Dukkar Apartments

Aug 3, 2013 | Views: 1,660

Tsem Rinpoche and Dukkars in Dukkar Apts

 

 

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Since April 2012, the Kechara Forest Retreat has been a hub of activity. Initially, two containers were set up as temporary accommodation for Rinpoche and his private staff. These containers, called the temporary abode, were set up in an L shape with a canopy over the empty space between the containers.

 

The initial two containers (at the back and on the right), with Rinpoche giving a talk to a group of students in the space between the containers.

 

Additional accommodation for male volunteers was set up in a temporary structure, which had tents in them. This was called ‘Tent City’, and was in the space between the temporary abode and the iconic tree.

 

"Tent City"

 

Eventually, more cabins were added to the temporary abode, bringing the number of cabins to seven, including one for showers/bathrooms.

Recently, as more staff have been coming to work at Kechara Forest Retreat, there has been an urgent need for more accommodation. There have also been constant requests for guests who wished to come and volunteer.

As such, Tsem Rinpoche suggested that Ladrang Liaison JP Thong build something fast, comfortable and inviting. Rinpoche said, “Let’s use containers like in Findhorn.”

JP thought it was a great idea and that it’d be fun to stay in containers!

This was how Dukkar Apts was conceptualised. JP requested one of Rinpoche’s students, Mr Thierry Janssens, a Belgian architect who has worked in Southeast Asia, to help him design the layout of Dukkar Apts. Within a few days, the layout was finalized. JP received Rinpoche’s blessings and immediately engaged the contractors to commence.

In total, there are 32 containers, with 30 for accommodation and 2 for storage. Of these, 22 containers are for full-time staff, members and friends. The additional eight containers have been allocated for Sangha (monks or nuns) and special guests. Twelve communal bathrooms will serve the entire complex. The containers are stacked in double-storey configurations to save space, and have mezzanine floors with metal staircases for access.

There is a roof over the entire premises to protect against the heavy rains, with mosquito netting all around. There will be a communal kitchen, dining area and lounge area also. This cosy complex is dedicated to sincere staff and volunteers who wish to contribute to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s vision and the growth of Dharma in the region.

~ Admin 

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(below is Martin Chow’s thoughts)

In Tsem Rinpoche’s Kechara you learn not to be proud and yet it would be remiss of me not to point out how tremendously powerful it is when you believe your Guru and your motivation is for the advancement of the Dharma.

In just over a year ago, Kecharians started working on the land and they stayed in simple tents and slept on the ground. No one cared or minded at all. They were there on a mission, not a holiday. After a little while, something “better” was erected which was merely a bigger tent city under a timber structure. Again no one minded.

And now, look at what has happened on the very site that the old tent city stood a year ago…Dukkar Apartments which is really a resort-like community living. It is beautiful, it is comfortable and complete with all the mod cons…and yet, no one minds. The same people who work on the land would readily return to the simple tents if that is what is required for the Dharma to grow. The mission is far from over but already the undisputed truth is great things happen to ordinary people when they do it for Dharma. BELIEVE!

The POINT is, although Dukkar Apts have come about beautifully, it is merely a manifestation of minds that have transformed under the tutelage of a holy and compassionate Guru. You should see the “Dukkar” inside the minds of the people who build KFR…its unimaginably beautiful.

 

 

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The exterior of Dukkar Apartments

 

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Dukkar Apartments in the middle of a mystical forest 

 

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Laundry area

  

 

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Dukkar Apartments at dawn 

 

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The plan of Dukkar Apartments 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche with Dukkar Apartment’s manager Moh Mei 

 

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Lights up! In Dukkar Apartments 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche’s quotes on the wall 

 

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Words of wisdom 

 

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First floor lounge area 

 

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A standard bedroom 

 

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First floor corridor 

 

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Common area 

 

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Computer corner 

 

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Reception area 

 

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Kitchen and dining area 

 

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Notice board and gallery 

 

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Gallery 

 

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Laundry area 

 

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Stairway 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche graces the opening night of Dukkar Apartments 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche poses in front of His quotes on the wall 

 

 

 

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A special dining area  

 

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A special dining area 

 

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A special lounge area 

 

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Map showing the location of Dukkar Apartments in Kechara Forest Retreat 

 

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During construction of Dukkar Apartments

 

The very first container of Dukkar Apartments! 

 

Adding another level…

 

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Dukkar Apartments taking shape… 

 

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Tsem Rinpoche goes for inspection at Dukkar Apartments’ construction site almost every day 

 

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Panaromic view of Dukkar Apartments halfway through 

 

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Preparing the gallery section 

 

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The garden of the special dining area 

 

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Hardworking Khoo installing tables at Dukkar Apartments 

 

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  1. Crystal Lim on Jul 27, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Hi, I’m so impressed with the project, it really awesome!
    Thank you so much for all the efforts, spirits and moments that you guys made to the Dhukkar Apt Project.

    May I know is it available and open to public stay for weekends? I’ve a plan to do a short retreat with my family. If yes how should I sign up?

    Thank you.

  2. Cynthia Lee on May 23, 2018 at 4:31 am

    Reading this posts brings back memories to the time of the Tent City, the only roof over our heads to keep us protected from the rain and wildlife during the days where Kechara Forest Retreat was only flora and fauna. Seeing the tent city “transformed” into Dukkar Apartments is exactly like what Martin said. It’s not only a physical transformation of the physical structure but of a mental one.

    The hard work, sweat, heat, rain, mossie and sand-fly bites was worth it. The fact that Kecharians got out of their comfort zones when they could have just left the work to the contractors to do.

    I’ve never properly stayed in Dukkar till recently. As it is now, it has become the hub for a spiritual community of the same dharma aspiration to flourish. It is awesome to live in a spiritual place. ?

    Spiritual community.

  3. Lin Mun on Jan 14, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Modern and yet rustic design of Dukkar Apartment in Kechara Forest Retreat. It was a great job done by the Kecharian who built this design. I have never thought that containers can be built into rooms. Interesting concept.

  4. Samfoonheei on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    So beautiful and comfortable…..
    A home away from the city ,a beautiful place Dukkar Apartments was conceptualized using containers. Through the hard work of so many people involved in Kechara Forest the kecharian and volunteer to work as well as to do meditation in such a peaceful environment.I was there recently and what strike me most is Rinpoche’s quotes on the wall.Don’t Wait For The Light Be The Light.Beautiful concept and design i love it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for making these possible .

  5. paolorossi4444@yahoo.com on Apr 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Beautifull Dharma retreat place.claudio cipullo

  6. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for providing us the place away from the town, where we can found peace, do meditations and retreats.

    It is so nice to be able to spend a few days away from the busy work schedule, staying in Dukkar Apartment to enjoy the peaceful environment in KFR.

    Thank you all Kecharians for your hard work and effort.

  7. Jutika lam on Jan 4, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It makes my head spin just thinking how much big changes have been done to the land that was once the land of an even simpler design of just one big canvas tent and a dozen or so smaller tents under it.

    It is hard to believe how Dukkar Apartments managed to manifest so swiftly and quickly and despite such a fast speed everything inside and outside of the Dukkar Apartment turned out great!

    I really love how cosy,simple,comfortable and yet such a creative and and artistic layout and furnishing was managed!

    Thank you Rinpoche for making such a wonderful idea possible!

    Love
    Jutika

  8. Wylfred Ng on Oct 13, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Dukkar is one of my favorite meditation deity and i am really happy this apartment was named after her.

    The design and the concept of this apartment is amazing!!!
    Hope that one day i will be one of the resident of this beautiful Dukkar Apartment!!

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing

  9. jerrysito on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    感谢师父无私的爱,先成立了可切拉佛教中心,几许多不同的部门,并现在成立了一个能够给我们学习禅修,闭关,心灵佛法的可切拉禅修中心,并更一步的迈向伟大的佛法宏远,成立世界和平中心

    师父更慈悲的让我们参与在其中,好让我们能够有机会透过参与建立工作而累积更多的福德资粮,好让我们能够有足够的功德,更接近佛法

    同时感谢各位师兄姐,您们无私的付出在佛法工作,并守护在师父的身旁,这一切一切都是我们新人心中的好

    感谢师父除了提出这一切KFR的概念。更是用自己的身与力学行完全的督促与参与在所有的建设工作中,伟大的上师,感谢您

    祈愿师父长驻在世 常转法轮

  10. Gim Lee on Sep 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    The Dukkar Apartment is a heaven!

    One will never imagine in this remote forest there is such a comfortable, cozy lodging completes with every facilities you can think of… laundry area, beautiful dining area with 5-Star cooking facilities, desktop computers and free Wifi.

    When you walk in the apartment, you will never realise the bedrooms are made of containers! I am one of the very lucky staff who gets to stay here when I am in KFR. When you wake up in the morning, you can feel the cool fresh air from the mountain…

  11. Diana Pereyda on Sep 3, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I should be there, actually Khanda and I should be there! He had a dream we would all be together in our little apartments of the retreat years ago!! weird

    • tsemtulku on Sep 3, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Dear Diana, come and visit and cook for everyone. You are good at it. TR

  12. sockwan on Sep 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    It is amazing what Kecharians can achieve in just a few months. It is the result of a hardworking and dedicated team comprising JP Thong, Moh Mei, Khoo and Nicholas. When we put all in, with team work and working harmoniuosly, we create great result.

    This beautiful apartment is built fora higher purpose, not for self-glorification. May pure dharma spread wide and far from here.

  13. Li Kim on Sep 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    It has been a real pleasure to spend a few nights in Dukkar apartments after it was completed. It is clean, simple and very comfortable. Moh Mei is a wonderful and meticulous person who is perfect to oversee the Dukkar Apartments.

    KFR is a place I go to with my kids over weekends where I can relax and my kids can spend time in nature planting and hanging out in the outdoors. Dharma here is about getting disconnected from our electronic gadgets 🙂

  14. Martin Bosnev on Sep 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Is there a medical room for a doctor in the Retreat Center? I think so many people would need at least one doctor…

  15. Grace Leong on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

    In my opinion Dukkar Apt should be submitted into some special category of interior or architectural competition cause it has great potential to be an award winning piece of creation. Its beautiful from external and very spacious, practical and modern internally. The space and decor also allows a lot of room for changes and flexibility in its interior design. I can imagine Rinpoche having lots of fun moving the furniture around and creating new spaces.
    My family and I had the pleasure of staying over in Kfr for a few days over the new years. We slept in one of the 2 old containers and it was fabulous though it was very basic. Then we were not even aware that the DA would be built. Hence in a short time of 7/8 months the DA is built and lots of activities have taken place there too. Its almost unimaginable the speed it took to manifest. The power of faith and dedication .
    Thank you dear Rinpoche and all the other hard working and wonderful people who made it all happen to benefit so many . Really looking forward to see the rest of the magic manifest in KFR.

  16. Cliff on Aug 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Congratulations! Good job to everyone who worked tirelessly day and night, living in uncomfortable situations in the beginning without complaining and working for the dharma. All your good motivations and intentions has blossom into something so beautiful. Dukkar apartments looks magnificently beautiful, so sophisticated and brilliant idea to use containers, all of it was pieced together perfectly. Thank you Rinpoche for your never ending compassion, working tirelessly to benefit your students and the public without any selfish agendas. Kechara Forest Retreat is coming together wonderfully. Its amazing that you guys have 32 containers from the photos it doesn’t look like it could fit 32 containers all under one roof, it goes to show great planning and hard work bad be put into building Dukkar Apartments. Well done to Rinpoche, every Kecharians and every volunteer who came to build and clean Dukkar Apartments.

  17. Wei Theng on Aug 9, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Tonight is the first night that I stay at Dukkar Apartment with my family. I feel so fortunate to be able to stay here and do Dharma here at Kechara Forest Retreat. Our girls are so fascinated when they came out from the car and be greeted by the sounds of insects. Lew & I brought our girls visited Wisdom hall, doing prostration to Buddha Shakyamuni, doing lights offerings to Lama Tsongkhapa and visited the newly setup Gift Room. We feel so blessed to be able to be here at Kechara Forest Retreat.
    Thank you Rinpoche for making it happened for all of us. The KFR team, the liaisons, and a lot of hardworking Kechara staff and volunteers work tirelessly to build this up. Not forgetting all the sponsors who support us in the cause. Thank you all and may the Dharma spread far and wide and all beings can be free from sufferings and find peace within themselves with the manifestation of KFR.

  18. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Aug 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Dukkar Apts is amazing, well structured and very conceptualized built to provide a comfortable stay for everyone who works hard in Kechara Forest Retreat. Thank you Rinpoche for showing great care to all of us and we are truly blessed to have your protections day and night.

  19. Darren Kechara Paradise on Aug 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Doesn’t look like a cabin to me at all. Very comfy and nice. I am sure the staff, volunteers and guests will have a pleasant stay at Dukkar apartments. 🙂

  20. henry ooi on Aug 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Dukkar Apartments (DA in short)is a cool and neat place to stay and chill out with other Kecharians and guests. Over the last two nights we had two different cooks i.e. Angel and JJ, with help from Levi and other wannabe cooks hehehe, cooking for all in DA’s communal kitchen. Last night after dinner cooked by JJ and company, we were treated to a movie screening in DA’s lounge area by Moh Mei, DA’s resident manager.
    All these would not been possible without the vision of Tsem Rinpoche, concept drawing, managing and supervising of the whole project of Kecharians whose names have already been mentioned by Joy and others.
    Thank you all.

  21. Joy on Aug 6, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Dukkar Apartments and it’s whole entire surrounding is truly something more than amazing… I must admit it is “magical”. It seems like it was only yesterday, we were camping in tent city and in our knee high yellow boots, walking in mud… and now looking at Dukkar… wow, you will begin to realise really nothing is impossible. JP, Nicholas, Moh Mei and Khoo… KUDOS!!! You guys are a great inspiration and true heroes of Dharma. You never built and did any construction yet you just trusted your Guru, followed instructions and just jumped right in, surrender and did it! And even when you come face to face with one after another obstacles…(and we all know there were tremendously lots) you NEVER gave up, you never once say you’ll quit and run!! And like what Rinpoche says; “If you wanna “purify” your karma fast and learn “patience”, just deal with Malaysian contractors. Boy do they really push every single button you got! This is what’s inspiring… and it just goes to show if you trust in your teacher 100%, everything else will just fall in to place.

    Looking at the Dukkar, it’s a manifestation of Rinpoche’s vision and the students devotion and trust towards their Guru! It is truly “MAGICAL” It’s the 1st ever in the world to have Containers in a Meditational Forest Retreat and still maintaining the cool & luxurious “Kecharian” style that is sleek, modern yet stylish 😉 Yup that’s us!

  22. Julien Roth on Aug 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I am so glad to see that the Dukkar Apartment are completed. Now helpers have a nice place to stay when they want to do dharma work. I am sure that these apartments are very comfortable, and i look forward to stay in them the next time i go to KFR. Whoever made the decision to build this place is very smart.

  23. Low KHJB on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Wow! Very nice.It is a miracle for the Dukkar Apartments to materialise in such a short time from conceptual to actually being completed.We should thank our guru for his guidance and determination to provide us a place, we could learn living Dharma in the course of the project development. We must thank all the kind and generous sponsor and volunteer .Who had contributed so much time and money to materialist our Guru vision.

  24. Sean Wang on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Dukkar Apartments is a manifestation of Rinpoche’s vision. Rinpoche was the one who came up with the concept that is implemented today. Without Rinpoche, there would not be KFR! Thank you so much Rinpoche for all your hard work and devotion and leading us to Enlightenment.

  25. beatrix ooi on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Dukkar Apartments are a very comfortable and warm place to live in! My mum, brother and I came up and stayed in my dad’s container on Friday, and then we left on Sunday night. This morning, we came up again! Hehe.. I really love the concepts, designs, everything about it! Wonderful!
    Thank You for sharing the videos and pictures Rinpoche! 🙂

  26. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Aug 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    It was a nice , neat and comfortable ‘apartment” to stay on. It was modern and cosy, the most important, it full of the love, passion and determination of Tsem Rinpoche and Kecharian to made this happen.

  27. AdelineTan on Aug 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    The interior design of Dukkar Apartments is so beautiful and classy.Thank you Moh Mei for showing us in this video.I am sure a lot of people would want to come and spend some time here just to get away from the city life during weekends or holidays. I also like Rinpoche’s quotes on the wall.Don’t Wait For The Light Be The Light.Thank you Rinpoche.

  28. Patsy on Aug 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    From two containers, Dukkar Apartments was conceptualized using containers to provide accommodation for Kechara full time staffs, members, friends and guests. Through the hard work of so many people involved in Kechara Forest Retreat, Dukkar Apartments is such a spacious, beautiful and cozy place to live in.

    May Dukkar Apartments housed many more committed and dedicated dharma practitioners who will come to support Rinpoche’s vision and mission

  29. Adrian Cho on Aug 5, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Wow… Dukkar apartment really so wonderful and beautiful place 🙂 I really can’t imagine, that in KFR had been so fast completed build up so many buildings already. When I looks on those picture, this place looks so comfortable and it is awesome..

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing those pictures and videos.

  30. Edward ooi on Aug 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, me and my family just came back from KFR. We lived in Dukkar Apartment for 2days and we had a lots of fun. We are going up to Dukkar Apartment again. I love staying at Dukkar Apartment. The place is very well done and I like everything about it except for the dusts.

  31. mitra on Aug 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    it is beautyfull and amazing place dear rinpoche and very hard working kecharean.nice to done Dukkar Apartments its realy realy nice place.i realy like it rinpoche thank you.

  32. Andrew Boon on Aug 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    It is actually quite incredible how construction have progressed with such intensity and speed within Kechara Forest Retreat. It is as the article shares, not so long ago that we literally had to “rough-it-out” in the forest so to speak. It was not pleasant to say the least but it was not a chore either as it was something that was certainly worth the discomforts or doubts that arose as it was for a bigger purpose… bigger than ourselves!

    And literally, lo and behold, less than a year after we have the Enchanted Forest Ladrang, Manjushri Hill office, Wisdom Hall AND Dukkar apartments. Let us not forget much landscaping throughout the land that has given it the visual sparkle!

    For us it may seem “normal” to be able to complete all thus far but to people outside, it is often shock and disbelief at the speed and vision.

    All this and more because of ONE thing… the faith in Rinpoche, the surrender and the trust that comes with it!

  33. Lucas Roth on Aug 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    wow, that is so beautiful! i have always thought when saw it when working at KFR that it looked nice and now it is complete, good job guys. now people that have moved there or are helping for the night have a super nice shelter. thank you for sharing this Rinpoche.

  34. Sharon Saw on Aug 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Dukkar Apts is truly a manifestation of our Guru, HE Tsem Rinpoche’s vision. Rinpoche had come up with the concept of container living for awhile now and as described above, we did start with two containers and over a very short time, the concept had evolved into what we have today. Rinpoche cares very much for his students and friends and Dukkar was created with simple, basic comfort in mind. The result looks like resort-living and is actually quite luxurious!

    Thank you to Rinpoche, sponsors and KFR team for Dukkar Apts – may it house many dedicated and sincere Dharma students and friends for years to come!

  35. shelly tai on Aug 4, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Shelly tai on 4 August 2013 at 1145am
    Is a very well build cabin what are good idea in a very short period of time we can have such a coolsy place like this to stay. Thank you Rinpoche for giving us such a condusive place to stay as we can collect merits. I rejouce for those who work hard for this project.

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  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 04:47 PM
    Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche is a very learned scholar, master of tantra whom were respected by many.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us,the wonderful meeting with Kyabje Yonyal Rinpoche in New York.
    It is wonderful and inspiring to see the demonstration of great respect among two great Masters.Thank you very much for the good article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 01:41 PM
    Wow what a great day …..the historic first Kalachakra initiation been held publicly in Tibet, China in the last 50 years. For most by H H the 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu. Many highly attained masters and incarnated lamas and teachers and more than hundred thousand over monks and nuns attended this auspicious event. Looking at those beautiful pictures tells us all. So many of them it’s a blessing for them. With so many attending this event has proves that he is indeed the unmistaken incarnation as he is claimed by some as false and a fake Panchen Lama.
    With Panchen Lama as a spiritual leader, his influence made a huge impact on the Tibetans which is on the rise, this would be wonderful. In no time they might accept Dorje Shugden’s practice. Interesting read and blessing been able to see those beautiful pictures.
    Thank You Pastor David Lai for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-first-kalachakra-initiation-by-the-11th-panchen-lama.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 01:38 PM
    Arjia Rinpoche, one of the most important religious leaders to escape Tibet since the Dalai Lama fled into exile. A close friend of HH Dalai Lama and 10th Panchen Lama . At the age of two, he was recognized by the 10th Panchen Lama as the reincarnation of the father of Tsongkhapa who is the founder of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche has spoken openly about unity and harmony in the community during the 30th Anniversary Commemoration of HH the 10th Panchen Lama’s Maha-Parinirvana. He has advised the Tibetans to stop discriminating against Dorje Shugden practitioners. No one should be discriminated just because of differences basis of their religious and spiritual faiths. Dorje Shugden as made a scapegoat by the Tibetan leadership for too long . Its time someone like Arjia Rinpoche or more people to speck up for the sake of world peace and harmony. Wonderful and simple speech yet clearly he spoke bravely on fulfilling the Panchen Lama’s wishes.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Arjia Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/arjia-rinpoche-says-dont-discriminate-against-dorje-shugden-people.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 03:27 PM
    To be living in such a beautiful house and nice surrounding would be really really nice! Looking at the pictures above, it makes me think of Enchanted Forest in KFR. Nature gives us all. This harmonious balance makes our souls happy.
    Houses like this are not only good for living in but working in as well. I would love to work in a environment like this. I’m sure I will be able to think better and work better.Thank you for the good article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/natural-instinct.html?fbclid=IwAR3z999kypzMkJHpfG0UW6A8Wet-CXYsA3NbP8Dn-kVwoh7rbc1ToEF2Cm4
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 01:30 PM
    American basketball legend Stephon Marbury has played 13 years in the NBA . Been professional basketball the former NBA superstar , looked to the world of Chinese basketball. Having migrated there he brought the Chinese team to national victory, winning three Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) championships. Marbury applied for and received a Chinese “green card”, as he been popular inspiring players ,bringing the whole team a positive and fighting spirit to victory. He is the fifth American basketball player to receive a green card in China. After all not easy to apply one as a foreigner . He also earned the nickname Commissar Ma for his role as a mentor to the teammates and younger players while playing in China. Wow…China immortalised Marbury with an arena statue, and got him a postage stamp of him. That’s wonderful, as they appreciate of what he has done for China.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stephon-marbury-embraces-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 01:29 PM
    All religions share a similar message of peace and tolerance despite their differences. In the history of faith, there are so many beautiful and inspiring thoughts about creating peace and harmony among communities. We should help out to the poor or homeless regardless of race and of religion. Those Buddhist monks at Dhammarajika Monastery in Dhaka did a good job, in accord to Buddhist teachings. They gave out foods to the poor Muslims during Ramadan the Muslim fasting months. Looking at the pictures tells all. A wonderful way helping the hundreds poor people in the streets . That’s should be the way , well a rare example of religious harmony . Helping and giving are human strengths and weapons against the many arbitrary and malevolent dark forces that plague human existence.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bangladeshi-buddhist-monks-feed-hundreds-of-poor-muslims-during-ramadan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 26. 2020 02:07 PM
    Came across this old post. Inspiring…with worthy words from our Lama to HH Dalai Lama, all Gurus and the world. A New Year of 2011, wishing all guru’s works and supreme aspirations be fulfilled swiftly. Inspiring blessings for 2011,may our Lama ‘s wish be materialized and his teachings flourished to the ten direction. Even our Lama not with us yet the spiritual spirit will always be with all of us. Our Lama will be back soon.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/happy-2011-to-hh-dalai-lama-all-gurus-world.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 26. 2020 01:58 PM
    Religion and politics are two of the hardest things to talk about. Living in a country , we should be given religious freedom to choose what we want to pray. But it not mean we are spy of that country. Disappointed the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) accuses Dorje Shugden practitioners as Chinese agents just because they practice Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche has been accused by the CTA . They said that said Rinpoche was a spy and an agent paid by China. All these were definite not true at all. Rinpoche had received the Dorje Shugden’s practice 30 years ago, been passed down from Rinpoche’s Guru. Many high lamas have been practising Dorje Shugden for the last 400 years, it is ridiculous to say they were Chinese spies too. All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness. But sad the CTA ,having a fuss over it , and has created disharmony among Buddhist practitioners. It’s a matter of choice we choose to pray nothing political related to China. Just because we are Chinese , we are paid by the China , we are Chinese spies, that’s does not made sense at all. Regardless of our race or religion, we all want and need harmony. Hatred and conflict are often rooted in differences between people of different races and religions. We all need to respect people of different races as well as people of different faiths and religions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tsem-rinpoche-and-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 25. 2020 04:17 PM
    An agreement for living together by mutual consent is a marriage vow . As a similar line of thought, we believe all actual facts and in reality how and why Dorje Shugden arosed. Dorje Shugden arosed as our enlightened Dharma Protector as promised to protects the Dharma teachings. It’s a commitment between Dorje Shugden and Gelugpa lineage for more then 400 years, still going stronger despite all those lies , controversy the Tibetan Leadership trying to create. The Tibetan Leadership is trying to break this strong relationship with all the allegations on Dorje Shugden. Many highly attained lamas and masters had propitiated for Dorje Shugden for years . They cannot be wrong in their practice after all. Dorje Shugde is not a devil or spirits as claimed by some. HH Dalai Lama already said its does not harm and we can practice. With the recent speech in India at Bodhgaya on 2nd January 2020, HH dalai Lama also said that if people wish to practise Dorje Shugden as a birth deity or land god (Tibetan: kye lha yul lha), THAT WOULD BE FINE.
    Thank you Seow Choong Liang for the wonderful analogy to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/speak-now-or-forever-hold-your-peace.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 25. 2020 04:15 PM
    Megnath a student of our Lama and very much devoted to Bhagawan Dorje Shugden. Did a wonderful sharing with his family memevers and friends back in Nepal . He has trusted Dorje Shugden sincerely and his prayers were answered. Very nice of him spreading dharma as well introducing our Powerful Protector Dorje Shugden practice to anyone he come across. Wow…. He even shared to the school children, every student received a picture of Dorje Shugden from him . May those who see the pictures will be blessed. Looking at those pictures in this post tell all.
    Thank you for Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dorje-shugden-arrives-in-nepali-school.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 24. 2020 04:56 PM
    Buddhist Temples of Siem Reap , Cambodia is amazing filled with incredible architecture, Khmer Culture. The beautiful temples in Siem Reap is a must-see place when visiting. Buddhist Temples in Siem Reap each year attracted millions of visitors, especially those in the expansive Angkor Archeological Park. Well listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992, there are about 50 Buddhist and Hindu temples dating back to the 12th century within its grounds. Simply amazing to see but I have not been there yet. Would wish to see for myself those beautiful ancient architectural temples.
    Looking at those beautiful pictures paints a thousands words. So many Buddhist temples to visit .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/amazing-angkor-a-guide-to-the-buddhist-temples-of-siem-reap.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 24. 2020 04:56 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Shin, for this inspiring article. It is inspiring to read the biography of George Roerich a man of the highest spiritual harmony in 20th century Tibetologist. He is one of the greatest orientalists, linguists, and encyclopedists of the century. Inspiring of a man who could speak fluently more than 30 European and Asian languages and dialects . He was a brilliant expert in Eastern culture, religion and philosophy , having spent more than 35 years abroad living in India, Mongolia ,Tibet and . As a distinguished encyclopedic-scientist, he was well known in many countries around the world. His incredible work of thangkas paintings which he authored at the tender age of only 23 and books remained a legacy.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/george-roerich-light-of-the-morning-star.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 23. 2020 02:46 PM
    Very rare and precious video , to see how much affection between our Lama and Dorje Shugden was. Its not planned and of a sudden , during Rinpoche visit to that monastery and hotel, Dorje Shugden taking trance . According to the practices of Tibetan Buddhism, there are several ways to induce the trance state including dancing and music. But this was different as Rinpoche was at the monastery, a monk sudden went into trance . In the hotel an oracle monk-in-training took spontaneous trance too. While in trance, Dorje Shugden suddenly entered the oracle-monk in both occasion. Its a blessing able to see the oracles from the video.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/never-seen-before-footage-of-dorje-shugden-oracles.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 23. 2020 02:43 PM
    Beautiful Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, built in 1679, is the largest Gelug Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province. Known as little Potala to many locals and tourist. Well this magnificent group builidngs of the monastery is so simply amazing. The main structure built in Tibetan style has a gold-covered copper roof similar to the one at the Potala Monastery in Lhasa. I was there few years back , looking at it is a blessing. It looks like a castle, a walled complex with group buildings including living quarters for monks and high lamas. I was so fortunate when I was there the monks were doing prayers . Listening to the prayers , with joy then in a tranquil place to dwell my soul.Offered some offerings to those beautiful Buddhas statues. Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, a hot destination in Yunnan, have been attracting thousands of locals and tourist yearly. A place worthy visiting and going on pilgrimage.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ganden-sumtseling-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 22. 2020 08:11 PM
    Came across this wonderful post of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’ precious teaching collections . Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was a highly attained master of the Gelug tradition. He was famous as a sharp analyst and master of philosophical debate, as well as a powerful Tantric practitioner. He had impeccable knowledge of all rituals, art and science. After retiring , Kyabje Zong travelled intensively to the West and embarked on a highly inspiring teaching tour to many countries such as US, Canada , Europe countries and so forth. At the time of writing this havn’t not watch and read all yet. I have bookmarked this post and will read it time from time to understand better. All i can say it rare and precious collections.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/his-holiness-kyabje-zong-rinpoches-precious-teaching-collection.html

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Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
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Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
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Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Canada 612,124
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Australia 470,517
Philippines 380,244
Indonesia 352,086
Germany 285,798
France 272,080
Brazil 199,013
Vietnam 180,849
Taiwan 180,611
Thailand 178,290
Italy 140,685
Mongolia 133,078
Spain 132,508
Portugal 128,585
Netherlands 120,394
Turkey 118,346
United Arab Emirates 109,365
Russia 96,512
Sri Lanka 90,847
Romania 89,691
Hong Kong 88,661
South Africa 83,757
Mexico 79,529
Myanmar (Burma) 74,845
New Zealand 72,921
Switzerland 69,585
Japan 68,329
South Korea 61,098
China 61,042
Cambodia 60,919
Pakistan 56,861
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