I’ve always loved monks

May 27, 2015 | Views: 1,279

From very young, I always remember being attracted to monks, and wanting to be in their company. I have always been very comfortable in their presence. From young I have always wanted to be a monk.

Even when I see one monk walking on the street, my heart jumps for joy. I enjoy making offerings of food, dharma books, robes, umbrellas, drinks, medical fees to monks very much.

May the holy sangha increase, hold their morality and pass the Dharma to all that come in contact with them.

Om Mani Peme Hung,

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. yin ping on Jan 22, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Sanghas committed themselves to Buddha and the Dharma. We should respect them because monks renounce samsara to focus on dharma studies, practices, Buddha’s teachings to benefit others. Because of the monks’ effort and diligent practice, Dharma is alive for our future generations. I wish that Kechara Forest Retreat will have Sangha communities someday in the future to preserve our Guru and Lama Tsongkhapa precious lineages.

  2. Lin Mun on Aug 18, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    We are fortunate to have monks or sangha members as they are the one who uphold the lineage teaching and guide practitioners to the right path to enlightenment.

  3. Samfoonheei on Aug 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche having set up Kechara Forest Retreat .
    I have found myself searching for something in life ever since I reached the level of awareness and understanding in my life.I am glad i found Kechara website to know more of Buddhism.
    I always respect any monks or Sangha i came across as to me personally they are the wonderful ones that spread Buddhism to others. I admired how simple, pure and efficient their lives were. But now i know much better and understand their roles. They are doing more than that for the benefits all sentient beings for furture generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .May Rinpoche be healthy always to continue turning the Dharma wheel to benefit all sentient beings.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 17, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Monks are the preservers of the Buddhist tradition, they help maintain the Buddhist tradition for future generations.

  5. LOW KHJB on Jun 7, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for you sharing on Monks.When I was young,even though I did not know much about buddhism, I have a repeated wish to be a monk.
    I am always fascinated and respect the Sangha when I was young.This thought was ringing in my mind till I was 17.After finishing my further studies ,I was caught up in the rat race of samsara.
    IT was rather strange that I was able to actually able to really get to know real buddhism after the age of 40.Before that we were actually practicing buddhism( a mixture of taoism ,ancestor worship,wealth gods,and anything which should benefit us within samsara).
    All I could say now is,Thank you Rinpoche for establishing Kechara here in Malaysia in order for more Malaysian to be educated the true meaning of Buddhism and the ultimate purpose of Buddhism.

  6. Uncle Eddie on Jun 5, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Yes, everybody always love monks! If everyone understands the sphere of cause and effect – that simple law which says that one reaps what one sows – and that we learn to avoid planting causes for either the heavens or hells! If we are not able to plant the seed for our future contact with the Dharma, the monks would be in a better position in their wholesome actions to show us how to do that. Although many of the practices may not be the direct instant cause of buddhahood, but, such seeds as nurtured by the wholesome conduct and cultivation way of the monks will lead to the way of enlightenment. That is why, all people do always love and have deep respects for monks, especially our Bodhisattva-Guru, Rinpoche since his early childhood days, as revealed in his famous “The Promise” book. Om Mani Padme Hung.

  7. Sofi on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    This post is quite interesting in a way that most of us have similar feelings towards the Sangha. It also bought back memory of how I wanted to be a nun at age 16. At that time its the life as a Christian nun that had my interest. Of course that din happen and now being sangha member is out of the question with family to take care of. That is why Sangha members have my utmost respect.
    I have noticed Rinpoche always seem happier when in company of Sangha members. It is really a blessing to see Keihara having a growing number of aspiring sanqha and definitely in the future a full fledge sanqha community just like Gaden. And this is all due to the blessings of Rinpoche. Thank you Rinpoche for bringing the dharma to us selflessly.

  8. Choo Weng Loong on May 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    My utmost respect to the Sangha who not only renounce but also spread the Dharma . As an object of refuge I prostrate . May Kechara produce more & more Sangha members in the future

  9. andrew on May 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Me too love seeing monks

  10. Datuk May on May 30, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I have great reverence and love for the monastic order. They are the element of our refuge. They renounce and study and preserve the Dharma so that the Dharma can be taught to sentients for the last 2600 years and more eons to come.

    My greatest respect to all Sangha, the vows they hold for the supremacy and perfection of Lord Buddha’s teachings.

  11. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on May 30, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on this post. I also love to see monks and always want to receive blessings from monks and Sangha community. They are objects for refuge and blessings as they have renounced all the worldly concerns and affair to focus on Dharma practice 24/7. May all the Sangha communities continue to grow and live long for the benefits of all sentient beings.

  12. Shelly Tai on May 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the important of sangha community . I always curious what is the role of a monk or nun after knowing Kechara from all these teaching I now really appreciate the sangha community because without them there will be no dharma.

  13. Stella Cheang on May 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Sangha renounce all the enjoyment in life to preserve dharma, it is something that we have to be grateful for. They are the object of reference for us to learn what is the correct conduct to practice dharma and renunciation. Hopefully one day Kechara will have her own monastery and we will not have to go far to be a sangha.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post.

    Humbly and sincerely,
    Stella

  14. Lum Kok Luen on May 28, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Monks are part of the Three Jewels. Without the Sangha, Dharma will not flourish. Therefore, as Rinpoche shared during the dana offering in Bangkok, it will be very meritorious to make offerings to the Sangha as it is a perfect balance – we, as lay people cannot do what the Sangha does and the Sangha can’t do what we as secular people do.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and reminding us again of your wonderful teaching in Bangkok.

    Yours humbly
    _/\_
    Lum Kok Luen

  15. nicholas on May 28, 2015 at 12:06 am

    It’s definitely an imprint from Rinpoche’s previous life for having such an affectionate towards monks.

    The monks renounce to focus on their spiritual path and go all the way on Buddha’s teaching in return just want to benefits the people that still stuck in the samsara. It’s rare to see monk in this country and i believe it’s getting lesser now days due to the delusion from the samsara. For us that have the opportunity to meet one we should take this good opportunity to make offering to the ordained person for us to collect merits and inspire to leave our attachment for real eternal happiness.

    It’s a great practice and I thank Rinpoche for showing us and explain on why we need to respect and make offering to the holy monks.

  16. Sadi on Feb 21, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I did not know much about the three jewels had it not been for this blog. Although my knowledge is not deep and real, this blog has still given me an awareness and that’s good enough for me. Thank you Rinpoche and students. I like the diversity of topics covered here too. Thumbs up.

  17. Ck siah on Dec 26, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享,想要成为出家人不容易,想要成为有名出家人更不容易。所谓的出家人就是要六根清净,没有三昧耶,放下所有的执着和贪,憎,痴。所以想成为出家人一点也不容易。但我们看到出家人我们应该尊敬他们或者可以供养他们三宝,累积功德。

  18. Julia Tan on Aug 1, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Namo Guru Beh , Namo Buddha Ya, Namo Dharma Ya , Namo Shangha Ya. Grateful to Buddha created a spiritual community to let those who wanted to practice dharma can stay together so that they can all shared and practiced together. Most importantly this was created so that the practitioners can stay in an environment that they can enjoy their Buddhist way of lives.
    Every time when I see monks, I folded my hands. I loved seeing many monks meditating together. I find it very peaceful and very compassion energy. Just like seeing someone that I know will never harm me.

  19. bengkooi on Sep 14, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I read this post sometime last year, and was a little envious that so many had the opportunity to give dana to the monks in Bangkok with Rinpoche. Its something that I have always wanted to do, but did not have the chance to back in Kuala Lumpur. So I was really happy to be able to give dana offerings to the monks this time around in Bangkok, with a teaching and commentary by Rinpoche.

    As Rinpoche says:
    ” It is a chance for the lay people to participate in the spiritual practice of the monks. You support the monks to do their studies, practice, meditations and teachings. You gain the merit for sponsoring their activities, in this case through food to put it simply. They do what you cannot and you do what they do not do..it is a perfect balance. Every activity a monk does for the community, you contributed to it…the merit comes from supporting the sangha and continuance of the Dharma. The sangha renounces samsara to focus on study, practice, teaching and serving others. They don’t waste time on wordly activities and do Dharma part time, they do it full time so they can put their full energies into their practice and in this way keep the Dharma alive due to their full attention given to it. Hence you are supporting their 100% commitment towards the Dharma. They do you a great service because without them putting their full energy into the Dharma, who will learn, practice, teach and keep the Dharma alive? ”

    Read more about the latest dana offering in Bangkok here: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/bangkok-monks-and-why-make-offerings.html

  20. Anila on Aug 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    During my very young days I too have that sort of feeling towards Spirituality. But also towards Buddhist monks and nuns. And even Christian nuns and monks too. I was educated in the Convent School. During my school days I did not know about Buddhism except reading the Bible. And I thought I could become one ofthe Catholic nuns when I grow up. I like going to church. But today I end up not as a Catholic Ordained nun but as a Buddhist Nun. That also tells me that all things and wishes can change and are impermanent. I know as a nun I have not lived up to Rinpoche’s expectations. But will make an effort to learn.

    • patriciasnodgrass on Mar 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Anila, I felt exactly the same as you did. As a child living in Dallas, I saw Catholic nuns and was so attracted to them. I was not catholic but was attracted to them anyway. When I finally saw Buddhist monks and nuns, something very powerful moved within me. I want to be a nun more than anything in the world, and that yearning has followed me throughout this current life. I still yearn to be ordained, even now I live the life of a nun even though no one has yet heard my vows. Yesterday, I was traveling with a secular friend and she was very concerned about me. She wanted me to give up my aspiration and go out and get a full time job and stop practicing Dharma so much. She is afraid my husband will die and I will starve to death if I didn’t abandon my aspirations now. I cannot do that. And death doesn’t frighten me so much. Patrul Rinpoche once said that the best death was one in a lonely cave. I don’t care, as long as I can see the stars.

  21. Sharon Saw on Jul 10, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Thierry, what a lovely heartfelt sharing… 🙂 i’m sure someone who feels exactly as you did will be moved by your openness… thank you.
    love
    Sharon

  22. thierryfornow on Jul 10, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I grew up with the same feeling, and looking back now, I feel like I have missed many opportunities to engage in Dharma earlier in my life. As a child, I wanted to be a monk, I wanted to do retreat, I was longing for it. Many a time I saw monks, and even asian monks back in Belgium where I grew up. But I have this huge downfall up to this day: I never ask for things (help, assistance, etc…), I always wait for people to ask me.
    Many a time have I seen monks and I’d still be attracted, even way in my thirties, but never approached them, when I would see a caucasian wearing the robes of a buddhist monk, I would want to go to him and ask many questions, yet I never did, I never acted. Out of sheer arrogance.
    I am not saying this here to talk about my self, I am saying this because, there might be someone like me reading this, someone younger that feels the same and is yet to act; please don’t wait until someone presents spirituality to you on a silver plater, you might not be as lucky as I was eventually. Don’t wait for something you can’t be sure will happen to you in this life, create the causes for you to engage in a spiritual life, do it now. You’ll be doing yourself a huge favor!

  23. David Lai on Jul 8, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Monks are so beneficial because they are they are 100 percent commited to the Dharma 24 seven. It is this level of commitment that Dharma can grow in a any place based upon their sacred commitment. What makes them commit is their motivation and the amazing vows that they uphold. Hence, a monk who holds onto his vows purely is a worthy object of offerings and a source of spiritual inspiration and their robes become a powerful protection from interferences.
    In this post, Rinpoche talks of joy of making offerings to monks and joy in seeing them and so forth probably reflects a deep imprint of numerous lifetimes of being pure monks. It takes one with tremendous amount of merit to see monks as a source of joy unlike what many modern people think. If anybody makes the resolution to become a monk or nun, it is generally frowned upon and thought of as escaping social responsibility or having failed in worldly affairs. It is sad because there is so little support for the Sangha.
    People generally don’t see the courage of those wishing to pursue monasticism and the incredible merit to do so and how much it will benefit the family, which usually is the source of critcism. Hence, we must support our members of Sangha and especially our Guru who works so hard to perpetuate the Dharma.

  24. ngeowchin on Jul 8, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I am happy to share Rinpoche’s respect and love for monks since when I was young. I can’t even explain because in my time during the 60’s there were lots of Chinese movies that portray monks in bad light,there were also some scandals involving monks etc but it did not reduce my reverence for them.
    I remembered Rinpoche’s very meaningful explanation to us during a book club talk that we should respect monks for their courage to wear the robes even if they have faults.
    Of course its not only about the attire ,actors wear it , no problem. Wearing robes come with holding vows.The more than two hundred over vows that a fully ordained monk holds to entitle him to don the robes is not what an ordinary person would have courage to do.In all humility, that is enough reason for me to respect them.

  25. Paris on Jul 6, 2010 at 1:20 am

    I had the immense luck and merit to be with Rinpoche once on a trip to Bangkok… one morning, he dug us up at 5am to go make dana offerings to the monks in Khao San Road. We were none to chuffed about waking up that early in the morning but the experience, once we got there, was incredible. I loved it so much that I’ve made a point of digging myself up at 5am again every other time that I’ve been to Bangkok from then on, to go make offerings to the monks again.
    Rinpoche’s huge heartfelt respect and love of the sangha was so clear – though he stands so tall at 6foot2, and most of the Thai monks are but half his height, Rinpoche would bow down low enough to be “below” their height. He had to almost fold himself in half to do this, but his humility evoked so much awe in us. Even Rinpoche, such a highly-esteemed Lama, who receives so much praise, offerings and respect himself, offers his own deepest respect, love and humility to other Sangha, all of whom he doesn’t even know. That morning, we spent thousands and thousands of baht making offerings, all sponsored by Rinpoche himself, with some contributions by those of us who were there.
    It was a most humbling lesson and most of all, an apt reminder that this how much reverence, humility and respect we should have for the three jewels and all that they represent: our own spiritual journey and enlightened potential.

  26. Elena on Jul 5, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I can vouch for the fact Rinpoche loves making offerings to the sangha…in fact, 63 people can! Four years ago, in 2006, Rinpoche took 63 pilgrims to Gaden where they made offerings of robes and Manjushri statues to both Gaden Shartse and Jangtse…that’s 3000 monks in total! It isn’t the first time Rinpoche has made offerings to the sangha – he previously also offered large statues to both monasteries, including a 4-armed Chenrezig and a statue of the 5th Dalai Lama.
    In fact!, offerings to the sangha is what led Rinpoche to first come to Malaysia. Lati Rinpoche (who sadly recently passed into clear light) asked Rinpoche to come to Malaysia to teach, to raise funds for living quarters for 35 monks in Phukjang Khamtsen. Although Rinpoche didn’t want to leave Gaden and preferred to stay in retreat, he recognised the importance of coming here…and he knew it would be a great honour to make such significant offerings to the sangha so he came 🙂
    So yeah, offerings to the sangha (and guru devotion!) is the reason why we have Rinpoche here with us today. See, from giving and making offerings, many great things can arise! 🙂

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    All our problems arise from the mind. So to solve them, we need to work on the mind. Hence, no martial arts can be greater than spirituality. Thank you very much for sharing this profound story with us.

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  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:22 PM
    I feel so blessed for learning something from this article. Thank you so much for your thoughtful sharing. I truly understand the possess power to change our lives during our falls was actually a good sign. I gained some positive energy and felt was extremely incredible!

    There are highs and lows in any journey, however if life is more down than up, then it’s time to question why, I had a great teaching from this sharing.

    I totally agree that the lows should be appreciated and enjoyed, because its from the lows that experience the highs. Living our life with positivity so that we can continue to improve and achieve what we desire.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:32 PM
    Amazing architecture of a small village Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan in the Flaming Mountains. Amazing ancient Buddhist caves dug into the hillside dated as far back as 3rd century AD. Well….they are the oldest in Xinjiang. With an interesting history behind this village. Buddhism spread here from India along the ancient Silk Road but declined after the Turkic Muslim conquests in the late 13th century. Many then converted to Muslim and a number of caves of ancient painting were destroyed. Amazing pictures of ceiling panels with standing Buddhas, and Thousand-Buddha motifs in the post . Its indeed a treasure trove of stone carvings and mural paintings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:30 PM
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. Life is short and the time of death is uncertain. Act now, its never be late to learn, practice Dharma in our life. Death is a challenge, never waste our time on something which leads us to nowhere. Learning Dharma is our best choice, do Dharma works to benefits others and always works with it. This will miraculously transform our whole life before the moment of death that really matters.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-precise-moment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:28 PM
    Geshe Thupten Lama one of the great scholars and masters who will never give up Dorje Shugden ‘s practice and courageously spoke up openly against the ban. Even wrote letters to Dalai Lama defending the ban on Dorje Shugden. Because of all these his life was threatened and was forced to seek political asylum in America. The CTA even considered him as a evil Chinese spy. Since the Dorje Shugden controversy many people had suffered causing disharmony, discrimination, families and monasteries torn apart are some of the examples. To have harmony and peace in a country we should have freedom to practice one’s own religion and beliefs. And politics should not involve religion in any government. Peace cannot be kept by force , it can only be achieved by understanding. All should be treated equally and without prejudice regardless of our religion views.
    Geshe Thupten Lama is indeed a great scholar and was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile, wrote a book …..The Supreme Path to the Trikaya, which explained all about on the practice of the Six Paramitas or the Six Perfections, and other beneficial Dharma treasures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 03:46 PM
    The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel is exactly that, the suspense with a great interesting twist to the ending. Not so perfect as is in real life, the sacrifice of his ears for his life in peace, although of course not by his choice but the negligence of another.

    In this story, we can see how they use Heart Sutra to as protection from black magic and ward off evil spirits. Thank you very much for sharing such an intriguing story about Hoichi the Earless Minstrel.


    https://bit.ly/3bW6F8K

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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
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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
The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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