My reasons for doing a movie

Jan 22, 2012 | Views: 6,767

 

Dear friends,

 

Many years ago I was in the car with one of my teachers. He told me I should write a book about my life story. I politely declined. I thought there is nothing much I would like to share about my life nor would it be of interest to anyone. He insisted. He talked for quite a while telling me that I may not be interested or find my life interesting, but others may. It would inspire others. I was flabbergasted thinking I CAN INSPIRE OTHERS???? I really from the depths of my heart never thought I can inspire others nor have the aspirations to do so. But my teacher insisted strongly. He said I would inspire others therefore benefit them on their life’s journeys and I must write a book. He meant it would help in their life’s struggles..

I thought about all the things that happened to me both good and very painful and I didn’t know if I really wanted to talk about it. I wasn’t really ashamed, it was more, what for? What happened to me happens to alot of people…but I guess I trusted the unfailing wisdom of my teacher..to write and share what happened to me and my struggle throughout my life to do what I wanted to do which is Dharma or to fulfill a dream..I guess it’s a story of not so much I struggled to do dharma, but I struggled immensely to do what I wanted… I promised my teacher I would write and this was over ten years back.

 

Well my team of people were working on my book. They have travelled to US, Taiwan, Tibet, Xianjiang to research my life, some important locations are like Howell, Turkey Swamp etc…A shorter form of the book (The Promise) has already come out and many like it, but the actual full length book is not complete yet.

 

 

Recently an idea to do a movie of my life story came out. I thought about it carefully and consulted my teacher. The answer came that it would be beneficial and would affect many in positive ways. So there and then I decided I would like to do the movie even though I am not excited about it myself. So although the full book is not finished, we can use the the script and The Promise book for now…

I have not found the producers, funds, people, talent to get this together yet. A short script is ready though….But the movie should manifest sooner or later. I am describing here to you about the movie and towards the end of the video Sharon Saw does a wonderful narrative with great pictures. I had not seen the video/combined with pictures before this and I was impressed at the quality of the pictures, the flow and narration. Sharon did a good job. Thanks Sharon for such a great narration…. Kechara did a good job to help illustrate my life in a short video…thank you…

 

 

Take a look at the video please and let me know your inputs for this movie. What you think? Any suggestions? Any more ideas? I really would like to hear from you how we can get this project going. I am not particularly excited about my story being told, but I do trust my teachers and I will keep my promise to them.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

English version

 

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各位朋友们,

在 多年前,有一次我和我的一位上师共乘一车。上师告诉我,我应该写一本关于我生平故事的书,当时我婉言谢绝了,因为我觉得我的生平故事没有什么值得与他人分 享之处,而且也没有人会感兴趣。但是我的上师坚持要我写这一本书,并对我说,也许我对自己的生平不感兴趣,或者认为没有吸引人之处,但其他人却不会这样认 为,很多人甚至能够因此而受到激励和启发。当时我也受宠若惊,脑子里想着“我真的能够启发他人???”我真的打从心里没想过我有能力激励他人,也没有过这 样的打算。但我的上师还是强烈坚持,他说我肯定能够启发他人并利益他们的人生道路,因此我必须著书,上师认为那将会帮他人在生活困难中得到帮助。

我 认真的回顾了我的生活点滴,其中有痛苦的,也有欢愉的,但我不知道该不该说出来。我并不是觉得羞耻,只是不知道会有何意义,因为发生在我身上的事也同样发 生在他人身上。。。但是我坚信上师的圆满智慧,所以我决定把我的故事写出来——关于在我身上所发生过的事迹,还有我为了追求佛法而毕生面对的挑战和挣扎等 等。。。但它不全然是对佛法的追求,更重要要表达的精神是——一个人对自己梦想的追求。

我的弟子团队已经开始着手制作我的传记一书,他们千里迢迢、跋山涉水去过了美国、台湾、西藏、新疆等地进行寻根调查。最近,我的精简版传记《承诺》已经出炉了,口碑还不错,但完整版的传记还没有完成。

最 近有人建议把我的生平故事拍成电影,我认真考虑了,也请教了我的上师。上师的回答是那将会为他人带来利益,并能够正面和积极的影响很多人的人生,于是我便 决定要进行拍摄传记电影的计划,虽然我并不对此感到兴奋。现阶段虽然完整版的传记还没完成,但我们可以使用电影剧本和《承诺》书中的资料。

目前我还没找到电影制作人、资金、人材等来开始进行拍电影事宜,但我们已经有了简短的电影剧本,最终这部电影将会完成的。

我在以下视频里讲解了拍传记电影事宜,之后我的协调助理苏舒美为预告片做了精彩旁述,之中还有很珍贵的照片片段。我看了该预告片后认为制作得非常棒——精彩的照片,流利的剪辑和旁述。苏舒美和克切拉成功地用该预告片简短的叙述了我的生平。谢谢你们。

请观看该视频,然后让我知道您的感想。您有什么建议和点子吗?我真的很想听听您的意见,好让这个计划能够更顺利进行。

我对叙述自己的生平故事并不感到兴奋,但我信任我的上师们,并会坚守并履行我对他们许下的承诺。

詹杜固仁波切

 

Chinese version

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jun 19, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Doing a movie story of Rinpoche will definitely inspired and benefits more people. As Rinpoche had kept his promise to write a book of his life story . A long arduous journey of uneventful, travelling half the globe to India to be ordained and later ask to bring Dharma teachings to Malaysia. Keeping his promise to his Guru, Rinpoche has already benefited countless sentient beings through his teachings on social media…blogs and U tubes . Rinpoche quest will be a lesson and inspiration to all. Throughout Rinpoche’s life solely to do Dharma and to fulfil a dream and promise to his Guru. Rinpoche specking up against the odds of the ban on Dorje Shugden was one to be known .
    Wow….thank you writers team who were working and researching on the book and film…… travelling from one corner to another across the globe to search for more answers. We are very fortunate to have received all teachings from Rinpoche. Good video to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Joy Kam on Dec 15, 2018 at 11:31 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 3:06 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

  4. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 9:31 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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

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    Altar2

  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  6. jerry_sito on Nov 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    仁波切总是离开他的法座,来到了我们当中,用最适合的善巧,与完美的方式接近我们,看似一场邂逅,然而多少人能够明白,仁波切背后的动机,其实是一份满满的承诺与满溢佛法的爱,为了渡化我们,总是想低调的仁波切,不得不走入人群,为的不是名利,而是为了弘扬佛法

    仁波切曾多次强调,如果有选择的话,他会毫不犹豫地回到母寺,进行各种闭关和修习佛法。这才是他今世最理想的生活方式。

    但是,为了圆满对上师的承诺,仁波切毅然走寺院大门,在这里教佛法。仁波切说,他一点都不怕吃苦,只要可以完成自己的诺言,再苦也算不了甚么。 在这个利慾充斥的时代,还有人为了一个承诺;而不畏惧所有的困难和痛苦

    仁波切的一生,是一个乘愿而来的伟大故事,祈愿能早日完成一部电影,我相信,这故事讲激发无限有情众生的心灵,给我们带来无限的利益

    感恩仁波切,祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  7. Sean Wang on Aug 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Rinpoche’s life story is something that should be shared by many and inspire many more. I think that Rinpoche should do a movie about Rinpoche’s life as that would make people learn more about Rinpoche and be inspired to go further into their current practices.

    Rinpoche’s childhood was not a normal one and was quite full of suffering, when people see this on the silver screen, they will be inspired to do more Dharma as they do not have the obstacles that Rinpoche had as a child.

    Rinpoche’s movie would be an instant hit as many people are interested in watching films about inspirational people like Rinpoche.

    Personally, I would like to do anything I can to help with filming or acting or whatever necessary. It would be a huge honour.

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  9. Han on May 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I have watched the video many times, the more I watch, the confident and passion to produce the movie in me increase. Regardless of how other people think of the IMPOSSIBLE of making Rinpoche’s movie, as a production people in Kechara, I want to maintain the determination of getting this movie done by talking, meeting many many experts in the film industry all over the world.

    It will be a great honor to be involved in this project.

  10. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I feel rinpoche will inspire many people of the hardships of wanting to practice, I mean sometimes we read about stories of how much suffering a spiritual master had to suffer to practice the buddha dharma, but Rinpoche was a minor when he tried to run away and wanting to fulfill his destiny. It is a story of not giving up and determination to overcome everything for a very high and beneficial goal. Rinpoche is monk to benefit all beings, and I think the world would gain from being aware of the story of Rinpoche who went through so much mental and physical problems and difficulties to achieve what they believe in.

    It will give people perpectives about what they went through and perhaps make their situation seem lighter in one aspect and give more methods or ways for people to face their issues. Rinpoche’s story inspires me.

  11. Siong Woan on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:38 am

    As the saying goes: A picture paints a thousand words.. I am sure a well made movie would be a far better media than still pictures!

    A movie about Rinpoche would definitely be an evergreen and go down in history!

  12. Datuk May on Mar 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    The purpose for making a movie to benefit others is so profound. Rinpoche’s life had not been easy and yet Rinpoche has risen above all the problems and sit on a throne to benefit people and founded the largest vajrayana center in Malaysia.

    What an inspiration! Make the movie, Rinpoche and many will relate that when we let go of our pains we can be of much use to others and self. Even some of us who hangs on to our pains, by focusing out to benefit others, our pains will subside.

    This is what the movie will be about. May the Movie of Rinpoche’s life manifest to benefit others in this modern and degenerate era.

  13. yenpin on Mar 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    仁波切说,要将他的一生拍摄成电影,电影我们看的多。高僧的一生拍摄成电影却很少,这是克切拉拍摄第一部电影。值得期待的一部电影。
    它將能夠告訴大家。仁波切在弘扬佛法所經歷過多痛苦、多悲痛的事情,都能一克服。
    不要因為他是一位仁波切而覺得他跟我們有什麼不一樣。仁波切跟我们分享的是,不管我们經歷過多少坎坷的路程,都能一一克服。

  14. beckyyap on Mar 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Rinpoche biography is very touching to people, how Rinpoche went through all the things when he was young and for Dharma.
    I think this movie definitely will inspire a lot of people to their life. They may get touched for watching Rinpoche’s story and might get some thoughts or realization about their life isn’t that worst than that.
    Hope that one day they will find out Dharma to help for themselves and others. To make our life more meaningful.

    I’m very excited to see the movie…!!!

    Thank you Rinpoche!!

  15. Nani on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche.
    I thik this movie can bring people to Dharma, and change their life.

  16. Louise Lee on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    谢谢仁波切与我们分享他的过去!!

    因此也证明了, 痛苦的过去不代表,失败的将来! 仁波切常常教导我们, 把这一切看为师! 应该更坚强, 面对! 这就是最好多学习过程! 向我们拥有佛法的,我们可以把这放进去, 那么就会容易的渡过了!

    非常希望仁波切的这套自传可以尽快在大银幕! 让更多无助的, 快点醒来! 为将来带来改变!! 

    Kechara World Peace Centre 快点建好!我要把来自世界各地的家人朋友, 带来我的天堂! 

  17. PhillisChin on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Thank You that who makes this video ^^ My goose bumps when i see this, ” The Promise” ~~ WOW!!
    This movie is a MUST to produce!! MUST!!! I am very sure everyone knows that this movie definitely will benefits to billion, even zillion people around the world, im not trying to stand on whoever side, i’am just telling the TRUE! Every Rinpoche’s teaching is logical.
    “The Promise” !! Excited!! ^^, Thank you everyone of your hard work!! ADD OIL!! = p ^^,

  18. kumar on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche.
    I like Rinpoche this video.
    I’m very happy to see rinpoche movie coming out.

  19. Helena on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I can’t wait for the movie about Rinpoche’s life after reading and watching what has Rinpoche explained to us. I totally agreed that it is a fantastic idea to do a movie as its really will benefit and inspired many people, especially those who are lost in their spiritual practice, and of course the people who are seeking their spiritual path.
    I totally understand it will not bring any benefit to Rinpoche besides criticism perhaps, but i believe as long as the motivation is to benefit many, people will soon understand, its just the matter of time.
    I am giving my full support!!!!!
    Thank you Rinpoche for explaining this to us and always so caring.

    Much care, Helena

  20. Paul Yap on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Its a great idea to make a movie of the 1st Malaysian Rinpoche, everyone around the world will be inspired by Rinpoche’s life story, and will come together for KWPC, and yes, we will do everything, including becoming the tea boys and girls to serve Rinpoche!

  21. Mayy on Mar 17, 2012 at 1:51 am

    How Rinpoche gone through the rough and tides of life to realise dreams would definitely help and benefit many people. It moved many now and it will even move many more when it is made into movie. An outreach where most people will relate much easier.

  22. LilyT on Mar 17, 2012 at 12:56 am

    I had the privilege to be included in the viewing of this video at KD this evening. Just watching this short video is already an inspiration, let alone a full length movie. Rinpoche had to endure tremendous hardship to fulfill his calling with the sole aim of benefitting others.

    I pray that the movie will manifest without any obstacles.

  23. Hui Keng on Mar 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Rinpoche’s life story is truly inspiring. If his life story is produced into movie it will certainly be a spiritual legacy to benefit many people around the world for many generations to come. Those involved in this movie will gain tremendous merits and realise their personal goal for sure. How wonderful if a suitable director and producer will come forth quickly to realise this dream.

  24. DR on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Such an inspiring life story should be told and shared with all. A teaching that regardless of the circumstances that one is born in to, one can make good one’s life as it is all in our hands. A picture paints a thousand words, let alone a ‘moving one’. I pray that this movie will manifest soon and that I will be able to contribute to its manifestation.

  25. Yokefui on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I had spoken to several people coming from broken home or abused childhood. After I had listened to all their stories I always told them how Rinpoche lifted himself out of his own difficult situations , transformed them into a path that ultimately brought benefits to so many. 8 out of 10 times it worked. People would stop their “poor me” habits and slowly let go of their unhappy memories.

    Making a movie out of Rinpoche’s life story will inspire even more people.

    Students of His Eminence are constantly working on this. Any one out there willing to offer help in any kind, please contact the Liaison Council or Kechara House.

    Thank you.

  26. Margaretlee on Mar 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Rinpoche’s motivation for this movie is purely out of compassion, Rinpoche is always thinking of ways to impact people’s life in a good way, to reach out to more people so that they too have a chance to start their spiritual journey to ultimate liberation. Planting dharma seeds and imprints whenever and wherever Rinpoche can.

    As I am typing this, I suddenly have a surge of tearful emotion as I recall my guru’s tireless and compassionate guildance to me and all his students. ve

    We must all get our eyes and ears out…..look for sponsors, director and producer…..must continue to do this……..until we have the right resources to make this movie manifest!!!

  27. Jamie Puon on Feb 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    In my opinion, I know why Rinpoche wants to make a movie, it is because wrong mind enjoying movies will have wrong views, he wants to lead people to the right view, about how a person come to success. Please forgive if I am naive.

  28. Jay Jae on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    listening to Rinpoche’s life story is never boring. Rinpoche can tell the stories for many times and I can read the same thing over and over again and it gives me inspiration to do the Dharma I need to. Rinpoche’s gurus cannot be wrong and it is from their far-sighted wisdom and pure blessings which have made Rinpoche available for us today.

    I do not know of anyone now but will definitely keep a look out for people to make this happen!

  29. Adeline Woon on Feb 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Dear all, I’ve came across Kickstarter that serves as a funding platform for creative projects. Please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/ for further info.

  30. David Lai on Jan 30, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Dear rinpoche,

    I watched your whole video and I am moved to tears. I am always moved to tears by Rinpoche’s story and that’s not just because I am a cry baby but I am inspired. The amazing trials and tribulations rinpoche went through in your life just to practice the Dharma blows my simple mind away.

    I think your Guru is right. You story is THE necessary tale to be told today as most people today are so caught up with problems so trivial and selfish, they let it drag them down. So, your story with all the gritty realities of hardship and struggles would moved people to think out of their selfish mode of thinking. I think if your story can be told through the medium of a movie would be best as it will reach more people than a book.

    I rejoice and it gives me inspiration to learn up more of your life. I would like to learn up so it will be good examples for my explanations of Dharma and that I can use it inspire others because my own story is not as inspiring. I hope I can help others to learn more about Rinpoche because it inspires faith in the Dharma and open the doors of KWPC to become a reality.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  31. Girlie Ooi on Jan 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    It is important for this movie to be produced, for all the many reasons stated but mostly because it was a promise made by Rinpoche and knowing Rinpoche’s level of utmost guru-devotion this project will take off!!

  32. lucy yap on Jan 27, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    To me,Rinpoche have always benefit others!A movie is a great addition.Rinpoche’s sad childhood,struggles,determination and loyalty will be an inspiration to others.It will be a beautiful story with a happy ending.
    Agree with Yoke Fui that we should start promoting and raise funds.
    Thank you Rinpoche,for sharing Rinpoche’s lifestory.

  33. lucy yap on Jan 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    To me,Rinpoche have always benefitted others!This movie is another great addition.
    Rinpoche’s sad childhood,struggles,determination and loyalty will be an inspiration to others.
    Agree with Yoke Fui that we should start talking and raise funds and contact to let people be aware of this movie.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Rinpoche’s lifestory.

  34. tenzin llhamo on Jan 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    It will be a FANTASTIC movie! We can actually watch what and how much Rinpoche did just to benefit beings. And YES, I want to be a part of Rinpoche’s Movie team to help out. It’ll be such an honor to be part of it. May the movie help those in need and bring them to Dharma.

  35. fang on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Totally excited with the news of this project~ i could help find resources and manpower!

  36. Nga on Jan 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I strongly feel that the story of your life will inspire many people, especially those who share the same dreams as you do, to never give up their dreams and keep pursuing them, until their goals are reached, despite so much hardship that they have to bear, as you have during your childhood. This is another amazing story of reincarnation and it was so touching to watch, even just a brief part of the future movie. I will pray for the success of your dreams and that your movie will bring most benefit to all sentient beings who have the chance to watch it. My heart and prayer are with you, Rinpoche.

    Nga

  37. JP on Jan 25, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I fully support Rinpoche’s movie project. It makes a lot of sense to tell people Rinpoche’s story which is full of trials and tribulations. Yet Rinpoche still exudes love and compassion.

    I think all of us who supports this project should start talking to people who are either in the movie industry or knows of people in the movie industry.

    Just last night, I went to my friend’s Chinese New Year open house gathering, and my friend introduced me to a Hong Kong film director, Mr Choi because I have been telling my friends for months. My friend engaged him to do a Hong Kong movie to promote his company’s cookies. Yes the main actor was eating his company’s cookies throughout the movie.

    Mr Choi said that he’ll take a look at the treatment that we have and will advise accordingly. He said that he specialises in action movies such as police and triad movies. If we engage his company’s services, he’ll introduce another director who specialises in artistic/drama movies. His big boss is a Tibetan Buddhist as well. He said that his boss might even finance this project.

    I’ll pass him Rinpoche’s The Promise and email to him the treatment for his feedback.

    Another friend from the same gathering who heard me talking about making a movie said that she’ll invite me to join an online forum for people in the movie industry from the States and Europe. I can post my questions on this forum and even get people interested in this project. She made many friends from the movie industry at the Cannes Film Festival recently. She said to meet up again so that she can pass me her contacts from movie producers to investors.

    I pray that the months of talking to people I met regarding this project and many other Kechara projects will come into fruition fast as time is of the essence. I feel that if everybody continues to talk about this project, join forces and push for it, a movie will manifest very quickly.

    If my friend can do a movie just to promote his cookies, I think Rinpoche’s movie is not that far fetched.

    Regards,
    JP

  38. Albert on Jan 25, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Yes, this movie will be very beneficial to people from different ages and levels, many people in this world now are feeling that they are having very difficult times and they are the one that suffers the most, but in fact, what they suffers are very minor as compare to many more people in this world, this movie will show them what they have not experience, the life of Rinpoche and what Rinpoche has been through but yet, today, Rinpoche has became someone very comapassionate and kind, this will show many people what is it mean by real difficult times / suffering.

    Many people nowadays never like to read, by just having a book might not be good enough, people like to watch movie, hence, a movie will become a very good teaching / inspirational material to many people.

  39. nicholas yu on Jan 25, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I personally feel that visual media is the most effective way to get people attention and understanding. Movie tend to give an great impact/imprint to the viewers emotionally.
    Event young age kids will register to their mind for something unique & attractive to them.

    Rinpoche message in this movie is to create awareness of spirituality in this modern and materialistic world. Through Rinpoche’s life story, a lot of people will be inspired and benefited. It will give hope to people.

    With this movie a lot more people understand Rinpoche lives is to create an institution of learning for modern people to think and learn in accordance with spiritual values. KWPC will be a legacy for that a lot of people will come by as a join force to support this great work.

  40. yek yee on Jan 25, 2012 at 2:01 am

    当听我第一次听到仁波切说,要将他的一生拍摄成电影;我的第一个想法是,天啊!这将会激发多少人啊?了解仁波切真正的性格的人就知道,仁波切为人十二分低调,不喜欢将自己的私生活公诸于世。可是,为了佛法,为了更加容易利益更多的人,仁波切放弃了个人的喜好,走出幕前,这点真叫人感动。

    仁波切曾多次强调,如果有选择的话,他会毫不犹豫地回到母寺,进行各种闭关和修习佛法。这才是他今世最理想的生活方式。

    但是,为了圆满对上师的承诺,仁波切毅然走寺院大门,在这里教佛法。仁波切说,他一点都不怕吃苦,只要可以完成自己的诺言,再苦也算不了甚么。 在这个利慾充斥的时代,还有人为了一个承诺;而不畏惧所有的困难和痛苦,只管往前冲,我想这样的一个人,他不一定要是位知识渊博的佛教精神导师,就算只是一名普通的百姓,这份道德情操也足以叫我们钦佩吧。

    一部电影,最长的播映时间可能是三小时,但背后的教育性意义,若能让它持继下去;从而影响你的人生走向,那这部电影,肯定有看头。尊贵的詹杜固仁波切的电影,就是以这份使命来完成其拍摄的工程,所以它绝对不是只一部电影那般简单,它包含了转化你此生的心灵影片。

    不要在此刻问我如何影响,这答案我给不到你,只有你自己才能给自己最好的答案。

    最后:尊贵的詹杜固仁波切=一部电影@你的答案。

  41. Lim Han Nee on Jan 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This movie must be made and produced.It will benefit,touch and inspire many many more people than the printed word will. People today, as Paris says, like watching movies but don’t like to read.Even without the movie, Rinpoche has already reached out and inspired so many people towards greater peace and happiness, and changed so many lives for the better. With the movie, lots of people out there who don’t read and who have not come on to this blog or accessed Rinpoche’s teachings on Youtube, lots of especially young people who badly need the messages and teachings contained in Rinpoche’s life story, will watch the movie and benefit from it.

    It will also draw people to the institution that is going to be a life-line to the spiritually starved people of this modern age, the Kechara World Peace Center. It will garner tremendous support for it in terms of funds and resources as well. People will be very keen to be part of the institution and all because of the movie.

    So the movie is necessary.Sharon’s short clip already whets the appetite for more of the same colorful and interesting and moving details of Rinpoche’s bio.

  42. henry ooi on Jan 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Making this movie would benefit many people to understand more of Rinpoche, Rinpoche’s aspirations and vision. For now there may not be a professional team or the funding to make the movie but as word gets around these resources will manifest.

    This movie will bring forth many people who will assist in building KWPC. Like Rinpoche said, let us leave a legacy behind when we leave this life, a legacy for the next generation. A legacy that will benefit many more in the future.

  43. mayy on Jan 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Having to make your life story into a movie will definitely inspire many out there. It is always a movie that will make more impact on someone’s mind compared to reading a written biography. When there’s music, story in motion/action movie always catches one’s attention and ingrained into one’s mind easily…imprint.

    Even with recent The Promise book and Rinpoche’s blog both has inspired many, why not movie? Can’t wait to contribute in whatever ways towards this movie!

  44. Yoke Fui on Jan 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    We may not have the fund or contact now to make the movie, but if we all start talking, asking around, let as many people as possible know this aspiration , I’m sure this movie WILL be produced by hook or by crook !

    Faithfully,
    YF

  45. wahying on Jan 24, 2012 at 7:53 am

    比仁波切的生平更坎坷的人大有人在,重点不在于有多坎坷,在于你怎样走过,怎样放下。对仍在挣扎的人,还有走过了但心里还有一些没有释怀的无法坦然的;仁波切的生平启发的就是怎样把它们化成生命养分。在精武体育馆的2012年十万佛灯大法会上,除了克切拉成员,不少陌生脸孔,有中年男人、妇女和小学生伫立在拉章摊位的大电视机荧幕前观看《承诺》预告短片。他们应该是第一次接触克切拉和仁波切,从他们伫立的时间和安静的表情,仁波切的生平故事是感动他们的。我们可能要做的是市场调查,看看什么叙述或呈现手法能引起最大的共鸣、我们要感动的又是谁、怎样才可以把信息传达给更多的目标群众。

  46. Don on Jan 24, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Rinpoche:

    A film based on your life would definitely be worthwhile. So often we see or hear the stories of those who were involved with the Dharma at a young age, and it is only rarely that we see or hear a story like yours.

    The “Precious Jewel Garland” states that one should not give up the Dharma because of desire, aversion, or fear. Your story can serve as an example of this kind of precious faith in the Three Jewels. As I mentioned on Facebook, your story, example, and teachings awakened within me the long suppressed desire to practice – I am positive that your example will aid countless others!

  47. Lim Tat Ming on Jan 24, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    A picture paints a thousand words. A good movie attracts a lot of attention to a cause. The World today needs inspiring stories that will lift people’s mind. Rinpoche’s extraordinary life will make a great story that will truly inspire and help many others to find the perfect peace and happiness. Every person who knows or has known Rinpoche will agree with this.

    This movie will reach out to the World and touch many hearts because Rinpoche’s biography – The Promise – has already touched so many of us here. The movie will fulfil Rinpoche’s wish to benefit others and promise to Rinpoche’s guru.

    The World eagerly awaits the premiere of this exciting and inspiring movie…

  48. sarahyap on Jan 24, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Actually, I can’t wait for Rinpoche’s complete biography book to come out… haha

    And I also think that making a movie is fantastic! A movie will certainly reach more people especially when it enters the big screens. But i was wondering if the movie will be the National Geography type or more on biography movie such as Gandhi and Amadeus.

    I’m so sure that this movie will bring benefit to many people, not only because Rinpoche’s life shows us how Rinpoche conquer the various circumstances in life that others would have given up… but also because Rinpoche’s Guru adviced to do the biography.

  49. William on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    The movie about Rinpoche is a great idea because Rinpoche’s life is an inspiration to people who knows you and it will influence more and more people who will come into contact with the movie. A lot of people will get to know and learn about Rinpoche better and understand why Rinpoche is doing this movie.

    The whole reason is because Rinpoche’s vision of having a retreat centre/Buddhist institution, Kechara World Peace Centre (KWPC), that will benefit so many people not just in Malaysia but the whole world.

    All the things Rinpoche does is to benefit people so that their life would be better and Dharma grow in the hearts.

    And I love the last part where Sharon narrated. It makes me want to watch the movie already!

  50. VC on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I will give my moral support to Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for his contribution towards Buddhism and spreading loving kindness to the whole world.I hope this movie will inspire everyone how a dedicated monk such as rinpoche willing to sacrifice his life to benefits humankind in this degenerate times.

  51. James Long on Jan 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    每一个人都爱看电影。这个新年和家人一起看电影至少有4部吧。可是总觉得缺少了什么。

    通常会让我们感动的电影很多,启发的却很少。看完后通常会有种“然后怎么样”的感觉。仁波切愿意将自己的故事制作成电影,是令人兴奋的事。我可以肯定的是,看完后会让我们有一番的省思。到底我们如何过自己的生活?只是为了自己?还是为了丢失的戒指烦恼?

    仁波切的一生能启发,并设立一个榜样,让大家知道我们所在的处境并不差,只要我们肯努力必定能够让自己成为别人的光。

    我们从未拍过电影,每电影制作人,希望我们能够尽快地开拍,让更多人受益。

  52. Howie Loh on Jan 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Happy Chinese New Year! I pray for your health, long life and to the growth of Dharma. When I was told about the movie plan, I was excited. Although I’m not in the movie industry but at least I should be able to contribute a little. Hope everything goes well. Hope Dharma continue helping people.

  53. Sock Wan on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    There are many things you did not want to do personally but for Dharma, for all sentient beings, for your Guru devotion, you did it anyway. Because of your selflessness, we are able to learn Dharma and benefit from it.

    I became interested in Tibetan Buddhism after watching the movie ‘7 years in Tibet’. With your life depicted in movie, I am sure a lot more people will be inspired, be benefitted. I will contribute whatever I can to make this happen.

    With much love,
    Sock Wan

  54. Suet Moi on Jan 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche
    I would say that your meaning of life is so much different from us. Thank you so much for sharing. Your real life story is important to lead us to pause or slow down the busy life to think about it the meaning of life.
    About the above video is clear and easy to understand. By the way can the video to have some background music?

  55. Matthew on Jan 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Bhante, I know of your love for our four-legged friends, and so thought to bring this to your attention, should you have not seen it already – http://sujato.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/support-animalcare-in-malaysia/

    In metta,

    Matthew

  56. Su An on Jan 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche and Kechara for this video, it has a lot of important information and also valuable teachings condensed into 36 minutes.

    I think the movie idea is brilliant. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. What about a movie which is made up of countless moving pictures? Imagine the number of people who will be touched by watching it in the cinemas, (maybe even pirating it), youtubing it etc. How many people would be connected where the movie is filmed in the many different countries Rinpoche had been.

    The movie is definitely not an ego trip, how many people would delight in laying bare everything about themselves for everyone to know, moreover a Buddhist monk? It is about the celebration of triumphing over hardships and pain, and to come out stronger without bitterness, to help others find happiness, sincerely.

    I agree with Paris… making a movie out of The Promise (or the extended version) will reach out to the audio-visual generation. And probably after watching the movie, more people will want to read the book (like how it was for Lord of the Rings) or vice versa (like the Harry Potter movie series). And then after that we can have documentary series/films (like those documentaries on Titanic and King Arthur).

    How we can get this project going: start talk about it more now, tell others about it, show them this video, make connections, make more friends, reconnect with old friends…? Send the script to movie producers or actors (like Keanu Reeves or Richard Gere for example)? Maybe have some sort of an on-line bidding platform for freelance movie producers to bid for it?

  57. Phillis on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    It is GREAT, great great!! to have this movie!!! ^^, ^^, ^^, ^^,

  58. Echo on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Dear Rinpoche
    I chanced upon your website n teachings when I am going through v difficult times which brings me into tibetan Buddhism n yet something unexpected happened n I started to have doubts and almost gave up totally…..

    Your teachings gave me the faith to carry on and also the motivation and confidence that I can transform my mind n life through practising the dharma.

    I have been sharing your short videos w all around me n really look forward to your movie:)

  59. Lisa Leong on Jan 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Dear guru
    I see the impact that rinpoche created even by giving gifts to members or guests. They are touched and inspired. Hence, by making a movie guru definitely benefit more life by creating impact and inspiration.

  60. Paris on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:31 am

    I do think a movie would be incredible… and very necessary for reaching out to a new generation that will probably not read a book. The amount of work that goes into a movie is exponentially larger, of course, but then so is the corresponding outreach to even larger numbers of people. With the advent of technology, it is something that people will not just watch in the cinemas, but also on their computers, ipads, even phones while they’re jogging in the gym.

    The possibilities are far more open with a movie, the outreach more direct and message more clearly and directly told. There is a lot more we can share directly through visual media than can be done through the traditional forms of reading which, much as I love and hold precious, is not what this generation’s quick-thinking, restless minds would be able to sit through or “move” with.

    The movie would share with the world not just the lifelong works of Rinpoche, which people can see in all its most beautiful high definition, technicolor detail, but more importantly, the story of the human spirit – how a man could have been broken by what he went through but chose not to be. In a world ever more besieged by depression and fear, stories like Rinpoche has a place in every global citizen’s heart for it is a universal one that plays a part in every one of our own dreams for success.

    So year, today, people connect more with movies than they do with the written word (much as I hate to admit that, being a writer!) and a even richer visual representation of The Promise – a moving, talking, interactive one – would go a long way in bringing the struggles, hopes and expansive visions of Rinpoche to every single person out there who’s also looking for profound change and who wants to be a part of a legacy as large and lasting as Kechara and KWPC.

  61. Steve Tobias on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:25 am

    I’m glad that Rinpoche has decided to do this project. I love the video with Sharon’s narration. It seems like they have shot lots of footage already, with actors. The style seems very effective and suitable. It would make a great “biopic” on a larger scale too: showing Rinpoche’s activities today like planning KWPC, working to get Kechara Animal Sanctuary going, etc., then revealing the tremendous difficulties in his past piece by piece. It can show people what they can become. KIM has many professionals with decades of experience, but I do offer any help I could provide.

  62. elizabeth hurwitz on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Hi Tsem Tulku Rinpoche — Thank you for sharing your video with all of us. If I can be of help, please don’t hesitate to ask. I have a small small bit of experience in documentary film production. In 2008, I produced a documentary here in the States with David Leterman and Lawerence Bender, and other folks. My first question is who is the audience for your film? How do you want people to hear your story? As a compelling narrative? As a dharma teaching? As an adventure story? How folks experience a story also depends in part on their cultural orientation and experience. I hope these comments are useful to you and your team. It’s wonderful that you are undertaking this project. With all good wishes and fondness, Elizabeth Hurwitz

    • tsemtulku on Jan 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Dear Elizabeth, you always come across as straightforward, organized and sincere. Thank you for being you. Please send me your email. I will post you on my personal list. Thanks so much.

      I do want to do this movie very much and I need lots of help. Any help is welcomed. TR

  63. lewkwanleng on Jan 23, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Whatever Rinpoche is doing, he has no personal agenda, and it is always about benefiting other sentient beings. The same with the movie. Many people may “talk” about why this Lama wants to make himself famous, but we as students, it is our job to educate others about the motivation behind this movie.

    I sincerely pray that the movie is a success, in a way that it will reach many many people and inspire a lot more, and with that, more people will know about Kechara World Peace Center and that it will manifest much quicker!!

  64. abby on Jan 23, 2012 at 2:05 am

    這部電影是值得投資的一部電影。
    它將能夠告訴大家,無論你過去經歷過多痛苦、多悲痛的事情,你仍然可以做個好人,不怨天尤人,不自暴自棄!尤其在這個年代,大家都似乎經歷了不少不愉快的事。

    詹杜固仁波切的過去跟你和我都一樣。請不要因為他現在是一名僧人而覺得他跟我們有什麼不一樣。他有他的童年,他曾在洛杉磯度過自己的青春期。他也有自己的掙扎和追求。花一點時間聽一聽他的故事,說不定你也有所啟發!(對我而言,詹杜固仁波切的故事確實啟發了我,教懂我不將自己痛苦的過去帶到如今這一刻,累人累己。)

  65. freon on Jan 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Dear Guru,
    I am thinking, what is the way to get sponsors for this movie and quality producer. Where to market this movies, how to get this movie to nominate. I would like to involve in this movie making either in front or back stage.

  66. Slk on Jan 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Do allow me to help on fulfilling your dreams on making a movie which I believe it will help many. Am personally touched with your promised, having faith in dharma and you. Do hope you give me a chance acting in the background, like sweeping floor, stranger walking in the back ( just kidding ).
    Yes, your stories could really make a difference. Especially those who experienced the pain, this is a form of healing and motivation for them… Thank you rinpoche.

  67. Karma on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I would say why wait! Both the ideas-book and making movie are terrific more so because it would be based on a true life story as you had mentioned a journey mixed with joys and sorrows. I think rather believe that it would reach out to mass number of people as an inspiration. I feel and agree to what Oprah Winfrey a famous talk show host mentioned in her recent interview in India about her aim of the show was about drawing the connection with the audience, illuminating that ray of hope from the story for the larger people to connect and i feel your life has one. And i wish you luck and success.

  68. Mc on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    It is so important for Rinpoche to produce not only a movie but several movies about Rinpoche’s life. Several, because Rinpoche’s stories this life itself contains so much material that can really help people. It cannot be captured in a mere 2 hours of film.

    From Rinpoche’s childhood, Rinpoche has known rejection, struggles and hardships and have encountered many heart-breaking events. Things that tend to get us down and break the human spirit, and yet these things did not stop Rinpoche from doing what needs to be done. Many people will be able to relate to Rinpoche’s struggles, and see for themselves how we need be imprisoned by all the things that scare us and hurt us.

    Rinpoche is therefore a living example of the triumph of Hope. And this is very important because although human beings all seem ok, and seem to live meaningful lives, the truth is the world and man within, are decaying and we feel it. Look around the world and look within ourselves and we will know what I mean. Just about everything we do is done so that we do not have to be confronted with the reality of our own deep sorrow and aimlessness.

    I for one, had a life which I found to be a complete burden rather than an opportunity but today I have hope and a vocation worth giving all to. And I know I am not the only one. I see people in Kechara touched and completely changed. And I know that the same source that has helped me can help a lot more around the world.

    People speak often of the Degenerate Times but really what has degenerated is not the external world but our own sense of purpose, our sense of humanity and the sense of happiness. And we don’t know how to turn it around, but Rinpoche, you possess the knowledge of how to which has to be spread.

    And here, the antidote to man’s ills is not procured after Rinpoche did a Master’s degree in psychology but lessons that has been carefully preserved and passed down undiluted for thousands of years. A movie about Rinpoche would also pay due credit to a whole list of lineage Masters including Rinpoche’s Teachers’ Teachers.

    A movie may also bring the necessary help from around the world for KWPC to manifest quickly. KWPC is not just a holiday destination like a Spa, but a centre where man can learn to heal himself so that he can heal others as well. I believe that to the main purpose of KWPC.

    We see so many movies and they inspire us for a while only because we know the movie is not real, or we cannot relate to it or after we are inspired there is nothing we can do to nurture and build on that inspiration.

    Here a movie will touch many and will awaken them to the fact that healing is available and in fact, healing is already in place.

    Please do the movie Rinpoche.

  69. Alex Hay on Jan 22, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    i would love to be a part of this wonderful movie. dear Rinpoche, pls do go ahead and make this movie. I believe KIM able to produce the movie.

  70. tsemtulku on Jan 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I welcome to both Kecharians and anyone who can help me with this. Tsem Rinpoche

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:48 PM
    Beautiful pictures taken during H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche’s Parinirvana Ceremony . I am fortunate to be there , volunteering , joining most of all the following pujas. It once a life time able to witness a Tibetan Parinirvana Ceremony with a heavy heart .
    Thank you writer teams for this beautiful write up and great pictures shared. Looking at those pictures have me recalling the great moments at Kechara Forest Retreat at that very moment. It paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/gallery/album-kyabje-tsem-rinpoches-parinirvana-ceremony.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 03:44 PM
    Interesting as Tsem Rinpoche called it as BIZARRE beings. Well I have not heard of some the names such as chupacabra, Ebu Gogo, Springheel Jack and so forth. Spring-heeled Jack is an entity in English folklore of the Victorian era. Wow ….sound interesting. For decades, Spring-heeled Jack name was equated with the bogeyman. Its as a means of scaring people as some said he was demon who would leap up unnaturally high. Another interesting bizarre beings is shadow people who is a shadowy spiritual beings long been a staple of folklore. Stories of these supernatural entities have spanned centuries and cultures. They are some of the most mysterious entities in the known universe. As reported those who saw the shadowy intruders were scare to death as if they had died in their sleep. The Beast of Bray Road is another scary creature of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Its a hairy humanoid with canine features standing on two legs and can resemble a bear. All those cryptozoological creatures mentioned in this article were indeed real or just folklore. Whether they do exist in this century , no one be sure. But definitely they do decades ago as recorded. There are many unknown out in the universe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/bizarre-cryptids.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Aug 5. 2020 01:08 AM
    We should consider changing our diet and lifestyle to one that gives the minimum negative impact on our environment, we are responsible to give our future generation a better place to live.
    This article show the designers have seriously consider to make this easily available to more everywhere with affordable price; and make cities around the world greener, more self sustainable and the city people healthier.
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 06:45 PM
    A beautiful explanation how to gain merits through devotion. In its purest form, religion can inspire people to serve the welfare of others. An inspiring article how to learn to transform a better living by our action and deeds.

    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing these powerful teaching on how to find the hidden truth of the golden path of life to be more meaningful with sincere faith.

    http://bitly.ws/9f5H
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:15 PM
    No words can describe of us losing our Lama and enlightened Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche. I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of our Lama as just a moment ago last July , we had an audience and met our Lama , which indeed my very first time . Even though its just moment to me its like a long moment which I remembered each and every words of encouragement our Lama told me. Our Lama was such a kind, generous, compassionate gentle soul whom he would do anything to help improve our lives and had made a difference in my life and so many lives. Where lives pass, memories carry on forever. I will cherish the great memories I have with our Lama.
    Throughout Rinpoche’s life, his was a voice for the millions of people. The Parinirvana of H.E. Kyabje Tsem Rinpoche, the world has lost a great Lama, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in trying to secure the lifting of Dorje Shugden’s ban. Tsem Rinpoche was known for his great compassion, tremendous generosity and extraordinary thoughtfulness. Everything Tsem Rinpoche did was merely to benefit others. May Tsem Rinpoche have a swift reincarnation .
    We will always hold our Lama close in our thoughts.
    Thank you writers team for this wonderful sharing. … beautiful pictures paints a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Aug 4. 2020 04:13 PM
    Glenn Mullin is a world well known Buddhist author, translator, scholar, speaker, lecturer and teacher. He is the author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism, many of which have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. Many of these focus on the lives and works of the early Dalai Lamas. In one of his book A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation of the Fourteen Dalai Lamas he mentioned that Dorje Shugden was a pervasive practice spreading among the Gelugpa tradition for hundred of years. Many highly attained lamas had been relying on Dorje Shugden and the practice been passed down to thousands in the Gelugpa world. It is not a minor practice after all and in fact Dorje Shugden is a major practice in the world as in history has been proved that the practice is beneficial. Religious freedom should be allow for one who choose what one would pray to. But due to the restriction by the Tibetan leadership , the practice been ban. Politics should not have interfere with religion. May the ban be over soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Aug 3. 2020 12:49 PM
    There are immense benefits of making offerings to the Sangha, and a great opportunity for oneself to practice giving and generosity..Thank you very much for sharing this article that explains the benefits of making offerings to the sangha community.


    https://bit.ly/30lYluV
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Jul 31. 2020 02:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Niral for sharing this article. I do come across people would like to highlight or even fight which God or religion is greater or more powerful. What do they want to achieve or have in mind? Of course people would like to believe their God or religion is the best which is totally fine. However, it is not right when they impose their belief on others and start giving negative comments to change our perception when they know nothing about our belief. Ultimately whatever religion or God we believe in , we should be promoting peace, harmony and love. Arguing will not bring positive impact. Respect everyone’s choice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/whose-version-of-god-is-right
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:28 PM
    The Mahabodhi Temple is a religious site in India which marks the spot where the Buddha first attained enlightenment. It’s one of the most sacred sites in all of Buddhism built around 260 BCE . Bodhgaya in Bihar is the heart and birthplace of Buddhism . The Mahabodhi Temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The peace of the Bodhgaya Temple welcomes all races and it has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly as well as architecture enthusiast. The main Mahabodhi Temple complex is home to the legendary Bodhi Tree and as well as the temple itself. Walking around following Buddha ‘s footsteps to discover several places of spiritual significance around the temple. Worth going and a must place for pilgrims.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/buddha-at-mahabodhi-temple-bodhgaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:26 PM
    Precious teachings from Tilopa to Naropa, still trying to understand it . Simple in the verses, but there is a lot of meaning behind each and every words. I have been reading over and over again to understand more of Tilopa’s Mahamudra instruction to Naropa in twenty eight verses.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these 28 verses with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/28-amazing-verses.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 30. 2020 02:23 PM
    Prayer wheels are used by many Tibetans everyday, sometimes for hours on end. Worshippers turn prayer wheels to accumulate merit, to help all beings in the world and to purify their karma . They are part of a meditation practice. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is … By spinning the wheel clockwise and focusing on the mantra, prayer wheels are used to purify negative energy and accumulate good karma and wisdom. Prayer wheels are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. According to Tibetan Buddhist belief, spinning a prayer wheel is just as effective as reciting the sacred texts aloud.
    Kechara have come up with a special and unique prayer wheels which are filled with the mantra of Buddha Vajrayogini. They are made according to traditional methods. With Buddha Vajrayogini holy mantra also creates an extremely strong connection with this divine lady. Wow…our Lama personally blessed and consecrated the prayer wheels with sacred and powerful rituals,
    Thank you Rinpoche for creating these prayer wheels.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/kecharas-vajrayogini-prayer-wheels.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 11:28 PM
    You’ve known this is important, but it takes time for all of us to understand the nature essential of dharma. If one is following their dharma, they are pursuing their truest calling, serving all other beings in the universe by playing their true role.

    I’m very much grateful to meet a precious Guru like u…Though i haven’t seen you in person, I believe you have been a great guidance to many out there. Thank you for article sharing.

    https://bit.ly/3fbYIN4
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 29. 2020 03:30 PM
    A very good idea as more and more people realized the harmful effect of household waste. Its seems that the reusing trend continues to gain steam in more countries all over the globe.

    Great idea to sell things for Eco-friendly environment.ReTuna is taking up the responsibility as the citizen of planet earth to do what they can to protect our environment.Thank you very much for this good sharing.


    https://bit.ly/3f8HeRy

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  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    1 years ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    1 years ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    1 years ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    2 yearss ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 weeks ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
2 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
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
5 months ago
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
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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.
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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!
5 months ago
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
5 months 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
5 months ago
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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