Board of Directors 2013-2015

Mar 12, 2014 | Views: 1,218

On 14 August 2013, Kechara had its historic last Liaison Council’s meeting.

The Liaison Council has been the main group of people who build and sustain Kechara. It is thanks to these group of dedicated Kecharians that Kechara has evolved to where it is now. We have 13 departments ranging from a publishing house, to a soup kitchen to even shopping outlets, because of these hardworking Liaisons. They found the sponsorship, got the volunteers, led the department, got the relevant papers sorted, paid the bills, maintained the facilities etc etc.

As we are continuing to grow rapidly, the Liaisons have kindly decided to make changes to our organization’s structure. The changes is to create more involvement from all Kechara members and to ensure continuous dynamism and generation of fresh ideas.

On 14 August, the name Liaison Council was officially changed to Board of Directors (BOD). The Liaison Council did their last prayer and dedication, and was officially dissolved. During the interim period, Kechara members were allowed to submit their names to run for BOD candidacy.

On 8 September 2013, 19 Kechara members ran their individual campaigns at Kechara House for 16 BOD positions. The 18 running candidates were:

1. Irene Lim
2. Khong Jean Ai
3. Chuah Su Ming
4. Nicholas Yu
5. Pastor Yek Yee
6. Miss Han Siew Hong
7. Dato’ Ruby
8. Beng Kooi
9. Datuk May
10. Paul Yap
11. Adeline Woon
12. Andrew Boon
13. Li Kim
14. James Long
15. Moh Mei
16. Henry Ooi
17. JP Thong
18. Wai Meng

Each of the candidates had their turn to give their campaign speech to an audience that was open for all Kechara members to witness and participate in.

After the campaign speeches, Life A members were invited to vote. In Kechara, we have different categories of members, however only Life A members have the privilege to vote.

After the 16 new Board of Directors were announced, I decided to come to Kechara House to congratulate all who ran for BOD elections and to the new Board of Directors. For the next 2 years, until the next elections, they will be the governing body who will take care of the day to day affairs of the secular aspects of Kechara. 

The Liaison Council offered me the right as the Spiritual Advisor of Kechara to appoint 6 BOD members. I felt that one of my long-time student Colin Tan, whom I have known since he was very young, would serve to be an effective BOD. His loyalty and passion towards spreading the Dharma is consistent and unshakeable. 

At Kechara House, I gave a short talk on who the previous liaisons were, their functions, the new direction and the purpose of having a Board of Directors for Kechara. The talk was recorded, do watch the video below to understand more.

I congratulate all who ran for candidacy. They are those who care enough to be a BOD as it will enable them to be part of the decision-making process for the future of Kechara. After the elections, I took the new Board of Directors to Kechara Oasis for a celebratory dinner where our first unofficial meeting started. It was an auspicious date that marked the beginning of many exciting and beneficial things to come!  

Please send your prayers and good wishes to the new Board of Directors: Jean Ai, Su Ming, Nicholas, Pastor Yek Yee, Miss Han, Dato’ Ruby, Beng Kooi, Datuk May, Paul, Adeline, Li Kim, James, Moh Mei, Henry, JP and Colin Tan! 

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

 

Su Ming giving her campaign speech…

 

 

Andrew giving his campaign speech…

 

 

Miss Han giving her campaign speech… Miss Han is currently recovering from a serious illness but still wanted to tell others why they should vote for her! How wonderful.

 

Jean Ai, the youngest candidate, giving her campaign speech…

 

Pastor Yek Yee giving her campaign speech…

 

Irene giving her campaign speech…

 

Dato’ Ruby giving her campaign speech…

 

James giving his campaign speech…

 

Moh Mei giving her campaign speech…

 

Beng Kooi giving her campaign speech…

 

Henry giving his campaign speech…

 

Li Kim giving her campaign speech…

 

Datuk May giving her campaign speech…

 

JP giving his campaign speech…

 

Wai Meng giving his campaign speech…

 

Adeline giving her campaign speech…

 

Paul giving his campaign speech…

 

Nicholas giving his campaign speech…

 

3 of the candidates: Irene, Pastor Yek Yee and Miss Han (left to right) listening to another candidates speech.

 

Andrew was the first speaker.

 

Abby (left) and Niral were the emcees for that evening. All of our events have bilingual commentaries in order to accommodate everyone.

 

The process of voting was explained to the eligible voters.

 

Life A members queuing up to vote.

 

4 Life A members voting at their individual booths.

 

Registering to vote.

 

Uncle Lai, a devoted Dharma student, voting for his choice of BOD.

 

Chia registering to vote.

 

Jean Ai submitting her voting sheet in the ballot box.

 

The three registration girls watching that voters do not speak to each other while voting.

 

The results being tabulated.

 

Each voting sheet being tabulated.

 

Lew checking each voting sheet.

 

Each vote was announced to the public for transparency purposes.

 

After the results were announced, I came to congratulate everyone who ran for candidacy.

 

I was very happy to be part of this historic occasion for Kechara.

 

Through this new direction, Kechara will be able to continue and be self-sufficient for many many years to come. 

 

Our first BOD picture.

 

6 of the 19 candidates poster!

 

10 September 2013: Swearing In

JP reading the motivation behind serving as a Board of Director for Kechara.

 

A khata is offered to Buddha Shakyamuni on behalf of all of the BOD.

 

A khata around Buddha Shakyamuni.

 

JP leading the prayers…

 

Reading out the King of Prayers together… they then do a serkym offering to Lord Setrap.

 

 

 ( I posted this alittle late. Sorry folks, but better late than never. Tsem Rinpoche)

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  1. Edwin Tan on Jul 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Congratulations to all BOD, and I am sure they will bring Kechara to greater heights and fulfils what Rinpoche wants and to be alb to spread Dharma to more.

  2. Sean Wang on May 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations to the Board of Directors, which replaces the Liaisons Council. The new Board Of Directors with its elections is a necessary step as Kechara continues to grow at its spectacular rate. This allows the organization to be more transparent to the people on the outside. It also allows the organization to not be completely dependant on the guru as the guru should not be doing the samsaric duties of administration but rather the guru should be teaching. This would lighten the burden that can sometimes be placed upon our guru.

  3. Julien Roth on Apr 28, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I am happy that kechara is developing in a good way and that it will continue to benefit many many people. I think that this new board or directors plan is very good and organized. I hope that it will be a huge success 🙂

  4. Alice Tay on Mar 25, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    恭喜所有新上任的董事成员。。。

    虽然我不完全认识所有的董事成员,但是只要他们拥有共同目标,帮助与达成上师的心愿 – 弘扬佛法,带领所有克切拉的成员,迈向更高层次,将克切拉发扬光大到每一个角落,利益更多众生。

    就如 Rinpoche 曾经开示过,他一个人是不能做到这所有的一切。于此,所有克切拉的成员给予的合作是多么的重要。。。

    在此祈愿,Kechara所有的一切,须须利利。。。

  5. Julia Tan on Mar 21, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us. This is one of the most important moment in Kechara. We placed our vote to vote the best out of the best. These are the people who always at the front guarding Kechara. They worked hard and they contributed their life to Kechara. I have full confidence in them that they will be the roll model for us and bring Kechara to the next level. May they all always protected by the three jewels and dispel all the difficulties to grow and spread the Dharma.

  6. Karen Gan on Mar 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    My respect and congrats to the BOD,their effort to the growth of Kechara and to help Rinpoche fulfill his holy wishes to spread the Dharma to benefit others is the example for us to learn. I wish them success.

  7. Carmen K on Mar 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    The Board of Directors of Kechara has been democratically elected by Life A members of Kechara. They are the ones whom members of Kechara feel are able to guide and lead us to bigger growth to spread the lineage of Tsongkhapa and share the Dharma. Rinpoche’s teachings of Buddha’s timeless wisdom is in abundance, and it changes the lives of others, so these individuals are the driving force to lead and guide to preserving and further growing this to bring it to many around the world.

    Kechara is what it is today thanks to the many past and present who have contributed as well as all ex liaisons of the Liaisons council. The Liaisons had given it their all and undertook the responsibility to grow their own department so that each works in alignment to the vision in preserving the Dharma. That hardwork can not go to waste and is now under the care and dedication of the 16 Board of Directors.

    Campaigning to be a Board of Director must stem from lots of care, love, responsibility, dedication and passion. Congratulations to all who took part. All who partook put themselves up for election because they agree to let go of their comforts and take on the responsibility of the entire organization upon their shoulders. Whether they were successfully elected or not does not matter, but having the courage to stand up for election because they want to make a change and contribute to making a change deserves a standing ovation.

    The BOD oversees all secular matters of the organisation as well as the spiritual development of the organization. From fundraising to managing projects to nurturing and building, the BOD has to ensure that everything is carried out accordingly. Yes, you might think that it is run just like any other profit-generating business, but the one main difference is that these people work stemming from the motivation to serve others with no personal profit in mind. Kechara is a not for profit, spiritual organisation and is here solely to spread the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa, to spread the teachings Rinpoche has compassionately condensed from thousands of years ago to make it applicable in today’s times and to serve every being by relieving their suffering and showing them the way to peace and happiness. Everyone is entitled to that chance to happiness and through the BOD’s dedication and Rinpoche’s spiritual guidance, Kechara stands today to continue to give to others.

    It was a momentous moment in Kechara’s history to be able to witness and elect the BOD as these are the people whom for the next 2 years, are entrusted with the responsibility of putting others ahead of themselves. Kudos to them for standing up to making a difference in the lives of others and to uphold the BuddhaDharma and the spiritual wellbeing of everyone.

  8. Wah Ying on Mar 16, 2014 at 1:08 am

    这是克切拉新的里程碑,迈向一个会员选出来的单位来管理一个佛教中心。值得高兴的是,除了经验丰富的董事外,我们还有不少年轻有为的年青年当选董事,为克切拉的未来发展提供年轻人的思考角度;让整个决策过程更能表达多元的声音,以及较全面的方向。

    佛教道场,如仁波切所言,虽然是一个诵经进行法会祈福的地方,不过,却需要一群人来打理道场的筹款、日常管理等事务。要把克切拉发展成能够接触更多人,帮助更多人,利益更多人的佛教中心,我们就必须突破现有的规模和操作模式;把委任制度的协调助理理事会推向会员遴选的董事会,让更多关心克切拉的人能够参与决策过程,让大家觉得克切拉弘法利生的使命不是几个协调理事的事,而是大家可以、能够和必须参与的事。

    恭喜所有参与和当选的董事会成员,还有参与了克切拉走向另一里程碑的会员。与此同时,感谢协调助理理事会带领克切拉走到今天的发展阶段。

    衷心希望未来两年有更多人站出来竞选,为克切拉的发展注入更多新能量,为弘扬宗喀巴大师的法教和仁波切教诲尽一份力。

  9. Uncle Lai on Mar 15, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations to all who are elected to the newly form BOD of Kechara House. The formation of the BOD is an indication to show that Kechara House is growing. This growth is not only the acquiring of property but more of the growth of DHARMA. Listening to the presentation of the 19 candidates you will see what passion they have to follow Rinpoche’s direction.

    I’m proud to be a member of Kechara House not because of the size it has grown or the property they acquired but the essence of the teachings they teach.

    I believe one day Kechara House will grow into an institution.

  10. LT Loo on Mar 15, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Kudos to all candidates that run for the BOD election. It does not matter whether you win nor loss in the election. I greatly admire your courage to sacrifice your own comfort to take up the task of spreading the Dharma, the ultimate goal to benefit others. You have show us the 21st century way of Guru Devotion Practice. May the new BOD team brings Kechara and Rinpoche’s teachings to a new height.

  11. Joy on Mar 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Being a BOD is just another label and a title, it does not mean those who are not a BOD are ineffective, in fact there are many who are effective and bring in results who are ordinary members.

    However, becoming a BOD in Kechara means you carry a title that holds responsibilities of being the “ones” in the forefront carry out and ensure the Guru’s vision and mission is met at all cost. Otherwise it becomes just another “label” that is “empty”. If there is results… then it would collect tremendous amounts of merits for the whole organisation, it is a privilege as you are voted in.

    Those who campaigned and won to be BODs of Kechara and who are actually playing the role of a BOD are truly blessed and are inspirations to many. It shows with strong devotion, sincerity, hard work, and effort, people have faith and conviction that you will carry through your work to ensure Dharma is spread. I congratulate those with such conviction and big hearts like Paul, Su Ming, Beng Kooi, JP, Datuk Ruby and more… but these are the few people I see who is always loyal, and no matter what ensures that Rinpoche’s vision is met as best as it could. They’ve been with Rinpoche through thick and thin… and their devotion are admirable examples we can learn from, achieve and be as well.

    Everyone can be a BOD or not a BOD, but everyone can be devoted, sincere and work hard for one’s Guru devotion and Dharma to spread!

  12. chon kong on Mar 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    欣喜的看到克切拉佛教中心以投票的方式,选出新任的理事会,恭喜当选的所有理事,为佛教中心挺身而出,挑起重任,值得赞扬。制度健全的组织,才能发展的更扎实,更有凝聚力,更何况克切拉是采用寺院传承下来的管理制度,肯定在未来的日子会更壮大。谢谢仁波切给予的指导,才有今天的佛寺。全体理事会的付出,值得我们赞赏,你们的努力,让更多人在很好的环境下,获得佛法教育,制造更多善缘。谢谢你们。

  13. Karen Chong on Mar 14, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I truly believe the boards of directors who has been elected to set the objectives and overall direction for Kechara, had done a good job and is still doing their best to serve for Dharma, Kecharians and non Kecharians on many levels, in line with Rinpoche’s vision.

    They are the very few people who show real example of a devoted student of Tsem Rinpoche by taking a step forward to lead the whole organization. You guys are so admiring because of your selfless motivation to the benefits of many. However, for the growth of Kechara, everyone of us should also put much effort to realize it. Together, let’s create a harmonious environment and work together. Nothing can beat the beauty of teamwork.

  14. Wan Wong on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Congratulations to all the board of director of Kechara who will serve and make Kechara grow as Dharma grow in Malaysia.
    They are the students who devote themselves and work tirelessly to bring benefit to others.

  15. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the wonderful news of the Board of Directors for 2013 – 2015. Congratulations and rejoice to all the elected BOD. Being a member of BOD is not something can be taken lightly and easy as they are the leaders to manage the entire Kechara organization with 13 departments in 24/7. Deep from my heart, i would like to sincerely thank everyone in Kechara who have spent their personal time, energy and effort to prepare and carry out every puja, Dharma classes and many activities with the best in quality for the benefit of many people in our country and abroad. Thank you.

  16. Angelshooi on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Congratulations To All Kechara New BOD!
    Rejoice for all of your great contributions and commitments and go all the way for the Dharma and the growth of Kechara Organization! Thank you BOD!

  17. Jeffrey Khor on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享:
    恭喜新的克切拉的理事们,愿仁波切的教诲让更多人都能接触佛法而受惠,把佛法传到世界的每一个角落。

  18. poney sim on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    谢谢仁波切的慈悲分享,
    恭喜成功上任的新董事会成员,希望他们把克切拉推向另一个高峰,把佛法推广到全球各地。

  19. Sock Wan on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Rejoice to all the BOD members. They are a group of very dedicated people who put others before themselves, and ready to serve others.

    BOD members hold more responsibilities than anyone else, they formulate and execute plans that are tightly aligned to Rinpoche’s vision. They are the leaders of Kechara Organisation, we, the followers should give them our support by action.

  20. Albert Ratchaga on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Reading this article reminded me how time flies. When I first join Kechara and it was only about 10 Liaison running the organization. The group was very small and the Liaisons work very hard to make sure the organization run smoothly.

    In my very beginning days in Kechara, I constantly has a questions of why do these group of people have meeting for days and days? what is there to talk about? Why wasting so much time going to a long hour meeting. Until when I understand more and involve more in Kechara’s operation, then only I realized how amazing these people are.

    First of all, they gave up their high pay job out there and committed full time in a Buddhist Organization, they are young and talented. It is really not easy to run an organization, to make sure the daily operation of the 13 departments run smoothly, have enough funds to sustain the expenses, take care of human resource, take care of people who walk in to Kechara that needed assistance, and the list goes on. On top of what they are doing, they even go down to each and every one in Kechara, listen to their problems and give them advice to overcome it. There is not a lot of Liaisons during that time, and they are handling all these.

    For the first year in Kechara, I had experienced a totally different working environment as compare to any of my previous organization. Their passion and care is just incomparable, and during that time, the one person that strike me the most is H.E.Tsem Rinpoche, as a new staff and a nobody in Kechara, one day someone came into my workplace and pass me a working bag, and says it was a present from Tsem Rinpoche. I got a shock as I didn’t expect Rinpoche to know about me. I was really touched by the care from Rinpoche and his students, in my thought back then, where on earth there’s the big boss of the organization give gifts to the staff which he has never met.

    As time passes, when Kechara started to grow, when there is more people came in to work, when Kechara expend, the work load is even more, hence the method of managing this organization has to change, to go to a new direction so that Kechara can benefit even more people. So the BOD is formed to work hand in hand to bring Kechara to another level. This group of BOD are the very people who got the respect from everyone because they promised and they go all the way to make the Dharma grow.

    Congratulations and thank you BODs for showing such great example in leading the organization. May your hardwork continue to flourish and more people in the future will walk your footstep to continue the legend you have created, to bring Dharma to more people.

    with hand folded

  21. Wei Theng on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Congratulation to the new BODs and thank you so much for stepping out and contributing your time and effort for benefiting others.
    With the BOD, the operation of Kechara is more transparent and it is very important for Kechara to grow bigger to benefiting others.
    Thank you!

  22. Chee ks on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    恭喜新的克切拉的理事们,他们都是肯付出,捨身为别人利益着想的偉人 !祈愿在今年他们与我们大家克切人能够完成所有的计划和工程,让更多人受益,谢谢仁波切的慈悲分享。

  23. Lim Tat Ming on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    The Kechara board of directors (BOD) can be likened to the limbs and mind of a human body. They work collectively to realise the missions and visions of the organization under the spiritual direction of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.

    In addition to that, BOD functions to maintain the smooth operation of its various departments and divisions.

    BOD has the function to ensure that the teachings from HE Tsem Rinpoche are spread to the ten directions and are well preserved for the benefit of future generations.

    Not forgetting, BOD has to lead KECHARA staffs, members and volunteers in the right direction in line with the mission and vision of KECHARA.

    BOD basically has the functions of a governing body of any other commercial, non-government organization, government or other organizations. However, BOD in KECHARA has an added function than any other organizations mentioned above. It provides spiritual aspirants the golden opportunity to serve in the board to bring the rare and precious teachings of the incomparable Buddha Tsongkhapa as presented by HE Tsem Rinpoche to benefit others far and wide around the world.

    It is due to the compassion of HE Tsem Rinpoche that KECHARA had arisen and hence the BOD. To the members of the BOD, I rejoice in your selfless devotion to our guru and Dharma and your motivation to bring happiness to others.

    Thank You Rinpoche and KECHARA BOD.

  24. Pastor Yek Yee on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    我覺得自己很榮幸可以成為克切拉董事會成員之一,尤其是在2014年裡,最關鍵性的一年,我們必須加倍努力以確保克切拉團體未來的成長。成為一名董事成員,要做不僅是自己職責的份內工作,還有更多額外的責任需要去承擔。

    身為董事成員,在言行舉止方面都要十分謹慎,因為我們是代表克切拉團體,不再是個人了。當年,我們的上師尊貴的詹杜固仁波切成了協調助理理事會,就是為了克切拉團體未來更長遠的路途要走,直至去年改為董事會,每位成員須兩年競選一次,以確保大家的發心可以保持純淨,宗旨是為了利益众生。

    董事會成員也是肩負著照顧整個團體的運作。所以,若你成了董事成員,不僅可以協助團體的成長,還能夠為自己的靈修道路鋪上一條康莊大道,可說是福德雙修!

    每個人都可以成為董事會的成員之一,如果你選擇重視自己的未來世多於現世的享樂,那就努力地加入,成為我們的一份子吧!

  25. Choi Sheem on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Congratulations to all the on the elected board of directors. I am so happy to belong in an association where members have an opportunity to decide the candidates to serve in the running of the association. I wish everyone on the board the success to guide and lead all other members towards achieving the goals of Kechara House.

  26. James Long on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    不论是佛寺,学校,慈善公益体系都会有协调员去协助管理日常运作和未来的发展。毕竟我们所处的世间,日常都需要缴付是水电费,租金,管理费等等。初听起来或许像是一个商业集团,可这是必须的。

    这一次的董事会是以民主的投票方式进行。恭喜所有的董事,同时也谢谢所有出席投票,关心克切拉未来发展的会员们。

  27. freon on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Congratulations to the BOD!
    Many of the BOD that was elected by Life A members because they showed result in their works. Many of them are long time students to Rinpoche. They have work extremely hard to bring Kechara to today’s stages.
    Thanks for the inspiration that shown by the BOD.

  28. Cynthia L on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    In a spiritual organisation, the board of directors not only act in accordance to lead others and make the organisation organised and grow. What matter most is each BOD are in tune with Rinpoche’s vision which is to make the dharma grow and to benefit others. Each of these BODs were elected based on motivation, loyalty, capabilities and most of all their love for dharma. They want to be BODs because they care enough of Kechara’s future. I’m glad to be able to vote for them.

  29. Wai Queen on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Good wishes to the elected BOD, may Dharma guide you always in the decisions made for the growth of Kechara and the spread of Rinpoche’s teachings.

  30. tenzin llhamo on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Congratulations to the new group of BOD again! Thank you for your time and effort in bringing Rinpoche and Kechara to greater heights with what you are doing. Nothing is more important than this. I am truly fortunate to be able to work along side with these wonderful and dedicated BODs. I continue to support and dedicate myself to Rinpoche and your visions.

    p/s. Love the way the election was done. Very professional. Hehe… 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for your visions and love!

  31. Lyn Phng on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    There are no more deserving Kecharians than the 16 elected BODs. These are exemplary ordinary people who do extra ordinary deeds and continue to do so tirelessly everyday. My deepest respect to all BODs and their unwavering devotion to Rinpoche and bringing Kechara to new heights.

  32. Adrian Chow on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Would like to send my gratitude to all of the BOD may they continue to do good work for Kechara Organisation. It is not easy to be ONE which requires a lot of hard work, determination and strong yet they put Dharma above everything else and truly believe in spreading it for the better to all of us in Malaysia and to the world as well. May these 2 years will be the years of bringing Kechara and Buddhism in the new level. Keep up the good work to all of the people who are working for Kechara.

  33. Khoo on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    The election of Board of Directors has marked a new step forward in Kechara. It means the members of Kechara are able to take a more participative role in the decision-making process. No doubt that most BODs are students who have been with Rinpoche and Kechara through all the up and down time, and they have proven their capabilities and loyaly to Kechara, but the members who have joined after these time will be able join the BOD as part of the decision making group as well if they have results and earned the respect from the Kechara members. Like what Rinpoche said, we are now a democratic organisation.

    Congratulations to all the BODs and I am sure Kechara will continue growing under the leadership of these wonderful people.

  34. June Kang on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    They have a very “Big Name” – Board of Director, but this Board of Director is so much different from the secular world. They do whatever things need to be done for Kechara in order to benefit peoples. It is not just a job but it is on helping others who are suffer. I respect them for their good motivation and willingness to put all their time and life to benefit peoples. Proud to have them lead the Kechara Group.Please support them to benefit you and others.

  35. Pastor Jay Jae on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Rinpoche’s vision for many to benefit from the Dharma comes in various forms. Sometimes difficult to fathom for the average person. But true to Rinpoche’s promise and commitment to his Gurus, Rinpoche is able to push the platform for Dharma to grow to a all new level.

    the Board of Directors comprises of a group of very diversified people who come together with the goal to both serve Rinpoche and spread the sacred Buddha Dharma to the many directions. Their dedication and commitment will be the cause for the Gaden lineage to be preserved and proliferated in this world.

    There are many views to the establishment of the BOD but with faith and devotion of our Lama, we will be able to go all the way to achieve great success both spiritually and be an inspiration for others to do the same under Rinpoche’s leadership.

    Kechara has come this far under Rinpoche’s direction to be of help to others. This is due to the charismatic leadership of Rinpoche and the dedication of the previous Liaison’s council and now the BODs.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings prevail!

  36. Sharon Saw on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations to the Board of Directors, which replaces the Liaisons Council. The new BOD with its open elections is a necessary step as Kechara continues to grow at its spectacular rate. I commend the new BOD for taking full responsibility, accountability and transparency for this organisation – especially as there will be challenges ahead, which face all organisations which undergo rapid growth. May their 110% commitment and courage be always remembered and may they always be empowered by the principles of Dharma, and of wisdom and compassion, which Kechara was founded on.

  37. Cynthia Ng on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    恭喜新上任的克切拉董事成员,也感谢仁波切的民主开放,指引与加持。这是克切拉佛教团体首度举办董事会选举,让会员们能民主自由地选出心目中的董事会成员。

    非常敬佩所有新上任的董事成员,您们的24/7小时无间断的付出,协助仁波切打造服务他人的使命,让整个团队更有效率的把克切拉带到更广更远的去利益更多需要被帮忙的人。

    在此诚心祝福所有的董事成员能够创造高峰,带领所有的工作人员迈向造福人群的未来!

  38. Pastor Chia on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Kechara Buddhist organization has moving forward to new history. Kechara founder H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has giving permission of Kechara members elect our Board Of Director to operate the whole organization for the secular matter. Beside the BOD also assist of pastors to managing the spiritual side to teach dharma in the organization.

    Some of the BOD like Pastor Yek Yee, Pastor Adeline and Pastor Moh Mei are also holding both position to serve spiritual and secular matter in the organization. Congratulate to the BOD who has elected to continue to serve the dharma by two year term and set the good example for the future BOD for the organization.

  39. Wendy Loh on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    The BODs are a group of individuals who have worked very hard and dedicated their time and effort to the growth of Kechara and to support Rinpoche’s Dharma work. Thank you very much for your selfless service for all sentient beings. With folded hands.

  40. Gim Lee on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Congratulations to the new BOD.

    I like that they’re elected in a democratic process. The team is a mix of ‘veterans’ and new members. This is a good combination. While the new members will inject new ideas, the elders will guide and ensure they are on track following Rinpoche’s vision.

    The members of BOD deserve good supports from all of us. They worked very hard for Kechara and Rinpoche. I am very sure they’ll continue to do the same in their term as BOD. Together we can help spread Dharma and make Rinpoche’s vision comes true.

  41. Wylfred Ng on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Congratulations to those who had been elected as Kechara BODs.

    I am sure that they can do a very good job.

  42. Jill Yam on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Time has proven that all the elected BOD fulfils their commitment. Very happy to see Kechara grow under the leadership of these BOD. May all of Rinpoche’s vision and mission be fulfilled as soon as possible.

  43. jerry_sito on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    感恩尊贵的仁波切

    是您的爱心与教诲下,成就了克切拉董事会成立,并以沿用甘丹寺的体系为蓝本的方式,让我们延续着这一份传承在这里

    感恩勇于参选的每一位,是您们的心愿意成为一盏照亮别人的灯,无私与愿意承担重责的心,来协助并依循尊贵的仁波切的教诲,来成就克切拉佛教中心的佛法宏远,及利益一切用情众生。

    感恩与祈愿您们一切吉祥如意
    祈愿尊贵的上师您长住在世,常转法轮

  44. jimmy tan on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    感谢你们(跌打的兵团)克切拉佛教中心的每一位成员由其是BOD他们的努力和付出是大家有目共睹的。他们一心一意只为了佛法和利益它人的精神真是我们学习的好旁样。同时我也要感谢尊贵的上师尊贵的詹仁波切。我相信如果没有上师慈悲的教导那么我们就没有今天的成就。

  45. Kien Wong on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    To be selected to become a BOD is not the personal win. But is to bring the whole Dharma families to move forward to another level is the best win in life. Congratulation to Rinpoche to have this devoted students to serve the community and a better world is coming soon.

  46. pat on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Congratulations to all the new BODs.This are the Kecharians who took a few steps in front and said they will take up the responsibilities to make Kechara grow to greater heights..Together with the same vision and mission to bring more benefits to others in the future eg.Dharma Educations and Kechara Forest retreat.With the combination of great staffs and volunteers we are heading towards 1 Kechara.

  47. Girlie OOI on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Congratulations to the BOD.

    This is the first time in our Kechara history that members to the Board were voted in. To the successful candidates, our members have voted you in because we know and trust that you will lead us to see more growth of the organisation under the spiritual guidance of Rinpoche.

    Thank you.

  48. Pastor Lanse on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    这是克切拉佛教团体首度举办董事会选举,让会员们能民主自由地选出心目中的董事会成员同时也意味着克切拉已朝更民主开放的组织运作迈出一大步。

    克切拉董事会的前身是克切拉协调助理理事会,沿用甘丹寺的体系为蓝本。理事会成员有者由仁波切推荐,有些则由各部门主管推荐,然后再经理事会成员投票选出。过去许多年来,在尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的指导下,协调助理理事会负责协调团体内的大小及内外事务,领导克切拉团体从最初一个小小的店面,扩展至今日的规模。

    克切拉今日所享有的成就,协调助理理事会功不可没。然而,随着克切拉禅修林计划的落实,克切拉的发展已进入另一个时代。为了让组织运作更为有效和透明,也为了确保组织的长足发展,在克切拉稳步发展之际,詹杜固仁波切极富远见地提出了由克切拉永久会员投选出董事会成员的概念。这是仁波切一直以来的心愿:让克切拉成为一个秉持甘丹传承,以佛陀及宗喀巴大师教法为指引,并由马来西亚人所带领的团体。

    詹杜固仁波切常强调:“Don’t wait for the light, be the light”(简译:不要一味等待光明,让自己成为光源。)。这句话目前正贴在杜噶公寓的墙上(https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/20130714_182442.jpg),时刻提醒居住在那儿的克切拉职工和前来参观及住宿的人们:要改变,首先就要从自己做起。仁波切的意思就是要我们不要一味等待他人的催促和指示,自己要自动自发地担起责任,让自己成为好榜样。

    我感恩仁波切的指导,更感谢他的用心良苦。华人常说的“创业难,守业更难”,又说“师父引进门,修行在个人”。仁波切创办了克切拉,是为创业;仁波切给予我们佛法,是为“引进(佛法之)门”。克切拉是宝藏,佛法是钥匙。仁波切已经将这两者都交给了我们,现在就轮到我们如何去“守业”和“修行”的时候了。如果我们能好好根据仁波切的指示“修行”,“守业”就不是问题。若守业得当,这个宝藏不但不会耗尽,反而能无止尽的增加,也就是说,将来能从佛法中获益的人数会更多。

    克切拉董事会的成立就是仁波切将钥匙交给我们的第一步。我衷心感谢勇敢站出来竞选的每一个人,也恭喜成功上任的新董事会成员。希望两年后,克切拉董事会能凭着傲人的精神和成就,吸引更多有心人前来参加竞选,把克切拉推向另一个高峰,把佛法推广到全球各地。

  49. abby f on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    As a member of Kechara, I am very happy that we are involved more in the growth of Kechara and I feel like we are like a family.

    By electing the BODs, we are indirectly involve in the decision making process for all the matters in Kechara. And by having the BODs, we are running our Dharma center on our own under the constant guidance of our spiritual guide, Tsem Rinpoche. This ensures Rinpoche to focus more on teaching the Dharma to people all around the world. This is such a BIG step forward and great improvements!

    All Kecharians found their own special ways of contributing to the growth of the Dharma and Kechara. When we take up the responsibilities and do the work ourselves, we grow and we learn, then we benefit others. Kechara is the place where we train our mind and we contribute to others growth as well. The courage and effort that BODs have are the inspiration for all who have the same vision to bring benefit to many.

    Congratulations to all the new BODs and let us all move further and complete our mission to bring Dharma and happiness to all. 🙂

  50. Pastor Shin on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I had/have the opportunity to work with most of the BOD members and one thing I notice very strong in them, despite their various background, skills and interests, is how much they passionately work hard to fulfill Tsem Rinpoche’s vision of Kechara Forest Reteat and our other causes.

    The BOD members showed their sincerity by going through a democratic voting system for them to become elected representatives in the development and affairs of Kechara organisation. It was good to see the BOD elected in as it represents the mandate from fellow Kecharians for them to lead the organisation. I pray that the BOD will be able to carry out their duties without much obstacles, and may their effort in contributing to the growth of Dharma through Kechara lead many sentient beings to their spiritual path.

  51. Ong Moh Mei on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    The Kechara Buddhist organisation was founded by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery, who makes the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s authentic teachings, which are timeless and universally relevant, available to modern practitioners in Malaysia and worldwide.

    We owe everything to our Guru. It is through the kindness and compassion of our Guru that the Board of Directors of Kechara can be servants of dharma. This is a position of service, responsibility accountability and integrity. All Kecharians can aspire to become a BOD as Kechara belongs to all of us.

  52. Iryne Chong on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the blessings to enable all the candidates ti stand for a democratic election and from my view all the candidates and especially those selected are very capable and dedicated students of Rinpoche and has serve Kechara very well over the years.
    I wish them all the best and I will do my part for Rinpoche’s vision and for Kechara and the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa to spread far and wide.

    With Folded Hands!

  53. Pastor Adeline on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Kechara’s first Board of Directors election was a historical and memorable moments for all of us. It is an honour to be able to serve Kechara as a member of the Board of Directors as all efforts that have been putted into go to the growth of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s vision & mission to spread Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lineage.

    We have a group of people from different backgrounds who share a common goal to assist His Eminence in spreading the dharma. This is the driving force and together with guru devotion, the Board of Directors work towards achieving the goal together.

  54. Li Kheng on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    It is inspiring to witness anspiritual organization operate with such dynamic and open-minded attitude. This is what draws people to Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara: the modern twist that is assimilated into a 2500 years old doctrine. This approach Tsem Rinpoche takes makes it easier for people of the 21st century to understand and practice the Dharma.

    The innovative and creative ways Rinpoche takes to make the Dharma accessible to many is endless and not limited to the establishment of the BOD but also the establishment of this very interactive, exciting and informative blog that has touched the lives of more than 3 million people from around the world.

    We must also remember the efforts put into setting various department so that people from different backgrounds and interest has a platform to engage in dharma practice.

    I thank the BOD members for their commitment and dedication to Rinpoche and the Dharma.

  55. ericchoong on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    她(他)们的工作环境是道场是坛城.他们把修行融入工作中,面对境界历事炼性,对人炼心.他们尽责任和义务,尽心尽力地做好自己所承担的一切.以真诚心对待每一个众生,不求任何回报地给予去奉献.这就是他们的修行和責任.这班克切垃佛法全织工作者对佛法付出的精神值得大家去学习和尊敬的.本人在此祝福他们永远对三宝和佛法有信心,祝你们的工作一切順利,不怕遇到违缘障碍,历炼心性,提高层次,增長智慧,永远利益众生.法喜

  56. AdelineTan on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Congratulation to all the newly elected BOD!They are the true examples of practising Guru devotion as they have spent all their times and put in all the efforts into spreading dharma to benefit others. Rejoice!

  57. Jean Mei on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I was fortunate enough to be a part of this historical event! Although this was the very first time a Board of Director election was held in Kechara, I believe that it was carried out efficiently, professionally and most important of all, fairly.

    Each candidate was given an equal opportunity to explain their current position, what they have achieved so far and their future plans.

    After the votes were counted, I remember Rinpoche mentioning that the number of votes each BOD got was a reflection of their hard work throughout their time in Kechara. I believe so, as some BODs delivered really short speeches (probably through their humility), that didn’t properly showcase all that they had achieved so far, yet they had the highest number of votes. Talk about how actions speak louder than words!

    The current serving BOD for 2013-2015, are a diverse mix of individuals – those who are still within their 20s, and those who are within their 60s… and there are those who have been a student of Rinpoche for over 15 years, and those for just over a year!

    I believe that this diversity is healthy as it reflects the various demographics Kechara seems to attract. It’s as if the appropriate representative is within the Board to better speak out for the members.

    Congratulations to all who have been elected! 🙂

  58. yenpin on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    竞选的人都是非常能干,他们都为了能把克切拉带进新的阶层更进步,让更多人都能接触佛法而受惠,把佛法传到世界的每一个角落。

  59. KYC on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

    The creation of the Board of Directors is a historic moment for Kechara House as it is heading towards consolidation as One Kechara. The members of the BOD are devoted students of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and some of them have served Rinpoche for many years. I’m sure Kechara House will continue to expand physically and grow spiritually under their leadership. I wish them all the best in their endeavours.

  60. Han on Mar 14, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Through the years, there are ups and downs in Kechara, the mission & vision still the same, “TO BRING DHARMA TO OTHERS”

    Board of directors’ role is to make Kechara grow, work together with Rinpoche to archive the goal.

    Its an honor and privilege to serve Kechara at the same time practicing and applying dharma, I will always remember what Rinpoche thought us, “ put dharma as one of the compartment and spill over to other compartments, follow guru’s teachings very well, understand the dharma well, when problems come we can handle gracefully.”

  61. Suet Moi on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Dear BOD, we will support you all the way to achieve Kechara mission simply we are one Kechara. Lets do it and never surrender to obstacles. Cheers.

  62. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Salute to Board of Directors 2013-2015, u all put so much efforts into a Non Profits Organization hence try ur best to fulfill all Rinpoche wishes.

    We will support u all, let us hand in hand towards the realization of all Rinpoche projects…

  63. louise on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:42 am

    勇于参加 BOD 的每一位都是非常勇敢的人。 恭喜这一群以高票数当上 BOD 的每一位。

    郭月宜讲法师与叶师杰是我认识最久的两位。这几年来, 在他们的带领下让我看见他们对师父的信任,不停的改变自己。让我非常的敬佩。

    叶师杰生病的在床上不能动, 还是拼命的不停为佛法工作。 你们俩都是好榜样! 

    谢谢师父造作了那么多的 before and after 的例子。

    克切拉绝对会成长的很快的!我们都用功的努力着!

  64. Yvonne Yap on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:22 am

    能出来竞选的人都是能干的人,都想为克切拉进一份力,让更多的人都能受惠,让佛法传到没角落。

  65. Lam on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Congratulations to all the Board of Directors.
    Kechara has grown rapidly and will continue to grow bigger. I wish that the new BOD replacing the Liaisons will bring Kechara to a greater height.

  66. June Tang(KH JB) on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the post .Rejoice and congratulations to the new Board Of Directors.I have full respect and gratitude for all their efforts to make Kechara grows and able benefit more others in future.May Rinpoche’s wishes come true,good health and long life !!!

  67. Pastor Han Nee on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Congratulations to the Board of Directors!
    This year, it was a completely new style. There was the campaigning done in KH Gompa in the form of speeches where each candidate related their contributions and how they had served Kechara,as well as their mission statement.

    The Board of Directors that were successfully elected , will now direct all their efforts and endeavors to carry Kechara to a new level in fulfilling Rinpoche’s vision and mission of benefiting others. There were one or two fresh new faces. It’s good to see this, it is rejuvenating for the Boards of Directors.

  68. Yee Mun on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Congratulations to new members of the Kechara BOD. All of them are wonderful Kecharians. For sure the new BOD will be able to lead Kechara towards a better future, benefits many people and Rinpoche’s vision and mission fulfil. As for members of Kechara, we all need to support all initiative by the BOD.

  69. Datuk May on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:09 am

    It is both an honour and privilege to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Kechara. I congratulate the candidates elected and in the past 6 months much had been developed to ensure the smooth growth of Kechara House and all its 13 departments.

    Since the inauguration of the BOD, another milestone in the ”management” of Kechara had been developed, we now have a CEO to run and merge our organisation into ONE KECHARA. In this context, I thank Paul for taking up the challenge.

    In our continuation of growth, I wish the BOD every success in their undertakings. May I also encourage more Kecharians to stand for election in 2015.

  70. Anni Soo on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    All the elected BOD using their time and effort to make kechara grows tremendously since Liaison Council, Kechara represent dharma. Pls do involve and support, because supporting them is helping ourselves to have a nice place / community to practise dharma. If we still yet to generate higher stage of bodhicitta to benefit others, then help own self engage in this temple to purify karma.

    Thank you rinpoche and BOD created and maintaining well of this holy Land of Kechara !!

  71. Jace Chong on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks to all BODs and people who dedicate their hard works and precious time to Kechara, to make it a beneficial organization to serve the community.

  72. henry ooi on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Today in Kechara we have the BOD. Prior to this was the Liaisons Council. Let me go way back then to how all this started.

    Rinpoche wanted a changtso, a Tibetan name for a Manager or Head of Ladrang (Tibetan for a Lama’s residence and administration). A candidate was appointed but the position was soon vacated due to personal reasons that changtso had at that time. Instead of finding another replacement, Rinpoche appointed a few changtso, who later were named as liaisons by Rinpoche.

    Kechara, as it grows, will have more people who want to learn and practice the dharma. Among these people there may be some who want to go all the way, that is, to practice the dharma. What better way to practice than to be in the dharma, either as a full time volunteer or as a full time staff in Kechara. Better still, take the initiative and responsibility and aspire to be one of the next BOD.

    Learning dharma, attending dharma talks and puja, is very good. Practicing dharma by being in dharma and working for dharma for the benefit of others is also very good. To do both is the best for one’s spiritual growth in dharma.

  73. Nancy Loo on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    In fact, all the 18 candidates have successfully delivered their respective campaign speeches in different styles and approach but everyone of them has the same objective…..spreading of Rinpoche’s teachings, dharma and struggling hard towards the growth of Kechara. May all Kecharians with the blessing of Rinpoche and the great leadership of the new BOD be able to work harmoniously to put Kechara on the world map!!

  74. May Ong on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Congratulations are in order to all the successfully elected Kechara Board of Directors for the term 2013 to 2015. We look forward to further growth within Kechara to benefit others in the world, together with the rest of the staff, study groups, volunteers, Tsem Rinpoche’s students and members alike from all over the world.

    This is truly an example of guru devotion and loyalty exemplified by students towards our teacher, Tsem Rinpoche for he has benefited many and more in future. May he have good health and long life always.

  75. mitra on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Rejoice and Congratulations to the new Board Of Directors. Thank you for your great dedication to the Dharma and Rinpoche’s vision.

  76. Li Kim on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    It is an honour to serve as a member of the BOD in Kechara. I have served on other companies before and it was totally driven by monetary gains and profitability. Being on the BOD of Kechara is not about profitability as it is more about making decisions about the growth of a Spiritual organization where people’s spiritual journeys are important. Of course as BOD we discuss many “secular” matters because like any organization we must attain sustainability.

    The BOD is made up of different individuals who have different views, opinions and experience BUT what we all have in common is the growth of Kechara to the vision of our Spiritual teacher Tsem Rinpoche. I will also admit that we have fun and laughter in our meetings especially when we have debates to come to amicable consensus on different opinions. To me this is what it should be, different views must be discussed so that we all have understanding of different scenarios and thoughts. We cannot run a spiritual organization if we ourselves do not create harmony.

    I am grateful to have the trust of Rinpoche and BOD to be a member of an important team in Kechara. I bow with humility and folded hands.

  77. lucy yap on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Very happy to see the newly elected members of the board of Directors.They are an inspiration for to others to follow.May Rinpoche’s vision and Kechara grow to benefit more.

  78. William on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    The BOD of Kechara holds responsibilities in moving Kechara to greater heights. Congratulations to those who have been elected. They are great people who are passionate about Buddhism and Kechara. Most of all, they want to help people to be better and have a meaningful life. Isn’t that what we want?

    It was great to see each person campaigning for what they are passionate about. It has been 6 months since the election and we have seen changes for the better. As a full time staff, I fully support them in realising Rinpoche and Kechara’s vision.

  79. Irene Lim on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners! I hope more people will come forward to run in the campaign for BOD in the next election to bring Dharma to others.

  80. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    The setting up of the BOD is a way towards being more transparency in the management of the Kechara. With many more new faces taking the helm of Kechara leadership will hopefully open greater openness and reaching out to the public at large, more opportunities and newer ideas.

  81. sarahyap on Mar 13, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Congratulations to the newly formed members of BOD. It’s nice to see some new faces in the team. Thank you for your great dedication to the Dharma and Rinpoche’s vision.

  82. David Lai on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I love the democracy here and I trust the Board of Directors will put in their utmost to make the organization grow, expand and benefit many! I am glad that all the candidates whom I voted became BOD. I am very proud of them and I am sure they will certainly do much more to make Kechara grow more in order to benefit many.

  83. Graceleong on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I have full respect and gratitude for all the members in the BOD.I have seen them work very hard, 24/7 irrespective of their age or health conditions or family committments. Their tasks involves a lot of faith in the Guru, faith in the 3 jewels that Dharma will grow in this region and that Kechara will flourish and achieve all of the Guru’s plans and wishes.
    They are very admirable and I take this opportunity once again to congratulate them for having so much strength, determination and courage to take on such huge and important responsibilities. Thank you.

  84. bengkooi on Mar 13, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    It’s great to see new faces in the 2013-2015 board of directors, which equates to fresh ideas and more helping hands to carry out the work that we do to benefit others. There’s nothing more powerful than a dedicated and passionate group of people who are determined to make a difference for the good of society. Kechara has progressed in leaps and bounds ever since the Liaisons Council (and now the BOD) was conceptualised through the visionary foresight of our spiritual advisor, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

    Here’s hoping that many more candidates will step forward at the next BOD election, to engage in a dharma career and do something truly beneficial with their lives.

  85. HelenaC on Mar 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Rejoice and congrates to the new Board Of Directors. May Kechara grows with the lead and effort of yours. May all of us work together and make Rinpoche’s wishes be fulfil.

  86. sankin chin on Mar 13, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Congratulation to Rinpoche to have a team of loyal people, especially the BOD that could continue to spread the dharma and the spiritual practice.

  87. lewkwanleng on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Time flies.. it is already 6 months since Board Of Directors election… It is “comforting” to see many of the high respected people are in BOD.. comforting because I know they will do their job to hold Kechara together with the purpose of benefiting others. Their motives are never about what they can gain, but how they can help others.

    I have seen many successful people, but many are motivated primarily by money, fame, etc, but I am glad I am in an organisation who is not lead by people who are not motivated by money and self gain, instead for the benefit of others.

    I give BOD my full support and together we shall achieve greater heights!!

  88. KH Ng on Mar 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    All the 18 candidates who stood for the BOD elections actually deserve to be in the BOD simple because of their motivations and dedications and of course as Rinpoche thought so, Colin Tan as well. To be in the BOD is not simply being part of a team although teamwork is important; it is also about driving oneself fully 24/7 to benefit others. For this I rejoice and salute the BOD. The BOD is the closest to Rinpoche and all that Rinpoche represent in benefiting others.
    I well do my utmost to help the BOD to fulfill Rinpoche’s wishes.

    With Folded hands!

  89. Jennifer on Mar 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Have the privilege to work for the members of the BOD. They are amazing in terms of their endless time and effort contributing to Dharma, their constant energy to do more and not to mention their devotion to Rinpoche! They have set such good example for us all to learn. May the BOD continuously lead Kechara to achieve its mission.

  90. Choongs on Mar 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    “Time” flies and will continue to fly. It is what we do with our time that matters not what time does to us. I had the good opportunity to have attended the BOD elections and talk given by Rinpoche. There is so much to re-learn and do.

  91. Jacinta Goh on Mar 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    At first I was skeptical on the set up of this whole Kechara organisation(sorry to say). It runs like a mogul, like a high profile company, with business-for-profit mind of thinking…but now, I got to actually bow down to each and everyone of those who have been in Kechara. Without them sacrificing their time and effort, I couldn’t even have known Kechara or even worst, not having the opportunity to learn Buddhism at all. If one truly have scan through their profile, you will never even expect them to be together! Some are very educational, some are high profile and some like Adeline who just loves Dharma. Thank you for standing up to do what is right and truly benefiting others (all these are easier said than done). All the best….

    • David Lai on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Dear Jacinta,
      Thank you for your frank opinion of Kechara and I am glad you have somewhat changed your opinion of Kechara. If you are reading this, please share how you made that change of mind because that would be very important to clarify the doubts that other may have on this matter. Personally, I feel that Kechara have to move towards being more organized and that would entail having hierarchy and such. We also have to ensure that the BODS that come to power have the Rinpoche and the Dharma in mind. This is protect the interest of our organization and to ensure that everything we have and produce goes towards benefitting others.

  92. sweekeong on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Very happy to see the Kecharians who put themselves as candidate to become the new Board of Directors of Kechara. There are many who has been disciples of Rinpoche for a very long time and also the newer ones as well. They are good leaders as well as team players. I believe this is a good direction for each of us because they inspired me and others that there is always a better future by serving others. A spiritual organisation is all about the people and it is the people here who make it happens. The Board of Directors are important as they provide a coherent voice and focus on the work we do here in Kechara from midterm to longterm. I believe each of them is up to the challenge and wishes them well in leading Kechara in this 2 years. Congratulations!

  93. Fong on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

    My respect and admiration for the members of BOD who put dharma above all else. They show by example what dharma and guru devotion is all about.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 26. 2019 11:59 AM
    Stunning art painting of Songtsen Gampo, Trisong Detsen, Tri Ralpachen and Dorje Shugden. Thank you for sharing this beautiful paintings of Tibet’s Founders: The Three Dharma Kings with short explanations for us to have a better knowledge of it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tibets-founders-the-three-dharma-kings
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 26. 2019 11:58 AM
    This is amazing art thangka of the Goddess of Enlightenment: Cittamani Tara and Dorje Shugden. Cittamani Tara, the highest yoga tantra manifestation of the deity Tara, who can lead us to liberation and enlightenment within a single lifetime. Depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri form a powerful pair.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-goddess-of-enlightenment-cittamani-tara
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 26. 2019 11:57 AM
    Yellow Dzambala is the God of Wealth and Dorje Shugden who is Dharma Protector and an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. The Yellow Dzambala bestows inner and outer wealth for those who have faith and trust in his prayers. Dzambhala’s blessings are to help those by eliminating poverty. It will be good to have this beautiful thangka to attract wealth luck and abundance to our home or office.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bestower-of-wealth-dzambala
  • Sofi
    Friday, Apr 26. 2019 08:52 AM
    Mother Teresa had lost her faith

    Although she had been the beacon of light to the downtrodden in India and healed many but she herself lost faith in God and only believe in humanity until the day she passed. Read more on why and how her compassion grow selflessly.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-light-of-darkness-mother-teresa.html
  • Sofi
    Friday, Apr 26. 2019 08:45 AM
    Emperor Kangxi | 康熙皇帝

    He was the great king that ruled his kingdom in fairness and was a staunch supporter of Buddhism during his reign. Read more of his greatness here.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/emperor-kangxi.html
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Apr 26. 2019 04:30 AM
    It is totally our choice if we want to become happy or bitter. When we are not true to ourselves, we will put the blames on others. As we do this more, we become more bitter every day and we will never improve. It is as if we are sick but we are in denial. As a result, our sickness will never be treated and we will never heal or cured.

    To be out of suffering, the first thing we have to do is to look into ourselves and find the root cause of our unhappiness. After identifying the root cause, we have to apply an antidote to it according to what Lord Buddha has taught us. Lord Buddha himself had walked the path and he had shown us his methods work. We may not like the process, but we should be focusing on the result and work hard towards it.

    http://bit.ly/ProblemI
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Apr 26. 2019 03:49 AM
    Did you know there are 24 holy places that are empowered with the energy of Heruka and Vajrayogini? For someone who is a practitioner of Heruka or Vajrayogini tantra, meditating in these places can help the practitioner gain higher insight and realization. Jog Falls in Karnakata state in South India is one of the 24 holy places. Many monks visit Jog Falls to do prayer and ritual.

    http://bit.ly/HolyFalls
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Apr 26. 2019 02:48 AM
    Thailand is a Buddhist country, the majority of Thai people are devoted Buddhists. Therefore, we can find Buddhist temples almost everywhere in Thailand. Wat Rong Khun is a fairly new temple. However, it is very unique because it is all white. It is a temple designed and built by Thailand’s famous artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat. Chalermchai Kositpipat builds this temple with his own money because he has a very strong faith in Buddhism and he hopes the temple will one day become a heritage to the world.

    http://bit.ly/AmazingTemple
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  • Sofi
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 11:11 PM
    A More Buddhist Facebook?

    Interesting how Facebook adopted some Buddhism into their corporate world. Read what did they use to inspire or activate their staff to better performance.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/a-more-buddhis-facebook.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 09:45 PM
    I like this painting. Very nice colour combination, simple yet look so stunning. Even Lama Tsongkhapa emanation are depicted here separately. They are the great Buddha of Chenrezig, Vajrapani and Manjushri. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this nice painting and the description.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-one-who-saves-four-armed-chenrezig#comment-841101
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 09:22 PM
    Beautifully drawn thangka and thank you Rinpoche for providing the description of each Buddha. All 3 great Buddha of past, present and future are put here, including White Mahakala and Dorje Shugden. Very blessed to have this thangka to be in the house. To remind us to practise dharma as time is precious.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-future-buddha-to-come-buddha-maitreya
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 05:39 PM
    He Rejected A $37 Million Contract To Do What?

    Wow, imagine someone rejecting USD37 millions! Don’t you just wonder why did he and for what? Must by such a strong conviction about something. Did he regret his decision?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/he-rejected-the-37-million-contract-to-do-what.html
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 12:40 PM
    Mr. Randy Pauch was very ill when he gave his last speech to the audience. In his speech, he had shared with us a few important points on how to be successful and happy.
    1. Always be appreciative and grateful to the people and things we have. In return, good things will happen to us.
    2. Don’t complain, because complaining does not solve the problems.
    3. When we are sorry for the mistakes we have made, we must do something to make it up. By just saying sorry is not enough.
    4. Be humble and not to react to the negative actions of others towards us.
    5. Be persistent and don’t give up easily. It took Mr. Randy 15 years to make his dream of working at Disney come true.
    6. Death is uncertain and it is beyond our control. We can choose to face death with a positive attitude so when we die, there will be no regret.
    7. Be honest and have integrity, it is hard to do but if we can do that, we will be truly happy and live our lives without regret.

    Mr. Randy had shown us that death is uncertain and we don’t have control over it. However, we have a choice on how we want to live our lives. We are in control of our own happiness. If we have positive thinking, we will be able to turn a negative situation into something positive and then learn and become a better person.

    http://bit.ly/TR-LiveHappy
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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 11:57 AM
    There are four holy mountains in China, Mount Jiu Hua, Mount Wutai, Mount Emei and Mount Putuo. Mount Wutai is believed to be the abode of Buddha Manjushri, Mount Emei is believed to be the abode of Samantabhadra, Mount Putuo is believed to be the abode of Guan Yin (Avalokiteshvara) and Mount Jiu Hua is believed to be the abode of Ksitigarbha.

    Mount Jiu Hua is located in Qingyang County, Anhui Province in China, the highest peak being the Shiwang Peak (Peak of Ten Kings), at 1,342 metres above sea level. There are many temples on Mount Jiu Hua, the oldest and holiest one is called Huangcheng temple. A Korean prince called Jin Qiaojue engaged in a 75-year-long solitary practice and achieved enlightenment at the age of 99 when he passed away.

    http://bit.ly/TR-HolyMountain
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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 25. 2019 11:42 AM
    Wow ……..outstanding colour art painting of Four-Armed Chenrezig and Dorje Shugden. Beautiful thangka to have it on altar or in our home. Merely looking at it tells a thousand words. Its truly a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-one-who-saves-four-armed-chenrezig

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This picture I found by accident on the internet recently. This exact photo was poster size and framed and was on Thubten Dhargye Ling's main altar in Los Angeles back in the 80's when I was there. It is beautiful picture of H.H. Dalai Lama in his youth with a light glow around his body as he meditates. I love this picture of His Holiness. Tsem Rinpoche Read more- https://bit.ly/2FECC5S
Starting on Vajra Yogini now. Practicing Vajra Yogini without initiation. Find out more- https://bit.ly/2JjTTXp
3 weeks ago
Starting on Vajra Yogini now. Practicing Vajra Yogini without initiation. Find out more- https://bit.ly/2JjTTXp
Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
Thai tradition of Buddhism also reveres/respects/remembers their gurus and high monks just like in the Tibetan tradition. You can see here a high guru\'s statue housed beautifully with a canopy and enshrined in a altar inside a temple for people to pay homage to him. Also an act of collecting merits for the disciples. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Thai tradition of Buddhism also reveres/respects/remembers their gurus and high monks just like in the Tibetan tradition. You can see here a high guru's statue housed beautifully with a canopy and enshrined in a altar inside a temple for people to pay homage to him. Also an act of collecting merits for the disciples. Tsem Rinpoche
Offering sustenance on our shrine is a sign of appreciation spiritually
4 weeks ago
Offering sustenance on our shrine is a sign of appreciation spiritually
Beautiful piece of African Dogan style art you can print out large & frame for your home- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
4 weeks ago
Beautiful piece of African Dogan style art you can print out large & frame for your home- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
I hope you\'ll be blessed by this practice of Lady Ucchusma- 
https://bit.ly/2U5Arm9
4 weeks ago
I hope you'll be blessed by this practice of Lady Ucchusma- https://bit.ly/2U5Arm9
Beautiful painting of Nechung Pehar Gyalpo & Dorje Shugden together. Masterpiece. More free downloads: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
4 weeks ago
Beautiful painting of Nechung Pehar Gyalpo & Dorje Shugden together. Masterpiece. More free downloads: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
Beautiful painting of Nechung Dorje Drakden & Dorje Shugden together. Masterpiece. More free downloads: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
4 weeks ago
Beautiful painting of Nechung Dorje Drakden & Dorje Shugden together. Masterpiece. More free downloads: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
Tsem Rinpoche’s moving experience with Lama Zopa in Kopan (1987)- https://bit.ly/2YyE42m
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche’s moving experience with Lama Zopa in Kopan (1987)- https://bit.ly/2YyE42m
Massive 2,600 year old Buddhist Monastery-Afghanistan- read more- https://bit.ly/2HTM48q
4 weeks ago
Massive 2,600 year old Buddhist Monastery-Afghanistan- read more- https://bit.ly/2HTM48q
A good person is made by the intensity of his adversity~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
A good person is made by the intensity of his adversity~Tsem Rinpoche
BREAKING NEWS- Dharamsala MP Tenpa Yarphel says to make peace with Dorje Shugden people now!~ 
 https://bit.ly/2CESoxf
4 weeks ago
BREAKING NEWS- Dharamsala MP Tenpa Yarphel says to make peace with Dorje Shugden people now!~ https://bit.ly/2CESoxf
How the incomparable yet down to earth Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen changed my life forever- https://bit.ly/2VJjCtk

Photo: His Eminence Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
How the incomparable yet down to earth Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen changed my life forever- https://bit.ly/2VJjCtk Photo: His Eminence Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Tsem Rinpoche
Joanne Kam and Justin Ripley in Kechara doing some cooking..
4 weeks ago
Joanne Kam and Justin Ripley in Kechara doing some cooking..
You have to see this spectacular outdoor Amitabah statue in Vietnam. So sacred and majestic.~ https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
4 weeks ago
You have to see this spectacular outdoor Amitabah statue in Vietnam. So sacred and majestic.~ https://bit.ly/2Ed0s9n
Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I\'ve introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He\'s a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
1 month ago
Everyday offerings of fresh cooked food and drinks are offered to awakened world peace protector Dorje Shugden on my shrine. It is my way to thank Him for all the help He has given to so many people throughout the decades I've introduced Him to. It is my way to include Him as my family and a feeling of closeness and gratitude I have for Him. He's a revered family member who happens to be enlightened and also my close friend. Tsem Rinpoche (Food offering prayer~ https://bit.ly/1VkYXJa)
Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
1 month ago
Read about this special Goddess Lok Yeay Mao of Cambodia. I came across her picture and found her very unique and blogged about it. Do enjoy the reading- https://bit.ly/2HR3vqi
March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
1 month ago
March 18, 2019-Oser is very photogenic as usual.
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  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    2 weeks ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 weeks ago
    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
    2 weeks ago
    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
    3 weeks ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    3 weeks 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.
    4 weeks ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 month ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    3 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    4 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    4 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!
    4 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    4 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    4 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 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.
    4 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
    4 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.
    4 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
    5 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.
    5 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
    5 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.
    5 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 months ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    5 months ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    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?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for other?’ Mr. Lim is definitely one of our dedicated volunteers for the past 10 years. He dedicates his time to fully support our Kechara Food Bank programme, not only to raise #zerofoodwastage awareness amongst the public but also to help the less fortunate. Thank you for taking part in making the world better. Your great work is much appreciated, Mr. Lim. #Kechara #foodbank #volunteer - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for other?’ Mr. Lim is definitely one of our dedicated volunteers for the past 10 years. He dedicates his time to fully support our Kechara Food Bank programme, not only to raise #zerofoodwastage awareness amongst the public but also to help the less fortunate. Thank you for taking part in making the world better. Your great work is much appreciated, Mr. Lim. #Kechara #foodbank #volunteer - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSK Penang Team visited a dialysis patient to deliver dry food provisions for his family. He has a kidney transplant when he was 12 years old and for the past years is undergoing dialysis three times a week and this has put a financial strain to him. We will try to assist him in anyway we can. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
yesterday
KSK Penang Team visited a dialysis patient to deliver dry food provisions for his family. He has a kidney transplant when he was 12 years old and for the past years is undergoing dialysis three times a week and this has put a financial strain to him. We will try to assist him in anyway we can. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
One day, we received a humble wish list from this poor family, an elderly mother who takes care of her grown up son with special needs. ‘It’s quite uneasy to use toilet without a proper door but I do not have enough money to fix it,’ said the mother. Without a second thought, our kindest sponsor, La Hong Eu has decided to make meaningful sponsorship to this case. Big thanks to Bernard Ting and Vickneshwaran for helping this family to replace the broken one with a brand new folding door. Together we are the reason that someone has a sweet smile on her face. #Kechara #foodbank #care - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Laying the rescued food down on the table would mean we will minimise chance of wastage from another level when our recipients will have the privilege to choose what they really need and want. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 days ago
Have you ever done beading? Join us for a blessed Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! http://bit.ly/2IMh5eN - shared by Pastor Antoinette
What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 days ago
What do you do on Saturday mornings? Join us for a meaningful time and be blessed by the Buddhas during the Spiritual Saturday at Kechara Forest Retreat! - shared by Pastor Antoinette
With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 days ago
With Dorje Shugden in your car, bus, bike, boat or lorry, you will be protected and blessed. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 days ago
Recently in Kechara Forest Retreat, this bus was blessed and is now protected by the Three Jewels. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. In order to send the foodpack to our client in johor bahru area, we need a team that are always ready . Luckily, we have a group of wonderful volunteers that are commited to serve our community. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Children paint their own mask for Halloween day. Lin Mun KSDS
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic  Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Parents and students did a group discussion together on the Bully topic Lin Mun KSDS
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
A talk on Bully by Peggy. A very informative sharing for students and parents. Lin Mun KSDS
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Great to start kids with dharma knowledge from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
5 days ago
Teacher Victoria guided the students to do prayer in the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
6 days ago
Creative horror drawing created by Teacher Kien. Alice, KSDS
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
6 days ago
Teacher Asyley led the kids to participate animal liberation. Alice, KSDS
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 days ago
Healthy Meals for lunch sponsored by Mr Ravi & friends! We thank you for your unending support to #kecharasoupkitchen in our plight in serving the #homeless. Would you like to sponsor lunch for our street friends? To find out more, checkout our website for more details :) Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
1 week ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Bernard was briefing the volunteers on the details before they headed out last Saturday to PPR Kota Damansara. #kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Seen here are team leaders giving their final briefing to the respective volunteers before they head out last night. Thank you very much to all the volunteers who turned up. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
Thank you very much to James and Shereen for sponsoring oranges for tonight's distribution. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
We received a lot wine bottles for recycling. It was packed nicely by the person. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
2 weeks ago
Today we are having recycling activity at Kechara Soup Kitchen. You can drop the recycled items here if you are nearby. KEP-Serena
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
The generous support from Tesco Malaysia and AEON Retail Malaysia have made it possible for us to continue with this contribution to those less fortunate. Thank you very much! Here are photos taken during the distribution at government low cost flat. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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