I like Dharma Contemporary… cards!

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I decided to record what the cards are all about. Easier to talk and share than type… Enjoy my short video clip.

 

Kechara has just produced a 3-part series of greeting cards!!! There are altogether 39 different scenes/cards/photos:

  • 22 cards for the “Cool Kecharian” series
  • 11 cards for the “Kecharian Life” series (comes in a pack of 22 cards)
  • 5 cards for the “Blog Greeting Cards” series (comes in a pack of 5 cards)

When you take a look at the cards, remember this: All the models are Kecharians!! They are also produced by Kecharians, together with some of their friends.

I got the idea to make the “Cool Kecharian” series when I saw one of my students’ Facebook profile picture… It was taken in a vintage style (see right).

There are many many talented and beautiful people in Kechara, so I thought why not make a greeting cards series? From that series, “Kecharian Life” and “Get A Life” then came about.

We then got a team together to work on this project, lets call them the “Greeting Card” team hehe. They were:

  • Beng Kooi – Project Manager
  • Andrew Boon – Assistant Project Manager
  • Cynthia Lee – Art Director
  • Han Siew Fong – Producer
  • Jace Chong – Assistant Producer
  • Fang Chang – Talent Director, Designer
  • Ethan Chu – Wardrobe & Props
  • Bryan Ho – Make-Up Artist
  • Eric Choong – Wardrobe and Props
  • Phng Li Kim – Production and Marketing
  • Additional Crew – Karen Chong (assistant wardrobe artist), Kheng San Lee (Props manager, backstage photographer), Darren Loke (Photographer), Dwayne Foong (Photographer), Sun Khiew (Make-up artist) and Shawn Wei (Make-up artist).

I came up with the quotes, model and the scene for each greeting card, and the team did the rest!

During the pre-production period, Jace scouted for suitable locations and took pictures of the area. After short-listing them, Cynthia (Art Director) went to each location to see whether the actual place looked nice.  Some were not so suitable… so for 2 days both Jace and Cynthia would drive around to random places e.g. UPM, Kajang, Sungai Petalah, Semenyih Lake Gardens, Broga Hills.

It took a total of 6 days to shoot, 1 week of planning, 2 weeks to buy the props and wardrobe and 2 weeks for Digital Imaging, Final Retouching and Layout.

The greeting cards were available for the first time ever, during Kechara’s Wesak Fair last week!

They are beautifully done, and behind each of the greeting card is a lot of hard work, care and effort by those involved. They may have looked glamorous in the photos, but there was a lot of sweat and discomfort involved to make the cards look good!!

For the shoot at Broga Hill (“Kecharian Life” series), the call-time was at 4AM. The team (and models) then drove for an hour to the foothill of Broga Hill where they then climbed the hill for 45 mins!! This climb involved using their hands to go up 45 degree slopes in total darkness!

For the shoot at Bukit Jalil (“Cool Kecharian” Series), they spent half an hour looking for a tree which didn’t have big, red ants crawling all over them. A lot of improvisation had to be done on the spot as well. There was a shoot where the team spontaneously rented a table from a nearby coffee shop! Hehe

Art Director Cynthia commented that the team acted professionally, especially Bryan, Ethan and Jace.

With a team made up of different Kecharians, it’s good to see how different people with different expertise can get together to do something for dharma in a fun way!

I have added the cards below to share them with all of you. Please don’t take them… a lot of work went into this! If you want them, they are available for sale online. The beneficiary will be Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK), and the publisher is Kechara Media & Publications (KMP).

You can get them at Vajra Secrets:

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Click on the pictures below to see the captions on the cards….

 

 

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“Kecharian Life” Series

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“Cool Kecharians” Series

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“Get A Life” Series

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Previously I had done cards which came out very nice. Take a look:

Dharma Postcards

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  1. All About Rosaries | Tsem Rinpoche on Dec 11, 2013 at 9:36 am

    […] are casted by Tsem Rinpoche and they are all Kecharians For more cool Kechara postcards, see here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/kechara-greeting-cards.html… « Amitayus Sadhana […]

  2. Vinnie Tan on Aug 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for conceptualising all these different cards that are so beautiful. At the same time, through the quotes and models, it shows us different concepts that we may never know or realize by ourselves. Thank you Rinpoche and Rinpoche’s team for giving us such cards that we can share with others as well for any situation.

  3. Jessica Yap on Dec 16, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I love the greeting cards! of course the one i love the most would be the one of my sister,Pammie! The one with the green Lambo. hehe She looks so snobbish and stuck up. She acts and models well. hehe

    Who says that Dharma can’t be fun? Rinpoche is so skillful in bringing Dharma to people in different ways.

    Thank you team for the beautiful postcards and your hardwork! 🙂

    Thank you, Rinpoche a.k.a the creative director! hehe

  4. sweekeong on Nov 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

    The greeting cards are very nice. It conveys many moods and messages. Each one is very from different from each other. Very unique. I like ‘I love to connect’

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  6. Wei Theng on Aug 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

    These cards are cool and chic and all with deeper meanings behind. I love all of them. The price are affordable too. Great for all occasions. 😉

  7. Joy on Jul 8, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    I loooove these cads! I have never seen any Buddhist cards this hype and cool and funny. Very well done! Congrates to the team who executed this wonderful series. Rinpoche’s always thinking of creative and innovative ways to send a Dharma message to all of us. They are aweeeesome! I especially love the one of Datuk May as Empress Dowager… really looks real and emperial. The message is perfect. So nice, I don’t wanna use them, but I will 😉

  8. tenzin llhamo on Jul 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I really like the cards a lot! They are so beautiful. Thank you to Rinpoche and the team for having the time to come up with these beautiful ideas and made them so meaningful! I had a good time while at the shooting. Love each and everyone of the designs and the quotes from Rinpoche.

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  10. Jay Jae on Jan 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I walked into Viva Mall the other day and saw Datuk May’s Empress Dowager portrait and my mouth just gaped open and lost its screws!

    Rinpoche’s idead coupled with the team can really make awesome stuff! I LOVE! hehe

  11. Hui Keng on Jul 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Well done! Excellent work from concept to end of production. Everything fits in. Simply a brilliant mastermind. Cheers!

  12. Sean Pang on Jul 9, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I have the pleasure and privilege of receiving 2 sets of the greeting cards as gifts from a wonderful person with a beautiful soul (and she’s beautiful too!) who introduced me to Rinpoche’s teachings and I’m impressed.

    As a long-time marketer with my own company specialising in branding and marketing, I appreciate the quality of delivery – well done! As a brand new student (pun intended) of Rinpoche’s teachings, I’m in awe at how simply Rinpoche has conveyed profound messages and in a cool, witty, artistic and attractive way.

    They say a picture paints a thousand words but this is truly something else.

    The images and the settings evoke emotions. For me, they are a refreshing inspiration. They probably remind some of us of similar situations we’ve found ourselves in. Others may cringe if the images and what they represent stick a finger into quietly hidden prejudices that are conveniently ignored or dishonestly disguised.

    And if all of these messages fly over the heads of yet some other people, well hey, they’re still cool and generic enough to be sent around. At least the money spent on getting them does some good somewhere else in the world.

    I showed them to friends here in Munich and they sparked off a long conversation that ranged from the similarities of religions (I repeated what Rinpoche said in another video and nodding heads greeted me), women’s role in today’s society (how many women have been voted into powerful positions that can make a difference around the world in the last year alone?), the difference in working styles between men and women (confrontation vs conversation, solution vs resolution)… and of course we discussed at length the concept behind and techniques used in creating and producing the cards… occupational hazard!

    This might be a German phenomenon (Germans love to discuss!) but I think it’s simply magic how the greeting cards created conversations. It’s great that something so “simple” can draw out opinions to be shared, discussed and somehow bring people together, no matter what the differences may be.

    I’m looking forward to more great stuff and I hope that, one day, I will have the privilege and honour to contribute to such projects.

    Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to Rinpoche and the Kechara team!

    Sean

    • tsemtulku on Jul 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      Dear Sean,

      I really like how you explained your feelings, thoughts and reactions to the cards. I personally liked the cards and wanted to convey thought provoking questions through the cards. Whether you are my student or not makes no difference because we are all learning and we can share with eachother. What I appreciate about your comment is you really thought things out very clearly, very orderly and yet I can feel some positive emotions behind what you wrote. I wish to help you on your personal spiritual journey whether you are with me/Kechara or not…as long as you continue on your journey is the important thing.

      What religion we are or not, makes no difference when it comes down to we have to be on this planet together. Let’s recognize the real enemy inside of us and fight that enemy and the ‘enemies’ on the outside will just dissipate real fast.

      I wish very much to add to your spiritual journey as you can help so many more people as you seem intelligent from your post. I will dhl or mail you some items that will help you as a gift from me.

      I have so many more ideas, but I need more professional people to join me and assist. I have the ideas but not the technical know how. My ideas are unending and non-stop so much so sometimes I can’t sleep and have to write things down. Some of my ideas make it because I can get the qualified people to help and some ideas never see the light of day. LOL…But I know many of my ideas can work…

      Please contact Beng Kooi for your information and where I can have it sent. (bengkooi@gmail.com)
      Please remember, we can make a difference, so we should never be overwhelmed into indifference ever. Life is for achieving…achieving for others.

      My prayers and warm regards, Tsem Rinpoche

      • Sean Pang on Jul 10, 2011 at 1:07 am

        Dear Rinpoche,

        I’m not sure if you received my first reply. It’s indeed an honour to receive a personal reply from you.

        I would just like to add that the wonderful person with the beautiful soul who introduced me to your teachings is Christine Wang from Shanghai.

        Although I’m so far away, I’d very much like to support her efforts in founding the Kechara Tea House.

        For 2 simple reasons: because it’s something she believes in and is important to her, and because I love her.

        I received a DVD from Chris where you spoke about Love & Relationships. You said that we should support our partners in what they like doing.

        Well, Chris and I had a difficult time behind us and we separated late last year. During this “break”, Chris started learning from your teachings while I went into deep reflection on my weaknesses, which I’ve been working on.

        I now realised my mistake and recognised that I had too much fear of our relationship failing that it became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

        I may not be able to win back her trust nor do I expect her love for me to go back to what it was before, although I do know that she still loves me. But I’m willing to accept that fate, if it is meant to be. It doesn’t change the fact that I love her and will cherish her. And I will care for her and support her wherever I can.

        I thank you for coming into our lives, Rinpoche. As I wrote in your blog on Failing (JK Rowling), I will pay the price for my mistake but I welcome the prize in finding myself and am grateful also that Chris is finding peace and happiness in what she’s doing now.

        With the greatest respect and warmest regards,
        Sean

        • tsemtulku on Jul 10, 2011 at 1:10 am

          Dear Sean, Thank you for your honesty and letting me know it’s Christine who gifted you with the cards. Christine really wants to learn more on spirituality as she is very bright. I like her. Please contact Beng Kooi regarding items I wish to send you…. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche

          • Sean Pang on Jul 10, 2011 at 2:12 am

            Dear Rinpoche,

            I guess one of your many ideas is keeping you awake now… 🙂

            I have already sent Beng Kooi an email and she has connected with me on Facebook.

            Many thanks in advance for the items, I’m looking forward to them!

            Best regards,
            Sean

  13. Lim Han Nee on Jul 7, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    When you said that these cards were meant “to share spirituality with people the Kechara way”, these cards, in all their richness and variety, do illustrate to people the spirituality that Rinpoche has always been teaching us about. THey are Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings on truth and reality in the context of the modern world.

    When you said that “everything in samsara is deception and when we play along with the deception we cannot get out”, these pictures show how we can avoid being drawn into the web of samsara’s deception by first accepting ourselves for what we are.

    Thank you Rinpoche, for the precious opportunity of participating in this project. Thank you, Rinpoche, for the gift of a large framed picture of me in the red cheongsam.As i looked at it, I see myself as just a persona of a lady in that outfit as much as i am just a persona in my current form.

  14. patsy on Jun 30, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    A picture paints a thousand words. What’s there to say except congratulations on the production of these impressive, creative, unique, personalized and well thought out cards!!!Well done.

  15. Jace Chong on Jun 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Like what Ethan said, it’s really fun and a very interesting project!! Thanks Rinpoche for the idea and it’s a pleasure to participate in the execution of the project.

    When I first saw the cards on Wesak Day, i was very excited, all the efforts made good result. I think everybody who involves in the projects have a big smile looking at the cards.

    I hope the cards benefit people in one way or another. And really looking forward for more excited projects!!

  16. ^Cher on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    When i look at these cards, the first impression that came to me was…WOW, i have never thought that buddhism can be so cool. I am sure this cards will touch and capture many people in the society. It is certainly a very good way to spread buddhism. I am very very impressed. Very well done!

  17. Frederick Law on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

    all i can say about all these cards is wonderful and beautiful, it idea and concept is simple, yet its very profound in meaning in each of the messages it try to deliver. simply a fantastic idea, as it reflects on our daily life, and impact us through the message it brings to us. i like the empress theme and the teacher-student them alot, as well as the drag queen.

  18. sean decelis on Jun 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

    wow very nice, these pictures reflect different depths, inspiring and will touch all sentient 🙂
    thank you

  19. Ethan Chu on Jun 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    These cards are beautifully done!!! So creative and fun, and very modern and meaningful. It makes people contemplate on the little quote upon reading the cards. The team had so much fun, and good memories I sure in producing the cards. Many models had fun, some of them were “shocked” upon seeing their outfits and “roles”. However, they enjoyed it and had a chance of “experiencing” what they don’t normally experience.

    Thankyou Rinpoche for this interesting projects, we had much fun. and many people liked it a lot! Can’t wait for the next one .. hehe 🙂

  20. ngeowchin on Jun 27, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I like them all. Every card seem to evoke some memories, feelings, thoughts in me- a funny bone tickled,laughing out loud,regretful,embarassed etc . I guess they are interesting because the themes and messages are reflections and glimpses of ourselves past, present and future. What a fun way to learn about ourselves and realize that amidst the external differences, we all go through life’s situations and ups and downs in much the same way.
    The real difference would be those who decide to make a change to not have to go through it all again in such a meaningless manner but to use this life to realize our fullest potential.

  21. Margaretlee on Jun 27, 2011 at 9:48 am

    What’s more to say…..

    Brilliant ideas, brilliant concepts….
    Excellant coordination, excellant execution….
    Wonderful crew, wonderful teamwork…..

    This is Kecharian spirit!

  22. Josh Akers on Jun 27, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Those cards will be appealing to people of every different type… Of course I like the gangster ones because I play ‘violent video games’… Also I am an Armchair War-Historian… I like the girl fixing the car too… WOWIE! I like a woman who can do things herself. The second ‘part’ of that scene is funny too.

  23. Lim Tat Ming on Jun 27, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I am honoured to be featured in the “accept differences” cards. Thank you for this opportunity. Rinpoche is fun! Kecharians are fun! Kechara events are not only fun but they are also full of Dharma!

    There is simply so much fun playing this part. It brought back memories when i used to go camping and stayed outdoors in the nature.

    How often do we find ourselves waking up in our pyjamas on top of a hill allowing the morning breeze to caress us, breathing in the fresh air, listening to the sound of nature, soaking in the sun rays and savouring the beautiful morning scenery? Many of us in the modern society are so caught up in our hectic lives that we never take the time to experience life like this anymore.

    Accept Differences – this caption is so meaningful. We are so fast and conditioned to judge almost everything that we encounter in our daily lives. What we perceive in an object may not be the same as what others perceive in the same object because we all have different karma.

    I remember years ago Rinpoche had taught us about subject and object. If we are “object”ive, then Enlightenment is impossible. We will be at the mercy of our environment and manifestation of our karma. This is because we get caught up and be entangled with the objects around us! We create further causes of sufferings.

    If we are “subject”ive, we control how we perceive the phenomena around us. If we constantly apply awareness and mindfulness, we can prevent ourselves from being affected by these phenomena around us. We can accept differences! Hence we don’t create new karma but purify whatever karma that ripens upon us. This will eventually lead us to accomplish enlightenment.

    If we realise this, life will be much better for most of us who find life and reality so competitive nowadays. The World becomes a better place to live in. Humans can live in harmony with animals. People of different cultural background, race, and religion can then live in harmony.

    If everything around us is the same like us, it will be so boring. Life becomes more interesting when we start to accept differences.

    • Jace Chong on Jun 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      Very well said!!!

  24. Koh Hee Peng on Jun 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Very very nice. Very very beautiful. Kechara has my deepest respect for being able to give their best in everything they do. I love the greeting cards. They are unique and a fine piece of art to me. I am going to buy them and give to my friends. 😀

    • Carmen Koo on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:44 am

      Dear Hee Peng,

      Thank you for your support on VajraSecrets! You really put your words into action. 🙂

      You will definitely enjoy the greeting cards. They are really creative, chic and cool.

      Carmen.

  25. andrew on Jun 26, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    i think they are great..good work!! 🙂

  26. Mercedes on Jun 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Congrats,great work!!

  27. Linda Ortolano on Jun 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I really love your concept, your eminence. Very beautifully stylized, modern and old, timeless, and unique. Beautiful for it’s self expression. Alot of hard work it took in making them but seems very rewarding for the experience of self expression. Captions are simple yet profound reminders.
    Congratulations everyone, great work, very cathartic for the project itself which can make it cathartic for the viewer.

  28. Miguel Rico on Jun 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D, love the concept very much!!

    Congratulations Tsem Rinpoche and all the sangha at Kechara 🙂

  29. Steve Tobias on Jun 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you for posting all the cards and the video, I like them a lot. The last empress image DOES look the same (http://violetcrush.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/425px-the_portrait_of_the_qing_dynasty_cixi_imperial_dowager_empress_of_china_in_the_1900s.png). It’s amazing how easily Rinpoche can think of a whole new medium to move to, then think of and apply these completely original designs to spread dharma, and how effective they end up being.

    It’s also great learning about the Kecharians, I truly appreciate their personalities and different backgrounds, very interesting and kind group. I have high respect for each of them. I will thank with actions though.

  30. Terri on Jun 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

    They are so beautiful! Congratulations Rinpoche!

  31. Ani Kunzang on Jun 26, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Rinpoche, I will have to wait until after 11pm to watch the video 🙂 But these cards are fantastic. Wildly inspirational, beautifully shot and produced. I LOVE what Kechara does. Thank you for being a conduit, a bridge to bring the Dharma vibrantly alive in so many ways. And your students rock!

  32. Oya on Jun 26, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Hi,
    How can i purchase a poster?
    Oya

    • tsemtulku on Jun 26, 2011 at 8:21 am

      vajrasecrets.com

    • Jon Antony Esposito on Jun 26, 2011 at 11:19 am

      Thank you for sharing this with us! I like what you guys have done & what you continue to do. I look forward to seeing your other projects come to fruition! Bless you guys!!!

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    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:22 PM
    I feel so blessed for learning something from this article. Thank you so much for your thoughtful sharing. I truly understand the possess power to change our lives during our falls was actually a good sign. I gained some positive energy and felt was extremely incredible!

    There are highs and lows in any journey, however if life is more down than up, then it’s time to question why, I had a great teaching from this sharing.

    I totally agree that the lows should be appreciated and enjoyed, because its from the lows that experience the highs. Living our life with positivity so that we can continue to improve and achieve what we desire.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:32 PM
    Amazing architecture of a small village Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan in the Flaming Mountains. Amazing ancient Buddhist caves dug into the hillside dated as far back as 3rd century AD. Well….they are the oldest in Xinjiang. With an interesting history behind this village. Buddhism spread here from India along the ancient Silk Road but declined after the Turkic Muslim conquests in the late 13th century. Many then converted to Muslim and a number of caves of ancient painting were destroyed. Amazing pictures of ceiling panels with standing Buddhas, and Thousand-Buddha motifs in the post . Its indeed a treasure trove of stone carvings and mural paintings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:30 PM
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. Life is short and the time of death is uncertain. Act now, its never be late to learn, practice Dharma in our life. Death is a challenge, never waste our time on something which leads us to nowhere. Learning Dharma is our best choice, do Dharma works to benefits others and always works with it. This will miraculously transform our whole life before the moment of death that really matters.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-precise-moment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:28 PM
    Geshe Thupten Lama one of the great scholars and masters who will never give up Dorje Shugden ‘s practice and courageously spoke up openly against the ban. Even wrote letters to Dalai Lama defending the ban on Dorje Shugden. Because of all these his life was threatened and was forced to seek political asylum in America. The CTA even considered him as a evil Chinese spy. Since the Dorje Shugden controversy many people had suffered causing disharmony, discrimination, families and monasteries torn apart are some of the examples. To have harmony and peace in a country we should have freedom to practice one’s own religion and beliefs. And politics should not involve religion in any government. Peace cannot be kept by force , it can only be achieved by understanding. All should be treated equally and without prejudice regardless of our religion views.
    Geshe Thupten Lama is indeed a great scholar and was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile, wrote a book …..The Supreme Path to the Trikaya, which explained all about on the practice of the Six Paramitas or the Six Perfections, and other beneficial Dharma treasures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 03:46 PM
    The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel is exactly that, the suspense with a great interesting twist to the ending. Not so perfect as is in real life, the sacrifice of his ears for his life in peace, although of course not by his choice but the negligence of another.

    In this story, we can see how they use Heart Sutra to as protection from black magic and ward off evil spirits. Thank you very much for sharing such an intriguing story about Hoichi the Earless Minstrel.


    https://bit.ly/3bW6F8K
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:17 PM
    Interesting ….. astronauts and military personnel has discovered the existence of UFO and aliens beyond the earth. They have proof that UFO do exist and we are alone in the universe. Leroy Gordon Cooper, a space pioneer and Robert Dean a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army tells us all . With Leroy Gordon witnessed first-hand encounter of an actual UFO and the “Cosmic Top Secret” documents detailing alien activity on earth viewed by Robert Dean has already proven it. But it was kept secret.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-astronauts-and-military-men-speak.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:15 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing explaining the present-day technology that has affected our general well-being situation spiritually . Giving an example of why rain dance doesn’t work anymore. Spiritual practice give us aspects of the powers of the divine. Technology is a magic and its objects remains a puzzle that is hard to unlock in regards to human experiences. The effect of technology could enhance the human material civilization, but its impact was so strong to our spiritual practice, it caused human addiction. In the modern era, technology has become a seemingly ubiquitous part of everyone’s life such as computers and hand phones. The natural element are gone, environment been disturbed so things will not happen . Interesting read.
    Professor Stephen Hawking, did mention before that advances in science and technology could lead to destructions .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/how-sole-dependence-on-modern-technology-could-affect-our-spirituality
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:13 PM
    Living our life in the public eye , we have a heavy responsibility on our shoulder that most people thought. But with determination and courageous Rinpoche did it without any burden. Rinpoche did it all these years, born and bred to be in the public eye, Rinpoche seemed to know what to do without thinking about it. A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives that’s what Rinpoche thought of. Rinpoche’s thought was to help them and to bless their spiritual practice in a way. Rinpoche cares more for the people than himself, of course Rinpoche loves to be alone. Rinpoche loves to alone living up the greenery mountains and clear lakes as mentioned before. Rinpoche could not avoid being in the public eye and getting recognized. Rinpoche never retaliated in whatever situation, such as the Dorje Shugden controversy ,Rinpoche kept all his vows in accordance with the Vinaya nor matter what happened.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing your wonderful recalling memories with our Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-life-in-the-public-eye
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 02:37 PM
    Very informative and inspiring story of the Great Buddha of Kamakura.Great to know of the history of this Great Buddha.From what i saw and understand it is a beautiful place to pay visit.

    It is one of the most iconic Buddha statues in the world.All it took were 2 people, Lady Inada and Priest Joko of Totomi to build this magnificent Buddha that withstood the test of time.Thank you very much for sharing this nice article.

    https://bit.ly/2u8sWiy

  • sarassitham
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 01:53 PM
    A person may choose to follow a vegetarian diet for various reasons, including health issues, environmental concerns, or religious beliefs.

    I glad to come across this lovely article. Thank you so much Rinpoche for the delicious healthy meatless recipes. It’s a super simple, has anybody can learn to cook with simple ingredients, easy, quick ,fast and most importantly it very nutritious. I’m going to try all this recipes soon.
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 16. 2020 10:06 PM
    I am grateful that Kechara organise this event every year so we can make offering to our ancestor, departed families and also to all sentient beings whether alive or not. We may not know what action we have engaged which afflicted others in the past and the prayer is important to purify our negative karma. Thank you Kechara for organising this event and allow us the opportunity to collect merits through the prayer and offerings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/ullambana-festival-at-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 16. 2020 09:59 PM
    A very beautiful Buddha statue. With this huge size many beings can view from a far and benefit them by planting a dharma seed to them. I’m sure the statue will attract a lot of people to visit Thimpu in Bhutan. May all be blessed and rejoice for the people for are involved in the planning, sponsorship and construction.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/buddha-at-thimpu-bhutan.html#comment-899271

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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months 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.
    11 months 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.
    11 months 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
    11 months 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
    11 months 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
    11 months 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
    12 months 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.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    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).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 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.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 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
    2 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.
    2 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!!
    2 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.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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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
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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
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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
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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
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 week ago
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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