sculpture. Through out history China been a great Buddhist land had built many awe-inspiring, Buddha statues, from been the highest to the largest statues in the world. I wish I could visit and see those huge Buddhist statues in future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures of those huge statues.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/chinas-huge-buddha-statues.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:48 AM
    China is a vast country with many huge statues been built over the centuries. Having a long history of Buddhism, the statues been built with ancient architectures ,art and sculpture of various sizes . Some of those seem to be the world largest and tallest . Amazing to look at those beautiful statues been rich in their culture for thousands of years. They are built all over China, every province there are at least one or two amazing structure. Buddha statues are getting bigger on mainland China in bid to lure pilgrims and tourists. I would love to see those amazing structures Buddhist statues. Out of those 24 huge Statues in China , I have only visited Big Buddha of Lingshan (Buddha Shakyamuni), Big Buddha of Leshan, Sichuan, Samantabhadra, Sichuan Province and Manjushri, Shanxi Province.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/chinas-huge-buddha-statues-chinese.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 11:47 AM
    Wow ….what a fantastic discovery by astronomers’ search . There are other habitable planets out in the sky. Planets like earth in the out space are not rare to the scientist. There’s more to life on earth and earth is often referred to as a Goldilocks planet. Astronomers found a first truly earth-like planet in habitable zone after years of research. New discovery lead by Steven Vogt and Paul Butler suggested our galaxy may be teeming with potentially habitable planets . Could not have imagine there are 200 billion stars in the universe, there could be a possibility that there are more life in other planets which are not yet found. Steven Scott Vogt and Paul Butler are one of those astronomer whose main interest is the search for extra solar planets. The planet Earth was believed to be the center of the universe, there are innumerable beings in the universe. Interesting read.
    According to the Buddha, there are some other forms of life existing in other parts of the universe. I do believe that as found in other Buddhist scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-planet-discovered-that-could-have-life.html
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:30 AM
    HONG KONG: Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.

    Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by Orb Media, who shared the findings with the Guardian. Overall, 83 per cent of the samples were contaminated with plastic fibres.

    The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94 per cent, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates.

    Read more about this article at https://bit.ly/2xRfi1x
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:22 AM
    Every time you buy a fashion item made from leather – be it a trendy handbag, a piece of comfortable shoes – please think about the tremendous cruelty that stands at the foundation of that product. This petition targets both the Chinese government – who has repeatedly failed to adopt animal welfare laws and has allowed this industry to thrive – as well as consumers worldwide, to take the pledge to go cruel-free and stop purchasing leather products.

    Please stop buying leather products from today https://bit.ly/2sWcGMW
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Jul 20. 2019 02:16 AM
    There is some wonderful news in the animal world after California pet stores have been told they must get their puppies, kittens and rabbits from shelters and rescue centres only.

    As of January 2019, it will be illegal for stores to buy animals from pet breeders and any store being caught will face a fine of $500.

    Individual, private buyers will still be able to buy their pets from a breeder, reports the New York Times.

    Read more about this great news at https://bit.ly/2Jy8j1E
  • Anonymous
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 10:06 PM
    [22:04, 19/7/2019] Vajrasecrets.com: Thanks to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for spreading information about Dorje Shugden.


    I am happy to say that Dorje Shugden is my new best friend. But he feels very familiar to me. It’s as if this is not my first encounter with him. Perhaps I was a Dorje Shugden fan in one of my past lives.


    I’ll keep this testimony simple without going into much detail about what happened. All I can say is I love you Dorje Shugden and I hope to have a better connection with you.


    Although I am not a Buddhist, I respect and accept other religions. I wish I had known about Dorje Shugden much earlier because I have been volunteering for Kechara since 2017.



    Here are a few situations where I have experienced miraculous results:
    1. I had problems waking up on Saturday. After saying OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA once, I could feel my muscles getting better and it was just easy for me to wake up.
    2. My eyes suddenly hurt when I was doing my work in front of the computer. I could not open them so I began uttering OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA in silence. To my surprise, my eyes were not sore anymore. After the third recitation, my problem went away.
    I am not going to go into detail about what happened because I am a private person, but DS is amazing.
    3. I have awards in my field of work, but I could not do my work. That was my first encounter with Dorje Shugden’s mantra. After I said the mantra, I started coughing and felt like throwing up. The next day, I could finish my work.
    4. A lady suddenly caused me trouble. I accepted the fact that she did not like me and expressed how I felt to her expecting that day would turn into a horrible day. She suddenly told me that she would follow everything I told her without any questions asked.
    I did not say OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA at that time, but at that moment when she responded to me in that way, I somehow knew or felt that it was Dorje Shugden’s assistance. I did not even ask him and he was there.
    5. I felt a positive shift….like a strong knowing that everything is going to be alright. And I felt that message was from Dorje Shugden.
    There are too many stories to share.
    Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    I love you. Thank you.
    Anonymous
    (Discovered about Dorje Shugden on 27th June, 2019, From YouTube, Dorje Shugden’s mantra)
    [no sender]
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 04:36 PM
    Ullambana festival is one of the good opportunity to collect merits and dedicate them to our loved ones.The main highlights thing of the Ullambana festival is two powerful pujas that will be perform according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery
    This year festival will be on 10th August Saturday..Don’t miss the chance to get blessing from this powerful pujas and thank you so much for the information and sharing this article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/32Bn9hW

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    4 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    4 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    4 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    6 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    6 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    7 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    7 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    7 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    7 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    7 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    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.
    2 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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We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
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A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
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Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
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Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
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Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
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How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
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How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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