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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    Animal cruelty is widespread across the globe. Fortunately, awareness about animal cruelty is also growing. We now see many famous celebrities speaking up against animal cruelty, and I find that very touching and a good use of the fame that they have. However, their efforts are not quite enough as many more animals still go through much sufferings, sometimes they go unnoticed!

    Is there any form of animal cruelty happening in your own or neighbours backyard?

    http://bit.ly/2kmV3FG
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Sep 19. 2019 02:44 PM
    Freedom and Jeff Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn’t open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She’s my baby.

    When Freedom came in she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet’s office. From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2konlj5
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Sep 19. 2019 02:43 PM
    Say NO to Elephant-RIDING, say NO to using elephants for human entertainment in Circuises or Tourisms . . .

    Elephants that ”work” in Thailand and other tourist destinations have to go through a ritual called phajaan, or “crush”. It begins with the baby elephants (usually three to four years old) being taken from their mothers and placed in a small, wooden pen. To get them securely in the pen, these babies are beaten with bamboo, sticks with nails attached to the tip and bull hooks. Once in place, the crush lasts for roughly a week. During this time, they are beaten, bludgeoned, have hooks attached to their sensitive ears, and are deprived of food and water as well as sleep, all in the name of breaking ties with their mothers and becoming domesticated. While in the crush, through the infliction of pain, they learn how to accept riders, do circus tricks and paint. This is designed to break the animal’s spirit which it certainly achieves, often taking its sanity too.

    Read more about this cruelty behaviour at http://bit.ly/2koZNdX
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Sep 19. 2019 02:28 PM
    For all nature lovers out there, if you are looking for a great place to explore the wonders and awes of Mother Nature and her creations, Malaysia can be one of the best places in the world that you should consider. Here are some trivial facts that will tell you why.

    – Malaysia is located near the equator, with a hot and humid climate rich in tropical wildlife
    – Malaysia is internationally recognized by Conservation International as one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries
    – Approximately two-thirds of Malaysian territory is covered by tropical rainforests and mangroves, with some believed to be 130 million years old
    – Malaysia is home to an estimated 20% of the world’s animal species.
    – Malaysia’s waters are amongst the world’s most biodiverse, with an estimated 600 coral species, 1200 fish species and several other species of sea turtles, sea snakes and other marine life
    – An estimated 15,500 flowering plant and tree species, as well as nearly 4000 fungi species, exist throughout Malaysia

    Malaysia is very rich in wildlife, and this includes numerous rare species of flora and fauna perhaps not found in any other parts of the world. The list above of ten of the most well-known rare species found in Malaysia that you should not miss during your outdoor expeditions into Mother Nature’s vast realms.

    Check out the 20 unique creatures in Malaysia at http://bit.ly/2ks74tC
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 19. 2019 01:03 PM
    Yes I do wonder why some people are born rich and in the other some are born poor. To me it’s the reincarnation , whatever we are born and the suffering are cause by our previous actions. Reincarnation is the religious concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, can begin a new life in a new body. Interest video to watch regarding a short sharing of reincarnation. I do definitely believe from what I see and read . The actions of a person lead to a new existence after death, in endless cycles called saṃsara. I did read in books how most children start talking about a previous life around the time they begin to talk . By the time they’re a teenager, they might deny ever having remembered a past life. As for me I don’nt remember my past life at all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/reincarnation-video-made-by-kechara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 19. 2019 01:03 PM
    Truly stunning Chenrezig Thangka and a rare thangka . Merely looking at it tells all.
    Interesting read
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-chenrezig-thangka.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 19. 2019 01:02 PM
    True enough life is short, we will all die somedays. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will benefits others and lives meaningfully. That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Live our life, learning Dharma , practice Dharma, is the best choice. Change our thoughts , transform our mind and we change our world. Those who realize their folly are not true fools. Life is too important to be taken seriously. Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. It always seems impossible until it’s done. Death is more universal than life, everyone dies . The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wisdom sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-beginning.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 04:31 PM
    Thank you for this article detailed information about the places of Wu Tai Shan. Really a good and wonderful place to visit for pilgrimage.This place should be one of the most interesting holy place to visit.
    Wu Tai Shan is believed to be the earthly abode of Manjushri the Buddha of wisdom.The pictures of the temple which shared in this article are magnificent and the scenic view is stunning too.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Wpz1UJ
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 03:18 PM
    The act of making offerings to the Sangha is a fantastic way for us to collect merits and a great way to practice generosity, as taught by the Lord Buddha himself. On a personal level, I intend to practice the art of giving until my last breath; I also wish very much to live the life of a simple monk, meditating in a cave in the forest, with as few possessions as possible. Thus, I try to give most of what I receive away, and keep as little as possible for myself.

    So… when my students visited the monasteries in India at the end of 2014, I grabbed the opportunity to make some offerings to the monks there; some of them were friends that I’ve known for a long time but have not met for decades. I miss all of them very much and I am so happy that my students arranged to meet them and make the offerings on my behalf.

    Read more about making offerings at http://bit.ly/2lV3Cbe
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 03:00 PM
    All that being said, I am very, very happy to be able to bring you these images of Dorje Shugden from all the different traditions. If the Gelug, Nyingma, Sakya and Kagyu great masters and practitioners of the past saw huge benefits in relying on Dorje Shugden, so much so that they included him in such a wide range of paintings and images, it stands to reason that practitioners of today will also benefit from relying on Dorje Shugden too. Because it is not one, two or even five paintings that we are looking at, but over 40! And my guess is, there are many, many more that exist out there in the world that we just don’t know about yet.

    In reality, whatever we want to pray to or rely on is entirely our personal choice and a private matter, and no one should be able to tell us what we can and cannot pray to. Certainly no one has the right to impose sanctions upon us for the spiritual choices that we make. So putting current politics and issues aside, I hope that you will also be able to appreciate the artistic merit and talent that stands behind Tibetan art which is spiritual, ancient and beautiful, and done with purpose and meaning. Please download these beautiful ancient paintings for your shrine or to share with others.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kFI7es
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 02:43 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is perhaps one of the more notable previous lives of Dorje Shugden. In this incarnation, he is said to have made the promise to arise as a Dharma Protector to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa, thus laying the foundation for Dorje Shugden to manifest later, in another incarnation.

    Duldzin, which is an abbreviation of Dulwa Zinpa, literally means “Vinaya Holder” in Tibetan. This is actually a title bestowed upon him in recognition of his pure monkhood and incredible knowledge and understanding of the Vinaya texts — scriptures that contain teachings by Lord Buddha on monastic discipline.

    Read more about Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen at http://bit.ly/2lUdNwQ
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 02:36 PM
    Prayer wheels, a common part of Tibetan Buddhist paraphernalia, are often underrated by those new to Buddhism. Tibetans, however, believe that spinning prayer wheels (the bigger the better) is a powerful way of generating tremendous amounts of merit necessary for spiritual awakening and that installing prayer wheels in a place is an immensely effective way to transform the environment.

    Read more about prayer wheel at http://bit.ly/2kFxw3b

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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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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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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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
This is pretty amazing!

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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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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    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
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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.
  • 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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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    6 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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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
    6 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    8 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    8 months ago
    Cute!
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  • Uncle Wong
    8 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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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
    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.
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    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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    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...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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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.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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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.
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    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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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
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The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
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Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
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Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
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“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
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Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
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Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
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