Some go all the way!

Feb 19, 2014 | Views: 2,232

 

 

People are affected by the way they were raised, the examples their guardians gave them, the environment, schools they attended, friends they were close to, peer pressures and norms of their their day. These and many other factors make up a large part of how a person thinks, reacts, achieves in adult life or not achieve. Some of the influences we had as we grew up were positive and some not. It depends on what we choose to have embedded in our growth and how we choose to move on. If you grew up with parents that cultivated our abilities to achieve something in life and they were examples themselves, you will most likely grow up thinking the same and set less limitations on yourselves. If you had parents that in their love provided you with everything, sheltered you from challenges and gave you everything without you making much effort, it would be harder to be persistent in adult life as you are seeking to be continuously provided for still in some cases. Not in all cases but how we grew up is a powerful imprint that we need to understand and think through to know we are not stuck with our limitations. If you grew up as a farmer and you believed that is all you can do true or false, then it will be very hard to think of yourself as a computer technician for example. Not that farming is worse or better than works in computers. It’s not what you actually can or cannot do, but what you choose to believe you can or cannot do many of the times. There are many exceptions of course. Many in very poor countries do not have the opportunities in life growing up as others therefore do not even have the privilege to choose or not choose. They are bound by their upbringing and environments therefore live out their lives within limitations set out by the beliefs they are accustomed to, with no other exposure to think otherwise. Choices are not available for most on the planet, so choice is a privilege for the lucky smaller population. It is a treasure to have choices. Choice for everyone is not pervasive.

 

Kechara Forest Retreat is a spiritual sanctuary I had envisioned for city people or just people to connect back to spirituality, their inner self, greens, animals, earth, smells, trees, sunshine and perhaps even something deeper. It is on 35 acres of land with hills one hour away from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. For years now in the city we’ve had a thriving spiritual community (Kechara House) with 13 various departments such spiritual shops, vegetarian restaurants, arts, crafts, soup kitchen, etc. But I thought it would be nice to be out in the outdoors also, hence our expansion.

I had assigned various people to do different projects on Kechara Forest Retreat. Some were for building the Meditation Hall, Ladrang, Manjushri Hill, guest quarters, electricity, roads, etc. It was tremendous amount of work. We did our best to not to deforest the land as much as possible but also promised ourselves to replant places we had no choice but to clear for building. The persons who were assigned and went all the way with their work without letting their personal demons rule resulted in Kechara Forest Retreat. Of course, like everywhere there were people who gave up and temporarily escaped. They are not blamed, but overcoming our demons is the best ingredient to achieving something meaningful in our lives affecting many others lives positively. It’s never too late. Kechara is always open to change for them.

One team I had assigned to do green works started last year. They were affectionately named the Green Team. Their assignment was to literally study up on the soil and conditions of our land and to green up the whole property with appropriate fauna, shrubs, flowers, trees and many other greens such as grass. They even had the incredible job of grassing up steep slopes to prevent erosion. We’ve had many wonderful volunteers along the way, but the Green Team has evolved to Julia, Li Kheng and Pastor Chia who are physically, emotionally and psychological on this wonderful mission to create a spiritual natural environment and keep Kechara Forest Retreat greened. They with many others have worked very hard and long hours in the blistering hot sun. Visiting numerous nurseries, talking to experts, experimenting, planting, weeding, harvesting and even making their own natural compost tea to stimulate the growth of their beloved plant kingdom including herbs! They’ve had wonderful progress in growing delicious variety of vegetables which I have enjoyed. They have done a wonderful job of greening up Kechara Forest Retreat. It has changed 360 degrees due to their green thumb from day one. I am so proud of them. Now they continue to work as there is much left to do. If you like volunteering in the outdoors to give back to the earth by greening it up, do contact them. Li Kheng, Julia and Pastor Chia express their spirituality by greening up our planet in Kechara Forest Retreat and you can join them.

It is wonderful to see they have taken the assignment I presented to them to heart and and went all the way! They didn’t give up although they had many challenges to say the least, but went all out!! Julia was a private jewellery dealer. Li Kheng was the CEO/owner of the Coffee Bean Chain in Shanghai and Pastor Chia my long time assistant of 20 years. Their backgrounds are diverse and they were not really the green thumb or horticultural types. But they believed in our dream of offering Kechara Forest Retreat as a spiritual sanctuary to the world. A spiritual haven and they did it! I am proud of them. I want to relate a short story here. I had expressed to Li Kheng last year when she accepted this project that she loves her mother very much which she does. I said wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a green, spiritual sanctuary for your mother to retire to in the future to meditate, partake of nature and just be at peace? Wouldn’t you like to be part of something that provides this for her? Li Kheng teared and said she would love to work to create this place for her mother in Kechara Forest Retreat. I also said, then do it for your mom and all the wonderful moms out there. She wiped her tears, smiled and accepted. She is a gentle soul who appreciates her mother, nature, hard work and dharma very much. She has grown so much in this journey so far. She has been working hard ever since consistently at Kechara Forest Retreat. Kudos!

We’ve had so many volunteers that have joined that I appreciate and too numerous to mention from all over the world. The work is far from done, but much has been accomplished also. It doesn’t take one or two persons to make this spiritual sanctuary a success but with many genuine committed compassionate people. In the process of developing this spiritual Shangri-La, we grow from within also. That is beautiful. The best way to grow is by giving. Giving is not a sacrifice but a gain.

It brought tears to my eyes to see Pastor Chia, Ms Julia Tan and Ms Li Kheng in this video because everything they say is from their heart and they really did all the works. This video is a wonderful sharing of how they really feel. I am so proud of them and congratulate them and exhort them to continue to bring it to the next levels.

They have done a wonderful video of their work, ideas and dedication. And I wanted to share it very much here. P.S. Max is a wonderful high level chef who has been volunteering in our Kechara Forest Kitchen whipping up delicious, nutritious vegetarian dishes of art for so many of our guests. In his spare time he volunteers with the green works. You can see his smiling face in this video and I am so happy to see him. I hope he finds a career in Kechara and continues to contribute as he has a special place in my heart. I welcome Max and all of you.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Hee TS on Dec 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    真的感謝他們的用心及幸勞。他們合作無间和他們的故事激勵著我。請繼續和激勵他人來KFR,心灵接受大自然的洗礼,平和自在。

  2. Pee Bee Chong on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Green Team for the videos. We rejoice and congratulate Green Team and the volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

  3. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Aug 13, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Amazing super Green team for taking good care of plants, flowers, herbs, fruits ect in Kechara Forest Retreat tirelessly…

    The maintenance of the green work in a big land is not a easy assignment, but the Green team still committed and make it happen. Rejoice Green team with folded hands…

  4. Edwin Tan on Aug 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I am glad I was given a choice in Dharma many years ago, raised in a family of Buddhists who supports our Guru whole heartedly.

    I rejoice for Li Kheng, Julia and Pastor Chia, whom Rinpoche gave them such noble mission to green up KFR. They had without fail, work hard, actively seeking volunteers, donations to provide more green to KFR. Their love for Kechara and Rinpoche is passionate and undying.

    They are true embodiment of Rinpoche’s teachings and embarking on a spiritual journey to green KFR. 🙂

  5. Wan Wai Meng on May 7, 2014 at 3:19 am

    So much work and knowledge had been acquired by these lovely people who had to learn a lot of thing to be able to handle so much. Rejoice for their effort that brings them to their next level, 35 acres is not an easy amount of land to handle

  6. wansan on Mar 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I love the video of the Green Team very much as it’s simple and heartwarming, hearing those words from the bottom of their (Julia, Li Kheng and Pastor Chia) heart. I have had the opportunity to volunteer in the Green Team with Li Kheng. She is really someone that’s very in tune with nature and love the nature very very much.
    Doing green work is indeed a hard work which involves sweat, energy, effort and patience. The Green Team work continuously and tirelessly under this scorching hot sun, and never once complain a single bit. They came in with almost zero knowledge of green work or how nature works and now they have all become experts in it.
    Thank you the Green Team in beatifying Kechara Forest Retreat with all these colourful flowers and plants.

  7. MITRA MITRA on Feb 28, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I love what the Green team .Congratulations to the Green team. they work realy hard.

  8. Grace Leong on Feb 26, 2014 at 12:32 am

    In Kechara there are many dynamic personalities. They are very talented but above all their love and commitment to their Guru and to their spiritual path is impeccable.These people though few are most inspiring to those around.
    Through the wisdom and compassion of Rinpoche, many of the students have “grown” and achieved milestones which they never thought possible. A great example is of course the 3 heros in the Green Team.
    Through their hard work and consistent commitment they have produced beautiful harvests and a very conducive environment. Rinpoche has given them the direction and his blessings and they have followed through all the way and hence, the results are clearly positive and beneficial to all. Another great example to many of us. Thank you Rinpoche.

    p.s love the video !

  9. June Tang(KH JB) on Feb 24, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this beautiful video.The heroes behind Kechara Forest Retreat Green Project are Li Keng,Julia,Pastor Chia and Max.They all working hard to building a greener Kechara Forest Retreat.Kudos for them !!!

  10. sweekeong on Feb 24, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Amazing video! Very well made! What is more amazing is the three of them Julia, Li Kheng, and Pastor Chia day in and day out always on the ground managing and taking care of the flowers, plants and vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat. They have tremendous momentum to keep going in maintaining and beautifying the greenery here which to me is very inspiring.

    Many of us here, Malaysian included, in this generation work and live in the cities. We spend our free times indoors for entertainment and leisure from the heat. Or those who enjoy outdoors would be traveling abroad, sporting, or even loitering in city parks. I believe Kechara Forest Retreat is very different compare to common recreational activities as it is a spiritual sanctuary created for everyone to participate in its making. Planting flowers, trees and vegetables is a naturally good activity for the human body and psyche. We are relying more on ourselves doing greening and planting compare to relying on equipments and machines in the urban areas we are so used. As mentioned in the video our bodies came from the earth therefore working with mother earth can be very enriching and healing for our spirit.

    I hope this is the start of many good things to come for this generation here in Malaysia.

  11. Uncle Eddie on Feb 24, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    The work is done and mission duly accomplished! Congratualations to the Green Team! Thank you for showing us the Way. Many needs such example with Guru’s prompting, guidance and advice. The satisfaction expressed by Rinpoche is really a display of how Guru Devotion should be achieved! This would serve as a real great inspiration for many to remember and follow, a truly wonderful lesson for all which deserves a standing ovation!

  12. KYC on Feb 23, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks to the Green Team, Kechara Forest Retreat looks beautiful and is eco-friendly. People love to come here to stay and enjoy the clean environment. They look forward to the completion of the various projects so that they can enjoy the facilities and take part in the activities. Obviously the green project is one of the big attractions. Please keep up the good work.

  13. sockwan on Feb 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    It is such a beautiful video, none from the Green Team has a lot of experience with plants at all. But they learn and improve over time, they were not scare of this task that was given to them. With their determination and perseverance, they built the organic farm, they become the experts!

    Well Done Green Team!!!!

  14. Julia Tan on Feb 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the video. Thanks to everyone for giving your kind words and encouragement. 3 of us started form nothing but through our guru’s blessings and and encouragement all the time, we manage to get some green out for Kechara Forest Retreat. Beside 3 of us, we have the support from the whole KFR team like Henry, Max, Antoinette, Pam, Nicholas, Khoo and Pastor Moh Mei. We also have volunteers like Kien and Jennifer who offered their time to manage the garden every weekend. We thank everyone for giving your support to make our green work easier. Thanks to all our sponsors who made this green happened KFR. We will continue to hang around in KFR for awhile to continue to green KFR, to plant veggies, to the nurture the plants and trees, to make compost and enzyme.

    Thank you Rinpoche for creating Green Team and assigning us to take up this tasks. We are very blessed to be in the team. This is our retreat, this is our platform of our practice and this is where we gain transformation.

  15. Li Kim on Feb 22, 2014 at 4:28 am

    I still remember when the Green Girls first started…there was also crazy Joy. The 3 were so blur but they just kept researching and learning…and today, Joy resumed her work at Ladrang, they have Pastor Chia. They worked so well together that they are a Team. And their passion attracts many volunteers and also many visitors. They are now planning new activities for creating conscious communities. For this they have also pulled in Pastor Moh Mei. There is so much potential with this team… so much more awareness to create and I love witnessing the growth and potential of this team at KFR.

    I still remember Li Kheng got so dark that Nicholas always teased her that he could not tell her from the other workers on the land. They went back and forth about who was darker. The 2 “princesses” – Li Kheng and Julia – worked through rain and shine. They had “awesome” fashion sense. Julia wore so many sun hat designs to prevent her freckles but they showed up nonetheless. Li Kheng wore many layers of shirts to prevent getting dark but she did anyway. All this “discomforts” did not stop them. They were driven and committed. They found resources and funds to keep planting. Li Kheng bought up probably all the RM 5 to RM 15 clothes in Bentong.

    I cannot express how much I admire the tenacity of this Green Team. From the bottom of my heart (and not because Li Kheng is my sister) I am grateful to Li Kheng, Julia and Pastor Chia. Great Job!!!!

    As for the video… it is simply refreshing and inviting. I love it!

    Lastly, thank you Rinpoche for having KFR and for the talk with my little sister. In more ways than one Rinpoche saved my sister…mostly spiritually. She has developed so much more inside which has made her truly a woman of substance. Thank you Rinpoche…. for saving so many of us from ourselves.

    Keep Going Green…. Green is the NEW Black!

  16. Li Kheng on Feb 22, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Wow, it is overwhelming to read this beautiful summary of the conceptualization and growth of Kechara Forest Retreat and the Green Project. I am humbled by Rinpoche’s kind words as well as the generous encouragement from fellow Kecharians.

    I do remember clearly Rinpoche’s conversation with me about building a green haven for my mum and all mothers to make their home so that they can grow old in peace. Like many children, I wondered what can I do for my parents that is truly of value? Something that they cannot buy themselves…something that I believe will truly benefits them. The opportunity to create a nurturing and healing green space was such a perfect answer. Thank you Rinpoche for this chance!

    As the green adventure unfolded, so did my personal journey into self awareness and growth. I witness the compassion and wisdom of Mother Nature who unceasingly gives us despite our negligence and recklessness towards natural resources.

    I also experienced the abundance of hope within the embrace of nature. From fearing the discomfort of being out in the heat amongst “overly friendly” mosquitoes and sandflies, green work opened up my senses to the serenity of the sunrise as the golden rays alight the gardens…the graciousness of earthlings living in harmony together….the wisdom to forgive in the tenacity of nature.

    Rinpoche has been so kind to give me the priceless opportunity to a new consciousness through the Green Project. As a gesture of appreciation, the Green Team hopes to share this kindness with more volunteers by welcoming you to contribute to the Conscious Community at Kechara Forest Retreat. The consistent support and contribution by each and everyone will cause the growth of Rinpoche’s vision to build a Conscious Community for environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment.

    Again, I cannot thank Rinpoche enough for Rinpoche’s love, care and patience.

    If we wish to succeed and be contented, there is only one way and that is going all the way.

  17. Pastor Shin on Feb 22, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Li Kheng, Julia and Pastor Chia are hardworking people who are the earliest to start their day in the beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR).

    Compared to the work of building the Meditation Hall, Ladrang, Manjushri Hill, guest quarters, etc, green work is comparatively not so visible/identified from the first sight. However, all the beautiful trees from replanting effort, the beautiful landscape and gardens, the fresh produce and the flowers that greet the visitors on the land are all from the hard work of these 3 people.

    I rejoiced that their hard work has blossomed into such beautiful results. More than the physical beauty and green of Kechara Forest Retreat, Julia and Li Kheng who had zero knowledge of green work researched, went through many trial-and-errors in their gardening, consistently sponsored and worked on the farm and surroundings, as well as promoting KFR and our vision to many of their friends.

    I am also very happy to have our own herbalist, Pastor Chia who got the Herb Garden up and running with so much passion, ever ready to explain about these beneficial herbs always with a big smile.

    It is indeed an honour to have an inspiring team like them in KFR, and there is much more to be inspired and learned from them. Come visit and meet them personally, they are always ready to share and we are always in need of an extra pair of hand on the farm!

  18. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche.

    The Green Team – Li Kheng, Julia and Pastor Chia – deserve all the accolades and the applause for their perseverance, determined effort and hard work. When they first started, they themselves were ‘green’ to the whole idea of gardening and planting.

    Today they have progressed far . Indeed they are creating a conscious community, bringing to the fore, a consciousness and awareness of the environment that mother nature has gifted man. Kechara Forest Retreat is benefiting tremendously from their greening efforts. Pastor Chia has started a herbal garden, with all its healing elements.

    We rejoice at their monumental efforts.

  19. Datuk May on Feb 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I am awed by the work done by LiKheng, Julia and Pastor Chai with the help of so many volunteers. Thank you all.

    As LiKheng’s mother, I never dreamt that it is possible for my daughter, who lived 8 years in urban Shanghai working within the comforts of the Coffee Bean Environment, an office with a staff of 300 people was able to take on the sweating in the sun and the seclusion of the forest. I am proud that she has done it and with the blessings of Rinpoche she will continue to green KFR. This venture has created a huge change to Li-kheng’s relationship to people and Mother Nature. For this I am more than proud, I am humbly grateful for Rinpoche to have given this opportunity for Li-Kheng to learn and progress in her life to be a better person in more ways than one.

    As to Julia and Pastor Chia, such fair skinned individuals, they are now tanned and healthy with happiness shining through.

    With deep appreciation.

  20. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Feb 21, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Thank’s for Rinpoche’s sharing. i like the quote :”Giving is not a sacrifice but a gain”. Indeed Green team really put in a lot of effort to maintain the green environment of KFR, they are working hard under the sun,overcome a lot of challenge such as funds, manpower shortage …it was nice experience to join the volunteer work under Green Team! May more people join the activities and re-connected with mother of nature.

  21. Shelly tai on Feb 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Good job the green team! The organic vegetable that plant in KFR taste delicious I think is because no pesticide in order to get good harvest I guess we have to work hard .

  22. June Kang on Feb 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Rejoice for Li Kheng, Julia ,Pastor Chia and Max. Li Kheng has put lots of effort on this project. One of the days, I went to her house, and I saw books on the table and is all about planting and green works, and a note book is besides the books, she made notes on what she read. Three of them know nothing about green works, however they find way to do it.

    The vegetable planting in Kechara Forest Retreat is use organic fertilizer. And I witnessed that the vegetables can be keep for three days still green and nice, surprise, and it’s really taste good even uncooked.

    Whatever the landscape, plants, vegetables, trees and beautiful flowers you see in Kechara Forest Retreat is from the persons who do not have much knowledge about planting. The green team set an example to us that nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means.

    Thank you green team.

  23. henry ooi on Feb 20, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Kechara Green Team is doing a great job planting grass, vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, forest trees, flowering and non flowering shrubs in Kechara Forest Retreat. With the help of fulltime staff and volunteers it is backbreaking to weed and fertilize the greens. Kechara does not use pesticide and chemical based fertilizers but use organic enzymes and compost.
    There will be more areas in Kechara Forest Retreat to be greened to replace old dying trees and trees felled for building as part of our expansion program to serve the public.

  24. Aw on Feb 20, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Congrats to green team and the volunteers that green up kechara forest retreat. They really show good example of go all the way . The green team been facing lots of difficulties since the beginning but they never give up and continue with the challenges and overcome the obstacle .

    Thank you Rinpoche for always cares about others and build such a wonderful place for everyone to go and enjoy the beautiful scenery, relax and spiritual growth .

    Also thanks to green team and volunteers for all the effort to make kechara forest retreat green ~

  25. William on Feb 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Bravo to the Green Team!!! They have worked hard to toil the land and make it beautiful, fresh and inspiring for all who visits. Most of all, they have taken Rinpoche’s advice to heart and put into actions. They have also put aside their ego and got their hands dirty even though they have high paying jobs and businesses.

    I have full respect for them and KFR is greening up by the day all because of their efforts.

  26. jp on Feb 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    This video of the Green Team and their work in Kechara Forest Retreat is very moving and inspiring. I have personally seen how the team began during construction of KFR and how they have learnt along the way, grown and further developed the greening program and even themselves.

    Focusing out, in this case, on Mother Nature helped their personal development in becoming more aware, loving, selfless, grounded and at peace. The video did a great job in promoting the benefits of doing green work and connecting back to Mother Nature. The Green program is a wonderful opportunity not to be missed.

    Congratulations Green Team for all your hard work and dedication. Many people will benefit from it!

  27. Sharon Ong on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    The Green Team has done an amazing job considering that the difficulties with the hilly terrain and soil profile. Having the privilege to volunteer with the Green Team , I have the greatest respect for Li Kheng, Julia and Pastor Chia for their sheer grit and commitment to go all the way to make things work. I sincerely hope that when Rinpoche comes back to KFR, you will be happy to see a lot of new beautiful trees, plants and flowers decorating KFR’s landscape.

  28. Jacinta Goh on Feb 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Thank you so much for putting effort in it, Green team. I am very sure the compliments should not just stop here. Just like what Pastor Jean Ai has mentioned~It’s been a long and sometimes, it might be frustrating for them. Thank you for letting me know how perseverance, especially the joyful efforts in carrying out the projects/promises that we have made brings benefits to others. The end result is tremendous. Kudos!

  29. David Lai on Feb 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I love what the Green team which consists of Pastor Chia, Li Kheng, Julia and scores of volunteers had done to KFR. They worked well together and their story inspires me. Please continue and inspire others to come to KFR please. Your work has enduring positive effect on KFR as more and more people will one day come to KFR.

  30. freon on Feb 19, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Congratulations to the Green team. They work really hard on making KFR green.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  31. Jim Yeh on Feb 19, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I’ve had the honour and pleasure of volunteering with the Green Team. it was an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience. I have great respect for them.

  32. Patsy on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:54 am

    The Green Team sets a good example that nothing is impossible if we set our heart in doing it. Because of their trust in following Rinpoche’s advice to accept this Green project and overcoming their fears; their hard work, effort and the many hours under the sun paid off and the result is that we now have a beautiful green sanctuary that we are proud of!

  33. Ruby Khong on Feb 19, 2014 at 6:56 am

    When I read this article, the one thing that comes to mind is this proverb: When there is a will, there is a way.

    All of the key members of Green Team come from diverse backgroundscompany. Not a single one of them is a horticulturist . None of them had any knowledge about planting. But if you have seen the landscape of KFR when construction started 17 months ago, and how lush and beautiful it is today, you would be in awe how much love, care, sweat, hardwork, money, etc has been invested by this team of young and able Kecharians. They have transformed it through their dedication and trust in Rinpoche’s instruction into a sanctuary and preserving our natural ecosystem.

  34. Pastor Jean Ai on Feb 19, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I remember the first days of the green team when they were just beginning. Li Kheng and Julia had absolutely no idea what the job entailed. They thought it would be a few weeks at the most, involve some bushes here and there, maybe some grass and some pretty flowers to beautify Rinpoche’s cabin area. Then the work began to grow and instead of putting their hands up in surrender, the team grew with it – sometimes in size as the number of volunteers swelled, but mostly inside, as they grew spiritually and mentally.

    It’s been a long, sometimes frustrating journey for the green team. Plants and trees would be planted, and grass would be laid only to be uprooted a few weeks later because of ongoing construction, bad weather, heavy rains, careless workers, etc. Did the team let such setbacks deter them? No, they just changed the way they worked, communicated with the other parts of the KFR project, to achieve the end result which is a green KFR.

    If you look at the old photos of KFR when we first began, you will see just how much the green team has accomplished. From a muddy wasteland so soaked with water it squished out of our land with every step (it was so muddy, Rinpoche got stuck in it!), to a lovely green oasis with emerald green grass and leaves, KFR is a real Shambhala for Malaysians and practitioners the world over.

  35. Cliff on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:19 am

    From my time in Kechara Forest Retreat I got to know Li Kheng and Max quite a bit, from day to day as I wake up to the fresh air of Kechara Forest Retreat, the first few people I would always see consistently awake before others are Julia, Li Kheng, Pastor Chia and Max already working to grow Kechara Forest Retreat greenery. They have done such an impeccable job learning, experimenting and growing all the trees, plants and vegetables. I look forward to their continuous dedication and hard work to building a greener Kechara Forest Retreat. 🙂

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    Tuesday, Feb 19. 2019 06:40 PM
    What Mr. Yao does is very inspiring to the world. He is a famous and successful athlete which has alot of influential power. He ends up using them for good and to benefit society. It is very inspiring because he could have enjoyed his life quietly without the need for him to do so much work and raise so much awareness.

    He did it because he thinks it is the right thing to do and doing good deeds like these grants him, inner peace. In this materialistic world, everybody is focusing in and many people are emotionally depressed. That is the key reason for depression. Depression arises when we keep focusing in and everything is about us.

    I rejoice in Mr. Yao’s philanthropist work and he is really making a difference. Shark fin’s soup is one of the most popular items in Chinese cuisine. It is very hard to change the mindset of the Chinese to avoid this dish because of the cruelty that it creates from making the dish available. It is very inspiring to see someone that focuses out and manage to make a difference in the world.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/global-celebrity-mr-yao-ming-save-lives
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    An impressive family who contributed most of the time for dharma. Nice to know about Dato Ruby Khong and her supportive teenagers children. Besides raising up her family her contribution towards dharma was more adorable. Her strength and her willingness
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    Her strong believe in dharma has motivated and inspired her children and today they have been honored to be a part of Kechara family. Thank you for sharing the beauty of dharma and their thoughtful gift

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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

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    If we ever see a ghost, we should remain calm and with compassion chant mantra for them, tell them to let go. Don’t ever try to communicate with the ghost because we don’t have the power to help them. We can always go and seek advice from a master if needed.

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    The view of the temple with a pair of welcome peacocks in the main entrance. The extra ordinary of Lord Ganesha and surrounded by antique collection in various forms. Other amazing was the description of Lord Shiva, The Crystal Dome with Sun Trecking System at the roof top. A great structure of the Giant Shamukha.

    The temple has many facilities including transportation and can be best visited in the morning and evening. A great temple to be visited if you are in Bangalore and to get the blessing of Lord Shiva and family.
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    Thank you, Rinpoche and blog team for sharing with us this amazing Amitabha Buddha statue on the top of Vietnam. It is being placed in a very picturesque spot which made it look magic amidst the clouds. Vietnam is very fortunate to have this spiritual complex to be so close to the clouds.

    Buddha Amitabha is a very popular deity due to his simple practice with great results. His practice can be practiced by all kind of people from different social class and background. Even those who are illiterate can also practice and gain results as long as they do it well.

    This practice also gives them hope because it was said that if they are devoted to Buddha Amitabha and the practice, they will have a chance to ascend to his pure land which is Sukhavati. This gives those who are enduring a hard and difficult life to look forward to doing this practice and escape from their misery. That is why his practice is extremely popular.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/amazing-huge-amitabha-buddha-on-the-roof-of-vietnam

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"Hoichi the Earless Minstrel" is a wonderful classic ghost story that is done artistically and very spiritually imbued. One of my favorites. The Amitabha shrine is beautiful. A must watch- https://bit.ly/2NgJUAs
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It is a must read on this incredible master Tagpu Pemavajra who was a great Mahasiddha- https://bit.ly/2Eagu3N
Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
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Photo-Rare form of Lady Sindongma or Simhamuka practised in the Bodong Sengdong lineage. Please read more on the practice and benefits of Fierce Goddess Singdongma and the protection She offers- https://bit.ly/2JTMc6O
Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
1 week ago
Would love to live here in the forest and have breakfast here daily
My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
1 week ago
My Oser girl loves to sunbathe on the veranda.
An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
2 weeks ago
An alluring statue of the Goddess Ucheyma (Severed Head Vajra Yogini) has arrived for me. Take a look and be blessed! She is stunning!- https://bit.ly/2HZRhgx
It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
It says when the Buddha was born, all the gods, demigods and asura came to pay homage. Buddha proclaimed it will be his last rebirth in samsara. Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu all came to make offerings to a Universal Monarch (Buddha) during this most auspicious time. This is one of the depictions of that. Tsem Rinpoche
Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
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Sacred Vajra Yogini stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
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Powerful outdoor Dorje Shugden statue at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia
Li Yu is incredibly creative, artistic, imaginative and really can patiently create a beautiful living space and so much art. Amazing-  https://bit.ly/2Ge6k3C
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Li Yu is incredibly creative, artistic, imaginative and really can patiently create a beautiful living space and so much art. Amazing- https://bit.ly/2Ge6k3C
Our Medicine Buddha stops rain- https://bit.ly/2TnGFcG
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Our Medicine Buddha stops rain- https://bit.ly/2TnGFcG
满愿护法多杰雄登: https://bit.ly/2G5xiKY
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满愿护法多杰雄登: https://bit.ly/2G5xiKY
A brand new \"Wish-fulfilling Shrine\" just completed. Beautiful! Please see pictures and video-  https://bit.ly/2Sczh6v
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A brand new "Wish-fulfilling Shrine" just completed. Beautiful! Please see pictures and video- https://bit.ly/2Sczh6v
The ancient and magnificent gigantic Maitreya Buddha of Xumishan Grottoes- https://bit.ly/2VIjCej
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The ancient and magnificent gigantic Maitreya Buddha of Xumishan Grottoes- https://bit.ly/2VIjCej
Do we really need psychics, fortune tellers and people who can change our luck and destiny? - https://bit.ly/2RPy2uN
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Do we really need psychics, fortune tellers and people who can change our luck and destiny? - https://bit.ly/2RPy2uN
California did the right thing! This news makes me very happy and I hope other states in the US and nations will follow suit. - https://bit.ly/2LXo2tg
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California did the right thing! This news makes me very happy and I hope other states in the US and nations will follow suit. - https://bit.ly/2LXo2tg
The extraordinary life of Lady Lhalu- https://bit.ly/2FbkIdj
1 month ago
The extraordinary life of Lady Lhalu- https://bit.ly/2FbkIdj
So many beautiful flowers....There are more on the others side too. I have offered them to the Buddhas...
1 month ago
So many beautiful flowers....There are more on the others side too. I have offered them to the Buddhas...
Lovely mini statues perfect for small apartments, your work desk or any space. Vajra Yogini who leads you to Kechara Paradise. Manjushri who confirms great wisdom and realizations. Dorje Shugden in his various forms. The perfect trio at around 7.5 inches each. From www.vajrasecrets.com and Kechara\'s Flea market (Naropa\'s Cave).
1 month ago
Lovely mini statues perfect for small apartments, your work desk or any space. Vajra Yogini who leads you to Kechara Paradise. Manjushri who confirms great wisdom and realizations. Dorje Shugden in his various forms. The perfect trio at around 7.5 inches each. From http://www.vajrasecrets.com and Kechara's Flea market (Naropa's Cave).
Click on picture and read and do share with others. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Click on picture and read and do share with others. Tsem Rinpoche
Why bigger Buddha statues are more beneficial | 为何佛像越大、越多越好find out here- https://bit.ly/2FauD2M
1 month ago
Why bigger Buddha statues are more beneficial | 为何佛像越大、越多越好find out here- https://bit.ly/2FauD2M
CUTE ATTACK!-

Oser girl loves the balcony so much. She is so cute! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
1 month ago
CUTE ATTACK!- Oser girl loves the balcony so much. She is so cute! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
Please click on photo and read this one in two languages.
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Please click on photo and read this one in two languages.
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As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche 



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. As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche .
Father Spends Quality Time With His Son. See what they do.- https://bit.ly/2Ax5ICN
1 month ago
Father Spends Quality Time With His Son. See what they do.- https://bit.ly/2Ax5ICN
Liang Jing who found a wonderful organic hat to block out the sun! Liang Jiang is such a polite, well-mannered, easy going young adult who just cooperates with everything you ask him to help with. He is a delightful young person and he helps his dad maintain our organic vegetable patch on Kechara Forest Retreat land in Bentong, Malaysia.
1 month ago
Liang Jing who found a wonderful organic hat to block out the sun! Liang Jiang is such a polite, well-mannered, easy going young adult who just cooperates with everything you ask him to help with. He is a delightful young person and he helps his dad maintain our organic vegetable patch on Kechara Forest Retreat land in Bentong, Malaysia.
Great father and son team at Kechara Forest Retreat harvesting vegetables.
1 month ago
Great father and son team at Kechara Forest Retreat harvesting vegetables.
Cute little He Wei working with his dad putting Dorje Shugden mantra stones on the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. He is very energetic. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Cute little He Wei working with his dad putting Dorje Shugden mantra stones on the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. He is very energetic. Tsem Rinpoche
See what 560 monks in Langmu Monastery are doing | 美丽的朗木赛赤寺与560名寺僧 - https://bit.ly/2VtSIqo
1 month ago
See what 560 monks in Langmu Monastery are doing | 美丽的朗木赛赤寺与560名寺僧 - https://bit.ly/2VtSIqo
Meaning Behind the Fasting Buddha Statue- https://bit.ly/2s7Oh79
2 months ago
Meaning Behind the Fasting Buddha Statue- https://bit.ly/2s7Oh79
See video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53GTR-Kya0&feature=youtu.be


您有没有想过如何用自己有限的预算来供养大佛像?

看看Julia和大家分享她所制造将要来到克切拉禅修林的9尺多杰雄登佛像的经验。你将学会如何将 放进这大佛像里面来累积无休止的功德给您自己和身边的人。

欢迎你来PJ的克切拉佛教中心或文冬的克切拉禅修林做你的供养货上网 
https://www.vajrasecrets.com/9ft-dorje-shugden-statue-insertion-fund
2 months ago
See video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53GTR-Kya0&feature=youtu.be 您有没有想过如何用自己有限的预算来供养大佛像? 看看Julia和大家分享她所制造将要来到克切拉禅修林的9尺多杰雄登佛像的经验。你将学会如何将 放进这大佛像里面来累积无休止的功德给您自己和身边的人。 欢迎你来PJ的克切拉佛教中心或文冬的克切拉禅修林做你的供养货上网 https://www.vajrasecrets.com/9ft-dorje-shugden-statue-insertion-fund
11 Frightening & Unusual paranormal stories- https://bit.ly/2LQ7zGV
2 months ago
11 Frightening & Unusual paranormal stories- https://bit.ly/2LQ7zGV
Respected lamas of any devoted students will have two stupas for their remains. One stupa inside the ladrang of the lama and one stupa outside for the public to worship and do kora. By keeping the remains of the lama\'s previous lives in stupas, and making offerings, generates the merits for the current incarnation and future incarnations of the lama to be able to do more dharma work to benefit others. 

Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama\'s previous incarnation(s). TR
2 months ago
Respected lamas of any devoted students will have two stupas for their remains. One stupa inside the ladrang of the lama and one stupa outside for the public to worship and do kora. By keeping the remains of the lama's previous lives in stupas, and making offerings, generates the merits for the current incarnation and future incarnations of the lama to be able to do more dharma work to benefit others. Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama's previous incarnation(s). TR
The Phenomena of Oracles among various cultures. Very interesting- https://bit.ly/2s3vTfF
2 months ago
The Phenomena of Oracles among various cultures. Very interesting- https://bit.ly/2s3vTfF
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in Heruka Tantric dress
2 months ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in Heruka Tantric dress
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in front of the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. The bodhi tree Lord Buddha sat under and became enlightened. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in front of the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. The bodhi tree Lord Buddha sat under and became enlightened. Tsem Rinpoche
When you don\'t have sangha/centre to bless your Buddha images, here\'s how you can do it yourself- https://bit.ly/2TmtJn2
2 months ago
When you don't have sangha/centre to bless your Buddha images, here's how you can do it yourself- https://bit.ly/2TmtJn2
Lovely people who are so faithful and interested in Dorje Shugden when they visited us. They understand the benefits and embrace the practice. I wish them well, happiness, peace and spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lovely people who are so faithful and interested in Dorje Shugden when they visited us. They understand the benefits and embrace the practice. I wish them well, happiness, peace and spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, 


Plse take a peek at this one. Cute and interesting. Don\'t miss it: 




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmC4fYVePms





TR
2 months ago
Dear everyone, Plse take a peek at this one. Cute and interesting. Don't miss it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmC4fYVePms TR
One of my favorite sci-fi movies when growing up as a kid.  It was a B-movie, but somehow it worked & I liked it. :)
2 months ago
One of my favorite sci-fi movies when growing up as a kid. It was a B-movie, but somehow it worked & I liked it. :)
Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
2 months ago
Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
Another piece of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
2 months ago
Another piece of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A beautiful Tsunami memorial in Sri Lanka. Such a placid and calm place. A must see- https://bit.ly/2QSV1Vf
2 months ago
A beautiful Tsunami memorial in Sri Lanka. Such a placid and calm place. A must see- https://bit.ly/2QSV1Vf
A touching and moving hug- https://bit.ly/2Q5PtBv
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A touching and moving hug- https://bit.ly/2Q5PtBv
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    1 month ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 month ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    2 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    2 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    3 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    3 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    3 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    3 months ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
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    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 months ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    4 months ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
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    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    Neat little video
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    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
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    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.
    1 years 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
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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    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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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 days ago
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 days ago
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, Cherng Cherng's drawing so nice! Will done..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
2 days ago
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, Cherng Cherng's drawing so nice! Will done..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class.Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!Will done children..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
2 days ago
2 to 6 year old class.Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!Will done children..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
Teacher Asyley and Teacher Melinda gave some brief explanation to students on Rinpoche’s biography. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Teacher Asyley and Teacher Melinda gave some brief explanation to students on Rinpoche’s biography. Lin Mun KSDS
The children are so cute  They took  picture in front of Rinpoche. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
The children are so cute They took picture in front of Rinpoche. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley takes good care of the students. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Teacher Asyley takes good care of the students. Lin Mun KSDS
Glad that children engage in dharma from young. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Glad that children engage in dharma from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien lead the prostration and mantra chanting before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Teacher Kien lead the prostration and mantra chanting before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Students collecting the art stone done by them. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Students collecting the art stone done by them. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda is guiding the youngest students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
3 days ago
Teacher Melinda is guiding the youngest students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers from #Ipoh for assisting us in surplus rescue from #Tesco and #Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers from #Ipoh for assisting us in surplus rescue from #Tesco and #Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to Heriot Watt University students and staffs from Asiapay for participating our foodbank delivery activity today. Both groups assisted us in delivering dry provisions and also surplus vegetables rescued from Tesco and Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
Thank you very much to Heriot Watt University students and staffs from Asiapay for participating our foodbank delivery activity today. Both groups assisted us in delivering dry provisions and also surplus vegetables rescued from Tesco and Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad parents & students come together every month to do animal liberation. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
So glad parents & students come together every month to do animal liberation. Lin Mun KSDS
Both mother and daughter are active is Dharma School and the activities. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Both mother and daughter are active is Dharma School and the activities. Lin Mun KSDS
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