Kechara Information Center, Jakarta, Indonesia

Jan 4, 2012 | Views: 1,555

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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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    The Mahabodhi Temple is a religious site in India which marks the spot where the Buddha first attained enlightenment. It’s one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism built around 260 BCE . Bodhgaya in Bihar is the heart and birthplace of Buddhism . The Mahabodhi Temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The peace of the Bodhgaya Temple welcomes all races and it has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly as well as architecture enthusiast. The main Mahabodhi Temple complex is home to the legendary Bodhi Tree and as well as the temple itself. Walking around following Buddha ‘s footsteps to discover several places of spiritual significance around the temple. Worth going and a must place for pilgrims.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/buddha-at-mahabodhi-temple-bodhgaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    Precious teachings from Tilopa to Naropa, still trying to understand it . Simple in the verses, but there is a lot of meaning behind each and every words. I have been reading over and over again to understand more of Tilopa’s Mahamudra instruction to Naropa in twenty eight verses.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these 28 verses with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/28-amazing-verses.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:23 PM
    Prayer wheels are used by many Tibetans everyday, sometimes for hours on end. Worshippers turn prayer wheels to accumulate merit, to help all beings in the world and to purify their karma . They are part of a meditation practice. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is … By spinning the wheel clockwise and focusing on the mantra, prayer wheels are used to purify negative energy and accumulate good karma and wisdom. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is just as effective as reciting the sacred texts aloud.
    Kechara have come up with a special and unique prayer wheels which are filled with the mantra of Buddha Vajrayogini. They are made according to traditional methods. With Buddha Vajrayogini holy mantra also creates an extremely strong connection with this divine lady. Wow…our Lama personally blessed and consecrated the prayer wheels with sacred and powerful rituals,
    Thank you Rinpoche for creating these prayer wheels.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kecharas-vajrayogini-prayer-wheels.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 11:28 PM
    You’ve known this is important, but it takes time for all of us to understand the nature essential of dharma. If one is following their dharma, they are pursuing their truest calling, serving all other beings in the universe by playing their true role.

    I’m very much grateful to meet a precious Guru like u…Though i haven’t seen you in person, I believe you have been a great guidance to many out there. Thank you for article sharing.

    https://bit.ly/3fbYIN4
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 03:30 PM
    A very good idea as more and more people realized the harmful effect of household waste. Its seems that the reusing trend continues to gain steam in more countries all over the globe.

    Great idea to sell things for Eco-friendly environment.ReTuna is taking up the responsibility as the citizen of planet earth to do what they can to protect our environment.Thank you very much for this good sharing.


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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 03:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Dorje Shugden Retreat. Clear and easy explanation with instructions for us all to engage in this powerful retreat, which has brought incredible benefits . Very profound teachings on Dorje Shugden’s Retreat Practice’ by Rinpoche which has benefited many people and more to come .Watched and listening to the videos , will revisit this blog again to understand better of the teachings. A lot to catch up , immense information all I can said. We are all very fortunate to learn and practice this precious knowledge of Dorje Shugden as taught by Rinpoche.
    Thank you again with folded hands for teachings on Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 03:23 PM
    Interesting article .Tibetan Astrology is an important part of Tibetan culture. It is interwoven into daily life and provides guidance for major decisions. Tibetans have used astrology for thousands of years as a tool to better understand both themselves as such like health ,fortune and external factors in their lives. Tibetan Astrology is very much in connection with Tibetan Buddhism. Its a traditional discipline of the Tibetan peoples that has dialogued with both Chinese astrology and Indian astrology. This methods, is the most essential spiritual part derived from the Chinese, and the technical element coming from the Indian system. It is a complicated procedure that requires an astrologer.
    Wow we can discover our traits according to the Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology . That’s wonderful from there we can know how to purify our negative karma to improve our life.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 12:19 AM
    Looking through those beautiful pictures in this article is a blessing, hoping one day I could able to visit these beautiful holy place in Sri Lanka.The pictures shared are indeed beautiful and looking at the photos, one will collect merits as these are holy images of Lord Buddha.

    Thank you very much for sharing your pilgrimage to Sri Lanka and those beautiful pictures .It really wonderful and nice.

    https://bit.ly/3jN2foy
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 28. 2020 03:58 PM
    Looking at those rare beautiful pictures and antiques shown paints a thousand words . No wonder it is called Potala of the West or Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art offers visitors the opportunity to view Tibetan and Himalayan art in a contextual setting. Well this museum is located in Egbertville, Staten Island, New York City. It is home to one of the United States’ most extensive collections of Himalayan artifacts. Jacques Marchais, an American woman, who loves Tibetan arts ,serve as a bridge between the West and the rich ancient and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region. She designed and built her learning home to resemble a rustic Himalayan monastery with her an all-encompassing experience. All the years she had collected numerous Tibetan arts, antiques of cultural and historical interest. She had never visited Tibet or the Himalayas, but she had a lifelong interest in the region and sought to find a permanent home for her collection. Interesting read of the inspiring lady Jacques Marchais.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/potala-of-the-west-jacques-marchais-museum-of-tibetan-art.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 28. 2020 03:56 PM
    Great post on Dorje Shugden Dice Divination. Revisit this article again to understand better. Interesting to have the knowledge the effectiveness of divination that has benefited those who seek for advice or are having some sort of obstacles. Dorje Shugden who is enlightened Dharma Protector, so Dorje Shugden divination is definitely for sure to be highly accurate .Wow….it is fascinating about this divination lineage is, Dorje Shugden gave transmissions and explanations on his own text he composed during the trance. A lot more to read and understand, mainly its for those who have good motivation, clean samaya with the guru, trust and have faith in Dorje Shugden and always abstain from abusing the permission by performing divination for fame or monetary gain.
    Thank you Rinpohe for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 27. 2020 04:11 PM
    Now i can understand better and the differences between the Hungry Ghost festival. Reading through these wonderful article i realized what i know about Hungry Ghost festival is very little and different from what i knew.

    Ullambana is the day for helping those beings who are suffering so that they can obtain liberation and as well as to remember our dear ones who has passed away.Thank ypu very much for this good article.


    https://bit.ly/2D7jvnx
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 27. 2020 02:19 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing on the passing of S.N.Goenka. S.N. Goenka was a Burmese-Indian teacher of Vipassana meditation. He was truly the foremost lay teacher of Vipassana meditation of our time. Heard of this Vipassana meditation but not much knowledge. He who pioneered the Vipassana meditation movement and founded many centres in many countries worldwide . Countires like Malaysia, Thailand ,US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and so forth.He has been instrumental in the spread of Vipassana in modern times. He has travelled extensively around the world to give numerous discourses. The world lost a great man who had brought tremendous benefits to many through meditation. May his meditation teachings continue to spread further.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/people/s-n-goenka-vipassana-pioneer-passes-away.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jul 27. 2020 02:13 PM
    Names like Quagga, thylacine, Steller’s Sea Cow and a few others are my first time coming across. Interesting to know new knowledge of animals. Yes, if we don’t or those forest rangers or WWF not going to save and do something those animals will go extinct. Human intervention brought all these species to near annihilation. Endangered species may be at risk due to factors such as habitat loss, poaching and invasive species. As people kill these rare animals, through pesticides, hunting, poaching for medicinal use or for their skin or fur soon or later all these rare species will go extinct. The WWF are fight hard against that trend and preserve the rare species.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing ,creating awareness of protecting life and the living environment of those extinct animals.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/10-most-amazing-extinct-animals.html

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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. 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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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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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
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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
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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
    1 years ago
    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
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    1 years ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    1 years ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    1 years ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    3 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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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
4 weeks ago
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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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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
2 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
2 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
3 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
3 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 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.
5 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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
5 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
5 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
5 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
5 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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