A Tsongkhapa Garden for Rachel

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Alex and Ashlee have been my students for many years and they have been very instrumental in leading Manjushri Kids Class. Rachel is their daughter.

Young Rachel is an active member of Manjushri Kids Class and was a strong participant in Lamrim recitation, one the recent pujas done in Kechara House before the renovation of the new gompa started.

I was informed that Rachel recited in total 319 chapters of the Lamrim. She recited these chapters from Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment.

Day 23 – 100 times

Day 24 – 70 times

and the remainder chapter counts accumulated from Day 1, 3, 10, 12, 13, 16 & 22

It is very good to see that children can contribute to Dharma too if they wish to. I am very proud of her.

 


 

Below is the sms sent by Wendy who delivered my gift to Rachel:

Dear Rinpoche,

I have delivered the Tsongkapa Garden from Rinpoche to Rachel. Alex was around when I delivered it. Ashlee is away on business trip in Jakarta. The garden was placed on Rachel’s altar in her bedroom together with her other tsa tsas and pendants.

Alex told me that yesterday, Rachel and him saw this Tsongkapa garden at KP Bangsar and was thinking using the idea of the garden to make a Tara Garden.

Rachel was very shy and did not say anything. When Alex asked her whether she liked the garden, she nodded her head. Below pix of Rachel and her Tsongkapa garden on her altar.


Thank you.
Wendy


Rachel is very shy and intelligent. Seems to be attracted to the dharma very much. She is quiet but very alert. I appreciated her participating in our pujas recently. Remember she is only ten years old but she is so disciplined to participate in the pujas. No one forced her. Wow!!

Fantastic sweet little girl!

Tsem Rinpoche
(Shin, thanks for the post and write up above)

 


 

Dear Rinpoche,

These are the home made cup cakes offered by Rachel Tan (Alex’s daughter) to Rinpoche together with a card.

Regards,
James

 

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  1. Michael C. on Apr 30, 2014 at 10:15 am

    At 10 years old, Rachel has more diligence and wisdom then me. I rejoice for her. May I be more like Rachel.

  2. Sandy Clarke on Jul 10, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Time and time again, we see shining examples of children who show great intelligence, commitment and kindness to the point where they could show some adults a thing or two!
    I’m actually stunned that Rachel, at just ten-years old, managed to make so many recitations of the Lamrim; I certainly have never known any ten-year old who could sit still for five minutes, let alone show such focus and mental discipline.
    Rachel’s apparent humility when receiving a gift in recognition of her efforts is also very impressive, and I hope she grows to develop her practice in the Dharma and finds true happiness along her spiritual path.
    Kind regards,
    Sandy

  3. Adeline Tan on Jul 10, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Rachel Tan, a ten year old daughter of alex and ashlee who has done a total 170 times of lamrim recitation for the lamrim recitation retreat last month. For her achievement Rinpoche has presented her a Lama Tsongkapa gaden set and she was thrilled upon receiving the gift and she offered a candle to Tsongkapa. Her parents are very proud of her. Her parents are volunteers in Manjushri kid class in Kechara house,thus she must have been influenced and nurtured by her parents to do dharma work at a very young age so that she will be able to convince and bring people to dharma practice in the future.
    She has 2 pet dogs one belongs to her younger. She loves her dogs feed them play with them and take them out for walk. When children learn to love animals and take care of them from young they can develop compassion for others in their lives.

  4. Irene Lim on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Rachel is certainly fortunate to have Alex and Ashley as parents. Rachel also has tremendous merits to meet Tsem Rinpoche. Hope Rachel will nurtured to be the next generation to carry on upholding dharma and continue the legacy of Kechara World Peace Centre. I am really impressed how both Alex and Ashley are bringing up their kids to learn dharma so they could become beneficial and make their children’s life meaningful.
    Parents should enroll their kids for Manjushri Kid Class to start them young in dharma education. Also kids could start from introductory class and participate in arts. For more information visit http://www.kechara.com

  5. Cynthia Lee on Jul 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I got barbie dolls as a kid! Houses for barbie dolls, clothes for barbie dolls, cars for Barbie dolls and even boyfriends for Barbie dolls. Anything Barbie, you name it, my sisters and I have. No wonder we are so fashion crazy now. Even now I got a Queen Amidala Barbie looking doll, but she is collectible 🙂 Hehe. She has beautiful outfits too.
    So imagine what the gift of Dharma can do for our kids. Rinpoche knows that too. He conceptualized this Tsongkhapa garden so that it can be given to young practioners. So that they start practicing from young.
    According to Rinpoche, this can only happen if parents are practicing the Dharma as well. If parents wish is to see their kids grow up to be a good, respectable person, do Dharma. The gift of Dharma to our children is the most precious gift one can ever give. No money, education can ever replace that because sometimes due to our karmas, we might end up with monster kids. Even the greatest parents can end up with monsters. Give them the Dharma and one may rest in peace. Dead or alive.

  6. Albert on Jul 9, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Rachel is a very shy girl, every time when she came to my house or we went to her place especially during Chinese New Year, she will be very quiet and always stick to her parent. In Chinese Tradition, girls are always very shy; guess maybe she has the inheritance of this gene. Lolx.
    It is very good to receive dharma knowledge during young age, especially during when their brain’s absorption power still very strong, it will be easier for them to learn and absorb. Alex and Ashlee are very kind to have let their children enter into dharma in that early age, I’m sure with the dharma knowledge they’ve learned, and it will be very useful to them in the future.

  7. Shirley Tan on Jul 9, 2010 at 5:58 am

    As a parent, I cannot help but be in awe of both Alex and Ashlee who have obviously brought up their daughter, Rachel in the right way, with Dharma. For someone as young as 10, to be this passionate and interested in Dharma, it is truly a blessing, and something to rejoice about.
    When they start young, they have their whole lives ahead of them to being better people who work to benefit others. They become greater individuals.
    I am so inspired after reading this blog post and all the comments. I will definitely get my own daughter more involved in Dharma and continue to find ways to help her get interested. I should never stop trying even if there is little response or no response. I should never give up.
    Dharma is the best gift I can ever give my daughter, or anyone, for that matter. This is the only gift that can help them, life after life.
    Thank you for being such wonderful examples of a Dharma family. A family that makes Dharma their way of life is definitely the most supreme of all.
    THANK YOU and I am sure Rachel is enjoying her Tsongkhapa Garden very much.

  8. Nicholas Yu on Jul 9, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Alex and Ashlee has been a very dedicated teacher in MKC. Their children are following their footsteps and what so fantastic here is that their children started in Dharma at a very young age. It always impresses me to see the whole family involved in the dharma and that is the direction that I will head to. Rachel is a very shy girl but intelligent. She’s not only set as a role model to a lot of the children but to the adults too. Their lovely parent must have nurtured them very well and this is a very good example to expose the children at very young age into dharma. Nurturing them from young will definitely make them habituate dharma is just a spontaneous act in their life. I really rejoice and Rachel could be the future MKC teacher like their parent, who knows?

  9. Alex C.J.Tan on Jul 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    The Manjushri Kids Class (MKC) was instrumental in bringing our whole family into Dharma and closer to each other. As 2 of the pioneer teachers, Ashlee and I try our best to use our limited Dharma knowledge and present it in a way that the kids can relate to at home and at school. Rachel together with many kids in MKC showing signs that Dharma is having positive influence in their mind and behaviour. Every Sunday afternoon for the last 2 years since MKC started, we no longer waste precious time walking aimlessly in the shopping malls. Instead we are at MKC in KH2 learning Dharma and having a fun!
    Dear Parents, love your kids truly. Send them to MKC and start them young. We at MKC are dedicated in nurturing your kids’ inner beauty!

  10. ngeowchin on Jul 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Rinpoche’s ‘Dharma is for everyone’ is bearing fruits. We see more and more young families whose kids have no qualms about coming to pujas or doing prayers together with their parents.
    During my time, adults don’t really think that temples and prayers are for kids and kids shun such smoke filled un-kid friendly places as well.
    10 yr old Rachel is a student of our Manjushri Kids class while her parents are the dedicated teachers.
    She must have received blessings to volunteer on her own to recite the 319 chapters of the Lamrim text. The text, Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand is a thick volume and would have deterred a lot of adults, not to mention children whose std study books are a fraction of this.Rachel has such abundance of merit to be doing this and will inspire other kids to follow.

  11. Sean on Jul 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Rachel is a very good kid. She never refuses the Dharma. Teacher Alex has really brought her up very well as a person as student of Tsem Rinpoche. I have never heard of a normal kid being able to recite 319 chapters of the Lamrim. She is a no excuse kid. She does what she is told to do. She looks very happy from the picture of her and the Tsongkhapa garden. I hope that she will be an insperation for the other kids to work harder for the Dharma! If she does that, she will help many people. So keep on being hardworking Rachel!

  12. Peter on Jul 7, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Terima Kasih Rinpoche!
    Rachel is the hope of the next generation in Kechara and in the greater cause for Buddhism in Malaysia. With this Dharma seed planted and maturing from a tender age, she will be a beacon of hope and leadership in bringing Rinpoche’s Teachings and Kechara for the current and future development as the entire organisation is moving towards the realisation of KWPC. As the earlier comments have commended, Alex and Ashlee have been instrumental in the shaping and progress of Rachel and a model for other aspiring & current parents to bring up their generation in the Dharma. Sadhu!

  13. margaretlee on Jul 6, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Ashlee and Alex have been in the Dharma for many years. I believe due to their prayers and dedications, their children Rachel and Xander have the good fortune to be in the Dharma at a very young age. Both kids are the pioneer students of the Manjushri Kids class when it was incepted. And Alex and Ashlee are both Manjushri teachers, very active in the education committee. It just shows that through the accumulation of merits, Rachel can accomplish so much in the recent Lamrim recitation, much more than any adult would have done, and she is just 10 years old. Merits accumulation is an important part in one’s spiritual journey. It is through the daily practices, such as one’s own sadhana, studying the lamrim, committment to dharma work, attending pujas, or carrying direct assignments from Rinpoche, that one can accumulate vast amount of merits to propell one’s spiritual journey. Rachel sure got those extra booster ! Congratulation to Rachel!!

  14. Wasukamol on Jul 6, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Rinpoche always mention that if we are transformed we will be able to bring our beloved family and other to Dharma as our actions speak louder than words. So it must be Ashlee and Alex, the parents who engaged in spiritual path have inspired and attracted their kids to follow them in the secred way in such a young age.
    Rachel, a little girl who fortunate to be in Dharma family and with the naturing and support from parents she is in Dharma in her young age.
    Manjushri Kids class (MKC)is the support arm that guide the kids to be kind, caring with right attitude. Bring your kids to join the class so that they can start their spiritual journey in early age like Rachel.
    Wan

  15. Yokefui on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Rachel voluntarily participated in the recent Lamrim recitation which is one of the pujas to be completed before the commencement of the renovation on Kechara House new gompa.
    Many adults, when invited to come for dharma teaching or puja , would say they are not ready or they don’t have the time. Rachel proves them wrong. She is exposed to dharma at the tender age of 3 through her parents. Look how easily it is for her to engage in the dharma !
    Rachel’s parents, Alex & Ashley , are pioneers in starting the Manjushri Kids Class at KH.
    Every Sunday from 2PM to 4PM, MKC teachers Alex, Ashley, Ling & Gim Lee will give dharma claseses to children from 3 to 4 years old . MKC’s syllabus includes basic dharma learning, art & craft, participation in KSK’s food packing and monthly animal liberation. The teachers strive to provide an all round character development for the children with the aim to nurture the children into adults with solid moral values and caring attitude towards all others.http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/education/kids/

  16. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 5, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Rachel has very good merits to have parents who are involved in the dharma , my hope for her is that she will grow up her whole life being surrounded by the dharma. I do rejoice for her. I only encountered the holy and powerful Lam Rim teachings in my mid twenties and she is only 10 and she already has exposure to it, happy for her.
    To have dharma early in life really helps us to change the course of our lives and gives us a much wider perspective about life. Manjushri Kids class is really fun for young children to see one of their activities click on the link below
    http://www.kechara.com/arts/news/clay-colouring-fun/

  17. Chelle on Jul 2, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    As much as I have read about you and your encounters in life, I have yet to meet you. But after seeing the difference you have made to so many lives, I can’t help but to feel excited about looking at things from your perspective.
    I am glad that even young Rachel sees something that most people fail to see. And I am glad that in this world, there are also people who loves the animals as another living being, sharing the same soil, air and the abundance of the earth.
    Life is indeed beautiful if we could all examine the true essence of living. And I guess every human being in life exists for a reason, a purpose and everyone has a role to play in making life wonderful!
    Even though I have been brought up in a family subscribing to a different faith and belief, but I feel that there are many common things in life that we all share.
    I do hope that everyone will come to see the different side of life and how beautiful we could make it to be if we actually know how. And there are just too many ‘little things in life’ that is just too important to be overlooked 🙂

  18. Ling on Jun 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Dearest Rinpoche,
    Rachel is indeed a girl with a big heart. Her acts of kindness, consideration and generosity are reflected in her daily gestures – in the way she greets and treats everyone, young and old. She is always ready to help – be it in our Manjushri Kids Class, other Kechara activities, like a big sister looking after the younger kids, getting things ready, helping to set up the class, etc. She is also very creative and good at arts and crafts.
    Seeing her doing her part, reciting the Lamrim at our recent puja is truly inspirational. She does it wholeheartedly, with lots of positive energy, quiet determination and discipline! That really spurs me on and I am sure the rest of the participants as well!
    I am so happy for her! She really deserves the beautiful Lama Tsongkhapa Garden as I do know she always make prayers for all of us and has everyone’s well being in her heart. She is a great example to us all – she may be quiet and shy but her actions speaks louder than words!
    Thank you very much Rinpoche for giving her such a wonderful present and for giving us a spiritual abode, opportunities to practice, and guiding us!

  19. Ashlee Tam on Jun 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    We’re really blessed to have met you. Throughout the 7 years, you have nurtured us to transform and practice dharma. Now, it is utmost fortunate that our kids have the opportunity to be expose to dharma at such young age.
    You have continuously showered us with prezzies, love & care and now even our kids get prezzies.
    I’m just so amazed how Rinpoche recognizes everyone’s effort including the kids’ effort in KH. Rachel is extremely happy to have receive the Tsongkhapa Garden especially since it is from Rinpoche. It is very nice of Rinpoche to reward her. She is also very thrilled that Rinpoche has blogged about her. It helps build her self-esteem & confidence as she is very shy.
    She is indeed very incline towards dharma. Ever since watching the video “Earthlings”, she has committed to be vegetarian and only consume meat once a week. She loves animals very much.
    I know that with Dharma, she will be ok growing up.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

  20. Sharon Saw on Jun 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Rachel’s reading of the Lamrim without prompting reflects well on Alex and Ashlee’s Dharma parenting and ultimately on HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s guidance as their Guru. This is but one example of how Rinpoche’s years of hard work in a country with no mass Buddhist consciousness is bearing fruit in the growth of young Dharma families whose children grow up with Dharma foremost in their minds. As a parent who has a child who is benefiting from the Dharma, I humbly thank Rinpoche for creating the conditions for the wholly beneficial Dharma to be available and accessible to Buddhist families in our country and beyond. The next generation of Buddhists are growing up with Dharma knowledge and Dharma practice! When KWPC manifests, it will be an institution to continue this legacy and ensure that this precious lineage pervades. Thank you Rinpoche!

  21. mima on Jun 23, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Beautiful photo of Rachel with a colorful garden!

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    Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) was an illustrious man of many talents. A prolific writer, poet, songwriter, playwright, actor, and painter, he revolutionised Indian art and literature, and was also a pioneer of the Bengal Renaissance Movement. Rabindranath’s works have influenced numerous writers, artists, painters, activists, humanitarian workers, social workers, the poor and the rich across the globe, and his works have been translated into Dutch, English, Spanish, German, and many other languages.

    Read more about Rabindranath at http://bit.ly/2kBH2nW
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:52 PM
    This is a very interesting article to know that Mongolian astrology is closely related to Buddhism. Some of us might think astrology is a very superstitious practice but it is practised in Buddhism.

    From the scripture, our body body parts are related to different planets. In a way, it means our body and the universe are in fact one. Therefore, we should respect our environment because if our mother nature has lost its balance, our health will be affected as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/a-mongolian-manual-of-astrology-and-divination.html
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Sep 15. 2019 03:24 PM
    The most recent celebrity that was reported to have shown some interest in Buddhism is Katy Perry. People often think being a celebrity is wonderful, but behind all the smiles and the beauty, there is much suffering and pain… We have seen it many times, and celebrities who fail to cope with the stress and public pressure often take up dangerous habits or suicidal. I’m not claiming that I know of Katy Perry’s life and difficulties, but as long as we are all in samsara, we are all subjected to suffering.

    Read more http://bit.ly/2kAM442

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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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

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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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
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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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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.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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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
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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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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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
2 weeks ago
Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Students enjoyed the light exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Some simple exercise before we finish our dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
2 weeks ago
Teacher Grace giving some ideas on activities to Wen Yue. Lin Mun KSDS
The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
The children were so excited to wait for the next quiz question. Lin Mun KSDS
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Throwback - Participants were so attentive when colouring tsa tsa. Lin Mun KSDS
Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Maya painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa at the kid’s corner during Wesak day. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
3 weeks ago
Throwback- Family visiting KFR on the auspicious Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
4 weeks ago
Join us on Saturday, 24th August 2019 in celebrating International Dorje Shugden Day with an evening of auspicious and powerful pujas for abundance, prosperity, longevity and wish-fulfilment! PROGRAMME 4:00pm – Prayer Flag Puja & Lhasang Smoke Offering Ritual 5:30pm – Free vegetarian dinner 6:30pm – Gyenze Increasing Fire Puja 9:00pm – End Collectively, these pujas are a celebration of Dorje Shugden’s blessings and are highly beneficial for all sponsors and attendees. There’s really no better place to celebrate Dorje Shugden Day than in Kechara Forest Retreat, which is home to the world’s largest Dorje Shugden statue. MORE INFO: kecharaforestretreat.com/dorjeshugdenday
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
Teacher Jayce explained the good value from Rinpoche’s teachings. Alice, KSDS
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
4 weeks ago
“Be kind to animals.” Let your kids join the monthly Animal Liberation at Kechara House, Sunwaymas.
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
Chern Chern learnt dharma and show the good attitudes to others. Alice, KSDS
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
4 weeks ago
Encourage the kids to express their feelings and at the same instill the dharma to them. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
4 weeks ago
Teacher Grace taught the participants for the DIY candles. Alice , KSDS
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Children recite Migtsema and Manjushri mantra before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Student do full prostration before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Wen Yue led students to do key chain as part of art and craft activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Teacher Kien shared some photos of sangha members. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback- close bonding during WOAH camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Teenage dharma class in Kechara House . Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity, calligraphy with best wishes words. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 month ago
KISG has been performing White Tara and Dorje Shugden puja for 4 consecutive nights. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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