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
    Thursday, Jul 29. 2021 03:53 PM
    Interesting reading all the misconception of tales, stories and mysteries . Many tends to believe the misconceptions without finding the details to understand it. They choose to believe the many misconceptions following cultural beliefs, rather looking at all corners from information. Most of us do not know about the truth behind it. At one time I do believed King Tut’s tomb had a curse declaring death on anyone who entered it . It is incorrect because based on my faulty thinking and reading it. Its only later with advance technology of laptops and after researched through it I realised the truth. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/misconceptions-we-want-to-believe.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 29. 2021 03:51 PM
    A placid, and tranquil place called Tsem Ladrang at Naranthan Nepal is simply the best location. Surrounded by nature’s beauty will be a perfect place for prayers, meditation and retreats. Having beautiful hills and mountain behind the Ladrang, from the Ladrang one could watch sunset in the evenings. That’s wonderful indeed. I do hope I have the opportunity to visit this breath-taking panoramic Ladrang in future. Looking at those pictures tells us all the beautiful, outdoorsy Ladrang with great scenery.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and teachings on butterlamp offerings and the lighting of 1100 butterlamps as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-ladrang-naranthan-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 29. 2021 03:48 PM
    Interesting read of Tsem Rinpoche’s Torghut Ancestry’s history. Beautiful to know all about family biologically descended having related to Gelugpa lineage and as well as family line of Genghis Khan.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-torghut-ancestry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:52 PM
    Everyone’s dream home is different. Buying a house is everyone’s dream simply because that is how we have been mentally and socially conditioned. All happiness moments start with family under the roof. Having simple and spacious house surrounding by greenery environment would be wonderful for me.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and thoughts of a dream house.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-kind-of-architecture.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:50 PM
    Reading this inspiring story tells us more. … how our Guru Tsem Rinpoche through all the odds and struggles to be where he was. Without family and relative ‘s support he had gone through hardship. Rinpoche leaving a comfort zone to a place of hunger and poverty, just for Dharma. Travelling across half the globe from US to India to a new environment all alone just for the love of Dharma . Rinpoche was so determined to continue Dharma no matter what happened.
    To those who knew nothing of Kechara it will say it’s a cult but not me . Coming to Kechara, and meeting Rinpoche it has changed my life . Learning and practicing Dharma from Rinpoche ‘s blog had thought me to be a better person, and spending my life meaningfully. Still learning to improve myself .
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-joined-a-cult.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:48 PM
    Esquire is an American men’s magazine based in New York City , it has been published by the Hearst Corporation since 1986. Found this old post and realised such an international magazine had interviewed our Guru Tsem Rinpoche long ago. Esquire described our Rinpoche as one of the country’s most avant-garde spiritual leaders. That’s true Tsem Rinpoche down to earth very special Lama and founded the Buddhist organization Kechara. We are fortunate to have Rinpoche in Malaysia, showing us the way.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/esquire-magazine-calls.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:10 PM
    Wonderful to have the story in Mongolian of Tsem Rinpoche home at Gaden ,India. More Mongolian will understand better of the life of Tsem Rinpoche . What Rinpoche had experienced and struggles to pursue Dharma goals no matter what happens and condition Rinpoche faced living in cowshed then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-cowshed-that-was-my-home-in-gaden-mongolian.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:07 PM
    Women were frequently characterized as second-class citizens those days. There were many notable women who were able to break from societal norms to live the kind of life they chose for themselves. I could tell many women throughout these three eras were not given a chance to outspoken than men. Well those days women were treated as an entirely separate group, regardless of their social status. They had numerous legal, religious, and economic challenges hurdles to go through.
    Reading this inspiring post of famous women ,they deserve at least a worthy mention and not forgotten. I only know the inspiring story of Joan of Arc during my school days. Glad to know more heroines from this post. I am sure there were more throughout the centuries, living as independent women, equal to men. Inspiring indeed how these women standing against the odds and having their own vision . The stories of Lyudmila Pavlichenko the deadliest women and Annie Smith Peck the explorer adventurer and supporter of the women’s suffragette movement stood up well in history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila Rajendra for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-heroines-time-forgot.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:05 PM
    In certain parts of China is actually famous for its dog meat consumption. Despite the widespread outcry against the country’s notorious eating habits there’s still restaurants serving dog’s meat.
    Many locals are aware of the obscene cruelty of the animals being killed for their meat. The government is drawing up laws to prohibit the trade of wildlife and protect those animals and safety of its people. So its not surprised when the locals got angry and putting things into their own hands beating the two dog thieves savagely. Angry villager even attacks the two thieves’ car, smashed the car window. Got red handed and beaten badly till the police came. Nowadays locals gave up dogs meats for health reason and they are aware of it. Hope more could be done to safe those dogs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/do-you-know-this-is-happening-in-southern-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:55 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche, for this important knowledge what to look for signs that our doggie in pain. By knowing what to do and look out for, it will certainly help owners to detect the situation. When we spend time with them we could understand them better when they are in pain. Since they are not able to tell us we have the responsibility to take care of them. Pain can be difficult to detect in older dogs. Doggie in pain tend to be more vocal, it’s not always easy to spot immediately. They will only express in a number of ways such as whining, whimpering, growling, and so forth. It is important for dog owners to recognize subtle signs of pain in their dog. Hence reading this post have help me to observe my doggie better.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/7-signs-your-dog-is-in-pain-and-trying-to-hide-it.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:53 PM
    Inspiring post of a soldier turned Buddhist monk living in remote raw Ural mountains of Russia . With little and much hardship , they never give up feeling happy with their struggles. They managed to build a spiritual community up in the remote mountains. Led by Mikhail Sannikov, now known as Lama Dokshit, a veteran of the USSR’s Afghanistan war . He established a monastery on an isolated mountaintop named Shad Tchup Ling, meaning “place of practice and realisation. The monastery is visited by thousands yearly by tourist and locals.
    But sadly this monastery was built on private lands own by a metallurgical mining company . Since 2016, it has been desired to demolish the Buddhist Shedrub Ling temple on Mount Kachkanar. The Buddhist community have tried many times to legalize the structures. The mining and others have claimed rights to the land. The Buddhist community was asked to leave then. The latest update dated second February 2021 is that the monastery will be under the security of the mining company where the Urals Buddhists are allowed back to the mountain only certain days of the week. May this inspiring monastery up in the mountains continue to flourish and may the mining company not demolished it .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.
    READ MORE AT…for the latest news
    https://www2.stetson.edu/religious-news/210202a.html

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/buddhist-monks-far-off-in-the-russian-mountains.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:13 PM
    Reading this post reminds me of my first pilgrimage trip to Wu Tai San . Went with my Kecharians brothers and sisters few years back. Great memories indeed, we are so fortunate given the opportunity to visit such holy site of Lord Manjushri and more it’s a pilgrimage.
    Mount Wutai is a sacred mountain, one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism. Mount Wutai, known as ‘the five terrace mountain’, is the highest in Northern China believed to be the earthly abodes of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Great ….Each peak is inhabited by a different form of Manjushri. Its five main peaks, positioned east, south, west, north, and in the middle, embrace one another with broad and plain . From the 1st century AD to the early 20th century many temples have been built on the steep slopes . Besides the religious aspect, the beauty of rising and falling ridges of mountains, exotic rocks, are really amazing. The beautiful scenery there is a masterpiece of exquisite acts of nature, predominantly visible over the five main peaks. What really important is that Mount Wutai have a connection and vast history with many Tibetan lamas. From Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen to China’s most benevolent rulers, Emperor Kangxi .
    Looking through those beautiful pictures tell us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Karen for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/pilgrimage-to-mount-wutai.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:10 PM
    Ullambana is a Buddhist festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month according to the Buddhist calendar. It is a festival of liberation, as to provide salvation and relief to the ghosts and spirits of the dead. The Buddhist origins of the Ullambana Festival can be traced back to a story that originally came from India. By observing the practice of Ullambana we could liberate the deceased from the three suffering realms and allow the living to enjoy a life of abundance, good fortune and longevity. During this festival, offerings such as light, foods, prayers are made to the spirits of the dead and to the hungry ghosts. On this day, Buddhists offer prayers both to their departed forefathers and to their living parents and elders.
    Great …at Kechara Forest Retreat , Bentong, two powerful and extensive pujas will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We are fortunate this year even though we are not able to attend at KFR , these pujas will be streamed live. The two powerful and extensive pujas is to remove obstacles and generate even more merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche ,Sharon Ong and those who are involved making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/celebrating-ullambana-the-original-hungry-ghost-festival.html

  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:16 PM
    Sad to see those homeless people and now with the pandemic , it is even more . Thousands of homeless people were housed in temporary shelters during Malaysia’s COVID-19 lockdown . We have to face and accept them they exist every where. Its true that the homeless and the people living on the streets, and many off them much as the thought might create discomfort and uneasiness among many of us. Occasionally, we might come across one sleeping on the pavement, smelly, begging, sitting on pavements with a vacant look in their eyes, walking with a sack and on the lookout for foods. Many have returned to the streets and are now living hand-to-mouth….
    H. E Tsem Rinpoche knows how it is to be homeless as he had experienced homelessness while teenager back in US. Tsem Rinpoche then set up Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to distribute warmed foods from 15 packets to thousands . With many volunteers helping up during the distribution in downtown Kuala Lumpur . Not only serves foods , giving free hair cuts and KSK’s volunteer doctors provide free medical check ups, wound dressings. These are some of the services provided. KSK team has done a wonderful jobs. The homeless deserves a much more caring society. Thanks to KSK team and volunteers , keep it up.
    Thank you Rinpoche and and Pastor Henry for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/homelessness-in-malaysia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 19. 2021 03:13 PM
    Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains . Noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, and so forth . Beautiful place that piques the imagination and inspires the soul with its dramatic landscape and natural beauty . Well it said to be nothing less than stunning, with a diversity that has attracted thousand locals and tourist. An unbeatable destination with natural beauty will truly offers u for everyone.
    I have not been to Colorado or any US states before but reading this post I can imagine the beauty of this place. A perfect environment for me is somewhere quiet far away from a busy place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/top-25-mountain-towns-in-colorado.html

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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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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.
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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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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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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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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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-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 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
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
5 months ago
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
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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
7 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
8 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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
9 months ago
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
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
10 months ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
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
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years ago
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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years 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.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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