Kechara Forest Retreat

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Update: 06/12/2013

Magnificent Lama Tsongkhapa in Wisdom Hall

This is the holy Tsongkhapa with many light offerings at Kechara Forest Retreat. Everyone should make or arrange for light offerings on a regular basis. It blesses you and your mind’s wisdom. It assists in your spiritual development. It’s an important practice.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

How Kechara Forest Retreat looks like today? View here!

 


Update: 27/03/2013

Inviting the Queen into the Enchanted Forest!

Vajra Yogini in KFR

Today Liaison Mr Paul Yap coordinated the move of my stunning 8ft Vajra Yogini statue from my residence to Kechara Forest Retreat land. After Vajra Yogini arrived, the Kechara Pastors conducted a puja to welcome Her.

 

Assembling the Vajra Yogini in Kechara Forest Retreat. March 27, 2013

Vajra Yogini arrives in Kechara Forest Retreat. Offerings are made to welcome Her holy presence

Kechara has 6 pastors who conducted puja to welcome Vajra Yogini and dedicate to Her tantra’s growth in this region

 


Update: 09/03/2013

 

 

After a 9 hour meeting last night with Rinpoche and some liaisons, it was decided that Dato’ Ruby Khong will be leading our WORLD PEACE TEMPLE project while Phng Li Kim will be heading KECHARA VILLAGE. Both these exciting developments are part of our KECHARA FOREST RETREAT, situated in the greenery and hills of Chamang, Pahang. Meanwhile, Datuk May Phng will be leading the development of Menara Kechara in Kuala Lumpur, a place in the city where all of Kechara works will be present under one roof. As the heads, these three liaisons will oversee the planning, design, construction, interiors etc – basically all aspects of these beneficial projects until completion. Please extend your congratulations and well wishes to these three Liaisons who are taking the lead in these KECHARA projects for benefit of many.

Beng Kooi

 


 

The Work Has Begun!

Exciting earthworks have been happening at the Kechara Forest Retreat over the past week! The contractors have cleared part of the front portion of the land and also the hillock for the future Ladrang. They have also cleared a new road from the front entrance leading to the back of the land where the temporary abodes are.

Rinpoche has gone to KFR a few times to perform pujas for the land gods there to ensure that work on the land continues smoothly. As the land is being cleared, there will be sentient beings (nagas, devas and land deities) whose lives and families are disturbed. A puja is performed to explain to them what we are doing at the land and Rinpoche has promised them that Kechara Forest Retreat with its huge temple will benefit them and the thousands who will be coming here in the future. More trees will also be planted to ensure that their living conditions are better.

Another exciting development is that the back portion of the KFR land has been identified by Rinpoche as the location for building the Kechara Village. It will be a place where Rinpoche can stay in the forest with his personal attendants and other Kecharians; to work and stay while construction work is being done in KFR. Rinpoche being at KFR will draw much needed positive energy for KFR to manifest swiftly.

Kechara Village will be built on five acres of land where it will consist of:

  • Rinpoche’s cabin
  • Cabins for the personal attendants
  • Cabins for guests
  • A chapel
  • A huge working/chill out area
  • Organic vegetable farm
  • Aviary
  • Stupa

All this is to create a conducive working and living environment in the forest for Rinpoche and Kecharians.

To read more and see the exciting pictures, please click to the link below to get to the update on the KFR website.

Please refer to Rinpoche’s blog on the Kechara Village for more information:

 

 


 

Kechara Forest Retreat is back on track!

 

Dear Kecharians and friends,

I joyfully wish to inform all of you that after a long meeting yesterday, on 31 July, Rinpoche has kindly given us the Blessings for the manifestation of KECHARA FOREST RETREAT. Rinpoche will make an announcement about this in due course. I thank Rinpoche for his blessings and for giving us this tremendous opportunity to benefit many. I also thank Kecharians and friends who have worked hard and contributed towards us obtaining this great privilege.

During this meeting, Rinpoche said that his blessings for the manifestation of the Kechara Forest Retreat was due to Datuk May’s sincerity and her perseverance and dedication to ensure that the Kechara Forest Retreat manifests.

Rinpoche emphasised that while the building of the physical Kechara Forest Retreat is going forward, it is vital that we must have more dedicated and committed people to run and maintain the Kechara Forest Retreat well. The Kechara Forest Retreat must be functional and not just empty buildings. It must be an institution that will benefit many.

Rinpoche was not well during this meeting, with high fever and flu but Rinpoche very patiently spent hours with a small group of students to discuss various issues, which culminated in Rinpoche giving his blessings for the manifestation of this meritorious project.

We thank Rinpoche for Rinpoche’s blessings and wish Rinpoche a speedy recovery.

 


 

 

Dear members and friends,

We have acquired 35 acres in Chamang in a pristine wooded area. It is an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur and from our mother Kechara House centre in the city. I wanted a place in the woods (literally) where we can practice Dharma in nature with walks, breath meditations and fresh air. We are in the process of building some temporary shelters till a few months later when we can start building permanent structures. We will start building permanent structures as soon as the approvals come… until then we still want to enjoy the place hence the temporary shelters.

I have requested Mr. William Chua to keep us posted on this blog post with pictures of the progress. You would have to visit this post regularly to see what the latest happening is! For weeks now, there have been light activities with contractors coming in and out of the land to do some work… but today Kechara volunteers have officially started coming in to lend a helping hand! The updates will start from today, where Kecharians planted over 300 flowers, shrubs and trees!!!

We have already arranged electricity, water and even internet (soon). We will have Dharma picnics, sharing, walks, pujas and relaxation at this place. I will invite people to join me here.

The president of Kechara House Datuk May Phng is in charge of the project with her great core team of Mr. Martin Chow, Mr. Joe Ang and Mr. Jeffrey Yee. Three strong and intelligent guys will be helping our lady president Datuk May.

I love the mountains, trees, birds, fresh air and open skies. I realized I am not alone. Many of our Kecharians and friends enjoy the same. This will be the perfect place. Our very own Kechara Forest Retreat!! Do read the updates below!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Kechara Forest Retreat @ Chamang

A step closer to Kechara World Peace Centre

 

Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is a place like no other, nestled in the deep mountains of Chamang, Bentong. It is located about 1 1/2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. In the near future, this will be the place for anyone who wishes to seek spiritual solace and for those who wish to have some time out of their daily city life. The creation of this forest retreat is an instrumental step for getting closer to our ultimate goal, Kechara World Peace Centre (KWPC).

This retreat land is conceptualized in a way to maximise the usage of nature, hence the name Kechara Forest Retreat. The moment you step into KFR, you will be greeted by beautiful fauna and flora unlike other centres in the city. Nestled right in the middle of the land will be a Prayer Hall where everyone can go to make their wishes and prayers, or simply meditate in tranquil surroundings.

The land was successfully acquired by Kechara House under the leadership of Kechara House President, Datuk May and her team. Datuk May is working hard with her team and everyone else in Kechara to fund raise for the development of the land and servicing of the loan. Ground works have already begun with the team building a temporary abode for our Lama, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche to live in. With the sheer dedication and hard work of Datuk May and her team, the temporary abode will be up in just a few days, after which, Rinpoche will frequent the land to do prayers and blessings in preparations for the construction works.


A) The purpose
:

To have a forest retreat out of the city where people can visit or seek spiritual solace and growth. People from all walks of life are welcome to visit and practice here.

B) What the Kechara Forest Retreat will have:

1. A butterlamp house where the public can make light offerings to the Buddhas.

2. A Shakyamuni Chapel which can seat 700 people.

3. A Vajrayogini Stupa where practitioners can circumambulate. Click here to see how you can Get Involved with Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Rtreat!

4. Forest Walks where people can enjoy nature.

5. An aviary for rescued birds.

6. An organic vegetable garden where the public can learn on how to grow vegetables in their own homes.

7. A candle-making factory where we will produce our own candles for our butterlamp house and people can also learn how to make their own candles.

8. Circumambulation paths where practitioners can circumambulate and do walking meditations.

9. Walking Meditation Paths for the serious practitioners.

10. Buddha statues will be strategically placed around the land to bless the surroundings and animals.

11. A canteen to cater to the culinary needs of the public.

12. A gift shop where people can purchase souvenirs for family and friends.

13. Private quarters for Rinpoche and his assistants, otherwise known as a Ladrang.

Disclaimer: The facilities above may change as the planning is still ongoing. We may have more or new facilities while the project is in progress.

This is not a one-off post but we will continue to update everyone on the progress, the latest news and happenings at KFR so that you will know what is going on there. Please check back weekly for more exciting news as we progress!

Regards,
William Chua

 

Below, we’d like to share some photos with you of the land…

 

Introducing… Chamang!

 

Proposed layout the Kechara Forest Retreat in Chamang.

 

Another view of the proposed layout and map of the Chamang land.

 

Entrance to the land: The main Gompa will be situated towards the front of the land, to the right of the road, which is easily accessible to the public. Here is Liaison Paul Yap on a visit to the land.

 

Another view of the front portion of the land.

 

Meditation and circumambulation path: One of two hills on the land. We plan to place stupas and outdoor statues around this hill, with a circumambulation path for people to walk as meditation or for exercise.

 

Proposed site for a butterlamp house to make many light offerings.

 

Proposed site for Tsem Ladrang, the Private Office, living quarters for the staff and guest quarters for visiting monks / visitors.

 

A general view of the mountain scenery, towards the back of the land.

 

 

Kechara Forest Retreat Video

Kechara Forest Retreat – Ground Breaking

 


 

We will continuously update this post until the full completion of Kechara Forest Retreat!

Click on any of the links below to view that particular update.

Check back soon for many more and exciting updates right here to help you keep track with this great project.

 


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  1. Anne Ong on Aug 28, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Kechara Forest Retreat is a wonderful and beautiful place. Thank you very much Rinpoche and everyone who helped to make this happened. I feel very happy and proud that Rinpoche and many people has put in a lot of effort in KFR. I hope more people will know about Kechara Forest Retreat to find inner peace, meditate,relax and happiness._/\_

  2. Lin Mun on Jul 5, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I have been to Kechara Forest Retreat for Lama Tsongkhapa retreat twice. We are all very blessed to be able to practise dharma here and I thank Rinpoche for your kindness to build KFR.

    I sincerely hope Kechara and KFR will continue to grow and expand so more people can benefit from learning dharma.

  3. Pee Bee Chong on Jan 3, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and everyone for making this happen. With KFR, we can do retreat and join the sadhana programme at KFR. Thank you again. May all Rinpoche’s projects manifest swiftly.

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  5. Lucas Roth on Apr 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    i remember when Kechara Forest Retreat was still very small and just started building, now it is so beautiful and i cannot wait until my next visit to help out. i hope Rinpoche will have a great comfort and relaxation there. when i go there again i will definitely help out as much as i can.

  6. tfreon on Apr 3, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Wow! Isn’t that photos are perfect- beautiful forest background (real forest) with Vajrayogini! I am so touch when looking at the photos of Pastors chanting in such a beautiful background. Rejoice

  7. tfreon on Apr 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Congratulations to Dato’ Ruby Khong for leading WORLD PEACE TEMPLE project, while Ms. Phng Li Kim will be heading KECHARA VILLAGE and Datuk May Phng will be leading the development of Menara Kechara , I am excited that we are able to see the great buildings coming up. To be able to lead this projects and to correct great merits.
    Rejoice.

  8. KH Ng on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Congratulations To Dato May, Dato Ruby And Li Kim. I Would Like You To Know That You Can Count on my Support. Thanks Rinpoche for Giving Your Blessings.For

  9. Adrian Cho on Feb 25, 2013 at 12:36 am

    This is really a very beautiful place, that feel so peacefully 🙂 Really very excited to see this wonderful Kechara Forest Retreat when complete done build up 🙂 hehe
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  10. Jean Mei on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    There should be a like button somewhere on this page!!! I’m itching to like this post!

    The first time that I went to Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) was when Rinpoche wanted to do a Land God blessing in the middle of the night. To be honest, it wasn’t a pleasant experience. There were no lights, lots of leeches bouncing up and down all over the swampy land, it was hot and there were so so so so many bugs and mosquitoes attacking us from all directions.

    I mean, it was the kind of condition where your body would scream, “GET OUT OF THERE!”

    But then I realized how Rinpoche was composed despite being bitten all over the arms, and despite the fact that it was way wayy wayy above the temperature Rinpoche was used to – it must have been uncomfortable for Rinpoche, yet Rinpoche was there to bless the land.

    Rinpoche is truly compassionate towards all beings: seen and unseen. Rinpoche said that there were beings on the land who will be disturbed, confused and perhaps even angry when the construction machines come in. It’s like someone knocking your house down and expecting you to be ok with it…

    It was necessary to do the Land God offering to both appease them, and to keep the workers safe while constructing KFR.

    Kechara Forest Retreat will benefit many. I hope to see lots and lots of new faces joining in the volunteer 🙂

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  12. andrew on Nov 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Please reconsider the master plan make all of the building from local mud and grass , find power and water from local source with all intellect retrurn the bush back to the way it was keep not avaiary but allow local birds to fly free and replant forest for them to do so as for worms dug up in the earth works remember food

  13. Martin on Oct 22, 2012 at 3:14 am

    A few days ago, the workers at KFR cut a new service road that goes around the land and with that you can see much more of the land that was previously hidden by the forest and trees. The service road is big and wide enough to allow bigger machines to come and do work which will accelerate development of the 3 concurrent projects (expansion of the existing cabins, Kechara Village and the main development of KFR which will offer amongst other things, a modern Gompa with traditional features that can accommodate up to 3000 people and housing a large Shakyamuni statue, the Ladrang, Galleries and a Kechara Museum, a vegetarian restaurant, circumambulation paths, Buddha walks, stupas, and a lot more).

    For me, the most exciting development this past week is the clearing of the site that is to be Rinpoche’s Ladrang. I don’t quit know how to describe it and ‘stunning’ doesn’t even come near. From the top of that hill, I could see panoramic views of ponds and lakes, undulating hills and so much green all around.

    May KFR manifest quickly so that many will come to be blessed by it.

  14. Martin on Oct 19, 2012 at 2:58 am

    At the moment, we have 3 concurrent projects at KFR i.e. (i) expansion of existing cabin set up, (ii) Kechara Village and (iii) the main construction at KFR. On the outset they look like separate projects but very soon all three will dovetail and KFR will be up. All 3 are Masterminded by Rinpoche himself who has an amazing capacity to think in multi-dimensions…lateral and yet focussed. Most of us do not have that kind of capacity and we greatly benefit by following the Guru’s instructions to the letter.

    At the boundary of the of the expansion site is a walkway flanked by trees…Rinpoche calls it the Enchanted Forest and it does look magical. Follow this and you will end up in Kechara Village. Overlooking everything is a hillock on which Rinpoche’s Ladrang will be…the Dharma King watching over his flock.

  15. Martin on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    The tractors are getting ready to clear the grounds where we will be building a new cabin for Rinpoche, add a number of new cabins and toilets for guests, a safe “play” area for Mumus, a big kitchen and dining area, and an organic garden. All this additions will be done beside the existing cabin area. Rinpoche has had to put up with a small cabin and washroom all this time and a bigger cabin will give Rinpoche the badly needed space to work and meet guests. KFR is just growing and growing.

  16. Martin on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    16th October 2012: Greetings from KFR. The tractors are getting ready to clear the grounds where we will be building a new cabin for Rinpoche, add a number of new cabins and toilets for guests, a safe “play” area for Mumus, a big kitchen and dining area, and an organic garden. All this additions will be done beside the existing cabin area.

    Rinpoche has had to put up with a small cabin all this time and a bigger cabin and compound will give Rinpoche the badly needed space to work and plan meet with people.

  17. Martin on Oct 15, 2012 at 5:14 am

    So much is happening at KFR! Early this month Datuk May and Dato’ Eric jointly kicked off KFR development, commencing with earthworks. While Kechara Village is being planned by JP Thong, Rinpoche decided to move into the existing cabins a few days ago to bring about his energy and blessing onto the land so that work can progress smoothly.

    A group of us spent the last 2 days with Rinpoche up in KFR during which extension plans to the existing cabin site were discussed and decided upon by Rinpoche. As usual with Rinpoche present, ideas germinate, and quickly thoughts are put into action. Rinpoche would like extensions to KFR immediately so that it can accommodate more people to go visit and be a part of Kechara history in the making.

    As of yesterday, Rinpoche has commissioned a full blown semi-outdoor kitchen to be built in the front of the PO cabin (the entire area where the first outdoor movie screening took place). In addition a proper dinning area as well as 2 additional guest cabins will be placed there. It is quite an experience to sit in the tranquil surrounds on the jungle and see your meal being cooked fresh and serve literally hot off the stove.

    The area at the back and facing the forest/hill (where so many volunteers came for planting excursion) is to be converted into Rinpoche’s compound where he can receive guests and visitors. New cabins for Rinpoche’s attendants will also be placed there and the Mumus will also have their own space to enjoy the outdoors and fresh air safely. These being in place will allow Rinpoche to have extended stays at KFR which is so important for his work in spreading Dharma. The plants of course will be moved to a good location.

    The existing and extended space will be well covered under new awnings ranging from 15-25 feet high to provide good airflow to catch the constant breeze that flows through KFR daily. With this new awning, KFR can then accommodate over 100 people in special pujas in the forest!

    And wait for news about the organic garden planned to be located just beside the new kitchen. KFR IS manifesting and Rinpoche’s mission unfolding is truly Dharma in motion.

    Stay tuned for more updates daily.

  18. tsemtulku on Oct 13, 2012 at 6:24 am

    On this Kechara Forest Retreat land (KFR) I wish to place a large 8 ft stone statue of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche outdoors. This would bless so many beings both seen and unseen and create lots of merits as He is Heruka.Who would like to help in this? Tsem Rinpoche

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  24. su_zan on Sep 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Congratulation to all especially a thank you to Rinpoche for giving the blessing to this beneficial project. Not forget also a big thank you to all the KFR team that is lead by Datuk May.

    I cant wait to see it.

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  28. manh Lay on Jul 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Woo it’s very nice place!

  29. tenkumhong on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    is a wonderful & exciting place.

  30. Jutika Lam on Jun 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    After this place is fully up and running it would benefit so many people generation after generation. I really love the idea of the stupas where you can cut your pets or even your loved ones hair and toe nails to put in to these stupas for tremendous blessings. I also l like the idea on the huge Gompa, Butterlamp house, Meditation and circumambulation path,Shakyamuni prayer hall and the Aviary where i can help to clean as well as to feed the birds. May it manifest as soon as possible.

  31. Sean Pang on May 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Betty, Vera, Christine and I had the great opportunity to visit KFR just before Wesak Day. It still blows my mind how fast the team got everything up in just 21 days!!!

    We were very fortunate to have been there personally to contribute to the butterlamp house while Likheng coordinated contributions from Shanghai right up to Wesak Day, just before the candles were lit on Sunday, 6th May. Thank you, Likheng! You see, we may be far away from KL but we’re grabbing every opportunity to stay connected! 🙂

    On behalf of the Shanghai group who visited KL, I would like to thank Su Ming and Su An for taking us to KFR and later to the KWPC site, and a big thank you to Martin, Jeffrey and Joe (The Three Musketeers!!) for showing us around KFR and being the hearts and muscles behind this project.

    Thanks, Jeffrey, for the wonderful pictures of the lit candles from 6th May!

    We’ll be following your progress here!

    Sean Pang in Shanghai

    • william on May 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Sean,
      Check out the latest video! You can show to the rest of the members in Shanghai.

  32. Gim Lee on May 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    The new video is Short and Sweet, very suitable to use as promo to introduce KFR to newbies and potential sponsors. Good works team, terima kasih!

  33. Li Kim on May 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Nice new video! Simple and to the point and you get to experience the “feel” of KFR by watching the video. I thank everyone who have contributed to the development of KFR so far… Continue to contribute and introduce this great place to you your friends! The more the merrier…

  34. Low ksjc on May 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    We were glad to be able to visit KFR on 6 May with Pastor Ngeow leading the group there.It was a great chance for us to meet those who made KFR happend and those who contribute their time and efford to benefit others, to make the vision into reality.With the synergy of those true Kecharans who show us what is real compassion and dedication I salute them. THANK YOU !!!

  35. Li Kheng on May 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for the regular updates! It is amazing to see the progress made in KFR!

    I just want to thank Rinpoche and KFR Team creating this awesome platform. Before it is even officially open, many are already enjoying the Dharma benefits of KFR. This is with reference to the butterlamp offering conducted last night where over 400 butterlamps were lit. The KFR team was so kind to share the breathtaking image with me. THANK YOU!!!

    Additionally, besides benefitting those in Malaysia, KFR reached friends from other parts of the world. 4 Kecharians from Shanghai made a trip to KL in celebration of Wesak Day. Not wanting to loose the opportunity to involve friends back home, they enrolled the lighting 34 candles in the Butterlamp House.

    May KFR quickly manifest and benefit people from all over the world. GLOBAL Kechara go !!! 🙂

  36. Kechara Forest Retreat on May 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Dear all,
    Visit our new website at http://retreat.kechara.com . You will find information on KFR and the latest updates on what has been happening there. More and more people are visiting KFR and sharing to their family and friends.

  37. nicholas on May 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    On 29 April, 43 people visited KFR. They were so happy and Pastor Ngeow also share the important of promoting KFR to all the visitors. Even suggest to ask each of them to bring 5 friend to KFR for visiting. The more people we reach the more people will know and support the build of KFR.

    Martin and Pastor Ngeow also brought us to the rubber trees behind the “Cave” and we witness the left over stove and bath tub. Great finding. Some historical finding hahaha….everyone enjoy the trip and uploaded the pic that they took at facebook to promote to their friends! Great.

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  41. Alan Chan ( KSJC ) on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    After read through the picture and blog, I believe this is another historical event for Kechara !

    So beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat !

    Thank you Rinpoche with the update on the blog , it make me felt proud of we have such a forest retreat centre in Malaysia.

    Thank you Rinpoche to have the retreat centre idea to benefit to Malaysian and other being.

    I am rejoice to Datuk May , team , volunteers hard work toward to KFR.

    By the way, I will visit to KFR on 06 May 2012 , i am really can’t wait anymore to visit the KFR . See you there KFR .

  42. Grace KSJC on Apr 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    this is very touch that this project focus on how to benefit people who looking for quite environment for retreat, while at the same time, it can be a place for candle making, learn how to plant vegetable which is benefit us after our visit.you can enjoy the nature while no need to worry no basic fundamental structure,food can be provide to here. if there is regular bas provided from KH to KFR, it may benefit for those without transport yet wanted to go to KFR.tq

  43. ericchoong on Apr 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    我赤着脚,白天在行禅道上学习走动冥想。

    围绕着(金刚瑜伽母的佛塔),一心一意只有平静呼吸与慢步,走著走著,心情变得十分平静。

    这里四周充满着宁静感,温和的凉风徐徐地吹着,偶尔飘来树林的青涩味道,发出一丝丝的香味。。。

    还有几声鸟鸣啾啾。。。此刻我已进入冥想。。。。。。。。。

    晚上的时候,当明月高挂在蓝紫色夜空中,月光裸露在大地,树叶也跟随着月光一起挪动共舞。。。
    此刻,我坐在 (释迦牟尼佛殿),在我前面是尊贵的佛陀,请你聆听我的祈盼。。。

    我期待。。。一个灵修圣地。。。~ 克切拉禅修林 。

    希望你的到来。。。我想偶尔你会喜欢这样的一个地方。一个学习保护心灵的地方。。。。。。。

  44. joe ang on Apr 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Dear KFR volunteers,
    thank you for your effort in doing work that is greatly meaningful and will benefit many in the future. And also, thanks to Yik Ming and Doreen for offering two rechargeable emergency flourescent lights to KFR. 🙂
    Love,
    Joe

    • Datuk May on Apr 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Joe,
      Great to know how hard you, Jeffery and Martin worked to clear the flooded entrance road and rebuilt it so that 43 people can enjoy being at KFR.

      Thank you, guys. Datuk May

  45. Sofi on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Today was my second visit to KFR. This time I brought my hubby and children Katrina & Nicholas along. As a visitor this time round, I got the guided tour from Martin. We had a moment of silence to just enjoy what nature has to offer, ie. birds chirping, running water, insects buzzing, etc. KFR will definitely be a great meditative place for all. If we are able to be silent and open our ears/mind, we will be able to receive so much more. Thanks Rinpoche for KFR and all those who work so hard to manifest this project.

  46. Khoo Hou Haw on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Just visited KFR again. I have the honor to visited Chamang 3 times; first time as a gardener, second time as a guest, and today as an assistant video camera man, hehe. It is very different from my first visit, there are a lot of improvement. It is very touch to see the efforts of all the Kecharian whether full timer or volunteers showing up with the result. The 3 Musketeers are always there with their musketeer boots, doing their job tirelessly, haha.

  47. Chew Han Keai on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Very good and good for pratitioner, will love to be there

  48. Andrew.Hibberd on Apr 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    kechara many opportunities in australia the price of 35 acres in malaysia is same price as 35.000.00 acres in australian

  49. Sock Wan on Apr 29, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Well done, Martin, Joe and Jeffrey. You guys acted really fast to fix the road. 10 years later when you look back, you would see so many people have walked the path you lay and find their peace and happiness.

  50. william on Apr 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you Martin, Joe and Jeffrey for your quick action in repairing the road that was flooded by the heavy rain….. great job! Your sweat and back pain are all worth it because a lot of people will benefit from visiting the place.

    • Mc on Apr 28, 2012 at 12:34 am

      Jeff and Joe worked very hard indeed. I was mostly flat on my back in the cabin this time…hehe. I am again amazed that when people work sincerely for the dharma they don’t ask for breaks even though they are tired and they don’t complain that the job is hard. I mean, Joe and Jeff are 2 guys from the city…what do they know about repairing roads and shoveling sand? And yet this is precisely what they did under the very hot sun for the whole day. Jeff did really back breaking work carrying bags of sand. Those things are heavy!

  51. jp on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    The video is very good. So many Kecharians went to KFR to help out. It was a great opportunity to bond and work with Kecharians whom are usually busy with their own portfolios. All us contributed in the building of the forest retreat. The energy was wonderful.

  52. wt on Apr 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Thank you! It is a great video! Happy to see so many working together and building Kechara Forest Retreat.
    Just like Rinpoche said for KWPC, “Alone we cannot, Together we CAN!”
    Let’s work together in harmony to build this KFR and create the cause for KWPC! This will benefit a lot of beings!

  53. Albert on Apr 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    How amazing when look at the progress of KFR, it started with a thought of buying the land months ago, then start of a visual dream of where we built this, where we built that, that time, everything is just talk, can’t even see anything yet, but today, we not only acquired the land, we even started to built (this time it is not visualize, but it’s the REAL BUILDING)… we are one step, one step walking towards the plan of having a retreat centre that is out of town, where people can go do meditation and prayers.

    When looking at the video, it is really touching, look at the people working, every single inch of the land is filled with efforts, sweat and tears of these hardworking and dedicated Kecharian, just imagine 10 – 20 years later when everything is well established, when we watch back this video, this is where we started…

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us the chance to do something so great.

    • Kechara Forest Retreat on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:25 am

      Yes Albert, Kecharians have the opportunity to contribute to this project, through monetary or non-monetary terms. That’s why it is so great! Hope this video will inspire more people to volunteer and do more.

  54. LilyT on Apr 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

    I can’t help but feel that this is the making of “Findhorn of the East”, right here in Malaysia. A spiritual community, organic garden or maybe an ecovillage?

  55. mayy on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Wow! Am so excited to see that Kechara Forest Retreat is taking shape now. Can’t wait to go to this beautiful, serene place to do the weekend retreat, walking meditation, butterlamp offering, etc.

  56. MayOng on Apr 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I love the KFR video alot! Watching lay sangha friends sweating in the hot sun working happily is a sight to behold. Friends out there – please contribute to this great cause that is worthy of our life, in effort, resource, money, time, raise funds and whatever way you can to help it manifest quicker for Rinpoche and KWPC.

  57. Victor Hoi on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    This video touched my heart that I sees a great teamwork and effort to make kechara forest retreat happen. This creates the harmonies amongst people n the feelings to attract more and more people to do dharma work especially me. I wish that I can contribute my energy and my sweat at KFR

  58. tenzin llhamo on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Kechara Forest Retreat is a BEAUTIFUL place to be in! So many exciting activities going on everyday! Thank you everyone who made the place the way it is and better! Everyone is invited to be there in the future when the place is up and ready for viewing and to make offerings to our loved ones! I am definitely going there with my family and friends as often as I can!

  59. Yokefui on Apr 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

    KIM, well done ! I love the video.

    KFR will offer a variety of retreats and holistic activities to all. Let’s get to work, everyone before we get too old to enjoy this Forest Retreat !

  60. Victor Hoi on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    This video touched my heart that I sees a great teamwork and effort to make kechara forest retreat happen. This creates the harmonies amongst people n the feelings to attract more and more people to do dharma work especially me. I wish that I can contribute my energy and my sweat at KFR.

  61. Pastor Susan on Apr 24, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Oh MY! I love the KFR video which is 3:16 long. This is our first video right? I love seeing all the volunteers helping out in whatever that’s needed to be done. The feeling i get when watching this KFR is a sense of old time communal service..which i love very much!

  62. william on Apr 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    It is really amazing to see the rainbow after all work is done. And it is really a sign that we are doing a good thing. Datuk May, Martin, Joe and Jeffrey has done a great job getting the temporary abodes ready. And they did it in such a short time.

    This is the beginning of our dream to achieve KWPC. WE start with KFR! Dreams can become a reality when we work on in. So, let’s join hands together and make this a success for our future generations.

  63. Elsie Toy on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

    The names sounds very serene to me. I want to go and I hope I can go on the 6 May. I hope I can travel to KH with KSJC study group cos I love to have harmony. I wish to make be there and I know that that is want and I will go for it.

  64. Christine on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:06 am

    How wonderful to have such a beautiful land in the middle of forest for people to do retreat! Such a holy land! Very happy to see all the familiar faces in the pictures. You guys work so hard. Wish I could join and help to plant some flowers/ trees. Look forward to visit KL soon!

  65. soon huat on Apr 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche. Wish we could visit the chamang site and perform retreat over there.

  66. Louise Lee on Apr 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Hahahah we are very busy in last weekend, coz Kechara House is celebrating Wesak Fair in Sunway Pyramid shopping mall. But we’re also dont make it as a reason to stop ourselves visit Chamang Land.

    If you say it , you do it, you’ll do it !!
    I love the place, everyday when i look at the photo in the blog, i tell myself i want to do it. i want to do it!

    Saturday Paul bring us to the land. And tell what we need to do for it. I am so happy , coz we got the blessing from Rinpoche to build statue and everything need in there !!

    Oh my buddha , i want it ! We also make 1 more step to go so near our KWPC !

  67. Vaiwa Veg on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Wow that’s very nice:) and ppl seem to be so happy in these pics… Best of luck for your work!

  68. Li Kheng on Apr 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Posting for Sean:

    How wonderful! Thank you, Kechara House, Datuk May and all who are working so hard to realise yet another great project from Rinpoche!

    I know it’s work in progress but is it possible to visit the KFR site… or maybe even join in to help? A small group of us from Shanghai (Christine, Betty, Vera and me) are coming to KL for the Wesak Day celebration. Time will be tight and everyone will be busy, as usual, but it would be great if we could see it…

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could also have a retreat here, a peaceful sanctuary that offers a break from the hyper mode of Shanghai…

    Sean

  69. freon on Apr 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I think this is the most tidy, need and fast “build” construction site. In such a short time, water, electricity even wifi and food stalls, washroom are equip. wow!

  70. Ethan Chu on Apr 23, 2012 at 4:23 am

    These few days, I have the great honour to help out and do some work at Kechara Forest Retreat. To me this piece of land is not just for retreat, gain merits or another temple. It is the piece of land, the Kecharians found together, and this piece of land is going to be a place for us to do our practices, work, and the benefits that we received and share it with others.

    These few days, I see groups and groups of people visiting. Groups and groups of people volunteering whether it is plantation, construction or fixing furniture; it is so meaningful. Why? Because it is because of us working together, this project is possible. Gaining merits if one thing but seeing the true beauty of Unity, harmony, be a part of bringing dharma and peace to people is another. I am very happy to see many work with smiley faces because deep down inside we are all so honoured to be a part of this massive meaningful project. Never in my life I would imagine doing something like this. I am guessing you too!

    Let’s make it happen people, Kecharians! Let’s make more Kecharians and bring we have to others so they can enjoy and be a part of us too! I’ll see you on the land very soon, just hola!

  71. Matt on Apr 21, 2012 at 3:44 am

    This is spectacular! I rejoice in this marvelous activity! Its wonderful that there will be a retreat culture coming to Malaysia like this

  72. skyong on Apr 20, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Wow the project moves so fast. Very grateful for all the people who have helped and worked on making KFR become a reality. 🙂

  73. Lim Han Nee on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Kechara Forest Retreat, a wonderful place to be in to retreat from the madding crowd. I can already visualize being enveloped by the peace and serenity and the resounding spirituality of this forest retreat.

    What a wonderful job done by the committed crew and volunteers to plant and create a garden and a temporary abode.An immensely lovely offering to Rinpoche!

  74. Thierry on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Pour les francophones, il y a une traduction de cet article en francais sur mon blog:
    http://tenzindamey.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/retraite-forestiere-de-kechara/

    For the french speakers here, there is a translation of this article on my blog:
    http://tenzindamey.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/retraite-forestiere-de-kechara/

  75. Li Kheng on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for creating this blog whereby we receive regular updated on such an exciting project.

    From the write up, Kechara Forest Retreat is a significant project because it symbolizes the physical manifestation of a stepping stone to cause the swift materialization of KWPC. Additionally, KFR will also introduce a nouveau compilation of spiritual “products” to the world of Dharma.

    Aligned to Kechara’s style, the time-honored, authentic and pure Dharma practice is brought into modern day life in a package that is palatable and practical through KFR. Families can plan a worry-free retreat weekend as every member can find interest and get involved in the wide range of beneficial activities within a comfortable and safe environment.

    Thank you again, Rinpoche, for Rinpoche wisdom, compassion and skillfulness in disseminating the complete doctrine of Lama Tsongkapa.

    Thank you to Datuk May and KFR team for your creativity, commitment and hard work to cause the continuous progress of KFR.

  76. Thierry on Apr 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    KFR looks very nice, far away from the lights of the city for a true re-sourcing, a place where we are one with nature.
    Perfect for retreats!
    What a great project this is, what great fun it must be to plant and gets hands dirty for such a meaningful purpose. The volunteers sure look like they are having a great time!

    • William on Apr 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Thierry,
      The place is beautiful, especially the view of the mountain! Quick, volunteer yourself to help.

  77. Pastor Susan on Apr 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you for all the lovely pictures, captions and update of progress. Datuk May has so much experience doing development. How beautiful that Datuk May now uses her experience and guides the young people to build KFR.. a development that will bring about so much happiness, a space that will be life changing for many people from around the world.

    Everyone else’s contribution is no less and greatly appreciated to contribute towards this spiritual oasis in our region.

    May Rinpoche’s vision manifest quickly and beneficial works spread far and wide! May all necessary resources be available for KFR to be built!

  78. Mei Fong on Apr 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    This forest setup is going to be so exciting as I can see myself doing pujas and meditation there. I have always like the greens and this will be an ultimate destination for me. Thank you everyone who have help to make this happen. With folded hands, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • James Long on Apr 18, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Yes, it is very exciting and can’t wait for it to come up. Datuk May and team are working so hard for our Kechara in Forest. Very nice to do various puja which we learned from holy sangha from Gaden in the cooling Forest!

  79. JP on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Kechara Forest Retreat is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of KL city. The air was surprisingly cooling and pollution FREE! I saw many types of birds including a wild pheasant. It’s definitely a great place to do retreats.

    DM, Martin, Joe and Jeffery have worked very hard to put up the temporary cabins and tents. It’s not easy logistically coz it’s in the middle of the jungle. And to all the volunteers who worked on the garden, it looks very beautiful! I could see a lot of love and care put into it.

    Those of you who’s not been there, look out for opportunities to volunteer at KFR!

    • DR on May 7, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      That’s right JP. There were so many nights when they worked late into the nights even before the electricity was installed. Datuk May, the Head of KFR Project is an amazing leader with years of experience in building big development projects. With her great stewardship, I think we can be all moving there by end of next year.

      I watched the video over so many times. It is so heart warming to see the enthusiasm and team work in every part of the work. When this place is up, everyone who has had a part in its development will be so proud of the place as they have contributed in one way or another.

      And to others who are reading this, get involved now. Be a part of the legacy!

  80. JG on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us all the update and convey it to all over the corners. Here we can see, this is the beautiful of Kechara Forest Retreat! Everyone planting the plants , planting the dharma seeds for future generations. Rejoice for all dharma sister and brother in cultivating all capacity to this greeny land . The more seeds it can create, the more it plant in the depths of one’s conciousness.

    Rejoice ^^

  81. ngeowchin on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

    KFR is a vision of Rinpoche which is transforming into reality , thanks to the blessings of Rinpoche and the leadership of this planet’s first 10 Star General !
    It is a project where all Kecharians , sponsors and friends can contribute and benefit spiritually, physically, mentally and environmentally. The exciting thing is that the best is yet to come . If we are all smiles now putting effort and rejoicing to see Chamang come up , we will see bigger smiles in everyone when this Chamang effort becomes the cause for its mother to arise – KWPC.
    Lets join hands to ensure the success of the above holy projects.

  82. Lim Tat Ming on Apr 17, 2012 at 1:07 am

    We can imagine waking up early at 4 am daily to do our Guru Yoga of Tsongkhapa and Setrap at the KFR Gompa. Then this is followed by performing many full-length prostrations at the KFR Gompa. Then we proceed to circumambulate at the Vajrayogini Stupa many times. At the Butter-lamp house, we offer hundreds of butter-lamps to the Buddhas.

    In between these practices, we do Vipassana meditation by strolling in the forest trails of KFR. The flora and fauna of KFR is such a sight to behold as we continue walking around the forest. We could hear the beautiful sound of birds and other wildlife as we breathe the fresh cool air and submerge our mind in the soothing energy of the forest.

    The imagination above is way too simplistic. It is not an imagination or a dream anymore! It is a reality that Kechara Forest Retreat is offering to everyone and not just only Kecharians.

    KFR is a sanctuary for the development of our mind and body. It is a place for us to get away from the busyness and stressful city life.

    Thank You Rinpoche for the teaching on preciousness of our human life and doing something meaningful to our life now before it ends.

    I am very happy and rejoice that all of us have the golden opportunity to contribute in one way or another to KFR. KFR is another of Rinpoche’s skillful means for us to accumulate lot of merits and to transform our mind for our future happiness.

    Yes I am very excited about this just like every other Kecharians and can’t wait to visit and experience KFR physically!

    Thank You Rinpoche for the inspiration and blessing for Kechara Forest Retreat.

    Thank You Datuk May, Martin Chow, Joe Ang and Jeffrey Yee for your hard work in manifesting KFR so soon.

    Thank You to the liaisons who are working very hard to raise funds for KFR.

    Thank You to others who have contributed in one way or another towards this project so far.

  83. David Loh on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Am so looking forward to see the finished product! A perfect place for retreat and some peace. Keep up the good work people!

  84. June Tang ksjc on Apr 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us all the updates about Kechara Forest Retreat through blog post and our email.Rejoice to everyone have opportunity to make efforts to the project !! May KFR can manifest as soon as possible and can benefit more people..!!

  85. Loh Seng Piow on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    As Buddha advised King Sangyal regarding the benefits of building monasteries. “Any human being building Buddha’s temple, even while still in samsara, in future lives will always have incredible wealth, like radiating palaces, like the king of devas.” That includes power and so forth. “In all the lives you will have happiness, will get good rebirth, and will create good karma in the next lives. While experiencing the result for ten millions of eons, all the time you will enjoy your life, with joyful mind, with no sorrow, and in the end will achieve the state of peace, the cessation of suffering and its causes.”

    The great Indian yogi, Nagden Pawo said, “To establish a temple for the mighty aryan beings (Sangha) of Shakyamuni Buddha, soothing somebody with the words, ‘please help to build,’ ‘please donate,’ ‘please give a hand with the work’…”—any group of people who help to build a monastery, even during sleep, while standing up, eating, whatever they do, the merit of building the temple continuously increases, immeasurably.

    Likewise, when we help in building Chamang – Kechara Forest Retreat, the merits will be the same as what Buddha has mentioned before.

    • MayOng on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you, Seng Piow for these powerful reminders for us all to put our words into action, and not just talk. It is time for all of us to ‘walk the talk’.

      • Datuk May on Apr 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

        Dear Seng Piow, Thank you for the powerful teaching on generosity and merits of donation in order to benefit others and yourself being benefited the most. Wonderful reminder.

  86. Paris on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    VERY VERY exciting for the growth of even more activity… Exciting also for this is the first venue where activity will happen and grow away from the city. Get far away from the madding crowd to a bit of peace and quiet – needed as much for the body as for the mind. This will be an amazing place for retreats, meditations, as well as active work (for when will Kechara ever be a quiet place!).

    Everyone should be a part of making this grow. So many of the world’s largest centers start in this way, and become phenomenal in bringing benefit, peace, teachings and compassion to people everywhere. Let this be the next headquarters of Kechara, so we have one in the city and one away in the forest.

    Then, next step, KWPC.

    Then, conquer the world!

    • Ana on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

      This is going to be huge in a Global way! If Kechara ever needs a Spanish Translator, please think of me. I may be in Toronto but I am more than happy to donate hours to translate the wonderful teachings, and talks and literature from Rinpoche and KH in general. To bring Dharma to Spanish speaking people is becoming important to meI am so excited that this massive project is getting started! Blessings!
      cecilia1986 at yahoo dot com

  87. Gim Lee on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    The scenery of Kechara Forrest Retreat is breath taking… I had always love nature surroundings and with this wondeful project kicked start, I really can’t wait for the time that I can attend Rinpoche’s dharma talks, or do my meditations and pujas up there.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this retreat project, thank you to everyone who have involved directly in setting the place for us… THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

    p/s: wow… Datin Lucy! You really rough it up eh. I’m sure those plants will grow beautifully with all the cares and love of Lucy & the gang 🙂

  88. leu chong hin on Apr 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks for handwork and actions.

  89. tsemtulku on Apr 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    You know I am not exactly that excited or happy to be alive. After all what is the point to exist in eating, sleeping, fighting to pay bills, ageing, getting sick, seeing some new sights, in and out of prison-like relationships, endless emotions and it’s useless expressions, ups and downs and then you die anyway. I don’t see the point of doing this for ten, twenty, thirty, fourty or more years. After all it’s the same thing year after year ending up nowhere. It almost feels like some sort of self defeating and glorified cage. I have always been very pessimistic about living because I see it as a huge redundant useless round of activities that lead nowhere. With this Chamang headquarters of our lineage arising, it gives me something exciting to wake up to. To know what it is for..the purpose, the goal and the liberation, the benefits and the lasting results makes me want to be alive to do this. Building a headquarters for our Dharma lineage is rejuvenating and has a purpose. Anything else pales next to this. I hope everyone will consider my wishes in this and truly participate. Not in words. Not in future tense wishes, not in empty gestures, but truly get involved and get it done. After all the uselessness of life and it’s end (death) doesn’t just affect me, it affects all of us…so this project is a good counter. Tsem Rinpoche

  90. Karen C. on Apr 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Are you tired of living in concrete jungle? Have you ever thought of getting a place to release all your stress, frustration and anger that arise from your hectic life? Here comes Kechara Forest Retreat- an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city.. where you can find your inner peace here.

    Thank you Datuk May and her hardworking team for such a great job. Thank you for the updates William.

  91. ERIC LEE KSJC on Apr 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    KFR,another project by kechara to benifit people in Malaysia. Ths Rinpoche had created a lot of easy way that let Malaysian to get connection with dharma. N aslo salute to the the team of Dato May n all the volunteers hard work. Kecharian, w r now move forwards to the KWPC Project, Rejoice…….

  92. suzan on Apr 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the much updates that is always been send in our email and phone.

    I’m happy to see Chamang land coming up so fast. There is so many hard working people coming too your way.May the Kechara Forest Retreat grow very big that it will become a tourist spot alongside with out KWPC.

  93. Su Ming on Apr 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Plesae watch out for more news on KFR. William is now in Chamang taking pictues of the work going on there. There are a lot of work being done today by Datuk May & her team

  94. tfreon on Apr 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Fun and meaningful outdoors activities, can’t wait to see how the plants looks like. These plants are planted with loves and care.

  95. Cynthia Ng on Apr 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Wow.. Nice and beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing us all the updates of KFR _/\_

    Rejoice to Datuk May,team and volunteers hardwork towards KFR especially volunteers put in so many efforts to plants tree,flowers all around KFR. Fully make us of your weekend to benefit others and gain merits for your loves one.

    I like the nature walks, breath meditations, fresh air at Chamang. I miss Butterlamp house in Nepal and i can’t imagine Kechara Forest Retreat has a first Butterlamp house soon in Malaysia. Shakyamuni chapel, Vajrayogini stupa for public to circumambulate and is such a nice Retreat center for all of us.

    I LIKE gardening too! Definitely i WANT to go together with volunteer and do more Dharma work 🙂 They look have many Fun and Happy at Chamang! This is a GOOD retreat for me!

  96. Jamie Puon on Apr 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Will Josh Bryan Ho be tour guide?

  97. Jamie Puon on Apr 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Greatest ever! O. I love souvenir shop!

  98. Jace Chong on Apr 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    It’s very exciting to know the progress of KFR!!!

    Thanks all the efforts in the project and also the blogging updates. Everybody is putting a lot of time and efforts in it because this is a place to benefit others, how fortunate we have this chance to contribute to others.

    May the project smoothly progress!! I can’t wait to walk on the meditation path with friends and family. Let’s contribute more to make it happen swiftly!

  99. Uncle Eddie on Apr 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Nestled in the foothills of Chamang at Bentong, about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, our own Kechara forest Retreat is going to be born. A private healthy grassroot retreat is said to have a profound benefit to one’s whole being mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It provides powerful benefits in terms of purifying one’s existence, increasing energy and vitality. In the near future, long or short-term accomodation, or a spiritual journey deep into the jungles, Kechara Forest Retreat at Chamang can be made a private getaway haven for your needs! All credits and thanks should go to our Datuk May, without whom, this dream would not have been born.

  100. Lim KSJC on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Wow, we can visualize that we will have all the facilities to do offering as in Gaden soon. So wonderful, and thanks for all volunteers and especially Datuk May with fold hands…

  101. lewkwanleng on Apr 16, 2012 at 11:51 am

    With the hardwork of everyone, Kechara is now on her way to build the forest retreat, so that people can come chill out in this retreat center in the forest.

    Please contribute whatever you have to participate in this project! Don’t miss out the fun in building a legacy!

  102. Andrew chiam on Apr 16, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Its going to be a very beautiful place for the mind and soul. I salute all the Kecharians who had worked so hard to make it possible.
    This is going to mark another major milestone in the history of Kechara success.

  103. MayOng on Apr 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Having the 1st Kechara Forest Retreat in the mountains is the best offering Kecharians can make to Rinpoche and I am estatic, happy and rejoice for all beings. All beings on the forest retreat land will be blessed by Rinpoche. Students can also go there to do quiet retreats in this wonderful surrounding. How blessed are we!

  104. patsy on Apr 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Another historical event for Kechara. Through the hard work and dedicated team under Datuk May Phng, KFR will manifest soon for all to enjoy. It will be great place for retreats and Rinpoche will soon have a Ladrang in this beautiful forest!

    Thank you, William for all the beautiful photos in your updates.

  105. skyong on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May’s team of your time and effort that now we are able to build a forest retreat to benefit more people. 🙂

  106. Irene Lim on Apr 16, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Dear Rinpoche, the report on gardeners planting flowers at Chamang brings me back to memory lane. During the year 1997/98 when we rented the bungalow house at SEA Park for Rinpoche, I was the only garderner planting flowers along the front garden to offer Rinpoche. And about 15 years after which is now you have a group of more than 10 devoted garderners sweating away at our very own land planting flowers for Rinpoche. CONGRATULATIONS Rinpoche it is all the way but up! I truly rejoice. I truly rejoice I dont have to be the lone gardener any more…. he he…
    Love, irene

  107. Su Ming on Apr 16, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Datuk May and her team did a wonderful job in getting this land. After, KFR has been completed, most of us can actually do our retreat there instead among so many distraction in town. Rinpoche has mentioned that he would like to send quite a few of us on a retreat however, at this current time, we do not have the right infrastructure.

    Most of all, I am very excited that we will be inviting Rinpoche to his own mountain ladrang. It has been a long time that Rinpoche has long to be in the mountains as it is a very strong imprint from Rinpoche previous lives.

    Offering to the Lama in this case Rinpoche is the highest form of offering the organisation can make as stated in the tantric text. And by this offering, we will create the causes to make Kechara bigger and we will be able to benefit more.

    Tune in for more updates

  108. William on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:51 am

    There are lots of work happening this week at KFR. The temporary shelters are coming up very nicely all thanks to the supervision of Martin and his team. The most exciting would be the Butterlamp House! We will be starting to build!!!

    I will be posting the next update with pictures very soon. Keep a look out!

  109. Adeline on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Nice updates and nice photos, so many trees and flowers were planted in one day very soon we will have a beautiful garden in our holy Retreat Land. May Kechara Forest Retreat will manifest smoothly and swiftly.

  110. Sock Wan on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:17 am

    I am so excited about this project. It is not just a plan but we are already working on it. Look at the mountain, the greenery, how beautiful and serene it is. I am proud to be involved. I am not good in gardening, but I can be a labour. hehe…

    Are you ready to be part of it? Take your first step by visiting us in Kechara, don’t just sit and wish and dream.

  111. Helena Chin on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…..I am sooooooooo excited about Chamang Land, very looking forward to KFR!!! Beautiful and peaceful place 🙂
    I am sooooooo wanted to help out!! Can I can I hehehe….
    I wanna thanks to all the people who are helping out.
    Datuk May, Martin and Jeffrey you guys ROCK!!!

  112. nsa on Apr 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    This is absolutely exciting!!! It has been a trend for Malaysians to go to places like Japan, China, Taiwan etc for Buddhist retreats… but with Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR), very soon the trend will be the other way around! And it would be so much more convenient for Malaysians to go on retreats when KFR is up. Currently I am not aware of any other Buddhist retreat land in Malaysia.. could KFR be the first of its kind?? Judging from the design of our current buildings, I’m sure that the gompa, ladrang, butter lamp house, dormitories and private office at KFR will be just as beautiful and tastefully designed. I would love to go to KFR and exercise my green thumbs there!

    • William on Apr 15, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      KFR will definitely be the first retreat with a Butterlamp house. And the construction of the butterlamp house will start this week!

  113. Henry ooi on Apr 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I’m sure many of us are eagerly awaiting the day when KFR is built and ready, it will not be long. I would love to bring my family there for the weekend, to be in nature and be with nature and 10 minutes away by car is a refreshing waterfall for the ear, sight, smell and sense.intsPon

  114. ECheah on Apr 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    What a lovely place, a prelude to KWPC. Bentong/Raub is famed for having the best durians in Malaysia!

  115. nicholas on Apr 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    It was a great and meritorious day for the 11 of us to be able to put our feet at this wonderful land. The volunteers are so great and they just do it! with no but. They are tired but with joy. They want the retreat forest so much and even asking when is the next trip. I felt so blessed that we are able to make such great offering to our Lama.

    I’m so glad to see some of the volunteers reschedule their plan to make join this trip.

    Rejoice and may Kechara Forest Retreat manifest in soonest time. Can’t wait!

  116. Margaretlee on Apr 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    How meritorious you all have planting the furture garden in KFR!

    Rinpoche always have skillful ways to bring dharma to us, be it planting trees and plants and sweating all day long outdoor to blogging on the web in an air-conditioned room, it is all for our learning process and training of our minds.

    I wish to join you all in the next round, roll up my sleeves and show you some feminie power! LOL!

    Thank you William Chua for such a nice updates. Thank you Datuk May for your leadership and your 3 hardworking musketeers, Martin, Joe and Jeffrey.

    • Yoke Fui on Apr 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Yes, join the group for our next visit to plant more trees and shrubs. It is very enegising and refreshing to be one with nature in our holy Retreat Project.

  117. lucy yap on Apr 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    So glad to be part of the team to plant beautiful plants and shrubs at Chamang.I will gladly do it again and again!We had a great time and great care from Datuk May.I love the place!!Looking forward to go again.Thank yOu Rinpoche for giving us this opportunity.

    • Daisy Sun on Apr 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

      Wow, A pictureS tellS A Thousands wordS! What a beautiful teamwork to make this happens! Rejoices. The hard works of tears n sweats are priceless. Lucy n Datuk May are more than what I see… Thank you.

  118. Han on Apr 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us all the updates about Kechara Forest Retreat through mms and blog post.

    Kechara Forest Retreat, definitely is a place that everyone looking forward to!

  119. Victor Phang on Apr 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Another history in-making!!! Rejoice to all of you who were so fortunate to have opportunity to plant trees and flowers at this holy land 🙂 I believe it would be a great experience and memory to see the trees that planted by their own hands growing up day after day.
    Can’t wait to see and contribute to the development of this holy place. Bringing priceless benefits to countless people and all the beings within and around the area. Rejoice for Rinpoche, rejoice for Datuk May, rejoice for kecharian, rejoice for sponsors, rejoice for volunteers, rejoice for chamang’s beings and rejoice for the blog readers 🙂
    Take good care and have enough rest Rinpoche _/\_
    With love,
    VP

  120. LilyT on Apr 15, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Awesome work this group did today! It was a delight to read about the progress of the plantings.It is no mean feat planting 345 shrubs but yet one can only sense the uplifting enthusiasm of the team in achieving this. I am truly inspired. There is a smile on everyone’s faces in the photos! To all whose muscles must be sore & stiff because of the hard work, I rejoice. Thank you to Datuk May & team for the great work accomplished.

  121. Pastor Yek Yee on Apr 15, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Kechara Forest Retreat, a very beautiful place for you and me go to relax, pretend I am a spiritual person…hehe…doing weekend retreat, walking in the forest, breathing fresh air, looking at the Buddha’s statue and one more important thing is I can away from the city for awhile, the noise and so on so forth.

    I am very excited wait for our first Kechara Forest Retreat, because it is something I feel so good to involve in. See all those pictures had uploaded in Rinpoche’s blog, read through each sms Rinpoche had sent out, wowwwww……can’t wait!!!!!

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  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 04:20 PM
    This article had show scientific analysis through vocal test and get their foot prints to prove their are being like big foot existence in this world.Whether is not 100 percent proving. I am truthfully this creature existing in this world.

    Pastor David explains about evidences through dermal ridges and that it is nearly impossible to fake them.So it all comes to the conclusion that Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch exist and that they are.

    https://bit.ly/3iZA84J
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 02:46 PM
    Going on a pilgrimage to Lhasa , Tibet is worth . Lhasa was flocked with numerous monasteries and temples.It is world-famous for its sites of historical interest related to Buddhism, where hundred thousands of pilgrims and tourist go there yearly. The Tibetan have a long history in this region and very rich in culture. It is known for its splendid thousands of sacred lakes, and unique landscapes, with towering mountains.
    A beautiful and holy spiritual place for one to go , visiting holy places and connecting with the powerful energies. The Jokhang Monastery, Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery are some of the monasteries one should pay a visit. My wishes came true last year, travelling with friends on a pilgrimage to Lhasa, Tibet. Reading this post helps a lot for those planning to go .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-lhasa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 02:45 PM
    John Lautner was an American was one of the most important American architects of the twentieth century. Wow …..his career spanned fifty-five years and left an indelible mark on the built environment of Southern California. Looking at the picture at this post tells all. Very extra-ordinary house built on a very steep land surrounded by beautiful tree canopies. Did google more about this man who built this building. He had designed more than fifty significant unique structures in Southern California alone. Over the years he had gained increasing recognition since, with exhibitions, publications, a documentary, and did appeared in numerous films, commercials, and other media. His legacy remains vulnerable till today.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing from Thierry Janssens

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/extraordinary-house.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 24. 2020 02:43 PM
    Going on a pilgrimage visiting Gaden Mosnastery in Tibet, was indeed once a life experience. Well…. Going there with an oxygen tank will be tough when one experienced difficulties in breathing due to high attitude. Nor matter what happen our Lama Rinpoche made it there back in December 2008 and early January 2009 during winter. I am lucky visiting Gaden Monastery with friends back in May 2019 without any hitch with our lama blessing then. It’s a beautiful monastery and its so holy one could feel the powerful energies there.
    For Rinpoche its home coming after so long. Seeing the pictures of Rinpoche standing in front of the Golden Stupa where the holy remains of Lama Tsongkhapa’s blessed body/clothes/relics were remind me of the great moment there. If given the opportunity again , I wish to visit the monastery again in the near future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-visited-gaden-for-1st-time-with-an-oxygen-tank.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Sep 23. 2020 11:29 PM
    Thank you for the article sharing. Children learn a lot through activities that captures their attention and imaginations. They too have a strong desire to explore, discover through activities .

    It will be a great start for the kids to have dharma teaching activities at young age, because of their curiosity and desire to follows what they see and absorb the interest to learn from experiences.

    https://bit.ly/3hTDLaV
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Sep 23. 2020 11:24 AM
    Happy to see that those kind people traveled across the world to bring awareness of dog meat trade and to make life better for another living being.Dogs are man’s best friend,give them love.

    Thank you for the people showing their compassion and rescued the dog. Hopefully this video create more awareness to let people know animals are sufferings because of the people satisfaction.Once again thank you for sharing this article.


    https://bit.ly/2HoyOKO
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 22. 2020 03:15 PM
    We are too busy with our daily worldly need but forgot to correct our merit for future life or our spiritual path. Some of us even too focus on the ritual and forgot about the meaning of the ritual.
    This book is so interesting and all chapter need to contemplate continuously to gain more meaning in this. Thank you very much for sharing with us.


    https://bit.ly/2EnF18H
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Sep 21. 2020 12:01 PM
    The paranormal is a very interesting subject matter that many Malaysians would love to watch and talk about. I myself love anything to do with the Paranormal.The team really put efforts to produce the show .
    Like many other topics, the paranormal topic serves to counter our ideology that humans are the only beings ruling the world.All the best and congratulation.


    https://bit.ly/2FQoaM2
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:40 PM
    The discovery of ancient Buddhist Monastery dated from 700 AD is amazing. Found in an archaeological excavation site at Moghalmari, India ,artifacts figure of Buddha and Buddhist inscriptions. The archeologists do believe that those structural components recovered are parts of a Buddhist monastic site . A more details study of inscriptions on clay tablets even suggested the presence of two monasteries on the basis of the structural plan. With the discovery of the site and the deciphering of the inscriptions has pointed that Buddhism had spread to India in the 7th century ago.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/buddhist-monastery-from-700-ad-found.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:39 PM
    Buddhism and Hinduism are similar because of their architecture is vibrant and colourful. They both have dharma and believe in reincarnation. The symbolism and structure of a Hindu temples were dated century ago. I love to see their ancient architecture of temples wall and so forth. Its simply amazing looking at its structures , colour . To the Hindu, the colours have a very deep significance, transcending purely decorative values in their religion and culture. Great to know there are so many beautiful ancient Hindus Temples around the world. Would love to visit these places as stated in this post in the near future . Looking at the Virupaksha Temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Brihadeeswarar Temple to name a few tell all about the beauty of it.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/beautiful-hindu-temples.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 19. 2020 02:37 PM
    Wow ……having beautiful and short memes will benefit us on our spiritual path. Simplifying for all to understand and remember the benefits and qualities of Dorje Shugden. Especially for those who are new comers with Dorje Shugden. Merely by seeing it can bless us. Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri , will help us all regardless of race and religion when we trust the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for all these creative memes.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/what-he-can-do-for-us.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 04:01 PM
    Pilgrimage is traditionally done on foot and often takes weeks or months to complete.The pilgrimage is about much more then just the destination however, the journey itself is actually the most important part of the practice.

    Now with these knowledge of where some of the relics are located, I will be able to visit the temples holding such precious blessings.Thank you very much for sharing this good article.


    https://bit.ly/32GEOGP
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:39 PM
    The most popular Buddhist nun cook Jeong Kwan, is a Seon Buddhist monk and chef of Korean cuisine. She lives in the Chunjinam Hermitage at the Baegyangsa temple in South Korea, where she cooks for fellow nuns and monks. She also cooks for visitors as well. Inspiring ….. she discovered her calling of spreading dharma through cooking adopting a vegetarian diet . What a way to start off. She credits her joining the temple and her achievements to her mother, that’s wonderful to remember her mother. Due to her popularity she was invited to appear on TV show and cooking all the way to New York. Inspiring read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix Ooi for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/jeong-kwan-the-zen-buddhist-chef.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Sep 18. 2020 03:38 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for these profound teachings and sharing Pastor Henry’s update of his daily practice with us. A good example to follow . Death is something that no one could escape for sure. Its good to meditate on death nor matter how busy we are. The whole process of death and visualizing it is highly important for us . Reading this post will have us wake up , its time and never too late for anyone to practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dear-henry-contemplate-daily.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Sep 17. 2020 11:00 PM
    Thank you for the interesting sharing of Kirlian Photography and Aura healing. The Kirlian photography technique is a very interesting method to capture the coronal discharge of certain subjects. Whether it is coloured aura or energy, I believe there are a certain energy that you emit out by what you are always of.

    Naturally, a lot of myths related to the subject emerged over time. And just like it is the case with many other spiritual and paranormal practices, there are plenty of believers who are ready to vouch for it, in spite of science having disproved their convictions.

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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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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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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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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
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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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-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 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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
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Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
6 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
6 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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