All About Kechara

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Some of the ideals that Kechara stands for

Many new people who visit Kechara for the first time or who come across Kechara can get quite confused about how many departments there are…or where they can contribute and volunteer! There are many projects and initiatives within the Kechara Organisation…and all of them are extensions of my interests and passion to benefit others in different ways. Over the past decade, I have seen these projects being established, usually on a small scale, and they often grow tremendously over time.

Some of my students have written a very good summary about the various projects within Kechara, why they exist, what they do and they have included some photos as well… Have fun reading!

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Kechara: A Tsem Rinpoche Organisation

Kechara is a progressive spiritual organisation that seeks to create a conscious community that comes together in service of others. Founded in 2000 by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara began with a small handful of spiritual practitioners who were motivated solely by the wish to make a difference and bring a new message of peace to their community.

H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual guide of Kechara. Click on image to enlarge.

H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual guide of Kechara. Click on image to enlarge.

From humble beginnings, Kechara has since evolved to meet the varying needs, interests and aptitudes of the modern spiritual seeker, and now includes Dharma centres, soup kitchens, charitable foundations, comprehensive meditation and education programmes, an art studio, publishing and production houses, vegetarian restaurants and cafes, and a Buddhist retreat centre, among many other initiatives. Every aspect of Kechara has been inspired by the life and works of Tsem Rinpoche, who has brought comfort, solace and relief to many.

With a spiritual community comprising of people from diverse backgrounds, varying age groups and different parts of the world, Kechara’s programmes can empower you to find your own inner strength and peace so that you can truly transform your life, fulfil your potential, and discover for yourself and others a limitless capacity for love, peace and happiness.

Tsem Rinpoche is the inspiration behind all of Kechara's projects and initiatives. Rinpoche's dynamic and contemporary teaching style continues to draw spiritual seekers from around the world.

Tsem Rinpoche is the inspiration behind all of Kechara’s projects and initiatives. Rinpoche’s dynamic and contemporary teaching style continues to draw spiritual seekers from around the world. Click on image to enlarge.

Read on to get a taste of what Kechara offers, and do reach out to us if you have any questions about our projects or Kechara in general. We would love to hear from you.


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  1. How It All Began: A Brief History
  2. The Spiritual Community: Dharma centres and study groups
  3. Serving the Buddhist Community: Kechara’s Buddhist pastors
  4. The Power of Prayer: Authentic puja services
  5. Where Knowledge is Power: Dharma classes and education courses
  6. Broadcasting Peace to a Borderless World: Disseminating Buddhism globally
  7. Spirituality through Art: Preserving Himalayan artistic traditions
  8. Creating Sacred Images: Contemporary Buddhist retail
  9. Advocating Compassionate Dining: Vegetarian restaurants and cafes
  10. Feeding Hunger, Giving Hope: Soup kitchen and food bank
  11. Speaking Up For Those With No Voice: Animal welfare projects
  12. Respecting the Planet: Recycling and green initiatives
  13. Creating Concious Communities: Kechara Forest Retreat

 


 

How It All Began: A Brief History

The first link between Tsem Rinpoche and Malaysia was made in 1992 when Rinpoche was sent to Malaysia by his monastery, Gaden Shartse in South India, to raise funds for sorely needed monk housing. During that initial short visit, Rinpoche had already gathered a group of students in this region who were drawn to his dynamic and contemporary style of sharing Buddha’s timeless wisdom, and his practical advice, accurate divinations and inspiring teachings which appeal to the modern spiritual seeker.

After Rinpoche returned to Gaden Shartse Monastery, his Malaysian students began writing to him and visiting him in South India, always requesting him to return to Malaysia to continue turning the wheel of Dharma. Out of his great kindness and with the encouragement of his teachers, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche began travelling back and forth between Malaysia and India, teaching small groups in his students’ houses and apartments.

In 2000, these visits eventually culminated in the opening of a humble retail store in SS2, Petaling Jaya which served as an informal gathering place for teachings as well as an avenue to bring in a small amount of funds to pay the bills and keep the place open. Kechara House Buddhist Association Malaysia was registered in 2002, and the first proper Dharma centre, Kechara House 1 opened its doors in 2004. That, as we say, was just the beginning.

Dharma gatherings in Kechara House 1, located on the first floor of a shoplot in Sunwaymas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya. Click on image to enlarge.

Dharma gatherings in Kechara House 1, located on the first floor of a shoplot in Sunwaymas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya. Click on image to enlarge.

The logo of Kechara is the sacred ‘BAM’ seed syllable of Buddha Vajrayogini. Rinpoche envisions the Kechara Organisation to be a portal through which we can take the first steps to eventually achieve the actual Kechara Paradise through deeper spiritual practice. Click on image to enlarge.

The logo of Kechara is the sacred ‘BAM’ seed syllable of Buddha Vajrayogini. Rinpoche envisions the Kechara Organisation to be a portal through which we can take the first steps to eventually achieve the actual Kechara Paradise through deeper spiritual practice. Click on image to enlarge.

P.S.: In case the name stirs your curiosity, ‘KECHARA’ is named after the pure celestial heaven of the highest female tantric Buddha Vajrayogini. Rinpoche envisions the Kechara Organisation to be a portal through which we can take the first steps to eventually achieve the actual Kechara Paradise through deeper spiritual practice.

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The Spiritual Community: Dharma centres and study groups

Throughout history, monastic communities have dedicated their lives to the service of others, upholding the teachings and practices taught by the Buddha. This is all the more necessary today, in a world where there are now more distractions and anxieties that take us away from ourselves.

At Kechara, spiritual practice is lived out on a daily basis through a range of activities and direct service, with volunteers and members lending their talents and skills while developing the valuable spiritual qualities of teamwork, patience, commitment, responsibility, care and compassion.

Inspired by our vision of conscious communities, Dharma centres and study groups have arisen throughout Malaysia, each offering a varied programme of pujas (prayer sessions), teachings on Buddhist philosophy, spiritual retreats and more, thus enabling the development of compassion, wisdom and clarity that will bring lasting happiness and peace of mind.

Kechara House, our main Dharma centre in the city. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara House, our main Dharma centre in the city. Click on image to enlarge.

Established in 2004, Kechara House in the township of Sunwaymas, Petaling Jaya is our main Dharma centre in the city. From a single floor in a shoplot, it has grown to four double-storey shoplots with a seating capacity of 700. A simple guest house is available nearby for visiting students from out of town and for the purposes of solitary retreat.

Kechara House offers weekly public prayer sessions (known as pujas), as well as larger scale grand pujas on special festive occasions. Anyone is welcome to attend, and to learn the sacred, traditional methods for making a profound connection with the enlightened beings, receive blessings and engage in spiritual practices with a supportive, loving community.

For those interested in the study of Buddhist philosophy, Kechara House offers a range of Sunday Dharma classes suited to different levels of learning, some of which are streamed live for those who are overseas or unable to physically attend. As knowledge forms the basis of all Buddhist practice, we encourage people of all levels, ages and interests to join in the classes, where there is always debate and discussion to foster more interactive learning. Our children’s classes are tailored for different age groups and are supplemented with a colourful variety of activities to assist in learning.

Regular pujas are conducted in the main prayer hall of Kechara House. Click on image to enlarge.

Regular pujas are conducted in the main prayer hall of Kechara House. Click on image to enlarge.

For those living outside the Klang Valley, study groups have been established in Penang, Ipoh, Johor Bahru and Kuantan, where groups of students gather to learn Dharma according to Rinpoche’s teachings and to engage in pujas. Our Buddhist pastors and senior students visit regularly to share new teachings, to perform pujas together, and to stay connected with Dharma brothers and sisters.

Kechara House follows the sacred Gelugpa tradition of Gaden, which has an unbroken lineage from Buddha Shakyamuni (624-540 BC) to the Indian pandit, Atisha (982-1054 AD) and to the renowned Tibetan scholar, Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419 AD).

Read on to discover the many activities organised by Kechara House and its study groups for both individuals and families to participate in.

 

Kechara House
Sunwaymas, Petaling Jaya

Address:
No. 7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia

Phone/Email:
+603 7803 3908 | care@kechara.com

Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 1pm to 10pm
Thursday – Friday: 1pm to 6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 9am to 1pm

Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug tradition, welcomes visitors to Kechara House in the reception area. Click on image to enlarge.

Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug tradition, welcomes visitors to Kechara House in the reception area. Click on image to enlarge.

The main prayer hall in Kechara House is graced by three larger-than-life statues of Lama Tsongkhapa (10-ft, centre), Vajrayogini (7-ft, left ) and Setrap (7-ft, right). Click on image to enlarge.

The main prayer hall in Kechara House is graced by three larger-than-life statues of Lama Tsongkhapa (10-ft, centre), Vajrayogini (7-ft, left ) and Setrap (7-ft, right). Click on image to enlarge.

Our spiritual advisor H.E. Tsem Rinpoche leads the congregation in prayer at Kechara House. Click on image to enlarge.

Our spiritual advisor H.E. Tsem Rinpoche leads the congregation in prayer at Kechara House. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara House also hosts powerful pujas and prayer sessions on special festive occasions such as Chinese New Year, Wesak Day, Ullambana, Tsem Rinpoche’s Birthday and Lama Tsongkhapa Day. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara House also hosts powerful pujas and prayer sessions on special festive occasions such as Chinese New Year, Wesak Day, Ullambana, Tsem Rinpoche’s Birthday and Lama Tsongkhapa Day. Click on image to enlarge.

The multi-function hall at Kechara House is the venue for Dharma classes, children’s activities and informal gatherings. Click on image to enlarge.

The multi-function hall at Kechara House is the venue for Dharma classes, children’s activities and informal gatherings. Click on image to enlarge.

The ‘blog corner’ at Kechara House where people can easily access the various Dharma materials on tsemrinpoche.com in the comfort of the gompa. Click on image to enlarge.

The ‘blog corner’ at Kechara House where people can easily access the various Dharma materials on tsemrinpoche.com in the comfort of the gompa. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Kechara House
Penang Study Group

Address:
2-G-19, Tingkat Mahsuri 3,
11950 Bayan Lepas,
Penang, Malaysia.

Kechara House in Penang. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara House in Penang. Click on image to enlarge.

The main altar at Kechara House in Penang. Click on image to enlarge.

The main altar at Kechara House in Penang. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Kechara House
Ipoh Study Group

Address:
No. 73 A (First Floor) Jalan Dato Lau Pak Khuan,
Ipoh Garden, 31400 Ipoh,
Perak, Malaysia.

The main altar at Kechara House in Ipoh. Click on image to enlarge.

The main altar at Kechara House in Ipoh. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Kechara House
Johor Bahru Study Group

Address:
62, Jalan Nakhoda 7,
Taman Ungku Tun Aminah,
Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

Kechara House in Johor Bahru. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara House in Johor Bahru. Click on image to enlarge.

Main prayer hall at Kechara House in Johor Bahru. Click on image to enlarge.

The main prayer hall at Kechara House in Johor Bahru. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Kechara House
Kuantan Study Group

Address:
No B-6, Tingkat Satu,
Lorong Seri Kuantan 80,
Kuantan Star City 1,
25300 Kuantan,
Pahang, Malaysia.

Kechara House in Kuantan, Pahang. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara House in Kuantan, Pahang. Click on image to enlarge.

Regular pujas are conducted at Kechara House in Kuantan, Pahang. Click on image to enlarge.

Regular pujas are conducted at Kechara House in Kuantan, Pahang. Click on image to enlarge.

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Serving the Buddhist Community: Kechara’s Buddhist pastors

Combining the responsibilities of the ordained and the appearance of a layperson, Kechara’s Buddhist Pastors are selfless, committed individuals who have taken an extraordinary step in dedicating their lives towards sharing the Buddhist tradition and serving the Buddhist community.

The pastorship role was conceptualised by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to preserve the Dharma and to make Buddha’s teachings more accessible to the public. Pastors bridge the gap between the ordained sangha and the everyday practitioner, dispensing advice and counselling, performing blessings and rituals, and sharing their knowledge with the many who come to seek spiritual help and relief. The services offered by Kechara’s Buddhist pastors include:

  • Puja (prayer) services
  • Children’s baptism
  • House blessings
  • Vehicle blessings
  • Hospital visits
  • Bereavement services
  • Counseling
  • Marriage registration and solemnisation
  • Public teachings and Dharma classes
  • Vow giving (refuge vows, vegetarian vows, Eight Precepts, etc)
  • Answering questions from the public via the Ask A Pastor section on tsemrinpoche.com

Kechara’s Buddhist Pastors receive their ordination from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, whose vows stem from an unbroken lineage of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist masters going all the way back to Lord Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha.

There are two types of Buddhist pastor within Kechara:

  • Lay Pastors: Individuals who are committed to their spiritual practice but have pre-existing obligations to family and other commitments.
  • Sangha-to-be: Individuals who aspire to become fully ordained members of the Sangha (monastic community) in the near future

The selection and training of a new pastor is a rigorous process, and the appointment is only made with Rinpoche’s blessings. The first Buddhist pastors were ordained on 24th October 2011 and every year since then, more have made this commitment to bring the Buddha’s teachings to people in our modern era.

Kechara’s Buddhist pastors serve the community in a spiritual capacity, assisting H.E. Tsem Rinpoche in his compassionate and visionary works. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s Buddhist pastors serve the community in a spiritual capacity, assisting H.E. Tsem Rinpoche in his compassionate and visionary works. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s pastors perform a variety of blessing ceremonies for members of the public especially during Buddhist festivals such as Wesak. Click on image to enlarge.

At events, or upon special request, pastors conduct children’s baptismal ceremonies to plant the seeds of Dharma in the child’s mindstream so that they may grow up connected to the Dharma and protected by the Three Jewels. Click on image to enlarge.

One of Kechara’s most popular services is vehicle blessings. Our Buddhist pastors bless vehicles through prayers and rituals. After the ceremony, a blessed Buddha image is placed on the dashboard. Click on image to enlarge.

One of Kechara’s most popular services is vehicle blessings. Our Buddhist pastors bless vehicles through prayers and rituals. After the ceremony, a blessed Buddha image is placed on the dashboard. Click on image to enlarge.

A pastor of Kechara officiates during the marriage registration ceremony of a young couple. Click on image to enlarge.

A pastor of Kechara officiates during the marriage registration ceremony of a young couple. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s pastors are empowered by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to perform last rites and bereavement rituals to blessed the deceased to take a good and swift rebirth. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s pastors are empowered by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to perform last rites and bereavement rituals to blessed the deceased to take a good and swift rebirth. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s pastors also give teachings and classes to guide spiritual seekers along the path to enlightenment. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s pastors also give teachings and classes to guide spiritual seekers along the path to enlightenment. Click on image to enlarge.

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A Kechara pastor dispenses advice and guidance to a group of visitors at Kechara Forest Retreat. Click on image to enlarge.

A Kechara pastor blesses birds prior to releasing them as part of an animal liberation ceremony. Click on image to enlarge,

A Kechara pastor blesses birds prior to releasing them as part of an animal liberation ceremony. Click on image to enlarge.

At events, or upon special request, pastors conduct children’s baptismal ceremonies to plant the seeds of Dharma in the child’s mindstream so that they may grow up connected to the Dharma and protected by the Three Jewels. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s pastors perform a variety of blessing ceremonies for members of the public especially during Buddhist festivals such as Wesak. Click on image to enlarge.

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The Power of Prayer: Authentic puja services

Life sometimes brings problems and difficulties that can appear insurmountable. Within Buddhism however, pujas and prayers are a proven solution for life’s challenges. In fact, pujas are the direction of positive energy towards a positive aspiration, expressed in a series of rituals and prayers. Such group prayers generate stronger energies than when performed by just one person alone, and can be done for oneself or for someone who is far away. The benefit of pujas is manyfold and encompasses healing, long life, protection, wealth, wisdom, peace and the quick fulfillment of our wishes.

Kechara’s puja house offers a wide range of pujas for every life situation. Our dedicated team has been trained by qualified monks from the illustrious Gaden Monastery and everything they do – from the prayers and rituals to the altar set up and offerings – is done exactly as it has been for hundreds of years in the greatest monastic institutions of Tibet. To view the full range of pujas, visit VajraSecrets.com.

It is a testament to the dedication, diligence, commitment and sincerity of Kechara’s puja team that the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden took trance via the Venerable 7th Panglung Oracle at Kechara Forest Retreat in 2015. It was the first time in history that the invocation of Dorje Shugden into a qualified Tibetan oracle was performed purely by lay practitioners and without the involvement of Tibetan monks.

 

Kechara Puja House

Address:
18, Jalan Ah Peng,
28700 Bentong,
Pahang, Malaysia.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am to 6pm daily

Kechara’s puja house is located in the heart of Bentong town, less than 5km away from Kechara Forest Retreat. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s puja house is located in the heart of Bentong town, less than 5km away from Kechara Forest Retreat. Click on image to enlarge.

The warm and inviting atmosphere at Kechara’s puja house welcomes those seeking divine assistance. Click on image to enlarge.

The warm and inviting atmosphere at Kechara’s puja house welcomes those seeking divine assistance. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s pastors are on hand to guide those who need more information on the multitude of pujas available. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s pastors are on hand to guide those who need more information on the multitude of pujas available. Click on image to enlarge.

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All pujas are performed with the blessings of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

All pujas are performed with the blessings of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

A traditional puja being conducted in the puja house’s prayer room. Click on image to enlarge.

A traditional puja being conducted in the puja house’s prayer room. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s puja team is trained in traditional rituals, and regularly performs outcall services including house blessings, bereavement ceremonies and altar consecration. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s puja team is trained in traditional rituals, and regularly performs outcall services including house blessings, bereavement ceremonies and altar consecrations. Click on image to enlarge.

Traditional Tibetan musical instruments are used in certain pujas. Click on image to enlarge.

Traditional Tibetan musical instruments are used in certain pujas. Click on image to enlarge.

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Tormas (ritual offering cakes) are handmade in the traditional manner by the trained puja team. Click on image to enlarge.

Tormas (ritual offering cakes) are handmade in the traditional manner by the trained puja team. Click on image to enlarge.

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Where Knowledge is Power: Dharma classes and education courses

There are books that make us laugh. There are books that make us think, and there are books that inspire us. However the most valuable books are those that move us to look within and help us change for the better. They shape our lives and give us meaning. This is the kind of literature that Kechara produces.

The many titles published by Kechara offer readers the opportunity to heal and grow through knowledge and reading. Authored by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and senior students, these books offer diverse, new perspectives to deal with the challenges of modern daily life, combining the ancient wisdom of Buddha with modern insights, practical relatable examples and personal life experiences.

Our books are sold in major and independent bookstores across Malaysia, as well as online on VajraSecrets.com, Amazon, etc. To date, we have published over 25 books in both English and Chinese and in a variety of formats (stunning coffee table books, traditional prayer texts, collections of Rinpoche’s teachings, comic books for children and adults) which are written for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

The many titles published by Kechara offer readers the opportunity to heal and grow through knowledge and reading. Click on image to enlarge.

The many titles published by Kechara offer readers the opportunity to heal and grow through knowledge and reading. Click on image to enlarge.

At Kechara, we firmly believe that knowledge is the first step towards finding happiness and peace. With knowledge, we develop wisdom; and with wisdom comes the clarity and ability to face any situation in the most positive and beneficial way.

To this end, we also offer Dharma talks and comprehensive education programmes for all levels of learning, including children, beginners and those interested in advanced, serious study. All programmes are based on ancient, authentic teachings and developed to suit modern lifestyles, aptitudes, attitudes and concerns.

Learning is an essential part of spiritual growth. Click on image to enlarge.

Learning is an essential part of spiritual growth. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara offers Dharma talks and comprehensive education programmes for all levels of learning. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara offers Dharma talks and comprehensive education programmes for all levels of learning. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s Dharma classes for children are tailored for different age groups and are supplemented with a colourful variety of activities to assist in learning. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s Dharma classes for children are tailored for different age groups and are supplemented with a colourful variety of activities to assist in learning. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s annual W.O.A.H Kids Camp is very popular amongst children and parents. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s annual W.O.A.H Kids Camp is very popular amongst children and parents. Click on image to enlarge.

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Fun activities during camp. Click on image to enlarge.

Fun activities during camp. Click on image to enlarge.

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Spirituality is introduced in a manner that is enjoyable and appealing to kids. Click on image to enlarge.

Spirituality is introduced in a manner that is enjoyable and appealing to kids. Click on image to enlarge.

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Some of the outdoor activities during camp. Click on image to enlarge.

Some of the outdoor activities during camp. Click on image to enlarge.

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Certificates of achievement and prizes are distributed at the end of the camp. Click on image to enlarge.

Certificates of achievement and prizes are distributed at the end of the camp. Click on image to enlarge.

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Broadcasting Peace to a Borderless World: Disseminating Buddhism globally

Everyone loves a story. And there’s no better way to promote positive human attributes and qualities for social change than through the mastery of storytelling. Kechara’s production team actively produces original content using various creative channels to bring H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s message of peace to the global audience. After all, it is only through engaging the audience that actual learning can be shared with all.

Kechara’s production team is also a vital arm in documenting Rinpoche’s precious teachings and everything that happens within Kechara, and preserving it for posterity. The content ranges from Rinpoche’s private and public teachings, to Dharma related videos such as spiritual practices, interviews with senior students, travel documentaries, the personal spiritual journeys of Kechara’s members, and special events within the Kechara family. Many of these videos can be viewed for free on Rinpoche’s Youtube channel, which has garnered over seven million views!

From formal video productions to on-the-fly live videos, Kechara’s production team is willing and able to handle it all. Click on image to enlarge.

From formal video productions to on-the-fly live videos, Kechara’s production team is willing and able to handle it all. Click on image to enlarge.

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Kechara’s production team tirelessly and professionally documents all important events in Kechara. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s production team tirelessly and professionally documents all important events in Kechara. Click on image to enlarge.

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One of Rinpoche’s senior students, Phng Li Kim has emerged as a local celebrity host who has found regional success through The Paranormal Zone series. Click on image to enlarge.

One of Rinpoche’s senior students, Phng Li Kim has emerged as a local celebrity host who has found regional success through The Paranormal Zone series. Click on image to enlarge.

Phng Li Kim and the crew of The Paranormal Zone hard at work! Click on image to enlarge.

Phng Li Kim and the crew of The Paranormal Zone hard at work! Click on image to enlarge.

Rinpoche has also connected millions around the world to the sacred essence of Dharma through the Internet, via diverse topics that range from Madonna to paranormal stories, amazing animal tales and inspiring, pick-me-up teachings. With a strong presence on popular social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and with countless teachings freely available through YouTube and on TsemRinpoche.com, Rinpoche has transcended all borders to bring the teachings of peace to spiritual seekers everywhere, no matter where they are in the world.

In particular, TsemRinpoche.com has played a pivotal role in bringing the Buddha’s teachings and the lineage of Dorje Shugden to millions of people from all walks of life and from different cultures and backgrounds, with content available in English, Chinese, Nepali, Tibetan and Tamil. Keeping up with the times, Rinpoche has also taken to doing occasional live videos to engage directly with his global following.

TsemRinpoche.com has played a pivotal role in bringing the Buddha’s teachings and the lineage of Dorje Shugden to millions of people from all walks of life. Click on image to enlarge.

TsemRinpoche.com has played a pivotal role in bringing the Buddha’s teachings and the lineage of Dorje Shugden to millions of people from all walks of life. Click on image to enlarge.

Rinpoche has a strong presence on popular social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Click on image to enlarge.

Rinpoche has a strong presence on popular social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Click on image to enlarge.

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Rinpoche during a Facebook live video session. Click on image to enlarge.

Rinpoche during a Facebook live video session. Click on image to enlarge.

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Spirituality through Art: Preserving Himalayan artistic traditions

Art has long been known for its therapeutic qualities. Through our Himalayan arts studio, which specialises in the creation and adornment of Buddhist images, Kechara invites all who are interested in the arts to find peace, healing and relaxation through creative expression. Traditional art forms learnt directly from the skilled artisans of Nepal, India and Tibet are combined with new-age artistic influences, thus marrying ancient Buddhist art with contemporary living.

Inspired by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s passion and belief in collecting merit through making offerings to the Buddhas, Kechara’s art studio offers a variety of Buddhist-related arts services including:

  • Mantra rolling and statue insertion
  • Creation of brocade clothing for Buddha statues
  • Adornment of Buddha statues with precious stones or beaded ornaments
  • Beautification and painting of Buddha statues in various styles
  • Repair and restoration of damaged Buddha statues and thangkas
  • Traditional thangka painting
  • Brocading of thangkas
  • Tailoring of monk robes and traditional ritual items made from fabric and brocade
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Creating traditional wealth vases. Click on image to enlarge.

Creating traditional wealth vases. Click on image to enlarge.

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Mantra rolling. Click on image to enlarge.

Mantra rolling. Click on image to enlarge.

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Creating intricate beadwork ornaments for Buddha statues. Click on image to enlarge.

Creating intricate beadwork ornaments for Buddha statues. Click on image to enlarge.

A variety of traditional sewing services are also available. Click on image to enlarge.

A variety of traditional sewing services are also available. Click on image to enlarge.

Thangka painting. Click on image to enlarge.

Thangka painting. Click on image to enlarge.

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Creating Sacred Images: Contemporary Buddhist retail

Cultures the world over recognise the familiar, serene image of the Buddha and the instant energies of peace, harmony and happiness he brings to any environment. Even as a child, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche would draw little paper Buddha pendants and photocopy rare Buddha pictures that he found in books to give away to people, to bless and protect them.

Creating sacred images. Click on image to enlarge.

Creating sacred images. Click on image to enlarge.

In this spirit, Kechara creates and distributes its own Buddha images, from statues as large as 24 feet to pendants as small as one inch, to introduce the blessings of the Buddha and his holy teachings to the lives of as many beings as possible, and to make authentic Tibetan Buddhist items accessible and plentiful for people everywhere, especially for the purposes of spiritual practice.

This goal is made possible through VajraSecrets, a chain of Buddhist retail stores with a strong online arm that offers a wide range of Buddhist services, holy objects and practice supplies, catering for both practising Buddhists and those with a more general interest in meditation and spirituality.

Many of the products offered are made under the auspices of Tsem Rinpoche, carefully sourced from monasteries or crafted by skilled Himalayan artisans, and each is handpicked to support and benefit spiritual aspirants along their spiritual journey. Our knowledgeable staff are well versed in Buddhist knowledge and practices in accordance with Rinpoche’s teachings and the Gelug lineage, and can personally advise each and every customer on how best to set up an altar or get started on the spiritual path.

The retail team consciously adheres to the Buddhist principle that profits should not be made from the sale of Dharma items. Thus, the proceeds from our retail stores are channeled towards furthering the growth of the Dharma and to support Rinpoche’s work and the charitable projects of Kechara such as Kechara Forest Retreat and Kechara Soup Kitchen.

Further, in line with Rinpoche’s wish to help everyone invite a little piece of Buddha’s wisdom into their lives, many items from Rinpoche’s personal collection of Buddhist objects have been made available as pre-loved goods at our Flea Market in Kechara Forest Retreat, for visitors to bring home.

More recently, two affiliated retail stores known as The Dorje Shugden Shop and Bigfoot Universe have been established in the heart of Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur, and on Jalan Ah Peng in Bentong town respectively, selling basic Buddhist items, Dorje Shugden and Bigfoot-themed merchandise and local souvenirs.

Online Store
VajraSecrets.com

A wide range of Buddhist services, holy objects and practice supplies can be found at our online store, Vajrasecrets.com. Click on image to enlarge.

A wide range of Buddhist services, holy objects and practice supplies can be found at our online store, Vajrasecrets.com. Click on image to enlarge.

Some of the Buddha images designed and created in-house, which are available for invitation via VajraSecrets. Click on image to enlarge.

Some of the Buddha images designed and created in-house, which are available for invitation via VajraSecrets. Click on image to enlarge.

VajraSecrets offers a wide range of pendants for all budgets and occasions.

VajraSecrets offers a wide range of pendants for all budgets and occasions. Click to view product.

VajraSecrets offers a wide range of pendants for all budgets and occasions.

A unique and rare pendant of Flying Vajrayogini. Click to view product.

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A wide range of Vajrayogini-related items can be invited via VajraSecrets. Click to view full collection.

 

VajraSecrets @ Kechara House

Address:
No 7, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

VajraSecrets @ Sunwaymas. Click on image to enlarge.

VajraSecrets @ Sunwaymas. Click on image to enlarge.

 

VajraSecrets @ Sunwaymas

Address:
23-1, Jalan PJU 1/3G,
Sunwaymas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

A wide variety of products is available at VajraSecrets @ Sunwaymas. Click on image to enlarge.

A wide variety of products is available at VajraSecrets @ Sunwaymas. Click on image to enlarge.

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VajraSecrets & Flea Market
@ Kechara Forest Retreat

Address:
Lot 3189, Jalan Chamang
28700 Bentong,
Pahang, Malaysia.

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The retail space adjoining Wisdom Hall in Kechara Forest Retreat is home to both VajraSecrets and the Flea Market. Click on image to enlarge.

The Flea Market is popular amongst visitors looking for a bargain on pre-loved items while VajraSecrets offers a range of KFR-themed souvenirs and Buddhist practice supplies. Click on image to enlarge.

The Flea Market is popular amongst visitors looking for a bargain on pre-loved items while VajraSecrets offers a range of KFR-themed souvenirs and Buddhist practice supplies. Click on image to enlarge.

 

The Dorje Shugden Shop

Address:
Unit 37, No 79, 81 & 83,
Jalan Petaling,
50000 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.

The exterior of the Dorje Shugden Shop at Petaling Street in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Click on image to enlarge.

The exterior of the Dorje Shugden Shop at Petaling Street in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Click on image to enlarge.

The interior of the Dorje Shugden Shop at Petaling Street. Click on image to enlarge.

The interior of the Dorje Shugden Shop at Petaling Street. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Bigfoot Universe

Address:
No. 84 Jalan Ah Peng,
28700 Bentong,
Pahang, Malaysia.

Bigfoot Universe in Bentong town, Pahang. Click on image to enlarge.

Bigfoot Universe in Bentong town, Pahang. Click on image to enlarge.

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Advocating Compassionate Dining: Vegetarian restaurants and cafes

Buddhism is often described as a religion of peace and nonviolence. At Kechara, we try to incorporate these qualities in all our daily actions, beginning first, and most easily, with our meals. Kechara Oasis, our vegetarian restaurant in Jaya One, Petaling Jaya promotes a dining lifestyle built upon a foundation of love, respect and compassion for all beings, as kind to the heart as it is to the planet.

More recently, an affiliated vegetarian cafe known as Bigfoot Cafe has been established in the heart of Bentong town, offering a menu of meatless local favourites and healthier versions of comfort foods at affordable prices in a cosy Bigfoot-themed interior.

Regardless of whether you choose to dine in style at Kechara Oasis or have a casual meal at Bigfoot Cafe, you can eat with peace of mind, knowing that no animal has suffered in order to satisfy your appetite. This is fine dining in every sense of the word.

 

Kechara Oasis, Jaya One

Address:
19, Jalan Universiti,
Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia

Kechara Oasis at Jaya One. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Oasis at Jaya One. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Oasis in Jaya One can accommodate wedding parties, gala dinners, private functions, product launches, cocktail receptions, AGMs, board meetings and entertainment shows for more than 200 guests. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Oasis in Jaya One can accommodate wedding parties, gala dinners, private functions, product launches, cocktail receptions, AGMs, board meetings and entertainment shows for more than 200 guests. Click on image to enlarge.

Double boiled coconut soup. Click on image to enlarge.

Double boiled coconut soup. Click on image to enlarge.

“Little Octopus”

“Little Octopus”

Stir fried lotus root gingko.

Stir fried lotus root gingko.

Pan fried Tibetan momos.

Pan fried Tibetan momos.

 

Bigfoot Cafe, Bentong

Address:
No. 20, Jalan Ah Peng,
28700, Bentong,
Pahang, Malaysia.

Bigfoot Cafe in Bentong. Click on image to enlarge.

Bigfoot Cafe in Bentong. Click on image to enlarge.

The cozy and inviting ambience at Bigfoot Cafe. Click on image to enlarge.

The cozy and inviting ambience at Bigfoot Cafe. Click on image to enlarge.

The elusive Bigfoot can be found in every nook and cranny! Click on image to enlarge.

The elusive Bigfoot can be found in every nook and cranny! Click on image to enlarge.

Beefsteak leaf Tofu

Beefsteak leaf tofu

Bigfoot Burger

Bigfoot burger

Bigfoot Nasi Lemak

Bigfoot nasi lemak

Cold wood ear

Cold wood ear mushrooms

 Snow fungus peach gum

Snow fungus peach gum

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Feeding Hunger, Giving Hope: Soup kitchen and food bank

Having experienced homelessness in his youth, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche always looks out for the welfare of the less fortunate, finding every possible opportunity to give them food and care. Inspired by Rinpoche’s example, small groups of students started going out to distribute packets of warm food once a week to the homeless people living on the streets in central Kuala Lumpur. This has since grown in leaps and bounds.

Today, Kechara Soup Kitchen distributes over 10,000 packets of food every month and our initiatives have grown to encompass serving hot meals from all our soup kitchen premises, street food distribution in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru, an active food bank programme in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kelantan, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Sarawak, medical aid and mobile clinic services, counselling and rehoming services, equipping the underprivileged community with new skills to help them gain meaningful employment, and many other initiatives.

The establishment of Kechara Soup Kitchen was inspired by the life and works of our founder, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen was inspired by the life and works of our founder, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

Meal distribution from our soup kitchen premises. Over 10,000 meals are served each month. Click on image to enlarge.

Meal distribution from our soup kitchen premises. Over 10,000 meals are served each month. Click on image to enlarge.

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Mobile soup kitchen food distribution. Click on image to enlarge.

Volunteers attend a compulsory briefing before heading out on the streets to distribute food to the underprivileged community of Malaysia.

Volunteers attend a compulsory briefing before heading out on the streets to distribute food to the underprivileged community of Malaysia. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen’s committed volunteers distribute food to underprivileged clients on the streets of Malaysia every week without fail, come rain or shine. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen’s committed volunteers distribute food to underprivileged clients on the streets of Malaysia every week without fail, come rain or shine. Click on image to enlarge.

The biggest impact an individual can contribute to the Kechara Food Bank programme is by being a volunteer in distributing the food.

The biggest impact you can contribute to Kechara Soup Kitchen’s programmes is by becoming a volunteer. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen has worked closely with Malaysia’s National Welfare Foundation to establish Pusat Transit Gelandangan Kuala Lumpur, a halfway house for the homeless that can facilitate 150 people at any one time. The team has also established working partnerships with corporations such as Tesco, Sunway Hotels, Munchy’s, SegiFresh and Komugi to collect and redistribute over 200 tonnes of surplus food to 93 NGO partners nationwide, serving over 16,000 underprivileged individuals. All our projects are supported by kind volunteers of all ages, coming from all walks of life, faiths, cultures and backgrounds.

Since our inception in 2008, permanent soup kitchens have been established in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Penang, and we have been granted tax-exempt status by Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance since 2013. Kechara Soup Kitchen has also been a member of the Association of Asia Food Banks since 2015.

As opposed to warm meals provided by the soup kitchen to the homeless, Kechara's Food Bank programme provides dry food provisions to the urban poor.

As opposed to warm meals provided by the soup kitchen to the homeless, Kechara’s Food Bank programme provides dry food provisions to the urban poor. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen's Operations Director Justin Cheah holds up a day’s haul in provisions for Klang Valley families.

Kechara Soup Kitchen’s Operations Director Justin Cheah holds up a day’s haul in provisions for Klang Valley families. Click on image to enlarge.

Distribution of food to recipients around the country requires up to 50 volunteers daily.

Distribution of food to recipients around the country requires up to 50 volunteers daily. Click on image to enlarge.

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Kechara’s food bank has distributed over 200 tonnes of surplus food to NGO partners and poor families nationwide. Click on image to enlarge.

From left to right: Ybhg. Dato’ Sri Jamil Bin Salleh, Secretary-General to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs; Shinobu Washizawa, Managing Director, AEON CO. (M) BHD.; Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Poh Ying Loo, Executive Director, AEON CO. (M) BHD. launch the AEON Community Food Share Programme in partnership with Kechara Soup Kitchen.

From left to right: Ybhg. Dato’ Sri Jamil Bin Salleh, Secretary-General to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs; Shinobu Washizawa, Managing Director, AEON CO. (M) BHD.; Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Poh Ying Loo, Executive Director, AEON CO. (M) BHD. launch the AEON Community Food Share Programme in partnership with Kechara Soup Kitchen.

Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Ybhg. Dato’ Sri Jamil Bin Salleh, load a tray of food into a Kechara Soup Kitchen truck.

Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Ybhg. Dato’ Sri Jamil Bin Salleh, load a tray of food into a Kechara Soup Kitchen truck.

Kechara’s food bank has distributed over 200 tonnes of surplus food to NGO partners and poor families nationwide.

Kechara’s food bank has distributed over 200 tonnes of surplus food to NGO partners and poor families nationwide. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara’s food bank has distributed over 200 tonnes of surplus food to NGO partners and poor families nationwide. Click on image to enlarge.

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Perhaps one of the most important aspects of Kechara Soup Kitchen’s work is the hope and dignity it offers to those who are so often forgotten by society. Our good works have not gone unnoticed, and Kechara Soup Kitchen has won awards including:

On 18th February 2018, Kechara Soup Kitchen was conferred the World CSR Leadership Award for ‘Excellence & Leadership in Poverty Alleviation’, in recognition of its many years of service to the underprivileged community of Malaysia, and its contribution towards alleviating homelessness, hunger and poverty in partnership with the Malaysian government. Mr Justin Cheah, Kechara Soup Kitchen’s Operations Director was present in Mumbai, India to receive the award on behalf of Kechara Soup Kitchen.

The ‘Fresh Cuts, Fresh Starts’ initiative aimed to give less fortunate members of the community a new look with haircuts from professional hairstylists to brighten their day and support them in their efforts to better their lives. This was a joint effort between Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Joe’s Barber Shop and Kechara Soup Kitchen. Click on image to enlarge.

The ‘Fresh Cuts, Fresh Starts’ initiative aimed to give less fortunate members of the community a new look with haircuts from professional hairstylists to brighten their day and support them in their efforts to better their lives. This was a joint effort between Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Joe’s Barber Shop and Kechara Soup Kitchen. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen also aids underprivileged clients with medical aid and mobile clinic services. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen also aids underprivileged clients with medical aid and mobile clinic services. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen also aids underprivileged clients with medical aid and mobile clinic services. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen also aids underprivileged clients with medical aid and mobile clinic services. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen and Tsem Rinpoche Foundation representatives distribute anti-mosquito care packages to urban poor families. Click on image to enlarge.

Kechara Soup Kitchen and Tsem Rinpoche Foundation representatives distribute anti-mosquito care packages to urban poor families. Click on image to enlarge.

Distribution of anti-mosquito care packages to underprivileged children at Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary KL. Click on image to enlarge.

Distribution of anti-mosquito care packages to underprivileged children at Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary KL. Click on image to enlarge.

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Kechara Soup Kitchen Kuala Lumpur (HQ)

Address:
17, Jalan Barat, Off Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Kechara Soup Kitchen Penang

Address:
6, Halaman Ariffin, Off Jalan Burmah,
10400 Penang, Malaysia.

 

Kechara Soup Kitchen Johor

Address:
80-01, Jalan Molek 2/1, Taman Molek,
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

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Speaking Up For Those With No Voice: Animal welfare projects

As Buddhists, we believe that every being – big or small – deserves a life free of pain and suffering. Kechara’s animal welfare projects strive to create safe, beautiful havens for all animals to live out their lives freely, with love, care and the best possible living conditions, as every being deserves.

Kechara Forest Retreat is home to a variety of furry and feathered friends rescued over the years by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, whose passion and love for animals is legendary. From abandoned koi fish to unwanted cockatoos suffering in neglect, animals such as these have found a new lease of life and a caring home in this forest sanctuary. If you’d like to support our animal welfare initiatives, please click here.

The 4,000 sq ft walk-in aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat is a spacious and safe sanctuary for birds with fresh water, food, fruit and snacks provided to the 50-strong flock daily. Click on image to enlarge.

The 4,000 sq ft walk-in aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat is a spacious and safe sanctuary for birds with fresh water, food, fruit and snacks provided to the 50-strong flock daily. Click on image to enlarge.

serves as a home for newly rescued birds, and those recuperating from illnesses. Click on image to enlarge.

The 720 sq ft Recovery Aviary serves as a home for newly rescued birds, and those recuperating from illnesses. Click on image to enlarge.

The aviary is home to four sulphur-crested cockatoos named Drolkar, Dechog, Ah Boy and Gongkar.

The aviary is home to four sulphur-crested cockatoos named Drolkar, Dechog, Ah Boy and Gongkar. Click on image to enlarge.

Two rescued African Grey parrots, Aki and Jamyang, also enjoy a safe, comfortable and happy life in KFR’s aviary.

Two rescued African Grey parrots, Aki and Jamyang, also enjoy a safe, comfortable and happy life in KFR’s aviary. Click on image to enlarge.

The main aviary is also home to a large flock of cockatiels. Click on image to enlarge.

The main aviary is also home to a large flock of cockatiels. Click on image to enlarge.

The recovery aviary is home to many budgies, as they are too small to be safely integrated into the main aviary. Click on image to enlarge.

The recovery aviary is home to many budgies, as they are too small to be safely integrated into the main aviary. Click on image to enlarge.

Taking care of animals who are sick or unable to fend for themselves is a practice of compassion and care. Click on image to enlarge.

Taking care of animals who are sick or unable to fend for themselves is a practice of compassion and care. Click on image to enlarge.

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Respecting the Planet: Recycling and green initiatives

Understanding the close relationship we have with our environment, Kechara extends its love to this planet we call home. Recycling initiatives, held throughout the year, aim to make people more aware of what they use from Mother Earth, and encourages them to do their bit to save the world we live in for many future generation.

Recycling initiatives by Kechara. Click on image to enlarge.

Recycling initiatives by Kechara. Click on image to enlarge.

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Creating Concious Communities: Kechara Forest Retreat

Kechara Forest Retreat, our 35-acre retreat centre in Bentong, Pahang. Click on image to enlarge

Reimagine a world lived better … compassionately.

“Since I was a young child, I wanted to create a place where people come together to live as one with nature, one with the earth; a place for healing, detoxification, contemplation, relaxation, and retreat. An international centre for meditation courses not based on religion but tapping into ourselves and our potential. A place for eco-living modelled on sustainability and growth. This project is Kechara Forest Retreat and it will be a space to inspire the world to do the same in their own communities.”

— H.E. TSEM RINPOCHE —

In line with Rinpoche’s vision, Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) primarily serves as a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat and Wellness centre that heals, nourishes and enlightens life naturally and spiritually. Since the completion of Phase 1 within a year of its conception in early 2012, KFR has been gradually channeling eons of Buddhist wisdom through pragmatic teachings that are a source of peace to a world in search of spiritual empowerment, education and restoration of inner balance.

 

Rediscover Life at Kechara Forest Retreat

 

Explore Tibetan Spiritual Traditions

KFR is a sacred land, home to a pantheon of Tibetan deities presiding peacefully within its grounds, each catering to the different karmic propensities of visitors from all walks of life who step into our mandala. A visit here will have you feeling blessed, renewed and rejuvenated. And, even if you are not spiritually inclined, KFR presents the opportunity to experience the distinctively rich culture, history and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Spend a few hours, a day or more as our guest, take a walk through our gardens, offer candles to the Buddhas, make a prayer in our meditation hall, or just sit and listen to the calming sounds of the forest.

 

Kechara Forest Retreat: Take Time for Important Things

The best way to explore KFR is to embark on a self-guided Holy Walk covering the following sacred sites within our beautifully manicured grounds.

  • World’s Largest Dorje Shugden Statue
  • Buddha Shakyamuni
  • Lama Tsongkhapa
  • Vajrayogini Stupa
  • Outdoor Dorje Shugden Grotto
  • Buddha Nageshvaraja
  • Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Cabin
  • Four-Armed Manjushri
  • Loma Gyonma
  • Green Tara
  • Manjushri Nagaraksha
  • Gyenze Chapel

You are welcome to wander these sacred abodes and immerse yourself in the holy energies of the enlightened beings. You can also pay homage or show your respect in traditional Tibetan fashion via mantra recitation, hand-held prayer wheel spinning, circumambulation, prostration, meditation and making offerings of Mantra Stones, Candles, Incense, Flowers, Fruits, Food (vegetarian), Beverages and more. And, if you’re seeking ways to deepen your spiritual practice, consider speaking to one of our Buddhist pastors to learn more about Tibetan Buddhism, rituals and pujas, or to receive advice and a blessing.

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Escape into the Heart of Nature

Located in an exurban forest within the quaint town of Bentong, Pahang, KFR also advocates unconditional love for the entire environment. Hence, you may want to peruse our list of initiatives and activities that cultivate conscious communities with the concept of sustainable living.

The inner workings of ancient Buddhist teachings come to life daily amidst the contemporary settings of Kechara Forest Retreat.

The inner workings of ancient Buddhist teachings come to life daily amidst the natural setting of Kechara Forest Retreat.

 

Spiritual Living at its Best

Enveloped by the beauty of the pristine forestscape, our fully furnished accommodations exude positive feels that are tranquil and therapeutic. Both ‘Manjushri Guest House’ & ‘Dukkar Apartments’ have all the makings of a perfect abode for retreats, suited for individuals, families and groups. Here, the need to escape life and have a quiet moment to contemplate, meditate and rejuvenate the mind, body and being is fully captured in essence and spirit.

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Help Us Build a Better Future

If you’re interested to support Kechara Forest Retreat and lend us a hand, please click here to find out how you can contribute, or click here to explore our flexible volunteering projects that can fit your skill sets and personal interests. Every form of contribution is greatly appreciated – no matter how big or small.

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  1. Tsa Tsa Ong on May 30, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    This post came to my mind and I’m glad it really came up!😎It’s very nice and easy for everyone to read about Kechara all in one place!👏Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for this great idea and fun and easy to read post on Kechara👍🙏👏😍🔥💛🔥

  2. wen lhan skye morrison on Sep 14, 2018 at 4:25 am

    Thank you for such interesting information, it is lovely to see all these wonderful departments and the beautiful work you all do to benefit all beings. I would like to get in touch with Paul Yap from KSA regarding painting, it would be so helpful if you could pass on his email. Many thanks,
    Wen Lhan Skye
    (UK)

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  4. odbayar on Jan 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    i’m mongolian. i like to listening renbochy

  5. Lee Mun Kit on Sep 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I would like to pay a visit to Kechara Centre but do not have the adress,please let me know where it is located possibly near any known buildings.I am very impressed with Tsem Rinpoche’s Video Clips thru my cousin’s facebook(Yeap Min Siang) from Penang.Tq

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  9. weeliang on Jan 25, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    All the departments at Kechara House benefited me in different ways. To my opinion, we should try to volunteer and experience each and every department to see how they teach us different attributes. This is also an opportunity to meet all the great ppl at the different departments.

  10. Li Kheng on Nov 3, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    It is inspiring that the various Kechara Departments are headed and represented by “normal” people who have pursued and achieved corporate success and have daily livelihood responsibilities. They have willingly and eagerly chosen this “new” path in their lives as a result of the value they witness in the Dharma. They have chosen to dedicate their lives to benefiting others through their skills, abilities and knowledge…thereby leaving being a true legacy. A big “Thank you” to Kecharians for giving us the opportunity to meet pure Dharma and the profound teachings of Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.

    Additionally, this write up clearly reveals the vision and dream behind the 6 departments under Kechara. With deeper understanding in what these departments intend to achieve, volunteers and visitors will also make educated choices on ways to participate and contribute effectively.

    As always, Rinpoche’s blog provide empowering information for us to make progressive and sustainable efforts in our spiritual journey.

  11. […] picture has a brief description. For more extensive description you can go to http://www.kechara.com or Kechara’s 13 Departments (Part 1) and   Kechara’s 13 Departments (Part […]

  12. Thierry on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:41 am

    If Kechara is stunning seen from within the organisation. I can only imagine the impression it gives from outside!
    And there is much more to come, look forward to and take part of.

  13. Margaretlee on Oct 12, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Back in 2000, Rinpoche started kechara with its first shop Kechara Paradise in SS2. That was our Dharma shop as well as our center then. As Rinpoche has mentioned many times that teaching Dharma in a foreign country to lay people is not easy at all,but he follows the advice from his Guru deligently and no matter how many obstacles he faced during the past 10 years and how many times he wanted to leave and went for retreats, he persisted and with some loyal and steadfast students, now kechara has grown heaps and bounds!

    Rinpoche has shown all his students that nothing is impossible. His motivation is simple, to bring Dharma to all walks of life through the many departments offering different interests and needs to everyone.

    Kechara will continue to grow……..that is for sure!

  14. patsy on Oct 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I am so lucky to be part of Kechara family. Through the guidance of Rinpoche, Kechara has expanded and grew so big. However, it will not stop from here but will go even bigger with Menara Kechara and Kechara World Peace Center manifesting in the near future.

  15. keng tan on Oct 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I am so proud to be part of this organisation. The multi-faceted Kechara Organisation is not just like any other corporate organisation where people can go and learn and improve skills but one that helps improve ones inner being which ultimately leads to less anguish and anxiety in this modern hustling and bustling society

  16. Anila on Oct 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Here are part of Rinpoche’s 13 departments in Kechara Organisation which is a small animal Sanctuary in Tsem Ladrang which at the moment has an aviary with birds and a small part of the garden with two giant tortoises. Then there are Kechara Discovery headed by Paul which deals in the finding of manufacturers of statues and designing pendants for sale in the outlets. KSA also is another section headed by Paul which sews Thankas and paint statues, roll mantras to be inserted in to the statues which people invited. KMP helps Rinpoche to promote his books and publications to generate more funds for Rinpoche to produce more dharma books. KIM which is Kechara in Motion is a dept to help promote Rinpoche’s teachings by Video n film.

  17. Dino Goh on Oct 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I’m proud to see the growth of so many departments. Each of them attracts different quality people to join and help and make it a safe space for body, speech and mind. Many don’t feel lonely anymore because of what they did make a difference in other people’s life. Just like what you did. Thanks for creating all this wonderful and beautiful departments.

    Dino

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:31 PM
    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:15 PM
    Many Dharma practitioners rely on Dharma protectors when they seek protection . Dharma protectors play various roles in different aspects of Buddhism . The practice of Dharma protectors has evolved through a long history in India and Tibet. In all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism history, various forceful spirits were tamed by great figures like Guru Rinpoche to become protectors of Buddhism. The purpose of this Dharma Protector practice is to remove obstacles and gather all favourable conditions for their spiritual practice. Within the Nyingma tradition they have Rahula as one of Dharma protectors, Ekajati as the main protector of the Dzogchen teachings while Dorje Shugden is Gelupa Dharma protector and there so many others dharma protectors been practice. Each of the wrathful forms of each protectors varies , depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard practitioners from dangers and enemies. Dharma protectors has benefited countless of sentient beings , granting protection wisdom, material needs and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this knowledgeable post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 08:12 PM
    Begtse Chen is one of the main protectors of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism and especially revered in Mongolia. The origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century . Begtse Chen is the main protector associated with the Hayagriva cycle of Tantric Deity meditation practice.
    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 23. 2020 04:33 PM
    This story is very inspiring.Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants.
    Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.Thank you very much for the good and inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2TOHbmZ


  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 22. 2020 04:38 PM
    As we can see in the video these people can help others through these powers , such abilities can also be developed through reciting mantras consistently on a daily basis.It is really interesting of to understand the existing of psychic, which may come from birth or by disaster like lightning.
    Always fascinated by people who have psychic powers. Wonder how it feels like to be able to know and see things the way they do. Personally I don’t know anyone with this ability.Thank you very much for this interesting and educational article.

    https://bit.ly/37jKFBR


  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:09 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing all the wonderful encounters of shopping with Rinpoche. As we know Rinpoche rarely goes shopping for himself but as gifts for various students. Reading this post simply have me thinking, one must be observant to develop knowledge, and to apply what we read from the Lamrim topics into our lives. Being observant of our surroundings and practicing situational awareness at all times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-the-shopping-experience-with-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:08 PM
    nteresting ….in Tibetan culture wild mushrooms spotted is a symbol of good luck. At Kechara Forest Retreat ,H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s private garden, mushrooms been spotted which is considered a good omen something good or arrival of good news , very auspicious symbol. Associated with nature and the beauty of the forest, having mushrooms popping up on one garden is rare and is very auspicious in Tibetan Buddhism, which will represent the Dharma will flourish in the near future. It’s indeed an auspicious sign.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/an-auspicious-omen-in-kechara-forest-retreat
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jan 20. 2020 04:02 PM
    Religion should not come into politics as it is not one religion among other. These two should not mixed together or the results would be catastrophic To these days religion and politics seem to be all mixed up. It is happening to the present day where the Tibetan Leadership is against the Dorje Shugden practice. Its far too long the Dorje Shugden controversy been going on which is unnecessary and illogical causing sufferings, disharmony , discrimination and so forth among practitioners and non-practitioners. The Tibetan people should be given religious freedom to practise how and what they want. The Dalai Lama who promotes peace and harmony should do more to help those affected by the ban and not specking against them causing confusion. Hopefully the previous advice against Dorje Shugden should be retracted for the sake of a peace and harmony. It would be wonderful if Dalai Lama could have discussion with the Chinese leadership to solve the present problems once for all. China is a great and powerful nation, it would be good to have a good closer relationship . May Dalai Lama live long and back to his homeland Tibet soon. And may Dalai Lama lift the ban against Dorje Shugden .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/dalai-lama-china-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:16 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche was one definitely a modern Lama ,it was Rinpoche that we have online knowledge , learning and practicing Dharma. Being one of the first lamas to recognise the benefits of using the Internet to spread dharma teachings for free. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche , whereby we are able to learn, practice Dharma teachings. I myself got to know Rinpoche through his blog . Since I stumbled across Rinpoche blog, there is no stopping for me. I have visited it daily and to increase my Buddhism knowledge . Its amazing each day I learn something new , really interest and inspiring.
    Rinpoche had set the blog to preserve the teachings as taught by his many Gurus. Rinpoche was truly a modern Lama yet maintaining all traditional commitments, guru devotion, daily practices and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and Pastor Jean Ai for sharing this wonderful post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-the-traditional-modern-lama
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 19. 2020 09:14 PM
    Helmut Gassner, known as Venerable Gelong Jampa Lungtog is a senior Buddhist monk from Austria. He was an electrical engineer before, and became interested in Buddhism after meeting Venerable Geshe Rabten Rinpoche. Throughout his lifetime, he has translated for many high lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is a strong advocate for the practice of Dorje Shugden. Helmut Gassner were annoyed and upset by the ban of Dorje Shugden by Dalai Lama ,as he knew that the practice of Dorje Shugden is an integral part of the Gaden Tradition. He bravely spoke about it in his speech at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Germany. Its wonderful of him to tell the truth with his experience and knowledge. May more people dare to speck up about the truth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/translator-ven-helmut-gassner-on-dalai-lama-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html

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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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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.
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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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.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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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
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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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.
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