Some go all the way!

Feb 19, 2014 | Views: 2,299

 

 

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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  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:39 PM
    Truly an amazing and informative article that every parent should read.This school does not focus just the academic results but it also emphasises on living in harmony with our environment.

    The design concept for Green School is simply superb having constructed with bamboo,local grass and renewable resources.Thank you very much for sharing such a good article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2kF3oF5
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:34 PM
    I am not surprised to know that trees are good to the human’s body. I remember my grandparents used to live in a village where there was a lot of green, not so much concrete and traffic, they were healthy and seldom sick. I like to live there too because the air was very fresh.

    In the cities where there are fewer trees, people tend to get sick easily due to pollutant caused by vehicles, industrial waste, etc. It is proven that trees are a good provider of oxygen and they can absorb and filter pollutants. Many metropolitan cities in Europe have started to plant more trees and they have a plan to grow more trees in the city for the wellbeings of the residents.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/scientists-have-discovered-that-living-near-trees-is-good-for-your-health.html
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:07 PM
    Malaysia has visitors from all over the world as our country here is beautiful, peaceful and diverse. I am fortunate to be in Malaysia with wonderful friends here too. So many people from all over the world visit our Kechara stalls, outlets and Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. They really are happy to invite Dorje Shugden home with them along with his prayers, photo, poster, mantra and information booklet. Many of them return and or contact to tell us their wishes has been fulfilled when they sincerely pray to World Peace Buddha protector Dorje Shugden. It makes me so happy to benefit others.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2lU7XLM
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:02 PM
    Arya Nagarjuna was a famous Mahasiddha, Buddhist philosopher, and alchemist who was born 400 years after Buddha Shakyamuni’s parinirvana.

    He is known for establishing the Middle Path (Madhyamaka) Buddhist tradition, making gold to fulfil the needs of the Sangha, and retrieving the Prajnaparamita Sutra from the Naga realm.

    Read more about him here http://bit.ly/2kkUDQa
  • nicholas
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    Today, the practical applications of Einstein’s theories include the development of the television, remote control devices, automatic door openers, lasers, and DVD-players. Recognized as TIME magazine’s “Person of the Century” in 1999, Einstein’s intellect, coupled his strong passion for social justice and dedication to pacifism, left the world with infinite knowledge and pioneering moral leadership. So was his passion for Buddhism and its teachings. Today we present you Einstein’s world famous quotes on Buddhism that will be of a great value to understand how much the Buddhism was close to Einstein’s heart.

    Read his quote at http://bit.ly/2lRoRea
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:36 PM
    An Introduction To The Buddha Form And Iconography

    In this book, Tsem Rinpoche introduces us to a rich range of Buddha forms, providing basic information to kindle our interest in the iconography of statues –their postures, gestures and mudras, the ornaments and the implements they hold. Each one of these is a symbolic teaching in itself. Indeed the entire iconography, colour and pose of each Buddha statue combined presents a path to ultimate enlightenment.

    Read more to understand the Buddha’s icongraphy at http://bit.ly/2kEQxCP
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    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:22 PM
    Everyone wants to be happy in life. Everyone wants to achieve happiness. For an athlete, for instance, his idea of ultimate happiness is to win a gold medal in the Olympics.

    For the glory of a gold medal and a few minutes on the podium with your national flag going up while they play your national anthem, you deprive yourself of the pleasure of nightlife, relationships, fun, going out with friends or even your partner. You will subject yourself to a special and stringent diet, train eight hours a day, sleep early and not stay up. You will stay away from friends and curtail many activities because you have to train and work hard. You have to push and discipline yourself.

    You really have to transform yourself and change your schedule in order to get your body ready in the next four to eight years in the hope that when the day of the Olympics arrives you will be selected to participate.

    Read more how we can make changes in our motivation to gain real happiness at http://bit.ly/2kl55Hv
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 04:30 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and motivating article. People can say many things about us but we will know very well how we are and how we are. We should not react to the comments people make on us.

    However, I do agree that we have to contemplate on what people say about us. If what they say about us is true, especially our bad qualities, we have to change. If it is not true, we just have to move on and ignore the comments.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/7-ways-to-ignore-insults.html
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:49 PM
    In “Compassion Conquers All”, Tsem Rinpoche shows how through the practice of “The Eight Verses of Mind Transformation”, this wish for others to be happy can engender a state of mind of supreme love, compassion and altruism. This is the mind of Bodhicitta that wishes every sentient being to be free from every suffering and to enjoy real lasting happiness, and is determined to realise this wish by achieving the state of mind of real ultimate happiness and peace (that is free from every suffering) first, and then helping all beings attain it. This state of mind of ultimate peace and real lasting happiness is called Enlightenment or Full Awakening, where one achieves the qualities of omniscience, love and ability so as to have the power and ability to help others reach this same state.

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kCTofx
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    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:48 PM
    John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld (John Blofeld) (1913 – 1987) was a renowned writer of Chinese culture, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Mahayana Buddhist tradition. His literary endeavours had helped in introducing Buddhism to the Western world and inspired many to follow his path on the journey of spiritual discoveries.

    During his lifetime, John Blofeld had travelled widely around China and other countries, visited sacred mountains and monasteries, and met with hermits, sages and great Buddhist masters of various traditions. As his popularity grew, he used his fame to inspire younger writers to follow his path and helped to launch their career by writing forewords or providing constructive feedback to their maiden literary effort. Those who had the privilege to be acquainted with this extraordinary man, remembered his generosity, warmth, and sincerity. Even today, his writing and unique experiences continue to inspire others to the path of spirituality and give insight to the world of China when the refined Chinese civilisation was omnipresent

    Read more about Blofeld at http://bit.ly/2kLSRry
  • nicholas
    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:40 PM
    Following our habituated way of thinking, the source of whatever happiness we seek from marriage appears to be the picture of an ideal partner. In fact, even as we embark on a long-term relationship with our partners, we already have expectations and projections on our partner. We expect to be happy when our partner conforms to our own set of norms, way of thinking, and expectations. In order to correct this mistaken view, we need to look deeply into ourselves and see that happiness does not come from holding mistaken projections and expectations. In fact, when these expectations and projections are unfulfilled, they are likely to cause us disappointment, pain, and anguish instead.

    Read more about our actions and pursuits at finding happiness at http://bit.ly/2mgjgOx
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    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:27 PM
    Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502 – 1566 CE) was a famous master and the founder of the Tsarpa lineage of the Sakya tradition centred at Dar Drangmoche Monastery in the central Tsang province of Tibet.

    The great Tsarchen Losal Gyatso is the 21st lineage holder of the Vajrayogini tantric tradition stemming from the Mahasiddha Naropa himself. In fact, by engaging in Vajrayogini as his main practice, Tsarchen Losal Gyatso gained high realisations and went on to have several important visionary experiences associated with her. Due to his high realisations, Tsarchen also beheld pure visions of Padmasambhava, Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, Kalachakra, Yamantaka, other tantric deities and masters.

    Read more about Tsarchen Losal Gyatso at http://bit.ly/2kj8bM9
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    Monday, Sep 16. 2019 02:23 PM
    Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) was an illustrious man of many talents. A prolific writer, poet, songwriter, playwright, actor, and painter, he revolutionised Indian art and literature, and was also a pioneer of the Bengal Renaissance Movement. Rabindranath’s works have influenced numerous writers, artists, painters, activists, humanitarian workers, social workers, the poor and the rich across the globe, and his works have been translated into Dutch, English, Spanish, German, and many other languages.

    Read more about Rabindranath at http://bit.ly/2kBH2nW
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:52 PM
    This is a very interesting article to know that Mongolian astrology is closely related to Buddhism. Some of us might think astrology is a very superstitious practice but it is practised in Buddhism.

    From the scripture, our body body parts are related to different planets. In a way, it means our body and the universe are in fact one. Therefore, we should respect our environment because if our mother nature has lost its balance, our health will be affected as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-mongolian-manual-of-astrology-and-divination.html
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:24 PM
    The most recent celebrity that was reported to have shown some interest in Buddhism is Katy Perry. People often think being a celebrity is wonderful, but behind all the smiles and the beauty, there is much suffering and pain… We have seen it many times, and celebrities who fail to cope with the stress and public pressure often take up dangerous habits or suicidal. I’m not claiming that I know of Katy Perry’s life and difficulties, but as long as we are all in samsara, we are all subjected to suffering.

    Read more http://bit.ly/2kAM442

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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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India 1,638,848
Nepal 782,811
Singapore 744,245
United Kingdom 650,634
Canada 567,944
Bhutan 548,644
Australia 441,537
Philippines 335,051
Indonesia 329,926
Germany 260,783
France 254,973
Brazil 182,006
Taiwan 173,166
Vietnam 172,913
Thailand 168,775
Italy 131,569
Mongolia 130,382
Portugal 126,234
Spain 125,277
Turkey 113,199
Netherlands 112,089
United Arab Emirates 93,046
Russia 91,557
Romania 86,238
Hong Kong 83,968
Sri Lanka 82,179
South Africa 75,455
Mexico 74,412
Myanmar (Burma) 69,402
New Zealand 68,748
Switzerland 64,876
Japan 62,420
Cambodia 58,615
South Korea 58,032
Bangladesh 52,575
Pakistan 51,965
Egypt 45,452
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