A game? Or is it?

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January 24, 2013

Today, we played a hilariously fun and hugely educational game on blog chat. 14 of Rinpoche’s writers came together to be tested on their Dharma knowledge, problem-solving skills, ability to stay calm under pressure… and arithmetic!
Questions ranged from the abbot of Gaden Shartse in 1959, to why Ekajati only has one breast, to how many legs there are between 6-Armed… Mahakala + White Mahakala + Dukkar – Hayagriva…y ou get the idea!

The winners were those who had given the most right answers, and they were allowed to select between three concealed sheets of paper, each with a prize written on them. After they had their pick of the prizes, they were given an option – give up the prize you have now for a potentially bigger one, or stick with the prize you have and forgo the chance to win something bigger.

The catch? If you give up the prize you have now, you have to choose from a few sheets of paper with the larger prizes written on them…and some of the paper had a big fat ZERO written on them. So it was a choice between giving up what you have to either get something bigger or lose it all.

It was interesting to see how people’s minds made them move towards their decisions.

Jamie Khoo who won a candle, chose to give it up for the chance of a bigger prize… but picked a sheet of paper with nothing written on it. Rinpoche said that this reflects our grasping minds which likes something only after we lose it.

Khong Jean Ai who won a Yamantaka statue, chose to stick with her statue and not risk a bigger prize. Rinpoche said that this reflects our minds which should sometimes just be happy with what we have.

David Lai who had won a figurine, chose to give it up for the chance of a bigger prize… and picked a sheet of paper with a sum of money written on it. Rinpoche said that this reflects that times when we give up what we already have, and taking the risk brings us greater rewards.

Even in what appears to be just a “simple” game with Rinpoche, things are not all that simple after all!

[Written and posted by Jean Ai on Facebook]

The participants:

Jamie Khoo, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, David Lai, Philip Yong Kee Chung, Josh Bryan Ho, Joy Kam, Li Kim Phng, Sharon Saw, Sarah Yap, Abby Foo, Lanse Chiah, Andrew James Boon, Martin Chow, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Shin and Elisa Khong.
 

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  1. pavara on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Hee hee this game is great and educational to test out how much knowledge the students have.
    This quiz is a great idea to test out how much knowledge those people have.
    But as we know a quiz with Rinpoche is a lot of fun,Rinpoche can turn things around and see if you can answer,then he will know how good you are at Dharma.

    Of course the students were great at answering the question,as soon as Rinpoche ask a question the answer will come out in less than a minute.
    I have to say that Rinpoche’s student are good at answering questions.

  2. Lucas Roth on Feb 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    wow that is actually a fun and educated in the dharma game. it seems interesting and cool. i wish the participants had a good time or not… hehe. Rinpoche is such a nice person to ever spend time with us, because he is so attained and we have commited so many wrong deeds. Rinpoche is so creative in teaching us. Please live long Rinpoche

  3. Lim (KH JB) on Feb 4, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for organize such Fun and Learn game in blog chat.

    I m in the chat room that day, but my eyes cant catch up to the answer just heard the “burd” “burd” “burd” sound.

    The question was so funny, but when i go through deeper to the question i found that if we want to answer that is not that easy. Thanks Rinpoche once again that let us got the opportunity to learn in such Fun way…

  4. tenzin llhamo on Feb 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    It’s sounds interesting! Get to learn and win a price! Such fun and creative method to learn and I can feel the adrenalin rush when answering. Brain, fingers and eyes have to be moving fast and at the same time. Even though I might not know the answer to certain questions but I am very sure it’ll be very educational! Let’s see if I can join in the next round!

  5. lewkwanleng on Jan 31, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I had the honour to participate in one of these quiz a few days ago. It is super fast pace and needless to say, a lot of knowledge are absorbed. From Guru Tree to different deities, we were tested in many different ways.

    Although I don’t know the answer to many of the question, and even though I know the answers, people like Jean Ai, David, Paris, etc are really super fast 🙂 I rejoice for their knowledge and even if they don’t know the answers, they manage to find answers super quick!

    A temple is empty if there is no Dharma knowledge are being taught. With KFR coming up, we need a scholars, geshes, pastors Dharma teachers in KFR to teach, and this is Rinpoche’s creative way to help us learn up.

    May we learn up more Dhamra and relieve sufferings of many.

  6. grace (KHJB) on Jan 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    even though is a game, but with add in extra conditions, it can show the people thinking and reaction . Nice sharing .

  7. Davin on Jan 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations to the winners and all the participants. The quiz is very fun and we learn a lot and gain more knowledge. Rinpoche always use many method and different way to give us dharma teaching to benefit many others. Thank you Rinpoche.

  8. Jean Mei on Jan 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I really, really, really like the blog quiz.

    There are so many folds to the quiz: you gotta be quick, alert, learn to type fast, learn to research fast, know your stuff at your finger tips, learn things you don’t already know, pay attention to the details of the question, set your motivation correct etc

    Even if you win a prize, there is a teaching in the prize picking as well. Which prize do you pick, are you overly excited when you win, do you opt for another prize, are you upset if you don’t get anything etc.

    This sort of multi-fold activities truly reflects how Rinpoche operates. For those fortunate enough to be around Rinpoche, everything is a teaching. Rinpoche uses his body, speech and mind completely for the Dharma.

    I encourage whoever who watches to join in the blog quiz! In the previous quiz, a man called James won 3rd place. He was sitting in his bedroom, and got enough answers correct. He won a touch screen laptop!

  9. Paris on Jan 30, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    An addition, a few days later!

    Rinpoche arranged for another blog quiz about 2 nights later, this time with double the number of people and in a place where the internet wasn’t acting as hot. There were lags in the chatbox, so people weren’t getting the questions at exactly the same time – which of course affected who quickly everyone was able to answer each question.

    The questions got harder too, so that we couldn’t just rely on the basics that we knew but would have to do a little research to find out. So there was the loophole – people who may not have known the answers (and couldn’t type fast) but were clever at research would still be able to get ahead.

    This time, we also had guest players, who were playing away from the main venue that we were all at. It turns out that one of these guest players, James of Kechara Paradise ended up being one of the top three winners and took home a laptop for his winnings!

    Oh yes, the prizes were MUCH more exciting this time round. Again, we had a chance to pick from a number of “doors”. After picking and before opening the prize to reveal what we’d won, we had a chance to pick from a number of “grand prizes”. And again, after picking that, we had a last chance to swap that in from a number of “final grand prizes”. Greedy David swapped his gifts all the way to the largest prize, only to walk away with this: “A hug from David”. When we looked back at the gifts that he had given up, he had forfeited first, “a kiss form david” and then “a bottle of sour plums”. Imagine that karma – that David would walk away, after all that, with just a hug from himself!

    James too swapped out his gifts all the way to the final prize and won the laptop!

    I swapped out my gift only once (forfeiting a pendant the first time round) and ended up with a cash winning of RM500! Sometimes, it does pay to not be greedy and just keep what you got the first time round. Lesson learnt with that candle the first time we played the game!

    Anyway, do stay tuned – you never know when we’ll be playing the quiz on the blog chat again and remember that everyone is invited to join, so please do participate. It’s not just for the few of us. You could well be the next james walking away with a brand new laptop!

  10. Wah Ying on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Yes, the blog chat quiz is fun! Is educational! Thanks to Rinpoche to always educate his students in alternative and effective ways! Games and fun in Kechara or with Rinpoche are never just for fun, is always with bigger meaning and teachings behind!

    I enjoyed the other quiz we have last week, I hate myself having only one brain, two arms and 10 fingers and learn so little knowledge 🙁 This will be time to start study hard after knowing how little my knowledge is.. Thank you Rinpoche 🙂

  11. Erickksiow on Jan 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    A quiz? Not really, most important Rinpoche want us to gain our knowledge. Another way of learning, fun and excited. :))

    Thank You Rinpoche for using other method to teach us. 🙂

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  12. MayOng on Jan 29, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Such a creative and fun way to learn dharma in a game. Everyone had to think quick, act quick, learned something and got rewarded for the “right” answer. Sounded thoroughly fun and exciting to follow!

  13. sweekeong on Jan 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Wow! cool! The participants are very knowledgeable as one need to study and practice to be familiarized with the subject matter, and be able to recall quickly and answer accurately. Congrats to those who have won. You guys really inspired me who hasn’t being learning to put my time into studying. 🙂

  14. Jessica Yap on Jan 29, 2013 at 3:15 am

    That is such a beautiful Yamantaka statue!
    Congrats to David, Paris and Jean Ai! It is much more than a quiz game. It is also a session where Rinpoche trains our mind and share knowledge with us. I had the good fortune to join the first few blog chat quiz and it was so much fun!
    Rinpoche is so skillful to infuse learning and fun during the quiz! This monkey mind has much more to learn. hehe
    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche, look forward to more quiz sessions! hehe

  15. patsy on Jan 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Rinpoche always uses different methods to teach the dharma and one of the ways is to make dharma creative and fun. Congratulations to all the 14 participants; you are all winners as you all received the best gift from Rinpoche which is the dharma.

  16. Milly on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:52 am

    The participants are knowledgeable in Dharma and hence were able to answer and type so fast. Any activity spent in Rinpoche’s presence is always infused with Dharma teachings taught skilfully in different ways. Many others on blog chat were also able to learn even though we were not present with Rinpoche. It was an educational and refreshing mode to learn and we could feel the excitement among the participants as we sit in front of our laptop screens to read along.

  17. Albert Ratchaga on Jan 28, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Rinpoche always come out with many different types of games for his students, reason being is not because he is bored or nothing to do, every of Rinpoche’s game always full of teaching, whether it is earring game, picking game or blog quiz session, there are always new things to learn.

    This blog quiz is also to train us to learn the information at fingertip. If we want to have growth in our spiritual practice, we must always upgrade ourselves and not just sit there to chant or hearing the Dharma teaching. We must practice it continuously. Thank you Rinpoche for being always so creative to pass us the knowledge.

  18. Pastor Yek Yee on Jan 28, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Yesterday in ladrang around 20 of us be invited play this blog quiz by Tsem Rinpoche. We are so lucky:)Aiyo…it is not easy to win, you have the knowledge but if your typing not fast enough also die. If your typing skill fast enough but your knowledge only 40-50%, also die. And a lots of questions given by Rinpoche must search the net in the spot…and you must super fast, if not also lost..haha…

    Rinpoche was so created until all of us cannot predict what is the next step Rinpoche tried to play…this educational game is so fun!!! I thinking if we can apply in our dharma class that is so excited and interesting.

  19. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jan 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I trust that it must have been a very nerve-cracking moment for all the participants. Rinpoche has never-ending ways of creating ways to make life and dharma learning exciting and fulfilling.

    Clearly, Rinpoche receives nothing from all these games. The kind thoughts behind all these motives are priceless.

  20. Lim Han Nee on Jan 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Looking through last night’s blog quiz session on blog chat, i ‘ve come to a realization that for KFR to manifest,especially to be an institution of learning to produce Dharma teachers and pastors, and scholars, our minds must be full of knowledge at our finger tips already. Hence, Rinpoche has come up with this skillful way of ‘training’ the mind through these quizzes, which require quick responses.

    Further mind transforming training is also built into these sessions, training in accepting ‘not winning’ and ‘criticisms’, training in not grasping in terms of changing one prize for a better one and being willing to ‘take risks’ to acquire/attain more(as in the case of David changing for a better prize).Also such quizzes show that we know so little when we can’t answer most of the questions; so must read more and study more and retain all.

  21. abby f on Jan 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    That was a FUN night! From that one simple quiz, we learned how to respond quickly, how to focus and concentrate even Rinpoche purposely tease us. It tested our research skills as well. When the time to pick gifts for the winners, we learned also how people’s mind works. Some people would give up small thing to get a bigger thing, some would just stay wherever they are, and some even they want to get a bigger thing, but there are always possibilities to lose all.

    On the surface level, we got fun and knowledge from the quiz, all in one; but what most precious is Rinpoche think of every single way to make our learning process fun and not bored, Rinpoche wants so much for us to get more knowledge and improve. No matter what Rinpoche does, the ultimate thing that Rinpoche wants all of us to have is DHARMA. Thank you Rinpoche for the quiz and the fun moments.

    Guru is the one who persistently gives you Dharma and wisdom. Thank you my Guru.

  22. wei theng on Jan 26, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Reading through this blog post and the previous blog chat messages clearly shown how fun, exciting and educational the game was!
    Thanks Rinpoche for always using different method to bring Dharma to us. Even I am not participating in the game, I still learned from the previous blog chat messages. From how the winner chose the prize, we learned about ourselves too. This games needs one to be knowledgable, fast response, focus and concentration. I will push myself to learn to be like the winners and the participants. By being knowledgeable, fast response, it will be able to bring Dharma to more people.
    Rejoice to the 14 that have the chance to participate in the game. You guys are great!

  23. Martin on Jan 25, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Its incredible how Rinpoche makes training and learning fun. But besides the fun, there was so much for us to observe and understand about ourselves and therefore it was much more than a quiz. All throughout the evening I couldn’t help think how fortunate we all were to be there and how much effort Rinpoche makes to get us to deepen our knowledge. The depth of some of the participant’s knowledge and the speed by which they can think is simply amazing and it goes to show how effective Rinpoche’s training is. I hope more people can join in in the future.

  24. philyong on Jan 25, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Fun, heart pumping, exciting and most importantly EDUCATIONAL! Who would have thought such a simple quiz would help improve my knowledge tremendously..seriously I learn more from this quiz than reading a book.

    And you know what the best part is? I had fun learning! This quiz also helped me to push myself to think quicker and to focus. All thanks to Rinpoche for working tirelessly to think of methods to increase our knowledge for our own good.

    I have never seen a person like Rinpoche who puts so much effort for another person’s welfare! Trust me when I say Rinpoche isnt doing all these for himself. If he had a choice he would be in the mountains now doing his retreats. But yet Rinpoche chose to be here with us to impart knowledge on us.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always coming out with fabulous ideas to help us learn!

  25. Joy on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    It sure was EXCITING and FUN – Che Kek is what we say in Chinese…

    Rinpoche sure comes up with many interesting creative ways to make us learn and expand our knowledge, increase our memory and focus and grow. People often say meditation is the way to gaining realisations but I think and I find Rinpoche’s methods which egages us in all the 5 senses pushes us to do gaining realisaions while being in action, in a way we don’t even realise it until all is settled and we look back.

    This game was like speed learning, a test on our memory and knowledge, our focus, a test in our characters as it all came out – LOL, we saw each others grasping when the winners got their prize and get a chance to get an even bigger prize or take the chance to lose it all and get a zero. We saw each others’ competitiveness, eagerness to win but most importantly we spread the knowledge and what Dharma we learnt during this fun game to all in an unconventional fun exciting way.

    It was not so much the prize we were gonna win when we got the answers right but it was more the eagerness to win and get the right answers FAST that made it so fun. And boy was Paris fast! We also learn about our own self and where we each need to improve on and where we need to focus. Incredible teaching in action where instead of just sitting meditation, it all became a reality… and yes it was like a reality show with Tsem Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche for always pushing us to the next level and doing it so creatively fun!

    Congratulations and much rejoice to the winners, Paris, Jean Ai and David Lai!!!

  26. Andrew Boon on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    This was an incredible experience on many levels. Not only was it educational, it was a test of sheer wit, knowledge and effectiveness in getting information correctly and FAST!

    It was also spiritual as we could see ourselves mirrored in the the actions of the winners, in how they chose to pick another prize forsaking what they had won earlier or even not choosing and being content with what they had won in the first place.

    Whatever it may be, every minute spent with Rinpoche is a minute well spent and never is there a dull moment. Rinpoche has a treasure trove of exciting, interesting and ingenious methods to impart knowledge!

    How blessed and lucky are we to be able to serve Rinpoche.

  27. Carmen K. on Jan 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    As a reader on the blog chat quiz, I was feeling anxious for you participants already. Imagine being there, participating and picking the prize. It must’ve been exhilirating!!

    Anyways, just by reading the Questions and Answers from the Blog Chat Quiz, as a reader, I learned a fair few things. I was amazed at how fast questions were being answered. Man, you guys are machines!

    It is true…If you have knowledge, it will definitely be at your fingertips – very handy! Knowledge is one of the things everyone should always seek to expand, for there is no limit to learning. With knowledge, we seal our own faiths and believes, and we can also help others.

    What a creative way to learn, from debates to dharma teachings to blog quizzes. Rinpoche, thank you for your constant creative methods and ways to make learning fun. In that way, we can absorb it better.

    Love,
    Carmen

  28. Jutika Lam on Jan 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Hehehe!!! I was following the quiz the whole time and yes it was very funny and at the same time educational. It is amazing how Rinpoche was able to think of such smart and amazing questions for the participants to be the first to think, type and answer the questions that Rinpoche asked.

    It was also a wonder how the participants managed to type an answer so fast.

    The second part of the quiz was even more funny because it involved not just using your Dharma Knowledge but also your maths skills.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing what you did with your students.

    Love
    Jutika

  29. sarahyap on Jan 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Oh gosh… I laughed till I teared! What was supposed to be a discussion on work ended up being a fun filled educational program for the 14 of us. I must say, I’ve learned a whole lot during this session and am thankful that I was a part of it.

    Congrats to all the winners! I felt so anxious and excited while I watched the 3 of them picked out their prizes, imagine how they felt at that moment! Its so funny to see Rinpoche tease them about their winnings hehe…

  30. jennifer on Jan 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Rinpoche is always so creative in his teachings of the Dharma. Not only does he imparts highly valuable teachings of the Dharma, he always makes it fun !!!

    From looking at the photos, there surely was much fun and merriment shared by all . And i think everyone who was present in last night’s game – is a winner ! They all received the best prize – to have a teaching by Rinpoche and be in Rinpoche’s presence !!!

    Congratulations to the 14 of you all !!!

  31. Han on Jan 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I did not participate in the quiz but from the pictures, previous blog chat messages, I do feel the fun and excitement. This is Rinpoche’s another way of skillful mean to bring dharma/dharma knowledge to everyone.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this !

  32. Paris on Jan 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Gosh what a fun event! We had gone up to Rinpoche’s room to discuss some work and this turned into a whole evening of a fun, totally interactive, crazy learning session. I think perhaps some of us were fortunate enough to have that added little advantage of typing quickly, but still, no matter how fast you can type, you still need the knowledge at your fingertips to type out! It was such an adrenaline rush throughout the whole game that I could literally feel my heart thumping faster! haha (Being competitive will be the death of me, I’m sure!). It’s frightening to see the total stark truth of how much we do or don’t know, or how easily we might have forgotten very basic facts that Rinpoche has most definitely taught us before…There’s really no hiding with this one – you either know the details or you don’t… so heck, it really is better to start listening up in teachings and storing the info!

    And then, the second part of the game – the prizes! haha It’s totally exactly as Rinpoche described about the way in which we reveal our minds in our choice of prizes, whether we choose to keep the prize or swap it. Amazing how a little game reflects how greedy we are, how much we’re willing to risk, how we sometimes want a bit of adventure or sometimes just want to stay happy with what we have, how we want something when we don’t have it, how we grasp for something more even if we already have something pretty good, how we hate ourselves no matter how good things might be…. Rinpoche had also mentioned that this is why we also love watching game shows – because the “tricks” that are played on the contestant reflect each of our own minds exactly too…

    Anyway, I eventually got a pendant. And I decided NOT to gamble it. And I’m finally a happy bunny for it. (though it would have also been nice to have kept the candle hahahaha!!!!)

  33. Sofi on Jan 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I was amazed by the swiftness of the replies. Its almost immediate after the questions were asked. It showed how fast the mind can think and respond with training, as well as the wealth of information it can retain. Congrats to the winners and thanks Rinpoche for lesson learnt.

  34. Sharon Saw on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    The quiz was very fun and educational – Rinpoche is always very creative with methods to teach us Dharma. We had to recall what we had learned, and also learned new things about iconography of the various deities and history of our lineage and how to think quickly and do research. Congratulations to the winners… watching them pick their prizes and decide whether to trade them in was very fun too! What was nice was that although it was a competition, there was a great sense of camaraderie among the team. Thank you Rinpoche for a lovely evening.

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    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/the-power-of-prayers.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 8. 2020 01:54 AM
    We all have to realize that there are many strange things that we need to be explore and to understand better. Thank you for the sharing it very interesting to know about the 10 most terrifying supernatural house and place on this earth.
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 02:40 PM
    After reading this article I came to realize I have plenty to know. I get to understand a little much more knowledge of the Body of a Buddha. The details of the 32 marks and there are teachings of each mark.
    Reading this gives me a whole new understanding into Buddha images, and their importance.Thank you very much for the informative article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:48 PM
    Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism . Usually depicted as a monk with a nimbus around his shaved head, he carries a staff to force open the gates of hell and a wish-fulfilling jewel to light up the darkness.In Tibetan thangkas, he is often depicted as a classical seated Bodhisattva with crown. He is regarded as the bodhisattva of hell beings. Well known for his greatest compassionate Vow being, that is not to achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. In this beautiful thangka he is depicted with Dorje Shugden an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Dorje Shugden who is a Dharma Protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.
    Thank you for this beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/ksitigarbha-the-saviour
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:45 PM
    Machig Labdron was a renowned 11th-century Tibetan tantric Buddhist practitioner, teacher and yogini who originated several Tibetan lineages of the Vajrayana practice of Chod . She is often depicted with the attributes of a dakini, a representation of enlightened female energy. Together with Buddha Shakyamuni, Padampa Sangye, Vajravarahi, Green Tara, Prajnaparamita, Chang Shon, Troma Nagmo and Dorje Shugden as depicted in this beautiful thangka.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-founder-of-chod-machig-labdron
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    Tuesday, Apr 7. 2020 01:43 PM
    Black Manjushri is the wrathful healing form of Manjushri that helps us to heal our deep inner negative emotions and mental suffering. Those suffering from aggressive and assertive diseases such as cancer, AIDS , heart disease or those who are prone to negative emotions. Black Manjushri ‘s practice is indeed very beneficial in healing as long as one have faith. It is widely practiced by Gelug practitioners and other lineage as well. Black Manjushri purifies contaminations and impurities. In this thangka , Black Manjushri is depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Beautiful and powerful thangka to have it in our home.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-wrathful-healing-form-of-manjushri-black-manjushri
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 10:29 PM
    Wow! Great to know the effect of mantra stone, an interesting article to know the powerful way of offering and the blessing. I understand that mantra is a form of meditation that has existed for a long time but offering mantra stone to deity is something new to understand.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing and I am blessed to come across a beautiful message on offering mantra stone and the benefit behind it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 03:40 PM
    Kuan Yin is one of the major deities in Buddhism and one of the most popular deities. Also known as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion . Kuan Yin is regarded as male in India, and slowly transformed to have a female image in China. She is known for her kindness and can also be regarded as an icon of femininity in modern Buddhism. In this beautiful thangka Kuan Yin is depicted with Wei Tuo who is the great Dharma Protector in Buddhism who protects the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha and those who cultivate the Dharma. Together with Dorje Shugden also a Dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings. Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri as depicted makes a powerful thangka to have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/goddess-kuan-yin-the-embodiment-of-compassion
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 03:38 PM
    Born into a noble family the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje was spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He was well respected and consulted by high lamas of other lineages. He was given many names expressing this respect, including “King of the Yogis”. Interesting short life history of a great lama.
    Lama Jigme Rinpoche an accomplished teacher of the Kagyu lineage has once said….
    “Although the 16th Karmapa appeared and acted as a human being, his mind was completely open, without any limitation. He knew everything in an instant and without having to think about it.”
    Depicted in this beautiful thangka with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. He took the form of a Dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/his-holiness-the-16th-karmapa-rangjung-rigpe-dorje
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 6. 2020 03:37 PM
    Chenrezig, also known as ‘All-Seeing Lord’.” is the most revered of all Bodhisattva, embodying the compassion of all Buddhas. Chenrezig listens to the prayers of all sentient beings in times of challenge and difficulty. His vow is to remain in samsara until all beings have been freed, especially lessens anger and also for those who suffer from depression. Here Chenrezig is depicted together with Dorje Shugden the dharma protector who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. A beautiful thangka to have.
    Thank you.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/semnyi-ngalso-chenrezig
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 5. 2020 03:25 PM
    Nairatmya is the Buddha Mother of the Sakya sect and is the embodiment of prajna wisdom. As well as a meditational deity and the consort of Hevajra which has many different forms and combinations of forms for these two deities. She has phenomenal power which enables practitioners to break through the ignorance of afflictions and increase the practitioners’ Buddha wisdom and merits. She did appeared to the Mahasiddha Virupa urging him to continue with his tantric practice. Depicted with the dharma protector Dorje Shugden forms a beautiful and powerful thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/nairatmya-she-who-has-no-self
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 5. 2020 03:23 PM
    Born as a prince …Siddhartha Gautama but then became known as Shakyamuni only after he became the Buddha . Buddha gave teachings or compassionately turning the wheel of Dharma at a variety of places for many years until his parinirvana. Through these teachings, Buddha showed the way that leads all beings to the experience of awakening and liberation from samsara. In this beautiful thanka Buddha is depicted with his many disciples and Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/buddha-shakyamuni-turning-the-wheel-of-dharma
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 5. 2020 03:21 PM
    The Buddha was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in ancient India. He is revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism. Life as a prince living in the wealthy circumstances of a noble family . In his late twenties, Prince Siddhartha encountered the “four signs” during excursions from the palace. He realized that the only way out of this suffering world of samsara was through finding and following the right spiritual path. He gave up the ascetic way of life and turned to meditation, until he reached his goal of enlightenment under the Bodhi-tree in Bodhgaya. Interesting story of who the noble prince was, the major events of his life, and the incredible legacy that he left behind for the world with the creation of Buddhism.
    In this beautiful thangka , depicted together with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. As a dharma protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-noble-prince-who-founded-buddhism

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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    11 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    12 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    12 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years 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!
    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years 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).
  • 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.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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