Wei Tan

Jan 11, 2014 | Views: 588

My K.F.R Experience (21st October – 3 November 2013

For the past two weeks I have spent a very unique experience here at K.F.R.

I had visited K.F.R in its embryonic stages, a tent and a couple of small cabins. Then I had visited again when the skeleton of the Ladrang Area was being built, it was horribly messy with mud smeared everywhere and tools lying scattered on the floor. Once more I visited again when the Ladrang area had been fully constructed and was up and running. I was given the opportunity to lay out grass upon an ocean of soil (it seemed like one) for the front lawn of the “Enchanted Forest” with my family, which turned out to be very, very hard work on a physical sense, although we enjoyed working together as a team (rare!).

Then in the early days of September my parents asked me whether I would be interested in joining them for another trip back to Malaysia because they needed to sort out a few personal things but offered me the chance to return to K.F.R. Admittedly, I instantly thought of excuses to not go for example academics and meals (I’m not vegetarian) which carried on up to the point of boarding the plane. However, along with the cons, I pondered on the pros of “if I went back to K.F.R”. Even though there were many more cons that I could think of at the time, they were heavily outweighed by the pros, none of which were materialistic, but that my gains would be measured in experience and “spirituality”. I also realized later that the degree of those pros and cons would be determined by the level of effort I put into building each of those aspects of my experience. With this I concluded that it would be a good idea to go back.

For the first few days I helped out the Gift Room doing a variety of jobs such as taking pictures of Thangkas and pendants, counting stock of pendants and books, moving around books into storage and rearranging the Flea Market. A lot of it was very slow paced which I thought (as boring as it was at times) was good for me, as it allowed me to get used to things in K.F.R without being thrown into the deep end. I was at least; glad I had anything to help out with at all.

On the 24th of October 2013 I was fortunate enough to be present during the celebration of Tsem Rinpoche’s birthday at K.F.R, where I was able to witness an animal liberation of around 350 small birds and an exhibition of incredibly precious Tibetan Buddhist artefacts such as wealth vases or mala beads from highly attained lamas which were all very pleasantly presented. I was also given the opportunity to help out in setting up for the Lama Chopa Puja whilst serving a monk (JamYang) from Tibet (cleaning his room and carrying his gifts) who I had never seen before but had a feeling about him that brought peace and tranquillity to his surroundings. It was the first time I had done anything of that nature and I felt very honoured to even be there.

Like many others, I am somebody who is ‘selectively lazy’ in doing certain things and that is amplified when it comes to prayers and chanting. My pre conceived idea of a Puja would be that it is long, boring, frustrating at times and an arduous grind but I am glad to say, that with the atmosphere in the Wisdom Hall and the auspiciousness of the occasion, I actually found it quite enjoyable and that the Tibetan recitation interested me more than the English… After the Puja I had helped to escort JamYang back to his cabin in Dukkar Appartments and returned to the Wisdom Hall to help arrange the gifts that were offered to Rinpoche and move them into the Gift Room. Personally, I found it physically demanding (I undertake next to zero physical activity on a daily basis) but it felt good knowing that I was alleviating some of the workload that would have otherwise been put upon others if I was not helping out. This is something I should apply to my own home…

The next two days involved a group of around 25 people undergoing a retreat. Apart from the clattering of cutlery and soft chanting in the Wisdom Hall most of the time it was dead silent as hardly anybody around K.F.R were allowed to speak. My parents were also participants so I felt some pride and was happy for them as I thought it was really good experience and I didn’t get nagged for two days!!! Unfortunately for me I did not get involved, but instead, I was helping out with the birthday cards for Tsem Rinpoche in the Gift Room. On that Saturday the retreat finished at about 4:30pm and there was a group sharing session which I was able to listen in on. It was very interesting to hear the different types of lessons people took away from their experience. From what I heard, some people had at least one form of trouble during the retreat, for example, physical pain from sitting in one position for extensive durations, the fear of falling asleep or behaviours causing them to fall back on their chant counts. Some had also been conscious of the amount of mala rounds they were actually able to complete in comparison to others coupled with the difficulty of visualising on top of their chanting.

When one of the Pastors asked if anybody wanted to share anything else, I regret not doing so. It was because I was not confident in what I thought about what was on my mind and was conscious of people judging what I had to say. If I had been brave enough to say what I had been thinking back then it would have been something of this nature.

“With practice comes experience. With experience we will be able to achieve things that we may have never thought we could have. When we acclimatise to situations that are unfamiliar to us, we slowly build up the qualities to ease the things we do in that situation. A marathon runner doesn’t gain his or her ability to run it overnight, it comes from effort and consistency in their training. Speed may be important but what is more important, is that we strive achieve more in what we do from our current level. As a beginner we should not feel uncomfortable in slow progression but make sure the progress we make is of good quality. As a veteran we should look to further increase our ability to exceed what had previously been able to do. That is the only way to improve. Overcoming the fear and laziness that arises from within ourselves is the difference between somebody who ‘wants to’ and somebody who ‘does’.” Of course, like I have proven to myself, it takes more than just the thought to put something into practice.

At the end of the week my parents were going up to Ipoh to visit my grandmother and I partially felt that it was required of me to also visit my grandmother. A few days in advance, I had been thinking about it. On one side, the practice of filial piety is very important and I do not live in Malaysia so the chance to see my grandmother is not readily available. I did not want to cause her to have negative feelings, in my coming back to Malaysia but not visiting her. On the other hand, I believed that as long as I continued to help out in K.F.R, the positive work I would be doing, would outweigh a preconceived reaction that had not and may have not ever occurred. By that rationale I decided to stay. Of course I was also a bit anxious about staying without my parents in such an unfamiliar environment but I managed to overcome that. In the end I found out that my grandmother had approved of me staying on because of the charitable cause which helped me find closure with my choice to stay on; to know that she was at peace with my decision was very relieving for me.

Later that day, there was a celebration at Kechara Oasis for everybody who had a birthday in the month of October. Even though I’m not a fan of birthday celebrations, I thought that the idea of showing gratitude for Kecharians was very admirable. It is reassuring to know that people in Kechara are appreciated for their hard work despite the growth of the organisation. Luckily for me I was rescued from the overwhelming succession of vegetarian courses and instead, had a very long and pleasant discussion with Pastor Jean Ai about my education. Although I already had already given my problems some thought and whilst integrating her experiences from the past, our discussion opened up new perspectives for me to tackle them, inspiring me to look at them from different points of views.

Even later that day (or should it be next morning…)….. A few of us plotted out the plan of a haunted house tour which I found really fun despite the fatigue creeping over me constantly. Although we had to think outside the box of a few spooky ghosts it was relatively easy to brainstorm different ways to make Dukkar Appartments have a creepy atmosphere. In all fairness, the vast space and darkness we had at our disposal acted as a canvas for those concepts so that we were able to take something small and blow it up into something that sounded truly terrifying. It was amazing to see how an idea of ‘a few spiders’ on the wall turn into something with different varieties of Halloween and ways to create a unique experience.

Over the next few days everybody in K.F.R spent of a lot of the time helping out with the preparation of Dukkar Appartments. Our chef Max had made a special Halloween menu in one afternoon and I got to help during a ‘test night’ with shopping and food preparations. Apart from my seldom made lumpy omelettes, that was my first cooking experience and with such large portions, I was able to partially gauge the amount of effort that actually goes into cooking preparing meals that get eaten in a fraction of that time. On top of that, scrubbing down the stained pots and pans to a satisfying level was really tough…… Aside from that, I was helping with the decorations in making Dukkar Appartments seem more festively appropriate. We drew and cut out a countless number of bats, crafted ghosts, giant spiders and bloodied baby dolls, raised an artificial graveyard coupled with some tombstones, spun two HUGE spider webs that were hung up in various locations but the icing on the cake was that we shrouded everything in fake cobwebs which I thought brought the whole thing together. The sound effects we used were also brilliant in setting the mood for a haunted house. When Halloween came about, the work force carefully rushed to get everything finished for our guests. People moved about frantically to make sure it was all in place. Costumes were being put on up to the very end… There really was no time to rest!

The tour was carried out in groups, each one reacting in a unique fashion but the underlining factor was that loads of people were finding it funny as opposed to scary. That night, some people thought I was tired but really I was a bit annoyed. My instantaneous reaction was that I was disappointed (knowing how much effort had been put into the whole event by everybody) that people showed a lack of respect in laughing at what we had worked so hard to achieve. In their defence it would not have been all that scary in a group but I just thought the laughter was inappropriate. I knew this at the time but my anger was clouding my better judgement. I should have realised sooner that their laughter was an indicator to tell us that improvements were obviously necessary to make them scared. Having said that, at least everybody was able to eat a delicious meal, have fun and find some enjoyment out of what we brought to K.F.R. I can say I am very proud to have been able to share my ideas and be part of the ‘Halloween Team’ (despite the wrong reactions). From a small idea; we expanded it into something much bigger and having that manifested into reality within 4 days was truly impressive.

Over the next few days I was much more relaxed, managing to get some homework completed in Tsem Rinpoche’s humble abode in Kuala Lumpur, contributing a small workload to the green team and finally beginning to write this article. During my final day at K.F.R I was very happy to receive a Manjushri statue along with some other gifts, even though I did not ask for anything. I was glad that my appreciation in being able to do things I had done was reciprocated by those that I had helped. It’s not that I was after the recognition but it gave me some peace of mind to know my work had a positive effect on others around me and for that I am very grateful.

Coming from a relatively comfortable lifestyle in England, I would consider myself as spoiled in terms of the amount of work I help out with around the house. I am somebody who rarely takes on any physical work and I dislike boring and static tasks (such as cleaning…or counting stock…), so I was partially surprised at how I willingly accepted to do those things without complaining.  I did question myself many times, “Why am I doing this?”, “How do I help people like this?” and even though my consciousness was telling me that I was helping indirectly, I had no way to prove to myself that I was truly making a difference. Even though I already knew where the problem arose from, I had to constantly remind myself in order to quell my doubts. “Why am I looking for direct positive external change when Tsem Rinpoche teaches direct positive internal change will indirectly produce positive external changes?” or at least that is what I interpret his teachings to be. To most people, the word “positive” can be very subjective, but in this case I’m referring to nurturing the true altruistic nature within all sentient beings, where the result of that would lead to acts of compassion which results in “real” happiness (not to be confused with misperceived happiness that leads to suffering) to those who are directly and indirectly affected by our actions.

I suppose I learned that having an over exaggerated pre conception of “things” can lead us to fear it and therefore miss out on experiences we may never have the opportunity to experience in a long time or ever again. One could say that it is down to individual perception in terms of whether a pre conception is really over/under exaggerated or not. If the action that results from a pre conceived idea is one that results in suffering, then we should learn from those mistakes and change our actions to dispel the causes of the suffering and thus reveal the true nature of our pre conceptions (being a cause for suffering or happiness, respective to the being that is affected by our actions). Unfortunately for us we can be put in positions (as a result of our past choices and therefore our karmic repercussions) where an action may cause happiness for one and suffering for another simultaneously. However it is important that we must have the right motivation when we carry out any actions as that will help nurture the “true nature” of our minds and by definition, we eventually create situations where we do not need to cause suffering in order to give happiness to others.

During my time at K.F.R I was able to ask a few questions to different people which allowed me to gain different perspectives on a variety of different points. I must say that I learned and realised many things because of these people in Kechara. I was also able to learn things from those with ‘less’ Dharma knowledge than others. It is reassuring to know that you don’t have to be a fountain of wisdom to help people learn and realise something positive. A few people also stayed up to nearly 4am to talk to me which most definitely does not happen in England!!! I was enjoying my time at K.F.R so much that on the second week, I asked my parents to extend my flight date back a few days to the end of the week. It meant that I had to take a plane back all by myself, which was the first time I had ever travelled alone. Although it was a big decision, it was also an easy one because for the chance to do more Dharma work, I thought it was worth it.

After my experience at K.F.R I managed to get a better sense of direction in terms of what I wanted to work towards in this lifetime. I had fun outside of my comfort zone, I made new friends, I tried and enjoyed new things that I never imagined I would have done back home. It is important to add that I am grateful to Tsem Rinpoche and his concepts which allows for the manifestation of Kechara and K.F.R which allowed for any of my experiences to be possible. I can honestly say that those were the best two weeks of my life so far and I would like to thank everybody who took care of me whilst I was there, be it sharing knowledge with me, driving me around, feeding me, allowing me to help out or even listening to what I had to say and most of all, making me feel something I have never done before, a true sense of belonging. I look forward to returning to K.F.R so that I may further help out and create more timeless memories.

Wei Tan

 

Please journey in pictures of Kechara Forest Retreat so you have the full impact of Wei’s beautiful descriptions: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=44949

 


 

Dear Wei,

I was glad to meet you and speak to you. I liked your questions and train of thought. I didn’t find your questions way out in left field, strange or too ambiguous. I rather found it nice and refreshing. It’s nice when someone can think deeper.

I am glad you were able to visit Kechara Forest Retreat and spend time with our wonderful people there. I welcome you back whenever you are free. Each visit you will learn more and grow. People mistakenly think spirituality is JUST CHANTING OR PRAYING, but real spirituality is learning, applying and seeing things in a different way. Anger, confusion, depression, frustrations, disillusionment all arise from the mind, so the solution in conclusion must be within our mind also. But although the solution is in the mind, we need higher wisdom to unlock the solutions within our minds. The study and application of Buddha’s teaching does just that. Although in Buddhism we respect and take faith in higher beings such as a Buddha, but we realize no higher beings can solve our problems but definitely have the solution to them if we apply them. Meditation, chanting, prayers, rites, special rituals, study with our teacher or dharma books (or both) are methods to give the mind what it needs. Wisdom combined with a sense of peace. Invoking the blessings of the enlightened beings by prayers, chanting and the likes are very beneficial as supportive practices.

I am happy to read your experiences here. You really took the time to write down what you experienced very well. I am sure many in Kechara will be happy to read this and as well as many around the world.

I urge you to continue your spiritual journey by studies, application and some chanting. It will do you good. Your method of thinking is very logical and only logic without hypocrisy can satisfy you. I understand somewhat.

I share your thoughts here with many people on the path or discovering just like you. I wish you well. Keep Tsongkapa close to you and see you in Kechara Forest Retreat. Thank you for your write up. Thank you for your thoughts. I enjoyed reading them as I know many will.

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Edwin Tan on Oct 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Great account of what Wei Tan did in KFR. Can see many thoughts applied to it.

    Even though KFR may not seem like a huge spiritual place.. The feeling and ambience usually set it right.

    It is nice to see many young ones enjoying their stay in KFR and helping out.

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 25, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I have heard many times about Rinpoche talking about inner KFR. This is an example of inner KFR that he was talking about. KFR is not just nice facilities and buildings it is a place where people can not only learn skills they can also learn about hot to be better people and spiritual. It is spiritual to keep becoming better people.

    Very happy to hear that Wei got a spiritual experience and education being with the people and Rinpoche’s students at KFR. From Wei’s writing he is very expressive and is able to elucidate very well his thoughts and views. May he have much more time in the future to further his spiritual development at KFR.

  3. seon and sook on Feb 2, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Dear Wei,

    We like your write up. It is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us. We appreciate it.

  4. tenzinkhenchen on Jan 30, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I truly rejoice that Wei Tan had the opportunity to be involved in KFR. He is making the perfect choice in returning to KFR to volunteer whenever he has the time. Such devotion to Rinpoche’s cause will benefit him very much and his actions have been able to benefit so much people.

  5. LilyTan on Jan 25, 2014 at 3:50 am

    When I asked Wei how he felt about his stay at KFR, his response was a mere “It’s ok.” An answer favoured by most teenage boys, no doubt. So it is quite refreshing to read about that “ok” here. We had our fair share of teenage woes but after KFR Wei had transformed quite dramatically. He has become focused and I can attribute this to the company he shared whilst at KFR. A most heartfelt thanks to all that had made Wei’s stay memorable and he is already planning his next visit!
    It is due to the visions of Rinpoche that we can enjoy the benefits of KFR and may many more have the opportunity to encounter a life-changing experience like Wei did.

  6. Karen Chong on Jan 18, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Dear Wei,

    I’m very very happy to have you as part of the Gifts team during your stay in KFR. Your assistance is much appreciated and most of all, you are quick, focused and follow instructions well. As I learnt from your mother that you had never done house chores when you’re at home, however, when u’re in KFR, you’re completely a different person from what I heard. You’re highly intelligent which you absorb Dharma knowledge very well and quick. With your own eyes, you see how Kecharians work so hard as a team to promote KFR, to promote Rinpoche’s teachings. Hence, i guess the reason of you extended your stay in KFR has a deeper meaning behind. You’re convinced. hehehe…

    I look forward to your return to Malaysia and wish to have you as part of us. I’m sure you miss the time where u were asked to sort out hundreds of offerings and cards in mere 1 day. LOL. Take care and see you soon!

    Karen

  7. Grace Leu on Jan 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Thanks this Thanks’s sharing for his KFR experience . This is rare opportunity to join volunteer work in dharma centre and KFR.
    I like this statement from Rinpoche :
    People mistakenly think spirituality is JUST CHANTING OR PRAYING, but real spirituality is learning, applying and seeing things in a different way.

  8. Beatrix Ooi on Jan 12, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Great to read about his feelings, I’ve met him twice. Once was at his grandmother’s wake and the other time was when we were at KFR, preparing for the Halloween party. He’s quite a decent guy and funny, although he didn’t talk much. But from his actions, I could see that he put in his effort. Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  9. Jacinta on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Your story overwhelmed me. I haven’t been there (KFR) but definitely will find my way there! You wrote a detailed account on where you have been and the things that you have done. You have actually enclosed your own emotional thought during Halloween event! I would not have done that…You are right. Pre-conception on how we view certain ‘things’ is what I am trying to rid off! For example, leaving a comment here… Sometimes I do not know whether my thoughts will be more beneficial or do more than harm!At the end of the day, it is the motivation. We must have correct motivation. Rinpoche have mentioned this many times in his videos. Thanks for your reminder. Hope you will be back again!

  10. Vinnie Tan on Jan 12, 2014 at 2:15 am

    It was really great to have Wei around at KFR during that time. It was indeed very enjoyable with the company of Wei. He is indeed a very intelligent boy that thinks things deeply.

    Really hope to see you soon again at KFR Wei!!!

  11. Lim Tat Ming on Jan 12, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Wow! What a beautiful sharing by Wei Tan. I rejoice in his kindness to share his inner thoughts and realizations.

    Wei Tan had truly spent a meaningful spiritual holiday at Kechara Forest Retreat recently. He had gained invaluable spiritual experience and profound realizations through his involvement in the activities at Kechara Forest Retreat. Among these he came to realise his true potential and found his sense of direction in life.

    Thank You Wei Tan for sharing your interesting and inspiring journey at KFR. I am sure many people will be inspired to visit and experience KFR!
    Many people will appreciate what spirituality really is as clearly elucidated by Tsem Rinpoche here and can be summed up as below.

    Spirituality is not mere chanting or praying. Spirituality is learning, applying and seeing things in a different way. It is through Buddha’s teachings that we awaken the wisdom within us to realise who we really are, the mechanics of life and the real meaning of life.

  12. Lucy Yap on Jan 12, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Rejoice to Wei Tan who is so fortunate to have the opportunity to volunteer at Kechara Forest Retreat and also to share about his experiences while he was there.
    With the blessings and kindness of our beloved Guru Tsem Rinpoche. Kechara Forest Retreat was built and many people benefitted from it as there are many activities available to suit ones needs.

  13. Alex C.J. Tan on Jan 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Such a well written account of his experience at KFR and involvement of various Dharma events/activities. As a parent with 2 young children, i too hope that my 2 kids will get the same opportunity to be able to volunteer at KFR and be groomed to have greater sense of responsibility.

    It’s so rare to come across someone who has the ability to analyse and contemplate on his experiences and articulate in such logical manner at such young age.

  14. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jan 11, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Rejoice to Wei Tan!!!

    Wei Tan is so fortunate that able to get involve to KFR volunteer works even in the beginning of the construction in KFR. And he make the Right Choice to come back KFR volunteer during his holidays.

    Thanks Rinpoche, all sponsors and teams that make KFR happen, just as Wei Tan sharing above we can notice that KFR is not just a place to do meditation and a place that can get out of the busy city life.

    With Rinpoche blessing we able to transform and taming our monkey mind in KFR. Its a truly inner healing place that make us to be a better person hence towards out of Samsara.

    We are so fortunate to be in Malaysia and meet Rinpoche here. May Rinpoche long life, good health and continue turn the wheel of Dharma with folded hands…

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    Beautiful art paintings of Buddha of Power: Vajrapani and Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. Vajrapani is a Bodhisattva who represents the energy of the enlightened mind and energy that breaks through delusion. He dances wildly within a halo of flames, which represent the transformative power of Awakening.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with a simple explanations for us to understand.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-buddha-of-power-vajrapani
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 11:40 AM
    Hayagriva Is an extremely wrathful emanation of Amitabha and Chenrezig and Vajravarahi. Making prayers to Hayagriva is a swift and powerful means to overcome negative forces and obstacles including those caused by spirit harms. Its also beneficial to those who suffered from illnesses. A very powerful practice in the tradition of Kyerkangpa who received the practice from Guru Rinpoche in a dream. Beautiful thangka.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tamer-of-nagas-hayagriva-sangdrup
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 11:25 AM
    There are 3 Dharma Kings in Tibet. First Dharma King was Songtsen Gampo. His 2 wives from Nepal and China are said to be the emanations of Tara. Due to their influence, King Songtsen Gampo became an enthusiastic promoter of the Dharma in Tibet. The second Dharma King was King Trisong Detsen, he invited great Indian masters Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita to Tibet to spread the Dharma. He also constructed the first Buddhist monastery, Samye Monastery in Tibet and orchestrated the ordination of the first 7 Tibetan Sangha members. There are many good deeds King Trisong Detsen had performed in spreading the Dharma in Tibet, click here to read more:

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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 11:21 PM
    Neerja Bhanot – A Selfless Heroine

    She may be gone but she should not be forgotten for her brave deeds. Due her selflessness, she had saved many from the terrorists. Imagine under such conditions of fear and terror, she is still able to give up her safety for others. Do read of how Neerja Bhanot is a true heroine.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/neerja-bhanot-a-selfless-heroine.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 11:02 PM
    Rexie: the Australian Heroine

    Read about this loving dog that is protective of his family but also had save many lives. She had a special gift of saving people from suicide. We should never look down on animals just because they speak a different language and different set of living standard than us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/rexie-the-australian-heroine.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 10:17 PM
    My Strange Addictions

    Many people develop some form of addition as an escape or temporary respite from the stress of life. But addictions are usually something that could affect our lives adversely, like drugs, sex, alcohol, smoking, food, etc. Do read more to find out stranger addictions that people have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/my-strange-addictions.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 12:44 PM
    Beautiful art painting Of Vajrapani and Dorje Shugden paints a thousands words. As a protector and guide of Gautama Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha’s power and Dorje Shugden a Dharma Protector in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings form a powerful combination in this beautiful thangka. It will be wonderful to have it printed in our house or on our altar.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-lord-of-secrets-vajrapani
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 12:42 PM
    Beautiful art paintings of White Tara , Ushnishavijaya (Namgyalma), Amitayus, Dorje Shugden. In Tibetan Buddhism, White Tara is also known as Jetsun Dölma as a Buddhist saviour-goddess with numerous forms, widely popular in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. She is the protective, helpful and comforting mother who shows limitless kindness, generosity and protection to all who rely on her.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-supreme-saviouress-white-tara
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 12:41 PM
    The importance of cleanliness in our lives cannot be denied. Maintaining a clean environment is for the health of all humans. As our health completely depends on the surrounding atmosphere. The practice of cleaning is not only for the environment, but also for our mind . We can change our recognition of cleaning from something that’s negative to something that’s positive, then our quality of life will improve. The importance of having a clean room, clean environment is to respect the people we invited to. To develop the clear mind, we need to be aware of being very mindful, everything should be clean. Make it as a practice, consistently .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-importance-of-having-a-clean-room
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 06:03 AM
    The Life of Yul Brynner (1920 – 1985)

    Read about this actor who acted in the King and, which won morvie acclaims worldwide. Interesting to learn of his life.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/the-life-of-yul-brynner-1920-1985.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Apr 24. 2019 05:29 AM
    Tyurgen Wowed with Mongolian Throat Singing

    An amazing Russian who won the judges’ hearts with Mongolian throat singing. You should listen to his powerful ability which is unique and welcoming.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tyurgen-wowed-with-mongolian-throat-singing

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A good person is made by the intensity of his adversity~Tsem Rinpoche
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Joanne Kam and Justin Ripley in Kechara doing some cooking..
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You have to see this spectacular outdoor Amitabah statue in Vietnam. So sacred and majestic.~ https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I\'ve introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He\'s a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
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Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I've introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He's a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
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Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
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March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    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.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    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
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for other?’ Mr. Lim is definitely one of our dedicated volunteers for the past 10 years. He dedicates his time to fully support our Kechara Food Bank programme, not only to raise #zerofoodwastage awareness amongst the public but also to help the less fortunate. Thank you for taking part in making the world better. Your great work is much appreciated, Mr. Lim. #Kechara #foodbank #volunteer - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
52 minutes ago
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for other?’ Mr. Lim is definitely one of our dedicated volunteers for the past 10 years. He dedicates his time to fully support our Kechara Food Bank programme, not only to raise #zerofoodwastage awareness amongst the public but also to help the less fortunate. Thank you for taking part in making the world better. Your great work is much appreciated, Mr. Lim. #Kechara #foodbank #volunteer - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSK Penang Team visited a dialysis patient to deliver dry food provisions for his family. He has a kidney transplant when he was 12 years old and for the past years is undergoing dialysis three times a week and this has put a financial strain to him. We will try to assist him in anyway we can. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
20 hours ago
KSK Penang Team visited a dialysis patient to deliver dry food provisions for his family. He has a kidney transplant when he was 12 years old and for the past years is undergoing dialysis three times a week and this has put a financial strain to him. We will try to assist him in anyway we can. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 days ago
Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 days ago
What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 days ago
With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 days ago
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic  Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic Lin Mun KSDS
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
5 days ago
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
5 days ago
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
1 week ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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