Tom Ford explains why he was unhappy

Aug 26, 2011 | Views: 1,984

You don’t have to be fashionable or interested in the fashion world to know the brand Gucci. This luxurious and glamorous brand was on the verge of bankruptcy, till a man named Tom Ford stepped in. Gucci is now worth billions due to Tom Ford.

In 1990, Tom Ford joined Gucci and steadily climbed the corporate ladder. 4 years later, he became the creative director of Gucci. This means overseeing everything… conceptualizing and being responsible for all of the designs for the many products at Gucci: male and female clothing, jewelry, perfume etc. He also had to create the company’s image, the store designs and advertising campaigns. So he was involved from the top to the bottom of the company.

During the time he was the creative director at Gucci, Gucci group bought a controlling stake in Yves Saint Laurent or YSL, where he was also appointed as creative director. YSL is another huge fashion brand that is very popular so joining them as their creative director means Tom Ford had undertaken another second huge responsibility.

During his tenure at Gucci (1994-2004), between 1995 and 1996, sales at Gucci increased from $230 million to approximately $3 billion… that’s a 90% increase and Tom Ford helped them to achieve it!!

Born in 1962, Tom Ford studied at New York University (NYU) studying Art History. He later dropped out and became an actor in commercials… he was successful doing commercials but didn’t enjoy it. He then transferred to Parsons School of Design to study architecture.

Upon graduation he called a designer of a mid-price sportswear company, Cathy Hardwick, every single day for one month! Cathy is a Korean-born designer in New York who after 1 month agreed to see him. It was from there where Tom Ford started his career in the fashion industry.

Later on, he moved out of America to Paris. He said, “If I was ever going to become a good designer, I had to leave America. My own culture was inhibiting me. Too much style in America is tacky. Europeans, however, appreciate style.”

Last week, he was interviewed by TalkAsia, CNN. People have been interested in his every move since retiring from Gucci. He said in the interview:

“I went home the day that I resigned from Gucci – my last day. And my calendar was just blank. And I don’t think I anticipated how empty I would feel. And, when you’re used to having a voice in popular culture, how much I would miss that. And I had been fortunate enough to have everything happen to me very early in life. You know, by my mid-30s, I had enough money to live for the rest of my life. I had houses everywhere I wanted them. I had someone that I loved and that I’d lived with for a long time. My family is all still alive. My mother, my father, my sister has three kids that I adore. I had, you know, two dogs, a successful career – I had everything. Yet, I wasn’t actually really happy.

And maybe you have to be fortunate enough to have a very rich material life to understand, really, that materialism doesn’t make you happy. And so, I was having a mid-life crisis. And I put my mid-life crisis on screen. And it – you know, it was a rough seven years. It started when I was about 40, 41. And I don’t think I really pulled myself together until I was about 46. It was a long process. And it was a process that led me to a much more spiritual life, which I realize I had always really possessed. And a spiritual life in an Eastern way as opposed to a Western way.

We’re in China, and so I’m not just saying this because I’m in China. But if I had to pick a religious philosophy that most suited my own or spoke to me, it would Taoism. And the Tao Te Ching is something I travel with, you know. And I try to live my life in a way of being present.”

Tom has since started his own self-named brand, Tom Ford which has been nothing but successful. The interview between him and a CNN interviewer took place in one of his recently opened stores in Shanghai, China. In the interview, he shares about his personal and career growth and struggles.

He has been expanding very quickly in China and remarked, “… I think that a lot of Americans don’t travel enough. I mean, we know this statistically. How many Americans have passports? And Americans are so used to now seeing so many things made in China that come into America, but I don’t know that they really understand what is happening in China. And I really think that all Americans should stand on the bank of the river on the Bund and look across at Pudong and they would get it.”

Take a look at the interview of a man who has been successful because of his passion, his drive and his intense attention to detail.

I like Tom Ford’s directness and honesty. I like it when he says he has everything yet he is not happy or was not happy… that’s when he started to find himself and something deeper… He has found meaning in Eastern thoughts and is a Taoist. It’s a very candid and open interview. Why am I blogging about Tom Ford? Simple, he is honest and says clearly that material gains does not make you happy… that is wisdom… pure wisdom… that is what Buddha says too. Take a look at the short and interesting interview.

I like this short and interesting interview… it’s very candid, open and honest…

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Yee Yin on Jan 2, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the interview of Tom Ford with us. From the interview, we can learn why he can be so successful and what he has realised from his past experience. His story is pretty inspiring.

    There are a few things that strike me:
    1. Tom Ford is very successful and the main factor to his success is his attitude. He is very observant and he is a very detail person. Hence he is able to know what people want and need.
    2. He is a person with vision. First, he sets a goal of what he wants to achieve and then he works on the details.
    3. He is very persistent and never gives up. When he graduated, he brought his portfolio and went to knock on people’s door trying to get a job. He continued to do that until he got the job.
    4. He is very confident because he knows what he is doing and he knows what is going on.

    Tom Ford has everything that money can buy but he realised the material stuff cannot bring real happiness. He was lost for 5-6 years until he found spirituality. It is from his spiritual pursuit that he finds the real happiness and contentment.

  2. Paris on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I think it’s great that Tom Ford can be so honest about how he felt and to admit that in spite of all his success, he was unhappy and felt so empty. It must be extremely difficult to be of that level and standing – where everyone has a certain expectation of how you must be and how ‘happy’ you must feel – and still be able to tell the world that no, you aren’t actually happy at all. Well, I guess acknowledging it is the first step to doing something more and it’s very brave for Tom to have done that, to now take that next step onto a spiritual path.

    I also that perhaps in a roundabout way, being exposed to such a material world (such as in fashion) can inadvertently be a “good” thing if it makes us realise how empty the world actually is and drives us to find a more spiritual path instead.

  3. Albert Ratchaga on Dec 30, 2012 at 3:53 am

    This is indeed very inspiring, how many people out there are striving to become rich, trying on every way to get the amount of money they want, because to them, money = happiness, money can be spent in whatever way to buy them happiness.

    But they do not realize when they have money, they will never have enough, and due to their unending greed, they will continue to strive for more. Sufferings and unhappiness starts from here, simple reason, how can you be happy when you have not enough?

    Tom Ford reaches a level that everyone thought that is the level of happiness, and in fact, he said something else: maybe you have to be fortunate enough to have a very rich material life to understand, really, that materialism doesn’t make you happy.

    He has became a real life example of Material wealth not equal to Happiness.

  4. ericchoong on Jun 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    当我重读这遍文章后。。。深深感到Tom Ford 的感受,因为我自己本身也是身处在时尚圈里。几年前的我还未曾遇见仁波切时,虽然自身纵使享受着最佳服装设计师的荣衔,但我始终觉得内心的空虚和渴望。直到五年前有缘遇上仁波切后,这一切己经慢慢的在改变。。。。
    也是另一个时尚修行的开始了。
    所以,意识到Tom Ford 的情况,尤其他身处在世界时尚圈的最高峰,他要去面对的人事物胜于我几百倍。
    可能,我们从事艺术工作者,看来难免都患有一个通病,就是凡事过于执著。
    我也经历了事业高潮与低潮,看过无数同行因不够坚持,而选择自动退出或被岁月的洪流淘汰,如今的我,因为有佛法的滋润,对名利得失己经有不同的诠释。我仍然需要它们。因为,上师詹杜固仁波切教会我。。。名利对以前的我,是一种利己的工具,而今,它己转化成利他人的动力了。。。

  5. William on Oct 9, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Tom Ford is one of my favourite people. And for him to say that he has everything materially and is unhappy, really speaks volume. It goes to show that whatever we chase for in this world may not bring us happiness in the end. When he starts to look into himself and develop his spiritually, he is happy and brings meaning to his life. He is also an example of someone who is passion abt life and has time for spirituality.

  6. yoke fui on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

    When one is poor, one thinks that wealth will bring happiness.

    However, this is proven not so even from the time of Buddha.

    Many who seek deeper meaning in their lives are successful people like Tom. Having reached the worldly goals in their lives, they realised that true happiness is still out of their grasps.

    When I was in China, I met people who are well off but feel empty despite material wealth. Kechara Tea House in Shanghai offers a place for spirituality and tranquility. Do visit KTH if you are in Shanghai.

  7. Datuk May on Aug 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Recently I mentioned that in the Taoism belief it is very lucky for a place of business if it is about 3 steps lower than the surrounding area and then someone retorted that she was surprised that I am a taoist and for once I was dumbfounded and could not reply and thought “I am a buddhist and now what is up with me?”

    With reading ST’s explanation I feel more relaxed that I am not a mistaken identity but may even be a whole being with both parts of spiritually intact. What a relief!

  8. May Ong on Aug 31, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I like both ST and Tsem Rinpoche’s comment on this video – valid, direct, open, honest like Tom Ford’s interview.

    Tim Ford is highly intelligent, sensitive, fully aware of who he is, what he is capable of and an open mind to OTHER options in life to explore possibilities. He does not cling nor attached to his own success. He knew there were more to fame, ego and possession. He cherished his family alot, respect individuals for who they are and even make them feel good about themself although he can be very critical for being a perfectionist.

    I enjoyed watching this relevant video suited to this day and age and thank you for sharing it.

  9. VC on Aug 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Tom Ford is very handsome.Just like Tsem Rinpoche. 🙂

  10. Steven Parker on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I just recently cam upon this site, always been facinated with other religons and so far this is my favorite explination of Taoism i found as of yet

  11. Shirley Maya Tan on Aug 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Dearest Rinpoche,

    I love this Blog post on Tom Ford. I am very glad to be reading this now. It comes at the most opportune time. Some friends have written to me saying how much they love this post as they read it from my Facebook, thanks to Rinpoche’s tag.

    As far as I am concerned, the House of Gucci had the most wonderful collection during Tom Ford’s time. After he left, everything went downhill. I do not think Gucci has ever regained that void which Tom Ford left. And style has definitely not been the same without Tom Ford. He truly defines sexy and chic.

    I thought I’d share what Rita Wilson wrote about Tom Ford in Time Magazine when Tom Ford was named Time’s Most Influential 100 people in 2011. Rita Wilson is also Tom Hanks’s wife and a close friend to Tom Ford. It gives a lovely intimate insight to the man and not so much the designer that is Tom Ford.

    Tom Ford
    Fashion and Film Director

    By RITA WILSON

    Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011

    “Thomas Carlyle Ford. Even his given name reflects the elegance with which it would become synonymous. The world knows him as the designer who brought sexy back in the ’90s and has kept it there. I know him as the other Tom (after my husband Mr. Hanks) whose shoulder I can also cry on, who makes me laugh as hard as my main Tom. Tom Ford, 48, the closet comedian, who can keenly copy an expression, person or walk. He Skypes from his bed, on the opposite end of the planet, to check in with me in mine. But this sexy guy is kind and deeply loyal. Friendships are his other art. No flip-flopping. No fly by night. Tom has manners that are rare these days. Handwritten notes are common for the man who wore a three-piece suit every day while directing his visionary first film, A Single Man. Tom might be one of the TIME 100, but to me he is one in a million.”

  12. Valentina Suhendra on Aug 29, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. I always like people who make it on their own with their passion and effort. People who persevere despite all the challenges that they face are the people that I admire the most.

    I love when he stated that he detached someone’s appearance from who that person is. We are a collections of appearances based on places and situations how we want other to see/ perceive us. It’s surface as he said. I think this is someone who have gained a lot of wisdom from his observation alone.

    Much care

    Valentina

  13. Nicholas on Aug 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    It is interesting to know such a successful person, which have almost everything he wants at his mid-30’s and still feel unhappy.
    This is a journey of life. If he didn’t reach that level he would not be able to feel the emptiness of real life.

    His details of work, passion, setting clear vision and how he find and groom his people to make them realize the vision is so like Rinpoche. Tom Ford mentioned that he loves to build and this is just what I can see in Rinpoche. This is definitely the quality of a successful person.

    To be successful in our work we have to go all the way regardless what people says as long as we are at the right path and right motivation. There are always 2 sides if seeing things. Is the matter of which constructive path we choose.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  14. Chia Song Peng on Aug 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Tom has great attention to details and he has foresight. someone who’s adventurous and daring enough to try new things without fear. Also, the point about some Americans not having passport and they should visit China- many people are ignorant and don’t know how big and different the world is from what they perceive. Tom shares similar characters and point of view with Rinpoche – to have vision, and is very clear on what he wants to do or achieve. Also, he’s aware of his mid-life crisis and also expressed it through directing a movie, from a novel he read. It’s great that he found spirituality and realise that life is more than just gathering material possessions.

  15. yek yee on Aug 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Tom’s very talented in the beauty/creative industry, with imprints triggered by his grandmother. His career path is quite smooth because of this. This reminded me of Eric Choong who has a similar background. Although he’s in a material world, he’s a very pragmatic person. I believe he has a good relationship with his family and colleague- this is reflected from what he said in the interview. I feel what he thinks is similar with Rinpoche. To have a vision, to have a group of people to support and realise the vision, and to provide a good environment for these people to do their best to help realise the vision. I feel it’s a bit late for him to find spirituality after mid-life crisis. If he had realise it earlier, he could use his fame to benefit others. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing!!!

  16. Frederick Law on Aug 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    wow, for a amazing personality like Tom Ford who has it all in his mid 30’s, which many people been drooling and wanting, he is not happy with every material thing he has. amazingly spirituality in Tao-ism makes his life more happy and keep himself in check. no matter what religion, no matter what belief we are in, spirituality is the final destination of bringing inner happiness to oneself, and bring happiness to others.

  17. Helena Chin on Aug 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you so much for the explanation ST, Now i know more about it 🙂

  18. Helena Chin on Aug 27, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Very inspiring indeed.I like what Karen comment!! I always believed that no matter how fortunate your life is to find peace and happiness is not easy till you really Been through it yourselve. I love his positive way of living his life. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing, love the video very much 🙂

  19. VC on Aug 27, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Seeking the Middle Way in all you do.That is the teaching of all Buddhas.Fame and No Fame.Seek the Middle Way.Profit and Loss.Seek the Middle Way.By this effort.Thus,’The Way’ will be perfected.I guess.kekeke.

  20. Karen Chong on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Tom Ford said that his perception of beauty doesn’t last forever. This to me, is similar to impermanence in Dharma. It’s better to do something than just talk about it. From a person in the same industry, I admire his courage. It’s surprising to hear from someone like him that materialism doesn’t bring happiness, not many are spiritual, especially for people in his position who’s very successful and in the fashion industry. It proves that it is possible to be spiritual while being in glamorous fashion industry where there are so many fake faces, superficial characters, wicked motivation, etc..Similarly, for me, I’m starting a line of mantra t-shirts, showing that it’s possible to still pursue fashion, although I’m in Dharma.

  21. Sock Wan on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I learned that you must know clearly what you want and work towards that. Don’t look at the surface, that could be deceiving. Tom Ford was very different after his mid-life crisis, pursuing and doing what he really wants.

  22. tsemtulku on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    When I was first enthroned in Gaden as Rinpoche years back, many were very happy and rejoiced. Even deities who took trance rejoiced they told me. But there were a few people from my old centres in LA/New Jersey and a new friend who wrote me letters/or later I found out they were jealous. I was in shock. I mean the Rinpoche name is not a title, it is what I was born with I guess for lack of a better word. I was recognized by the highest authorities within the Tibetan Monastic system. What shall I do? Don’t be recognized? I mean they recognized me and said it should be done..

    Also when I started teaching and more people attended, there were some other people who were not happy and spread rumours. But before I was teaching or became known, they were ‘close’ friends and we had association for years. They became unhappy when I became known and they showed it….yes, they did… I didn’t know who they were till this happened…sorry to say..really sorry… I was also amazed back then…but I wouldn’t be now anymore. So I can relate very much to what Tom Ford is saying…I think people are people everywhere and throughout time. No matter what, we have to just do what we wish to do..as long as it doesn’t hurt others.

    I didn’t write this to bad mouth, but just to say it has happened and will happen to many people, and don’t hang on and be in shock too long as I was, but just move on. Do what you want to do and be successful. It doesn’t matter if others are jealous and spread rumours. They don’t feed you. You don’t rely on them. You focus on your goals, and if you fail, get up and try again. Because real failure is letting rumours win. And the best way to silence those jealous types is to be successful. Just do it..forgive them and don’t put more energy into them and do it…..Tsem Rinpoche

  23. tsemtulku on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Dear everyone, watch tihis interview..no matter who you are, how much you have and even if you have enough money, something is always missing…so what Tom says….also a Korean Lady Cathy gave Tom his first job…interview is interesting. TR

  24. tsemtulku on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    You do what you have to do and you do it all the way. You get it done without quitting and that is how you make a mark in your lives and others. But at the same time he likes and enjoys being alone…me too. I can relate to that. Also when… he became well known, some person was nasty and hostile to him..i had that happen also..at the time I was amazed, but now I know that is how some are..when we do what we do and do it, we make them insecure, scared and remind them of things they wanted and didn’t do I would guess…so much understanding comes with age…

  25. ST on Aug 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    It is said that Taoism is an educational system that teaches us how to relate with Nature and the universe. Buddhism teaches us how to relate to oneself and other sentient beings. To be complete, that is why some Chinese sage combines the practice of Tao with Buddhism. Like these sages, maybe Tom Ford is still looking for the other half of the total system in finding happiness and meaning in life.

    • tsemtulku on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      Dear ST,

      What a beautiful explanation of Taoism. I really like it. And I like very much how you find Buddhism would match very well with Taoism.

      Thank you. TR

      • Eizabeth on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm

        I, too, really like this explanation of Taoism. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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    In 1984, Alvaro Munera became permanently disabled and confined to a wheel chair for life… he was only 18 years old when that happened. Munera had been a bullfighter since the age of 12, and a successful one. Despite being the most celebrated bullfighter at that time, he often doubted his career choice. He felt that it was brutal, but ignored how he felt whenever he had to kill a bull. He stayed at the peak of his career until his 22nd match… the bull tore his left leg and tossed him into the air. When he landed his spinal cord and cranial was severely injured. This left him paralyzed from the waist down for life.

    A few months after this incident, Munera went to America for physical rehabilitation. Being brought up thinking that bullfights are normal and “part of life”, Munera was then exposed to a whole new environment… an environment that actively fights against animal cruelty.

    Instead of blaming the bull for paralyzing him for life, Munera became anti-taurino.

    I find Munera’s story very inspiring. Instead of blaming others, Munera bit the bullet, realized and accepted his own wrongful action. Now, he has decided to devote his life to fight for animals rights till the day he dies.

    Read more about Munera at http://bit.ly/2J5GMGE
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Oct 20. 2019 02:32 PM
    Some things you just have to see no matter how you feel. It lets you know what happens behind the scenes. Things manufacturers do not want you to see, but you are stronger than that for you must see.

    It was extremely disturbed and upset to see such cruelty inflicted on such harmless beings. About 95% of the hundreds of thousands of seals slaughtered are below 3 months old!! While many other countries such as America and the European Union has banned the use of seal fur, Canada has yet to implement the same ban… The rate of baby seals being killed increases every year.

    In 2011, 38,000 harp seals were killed… In 2012, 70,000 harp seals were killed in commercial seal hunting. That’s twice the amount from the previous year!

    Read more at http://bit.ly/35SqM4r
  • nicholas
    Sunday, Oct 20. 2019 02:21 PM
    In Georgia, there is a wild animal rescue center called Noah’s Ark. The sanctuary was created to provide a home for abused, unwanted, and orphaned children and animals. How beautiful…

    Noah’s Ark has been on global news lately, as 3 of their rescued wild animals have become best friends. It doesn’t seem very interesting at first, until you watch the video and realize that the 3 bestfriends are an American black bear, a lion and a Bengal tiger! They all play, eat and cuddle together in the same pen!

    The 3 different animals were rescued 12 years ago, when they were just little cubs. They were abused and neglected by drug dealers. When they were rescued by Noah’s Ark, each had gone through very bad physical experiences… The bear had grown into his harness, and it was so deeply embedded into his skin that it had to be surgically removed!

    Leo (the lion) Baloo (the bear) and Shere Kahn (the tiger), have become to close that when the trainers try to separate them, they would all act out. They are only happy when they are together hehe

    Watch the video at http://bit.ly/31rdYP3
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Oct 20. 2019 01:37 PM
    This is an amazing story of a pig that kneeled in front of a temple as if it is paying homage. The pig did not kneeled for a few minutes but it kneeled for hours until the monk chanted a Buddhits scripture to it. Unfortunately, the pig was slaughtered after that.

    The pig must have been a Dharma practitioner in its previous lives, and the Dharma imprint was very strong in it. Otherwise, how to explain when it kneeled in front of the temple for hours? It must know that it will die soon, the Buddhist chanting would help it to calm down before its death and helped it to go to a better place.

    Now that we are in the human form, we should practice the Dharma, purify our karma so we don’t go to a bad place. When we take rebirth as an animal, we will not be able to purify our karma and it will take us a very long time before we take rebirth in human form again.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-and-sad.html
  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Oct 20. 2019 01:15 PM
    There are many natural things we can consume to keep us healthy or prevent serious sickness such as cancer. It is always better to prevent than to cure.

    We should reduce the consumption of processed food and whenever possible, consume unprocessed food. People start to realise how much pesticide and chemicals are used to produce vegetables, now many have started to grow their own food.

    However, when we are sick, we still have to go to see a doctor and seek for medical attention. With a positive mind and healthy life style, we will be able to maintain healthy body.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-seed-that-can-kill-cancer.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 07:11 PM
    Wonderful Laos

    Many visitors are attracted to its laid-back lifestyle, enchanting temples, mysterious plains, ethnic mountain villages and beautiful sunsets, especially by the scenery surrounding the Mekong, which explains why the word Lao means “please don’t rush”. If you’re looking for a place that has spirituality, somewhere that is a little different, a country that’s somewhat off the beaten track, Laos is a country that many will not regret visiting.

    Planning to travel? Why not consider Laos: http://bit.ly/2VVgQ5L
  • nicholas
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 04:37 PM
    Unlike most children his age, Luiz Antonio wants to eat his vegetables. It’s the other stuff that apparently gives him second thoughts.

    As evidence, YouTube user Flavia Cavalcanti has an adorable video, originally uploaded in Portuguese, of little Luiz struggling to comprehend the origins of his meal. Potato? Easy enough. Rice? Sure. Octopus gnocchi? Fat chance.

    In a recently uploaded version with English subtitles, Luiz dances around the subject a bit, asking simple questions trying to grasp how, exactly, the “legs” of an octopus ended up on his plate; more importantly, he wonders, what happened to the rest of the octopus?

    “Is his head still in the sea?” Luiz asks his mom, who responds, “It’s at the fish market.”

    “The man chopped it?” Luiz asks. His mom then informs him that all animals we eat, even chickens, are chopped up, prompting the sharp realization, “No! Those are animals!”

    “So… when we eat animals they die!” a wide-eyed Luiz acknowledges. “Why do they die? I don’t like that they die. I like that they stay standing up… These animals — you gotta take care of them… and not eat them!”

    After that epiphany, Luiz realizes his mom has been touched by his compassion.

    “Why are you crying?” he asks.

    “I’m not crying,” his mother responds. “I’m just touched by you.”

    “I’m doing something beautiful?” Luiz wonders aloud, prompting his mom to direct him back to the plate, “Eat! No need to eat the octopus, all right?”

    Watch the video at http://bit.ly/32u0q6T
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:19 PM
    Wow … the first title published by Kechara Comics in Nepali. That is wonderful now with this Nepali version comic more and more Nepalis people will get to read , understand about Dorje Shugden. Looking at those comic pictures tells us a thousand words even those who could not read it. It’s a good way sharing , as in Malaysia alone there are thousands of Nepalis foreign workers working here.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karuna-finds-a-way-nepali.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First 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)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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.
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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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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    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
    8 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    9 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    9 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    10 months 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!
    10 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    10 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    10 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months 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).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    10 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 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.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 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.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 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
    2 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.
    2 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!!
    2 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.
    2 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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Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Fulfill your wishes, overcome your problems and protect yourself from negativities and harm with a Dorje Shugden Puja. All are welcome @ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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It’s a good opportunity to know so many social heroes in different fields. Everyone is playing their important part in making this world a better place. From environment to animal extinction to hunger problems. We would like to applaud all the Kechara heroes for playing their part exceptionally well. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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It’s a good opportunity to know so many social heroes in different fields. Everyone is playing their important part in making this world a better place. From environment to animal extinction to hunger problems. We would like to applaud all the Kechara heroes for playing their part exceptionally well. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Kechara Earth Project October 2019
Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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I’m ready to do the rehearsal :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback for graduation - Robey practicing her ballet in rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
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Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
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The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
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Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
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Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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