Tom Ford explains why he was unhappy

Aug 26, 2011 | Views: 2,056

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…

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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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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:09 PM
    The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, near Pelling in the northeastern Sikkim. The monastery is about 375 year old and is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. Its also the most famous monastery in Sikkim and one of the most important monastery belonging to the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. Pemayangtse monastery was founded around 1647-48 recording to history. Well the Monastery is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit built with scenic backdrop of snow-capped mountains on two sides. Where many locals and tourists will travel to Sikkim yearly . Over the centuries, the monastery has withstood earthquakes and has gone through series of refurbishments and preservation efforts. Interesting story behind this monastery, would love to travel to Sikkim again .
    Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Austine Waddell was a British explorer, collector in Tibet, and author, travelling throughout India,Sikkim and areas on the borders of Nepal and Tibet. He wrote about the Tibetan Buddhist religious practices from what he observed while there. In Sikkim he made a stunning discovery, that Dorje Shugden existence in the Nyingma monastery as written in his book. Hence it has proven that Dorje Shugden been worshipped not only in Gelug lineage but as well in the Nyingma centuries ago too. Its not a minority practice afterall .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-in-nyingma-pemayangtse-monastery-sikkim.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:07 PM
    Revisit this interesting post of a great Master
    Buton Rinchen Drup, was a 14th-century Sakya master and Tibetan Buddhist leader. He is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators, and writers. He has been the role model for many of Tibet’s greatest masters over the centuries, including the present Dalai Lama. His legacy also included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He truly was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Throughout his life, Buton Rinchen Drup has continued to serve humanity and the Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:05 PM
    Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan a unique city in the Flaming Mountains.From all sides the city is surrounded by deserts and mountains, destroyed medieval towns and ruins of ancient settlements. Toyuq, an Islamic pilgrimage center, nestles at the base of the Flaming Mountains. Here there are many mosques, both medieval and modern ones been built over the years. The first Uighur ruler had converted to Islam, and shrines was then built in the locality honouring the ruler. There was a story behind the legendary Seven Sleepers of Ephesus where there was a group of youths hiding inside a cave, at the Flaming mountains outside the city of Ephesus around 250 AD. Buildings can be seen practically everywhere with pierced walls that is used for drying grapes to make raisins. Raisins and melons are most known products of the region. Turpan is one of the most densely populated cities in Xinjiang the popukation consists of mainly the Muslim Uyghurs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post with many interesting history dated to 6,000 years ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:37 PM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was a highly attained lama. He was also commonly known as Takpu Dorje Chang who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas. He had even received directly teachings from Buddhas. He had received direct visions of Tara herself. Tagpu Pemavajra had travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa as requested by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden. Tagpu Pemavajra was one such lama who was attained enough to receive these teachings for the benefit of others. He was instrumental in the development of the Dorje Shugden practice within the Gelug tradition. Wow he was able to astral travel to various pure lands and receive special teachings. Interesting biography of a great lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-fourth-takpu-pema-vajra-jampel-tenpai-ngodrub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:32 PM
    Jan Salter a renowned artist, and inspiring lady who founded the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre, a charity organisation. She was an inspiring lady whose energy and commitment to the goal of alleviating the suffering of street animals. She used her own saving to building and starting the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre the first organisation in Nepal. In recognition of the work for the welfare of the stray animals she was awarded by the International Human Society and the British government. She had benefitted many with her generous nature that she used to benefit others in ways that went far beyond the meaning of normal charity work.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/jans-a-hero-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:30 PM
    Amazing discovery a 2,000 year old Indian Buddhist document as it tell us how Buddhism took root in India. It’s the oldest Buddhist manuscripts yet discovered, dating from about the 1st century BCE to 3rd century CE. Found in the north-western outskirts of the Indian subcontinent an ancient Buddhist kindgom. The document, written on a birch bark scroll offers rare insight into the early history of Buddhism. Surviving manuscripts are rare only a few hundred are known to still exist. Understanding the history of the region helps us realize the significance of this scroll.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/indian-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:27 PM
    Yu Pengnian a real estate tycoon ‘s journey from poor street hawker to be one of a richest person in mainland China. His passion for charity is a result of his own humble beginnings. He has donated all his assets of billions to charity, making him China’s top philanthropist. Whatever profits he made from his business he donated to the Yu Pengnian Foundation which he founded. He became the first Chinese national to give more than billions to charities, scholarships, helping poor students. Self- made Chinese billionaire he gives away entire fortune to charity.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/chinese-philanthropist-donates-it-all.html

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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By the time I heard about Luang Phor Thong, he was already very old, in his late 80s. When I heard about him, I immediately wanted to go and pay my respects to him. - http://bit.ly/LuangPhorThong
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It's very nice to see volunteers helping maintain holy sites in Kechara Forest Retreat, it's very good for them. Cleaning Buddha statues is a very powerful and effective way of purifying body karma.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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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!
Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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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
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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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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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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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
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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
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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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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
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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

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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
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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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
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    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
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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
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    5 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    5 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    5 years 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.
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    5 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    5 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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    5 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    5 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    6 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    6 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    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
    6 years 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.
    6 years 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
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    6 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 weeks ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 weeks ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
4 weeks ago
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
4 weeks ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
4 weeks ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
4 weeks ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
1 month ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
1 month ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
1 month ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
1 month ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
1 month ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
3 months ago
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
3 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
3 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
3 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
3 months ago
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
5 months ago
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
6 months ago
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
6 months ago
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
7 months ago
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
8 months ago
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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