Dharma Houses

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Kechara has six Dharma houses – Vajrayogini House, Heruka House, Naropa House, Drakpa House, Tara House and Jamyang House. Their occupants are students of Kechara House, and all are full-time staff in Kechara.

Rinpoche set up the Dharma houses so that like-minded people could live together, to support each other in their spiritual practice. As he has said:

Just like when I was living in Thubten Dhargye Ling dharma centre in the USA. I rented a room in the centre with other dharma students.I loved it so much…. It is supportive and happy atmosphere to be with other dharma students. To live in the dharma and work together in the dharma. Very meaningful life. So I started the same thing here. What is better than living with a group of ppl that are working towards the same goal as you spiritually and to have them and eachother as support.

So it’s not compulsory to live in a Dharma house when you join Kechara…we just like to, because we like the people we’re in Kechara with! Living in the Dharma Houses are:

Vajrayogini House – Mitra and his wife Anita share the house with Kechara Saraswati Arts staff Nani, Kumar, Durga and Min, as well as with KB who is Rinpoche’s personal assistant.

Heruka House – Paul Yap (Head of Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts), David Lai (Kechara Media & Publications), Jace Chong (Kechara in Motion), Dr Hank and Monlam who is another of Rinpoche’s personal assistants.

Drakpa House – JP Thong (Head Liaison of Tsem Ladrang) lives with Jamie Khoo (from Kechara Media & Publications), Justin Cheah (from Kechara Soup Kitchen) and Wendy Ho (from the household division of the Ladrang).

Tara House – Joy Kam (Rinpoche’s personal assistant) lives with Justin Ripley and Fat Monk (both of Ladrang household division), and Wan (of Kechara Paradise).

Jamyang House – Yek Yee (Kechara Media & Publications) lives with Chia Song Peng (Kechara Paradise), JJ Chong (Ladrang’s household division), Becky Yap (Kechara Saraswati Arts) and Shin Tan (Ladrang e-Division).

My name is Jean Ai, and I live in Naropa House with Chris (from Kechara inMotion), James (Ladrang marketing, PR and gifts), Su Ming (Ladrang marketing, PR and gifts…and James’ boss!) and Beng Kooi (Ladrang E-division and my boss!).

I haven’t lived in a Dharma house for very long, just over half a year since I returned from London. At the time, I didn’t consider moving into a Dharma house – I was happy to move back home with my parents – but after talking to Beng, I began to see the benefits of living in one.

It’s a lot of fun living with the people you spend day in and day out with. You’d think it would drive you crazy but it doesn’t – like Rinpoche intended, it’s great for support, and encourages us to stop thinking of Dharmic activities as work, and to start thinking of it as a way of living. In my case, I work with Beng and I live with Beng – in the real world, Beng would be my boss but in Dharma, she is also my friend. And because we get to hang out outside of the e-Division, we end up working better together because I can see Beng’s not a monster trying to make my life difficult when we’re back in the Ladrang!!

Living in a Dharma house reminds you that actually, every single moment is a Dharma moment. How can I get annoyed at someone at work, and then come home and still be annoyed with them? It’s just easier (and less tiring!) to learn how to forgive…and then, learn how to not become annoyed at all so that in the end, I’m happy both at work and at home. So if given the chance to live in one, I’d suggest you take it!

(Wonderful write up on dharma houses by Jean Ai!! Thank you!!)

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Jean Ai's altar in Naropa House.


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The view from the door into Jean Ai's room in Naropa House.


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The view from inside Jean Ai's room.


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The door leads to a bathroom Jean Ai shares with Su Ming.

Here is a nice picture of Jean Ai. Smart, young, sweet and very sincere.

I asked intelligent Jean Ai to do this write up and describe the dharma houses so I can blog with pictures of her room. She writes very well and explained the purpose clearly….

Later we are building on our own land and we will have many apts available for dharma staff. So this is just a prelude of things to come. To get people ready for the real dharma living later.

I’ve always like the spiritual community living like Findhorn in Scotland. When I read of Findhorn over three decades back, it really appealed to me. I’ve always wanted that type of environment. And I wish to create it here and I will. It will be a wonderful supportive community with many of our spiritual depts available on the premises as well as open to visitors. We will have lots of activities like flower arranging, yoga, tai chi, painting, meditation, philosophy classes, etc etc. People really need this today.

Tsem Rinpoche

(Jean Ai, thanks for such a nice write up and post)

 

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  1. Stella Cheang on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful write up about communal living with the Dharma family members. It makes complete sense to get to know the people whom we work closely with both during and after working hours. It is essential to understand their thinking process and mannerism to cut down any unnecessary misunderstanding; and better still, capitalize on each others’ strength for better results. It also makes “work” less stressful. This is totally THE thing for the people who has no huge family commitments. This article also gives me a glimpse into Rinpoche’s vision of creating a community living. Fast forward 7 years, Rinpoche’s vision is manifesting as Kechara Forest Retreat! Rejoice!

  2. Edwin Tan on Jan 19, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    It definitely looks like “fun” to live together and work together. The sense of belonging and togetherness really bring the community tighter.

    Rinpoche always has his reasons to want us to do things; and when we believe, everything will work out for us.

    Thank you.

  3. Pee Bee Chong on Jan 18, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Jean Ai for the sharing, it will be so nice to live in the Dharma community so that everyone can share and learn together.

  4. Anila on Oct 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    People who live in Dharma houses are Rinpoche’s students who share houses with their dharma brothers and sisters. To me I think its also a training house for people who work for any of the 12 Kechara Departments to live independently away from their families. The mama boys and girls will be transformed by Rinpoche’s method. Rinpoche has been staying in Dharma house in the U.S. and is now introducing it here. Some of Rinpoche’s students come from well to do families. There are 7 Dharma houses with a new addition of the recent one called Setrap House. They are Heruka House, Jamyang House, Drakpa House, Tara House and Vajrayogini House.

  5. keng tan on Oct 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Most people take things for granted when they are living with their parents. This is a good way to foster relationships with both people who are related to one another and with with non-relations. It also allows one to be tolerant with others and get to understand others behaviour and also understanding there is no right or wrong way if one cultivates a ‘respect others’ way.

  6. Mimi Chua on Sep 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

    This is a very wonderful to see all happy Kecharian living and working together in Dharma houses.

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Rinpoche started the Dharma Houses phenomenon a few years ago and Dharma Houses are where several students come together to live and stay together. Some of the reasons I could think of would be it would enable all these dharma practitioners to come together and to make a dharma community for themselves and to get along, learn responsibility, for them to be more independent from the people who have been taking care of them etc.
    Doing dharma in the age of Kali Yuga age is not easy at all, so many distractions, so many things that create even more delusions for you to deal with. Hence the Dharma Houses is likened to be like ‘Safe Houses’, to help and provide support for dharma students who are headed towards the same spiritual path. It’s not like we started off with a clean slate like a newborn, we came with a ton of delusional baggage upon entering this life. When they live within Dharma houses, they can provide support for one another.

  8. Su Ming on Jul 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I still remember 2 ½ years ago, within a span of a year, I moved 3 different houses that year and for those who knows me well, I do not travel light! And I hate moving.
    When I started working for Dharma full time in Jan 2008. I moved back to my mom’s house. Rinpoche was very encouraging and shortly after that Rinpoche suggested that I should move to one of the dharma houses, Naropa house to be precise, as there was a vacancy. And Rinpoche felt that my energy will suit the other dharma students there. At that time, I did not thought much about it but I was like ..hmmmm for Rinpoche to event suggest, it must be very beneficial in a long term. Therefore, I said yes and within a span of 3-5 days I was already staying a Naropa House with Beng Kooi, Shin, James and Chris as my housemate. Our latest addition in 2010, was my dharma sister Jean Ai. And Rinpoche was right, our energy was compatible.
    On top of this, like Paris, my relationship with my mom got better. And I’m sure more good things will come out of this.
    The lesson to be learnt here is to totally trust your guru as he sees the bigger picture which we can’t.
    Thank u

  9. Shirley Tan on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:33 am

    OMG I cannot believe that I totally missed reading the comments in this blog post. This blog post is so beautiful, touching and moving! Every one of you shared your own personal story and all of them made me cry.
    All of you have been so selfless and tireless in serving the rest of us, and we do not even know it. Half of the time, we are expecting to be given the royal treatment and we don’t even appreciate as much as we should. I deeply apologise for my own ignorance and lack of gratitude.
    What I really treasure about all of you is the strong sense of ‘family’ and community. A beautiful place does not make it a home, it is the people. Each of you have touched my life in more ways than one and made such a huge impact in the person I am becoming. I hold such high regard for each and every one of you.
    I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for making such a big difference in my life, in your own special way. I can only say that your progress as a spiritual person, and Dharma friend is a testament to our Guru’s greatness.
    I am so glad that Rinpoche shared your stories here. Every Kecharian should read and be totally inspired by all of you. I know I am.
    I thank each and every one of you from the depth of my heart. You are all my Sangha.
    May I join you all soon.

  10. JP on Jul 9, 2010 at 1:42 am

    When Rinpoche asked me to move to Drakpa House 2 years ago, I was very worried that my parents would object and we’d end up having a huge fight. The few times I told my mother that I wanted to move out (this is before I met Rinpoche) because I was having too many fights with my father at home, she would tell me to stay home because they are getting old. The guilt always stopped me.
    Without breaking Rinpoche’s instructions, I inched out of my parent’s house slowly. I started off by staying 1 night a week in Drakpa House, then 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and finally the entire week. Without my parents realising it, I finally moved in to Drakpa House. I’ve never regretted it ever since.
    I noticed that my relationship with my parents improved tremendously like what Rinpoche said. We never had an arguments ever since I moved out. We actually have more decent conversations now. I guess the psychology behind it is that when we stay with our parents, they will forever treat us like kids. It’s not good for them because they will always be worried of us. It’s also not good for us because we’re always subconsciously dependent on our parents to take care of our domestic needs. As Rinpoche always say, we then become Mama’s boy and girls. Both parties must learn to let go of each other, then our relationships will improve.

  11. Yokefui on Jul 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Reading the comments on dharma houses bring back memories of my first experience of living away from home when I went to study in New Zealand.
    At first I was filled with doubts and anxiety as the day of leaving home to go to a strange place drew nearer. My parents were happy and sad at the same time.
    I was lucky to meet caring housemates in my first year and we stayed together until I graduated and returned to Malaysia. During the 3 years there, my housemates were like my family and our bond was so strong that it continued till today.
    I agree that living away from home is the first step to adulthood. One learns to live with others harmoniously and take responsibilities for oneself as well as others.
    Rinpoche’s dharma houses are more than the above because they are a prelude to sangha communal living at KWPC. The young people that stay in Kechara dharma houses now will be the pioneers in our Retreat Institution.

  12. Sean on Jul 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you for the lovely information about the Dharma Houses. I previously thought that the Dharma Houses were just a place to stay. Now, I understand who lives there and what they do for the great Kechara Organization. Thank you to Aunty Jin Ai for the beautiful description of your Dharma House. I wish to stay in one of the few Dharma houses when I grow up so I can be closer to the Dharma Center. I think it would be better if Kechara could buy a few sets of apartment blocks for the current tenants of the Dharma Houses as it could save more money and the Dharma houses are scattered in one neighborhood so I find it difficult to tell which one is which!

  13. margaretlee on Jul 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Dharma houses is one of Rinpoche’s many ideas of pormoting and spreading Dharma in this 21st century. Since the inception of the fist Dharma House, we now have 6 in total.
    Dharma houses are perfect for young single individuals or couples who have taken Dharma either as a career or as their spiritual journey. Once you are living in a Dharma house, you are like riding in a bullet train to enlightenment. You will work, eat and live with all your Dharma friends . You will have much less distraction from the mundane world and in this way, your Dharma realization from living and supporting each other will be greater and faster.
    Rinpoche is paving way for such a Dharma community to manifest in our Kechara World Peace Centre(KWPC). Imagine among the jungle greens are our Dharma houses, we do prayers, pujas, retreats together, studying and learning together . How wonderful! We can even play hide and seek there one day!!! Dharma can be fun!!!

  14. Peter on Jul 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    After reading the comments of those who are residents in these places, it is certainly great to know that it’s all about being in a family although coming from diverse backgrounds, all are united in spirit and in purpose and unlike the secular employment where the ugly demolition mode/’divide and conquer’ mentality goes on, here, they support, care and look out for each other, physically and spiritually. With the prime example of care and commitment set by Rinpoche Himself, it is indeed a cause for rejoicing and emulation of this closely knitted Dharma community. Sadhu!

  15. Tyler Mihalson on Jul 7, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I’ve said it before, but it just needs to be said again… I LOVE this idea. I am so happy to see that people come so close together for the Dharma. I would die to live in a place where Dharma is so easily infused into every aspect of my life.
    Also, I cannot wait for KWPC to come up! I pray nightly for it’s construction and opening and hope to come and see it someday. It seems like there are so many causes being created for it every day that theres no doubt it will benefit a ton of people.

  16. Wasukamol on Jul 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Rinpoche not only asked students to move out from their comfortable parents house to stay in Dharma house and just throw them away. Rinpoche is very kind to find out what they need and he sponsored it. In the past rinpoche has sponsored wadrobes, tables, alters, fridge, airconds etc and whatever neccessary to different students. Rinpoche has endless love and caring to everyone.
    Everytime when the new Dharma house form, Rinpoche will take some students with him to shopping at the convenience store near by the house at midnite and bought a lot lot of snack, milk, biscuit etc give to them to share their house.
    Some time Rinpoche will come to visit and ‘spot check’ us to make sure we stay in good condition and happy.
    Rinpoche, Thank you to create a cause for us to stay together in KWPC.

  17. chia on Jul 6, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I had stayed at the Jamyang House almost 3 years. Stayed at dharma house have so much significant, is like preview of sangha community stay at the monastery. When Kechara World Peace centre is up, eventually all the dharma house members will move up to KWPC building at the future. Dharma house also creating the cause indirectly to have more ordained sangha in Kechara organization.
    Dharma housemates have to encourage looking after each other. We must harmony and unite together, care and help for each other. When argument start, we had to seated down patiently to dissolve our problem. Learn how to take responsibility make peace with our housemate.
    chia

  18. chia on Jul 6, 2010 at 4:52 am

    I had stayed at the Jamyang House almost 3 years. Stayed at dharma house have so much significant, is like preview of sangha community stay at the monastery. When Kechara World Peace centre is up, eventually all the dharma house members will move up to KWPC building at the future. Dharma house also creating the cause indirectly to have more ordained sangha in Kechara organization.
    Dharma housemates have to encourage looking after each other. We must harmony and unite together, care and help for each other. When argument start, we had to seated down patiently to dissolve our problem. Learn how to take responsibility make peace with our housemate.
    chia

  19. Elena on Jul 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    It’s not easier, and it’s not more difficult. I think it just is what it is, and it is what you make of it (if that makes any sense!).
    We still face the same issues that every group of people living together have to face. We still gotta deal with nightmare landlords, with housemates whose standards of tidiness don’t match up with ours, with confusion over paying for utility bills, with decisions about what movie we want to watch on the TV.
    It all depends on how much maturity you have when you approach a situation. Issues aren’t personal until you let them become personal. So when someone asks me to clean up after myself, I stop and think – are they attacking me, or are they just asking me to clean up after myself because my mess is becoming an inconvenience?
    It just means you have to practise the Six Paramitas every single day, to make sure your living environment is harmonious.

  20. Sharon Saw on Jul 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve always dreamed about living in a community – like a long house – maybe I’m a hippy at heart! Living in a spiritual community would be even more special. I love Rinpoche’s idea for us to live in Dharma houses and I am looking forward to the future when Kecharians can all stay together in the same building or area. I know some people would think – wouldn’t we get bored of each other. Strangely enough, no. I don’t get bored of seeing my Dharma colleagues all day and the funny thing is that in the evenings, we’ll ask each other if we want to go out for dinner or go to the movies together! And when we’re traveling, we find that we miss each other. Guess that’s what happens when we’re family! *suddenly has Sister Sledge singing in her mind!*

  21. Wendyyyho on Jul 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    When Rinpoche wanted me to move into a Dharma house more than 2 years ago, I really couldn’t understand why. I was living with my parents ten minutes away from Tsem Ladrang where I work and I didn’t see the point of finding another accommodation. My parents’ house is no five star hotel but I have lived there all my life and was very comfortable staying there. Honestly, I didn’t want to move to anywhere. However, I have come to a point where I know I had to follow what my guru says although I may not be able to understand the rational behind it. I believed Rinpoche knew better and would not ask me to do anything without a good reason. Anyways, what does Rinpoche get by making me move into a Dharma house. Now that I look back, staying in a Dharma does have positive effects. My parents has become less protective of me which was the source of many arguments in the past. They worry less for me and became less protective as they realize I can live on my own independently. It has given my parents a peace of mind knowing that. I think living in a Dharma house is one of the best things I have done for my parents. I can now see Rinpoche’s wisdom of asking me to move into a Dharma house.

  22. Paris on Jul 4, 2010 at 1:54 am

    rinpoche advised me to move into a Dharma house about 3 years back. being the spoilt little princess brat that i was (and you can read all about the diva antics in my book), I wasn’t too keen on the idea at first – but but but, who will do my laundry? and do you mean I’ll have to clean my own room? you mean now i have to save money and pay rent?!
    It has been the most rewarding thing I’ve done since coming back to KL after school/university. For me, in particular, (spoilt rich bitch that I was), moving into a Dharma house was a lesson in independence, responsibility and humility. it was a precious lesson to learn and once that I’ve really treasured.
    the moment I moved into a Dharma house, my commitment and involvement in my practice also became stronger. Just being in an environment where everyone else is doing the same thing as you, on the same path towards something higher and better is drive enough to make you want to do more for your spiritual practice.
    the funny thing is that I hardly see my housemates (I’m in Drakpa House) because we are all so busy running around doing things, involved in activities, running departments…It’s quite funny actually – we joke about how we see each other around the centre more than at home!
    But what I have found most supportive and wonderful about being in a house like this is that you know there is always this young, dynamic Dharma family behind you. There have been many moments when I’ve felt down, for example, or stuck in a rut or frustrated about a particular situation – it’s nice to just run into JP’s room, flop down on his bed and chat for hours about different things – life, dharma, ups, downs, the fun things and new news of the organisation, Dharma gossip!
    It is nice that sometimes, as I’m pottering around in the living room doing work, one of the others will come back and talk about what they’ve been up to in their department. It is such an embracing experience to always be surrounded and live with people who you know are totally dedicated to making the lives of others better – very enriching, uplifting and encouraging, pushing you towards a good direction.
    Everything that rinpoche advised me about moving to a Dharma house has turned out exactly true. Another most important thing that rinpoche told me is that conversely, by moving out, my relationship with my parents would get better. Now, my relationship with them is better than ever and i am closer to them than ever before. Instead of being dependent on them, or even getting irritated by them by living in the same house with them, I have learnt to appreciate time with them so much more; their minds are more relaxed now knowing that I’m okay, independent and happy; and our relationship has become less like parent-child and more like true friends.
    So, by moving out, what I’ve actually gained now is TWO close families – my blood one and my Dharma one. Thank you Rinpoche for making this possible, and helping us to create this cause to be a real Sangha, in all senses.

  23. Jay Jae Chong on Jul 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Well, coming from one of the Dharma Houses, it really feels like home whenever we get back together. We talk, joke and humor ourselves with each other making the environment more of a resting and chilling out place for people to be in after our day’s work in our respective departments.
    For Jamyang House, we have a monthly outing together with all our housemates whereby we go for a dinner, movie, karaoke session or even come over to Ladrang for a meal and chat.
    It is awesomely fun when we get to care for another person besides our family as we learn how to extend our care and help in times of need. Many times when I fall sick, my sister Shin, Yek Yee or Becky would take me to the clinic to have me treated.
    Rest assured Rinpoche’s way of training and nurturing us works.
    Recently, Jean Ai moved into her new room in Naropa House, I helped her to move in and she’s cute, bubbly and friendly. Look at her new room which I took pictures of when the workers were fixing up furnitures for her room
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=236856&id=591631211
    cheers
    JJ

  24. Shirley Tan on Jun 25, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    BLISS HAS A NEW HOME. The modern sangha is young, hip, fun and uber cool. They stay together in their own Dharma Houses, support and nurture each other. What a beautiful way to live and work. Dharma House is a platform that unites, nurtures and enriches.

  25. Peter on Jun 23, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Living with one’s boss…I shudder at that thought… LOL

  26. Samadhi Quandry on Jun 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

    That is so nice! It is good everyone gets along. Is it easier than running a large monastery where everyone lives close together?

  27. mima on Jun 23, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Very inspiring to see how you live and work all together. Beautiful altar!

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    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
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    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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.
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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.
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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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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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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
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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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!!!
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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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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
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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
  • 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
    5 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
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    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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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    5 years ago
    Beautiful
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    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
    5 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
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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
    5 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    5 years ago
    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    7 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    7 years 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.
    7 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    7 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Wesak Day Celebration in Penang!Buddha's Bathing Ritual. 22/5/2024 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
1 month ago
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
2 months ago
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
2 months ago
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
3 months ago
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
5 months ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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