KMP Group is special… Dr Lanse is special…

Mar 25, 2010 | Views: 308

Kechara Media and Publications is a dept of Kechara House that we affectionately call KMP.

KMP is a dept that I conceptualized a few years back to publish our books, writings, thoughts, & videos to have available for the general public.

In the beginning KMP was working out of a rented house and had a few people that really believed in the work. Of course there were a few who didn’t think it would take off, but it did! It has grown to owning it’s own building filled with plenty of full-time talented staff that I am very proud of. The staff are committed to good work, excellent high-standard products which all of KH are proud of. Each product is literally a work of art when it reaches the public’s hands… and a feast for the eyes and knowledge for the soul.

We have received many feedback from people on how beautiful our books and products are, and how much our videos have touched the lives of many people. Yes, touched the lives of many… that is what we live for! I know KMP feels very happy to enrich other people’s lives. I know I love to enrich others lives. So we go well together. That is the best way to live.

KMP has their books all over the major bookstores in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. We are working on getting them global because we will work hard to achieve it. KMP is a fledgeling Publications and unique here in the east. But all great things come from something small and insignificant in the beginning. KMP is not small and not insignificant, but it will grow bigger that is for sure… KMP are very determined…

We have writers, graphic artists, admin ppl, editors, translators, volunteers, etc etc… and they are good people I am proud to say.

In this picture (above) they are celebrating Chinese writer Yek Yee and Chinese Translator Dr Lanse’s birthdays. They have invited Paul from Kechara Discovery Dept to join them..how nice. They are having some great Indian food… I won’t call them a traitor because they didn’t go to Kechara Oasis (KH’s Vegetarian resteraunt) this time around… hehehe.

Dr Lanse is a medical doctor. She is a straightforward and quiet person that thinks, examines and observes alot. It must be because she is intelligent. When you first see her, she has this, DON’T MESS WITH ME LOOK, hehe, but actually she is very nice.

She is a pleasant person to hang around with and although shows a placid exterior, and has her moods (doesn’t everyone?) is really quite soft inside. A very soft-hearted and even person. She joined KMP because she liked dharma work and really likes to touch people’s lives with her translations. She joined in the beginning just to help, but as she stayed a little longer, then longer and then just stayed. Welcome!!

The KMP group are a bunch of very attractive, fun, crazy, very loud, intense, lively, strange (not autistic… hehe), alternative (in all sense of that word), and off the wall group of people who don’t care what society thinks and just lives their lives helping others. They are very colorful and hard to resist… I mean it. They are a very irresistible lot. They have so much fun, I really don’t know how they get so much work done. And I mean it, they get a lot done… you should see their impressive website of books, videos, Buddha boxes, etc!! They are coming out with like 20 something titles this year again!!!

You see when you do any type of NGO work it benefits many people. It’s harder work, longer hours sometimes, less pay, less material indulgements perhaps. But you are not taking on the ‘sacrifice’ for nothing. You are not enduring lesser of what other people have for nothing. You are not simply having less because you are incapable. You are making a conscious, powerful decision to serve others. You are making a powerful statement that you are going to do more with your life. To benefit others. To enrich the lives of many around you and on this planet. You are in fact doing it for many many many people and non-people but living. Whatever you are doing will save a life, change a perspective for the better, give hope to someone, prevent something ugly to happen to another, encourage and empower others. For that noble and selfless work, you willingly and compassionately have less. You are not less from doing this..contrary, you will be more. You will be a beacon, an inspiration. Your name and work will bring smiles and hope…that is beautiful. That is the type of people that does NGO work which is what we really are. By doing this type of work, you feel happier SHORT AND LONG TERM. Because sacrifice is only sacrifice when you selfishly only think of yourself and in the end that will not get you far. Sacrifice has this connotation that you are giving up something really good for less. But you know what? I don’t agree. Sacrifice is labelled sacrifice when it arises from selfish desires and goals… like I didn’t get something. So doing NGO aka Dharma work is not a sacrifice because you lose nothing and GAIN EVERYTHING. THAT IS RIGHT. YOU GAIN EVERYTHING. You gain happiness, respect, and self respect. It is therefore not a sacrifice at all but a great blessing to do work for others.

Dr Lanse was suppose to go and do her medical practice, but she ended up staying in KMP with us!! Some people might think, what?? You don’t do your medical practice to translate instead??? But you see, Dr Lanse is NOT LIKE OTHER PEOPLE… she does what makes her feel enriched and what’s in her heart. What other people think and say, she will politely listen, but ultimately she listens to her heart. And her heart says she likes to manifest her love to help others through books. KMP really respects her and are so happy to work with her. I know, because they tell me so. I am very happy she works with us and is part of our group. Our group will GET VERY FAR AND DR LANSE IS COMING ALONG WITH US.

Dr Lanse made a selfless decision to benefit others in this way. That is her choice and ultimately no one can say she is wrong or right, because she is intelligent enough to know how she wants to live her precious life. She realizes she can’t live her life in other people’s dreams and projections of happiness. That she needs to live her life in a way that makes her feel empowered, blessed, beneficial and enriched. After all life is short and we can’t live our lives doing something that other people say would make us happy and we know it is not true… because serving others is the real cause of happiness whether you believe in Buddha or not.

I must say, she sets a powerful example to the world of materialism, greed, name/position mongering, and to herself that we can choose to do a work that may not be as materialistically ‘up there’ (wherever that is) to everyone, but we have the courage JUST TO DO IT. That we can’t be swayed by materialism and at grasping titles/names and yet we can be happy. Because we can do something really good. Dr Lanse literally at the last minute choosing to work in KMP instead of going to a medical position totally blows away so many fixed conventions of what we should do, how much we should earn and what title I should have TO BE ‘HAPPY’.

I am proud of Dr Lanse for making a statement to the materialistic world that happiness doesn’t just come from money and having a job that most of society thinks ‘wow’ about. We can’t live on a reputation or the approval of it from other people because in the end we will feel empty and alone. Happiness comes from within when we are really proud of what we are doing. Dr Lanse just throws convention to the wind. In fact that is how KMP is like. They have a lot of ‘unusual’ people who just throws conventions to the wind and just be themselves… great group.

I don’t see Dr Lanse everyday, but knowing she is in KMP makes me really happy. I have alot of exciting ‘plans’ for her in the future. Plans for her and everyone in the future. I can see her having a long, happy, career and involvement in Kechara House especially with (Kechara World Peace Centre) KWPC coming up. I can see her in the beautiful mountains and trees of KWPC later on enjoying the environment. I can see her translating some sacred tantric practices for the Chinese world….she will benefit from it tremendously also not to mention the Chinese speaking world will need it so much..Tantra is rare and very life changing when done correctly.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR LANSE AND I WANT TO TELL HER THAT I TREASURE HER TALENTS AND HER INVOLVEMENT. I really want to work with her until the end of my life. If I can help her in anyway, she must always let me know. My doors are open for this talented and selfless individual.

Not to forget hardworking Yekyee, I also wish her a merry birthday and many more to come.

Anyone who has the merits to work in KMP or any of the depts of KH, you are special people and very lucky to be working towards something big for others/yourselves. You are special is because you are doing something totally other people wouldn’t conceive of. You may be pioneers in working in dharma as a career, but everything in this world was started out that way. There are ups and downs, but concentrate on the ups. Because eventually the ups become more. Be proud you are working in the dharma and send that message to everyone that meets you and sees that glow in you from serving others. YOU WILL NEVER REGRET SERVING OTHERS OR FINDING YOUR SPIRITUALITY. Our work is totally spiritual. By helping others through our work, we find ourselves.

This great photo of Dr Lanse was taken by Paul literally 15 mins ago and he bluetoothed it to me and here it is. Dr Lanse is glowing….And KMP I ask you to continue to love, support and be there for each other. What makes you successful is not having your books on every bookshelf in the world (although that does help) but the genuine human love and care you nurture each other with. Be altruistic with each other and genuinely care for each other always… thank you!

Much care,
Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. KMP just sent me these dishes of Indian food ( I love Indian food) and I had to show you they got me alot… I’m already as big as yacht… hehehehe

 

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  1. Chris Chong on Mar 20, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article. Dr Lanse is indeed very inspirational. Her choice choosing dharma over medical career is totally unconventional. I bet the society will say she must be crazy to make such a choice.

    Rinpoche also mentioned in this article that when we choose dharma work as a career or lifestyle, it is not a sacrifice. Many would think that choosing dharma means sacrificing good future, money and “good” lifestyle. In the contrary, we gain things that are much more precious than money and “good” lifestyle. The most important is we gain happiness that generated from helping others and being compassionate. This kind of happiness is rare and is the best kind.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  2. sweekeong on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:27 am

    KMP has an amazing group of people. It was from their works written by writer Jamie and David that we can see how is it like to be a disciple of a guru. They have close Dharma working relationship with Rinpoche and be able to share their experience into written works with everyone. Dr Lanse’s contribution definitely will increase the Chinese works produced by KMP. 🙂

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  4. Anila on Oct 8, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Dr. Lanse I won’t say Happy Birthday to you. Its been a few months already since your birthday. But I want to say CONGRATULATIONS! You have joined KMP fulltime. I am sorry to say that I didn’t know you until I spoke to you for the 1st time in KH2 after the Setrap Puja last week. I still don’t know Dr Lanse that well yet. After talking to her I found she is a very simple and humble person. My comment is although she is a Medical Doctor by profession she will be collecting the same merit and will not loose the merits that she will accumulate by joining Dharma. I think this would be the same as both are doing same virtuous work.

  5. Hee Peng (Melaka) on Jul 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Wow! Kechara House is really full of amazing people! People who have left their high pay jobs to take part in dharma works FULL TIME with the selfless motivation to benefit all sentient beings. This is very, very inspiring! It takes a lot of guts and courage to defy the social norms to do something that is “alternative” and yet beneficial to many other living beings, at the expense of oneself.
    I do hope that one day I too have the opportunity and privilege to contribute to such a wonderful organisation.
    Kudos to KMP, which has produced so many wonderful publications that helps to disseminate H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s dharma teaching and words of wisdom to wider group of people, including me myself.
    Ribuan terima kasih.

  6. fang on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a lone character standing in the shadows. She was quite a distance away… pacing back and forth, engrossed in her conversation over the phone. Once in a while, she would stop on her track and take a long, hard drag from the cigarette in her other hand. That was the first impression I have of Dr Lanse on my first day at KMP. Over my 11 months in KMP, we hardly ever had time to sit down together and chat until recently. I have found her to be very considerate and sincere. She is one who hardly ever expresses her emotions outwardly, she has her own ways of showing that she cares – usually through little gestures and her “hey, want to eat lunch arh?”. It is a pleasure to have her as a friend, and colleague.
    ps – I am so very happy announce that she has finally moved on from her Aaron Kwok haircut! Our Dr.Lanse is now sporting a much up-dated do! Very nice!

  7. Deborah on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    It’s a KMP day today, so many things to say about my fellow colleagues and comrades. I love Dr Lanse!, If I was alternative and single, she’ll be so stalked. Ha!Ha! She is a wonderful human being with a heart of gold. Never angry, never spiteful, never anything negative. She’s always so calm, handling any curve balls thrown at her with the best intentions and the sincerest outcome. She’s also someone who is there to listen to you, your nagging and counsel you till you feel better. Always concerned with the welfare of her colleagues, she’s always there to lend a helping hand. Above all she rises to the challenge of KMP’s Chinese editorial department together with Ms Kok Yek Yee our very own John Wayne (as certain quarters put it) whom we equally love and adore. Together they are coming out with great Chinese language books. So look out for the new titles!

  8. Allan Lee 李栢荣 on Jul 9, 2010 at 1:29 am

    It is 4 months already that I know Lanse. She is such a great person with great personality. Never hesitate to help anyone in need of her help. She will put aside her own interest just to help the person out. How great this is and honestly it is something rare to find in most people in the modern day. She is mostly quiet inside the editor’s room typing away diligently on her works and sometimes she is so engrossed in her work until she do not realise that someone in walking pass her. Sometimes I see her walk pass my room full of thoughts without realising me sitting in my room and when she walk back again she will look very surprised seeing me inside my room. haha…that is Lanse. She is a great friend to me as well as everyone else in KMP, we do not work in an office. We work really work in a dharma house like a family. I am really glad to be part of KMP. Love you guys!

  9. Jay Jae Chong on Jul 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    KMP is a power team of the entire Kechara Organization. KMP has got the most youngsters there, and the dynamics is very very strong and lively. With the sacred blessings of Rinpoche, KMP is empowered to rule the entire world with the power of compassion, wisdom and skillful means through the incomparable teachings of the sage and master Je Tsongkhapa.
    Through Rinpoche’s blessings KMP’s new CEO, Liaison Phng Li Kim now heads this group of dynamic people through trials in fine tuning the entire publishing team. This is notably successful with the many publications that has been produced and made known to the entire world.
    As Paris and Davd takes on the role to promote Kechara on its successful upfront, behind the scenes are very powerful people such as Dr. Lanse whom by just joining KMP full time creates a strong wave of inspiration for many more people to quit their mundane life in order to join Dharma full time.
    Way to go KMP! I love u guys!

  10. Peter on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    KMP is a truly one Dept that always had my curiosity like the cat peeping at the door….
    Always wondering what goes on in their cave that makes them the highlight of the party….
    Li Kim…a memorable woman to me…when I made tears flow from her eyes when she was answering a question during one Sunday Manjusri Dharma class in KH1 that I posed on Rinpoche and next thing I knew, some other ladies started too and next thing I new, it was kleenex time…whew!
    Dr Lanse, met her during the training class for the Tibetan Medicine Buddha Puja…she was fascinated by one story I told…(never mind, it’s between us *wink*) she exudes confidence and capability.. 🙂
    “Be altruistic with each other and genuinely care for each other always…”
    Rinpoche has the heart of a father and beyond. Sadhu!

  11. Yokefui on Jul 6, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Rinpoche’s words hit right on bull’s eye.
    Most people think if you go 100% into spiritual work , something must have gone wrong with your life otherwise why would “normal” people do that?
    Well, in Kechara if you care to mingle around and talk with some of the full time people you’ll find that we are ALL very normal . We are normal with a belief that we can do more meaningful things in life.
    Since I joined KH 5 years ago, more and more young and highly qualified people come on board of the Kechara battleship. They are inspired by Rinpoche and the Organization’s growth.
    Welcome to all the new people in Kechara !

  12. Sharon Saw on Jun 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    The Benefits of NGO Work

    I was checking through Rinpoche’s blog for any problems with hyperlinks with the new kechara.com website and I came across this blog post on why we do NGO work. I found it so inspirational that I am re-posting an extract. The original is here. When you…

  13. seonghuat on Mar 30, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, DR LANSE & YEK YEE!

  14. keng nam on Mar 28, 2010 at 8:17 am

    This is just an amazing blog and Rinpoche is incredible with all his students and the love and care he shares with everyone regardless of race creed or age reverberates through the whole orgnisation and this is the ‘ripple’ effect that we are seeing in Rinpoche’s students who are always looking for ways to help people. And Rinpoche’s fluency in english is a tremendous benefit to the western/english speaking population.

  15. Allan Lee on Mar 26, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Wish you best of health. Was laughing so hard when I read your blog about KMP. KMP is truly an amazing place to be in. Though I am only here less than a month, but I feel that I’m here like forever…. Days pass by as if it is Friday almost instantly. There is not a single day that pass without a burst of laughter. It is truly amazing!!! I really love every moment and everyone in KMP. They make me feel like I’m in a centre of happiness. Though we are all so busy with our works, but we always laugh it out and then we continue responsibilities. As for Dr Lanse, she is totally a great person and so easy to get along with… Hope she can quit smoking soon…hahaz…..
    Love,
    Allan

  16. Tan Sio Chian on Mar 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    KMP/ Kechara Media & Publications! You guys are truly crazy, mad, fun and nutty ( some of you love to munch groundnuts like me, hee hee). You know, when I went back to KMP 2 days ago to finally clear my stuff, I felt so at home as though I have never left. KMP is full of great energy. Keep it up and produce more and more great books. I will do my best to promote KMP products at the outlets.
    Happy Birthday Yek Yee and Dr Lanse !!!!!
    Love,
    Sio Chian

  17. stella loh on Mar 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Good Day! i am too new to comment too much in here cause there are lots of things that i need to learn and understand. haha! wait for me.. i am trying everyday.. since the day we met at Ladrang coincidentally, Your words and teachings are very valuable to me and thanks for making me CRY!! haha!
    i am so excited as tomorrow would be my very first day for distributing food to the homeless… :)) and i will be doing the 2 hours setrap puja too.. hehe!
    LONG LIVE …. RINPOCHE! i need more of your teaching and blessings!!
    xoxo

  18. Julia Tan on Mar 26, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful post with us. I enjoy reading every post that Rinpoche posted. It’s so motivated and inspiring. Everyone in the pictures are wonderful people that dedicate their lives to dharma. They work day and night to bring Rinpoche’s teaching to the world. Look at the oven hot Vajra Yogini book in CHINESE!!! It is stunning, loud and sacred. It’s not just a book with beutiful VY pictures but tons of tons of love from Rinpoche that make this book shine!!
    Congratulations KMP. Please continue to be VERY LOUD and CRAZY cause we love it! It wakes people up and says: Hey!! It’s time to join us!! Kechara World Peace Centre is coming up!! Hurry!! look at you guys, tremendous merits and happiness following you everywhere you go. You bring this energy to whoever comes near you.
    Dr. Lanse and Yek Yee happy birthday!! Thank you for being there for the Chinese speaking group. 加油,我会为你们打气!
    Shirley, hurry up!! Rinpoche’s waiting!!!!
    With folded hands, Julia

  19. susan on Mar 26, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    You are the greatest writer I’ve known because Rinpoche writes from the heart!
    I’d like to add on to what Rinpoche has shared about KMP. When we’re not working but hanging out with each other, we mostly joke, eat together (yes, we eat constantly in KMP) or debate on Dharma topics.
    Since it’s Dr Lanse’s birthday, I’d like to share a little about her. Dr Lanse is always thinking of different ways to share Dharma skillfully with her friends. From the questions she ask, it is obvious she cares for her friends very much. Dr Lanse is intelligent and insightful and is very pleasant to be with. Happy Birthday Dr Lanse!
    A little about Yek Yee…she’s an amazingly tough gal who goes through challenges and difficulties with a smile. We have gone through alot together and have built a very strong bond of care and support for each other’s growth. She’s shared a little of her childhood stories and it blows my mind what she has gone through. I can’t wait for her biography as it will for sure inspire many, many people.
    I remember Yek Yee’s first audience with Rinpoche as a journalist about 4 years back. Since then, Yek Yee has translated so many teachings into books, quarterly Kechara newsletters, website translations, conduct Chinese Dharma classes, nurture the many chinese speakers who comes through Kechara’s door… I am very proud of Yek Yee and rejoice in her efforts. Happy Birthday Yek Yee!!
    love
    susan

  20. David Lai on Mar 26, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Dr Lanse did amazing work and we/I am so proud to have her as our member of KMP. She did tremendous translating work for the Vajrayogini book. Happy Birthday to her, if she is reading this and hope to see her do much, much more translation work and other writings as well. It is such a fun and diverse family this KMP is and not to mention how fun, strange and wonderful leader we have in Li Kim- CEO of KMP. She brought much care, stability and a whole lot of work and laughter along the way….

  21. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Mar 26, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Paris,
    That is super super super funny….that the place you all went to dinner put you guys FAR AWAY FROM THE OTHER TABLES…hehehehe.
    They weren’t sure if this group would be good or bad for business…
    Tsem Tulku

  22. Paris on Mar 26, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for giving this crazy, mismatched, strange bunch of people this extremely precious opportunity to be in the Dharma and bring even some small benefit to others through the books. It is never a sacrifice but an HONOUR. I believe this from my heart and there is no where else I would rather be.
    Perhaps it is karma, or some very strange prayers we all made together in a previous life but this large, “strange” extended family is more of a family than many of my real family and again, it is an honour to spend every single day with them. Sometimes, if we don’t see each other for one or two days, or when someone travels out of state for a few days, we ring each other and scream down the phone because we miss each other so much.
    LiKim is right about the loudness… although I agree with her that it’s because we’re just full of expression and like everyone to know HOW MUCH WE LOVE THEM. When we went to dinner tonight, they put us far away from their other customers in a table OUTSIDE so we wouldn’t tear down the house hehe. it’s just cos there’s so much love.
    PS Paul of KD is our automatic honorary member of KMP. We love you too xxx

  23. Li Kim on Mar 26, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I laughed when I read Rinpoche’s write up about KMP. Yes, the description of KMP and the people in the team is absolutely the whole truth. We are really a bunch of crazy, creative, yes alternative, moody for sure, off the wall, and most accurately VERY LOUD. Me especially!
    Love, Li Kim
    Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters,
    I am very proud to lead this amazingly lovable team of individuals. They take my spiritual journey to a new level daily. Patience, compassion, humility, care, love, empowerment, encouragement, tenderness, sensitivity – they bring this all out in me. Of course there are the other stuff they bring out too… High speaking volume (my mom calls it screaming but to me it is volume-filled expression, hahaha), quiet self-hair-pulling contemplation, lots of caffeine fixes, and many “Aiyo” moments.
    All said and done, one thing they bring out most in me is laughter! Not a day passes that one of us doesn’t crack some stupid remark which cracks everyone up. At times, in fact most of the time, the remark is at the expense of another. So, on top of it all we at KMP are a thick-skinned bunch of creative and dedicated individuals.
    Come visit us… please bring your own ear-plugs ok. We do not provide as we do not need them. We are immune to loud sounds…
    Enjoy the Chinese Vajrayogini coffee table book! It is our pleasure and honor to have worked with KD to bring all of you this wonderfully insightful book!
    With appreciation,
    Li Kim

  24. Jace Chong on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I always want to thank KMP for the books they published. I enjoy all the books, and they really help me a lot in my spiritual journey. The books are at my top list of gift choice if i want to give something to my friends and family.
    My world is “wider” after reading every book from KMP, and I wish my friends and family feel the same way too.
    Thanks KMP for the efforts, wish more books especially Chinese books come out and benefits more and more people!! ^^

  25. Dino Goh on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    This is an amazing article!
    I’m always moved by your powerful, inspiring and beautiful words. I hope there are more people in this world can hear what you say. May I humbly volunteer myself to assist in translating your blog into Chinese? I wish those Chinese educated people will be benefited from it and being updated as soon as the English version is posted?
    Wish you have a good health and long life.
    Thanks and regards,
    Dino Goh

  26. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    My dear shirley,
    You are fast and quick to immediately read. You should win an award for the BIGGEST KECHARA FAN OF THE YEAR!!! hehehe
    You know, I haven’t given up on you and I am waiting for you to do dharma work 100% in the future. You are talented and fast and you can benefit alot. You write wonderfully bide a way. I wish i can write as good as you…next life..hehehe
    You are like solar energy, we have to ‘harness’ you.
    Seriously, I am waiting for you my dear wonderful student, who deep in your heart you are a good person and generous enough to benefit others. I know you can benefit many…and I am waiting for you…
    Much care,
    Tsem Tulku

  27. Shirley Tan on Mar 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Truly enjoyed this post, Rinpoche. Thank you so much. You have given me the perfect words to explain and share with others on how very precious and special Kechara people are. Especially when they consciously gave up seemingly “better job offers” and higher pays to do what they do in Kechara with loving care. Have reposted and re-tweeted. Thank you again and a very lovely evening to you, Rinpoche.

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  • sarassitham
    Saturday, Dec 5. 2020 12:02 AM
    Thank you for the sharing this wonderful article. This has opened my eyes to the beauty and significance of Buddha’s statues carved out from a huge living rock directly into the rock face, such as amazing craftsmanship and architecture. This is also a good way of understanding the reverence that the Sri Lankans have towards Lord Buddha and his teachings.

    This world heritage site, are well preserved and maintained and contains a number of historic remains. 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.
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Dec 3. 2020 11:32 PM
    Thanks you for the interesting article sharing. Actually I don’t really enjoy historical topic but I got impressed with this article of Lost City of Kota Gelanggi. I never knew there are hidden secret place in our country earth.

    The lost city of Kota Gelanggi is extremely important ancient archaeological site located in the deep, dense tropical jungle of Johor. It is speculated to be the first capital of the ancient Empire of Srivijaya and is one of the oldest Kingdoms in South East Asia.

    What puzzled me was, this Kota Gelanggi structure are similar to Angkor Wat, but the lost city is much older. Hopefully the search for this lost city continues and the truth should be reveal for the generation to come. Thank you for good history and a mystery discovery.

    https://bit.ly/2VAZ0W8
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Dec 1. 2020 10:43 PM
    As long as people have been around looking at the sky trying to understand what they are seeing and understand something strange, something unknown to anyone, and it’s such a powerful thing to discover.

    UFOs has been the topic of some serious mainstream media coverage after the disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370. This was the biggest and most expensive search ever done in the history of aircraft with no good explanation and no evidence of any wreckage! As the mystery deepens it has become the number one news story that media around the world has been reporting, there may be a UFO abduction connection.

    https://bit.ly/2VjRW0e
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Nov 30. 2020 10:33 PM
    Very Inspire article of an artist, Art have been more than a hobby to the Princess of Polka Dots, Yayoi Kusama. It was her burning passion that lighted the fire in her soul. With so much of struggle since young, and her positive attitude empowered and engaged her to learn the skill professionally. Her creativity contribution was well received and benefited many all over the world.

    As for Yayoi Kusama art was a great escape, a way to be free of the troubles, worries, and horrors in life. Thank you for this valuable teaching and for the fantastic compilation of info and photos. Well., I am fascinated on polka dots art especially on clothing.

    https://bit.ly/3mqNcla

  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 02:00 PM
    Celebrities like Pink , Chrissie Hynde , Sir Paul McCartney, Benji Madden naming a few who had use their fame for good cause. These celebrities truly are using their impactful voices to influence millions to do good, voicing opinions on matters such as fighting against illegal fishing, created viral memes to educate people about climate change, speaking out for women’s rights , eating healthy foods and to be a vegetarian for good to save animals been slaughter and so on. These celebrities have tremendous influence, acting as role models to many young people so as adults, even with their busy schedule. They has been influential in supporting its mission of saving animals been slaughter for human consumption across the globe. Great and truly inspiring.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/cause-celebre-celebrities-with-a-cause.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 01:57 PM
    Looking at the pictures tells us more….sad and heart-felt seeing those innocent kittens is shot dead by someone who is so cruel. How can whoever who did it so senseless . What goes around will comes around. The mother cat kept licking the kittens, from the picture ,heart broken seeing all her love ones dead. Could not imagine that situation, sad that one of the kitten had the chest cut open and heart exposed with the neck tied with a rope. The other three kittens were already been shot yet their heads were stepped on. Horrible death those poor kittens, may these kitten have a good rebirth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/guess-why-the-tragic-cries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Nov 28. 2020 01:55 PM
    Reading this blog and feeling sad . Soolam a Golden Retriever, who was a service dog specifically trained to perform work and assist the writer since as a small furry. Soolam was one loyal companion and dear friend indeed to the writer. To euthanize a furry friend is hard felt for the writer as the Golden Retriever could not stand or walk, and even eat. Whatever he eats will throw out. Looking at the pictures the heartfelt writer hold on spending a precious moments with his doggie before he was euthanized. Soolam was a celebrity featuring in scores of times in newspapers, TV and radio. He even appeared as the main star of a special video about service dogs. The writer brought him everywhere he goes for meetings , travelling long distance and so forth over the decades. Well…. he finally laid to rest with his friend. The writer later found Zhar a new friend during a very strange coincidence.
    A beautiful story indeed , with a happy ending.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/have-you-had-a-friend-like-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 02:09 PM
    From lush rainforest to deserts, frogs are found in every environment on earth. There are many different species as well and colourful too. Unfortunately, an equally-horrific new fad has recently popped up in China, where millions of frogs are being coloured with industrial dyes. Those dyes contains a very high doses of chemical which is harmful to the frogs. They seem to be a popular trend in China and are in high demand at aquariums and ponds , some been keeping it as pets. Everywhere at wet market in China, the dyed frogs are being sold. The effect of injections of chemicals into the frog would be horribly injured or killed the frog. Recording to research the dyes being used on the frogs are dangerous and harmful to human as well.
    May all sales of these coloured frogs must be banned. Its more or less abusing animals in such a way frogs were treated as objects and not living creatures in need of care. In no time all these frogs will go extinction .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/coloured-frogs.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 02:08 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these meaningful and heartfelt pictures of those horses. Yes looking at those pictures indeed paint a thousand words. It is truly sad seeing that poor horse Jerry had to suffer. Making horses pull oversized loads like carriages is indeed cruel. They are forced to toil in all weather extremes, heavy traffic all day long. Well they might suffer in silence debilitating leg problems in long term as they have to walk on hard surfaces. Horses would definitely love to be free living on green fields where it’s a better environment for them. They could run freely as they wish. In many cities, horse-drawn carriages are seen as tourist attractions. Even though horse-drawn carriages have been in use for thousands of years , I do hope more countries will ban horse drawn carriages. Recent years many cities around the world are banning horse-drawn carriages. Great news as horse are not mend for hard surfaces, in heavy traffic and so forth.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/9-special-photos.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 01:49 PM
    There’s nothing in this world like the unconditional happiness our 4-legged buddies give us humans. And, just like our 5 fingers, each of them are gifted with their own personality and unique qualities.

    We should have a first hand knowledge before adopting one. Dog behaviour can be puzzling to both new and experienced dog owners.Thank you very much for the informative article.


    https://bit.ly/33l4Qzo
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Nov 27. 2020 01:10 AM
    Thank you for the beautiful and historical sharing of Baba Nyonya community in Malaysia. As we know this group is small and their journey begins first at Malacca, then continued to Penang, Singapore, and Indonesia.

    The intermarriage between Chinese and Malay except formed a unique lifestyle and also created out a new culture, customs, festivals, tradition foods clothing, design and entertainment.

    May this rich culture and colourful tradition be preserved and practiced by the younger generation, and do hope this special heritage will live everlasting with us.

    https://bit.ly/3lbHmCK
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:28 PM
    Every where there is spirits or unseen beings . Even old tress do have spirits too. Heard of it those days but for one to see it daily is scary. I am sure Rinpoche’s mother had goose bumps seeing the old man spirit. Luckily not a harmful spirit. Tree spirit is a nature deity related to a tree and are present in many cultures. As many of us do believed that if we cut down a tree with a spirit dwelling in it, is not so good. We are disturbing them. To avoid any misfortune we have prayers to appease the tree spirits, asking their permission to do so…..clearing obstacles or any ugly incident happenings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-tree.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:26 PM
    nspiring video of a Portuguese boy with strong imprints. His dinner plate was served with rice, potatoes and octopus tentacles. After some questioning he told his mother that animals are not supposed to be eaten, but to be taken care of. This surprised his mother as her young son understands about the killings of animals. He don’t want to hurt animals , he knew the pain and sufferings of animals been killed . That’s wonderful , it’s a good beginning for a young boy to have compassion for animals at such a young age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/portuguese-4-yo-boy-doesnt-want-to-eat-meat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 26. 2020 02:22 PM
    Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical belief that the soul after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s karma. Psychiatrist Ian Stevenson has investigated many reports of young children who claimed to remember a past life. Interesting findings. The belief in reincarnation is held by adherents of almost all major religions. Hence life after death and the possibility of reincarnation do happen. What happens to us when we die? Well this is an old question for which religions have provided answers with faith. One of the mysteries puzzling human mind since the origin of mankind is the concept of “reincarnation”. I do believe in reincarnation and have come across friends who remembered their past lives. Recently I met an Indian Sikh lady who’s past life was a Buddhist. Beautiful stories from her too.
    Interesting read of this blog tells us more.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-mysteries-reincarnation.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Nov 25. 2020 03:58 PM
    Thank you for the article and video sharing. It’s sad to see the reality of live of some people in the world has to go through so much suffering at younger age to survive.

    The early involvement of child labour is caused by their parents due the families economic hardship, parents need their help to perform their work or replacements when they are sick or old. Unfortunately the brick kiln management taking opportunity to misuse the labour by performing multiple task and treating them as slave.

    I do greatly appreciate the rightful action will be taken to prevent and to provide the new guidelines against the brick kiln owners who have tried to exploit workers.

    https://bit.ly/2UZha3N

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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
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Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 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
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 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
6 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
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
9 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
9 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
9 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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Russia 99,477
Sri Lanka 95,689
Romania 91,696
Hong Kong 91,255
South Africa 89,041
Mexico 82,937
Myanmar (Burma) 77,567
New Zealand 75,849
Switzerland 72,385
Japan 72,217
China 71,146
South Korea 63,590
Cambodia 61,917
Pakistan 59,068
Bangladesh 56,942
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