The Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project

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His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche was not an ordinary being. Defying all odds, Rinpoche came to Malaysia with nothing and built Kechara into one of the most well-known and progressive Buddhist institutions in the region. Alone in a foreign land, Rinpoche skilfully adapted his Dharma teachings to suit the minds and ways of modern spiritual seekers, while faithfully preserving the pure lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa along with key practices of the Gelug lineage.

Along the way, Rinpoche also touched countless lives, founded and supported various charities, and even established the first Buddhist pastorship in the region. And so, official recognitions aside, it is clear even to ordinary eyes that Rinpoche’s Dharma activities were exceptional and far beyond the capabilities of even the best of ordinary men.

Less obvious is the Herculean role that Tsem Rinpoche assumed in fulfilling H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s prophecy of a divine play of enlightened beings, orchestrated to keep the wheel of Dharma turning.

The highest enlightened masters of our lineage regarded the practice of Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden as vital during the Kali Yuga (Age of Strife), this degenerate time in which we live. However, such is the heavy karma of the Kali Yuga that in recent times, obstacles have arisen to impede this very important practice.

So, just like the Great Padmasambhava was forced to engage in cosmic battles for Dharma to take root in Tibet, an enlightened being ascended to remove the restraints to Lama Tsongkhapa’s pure lineage. We know this enlightened being as our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

Rinpoche dedicated his entire life to reviving Lama Tsongkhapa's lineage which Dorje Shugden arose to protect. Click on image to enlarge.

Rinpoche dedicated his entire life to reviving Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage which Dorje Shugden arose to protect. Click on image to enlarge.

The work of the 25th Tsem Rinpoche was difficult but not in vain. To safeguard the Dorje Shugden practice is to secure the path that gives sentient beings a means to escape the clutches of samsara. The Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden arose due to an oath taken by Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri himself, to protect Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings especially those on Emptiness — specifically Nagarjuna’s Middle Way View. These teachings are a precious key to enlightenment, a rarity the further we progress into the Kali Yuga.

In the face of overwhelming forces that threatened the propagation of the pure lineage, the 25th Tsem Rinpoche took it upon himself to defend this very important practice. The task was both formidable and punishing but, considering the thriving Dorje Shugden lineage today, it is clear that Rinpoche accomplished a key objective for which he reincarnated.

Tsem Rinpoche’s feats were both prodigious and miraculous and yet completely in character with his line of incarnations. After all, Rinpoche hails from an illustrious line of enlightened masters that include Mahasiddhas and Pandits. Among them are Ra Lotsawa, who paved the way for the indispensable Yamantaka Tantra to become a mainstream practice in all Tibetan Buddhist schools; Mahasiddha Naropa, from whom we received the Naro Kachö practice of Vajra Yogini; as well as great scholars and sages like Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen and Panchen Sonam Drakpa upon whom the Gelug lineage stands today.

It was H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's deepest wish to heal the divide that centred on the practice of Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

It was Rinpoche’s deepest wish to heal the divide that centred on the practice of Dorje Shugden. Click on image to enlarge.

As the spiritual warfare raged on, Rinpoche had indicated privately to some students that, when the time was right, he would take the necessary steps to absorb the problems that were assailing the Dorje Shugden practice and threatening the sanctity of Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage. That ‘time’ arrived on 4th September 2019, when Tsem Rinpoche took unto his nirmanakaya (physical manifestation) body the obstacles facing the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa and entered parinirvana.

To the uninitiated, it may appear as though Rinpoche lost a battle against illness. But far from being a tragedy, Rinpoche’s parinirvana was a triumph of the Dharma and the fulfilment of a Bodhisattva’s objective. Nevertheless, as samsaric beings who are still under the sway of karma, we grieve the loss of a great Teacher, a true spiritual master and a precious friend. But we can do much more than just grieve.

It is now time for students of Tsem Rinpoche, those who understand how episodic it is for an enlightened being to appear in our age, as well as those who wish to receive the blessings of such a rare being, to urgently recognise the role we must now play to create the causes for Rinpoche’s 26th incarnation to return and continue his work. For the Kechara community, this will also usher Rinpoche directly back into our lives. As it happens, all efforts towards this goal translate into the highest accumulation of merits, given the quality of the Lama who is none other than Manjushri.

In the Lama Chopa, one of the most touching verses is the aspiration to be amongst the Guru’s circle of disciples, wherever he manifests. And so, it is to this noble aspiration of again meeting Tsem Rinpoche, the holy reincarnation of the Four Drakpa Lineage, and to be in his immediate circle of disciples, that we must individually and collectively channel our attention, prayers, efforts and resources.

 

Meeting the Lama Again

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It is very important that we understand a subtle distinction. There is a difference between an enlightened lama such as Tsem Rinpoche reincarnating lifetime after lifetime, and people having enough merits to meet such a master.

The first is based on a Bodhisattva’s vows. Tsem Rinpoche was renowned for upholding his vows and promises, so there is no question of his 26th incarnation manifesting. At the same time, if we aspire to meet Rinpoche again we must be firm in our resolve to generate sufficient merits to support this ambition. In other words, it is in each of our hands to create the causes for us to meet the 26th incarnation of Tsem Rinpoche, and not merely leave the matter as a sentimental daydream. The reason is plain — it takes a great deal of merits to meet the pure Dharma and even more merits to encounter and learn from an enlightened Guru such as Tsem Rinpoche.

The golden stupa where the holy relics of H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche are enshrined within Zong Ladrang. When a high lama enters parinirvana, his holy remains are kept in a special stupa in his residence so that disciples and followers can stay connected to their lama. Click on image to enlarge.

Due to good karma and merits created in the past, many of us have been able to meet and receive teachings from Tsem Rinpoche. Even if one has not met Rinpoche personally but has benefitted from Rinpoche’s teachings and come under the protection and blessings of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, it is the result of having created a tremendous amount of merits. Coming across Tsem Rinpoche’s teachings and being able to rely on Dorje Shugden for help is tantamount to having met Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom because Rinpoche, Dorje Shugden and Manjushri are inseparable from one another.

Thus, it would be a grievous error to assume that our present good fortune will extend into the future and is sufficient for us to become disciples of the 26th Tsem Rinpoche. Karma is not static. It is therefore prudent to continue building on the existing bedrock of good karma and merits that we presently enjoy instead of allowing our connection with Tsem Rinpoche to weaken and dwindle.

Fortunately, Rinpoche was an extremely compassionate Guru with deep affection for his students and the sentient beings karmically connected to him. Everything Rinpoche did, from creating his blog to developing different initiatives in Kechara for people to learn and apply the Dharma, to establishing Kechara Forest Retreat, has been for us to collect merits.

So, it is not surprising that Rinpoche left very detailed instructions about what was to be done after his passing into parinirvana. The Lord Buddha had done the same and because his disciples carried out his instructions, the Dharma has prevailed. Similarly, Rinpoche’s instructions were given with the deliberate intention to generate merits for those who would follow them. In many ways, the gift of merits is the greatest gift that a lama can present his students besides the Dharma itself.

 

The Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project:
A Compendium of Merit Creation

An artist's impression of the outdoor stupa. Click on image to enlarge.

An artist’s impression of the Tsem Rinpoche Outdoor Relic Stupa and Incarnation Chapel. Click on image to enlarge.

Based on instructions and advice given by Rinpoche over the years, the Committee of Kechara has set into motion the initiative of generating merits for Rinpoche to return to us. This initiative has been named ‘The Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project’.

The Project covers:

  1. The creation of an 8-foot silver and gold indoor relic stupa;
  2. The creation of a 20-foot granite outdoor relic stupa;
  3. The interment of Rinpoche’s relics and holy remains into the two stupas;
  4. The establishment of the Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel with beautiful statues of all 25 incarnations of Tsem Rinpoche alongside a 15-foot stupa of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen; and
  5. The traditional consecration rituals, prayers and ceremonies to be conducted by esteemed lamas and monks of Rinpoche’s lineage.

The fulfilment of Rinpoche’s instructions will manifest as various beautiful and sacred spiritual monuments that will become worthy objects of worship and important sources of merits for all who come into proximity with them. However, the main intention is to provide each of us, the Kechara community as a whole, and all Dharma practitioners with a very precious opportunity to generate great merits to connect with Tsem Rinpoche’s next incarnation.

Participating in this very auspicious Project is meritorious for a number of reasons. To begin with, it is meritorious because the motivation of the Project is to support an enlightened being’s divine plan to return to turn the wheel of Dharma and benefit sentient beings.

Enlightened beings can reincarnate in five different aspects — the Body, Speech, Mind, Qualities and Activities emanations. It is quite common for these emanations to arise in different parts of the world (and even in different world systems) so that they can benefit even more sentient beings everywhere.

Inside the gompa (prayer hall) at Trijang Ladrang, with the reliquary stupa of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche containing relics and other precious items. Click on image to enlarge.

The reliquary stupa of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche is enshrined in the gompa (prayer hall) of Trijang Ladrang. Through the great merits accumulated from the creation of this holy stupa and the abundant offerings made daily, the disciples of Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche were able to successfully identify and enthrone his unmistaken reincarnation, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

For students of Tsem Rinpoche and those who have established a karmic connection with Him, our aspiration should be to generate the greatest amount of merits to allow us to reconnect with Rinpoche’s main emanation — the Mind Emanation. This is because it is the Mind Emanation who will create the greatest benefit and impact for the beings of this time and place through his enlightened activities. In the case of the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, it was predicted that his work would eclipse even the work of his Gurus. By the same token, if we collect the greatest merits through this Project, the 26th Tsem Rinpoche will be able to do the same, if not more, and continue the tremendous work of his previous lives.

This is especially relevant because of Rinpoche’s role in transmitting the Vajra Yogini and Dorje Shugden practices. Both these practices are regarded as paramount during these degenerate times when appreciation of the Dharma is diminishing. Thus all activities that support the swift reincarnation of the 26th Tsem Rinpoche add potency to the spread of these important practices as their originators hail from Rinpoche’s line of reincarnations.

 

Tsem Rinpoche’s Relic Stupas

The Project is also meritorious due to the holiness of the objects to be built.

The 20ft outdoor relic stupa will be constructed from durable granite and ornamented with gold. Click on image to enlarge.

The schools of Buddhism view stupas with great significance as they represent the Buddha’s mind and their vertical form represents the Lord Buddha seated on a throne. It therefore symbolises the presence of the Buddha and the vitality of the Dharma.

The Buddha taught extensively about the benefits of building stupas, the benefits for those who assist and facilitate their construction in any way, and the benefits for those who come into contact with stupas, even if it is just the shadow of one.

These teachings can be found in the Analysing Activity Sutra, the Noble Lotus Sutra, and the Noble Stainless Beams of Light Sutra, amongst others. The Manjushrimitra Root Tantra teaches that mere contact with a stupa develops great wisdom, bestows long life, and paves the way for rebirth in the higher realms (human, demi-god and god realms). Those who make stupas with their own hands purify even the worst of negative karmas.

Part of the design for the indoor relic stupa. Click on image to enlarge.

Of course, the Buddha taught many ways for practitioners to generate merits. Practices such as engaging in 100,000 prostrations, making 100,000 mandala offerings and 100,000 water offerings can generate tremendous merits. However, these practices demand considerable time and effort, and they take months and years to complete. As we are in the Kali Yuga, most people have yet to see the opportunity to begin.

The benefit of making a stupa as a supreme means of accumulating merits is most clearly spelled out in the Noble Amazing Sutra, in which Lord Buddha stated:

“Ananda! Any devoted noble sons and daughters who fill this entire three-thousand-fold universe with the seven precious metals and make offerings to all the Stream-enterers, Once-returners, Non-returners, and Arhats — as well as all the Sangha members in the four directions, do not accumulate as much merit as someone who makes a stupa to the Tathagata, the Subduer, the Perfectly Enlightened One, the One Who Entered Mahaparinirvana — that is even the size of a churura seed, with a central column the size of a needle, an umbrella the size of a juniper leaf, and filled with grain-sized statues and mustard seed-sized relics.”

Therefore, any Dharma practitioner who understands the significance of accumulating merits will not let this opportunity pass.

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Tsem Rinpoche’s relic stupas will be constructed in strict accordance with traditional measurements and requirements, as taught in the scriptures. Click on image to enlarge

It is auspicious that the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupas will adopt the Namgyal Stupa design. The Namgyal Stupa is also known as the ‘Victory Stupa’. The design commemorates the time when Mara attempted to trick the Buddha into passing away by using the principles of impermanence that the Buddha taught. Instead of falling into Mara’s trap, the Buddha banished Mara and extended his life to again mark Dharma’s victory over Mara. Thus, the Namgyal Stupa is known to generate the causes for longevity and for one’s life-force to become stronger.

The Namgyal Stupa was chosen for Tsem Rinpoche’s indoor and outdoor relic stupas after consultation with His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende, the abbot emeritus of Shar Gaden Monastery and His Eminence the 7th Panglung Oracle. It is an apt choice as the stupas will stand as reminders of the triumphant works of the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and at the same time generate the causes for Rinpoche’s 26th reincarnation to live long to turn the wheel of Dharma.

What makes the Project even more special is the fact that Rinpoche’s relics and holy remains are to be interred into the two stupas. Both the indoor and outdoor stupas will enshrine Tsem Rinpoche’s holy relics, which can be divided into three types:

  • White relics (ring bsrel) – Also referred to as the multiplying relics of the tathagatas. Tsem Rinpoche manifested many of these small white pill-like relics after the funerary ceremony, which is an indication of Rinpoche’s high spiritual attainments.
  • Bone relics of the holy body (sku rus) – Refers to the bones of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and so forth. Tsem Rinpoche’s holy bones and ashes were painstakingly gathered after the funerary ceremony and will be enshrined inside the two relic stupas.
  • Pores of the holy body relics (ku phäl) – Refers to the robes of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and so forth. Tsem Rinpoche’s holy robes as well as the robes of other holy beings will be enshrined inside the two relic stupas.
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The holy relics of H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

The relics of an enlightened being are not regarded as merely cremated remains but the living presence of that being. From the time of Lord Buddha, high lamas and Buddhist scholars have stated unequivocally that there is no distinction between a living Buddha and his relics, bones, ashes and other holy remains. Therefore, the relics and remains of an enlightened lama hold all the divine qualities of the lama and possess the same ability to bestow powerful blessings on those who come into contact with them. In short, both the indoor and outdoor relic stupas will be saturated with the same spiritual and enlightened force that Tsem Rinpoche embodied in his nirmanakaya form.

In addition to the relics, many other holy and sacred items will be inserted into the stupas. These include the traditional life tree (sogshing), statues of Rinpoche’s previous lives, statues of the lineage lamas, statues of deities whose practices were particularly significant to Rinpoche, statues of the Three Deities of Long Life (Amitayus, Namgyalma and White Tara), precious objects belonging to various high lamas, blessed soil and water from hundreds of sacred sites, thousands of hand-rolled mantras (over 60 varieties in total) and other traditional substances as written in the Shelkar Melong (The White Crystal Mirror).

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Statues of the lineage master Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen are being made for this sacred Project. Click on image to enlarge

In accordance with Rinpoche’s instructions, the stupas will also enshrine thousands of tsa tsas of Manjushri, Vajra Yogini and Dorje Shugden. These precious tsa tsas are being handmade in Kechara Forest Retreat and each will contain Rinpoche’s holy remains as well as other blessed substances.

Thus, far from this being a simple project to entomb the remains of an ordinary person, this is a rare chance to participate in the enthroning of the divine and living presence of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche into these symbols of the Buddha’s mind.

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Precious tsa tsas containing the relics of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge

 

Completion of the Indoor Relic Stupa

2020 was a very challenging year. Parts of the Relic Stupa Project had to be delayed because of restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the commitment of Rinpoche’s students to honour their beloved teacher was greater than any obstacle brought on by the pandemic.

Even without being able to travel internationally, Rinpoche’s assistants recruited help from the monastic community of Gaden Sumtseling Monastery. The senior monks there, foremost amongst them the Abbot Emeritus Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin, became the liaisons between Tsem Ladrang and master artisans in Shangri-La who were constructing Rinpoche’s indoor stupa.

In Malaysia where a nationwide lockdown forced everyone to stay home, Rinpoche’s students residing in Kechara Forest Retreat organised fellow students and Kechara members across the country to roll mantras and prepare other items for insertion into Rinpoche’s stupa.

With Guru Devotion as their guiding light in a time of unprecedented darkness, everyone put in extraordinary effort and time to ensure their teacher’s stupa would be ready before the one-year anniversary of his parinirvana.

At noon on Friday, 14 August 2020, the 8ft Indoor Stupa was delivered to the doorstep of Tsem Ladrang. Its arrival was welcomed with khatas, flowers and billowing clouds of incense, offered by scores of students with tears of joy and smiles under their masks.

For the next two weeks, Kecharians worked day and night, and Kechara Forest Retreat was abuzz with activity and excitement as the filling of Rinpoche’s stupa commenced. Finally, on Monday, 31 August 2020, Rinpoche’s Indoor Relic Stupa was completed, and the merits accumulated were dedicated with the recitation of the King of Prayers.

In the morning of 4 September 2020, on the occasion of Rinpoche’s one-year parinirvana anniversary, the Indoor Relic Stupa was consecrated with a Rabney ritual conducted by Kechara’s pastors and puja team.

Tsem Ladrang would like to thank everyone – kind sponsors, sangha friends, devoted students, Kechara members and hardworking volunteers – who contributed to the Indoor Relic Stupa. Without your assistance, we would not have been able to come so far so quickly.

 

Photo Album: Progress photos of the Indoor Stupa

 

Photo Album: Progress photos of the Outdoor Stupa

 

Photo Album: Stupa Content

 

Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel

An artist's impression of the Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel. Click on image to enlarge.

An artist’s impression of the Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel. Click on image to enlarge.

Rinpoche’s Outdoor Stupa is part of the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Temple, a permanent spiritual memorial situated in the beautiful grounds of Kechara Forest Retreat. The first of its kind in Malaysia, the 20,000 square-foot Relic Temple comprises of:

  1. The 20ft Outdoor Relic Stupa that enshrines Rinpoche’s precious white relic pills and holy remains.
  2. The 15ft Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Stupa that enshrines Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s precious relics and those of his incarnations.
  3. The 7ft Tsem Rinpoche Statue, a larger than life likeness of our beloved spiritual guide.
  4. The 7ft Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Statue, the erudite master who arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
  5. The 3ft Incarnation Statues of all 24 of Rinpoche’s previous lives, as formally identified by Dorje Shugden.
  6. The Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel, a ring-shaped two-storey permanent structure that houses the indoor reliquaries and statues, and the Wall of Merits, dedicated to everyone who has supported this project.
  7. 12-in Holy Reliquaries, crafted from 999 silver in the style of the Stupa of Enlightenment. They will allow visitors to view and receive blessings from Rinpoche’s precious white relic pills and the relics of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.
  8. The Relic Temple grounds, a circular courtyard with landscaped gardens, outdoor seating, candle offering grottoes, circumambulation paths, prostration decks and quiet spaces for students and visitors to engage in prayer and practice.
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In accordance to the advice from high lamas, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s statue will be made based on this photo. Click on image to enlarge.

The main objects of worship in the Chapel will be the 7-foot statue of the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, the 15-foot stupa of the Great Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen who arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, and the 7-foot statue of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.

In the 17th century, the Great Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen was the embodiment of pure devotion to the lineage, so much so that he gave up his life to arise as Gyalchen Dorje Shugden. The same enlightened quality is seen also in the 25th Tsem Rinpoche who gave his entire life to reviving the pure Dharma of Lama Tsongkhapa which Dorje Shugden arose to protect. This is why Rinpoche focused so strongly on preserving the practice of Dorje Shugden and virtually everything Rinpoche did was to that end. Ultimately, there is in essence no separation to what Tsem Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden swore oaths to protect and what both arose to do.

Therefore, these three holy objects of worship and the Chapel as a whole will be a symbol of this noble purpose and a monument to everything Tsem Rinpoche stood for, worked for and gave his life for. It will be a beacon of enlightened energy and yet another important lodestone to draw back into this time and place the pure mind of the enlightened being who is the 26th Tsem Rinpoche.

The Relic Temple is estimated to complete in August 2021.

 

Photo Album: Progress photos of the Incarnation Chapel

 

Photo Album: Progress photos of creating H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s Statue

 

Photo Album: Progress photos of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s Stupa

 

Photo Album: Progress photos of the Incarnation Statues

 

Consecration Rituals and Prayers

The relic stupas and incarnation chapel will be consecrated according to the old Gelug tradition. Even now, preparations are being made for rituals and prayers to be performed on the site based on ancient customs.

 

Peaceful Dorje Shugden Fire Puja

This ritual pacifies obstacles to the Project through the powerful energies of Dorje Shugden, who is known to eliminate obstacles and provide conducive conditions for our lives and works, especially those connected to merit-generating activities.

 

Land Blessing

This extensive ritual (sa bdag lto thig) was highly recommended by H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende to consecrate and prepare the land prior to the commencement of the Project. It creates positive and beneficial energies for those who visit the land as well.

 

Earth Treasure Vases

These vases (sa cud bum pa) will be created at Kechara Forest Retreat, consecrated and then buried in the ground during construction to further bless the land. They are carefully filled with special substances and holy items that act to bless and appease the unseen beings dwelling in the area so that they too are benefitted and undisturbed by the on-going Project construction.

 

Soongdrub

This puja will be done prior to the insertion and filling of the stupas and statues. It consecrates and energises the various mantras, items and substances that will be inserted, as well as the “empty” stupas and statues themselves.

 

Rabney Chenmo

Once the Project is completed, this grand ceremony invokes upon the energies of the enlightened beings to reside and remain in the holy objects, making them perfect objects of worship and veneration.

 

How you can get involved

In his 25th incarnation, Rinpoche fulfilled a number of prophecies, one of which was that he would achieve Dharma activities that would surpass the works of his teachers. The Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project should therefore be regarded as setting the base for Rinpoche’s 26th incarnation to perform even greater Dharma deeds by generating the requisite merits. It is merits that will provide conducive conditions for sentient beings to benefit from the works of Rinpoche’s next incarnation in the future.

And so we have a rare opportunity to participate in a divine scheme. It falls on each person who regards Tsem Rinpoche as his or her Guru to keep our samaya with Rinpoche unstained, and to personally generate high merits by actively supporting the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa project. When individual merits come together as a collective, they become a very potent force that draws the enlightened master’s reincarnation back to his spiritual home. This is not to mention our personal spiritual gains and the potency we generate to succeed both in our secular as well as spiritual pursuits.

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We can support this important Project via a number of ways — helping with fund-raising for the construction of the Stupas and Chapel, becoming or finding sponsors for the making of the holy statues and other objects of worship, or contributing in the preparation of sacred items to be interred into the stupas by helping in the making of tsa tsas and the rolling of mantras.

Mantra-rolling has already begun at the Arts Studio in Kechara Forest Retreat, and tsa tsa-making will soon be available for all who wish to participate. To find out more about how you can get involved in these activities, please contact:

 

Mantra Rolling

  • Kien: +6012 371 7896
  • Karen: +6012 7710289

 

Tsa Tsa Making

  • Doreen: +6012 418 8543
  • Beatrix: +6012 389 8166

 

Help with funding

“Pray to be able to assemble the three main causes for practising Dharma: meeting with the right guru; being mentally fit [to practice]; and having all the necessary conditions [which include the temple or Dharma Centre].”

In order for the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project to be realised, we need all the help we can get. The total cost of the Project is estimated at RM 10 million. This may seem to be a lot to ask, especially in such challenging Covid-19 times, but the returns far outweigh the amount.

Buddha taught that those who help build places of worship will always have incredible wealth and power in future lives, and will eventually attain enlightenment. The great Indian yogi, Nagden Pawo also said that anyone who contributes to such a project, no matter how small that contribution is, even if it is just requesting others for donations, continuously collects tremendous merits even as they go about their daily lives.

More benefits of supporting this project:

  • Prosperity, abundance and fulfilment of wishes
  • Long life and good health
  • Purification of negative karma
  • Protection from obstacles, misfortune and negative beings
  • A strong connection with H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s next incarnation
  • Favourable rebirth blessed with good appearance, influence, fortune and wisdom
  • Collection of great merits for swift Enlightenment

In gratitude for your contribution, your name will be included on our Wall of Merits (for contributions above RM10,000) or on a digital screen (for contributions above RM150), located within the Relic Temple. Prayers and merits will also be dedicated to you by the high lamas and erudite monks who will perform the consecration ceremony upon completion of this incredibly blessed project.

You can contribute to the Project in two ways:

 
Your contribution goes directly towards the costs of the Project including:

  • Raw materials
  • Labour
  • Piling
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Tiles
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Landscaping
  • Altars
  • Statues
  • Stupas
  • Prayers and ritual ceremonies
  • Travel expenses for high lamas and monks

If you would like to learn more about the construction, wish to contribute to the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project in other ways or would like to understand other sponsorship opportunities, contact JP Thong (+6012 207 3503) or Ooi Beng Kooi (+6012 313 0489). You can also write to mail@tsemladrang.com.

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Feb 9, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Its awesome to be part of these meritorious project of a lifetime. Rinpoche had given each and everyone of us the opportunity to get involved. We are so fortunate able to generate great merits from these projects. As such as fund-raising, making of tsa tsas, rolling of mantras ,and so forth. As Rinpoche’s student we will be doing our part in helping to build H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s stupas , incarnation chapel and other projects as well. Reading and looking at those rare precious pictures of the projects and outgoing projects tell us a thousand words. All these project will definitely benefit more people and many more to come.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands . And to the committed team making this Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project for the swift return of Rinpoche unmistaken incarnation.

  2. chong wen li on Aug 9, 2020 at 10:26 am

    what is the address i can sent mycontribution ,buddha sariras please . Chong

  3. Pastor Han Nee on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Out of his boundless love and compassion, Tsem Rinpoche has left behind instructions for The Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project, which is not so much to commemorate him(after his passing into parinirvana) as to create a vast limitless opportunity for us, his students and those who are karmically connected to him, to collect merits. By participating in the Tsem Rinpoche Stupa Project, we will create merits to meet and become closely connected to his 26th incarnation, particularly his mind incarnation!
    Both indoor and outdoor stupas will house the holy relics of our precious Guru. Both the indoor and outdoor relic stupas will thus be saturated with the same spiritual and enlightened force that Tsem Rinpoche embodied in his nirmanakaya form. Furthermore, following Tsem Rinpoche’s instructions, the stupas will also enshrine thousands of tsa tsas of Manjushri, Vajra Yogini and Dorje Shugden.
    There will also be the Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel and enthroned within the Chapel will be 3 foot statues of the incarnation lineage of Tsem Rinpoche. Spectacular objects of worship will be the 7 foot statue of Tsem Rinpoche and the 15 foot and 7 foot statues of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. These three objects of worship “will be a beacon of enlightened energy and yet another important lodestone to draw back into this time and place the pure mind of the enlightened being who is the 26th Tsem Rinpoche”!
    With folded hands, thank you Rinpoche for creating this tremendously powerful opportunity for us to continue to be connected to you through your 26th incarnation!

  4. Samfoonheei on Mar 12, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    With folded hands thank you Rinpoche for giving us the opportunity to be part of the meritorious project. Reading and looking at those rare precious pictures of the projects and outgoing projects tell us all. We are so fortunate able to generate great merits in various activities such as helping in the making of tsa tsas, rolling of mantras, helping with fund-raising and so forth. Awesome its once-in-a-lifetime opportunity getting involved to help build H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s stupas and incarnation chapel.
    H.E. Tsem Rinpoche was indeed a great mystic and spiritual Master, Guru to us all. Rinpoche had constantly creating thoughts to help us prepare for the future. He has touched the lives of many through his teachings , protection and blessings that had benefited people across the world. I am one of those who have learning dharma teachings from scratch through social media and from an enlightened Guru. Rinpoche has honed in on the true essence of being and shares how liberating it is to walk through life with higher wisdom. Looking forward to attend any of those rituals and prayers to be performed on the site based on ancient customs. Interesting write up, much appreciated.
    Thank you Rinpoche and team who are committed to make this Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project for the swift return of Rinpoche unmistaken incarnation. This project will benefit people and more to come.
    Thanks again .

  5. Lester Lim on Mar 10, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you for writing this powerful article! The KH team is comprised of students truly committed to the cause of Rinpoche. You have all inspired me to want to help more!

  6. Tsa Tsa Ong on Mar 9, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Rinpoche is a real “Superhero” that “he would take the necessary steps to absorb the problems that were assailing the Dorje Shugden practice and threatening the sanctity of Lama Tsongkhapa’s lineage. That ‘time’ arrived on 4th September 2019, when Tsem Rinpoche took unto his nirmanakaya (physical manifestation) body the obstacles facing the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa and entered parinirvana.”… And I’m not surprised as my guess was right earlier on when i also shared with mum. This is something very touching and moving. However, it’s time we move on to something very auspicious and important to create the merits to bring back Rinpoche’s next incarnation. Mum and I and some close friends are really looking forward to be part of Rinpoche’s relic stupa and chapel project. May this project and fundraising be smooth and may Rinpoche’s incarnation return swiftly to KFR soon. ????☘️?

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 16. 2021 02:02 PM
    Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which we focus on being intensely aware of what we’re sensing and feeling in the moment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. Very beneficial practice indeed . Through mindful living practices, we can find happiness, joy, and meaning in our lives. Our true self. Mindful living can help us to find more happiness, joy and meaning in our life.
    Yes the coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how fragile our lives is. Having these mindful meditation on a daily basis via live stream helps many of us coping with the lockdown.
    Thank you JP Thong for sharing whatever we need to know all about meditation exercise in mindfulness. A thumb up …….simply amazing understanding the basic and what to do when we are distracted by our thoughts, emotions, sensations, and so forth. Thanks again.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/live-your-best-life-100-days-of-mindful-meditation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 16. 2021 02:00 PM
    Millions years ago earth is being visited by alien intelligence, evidence did proved it. Any way such reports were also being covered up for the fear might cause panic , and so forth. Do aliens exist? Many scientists believe that humans need to work harder to determine whether aliens have visited Earth. There are many discoveries seemed to increase the prospect of extra-terrestrial entities existing been millions years ago. Maybe in years to come scientist or researchers will reveal who else might be out there . Whether extra-terrestrial life has actually touched the soil of Earth, watching us all. Many people has claimed of alien sightings around the whole and yet no hard evidence to support it. A highly unusual object was spotted travelling through the solar system. But not everyone agrees with what they saw, it is indeed an alien spaceship but scientist disagree with the claim. Well all depend of how we see and judge. But how feasible is this?? Interesting discoveries which one day, where the question will be answer .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-return.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 16. 2021 01:59 PM
    Given a chance to look at H. E. Tsem Rinpoche’s personal Heruka Cakrasamvara statue paints a thousand words. We are so fortunate been able to have a glance at this beautiful and powerful divine statue of Heruka Cakrasamvara. Its so real and merely looking at it is a blessing.
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this post with the stories behind it.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-rinpoches-heruka-statue
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 15. 2021 12:25 PM
    Gyenze is a fully enlightened Buddha been practiced by many as he will help anyone who sincerely requests his assistance without any conditions. Gyenze is regarded by many for his ability to increase material resources, life, merit and realisations. Gyenze is Dorje Shugden in a wealth form specifically to help us gain resources through correct means. Its a very wonderful and beneficial practice indeed , all thanks to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche for bringing us this practice to Malaysia. Well , Gyenze had since help many people during their difficult times and bring more people to dharma and Kechara Forest Retreat at Bentong Pahang.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and explaining in details of this Gyenze practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 15. 2021 12:22 PM
    According to Buddhism, everything in human life, all objects will one day disappeared, we cannot change that for sure. Everything changes and nothing will last forever. From our emotions to our thoughts and feelings, from the cells in our bodies to the plants around us, will somehow change and decay soon or later.
    Our Guru Tsem Rinpoche had prepares all of us to meet with the inevitable, which is our own death. Rinpoche had been teaching us all these while. No matter whom we meet in life, all situations eventually lead to separation and all relationships will end via death. In-fact our guru’s parinirvana is actually a final experiential teaching on death and impermanence for all of us. Hence it is important for us to immerse ourselves fully into each and every moment of life in learning and practicing Dharma. And following all advices and instructions of our Guru and fulfil what not completed. Instead of feeling lost we should somehow to devoting oneself entirely especially in fulfilling all of our guru’s wishes and continue his work nor matter what comes along. Reading this post had me realised there ‘s indeed quite a long way to go , thanks to all those involved especially senior student and so forth. May all of us play a part to be involved as a team then. We should help when necessary and encourage people coming into Dharma joining the centre and its activities. This post tells us all , a good and detailed read.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing, had me having a good thoughts.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/devoting-yourself-to-a-guru-who-has-passed-on.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 15. 2021 12:21 PM
    Millions of years ago extra-terrestrials have in fact visited Earth claimed by researchers and scientists . The controversial theory have been going for years from the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US. Did these intelligent beings from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago? With all the unexplained activity we are bound to see something strange in the sky sooner or later. Reading this post and watching the video tells us all….. very interesting. We are not alone after all. Yes… aliens do exist I strongly believe having read articles more of those unexplained surroundings in the outer space.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-season-1-episode-4-the-mission.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, May 4. 2021 03:46 PM
    Bali is a magical Island probably the most well-known and most visited Indonesian island. A part of Indonesia archipelago, Bali owns the panorama and unique culture that make this island an ideal location for a vacation.

    It’s shock to discover people in Bali are eating dog meat. Aside from the cruelty, the greatest shock was to discover that tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat and fueling the mobile dog meat vendors are trawling popular beaches in Bali selling satays from buckets, deliberately not telling people the origin of the meat.

    This is causing shocking animal cruelty over the popular holiday destination and
    definitely putting the local Balinese and foreign tourists’ health at risk .Thanks for the thoughtful sharing and bringing awareness to many.

    https://bit.ly/2RknC6Q
  • sarassitham
    Monday, May 3. 2021 11:36 PM
    Each of us is born with a particular set of colors and numbers that are very unique. These numbers reveal our character, purpose, motivation, talents and abilities in this life.

    I had a positive feeling and good action to know the interesting fact of Mewa 6. Thank you for the thoughtful sharing, I am blessed to know my birth Mewa and had the opportunity to encounter the challenges to face and to overcome.

    https://bit.ly/3thT9DE
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 11:09 PM
    Thank you for the informative and historical sharing of The Guangxi Community in Bentong. It’s interesting to know the large Chinese population in the Perting Chinese New Village are Guangxi Chinese.

    A small town famous for its locally produced ginger, durians, tofu puff, bean curd, bean curd puff, fresh vegetables, it has so much more to offer for wandering foodies.

    Success requires hard work, however hard work rewards with much more than success alone. Guangxi people of today are one of the most successful communities in Bentong, producing successful people in every strata of society.

    https://bit.ly/3gQ2JLu
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:47 PM
    Great Buton Rinchen Drub’s lifestorys truly inspiring, interesting which I simply love reading over and over again. The Great Buton Rinchen Drub was one of the most erudite of scholars of Tibet. To this day he is well remembered as a prodigious scholar and writer and is Tibet’s most celebrated historian. He catalogued thousands of the Buddhist scriptures and wrote the famous book, the History of Buddhism in India and Tibet. Many Tibetan scholars utilize in their study even as today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 30. 2021 03:46 PM
    Great memories of Rinpoche meeting with Guru Deva Rinpoche a very learned and qualified Lama,that has changed Rinpoche life. He is considered to be the reincarnation of one of the 84 great Mahasiddhas of ancient India. He studied under many great masters as such like Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Kyabje Yongzin Trijang Dorje Chang, and so forth. We have Tsem Rinpoche today all because of Guru Deva Rinpoche who had contributed towards Rinpoche’s spiritual journey. The journey was tough for Rinpoche , having gone through and had travelled from America to India. Having remained and continued to languish under the terrible conditions in India till he travelled to Nepal and meeting Guru Deva Rinpoche. Everything changed from then on. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin Chow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/my-recollection-of-h-e-guru-deva-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:19 PM
    Buton Rinchen Drub is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators,writers and proponent of the Kalachakra Tantra. Even as a very young child, Rinpoche exhibited extraordinary abilities. He studied and received many tantric transmissions and empowerments from many other teachers. Well respected by many and was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the period of his life he composed at least twenty-six prolific volumes of commentaries. His legacy included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He travelled tremendously throughout Tibet and many places giving teachings, empowerments, transmissions, and ordinations at monasteries along the way. Interesting read of a great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 28. 2021 04:09 PM
    Pema Lingpa was a famous saint and siddha of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. In the history of the Nyingma school in Bhutan, Pema Lingpa is second only in importance to Padmasambhava himself. Many auspicious miraculous signs appeared when was born as such even as a child he was indeed extraordinary learning everything from reading and writing to ironwork and carpentry without receiving any instruction. Interesting read of the extraordinary enlightened activities , stories and biography of Pema Lingpa . He was highly regarded by all four of the principal schools of Vajrayana Buddhism. Pema Lingpa spent his life revealing the precious treasures of Guru Rinpoche, giving empowerments and teachings. He composed many religious texts and ritual, gave initiations and even established monasteries . He was known as a discoverer of spiritual treasures. He left a legacy establishing a tradition that endures to this day. He prophesied that in the future he would return as the Buddha Dorjé Nyingpo in the pure land of Pemako.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pema-lingpa.html
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Apr 27. 2021 04:22 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of discovering the heart desire numbers. Numerology is the belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. The heart’s desire is seen as part of the larger picture which includes the life path, expression, date of birth and personality. Each person has different numbers that help them identify who they are and what their purpose in life. Each letters in our name has a message which is hidden and plays a crucial role in our life.

    I think this article will benefits many who are having a very hard time to achieve their dreams and to find out their true passion in their life. I had a good read and happy to discover my heart desire number.

    https://bit.ly/3vm118z
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 26. 2021 04:10 PM
    For sarassitham –sorry press wrongly

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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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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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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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
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
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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  • May 14, 2021 01:09
    Anonymous asked: I heard that Lama Tsongkhapa and Tara closer to us? Is it true and how so - because I have experienced instant help from them. Once I was due to go for a college interview and I started getting stomach pains that made me weak and almost unconscious. My mum offered incense to Green Tara and almost immediately the pain went away. Grateful to her and love her to this day.
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  • May 13, 2021 01:48
    Eden asked: Dear pastors 1) I am interested to do some small retreats. Can you guide and teach me? 2) Recently I had adopted a pet. Can you guide me on how to not be to attach to my pet? As i do not want to be too sad when my pet pass away. 3) Recently i find myself wanting to buy new phone, laptops and clothes eventho i do not need them. Can you guide me on how to reduce this urge to buy new things?
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    Anonymous asked: When we see similar characteristics in family members and similar life circumstances, is that a result of karma too?
    pastor answered: Hello, When we see similar characteristics between yourself and your family members, yes, ultimately that is due to karma. From the viewpoint of society, it is because we grew up with our family, shared experiences, pick up each others' habits, etc, that is the reason for similar characteristics. We learn things such as behaviours, likes and dislikes from our family and they also learn such things from us. But from the Buddhist viewpoint, what is the reason that we ended up being family anyway? The answer as you already guessed it is karma. Karma is what caused us to take to rebirth into a particular family, hence it is the reason why characteristics are similar between family members. This applies to life circumstances as well, we had the karma to be born into a family in a specific location, at a specific time, environment, etc. Which means that we would necessarily undergo similar circumstances as well. Within samsara, or cyclic existence, everything is due to karma. Everything that happens to us, what we say, what we think. Not only is it due to karma, but it also creates more karma. That is why Buddhists always talk about the faults of samsara. The only way to be free of this cycle and karma completely is to become a fully enlightened Buddha. That is why Buddhists aim to become a Buddha themselves. I hope this helps.
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    Josh asked: Hello Pastor, when Buddha gave me a gift of able to see spirits, communicate with spirits and able to sense death onto someone, what is the purpose of this gift? How to use it? I believe I had this when I was around 12 years old. 70% of my dreams are mostly took me to hell for a walk, I even talk to Yama, Yama allow me to peek on the Book of the living and the dead.. I had only dream once of Buddha and the Titan God once, but everything in Sanskrit. I understand them only in dreams, and when communicating with spirits. So what is the purpose of this gift? How to use them to help?
    pastor answered: Dear Josh, Thank you for your question. Supernatural abilities such as those you have mentioned definitely do exist. They can come about from a couple of reasons: as gifted by a supernatural being, god, etc, or even simply because we have the karma to have such abilities that have manifested in this life. The other way they can come about is through our own transformation of the mind, where they occur naturally as side effects. In all of these cases, they are known as 'common attainments'. The reason why they are known as common attainments, because they can be attained by anyone. Buddhism however, stresses the importance of the 'supreme attainment', which is achieving the enlightened mind. Hence, in the Buddhist scriptures it is said that the supreme attainment is what we should strive for. Now, we cannot advise you in which ways to use the abilities you have mentioned to help beings, because we are not attained enough to guide you in such a manner. You would need the guidance of a highly attained master to be able to guide you in a safe manner. However, from what you have written, you can use your experiences to further your own spiritual transformation first. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has advised on many occasions that we should not focus too much on abilities we develop, but concentrate on real transformation first. When you have reached a higher state of consciousness, then you will be able to use such abilities properly. The way to achieve this is to follow the path of the Lamrim or the Graduated Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. The text we use in Kechara is known as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. You can get a copy of it here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand There are sections of the Lamrim that deal with the suffering of those in the hell realms, the god realms and all other realms. There are also sections that deal with karma. You can use your experience to help you develop insight into these sections and propel you further along the path of transformation. So, instead of trying to use your abilities now, use the experiences that you have already had to the greatest potential. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 8, 2021 02:04
    Anonymous asked: Hello pastors. When one visualises in prayers should one shut eyes completely or keep half open looking at side of noses? Thank you for answering.
    pastor answered: Hello, When engaging in visualisation or any type of meditation, the best is to keep your eyes half open. You are actually looking at the floor, but the line of your sight follows the sides of your nose, you don't actually focus on the sides of your nose. If you focus on the sides of your nose, it will exert too much effort and you will feel like you are going crosseyed. So you actually look at the floor, but follow the angle of the sides of your nose. Following this eye positioning is the best because your mind is not too excited or overly stimulated as it would be if you had your eyes fully open, nor is it prone to laziness or falling asleep if you have your eyes closed. This would be the best. However, some people find it difficult to visualise with their eyes half open. In this case, it is permissible to close your eyes when visualising, as long as you can keep your concentration. Then slowly, over time, once you are familiar with the particular visualisation you are engaged in, you can do it with your eyes half open instead. I hope this helps.
  • May 3, 2021 10:15
    Carolyn asked: what is "Teh"
    pastor answered: Dear Carolyn, My apologies, but I do not fully understand your question. Is this in regards to any prayers or texts? In which case, please indicate which prayer or text so we can answer properly. Thank you
  • May 1, 2021 19:38
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, What does attachment actually mean in buddhism? Is it opposite of hostility? How do both these emotions harm us? How can we get rid of them?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, You have asked a very good question, but it's outside of the scope of this short reply to answer completely. Attachment is when you want something and either your thoughts, speech or actions reflect this want. For example, we can be attached to an object, a type of food, a person, a situation, etc.,. There are varying degrees of the type of attachment you experience towards differing objects or things. When we have an attachment, we expend energy either mentally, emotionally, through our speech or our actions to get the particular object, keep it and protect it. When we are parted from the object, it creates a lot of emotional suffering. When we are attached, our actions and thoughts keep us bound to cyclic existence, because we simply just create more karma. Attachment is known as one of the Three Poisons. You can read a short article and watch a teaching by Pastor David Lai about attachment here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-exaggeration-of-attachment.html In addition, here is an article that deals with the benefits of non-attachment in terms of relationships with others: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-non-attachment-is-one-of-the-keys-to-a-happy-life-relationship.html The opposite of attachment is aversion, the want to stay away from an object of thing, or not experience a particular situation. Another of the Three Poisons, is actually anger or hostility. This can be the extension of aversion. For example, in past someone said something to you which you didn't like. So you don't want to be around this person again. If a situation occurs when you are around this person, you become angry and hostile. You can even play the scenario over and over again in your head and become angry, even when not near the person. Anger is one of the most destructive of emotions because when you are worked up, it is very hard to remain logical, you simply and quickly act out of emotion, in the heat of the moment. This leads to the creation of negative karma, which you will need experience in the future. In short, all our negative emotions or behaviours can be subsumed under the Three Poisons - Attachment, Anger and Ignorance. There are many methods in Buddhism to overcome these. One of the most basic, yet extremely powerful is to meditate on impermanence, especially death. While this may seem very morbid, it is actually very liberating and helps us to let go of negative emotions which serve no purpose but to keep us stuck in suffering. You can read a short article about meditation on impermanence here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/supreme-contemplation.html For a more in-depth explanation of negative emotions and how to overcome them, you can read the Lamrim texts. These give us a step-by-step guide to self-transformation all the way to enlightenment itself. The text we use in Kechara is called Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. You can order a copy online from Vajrasecrets (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand). Alternatively, you can visit your local bookstore and they should be able to order it in for you. I hope this helps. Thank you. PS. You may also find the following links useful:
  • April 28, 2021 19:10
    Eden asked: Dear pastors, recently I saw a video about preserving a dead body only to be revive later when science is more advance. Did Buddha said anything regarding this? I am looking forward for your reply.
    pastor answered: Dear Eden, Thank you for your question. Buddha Shakyamuni did not explicitly talk about this subject, simply because the technology to preserve a body for future re-animation did not exist. In fact, even today, we can physically preserve a body using things like cryogenic freezing, however the technology to be able to revive the person is currently only speculative hope. There is no biological evidence that this would even be possible. That being said, even though the Buddha did not talk about it specifically, the Dharma that the Buddha taught can be applied to any and all situations. So, we can analyze it from multiple angles. I'll try to do so from two angles due to the scope of this answer. The first is that death as part of the law of impermanence is a major part of Buddhism. We have had countless lifetimes and at the end of each of those, we have died and then taken rebirth into a new body. That is why cyclic existence is considered to be suffering, because we consistently take a new life, only to die at the end of it, and then take rebirth in a new life once again. The only way to get out of this cycle is to achieve the state of enlightenment. Some people could argue that if you don't die because you are re-animated in the future, then this cycle doesn't really exist. However, from a Buddhist viewpoint everything is still impermanent. Even if you were re-animated and lived for many thousands, millions, or billions of years, eventually the whole universe as we know it will be destroyed. At that point of time, no matter how many times your physical body was revived, you would cease to exist, because everything will be destroyed. Even from a scientific standpoint, it is said that the universe was created with the Big Bang, and due to that the universe is still expanding at an accelerating rate. Scientists have hypothesized that this will lead to either the Big Rip or the Big Freezer, in which life will no longer be able to exist in the universe in any form. So even from a scientific point of view, the Buddhist law of impermanence still applies. This brings me to the second angle, the question why we would want to preserve our bodies for future re-animation. The answer to that is simple, it is due to attachment. As you may be aware, within Buddhism, attachment is one of the things that leads us to stay stuck within cyclic existence. Attachment leads to the creation of karma which only lengths our suffering in existence. When we focus on our attachments, we do not live in the moment, we do not truly transform into a better person, we help no one and ultimately we do not help ourselves to become enlightened. I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please do ask. This is an interesting subject.
  • April 24, 2021 03:40
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Thank you all for following Rinpoche’s advice and contributing your energy here and at Kechara. Rinpoche is the most precious jewel for sure. We appreciate Rinpoche, Kechara and kecharians. May we all achieve our spiritual goals under the guru’s guidance.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your lovely message, it's nice to know that this blog is appreciated. Tsem Rinpoche worked tirelessly to get this resource up and available for everyone. Following Rinpoche's Dharma teachings on this blog, we can definitely progress on our spiritual journeys. The key is to put what Rinpoche taught into practice. I wish your success in your journey, and if you need help, you are more than welcome to ask further questions here. Thank you.
  • April 21, 2021 03:13
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, When one experiences the outcome of negative karmas, how does one have compassion for oneself and overcome tough times? Relying on buddhas is definitely top of the list but I find my fear and self doubt and bad temper sabotages all the outer dharma practice I do. I am weak in the practical side of applying dharma!
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. What you have expressed is something that a lot of people go through, because of the accumulation of negative karma from previous lifetimes. What you must remember is that our negative habitual patterns from previous lives are very strong, hence effort is needed in the spiritual path. That is why Joyous Effort is one of the Six Perfections. Karma, our habitual patterns, fear and self-doubt will try to knock us of the path of self-transformation at every turn until we are strong enough to withstand them. One way to overcome this is to develop strong faith in the Three Jewels, and the way to do this is to engage in the practice of Taking Refuge. I'm not just talking about Talking Refuge at the beginning of formal Dharma practice such as your sadhana or pujas. But actually Taking Refuge remembering the qualities of the Three Jewels. When I first came to Kechara, I had a lot of physical obstacles manifest, a lot of fear and doubt. H.E. Tsem Rinpoche suggested that I read the section of the Lamrim that talks about Taking Refuge, and explains how to do it properly, remembering the qualities of the Three Jewels and the benefits they grant on the spiritual path. When you practice Taking Refuge, you remember these and you contemplate them. Then your faith in the application of the Dharma increases, and your fear, self-doubt, etc, disappear. When that happens, even if your negative karma and habits try to knock you off the path, you find yourself back on the path. Another thing you must remember is that when we are practicing the Dharma, due to our habits, we will not be perfect at something directly after learning about it. It takes time to train ourselves. That is why the central teaching in the Gelug tradition we practice is called the Lamrim, or the Graded Stages on the Path to Enlightenment. It is step-by-step. It is a process. It is not instant. So you shouldn't let fear, self-doubt, etc get in the way. Instead calmly apply the antidote to these, which is strong refuge. When you develop strong refuge, you will have faith and confidence in the teachings. When you have these, you will practice the teachings, no matter what happens. The compassion for yourself and overcoming tough times comes through faith in the Three Jewels and the teachings of self-transformation. I met someone the other day who said self-transformation was not possible for him, but then why did Buddha Shakyamuni and the enlightened beings teach the Dharma? Of course, it is possible, and in order to progress on the spiritual path, you must have faith and conviction. This comes from the simple, yet foundational practice of Taking Refuge. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 19, 2021 02:53
    Sandra asked: Hello respected pastors, I heard once from here that too much mantra recitations produce wind in the body? Did I hear right? What are the repercussions of that? I do find I cough during mantra recitations these days...I only do about 6 malas though!
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Mantras are the form of the enlightened beings in sound. Hence, when you recite mantras they are very powerful. All mantras move the psychic winds in the body. They don't actually produce physical wind in the body. The psychic winds move naturally due to the power of the mantras, and only have a beneficial effect on the body. If you are not initiated into the Higher Yoga Tantra practices, any of the common mantras are fine to recite. These include Lama Tsongkhapa's Migtsema, your Guru's mantra, Chenrezig, Tara, Manjushri, etc. These will move the winds in your body naturally, so there will be no untoward side effect. However, mantras of Higher Yoga Tantra deities, such as Yamantaka, Vajra Yogini, Heruka, etc, should only be known and recited by those who have received initiation into the practice and received the commentary to the practice from a qualified guru. These mantras move the psychic winds in the body more forcefully hence can have negative side effects if not done properly. If you are having any negative effects when reciting mantras, such as coughing, that could be due to a number of other more ordinary reasons, such as reciting too loudly or being out of breath when reciting. When you are reciting mantras during your sadhana, you should only recite loud enough for yourself to hear, and not disturb others if they are around. If you are in a puja, you follow the puja lead to either recite out aloud or quietly. If you are getting out of breath, slow down your mantra recitation, or reduce the amount of mantras you are doing until you are used to it. Then you can slowly increase to however many you want to recite. The main issue is consistency, you should recite mantras as part of your sadhana every day. You can also recite extra mantras throughout the day, but the key is to make sure that you finish your daily sadhana. And you should not rush through your mantra recitation, but recite the mantra clearly. I hope this helps.
  • April 13, 2021 21:55
    ray asked: Dear Pastors, Thank you for clearing my doubts previously about purification practices. Today i have a question about reciting praises to buddhas, why do we recite praises and how does reciting praises to buddhas like Tara, Dorje shugden etc. help and benefit us? Because ive seen certain prayer texts to mother tara which i think is referring to the 21 tara praises stating that : ~If this prayer is recited two, three, or seven times, It will pacify all the sufferings of torments Caused by spirits, fevers, and poisons, And by other beings as well. If you wish for a child, you will get a child; If you wish for wealth, you will receive wealth. All your wishes will be fulfilled And all obstacles pacified.~ Will reciting praises to buddhas also be able to fulfill our wishes as stated? Thank you very much.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. As I am sure you are aware, there are many different types of prayers. Praises are one type of prayer, or commonly included in longer prayers. When we praise the enlightened beings, we generate merit. This is due to the power of the enlightened beings. Generally speaking these prayers are praises of the qualities of either the enlightened being's body, speech, mind or benefits derived from their practices. Or the praise can be a combination of these. The merit generated from praising an enlightened being is immense. Some prayers even have the power to grant certain specific benefits due to the merits generated from the praise. Hence, some prayers even have the benefits listed in them. So yes, if you recite the praise with strong faith and refuge in the particular enlightened being, you will generate merit which will help to achieve the benefits stated. On a normal level, you will receive the benefits. On a higher level, you create the merit to achieve the same body, speech, mind and qualities of the enlightened being, meaning you create the causes to be enlightened yourself. I hope this helps.
  • April 12, 2021 03:20
    Eden asked: Dear Pastors, How are all of you doing? I have a few questions here. I will be very grateful if you can answer them. Thank you. 1) If we are here because of our previous life karma, previous previous karma and so on. May i know when does all of this started? How does this chain of karma started? Im sure we all had our 1st life and everything had a beginning to it. 2) I am currently facing some problem over my career pathway, are there any practices and mantras that I can do to request for guidance?
    pastor answered: Dear Eden, Thank you for your questions. 1. Buddhism does not believe in a 1st life, and the reason being is the Buddhist view of time. Most people think of time and existence as linear. It has a definitive starting point and a certain end point. But Buddhism views time as a cyclic. Hence, our universe as we understand it, will at one point cease to exist, and then a new universe will come into existence. However, even though our current universe will end, due to the force of karma and reincarnation, we will take rebirth into the new universe and have many rebirths there. So in Buddhism we say that we have had "countless" rebirths, as you would never be able to count how many lifetimes you have had. This cycle is vicious and leads us to take rebirth endlessly. The only way to stop this cycle is to transcend it altogether, which is the state of Buddhahood, in which you are completely liberated from the cycle, known as "samsara". Also the way in which we think about karma is not linear either. It is not one for one. By this I mean, if you do one negative action, it is not that you will experience only one negative result. You will actually experience many negative results, with differing levels of severity until the karma is exhausted. How you respond to the negative results can lead to either more negative karma, or positive karma. Hence, the law of karma according to the Buddhist view point is much more nuanced then the general understanding of karma that people have these days. The Buddha explained this process in a teaching known as the 12 Links of Dependent Origination, which is quite complex. If you want to learn more about this teaching, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche gave a very profound teaching on it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/teaching-on-the-twelve-links-of-dependent-origination.html Hence, according to Buddhism, the understand of time is a never-ending cycle in which universes are created, destroyed and created again due to the power of karma. Since it is a cycle, there is no "beginning" or "1st life" for sentient beings. 2. In regards to your career pathway, I would suggest you engage in the combined practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. We have heard of many people who are either stuck in their career or who need to find good jobs, succeed in the their goals after engaging in this practice with a sincere motivation. There is a book available regarding the practice here: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/the-dorje-shugden-handbook. We also have an entire section of this website dedicated to various aspects of the practice, including history, other prayers, etc. (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden). I hope this helps. Let us know if we can help in any other way.
  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Lara, I'm sorry to hear that your family member is going through this. When someone is going through such a difficult time, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has advised that the person themselves seek qualified medical help as well as engage in the practice of Lama Tsongkhapa, which is well-known to help overcome things like depression. From your side you should be as supportive as possible. Take the time to understand what your family member is going through, and in which ways you can support them to overcome their depression and heal. You can watch a fantastic teaching about the practice of Lama Tsongkha here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sayonara-to-depression.html. The prayer text for the practice can be found here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#19 However, sometimes family members may not be open to the engaging in the practice themselves. In that case, you can engage in the practice yourself and dedicate the merits for the family member to heal, but this will not be as effective as the family member doing the practice themselves. Another thing that you can do, it to make abundant offerings or engage in virtuous activities like as helping the less fortunate, and dedicating the merits from those activities to your family member. You can also have pujas sponsored for your family member. The following two pujas would be excellent: Medicine Buddha Puja - which is good for healing, both physical and mental (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/medicine-buddha-puja-fund) Dorje Shugden Puja - to remove obstacles for a swift recovery (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dorje-shugden-wishfulfilling-puja-fund) These are the various methods in which you can help. You can do just one or a combination of the methods mentioned to generate as much positive energy and merit as possible for your family member. I hope this helps.
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In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
12 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
12 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
1 years ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
1 years ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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