Fulfillment in my garden

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The garden in my current place

The garden in my current place

It is such a joy and pleasure to watch birds, squirrels and other animals eating the food I place out in the garden or on the veranda. For the first few weeks, they just observed us and the food. They didn’t come immediately. Gradually when I put small bits of food in an open visible place over a few weeks, they slowly gain the courage and trust to come to explore and eat a little bit. They need to know they can escape if there is harm, so I place the food in an open area. Humans have been so harmful to animals and it’s imprinted in them that we will hurt them as we have been doing. For them to come nearby and eat what you have offered, is a feeling of accomplishment for me because animals are forgiving. They can slowly trust again. It is so satisfying to see them eating the fruits, natural breads, seeds, grains and items I place for them. As the weeks roll by, my patience is rewarded, when I place the food out, they come nearby much quicker to eat. I enjoy seeing this very much. I really enjoy seeing animals safe, full and happy.

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I’ve always been a big fan of feeding animals. I feel for them if they are hungry especially in the winters or in the heat of a blazing summer. When I was growing up, we had a double glass sliding door to the backyard and I found it amazing that I was inside a warm, cosy room sitting on a carpet and right outside the glass door a few inches away was snow a foot high or so. The barrier between myself and the winter was just half an inch thick. It was surreal to me as it was two different worlds within my immediate sight. It was cold and snowing outside and I can see the black birds in the bare naked trees huddling against the cold occasionally crying out. It pained me to see the animals in the cold. My mother would put food out for them under the tree about 40 feet away. I could see that perfectly from my warm indoor through the glass doors. She said, they needed food to generate the energy to keep warm so we should help them. My mother told me they were cold and hungry and it would be good to feed them. It was as simple as that. Her words made a deep impression on me. I liked what she said and I had it in me naturally to do the same.

Slowly the squirrels and birds would watch us carefully and then cautiously come onto the snow laden ground below the tree to eat. After a few days of this, the squirrels would gingerly run onto the snow to the food from their hiding places and the blackbirds would descend from the trees almost immediately when the food was placed as trust was built. Seeing them eating against the dramatic white backdrop of snow was immensely satisfying. I felt for that day, they would not be hungry. Perhaps they would be warmer. I eagerly wanted to feed them daily. I was happy to do so.

My house's backyard in New Jersey, USA

My family house’s backyard in Howell, New Jersey, USA. You can see the glass doors where I use to look out of and there is the large tree around 50 feet away. We’d place the food for the birds under this large tree.

My house's backyard in New Jersey, USA

My house’s backyard in New Jersey, USA

I always felt greatly satisfied to feed animals. Since then, I’ve always fed animals when I was in the US, in the monastery in India and now in Malaysia. Now, I am very fortunate to have a garden outside my room with plants, trees, shrubs with many birds and squirrels. I have large windows to see them clearly. I have bird feeders and I also place food throughout the garden and on the veranda for them. I see the little birds granting me their trust daily now and come out to eat the food I have offered. It feels so calming to be able to be of benefit to another being. It is a joy I embrace very much. It is nice to know you can relieve some suffering. Always be kind to animals and never harm them.

As I type this, I see the little birds eating the food I placed on my veranda outside my large window just a while ago. To my satisfaction, the birds came pretty fast to eat this time.

Tsem Rinpoche

The garden in my current place

The garden in my current place where I leave food in the garden and on veranda for animals in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia

The garden in my current place

The garden in my current place

 

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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:25 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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  2. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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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

  3. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:13 am

    A poem by Tsem Rinpoche

  4. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 28, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Nice short video of a new LED signage reminding us of who we can go to for blessings in case of need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwrkaKUoH0

  5. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 7:12 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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  6. Joy Kam on Jul 26, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Listening to the chanting of sacred words, melodies, mantras, sutras and prayers has a very powerful healing effect on our outer and inner environments. It clears the chakras, spiritual toxins, the paths where our ‘chi’ travels within our bodies for health as well as for clearing the mind. It is soothing and relaxing but at the same time invigorates us with positive energy. The sacred sounds invite positive beings to inhabit our environment, expels negative beings and brings the sound of growth to the land, animals, water and plants. Sacred chants bless all living beings on our land as well as inanimate objects. Do download and play while in traffic to relax, when you are about to sleep, during meditation, during stress or just anytime. Great to play for animals and children. Share with friends the blessing of a full Dorje Shugden puja performed at Kechara Forest Retreat by our puja department for the benefit of others. Tsem Rinpoche

    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbzgskLKxT8&t=5821s

  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  8. wan wai meng on Jun 18, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    One of the best things we can do for others is to provide those hungry with food. Not having food makes people feel like they lack something, and missing something and for them to feel hopeless and not cared for must rank as one of the worst feelings in the world.

    Always good to feed the hungry, human and animals. I have learnt to feed animals from Tsem Rinpoche, one of the best lessons ever.

  9. Cc on Jun 2, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you Pastor and Rinpoche for sharing the kindness and compassion among all living beings.

    It is the ethic that we should embrace in our daily life.

    🙏🙏🙏🙏

  10. Wah Ying on May 23, 2018 at 2:54 am

    This is such a warm article to read on. It shows very little things our parents doing have great impact on us as a child, and we learn through their actions, where in this article tells about showing kindness to others, helping the needy, empathise for them, including animals. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this post.

  11. so kin hoe (KISG) on May 12, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the way of helping the animals in a very constructive method, which can help to prolong the life of the animals as no living being wants to stay in hunger. When I first learnt from Rinpoche to keep some dog food in the car, I have started to do the same thing and keep a pack of dog food in my car so that we can easily feed the stray dogs whenever we have the opportunity to feed them at the road side or somewhere unexpected.

    When we feed the animals, all the problems in our mind will be gone during that moment because our human problems are much smaller compared with the problems faced by the animals every day including feeling hunger at most of the time, being exposed to the extreme weather and unprotected living outside with other predators. After all, we might not know if the animals around us or we have encountered before, could be our past life parents, family members, loved ones or friends due to the law of cause and effect, and reincarnations. Hence, we should also try to bless the animals by reciting the mantras and blow onto the food before feeding them so that Dharma seeds can be planted in their minds and enable them to meet with Dharma and practise the Dharma when these animals gain the opportunity to take higher rebirths. As what I have learnt from the Lamrim, it is very precious for us to gain human life and thus, we should not waste our human life and try our level best to benefit others, especially those who are less fortunate such as the animals, homeless people and people who are sick or ill.

    May all the animals receive the blessings from Medicine Buddha and gain higher rebirths to learn and practise Dharma towards the liberation from samsara.

    Humbly with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  12. Anne Ong on May 11, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the kindness of mother who inspired Rinpoche so deeply.
    Rinpoche taught us to always be kind to others especially animals. With the practice of compassion and empathy, we should imagine ourselves in the places of others, feel the pain of others and from there we make changes and become better. This article also reminds me of having pets around the house many years ago living with my dearly beloved grand parents and uncle. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this very pleasant sharing.🙏🌈☘️😍

  13. yin ping on May 11, 2018 at 5:10 am

    It is always been Rinpoche’s 2nd nature when comes to take care of animals. Caring for animals is being compassion to sentient beings. Feeding animals is to give comfort to animals. All these help us to create a mindset to always be mindful, to give and to care for others.

  14. Samfoonheei on May 10, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    There is saying that birds are part of nature and feeding nature is nothing but feeding ourselves. All of us are so caught in our busy lives that we forget we are part of nature too. Being in balance with nature is an integral part of being spiritually and emotionally balanced. When we spend time feeling the connection it rejuvenates our spirit and relaxes our mind and body. When we connects with nature world by watching, feeding birds we can it rejuvenates our spirit and relaxes our mind and body. I loved watching bird too. It’s a beautiful moment when we see the happiness of the birds, enjoying the food . Rinpoche always taught us to be kind to animals and never harm them. Rinpoche have been feeding even those days in US, in the monastery in India and now in Malaysia. How beautiful it is.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.

  15. Cynthia Lee on May 10, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I can imagine how fulfilling it is to watch the little animals come and eat the food laid out for them. Feeding is such a simple but beautiful gesture of showing kindness towards animals that come across our path. People go to parks and instinctively feed fishes in ponds, etc. Thank you for showing us the inherent nature we possess but not consciously aware.

  16. Ana on May 10, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Respectfully Tsem Rinpoche,

    I do question, (and this may be an issue of semantics) but you describe where you feed the birds as “my place” it is not your place or is it? Perhaps, is it the birds’ place? Who are we to be in possession of a location. It is transient, we cannot grasp onto a site. Your lineage and your cohort also may practice at that place where you feed the birds.
    Erich Fromm, a sociologist of the mid-century, somewhat from the US has much to expound about our use of language ( i.e.; “the mother’s baby” and the love relationship dialectic.) discussion.
    Thank You, for your beautiful description of your mother’s love and your love of animals and making an offering of feeding them. You feed the world this way.

    Thank You,

    Ana Bron

  17. nicholas on May 9, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Rinpoche always walk the talk. Rinpoche’s compassion towards animals have been consistent. I personally witnessed how Rinpoche care for the animals
    and Rinpoche act very spontaneously to help the animals whenever Rinpoche encountered. Rinpoche always think thoroughly on how to help the animals to make sure they are ok.

    It’s an eye opening to me as I’m not an animal lover but looking at how Rinpoche treat the helpless animals it motivate me to extend my hand in any way I can. After all animals is also living beings that live together with us on this planet but they are less fortunate as unable to express their feeling like us but if we can share our care and love to them it would definitely help them.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for always showing us the happier way to live our life is to benefit others.

  18. Alice Tay on May 9, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Rinpoche is so caring and insightful that:
    “Humans have been so harmful to animals and it’s imprinted in them that we will hurt them as we have been doing. ”

    Rinpoche taught us to always be kind to others especially animals. With the practice of compassion and empathy, we should imagine ourselves in the places of others, feel the pain of others and from there we make changes and become better. When we contemplate impermanence deeply, compassion and Bodhicitta mind will arise and it may lead us to attain enlightenment.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  19. Stella Cheang on May 9, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    It is very nice and touching to read Rinpoche’s compassion towards animal; especially when Rinpoche recounted how, the younger him, felt surreal when he was sitting in a cozy and warm room while the animals just few feet away were exposed to snow or extreme temperatures. What moves me is that this sight of heaven and hell triggered Rinpoche’s feeling of empathy for them, where normal people (like me) would have missed it altogether. And one thing leads to another, it is now Rinpoche’s mission to feed the animals especially when they are hungry or exposed in the wild. Thank you for this sharing.

  20. Lew on May 9, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the kindness of mother who inspired Rinpoche so deeply. I’m not an animal person may be due to my upbringing, but in my few short years with Rinpoche, I too grew to like animals.

    These days I have circumambulate the stupa daily when I’m in Kechara Forest Retreat, and if I walk slowly without much sound, I’m able to catch a glimpse of beautiful golden colour lizards around the stupa. I’m glad these animals are blessed by Buddha too.

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us to practice kindness through animals. 🙏🙏

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    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 11:59 PM
    Temples has been always an important place in Hindu cultural and spiritual life from early times and uptodate. Hindu cultures are rich in religion and expressing the faith through art and temple were usually built in places to mark by special holiness. Thank you for the wonderful sharing of the amazing Hindu temples around the world. I’m so much blessed to gather some information and hoping to visit some on them in my holiday plan
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 09:54 PM
    Unacceptable, how can these students have the mind to hurt other people and worse still to their classmate. It is like they do not even have a mind to think that their action will not only hurt but may kill her. It is really scary to think that we as human as become so barbaric and inhumane. Parents should really pay more attention to their children. Bullying behaviour does not just happened over night. Children need to be guided with right values and attitude. In this case, the bullies need to learn their lesson. Serving tea and apologising is not enough. They are responsible for their action and the pain that they brought to the girl.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bullying-case-bullies-serve-tea-apologise-to-victim.html#comment-856227
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 22. 2019 03:47 PM
    Thank you for sharing this good write up to us. It is nice, that now I knows it can by easy way to clean my kidneys. Once our kidney is healthy, the rest of body organs will have a better system and function.
    The health benefits of coriander include treatment of swellings, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, Mouth ulcers, anemia, digestion, menstrual disorders, small pox, eye care, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, blood sugar disorders, etc.Hopefully more people will follow this method to take care of their health.

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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Madam Glian Sim prepared the water bowls before the water offerings were started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 days ago
Madam Glian Sim prepared the water bowls before the water offerings were started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 days ago
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So has offered flowers to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara and all Buddhas prior to the prayer. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 days ago
Janice So has offered flowers to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara and all Buddhas prior to the prayer. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
2 days ago
KISG has carried a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
We have new student last week. He is only 3 years old. Lin Mun KSDS
Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Wow most students can do full lotus. Rejoice. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Teacher Alice guided students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
4 days ago
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 week ago
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
1 week ago
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
1 week ago
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
2 weeks ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
2 weeks ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
2 weeks ago
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
2 weeks ago
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
2 weeks ago
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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