What makes me stay and continue…

Nov 29, 2012 | Views: 1,112

Carmen pictured here as usual always smiling and on the go…

Dear Rinpoche,

Sharon is busy with Su Ming therefore I am assisting to take her maid for her medical checkup. im learning lots of new things.

Her maid and I just finished registering with the medical board so now we are heading to pantai hospital for xray then to another registered clinic to perform the medical check up.

Thank you
Carmen

 


 

Dear Rinpoche,

Thank you Rinpoche for your extremely kind words and touching motivation. I just had the time to sit down and absorb what Rinpoche has conveyed. I feel embarrassed Because I do not think that what I do is ever enough and I’m not fitting to deserve such kind words from my guru.

In any case, if I can lessen someone’s burden so that they can do more or achieve something, I will. Just like how Rinpoche takes so much care of students on certain aspects so that they do not need to worry and can concentrate on their Dharma work; Rinpoche inspires me to do the same in all aspects of my life. After all, Rinpoche and we Kecharians are a team, so if by me doing so little to lessen a worry or a burden, it is worth it. Then in the end, we all reach the same fulfilling results.

Rinpoche, Kechara and the Dharma have given me so much, that it feels as if I have a new take on life, a fulfilling and purposeful one than what it would’ve been if I did not meet Kechara. When we achieve all that we want to achieve, Rinpoche, many more people like me will find it as if they’ve been reborn when they fall into the arms of our spiritual home. How exciting ?

Again Rinpoche, a humble thank you.

Im still at Pantai hospital waiting for the reports as it takes a while, a lot of people are ill. After im done with everything I’ll return to haven.

Thank you

Love,
Carmen.

 


 

Dear Carmen,

I like your attitude. You are willing to do anything. You don’t see a job as high or low but it needs to get done. Some ppl feel when they do ‘small’ jobs it’s beneath them or they are too good for it and show a unhappy face. Sigh. This just shows how they are not seeing the bigger picture and also their motivation for dharma work is not dharma :(.

I NEVER see a black face on you. I never see you shuddering from ‘lowly’ work that does not get the limelight and I never see that someone has to push and remind you to finish or update your work. I am grateful for that. I have to push and remind so many for so many years. Also you never get distracted by personal problems or attachments. You don’t focus your mind on getting your attachments, then justifying your attachments and then covering it and finally spending more time with attachments than our very important dharma projects…Your dharma works take priority because you respect your dharma brothers and sisters who work hard and you don’t want to put your load on them…so kind of you. Thank you for that. We all have attachments, but we have to KIV it for our bigger goals. Just like any secular pursuits.

You really give it your all to do good dharma work to spread dharma. Don’t think I have not noticed all of that ….because I HAVE NOTICED. You are really doing dharma work and you go all the way. You inspire me and many others. Sometimes I get so disappointed from some ‘students’ who talk one way and act another and think of going to the USA. But when I think of leaving students like you, it inspires me to stay and keep working. You and people like you really create the causes for me to be here and continue. I WANT TO HUMBLY THANK YOU FOR THAT AND I MEAN IT. I am not great and need inspiration too.

Students and some people who are troublesome, deceptive, lie and always sneaky and just take but give so little to others, really make me want to go into intense retreat in the USA in a small house in the mountains. I don’t get angry at them, but feel sorry for them and the results that will ripen on them. I would love to get a small place, set up and do my practices/ tantras/ retreats quietly is a dream for me to do. But when I think of people like you, IT INSPIRES ME TO STAY. Because if I can spread the dharma here then it would be the same as going into private retreat. Working for dharma and retreats privately in the forest would be the same.

Just do the one that have the most effects.

Carmen, keep up what you are doing and I thank you for being so honest, hardworking, trouble free, committed, humble and such a good example to young people as well as older people. You have my prayers.

Tsem Rinpoche
 

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  1. Jim Yeh on Sep 20, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Wow, this is such a great letter from Rinpoche to Carmen.

    I believe every student of Rinpoche aspires to be like Carmen. I have not met or know much about Carmen, but the way Rinpoche describes her personality really inspired me.

    Dharma work is dharma work no matter how big or small and Carmen was able to see that. Just like an secular job, grunt work needs to be done in order to move forward.

    Keep up the good work Carmen. Be proud that you’re one of the reason Guruji is staying.

  2. Sharon Saw on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Carmen is a young, determined lady who is completely sincere, responsible and mature beyond her years. I thank her very much for her help and her consistent kindness to everyone. She is a great reflection of Rinpoche’s teachings and her mentors at Kechara like Su Ming and of course, a credit to herself. She is an inspiration to many in the organisation – both younger and older – as an exemplary person in the Dharma.

  3. Jean Ai on Jan 15, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Alongside the inspirational post about Carmen, I just wanted to share with everyone the story of another inspirational young person. Rinpoche received a message from Hecelus who is just 15 years old. Rinpoche was very touched by his sincerity, and said it is offerings like this that really motivate him to stay and continue to be a Dharma teacher. Can you imagine, a kid so young does Manjushri retreats in his spare time AND wants to be a monk? How much merit does he have to have this thought at such a young age, and what are the rest of us doing with our rapidly diminishing lives?

    ———————————————————

    From Hecelus Tan on Jan 13, 2013 at 11:08 am:

    Dear His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

    I am not sure whether Rinpoche already received the letter from myself recently. That letter is about after I was graduated from high school. I will go for Buddhist philosophy in Dong Zeng Temple and become a monk at Fo Guang Shan monastery. I promised Rinpoche that I will back to Kechara House and be the servant of Rinpoche.

    I already swore to Buddhas & Bodhisattvas from the 10 directions that I will be and I want to be a qualified monk in future. I want to serve Rinpoche and also Buddha Shakyamuni by making opportunities for Dharma getting flourish. I also do the preliminary practices every day even though I was “busy”.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your Great Blessing by sending me a golden Manjushri Tsa-tsa.

    With folded hands,
    Hecelus.

  4. Carmen Lin on Jan 2, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing this with all of us, and to keep us inspired with a living example.

    Dear Carmen Koo, you are good example and a source of inspiration for young people to pursue the Dharma path. Can’t wait to learn more from you. Though I didn’t know you that well, but the minute seeing you working regardless on whatever job assigned, you are all up and serious. Being young is not an excuse for us to work a sloppy job, but an energy to push ourselves to work more with this young and healthy body. Keep it up and spread the energy to everyone who are struggling in this Dharma path. I like your smile and I want to be like you, since we already have the same name. 🙂

    Wish you all the best, Carmen K.

  5. jennifer on Dec 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you Carmen!
    I am always so happy to see you and you are always smiling, so friendly, caring and helpful.
    You are an in inspiration to many – young and old .
    Thank you for being so beautiful – inside and out – for being who you are.

  6. AdelineTan on Dec 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    To me,Carmen is a young pretty and smart lady who always has a smile on her face that pleases everyone.Congratulation Carmen,you have inspired so many dharma brothers and sisters,rejoice!

  7. Joy on Dec 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Carmen is indeed a true beauty… outside and inside! I have not worked with her long as she joined Ladrang only this mid this year, but the few months of working with her or around her u know ur working with someone who sincerely loves what she does, loves her guru and loves the dharma.

    She is admirable and will never take no for an answer… she is genuinely kind and happy to help others. Although young and still an active going girl, she can do so much for others compared to so many of us. She is the perfect example and inspiration of Kechara to the outside world who thinks Dharma work is only for sangha, when you’re old or when you cannot “make it” out there.

    She definitely will set trend for many in and outside Kechara to follow Thank you Carmen! 🙂

  8. Clifford on Dec 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Carmen is a beautiful person externally and internally. She has the charisma and personality which you can’t ever get angry at, because even when she makes mistake you know full well she means well and shes only trying to help. She hardly ever gets angry and even when she does, she does not take it out on another person. She works hard and puts a lot of heart into what she does always with a smiling face. Carmen is an awesome person. I am glad she is in Kechara.

    I hope there will be more inspiring people in Kechara for Rinpoche ansd to help kechara and the dharma to grow.

  9. Bk on Dec 8, 2012 at 1:00 am

    They say you should offer your best to your guru. That’s why Carmen was transferred from Edivision to Ladrang, to serve rinpoche directly. During her two years in Ediv, she was a one-woman wonder, doing everything from admin to finance to ecommerce to web maintenance to personal assisting to whatever was needed.

    And it’s true what everyone is saying – she doesn’t complain, she does everything with a smile, she always makes time for others, she works hard, she stays up late, she fell ill for the dharma, she is very committed…

    Congratulations Carmen, you are really practicing dharma in the best possible way, and you will inspire so many to follow in your footsteps

  10. Sheryl KH (JB) on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    This seems to be a very simple blog article but it reflects so much more than what it seems – that Rinpoche is ever always so attentive towards all things that happen around him, be that big or small and that Rinpoche is touched by nothing but sincerity and transformations in his students –nothing of which are of monetary terms.

    When I see younger people who are willing to go all the way for dharma, I tend to feel that it is blessings from their past lives and so everything that is dharmic resonates in them.

    Obviously people from young generation can do many other things that are typical of people of the same age group – All these friends of theirs seem to live much better lives. People like Carmen may have to enjoy a lot less and have to go through many rounds of doubts in their minds and sometimes even sufferings, but the transformation that have taken place during their young age makes all these works worth it.

    I wish Carmen the best and that she keeps staying as an inspiration for all.

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Thank you Carmen for being a true inspiration for many young people and all of us. I look forward to keep track of your dharma career 🙂

  12. ERIC LEE KHJB on Dec 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    付出的人永远得到最多,这句话说的一点都没错。 自从进入了kechara的团队以后,从中学习了不少新的事物,让自己的观念也突破了不少,这是我在kechara里最大的收获,所以我也会学习carmen一样,多付出,才能让自己得到更多。

  13. grace (KHJB) on Dec 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    even though i don’t know Carmen, from the description and comments of Rinpoche, i can felt that Carmen really work for Dharma wholehearted, no hesitation, with all sincerity..Carmen, you are good example for me to learning and practice.

  14. Lucas Roth on Dec 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Aunty Carmen is truly one of the best i have seen, she never complains on a task or be greedy. She is truly the ultimate person and dharma sister. 😀

  15. Li Kim on Dec 1, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I was introduced to lovely Carmen by Martin. This was a little less than 2 years ago. Carmen had originally come around to help Martin with some work. Then as faith has it, Carmen joined Kechara. I had the pleasure of working with her in KMP. Carmen truly is an inspiration as Rinpoche says. She does not complain and her smile is contagious.

    Love you Carmen!

  16. Uncle Eddie on Dec 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Congratualations sister Carmen for your good virtuos sacrifices! Young in age, but matured in wisdom and spirituality in today’s Darma world. A gem of a Jewel-of-person, especially for aspiration for those new in darma to follow and to achieve such exemplementary achievements for spiritual practice. May you be well-blessed for your selfless motivation and inspiration to the young practioners. Om mani Padme Hum.

  17. abby f on Dec 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you Carmen for showing a good example for all the Dharma brothers and sisters! Carmen is a very humble, friendly and kind person. She is sincere and very real. I feel very comfortable to be with her and work with her. Rejoice for Carmen! 🙂 She never complaint and show black face.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. This is a ‘guideline’ for all of us to work towards it. Thank you Rinpoche for telling and reminding us again and again. As a practitioner and a sincere student, we should work without complaint, go all the way and create harmony within our Dharma family. This is the real Guru devotion.

  18. Lim Han Nee on Dec 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you Carmen for showing us what Dharma work is all about. You selflessly go about your work ,with an ever-ready smile, no matter what work it is. You are focused on the bigger picture and view all the time. You are not distracted by personal issues or problems. There is always sincere and earnest endeavor in making some contribution to ease someone else’s workload or enhancing their performance.

    I like what you said concerning lessening someone’s burden…”if I can lessen someone’s burden so that they can do more or achieve something, I will”.It’s said in the spirit of ‘one for all and all for one’. That’s truly very sweet and supporting.

    You are a great inspiration to all.Thank you Carmen.

  19. Cynthia Ng on Dec 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    我很喜欢看到Carmen开朗及亲切的笑容,当她出现在任何的场所总是对身边的每一人寒暄问候。我看到她是一个自动自发的人以及从一而终的把事情办好,她也从不带给别人麻烦。

    Carmen是一个年轻有为的年轻女孩,但是她很有远见,为了佛法,为了利益终生加入了佛法大家庭.只因为她又很强的上师依止心。

    Carmen我为你感到随喜和骄傲,你设立了一个好榜样!你的所做所为告诉大家佛法是可以从年轻开始的!

  20. Jessica Yap on Dec 1, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Thank you Carmen for being such an inspiration to me. You’re such a sweet and happy go lucky girl. it is always nice to talk to you.. Wish i could work closely with you so that you can infect me with your energy! 🙂
    Keep up the good work Carmen!

    Thank you Rinpoche!

  21. judy lam on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I had the privilege of working with Carmen in KMP. Despite her young age, she has a superb attitude, good work ethics and an easy going personality. She is a joy to work with. Even when she is sick, tired and stressed out, she still carry on with a smile and a sense of humor! I will always remember Carmen’s favorite line i.e., “it’s mind over matter”!

  22. Janice Kwok on Nov 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Carmen is always so cheerful. The first time i worked w her was during the Gompa opening. Time flies and Carmen continues to show her commitment to work in Kechara. Thank you Carmen for showing the way and by example.

  23. Darren Kechara Paradise on Nov 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you Carmen, people like u always inspire everyone to do more. May the dharma work u doing benefit everyone. 🙂

  24. Louise Lee on Nov 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    有时真的非常喜欢看到 Carmen 傻大姐的样子!

    傻傻的他,有什么不明白的东西就会发问! 从来就不会玩mind game! 直肠直肚的, 非常爽朗! 

    做法佛事业, 是可以非常年轻就开始! 不一定要变老, 做错什么,后悔什么的。。。。。

    年轻的你, 要加油! 以期吸引一班年轻又有才华的朋友! 

  25. Wah Ying on Nov 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I was inspired and lifted up by her and Rinpoche’s words after I saw the messages.

    Thanks Carmen, thanks Rinpoche.

  26. patsy on Nov 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    As a young, pretty, smart girl Carmen has set her priority right in choosing dharma as her career. She is very hardworking and no matter how tired or busy she is, there is always a smile on her face. She has gained much respect from many with her pleasant personality and good attitude.

    I wish her all the best in her spiritual path:)

  27. Adrian Chow on Nov 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Dear Carmen,
    I’ve worked with you once. And i find you were a person who is very easy to work with. You have responsibility and integrity and do what have been instructed with a smile on your face often. I hope with the qualities you have, it’ll inspire many more people currently and in the near future…:)

    Thank you Rinpoche

  28. terri on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

    She seems to be a very sweet person. it would be good if there were more ppl like her.

  29. daisy sun on Nov 30, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Rejoice Carmen, keep it up ! This is a +++ energy you are generating and you will be attracted more people like you or transform/motivate us to join/stay/work harder here at Kechara. Let’s multiply/clon more ‘Carmen’…hehe
    xoxo

  30. James Long on Nov 30, 2012 at 3:11 am

    当我认识他的时候,他对佛法的认知不多,非常的新。之后她必须作出一个抉择,全心做佛法事业,还是继续他往常的工作。很开心他最后选择了佛法,我们不晓得何时会离开这世界,为什么不在自己还能呼吸的时候,做一些利益别人的事。她选择不理会自己的需要,致力的不分工作的高低,用心的帮助别人,协助仁坡切。

  31. Pastor Chia on Nov 30, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Carmen you young and knowledgeable girl.You work hard and no matter how hard the assignment given by rinpoche and without complain and give up.Your good example translating your guru devotion serving rinpoche to bring dharma to many people.

  32. Lim (KH JB) on Nov 30, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Dear Carmen,

    Thanks for showing us the real Guru devotion u had done. U r so inspire us and leading a good example for us.

    May our ignorance cleared faster to step out the first step such as never black face and able to complete all small tiny or big works happily without complain. Good luck to u and may ur Dharma path will going on smoothly…

  33. Martin on Nov 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I am glad to see this post and especially Rinpoche’s comment about Carmen which is well deserved.

    Carmen has not been in Dharma for that long – about 2 years I think and during this time she has progressed so much more than most others. I am sure that Carmen has her own personal challenges to deal with but they do not become excuses for her not to commit fully to her work. She just does what needs to be done instead of getting stuck in her thoughts and wasting time complaining about her problems and intellectualizing that ‘what-ifs and whys and hows’. She just keeps doing. Regardless of what she may be going through, Carmen is very consistent in being nice to everyone. I don’t think I have ever heard her utter an unkind word or whine about her problems.

    Although she is young in age, she is years ahead in wisdom to commit so thoroughly to her Dharma work and discharging hem with such elegance while so many of us are still negotiating terms within our own minds.

    I am grateful that Carmen and people like her are creating causes for Rinpoche to remain with us.

  34. tfreon on Nov 29, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the inspiration From the message, it is a motivation for me to be like her too.
    thank you Carmen for always show an example .
    What u said is very true, Rinpoche always give to people and care for us. When we do our works well, we are also lessen other people burdern. To work in Dharma is different than in secular work, whereby, we need to learn to care for others, and not be selfish. Thus, when i have the opportunity to work and learn in Dharma, some more so lucky to have Rinpoche as my Guru. I must work properly on my Dharma career.

    Thank you

    With Folded hand
    Freon

  35. William on Nov 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    It is always a pleasure working with Carmen. She will help in whatever ways she can to make sure that she will be able to ease your burden, no matter how big or small the task is. She is friendly and kind. A great Dharma sister to have around. She is an inspiration to me because she learns and keeps on improving herself. Most of all, she applies Rinpoche’s teachings in her life.

  36. ck liew on Nov 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Yes Carmen , truly an inspiration. Witty , always smiling and willing to help. Keep it up babe !

  37. Albert Ratchaga on Nov 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Carmen is young, pretty, smart, and highly educated, with her qualification, she can get jobs anytime, anywhere. But for Dharma, she let go all these possible attachment chaser, by joining Dharma and place Dharma priority, she has also gave up the unnecessary sufferings that might happen in the future.

    Carmen is always a cheerful person, whenever i see her, she always smiles and always so enjoys with her Dharma work, I never heard any complains or unhappiness from her.

  38. tenzin llhamo on Nov 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Dear Carmen,
    You are someone who makes me feel happy every time I see you! I feel your kindness and care when I am talking to you and you are sincere. I am really proud of to have you as my Dharma sister. Most of all, I have never heard of anyone complaining about you or your attitude. May your spiritual path be smooth and growing always. xoxo

  39. Girlie Ooi on Nov 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    On the occasions that I have had the pleasure to work with her, Carmen has always been bubbl, vibrant and smiling. There was never a moment when she looked sad even when she was not feeling well. She is such an inspiration to everyone.

  40. Sock Wan on Nov 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I have worked with Carmen in several occasions, she is really hard working and responsible, she will do anything that is assigned to her without showing black face. She has the right attitude everyone works in Dharma should have if we want to excel, to do more, to benefit more people. I have to learn a lot from her.

    Keep it up Carmen, you are everyone’s inspiration!

  41. HelenaC on Nov 29, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Carmen is truly a good example for us and very inspiring. She is very committed and devoted in Dharma and she is always with smiling face!! Love her very much 🙂 Thank you Carmen for your hard work…! Rejoice for you! XOXO

  42. wei theng on Nov 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Carmen is an asset & precious jewels in which ever department that she is with. She is friendly, hardworking and very resourceful too. Most of all, she is very humble and no ego at all. She just takes on whatever job that is given. At times she will do anything out of her own initiative to care, to help others.

    Although she is not with e-Div now, we still miss her very much. At times, I am referring to her on some previous history of some e-Div matters and she will willingly share despite her busy schedule.

    Wish her all the best now working closely to Su Ming and also in Ladrang that is closer to Rinpoche.
    May her grow far in her spiritual journey!

  43. gary on Nov 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Thank you Carmen 🙂
    Although I only come occasionally to Ediv, the time I was there, despite coughing your lungs out, or looking like a zombie, or having multiple assignments, you still pressed on with the dharma work with a smile on your face and fierce determination.

  44. May Ong on Nov 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Dear Carmen – you are a fine example of the qualities we need to inspire us when we walk the path and be the “human” we should should be whether we work together, as friends or foe.

    Thank you for being you to inspire us further.

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    It is a very very smart thing to do, recycle the bar soaps and shampoos can save money, lessen the soap bars and shampoos that are supposed to be thrown away, it is very hygienic and we can put it into a good cost.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 03:57 PM
    Breath taking looking through those ancient beautiful Hindus temples. All are monolithic structures , with ancient architecture. Such as Kailasa Temple, Ellora, India built in 8th century and it took over a period of 20 years to construct. Some of these magnificent structure has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All I can say is all these Hindus Temples not really beautiful but really impressive . I have not been to any of these temples but wish to see it. Anything ancient architecture or structures or holy place will always fascinated me and in my travel bucket. Can imagine how it was built those days without modern machinery. Interesting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/beautiful-hindu-temples.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 03:55 PM
    Nepal-China relations have always remained friendly and cordial. The historic and multi-faceted bilateral relations between the two countries have evolved since centuries ago. The two countries have been marked by friendliness, understanding, mutual support, cooperation and respect for each other’s sensitivities. China has helped develop infrastructure and decrease import dependence. China has helped in the construction of highways and roads in Nepal. Nepal and China agreed to enhance cooperation in trade, investment, agriculture, cultural exchanges, tourism and so forth. Both countries benefited since then with the signing of the Sino-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed. Bringing opportunities for both especially Nepal will have a better economic growth. They are working together to preserve Buddhism in the holy sites of Bodhgaya in India and Lumbini in Nepal. This will being innumerable benefits for the continent and the world.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/nepal-and-china-two-old-civilizations-embrace.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jun 5. 2020 03:50 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen a great scholar, yogi and master of Sutra and Tantra as promise arose as a Dharma Protector. He is one of the more famous previous incarnations of Dorje Shugden to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s best known legacy is the construction of Gaden Monastery, a 600-year-old monastic institution which continues to exist to this day. Recording to H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s account the sacred remains of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is at Tsunmo Tsel Monastery . It’s a blessing I saw the beautiful stupa where the sacred remains of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was. Interesting read of the life of a GREAT Lama and his legacy which i enjoyed reading.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-vinaya-holder-duldzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:18 PM
    Pemayangtse Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim and the most famous monastery in West Sikkim. It’s a spiritual retreat for every tourist the whole year through as it offers a meditative environment quietly set amidst woods. Wow…This monastery is about 300 years old, which also offers the reflection of the rich architecture the ancient manuscripts and scriptures to tourist . I would love to see this legendary monastery with such an interesting history behind it. Recording to the British explorer and the Professor of Tibetan, description of Dorje Shugden found at Pemayangtse Monastery in Sikkim is rare and significant. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:14 PM
    A bird-friendly garden can be exactly many people would love to have. I am one of them I loved spotting and watching birds especially when the birds chirping sounds can be heard. Sitting under a tree , listening to birds chirping while reading a good book is priceless. The nature of the enduring happiness which the love of birds gives makes my day. Birds are some of the most wonderful manifestations of nature. Feeding them with foods is a wonderful sight to see too. Its Rinpoche ‘s kindness and compassion that had inspired all of us to be kind , caring to all animals nor matter what they are.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/fulfillment-in-my-garden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 02:13 PM
    A profound teachings about the mind and reincarnation. We are fortunate with Rinpoche ‘s teaching online and videos we could learn some knowledge from it. Many people have benefited from all these wonderful teachings especially how reincarnation works and how is the emptiness related to karma as well. With simplicity, comprehensive and logical explanations of our mind for all to understand. After watching those teachings from the videos , it opened my thoughts , to how reincarnation works. Still learning. Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-mind-and-how-it-reincarnates.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 12:01 AM
    Today there are more people turning to be a vegetarian. Vegetarians are usually more conscious about the earth and their overall health. People should consider becoming vegetarian because it has health benefits, reduces animal abuse, and helps reduce the risk of some diseases.

    Vegetarian diet has become mostly accepted in many cultures for its limitless benefits. It will be a healthy option if we choose to adopted to be a vegetarian with well balance diet. Of course going green definitely keeps immunity higher.

    Thank you for the knowledgeable sharing article, It is important for people around the world to understand the importance of being vegetarian.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 11:20 PM
    It is very beautiful. The house you wish for in Colorado is a dream which is waiting to be fulfilled into reality but this one is real. You will find you won’t have any problems going for retreats when you feel you want to have a change of environments or to get away.
    A perfect place for prayers, meditation and retreats.Thank you very much for the good article with nice pictures.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:41 PM
    Nearly everyone has had weird, scary experiences, things that happen in life that seem to defy any sort of rational explanation. Unexplained at times. For me I am not scare as long as I do not disturb them. In fact feel sad for them, will dedicate my prayers to them now since prayers can help them. Ghost and spirit haunting always seem to be up to mischief at times. Watched those videos……interesting when the mysterious and unexplained happens such as the ‘moving pint’ incident at the pub. Interesting sharing of ghost footage taken in different pubs around the world.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ghosts-in-the-pub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:40 PM
    Andy Mattia a friend of our Lama…Tsem Rinpoche lost and found after 24 years . Rinpoche had not forgotten about him and recollected some of the finest moments of life with him. Its not too late , at least for a moment Rinpoche knew of his passing and had a picture of him after all these long years. A friend like Andy whom Rinpoche do not want to lose as he was kind and generous ,helping Rinpoche during the most difficult times at Los Angeles, California. Interesting read of how the writers managed to search and search without giving up and found it at last .Interesting video too.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/andy-mattia-the-long-lost-friend.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:37 PM
    Everyone in the world has the right to practice what one ‘s own religion, and beliefs. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Its their choice and no one are above the law saying one should or should not pray to this and that. Our lama Rinpoche had been targeted all this years just because Rinpoche chose to continue practicing Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche had been abused online with all sorts of ugly words or so. Dorje Shugden ‘s practitioners been discriminated is really sad, just because one religious beliefs. NOT only that Rinpoche’s student too targeted using nasty words as well. Dorje Shugden is accused to be a evil spirit, they should checked and read the history and origin before commenting. Recently i did received nasty and disgusting comments too on my postings in FB. Who are they to comment , such a nonsense . Well they will soon have to swallow their own words.
    Those Dorje Shugden practitioners are not allowed to participate in many events , denied service and so forth. Reading all the untrue and nonsense comments , felt sickening and shocking. As Buddhist we should respect each other and make peace , harmony not ‘war’.
    Thank you for this sharing ,hopefully more are aware of what the ban on Dorje Shugden has caused. Enough is enough , may the ban soon be history.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/will-the-dalai-lama-agree-with-this.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 05:00 PM
    Truly a great teacher and after years of wandering, the first monastery in the Ajahn Chah tradition was found followed by many monasteries and continues to flourish.He left the world a legacy of a GREAT TEACHER of his teachings,and realizations of the Buddha dharma.
    Despite all this, Ajahn Chah attracted an increasing number of followers who wanted to become his disciples. Thank you very much for the good sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2U2hJtx
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 01:18 PM
    For more than a thousand years, artists have played a key role in the cultural life in Asia. At Tibet, Kashmir, and Nepal their arts flourished as its equally important part of their culture, architecture and their way of living to the outer world. The artist using art to express their knowledge, skills . The art painting reveal the way of lifestyle and strong belief they have in Buddhism. From the book ‘Arts from the Rooftop of Asia , Chinese has influence in the Tibetan paintings of thangkas and many art paintings in the region. Religious influence on Nepalese handicrafts. Interesting book revealing the history of arts with rare and precious pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/arts-from-the-rooftop-of-asia-tibet-nepal-and-kashmir.html

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  • 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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.
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    1 years ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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.
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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
    1 years 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.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    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.
    3 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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    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 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.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    3 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
    3 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.
    3 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!!
    3 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.
    3 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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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
yesterday
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
6 days 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 week 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 week 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
3 weeks ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
4 weeks ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
3 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
3 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
3 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
3 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
3 months ago
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
4 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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