Tour at KFR!

Oct 28, 2012 | Views: 1,420

Dear friends, 

A lot of work have been going on at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) for the past 2 weeks. I have been staying on site and directly overseeing the expansion of our temporary abode, Kechara Village, our main temple and Ladrang. A lot of land clearing is being done on a daily basis, so that we view the landscape better and start building works.

Yesterday, the Liaison Council together with invited guests and Ladrang staff visited the land to view the progress of the work being done. There were more than 70 visitors! There were a few people who flew in from all over the world who came on the tour… from Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nepal and England!

Liaison JP Thong was the tour guide of the day leading the group to view the various parts of the land where we will be building on. JP gave a clear and detailed explanation to the group on our building and expansion plans. JP has been staying on the land and is on site 80% of the time to oversee the expansion of the current premises and the building of Kechara Village. He is also there on a daily basis to meet the contractors and to help out in any way required. 

The group was shown the proposed sites for the main temple called the Shakyamuni World Peace Hall. This hall will be able to accommodate 3000 people. The group were also shown the proposed site for our restaurant, gift shops, 2 new roads, the Ladrang, Kechara Village and expansion of the current premises. A huge parking lot will also be made available to accommodate many cars and buses. 

After visiting those sites, everyone made their way to the temporary abode for some delicious Kechara Oasis food! While the guests were eating, JP brought a few people at a time on a tour of the cabin area where I reside with my assistants. We have erected tents to accommodate more people as the current area is not sufficient for the work we do. Do take a look at the pictures below!

After dinner, I met up with everyone to share with them the exciting plans that we have on the land. I was very happy to meet everyone especially all of my foreign friends who flew to Malaysia to be with us. I also shared with everyone that we will have an organic farm on the land very soon. I would very much like to plant our own vegetables. I will invite students and friends to come destress by growing their own vegetables, plucking them, washing them and cooking them on their own. Rejuvenate the body with healthy organic food. 

With all if the work going on, we will need a lot of help on a daily basis. Those who wish to help out, please contact Su Ming. She is very good in coordinating. Su Ming and the Ladrang arranged all the logistics yesterday for me to meet everyone comfortably. 

She is contactable through (e) su.chuah@gmail.com (hp) +6012 291 1178, or you can contact my office at: privateoffice@tsemtulku.com. 

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

Everyone gathering at the entrance… looking good in their yellow boots!

 

 

All prepared to climb some hills!

 

 

Our Bulgarian guest, Diane Suter

 

 

An excavator in action at the entrance of the land

 

 

 

JP looking very stylish with his rubber boots and umbrella hanging from his pouch

 

 

Everyone was paying full attention to JP’s explanation

 

 

Beautiful Kecharians and friends: (l-r) Wah Ying, Dr Lanse, Kwok Wai, Irene Lim, Mr Cheok Hong Guan, Ron Wong, Antoinette Kass and Diane Suter.

 

 

Dato’ Ruby was very happy to be at KFR!

 

 

Next destination: Ladrang site!

 

 

Look at all the happy faces!

 

 

JP giving more explanations as the group walked further into the land

 

 

The road leading to the current cabin area (temporary abode), Ladrang site and Kechara Village

 

 

 

Albert carried around the portable speaker so that JP’s voice could be heard!

 

 

Everyone taking down notes so that they can explain to others

 

 

The road leading up to the proposed Ladrang site

 

 

Everyone walking up the hill.

 

 

The proposed Ladrang site is up on a hill to the right. The contractors have cleared the land, the road will be built next.

 

 

JP showing everyone around the Ladrang site. 

 

 

 

Look at the beautiful view at the back! It is an almost 360 view of green forestry.

 

 

 

The front view on top of the Ladrang site. To the left is the temporary abode…

 

 

Walking on the land at the back of the current cabin area (temporary abode). More work is being done to expand the area. Robert (left) flew in from Hong Kong just to join in the tour. He is the landscape architect for the KFR project. I was very happy to see him there that day.

 

 

JP briefing everyone before entering the Kechara Village site…

 

 

The Kechara Village site is very beautiful with lots of greenery around. It is very well shaded.

 

 

(l-r) Moh Mei, Pastor Susan and Mr Loo helping to set up a fire place. The smoke helps to prevent insects and mosquitoes from entering the cabin area.

 

 

JP showing everyone the tent area set up for the Ladrang staff and volunteers.

 

 

We need more space!! The people assisting in the Kechara Forest Retreat are all staying in tents at this time on the land. They are determined to get this place up.

 

 

Beautiful Fasting Buddha statue sits behind Shakyamuni Buddha. In front of Shakyamuni is Vajrapani and Tsongkhapa.

 

 

(l-r) Beng Kooi, Nadia, Susanna (who came in from Singapore) and Diane.

 

 

I shared with everyone gifts that I got from a monk friend of mine… it included a Pabongka Rinpoche statue, Vajrayogini text and a crystal stupa representing Body, Speech and Mind. I found it a very auspicious sign as I had mentioned that we needed to build a 8ft Pabongka statue at KFR… and the very next day, I was presented with a Pabongka Rinpoche statue…

 

 

I showed everyone the Pabongka Rinpoche statue that was offered to me… 

 

 

 I gave away our new book to a few people. It’s called “Miracles”… my personal attendant, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, conceptualize the idea to turn a few real stories into comics

 

 

I was happy to see Tuan Wong there that day.

 

 

Giving Robert a Kechara Village layout illustration.

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  1. Tong sunsun on Dec 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    回看这些照片是kfr 当初最早期的时候, 那时的禅修林还是一片泥泞,车只能停在大门口,大家必须步行进入,下雨还会不时跌进泥泞。现在的禅修林设备先进,舒适,一砖一瓦都齐全。心里实在感恩我们现在舒服就是前人的努力。谢谢。

  2. jerry_sito on Dec 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与教诲

    回首看回这个帖子,心中无比感慨,一份难以言语的动容充满着整个心中

    在慈爱与尊贵的仁波切无限的祝福与加持下,克切拉禅修林从一片荒山野岭,到一瓦一砖地,发展到现在宏伟庄严的建筑

    尊贵的上师,不但不辞劳苦地亲身地参与整个过程,也让我们有机会参与在其中学习,并累积功德,并学习把佛法实践在我们的生活当中

    一瓦一砖,一步一脚印的,一切来的不易,但是一切都是为了弘扬与延续佛法,为的是造福一切众生,我们珍惜与感恩我们的上师与所有给予支持的朋友

    祈愿克切拉禅修林,无限的扩展下去,一切工程顺利,法喜充满

    感恩尊贵的仁波切,祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  3. Li Kheng on Aug 27, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Seeing these past images of Kechara Forest Retreat is amazing. Although i instinctively refer to them as old photos, these images were taken less than a year ago. Actually, many people…including professionals are surprised by what was accomplished in Kechara Forest Retreat in the past 10 months. I see this as the result of having faith in Rinpoche and Rinpoche’s advise.

    I strongly prompt readers to check out the latest on Kechara Forest Retreat here http://retreat.kechara.com/

  4. tenzinkhenchen on May 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I rejoice for all those who visited Kechara Forest Retreat, especially those who have travelled so far just to meet Rinpoche and KFR and receive the teachings. JP is an extremely talented and hardworking individual and I admire the fact that he has so much guru devotion and that he took ownership for building Kechara Forest Retreat. AMAZING!

  5. Martin on Nov 29, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Since the Tour conducted by JP, so much more developments have taken place in a relatively short space of time. Amongst these, a proper cement road is now being built, a lot more living cabins and toilet/shower cabins have been set up to accomodate the swelling number of Kecharians working there, Ajai the caretaker now has a nice home behind the butter lamp house, the tent city has moved to larger premises and given way for developments at The Enchanted Forest where Rinpoche’s Ladrang will be, and soon there will be proper and adequate electricity and water supply. And every day more and more beautiful plants are showing up courtesy of the “Green Team”. There is even a small aviary on the site now.

    The driving force behind this is Rinpoche who is not only manifesting KFR before our eyes but in the process have also galvanized the varied strengths of Kecharians and harnessed so many members and friends into a virtuous cause.

    For many of us, KFR offers probably the highest opportunity to collect merits in our lifetime.

  6. ERIC LEE KHJB on Nov 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    KFR对我而言简直就是人间天堂,能够让现代人忙碌的生活,可以有个休息站,可以让我们能停下脚步,去思考自己真正想要的是什么?同时,也能让我们的身,心,灵得到成长,谢谢仁波切的用心,让这平凡的人间也有天堂。

  7. Jessica Yap on Nov 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you JP, Su Ming, and everyone else who’re involved in this wonderful project. I can’t wait to help out this coming Friday at KFR! Lots of progress has been made since Day 1. So excited to help out and be a part of this legend which will benefit not only us humans but to all sentient beings too! How kind of Rinpoche. 🙂

    Will definitely get my friends and family involved! hehe, see you guys there!

    Thank you Rinpoche for everything!

  8. cheryl bush on Nov 7, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I gaze in wonder at this most beautiful of scenes, wondering how many have had this same dream of *Kechara* _()_now seeing it born on *Ladrang Hill*_()_where, ‘Lakes and pools adorned with lotuses, and the beautiful call of wild geese; everything that is unowned throughout all worlds as extensive as space_()_and, ‘when shall i withdraw into the forest and live among the trees with birds and deer who say nothing unpleasant, but are a joy to live with?’OM MANI PADME HUM…….

  9. lucy yap on Nov 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Kechara Forest Retreat,a place where countless visitors will be beneficial.We are really fortunate to be given this opportunity to volunteer in this meritorious,holy land.
    With Rinpoche’s blessings and guidance,KFR will manifest swiftly.

  10. Uncle Eddie on Nov 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    This is what will really change our Life! Like what Rinpoche said, “With this Chamang Headquarters, it gives me something exciting to wake up to. To know what it is for…….. the purpose, the goal and the Liberation, the benefits and the lasting results make me want to be alive to do this.” Therefore, let us one and all, Kecharians, friends, dharma brothers and sisters, and well-wishers, truly get together to get this done, so as to give back to society! As our Guru has further stressed, “buiding a Headquarter for our Dharma Lineage is rejuvenating and has a purpose. Anything else pales, nest to this.”

  11. grace (KHJB) on Nov 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the Sharing and update, woow… KFR is changing a lot, so great that Kechara Village is in progressing..looking forward to visit KFR again.

  12. mitra on Nov 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Rejoice for all visitors to KFR, especially those from Bulgaria,I am excited to see the plan and progress at KFR.I am really glad to see everybody is working hard for this project as it will bring benefits to others for generations.

  13. June Tang(KHJB) on Nov 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the updates and nice pictures. I am very excited to see all the progress of KFR ^_^ Thank you Rinpoche ,JP,KFR team and everyone whom are make effort on this project.I will sharing this good news to Jb member ans friends,hope that can bring more people to participate in this project !!
    Wish KFR project can complete swiftly !!

  14. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Rinpoche is ever so kind to share with us his visions and plans. And we do need information so that we can share about KFR to other people. And KFR does need many people’s contribution to get it up. As many people gets involved the greater the benefit KFR will be and impact to the world. Kechara is getting more and more international and prominent visitors.

  15. Low ksjc on Nov 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche,for being so compassionate to present there at KFR to conceptualize and to hasten the development of the project.We are sure every inch of the land there had been blessed by your presence there.
    I have been there in the past but WOW ! so much had been done since then.We can not deny that JP have put in a lot of effort for the development of KFR. thank you JP.
    May the KFR be completed soon to benefit and bless those who set foot on the land there !

  16. Lim Han Nee on Nov 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    It is exciting to watch the fast pace progress in the building of Kechara Village and KFR. It’s a day-to -day transformation of forest land into a lovely place of retreat. Everyday, as we receive updates , we see how the whole of Kechara is getting involved to shape the vision, and Rinpoche is there in the center of it all, hands on , and inspiring everyone .

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  17. Adrian Cho on Nov 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Rejoice for everyone that visited KFR. It is very excited, that KFR will gonna finish build up coming soon 🙂 KFR definitely is a very beautiful place. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post and all the nice pictures.

  18. Davin on Nov 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Wow.. what a wonderful journey to KFR. Rejoice for all of the visitors. I am really glad to see everybody is working hard for KFR to manifest and this will bring benefits to many others.

  19. AdelineTan on Nov 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    It is very exciting to see the work in KFR is progressing well and fast since i last visited there with the Melaka sturdy group to offer butter lamps about 4 months ago,and i am looking forward to visit KFR again this Saturday to do some work there.

  20. tenzin llhamo on Nov 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    It was a fun day! I had so much fun there with other Kecharians. JP did an excellent job explaining about the development in KFR. The last time I went there, I had to stand outside looking in. This time, everything changed and the progress was amazing! And everyday we get updates and pictures on this blog. Isn’t it wonderful! Even though we are not there, we can see and be in the know. Thank you everyone who did so much… Keep up the good ‘work’! Can’t wait to be there and help!

  21. Han on Nov 1, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Its amazing to see so much progress in KFR In such a short period, like Beng Kooi said
    “the moment Rinpoche stepped into his cabin at KFR, a buzz of activity followed. What you see in the picture above is merely the tip of the iceberg that is works in progress at KFR.”

    After visits KFR, its time to get together to volunteer, working towards this wonderful project. Its time to come out from our comfort zone and get our hands dirty.

    Thank you Rinpoche, KFR team & Ladrang team speed up the manifestation of Kechara Forest Retreat!

  22. Janice Kwok on Oct 31, 2012 at 8:25 am

    A privilege to see Pabongka Rinpoche statue and the auspicious signs manifesting everywhere is heartwarming. Thank you Rinpoche for taking the lead, directing the plans and what needs to be done. A place where everyone can call home when the first phase is completed.

  23. Sheryl KH (JB) on Oct 31, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Rinpoche has gone through much hardship and so when he said that the current condition in KFR land is very inconvenient I have no doubt about it. Nevetheless, Rinpoche kindly stays there to ensure that the work will move on fast and accurately.

    Rinpoche has only one wish that is to bring up KFR quick, so that more people can benefit from it.

    With the energy that Rinpoche brings to KFR land and the dedication of all participants, KFR will manifest surely. We just need to devote ourselves into this project so that it can manifest swiftly. And with this, Rinpoche’s wish will be fulfilled.

  24. Seng Aun on Oct 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    What a glorious sight! So many people coming together for a historic purpose, the manifestation of Kechara Forest Retreat and Kechara Village. A holistic retreat for spiritual practitioners and a place where people can find peace and seek blessings from the Buddhas.

    A big thank you and huge applause to Rinpoche and those who work so tirelessly towards the development of this wonderful project.

  25. deborah on Oct 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    The progress and growth at KFR is remarkable, better than a number of commercial developments. Well done to everyone who chipped in.

  26. patsy on Oct 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Since that day until now, there has been much more work done and so much progress as we can see daily from the photos updated frequently. KFR will benefit many and we should put all our effort to help towards this project, may it be raising funds or volunteering. It will be tremendous benefits for us to collect merits and be a part of KFR

  27. Alan Chan ( KHJB ) on Oct 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I am very exciting to see the progress of KFR. Thank you Tsem Rinpoche leading all the way to manifest of KFR , Thank you all of kecharians effort , it will really very benefited to many people once it is up.

  28. Cynthia Ng on Oct 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Thank you JP and team put in effort and make sure volunteers and staffs understand whole KFR development and this make everyone more cleared and I can see everyone was very HAPPY!

    Is very fortunate to see the precious Pabongka Rinpoche statue, Vajrayogini text and a crystal stupa. I am very grateful that i have the chances contribute my little effort towards KFR project.

    Rejoice for everyone especially guests from oversea.

    Wish KFR manifest swiftly!

  29. judy lam on Oct 30, 2012 at 7:49 am

    The hard work, commitment, dedication and every detail that goes into the construction of KFR are shown on the faces of these people in the photographs. With Rinpoche’s blessings and the hard work of Kecharians, may KFR be a landmark that Kecharians are proud of and make an impact on the Malaysia map!

  30. Albert Ratchaga on Oct 30, 2012 at 2:16 am

    This is really a wonderful trip, JP explains and bring us walk through the whole area to tell us what is the planning next. Kechara Village has decided to move to the KFR Land from the initial place, and guess what? Rinpoche said KFR is the place for others, so he only wanted cabins in KV will be good enough, Rinpoche never wanted anything luxury for himself but he said the Gompa must be very beautifully done because it is for others. He want the public to have a comfortable place to pray and meditate.

  31. Darren Kechara Paradise on Oct 30, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Am happy to see the KFR pictures, everything is going very fast. May the works in KFR manifest swiftly. OM Tare Tuttare Ture Soha

  32. Jessica Yap on Oct 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    How beautiful KFR land is! I love how the green surrounds the entire area. Can’t wait for KFR to be completed and spend my weekends/holidays there doing retreats or attending meditation classes. Whatever it is, I’m certain that I want to be part of it! And i will make sure my family and friends would be there by helping them to create a cause for them.

    Without Rinpoche, all these wouldn’t be possible. Thank you very, very much, Rinpoche. Your compassion leaves me speechless as always.

  33. Pastor Chia on Oct 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Our KFR tour is fun and exciting by listening Liaison JP Thong explaining to us. Many great plan has been though out at KFR land. The most important is new ladrang will be build at the hill surrounding by a lot of tree.

    For pass 2 week, many progress after the earthwork started. Rinpoche, KFR team and ladrang team working very hard oversee the progress and update all the picture at the blog.

    Building KFR need a lot of volunteer work to plan the grass and flower, copping wood to burn to repel the insert and mosquito. I was manage stayed over night after the tour and volunteer to help for the next day. It is great experience volunteering at KFR. Join us fast! Don’t me left out.

  34. Mei Fong on Oct 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I am super duper happy with all the progress on KFR up until now.
    The first time when i was there till this very blog post with an overall picture of the place looks superbly different. Certain parts are not even recognizable anymore compared to what it was previously.
    I thank all who have put in so much help and effort to get this place up and going. May this place continue to grow and be up for the benefits of many.

  35. janice Kwok on Oct 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I am happy and excited to see development in KFR since my last visit. Even much more humbling and inspiring is Rinpoche staying there and directing the work that needs to be done. To know the Buddhas are blessing the development of this project is inspiring for all of us, from the fact that it didnt rain as hard as in the city is a testament to this.

  36. KYC on Oct 29, 2012 at 5:33 am

    From the pictures, it can be seen that a lot of progress has been made to clear the land for building and landscaping. I’m looking forward to the exciting activities that will be organised there, like meditation, teachings, and pujas complete with long horns etc. Meanwhile, we have to work very hard to raise funds and help with the development of this great project which will bring benefits to many people.

  37. wei theng on Oct 29, 2012 at 3:00 am

    It’s exciting to see the progress of KFR. With the showing of so many auspicious signs, we should work harder to get it up ASAP as it will really very benefited to many people once it is up.
    Thanks KIM for recording the video that people who are not around that day also can learn about the plan, the new development and the teachings.

  38. Angelshooi on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Thank You Rinpoche, JP and Tsem ladrang for arranging the tour to KFR. JP has done a good job, explained very well about the future development of KV and KFR.

    It was a wonderful trip, and get together with our Kecharians and visitors.

    • Bk on Oct 29, 2012 at 2:07 am

      It is said that wherever the Lama goes, that’s where the Ladrang is. And sure enough, the moment Rinpoche stepped into his cabin at KFR, a buzz of activity followed. What you see in the picture above is merely the tip of the iceberg that is works in progress at KFR.

      In just the past 2 days, much gardening and planting has taken place, and a large group of students enthusiastically started building the concrete foundation of our caretaker’s new home.

      However, back to the topic – during the tour, what really stuck out for most of the crowd were the auspicious signs that have been happening ever since we found the land that was to be KFR. From a dream of the exact landscape when rinpoche was a child, to auspicious drizzles of rain, to a postcard of the exact landscape from an unknown Mongolian monk at Losar, to birds appear etc, the coincidences that have been happening are all traditional Tibetan signs of something very special that will happen at KFR.

      Do raise your hands to volunteer at KFR while there is still opportunity. The merits you will collect are unimaginable.

  39. Adrian Chow on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I can’t thank you enough Tsem Rinpoche to be there personally supervising the progress. It is very exciting to see KFR are slowly coming into place, although there are a lot more work to be done but at least it is moving bit by bit. And also thank you JP for taking ownership of this project which will benefit a lot more people in the near future.

    Thank you Rinpoche again and all the volunteers so far. We are very fortunate to have you as our Guru.

  40. Cynthia Lee on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:15 am

    It was surprising to see so much work was done on the KFR land in such a short period of time. It was raining for the past few days, but that day was perfect for the tour with no rain, no sun and best of all no mosquitos! The day ended with Rinpoche sharing the plans of KFR and the story of Findhorn Foundation. What is really interesting was the story Rinpoche told about the benefits of breathing and walking meditation. I look forward to doing this in KFR in future. It will help us look deep into ourselves very much.

  41. Erickksiow on Oct 28, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Rejoice for all visitors to KFR, Thank You to Rinpoche for giving a good chances to everyone of us. ( Including to Build KFR ), Much appreciate Rinpoche care of us in this lifetime and future future lifetime.

    with fold hands : Erickksiow

  42. Helena Chin on Oct 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    It was an awesome trip to KFR and seeing the land are being flatten and cleared for KFR project. JP was being a great host for explaining to us about the project and tour us around KFR. I rally can’t wait to see KFR manifest 🙂 it will benefit so many and I’m sure lots of Rinpoche’s overseas students and friends will visit KFR and do their retreat here 🙂
    I am very excited about the meditations that Rinpoche had mentioned about that night, KFR will have the breathing meditation, sitting meditation, and many more….hehe.
    Love to see there are more and more volunteers helping and those happy face.

  43. Sharon Saw on Oct 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you to the Tsem ladrang staff for organising the tour. After walking around the site, it is easier to envision what will be built where, though since the tour, the plans have been refined and in future, i am sure they will continue to be refined.. Rinpoche is very passionate and hands on in KFR but KFR is not for Rinpoche but for all those who will gain merits in contributing effort and funds towards this project, and for all those who will benefit from this sanctuary in future. We are very fortunate to be part of this historic development, thank you Rinpoche!

  44. sweekeong on Oct 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and JP for taking the time to explain and update us all on Kechara Forest Retreat and Kechara Village. To build this place we need people who are passionate about this project, explain to the public, to spend time doing work and willing to put up with inconveniences in order to make progress. This place will become a place for people destress in future.

  45. adeline woon on Oct 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Rinpoche has shown so much love and care by explaining clearly what the plans are for KFR. It is indeed very exciting for Malaysia to have our very own Findhorn! Living in the nature, with the nature is the nature of our lives. Don’t wait until it is built and enjoy the facilities, because you might not have the chance to. Come join in and be part of this wonderful project!

  46. Jace Chong on Oct 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    What a wonderful tour led by JP and Rinpoche’s explanation to the expansion of KFR adds to the excitement!

    I am really glad to see everybody is working hard for this project as it will bring benefits to others for generations.

    Kechara is spreading the positive energy out from city to jungle, bring people back to the basic, and find the inner peace. I really like the idea of a place away from the hustle and bustle.

    We must work extra extra hard, to get this up!

  47. May Ong on Oct 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Rinpoche shared his vision and plans of Kechara Village on KFR land in this video. I like the part when he said there will be monks to teach us how to do the traditional ‘long horn’ in KFR that will sound like elephants in the jungle, even if we don’t have them there (yet).

    And this is the link (http://www.findhorn.org/aboutus/ecovillage/education/#.UIzuKNeGU3I) to the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, of which Rinpoche has plans for in K. Village. This is so exciting to be able to spend a weekend in KFR to learn and share with friends and family members.

  48. Henry Ooi on Oct 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Since that day of the KFR land tour, more works have been done and many more will be going on as Kechara Village needs to be up and about ASAP before the torrential monsoon season starts in November.

  49. DR on Oct 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    There has been alot of progress work done on KFR since. Photo updates are put up almost hourly by those at KFR, updating everyone of the progress so that we are kept abreast. Don’t forget to scroll all the way down of this page to KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES. See for yourself! Or better still, see you at KFR!

  50. Irene on Oct 28, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I am excited to see the plan and progress at KFR. It was a fantastic tour of KFR and an important evening with Rinpoche. Surely a day to remember forever.

    • Pastor Susan on Nov 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Yes it was very exciting to see the progress and plans on KFR. The plans are still evolving and the hard working team sure is doing a fantastic job. Thank you Irene for providing food daily for all the people in KFR. it’s really a great help and contribution to KFR’s project.

  51. Lester on Oct 28, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Very impressive, very inspiring. Malaysians are indeed fortunate to have the retreat site on their land. My homage to the Rinpoche, JP and every single worker for the project!

  52. Lim (KH JB) on Oct 28, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Rejoice for all visitors to KFR, especially those from Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nepal and England! Thanks JP that take ownership to help Rinpoche to built and committed 80% of his time will be in the forest.

    I bow down with fold hands to Rinpoche that lead a example to living in forest and to make sure the things all done in KFR. We will make our efforts as in your instructions in video as much possible to let KFR manifest as soon possible. Thanks Rinpoche for the advises for us in video.

    • Lim (KH JB) on Oct 28, 2012 at 7:27 am

      ** Thanks JP that take ownership to help Rinpoche to built Kechara Village and committed 80% of his time will be in the forest.

    • lewkwanleng on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      Lim, I think JP already committed 100% of the time there 🙂 I have been going to KFR quite frequently lately and things are really progressing fast, thanks to the Lama who dedicated so much to the Dharma. As a student, I need to work extra hard too.

      I know JB is quite far, but I hope to see a HUGE group of people from JB to participate in this very special projects more often. As Rinpoche said , we need a lot of resources (talents, money, etc) to get KFR up, and Rinpoche keep saying, KFR is for all of us!!

      And when you are in KFR, don’t forget to take a lot of pictures 🙂

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:04 PM
    Shanti Stupa in Pokhara was built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji monk Morioka Sonin with local supporters under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk and the founder of Nipponzan-Myōhōji
    A famous site where locals as well as foreign tourists will go there throughout the year. One have to climb 400 steep steps to get to the Pagoda, it was worth the climb, as its situated on the Anadu Hill at the height of 1100 meters.
    Shanti Stupa shrine was built as a symbol of peace designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace. It has also become a tourist attraction as it provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and Fewa Lake. The white pagoda has two tiers for tourists and religious visitors to circumambulate. Its location on the hilltop provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset for visitors. Hopefully I could visit this amazing Holy site soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pokhara-stupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:04 PM
    Its an old blog yet its hold many wonderful memories for The Tsem Ladrang team , I am sure. They are the ones who found a beautiful house in the hills of Naranthan in Kathmandu, Nepal. The place is serene and peaceful with beautiful mountains ranges. Looking at the old pictures its breath-taking and brilliant. The Ladrang is surrounded by scenery of outstanding natural beauty. Having a spacious yard, guest quarters, butterlamp house, to mention a few. The Ladrang has a spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Kathmandu Valley.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing and teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-ladrang-naranthan-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:02 PM
    Buddhist Pilgrimage in Nepal is the best trip that takes us to the spiritual centers where Buddhism’s practices and meditations emerged. Nepal is popular for its Buddhism practices and itself is the birthplace of the originator Gautam Buddha. This beautiful Himalayan nation hosts the amazing Buddhist trails, monuments and stupas. It’s the place where the Buddha meditated and the Buddha enlightened the people with wisdom. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, boasts many caves, stupas, and monasteries that are associated with Bodhisattvas, Buddha and Siddhas. The cave of Naropa and his guru Tilopa is beside Pashupatinath temple, bank of the holy Bagmati River. All these caves is considered as the holy site and Buddhist pilgrimage sites as the caves is the place where Naropa received training, teachings and had visions of Vajrayogini.
    I am fortunate to have visited this Holy caves while at Kathmandu last year.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/puja-at-naropas-cave-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:00 PM
    The Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini, southern Nepal.Lumbini is one of the world’s most important spiritual sites for the Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. The site is a popular place of Buddhist pilgrimage for many yearly. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. The tranquility, aura and peace that we would experience in Lumbini makes it among the most holy places to visit in the world. I am fortunate going to this holiest place of Buddha birthplace last year with my Dharma brothers and sisters .It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, worth visiting
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/the-birth-palace-of-gautam-buddha
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:06 PM
    Very interesting and informative article. In most cultures, women is consider as lower in status compared with men. Ancient times in India, man took the lead while women is seconded. But times has changed for the better where women are not degraded in society. They receive equal recognition, appreciation, and stature, yet in countries and places around the world, women are still viewed as inferior and treated accordingly. But in Buddhism women have been increasing in number and has proven that many of them have gained full enlightenment in a female body. In Buddhism is concerned there’s no discrimination toward women ,both men and women are equal. There‘s many female Mahasiddhas and Yoginis as in this blog. May it inspired many more to come. Interesting article and its great sharing knowledge.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/courtesans-of-ancient-india.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:05 PM
    Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It occurs when a person passes between stages of wakefulness and sleep. During these transitions, one may be unable to move or speak for a few seconds up to a few minutes. Some people may also feel pressure or a sense of choking. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak. It’s not harmful and should pass quickly, but at times can be frightening. It can affect anyone but is most common in young adults and they might have hallucination. The scary facts about sleep paralysis is those who suffer from it have said it felt like someone was choking them on their chest so they could not breathe.
    As for me I have not experience as such before as least i know now what i can to do.
    Thank you Vinnie Tan for sharing. Interesting read of these stories related to sleep paralysis.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/sleep-paralysis-medical-or-paranormal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:03 PM
    nteresting as this texts been composed after being inspired to do so . That’s interesting as this nature are traditionally considered exceptionally potent in their blessings if the claim of divine inspiration is authentic. According to the account in the introduction, the author composed this text after being divinely inspired to do so. It’s a very rare kind and its acceptance been recognised and received praise by very high lamas of our tradition. Reading this article tell us all of how powerful Dorje Shugden when we invoke in our prayers.
    Interesting read of the short biography of Ven. Geshe Kunchok Gyaltsen, the author of Mass of Vajra Fire.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mass-of-vajra-fire-invocation-of-the-mighty-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 02:01 PM
    That’s wonderful Rinpoche has composed prayers in English so as everyone could recite and practice. For beginners is such a meaningful insights and perspectives without commitments and initiation. Moreover each prayers is for a specific blessing that helps practitioners to gain attainments and overcome obstacles. Easy and simple for everyone to start off.
    We are fortunate that everything Rinpoche did brought tremendous benefit to all sentient beings. Whatever prayers Rinpoche has composed are especially potent with blessings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/holy-prayers-to-invoke-the-divine.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 2. 2024 01:59 PM
    A great article , revisit this again of Tibetan Lamas and their dogs. As now I have a pet doggie with me, I came to understand more of them . Dogs are the most amazing creatures, they give us unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive. Buddhists believe dogs also have the potential to become enlightened and can teach us about responsibility, love, and other Buddhist principles. The Q & A by Sandra Klein’s interview with the Venerable Gonsar Rinpoche gave us a better understanding and very informative of Tibetan dogs under Lamas care. ccording to the Buddha Dharma, all sentient beings have Buddha nature — from ants to humans. Though we often look at dogs as wonderful companions an teach us to embrace Buddhist principles. They, themselves, embody many of these principles.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
  • Brent
    Tuesday, Mar 26. 2024 04:47 PM
    Living with my wife, whose world is meticulously painted with the hues of OCD, is a journey that intertwines the essence of love with the complexities of the human mind. Her relentless pursuit of cleanliness and order, transforming even the most negligible corner into a testament of organization, often dances on the fine line between admiration and frustration. The sight of her steering clear from trash bins as if they were labyrinths of chaos, serves as a poignant reminder of the battles she fights within. Yet, it’s through these very battles that I’ve learned the profound language of patience and the unspoken strength of support. Therapy, in its gentle embrace, has been a beacon of light for her, guiding her through the stormy seas of OCD. It has not only offered her solace but has also unveiled the strength of her spirit, teaching us both the beauty of resilience. As she journeys through the pathways of healing, I stand by her, a testament to the power of love and the enduring promise of hope. Together, we navigate the complexities of her world, discovering that within the challenges lie opportunities for growth, understanding, and an unbreakable bond. https://www.mindfullyaliveonline.com/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:31 PM
    Venerable Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. Well respected and loved as a man of great wisdom, he was also instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West. Interesting life story, how he chose to leave the settled monastic life and became a wandering ascetic. Walking across Thailand, lived in forests, caves and cremation grounds while learning from the meditation monks of the Forest of various monasteries. He wandered through the countryside in quest of quiet and secluded places for developing meditation. He even lived in tiger and cobra infested jungles, using reflections on death to penetrate to the true meaning of life. After years of wandering, Venerable Ajahn Chah established a monastery where he taught simple, practice-based form of meditation, and attracted a numerous of students including western foreigners. He was one of the greatest Dhamma teachers of the modern era. His wise teachings have continued to guide thousands of people along the path of Dharma. Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition gradually spread across all over the world. Several of Ajahn Chah’s Western students have since established monasteries throughout the world. Just in Thailand itself, there are more than 300 branch monasteries in Ajahn Chah’s tradition. Ven erable Ajahn Chah used his ill health as a teaching point, emphasizing that it was a living example of the impermanence of all things and reminded people to endeavour to find a true refuge within themselves. The legacy of Venerable Ajahn Chah’s teachings and legacy continues into the modern age.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/venerable-ajahn-chah-the-forest-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:30 PM
    Wonderful blog written on the practice of Kalarupa for us to understand better. As an emanation of Manjushri, Kalarupa’s practice helps us to destroy ignorance and to develop wisdom overcoming our anger and suffering . Awesome Kalarupa manifested in multiple forms to help sentient beings who personifies enlightenment by the conquest of anger. Kalarupa also regard as one of the three main Dharma protectors of the Gelugpa is extremely fierce and ugly, and tames all kinds of spiritual ugliness. The fierceness of his iconography teaches us to remind ourselves that all the causes and effects of anger arising from ignorance are dreadful and distorted.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Antionette for this detailed sharing,

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kalarupa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Mar 15. 2024 07:27 PM
    Nepal is a very spiritual country, having a huge Dorje Shugden mural in Kathmandu, is indeed a big achievement for Kechara. Located on Charkhal Road in Dilli Bazaar, the mural can be found midway between our two Dorje Shugden chapels which are in Putalisadak and Chabahil. It is also very close to one of Kathmandu’s largest shopping malls. Many locals , tourist will be able to connect them to a powerful deity that is so closely associated with their culture. Well the mural not only beautiful but also full of symbolism and everyone merely by seeing it is blessed. Thanks to those talented artists and generous sponsors making it a success.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/spectacular-dorje-shugden-mural-in-kathmandu-nepal.html

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

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
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3 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
4 months ago
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
4 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
4 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
4 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
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