Boy George is Buddhist and proud!

Feb 9, 2014 | Views: 3,950

I was a teenager in Los Angeles when Boy George or his actual name George O’Dowd, first became popular in the 1980s… I didn’t really like his music or appreciate his creativity… I would see him on TV or hear his tunes on the radio, but it was not really my style. That is not to say he is not super talented, creative and intelligent which he is. But I do appreciate his past and current music now.

Recently, I was surfing on the Internet and accidentally stumbled across the picture below. It shocked me because he had changed so much since his 80’s look. I didn’t know what happened to him since the 1980s and what happened to his career. So I started lightly researching more into his background and his life, and what I discovered really touched me…it will touch you too.

 

Boy George leaving his house in London. This was taken in January 2009, around the time he was convicted for false imprisoning someone.

 

After Culture Club disbanded, Boy George began a very successful solo career before he eventually became a DJ during the 1990s for 17 years. Things changed when he was found guilty of falsely reporting a burglary in his apartment in 2006. He was sentenced to community service for 5 days. Imagine going from a famous singer to sweeping and picking up rubbish on the streets of New York as part of your community service? Would you be embarrassed if this happened to you?

The press mercilessly followed him throughout his entire community service stint almost taunting him and ‘enjoying’ his downfall. This is much more than what most ordinary people would have to deal with if they were sentenced to community service. During the ordeal, he never retaliated with violence or anger, and quietly carried out his sentence.

 

Everywhere Boy George goes, the press followed him. This was taken in 2006 when he was sentenced to community service in New York.

 

Prior to carrying out this sentence, on 16 January 2009, Boy George was convicted for charges of false imprisonment and sentenced to 15 months jail time. At the time he was addicted to alcohol and drugs and had not written music for a very long time. His addiction was not a sign he is a bad person, but a person trying to deal with so much pressures, pains and public scrutiny. In his interviews later, he said that during his arrest, he was mistreated and humiliated by the police who called him names and denied him basic human courtesies like food and water. Uncalled for. After so many public scandals over the years, his career hit rock bottom because people did not want to work with someone who was so high risk. Music stations dropped him and his cd sales dropped.

 

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Listen to how the police degraded him down and everybody put him down for his arrest. Amazing after all that he can still speak so calmly and peacefully and even make jokes about it!

 

I was really happy to learn that Boy George launched a comeback and it was a success. I came across his latest videos and saw how much he had changed since serving his jail time. Just look at him and how different he is today! He is vibrant, graceful, very open and warm. He speaks with wit and wisdom. Genuine wisdom. Many people have had fewer struggles and obstacles and they gave up. Boy George came out calm, dignified and not bitter nor angry. Kudos!

I really admire him for having so much inner strength. Instead of letting his obstacles win and giving up, he used his comeback to prove to everyone that he is more than the insults and to show himself that he still had it in him to be a superstar. A real winner.

 

Imagine having to live with this kind of pressure where your every move and especially your downfalls are scrutinised heavily and documented in great detail.

 

When I was reading on his life, I really did not know he was a Buddhist. I thought that he was another celebrity who had been through very difficult times, who had recovered and launched a good comeback. I wanted to share his story because I found it so inspirational that a person can be at the very lowest point in their life, then make such a return without any anger or bitterness. Then I came across the interview about his life and he said he was a Buddhist and everything clicked.

 


 

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Must see video where Boy George expresses he is a Buddhist and spirituality. So beautiful, firm and yet gentle.

 


 

Boy George is so open about his beliefs and faith, and how it helped him on the road to recovery. He’s very direct with the interviewer and doesn’t hesitate to share his spirituality. And listen to the way he talks about karma. So spot on! You can tell this is not a religion that he finds simply trendy, but it is a belief that has really helped him for the last two decades. Buddhism is something many modern people find trendy, hip and a good alternative. But when they get deeper into Buddhism, they can see how much it has to offer.

I wanted to share Boy George’s story with you because I found it so inspiring how he totally turned his life around through Buddhism. It is great to see Buddhists like him who are eloquent, creative, direct, witty and exposed. They reflect Buddha’s teachings well because they show the power of Dharma to transform our minds and bring us happiness, if we put the teachings into practice.

Please enjoy some of his music. Since he started performing again, Boy George’s voice has matured and the vibrato vibrations of his voice is simply beautiful. His mature voice is art in the form of sound.

I am so happy for Boy George from the depths of my heart and I wish him further spiritual success. I hope to meet him one day to express my admiration for his journey that he has shared. I wish to present him a Buddha statue for his shrine.

 

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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So much charisma!! He’s singing acapella and it’s fantastic!

 

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Really wonderful video and excellent performance. Bravo to Boy George!

 

King of Everything 

Lyrics

Put down the booze
Let the demons win the fight
Dropped my gloves to the ground
You know I’m sorry
For the times I made you cry
I made an art of letting you down

[Bridge:]
I used to say
It’s only me I’m hurting
But I saw you on the stairs
The kid was crying
And the dogs were howling
And a siren filled the air

[Chorus:]
What’s the word on the street
Have I lost my crown
Or will I be king again
What’s the word on the street
Have I lost my crown
Or will I be king of everything

Tempted myself time & time again
Like self destruction was so cool
I mocked your tears and I scarred your heart
I blamed the past and I blamed you

[Bridge]
[Chorus]

[Chorus]

Standing outside of me
Looking down

 

On the left is Boy George during the time of his arrest, and on the right is Boy George after he became clean from drugs and alcohol, and launched his comeback. He credits his Buddhist practice with teaching him about culpability and how to accept the consequences of his actions. Just look at the difference! Not only does he look healthier, but he also looks happier and brighter. Excellent!

 

A picture of Boy George’s shrine. It is very simple and clean and well-kept, and reflects his devotion to his practice. I like it when celebrities like Boy George who are intelligent and outspoken are proud of their beliefs.

 

He uses his fame and celebrity to spread wisdom that will benefit others

 

 

Boy George recites this prayer every single day as his sadhana. Tibet Buddhists do the same. Many of us do the holy *Tsongkapa prayer daily which is a great antidote to depression and self hatred as well as increasing wisdom. It is amazing because he’s so busy yet he still finds the time to fulfill his spiritual commitments daily. People like Boy George are in such a wonderful position to bring more spirituality to a world in deep need of it. I hope so much Boy George will do more to bring dharma to many others in so much need. This is not an expectation, but a humble request.

 

 

(Disclaimer: I do not own any of the videos, photos, lyrics or tweets. I am sharing them here to express my great admiration for Boy George and wish to bring more awareness of his spirituality and journey. )

*1. To become a Dharma teacher (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tsongkhapa/to-become-a-dharma-teacher.html)

2. Tsongkhapa’s daily practice: video commentary (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html)

3. Transcript – Lama Tsongkhapa (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-lama-tsongkhapa-24th-july-2008.html)

4. Transcript – Guru Yoga Teaching (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-guru-yoga-teaching.html)

5. Transcript – Tsongkhapa Explained (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-tsongkhapa-explained.html)

6. Teachings on the Lamrim Retreat (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/teachings-on-lam-rim-retreat.html

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  1. Tsem Rinpoche on Aug 2, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    A recent interview of Boy George in 2018. It’s lovely. -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cmp7d5tSU4&feature=youtu.be
    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1533198071.mp4


  2. Samfoonheei on Sep 4, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Inspiring story of how a once famous singer journey recovered from disgraced to a better person.From grory,fame to shame ……. He was sentenced to do community work and work his way to recovery..All because of Buddhism that has hekped him.After what he has gone through from he has become stronger than before. Its wonderful and proud of him to make a change in life. He is one of the many celebrities that transformed through Buddhism to a more successful and peaceful life .He has inspired many others too .
    His songs is good ,filled with meaningful words.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

  3. Lin Mun on Aug 31, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    So glad to read and to know that Buddhism helped Boy George in going through his challenging life. Being once a famous artist, I am sure it is not easy to when facing downfall and being put to jail. A person got to have a strong and focus mind to go through such experience. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. We should never give up even if we are going through terrible time.

  4. Matt on Mar 15, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful inspiring article. I never knew he was a Buddhist. Many thanks and best wishes.

  5. sandra on Feb 23, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Oh, I love this post very much Rinpoche. Stories about second chances and winning after massive failures make the world go round. What I mean by that is it gives us hope and confidence that something can be done to win again. Perhaps we didn’t have much knowledge at first and not much experience about the world, about ourselves so Boy George’s story of new knowledge, growth and happiness is refreshing indeed. The two images of his also demonstrate impermamence big time (sorry about my informal language). It’s amazing how (let’s forget about how our bodies look in old age and at death), but even in the span of two decades, i.e, our twenties and forties there’s a remarkable difference. It feels like they’re almost two different people. Impermamence is amazing! I appreciate that Rinpoche went through Boy George’s twitter page and extracted images relating to his buddhist practice to teach us and demonstrate us of how he embraced the dharma into life. I really love this story. His character seems open and unpretentious like Rinpoche mentioned. Now I’m going to like him on facebook if he has a public page. Thank you as always, Rinpoche. Please never stop teaching us. <3 <3

  6. Hee TS on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享,這的確是令人振奮和激勵的真实写照,當一個人选择信佛学佛這種變化可能發生的。他將是个活生生的例子,許多人相信並將實踐佛法。他需要強有力的支持,保持自己的信念活著,成長。

  7. Edwin Tan on Sep 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    It is amazing what Buddhism has done to Boy George. The before and after jail time pictures really showed what a come back he did.

    Not only did he transform his mind, his thoughts, his actions, he also transformed himself physically. Understanding the Buddha Dharma and Karma really helped him, as it does help others.

    It’s no wonder why he advocates Buddhism to his followers. And he is proud if it.

    Beautiful.

  8. Edwin Tan on Sep 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    It is amazing what Buddhism has done to Boy George. The before and after jail time pictures really showed what a come back he did.

    Not only did he transform his mind, his thoughts, his actions, he also transformed himself physically. Understanding the Buddha Dharma and Karma really helped him, as it would to help others.

    It’s no wonder why he advocates Buddhism to his followers. And he is proud if it.

    Beautiful.

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Boy George is a true survivor, there are stories of celebrities or stars who have fallen down and not recovered. Perhaps his songs do not have the appeal like before but it is different now, more matured than before. However he seems to be more at ease and even happy about himself no matter the condition or situation.

  10. Antoinette on Mar 31, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I liked some of Boy George’s songs in the eighties. Thank you sharing his story with us.
    Nothing is permanent! Not the fame and glory. But also not the shame and the suffering.

    Wow, what a transformation! Boy George can be proud and I rejoice for what he has achieved.

    I hope Rinpoche is well. May all Your prayers come true. Thank You for Your care.

  11. Pastor Adeline on Mar 18, 2014 at 1:42 am

    The Buddha’s teachings never fail us eventhough it was given by the Buddha more than 2500 years ago. It is suitable then & now, never runs out of fashion! It suits all mind & lift us to higher state if we put it into practice sincerely. Thank you Boy George for proving it to us all.

  12. Uncle Eddie on Feb 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing of Boy George,s story. It,s really wonderful, inspiring and touching too, to see him becoming a Buddhist. Like the saying goes, “He has been to hell and back”, and with the power of Buddhism to be thankful for in his change! Yes,he truly is a real winner who looks much better, healthier and much relaxed now than before. He will certainly make himself a true and good Buddhist. We feel happier for him to have met with his good Karma, and will pray hard that he will grow with the Dharma! Om mani padme hung.

  13. Alex C.J.Tan on Feb 26, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I totally agreed with Boy George that understanding and putting Buddhism into practice will give us back our humanity. And without doubt Buddhism is a great and trusted companion in good and bad times. It’s great that Boy George re-connected with Buddhism again and embracing it fully now. He finally GOT it!

  14. Low KHJB on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.It good to know that Boy George,being a westerner,he was brave and proud to announce to the world that he is a Buddhist.We certainly hope that by his sharing,he could help others in need or in time of despair to follow his foot steps to find solace in something that is simple and yet tangible for others to practice.
    May Boy George be successful in his Buddhist practice and his career to lead others to the right path….

  15. AdelineTan on Feb 17, 2014 at 1:05 am

    I didn’t really fancy Boy George’s songs even though he has strong and beautiful voice. I did admire his talents for artistic, creative feminine facial make up very beautiful! I am glad that Boy George has strong faith in the Buddha and he recites his prayer every single day and i believed this is how he solved his problems and made a successful come back. May all his negative karma be purified and all his wishes be fulfilled. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this touching and inspiring life story of Boy George.

  16. Girlie OOI on Feb 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Boy George is such a colorful character, literally. I remember him from Culture Club and Karma Chameleon until he faded from the entertainment, and I sort of forgot about him.

    It’s inspiring that someone who was so famous, hit rock bottom and picked himself up.

  17. Darren Kechara on Feb 14, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I am glad Boy George overcome his difficulty and his Buddhist practice really help him a lot. He is kind and even share his beliefs to everyone in hope everyone to have peace.

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  19. Shelly tai on Feb 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this blog post with us is very inspiring to know that any human being out there who has benefited from Buddha teaching. I think a lot of people out there who not as lucky as Boy George they have to suffer tremendously from their problems and a lot of them can’t withstand their suffering they end up killing themselves .

  20. David Lai on Feb 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I love Boy George now. I have never really liked his music but I do like him now probably because I relate to his journey of self-discovery through Buddhism. I like the fact that he is vocal about his beliefs and he is very frank and honest about his experiences, even the unsavoury ones like being arrest and stuff. It is nice to have stars and celebrities that have found peace and transformation through Buddhism. Very inspiring indeed.

  21. Sofi on Feb 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Nice to learn bout Boy George. Grew up wt his songs in UK but as most, he disappear fr radar after a few hits. Its nice to know that he has strong faith in Buddhism and how he had put his belief into practise throughout his low times. May he be blessed wt success in his comeback and share wt the world his songs. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing his story with us.

  22. Pastor Han Nee on Feb 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    For Boy George, after all the hard knocks of hie earlier years with drugs, it is a story that has a happy ending.Being a celebrity, his story of how Buddhism has helped him fight and vanquish his demons, will resonate well with people all over who can identify with him and find this most inspiring and encouraging.He recognizes, as a Buddhist, that he and everyone of us, are ‘culpable’ for all our action. At the same time that he accepts the consequences of his actions, he knows that we can ‘change our karma’.

    Hence he has these words of prayer –
    “I pray to bring forth Buddhahood from within my life,
    Change my karma,
    And fulfill my wishes in the present and future”.

    Positive words that are charged with a determination to bring forth all the best in him to conquer demons and adversaries, and let the torch of dharma shine from within.

  23. Mavis Yeh on Feb 11, 2014 at 4:12 am

    It’s great to see how much an individual can benefit from the Buddha dharma. Love the before and after look! A very inspiring story indeed! Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  24. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Wow! This is another great example of how Buddhism has saved someone from falling into deeper depression due to one’s downfall and coming back into healthier life, clearer mind and becoming more successful with spiritual practice as the basis of everything in life. I wish Boy George all the best in both his career and spiritual path,especially in spreading the Dharma to all his fans and friends around the world. Thank you Rinpoche for posting the beautiful story of Boy George’s real life experience with his comeback in music industry. This is a very inspirational and motivational example we should embrace whenever we come across with any obstacles or challenges in both spiritual and secular life experience. Nothing is permanent and so does failure in life!

  25. Sean Wang on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I am very happy to see the transformation that Buddhism has brought forth to his life. Buddhism helped him overcome his problems and allowed for his return to the music scene. It is good that he shares his experiences. Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche.

  26. Jim Yeh on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us Rinpoche. Very inspiring story. The media fed on this suffering and kicked him when he was down. Instead of hurling insults back at the world, he strived to be successful and launched a comeback. Very inspiring!

    • Jim Yeh on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      P.S. Been listening to King of Everything for the 89th time.

      • tsemtulku on Feb 12, 2014 at 3:19 am

        Dear Jim,
        I like the song very much too. The video is great. Creative. TR

  27. Joy on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Wow!!! What an inspiring story about Boy George! I used to listen to his songs when I was growing up. I never knew he hit rock bottom so hard and how because of his Buddhist faith he managed to pull himself back up. He was once a huge pop star, a “celebrity” and to know what he went through, how he was mistreated by the police, even in the hospitals, now giving him a drink of water, how he was made fun off, being put down, cursed etc. he never reacted back with anger and accepted his “karma”, consequences of his actions, which in Buddhism this is what we called purification.

    He instead of reacting negatively, Boy George repented, regreted, and he purify the negativities he’s done by serving time, doing community work, and did his mantra recitation that gave him the strength to rise above it all, and he has turned out to be even better person than who he was before. This is so inspiring for all Buddhist and non-Buddhist! It goes to proof that Buddha’s words are real, that mantras do help and if one wishes to change to become better, to transform ones life for the better, you can, we can and it’s never too late. I am proud of Boy George and how far he has come, giving many hope and light who may have gone through a similar downhill. And it’s awesome to know that his Buddhist faith gave him the strength when he needed it most! Brovo!!!

  28. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you for Rinpoche’s sharing . Boy George’ story is really inspiring and how the Buddha Teaching have lead him towards positive Journey instead only complaint or blaming others .

  29. Datuk May on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I rejoice to read how Dharma has helped Boy George and his acceptance of the ”down” period of his life so clearly explained by him due to cause and effects which is Karma.

    His realisation of the goodness of the Dharma and his realisations thereon are also very well reflected in his new songs especially “King of Everything”.

    May great celebrities like him go all the way out to spread the Dharma to grow strongly.

  30. Lum Kok Luen on Feb 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    It is indeed inspiring and motivating that such changes can happen when one embraces Buddhism. I am very happy that he has changed and that he will be the example to many others to believe and practice the Dharma. He will need strong support group and others to keep his faith alive and to grow.

  31. Sharon Ong on Feb 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    As one who was listening to Culture Club, I did wonder what happened to Boy George as he was one of the most outstanding artiste in the 80s. Thank you for posting this, Rinpoche. Am happy that he has chosen his path in Buddhism which helped turned his life around. His new songs are different from his previous hits like “Karma Charmeleon” and “Do you really wanna hurt me”. But they are great as his voice has matured and I particularly like King of Everything. The lyrics are meaningful and inspirational.

    Thank you with folded hands.

  32. Graceleong on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

    After all that Boy George has gone through in his life he is totally convinced by the law of “Cause and Effect” “KARMA” ! Its refreshing to see someone who has actually made a realization on such an important teaching. Rejoice to see his turnaround in life !

  33. LT Loo on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

    It is by relying on the same ground that one fall on to stand up. by contemplating and accepting the unpleasant situation we are now at and how we ended up in it,the draw back of it. Not wanting for the similar situation to happen again in the future. One take the necessary opposing actions to ensure that it would never happen again.

  34. Beatrix Ooi on Feb 9, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    It’s great to know that Buddhism helped him through his difficult times, he DOES look healthier, brighter and more confident. This is the first time I have ever heard of him, and his voice is awesome, so much power! Thank You for sharing Rinpoche, may he gain more inner strength and peace through Buddhism.

  35. Julien Roth on Feb 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Its so good to have well known people who are Buddhist and proud. This creates awareness among the world and its people. I hope that Boy George uses his popularity for good things and to help spread the Dharma.

  36. KYC on Feb 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I’m very happy Buddhism has helped Boy George overcome his problems and make a comeback in his music career. His practice has proved to be good for him. He is sharing his experience and promoting his Buddhist practice! This shows that if one can face one’s demons, one will find the peace and happiness that one seeks.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 15. 2020 01:21 PM
    Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears. There is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death. Everything in life is just for a while and everything is impermanent. By contemplating the impermanence of everything in the world, we are forced to recognize that every time we do something could be the last time we do it. Everything is changing all the time that is the basic message we have to accept. Reading these precious teachings in this article had me think that what makes every single day so precious. We should not waste a single moment we have , live till the fullness meaningfully with no regrets.
    Thank you for sharing this article to remind us of our impermanent life. Choosing to learn, practice Buddhism is the best choice I have made.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/the-reason.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 15. 2020 01:19 PM
    Everyone’s dream home is different and often includes some pretty crazy features or has a design that’s fantastic in a fictional sense. To me I rather chose one simple and comfortable concepts. Beautiful and simple makes a perfect place to live in. The design concepts as mentioned by Rinpoche is simple , spacious with greeneries surrounding ,making it more comfortable as to sit there to have a quiet moments to ourselves.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this architecture design.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-kind-of-architecture.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Aug 15. 2020 01:18 PM
    Happy ending story of how Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden helped Joy Kam. This is one of the many miracle stories that Dorje Shugden has helped saving lives from sickness, accidents and so forth. Reading this story again as its simply amazing of how the miracles happened. When we truly have trust and faith on our Dharma Protector , it will help us nor matter what happen and help us regardless of race as well.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-14.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:44 PM
    Tengboche monastery survive until now as a leading Buddhist center of spirituality and pilgrims in the Himalayan area, half way to Everest Base Camp trek, the monastery has become a house name to trekkers and climbers to Everest Base Camp.
    With the colourful Mani Rimdu festival, which is a culmination of Buddhist celebrations with religious gathering, songs have attracted tourist as well to Tengboche Monastery every October.Thank you for sharing this article.


    https://bit.ly/3g0Cpdn
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:06 PM
    Nothing is Impermanent, for sure can you imagine a beautiful just simply disappeared under sea due to natural disaster . It sunk and was discovered only after 1700 years later. It is an important reminder of impermanence for us all. Letting go whatever we hold on in this life as we came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing too. I have heard of tales and myths of lost civilizations in books. But this is interesting. The famous ancient city of Neapolis, a quasi-mythical city that sunk beneath the waters of the Atlantic Ocean was discovered after so many thousand years. It was the divers who discovered the lost city then during one of their sea exploration. Its must be a massive tsunami that had taken place and sunk the whole city.Interesting discoveries.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/a-lost-underwater-city-has-been-found-1700-years-after-it-sank.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:05 PM
    Truly a Buddhist practitioner who not want to waste time even on a train where most of the travellers were fast asleep . He had a quiet, peaceful sitting posture meditation. He was captured on camera and won in category of National Geographic’s 2017 photography contest. This pictures tell us a thousand words. Deep in a meditation , all I can say …..a beautiful pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/postcard-from-raymond-monks-posture.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Aug 14. 2020 04:04 PM
    Beautiful spiritual painting of Dorje Shugden to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche on such an auspicious Wesak day by Tsem Ladrang team and some Kechara students. Now with Vietnamese Dorje Shugden paintings to share , more people will get to know of this powerful protector. We are all blessed merely by looking at this beautiful paintings of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/wesak-day-2018-vietnamese-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 13. 2020 03:18 PM
    Dorje Shugden statue in Wisdom Hall located in Kechara Forest Retreat seen to be the largest in the world. We are fortunate to have such a huge Dorje Shugden Statue blessing all the sentient beings, environment and unseen beings . The bigger the statue ,it has brought more tremendous benefits to the surrounding area of Bentong. Over the years this largest Dorje Shugden have attracted many tourist as well as locals to see for themselves the beauty of statue and Kechara Forest Retreat. This huge statue serves to be a light for many, giving hope, blessing, inspiration and merit field for all those who come to receive the blessings of Shugden. Interesting write up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for founding this beautiful place away from the city hectic life

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/largest-dorje-shugden-in-the-world.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Aug 13. 2020 03:00 PM
    A place where many people around the world experience the art of mindful living. Plum village has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life.

    Wonderful for all involved looking for peace and calm. The natural surroundings surely enhances the experience. It will also teach the younger generation to appreciate nature.
    Thank you for sharing this article.

    https://bit.ly/3fZqkpa
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 13. 2020 02:39 PM
    Hermits are monks and nuns looking for wisdom. Many go up the remote mountains , spending their time in solitude meditation in order to master their spiritually practice, gaining profundity and knowledge. Its in the mountains away from the city they find a piece of mind to mediate and practice to transform their mind. Watching the video tells us all. Each of the hermits specks with words of wisdom that’s where they earns respect in Chinese society.
    An inspiring man Bill Porter one of the foremost Chinese poetry and essay translators in the world went searching for an answer of the lives of hermits. Bill Porter is the author of the book Road to Heaven, he travelled to hash, remote mountains of Zhongnan Mountain describing his journeys and encounter with Chinese Hermits in the book. Very inspiring documentary which tell us a thousand inspiring words . Life is simple yet the hermits are happy letting go all the worries of the world outside. He discovered then the hermit tradition is very much alive, as dozens of monks and nuns continue to lead solitary lives in quiet contemplation of their faith deep in the mountains.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/hermit-a-profound-documentary-by-bill-porter.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 05:29 PM
    Getting quality sleep is one of the best things that we can do to maintaining a good lifestyle throughout our entire lifetime. People often give up good sleep due to busy lifestyle.

    In fact we need sleep to survive, just like we need food and water, in fact there are many biological processes happen during sleep. Lack of sleep can result in decreased immune system function, decreased body temperature as well as a decreased release of growth hormone.

    Thank you very much for your valuable sharing and all these 10 pointers are good guidelines for those who have trouble sleeping.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 02:11 PM
    Lady Lhalu Lhacham Yangdzom Tsering, an incredible lady and important aristocratic students of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. A great and influential Gelug lady who devotion to her guru the great Kyabje Pabongka Dorjechang never change despite her life changes from a wealthy lady living luxuries to living in a store room. She received all the teachings and practiced devotedly to her guru, till the end of her life. Inspiring life story of a lady . We shall never leave our guru nor matter what happened.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/pabongka-rinpoche-and-his-yogini-student-the-lady-lhalu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 02:09 PM
    Very inspiring nun Ani Ngawang Pema a Tibetan Buddhist who stayed in solitary meditation for 45 years. Once in a while it’s good to remind ourselves that there are true spiritual seekers in the world today. She was a student of H.H Trulshik Rinpoche. She was known as the most beautiful girl when she was young in the northeast of Nepal. Many rich and famous families would seek her marriage but she chose a monastery life instead to practice Dharma. Later she stayed in a small hut in solitary meditation for 45 years where nobody see her at all. Soon she became a legend and every one who passed her hut to receive blessings, recite prayers and even circumambulate her small hut.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ani-ngawang-pema-45-years-solitary-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 02:07 PM
    A beautiful picture of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche cutting our lama’s hairs back in 1984 tells us a thousand words . That’s where our lama begin a long life spiritual journey travelling a thousand miles to India to be a monk. A promise made to his root guru to take ordination and go to Gaden Monastery. Meeting Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had changed our Lama’s life for the better forever. With all the sufferings and hardship our lama had gone through since young had not deter Rinpoche from becoming a monk. The promise was kept, even though Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had since passed away. Rinpoche became a monk and was advised coming to Malaysia and that’s where we have Kechara Forest Retreat today.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. The pictures indeed have a great memories.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/kyabje-zong-rinpoche-cuts-my-hair.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Aug 12. 2020 12:59 PM
    What a nice and breathtaking statue that there is in Macau!It would be nice if I had the wonderful chance to go to Macau to see this statue. Kuan Yin will prevent huge obstacles from hitting Macau also attract more and more tourist to come to Macau to visit and pay respects to Kuan Yin.
    Its good to know the reason why this Kuan Yin statue looks a little westernized compared to the ones in Mainland China. Strange thing is, no matter how one depicts Kuan Yin, She always looks beautiful. Thank you very much for the sharing

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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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  • 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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    3 yearss ago
    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
1 month 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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