Get Involved in the Wealth Box Project at KFR

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear students and friends,

Many years ago, I spoke briefly about Wealth Vases and Wealth Boxes (Wealth Cabinets or Yangkham), and at that time I mentioned that we will create a Wealth Box in the future… Now, the time has come for us to make a Wealth Box in our beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) which will be extremely beneficial.

Having a wealth box attracts the energies of abundance and increase so that all activities that are done within Kechara Forest Retreat and the Kechara organisation will be more successful and will have more results. For example, those who come to KFR to do practices and meditations will find their practices bearing fruit faster and dharma will also grow faster within the Sangha and lay community; those who come for healing and rejuvenation will have better results and even the medicines they consume while on the land will be more effective; and the wealth box will also help to attract the resources that we need to build Phase 2 of KFR as well as the many projects that we are doing now and in the future for the growth of Dharma… this is very important.

A Wealth Box is traditionally kept in a private location, at home or in the monastery’s administrative office, and is not put on display for the public to view. Also according to tradition, the wealth box is only opened once a year for the annual wealth puja (Yangdup), which is a 1-3 day ceremony during which perishable offerings like tormas and tea are replaced, and other items symbolic of wealth and auspiciousness are added into the wealth box… it is very important that the items offered into the wealth box do not reduce, but increase over the years. When the Yangdup puja is completed, the wealth box is then locked and sealed until the following year.

Many, many years ago, when I was having tremendous financial problems and difficulties, I went to Sera Monastery to consult the Panglung Kuten who is an oracle of Dorje Shugden, Setrap and other enlightened protectors. While in trance, Dorje Shugden advised me to make a wealth vase and a wealth box to overcome my difficulties. I followed his advice, of course, and I was very, very lucky… I managed to get hold of a wealth vase which was handmade by my root Guru, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, and I received instructions on how to make a wealth box from my teacher, H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse. After all the pujas were done to consecrate and seal the wealth box, my situation drastically improved for the better.

Every monastery has a wealth box which is usually the size of a small cabinet. However, the size of the wealth box is entirely dependent on the maker and on the sponsor. A wealth box can be as big as an entire room, or as small as a medicine cabinet. Of course, the larger the wealth box, the more offerings and items can be placed inside, so that all who have contributed to it may receive its benefits.

So today, we are all very fortunate to be able to be a part of this very important and iconic project, which will be supervised by Dato’ Ruby Khong and Beng Kooi. I have given them clear instructions on how the wealth box should be made and what should be placed inside. Everything will be done according to tradition, and we are very fortunate that the Yangdup Puja to consecrate the Wealth Box will be performed over three days in Kechara Forest Retreat by the Ven. Panglung Kuten himself, the same oracle who advised me to make my first wealth box!

Everyone can receive the merits and benefits of this wealth box by contributing time, effort, funds or materials to the work. Making a wealth box should be an act of generosity (according to the law of karma, the result of miserliness is poverty, hence the antidote is generosity) so we offer the best that we can afford into the wealth box. I encourage everyone to get involved in the Wealth Box project as the benefits are tremendous, not only for gaining material resources and support for one’s practice of Dharma, but also for the growth of Dharma realizations and attainments within oneself.

Sarva Mangalam.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

The Wealth Box in Kechara Forest Retreat

[Written by Admin]

Preserving and spreading the Dharma is no doubt a virtuous deed, however like all things in samsara, even noble activities are met with obstacles. One of the ways obstacles can arise is in the form of a lack of resources for one to practice, and the capital required to build Dharma institutions and infrastructures needed to foster the growth and practice of Dharma. The antidote to this is merits. Merits overcome obstacles and create the causes for capital, material resources, and manpower to manifest so that Dharma can flourish.

In Tibetan Buddhism, one of the proven methods of overcoming the lack of resources for Dharma growth is the Tibetan Wealth Box. The tradition of Wealth Vases and Wealth Boxes began with Lama Atisha, the great Indian Pandit who was a key figure in the revival of Buddhism in Tibet. When Atisha arrived in the Land of Snows, he discovered a country with rocky, barren and largely unusable land. Unlike India, resources were scarce in Tibet and that, coupled with the fact that knowledge of Dharma was not yet widespread made it difficult for Atisha to find the means and resources to build monasteries and re-establish Buddhism.

So, Atisha prayed to his yidam, Tara, whom Atisha had direct visions of and who had helped Atisha throughout his life. It was Tara who advised Atisha to create wealth vases in order to attract the financial resources and people necessary for Atisha’s work, and transmitted the instructions of how to do so. Atisha then passed this lineage on to others, and this tradition has been preserved and practiced ever since. Looking at how Buddhism has thrived in Tibet since Atisha’s time, it is safe to say that the Tibetan Wealth Vase and Wealth Box has been effective in attracting wealth to support the Dharma.

An example of a small, simple wealth box

Just like Lama Atisha, Tsem Rinpoche has used his entire life for the Dharma and also like Atisha, Rinpoche is constantly faced with challenges in finding the necessary resources to build Dharma institutions and a Dharma community. While much has been accomplished, there remains more that needs to be done to further the growth of Dharma and Dharma attainments in the region. This includes Phase 2 of Kechara Forest Retreat, accommodation for a growing Sangha and Pastor community, Dharma education programmes including the study of Buddhist philosophy and debate, and the development of Tibetan art, culture, pujas and rituals within the local community.

From the very beginning, Rinpoche has depended on his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to provide conducive conditions for the Dharma to grow. Dorje Shugden has assisted Kechara to come this far and most recently, Dorje Shugden through the Ven. Panglung Kuten has advised Tsem Rinpoche to construct a Wealth Box for the next stage of Kechara’s growth and expansion, to become a hub for the pure Gaden lineage to flourish.

 

What To Place In A Wealth Box

Kechara’s lineage of Wealth Box teachings originated from H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche who transmitted the teachings to Tsem Rinpoche. The proper way to regard a Wealth Box is as the divine abode of the wealth deities themselves. The Wealth Box can be made of any material, but preferably of the highest quality. After all, what we offer is what we receive in return. The KFR wealth box will be painted with a pair of auspicious jewel-spitting mongoose on the outside, and gold on the inside. It will have three shelves.

The highest shelf will hold two Dorje Shugden wealth vases that were handmade by H.E. Guru Deva Rinpoche (or Sogpu Rinpoche) who is regarded as an emanation of Gyenze. Other wealth vases of different wealth deities such as Dzambala, Tara, Vaishravana (Namse) and Gongkar (White Mahakala) may also be placed here. The top shelf will also have representations of the Buddha’s body, speech and mind, images of the lineage lamas, the eight auspicious signs, the seven royal emblems, the eight auspicious substances and two wealth arrows wrapped with five-coloured silks.

Another important feature of the wealth box is the wealth bags which will be hung on the walls of the wealth box at the top level. These bags contain a variety of substances including the personal effects of individuals such as jewelry, valuables voluntarily offered by successful and influential people, earth and water from holy sites as well as different countries, holy objects and sacred relics. It is important that the contents of the wealth bags do not diminish, but instead are added to every year, symbolic of wealth not being depleted.

Rinpoche alone has a large collection of very precious holy objects and relics, many of which cannot be found anywhere else. These include highly energized malas of great Mahasiddhas, robes of highly accomplished masters, leaves from the tree where Lama Tsongkhapa was born, consecrated water from Wu Tai Shan and Namtso Lake, and such like.

The middle shelf will contain multiple sets of sensory and commitment offerings, and a ganze, which is an offering of implements to the Protector. Finally, the lowest shelf will hold the various torma offerings to the yidam, the protector and their entourages. Other offerings that may be placed into the wealth box include precious and semi-precious stones, auspicious animal figurines, herbs and medicines. All perishable offerings will be changed yearly.

All these items, put together into a wealth box and consecrated with puja and ritual, will create a powerful magnet that draws positive energies to Kechara Forest Retreat, the surrounding environment, the country, and everyone who comes into contact with this sacred ground. Our wealth box will be consecrated by the Ven. Panglung Kuten with three days of special puja to invoke and seal the power of the wealth deities. Once consecrated, the wealth box is not to be moved or opened until the next annual wealth puja.

The making of the KFR Wealth Box is a rare opportunity for everyone to take part in an extremely meritorious Dharma activity that will serve to benefit countless thousands. On our own, it will be difficult to create such a singularly power-packed wealth box. However, if we contribute our time, money, materials or effort, we may partake in its tremendous blessings. By obtaining precious items from families and friends, we also create the opportunity for them to similarly be bestowed great fortune and a bounty of merits. This again is highly meritorious to ourselves.

Here’s how you can be a part of this blessed project of making Kechara’s first Wealth Box:

 

1. Precious Items

Each individual may place one item that you consider precious into the Wealth Box, for example, a small piece of jewelry, a precious stone, a family heirloom, a personal trinket, etc. These do not necessarily have to be items that are high in monetary value, but are objects that are precious to you.

WHAT TO DO: Place the precious item into a small ziplock bag and label it clearly with the name of the person to whom the object belongs.

[NOTE: Once placed in the Wealth Box, the items are considered offered and can no longer be removed or returned to the owner.]

 

2. Money

Each individual may offer a single coin or note to be placed in the Wealth Box. If you are acquainted with people of power, wealth and influence, do ask them to give a small coin or note too – this will add their energies to the Wealth Box and will also bring them luck and benefit.

WHAT TO DO: Place the coin or note into a small ziplock bag and label it clearly with the name of the person to whom the money belongs.

[NOTE: Once placed in the Wealth Box, the items are considered offered and can no longer be removed or returned to the owner.]

 

3. Earth from Different Places

If you or someone you know is travelling, we need soil, leaves, or stones from different countries around the world, especially from holy places (eg. Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Gaden, etc.) and from places of influence (eg. royal palaces, residences/offices of world leaders, etc.). The earth will be placed into the wealth box, and more earth from different locations must be added on a yearly basis.

WHAT TO DO: Place the earth, leaves or stones into a ziplock bag and label it clearly with the place of its origin.

 

4. Water from Different Places

If you or someone you know is travelling, we also need water from different countries around the world, especially from holy places (eg. Namtso Lake, etc.) and from places of influence. You may collect water from natural water bodies or simply from tap water. The water will be placed into a special bottle within the Wealth Box and more water must be added on a yearly basis.

WHAT TO DO: Place the water into a small bottle. Add a teaspoon of salt to the water you collect, so that if the water dries up, the salt crystals will still be present and can be used to reproduce the water. Label the bottle clearly with the place of its origin.

 

5. Contributions

Your generous contributions towards the construction and offerings to be placed in the Wealth Box is greatly appreciated. Below is the full list of how you can contribute to support the creation of this blessed Wealth Box.

 

All items to be placed in the Wealth Box should be delivered to Kechara House by 5 July 2015 for inclusion in the first year, and at any time for inclusion in the following years. To make a contribution or for more information, please contact Beng Kooi (+6012 3130489) or Pastor Jean Ai (elena.khong@kechara.com) or email care@kechara.com‬).

 

No. Item Qty Contribution (RM)

 

Status
1 Wealth Box
1 SPONSORED
2 Gold Leaf
 
1 20,000 SPONSORED
3 Stupa, Gold Plated
 
1 10,000 SPONSORED
4 Silver Serkym
 
1 10,000 SPONSORED
5 Lhari 1
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
6 Lhari 2
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
7 Lhari 3
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
8 Dorje Shugden Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
9 Shize Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
10 Gyenze Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
11 Wangze Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
12 Trakze Tsa Tsa, Gold Plated
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
13 Trijang Rinpoche Sungbum with Brocade
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
14 Silver Butterlamp 1
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
15 Silver Butterlamp 2
 
1 5,000 SPONSORED
16 Wealth Arrow 1
 
1 3,000 SPONSORED
17 Wealth Arrow 2
 
1 3,000 SPONSORED
18 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Beer)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
19 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Tea)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
20 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Tsampa)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
21 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Milk)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
22 Silver Bowl for Commitment Offerings (Yoghurt)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
23 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Water for Drinking)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
24 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Water for Washing)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
25 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Flowers)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
26 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Incense)
 
1 2,500
27 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Light)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
28 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Perfume)
 
1 2,500
29 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Food)
 
1 2,500
30 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 1 (Music)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
31 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Water for Drinking)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
32 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Water for Washing)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
33 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Flowers)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
34 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Incense)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
35 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Light)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
36 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Perfume)
 
1 2,500
37 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Food)
 
1 2,500
38 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 2 (Music)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
39 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Water for Drinking)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
40 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Water for Washing)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
41 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Flowers)
 
1 2,500
42 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Incense)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
43 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Light)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
44 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Perfume)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
45 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Food)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
46 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 3 (Music)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
47 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Water for Drinking)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
48 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Water for Washing)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
49 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Flowers)
 
1 2,500
50 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Incense)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
51 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Light)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
52 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Perfume)
 
1 2,500
53 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Food)
 
1 2,500
54 Silver Bowl for Sensory Offering 4 (Music)
 
1 2,500 SPONSORED
55 Auspicious Animals (elephants, eagles, lions, tigers, dragons, horses, dogs, mythical creatures)
 
Many 2,000
56 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 1
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
57 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 2
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
58 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 3
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
59 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 4
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
60 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 5
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
61 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 6
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
62 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 7
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
63 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 8
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
64 Nine Mothers Dakini Doll 9
 
1 2,000 SPONSORED
65 Dorje Shugden Ganze, Framed
 
1 1,500 SPONSORED
66 Brocade Shelf Liner 1
 
1 1,200 SPONSORED
67 Brocade Shelf Liner 2
 
1 1,200 SPONSORED
68 Brocade Shelf Liner 3
 
1 1,200 SPONSORED
69 Wealth Seat 1 (8 Petaled Brocade Lotus)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
70 Wealth Seat 2 (8 Petaled Brocade Lotus)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
71 Eight Auspicious Signs (Umbrella)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
72 Eight Auspicious Signs (Golden Fish)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
73 Eight Auspicious Signs (Conch Shell)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
74 Eight Auspicious Signs (Treasure Vase)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
75 Eight Auspicious Signs (Lotus Flower)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
76 Eight Auspicious Signs (Infinite Knot)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
77 Eight Auspicious Signs (Victory Banner)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
78 Eight Auspicious Signs (Dharma Wheel)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
79 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Horse)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
80 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Elephant)
  
1 1,000 SPONSORED
81 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Queen)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
82 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Minister)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
83 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious General)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
84 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Jewel)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
85 Seven Royal Emblems (Precious Wheel)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
86 Eight Auspicious Substances (Right Coiled Conch)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
87 Eight Auspicious Substances (Yoghurt)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
88 Eight Auspicious Substances (Durva Grass)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
89 Eight Auspicious Substances (Sindhura)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
90 Eight Auspicious Substances (Bilwa Fruit)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
91 Eight Auspicious Substances (Mirror)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
92 Eight Auspicious Substances (Gihang)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
93 Eight Auspicious Substances (Mustard Seeds)
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
94 Wealth Bag 1
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
95 Wealth Bag 2
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
96 Wealth Bag 3
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
97 Wealth Bag 4
 
1 1,000 SPONSORED
98 Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
99 Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
100 Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
101 Gyenze and Entourage Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
102 Dorje Shugden and Entourage Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
103 Wealth Deities Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
104 Tantric Deities Photo Frame
 
1 500 SPONSORED
105 Pearl String
 
Many 200
106 Cubic Zirconia
 
Many 50

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  1. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 5, 2015 at 12:03 am

    It is a fantastic creation this Wealth Box so more resources is available for the growth of dharma. people have more technology and gadgets but less contentment and satisfaction, so to offset the distractions of the Kaliyuga age we need the Dharma.

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  • Pastor Lanse
    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 10:46 PM
    我应该选择哪一位上师?

    自达赖尊者颁布多杰雄登禁令以后,许多原本跟随上师修持多杰雄登的佛法修持者,突然陷入两难的情况。究竟该继续跟随上师,还是要听从达赖尊者的话,放弃雄登修持?许多人的考量往往是,自己的上师不过是一名普通僧人,而达赖尊者却是闻名全球的藏传佛教精神领袖,这是否意味着达赖尊者所说的才是唯一的答案?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/which-guru-shall-i-choose.html
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    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 10:38 AM
    “洗浴便是我们清洁身体的方式。 但对于心灵,我们从没洗浴,也从没洗净心灵。 我们的日常生活充满了各种情绪各种事,会使我们会生气、妒忌,贪婪、存妄想,我们从没洗净自己的心灵。 唯一能洗净心灵的的做法就是打坐, 打坐是对心灵的洗净。

    在物质世界中,你一天没洗澡都没所谓,但如果是几天没洗澡,那你就会开始意识到问题的存在,且受其困扰。 要是你一周没洗澡,那其他人就会意识到这个问题,因为你身上会散发气味,所以这时候其他人也会受其困扰。 要是你没洗澡的时间再长一些,那麻烦可大了。“

    的确,在现实生活中,我们一天不洗澡就浑身不自在,除了身体觉得黏、脏和痒,身上也会逐渐发出臭味。过了两三天,不只是自己,别人也开始会察觉到。但是,对于心灵,我们却从来不给予相应的注意,试想象一个几十年从未洗涤过的心,会是一颗多么浑浊的心?也难怪社会问题如此严重,患上忧郁症等各种心理病的人日益增加。问题的根源就在于大家都不去洗涤和沉淀自己的内心,一个浮躁不安的人作茧自缚影响的是个人的心理健康,许多浮躁不安的人在一起,自然就产生摩擦,继而衍生社会问题。

    由此可见,佛教提倡静坐,即便不是为了觉悟和成佛,其背后的意义还是十分深远的。

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    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 08:44 AM
    The journey to the heavens might be a spiritual one but it often materialises a physical aspect, too. It is perhaps this aspiration to reach the world above that inspired Myanmar‘s Taung Kalat Buddhist Temple.

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  • nicholas
    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 08:36 AM
    Education plays a key role in the world and mankind’s progress. It allows us to learn from the past so we can shape a better future. Discoveries and advancements in fields such as Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Psychology, and Engineering have all been made possible because they were driven by education.

    However, many education systems developed in the past have remained stagnant while the world has changed, and continues to change at an unprecedented pace. These outdated systems fail to provide the necessary syllabi to meet the needs of our children today and the challenges they will meet in the future. With many schools offering educational structures and learning systems closely resembling those experienced by our parents and grandparents, modern children may not be as prepared as they should be for the world ahead. Modern education systems should take into account the changing landscape of mankind and of the world, which is now driven not only by automation and technology but also an increasing awareness of our impact on the environment, and our connectivity with each other and the earth.

    Read more about this interesting article at https://bit.ly/2tu4sfs
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 08:34 AM
    Each Dalai Lama is a unique individual, they have been philosophers, builders and even poets, and as each is revered as a Bodhisattva who possess great mystical powers and can incarnate life after life, every Dalai Lama has great potential to benefit many beings by disseminating Buddhism and safeguarding his fellow countrymen. This can be seen clearly as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has been a charismatic global spiritual teacher whose teachings are timeless and translated into many languages.

    However, not all is well in paradise. When each incarnation is recognised, the successor will inherit the position, fame, and estates of his predecessor. As such, as highlighted in Mike Dash’s article featured in smithsonian.com, the selection of the Dalai Lamas is never a straightforward and purely religious process. You will read about the politics and power struggles surrounding the selection process, insights into the tragic loss as the lives of the Dalai Lamas were cut short due to political intrigue, and most of all, the key events that shaped Tibetan history.

    Read more at https://bit.ly/2Zvt99v
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 08:29 AM
    Good news, everyone. Another group of five Kecharians have completed their three-day, two-night Dorje Shugden Retreat at Kechara Forest Retreat. This is an annual retreat that is organised by Kechara Puja House and four out of the five retreatants joined the retreat for the first time. The retreat took place at Manjushri Guest House, which is a special place perched on a hilltop within the enchanting forest landscape of Kechara Forest Retreat.

    Read more at https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 07:45 AM
    Have you been to watch a Chinese opera before? Did you notice the front-row seats are always left unoccupied? It is said that these seats are reserved for the unseen beings like the deities and spirits.

    For the Chinese opera performers, they worship a god called Wah Kong Sifu. Wah Kong Sifu is the highly respected guardian of the Cantonese opera. It is believed that only with his blessings can the show go on as swimmingly as planned. In spiritual performances of other cultures, similar sets of rituals can also be observed.

    -https://shar.es/a1Tfas
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Jun 16. 2019 07:44 AM
    马来西亚彭亨州文冬的暹猛路除了有个闻名的情人瀑布,还有一座 “有求必应”、香火鼎盛的金泽财王庙,是当地不可错过的旅游胜地。金泽财王庙位于克切拉禅修林(Kechara Forest Retreat)的入口处。供奉的是来自西藏的护法,专给人们财富、人缘、生意、长寿、健康等各方面的帮助,至今给不少人带来财运。这些人拜过金泽财王后,有些人在短时间内多次买字中奖,有些几十年不曾中奖的人也突然中了奖。总之,有什么需要都可以向金泽财王求助和求保佑。金泽财王庙每天开放24小时,方便各界人士前来上香、点灯、许愿、祈福。

    -https://shar.es/a1Tod5
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jun 15. 2019 01:07 PM
    Inspiring story of Mahapajapati Gotami who initiated the tradition of female monastic. She was known to be the first woman to seek ordination for women. It was not easy for her to become the ordained women since it wasn’t practiced and the women were not in the equal position as men. She goes against the odds and was fortunate that she received ordination directly from the Buddha and became the first female bhikkhuni of our time. Story of Mahapajapati Gotami ,has proven that women gain attainment same as men.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring story.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mahapajapati-gotami-the-first-buddhist-nun.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jun 15. 2019 01:06 PM
    Wonderful post for beginner’s introduction to Dorje Shugden. Many will get to understand , learn and practice it. Very details for any beginners , for most to understand the many types of dharma protectors, the benefits and the history. May more and more people get to understand Dorje Shugden’s practice better.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Wei Tan for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/beginners-introduction-to-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jun 15. 2019 01:05 PM
    Interesting article on Uppalavanna first time coming across this , something to add to my knowledge. Uppalavanna was considered to be one of the two chief female disciples of the Buddha. The story on Uppalavanna is not only the longest in this collection, but also the most complicated and fantastical. Many ancient tales, twists and turns about her to date, being the daughter of a wealthy merchant.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/uppalavanna-the-chief-female-disciple-of-buddha-shakyamuni.html
  • Ummamageswari
    Saturday, Jun 15. 2019 11:40 AM
    Thank you so much for this article. It is true that Rinpoche’s advice is hundred percent relevant to today’s modern lifestyles.

    Valentina, as a writer at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia is trying her best to spread Dharma practice by sharing Rinpoche’s inspiring life story from his biography, “The Promise”, with explanation in the Indonesian language. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2UjT06k
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Jun 15. 2019 11:00 AM
    The White Old Man is a well known iconic figure symbolises wisdom, longevity and to some cultures, prosperity. Therefore it is not surprising to find the worshipping of a similar While Old Man amidst Russian and Mongolia local folklores. The incorporation of the White Old Man into Buddhism goes to show that there are many shared values in the two. Most importantly the White Old Man is a source of strength and blessing to those who prayed to him, as prescribed in his prayers and mantras. Thank you for the informative sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-white-old-man-tsagan-evgen.html
  • Ummamageswari
    Saturday, Jun 15. 2019 10:52 AM
    Thank you so much for this article. I feel that her entry in fashion world started when she could not find the perfect props and costumes, she was given the freedom to make them herself where the experience gave her the confidence to strike out on her own as a freelance stylist in 1967.

    And the happy thing is within two years, the clothes she made garnered enough attention for her to create her own label. At the same time, she reiterates that her creativity feeds from a wider perspective and has “nothing to do with politics or war”.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
  • Ummamageswari
    Saturday, Jun 15. 2019 10:43 AM
    Thank you so much for this article. In many article, I have came across the word ‘sadhana’, but i don’t have any idea what the word really means. Sadhana mainly helps us to achieve union with that particular Buddha-deity and that means taking on the enlightened qualities of that particular Buddha.

    Even though Rinpoche has become so exhausted where he is unable to recall whether he has done or not his sadhanas, he still makes up for it the following day. Thus, he has maintained his sadhana steadfastly, never wavering or giving up on his practice.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2HCqx3G

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
Tsem Rinpoche\'s personal shrine.
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Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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
    3 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
    4 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    5 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    5 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    5 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.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    5 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    5 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    6 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    6 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    6 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    6 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    6 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    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.
    2 yearss ago
    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
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    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
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Throwback - Art & Craft session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Art & Craft session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - some games to bond the students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - some games to bond the students. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learn to do water offering. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learn to do water offering. Lin Mun KSDS
Today’s dharma class subject - Altar set up and offerings. Lin Mun KSDS
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Today’s dharma class subject - Altar set up and offerings. Lin Mun KSDS
Animal liberation in Kechara House this morning. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal liberation in Kechara House this morning. Lin Mun KSDS
Manjushri Nagarakshasa or Jampel Nagarakshasa is a direct emanation of Manjushri but appears with the lower half of a naga. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2MSqHYR
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Manjushri Nagarakshasa or Jampel Nagarakshasa is a direct emanation of Manjushri but appears with the lower half of a naga. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2MSqHYR
Vegetarian food provided for the retreat participants. Read more about Kechara Forest Retreat: https://www.kecharaforestretreat.com
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Vegetarian food provided for the retreat participants. Read more about Kechara Forest Retreat: https://www.kecharaforestretreat.com
Pastor Gim Lee giving guidance. "Pastor Gim Lee and I assisted the retreatants in setting up the altar and Pastor Gim Lee performed Druchuma Puja (Kalarupa) to start the retreat. Pastor Gim Lee also guided them during the first session to introduce them to retreat procedures. The group completed 7 sessions of retreat and ended each night with circumambulation of the holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat. Dinner and lunch were catered by the kitchen team in Dukkar Apartments, which were all delicious and beautifully presented. All participants loved the food." by Cynthia Ng
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Pastor Gim Lee giving guidance. "Pastor Gim Lee and I assisted the retreatants in setting up the altar and Pastor Gim Lee performed Druchuma Puja (Kalarupa) to start the retreat. Pastor Gim Lee also guided them during the first session to introduce them to retreat procedures. The group completed 7 sessions of retreat and ended each night with circumambulation of the holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat. Dinner and lunch were catered by the kitchen team in Dukkar Apartments, which were all delicious and beautifully presented. All participants loved the food." by Cynthia Ng
Shrine and offerings to Manjushri Dorje Shugden for the retreat.
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Shrine and offerings to Manjushri Dorje Shugden for the retreat.
Kechara House regularly provides facilities for spiritual retreats.
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Kechara House regularly provides facilities for spiritual retreats.
Reciting prayers, meditation and concentration on powerful Manjushri Dorje Shugden at Kechara Forest Retreat. This is to remove obstacles for success in our lives. Pastor Gim Lee of Kechara House is guiding the retreatants.
18 hours ago
Reciting prayers, meditation and concentration on powerful Manjushri Dorje Shugden at Kechara Forest Retreat. This is to remove obstacles for success in our lives. Pastor Gim Lee of Kechara House is guiding the retreatants.
Earlier this month, five members from our Puja House engaged in a Dorje Shugden retreat, spending three days in Kechara Forest Retreat strongly focused on Dorje Shugden whilst reciting 185,000 of his mantra. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to create a closer connection with this enlightened Dharma Protector, as H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche shares. If you would like more information about how you too can engage in retreats at Kechara Forest Retreat, please direct your enquiries to our friendly Front Desk team (care@kechara.com or +603 7803 3908).
18 hours ago
Earlier this month, five members from our Puja House engaged in a Dorje Shugden retreat, spending three days in Kechara Forest Retreat strongly focused on Dorje Shugden whilst reciting 185,000 of his mantra. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to create a closer connection with this enlightened Dharma Protector, as H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche shares. If you would like more information about how you too can engage in retreats at Kechara Forest Retreat, please direct your enquiries to our friendly Front Desk team (care@kechara.com or +603 7803 3908).
Join us this weekend for the Spiritual Saturday Programme in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 15 JUNE: 7.00 am - 9 am: KFR Pilgrimage 9.00 am - 10.45 am: Design & string malas (Tibetan rosaries) 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Rinpoche's Recommendations - Liz Taylor 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm: Lunch @ MGH INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!) contact us at least two days in advance. Call +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See you Saturday! More info: bit.ly/2X6FpML
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Join us this weekend for the Spiritual Saturday Programme in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 15 JUNE: 7.00 am - 9 am: KFR Pilgrimage 9.00 am - 10.45 am: Design & string malas (Tibetan rosaries) 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Rinpoche's Recommendations - Liz Taylor 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm: Lunch @ MGH INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!) contact us at least two days in advance. Call +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See you Saturday! More info: bit.ly/2X6FpML
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
3 days ago
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
3 days ago
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
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We are very blessed to be here in Kechara Forest Retreat as we work to preserve the sacred lineage of Dorje Shugden and we wish to share Dorje Shugden’s blessings with the world. http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
A big thanks to Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur for sponsoring and serving lunch yesterday to our street friends. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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A big thanks to Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur for sponsoring and serving lunch yesterday to our street friends. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
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Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
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Rejoice for the Dorje Shugden works and archives in Kechara Forest Retreat! The new signage is dedicated to all the beautiful Dorje Shugden practitioners around the world for over 350 years, who have kept their commitment to their teachers to practice and hold the lineage, and share the lineage with others. Read here: http://bit.ly/2Mzm9qq
Our food bank distribution activities throughout the #HariRaya week. Couldn\'t thank the volunteers and everyone from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia for the great cooperation to help make sure everything is ok on the supplying side. Their professionalism is second to none and that enabled our team to collect and disseminate the food in an orderly manner. #KecharaFoodBank #foodbank #HungerKnowsNoBarriers #Perak #Volunteers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Our food bank distribution activities throughout the #HariRaya week. Couldn't thank the volunteers and everyone from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia for the great cooperation to help make sure everything is ok on the supplying side. Their professionalism is second to none and that enabled our team to collect and disseminate the food in an orderly manner. #KecharaFoodBank #foodbank #HungerKnowsNoBarriers #Perak #Volunteers - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds during animal liberation before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds during animal liberation before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
So wonderful to have parents and children participating in monthly animal liberation in Kechara House
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So wonderful to have parents and children participating in monthly animal liberation in Kechara House
Teacher Laura and teacher Asyley guided children to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Laura and teacher Asyley guided children to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien sharing Rinpoche’s book The Promise during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien sharing Rinpoche’s book The Promise during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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