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:

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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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    Congrats to the writers team for coming out with the first publication of Kechara Comics title “Karuna Find A Way”. I did enjoyed reading this comic . Its fantastic I could only say.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karuna-finds-a-way.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 04:13 PM
    The true guru helps us open the channel to our own wisdom and discover our guru within. Guru is the one who teaches us and shows us the path to liberation. It’s very important for us to hold on the commitment to our root teacher, who taught us the practices nor matter what happens. Rinpoche has since holding on to it showing a deep guru devotion to his root teacher……HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who gave Rinpoche the practice of Dorje Shugden.
    Many highly attained Lamas such as HH Kyabje Pabongka Dorje Chang, HH Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang, HH Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang teaches has since practiced, received the practice and taught thousands of Lamas the lineage and the meditation of Dorje Shugden . They cannot be wrong . Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit but a Protector.
    Due to the ban, families , monasteries and many more has suffered, denied services to hospital, schools , attending events talks and so forth. It’s sad many families and monasteries are torn apart by this. There is more than enough evidence that there is no religious freedom or true democracy within Tibetan society which the Tibetan Learership has denied it.
    Interesting read of all the examples of what the Tibetan leadership had said , Dorje Shugden harms the Dalai Lama, and the people, all these is definitely not true. HH Dalai Lama the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people is in fact Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig). It is impossible that HH Dalai Lama and anyone could be harmed by Dorje Shugden. Every one should be respected one and other even though they are from different religions and faith. Everyone should be given religious freedom to choose what they believe and pray . Showing compassion, love, tolerance and understanding among all people is a good choice , to live in a peaceful and harmony environment. The Tibetan Leardership (CTA) should not discriminate anyone and not be bias against someone due to their religion.
    The truth is the truth and must be reveal to all. May the ban on Dorje Shugden soon be lifted. A clear explanation tells all by Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this details write up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/are-the-high-lamas-of-tibet-impotent-in-the-face-of-dorje-shugden

  • Ummamageswari
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 03:21 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 5 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some of us.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number 5 with number 1 to 33 and at the same time this article reveals the number 5’s strength and weakness and also for the opposite number. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Y9qwgq
  • Ummamageswari
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 4 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some of us.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number 4 with number 1 to 33 and at the same time this article reveals the number 4’s strength and weakness and also for the another number which is for the opposite gender. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2JF7kiF
  • Ummamageswari
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 03:13 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 3 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number 3 with number 1 to 33 and at the same time this article reveals the number 3’s strength and weakness and also for the another number which is their partner. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2JMLF77
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 01:11 PM
    Supriyono lived in a village in Indonesia’s East Java Province. In early October 2011, he dreamt of a bluish-red dragon surrounding his village before it finally dived into an old well. Supriyono took the dream as a sign and located the old well in the Brahu Temple complex in the Trowulan sub-district of East Java Province.

    On 11th October 2011, Supriyono climbed down the well and found a beautiful White Tara statue, coins, and golden stones from the Majapahit Empire (1293-1500 CE). He contacted the collector Johan Yan through his friend to see if he was interested in any of the items found. On 26th March 2012, Johan Yan became the owner of the White Tara statue.

    Read more about this story at https://bit.ly/2puWEZe
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 01:08 PM
    In order for KFR to truly become a place of healing, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has conceived a number of ideas including the newly-opened Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain. Embedded within the fountain are semi-precious stones that were especially consecrated by Dorje Shugden while in trance of the Panglung Oracle; His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, widely accepted to be a living emanation of Vajrayogini; our own Tsem Rinpoche and His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche, an emanation of Medicine Buddha himself. When the water runs over these stones, it becomes charged with the healing properties of the stones and imbued with its blessings.

    Check out more about this Healing Fountain at Kechara Forest Retreat at https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 01:02 PM
    The Cittamani Tara cycle of teachings in the Gelug tradition is a unique lineage of Tara’s practice that is based on the pure vision of the great Tara-siddha Takpu Gargyi Chokyi Wangchuk. This great master had pure visions of Tara and received the initiation and commentary of the practice directly from her.

    Learn more about Cittamani Tara here: https://bit.ly/2Mq3kpa
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 11:07 AM
    The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and Dorje Shugden

    Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the 17th Century master who rose to become the supreme authority throughout Bhutan, both in the secular and spiritual domains, and unified the country as a single nation-state.

    Read more of interesting Bhutan history: http://bit.ly/32zy6Az
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:41 PM
    It is true that comics are not heavy thick books but they are a wonderful educational medium to bring people deep into teaching of Dharma . Thank you for sharing the first publication of Kechara Comics title “Karuna Find A Way”. Wonderful and a great idea to deliver a beautiful message which is easy to understand and enjoy reading by many level of people.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:07 PM
    The Dorje Shugden controversy has been going for over two decades. Our Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is one of the many who specks out openly about this issue publicly. Having the courage, brave and honest to explain the truth to those who did not understand the whole situation.
    The Dorje Shugden’s practice have been given to Rinpoche by his root teacher Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, for spiritual purposes. Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma Protector who manifested about 400 years ago from a lineage of erudite masters. Over these years many erudite masters, monks, lamas have been practicing over decades before the ban. Rinpoche has been patiently over the years to provide accurate knowledge about Dorje Shugden across the globe. These truths must be reveal to all. The truth is the truth. It has proven that the practise Dorje Shugden, we do not go to the lower realms. Many highly attained lamas practised Dorje Shugden till the end of his life and has since reincarnated back . They have even composed prayers to Dorje Shugden, give Dorje Shugden initiation, give teachings and promote Dorje Shugden as well. They believe that they will not go to the three lower realms, and will definitely reincarnate into another human form to be recognized, enthroned and continue turning the wheel of Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting and details write up for us to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-reasons-why-people-who-practice-dorje-shugden-do-not-go-to-the-three-lower-realms
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:05 PM
    Reincarnation is religious concept that the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body after biological death. Reincarnation do definitely exist and I do believe . There are scientific proof that shows reincarnation is real and there a number of proven case. Reincarnation facts has proven by science and historically and is regarded by many religions. It is believed that the biological death does not destroy the soul, the soul comes back to earth in a different form, in a different body. In Tibetan Buddhism it is considered common, where there is many highly attained lamas has reincarnated back over and over again. One such example was His Holiness Zong Rinpoche. Interesting watch and I do pick new knowledge from there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/interesting-reincarnation-video
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 04:37 PM
    Situation may change but Karma is constantly recording and waiting for the right chance to strike back.We should think about others when we make our decisions
    The decision we take should not inconvenient the people around us especially our family and friends.Thank you very much for this meaningful article and teaching.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Ggamrk

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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
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    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
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    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
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    6 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    6 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    7 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    7 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
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    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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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    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” 💔💔
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    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
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    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.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
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A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
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Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
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Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
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Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
1 week ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
1 week ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
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How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
2 weeks ago
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teachers and students do mantra recitation together before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers and students do mantra recitation together before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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