Kechara Charity Dinner & Auction!

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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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  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Apr 2. 2020 03:50 PM
    I like the Dorje Shugden’s Tsa-tsa. It is very detail in making and beautiful. Not only easy to carry during travel also can use for premises decoration to further bless the premises. Now i know how it was made , and the history after reading this post. So they made based on the tradition in Tibet and everyone could invite home and for traveling as well as the beautiful Tsa-tsa is small and convenience. Thank you for the informative article.

  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 10:26 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, I never heard about it before, it’s the belief that there’s a divine, mystical relationship between numbers and the projection of life. There is one thing important to know that every number has a unique vibration by itself.

    I had a good read to know the auspicious sign of number seven belongs to Buddha Tara. It ‘s also the culture believe that all numbers has it own qualities. What I understand from this article is there is a hidden supreme power and spirituality behind every numbers.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:41 PM
    Traditionally, the Stupa is a representation of the enlightened mind of the Buddha and, as such, is a method for harmonizing, purifying, and balancing the elements of the environment. Stupas are structures that have been built for thousands of years, representing the highest potential of the mind, and bringing peace, harmony, health, and happiness to the surroundings areas. By participating in the building of a stupa, it is an extremely great merits ,to purifying our negative Karma and obstacles and it will enriches one’s own body and mind. Rejoice to Ms Veronika Tupayachi, been involved in the construction of a Stupa in Cusco, Peru. The very first stupa been built in Peru with the effort of Buddhist practitioners of various traditions and supporters. This project finally constructed after a few years and glad to hear from Ms Veronika who has not forgotten Rinpoche’s generosity and advices . May more people in Peru get to receive the blessing .
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/letter-and-gifts-from-cusco-peru.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:39 PM
    Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices. Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of reality. As a Buddhists I do believe that nothing is permanent and that change is always possible.
    Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. When anger rises, think of the consequences. For every minute we remain angry, we will give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Well in Buddhist teachings, it tell us that patience is the antidote to anger and aggression. Purifying ourselves of anger is essential to Buddhist practice. We have to embrace our anger with patience and compassion for all beings as anger is one of the three poisons.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/working-with-anger
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:31 PM
    There is a saying that we got to watch our thoughts, they will become our words. From our words, they become our actions. From what we do that’s our actions will become our habits. With our habits, they soon become our character.
    A change in our bad habits , leads a change in our life. Our success in work and life with be determined by the kinds of habits , we develop over times. All goes to practice what we want in life stepping out of our comfort zone to improve ourselves and transform our mind. Practicing and learning dharma makes permanent.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/habits-practice
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 01:02 AM
    Thank you for the sharing, sad to read about the poor little creature has to suffer so much just for human entertainment, fun and pleasure. I never thought of frog had a huge demand till I came across of this article.

    Every creation of God has a reason for living on earth with the same feelings. The feeling of pain, happiness, anger, depression etc. is the same for all. However, since animals and plants do not speak, we humans abuse them to such a great extent, that if they could respond back, we would have suffered much more and create the negative karma.
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Mar 31. 2020 10:39 PM
    Thank you for the good article. Buddhism is about mind transformation. When we transform our mind, not only we will become happier but we will also bring happiness to others.
    Ultimately, real worship of the deity is mind transformation and developing a mind of wisdom and compassion.It’s kind of understanding Rinpoche a bit more through this story of Goddess Saraswati.

    https://bit.ly/2UPgEot
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 10:42 PM
    Thank you for the sharing I had a good read of the article and a clear picture of the blind corner of each decade. I believe people grow through the lessons that they experience in their life journey. Throughout life, we go through many challenges and painful experience some changing us for the better, others for the worse.

    I never heard about 9 is the changing point of our live, what i know in every aspect of our bad time, we struggle, every point we learn, think positively, pray and to be wise. Only painful experience gives a good lesson because God has a plan for everything that happens in our lives and we need to go through it due to our past karma.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:59 PM
    Interesting history behind the eighth Jebtsundamba . As a young boy, he was recognized as the new incarnation of the Bogd Gegen in Potala in the presence of the 13th Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. When northern Mongolia declared independence in 1911, the eighth Jebtsundamba was elevated to theocratic ruler, called Bogd Khan. As the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, he was the third most important person in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy after the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama. He was the spiritual leader of Outer Mongolia’s Tibetan Buddhism also known as the “Bogdo Lama. In this beautiful thangka he is depicted with Dorje Shugden the powerful dharma protector who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. We are blessed merely by looking at this beautiful thangka.
    Thanks for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-bogd-khan-of-outer-mongolia
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:55 PM
    Ganapati is known as Ganesha, and also known by numerous other names as well by different tradition. Ganapati is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu tradition. The primary function of Ganapati in Tantric Buddhism is that of a wealth deity and is widely revered as the remover of obstacles. Ganapati has been represented with the head of an elephant. There many myths and stories as how he got his elephant head and in many forms as well. Here depicted together with the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden forms a powerful pair to help overcome obstacles and creating suitable conditions for our spiritual practice to flourish. Beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-indian-god-who-removes-obstacles
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:53 PM
    Shakyamuni Buddha is the founder of the Buddhist religion. Born as the crown prince of the great Shakya Kingdom 2,500 years ago.He forgo everything living luxury in the palace to find the causes of suffering and the means to overcome it. After a long spiritual search he went into deep meditation, self-deprivation, and finally he become an enlightened one. Soon his teachings became the basis for the Buddhist faith. In this beautiful thangka as depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri, in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-extraordinary-indian-prince-siddhartha-gautama
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    The Yant tattoos have developed over the centuries under the influence of several different religious.They have their reasons to do it as it represents vows and commitments, blessings, kindness and love. It is a spiritual method to help someone become a better person.
    From this article we can see most people are seeking for mundane help which is quite common but what most important is how one would be able to transform their mind for better and ultimately achieve liberation from suffering.Thank you very much for this interesting article and video for exploring another type of unique spiritual tradition.

    https://bit.ly/3dH8JlA
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:26 PM
    Beautiful thangka of Mahasiddha Naropa and Niguma, the Lady of Illusion paints a thousand words. In this painting the great Tantric mahasiddha Naropa sits gazing up,together with Niguma a dakini and was one of the influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. Niguma is one of the two female founders of the Shangpa Kagyu school of Vajrayana Buddhism. A beautiful thangka depicted with the powerful dharma protector Dorje Shugden will be wonderful to have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/mahasiddha-naropa-and-niguma-the-lady-of-illusion
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:25 PM
    Janguli is a Buddhist goddess who protects from snakes and poisons, worshiped in the ancient past. By nature Janguli is actually Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion who will protects us against snakes but actually dissolving our anger. Our anger is the root cause for destruction of merits and causes us to stay in samsara longer. A beautiful thangka depicted with Dorje Shugden the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri will definitely wonderful to have in our home protecting us and helping us to clear obstacles in our spiritual path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/janguli-the-ancient-snake-goddess
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:23 PM
    The practice of Vajrayogini is especially popular in the Highest Yoga Tantra of the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug schools. Her Tantra promises rebirth in her pure land known as Kechara Paradise. When Vajrayogini is portrayed in this appearance with the left hand raised and the two feet firmly planted she is commonly referred to as the Naro Khachodma. Red in colour with one face, three eyes and two hands the left holds aloft a white skullcup. As depicted with Dorje Shugden forms a beautiful and powerful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/homage-to-the-powerful-kechari

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