Kechara Information Center, Jakarta, Indonesia

Jan 4, 2012 | Views: 1,547

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Valentina Suhendra is a devoted and sincere Indonesian lady whom I had met in 2006. It was the year before that when she came to Malaysia for one of her business trips. She came across one of our Kechara Paradise outlets and has since taken the personal initiative to spread the Dharma in any way that she can.

She is a highly intelligent woman. Holding two professional certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), she has worked in several industries within roles such as: Project Manager, IT Auditor, Internal Auditor, Business Process Consultant and Business Continuity Management Consultant. These are just to name a few!

At the same time, she runs several charity projects in Indonesia, including an orphanage renovation and maintenance programme, a student sponsorship programme, and animal welfare promotional activities.

Despite the fact that she currently works for one of the big four accounting firms – since meeting her, she has started a website (http://www.lamatsongkhapa.com) with her friend Betsy, began Kechara Soup Kitchen activities in Jakarta and is now working towards building a Kechara Information Center!!

This blog post will provide updates for Kechara Information Center construction… until the day of completion! Valentina will be sending in regular updates.

I am so proud of Valentina to get this whole place together and personally sponsored the renovation, with the support of her family.

Do return to this blog post time and time again. I rejoice for Kechara’s first information center in Indonesia!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

24 July 2011

Valentina:

I have made the first payment for the construction on 17 June 2011.  Several days later, the construction commenced. The steel construction took longer than the expected three weeks.  One of the reasons was a change of plans based on a discussion with the contractor, Pak Ngurah. I have decided to increase the steel quality from WR 150 to WR200 so that the mezzanine is able to bear the weight of heavy objects and to stand firm in the event of earthquake. I have made the second payment yesterday (23 July 2011).

This morning, I visited the Pejaten shelter where the steel construction took place.  The steel has been coated to prevent any possible corrosion.  The contractor and his team are in the setting process now. Once the setting process is completed (approximately 2 weeks), the steel will be brought to the future location of Kechara Information Center to be reconstructed.

This week will be busy as we have to clean up the location. Previously, I had also used this location to store used clothes that was collected from our KSK friends prior to food distribution.  My father also has his conquest of washing machines, refrigerators, air condition stored in this location. My father has a unique hobby of purchasing microwaves, washing machines, air condition, refrigerators and sometimes toilet bowls in his leisure time!

The next step will be to separate and sort out clean, used clothes and toys for our clients from last week.  Tomorrow, I will take a-one-day leave from my office, and we will start distributing the used clothes to the intended recipients (70 families in all – each family has around 4-9 children on average).  This entire process should be completed within this week.  My father will start moving his things next Saturday to make way for the on-site construction of the steel.

My father is very happy with the quality of steel and construction.  He plans to engage Pak Ngurah for other jobs as well.  My father also plans to sponsor toilet bowls, and sinks and some furniture for Kechara Information Center.  In addition, he plans to give his supply of aluminum to reduce the materials that I have to purchase.

For the moment, this is all the update that I can give. I will send updates on the construction from time to time.

Warm regards.

 

The steel beams are being coated to prevent them from being corroded.

The beams are being set up at Pejaten Shelter.

 


 

Update: 14 August 2011


The construction workers have started to make holes on location to serve as a foundation for the steel.

 

There were challenges with the items that are being stored on location, so the workers are required to constantly move these items whenever they want to dig new holes.

 


 

Update: 20 August 2011

Valentina:

On 20 August 2011, after many delays, the steel is being brought to the site and construction can begin.  My father belongings has been removed and he has kindly negotiated for a good price on the rubber parquet. I am able to envision what this place will look like – light, glass walls, beautiful Tsongkhapa altar, office, pantry, small library etc.

Warm regards.

The problems with the items being stored in the construction sites have been solved. All the steel has been transferred from Pejaten Shelter to the location and now in the process of being set up in the construction site.

 


 

Update: 26 August 2011

Valentina:

Yesterday, I paid the 3rd payment for finishing including the rubber parquet flooring, glass walls and the toilet.  It has been properly measured out now.  After reducing the space for stairs and entrance, we have about 40m2 of space, excluding the toilet.

Next week, the workers will be off for their Muslim holiday.  They will start working again on 4 September 2011.  The contractor said that the finishing will take approx. 2 weeks, but based on experience, I have decided to double or triple the time required.

I will invite the interior designer on Saturday 10 September 2011 to start planning for furniture and the altar for the Lama Tsongkhapa statue.

Warm regards.

 

Most of the steel has been set up. The contractor has informed us that he needs to procure more steel and iron since there were some mistakes with the way the stairs were set up.

 

The contractor has also given the quotation for the cost of flooring, glass walls and doors, toilet foundation, repairing the pipe above the ceilings, etc. All these costs have been paid for on 24 August 2011.

 


 

11 September 2011

Valentina:

The workers have recommenced the construction process after the long Lebaran Holiday.

In the pictures depicted below, they are of the process of putting more steel in the corners as the shape of the property is not of a regular rectangle. In addition, they have also begun construction work on the stairs.

I am currently in discussions with the interior designers. I have expressed how I would like to have 2-3 space-efficient working desks and racks, a long book rack embedded within the wall (where I will store Dharma books), and a Lama Tsongkhapa altar.

The Lama Tsongkhapa altar will be a simple one with candles and flowers. In Indonesia, I am introducing Lama Tsongkhapa as a scholarly and highly intelligent being who has made countless contributions and has numerous great works contributing towards the peace and happiness of human kind.  He will appeal to a more secular audiences and not only strictly as a Buddhist deity.

My father will donate a new sofa from his furniture inventory. This is specially for Rinpoche if he chooses to visit. I plan for the audience to be seated on the floor. We will be using glass partitioning for the areas facing the main door and a glass door.

There will also be a set of computer equipment in KIC, and I have requested for my assistant to be trained by our webmaster Syntia so that KIC can upload our own articles in the future.

Warm regards.

 

The steel infrastructure to create another level.

 

The workers hard at work!

The workers fixing additional steel bars.

 


 

13 September 2011

Valentina:

The stairs have now been partially set up. Initially, I was a little upset when the contractor told me how the stairs were taking up too much space, however, I now understand. The stairs are of a rather sizable width.

I think that it will be nice to see people coming in and going up that stairs in the future. Most importantly, I would like to place a picture of Rinpoche on the wall somewhere along the stairs. As J.K. Rowling said, the power of imagination is important :)!

My father informed me today that there may be some problems in constructing the toilet as we need to make a hole outside the property that does not belong to my parents. If making those holes is possible, my father has offered to extend the space into the additional small room to the right of the construction site. This allows me to have bigger space. I will discuss this matter with the contractor tomorrow.

In addition, my father has kindly procured working desks for this center.

Warm regards.

 

The infrastructure of the stairs is finally built!

 


 

24 September 2011

Valentina:

The first level flooring can now be stepped on. I have just finished an initial meeting with an interior designer, Ms. Liana from Lavanda interior.  I have commissioned her to make Lama Tsongkhapa altar, book rack for the Dharma library, racks for my assistants, shoe rack, and drawer set for LCD TV and DVD player.

She has understood the general idea about what I want and will come up with a sketch and quotation by next Saturday for my approval. Next week, the contractor will continue building the construction for additional room and will install the glass wall.

Warm regards.

The first floor flooring can now be used.

 

It's very spacious.

 

Those walking up the steps can be seen.

 

The structure of the staircase has been completed. Now the planks of wood are being added on.

 


 

9 October 2011

Valentina:

We are moving forward with the construction of Kechara Information Center. We faced several challenges, but in general things are looking good.

This week, I was in close communication with the contractor to maximize every space that we got. We are doing this by moving the walls backwards, and pushing into the additional room. This area is still under my parents’ property.

The challenge of this week is: while we were pushing into the additional room, we found fire hydrants and other TV cables in the way (picture below). Thus, we may need to modify the wall a little bit. We just have to be a little more creative!

 

The fire hydrants and TV cables behind the extended wall.

I have started to search for furniture. Below are a list of items that I have procured:

1. Sofa and coffee table

I have been inspecting the furnitures in my parents’ warehouse. It was like going treasure hunting! I saw an antique sofa, and although it is fully covered with thick dust and in a bad condition, I could see the potential beauty and grandeur. I have never seen anything like it in any other modern furniture stores.

Next Monday, my assistant will start cleaning the sofa with a soft brush. In addition, a sofa restoration expert will do some repainting work, as well as change the fabric and foam of the sofa. The sofa comes with two matching side tables and a matching coffee table. I plan to order a few floor cushions from the same vendor.

 

Antique sofa to be restored to its former glory.

 

2. Italian granite altar for the Lama Tsongkhapa statue

My father took me to his old acquaintance’s premise, Mr. Salim. Mr. Salim happens to be the favorite furniture vendor of high officials back in President Soeharto’s era. He owns some old treasures that I could not take my eyes off!

Mr. Salim showed me a black Italian granite table which he had purchased from an Italian diplomat many years ago. The table measurement is 2 metres by 1 metre. It is quite strong and should be able to withstand the 40 kg Lama Tsongkhapa statue and the offerings that comes with it. I have purchased this table, as well as two onyx low desks for prayer reading (for those sitting on the floor) and some containers to hold small prayer items, such as malas.

 

 

3. Book rack for Dharma books

When I told him that I was looking for a book rack, Mr. Salim invited us to go to his house to show me a gold-plated book rack. He had imported it directly from Italy approx. 15 years ago – it still looks brand new! I instantly liked the book rack, and have procured it as well.

 

4. Crystal candles for Lama Tsongkhapa altar

I requested Mr. Salim to custom-make a pair of crystal candles for the Lama Tsongkhapa altar. He said yes! I’m very excited about this as Mr Slaim is someone who appreciates the finer things in life, has retired and doesn’t actually need to work! I really appreciate his agreement! I am going to his place again next Saturday to check out the custom-made crystal candles that he has prepared for my consideration.

 

5. Eight auspicious signs

I have procured eight auspicious signs for Lama Tsongkhapa’s altar.

 

6. Wallpaper and tiles

I have been in talks with the wallpaper and tile vendor. He happens to be one of my father’s tenants. I have chosen 5 types of wallpaper from him, they are for the pillar, working area, preparation and storage area, the main room and the wall facing the stairs.

The wall facing the stairs is where the Kechara logo will be installed when we are registered. We are under price negotiations with this vendor.

 

7. Curtain

The curtain vendor has completed the thick curtain previously ordered. He will complete the rest within two weeks as he has to go to Singapore to work on other projects.

 

8. Working desks, chairs, cubicles and filing cabinet

My father is taking care of this. We have the items already, they just need to be constructed.

 

Next week, the challenges are:

  • To solve the fire hydrant and TV cable issue;
  • Complete the construction work;
  • Call the electricity guy;
  • Seal a deal with the tile and wallpaper vendor.

In addition, I plan to go to Mr. Salim’s premise again. I very much enjoy the whole process!

Warm regards.

 


 

16 October 2011

Valentina:

Progress

  • The gypsum wall in the ceilings, additional rooms and the place where the altar will be, have been installed.
  • The safety railings in the glass wall facing the stairs have been installed.
  • I had my assistant mark the place where the electricity plug-ins are to be installed.

This week we faced some progress and challenges relating to the construction of Kechara Information Center:

  • Antique sofa – Sofa cleaning has been delayed, due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Fire sprinkler pipe and the TV cableThey are still hanging in the middle of the additional room.
  • Crystal candles for Lama Tsongkhapa altar – The owner of the lamp store is currently on a holiday.

Next week, we will throw the remaining building materials, get a quote from the electricity guy and get the air condition installed. The wood will be installed on top of the iron railing that secure the stairs.

Warm regards.

 

The pipes exposed and hanging in the middle of the additional room.

Safety railings are fixed onto the walls.

 


 

23 October 2011

Valentina:

The followings are the progress and the challenges regarding the construction of Kechara Information Center’s:

Progress

  • We have solved the issue with the water sprinkler. It is no longer hanging in the additional room.
  • We may have found a solution regarding the TV cable. My father’s acquaintance, who happens to be a technician, has agreed to manage these cables.
  • The white curtain is ready.
  • I have commission a carpenter to make a book rack and preparation tables and hanging racks.
  • I have purchased a pair of crystal lamps for Lama Tsongkhapa altar (picture below). These crystal lamps are custom-made for the altar to look like candles by my father’s friend.
  • I have purchased a pair of desk lamp for the sofa coffee table (picture below).
  • I have purchased a pair of lights that look like flowers for the walls near the bookshelf.
  • I have discussed various finishing aspects with the contractor. The premise will be painted all white with Dulux pearl white weather shield. This may take another week or more because the walls need to be make even beforehand before the tiling can be installed.
  • We have thrown away the remains of building materials.

 

Challenges

  • My father has requested another additional room that can be made as a toilet in the future. This may cause the construction time to be a little longer, and also incurred additional costs. I have told the contractor to just work on the toilet door first, so it will not interfere with the finishing of the main hall.
  • My father has also requested some renovation to be made on the ceiling because it currently does not appear aesthetically correct.
  • The restoration of the antique sofa has still not commenced because the person who guards my father’s warehouse is still off sick.
  • The installation of the air-conditions is currently delayed for no obvious reasons.
  • The electricity guy still has not come, which is very frustrating.

That is the update from this week!

Warm regards.

 

Crystal lamp for Lama Tsongkhapa's altar.

Table lamp that will be by the sofa.

Wall lamp that will be by the bookshelf.

 


 

5 November 2011

Valentina:

Progress:
  • The TV cable that is on the way in the additional room has been removed
  • The installation of the steel plates are in progress
  • The wall painting is in progress (we use Dulux weathershield Brilliant White)
  • Overall we will have 60 M of space when combined with the additional room
Challenges:
  • Need to push a lot of people to work faster.
  • Noted some imperfections in the wall painting.  I have asked the contractor to repaint it.
Next week:
  • Tile installation
  • Complete the finishing
  • Install the book rack and some furniture

 

Warm regards.

The installation of the steel plates are in progress.

 


 

20 November 2011

Valentina:

Progress:

I have been experiencing delays mainly with the contractors, electricity people, and my father’s unfixed plan to move the furnitures from his warehouse to the Kechara Information Center.   Regardless, I have been doing serious talk with all these parties using wrathful and peaceful means to get things going.

The followings are the progress that have been achieved so far.

  • The antique sofa has been restored.  I just want to paint some gold in it – will do next week together with my assistants
  • The wall pictures have been framed and mostly installed.  These are pictures from our Jakarta activities related to KAS and KSK ID
  • The tiling have been installed in most of the floor
  • TV rack has arrived at the premise
  • DVD player and 40” internet TV have been delivered to my house and to be installed hopefully next week
  • The electricity installation is partially completed
  • The custom made bookshelf, preparation tables and rack have been installed.  The carpenter is now doing the finishing work

Pending matters:

  • Completing electricity installation
  • Completing the finishing of book shelf’s, preparation tables and rack
  • Having the imported furniture delivered next week
  • Having the rest of the furniture (i.e. cabinet, employee locker, 2 2pk aircon, working desk and cubicle, sofa coffee table) from my father’s warehouse delivered
  • Retouching the wall painting
  • Retouching the sofa gold painting
  • Complete the installation of wall pictures
  • Install the curtain

 

40″ TV that will be used to play Rinpoche’s videos.

 

Deciding where to put the photo frames.

 

The photo frames arranged on the wall.

 

A beautiful sofa set.

 

The sitting area.

The bookshelf installed into the wall.

 


 

1 January 2011

My dearest Lama

I wish you a happy new year! I would like to make a new year offering of the Kechara Information Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Our address is:

Kechara Information Center
Apt. Slipi Tower I, Lobby Unit T-1 Mezzanine
Jl. S. Parman Kav. 22-24
Jakarta 11480

This premise is located near business district of Sudirman and Kuningan with many alternative roads. The premise provides:

  •  Mini Tsongkhapa Library
  • The grand Tsongkhapa altar
  • Living room where the guests can watch your teachings in 40” LCD TV.
  • Filing Cabinet with glass door to store all the gifts you consigned to me. It will be for your convenient use when you visited.
  • Drawer in the back of Tsongkhapa altar where the floor cushions are kept
  • Working area where all the administration of Kechara activities in Jakarta (Kechara Soup Kitchen Indonesia, Kechara Animal Sanctuary Indonesia, and the updates of Lamatsongkhapa.com will be centralized
  • Pantry with refrigerators and multipurpose cabinets.

I wish for the Dharma class to be held by Kechara pastors in this premise in the near future, and for this place to benefit many beings.

I dedicate the merits obtained from setting up this place for three beings that are most precious to me: My father, Anwar Suhendra, my mother, Ong Dewi, and my dog, Gizmo Om Mani Peme Hung.

Much love and care,
Valentina Suhendra

 

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Grand Tsongkhapa Altar

 

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Kechara Signboard

 

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Living Room

 

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Main Hall

 

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Mini Tsongkhapa Library

 

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Rinpoche’s gift section

 

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Working area

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  2. Alan Chan ( KSJC ) on Jul 9, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Congratulation to Valentina for the great work ! Wow ! We have Kechara information centre , KSK and KIC in Indonesia , Kechara has been cross over the country and spread the Lama Tsongkhapa teaching in Indonesia. you are really inspire us and motivate us to toward KFR and KWPC project. Rejoice !

  3. DR on Feb 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Whenever i think that I am overwhelmed with too much work, Valentina comes to my mind. She has a full time job as Director at one of the biggest accounting firm in the world, single handedly started KSK Indonesia and now Kechara Information Centre. All her ‘free time’ is filled with developing Kechara in Jakarta and serving the less fortunate. She does all these with no committee to back her up, but with two assistants and afew volunteers.

    What an amazing lady with such strong faith and determination. You are an inspiration to many and an example to those who have so much support system yet chose to fail. I am fortunate that our paths crossed and i have the honour to work alongside with you.

  4. Adeline on Feb 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Valentina is such a incredible lady who has done such a fantastic job by setting up Kechara Information Center in Indonesia single handedly with a motivation to benefit others.she is a sincere dharma practitioner with a heart of gold! This shows that even though she is far away she can still practise Guru Devotion by dedicating her work to her Guru. Very inspiring!

  5. abby on Jan 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Such a inspiring story! I respect Valentina just as how I respect Dato Ruby! She took initiative to do all these to help! People in Indonesia is lucky to meet Dharma because of her dedication. I rejoice for Valentina!

  6. freon on Jan 17, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I wish i have wisdom and intelligent like her to do Dharma work like her. Ms Valentina thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Valentina is truly amazing she has now single handedly started up the Indonesia KSK and the KIC in Jakarta. I fold my hands to her. Thank you for inspiring all of us with your devotion and hard work.

  8. Thierry Janssens on Jan 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    “aide toi et le ciel t’aidera”.

    Or “push yourself, and help will come from higher grounds”.

    What a remarkable and quiet work Valentina has done in Jakarta… it is very humbling…
    The consistency, the care, the effort, the attention… I actually don’t know what to say, so I would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH VALENTINA, from my heart!

  9. Sock Wan on Jan 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Valentina is a very good example and role model for all of us even if we are not doing Dharma works. She is very determined, she knows clearly what she wants to do and with her faith in Dharma and Rinpoche, she overcomes all obstacles single handedly materialise Kechara Information Center. Instead of using the determination to satisfy personal needs, Valentina use it to spread Dharma, to bring benefits to people. She is a role model for me and I rejoice for her.

  10. Margaretlee on Jan 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Valentina single handedly set up Kechara Information Center is a truely inspirational. It shows that with an “idea” and a mind set to succeed, coupled with perseverance and effort, everything is possible.

    Her dedication to Rinpoche and the dharma is remarkable. Personally I have dealt with contractors and I must say you need to have that “extra” patience to listen to the different reasons and stories for jobs that are not done on time.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa teachings spread far and wide from Indonesia due to Valentina’s hard work!!!

    I rejoice for you Valentina!

  11. Elsie Toy on Jan 5, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Congratulations Valentina for all the great work. I have met Valentina twice when I visited KH. I recalled meeting her on my first trip to KH back in Oct 2008 I met her in SS2 where she was paints Holy Statues and I was learning to roll mantra. She is very calm and meticulous lady. Second time I saw here was another trip I made to KH on my own without the other members of the SG group. She is very very devoted and when she is up in the early morning to do her water bowls in the morning in her room during her stay in the hostel. For all she has done she has put many of us to reflect on ourselves specially me. “What have I done?” I really feel ashamed of myself of my commitment and devotion. She is away from KH and yet she can do all these on her own. She is a remarkable lady. I am very much inspired by her and I will learn from her degree of commitments. I realized that I am not doing enough myself for myself ad also for the SG group. Really Really Really put me to shame. I could have start something moving in Singapore but I didn’t I was too attached to my worldly stuff. Just feeling giving myself a few tight slap and wake up.

    Thank you very much Valentina for the setting the examples and showing the way to a lazy person like me that things can be done without having to be in KH. A very BIG Thank you to Rinpoche for this post and the wake up call.

  12. Mc on Jan 5, 2012 at 4:32 am

    It is not easy to comment on this remarkable posts because, firstly, I am reminded of all the plans I have made in the past that never started because of one reason or another. This story and effort by one dedicated person, has once and for all removed all reasons, excuses, and alibis. There are always more reasons on the surface for us to fail than to succeed but clearly if we truly put our heart into something worthwhile and with the right motive, it becomes a juggernaut crushing all obstacles in the way.

    I am reminded of a line from a movie (Field Of Dreams) that is, “Build it and they will come”. That movie slight as it may be, had a good message i.e that we have to overcome our own lack of faith before we can do anything meritorious.

    Congratulations and thank you Valentina.

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    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 12:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful inspirational quote. Everything is from within ourselves. We gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which we come across. Courage is knowing what not to fear. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.
    We practice compassion, kindness , caring and respect each other in whatever situation, turning negatives to positive.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/34504.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 13. 2019 12:25 PM
    Timely advice for us. We have little control over the circumstances around us. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing it. Live our life with the understanding of how precious every single day would be. Our time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life . Engage in those essential activities such as learning and practicing Dharma that will give us true purpose, clarity, and meaningful in life. All of us are worthy if we transform ourselves, turning negatives to positives, laziness to working hard towards our goal in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-%20%20worthy-words/u-are-worth-it.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 08:27 PM
    The Miraculous White Tara of the Majapahit Empire

    Supriyono lived in a village in Indonesia’s East Java Province. In early October 2011, he dreamt of a bluish-red dragon surrounding his village before it finally dived into an old well. Supriyono took the dream as a sign and located the old well in the Brahu Temple complex in the Trowulan sub-district of East Java Province.

    Read about the miracles of this White Tara statue: http://bit.ly/WhiteTaraStatue
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 08:00 PM
    Tales with My Lama: A Snapshot of Rinpoche’s Room

    Tsem Rinpoche had always been a private person and his bedroom was basically his personal domain. However, as a lama or a spiritual guide, Rinpoche would allow a number of his students and friends to intrude upon his personal space for gatherings, meetings and sometimes just to talk or watch a movie on his computer. Many people are probably curious about what Rinpoche’s room looks like and would perhaps like a snapshot that reveals a little bit more of Rinpoche’s world.

    Join Pastor David in his sharing of his direct experiences with Rinpoche: http://bit.ly/RinpocheRoom
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 07:52 PM
    Postcard from Raymond: “Monk’s Posture”

    To some, it may just look like a photograph of people sleeping on a fast-moving train in China, but it has deep significance. Sprawled around in the picture are men, women and children sleeping, but what is remarkable is the beautiful Chinese Mahayana monk, sitting crossed-legged in meditation posture with his head slightly bent.

    Find out what sparked Rinpoche’s sharing: http://bit.ly/MonkPosture
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 05:06 PM
    The beautiful big statue of Goddess Lok Yeay Mao stands tall on the top of Mount Bokor in Bokor National Park at the coastal provinces of Cambodia.It is one of the most prominent attractions within Bokor National Park.
    Visitor usually pay their respects to her as she is believed to bestow blessings,especially on those who make offerings to her.Thank you so much for sharing this nice article with lovely pictures.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2rtl6y7
  • Pastor Lanse
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 03:08 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for this very well-written article. It describes Rinpoche’s room and life just as what I have the honoured to have observed with my own eyes. Everything Rinpoche did was for the long term benefit of others, and the equanimity he applied onto everyone including the animals impressed me tremendously. If you think Rinpoche treated his mumus like prince and princess, that’s the way he treated all of us. If you think Rinpoche was very strict to His students, this is how he trained his mumus too. If you think he is very “OCD” in planting Dharma imprints on us, he did exactly the same to his mumus and all the animals. Not only that, he would tirelessly use many different methods and approaches according to every single individual’s levels of comprehension to make sure they will get the maximum benefits out of his skilfull teachings, either now or in the future. This is the guru who made me value the importance of Dharma.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-a-snapshot-of-rinpoches-room
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 02:56 PM
    Thank you for the sharing , it has very informative information. It is necessary to take serious action to prevent environment and save earth, to reuse and recycle. We should correct our mistakes, selfishness towards our environment. Every single action taken is to maintain the originality of the environment, if for our betterment to make live healthy and safe from pollution.

    Though government has formulated various schemes and established laws to prevent and to save the nature environment. Yet it should be still the duty of each individually to protect it for our future generations, as we are the people consuming its benefits.

    It is hard to believe but true that only a little positive movements by everyone may bring a huge change in the declining environment. Glad to read about the inventors ideas to protect the nature and help to save our environment. A good article to be shared with family and friends.
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 02:47 PM
    A frightened panda in Japan seeking solace after the horrible quake from a man…all beings suffer the same…brings tears to my eyes..so many beings suffering….May all of them recover and the ones passed take a good rebirth….

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Check out some pictures of the after quake effects at http://bit.ly/33ERGLO
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 02:45 PM
    “NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Humane law enforcement agents of the ASPCA arrested a Queens woman accused of animal neglect.

    Acting on an anonymous complaint, ASPCA agents went to the residence of 47-year-old Ana Herra and found a female mixed breed dog named Julie, who was in “terrible condition.”

    According to Joseph Pentangelo, the Assistant Director for Humane Law Enforcement at the ASPCA, when authorities came upon the dog, she was “very weak” and “in need of medical attention.”

    Pentangelo told 1010 WINS Saturday that the dog had to be euthanized after having a physical exam at Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital.

    “Her health was very compromised and she had not had veterinary attention in a long period of time,” he said.

    Herra was charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. She faces up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

    “Animals do depend on us for their care and nobody has to own a pet. But if you do own a pet, you should recognize the responsibility and there are laws that involve that responsibility,” Pentangelo said.”

    http://bit.ly/2X6JQZ1
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 02:22 PM
    Shared by Tsem Rinpoche

    This depicts a Tibetan system with dealing with corpses. After prayers have been done by the Monks, the cemetery workers will slice up the body of the dead, mix it with barley flour and with prayers scatter it to the vultures. It is the last act of giving for the person who has eaten flesh themselves their whole lives.

    It reminds us that our bodies are borrowed and VERY TEMPORARY. It is not a good idea to attach so much to our bodies, but more to our minds. Our minds will leave the bodies and whether we bury, cremate or feed it to animals, we will have to leave it. We have left our bodies so many times in our previous lives and we have no memory of it and neither does anyone else. Some people might find it disrespectful to feed the bodies to the animals, but our bodies will be eaten by insects/maggots anyways when buried. What we do with the dead doesn’t so much affect the dead. It is more for the living. But then the living quickly becomes the dead anyways and then everything is forgotten.

    So what is important, is to take care of the mind. Start now. Whenever you feel like quitting, remember your mortality and all the karmas you have accumulated. Nothing is harder than to control one’s negativities and fears, but death doesn’t stop anything, it is just carried over into future lives. So deal with yourselves now and overcome now. THERE’S NO ESCAPE FROM THE SELF.

    Check out the picture at http://bit.ly/2NC9B06
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 02:08 PM
    The Yong He Gong Lama Temple, also known as the ‘Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple’, is a temple and monastery of the Gelug (Yellow Hat) School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located in the North-Eastern central part of Beijing.

    Yong He Gong was built in the 33rd year during the reign of Emperor Kang Xi (1694). It was built as the residence for his 4th son, Prince Yong Zheng. In 1722, Prince Yong Zheng ascended to the throne and moved to the Forbidden City. However, he still had great affection towards the mansion as he had been living there for 30 years. In his third year of reign, Emperor Yong Zheng upgraded it and named the mansion to Yong He Gong.

    In 1735, Emperor Yong Zheng passed away and his body was temporarily kept there. After his passing, Emperor Qian Long ascended to the throne. In his 9th year of reign he followed his mother’s instructions, took into consideration his father’s belief in Buddhism and he rebuilt the major halls into Buddhist ones, transforming it into a Tibetan Buddhist temple!

    In the Falun Hall, also known as the Great Hall of Scriptures, sits a grand 6 metre statue of the founder of the Gelugpa school, Lama Tsongkhapa. Below is an article on the restoration of Lama Tsongkhapa in the heart of Beijing, China. Take a look at how they restore the gold painting on the beautiful Lama Tsongkhapa. Very nice restoration of something culturally very important to the Chinese nation.

    Read more about An age of restoration at http://bit.ly/2CBwxWY
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 01:46 PM
    Pemako is located in southeast Tibet. In Tibetan, the word “Pemako” means “Lotus Array” or “Lotus of Great Bliss”. It is a land that intrigues many Western explorers as it is thought to be the sacred land of nectar and bliss as described in Buddhist scriptures.

    Pemako is thought to be one of the 16 earthly paradises, a promised land where humanity will survive in the event of worldwide famine or calamities. It was also referred to by Guru Rinpoche as the “supreme hidden land”. Guru Rinpoche had concealed 108 “beyuls” or “hidden valleys” in the Himalayas to be revealed at specific times during the degenerate age. Shambala is the greatest hidden valley, Pemako is another one of them. The Buddhist texts describe these hidden valleys as being reminiscent of paradise. They can only be reached with enormous hardship, and those who force their way through may encounter failure or even, death.

    The landscape and geography of Pemako is shaped like that of Vajrayogini’s sacred body in a sleeping posture form.

    Her head is Kangri Kangpo (White Snow Mountain)
    Her two bosoms are Namche Barwa and Gyala Peri (both mountains)
    The lower part of her body lies in Yang Sang (upper Siang region of Arunachal Pradesh)
    Her sacred triangle is at the confluence of Siang and Yang Sang (rivers)
    Her sacred vulva is at Kila Yangzom
    Her navel is a small Nyingmapa monastery called Rinchenpung

    Understand more about Pemako (Vajrayogini’s Sacred Body) at http://bit.ly/2CCjxQI
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Nov 12. 2019 12:39 PM
    This is such a heart-warming story, to go the extra mile for an animal that cannot even say thank you. As a good human being, we have to be kind and generous to not just our kind but to animals as well. We should be even kinder to animals because they are the weaker ones.

    Human beings take away their habitats but all they can do is to try to find another place to live in. They have no one to complain to, there is no justice for them. The least we can do is not to harm them and help them whenever we can.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dramatic-rescue.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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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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
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    8 months ago
    Beautiful
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    10 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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