Kechara Charity Dinner & Auction!

Jul 20, 2010 | Views: 2,188

Last night July 18, 2010 was a night to remember as Kechara hosted a charity dinner and auction in aid of Kechara House and Kechara Soup Kitchen. Held at the Sunway Lagoon Hotel, the event featured a variety of performances throughout the evening, as well as the silent and open auctions to raise funds for our new gompa and the Kechara Soup Kitchen building.

It was a night of fun for everyone, thanks to all the members and friends who worked very hard to make the event a huge success. Many of my students have been working round the clock for days to prepare for last night, and I thank them for their hard work, effort and dedication.

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F2The foyer area of the Sunway Hotel ballroom was set up in grand style, with large display panels promoting the theme of the evening, WORLD PEACE


F1Many guests arrived early to take in the various offerings from the many departments of Kechara, as well as to view the auction items which were on display

A1The auction items, beautifully displayed and presented


F3Representatives from Kechara Care were on-hand to tell the guests more about Kechara. Here’s Ethan looking resplendent in an Indian outfit Ethan is such an intelligent and bright young man. It is a pleasure to have him with us.


F4James from Kechara Care speaks to Celebrity Liz from Astro’s Jia Yu channel


F6The Kechara World Peace Centre scale model was extremely popular among the guests…


F5…who were keen to learn more about what would be available at KWPC!


F7The displays from Kechara’s many departments stretched the length of the foyer


Fkh1As the main beneficiary of the event, Kechara House’s booth attracted a lot of attention with guests asking questions about pujas and kids education classes


FkskKechara Soup Kitchen was the other beneficiary and their booth educated the public about the plight of the homeless and underprivileged in Kuala Lumpur


Fkd2Kechara Discovery wow-ed the public with stunning pendants and jewelery


Fkd4In fact, their booth was so popular that it stayed open throughout the duration of the dinner, with customers dropping by non-stop to view their latest collection of pendants


FkpKechara Paradise’s booth was also extremely busy throughout the night


Fkmp2Kechara Media & Publications displayed a wide range their products including many books of Rinpoche’s teachings…


Fkmp1… and their most recent book – the Tsongkhapa box set!


Fkim1Close by was Kechara In Motion, with Ms Han manning the booth…Ms Han is tv show producer. She is such a nice grounded lady.


Fkim2… while Chris from Kechara In Motion was filming the entire event!


Fi1Liz from Jia Yu channel was one of the many media representatives at the charity dinner auction, interviewing Julia Tan, the vice-president of Kechara Soup Kitchen…


Fi2… and Datuk May Phng, the President of Kechara House



Fblog1Special kiosks displaying excerpts from my blog were set up along the entire hall way…E-division crew worked super hard on this kiosk and it’s designs. Fantastic!!


Fblog2…and these kiosks were extremely popular with the public!

 

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F42Just before the dinner commenced, guests shout WORLD PEACE!


D1The celebrity hosts of the evening were Owen Yap and Hoong Jia Hui


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Seated at the main table (from left to right):

Henry Ooi – Director of Kechara Paradise

Sharon Saw of Kechara Media & Publications

Ruby Khong – President of Kechara Soup Kitchen

Datuk Dr. Victor Wee – the Patron of Kechara Soup Kitchen

Datuk May Phng – President of Kechara House

Datin Ng – Executive Committee Member for Kechara World Peace Centre

Phng Li Kim – CEO of Kechara Media & Publications

Paul Yap – Head of Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts

 


D2President of Kechara House, our esteemed Datuk May Phng gives the opening speech. Datuk is an elegant, successful, and highly intelligent lady who is very passionate to help others. She has a heart of gold in all sense of the word!! Great Speech!! I am honoured to work with such a grand lady. My prayers for you, your husband Siang, family and all your loved ones always.


D3… which was followed by a moving video about Kechara

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D5First up was a lucky draw for a 29in LCD television, with the winning ticket drawn by KMP CEO Phng Li Kim.


D6And the winner is….David Lai of KMP! Yes, David won the first lucky draw!!!


D7Dinner is served – vegetarian of course! Wow!!!! Kechara does everything with style, prestige and class. Fantastic!!!!!!

 


A12Part 1 of the open auction – a South Sea pearl necklace, sponsored by Julia Tan, vice-president of Kechara Soup Kitchen


A11… and a jade and diamond necklace, also sponsored by Julia


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The next performance was by the Kechara Talents – first was the Wannabe Girls performing to the smash hit “Nobody” by the Korean group Wondergirls… all the people who did the show are Kechara House members and students. Amazing talents within Kechara House and its 13 Departments. So much talent within our organization..I am so proud of our people. I encourage everyone to show their talents. Modern day dharma doesn’t have to be stuffy or boring. Have fun on the way to Enlightenment!!!

 

W8The Wannabe Girls!


W1Bryan of Kechara Care! Everyone thought it was Linda Evangelista walking on stage, but it was just our good ol’ hardworking Bryan!! Bryan is young, talented and hardworking.


W2Chia of Kechara Paradise! Chia finally became who he wants to be…a SUPERSTAR!!! Chia is my long time student and has gone with me thru thick/thin. He is amazingly loyal and faithful. He is my student, friend, family and confidant for more than a decade now.. I love my wonderful Chia and wish him all happiness and spiritual attainments. You did a great show!


W3Joe Ang, regular Kechara volunteer! His wife was watching in the audience..hehe..I’m sure Joe will be doing more and more dharma work and dedicate the merits to his beloved wife and daughter.


W4Eric Choong, celebrity fashion designer! Yes, Eric is a well known designer with a wonderful book out. Eric does what he says and keeps his promises. Very entertaining person. I enjoy Eric so much.


W5Peter Hoh, regular e-Division volunteer!


W7Strike a pose! Yes, these are my dharma students…heheh…I love them!!


S1Kecharian talent doesn’t end there – next up were the Swank Legs..and they brought the house down. They were so funny and hysterical. It was really a wonderful show. You must watch the video.


S2From left to right: Allan Lee of KMP, Nicholas Yu of Kechara Care, Albert Ratchaga of Kechara Paradise and Thierry Janssens of Kechara Education


S4The black swans followed the white!

From left to right: Lim Tat Ming – KH administrator, Ngeow Voon Chin of Kechara Education, Wan Wai Meng of e-Division and Wong Kok Thai of Tsem Ladrang!


S6Allan Lee of KMP is super funny and super cute…hehehe


S7Albert Ratchaga of Kechara Paradise who is just a star salesperson in our outlets. He is caring, intelligent and very knowledgeable. He really takes the time to answer questions.


S8Thierry Janssens of Kechara Education who is such a hard worker and wonderful dharma student. I enjoy working with him.


A3The next auction was for an antique Green Tara thangka, which I kept for a long time


A9and a White Tara statue with Swarovski crystal offerings


A6Bidding was fast and furious for these two items – we had many spotters strategically stationed throughout the entire ballroom. Our dinner was packed with so many special guests….


D10A magic show by Johnson Lau was well-received by the crowd – before the auctions resumed again


A7The 3ft Dzambala statue was extremely popular…


A8…as well as a Dzambala wealth vase beautifully done up in Kechara Saraswati Arts Dept.


A20Auctioneers Margaret Lee who choreographed the show and Dino Goh did a fantastic job being the MC’s…


A2…and the dinner guests were extremely forthcoming and generous


D9Salamiah Hassan entertained the guests with her rendition of Malay and English songs


A13The final lot of items for auction was a 4ft Long Life Tsongkhapa statue…


A10…and an exquisite gold-plated Medicine Buddha statue


D11Judges had to select the winners for the best-dressed guest according to the 1Malaysia theme


D12Stella Loh won the Best-Dress female award…


D13… and  sweet Ethan Chu took the prize for Best-Dressed male!


W9The Wannabe Girls returned on stage for a final encore. Can you imagine, these ‘girls’ are all my students and they rehearsed a lot for this show. Congratulations to them. They are beautiful in all the ways!!



S3and the swans came along for the show. They sure know how to have fun!


S5The grand finale and encore had the guests in stitches, laughing and dancing along


C2Everyone just loves the show put on by our people. Very talented and entertaining group we have in Kechara!!!


C1Let’s dance! Henry Ooi and his son Edward



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The white swan hardworking Nicholas Yu and his supportive wife, Josephine


C3It was a night to remember for everyone involved

 

Kechara House members come from all walks of life. My students and friends are very hardworking, dedicated and also spiritual. But being spiritual DOES NOT MEAN WE CANNOT HAVE FUN. Kechara Members or Kecharians are spiritual but they can still be who they are. In my centre I make sure we practice dharma, work hard and have a great time doing it all.

This wonderful dinner was planned months ahead. And all 13 depts were involved in the success of this dinner one way or another. The Departmental liaisons/staff/student/volunteers and friends made it into such a successful evening.

The shows put on by our people made people really laugh until their mascaras were smeared. Great!

I congratulate everyone in KECHARA who worked for months to make this happen. I did not attend on purpose, because I want to show Kecharians that they can do it on their own. And they did. I humbly fold my hands to everyone for making such wonderful event come true. I am so proud of everyone and we are getting great self training to make KWPC happen.

My love, prayers, gratitude and deep appreciation to all Kecharians and our special guests that made this dinner event so spectacular!!

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Lucas Roth on Feb 23, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    i was there too and it was a good, fun and over the top with smiles. that is one night i will never forget. my mom and my grandmother look so beautiful and happy too. cute pictures all around. 😀

  2. judy on Jul 24, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Dear Tat Ming: You have my outmost respect for such honest sharing of your experience in the swan dance. You were not only amazing in your steps, you showed such commitment and joy that I truly believed you when you said you trusted your Guru and did it for Dharma. Many a times, when we cast aside our fears and stepped out of our comfort zone, we will find our strength we never knew existed. We knew the hard work you and the rest of team put in to make the night a success. Kudos Tat Ming (and of course, the rest of the shinning stars of the night!)

  3. Margaretlee on Jul 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    This is the 6th Kechara fund raising dinner I have attended and participated. First one being a small steam boat dinner auction party near Sunwaymas Commercial Center, then the “Glitter of Stars” at the Shangrila,3rd was a buffet dinner auction party in a restaurant near TTDI, 4th was the Chinese New Year dinner auction party at Dragon Boat restaurant in Jalan Imbi, 5th was last year Chinese New Year’s dinner auction party at our own Kechara Oasis restaurant at Jaya One, and then finally this year at Sunway Resort Hotel.
    I must say, whether the event is small or big, We Kecharians all did it with total commitment and dedication, what’s more is that these events are always infused with so much fun and laughter, a signature of all Kechara events.
    As Rinpoche’s students, we are all ready to make that leap to let our hair or ego down, anytime for Dharma with a good motivation and for a good cause. We are a very unique Dharma center in the sense that we are all spiritual, fun, passionate,unconventional and yet truly sincere.
    And this year, besides the auction of all the beautiful holy items, the fantastic exhibition of all the 13 departments of Kechara, the highlight of the event is of course the “Wannabe Girls” and the “Swan legs”. Everyone is talking about them. Their performance left a lot of guests in amazement, wondering what an interesting group of Dharma practitioners we are.
    Yes, we are who we are, as Rinpoche always says, what is most important in our Dharma practice is our inner transformation. The Wannabe Girls and Swan Legs sure have set an excellent example of both inner and outer transformation 🙂

  4. Newbie on Jul 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Congratulations to the organisers for putting together such a fantastic show. A big thank you to the “stars” of the show, the volunteers and friends for making the event a great success. It is so wonderful to see our dharma friends putting in so much effort, shedding all inhibitions and performing so marvellously for our enjoyment. The friends that I have invited thoroughly enjoyed themselves and commented that they were very impressed with the exponential growth of Kechara over a short period of time. In their mind this good result could be due to the fact that people in Kechara work hard and play hard too.What a great way to introduce Kechara to them!
    Thank you Rinpoche for your precious teachings and guidance.

  5. patsy on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Congratulations to the Wanna Be Girls and the black and white swans. It was the most entertaining performances and a night to remember, filled with laughter and fun and all for a good cause. Those braved heroes who successfully overcome their fears, received the most applause from the floor. Our fundraising events are getting bigger and better. Most attending the event were surprised that the event was so well organized. Many newbies were introduced to our various departments and some even commented that they have not come across any dharma centers that have so much fun.
    A big “thank you” to all those who were involved in this event.!!!

  6. weeliang on Jul 21, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    The dinner was a bash. Everyone had so much fun. It really showed me that when we get together, great things can happen. It was loud and vibrant. It may not be a conventionally over civilized buddhist dinner, but i think the essence is in that. It is not the transformation on the outside that is most important but more of the transformation of the mind.
    Its very sad when people tell me they are not ready to do dharma because it may take the fun out of life. I look at them and think to myself, “this dude thinks that its only fun when you hurt people and cause disharmony.” Its really simple to me, the dharma only means for us to do good things, be compassionate and benefit others. If you think that takes the fun out of life, you derive fun from hurting people.
    I hope that the dinner showed everyone the possibility of having fun in dharma. It was a night of fun, laughter, good food and most importantly…. generosity.
    Still rejoicing,
    Wee Liang

  7. Lim Han Nee on Jul 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thanks to the great work of the organizing committee, the ‘swanky legs’ dancers and their choreographer,and the many volunteers, the Kecharian Charity dinner was a great success, full of fun and entertainment and it was also a grand occasion for Kecharians and their friends to come together like a family.
    Reflecting on that night, it was all so dharmic. Many best dressed contestants came in clothes which defied the conventional norm for such a competition and the best dressed lady and gentlemen capped it all.It was a night when we learnt and realized dharma from having our minds opened up and freed from the fetters of conventional, conceptual reality and thinking. When we saw the dancers in their tutus, showing off their swanky legs, our minds were being freed from the fetters of conventional thought such as men having to appear and behave like hunks , all brawny. ‘Beautiful’ and ‘handsome’, ‘pretty’ and ‘ugly’ seem so stiflingly narrow in meaning and import because we have locked our minds into boxes by these conventional concepts.
    To be free from the fetters of ordinary conventional concepts is what Vajrayogini’s coral-coloured body free from the encumbrances of clothing (dictated by a conceptual mind steeped in ordinary, conventional reality)symbolises.
    Thank you Rinpoche, for the lovely gift of the coral-coloured handbag, which you said I was to bring to the dinner, as it would bring out the “wildness” in me.I think I now understand your teaching through the gift and in those words. I shall work on freeing and opening up my mind.

  8. Hee Peng on Jul 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I truly admire all of you who wear those tight outfits and perform in front of the public. It takes a lot of courage and wisdom to do what you guys did for a good cause – to spread dharma to every corner of the world. The act of bringing happiness to other beings with selfless motivation really moves me a lot. Kechara House is really a heaven occupied by Bodhisattvas and Taras working relentlessly to benefit many sentient beings. How lucky am I to have the opportunity to be connected to such a wonderful organisation.

  9. Li Kheng on Jul 20, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Tat Ming, I am very moved by your sharing. Very powerful, honest and vulnerable.
    You are right about the fear of “how others view me”. It is the chronic pain that stops people from being who we are and eventually eats us up.
    Here in China, I received updates about the evening with photos of the “girls”. My friends are awed and inspired by the way Kecharians represent Dharma. I just want all of you to know that your participation in this one little dance has contributed to the cause that benefit the spread of Dharma understanding and practice.
    Thank you so very much!

  10. Paris on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Mr Ngeow, you were a beautiful swan!!! More than anything, you showed us – all your lamrim “ducklings” what it means to put the Lamrim into practice: a lessening of ego and a willingness to go all the way for the sake of Dharma. This definitely goes down in the annals of history as being the world’s most unique Dharma teaching. I bet no other centre in the world can boast of a Dharma teacher (and education committee chairperson) wearing a tutu, feathers for eyebrows and way, wayyy too much lipstick!
    Lots of love x

  11. Paris on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    And wasn’t that the best part? The “after-party” was when the real fun began: The dismantling of the kiosks, running around barefeet, little Cynthia and Beng Kooi standing acrobatically on Justin’s shoulders to undo a giant poster, dodging flying bolts and screws…
    In Kechara, the event isn’t just the event – as Martin has said, it is all the weeks of love, hard work, meetings and big hearts that the committee put into the planning; then the actual day when people woke up at 9am on a Sunday to set everything up; then the event; and finally, the tearing down of everything. Seems to be much like the traditional Tibetan practices of making a giant sand mandala, and then sweeping all the sand away – a quick lesson in impermanence and dedicating your wholehearted effort and love without any expectation of return.
    A massive thank you to the amazing committee, Margaret the choreographer, the beautiful “girls”, the volunteers who didn’t sleep for days as they sweated to get things together… it was by all your incredible effort that so many of us could simply turn up on the night in our beautiful gowns, eat a delicious meal, laugh til we cried and be a part of such a momentous, historical moment in Kechara’s history.

  12. Paris on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Ethan, I love what you have said – you totally summed up Kechara’s energy which is that on the outside, you can still do everything fun, glamourous, beautiful and crazy but there is such a deep and meaningful message behind it all.
    I love how some kid said, “wah buddhists can have tattoos meh?” When I started in Dharma, people would ask me, “Oh… are YOU Buddhist too?” hahaha This is exactly the spirit of Kechara – that you can be anyone, anywhere, doing anything and still be deeply spiritual.
    Just a few days ago, I went to a party – one of those ordinary ones where everyone dressed up, ate good food, drank wine, air kissed, frou-frou-la-la’d and talked animatedly for a few hours… and then, after all the fan fare, went home. Nothing achieved, and 6 hours wasted that I’ll never get back. Then, I came to this event – so beautifully done with so many amazing, fun people who have put their entire heart into making this a successful event. I would trade every other party out there for this, over and over again, simply because there is meaning, benefit, care and so, so much kindness in every aspect of THIS party. And that is something truly worth celebrating.

  13. Maggie Chang on Jul 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    It’s very toughing family members show up to support the dancers. They are very brave to dance for charity.

  14. Dr Lim ( Melaka ) on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Our heartiest congratulations to all the SWANS and Wonder Girls. The Melaka Study Group is very PROUD to have Mr Ngeow, Thierry and Wan Meng to be our Lamrim teachers. You have shown us personal example of putting dharma into practice. I really “koutou” to Mr Ngeow. He is a successful structural engineer, a grandfather , a father and a husband who can let go of his pride and ego to entertain all of us. You have put dharma into real practice. We dont think we can be like you. You are really an excellent dharma teacher.
    ” TO TATHAGATHA GREAT VICTOR IN BATTLE I PROSTRATE ”

  15. May Ong on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Dear Tat Ming
    You have been extremely brave to conquer your “fear” and take up the role in the performance. You were great and so were the whole dance “Swank” team.
    Congratulations are in order and you were really very good. Don’t worry about how others would think of us. It is how you portrayed to others to make them feel comfortable. You deserved all the applause from the happy crowd that evening. Kudos!

  16. Janice on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    The love, sincerity and commitment shown by the Girls (hahaha, the name is going to be stuck for a while), the White and Black swans can only touch everyone’s heart. Who else would risk this when you are not a professional cross dresser entertainer? On top of it, its posted on You Tube and Rinpoche’s blog – to be viewed by many times, many more for those who didn’t attend the dinner. I also want to mention Jutika who disrupted his dinner, mobile game to help when the auction started. Never once did he complain.
    Also to CJ, Siong Woan eldest boy who helped to spot and get the attention of Margaret and Dino on stage. Thank you Jutika and CJ, you guys are great.

  17. Joey on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I really admire you guys (especially the straight ones!) for being able to discard the ego of not wanting to dress up as the opposite sex and on top of that, performing in front of so many others! It’s certainly not easy go drag (except for some people).
    This is really a celebration of the defeat of the ego!!

  18. Voon Chin on Jul 20, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I think whatever event that we organise, if there is collective effort and harmony , that is what counts.That is what makes it a true winner. I remember there is this saying, ‘Its not the triumph but the effort.’
    I am so happy that Tat Meng shared with us his honest ‘ confession’ here about his fear and successful struggle to overcome it, thanks to Rinpoche’s encouragement and his trust in Rinpoche.
    I confess I don’t share the same fear but have some concern I may be a stiff swan and not able to fly convincingly. My main concern was YF may think I had not been practicing hard enough !
    The laughter and applause from the floor was all I needed to be uplifted.
    There is a long queue to audition for next year’s swan act, so you guys know what to do if you want to learn how to fly…

  19. Tat Ming on Jul 20, 2010 at 4:32 am

    The hardest and most difficult part to overcome for me was not the performance. It was overcoming the fear of how people I know will perceive me performing in that costume!
    It was very difficult initially for me to accept the role when Rinpoche asked me to perform the Black Swan. However on hindsight, I am glad I had accepted the role. What can be more meaningful than doing it for Dharma?
    Yes, I enjoyed every moment of it from the rehearsals till the final performance on stage. I was constantly worried that I couldn’t conquer this fear. But the end result had proven that there is nothing impossible to accomplish if we set our mind to it. It is doing the hardest and the things that we hate the most that really cut our egos as in this case.
    Given the choice, I won’t do it. But we must TRUST our guru who has the wisdom to know what is best for our spiritual development at a particular point in time.
    If we really think about it, all of us had been playing different roles at different lives since beginningless time! Even in this present life we are changing roles all the time. One moment we are the parents. The next moment we are the employees. The next moment we become dancers and so on. WHO are we? What can performing a Black Swan do to me? 🙂
    Thank You Rinpoche. Thank You to all who had contributed to the success of this event. And finally thank you all who had supported us. Hope you had enjoyed our performance.

  20. martin on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I continue to be amazed by Kecharians. Last night i witnessed Kechara in its full splendour and glory…all divisions coming together to produce one of the most fun events i have ever been to…and for a good cause too. The books, the beautiful jewellery, the statues and figurines, the videos, the very funny live performances are all success stories on their own, and combined it is concrete evidence of how much Rinpoche’s teachings have infiltrated so many lives and changed so many people. Last night was real proof the ‘Kechara Way” works.
    What most people did not see was the months of preparations that went into it, right up to the last few minutes. What most people didn’t see was how the Kecharians changed out of their glorious gowns and attire into T-shirts and shorts and went about dismantling the displays and loading up the trucks.
    There are so many untold stories in Kechara, so many spitirual journeys taken and so many lives changed. So many silent heroes. So much committment. All for the the love of a Guru Rinpoche and trust in His guidance.
    After witnessing Kechara spreading its magnificent wings and fly so high last night, i have no doubts KWPC will happen very soon and i for one, can’t wait for it to manifest.
    Rinpoche wasn’t there at the dinner but His presence was no doubt felt by all.
    I am indeed fortunate and privilege to be able to go along this great journey.

  21. Andrew James Boon on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Ethan: Very well put. Loved your comment! It is true, why must we constrain and restrain ourselves to a certain mindset. We Kecharians are truly proof (especially after this incredible entertaining night) that with pure motivation, the means could be diverse and just as exciting!
    I was especially surprised when you whispered to me towards the end of the night as well saying: “Guess what, there is not many of us left, I think it’s you and me next on the stage!!!”. I must admit alarm bells rang in my head. Deafening too if i may add! Hhmmmm. It was at that moment that I truly had an ephiphany… it truly is NOT easy to act out of our comfort zone and with that came a more profound an intense respect for my Dharma “sisters” who went on stage guns ablaze (wanna be girls and swans).
    Coming back to the actual event itself, the entire night was filled with smiles (especially from fellow Kecharians) of pride and joy. Even Vice President and Liaison Henry Ooi (whom at times I am terrified off because of his most serious demeanour) had more than a smile on. He was beaming! Truly a magnificent feeling to be a part of the night. If this is a taste of things to come, it utterly reaafirms my commitment to suppport in whatever way I can to see KWPC manifest in all its colourful and brilliant glory!

  22. Sharon Saw on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I have been to three Kechara dinner & auctions – the first was in a small restaurant in TTDI, the second was at a bigger restaurant in Jalan Imbi and last night, we had around 700 pax in the grand ballroom of Sunway Resort Hotel!! Each and every event has been so fun and memorable.. but last night’s performance by our Kecharians really stole the show! Kudos to all!
    A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to make last night happen… it was really teamwork at its best and everyone united for a common goal. It was a generous gift of time, effort and/or funds from everyone. Thank you all!

  23. Ethan Chu on Jul 20, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Last night charity auction dinner was super fun! Not only we meet a lot of new friends and it was a chance to share what we had experienced with many many people.
    I had a good time talking to people and was extremely fulfilling when you know each and every sentence that you speak is to bring happiness and positive thoughts to people in order to benefit them… Many paid attention and was greatly amazed of the energy that the Kecharians oozed.. We sure know how to have fun while benefiting the society! Why not? Yes, who said Buddhism is dry and boring? Just take one good look at Kechara, you will definitely change the way you think!
    I overheard a young guy whispered “wah, buddhist can have tattoos one meh?” That really makes me happy. I just grinned and replied : “why not?” Spirituality is for everyone, peace is for everyone, religion is for everyone… Why divide? Just like the dinner last night, it was one motivation, one good cause, one goal, one dream, and of course, a one malaysia theme 🙂 hehe…
    Life is beautiful when you find that one thing: peace. but I would like to change that to “Kechara”, may I?

  24. thierryfornow on Jul 20, 2010 at 1:47 am

    I have lived this event from back stage, and I can say that if the event was fun from the front stage, so was it from the back stage! Us, swans, and wanna-be-girls, were chatting and laughing while adjusting our make-up, it was just hilarious.
    I did not expect that my journey in Dharma would have included such chapters, and if we all had a lot of fun rehearsing for days and performing that night, it was also with two good purposes:
    1. help in the fund-raising event,
    2. overcome our fear of loosing face (and that might actually be the best way to gain face..hehehehe…)
    And I also hope that our “performance” has opened up people’s mind about what it means to engage in spirituality. As indeed, we were cross-dressing with the mind of renunciation, check-it out!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html

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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/\_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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