Kechara Discovery’s very 1st in-house clay statue!

May 17, 2011 | Views: 1,233

Kechara Discovery (KD) has been working on their very first clay statue! Previously, they specialized in making Buddha images made of bronze and copper. Now they are starting to make statues IN-HOUSE with clay! They have many many talented people within this department, especially Lili Ng who is our very skilled full-time artist.

I had asked KD to make a statue of a 3 ft Tsongkhapa on an elephant. The elephant represents strength, wisdom and prudence. Tsongkhapa will be wearing a traditional pandit’s hat and dressed in the robes of a Tibetan monk. His hand will be in a teaching mudra.

Lili started working on this statue on the 23rd of February, doing the ground work – the wire structure and the base.

After that was done, the statue was filled with the following:

  • 1 billion Vajrayogini images (thumb drive)
  • 1 billion Vajrayogini mantras (thumb drive)
  • 1 billion Heruka images (thumb drive)
  • 1 billion Tara images (thumb drive)
  • 1 billion Setrap images (thumb drive)
  • Potpourri
  • Protector rice
  • Mani pills
  • Rolled mantras
  • Other items from my personal collection of holy items

After the insertion of the items above, Lily covered the statue with fiberglass and added on the clay. The clay work took a full 3 days to do.

This statue is due for completion (minus painting) on the 1st of May.

KD will be one of the rare few places (perhaps even the only one) where you can custom-make a statue. Do follow this blog post. It will be updated weekly till completion!

Tsem Rinpoche

From behind

 

Lily in the background showing the comparative size

 

Frontal-side view (left)

 

Frontal view

 

Frontal-side view (right)

 

Elephant (close-up)

 

Tsongkhapa (close-up)

 

18″ version of Tsongkhapa on an elephant (right)

 

The life-size proportion drawn to scale on a piece of paper

 

Close-up of the clay work

 


Update: 27/4/2011

Since the previous update, a lot has been done on the 3ft Tsongkhapa statue. However, last Friday (29/4/2011) the clay started cracking!

Lili says that perhaps the drying process was not done properly – it has to be much much slower.

Since it started cracking, Lili decided to take it all apart and start it again!

So on Sunday she removed the cracking clay and started experimenting on more “hardy” materials. She bought some cement and started mixing it with different substances/materials: paper, gauze, clay, fiber glass etc.

Commenting how no other statue maker would share their secrets, she is having to trial-and-error her way into getting the best material for the statue.

She is currently adding the cement mix onto the wire frame. This time she will wait for 1 week to “cure” the statue. This means “drying – setting – spraying with water – drying – setting – spraying with water” etc continuously for 1 week!

Only a thin layer of clay will be added on after to mould the necessary shape.

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Testing out different mixture of materials

 

Some of the material combination’s: paper + clay, cement + paper, only clay…

 

Lili also tests out cement (and other materials e.g. gauze) against a steel wire frame.

 

Adhesive cement plus acrylic bond over fiber glass

 

Pre-mix mortar

 

Lili slowly shaping the cement mix.

 

Lili showing how sturdy the statue’s base is.

 

The base has fibre glass criss-crossed to increase the “hardiness” of the base.

 

Tsongkhapa’s head will hold a few sacred items (shown at the top, within a ‘metal cage’).

 

The back half of the elephant has been layered with clay. This will be the next step and done all over the statue.

 


Update: 4/5/2011

This week Lili is still working on the addition of cement onto the statue.

She is layering the cement to be a little thicker to make sure that it is very strong. The layer of clay that will go on top of it will be thinner, and only used for sculpting.

The clay is imported and is of a better grade. Even the cement is 4-5 times more expensive and of a better grade than regular cement. Called ‘adhesive cement”, this type is used for plaster ceiling as although a thin layer is used – it’s very strong.

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Mixing the cement with water…

 

The white patch on the far left of the elephant is imported clay. The clay on the right of it is local clay. Lili has chosen to use imported clay.

 

Lili has created nooks and bumps for the clay to cling onto.


The elephant’s back leg is in need of repair today.

The elephant’s back leg is in need of repair today.

 

Lili uses gauze to strengthen the hold of the cement on the elephants leg.

 

Close-up of Tsongkhapa


Building up the elephant’s leg

Building up the elephant’s leg

Building up the elephant’s leg

 


Update: 11/5/2011

Lili has started to put the clay onto the elephant and Tsongkhapa’s bottom half.

She decided to put on more cement compared to clay as it’s cheaper and sturdier. Not much sculpting is done, except for the elephant’s body and part of the head.

You can’t put the clay on too fast. It needs to take time to dry properly, if not it will crack.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Clay work from behind

 

Clay work from the front

 

You can see the before and after clay work with the 2 tusks

 

Lili has lightly sculpted the elephant’s body

 

You can see how the clay is still a little bit wet. It needs to be wet to mold it.

 

Lili sculpting Tsongkhapa’s foot. For the clay parts which are covered, it’s to keep it moist and damp to be able to work on it later.

 

The base will be one of the last sculpting work to be done.

 


Update: 18/5/2011

Since last week, more clay has been added onto the statue. As time ticks on, Lili has been getting 2 volunteers to help her. She says that she doesn’t simply allow people to touch and work on the statue, but these 2 people have proven themselves to be very talented.

One of Lili’s friends, Jackie Mah, has made a master copy of the lotus petals that will go around the base of Tsongkhapa’s statue. Jackie is a volunteer at Kechara Discovery and is a graphic illustrator by profession. They will be replicating the lotus leaf (picture below) to cover the entire base.

The other volunteer is James Won. He has been helping Lili re-sculpt the elephant’s face, tusk and trunk. He is artistically talented, and also helps out at Kechara Blooms.

So far, Lili has spent RM1,000 on raw materials. This includes the clay, cement, steel wires, fiber glass etc.

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This is Tsongkhapa’s foot from the previous clay work that cracked.

 

This is the elephant head from the clay work that cracked.

 

This is a new type of imported clay used. For this small block, it costs about Rm20.

 

Since last week, more clay work has been done.

 

The clay work from behind

 

3 different shots of Tsongkhapa’s foot.

 

More clay has been added onto the elephant legs. It is now this thick!

 

Lili and James researched the elephant’s trunk to get it as realistic looking as possible!

 

Most of the head is done

 

This is Lili sculpting Tsongkhapa’s 3-piece monk robes.

 

This is the sample piece of what will be around base of the statue.

 


Update: 25/5/2011

The statue is close to its final stages for clay work.

The clay work on Tsongkhapa’s body and elephant is done, apart from the appendages and Tsongkhapa’s head.

The clay is still a bit rough and will need to be smoothed down. The surface needs to be “touched up” before the painting work begins. Lili says that the clay can be endlessly smoothed down, so when there no longer are protruding bumps and scratches then she will begin to paint.

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Clay work on Tsongkhapa’s body and the elephant is almost done.

 

The mudra, hands holding the sword and text and Tsongkhapa’s head is yet to be done.

 

Left-side of the elephant’s features have been defined.

 

Tsongkhapa’s robes have been defined too.

 

The back of Tsongkhapa has yet to be smoothed out.

 

The right-side of the elephant’s head has been well-defined. James Won is in charge of the clay work for the elephant!

 


Update: 1/6/2011

Since last week, Tsongkhapa’s legs and main body have been completed.

Lili is now forming Tsongkhapa’s fingers. The clay is still soft, so she’s using that chance to add on as much detail as possible and positioning it in the correct mudra.

It took 2 days to complete the right hand. The fingers are very small and Lili has to hold them up until they’re hard enough to dry. If not, they will flop back down. The mudra must be precise.

Today, Lili will be working on the left hand. While she does this, James Won will be working on the 2 lotus’s on either side of Tsongkhapa. When those are finished, they will move then work on the elephant’s 4 legs and lastly the lotus on the base of the statue.

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Tsongkhapa’s feet and body clay-work completed.

 

Close-up of the feet and robes.

 

Lili working on the left hand.

 

The right hand mudra has been completed.

 

There is a photograph of the correct mudra that Lili will follow.

 

When it is completed, the mudra will be perfect.

 

James Won starting work on the left lotus.

 


Update: 8/6/2011

This week Lili will be changing Tsongkhapa’s hand mudra. She has sprayed it with water to keep it moist, so that she can alter the position. While she waits for the hands to soften, she start doing Tsongkhapa’s face.

At the same time, James will be completing the elephant. The elephant’s head ornament has been completed too. He will be sanding down the body and 4 legs now… It took a while to reach this point as the elephant’s leg had to be re-adjusted.

After this, he will be starting on the 2 lotuses on either side of Tsongkhapa.

Jackie (Lili’s volunteer) will be working on the paper clay lotus petals for Tsongkhapa’s base. There will be 26 lotus petals surrounding the bottom of the statue. He says that he will need to add on another 1/2 an inch thick mould on the base. It will be made of cement and this will hold the petals. In order for the entire statue to be carry-able and movable, they will be adding on a piece of wood underneath the entire statue.

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Lili starting to form the facial features…

 

The hand mudra that needs to be changed.

 

The head ornament of the elephant is now completed.

 

The base of the statue will have an extra 1/2 inch of cement added around it…

 

This is the model structure for the new base.

 

This is the template mould for the lotus petals. Jackie designed this.

 

This is Jackie. He’s holding a piece of clay that will be added into the mould and pressed down to give it the lotus shape.

 

On this side Tsongkhapa will have a lotus with a scriptural text on it.

 

This is the example that James is following.

 


Update: 15/6/2011

This week, we can see more visible facial features have been formed. Lili told the blog team that although she spends a lot of time on this, it is something that she really can’t rush doing…

While Lili is working on Tsongkhapa’s face, James has been formulating different ways on how to structure the lotus on the right side of Tsongkhapa.

The metal frame is not as steady as it looks… this means that the clay used has to be minimal. They are adding on metal reinforcements to the side structure, as the wire is not detachable. This requires some planning as any mistake later can result in having to chip and shave away the clay to start again.

This week Lili will be finishing Tsongkhapa’s face and pandit’s hat.

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The back of Tsongkhapa’s body and the right side of the elephant.

 

Tsongkhapa’s face is slowly coming to life!

 

Close-up of Tsongkhapa himself.

 

You can see that the clay on Tsongkhapa’s face is still damp. Once it dries it will be quite hard to reshape, so Lili is forming all of the features now.

 

The fingers that are cracked will be re-shaped.

 

The lotus flower is beginning to form.

 

More lotus moulds are being made. This will be added onto the base.

 


Update: 22/6/2011

Since last week, Tsongkhapa’s main facial features and yellow pandit’s hat have been completed. Lili has carved out the clay to form Tsongkhapa’s beautiful features… it is pleasant, calming and subdued.

She has then moved on to Tsongkhapa’s hand mudra, which since last week broke because of the alteration process. She will be continuing with this for the next week. Once she re-adjusts, re-forms and re-sculpts Tsongkhapa’s hands, she will be adding cement onto the base.

James has made more progress on the lotus on the right that will support the scriptural text that has been made separately.

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Tsongkhapa’s hat and facial features have been carved out. As the weeks go by, Lili will sandpaper down the face and refine it more.

 

The main parts of the statue have been completed. The last 2 areas to focus on will be the 2 lotuses on the side of the statue and the base.

 

Close-up of Tsongkhapa’s face.

 

The fingers are visibly broken…

 

Lili added more detail to Tsongkhapa’s face.

 

Close-up of her adding in more details.

 

The scriptural text that James made. This will be added onto the lotus on the right of Tsongkhapa.

 


Update: 29/6/2011

From this week on, not much visible difference will be seen. Besides the building of the statue’s base and the lotuses on either side of Tsongkhapa, most of it will be fine work:

  • sanding down;
  • fixing the alignment and size of the eyes and nose;
  • smoothing down the face.

Jackie is about to finish creating all 26 lotus petals. If you take a look at the last two photos below, you will see how they will be laid out at the base. Once the cement has been placed around the current base structure, the petals will be arranged accordingly.

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In this photo you can see the statue in the middle, the bronze statue on the left and correct hand mudra on the right.

 

Tsongkhapa on the elephant.

 

Lili brushing off some sanded-off paper clay from the statue.

 

Close-up of the hand mudra.

 

Jackie is sculpting out the lotuses. They will have to be of perfect size as there can be no gaps between each lotus when they’re placed on the base of the statue.

 

A close-up of the lotus petals.

 

Jackie placed the lotus petals at the bottom to show what it will look like. Compare this with the bronze Tsongkhapa’s statue behind.

 

A close-up.

 


Update: 6/7/2011

Since last week, the existing clay work has been given more definition. Where there are creases, folds, designs etc… those have been more defined.

Tsongkhapa’s hands have been smoothed out and made to look more human-like.

If you were to compare last week’s photos with this week’s, you will see how Tsongkhapa’s face looks more symmetrical. The overall outlook is more refined as well.

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The whole statue.

 

Close-up of Tsongkhapa’s body.

 

Close-up of Tsongkhapa’s body from a different angle.

 

Close-up of Tsongkhapa’s fingers and hand mudra.

 

Close-up of Tsongkhapa’s feet. You can see the clay dust particles – sanding down has been done here…

 

More sanding down has been done on the shoulders too.

 


Update: 13/7/2011

The clay work on the whole statue is almost done now, except for the elephant’s legs. According to Lili, they need to be modified to look less like tree trunks and more like elephant legs!

With the help of Iryne, who is the wife of KH Ng (Organising Chairperson of the Lamrim Recitation Retreat and Regular Puja Guide), Lili has been able to speed up the final clay work on the statue.

Jackie made all of the lotus petals for the base of the statue, and Lili has been adding them on one by one. They have also added another layer of clay on top of the base. The lotus still needs more details and sanding down.

After all has been done, they will be adding small balls of clay surrounding the lotus base… it should all be finished by the end of the week.

We should be looking forward to the paint work next week!

Tsem Rinpoche

 

More sanding down has been done on the shoulders too.

 

The lotus petals have been added onto the base. Also, you can now see a layer of clay below the elephant’s feet.

 

Close-up of Tsongkhapa on top of the elephant.

 

Close-up of Tsongkhapa’s upper half of the body and the lotus flowers on either side of Tsongkhapa.

 

This is on the left-hand side of Tsongkhapa. On top of the lotus is the wisdom sword.

 

This is on the right-hand side of Tsongkhapa. It is a Dharma sutra on top of a lotus.

 

This is Lili adding on the last few lotus petals on the base.


Update: 20/7/2011 – 25/7/2011

Last Wednesday, July 20th, the clay work was finally completed!

The last few additions were of the lotus petals at the bottom of the base, as well as the clay balls right above it and the clay fillers that go between each lotus petal.

Lili was helped by Iryne to complete the clay work.

Once all the clay work was completed, Lili started the painting work. For this, the photos will be a better explanation as compared to words! Do read the captions for more information.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

The clay balls that will be placed above the lotus petals.

 

The clay balls in comparison to the statue.

 

Lili placing the individual clay balls.

 

The clay balls and lotus petals up close.

 

Iryne (right) and Lili hard at work!

 

The collection of different mixed clay materials. This is a collection of Lili’s trial and error work.

 

The clay work on the statue is completed!

 

The base.

 

Tsongkhapa’s upper half.

 

The back of the statue.

 

Lili adding a base coat so that the colours painted on top will be even.

 

… Guess which colours Lili will be using!

 

Lili starts her paint work on the lotus flowers, on either side of Tsongkhapa.

 

A photo of the lotus flower on Tsongkhapa’s right.

 

A photo of the lotus flower on Tsongkhapa’s left.

 

When the lotus flowers are completed, Lili then moves on onto Tsongkhapa’s body.

 

Close-up of the finished lotus (right-side)

 

Close-up of the finished lotus (left-side)

 

Iryne does some touch-up work at the back of the statue, while Lili starts painting Tsongkhapa’s pandit hat.

 

Lili adds on more layers of paint onto Tsongkhapa’s hat.

 

She then proceeds to paint Tsongkhapa’s robes…

 

This is the view from behind the statue.

 

She adds on more layers of paint to give it a thicker coat.

 

Close up of Tsongkhapa, before the face is painted.

 

Iryne continues to do ‘touch-up work’ behind the statue!

 

Close up of Tsongkhapa’s upper half.

 

Close up of Tsongkhapa’s feet.

 

Tsongkhapa’s hands being painted.

 

Iryne is adding the base coat of the paint to the bottom of the statue.

 

You can see the difference in the paint of the skin. Compare the unpainted right hand with the left.

 

Iryne adds on the decorative clay work on the back of the elephant.

 

Tsongkhapa’s upper half is painted.

 

The decorative clay work on the top of the elephant’s head is painted.

 

The back of the lotus is painted the traditional red colour.

 

The additional clay work on the elephant.

 

Lili works on the elephant paint job.

 

Another shot of the statue from the back.

 

Additional clay work is then added on the head of the elephant.

 

Gold decorative paint is slowly added onto Tsongkhapa.

 

The decorative gold art work at the back of the statue.

 

The clay work at the front of the elephant’s head.

 

The decorative gold paint on the robes continues to be added on.

 

The upper half of Tsongkhapa.

 

The bottom half of the Tsongkhapa statue.

 

The paint work from behind.

 


Update: 27/7/2011

Two days later, the finer and more detailed paint work is added. You can now see the eyes, lips, eye brows, details on the elephants head… etc etc.

I have requested for the statue to have antique finishing. Lili will now add some gold paint all over the statue to soften the look.

Do you prefer antique finishing or the “new” look on your personal statue?

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Front of the statue.

 

Lama Tsongkhapa’s beautiful face.

 

Notice the elephant’s painted feet!

 

A golden finishing has been added to give it a more “used” look!

 

These are the painted decorated ornaments on the elephant’s head. What a beautiful touch.

 

Close-up of Lama Tsongkhapa’s face.

 


Update: 29/7/2011

Today Lili Ng gave an update. Below is what she wrote, along with 6 pictures. – Tsem Rinpoche

I have finished painting the statue today, the final step is varnishing the whole statue with a matte varnish tomorrow.

1) Here are 6 pics of the completed, painted, antique finish Lama Tsongkhapa-on-elephant without the varnish yet. I would like to update first before I varnish, this is just in case any changes would like to be made.

2) I have dry-brushed some gold on the lotus leaf that is on either side of Lama Tsongkhapa, as well as the lotus petals on the base. It looks like an antique gold finish. The rest of the statue, I brushed on a layer of watered down dark-brown to create an aged look. The nook and corners will retain more of the dark brown paint and thus create the antique look.

Thank you.

 

 

 

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  1. Mingwen on Nov 24, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Great job, talented artists, impressive artwork and good hearts ! It is good to know Kechara have people who are talented in various field and able to lend their hands to help Kechara grows. Please keep it on to benefit more and more people ! Thank you.

  2. Wah Ying on Nov 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Just now I went to Kechara Blooms/Kechara Discovery and took a picture of this statue.

    Come back from there I checked up this post, scroll down from wire works to clay and the final art piece, I was so stunned with the details; most importantly the smile of Lama Tsongkhapa. It seems has the power to ‘delete’ any negative and unhappy thoughts, I feel so serene by looking at it.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, Lili and all involved in producing this beautiful statue.

  3. June Tang KH-jb on Jul 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Rejoice and congratulation for your completed the very first clay Tsongkhapa statue ,this is great news!!Lily is an inspiration to all of us – creative, talented,wonderful, hardworking and also very dedicated to her work at KSA.I’m very proud of Lily,The Tsongkhapa statue really beautiful^_^ u did very good job in KSA . Thanks and rejoice with ur hard works to benefit us with fold hands!!

  4. Yoke Fui on Jun 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I rejoice in the wonderful work of art of our very own sculptor, Lily Ng !

    Lily has always been passionate about painting. In fact this is how she got connected with Kechara. Few years ago she checked online and got attracted to Tibetan Art classes offered by KSA.Lily came, learned and she becomes the teacher.

    Great work, Lily; great nurturing, KSA !

  5. Jace Chong on May 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Oh my Buddha, Lili is a super duper talented artist!!!She is very patience and very very focus when doing all the arts and statues.

    I brought my parents to tour around Kechara departments few weeks ago. My dad (who is quite hard to touch his heart normally), he was very impressed with the statue that Lili is doing, even though it’s only half done. From his eyes i think he is saying, this temple ar, really doing something serious and nice. Hehe…

    I can’t wait to see the completed statue. Thanks Lili so much to teach us nothing is impossible. I hope she can open a statue making class in the near future! =)

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    World’s largest Dorje Shugden shrine

    Here at the beautiful Wisdom Hall in Kechara Forest Retreat stands the Enlightened World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden and his complete entourage of 32 assistants. This statue of Dorje Shugden stands at 25 feet (7.3 meters) in height, which makes this image the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world. Surrounding Dorje Shugden, elevated on the left and right side of the wall is our holy lineage lamas who are closely connected to us.

    Share in the beautiful world largest Dorje Shugden statue: http://bit.ly/LargestDorjeShugden
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 03:41 PM
    Venerable Arjia Rinpoche with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. On January 26, 2019 Arjia Rinpoche advised the Tibetan community to stop discriminating against Dorje Shugden practitioners for the sake of harmony and unity of the Tibetans so there will be cohesion in preserving the unique culture and religion of Tibet.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2QJ1i4j
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 03:34 PM
    Sacred Yamdrok Yumtso Lake: The Abode of Goddess Dorje Geg Kyi Tso

    Yamdrok Yumtso is considered to be one of the four largest sacred lakes of Tibet, the other three being Lhamo La Tso, Namtso and Manasarovar. According to local legend, the lake is the physical manifestation of the goddess known as Dorje Geg Kyi Tso.

    Learn more of the miracles of Yamdrok Yumtso lake: http://bit.ly/YamdrokYumtso
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 03:25 PM
    The Ghosts on Jalan Chamang Road in Bentong | 文冬暹猛路的无头鬼

    Sometimes the guards were in the main guard house building and they heard three or four voices of women talking and when they went outside to check on the road, often they did not see any persons at all. They could not figure out what language the women were speaking though. But they can hear the women speaking clearly.

    Find out what else did the guards experienced in their night duties: http://bit.ly/JalanChamang
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 03:24 PM
    Recently the Tibetan ‘government-in-exile’ known as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was called to session and Tenpa Yarphel, a notable Member of the Tibetan Parliament (MP) spoke up about the need for Tibetans to be united. Specifically, Tenpa Yarphel bravely addressed a very thorny issue that most Tibetan policy makers have sidestepped for over 20 years, and that is the Dorje Shugden unethical ban that, by now, everyone knows has been very damaging to the fragile Tibetan unity. It is really refreshing to see a Tibetan MP speaking confidently about the realities faced by the Tibetans in exile, with the intention of moving forward to a better future instead of being stuck in myriad divisive policies that have really harmed the Tibetan polity and harmony.

    Read more on how Tenpa Yarphel address the Dorje Shugden ban issue on a meeting with CTA http://bit.ly/2ODvECI
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 03:20 PM
    The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and Dorje Shugden

    A fiercely independent nation, Bhutan is notable for being one of the few Himalayan kingdoms to have maintained its sovereignty in spite of its geographical location. Sandwiched between the Asian giants of India and China, they have even shared a disputed border with the latter and yet, they have never been conquered by foreign forces. Some attribute Bhutan’s growth to the foresight and skilful diplomacy of its monarchy, while others believe it is due to Bhutan’s long-standing spiritual traditions and the Buddhist wisdom of its spiritual leaders.

    Read of the great legacy by Bhutan’s great spiritual Leader: http://bit.ly/ZhabdrungRinpoche
  • Sofi
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 03:00 PM
    The Promise – Tsem Rinpoche’s inspiring biography now in ebook format!

    This would be one of many promises that Rinpoche has made and kept throughout his life and as Rinpoche’s students, we are very happy to present to you the 4th (and latest!) edition of Rinpoche’s pictorial biography, The Promise. This edition includes many more details about Rinpoche’s life, especially in reference to the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden — such as how Rinpoche was first introduced to Dorje Shugden and how he received Dorje Shugden life entrustment (sogtae) from His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorjechang.

    Read what was the Promise that Rinpoche had made and kept: http://bit.ly/ThePromiseTsem
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 02:50 PM
    On December 11, 2016 His Eminence Zava Damdin Rinpoche conferred Yamantaka initiation and Dorje Shugden sogtae (life entrustment). 10,000 ordained monks and lay people attended this auspicious occasion held at the Buyant Ukhaa Sports Complex in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

    So, after the initiation, the practitioner is given a ‘heart’ crystal (lado) and a chakra (sogkhor) which were consecrated during the sogtae ceremony. They are given as a blessing and reminder of the initiate’s commitments to Dorje Shugden, and also as a symbol of Dorje Shugden’s promise to protect them. And since this is an initiation, there are commitments associated with receiving the sogtae, just like how there would be for any other initiation into a deity’s practice.

    Now 10,000 Mongolians will be protected by Dorje Shugden until they achieve enlightenment. Check out the wonderful images and videos at http://bit.ly/2OBPH4u
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 02:30 PM
    Even though I do not know Yee Ling personally, yet glad to know she had completed the 100,000 water bowl retreat. Water Bowl Offerings is a foundation basic practice in Vajrayana Buddhism . It teaches us generosity, helping us overcome stinginess. In Tibetan Buddhism , unique water offerings are probably the most common offering and accepted by the masters of the past. Its also a powerful practices to help increase our merits and cut down our miserliness.
    May more people joining this powerful practice to complete their 100000 bowls of water offering as one of the preliminary practice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/yee-ling-completes-100000-water-offerings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 02:26 PM
    First time coming across this name water louse, not of I have known at all. The Water Louse scientific name is Asellus aquaticus related to wood lice. Well, it can be found in garden ponds, stagnant water pools and slow running streams. Reading this old post , give me new knowledge to learn more about it. I think I have seen before but not sure what it was call till I read this post. They can breed all year round, living among decaying roots and leaves. Some advice from this post, when buying fishes, we must check carefully for louse. Or else the rest of fish in our tank will be infected. Looks scary from what I see from the pictures……tinny lics. Shocking to know that sucks the fish’s blood leaving dark lesions on the fishes until death.
    It’s incredible team works , removing the all the lice from 200 fishes which were bought from a careless seller in Cheras. Kudos to those Kecharians involved.
    Thank you for this informative sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/water-louse.html
  • nicholas
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 01:45 PM
    Dogs that forced to fight.

    “Typically, before their first birthdays, puppies bred for fighting are placed in front of other dogs in order to test their aggression. At around 15 months, two prospective “fighters” are forced to participate in a “roll”—their first fight, which lasts about 10 minutes—followed by a second fight that lasts an hour. Survivors are chained again (sometimes with weighted logging chains) for a couple of months until they are ready for their first “show.” Breeders “train” dogs by forcing them to tread water in pools; run on a treadmill while a cat or another terrified animal, who may be someone’s stolen companion animal, is placed in a cage in front of the dog (to be caught and mauled to death as a reward afterward); and hang on with their jaws while dangling from a chain baited with meat. The dogs are likely injected with steroids, and some breeders go so far as to sharpen their dogs’ teeth, cut off their ears (in order to prevent another dog from latching on), and add roach poison to their food so that their fur might taste bad to other dogs.”

    http://bit.ly/35sS68D
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Nov 22. 2019 12:54 PM
    Thank you for sharing with us the biography of Lama Thupten Phurbu. It is not easy for us to learn about Dorje Shugden lama in Tibet as the information is not widely available on the internet. It is great to know that many high lamas in Tibet are also Dorje Shugden practitioners.

    Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri, as a Dharma protector, he has the responsibility to protect and assist the Dharma protector, especially those who are very sincere. High lamas such as Pabongkha Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe, etc., all of them relied on Dorje Shugden. As a result, they were able to benefit so many people. Therefore, it is safe for us to rely on Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/incredible-lama-thubten-phurbu-and-his-activities.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    8 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    8 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    8 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    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
    8 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
    9 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    10 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    11 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    11 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!
    11 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    11 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    11 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    11 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.
    11 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.
  • 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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    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    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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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
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Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
1 week ago
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
1 week ago
The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 weeks ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
4 weeks ago
Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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