What our flag means

Sep 17, 2015 | Views: 1,166

Having to work in urban societies – in the city, among buildings, traffic, people, parking, congestion, smoke and smog really takes a toll on one’s body and mind. Sometimes we really need to go to a place of peace, healing and recovery. Because of this, I conceptualised and founded Kechara Forest Retreat with my close members and since then, it has grown and we are still in the process of building Phase 1 and Phase 2. What is beautiful is that at the entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat, we have a set of flag poles with three flags displayed.

The centre which is the most prominent and most respectful position is adorned by the Malaysian flag. This represents our love, our loyalty, our appreciation and our respect towards our country and where we are, Malaysia. May Malaysia always grow, always be at peace, harmonious and prosperous. We wish the best to all our Malaysian people, the government and the public.

The second flag, on the left, which is the second highest position of respect, is the flag of Pahang state. Malaysia has 13 states, and each state has its own flag. So, on the left is a flag representing the state that Kechara Forest Retreat is in, which is Pahang state, and we show our deepest respect, appreciation and love towards the state of Pahang where we abide. For those who are international, Pahang state where we are located is just 45 minutes to an hour’s drive from our national capital of Kuala Lumpur.

The third flag, on the right, is the flag of Kechara, which is newly designed by myself. Its white background represents a clean, clear, luminous mind – the mind that has no pollution, no distortions and no projections. The mind is clean, luminous and clear. Therefore it should actually be a clear flag but that is pretty impossible to do, so I put it on a white background representing the clear, luminous mind of enlightenment, of the state of peace and the state of happiness which we strive to achieve.

In the centre is the Sanskrit seed syllable of Vajrayogini’s mind. This seed syllable is called the BAM letter. The BAM letter represents Vajrayogini’s mind, which is a Buddha mind, and we wish to achieve the Buddha mind. All of us wish to achieve full enlightenment. So on a clear, luminous mind, we are fully enlightened – that’s the symbology of the flag. At the same time, the BAM represents the conjunction, the smooth operation and the smooth interactions of the four elements of our body. When the four elements of our body: earth, air, water and fire are in conjunction and harmonious, then the mind will be able to generate better thoughts, happier thoughts and spiritual thoughts. The last meaning (in simplicity) for the BAM letter is the dissolution of the elements in our body, the dissolution of our mind and the various states that our mind goes through at the time of death, which equals the next step that is after death (which is bardo), and then rebirth.

The BAM letter in subtle Tantric meaning, which I can’t go into detail here, is the dissolution of the gross mind into the subtle mind, and into the stages until you reach the top of the BAM letter where you see a squiggle. So the top of the squiggle and the dissolution of that is the gross mind dissolving into the subtle mind, the subtle mind dissolving and leaving the body, and ejecting it into the bardo, into the future life. So the BAM syllable has that meaning in Tantra, which is according to Vajrayogini’s path. Last but not least, the BAM syllable represents that Kechara is a portal into the mind of Vajrayogini, to become Vajrayogini, and to ascend to Kechara Paradise. Vajrayogini’s paradise is called Kechara in Sanskrit; in Tibetan, it is called Dakpo Kachö. So Kechara is named after the divine paradise of Vajrayogini which we wish all ascend to. Therefore, Kechara’s flag is based on Vajrayogini’s mind and the mind of enlightenment, and the balance of the four elements within our body for peace, harmony and happiness, as well as the mind that is luminous, clear and happy.

May all who enter Kechara, who see Kechara, who think of Kechara and has anything to do with Kechara be blessed by all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and deities in the form of Vajrayogini. May they reach Her paradise here on earth, and afterwards when they leave the earth.

Now that we have our flag poles here and they are in front, we are celebrating, saluting and showing deep respects to our beloved country of Malaysia, our beautiful and beloved state of Pahang, and also to the full mind of enlightenment. Here is a short video that was taken and also a picture, and I want to make a little note that Pastor Moh Mei worked very hard in getting the flags stitched up according to my design, on time for our special event that happened today which you can read on another blogpost.

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 The entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat in Pahang state, Malaysia

 

 

Flag of Malaysia

 

Flag of Pahang

 

Flag of Kechara

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 14, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Seeing the Kechara flag in the pictures being flown are indeed wonderful. Flying with our country and state flags paints a thousand words of joy. Glad to come across this old post which explained the meaning behind it. Wow ….so it was designed by Rinpoche , have each stroke of wording and the white background representing the clear, luminous mind of enlightenment, of the state of peace and the state of happiness which we strive to achieve. Beautifully done.
    Thank you Rinpoche for spending the explanation for the design of the flag which I did not know at all . i am glad i read this old post.

  2. Stella Cheang on Aug 5, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    It is important for Kecharian to understand the meaning of the BAM letter; the logo and the symbol used in Kechara’s official correspondences. The BAM letter is the Sanskrit seed syllable of Vajrayogini’s mind, which is the mind of a Buddha. In a simplistic manner, the BAM letter represents the conjunction, the smooth operation and the smooth interactions of the four elements of our body. When the four elements are in harmony, our mind will be generate thoughts that are of better quality. At the time of death, the BAM represent dissolution of the elements in our body, the dissolution of our mind and the various states that our mind goes through at death, at bardo and then rebirth.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching on the meaning of Sanskrit seed syllable of Vajrayogini’s mind.

  3. Lin Mun on Jul 4, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for explaining Kechara flag in detailed. May Kechara Forest Retreat keep growing and benefit more people who wants to seek dharma knowledge. We are really fortunate to have such a blessed place and conducive environment for us to practise.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

    May Kechara organisation bring much benefit to all Malaysians, and may the thought to be enlightened and striving for continuous betterment be forever present inMalaysians minds.

  5. Mingwen on Oct 28, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    It feel great to know more about Kechara! Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche, for the great information.

  6. Edward Ooi on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:55 am

    I love our Kechara flag. It looks very simple, plain, neat and it doesn’t look messy. At the same time, it holds a lot of meanings behind it. When I first saw the white background of our Kechara Flag, I didn’t think or notice many things from it and I have also never thought that it would have so many meanings behind the white background.The mind is clean, clear, luminous mind – the mind that has no pollution, no distortions and no projections.

    Because the Sanskrit symbol is also our Kechara logo, so I naturally thought that it is just a normal symbol. I have also never put much thought into what does it represent. But now that Rinpoche has explain it so well, I finally understand what it means. It represents the mind of the Vajrayogini’s mind, which is a Buddha’s mind. The symbol is called BAM. It also represents the perfect mind that we all wish to achieve. A mind where we are able to gain full control of our mind like where, how, when we want to take rebirth and as what. And to be free from all sufferings. In other words, free from Karma.

    Finally, I want to Thank You Rinpoche for giving us such a wonderful explanation upon the Kechara flag. The meaning behind the flag is beautiful. May every being have the opportunity to reached enlightenment as fast as possible so that no one will have to suffer ever again. Thank you for reading.

  7. yenpin on Oct 4, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    有国才有家,每个人民都希望国家繁荣和谐,看着三旗随风飘动,让人非常感动。克切拉禅修林为人民打造一个大自然的社群人间福田,希望带来安康,快乐,和谐,幸福和国家繁荣。
    看着金刚瑜伽母心识种子字BAM随风飘动,希望我们国家安康,和谐繁荣,也加持周围的众生,种下一棵善意的种子。让这个世界更美好。

  8. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Oct 1, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving us the details and explanation about the BAM syllable, which represents Vajrayogini’s mind that can lead us to attainment and enlightenment. Indeed, we truly appreciate, respect and thankful to our national and Pahang state government to allow us to build Kechara Forest Retreat on this blessed land so that the Dharma can continue to grow, which not only benefit the local folks but the blessings and Dharma can even spread to the people from other countries around the globe.
    I sincerely pray for Rinpoche’s long life and good health to turn the wheel of Dharma and lead all sentient beings to achieve world peace and ultimate happiness.

  9. Sharon Ong on Sep 30, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for designing and explaining the significance of the Kechara flag. I like the fact that the simple design has a deep meaning behind it. May all reach Vajrayogini’s paradise here on earth, and afterwards when we all leave the earth.

  10. Ron Wong on Sep 27, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Kechara Forest Retreat is certainly a beautiful & holy place that brings the feeling of joy, harmony & peace to the mind everytime that I am there. We are very fortunate & thankful to Rinpoche for choosing our country & the sate of Pahang to build this wonderful & holy centre.

    Importantly, we are most grateful to the Malaysian Government for their kindness in granting the building of such holy place in this beautiful land, & the Pahang state government for their help & cooperation in making the dream come true. Being a Muslim country, this also symbolise the love, equality & practice of religious freedom by the government towards the people no matter what race, colour & cultural background we are from.

    Having the 3 flags flying side by side at the entrance of KFR, besides it represent our love & respect to the governments, they will always remind us that with outer peace & harmony we will find inner peace.

    I wish Rinpoche good health & long life, may Kechara Forest Retreat continue to growth & spread dharma to the ten directions.

  11. Uncle Eddie on Sep 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    We indeed feel grateful to be able to have our Kechara’s flag flying side by side with our Malaysia’s National flag as well as the State of Pahang flag, at the entrance of Kechara’s Forest Retreat. Our deep heartfelt thanks is hereby expressed to The Government of Malaysia and to Pahang State Government too. May all who enter Kechara, or has any dealing with, see, think or even hears of Kechara be well blessed with good health, a long and peaceful life. May Dharma spread throughout the infinite reaches of space and all sentient beings attain enlightenment quickly. Through the merits of all who have contributed to the spread of the Buddha’s teachings in this respect, and for the sake of all sentient beings, may all their dharma wishes be fulfilled quickly. My deepest hearfelt thanks to Rinpoche for all his endless Dharma inspirations and teachings. Om mani padme hung.

  12. Pastor Henry Ooi on Sep 22, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I like the simplicity and colour of our Kechara flag. The poles made from stainless steel would last through the test of time. A sight to behold on a windy day our Kechara flag fluttering in the wind next to our national flag and state flag.

  13. Alice Tay on Sep 21, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    国旗是国家的一种标志性旗帜,象征着国家主权,国家的历史文化传统和民族精神的体现。因此,国旗备受人民所崇敬以及国际社会所尊重。而其实,每个国旗或旗帜的建造都有它的特别意思与用意。

    我们是多么的幸运可以在克切拉禅修林大门前看到此三旗~国旗,州国旗还有克切拉的旗帜。这让我想起尊贵的上师詹杜固仁波切,似乎在提醒我们,我们其实活在一个很有条件的地方,而且是可以得到当地政府所批准而建立克切拉禅修林来利益更多人。也因为有此特好的条件,让我们每个人都有机会找寻心灵上的快乐与解脱。

    感谢仁波切的用心。也希望一切有情众生看到此克切拉的旗帜~金刚瑜伽母心识种子字BAM,得到加持。

  14. Carmen Koo on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Every aspect of what we have in Kechara is Dharma. From the functions of the various departments, to the work we do, to our charitable arm; it is all infused with Dharma, and now even the visual sight of a flag can instill such powerful and strong imprints on our mindstreams. That’s what I love..everything Rinpoche does, conceptualises, builds, displays, creates…is all Dharma, for us to learn and for the benefit of others.

    The Malaysian government and people, as well as the state of Pahang, has been supportive of our works here. Thank you, for embracing us with open arms, and thank you for your kind support. I am proud to be Malaysian, and am fortunate that I live in a country where its citizens are allowed religious freedom and diversity.

    I am even more fortunate to have entered the portal to Vajrayogini, which is what Kechara is. To be able to practice the Dharma, transform, abandon (or at least lessen) our attachments, self cherishing minds, ego, and all that it results in is one of the best and most permanent things we can do for ourselves and our mind. May all who enter Vajrayogini’s portal through Kechara’s doors be initiated into her practice so that the door to Kechara Paradise opens for us to practice Dharma again and again without distractions.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the detailed description towards something so profound. Being one with a Buddha, where our minds can be one with the Buddha, means elimination of a self centric mind. Elimination of a self centric mind leads to no suffering for ourselves, and for those around us. In nature, being one with our yidams, male or female, means that we reside in the same state of mind as a Buddha where our existence is not bound by “I” or any identity.

    We are so fortunate to always be able to walk through the doors of Kechara Forest Retreat; a portal to Vajrayogini’s pureland.

  15. Lim Tat Ming on Sep 21, 2015 at 2:01 am

    A flag is a symbol or emblem of a country or institution or as a decoration during public festivities.

    Kechara flag is similar to the iconography of a Buddha image that teaches about the path to liberation and enlightenment.

    The Kechara flag is more than being a mere flag, it carries the very essence of what Kechara is established for.

    It is so auspicious to have the Kechara flag with the seed syllable BAM as its symbol or emblem. Any being who sees the seed syllable BAM each time the flag flutters in the winds, plants seed of enlightenment in its mind stream.

    Seeing one’s National flag flying gives one the sense of patriotism. However seeing the Kechara Flag flying gives rise to the feeling of “divine pride” that Kechara – A Tsem Rinpoche Organisation shall flourish forevermore!

    Thank You Rinpoche for designing this meaningful Kechara flag.

  16. tongsunsun on Sep 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    感恩上师的分享,看见三旗竖在禅修林门前顿时生起敬意。旗帜在微风下徐徐飘扬,展现了爱国情谊。看见(BAM)種子字旗幟的飄揚就讓我想起風馬旗,讓方圓百里的有情眾生都可以得到加持,讓眾生都種下佛種子。感恩上師的慈悲。合十。

  17. Li Kheng on Sep 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    When I read Rinpoche’s blog post above I see the importance of harmony between our vision and dreams with our local community and the larger society as a whole. For us to achieve the impact we aspire to have, we need to all work hand in hand.

    This is very beautiful!

    The flag of Kechara looks very clean and simple but hold such deep and vast significance. Having had the honor to live in Kechara Forest Retreat and share this space with participants of the Inner Peace Retreat, I can see how this is a space where people heal as our 4 elements finds harmony and balance. I can also see how this is the portal for us to entire Vajrayogini’s paradise as we work here to overcome our sources of suffering (3 poisons of ignorance, ego and anger) as we challenge ourselves out of our comfort zones.

    It is with great humility and gratitude that I say this: being in Kechara Forest Retreat where daily living is about being mindful, serving the community, giving back to Nature and reaching out to society, I believe I have a chance to transforming my mind to experience inner peace, happiness and contentment.

    The thought that we can create of heaven on earth becomes closer and more possible. Kechara Forest Retreat is tangible hope.

  18. Girlie OOI on Sep 19, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank You for hoisting our Kechara flag together with those of Malaysia and Pahang. It is a sight to behold, seeing it fluttering in the wind, in front of Kechara Forest Retreat.

    Nay it be a sign of growth for all who enter Kechara Forest Retreat, Pahang and Malaysia.

  19. Grace Leu on Sep 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    So happy to see Kechara flag flying on the earth of Malaysia…It represents the growth of Dharma in Malaysia . May everyone get the blessing and achieve the enlightenment . .

  20. Vinnie Tan on Sep 19, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Seeing the Kechara flag being flown with Malaysia’s flag and Pahang state flag mean a lot. It makes me feel that Kechara has grown a lot, reason being that it is usually organisations that have grown to a certain scale, then they will have their own flag design and have their flags being flown with the country’s flag and state flag.

    Having the Kechara flag being so high up on the flag poles marks a special significance as it indeed shown that Kechara has grown. And it is because of Rinpoche’s vision and the hard work of the students to have made this happen. Without Rinpoche, everything will not have happened.

    Although the flag may look very simple with the BAM letter and a white background, however the thought and meaning behind what Rinpoche has thought through is incredible. I feel so ignorant when I think about it.

    Indeed the meaning of the white background representing clean, clear, luminous mind is strong. And it is exactly why people join the dharma. As by the end of the day we want to have transformation in our minds. Being in Kechara and having our Dharma family’s support is the biggest support for us to have that clean, clear, and luminous mind. Showing that in KFR there will be no pollution, distortions nor projections that will “dirty” our mind.

  21. Choi Sheem on Sep 18, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    The Kechara flag is so simple yet it carries a remarkable significance to all who catch a glance of it. For those who know the meaning of this flag, it would serve as a reminder of their spiritual path which lead them to Vajrayogini’s paradise.
    Since it is the seed syllable of Vajrayogini’s mind on the Kechara flag, it is such a joy to note that everyone who sees it would be blessed and planted with the seed of enlightenment.
    Thank you Rinpoche for having this flag and Kechara Forest Retreat to guide all beings towards a clear, peaceful and happier mind which would eventually lead to their enlightenment.

  22. Jutika Lam on Sep 18, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    It is wonderful to see the Malaysian, Pahang and the newly designed flag of Kechara fluttering in the wind in front of the entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat.

    I really like the fact that despite the new Kechara flag having such a simple design, the meaning behind it has a very strong Dharmic meaning and symbolizes what we strive to achieve.

    As a retreat center and tourist attraction, it is very good to have the Malaysian flag and the Pahang state flag in front of the entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat to show all passerby’s and vistors our loyalty, respect, appreciation and love towards our country and state.

    Thank you Rinpoche for taking the time to write this post and to explain the meaning behind Kechara’s new flag.

    May Kechara Forest Retreat continue to grow and expand so that everyone who visits can take a step back from the city and leave feeling blessed and recharged.

  23. Pavara Lam on Sep 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    It is good to know that KFR finally has the flag poles to hoist the flag which will show that we love and respect our country and state.
    The flag a real beauty to me and i am sure everyone else will see it as a beauty.
    I never knew the significance of the BAM symbol, but now I know the significance.

    KFR is a really nice place to visit as, it is really peaceful and quiet compared to the city.
    KFR is not just a spiritual place, but also a place for nature lovers and people who want a break from the hectic city life.

    May Kechara keep growing and may our country and state always be peaceful and prosperous.

  24. Datuk May on Sep 18, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Raising a flag is always auspicious and the display of pride and honour. In Kechara, we raised the flag of our nation symbolising how proud we are to be of Malaysian origin, the state flag in gratitude for the assistance by the state authorities and in respect of the space we are in.

    As a Kecharian, the flag of Kechara is a beauty to my eyes and with the meaning expounded by Rinpoche, it is heart warming that with the flying of our flag we are in a state of learning perfection in this life and future lives. And also Kechara’s commitment to be a place of refuge for the well being of our state of mind. To be pure and clear with the blessings of Buddha Vajrayogini to achievement of peace and harmony within ourselves.

    It is a proud moment to have our flag flying with our national and state flags and extremely auspicious to have it raised for the first time on Malaysia Day 2015.

    May auspiciousness be for Malaysia, the state of Pahang and our organisation, Kechara House.

  25. Edwin Tan on Sep 18, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the explanation for the flags in front of Kechara Forest Retreat. There is really much thoughts placed when raising the flags in front of KFR. I never really give much thought on the BAM symbol, thank you Rinpoche for giving us such clear explanation on what the symbol represents and symbolises.

    Raising all 3 flags on Malaysia Day has so much meaning to it and shows how much love and respect we have for the country and the state.

    Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Pastor Moh Mei for expediting the process to have the flags up in time.

  26. Pastor Patsy on Sep 18, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I rejoice to see the Malaysia, Pahang and Kechara flag at Kechara Forest Retreat raised up on Malaysia Day. This day also marks the first time we have our Kechara flag.

    It is indeed great blessings to have this BAM flag at the entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat as those coming to Kechara Forest Retreat or passing by will be blessed by Vajrayogini when they see the BAM sign.

    Thank you , Rinpoche, for the detailed explanation of the BAM on Kechara flag

  27. Shelly tai on Sep 18, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful update, KFR is a very bless place to be this retreat center is suit all the city folk who load up with a lot of stress in the daily basis KFR is a place for all of us to distressed what more is a land that already been bless by many enlightened being once again thank you Rinpoche for having this retreat center in Malaysia.

  28. andrew on Sep 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    He is a living legend surrounded by those whose actions are legendary. You can be what you want to be and do what you want to do.

  29. Colin Tan on Sep 18, 2015 at 11:05 am

    The setting up of the 3 flags is really a symbolic moment for Kechara. I have seen how hard each and everyone work to get KFR up to where it is today. Without the hard work and our Guru vision… there be nothing like this that can benefit all in Pahang.

    Love the idea put in on the flag design. I was made to choose the colour to be used for the flag and was thinking only in the point of seeing like which looks nicer and did not gave much thoughts to what our Guru have thought of… wanting it to symbolise purity and clean mind and so on… really feel so ignorant when compare to my Guru.

    Thank u for making us all proud of being a Kecharian.

  30. Pastor Yek Yee(月谊讲法师) on Sep 18, 2015 at 2:30 am

    那一个国民不爱自己的国家,那一个国民不忧民又忧国呢?毕竟这块土地陪伴着我们一生最大部份的时间,谁人可以没有感情,谁可以在骨节上放掉重要的爱国情操呢?对于爱国情操,每个人对它的情感表达方式是极为不一样的!沉默,不代表不爱国,暴走在街头,和平地争取权益,是表态式的爱国态度;总而言之,每人对自己国家的爱,表达的方式都迴然不同!

    当我第一眼看到克切拉禅修林大门前,轰然竖立着三大旗帜在微风中飘扬,我心神一定;马上心裡默祷感恩有位如斯贴心又有眼见的上师!我想上师应该对马来西亚国情发展情况有所感触,于是起了竖立三旗在禅修林土地上,以示他对我们另一种更深层的照顾和关怀。我想这就是为什麽当我看到三旗在风中飘扬的时候,心情竟莫名兴奋激动。。。对我个人而言,三旗代表着外内密的修持和供养。

    仁波切对三旗的安排和铺阵,从自己亲手操刀设计旗帜,将三旗择吉日竖挂起来,那天正是马来西亚日,在同时,那天也是我生平第一次看到金刚瑜伽母心识种子字BAM的心灵之旗飘扬在天空中,这份深切的感受和内层不容易解读的意义,不易解说,但它却深深地烙印在脑海中。

    看着三旗随风飘动,我默默地许了一个愿,祈求我国土、我国民及我心性皆有幸穫得殊胜佛母金刚瑜伽母的洗涤、安抚、牵引;让所有有情众生藉此善根圆满大菩提!

    月谊讲法师合十

  31. KarenChong on Sep 18, 2015 at 1:39 am

    We have our own flag for the first time and it means a lot to us Kecharians. People come to Kechara with different goals, aspirations and motivations but mostly all we wish for is happiness. Happiness is a big word which need a lot of effort. Here in Kechara we have a Guru who resides here to guide us to this path using different methods. Kechara flag may look simple yet it denotes the destination where we wish to arrive ultimately which is the abode of Vajrayogini where we can find permanent happiness. To reach Vajrayogini’s pure land we need an enlightened mind. To be enlightened we need to practice Dharma and transform our mind.

    All the teachings, practices, retreats and Dharma activities here we have in Kechara is to prepare and guide us to the path to enlightenment. Rinpoche is very compassionate and kind to use different methods to teach us Dharma for example by creating Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) in Bentong that serves as a platform for us to serve Dharma.

    By having Kechara flag waving in the air, it serves as a reminder for us to practice Dharma more diligently in order to reach our goal. While having Malaysia and Pahang Flag shows how fortunate we are to be able to establish the pure Tsongkhapa lineage here on this beautiful multiracial country.

  32. Wei Theng on Sep 18, 2015 at 1:31 am

    It is really wonderful to see that the flags of Malaysia, Pahang State as well as Kechara are flying at the entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat. It is even auspicious that it is raised on the Malaysia Day!

    For me, this representing Kechara Forest Retreat respecting the nation & supporting the growth of Kechara, Pahang & Malaysia! It is just like the vision of Rinpoche that we are building a world peace centre for the benefit people of Malaysia & from Malaysia, to all in this region and to the world.

    From Rinpoche’s detailed explanation of the Kechara’s flag with the BAM letter that represented the mind of Vajrayogini, the mind of enlightenment, and the balance of the four elements within our body for peace, harmony and happiness, as well as a mind that’s luminous, clear and happy. Anyone who pass by or see the flag will get the blessings from Vajrayogini. It is also representing Kechara is the portal for us to get the teaching and lineage of Vajrayogini, the powerful Buddha that will help us to get enlightenment in this era.

    May Kechara and Kechara Forest Retreat grow far & wide. May many more people can get to come and benefited from KFR!

  33. Pastor KH Ng on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thanks for the post. The 3 flags represent what Kechara Forest Retreat is; the country Malaysia, the state it is in, Pahang and Vajrayogini Paradise which Rinpoche has envisioned for us and make it manifest as KFR.
    The flags give a sense of recognition to the governments of the country and state with Kechara and the intimate connection with the people of Malaysia and Pahang. It shows that KFR officially recognise the land of Malaysia and Pahang which means respecting others is a value that is important to Kechara Forest Retreat.
    In return we will also be respected.

    I rejoice.

    Thank you Rinpoche

  34. Graceleong on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    May all sentient beings benefit from Kechara Forest Retreat which is a portal to a divine state of mind, a portal to the abode of Vajrayogini, right here a pure land in the state of Pahang, Malaysia ! Thank you Rinpoche for conceptualizing and making it available for all of us !

  35. Liang Chon Kong on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    謝謝仁波切的開示與教誨。

    很高興看到這熟悉的三面旗幟飄揚在KFR 的入口處。它代表了馬來西亞,我熱愛的國家和家園,得到高僧大德加持這片土地,佛法偏布整個山林,從這裡加持每個眾生。

    謝謝上師講解克切拉的旗幟的含義,金剛瑜伽母的天堂是我們修持佛法的方向,祈願充滿力量的BAM(種子字)有機會滲透每名眾生,一起去到金剛瑜伽母的家園,克切拉的天堂。

  36. Wah Ying on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It’s so great to see Malaysian flag, Pahang state flag and Kechara flag displayed at the entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat. Malaysia is not the richest, the wealthiest or the perfect country in the world, but we are lucky not to live in the conflict zone and still enjoy religious freedom under the law. Here in this land, I meet my Guru, follow the Gelug lineage and practice.

    I was not born in Pahang, but because of Kechara Forest Retreat, Pahang become my another home after my hometown and the town I work and live for so many years.

    Kechara is the last destination we all would like to ascend to – a mind that with no pollution, no distortions and no projections, a Vajrayogini’s mind, an enlightenment mind. Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings on the seed syllable BAM. May all beings walk pass and see the Kechara flag be blessed and experience happiness, peace and joyfulness in their mind. May many get the teachings and blessing of Vajrayogini and be freed from sufferings. May Vajrayogini’s teachings spread wide and far from here to the ten directions.

    Thank you,
    Wah Ying

  37. Adrian Chow on Sep 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this short yet very meaningful teaching based on our very owned Kechara flag waving which symbolizing that Kechara is being established here in Malaysia and Kechara is here to stay as an icon of Bentong, Pahang and Malaysia.

    I can’t help but feel sense of proud by just looking at the waving flags and very fortunate and grateful that i am part of this Dharma community and Dharma family.

    May the existence of Dharma and Kechara Forest Retreat may bring peace, prosperity and growth to all Malaysians and the country.

    With Folded Hands & Love,
    Adrian Chow

  38. Wai Meng Wan on Sep 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Flags can stir patriotism, loyalty, pride and even feelings of love towards a country, person, clan and so forth. The Kechara Flag billowing in the wind, is something to be proud about, proud that we are part of something greater than ourselves, and that we wish to contribute towards the growth of Kechara to benefit the multitudes. The BAM on the Kechara flag is commonly associated with Vajrayogini’s seed syllable, and the secret of the BAM will all be revealed when we obtain the initiation in the Vajrayogini secert practice. Vajrayogini is known as the mother who give births to buddhas, so may everyone who sees the BAM symbol be blessed and plant seeds to do Vajrayogini’s practice in the near future.

  39. jerry_sito on Sep 17, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    感恩仁波切给予的开示与教诲

    感谢仁波切您的无私与大爱,打造出这样一个美丽的克切拉禅修林,这里是一个让我们能够在宁静与在完美的大自然地下,修行与闭关的地方。

    很开心看着这三面旗帜在风中柔柔飘逸的感觉,尤其是克切拉的旗帜仿佛看见宛如西藏传统般写满咒语的藏旗,在随风起舞的同时,属于金刚瑜伽母的BAM(种子字)强大与充满力量地祝福与加持着一切围绕的,在地下进过的一切有情众生

    感谢尊贵的仁波切给予有关于金刚瑜伽母种子字BAM的开示,受益良多。祈愿所以一切有情众生,都能够常闻佛法,并有机会能够得到多杰雄登护法与金刚瑜伽母的密续修持法门,并祈愿克切拉禅修林所有接下来的建筑工作顺利完成,好能够成就并利益到更多的有情众生,并让大家能够在这里好好修行直到前往克切拉天堂。

  40. Wylfred Ng on Sep 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing on the flags in front of the entrance of KFR.

    I always feel grateful that i am able to know Rinpoche and know Kechara in Malaysia, the country where i born in.
    Many people need to travel a far, some even across the different continent just to learn dharma.

    Secondly i am very happy that KFR is located in Bentong, Pahang. Bentong is a very nice town to live in, with many nice scenery.

    Of course the Kechara flag is making me proud as a Kecharian. I am always near to the Vajrayogini lineage, and always create more affinity to Kechara.
    I hope that many people will get blessings from Vajrayogini and be reborn in Kechara Paradise, which is the ultimate goal in dharma practice.

    Thank you.

  41. JP on Sep 17, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Seeing the flags fly in front of Kechara Forest Retreat during Malaysia Day was perfect because the flags represent our respect and love towards our country, state and our institution. Without the people, there will be no country, state or institution.

    In Kechara, we are taught to focus out to benefit others always. We are taught to not be afraid to learn regardless of our age, to think on a higher level, to be more kind, to be more compassionate, more efficient, and to take responsibility of our actions. In other words, to be a better human being that is driven by wisdom and kindness.

    The flags say it all. We coexist in peace and harmony embracing all our differences.

  42. sweekeong on Sep 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    It is a great idea to erect the flags at entrance of Kechara Forest Retreat. To me the flags represent honouring and respecting the land we live on. We depend on the land for sustainance and growth. Every creature on land depends on it to live, so do the trees, and forests. To respect the land means we continue maintaining the land (environment) clean and habitable by human and animals, not plundering and destroying the land until it becomes a wasteland.

  43. nicholas on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    It’s really nice to see the flags in front of Kechara Forest Retreat. The respect we show to the state and country is a reflection from the spiritual practice to benefit many people and directly to this beautiful country.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the detail explanation on the flags. It’s really a blessing for our Kechara flag. The significant from Rinpoche’s explanation is really wonderful and many people will be blessed by just seeing it.

    Kechara is definitely a place for our spiritual growth and in KFR it’s a place for many people learn and practice as a community.

  44. keng nam tan on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and the symbolism of the Kechara Flag. It will serve to remind everyone seeing this flag to practice to be one with Vajrayogini, but through the graduated path as propounded by Lama Tsongkhapa. And a reminder to all that we have to be thankful to everyone, our Guru, the Buddhas, the Sangha, country, state, friends and foes alike for they are our practice, our salvation.

  45. MartinC on Sep 17, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    The three flag flying in the wind is a wonderful addition to Kechara Forest Retreat and to raise these flags on Malaysia Day is auspicious.

    Respecting the nation and state and its corresponding laws is in fact in accordance to the teachings of the Buddha. The nation is after all an agglomeration of all the people within it and Buddhism teaches that we should see all people and all sentient beings as our own family and to extend to them the love and kindness we give to our loved ones.

    For Kechara to raise these three flags is a strong statement, that is, Kechara is here to stay and the Lama is here to stay for the people of Malaysia. We do not have a visiting lama but a resident high lama who is committed to the people of Malaysia. This is good news for Buddhist in Malaysia for the authentic practices are now within reach, and this is also good news for the nation of people because there is now yet another organization to promote the all-important culture of peace and harmony between Malaysians of all races, religion and creed.

    On the extrinsic level, we are all citizens of Pahang, Malaysia and we abide by its laws and rules. On the intrinsic level, we are all residents of this pure land of Vajrayogini and KFR is nothing short of the gateway to Vajrayogini’s Paradise.

    May the presence of KFR in Pahang promote peace, growth and prosperity for all people in the State and the Country of Malaysia.

    • lewkwanleng on Sep 17, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      I feel very touched seeing the Kechara flag being flown. I agree with Martin that it is a very strong statement, and I feel that is the reason why I feel so touched: Kechara is committed to be here to bring Dharma to the people in Malaysia. Even more importantly, this is the portal to Vajrayogini’s paradise, because the teachings of Vajrayogini is very sacred, rare, and difficult to access in this part of the world.

      Thank you Rinpoche for spending the time to design the flag, as well as giving us the explanation for the design of the flag.

  46. Lucy Yap on Sep 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    It is such a beautiful sight to watch Kechara flag flown along with our National and state flag on Malaysia Day. It is an expression of our identity and pride, based on Vajrayogini’s mind,the mind of enlightenment.
    Dear Rinpoche thank you for blessing fortunate Kecharians and visitors to Kechara Forest Retreat. With Rinpoche’s blessings and guidance may this heavenly place grow internationally for the benefit of other beings.
    May all beings,everywhere be happy and free and all my thoughts. words and actions contribute in some way to the happiness and freedom of all beings.
    With gratitude and folded hands, thank you for this beautiful post Rinpoche.

  47. Pastor Niral on Sep 17, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    A short but powerful teaching give by HE Tsem Rinpoche about the three flags at the front entrance to Kechara Forest Retreat.

    The tantric meaning behind the Kechara Flag is very impressive. Thank you Rinpoche for choosing such a powerful flag for Kechara. It is a blessing to see this flag on our way in and is very beneficial to practitioners.

  48. Paul Yap on Sep 17, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    The Kechara Flag’s design was very clean, simple and yet very meaningful. I would like to work towards a happy mind, creating lots of merits so that i have the opportunity to enter Kechara Paradise.
    The Kechara flag will enable everyone who passed by, upson sighting the BUM, create the affinity with Vajrayogini, benefiting themselves so that in future they will too enter into the mandala of Vajrayogini. This is the skillful means and compassion by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche benefiting all being in KFR.

  49. Pastor David Lai on Sep 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I think it was a wonderful idea of having the flag poles and flag of Malaysia, the state Pahang and of Kechara as well. I love the symbolism of the Bam syllable and I think the flag itself is a powerful blessing to denote that Kechara Forest Retreat is within the dominion of Vajrayogini. It represents powerful blessings imparted on all people, animals and unseen beings who wander onto the sacred grounds of KFR. It signifies a lot to me and would seem like a victory banner proclaiming victory over selfishness, negative karma and obstacles. I rejoice with the erection of the flagpoles and I hope many who pass through the gates of KFR be blessed with the potential to receive her practice eventually, practiced her sadhana and 11 yogas, become a great Mahasiddha to benefit others and eventually ascend to Kechara Paradise.

  50. Pastor Han Nee on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful post. Thank you for the teaching on the Kechara flag and for reminding us to have respect and appreciation for our country and the state of Pahang, in which Kechara Forest Retreat resides.

    Thank you for creating the Kechara flag, which holds so much meaning(as Rinpoche’s teaching in this post has shown). The BAM, representing the enlightened mind of Vajrayogini and the luminous clear mind of enlightenment we seek to attain, is the symbol on the flag of Kechara.

    With folded hands, and heart filled with deep appreciation and gratitude, I thank Rinpoche for creating Kechara on earth, to give us a beautiful clear path of practice.

  51. Sock Wan on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for always being so thoughtful for our spiritual path. Everything Rinpoche does is for our spiritual benefits, even a small thing like a flag has got a profound meaning in it. It is not easy to get information on Vajrayogini practice because it is a secret practice, there are many things that cannot be revealed to a non-practitioner. But Rinpoche skilfully gives us bits and pieces of knowledge on Vajrayogini to create the cause for us to one day receive the the practice.

    Kechara Organisation is a platform Rinpoche creates for us to create the merits and purify our karmas for higher practice. Kechara Forest Retreat is the infrastructure Rinpoche creates for us to do the higher practice. I don’t know where else in this world we will be able to find a teacher and a place like this.

    In Kechara Organisation, there are many hidden treasures. As we progress in our spiritual practice, we will be able to find them.

  52. Joy on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    The meaning behind the three great flags that hangs right in the front of sacred Kechara Forest Retreat is really beautiful and perfect. I like the creative rationale of the Kechara Flag and the significance of it all. And even for those who do not know the “real” meaning behind it, just from sight of it, they will be blessed and seeds of enlightenment imprinted in them without them realizing it.

    Yes some will not receive Vajrayogini empowerment now, but at least the seed is planted and in future lives it has the potential to arise again.

    I remembered Rinpoche told me the meaning behing Kechara’s Bam back in the days when we first started designing the Kechara’s logo which Rinpoche drew out on just a piece of paper… and I had Cynthia Lee to design it. That time Cynthia was not part of us but just my housemate lol. Who would have thought that designing a simple logo could gain her merits to be in Kechara today lol.

    Rinpoche explained something similar to this post so I would understand why this symbol was important, and now to see this beautiful flag raised up high is a proud, privileged moment for all Kecharians and especially those older students, I believe, who still have the merits to be here to witness this.

    Thank you Rinpoche for planting the seeds of Vajrayogini in all of us, including the animals, and even formless sentient beings, it benefits so many.

  53. Pastor Shin on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing about the meaning behind the beautiful BAM-letter flag of Kechara.

    Indeed, those who see the Kechara flag & visits Kechara, they are blessed with the seed of Vajrayogini and the essence of enlightenment.

    We are fortunate to have learnt more about BAM syllable representing Vajrayogini’s luminous mind, and may we (Kecharians) work hard towards the building of Kechara Forest Retreat, so that this physical portal can be a powerful place of study & practice of Vajrayogini’s path.

    How wonderful that on Malaysia Day, when we celebrate this beautiful country’s independence by proudly flying the Malaysian & state’s flag, we are also blessed with the flag of liberation of Buddha Vajrayogini.

  54. Albert Ratchaga on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Hanging the flag up high is a respect to the country, the state and the temple.

    Kechara is located in Malaysia, the mission and the purpose of Kechara being in Malaysia is to benefit the people here and to benefit the people from around the world, everyone will be coming to Malaysia, to Pahang to visit Kechara and get blessing from the Precious Buddha – Vajrayogini, Lama Tsongkhapa and Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing Kechara to Malaysia, for so many people to be able to get involve into self improvement and learn to give back, to give back to the society.

    Bentong, Pahang is a beautiful and quiet place to be, there are a lot of forest and hills, it is also where Kechara Forest Retreat is. I love to go there as the place is very serene and peace.

    Having the BAM flag outside of Kechara Forest Retreat is so blessed, everyone who goes in to the place, everyone who passed by going in to the waterfall, they will be blessed by Vajrayogini the moment they sees the flag of the seed syllable “BAM”.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the detail explanation.

  55. Jace Chong on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Proud to see these 3 flags are flapping in front of the beautiful place, Kechara Forest Retreat.

    After reading the explanation by Rinpoche, it’s even more meaningful. Thank you Rinpoche for setting up this paradise on this land, open up opportunities for the people in Malaysia to enter the pure land of Vajrayogini, which our mind dissolve into the eternity of happiness.

    Our mind and karma are the only baggage we bring to our next journey when this current body goes back to the earth, for me, our mind is worth “investing” for than expensive property, luxury car, and successful career. Kechara is a place to guide your mind to enlightenment. I am very grateful to meet and be part of Kechara, thanks to the hardworks from Rinpoche and his dedicated students who overcome so much obstacles to make this possible for me and so many people on this earth.

    May these 3 flags continue to flapping high, continue to give hope to sentient beings that achieving eternal happiness is possible.

    • joshua on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche for the explanation on the symbol and may Rinpoche and all Gelug Lamas spread the Dharma as far and wholesome to benefit many.

  56. Irene Lim on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Kechara Forest Retreat is the portal of the female Buddha Vajrayogini whose state of mind we are trying to achieve. Kechara Forest Retreat is the paradise on earth conducive for us to learn, practise to achieve Vajrayogini. This is too awesome. Thank you Rinpoche for actualising this and offering this rare and precious opportunity to anyone who cares to be connected and make their wishes come true.

  57. MITRA on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for explanation of the Kechara flag . wonderful wishes from rinpoche i always respert my buddha dharma and shangha May Malaysia always grow, always be at peace, harmonious and prosperous. We wish the best to all our Malaysian people, the government and the public.thank you for your kind wish and share.

  58. Louise Lee on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:17 am

    马来西亚是我出生的国家,没有国就没有家。我爱我的国家,希望我们可以一起进步。

    彭亨文冬是我我另外的一个家,它是尊贵的詹杜固仁波切与大家一起建造的家。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切希望给我们金刚瑜伽母的加持,希望我们可以得到他的修持法。金刚瑜伽母如母亲一般的接近,关爱我们。

    希望大家在马来西亚这片土地和平,健康的一起迈向美好的每一天。

  59. Pastor Gim Lee on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the detailed explanation of the Kechara flag and the meaning behind it.

    We are all extremely fortunate to have met Rinpoche, hence, to have the great merits to receive pure Dharma and to be in Rinpoche’s mandala.

    The Kechara Organisations with its vibrant activities online or offline, and especially the heavenly Kechara Forest Retreat will definitely benefit countless beings.

    May all who come into contact with Kechara receive the blessings of all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and the blessings of Mother Vajrayogini herself as Rinpoche mentioned.

    With folded hands,
    Pastor Gim Lee

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    Despite all this, Ajahn Chah attracted an increasing number of followers who wanted to become his disciples. Thank you very much for the good sharing.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 01:18 PM
    For more than a thousand years, artists have played a key role in the cultural life in Asia. At Tibet, Kashmir, and Nepal their arts flourished as its equally important part of their culture, architecture and their way of living to the outer world. The artist using art to express their knowledge, skills . The art painting reveal the way of lifestyle and strong belief they have in Buddhism. From the book ‘Arts from the Rooftop of Asia , Chinese has influence in the Tibetan paintings of thangkas and many art paintings in the region. Religious influence on Nepalese handicrafts. Interesting book revealing the history of arts with rare and precious pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/arts-from-the-rooftop-of-asia-tibet-nepal-and-kashmir.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 01:15 PM
    Very touching watching the short video, how affection and love the cat . The dead owner must have treated well and gave a lot of love to this cat . Well the lovely cat hugs and leaning its face against the video screen. Animals cannot tell us their feelings and thoughts, but they can use touch and body language to communicate. Animals do express emotion, such as grief and joy, just like one of us. They can be very loyal and protective. Do not hurt them , give them care and love.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-touching-hug
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jun 1. 2020 03:45 PM
    Helena Roerich , a multi-talented Russian writer, artist, theosophist, intrepid explorer, healer and philosopher, was a great inspiration to her husband Nicholas throughout their lives.
    I wonder what kind of karma she had or the life she had lived before this life for her to be spiritual since young.Thank you for the inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2XIkcKI
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 31. 2020 11:45 AM
    H. E.the 12th Dagom Rinpoche was recognized as reincarnate lama, the by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. He was known for teaching the Buddha Dharma and providing spiritual advice to thousands around the world. He was one of the lamas who openly fought the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice by the Tibetan leadership. He paid a heavy price for his devotion to his gurus and commitment on the practice of Dorje Shugden. He was well known as a loving prolific teacher, scholar, writer, yogi and a great tantric master. That was before the ban , sadly all his student turned against him as such he moved to Nepal . He worked tirelessly to spread Dharma till he entered parinirvana.
    H E the 13th Dagom Rinpoche is back, with at least 20,000 people in attendance of Tibetans watched as the young reincarnation was enthroned as per tradition. The over respond attendance of the enthronement is an auspicious omen for things to come having a lama taking rebirth inside Tibet. A reincarnation of a great lama is back as proof that those who rely on Dorje Shugden as a Dharma protector do not take rebirth in the three lower realms as claims by the Tibetan leadership. Looking at those rare, precious pictures of the grand enthronement paints a thousand words. Thousands came in droves to welcome the young incarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/enthroning-a-dharma-king-the-13th-dagom-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 31. 2020 11:42 AM
    Zaya Pandita Luvsanperenlei a prolific writer was a reincarnation of one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s disciples and also a key disciple of Drepung Monastery’s Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. He had composed books, wrote numerous texts and prayers. Even translated other works, Buddhist texts from Tibetan language to Oirat language while still serving the religious needs of the Oirat tribes in Dzungaria, Mongolia . Zaya Pandita spread Tibetan Buddhism to the Oirats, the Khalkha and even the Kalmyk people as far as in Russia. Zaya Pandita developed the Clear Script. He also wrote a biography of the First Khalkha Jetsundampa Zanabazar. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing.\\

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zaya-pandita-luvsanperenlei-1642-1708.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:54 PM
    Stunning Lady Vajrayogini looks so beautiful with all these ornament offerings. Fortunate able to see such a beautiful Lady Vajrayogini. Its take a lot of time and hard work for the team . Rejoice to all. It is indeed very meritorious offering beautiful things to the Buddhas.
    A good teachings from Rinpoche explaining of why its important for us to offer beautiful ornaments to the Buddhas.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dont-miss-this-offering-onto-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:52 PM
    The Mahabodhi temple is a UNESCO World heritage site, and been one of the 7 wonders of the Buddhist world has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly. It is the place where Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment and under the Bodhi Tree. Its sad as it was targeted by terrorist, a series of ten bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex. That was in 2013, early morning serial explosions rocked the Mahabodhi Temple injuring 2 monks and
    destroying certain parts in the pond of the Mahabodhi Temple. Windows were shattered at one of the buildings, while a wooden door at a small temple was destroyed. Luckily the temple inside was intact. The security of the temple was then tightened after this incident ever since . Some metal detectors and more cops and checkpoints were put in place. Attacks on Buddhists are rare in India, but these unfortunate incident somehow did happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/mahabodhi-temple-attacked.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:50 PM
    Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It’s known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. Sunni Islam is, by far, the most widely practiced religion in Tajikistan. Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. Beliefs are a choice. We have the power to choose our beliefs. Our beliefs become our reality Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The status of respect for religious freedom eroded during recent years. Government policies reflected a concern about Islamic extremism .Tajikistan is unique in the world because it is illegal for people under age 18 to practice religion publicly, which includes attending mosques. Women are not allowed by the government to enter certain mosques and wearing black hijabs. Shops are not allowed to sell too and women are to wear traditional Tajik colours. Not only that additionally to it, the government places strictly limits on pilgrimage visits. As reportedly they harassed devotees by forcibly shaving their beards which are not allowed. Hundreds of thousands of men even children as young as seven years old in Tajikistan arrested in recent years for wearing a beard. Banning beards and dresses is really odd. It’s the government campaign against the adoption of Islamic cultural practices. Sad human rights within Tajikistan were been violated and basic human rights remains limited . Tajikistan continues to struggle with human rights till today.Interesting read of government’s fear leading to problems further.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tajikistans-battle-against-beards-to-fight-radicalisation.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, May 29. 2020 11:30 PM
    Thanks for the interesting topic sharing where most people have great interest and
    curiosity about. Whether we choose to believe in the paranormal or not, we all have to realize that there are many strange things that has happened to all of us that are unexplainable.

    To me paranormal activities are considered as something close to religion too because in every single religion they always talk about spirits and etc. It’s whether you believe in the spiritual world or not sometimes it’s eerie and fascinating to read about all the things that go bump in the night.

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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Part 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 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years 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.
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    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years 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).
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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?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
4 days ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
3 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
3 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
3 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
3 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
3 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
3 months ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
4 months ago
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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