Why do I have this fortune?

Apr 19, 2012 | Views: 1,153

 

Dear everyone,

When we have been so fortunate to meet Buddha’s teachings we should think what did I do to deserve this? When we meet Buddha’s teachings we should think how rare it is by looking around us to see how very few people accept, practice and go all the way. You must again think, how come you have this great fortune to practice? By contemplating how lucky you are to have Buddha’s teachings daily, your other meaningless attachments start to lessen. Why are other attachments meaningless? Because at the time of death, they bring you no benefit. So therefore they are meaningless no matter how much meaning you pretend they have. What shall we do now then? We should recall all the teachings we have received and examine which ones we’ve been doing and which ones we have not been doing. And be honest. The ones we have not been doing, we should do and not waste any more time. Hiding behind so called commitments, jobs, careers, relationships, kids, and so on is just plain hiding. To say you have no time because of the above reasons is giving yourself reasons to increase negative karma and laziness which leads to unhappiness. Don’t say you have work and no time. Don’t say you have kids and you are busy with them or something similar. Don’t say you have bills and you have to pay them. Those are jobs/commitments you created out of your attachment and there is no end in taking care of them. It’s a vicious cycle. You should put full attention to your dharma practice and work and not be reminded. If you are in need of reminders, it means you choose to forget. It’s time now to wake up and walk the path of dharma. Walking up the path of dharma is hard and takes effort, but when you reach the top and look back, you will see why and have no regrets. As you walk up, it gets easier.

 

Sincerely, Tsem Rinpoche, the monk who chose suffering.

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  1. chris chong on Aug 24, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this message. I am indeed fortunate to be near dharma and of all lineages, its Lama Tsongkhapa’s holy lineage. I am fortunate to be near a qualified spiritual guide too. I must had done something right in my past lives and now I have to treasure this rare chance to strive in dharma.

    Humbly,
    Chris CHong

  2. sandra on Mar 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Exactly – why do I have this fortune? Some people they come and on a dark night show colors of rainbow – the buddha is like that. May we never forsake you and your dharma.

  3. Jessica Yap on Apr 28, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Thank you Rinpoche.. Really good points in the post.. I should contemplate more on how fortunate I am to be able to meet the dharma and Rinpoche. I must’ve done something right in my past lives to be able to be reborn so near Rinpoche. Because I am so lucky to be reborn as an able person, in should be doing more. Rinpoche always remind us to not be like ourselves before we meet the Dharma.. This doesn’t mean changing ourselves personality wise but merely changing our perspectives.

    So in this live, I must do all I can to make sure I will be ale to meet the Dharma and Rinpoche again in my futures lives until i gain the state of enlightenment!

    Thank you Rinpoche.. For everything.

  4. abby f on Mar 18, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I created causes during my past life to meet Dharma and Guru at young age. I created causes for myself to search for Dharma to answer questions in my head, and I search for Dharma and nothing else. Along my spiritual path, I feel that I’m considered lucky, but at the same time, I think about to create causes for my near future and my future lives to be in Dharma and be near with the Guru always.

    Everything seems to be not easy, but along the way, I remember to follow teachings and to trust the Guru. From this I’m creating the causes to stay in Dharma always no matter what the obstacles are. It is not a coincidence for us to be in the Dharma and near with the Guru, it must be from our hard work, good karmas and perseverance in practicing Dharma past life. So we shouldn’t give up easily in this life and stop our very journey in this life. If Dharma is what we want to do, then everything else is not as important as Dharma is. Dharma work is the only thing that we brought from the past life that is meaningful and brings happiness and purpose.

  5. wei theng on Nov 10, 2012 at 4:05 am

    When I first read this post, I am still working for others. Now, I am so fortunate that I am working for Dharma. How fortunate I am to have the chance to work for Dharma and it takes so much merits to be able to do that. Since I have the chance now, may I continue and keep pushing myself in my spiritual journey and able to gain enlightenment soonest so that can benefits more people.

  6. patricia on Nov 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    My life is Dharma. I desire nothing else. Thank you for the timely reminder. May all benefit from your words.

  7. Julia Tan on Jul 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Dharma is Rinpoche, Rinpoche is Dharma. Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us the goodness and benefits of dharma. Thank you Rinpoche for encouraging us to make a change and take dharma with us. Life is meaningless when we look at it closely. Most of the time we have to endure the heart broken part which that made us miserable most of the time. We are lost and going no where without Rinpoche indeed.

    Walking up the path of dharma is hard and takes effort, but when you reach the top and look back, you will see why and have no regrets. As you walk up, it gets easier.

    I’m walking up without looking back….

  8. Grace (KSJC) on Jul 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    we never realised our “true” fortune and yet keep pursue those materilistic things as fortune we have. Through Lamrim, it give me realised how precious to have human life yet can meet Dharma and true Guru in this life..really stroke lottery!!we need to adjust our mindset and get rid of laziness to cherish every possible way to learn dharma, share dharma and spread dharma.

  9. Paris on Jun 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I do think the beauty of Dharma is that it can be applied at whatever level we are at, and if we have that fortune to come across it, we should do whatever we can to make the most of it. Yes, we have our commitments but like Rinpoche said, they’ll never end and using that as an excuse, instead of trying to find ways to overcome the obstacles will only lead to more and more and more “traps”.

    So if we can only manage half a day to be at a Dharma center, then we should do it a 100% for that half a day – do everything we can within that half a day. And build from there. I think something important to remember, which is what Rinpoche has also said many times, is that we don’t just go from where we are to becoming an attained practitioner overnight – we have to start somewhere and progress from there, instead of always just waiting for that “perfect timing.” I’ve learnt there’s no “perfect timing” – just coming across the Dharma and having a chance to connect to the teachings and do something is already that perfect timing.

  10. Joy on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Looking at the world we live in today, the materialism, the desire, the chasing for this, that and the next, and the wonderful seductive offerings of samsara… it is almost impossible to catch a glimpse of spirituality… most often we miss it even when it is right infront of our faces waving at us! This is how difficult it is in our degenerate times to encounter the Dharma. So in bring me back to my ponder… How lucky, silly and “i don’t deserve it ” fortune I have to have encountered Tsem Rinpoche… because without a Guru… the Dharma will be a slow and sometimes lost one. So Thank my lucky stars, my protectors and my whatever out there good fortune… that made me have this connection. And if you also got… be thankful and well the staircase goes only up… going down will only bring u back to hell. So let’s just quit talking and just do it eh x

  11. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 19, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Where can we run when the Lord of death comes to take us. All fighting, anger, unhappiness with people do not make any sense anymore and not important now that our life force is slipping away. What is important are what we can bring with us to future lives what else can help us on this long arduos journey throughout samsara!

  12. Sock Wan on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I ask myself this question again and again, not that I want to know the answer but it is a reminder for me to hold on to my guru and Dharma no matter what. Rome was not built in a day, we will not see immediate results, but if we are persistent, we will see good things happening.

  13. Andrew Chiam on May 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for the article again. Yes, we are all very fortunate indeed, to be born also in this land in this lifetime(hope our future life too) where we can see buddha, hear the dharma and blessing from the sangha, and the most fortunate indeed to have met you and your teachings.(not in real person yet, but soon will be in
    the future).Imagine we are born in other irreligious country and barbaric land, living a a hostile life and no chance of practicing kindness? Contemplate on thta and i know I am very lucky indeed. And I should have push myself harder and break the barrier of laziness to practice and do more Dharma works. Thanks for the continuous wake up call and motivation to reinforce our faith in the three jewels. Thanks.

  14. lanse on May 10, 2012 at 12:36 am

    To some people, even accepting Dharma is very difficult. I always consider myself very lucky to have had this opportunity to accept, learn and practice Dharma. I am stressing on accepting Dharma because frankly speaking, it’s not easy at all especially for a person as stuborn as I am.

    Now I understand to not accepting Dharma is purely not wanting to accept the truth about ourselves and the reality. It is a big denial about everything around us. And to live in denial can sometimes give us the feeling like when we indulge in alcohol. We feel happy the moment we take it but feel empty when we wake up. So in order to keep ourselves in this state of fake happiness, we have to keep on drinking just as how we keep on living in a denial state by always searching for new “purpose” of life.

    It’s just a pure waste of life! It’s like if we dropped a needle inside of a dark room, it’s impossible for us to find it outside even if it’s brighter outside.

    I am thankful I have found the right path.

  15. Thierry Janssens on May 7, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Thank you for this post Rinpoche.

    From a white karma ground, life is a bit like a holiday we just had and of which we have no memory whatsoever. The only good that could ever come out from it is if we made someone’s life easier, if we have helped someone, and at best if we have done some Dharma and even better, if we have done so with a reliable Teacher.

    Otherwise, the holiday is not even as good as a memory, because there is no memory, there is just a waste of time and karma, and we are not a returning guest!

  16. Han on May 1, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I have the same thought as Lew, to do dharma as part time.
    The more i get involved and listened to Rinpoche’s teachings, I do realize that how fortunate for me to meet a Guru and receive Buddha’s precious teachings from my guru and how rare for me to practice dharma in this life?
    I choose dharma as career and definitely not an easy path but I trust what Rinpoche’s says ” Walking up the path of dharma is hard and takes effort, but when you reach the top and look back, you will see why and have no regrets. As you walk up, it gets easier.”

  17. Irene Lim on Apr 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Without the Buddha’s teaching and walking the path, there is no purpose to live.

  18. KPDarren on Apr 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the kind reminder. I’ve been fortunate to raised up with my grandmother’s Buddhist guidance. But after graduate and start working i left out.
    I was really fortunate to know Kechara and had Rinpoche’s Dharma teaching.

  19. wt on Apr 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    So much time has been wasted earlier and i’m so fortunate still have the chance to learn Dharma & do Dharma work.
    Thou i’m not full time yet, but i’m working with a full time attitude on whatever time i have. Working towards to create more merits to do more.
    Thank you Rinpoche for your teaching.

  20. James Long on Apr 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    “…Because at the time of death, they bring you no benefit. So therefore they are meaningless no matter how much meaning you pretend they have….”

    We know what will happen when we die, nothing belongs to us and whatever things that we are holding on will not help us at all, but we choose to ignore the fact. Our typical Chinese thinking is not to talk about death as it is not auspicious, but we are asking for more fear by not facing it or talking about it.

    It is scary to know now rather then feel lost and panic when we are close to death, in fact we do not know when we will die..

  21. Li Kheng on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for giving us the opportunity to reflect on the good fortune we have to be blessed with Rinpoche and the 3 Jewels in our lives.

    It is true, in looking around, there are so many who are:
    1) Blind to the Dharma, i.e they do not even see the 3 Jewels even when it appears before them.
    2) Unwilling to receive the Dharma.
    3) Understand the benefits of Dharma but unwilling to practice.

    It is very frightening to observe this common phenomena, which prompts me to hold more dearly onto this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be close to the Dharma. It also makes me ever more grateful to Rinpoche for tirelessly making effort and commitment to bring Dharma to people. If not for Rinpoche’s decision to take up the burden of liberating us, i would not have the chance to meet and begin to learn a little bit of Lord Buddha’s teachings.

    In appreciation for this fortune, I believe the very least we, as Dharma students, can do is to use our resources to spread the Dharma to more regardless of the difficulty. After all, wealth is only wealth if it can be given out. There is also another saying that wealth can only grow when we spread it around.

    May this Dharma fortune grow fiercely. May we also have the wisdom to work very hard to create the cause to be close to the Dharma lifetime after lifetime.

  22. vera on Apr 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Yes, we are so fortune can listen dharma in this life. We push us to close to dharma. But we don’t know the time it takes until we are enlightened. We need to push us again and again.

  23. patsy on Apr 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you for this wake up call. The dharma path is not easy but it is worth taking as it is the most beneficial. I will put in more effort into my dharma practice so that I won’t have any regrets when I die

  24. Tony on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Thanks for this Rinpoche. Often, in my lay mans life I find ample time and energy to come up with excuses not to do dharma work and practices and so frequently need a kick in the butt to get me moving. I can always look to you for inspiration, hope, and determination and when needed that kick in the butt….please please live long and continue to turn the wheel of dharma! Big love….Tony

  25. Henry ooi on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

    A good reminder for me to reflect and contemplate again and again on dharma practice and impermance thanks to Rinpoche’s constant reminders.

  26. skyong on Apr 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Wow! Very profound Rinpoche. I never have these thought in my mind. This is a very good meditation reminder. I remembered when I was a kid I always thought that why am I borned a human being with thoughts going thru my mind. Why are animals are different from human being both physically and mentally. The animals cannot built houses and stay outside. They are exposed to the harsh weather. They live looking for food from meals to meals.

  27. Lim Han Nee on Apr 19, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I think when we are constantly confronted with news of people we know falling very ill or slipping into a coma or dying, we then realize how precious this human life of ours is. Thank you, Rinpoche, for reminding us again and again how people around us are getting seriously ill and dying all the time.Thank you for your ‘wake up calls’ to us(like this one) about how important it is to live every moment of this life meaningfully in the practice of Dharma.

    Thank you for reminding us here again how precious and rare it is to have the merits to receive and accept Lord Buddha’s teachings.Yes few people accept and practice Buddha’s teachings and fewer still go all the way. Practicing Dharma is hard, but it has its certain rewards and benefits that are immeasurable. Yet we keep getting swarmed by the affairs of this life and cannot let go of our attachment to the things of this life which are so ephemeral and only last as long as this life.

  28. David Martin on Apr 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Suffering is life and Dharma is the path that leads us away from suffering, this path must be taken step by step. Human beings being what they are will say they have work,children,bills to take care of but these are not the reasons for not following the path, these things do not really get in the way. The mind killer that stops dharma being followed explored and finally absorbed into every fibre of your being is fear. Fear of the unknown fear of leaving the rest of your friends fear of the journey, that is why we as fellow human beings should help step by step and hand in hand in this way following in the footsteps of the Buddha we will all achieve enlightenment in this life or the next.

  29. Yokefui on Apr 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I have just visited Gabriel and can’t help reflecting how lucky I am to be still fit, with sound mind and near to Rinpoche.

    What more is there to ask for but to practice sincerely all the way . . .

  30. Rita van der Wijden on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you for making this reminder 🙂 (I still need them).
    Is in not so that we can take everything of our ‘ordinary’ life as fuel for the dharma practice?
    I have been struggling with this, not knowing if I should do my very best for finding a job so I can pay may bills, or should leave everything and everyone behind and just go for study and practice.
    So now I (as a mother and being married) try to work and do my daily things as much as possible with the dharma in my mind and dedicate it to the complete enlightenment of all beings. I try to use my obstacles as hidden jewels for clearing my negative karma. And I hope in the end to have accomplished something.
    with love, rita

  31. Andrew chiam on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche. The Dharma path is definitely not an easy one, but its the most beneficial of all to pursue. We can see the benefits, but meanwhile still struggling to co-exist and crossing from the samsaric to dharmic environment. With strong will and pure motivation, eventually will be successful. Thanks to Rinpoche (the monk who chose suffering, for the benefits of countless sentient being 😀 ).Thanks for your teaching.

  32. lewkwanleng on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Last time I had this attitude of doing Dharma as “part time”, I think mainly due to the culture I am brought up, that spiritual is “optional”.

    After studying up the Lamrim, I now know I am extremely lucky, and that I must have done a a lot of good things in my previous life, otherwise, why would I have the karma to receive Buddha’s teachings in this life?

    I shall be diligent and practice sincerely.

  33. Lim KSJC on Apr 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche that always remind us, i sincerely hope that our ignorance will be reduce faster so we may keep going faster to Dharma path.

  34. Pastor Susan on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    if we do the same thing everyday, we will get the same result. If we want some changes in our lives, then we need to make some changes. Rinpoche’s quote is very clear that making changes is not easy, the path of dharma is hard thus there are not as many people on this path… but let’s get on it together as there’s much to be gained.

  35. freon on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Thanks Guru for the encouragement. I prays i have the courage to walk out fast and learn the truth of this life.

  36. So Kin Hoe on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wake up call to us. It is a great challenge for me to abandon the worldly activities and to increase my Dharma work, but I will keep on remind myself to step up and take actions in Buddha’s teachings.

  37. Brunei Doris on Apr 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Dearest Rinpoche, thank you so much for this important reminder. We are indeed very providential to be near to Dharma. It is quite saddening to see how some people let themselves stuck in both karmic and samsaric situations. The reason being, they let time and commitments to run their lives and when sufferings come, they put the responsibilities on the society. We must always remember that it is up for us to decide, we make the call, whether to practice Dharma and begin a spiritual journey or to continue to suffer and end up bringing nothing but grudges to grave. We tend to be ignorant and forgetful, often absent minded and confused. Why? Because we let ourselves to behave this way. There is no such thing as I can/I cannot, only I want/I don’t want. We must learn to stop finding excuses for ourselves and stop wasting time because time does not wait for us, death is.

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    Crystal clear waters lapping against white sandy beaches. Coastlines lined with palm trees against a backdrop of lush green hills and sunny blue skies. Amazing underwater life and some of the best diving sites in the world. Malaysia’s 878 islands give sun and surf lovers plenty of reason to visit the country.

    Penang, Langkawi and Pangkor offer easy getaways to well-developed islands with plenty of activities to choose from. Perhentian, Redang, Tioman and Rawa islands are simply paradise if you have the heart of a bohemian. Sipadan, Mabul, Layang-Layang and Kapas are rugged dive adventures listed as some of the best on the planet.

    Check out the Top 10 Island Holidays in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/366c1uh
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:52 PM
    Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, northwest China’s Gansu Province, is an annual destination for tourists, Buddhists and pilgrims from around the world. They gather to witness the unveiling of the world’s largest thangka (tapestry) of Buddha, as part of the Grand Monlam Prayer festivities.

    Also called the “Sunning of the Buddha” ritual, at this time, Tibetan monks invite a giant thangka about 100-feet long and 65-feet wide of Buddha Amitabha, up a mountain near Labrang Monastery, which is the largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa.

    It is unveiled at first light on the side of the mountain so that the first rays of the sun illuminate the sacred painting.

    Read more about Monlam Festival at Labrang Monastery at http://bit.ly/2qndQUt
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:49 PM
    This is not the only story about how Rinpoche helped others. I remember reading an article about Rinpoche buying lottery tickets from a woman in Thailand so she could end her day earlier with the income she needs for the family. Rinpoche always walked the talks, he didn’t just preach but he showed us how to put his teachings in practice. Never be afraid to be kind and nice to others, and when we are kind to others, it should not be with the intention to get something back from them. Be kind and be generous always, this is how we can make our planet a better living space.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/stories-from-a-chela-the-roadside-seller
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 03:44 PM
    If we want to go on holidays, it is better to go to holy places. Even if such places are not sophisticated, they benefit us spiritually; we can take a break and collect merit, plant Dharma seeds and be blessed. This is a good way of combining the pleasure of holidays with the spirituality of collecting merit.

    Never get tired of collecting merit because it offsets negative karma that leads to suffering. People without Dharma will not know this so for them, a holiday is a holiday. They do not know that their holidays will bring no long-term benefit. With Dharma, we are wiser.

    We should go on pilgrimage to places where holy beings are known to reside or where great practitioners have engaged in profound practices. These places are vortexes of energy – an area where concentrated energy naturally converges on the planet’s surface.

    Mainland Thai culture is heavily influenced by Buddhism. However, unlike most other Buddhist countries of East Asia, Thai Buddhists follow the Theravada school of Buddhism. Thai temples, known as wats, are usually adorned with lavish gold ornaments, and are easily identifiable by their multi-coloured pointed roofs. Pre-Buddhist traditions have been infused with the values of Buddhism, making Thailand a cultural powerhouse.

    Read more about Wonderful Thailand at http://bit.ly/33QRPv1
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 01:14 PM
    According to Buddhist history, the first recorded use of incense occurred during Buddha Shakyamuni’s time, when a woman named Magadha Sangmo offered incense and prayers to request the Buddha to come forth and visit her village. Magadha Sangmo was the daughter of the Buddha main patron, Suddatta. She mirrored her father’s immense faith in Buddha Shakyamuni and was his ardent devotee.

    After marrying and moving to a village where Buddhism was not practised, she wished very much to meet her guru, the Buddha, again. So one day, she climbed to the roof of her in-law’s house, offered incense and sincerely prayed for the Buddha to visit her. Hearing her prayers, Buddha Shakyamuni, together with his entourage, descended from the sky to fulfil her request. It is said that upon meeting the Buddha and hearing his teachings, the entire village became Buddhists. In this way, Magadha Sangmo’s heartfelt request to the Buddha also benefited those around her and succeeding generations.

    Magadha Sangmo recited the following verse while engaged in prayer to the Buddha:

    MA LU SEM CHEN KUN GYI GON GYUR CHING
    DU TE PUNG CHAY MI ZAY JOM DZAY LHA
    NGO NAM MA LU YANG DA KYEN GYUR PAY
    CHOM DEN KOR CHAY NAY DIR SHEG SU SOL

    Protector of all beings without exception,
    Divine subduer of innumerable negative forces,
    Deity, perfect knower of all things,
    Bhagawan and attendants, please come here.

    Read more about Incense Offering to Dorje Shugdenat http://bit.ly/33R1cuk
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 12:56 PM
    Malaysia’s rich cultural diversity is reflected in the country’s packed calendar of events and festivals. Most of these celebrations have religious or cultural origins and many are also designated as either state or national holidays.

    Celebrated by everyone in the country, the colourful festivities which observe the ethnic traditions and beliefs of the varied backgrounds of the population are what gives Malaysia the label of “Truly Asia” that it is so well known for.

    The national events and festivals of Malaysia are occasions for family reunions and for joyful community get-togethers. They are world-class examples of how diversity can be inclusive and celebrated.

    Many of these days of observation follow the lunar calendar, thus the dates they fall on vary from year to year.

    Check out the Top Ten Events and Festivals to Visit in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/2qiDrh8
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 12:50 PM
    Before our globalised world of jet-setting travel, cosmopolitan cities and urban migration, the entire region of the Malay archipelago was, for more than 600 years, an international destination for Arab, Indian and Chinese maritime traders and European explorers who, through the centuries, settled down for trade or for love in these parts, thus creating cosmopolitan communities.

    A true melting pot, Malaysia is one of those rare places in the world where people of different ethnic origins, cultures, traditions and religious beliefs have infused harmoniously to form a distinct multicultural society.

    This country’s rich heritage includes hundreds-of-years-old temples, churches and mosques — some of these located within doors of each other, others having in one place shrines dedicated to deities of different faiths or denominations. All of them have played a key role (and still do!) in shaping the nation by being centres for the community to convene and connect spiritually.

    Check out the Top 10 Spiritual Power Places in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/2sBuVdU
  • Chris
    Thursday, Dec 5. 2019 11:16 AM
    Thank you for sharing this story with us Pastor Niral. It is a very warm story that fills my heart with joy and warmth. Rinpoche had always taught us to focus out and take care of the people around us and this will bring us great joy. Our little actions will have an unimaginable impact on those people who are in need of warmth.

    http://bit.ly/2LpuoCp

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    11 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    11 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    11 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    12 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    12 months 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).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    12 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
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    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    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.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
3 weeks ago
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
3 weeks ago
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
3 weeks ago
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 month ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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