Fotomat and Me | 我和Fotomat

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Dear Friends,
Here are some old photos that I would like to share with you. It was my first job at Fotomat in Los Angeles and I was 16 going on 17. It was tough getting that job. I was so worried I would not get the job. But Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen intervened. They bring back bitter and nice memories of those days when I was younger in a huge city. My teenage years in Los Angeles, California. I lived there for eight years in Los Angeles at Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre till I left in 1987 at 22 for India to become a Buddhist monk. My goal was to be a monk. I am grateful to the nice people I met in Fotomat who were helpful to me. There were some great colleagues. I will not forget them. I will not forget the lovely people I met in Los Angeles too. I wonder if they are alright.

Tsem Rinpoche
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This single building is called a kiosk and the film developing company is called Fotomat. There were these Fotomat Kiosks all over Southern California in many shopping centre parking lots. They were all over back in the 1980’s. It was easy for customers to just drop off the film and pick up without leaving the car. Drive thru film developing place. A lorry would come once a day to pick up all the films to be developed and drop off finished ones I worked in three Kiosks (Sunset Blvd, Santa Monica Blvd and Beverly Blvd branches. I was transferred to various branches at my request throughout my years with them.) It would be a single building big enough for one person to sit with a cash register. And we would have to go to the bank to bank in the money once a day after our shifts were done daily. Some areas were dangerous at night and I was robbed at gunpoint around 4 or 5 times. I was scared but I also met alot of interesting people there. Sometimes we were very busy and sometimes no customers for hours. I would do my mantras, sadhanas and meditations during the time when not much customers. I did alot of mantras. It has a telephone and we would report to our manager daily for anything also. I had a very nice lady manager who was in charge of the store in our area.

These Fotomat kiosks had two windows on the left and right to open. The left/right windows can open are for customers to drive in and drop off the film to be developed. And a few days later they would come back to pick up the film that is developed. I had very good and nice customers too as well as ‘unique’ ones… We also sold Fuji, Kodak and Fotomat film for different size cameras. I worked in this type of Fotomat Kiosk for a few years. I worked here approximately from 16-19 years old I think. I was living on my own and my parents didn’t support me. They lived in New Jersey thousands of miles away. I was in Los Angeles on my own on my own choice so I would have the freedom to practice and learn dharma. I was able to work here and get enough money to pay rent and buy food so I can live at Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre in Los Angeles with the great Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. I love Geshe La very much…he was kind to me. Our centre did not pay salary or provide free accommodations as they were very poor also. But there were a few very kind members that always helped me when I didn’t have enough of something…I was so happy to live at the centre with my teacher and was grateful to work at Fotomat so I can stay at the centre to study. I was very young but determined to learn the dharma.

When I visited the US a few years back, Fotomat had closed and all the kiosks were gone. I was looking forward to seeing them if they were still there. It would have been nostalgic.

My shrine in my room at Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre

My shrine in my room at Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre

I was 16 going on 17 years old and living in Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre in Los Angeles. I didn’t have a lot of money. I made very little I bought the Buddha statue made of clay for US$5 from a second hand shop on the way walking home one day. The rest are pictures of Buddhas and lamas I had done in the shop that developed photos I worked at. I would make offerings daily of water, incense and light. This altar was when I was living in Thubten Dhargye Ling in my small but very much loved room. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen lived upstairs and I was so happy to live near this great master. I was very lucky. I slept on the bed on the floor in front of my altar. I use to sit in front of the altar to chant and do prostrations daily. I would do retreats of many mantras on weekends or days off in my room. Geshe La gave me the antique Vajrasattva thangka and White Tara thangka you see hanging on the wall. The rest was pictures I printed out at Fotomat and framed. I had framed pictures of H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Zong Rinpoche, H.H. Trijang and Ling Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Tharchin La and so on. Geshe La would give classes in the centre which I love and we would do our monthly Tsok and Dorje Shugden pujas together. Even back then my altar was very important to me. A sacred space. I like beautiful altars because the most important SPACE in one’s home is the altar. The altar is the portal for bringing our minds to a higher level and connecting to the enlightened ones. Sure the Buddhas are everywhere, but easier to focus for me if there was an altar. The altar is the most important space in our lives. It is where the Buddhas abide for me. I felt empty without it. This was my altar in the centre.
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I was around 18 years old in this picture. It was taken by a student of H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s. I was sitting outside in the back yard of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist centre in Los Angeles. I like the Doors. Their music was appealing to me at that time and so I wore their t-shirt. I didn’t have a lot clothes. I use to borrow from friends or buy old 2nd hand clothing. Sometimes people would give me old clothing and I was grateful. It didn’t matter to me. I had very little money after rent and food but I was happy to live in the centre. But Dharma was much more appealing to me than anything else above music and all. This picture has many fond memories of living with the great master Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Also this is the place where I met His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who gave me so much practices, advice and love. I will never forget. I would love to transport myself back to that time.
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Two more pictures of myself in Los Angeles. This was on Sunset Blvd. I cannot remember who took the pictures. I had a pair of really cheap plastic sunglasses on. LOL. I thought I looked ‘cool’-double LOL! I had old clothes and shoes. Shoes were very expensive for me. When the soles of my shoes fell of partially and it often did, I would get the shoes repaired as I could not afford new ones. It was difficult making a living and trying to survive in a big city like Los Angeles. I grew up in a small sleepy town of Howell, New Jersey and the pace and cost of living was cheaper. But living with my parents or near them, they would not allow me to practice, learn and engage in deeper Buddhist practice which I was passionate about. They had their reasons.

I had to grow up fast in Los Angeles and that is why I moved away. I had to learn fast and fend for myself. I had to survive so I can do dharma. Fotomat was my very first job in Los Angeles. I had no financial help from anyone at that time so I had to work. I was on my own. I was determined. I was pretty much alone except for some good dharma friends and it was frightening at times. I was always afraid to lose my job so I worked very hard to perform and get salary. I didn’t want to be homeless. With no salary, I cannot pay my rental and food and how to stay at the centre and learn dharma? I didn’t want to lose that opportunity ever. That would be very difficult if I lost my job and I could not burden the centre. So I worked hard, learned from my mistakes and survived and was always trying to do better at work. I would not give excuses to my boss because how many times can you make the same mistakes? Many people needed a job so if you didn’t perform, they owed you nothing and you would be fired. It was not easy for a young boy as I started working and living on my own at 16 years old. I was afraid but at the same time happy I can live with a master and at the Buddhist centre. I felt very lucky.
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This was me on Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood in Los Angeles. All the clothes I am wearing were 2nd hand given to me by new friends who miraculously were my size and height. I will not forget all those friends I met in my teens in Los Angeles. Some were really kind people. I wonder where some of them are now. I wonder if they are okay? I made it as best as I could in Los Angeles. I eventually made it to India and became ordained as a Buddhist monk which is what I wanted.

 


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亲爱的朋友们,
以下是我想与你们分享的一些旧照片。 他们带回那我年轻时的一些美好回忆。

詹杜固仁波切
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这种小建筑叫售货亭,这家冲洗胶片的公司叫“Fotomat”。1980年代,在加利福尼亚南部许多购物中心的停车场,处处可见这种“Fotomat”的售货亭。 不管是将胶片送洗或是取照片,客人都无需下车,十分方便,这是冲洗胶片的得来速。每一天都会有一辆卡车前来收集胶片准备冲洗,以及将冲洗好的照片送来。我曾在三个位于不同地点(日落大道、圣莫尼卡大道、比佛利大道)的“Fotomat”分店工作。跟这家公司工作的那几年,我要求被调派到不同的分店。这个售货亭的空间大小足以让一人坐下并摆放一台收银机。每一天值班之后,我们也必须到银行把当日所收到的钱存入银行。有的地区一旦入夜就会危机重重,我曾四、五次被匪徒持枪打劫,虽然可怕,但同时我也遇见了许多有趣的人。有的时候我们会非常忙碌,有的时候好几个小时都没有一个客人。我会利用人潮稀少的时间持诵心咒、修仪轨及禅修。一般上我会持诵大量的心咒。在那小小的售货亭里也放着一台电话,每一天若有什么事,我们会给主管打电话报告。当时我认识一位非常和蔼可亲的女主管,她负责掌管我工作的那一地区的店铺。

“Fotomat”的这种售货亭的左右两面墙有两扇窗,左右两边的窗户都能打开让客人从车子将胶片搁下,几日后再回来取洗好的照片。我遇过人很好、很友善的客人,也有非常“特别”的客人。当时为迎合不同大小的相机,我们出售富士(Fuji)、柯达(Kodak)及“Fotomat”的胶片。我在这种售货亭工作了好几年,大约是从16岁到19岁的期间。那个时候我自己一个人在外头住,因为我的养父母不支持我。他们住在千里之外的新泽西,我则选择一个人住在洛杉矶,因为这么做,我有学习和实修佛法的自由。我在这里工作所得的工资足以让我缴房租和填饱肚子。于是我就能在洛杉矶的图登达杰林(Thubten Dhargye Ling)佛教中心住下,跟伟大的格西簇亲格尔辛住在一起。我非常敬爱格西拉,格西拉待我非常好。我们的佛教中心没给人发工资或提供免费住宿,因为他们也非常缺乏资金,但是中心里有好一些非常好心的成员,他们常常在我缺乏些什么的时候对我伸出援手。能跟自己的上师同住在中心里我实在感到开心。在“Fotomat”工作也让我心存感激,因为工作所得的工资能支持我在佛教中心里住下来,并在那里学习佛法。虽然当时年纪轻轻,但我有学习佛法的决心。

几年前我到美国去,发现“Fotomat”已结业,所有的售货亭也都不存在了。我期待再看见这些售货亭,想知道它们还在不在。要是还在,那该令人多怀念。
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17岁时我就住在位于洛杉矶的图登达杰林佛教中心。当时我没有多少钱,工资也非常少。某一天在步行回家的路上,我花了五美元从一间二手店买了一尊黏土制成的佛像。其他的佛菩萨和上师们的照片,我都在我工作的店铺把照片冲洗出来。每一天,我会在佛坛上供上清水、清香和蜡烛。这个佛坛就设在我那位于图登达杰林佛教中心里的小房间,房间虽小,但我却非常喜欢它。格西簇亲格而辛就住在楼上,能跟这位大师住在一起,我是多么的快乐,是多么的幸运。我的睡床就在佛坛前的地板上。那个时候我天天坐在佛坛前持咒及做跪拜。每当周末和假日,我都会在房里进行多个心咒的持诵闭关。在墙上挂着的那幅复古风的金刚萨垛唐卡及白度母唐卡都是格西拉送我的。其他照片都是我在“Fotomat”冲洗并装进相框里的,其中就包括达赖尊者、至尊宋仁波切、至尊赤江仁波切、林仁波切、格西塔庆拉和其他照片。在中心里,格西拉会给同修们授课,这是我爱的一项活动。除此,我们也会一起在佛教中心进行每月的荟供法会及多杰雄登护法法会。即使是那个时候,我也是非常重视我的佛坛,那是一个殊胜的空间。我喜欢美丽的佛坛,因为在一个人的家中最为重要的空间莫过于佛坛。佛坛是带领我们的心相续到更高阶层并且与证悟者连结的一道门。佛菩萨自然是无所不在,但若有一个佛坛,我会更容易保持专注。佛坛是我们生命中最重要的一个空间。对我来说,那是佛菩萨居住的地方。没有佛坛,我会感觉空荡荡。这是那时候我在佛教中心的小房间内的佛坛。
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在这张照片里的我大约18岁,替我照相的是至尊嘉杰宋仁波切的一位弟子。背景是洛杉矶图登达杰林佛教中心的后院。我喜欢大门乐队(the Doors)。当时候他们的歌曲非常吸引我,所以我穿上了他们的T恤。我拥有的衣服太少了,于是我常跟朋友借衣服,或是买旧的二手衣服。有的时候人们会给我旧衣服,这于我是雪中送炭。我不在意这件事。在缴过房租和填饱肚子后,我只剩下一点钱,但我很快乐,因为我能住在佛教中心里。佛法比音乐及任何一个事物都更加吸引我。这张照片藏有许多跟格西簇亲格而辛这位伟大大师共同生活的美好回忆。这里也是我遇见至尊嘉杰宋仁波切——一个赐予我许多修持法、劝谏和关爱之人——的地方。我将永远铭记于心。我多么希望能回到那个时候。
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再附上两张我在洛杉矶拍下的照片。这张摄于日落大道。我记不起来是谁替我照的相。我戴着的是一副廉价的塑料墨镜,哈哈哈!那时候我觉得自己酷毙了哈哈哈!我穿的是旧衣旧鞋,鞋子对我来说实在太贵了。每当我的鞋底脱落(而且这还经常发生),我会将鞋子修补好,因为我买不起新鞋子。要在像洛杉矶这种大城市谋生和生存实在不容易。我在新泽西豪威尔一个寂静的小镇长大,生活费用也是相对的便宜。然而,若跟我的养父母一起住或住他们附近,我就无法学习佛法,以及进一步投入佛法的修持中。他们基于他们的理由不允许我这么做。于是我必须自洛杉矶快速成长起来,这也是我离家的原因。我必须快速的学习,好照顾自己。为了学习佛法,我必须生存下来。那个时候没有人给我金钱上的援助,我靠自己过生活,我下定决心这么做。大多时候我都是独自一人,除了跟一些友善的同修一起之外。有的时候,这样的情况会让我感到恐惧。我因常害怕失去我的工作而非常尽心尽力地工作,这样才能取工资。没有工资,我将无法缴房租,也吃不起饭,那么我怎么还能在佛教中心里住,更遑论学习佛法了。我不想失去这个机会。如果我失去了工作,情况会十分艰难,而且我不能为佛教中心增添负担。于是我用心工作,从错误中学习、生存下来,并且经常尝试在工作表现上取得进步。面对上级,我不会给什么藉口,因为一个人能重犯一个错误多少次呢?还有许多人等着取代你,如果你没有办法把工作做好,没有人欠你什么,你自然会被解雇。16岁那年开始工作并且独自生活,这对当时年少的我而言实在不容易。我感到害怕,同时也感到快乐,因为我跟一位大师在图登达杰林佛教中心一起生活。我感到自己非常幸运。
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我站在洛杉矶西好莱坞的日落大道。这张照片摄于1980年代。
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  1. Sofi on Jan 21, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Even at such a young age, Rinpoche had success in everything he does. Being Area Manager is not an easy accomplishment which requires results and good management. And on top of that, Rinpoche never overlook his duties in looking after his Guru and Dharma center. Thinking back, I had life easy where my parents provided for me and I took jobs for extra pocket money not to earn the living. Rinpoche carries his hard working ethics into today and in Kechara, we learn by his examples. Truly a precious Guru who had lived through difficulties for the Dharma and shown us by example how precious the Dharma is. Thank you Rinpoche for giving us so much.

  2. Joy Kam on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:22 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  3. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:12 am

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  4. Samfoonheei on Jul 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Interesting short biography of Rinpoche much younger day where Rinpoche had gone through a lot of hardship for the sake of learning dharma. With a strong mind Rinpoche have indeed able to do what Rinpoche loves to do at that time. Rinpoche ‘s determination to learn and practice dharma have him work very hard to support himself. Rinpoche takes an awful lot of determination, dedication and effort to be where Rinpoche is today . We are fortunate to have Rinpoche here in Malaysia .
    As there is a saying that with a strong mind and determination we will succeed in whatever we want to do in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

  5. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:05 am

    A poem by Tsem Rinpoche

  6. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 5:21 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

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  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  8. Pastor Adeline on Jan 7, 2018 at 6:50 am

    This is another post that demonstrates the devotion H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has for Dharma and his teachers. He may appear as a runaway kid and an abandoned child, but he also demonstrated all qualities of a successful person – one who will not be defeated and go all the way to achieve his goal. He has reminded us that life is never fair and we must always be grateful for what we have and never take things for granted. He has shown us to not be afraid and to pick himself up from where he fell. He has led by example to always be the one who puts extra efforts in everything he does. He is a result of hard work, honesty, integrity, consistency, gratefulness, devotion and never gives up. These qualities combined have made Kechara successful under His Eminence’s guidance. These are his secret to success clearly demonstrated to us.

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  9. yin ping on Dec 23, 2017 at 4:22 am

    We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. Rinpoche had show us how strong was his determination to learn the dharma and how much effort he put in to secure the conditions and opportunity for him to continue to learn the dharma.

    Although Rinpoche had to work extra hard and he barely had extra money, he was satisfied with his conditions in the monastery, staying in a small room with a beautiful neat altar where Rinpoche would engaged retreat and chant millions of mantra. Rinpoche was happy because he can learn the dharma and served his Guru. May we have the good qualities same as Rinpoche, pursuing our spiritual growth with indestructible determination and faith.

  10. Wong Suet Moi on Oct 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    There is so much of determination to leave from home town just for Dharma. We are so fortunate to have dharma without losing family, friends.

    Thanks to Rinpoche sacrificed everything for dharma otherwise all of us can not have dharma as now.

    With folded hands
    Suet Moi

  11. Freon on Oct 21, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    From Rinpoche’s teenage life. Rinpoche was determine to learn and practice dharma. Whenever Rinpoche work, was always in dharma and practice dharma.

    Rinpoche work so many job just to be in dharma. Rinpoche are so poor but Rinpoche never complaint about poor, Rinpoche work to support yourself to be in Dharma.

    I, who work in Kechara full time. Have support from our sponsors and senior to be in dharma. To have salary and to work in Kechara without worry for financial too much. I am grateful to Rinpoche and sponsors who have make this to me to practice and learn dharma in Kechara. May the merits i have accumulated, dedicate to Rinpoche and the sponsors who are generous to give this facilities to us.

    Thank you Rinpoche

    Bowing to Rinpoche’s lotus feet, with love
    Freon

  12. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 20, 2017 at 12:53 am

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche is very devoted to his root guru, H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

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  13. Anne Ong on Sep 24, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this short and interesting bio about Rinpoche’s younger days. I always love to read bios and especially about Rinpoche’s ones. Cool pictures of Rinpoche’s younger days! Lol! 😎 I love those cool shades too!!😍👍🙏

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  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Apr 2. 2020 11:26 PM
    Extremely happy to see the Green Girls efforts to the success of Kechara’s Organic Farm. I liked they idea, to cultivate the space to grow their own delicious, greenery, fresh and healthy vegetables. Of course we know organic vegetables contain’s more nutritious, healthier and safe.

    Apart of looking at these attractive farm, I believe this farm will improves the ecology of the surrounding environment. Looking on the support of the volunteers, I hope this project will meet their goals and achieve to a greater extent.

    I’m sure this though role activity involved will help the green girls and Kechara volunteers to maintain a healthy mind and body.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Apr 2. 2020 03:50 PM
    I like the Dorje Shugden’s Tsa-tsa. It is very detail in making and beautiful. Not only easy to carry during travel also can use for premises decoration to further bless the premises. Now i know how it was made , and the history after reading this post. So they made based on the tradition in Tibet and everyone could invite home and for traveling as well as the beautiful Tsa-tsa is small and convenience. Thank you for the informative article.

  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 10:26 PM
    Thank you for the sharing, I never heard about it before, it’s the belief that there’s a divine, mystical relationship between numbers and the projection of life. There is one thing important to know that every number has a unique vibration by itself.

    I had a good read to know the auspicious sign of number seven belongs to Buddha Tara. It ‘s also the culture believe that all numbers has it own qualities. What I understand from this article is there is a hidden supreme power and spirituality behind every numbers.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:41 PM
    Traditionally, the Stupa is a representation of the enlightened mind of the Buddha and, as such, is a method for harmonizing, purifying, and balancing the elements of the environment. Stupas are structures that have been built for thousands of years, representing the highest potential of the mind, and bringing peace, harmony, health, and happiness to the surroundings areas. By participating in the building of a stupa, it is an extremely great merits ,to purifying our negative Karma and obstacles and it will enriches one’s own body and mind. Rejoice to Ms Veronika Tupayachi, been involved in the construction of a Stupa in Cusco, Peru. The very first stupa been built in Peru with the effort of Buddhist practitioners of various traditions and supporters. This project finally constructed after a few years and glad to hear from Ms Veronika who has not forgotten Rinpoche’s generosity and advices . May more people in Peru get to receive the blessing .
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/letter-and-gifts-from-cusco-peru.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:39 PM
    Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices. Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of reality. As a Buddhists I do believe that nothing is permanent and that change is always possible.
    Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. When anger rises, think of the consequences. For every minute we remain angry, we will give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Well in Buddhist teachings, it tell us that patience is the antidote to anger and aggression. Purifying ourselves of anger is essential to Buddhist practice. We have to embrace our anger with patience and compassion for all beings as anger is one of the three poisons.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/working-with-anger
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 06:31 PM
    There is a saying that we got to watch our thoughts, they will become our words. From our words, they become our actions. From what we do that’s our actions will become our habits. With our habits, they soon become our character.
    A change in our bad habits , leads a change in our life. Our success in work and life with be determined by the kinds of habits , we develop over times. All goes to practice what we want in life stepping out of our comfort zone to improve ourselves and transform our mind. Practicing and learning dharma makes permanent.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/external-article/habits-practice
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Apr 1. 2020 01:02 AM
    Thank you for the sharing, sad to read about the poor little creature has to suffer so much just for human entertainment, fun and pleasure. I never thought of frog had a huge demand till I came across of this article.

    Every creation of God has a reason for living on earth with the same feelings. The feeling of pain, happiness, anger, depression etc. is the same for all. However, since animals and plants do not speak, we humans abuse them to such a great extent, that if they could respond back, we would have suffered much more and create the negative karma.
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Mar 31. 2020 10:39 PM
    Thank you for the good article. Buddhism is about mind transformation. When we transform our mind, not only we will become happier but we will also bring happiness to others.
    Ultimately, real worship of the deity is mind transformation and developing a mind of wisdom and compassion.It’s kind of understanding Rinpoche a bit more through this story of Goddess Saraswati.

    https://bit.ly/2UPgEot
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 10:42 PM
    Thank you for the sharing I had a good read of the article and a clear picture of the blind corner of each decade. I believe people grow through the lessons that they experience in their life journey. Throughout life, we go through many challenges and painful experience some changing us for the better, others for the worse.

    I never heard about 9 is the changing point of our live, what i know in every aspect of our bad time, we struggle, every point we learn, think positively, pray and to be wise. Only painful experience gives a good lesson because God has a plan for everything that happens in our lives and we need to go through it due to our past karma.
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:59 PM
    Interesting history behind the eighth Jebtsundamba . As a young boy, he was recognized as the new incarnation of the Bogd Gegen in Potala in the presence of the 13th Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. When northern Mongolia declared independence in 1911, the eighth Jebtsundamba was elevated to theocratic ruler, called Bogd Khan. As the 8th Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, he was the third most important person in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy after the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama. He was the spiritual leader of Outer Mongolia’s Tibetan Buddhism also known as the “Bogdo Lama. In this beautiful thangka he is depicted with Dorje Shugden the powerful dharma protector who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. We are blessed merely by looking at this beautiful thangka.
    Thanks for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-bogd-khan-of-outer-mongolia
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:55 PM
    Ganapati is known as Ganesha, and also known by numerous other names as well by different tradition. Ganapati is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu tradition. The primary function of Ganapati in Tantric Buddhism is that of a wealth deity and is widely revered as the remover of obstacles. Ganapati has been represented with the head of an elephant. There many myths and stories as how he got his elephant head and in many forms as well. Here depicted together with the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden forms a powerful pair to help overcome obstacles and creating suitable conditions for our spiritual practice to flourish. Beautiful thangka.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-indian-god-who-removes-obstacles
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 08:53 PM
    Shakyamuni Buddha is the founder of the Buddhist religion. Born as the crown prince of the great Shakya Kingdom 2,500 years ago.He forgo everything living luxury in the palace to find the causes of suffering and the means to overcome it. After a long spiritual search he went into deep meditation, self-deprivation, and finally he become an enlightened one. Soon his teachings became the basis for the Buddhist faith. In this beautiful thangka as depicted with Dorje Shugden who is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri, in order to safeguard the Buddha’s teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-extraordinary-indian-prince-siddhartha-gautama
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Mar 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    The Yant tattoos have developed over the centuries under the influence of several different religious.They have their reasons to do it as it represents vows and commitments, blessings, kindness and love. It is a spiritual method to help someone become a better person.
    From this article we can see most people are seeking for mundane help which is quite common but what most important is how one would be able to transform their mind for better and ultimately achieve liberation from suffering.Thank you very much for this interesting article and video for exploring another type of unique spiritual tradition.

    https://bit.ly/3dH8JlA
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:26 PM
    Beautiful thangka of Mahasiddha Naropa and Niguma, the Lady of Illusion paints a thousand words. In this painting the great Tantric mahasiddha Naropa sits gazing up,together with Niguma a dakini and was one of the influential yoginis and Vajrayana teachers. Niguma is one of the two female founders of the Shangpa Kagyu school of Vajrayana Buddhism. A beautiful thangka depicted with the powerful dharma protector Dorje Shugden will be wonderful to have.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/mahasiddha-naropa-and-niguma-the-lady-of-illusion
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 29. 2020 01:25 PM
    Janguli is a Buddhist goddess who protects from snakes and poisons, worshiped in the ancient past. By nature Janguli is actually Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion who will protects us against snakes but actually dissolving our anger. Our anger is the root cause for destruction of merits and causes us to stay in samsara longer. A beautiful thangka depicted with Dorje Shugden the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri will definitely wonderful to have in our home protecting us and helping us to clear obstacles in our spiritual path.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/janguli-the-ancient-snake-goddess

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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
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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
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 weeks ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 weeks ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
1 month ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 month ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
2 months ago
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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