Kechara’s 13 Departments (Part 1)

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A lot of new people who first visit Kechara or just heard about Kechara get quite confused about how many departments there are…or where they can contribute and volunteer! hehe There are 13 departments in Kechara Organization…all of them are extensions of my interests and I have seen them open and grow over the past few years.

A few of my students have written a very good summary of what each departments do, why they exist and have added a few relevant photos.. Have fun reading them!!

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Part 1 – 6 Departments


Kechara Discovery
Kechara Care
Kechara Saraswati Arts
Kechara Media & Publications
Kechara InMotion


Kechara Discovery Department

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has loved the Buddha since he was a child living in New Jersey, USA. He would draw little paper Buddha pendants and photocopy rare Buddha pictures that he found in books to give away to people. Though no one had ever taught it to him, he had always believed that an image of a Buddha would bless and protect people.

This passion lives on in Rinpoche until today and was the main reason that Kechara Discovery was conceptualised in 2008: to make Buddha images accessible and plentiful for people everywhere, especially for their spiritual practice.

One of the main functions of Kechara Discovery within the organisation is to source for new Buddha statues and create a range of Buddha pendants based on Rinpoche’s designs. Liaison Paul Yap was selected to head this department and his hard work is well paying off now: the things he has achieved are just spectacular! Since its inception, Kechara Discovery has managed to source for many of the statues and create various exquisite ranges of pendants that Kechara Paradise carries now.

KD’s largest and most recent project has been in creating the central Buddha statues for Kechara House’s new gompa. This is no small feat, we can assure you! Paul has to travel abroad every other week to personally oversee the construction of these statues and advise the manufacturers on correct iconography and details. But with plenty of creative energy and a great eye for detail, there couldn’t be any more perfect a person for the job!

The central images in Tsem Ladrang – the heartbeat of the Kechara organization – were also created by Kechara Discovery. For example, the statue of Rinpoche’s previous life which sits in the grand hall and Rinpoche’s personal Vajrayogini statue in his room were all the result of KD’s incredible hard work. What fantastic and huge merit they must be creating!

While Rinpoche was growing up in America, and later when he was living in the monastery in India, such delightful statues and pendants would have only been a dream. Although he would very much have liked to give away pendants and statues, funds were very limited. Now, with the creation of so many beautiful statues in varying sizes, portable tsa tsas and pendants, Rinpoche is much closer to fulfilling a wish to make Buddha images available to everyone, no matter what their budget or style preferences may be. Ultimately, these images are to inspire people in their practice and form a central focus for their daily prayers and contemplations.

As well as introducing people to many Buddha images, Rinpoche has also taken many students and friends on pilgrimages to numerous spiritual power places in Bodhgaya, Gaden Monastery in South India, Nepal and even within our sacred Kechara organisation in Kuala Lumpur. Rinpoche takes his students to these places so that they can be blessed by the energy of enlightened Beings to further their spiritual practice, attainments and work, and to plant innumerable spiritual seeds within their minds. Click here for more information on the benefits of going on pilgrimage. Rinpoche has also blogged about these various sites, such as the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, Naropa’s cave in Kathmanu, Nepal and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet.

Rinpoche’s dream to help many people to connect to these sacred places is also being realised by KD. Now, a second part of their portfolio is to make arrangements for such pilgrimages. All the logistics and tour details, as well as explanations, specific prayers and meditations to be performed at these specific locations are all handled by KD so you can be assured of a most spectacular trip. Many of the locations of these sacred power places are rare and off the beaten track, but KD make sure we can get to them, offering us a much more exclusive and insightful spiritual experience.

Moving forward, this young and dynamic team of five now have bigger plans to bring their pendants and Buddha statues to the world. The small but vibrant department is also working on a showroom that will showcase many of their unique masterpieces. This showroom will introduce the art of Buddha statues to the masses, so that they can also be appreciated and welcomed into the homes of non-Buddhists.

Paul the head of department says, “I plan to expand Kechara Discovery into a showroom to highlight various concepts of home décor and to make the concept having a Buddha statue a very attractive and viable proposition. On top of that, Kechara Discovery will have a lot of work in the future sourcing and producing the large statues for Kechara World Peace Center. We have a lot of work ahead and it’s all going to be very exciting!”

 

KD1: A cosy corner of KD’s current office, where many vast and exciting ideas manifest into reality!



KD2: A showcase of KD’s huge range of Buddha images, to suit every person’s practice.



KD3: KD gets their inspiration for beautiful statues from traditional cultures like Nepal, but have since created many of their own exquisite images.


 

KD4: At the Self-Arising Tara Chapel in Kathmandu, Nepal, one of the many places that KD travels to on pilgrimages.


 

KD5: Take a trip back in history and visit the temples of old, like Kumbum Monastery, Lama Tsongkhapa’s birthplace. Kechara Discovery shows you how!


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Kechara Care Department

One of Rinpoche’s passions has always been to take care of friends and students in order to bring them closer to the Dharma. However, as Kechara House and its various departments grow, it soon became difficult for Rinpoche to maintain the amount of people that was coming in. Hence, Kechara Care was formed to take care of these new people, give them guidance and help them as they start their spiritual journey.

Liaison Chuah Su Ming, who is immensely kind, attentive and always looking for ways to benefit others, is the head of this department. Kechara Care’s work is huge and spans many departments as Su Ming and her fellow Kechara Care staff are involved in every Kechara event or activity to talk to and assist new friends in the organisation. On top of that, Kechara Care also does its best to support existing members and Kechara staff by providing help when they are ill or facing difficulties, and by encouraging them towards the Dharma with many gifts, advice and love.

Liaison Su Ming, head of Kechara Care shares, “Kechara Care holds great responsibility to manage the new people who come into Kechara House everyday through its various departments. These people need nurturing, care and someone to talk to. That is where my department comes in, to talk about Kechara and Rinpoche. I will ensure that is all done with lots of love and care!”

Kechara Care has just recently opened Kechara Lounge, just a few doors away from the new Gompa in SunwayMas. The lounge is opened to all members and friends as a place to chill out, dance, make friends, sing their hearts out and sip on yummy non-alcoholic drinks. Birthday parties, receptions, celebrations and all types of events are welcomed to be held in Kechara Lounge. More regular events and Dharma parties will also be planned for Kechara Lounge in the near future.

But how does this all fit into a Buddhist organization? A disco in a Dharma centre? How radical! Yes, it might be, but Kechara Care and its hip, happening lounge is all about creating conducive, comfortable, relaxing places for people to meet, gather, create friendships and develop support for each others’ spiritual practice. Dharma isn’t just about sitting in a puja session for hours; more importantly, it’s about what you do after you get off your meditation cushion and how you’re bringing this same benefit to others.

In the near future, Kechara Care will be expanding further to the lot right next to the lounge. This will be transformed into a museum and gallery as well as provide essential office space for even more staff to join. With this new museum/gallery new people will be brought on visual journey through the history of Kechara and its various departments, and introduced to the many varied activities and aspects of the organisation. This space will also include cozy discussion areas with comfortable seating so Kechara Care staff and friends can further engage in conversation about the Dharma and Kechara.

Besides Kechara Lounge, KC also handles a monthly animal liberation activity that brings families together in this meritorious activity. Fish are released into a large lake in the Kepong Metropolitan Park with recitation of prayers and mantras of Medicine Buddha. Fish pellets are also abundantly given to feed these fishes right after the liberation. KC also organizes Kechara Mini Tours around various departments within the organization which everyone is welcome to join.

The future doesn’t end there. Kechara Care has infinite room for expansion into activities such as baby blessings, weddings, parties etc. In the future, Kechara Care will also be overseeing a children and youth department to nurture a future generation of Kechara members and Dharma practitioners.

 

KC1: Kechara Care’s gorgeous lounge / disco is more than just a beautiful place. Underneath the glitter, it is all about care, love and sharing the benefit of Dharma with others.


KC2: KC organizes mini tours around the various departments of Kechara, to give newcomers an insight into the many activities we have.


KC3: KC plays a pivotal role in organizing the Kechara family days and monthly animal liberation sessions, to bring friends and family together and cultivate a culture of great care, even for our fishy friends!


KC4: Celebrate the good times! KC will make every day a special one for you, especially your birthday! Here they are throwing their first birthday party in the new lounge.


KC5: The other “secret” portfolio of the KC team: they are also all Santa’s Elves! Sharing gifts with new friends is a very big part of what KC do as a means of connecting people to the blessings of Dharma.


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Kechara Saraswati Arts Department

Kechara Saraswati Arts began in the back room of Kechara Paradise’s first outlet in SS2, Petaling Jaya, where volunteers would gather in the evenings to roll mantras, paint and do beadwork on Buddha statues.

As this department grew in its work and volunteers, it evolved into a whole department of its own. It branched off and was named after the female Buddha of the arts, Saraswati. After much development and a few changes, this department is now led by Liaison Paul Yap who also heads Kechara Discovery.

H.E. Tsem Rinpoche started this department because of his passion and belief in collecting merit through making offerings to the Buddhas. In KSA, offerings of our time, effort and money are made by adorning Buddha statues and thangkas with precious stones, brocades or intricate painting. Rinpoche encourages his students to make as many offerings as possible to collect lots of merits for our spiritual practice to be successful.

With the development of many services and by exploring many different styles of atrwork, KSA is now able to offer practitioners many different methods for beautifying and painting their statues. For example, some people prefer a more traditional style, while others prefer their statues to be painted in brilliant colours or given a unique antique finish.

In the past, Rinpoche would offer plastic or costume jewellery onto the statues. Now that we have better resources, KSA offers practitioners the opportunity to offer real and semi-precious stones onto the statues. The artists of this department do very fine beadwork of pearls and various semi-precious stones to adorn statues, wealth vases, butterlamps and ritual implements, all according to the customers’ preferences.

KSA also offers traditional sewing methods, such as for brocading of thangkas or in making traditional clothes for Buddha statues. These techniques are all handed down from generations of artists that have learnt their craft from Tibet and the Himalayan region. Our very good friend from Nepal, Raj Kumar, came to KL especially to teach traditional sewing skills that are still being used by KSA.

When all is done, KSA can also insert mantras into Buddha statues as a way of “sealing” and consecrating the statue. Before this is done, many volunteers get involved in rolling strips of mantras or prayers into scrolls which can then be inserted into the statues. This activity is actually a very old practice which is still done in the monastery and is also very perfect for those of us who can’t paint, handle beads or do anything creative!

Besides these services, KSA also organize various art activities for children and adults, such as flower arrangement classes, mala restringing, jewellery-making, painting and beading workshops. Rinpoche’s dream for KSA is to have people craft Buddha statues just like what one of KSA’s staff, Lili Ng, has done recently for Rinpoche. Rinpoche’s other dream for KSA is for the department to expand into an art studio in one of the major shopping malls. It will be a creative heaven for people who like all things creative and arty.

But it isn’t just about an outward appearance. KSA’s deeper purpose is to create a very strong spiritual connection for people. Whether it’s about inviting a statue home, beautifying it or contributing your time as a volunteer, KSA offers people the most precious opportunity of practicing and expressing their spirituality through the arts. Behind every activity in KSA is a very deep and significant meaning for our practice; the very Buddhas that we are painting carrying many profound Dharma teachings just on their physical form. Within this one department alone, there is so much to learn!

As the arts have also been a very therapeutic method for soothing the mind, KSA’s many activities also provide people the chance to unwind and relax, while contributing to something very meaningful. There’s even a relaxing space, called the Hring Room, which encourages volunteers to spend time with each other and work in a calming, fun environment.

Since its humble beginnings KSA has really gone on to great heights. On top of providing all artistic work for the organization, it has also uncovered many hidden talents of individuals throughout Kechara.

Now, they have a firm team of seven staff and many talented volunteers. An example of these talents lie in Lili Ng, a volunteer who has now committed to working part-time with KSA. She has done extensive restoration work on statues, as well as contributed to many painting projects within KSA.

There’s also Pat who decided several years ago to swap her job working with a local fashion designer to sewing clothes for the Buddhas instead! Now, she heads the sewing division of KSA.

The head of Kechara Saraswati Arts, Liaison Paul Yap says, “KSA has come a long way since its early days in the back room of Kechara Paradise. It has since moved into a studio of its own and is now on the brink of even more expansion. The current KSA studio in SS2 will move into SunwayMas in the near future. I will also be looking into expanding into a creative studio in a shopping mall to connect to the vast numbers of young creative people who hang out in the malls. There will be lots more to come for Kechara Saraswati Arts!”

 

KSA1: The bright, versatile space of KSA allows for many different types of artwork to be done by many volunteers.


 

KSA2:  At the service of the Three Jewels: Kumar and Nani are KSA’s resident artist and tailor who offer all their talent, time and effort to the department’s growing works.


KSA3: Kids classes organized by KSA bring out the most creative, imaginative talents of all children (and those who are young at heart!)


KSA4: The artwork at KSA is very highly detailed and intricate, and requires great patience and skill. Fortunately, we have many very talented people in this department!


KSA5: An example of the beautiful paintwork and beadwork that KSA can do on Buddha statues.


KSA6: Learning the art of traditional sewing from expert tailor Raj Kumar from Nepal.


KSA7: Even adults have a chance to unleash their inner child in KSA’s many varied workshops. Here, a volunteer Kien Wong teaches participants how to make their own jewellery.



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Kechara Media & Publications Department

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

Kechara Media & Publications (KMP) does more than just print spiritual books. The dynamic, young publishing house also produce videos that spice up minds and make a difference in people’s lives.

KMP began like most departments in the Kechara organisation, by a small group of dedicated students. It started out with two or three people working on books over someone’s dining table; the first official KMP office was made up of two desks pushed together in the corner of a room. As many students experienced the benefits of Rinpoche’s teachings, they wanted to share it with as many people as possible and make these valuable teachings readily available to all. A media and publications department was formed to spread the good word.

Originally, this department just documented Rinpoche’s teachings and transcribed them into articles and books. Today, KMP has evolved into an entity of its own and its books are sold in all major and independent bookstores across Malaysia, as well as online onkechara.com/eshop and amazon.com etc. To date, KMP has published over 25 books in both English and Chinese, elevating Rinpoche’s name in the book world and creating a platform for local authors such as Jamie “Paris” Khoo and David Lai to emerge too.

The books published by KMP are designed and written for the Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. There are inspirational collections of teachings from Rinpoche, biographies of Rinpoche’s students where they share their personal spiritual journeys, comic books of our Spiritual Lineage Masters and gorgeous box sets to introduce the world to some of Kechara’s most central, sacred practices.

In addition, there are beautiful coffee table books that complement one’s home as well as enrich one’s mind. Beyond all else, KMP’s books are aimed to benefit as many people as possible with its inspiring message and beautiful pages. Although its primary ingredient is Buddhism, its presentation of content is universally appealing, fun and hip – even the likes of celebrity journalist Lorraine Hahn and internationally-renowned author Anne Jones, love our books!

The team itself reflects the teachings they are working with. While many of them held highly respected and well-paid jobs as journalists, designers and business owners, they chose to trade in a life on the corporate ladder for the much more exciting and meaningful work of Dharma publishing. The trade-off was worth it – you’ll never see a happier, more fulfilled group of individuals who have that special fortune of working directly with Rinpoche’s teachings on a daily basis.

KMP’s books and videos are a testament that Buddhist teachings are relevant and easily relatable to everyone. The team in KMP comprises a team of 13, including full-time writers, translators, a designer and a cool CEO who believe that spirituality is very relevant, applicable and necessary for our modern daily lives.

The success of many of their titles, including If Not Now, When?, Call Me Paris and There’s No Way But Up are testament to the fact that Buddha’s teachings are just as relevant today as they were 2,500 years ago. Call Me Paris even made it into the Top 10 Bestselling list of Local Authors – a sure sign that her spiritual story is inspiring many young Malaysians around the country.

The importance of KMP lies in getting as many books out to the world’s audience so that people can get the help that they need. Many readers around the globe have been expressed how KMP’s books have touched their lives and changed them. KMP’s books have also landed in the offices of Presidents and Royalty such as former Vice President of USA, Al Gore and the King of Thailand. This goes to show how KMP’s books appeal to all spectrums of society.

For every life that KMP’s books have touched, it is a life benefited. This is what motivates KMP each and every day to do more for others, push the envelope and continue creating beautiful books to inspire the body, mind and spirit. This is the true living mandate of Kechara Media & Publications.

 

KMP1: The cosy, colourful spaces of the KMP office reflect the vibrant, happy energies of the team itself.


 

KMP2: More than just officemates, KMP members see each other as real family.


 

KMP3: Bringing the word to the world! KMP also participates alongside KP in roadshows around the country.


 

KMP4: At the heart of all KMP’s publications are the teachings and spiritual message of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche


 

KMP5: We wanna be heard! To promote the teachings and books, KMP also organize regular book clubs and book talks in our own Kechara Paradise outlets and in mainstream bookstores.


 

KMP6: KMP’s books are now in all major bookstores around the country and have been widely promoted in the most prominent outlets’ store windows and displays.


 

KMP7: Fame beckons for KMP’s two youngest members, David and Jamie, who have each written spiritual biographies of their experiences in Dharma.

 

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Kechara InMotion Department

Documenting Dharma teachings and making them interesting to watch is not as easy as it sounds. However the work does become a lot easier when the “star” is a Lama who possesses great screen presence as well as in-depth Dharma knowledge to impart the priceless teachings for all to comprehend.

Kechara InMotion, otherwise known as KIM, is the media and video production department of the Kechara organization. Although they are a small team of only three full-time staff, KIM captures everything audio and visual in Kechara and beyond, and have become a vital arm in documenting everything that happens within Kechara. Content ranges from Rinpoche’s private and public teachings, to personal spiritual journeys of Kechara students such as the Who’s Who series, personal testimonials and the Dharma Princess Diaries; from overseas pilgrimages to special events within the Kechara family. There is always something for everyone because Rinpoche’s teachings cover all aspects of life.

The objective of KIM is to project valuable information and teachings in an exciting format in order to engage the audience. It is only in engaging the audience that actual learning can be shared with all.

Prior to KIM, many of Rinpoche’s teachings were not documented. Some were archived only as audio recordings. It is only with KIM that video documentation has really taken off. Almost every teaching of Rinpoche has been uploaded onto YouTube for everyone’s free viewing pleasure. From YouTube alone, hundreds of people around the world have been able to receive Dharma teachings and begin their practice. It is from these videos that people from as far as Australia, Portugal and Scotland have come all the way to Malaysia to visit and join the centre.

Much like the other departments in Kechara, KIM is also started by a group of students who have been immensely inspired by Rinpoche’s teachings. These students have left their high profile jobs in order to work alongside their Lama to bring valuable teachings to the world’s audience. Liaison and Head of KIM, Han Siew Fong was herself a highly qualified producer who worked on internationally-renowned programmes such as Fear Factor and Deal or No Deal. She has openly shared her expertise with the rest of the team and KIM now boasts a team that can cover every aspect of film production, from filming, to scripting to post-production and extensive editing.

Although KIM’s main mission is spirituality, its scope of work is not limited to Dharma videos. KIM also undertakes commercial jobs to be self-sustaining. However, it is not commercial for commercialism’s sake. All works from the Kechara organization – whatever outward form they may take – is to serve and benefit the greater whole. By its Dharma and commercial projects, KIM realises this vision and is able to bring Dharma to both Dharma practitioners as well as a larger audience who might not otherwise connect to spirituality.

Under the superb leadership of Han, the KIM team is deeply committed to using their talents and skills for a higher purpose. Han herself undertake commercial jobs in order to bring in funds to sustain KIM’s spiritual works. In this way, the team has been able to sustain KIM and even contribute to the entire organisation through their unique talent and skills.

Through KIM, the mass audience can witness the various aspects of how spirituality can be incorporated in our everyday life. Real people and real life are happening through the lenses of KIM, capturing how people’s lives have changed and why spirituality is the pulse of humanity. In documenting all that is valuable and meaningful in life, we are able to give present and future generations the insights to life’s essential learning.

 

KIM1: Han (left) with her volunteers are the silent heroes who work hard at every single Kechara event to photograph, film and archive every part of our history.


KIM2: From live film coverage to chat-shows and interviews, there’s nothing KIM can’t do!


KIM3: On-site filming at a Nepal pilgrimage in 2008 meant KIM staff were constantly on the go, 24 hours a day through the dusty, tricky streets of Kathmandu.


KIM4: Full-time staff Chris Tan was not professionally trained in video production but thanks to KIM has picked up all the skills needed to be right up there with the experts.


KIM5: KIM have really made stars out of our own people and places within Kechara! Here they are filming one of our members in a series of personal testimonials.


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

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

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

    i’m mongolian. i like to listening renbochy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dear Rinpoche,

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

    Dino

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  • nicholas
    Monday, May 27. 2019 01:56 AM
    Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery | 龙口南山香水庵

    Located in China’s Shandong Province, the Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery was originally built during the Ming Dynasty from 1621-1627 A.D. It was badly damaged towards the end of the Qing Dynasty at the beginning of the 1900s. The nunnery was rebuilt in 1999 as part of the Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area development project.

    Initially, it was called the Xiangshui (Water Burble) Nunnery (响水庵). It got its name from the sound of the steady burble of water flowing from the mouth of a carved dragon on a big stone wall that used to be next to the nunnery.

    Learn more about this place at: https://bit.ly/2JeziCP
  • nicholas
    Monday, May 27. 2019 01:28 AM
    May 26, we had the honour of being informed by a Kecharian member, James Won, that he’s inviting over some Sangha from Sri Lanka. Kecharians of course, were very happy about that and I advised to make good offerings to the Sangha to generate merits. Today due to some Dharma works in the city, many Kecharians were not here in Kechara Forest Retreat but those who were came to receive the monks.

    The four eminent monks arrived and were taken on a tour as they wanted to see our activities.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
  • Sofi
    Saturday, May 25. 2019 11:30 AM
    Methar of Tengyeling Monastery

    A gruelsome read of the cruelty that exist within the holiest office in Tibet. Ministers of the Dalai Lama are very much into the power and money game, without any other authority to stop their heinous actions. A sad fact of the power wielded by the office of the Dalai Lama.

    Learn more here of the sufferings of Methar: http://bit.ly/Metharhttp://bit.ly/Methar
  • Sofi
    Saturday, May 25. 2019 11:20 AM
    Ku Shulan, Goddess of Paper Cut

    An amazing lady who expertly cuts into paper to form collages of picture to tell stories of life. As a treasure of China, she left her legacy with her disciples to continue the art of paper cutting into new generations to come.

    Read more of this fascinating lady who had a tough life: http://bit.ly/KuShulan
  • nicholas
    Saturday, May 25. 2019 09:46 AM
    The Trode Khangsar is an important chapel dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. It was built by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama towards the end of the 17th Century. Dorje Shugden is an uncommon Dharma protector within Tibetan Buddhism, who is said to protect the Buddhist teachings in general and Nagarjuna’s Madhyamika (Middle Way) Philosophy as taught by Lama Tsongkhapa specifically. Lama Tsongkhapa was the founder of the great Gelug lineage. Dorje Shugden, in his previous incarnation as Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, was a great scholar, meditator, teacher and contemporary of His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama. After being murdered, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arose as Dorje Shugden in order to benefit countless sentient beings.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M
  • nicholas
    Saturday, May 25. 2019 09:42 AM
    Tibetan ‘government-in-exile’ known as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was called to session and Tenpa Yarphel, a notable Member of the Tibetan Parliament (MP) spoke up about the need for Tibetans to be united. Specifically, Tenpa Yarphel bravely addressed a very thorny issue that most Tibetan policy makers have sidestepped for over 20 years, and that is the Dorje Shugden unethical ban that, by now, everyone knows has been very damaging to the fragile Tibetan unity. It is really refreshing to see a Tibetan MP speaking confidently about the realities faced by the Tibetans in exile, with the intention of moving forward to a better future instead of being stuck in myriad divisive policies that have really harmed the Tibetan polity and harmony.

    Tenpa Yarphel is one of the heroes that will bring a different for Tibetan. More Tibetan like Tenpa Yarphel should participate and speak up. Tibetan need a change in their government and no longer to follow the old way as it’s proven it doesn’t work.
  • nicholas
    Saturday, May 25. 2019 09:25 AM
    “I suppose now what I’m interested in is Nirvana, the Buddhist heaven. I don’t know much about it, or really understand it enough to explain it. George knows more.

    Studying religion has made me try to improve relationships, not to be unpleasant. It’s not a conscious move to change my personality. Perhaps it is. I don’t know. I’m just trying to be how I want to be, and how I’d like others to be.

    Drugs probably helped the understanding of myself better, but not much. Not pot. That just used to be a harmless giggle.”

    ~ John Lennon

    Read more about John Lenon at : https://bit.ly/2VG03Ww
  • Pastor Lanse
    Saturday, May 25. 2019 07:39 AM
    这篇文章介绍主奔堪仁波切在非洲弘扬佛陀教诲的事业。文章内附有许多精彩照片和视频,让我们有机会欣赏和随喜在另一个大洲上正在发展的佛法事业。看到这些黑人同胞们大声唱诵《二十一度母赞》,看到他们以传统的非洲舞蹈来对上师表示欢迎,尤其是看到他们把丝巾一件件地铺在地上给上师行走的画,场面着实令人感动。

    https://bit.ly/2JEulDM
  • Sofi
    Saturday, May 25. 2019 06:58 AM
    Dorje Shugden – The Protector of Our Time

    The power of enlightened Dharma protectors comes from their enlightened nature, which is compassionate and wisdom-filled. On the deepest level, they represent our blissful awareness of emptiness in strong energetic forms – the best protection against obstacles. The Dharma protectors protect sincere spiritual practitioners who seek their higher selves, see the downfalls of materialism and other problems created by the human mind.

    Read more here: http://bit.ly/ProtectorDorjeShugden
  • sarassitham
    Friday, May 24. 2019 10:51 PM
    I personally have experienced the powers of Dorje Shugden much to my amazement for each request I make even of the minute ask is fulfilled sometimes immediately within the day of asking or several days to weeks depending on my extend of my life request.

    His compassionate nature and swift powers are to be witnessed only by those who are willing to give the divine being a chance for him to connect with you and render help. Ask DS and you shall receive. I have!
  • sarassitham
    Friday, May 24. 2019 03:17 PM
    If one single person can make such an immense positive contribution,imagine how the world could change for the better if only its population derives inspiration from this one man’s effort regardless of race, colour, creed, or belief.

    Greed destroys, selflessness sustains both our existence and other living existence on this planet.
  • R.Ummamageswari
    Friday, May 24. 2019 10:33 AM
    Ku Shulan is a inspiring women as i know and i realized this after reading this article. She doesn’t have a good marriage life but she has a very good talent in paper cutting. Even though she doesn’t have a good backbone, she still cuts vegetables for her family.

    She is very creative and her creativity is known worldwide but her life didn’t change by that. She didn’t waste her life by worrying about her family situation but she get up by using her creativity. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2WSgeh3
  • R.Ummamageswari
    Friday, May 24. 2019 10:10 AM
    This story is very inspiring. By reading this article, i can understand that nothing is impossible in this universe. Youngsters should take this man as a role model not only for planting trees but for the confidence in him. Not only confidence, but even loaded of courage in him.

    Plants are very important nowadays as we, humans, require oxygen to live. The confidence level in the man has influenced him to change the barren land to a place filled with thousand of various plants. Youngsters can take this inspiring story as their guidance for them to improve their live from nothing to become a topper.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2HtAJeA
  • nicholas
    Friday, May 24. 2019 07:47 AM
    Watch enlightening documentaries online! Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking – The Story Of Everything (2010) In two mind-blowing hours, Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a new generation. Delve into the mind of the worlds most famous living scientist and reveal the splendor and majesty of the universe as never seen before.

    Read more:https://bit.ly/2Hz9i1D
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  • Pastor Lanse
    Friday, May 24. 2019 07:21 AM
    这些视频包含一些珍贵和不曾公开的内容,显示神谕在詹杜固仁波切面前突如其来降神的经过。2009年,仁波切在没有预先安排的情况下到访一间西藏的寺院。当时,尼木杰吉寺中没有一个人知道仁波切的身份。然而,当仁波切在护法殿做哈达供养的时候,多杰雄登却自发性降神于在场的其中一位僧人,并以亲切和激动的方式向仁波切致敬。

    https://bit.ly/2MpY1WG

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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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文冬野人咖啡厅开张了!- https://bit.ly/2IRGdBM
Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong, Malaysia-Delicious vegetarian food in a beautiful setting- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
Tsem Rinpoche\'s personal shrine.
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Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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In Kechara Forest Retreat- Bentong, Malaysia, we have a beautiful outdoor offering grotto dedicated to Lord Dorje Shugden who fulfills the wishes of many visitors- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Guhya Manjushri of the Forbidden City| 密德文殊室利佛- https://bit.ly/2J3HIvM
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Guhya Manjushri of the Forbidden City| 密德文殊室利佛- https://bit.ly/2J3HIvM
A temple with a thousand Bodhi trees. Unusual and blessed- https://bit.ly/2Xn6nj6
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A temple with a thousand Bodhi trees. Unusual and blessed- https://bit.ly/2Xn6nj6
My way of sharing....
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My way of sharing....
Peace
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Peace
Please contemplate deeply what this message is sharing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Please contemplate deeply what this message is sharing. Tsem Rinpoche
Japanese Buddha statues. Beautiful program- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIfNibljnoI
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Japanese Buddha statues. Beautiful program- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIfNibljnoI
Japanese Buddhist altars. Beautiful- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4uqb3jPpCs
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Japanese Buddhist altars. Beautiful- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4uqb3jPpCs
Beautiful Lord Buddha carving which is so elegant. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful Lord Buddha carving which is so elegant. Tsem Rinpoche
We can love others as we heal ourselves inside...~Tsem Rinpoche
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We can love others as we heal ourselves inside...~Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful short and powerful teaching by Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
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Beautiful short and powerful teaching by Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
China\'s huge Buddha statues. Amazingly beautiful- https://bit.ly/2DgSXxT
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China's huge Buddha statues. Amazingly beautiful- https://bit.ly/2DgSXxT
Such a powerful imagery of Lord Buddha\'s determination. Fasting Buddha\'s meaning- HTTP://bit.ly/2VCfKLa
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Such a powerful imagery of Lord Buddha's determination. Fasting Buddha's meaning- http://bit.ly/2VCfKLa
This poor boy is being forced to leave his friend to be sold for slaughter. Children have a natural connection with animals, and they know it is wrong to hurt and kill them. Children lose this connection by being indoctrinated (brainwashed) by their parents/peers into believing animals are here to be exploited, killed, and eaten.- from Lucinda Smyth FB page
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This poor boy is being forced to leave his friend to be sold for slaughter. Children have a natural connection with animals, and they know it is wrong to hurt and kill them. Children lose this connection by being indoctrinated (brainwashed) by their parents/peers into believing animals are here to be exploited, killed, and eaten.- from Lucinda Smyth FB page
Some people really struggle and put in so much effort in their lives. Amazing. Tsem Rinpoche
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Some people really struggle and put in so much effort in their lives. Amazing. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
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    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • 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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    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
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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
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. 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.
    2 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.
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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.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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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
    4 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    5 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    5 months 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!
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    5 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    5 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    5 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.
    5 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.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    5 months ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    6 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    6 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    6 months ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    6 months ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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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.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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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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We would like to thank Phui Shan, Win Kei, Morine, Yi Ting and their 2 other teammates who were not in the picture for assisting us from surplus food rescue to surplus food distribution and also foodbank dry provisions delivery. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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We would like to thank Phui Shan, Win Kei, Morine, Yi Ting and their 2 other teammates who were not in the picture for assisting us from surplus food rescue to surplus food distribution and also foodbank dry provisions delivery. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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