Guest Contributor – Chew Hui Sing

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Winning article for “A Chance To Bring Home Medicine Buddha — For Free!!

 
18 January 2010 was a day when the life of my family changed within minutes – when we came so close to losing our dearest father and husband. It was a usual Monday morning when Daddy woke me up from bed to prepare for school. Minutes after he left my room, I heard a loud thud. I shouted out to Daddy but there was no response at all. Immediately, I rushed out of my room. What appeared before my eyes sent tears streaming down my face. My dearest Daddy was lying motionlessly in a pool of blood at the base of the stairs. His face swelled and blood was flowing out of his nose. I called the ambulance and sent him to hospital.

His Glasgow coma scale (GCS) was 3 (the lowest) upon arrival at the hospital. The CT scan done showed severe bleeding in his brain and multiple fractures in his face and cervical spine. The prognosis was extremely poor and we were told to be prepared for the worse. The decision by the neurosurgical team was for comfort care and it meant watching him go. Given such brain injury, the only treatment was to decompress the brain as soon as possible and drain out the blood before further pressure built up. The surgeons felt that given the severity of his injury on the scans and his clinical status, he would never make it through and that decompression might not help either. We were in such despair but we could never accept letting him go just like that. We kept praying and calling out to Daddy to show some response so that the doctor would grant him a chance. I appealed to Daddy not to forget his promise to watch me graduate. Fortunately, Daddy heard my pleas, teared and started moving his limbs. Seeing that, the surgeon made the decision to give Daddy a chance, quoting a less than 50 percent survival.

While Daddy was fighting for his life in the operating theatre, my sister and I rushed down to a Tibetan Buddhism Centre to pray and seek the monks’ assistance for pujas to be done for him. We chanted ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ and Medicine Buddha Mantra throughout his operation. Thankfully, his operation went on smoothly. He went through two further operations on his head within the same week.

He made small but gradual improvement during his prolonged hospital stay. One day, we were totally elated seeing him lifting up his fingers and another day we noted that he smile and laugh when we told him a joke. He underwent intensive rehabilitation and was finally discharged four months later. Though he was bedbound, on tube feeding, still couldn’t speak, we were glad he was able to respond by nodding or shaking his head. He was very cheerful and would laugh at any jokes that we cracked.

Unfortunately, the road ahead was a real emotional roller coaster for us. Just when we thought my daddy was recovering, a lot of complexities set in and throughout 2010, he was admitted to the hospital for six times and spent eight months there, going through multiple operations and surgeries. It was a time where one realized that there is just so much medical science can do. And it was through the prayers that gave us and him strength and healing power to overcome all the obstacles and create the miracles.

It didn’t help that his brothers brought a medium to our house during that time. He told us that Daddy would not be able to make it through. Fear was instilled in our hearts when he kept telling us to let go. Despite all these obstacles, our faith did not falter. We did not give up. We chanted by his bedside and told him to listen and chant in his heart with us daily. He was finally discharged in Dec 2010. Within months, he made dramatic gradual recovery, learnt to talk, fed himself with assistance and even learnt how to stand with assistance. That was the happiest period for my family.

Just when we feel that everything is going on smoothly, something will happen and we will be brought back to square one again. In 2011, we thought everything was going on well and we were even planning to take Daddy on a cruise, the misfortune landed on him again. Dad suddenly had fits in July and he was again in a critical condition. However, prayers once again saw us through that difficult period. Due to the prolonged hospital stay and multiple surgeries, Daddy was very deconditioned and drowsy. It has been 1.5 years since the first admission. Daddy is still bed bounded and is sleeping most of the times. He is unable to talk as he doesn’t have the strength to do so. He is back on tube feeding. Recently, my uncles came again and told us that we could not hold on to Daddy anymore. Though we were positive that my Daddy is protected by Buddha’s blessings, fear still crept its way into our minds and hearts.

Though we hate and felt painful to see my dad suffering, his strong resilience to survive keeps my whole family going. I really hope to invite the Medicine Buddha and invoke his blessings on my dad for his recovery. We earnestly pray to receive Tsem Rinpoche’s blessings as well. As a young doctor, I also hope that the Medicine Buddha will guide me to heal others in the course of my work.

With folded hands,
Chew Hui Sing

Celebrating father’s day in June 2010. A doting dedicated responsible father and husband to us and mum. Thank you for all your sacrifices and love for us all these while. We love you, daddy.

I am the youngest in the family. One of daddy’s greatest wish is to attend my graduation ceremony. It was a difficult time sitting through the final exams with daddy critically ill in hospital. The mental and physical stress from daddy’s health and exams. Living in fear and uncertainty every single minute. But i kept my promise to daddy that i will try my best and told him that he should keep to his promise, be there for me and watch me graduate from university. this is one of the things that i used to motivate him everyday during that critical period. We kept our promises. I passed my exams, and daddy made a miraculous recovery. He wasn’t able to attend my graduation ceremony as he was again hospitalised for chest infection during that time. But we never gave up. I brought him to studio for this graduation photo in sept 2010 when he was fit enough.

With cute cheerful daddy at dinner at changi airport singapore in June 2011. Dec 2010 to July 2011 was the period where he made dramatic recovery- started to talk, eat, feed himself, even stand and walk with 2 man assistance. We learnt how to transfer him into car, and bring him out whenever possible. This is one of the happiest period of time for our family.

Celebrating daddy’s birthday on 25 august 2012. We sincerely pray for a miraculous recover and hope that he will be more alert and be able to eat, speak and laugh again.


 

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  1. Jessica Yap on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Dear Hui Sing,
    Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on winning the blessed, holy statue for your daddy. You write very well and I could feel my nose turning sour and tears building up in my eyes while reading.. Through your story, I could tell that your bond and love with your daddy is a very strong one. And it is so unfortunate that your dad to go through all the surgeries and medication..

    Like what Rinpoche said, the best gift we could give our loved ones would be the gift of Dharma. You’re so lucky to be able to meet the Dharma and I believe it helped in one way or another with your current situation. You’re very kind as well seeing how you’re pursuing medical and you have so much for your family.

    May your daddy and your family be blessed and protected by the 3 Jewels always! All the best and stay strong! Take care.

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  2. Darren Kechara on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Dear Chew Hui Sing, i hope you and your family and daddy is all well, may the Medicine Buddha relieve all the pain and suffering you going through… Om Mani Pedme Hum.

  3. wei theng on Mar 17, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Thank you Hui Sing for sharing this touching story. It is not easy to have our love one falling sick especially taking care of them that required tremendous mental and physical strength. However, you are inspiring that you still bring Dharma to your dad and family during this difficult situation.
    May Menlha blessed your dad, your family and you to remove the physical sufferings, to remove the cause of sufferings, as well as the imprints for all sufferings.

    TAYATA OM BEKANZE BEKANZE MAHA BEKANZE BEKANZE RADZE SAMUDGATE SOHA!

  4. William on Mar 17, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Congratulations in winning the Medicine Buddha statue and winning the hearts of the readers. Your story has touched the hearts of many and has shown lots of love a daughter can give to a father. Your strength is inspiring and what you have went through as a family to support your father is unconditional. I am very sure that your father is very proud to have you by his side through thick and thin.

    May Menlha bless your father to a speedy recovery. My prayers to him too. Om Mani Padme Hung!

  5. Sean Wang on Mar 16, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    This is an extremely touching story and it is amazing how you still strived and had faith in the Dharma and teachings despite all the suffering that was happening around you. The amount of love for your family is supernatural in a good way. There are not many people who are parts of families that have such faith when there is trouble happening. Hope you have a lovely life ahead of you!

  6. Joy on Mar 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Dear Hui Sing,

    I must congratulate you for your courage and strength to go through your exams and graduated at the most critical time in your life, while your father was so ill. I can relate to this personally as I had the same experience with my father and my mother. They were at their death beds as I had to go through SRP and SPM. They unfortunately did not pull through. I am glad you and your father pulled through. This goes to show that the continuity of the mind exist and reincarnation hence he could hear you and come back for a second chance.

    I think during such critical moments, one must always remain positive and be strong for those around them, your mother and your sisters. For your father, happy, positive thoughts and feelings should always surround him and I am sure knowing that you have graduated gave him much happiness. I am happy Medicine Buddha will be on his way to bless him and your entire family! How fortunate you and your family are to have stumble upon Dharma 🙂 Stay strong!

  7. Cliff on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Its really beautiful that, through it all your family stuck together with love,care and patience. It has been indeed an incredibly difficult journey for you and your family but the love and faith in the buddha has kept it going. I really do hope your father makes full recovery very soon. I was really touched by the promises made and that they were kept, it was beautiful to hear that your father made it to your graduation.

    May Medicine Buddha bring lots of blessings upon you, your family and especially your father. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  8. So Kin Hoe on Mar 14, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Dear Hui Sing,

    You have a great loving and caring heart. I am sure your father will be blessed by Medicine Buddha in a larger scale with speedy recovery. May you and your family members receive many blessings and teachings from our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche.

  9. patsy on Mar 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Dear Hui Sing

    Thank you for sharing something so personal with us. It is so touching and it showed how much you love your father and the bond you have with him. It is a difficult and tough times for your family having to go through what your father experienced.

    Prayers are very powerful and with the support of the whole family it helped your father get through those difficult times. In situation like this, we truly need divine help and mental strength. Your father is a fighter and he made it through your graduation.

    I pray that the Medicine Buddha you are receiving will give your father and your family tremendous blessings and your father a speedy recovery. May you be blessed by Medicine Buddha for your work as a doctor to help those in need. May you have the same good motivation to heal those who are sick with love and compassion as you had for your father. My best wishes to you and your family.

  10. Sharon Saw on Mar 14, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Dear Hui Sing,

    Thank you for sharing this story. Goodness, your dad has really gone through a lot and I am sure that his strength comes from your prayers and love. It is very touching to read about your care for your father and i know that the Medicine Buddha will bless him not just in this life but also future lives. The Medicine Buddha will also bless those who you help as a doctor and you can also do the Medicine Buddha practice here http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#18

    What Rinpoche also taught us is that we can dedicate merits to our loved ones, and through Rinpoche’s kindness, we can do this easily via:

    – Offerings of monks’ robes
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/new-offering-of-monk-robes.html

    or

    – Offerings to monks’ welfare and education
    http://www.buddhas-space.com/post/41186316164

    or

    – Butterlamp offerings
    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings-sponsorship/offerings/lamps-for-life.html

    or

    – A Slice of Heaven
    http://vajrasecrets.com/offerings-sponsorship/offerings/slice-of-heaven.html

    These are great opportunities to benefit our loved ones which will bring them permanent benefits according to Lord Buddha because when we support the Sangha, we would gain many merits. This is because the Sangha has devoted their lives to the Dharma and ensure that the Buddha’s teachings endure.

    All best wishes to your father’s happiness and health.

  11. Vinnie on Mar 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    It is really touching that Hui Sing’s father is so strong, pulling through everything together with her family members. I am really glad for Hui Sing that her family is so tightly bonded, encouraging each other during the ups and downs of the family. Thank you Hui Sing for sharing with all of us something that is so personal to both you and your family members. I pray for speedy recovery for your father.

  12. Martin on Mar 13, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Dear Hui Sing,

    Thank you for your sharing. No doubt it is a very testing time for you and the family and to some extent I empathize with how you feel, for I too, have been through a similar situation with my own father. At that time I was not a practicing Buddhist and in fact knew very little about how I can help him. Therefore it was a roller-coaster ride to see him recovering one minute and then sliding off the next. It was difficult to know how we should prepare ourselves. If I could turn back time, I would do all I can to help him purify his karma so that he may live longer and when he does pass, that he will have great imprints of the Three Jewels such that he will easily reconnect with the Dharma again. We live many lives and there is joy knowing that our loved ones will come easily under the refuge of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha wherever they are.

    Therefore I am very happy that at this difficult hour, you are doing the best thing you can do, which is to ask for the blessings of the Buddha and to create the merits to dedicate to him. Your aspirations to have the Medicine Buddha to bless your father alone is cause for good merits. Similarly your believe in Tsem Rinpoche and Rinpoche’s blessings. In addition your wish to be a good doctor so that you can help many is also a blessing that is derived from a less than perfect situation. From seeing your father’s suffering and by acknowledging what turmoil the families of sick people undergo, you develop compassion for all which you bring to your work. In this sense, even as he is ill, your father is endowing you with tremendously good values. That too is meritorious.

    May the Buddhas also bless your sisters and your mother and this must be extremely hard for your mother as it is for you all. And if this experience draws your mother and sisters closer to the Dharma, then your father’s sickness has created a lot of good, if you understand what I mean. I think your dad must be a great man in his own right and I see that in your words, your love for him and the way he draws everyone closer to the Dharma even now.

    Mat Menlha not only bless your father, may he be one with the Buddhas in time to come. May you be a great doctor that never forgets the importance of compassion and may you go only to heal those whose wounds we can see as well those whose wounds are invisible.

    Thank you for your writing and my very best to you all.

    • Sheryl Chew on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Martin. I used to empathise with people who have to care for their sick parents but it’s really a different experience going through it ourselves. I encouraged Huising to write in as I felt that the medicine Buddha will not only bless my dad but also guide her in her practice as a doctor. It’s my wish to connect her to the dharma and I also hope that she does her job with a good motivation for others.

  13. Sharon Ong on Mar 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Hi, Hui Sing

    As we both share some similarities, I can understand your pain and anguish. For someone as young as you, I salute you for your strength, maturity, courage and faith. Your love for your Daddy is so pure and sincere. I hope that you and your family will be blessed by the beautiful Medicine Buddha.

    Given what you have gone through with your father, I think you will be a great doctor. All the best and may all be well with you and your family.

  14. tenzin llhamo on Mar 11, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Dear Hui Sing,
    Such a touching and loving writeup. Shows how all of you love your father and vice versa. I understand how you feel going thru the pain of watching your father being in pain and unable to do much. Both my uncles had something similar. They were both healthy one day and the next thing I know, they were both in coma (different year) and woke up with no recollection of their life. Helpless and not knowing what to do back then. How fortunate are you to have the connection to the Buddhas and in return benefitted your dad. I do hope that the Medicine Buddha with Rinpoche’s Blessings will bless your dad in many ways! Love and prayers for your dad and your family…

  15. Felix Kong on Mar 11, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Dear Hui Sing,

    Thank you for sharing your touching story. You have a happy family, care and love each other, this is a great example to inspire others. May Medicine Buddha always blessing your father and recover swiftly.

  16. beatrix ooi on Mar 10, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Dear Hui Sing,
    Thank You for sharing such a touching story. I’m so happy to see that all of you are together now. I believe that ‘love’ was the only thing that kept you daddy going, he really loves all of you. May your dad recover soon and may he live a healthy life!
    Love, beatrix.

  17. David Lai on Mar 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    When such tragedy strikes, it is never easy to deal with it and especially when it is with someone so dear to us. I am fortunate to not have such an incident happen to me yet but I can only image the trauma and fear of being in constant state of worry and apprehension of the worse. You must care for your father a lot and appreciate all that he has done for you and your family.

    It is hard not to give up but you have proven that love overcomes all fears. I am sure that whether he lives or carries on, you and your family would have the mental strength to carry on. I admire your strength in dealing with such matters and your sincere honesty in telling it so that your father will get a great blessing. I pray that he recovers very quickly if he is meant to be. May Medicine Buddha bless your father and your whole family.

  18. dash on Mar 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    It is beautiful to see the compassion you and your family have for your father, and vice versa. You are going to be a wonderful doctor and help to heal many people. Prayers to you and your dad and the rest of your family. _/|\_

  19. Grace Leu ( KHJB ) on Mar 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks Hui Ching’s sharing. from the write up, i can felt that this is really a difficult journey to the family.especially few time when other relative give different view, luckily Hui Ching and family have strong faith to the buddha and miracles keep appear for her father. Sincerely wishing that your father can recover soon with blessing of Rinpoche and medicine Buddha.

  20. Low ksjb on Mar 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you Ms Chew for sharing you family story with us.We hope for your father speedy recovery.With the strong family bond and your strong faith in the Buddha,Your prayers would be answered as you never give up!
    May the Medicine Buddha blessed by Rinpoche bring speedy recovery to your kind and loving father!
    Thank you Rinpoche.

  21. Paris on Mar 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Hui Sing,
    Your story makes me want to tear and I thank you for sharing something so personal. I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been over the last few years for you and your family. I agree with you that the power of prayer, hope and your own strength would have been absolutely key to helping your father get through so many of those difficult times. There are miracles around us and within us, and you have shown just how powerful those miracles can be when there is simply love, care and deep compassion.

    I am so happy that your father was able to see you through your graduation and also go for a beautiful photo at the studio. I understand how tough it must have been for you to study through those months when you had so much going on back at home – so bravo and congratulations to you too for being so determined, so strong and for never giving up. Thank you for showing us all this perfect example of love and true service to our parents.

    Lastly, I’m so very glad that Medicine Buddha will be coming to your home soon and yes, he will definitely bring tremendous blessings not just to your father but to all of you. Do recite his mantra too if you can, it is extremely powerful and brings a lot of healing and peace to all who hear it or to anyone that you dedicate the prayers to. TATATHA OM BEKANZE BEKANZE MAHA BEKANZE BEKANZE RAJA SAMUGATE YE SOHA

    My prayers and many infinite best wishes to you and family.

    • Chew Hui Sing on Mar 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      Dear Paris, thank you for your kind words, encouragements n well wishes. I knew that sickness n death r painful experiences for the patients and families. Esp when unexpected. But I never knew that it wld be that heart breaking and painful till it happened to Someone I hold so closely to my heart.. Never knew that uncertainties n fears can be so paralyzing. Finally Learning to appreciate ppl and things I used to take for granted. Learning how to love and give, instead of always being on the receiving end.

      I have been a perfectionist and go getter all these yrs, seeking “success” and working hard achieving almost most of the goals I set for. Only to realise that I ve neglected Many other more impt things In life. My life used to be all abt me, me n me. But my life now centers ard my daddy. I feel that the greatest blessing in my life is being my dad’s and mum’s daughter. They taught me abt the beauty of unconditional love n sacrifice n gave me a beautiful life. I sincerely pray for daddy’s speedy recovery. We will nvr give up, and ll love and care for him till the very end. May medicine Buddha blesses. TATATHA OM BEKANZE BEKANZE MAHA BEKANZE BEKANZE RAJA SAMUGATE YE SOHA

  22. Sofi on Mar 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    What an amazing show of strength and faith in the Buddha during your family’s difficult journey in life. Where some familes fall apart under this conditions, I see only strong bond within your family. May Rinpoche and Menhla’s blessings bring happiness to your family. May u be blessed too in your work of helping your patients with their illness n sufferings. Tayatha Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha Bekanze Bekanze Ranza Samugatha Soha!

    • Chew Hui Sing on Mar 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks sofi. Everything that has happened in fact brought us closer together. I pray daily for buddha’s guidance to have the wisdom to fulfil all my roles n responsibilities in life well. May u be blessed with happiness n good health too 🙂

  23. Sheryl KH (JB) on Mar 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Dear Hui Sing,

    Thank you for sharing your story here. You have a great loving family. Yes, I guess medicine science can only go so far, there are many things in our lives that are inexplainable by science.

    I trust that your family love towards your father is one of the key things that keep your father motivated all the time. I am glad that you know some mantras and you are comfortable in doing prayers.

    May your prayers be heard by the Buddhas and that your father will feel get well soon.

    • Chew Hui Sing on Mar 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Sheryl 🙂 Dad was very much like a innocent lovely little child during the period of dramatic recovery where he learnt to walk n talk. He Laughed at jokes n threw tantrums at times. Angry at one moment n laugh the next when we crack a joke. No worries abt the past or future. His memories were erased backwards. everything he remembered then was all from the distant past. He Thought I was still 15 n he was still in his forties. However, There was once during his more lucid moment in June 2011 that he actually told me ” u all love me so much, how can I bear to leave u”. On Hearing that, I broke into tears. Immediately aft saying that, he reverted back to his “kid like” self, seemingly unaware of what was said n what had happened. I do see many critical cases which showed that pt’ will power to fight on is one of the most impt factor determining their prognosis n survival. N this will power is largely dependent on family n spiritual support. Once the will power is gone, medical treatment alone is Often futile.

  24. Jacqueline on Mar 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    It is indeed a very tough journey for your whole family. It is through continuous faith and determination to stay strong together. May this medicine buddha help your dad to road to full and complete recovery:)
    Giving thanks to Tsem Rinpoche for his kindness to help the Chew family!

  25. Jolyn on Mar 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Really touched to see your whole family stay together and still have utmost faith despite the difficulties and obstacles you faced. I pray that Medicine Buddha and Tsem Rinpoche’s blessings will aid in your dad’s speedy recovery. Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for his compassion and kindness in organizing such meaningful activity.

    With folded hands,
    Jolyn

    • Chew Hui Sing on Mar 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks jolyn

  26. Sheryl Chew on Mar 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Really happy to see this writeup contributed by my sister. It’s has been a really tough journey. I hope she gets to know more about rinpoche and his teachings and learn to always hold a good motivation to heal others with the same love and compassion we have for our dad.

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    What a wonderful way going on a holy pilgrimage, and serving a Great Lama. Khensur Rinpoche who is a good friend of our Lama for 27 years. Rinpoche had known Khensur Rinpoche since Rinpoche time in India. Khensur Rinpoche had spent his whole life living in the monastic community teaching. Kensur Rinpoche had established Shar Gaden Monastery where the practice of Dorje Shugden and lineage is protected and preserved.
    Looking at all the pictures tells us a thousand words, how the team lead by Su Ming and team serving a Great Lama Khensur Rinpoche and Gen Wangyal. Such as taking them to see the doctor for medical check-up having all the necessary tests done, to see the dentist as well as checking their eyes and so forth . Well done Su Ming and team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing which will inspire us to go all the up serving monks.
    In a way to show , gratitude to them how we appreciate their present .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/whats-a-meaningful-pilgrimage.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Feb 27. 2020 02:44 PM
    Great and clear explanation for us to understand as well as to increase our knowledge of why bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our lives. Big statues have been always been regarded as big blessings for the area around it and also the sentient beings that live around that area.

    In Kechara Forest Retreat have many holy outdoor statue to create cause for people come to pilgrimage, embucirculate around the statue will help those have heavy body karma.Thank you very much for this article.


    https://bit.ly/386stv0

  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:48 PM
    Many countries around the world have looking and working with China. They realised being friendly with China is a wise choice for the benefits for the growth of their country. China has become world largest economy country. For Tibet befriending China in long term will benefits both countries. Time had changed with Tibet having workshops with the Chinese is a good sign improving their relationship after all these years . People have their right and freedom to choose what they practice. Practicing Dorje Shugden is nothing to do with China. Every one of us have the right and freedom to choose what we want to practice. HH Dalai Lama is looking forward to return to Tibet one day. It only can be happen if the Tibetan leadership, letting go of the past and have more dialogues and meetings with the Chinese government in future. And solving all the political problems and lifting Dorje Shugden’s ban once for all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this great news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-importance-of-tibet-befriending-china-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:45 PM
    It is heart breaking, reading this article again, what Pastor Jean Ai had gone through and experience. Yet with strong determination all those abuses and attack by people whom she do not know, she did continue with her practice. Could not imagine how ungrateful the Tibetan Leadership treated the sponsor. Without the funds, sponsorship, monasteries and Dharma institutions would not able to survive for sure. Kechara organisation, and many others kind sponsors had sponsored millions to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of India. Not only that sponsoring of monk robes, books , statues , painting and jewelleries to name a few. Even changing the flooring of the monastery as well. Can imagine those sponsors go all the way to send them all those stuffs. And have raised so much sponsorship for them and had donated yearly in fact or when they asked for. And now none of them are allowed to go to the monasteries any more . All because they had practised Dorje Shugden’s practice. Countless other lamas and Shugden practitioners had raised funds for the monasteries too and they too were not allowed to have connection with. Sad ….there is no religious freedom at all. By now after decades , I do hope the Tibetan Leadership will lift the ban on Dorje Shugden for a better peaceful communities. May more read this post for a better understanding of what happening in the Tibetan Leadership and those in exile living in India.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for speaking up for the Tibetan people and for those Dorje Shugden practitioners .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Feb 26. 2020 03:21 PM
    Different people have different reasons for wanting to become ordained. Sometimes I do wonder if unless the reasons are right, one should not get ordained but on the other hand I think maybe one should take the leap of faith even if the reasons are not entire “correct”.

    Modern people becoming ordained is tougher than in Buddha’s time, there are much inner and outer battle they need to overcome. May those who have the thought arise to be ordained, have more determination to make it happen. Thank you very much,for sharing this mind-changing article with all of us.

    https://bit.ly/2TeCHnH
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:55 PM
    With their expertise a radiant energy scientist, a sound healer, an energy healer and a music composer, coming together to explore knowledge of cold energy . Li Kim and team going to haunted houses to experiment the energy. The haunted house they went looks scary. Joining them is also a Taoist master, finally concluded the presence of supernatural beings, as their findings found that the energy are dark and cold. As the unseen beings do no harm, they decided to do Taoist prayers and combined healing of sound, energy before leaving the area. I do believe those unseen beings do exist. Glad to learn that sound can heal the environment and souls. . Sound wonderful .
    Thank you, Li Kim and team for this sharing.this knowledge.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/ghosts-and-hauntings/the-sound-of-light.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 25. 2020 04:32 PM
    It is not surprised that many huge Buddha statues were built in many parts of the world both of a religious and secular nature.The bigger the Buddha statues will definitely beneficial to the surrounding area with positive energies, calming the area of wars and natural disasters .

    In Malaysia we have huge statue of Lord Murugan of Batu Caves and Kuan Yin Statue at Kek Lok Si in Penang.Thank you very much for the wonderful sharing with beautiful pictures of World Largest Statues.

    https://bit.ly/2uxPmtO
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:36 PM
    In Dharma, we learned that everything is impermanent, good thing will never last forever, that’s why we should not be attached to it as when it was gone, we will suffer tremendously, and a good news is, bad things never lasts.
    Life is a journey filled with opportunities, hardships, heartaches and its test for our courage. There is always a reason of our existence in this life.Thank you very much for this good article.

    https://bit.ly/37PSlv3
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    Life is too short to wake up with regrets. I believe that everything happens for a reason ,and there is a reason behind everything. That’s why Rinpoche asked to think carefully and consider certain things. Due to Rinpoche’s clairvoyance, Rinpoche knew the consequent. Rinpoche wanted us to learn to be responsible for our decisions that is beneficial to all and not jumping into anything blindly. And that is how I pray to what I want to come to be published.
    Glad to know some knowledge of Mount Shasta which I have not heard before being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this wonderful sharing with important explanations, some knowledge to learn and guidelines for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/growing-up-with-rinpoche-mount-shasta-and-our-first-dorje-shugden-post.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 24. 2020 04:05 PM
    It won’t be supress Rinpoche felt more Indian as Rinpoche have been staying in India long enough. His early life spent in the monastery in India, serving his teachers and the monastic community, has taught Rinpoche cooking more Indian foods than western foods. Even all these years in Malaysia, Rinpoche preferred Indian cuisine which is rich in spices and masala such as dhal, paneer tikka, aloo mattar and paneer butter masala. Rinpoche will go all the way his students to serve Indian food to visiting Sangha so they would get a taste of home. Glad to know more of Rinpoche through this article. With Rinpoche explanation of how he felt and inherent in the Indian tradition culture, traditional spiritual practice and devotion to a spiritual teacher. All these points that Rinpoche was more Indian as what Rinpoche felt and having a strong connection with it.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-rinpoche-felt-he-was-more-indian
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 23. 2020 09:17 PM
    So brave of Raden to risk his life to save the dog. How many of us would dare to take this step? It is an inspiring story that we all should care and love all living beings. They deserve to live freely too. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heart warming story.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aussie-model-saves-dog-read.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 23. 2020 09:00 PM
    It is ridiculous to think that a rabbinical court would sentence a dog just because they believe he was the reincarnation of a lawyer who offended the judge before. How would the judge know and can confirm that the dog is the reincarnation of the lawyer? Isn’t it abusing of power to make baseless allegation? This is us human trying to be more superior than animals and make decision based on own interest. Horrible act.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-lawyer-dog.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 22. 2020 07:42 PM
    Beautiful artwork done on these two Vajra Yogini statues by KSA team . Just from a simple statues to a colorful blinking beautiful realistic images of Vajra Yogini. Well done to KSA. Merely looking at it is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these stunning pictures of Vajra Yogini.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/thupten-la-and-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 22. 2020 07:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful post explaining each and every steps the importance of starting our Dharma practice on Tsongkhapa and Vajrayogini being one. Besides our daily sadhana we should engage in Vajrayogini’s practice without delay. Life is short, not to waste our time . Start now learning from stretch, as Rinpoche has create the beautiful pure land for us to practice Dharma. For me,I still have plenty to learn and improve myself . I am one of those lucky one to have meet Rinpoche in this life and to become part of Kechara. Reading this post gave us a better understanding of how to prepare ourselves before receiving the practice of Vajrayogini . We are indeed fortunate to have Rinpoche sharing this post , once again thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
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    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    9 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    10 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    11 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    11 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    11 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    11 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    11 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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