Dear Rinpoche, I am sorry…

By | Aug 20, 2013 | Views: 1,591

(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow)

Dear friends,

Something interesting to share that happens to all spiritual teachers since the inception of Buddhism. My name is Pastor Loh Seng Piow and I am a close attendant of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Throughout the years, Rinpoche has met hundreds and hundreds of students. There are some who are loyal and stay from the first day and have been here for nearly two decades since they first entered the Dharma, then there are some who decide to leave. They leave for various reasons, however some regret later on, and they remember the great kindness of Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara and the Dharma. Some wish to come back. But not everyone has the courage to swallow their pride and apologise. Some realise what they did or didn’t do, and want to make a connection again. Lobsang Monlam is one such case who regretted leaving and sent an audio message to one of Rinpoche’s attendants. He requested the person to play the message to Rinpoche who always forgives.

I am sharing this to empower those who have regrets, wish to reconnect with their teachers, friends or someone but don’t know how to, or embarrassed to do so. Just do it. Don’t be afraid.  Life is short. Time is short. For a short while you are embarrassed, but you will enjoy the reconnection again. Just say sorry, I miss you. I would like to reconnect. They are just words, but you can reconnect back something precious that was lost. And the relationships we have with people really help to form who we are and what we learn.

Thanks,
Pastor Loh Seng Piow

 


 

Below is a message (transcribed from audio by phone) from a student called Lobsang Monlam:

Dear Rinpoche,

Last time I just left so abruptly. I didn’t know how to explain myself to you. I am not a good person. Until now I wanted to explain, speak to you but didn’t do so.

I have been thinking of all the things you have done for me a lot and everything that has happened. Also Kensur Rinpoche’s passing away also made me think further too.

Whatever Dharma you taught me I am doing. I have kept up everything.

I apologize to you for my actions and wish that you stay very well.

Monlam

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  1. Samfoonheei on Oct 23, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Came across this old post . Well for someone to admit one mistakes , realised the true , having the courage to swallow one’s pride and apologise, I rejoice for them. Some might not have the courage to admit it. Admitting a mistake is not a weakness after all on the contrary, it shows an openness of our heart. Every one of us might have made mistakes along our life path. We learn from our mistakes, admit our own before we point out someone else’s and grow from there.
    Lobsang Monlam ‘s message is very touching , its better for him to say sorry now than never. Or else he will regret forever. A good teacher like our Lama is hard to find. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this life , Rinpoche had changed the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

  2. sandra on Mar 26, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Redemption that is the only thing left after aeons of mistakes by sentient beings. Without redemption we have no hope. Must face ourselves and rectify the solution within. May we all be brave enough to do face our demons.

  3. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 10, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Thank you Pastor Loh Seng Piow for the sharing. Hope Monlam has reconnected with Rinpoche. Hope he has transformed to repay the kindness of Rinpoche.

  4. Wylfred Ng on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    休息休息分享。 虽然我没见过Monlam, 不过也要恭喜他勇于向仁波切认错。

    上师等同于一切佛, 对上师不敬就等同于对所有佛不敬, 后果是不堪设想的。

    上师五十颂里说, 只要对上师诚心忏悔,以后不再犯, 那么我们就不会受到恶报。

    也要提醒自己, 千万不要做对上师不敬的事。

  5. Andrew James Boon on Sep 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Thank you Seng Piow for sharing this. This is indeed a great example of how errant but devoted students who come to their senses and seek the forgiveness of their Guru in a manner in which is appropriate.

    We have to remember that our Guru only wants the best for us, such is the reason why we took refuge in our Guru who is the embodiment of the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. Hence, if we ever err, we should always seek forgiveness and repent. Never ever disparage your Guru… ever!

    How incredible blessed and privileged we are to have Rinpoche here in our presence! In a country we call home, sharing the Dharma in a language that we all understand. Think of what we must have done in our previous lives to deserve this and not throw away this precious chance!

    • Andrew James Boon on Oct 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      To add… to truly admit to one’s mistake and to seek forgiveness takes more courage than one cares to admit… hence for Monlam to accept his mistake and seek forgiveness especially from a person that has shown him immeasurable care is admirable!

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I am so grateful Rinpoche and Buddhism taught me what is true repentance, through the four opponent powers. Without restraint and the other three powers, coz with the four powers we really make a determination not do the same thing again.

    If we do the same thing it actually means that we don’t want to change and actually want to repeat the same mistake over and over again. Then what kind of sorry are we talking about ?

  7. Cliff on Sep 12, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I really respect Monlam’s great courage to apologize and made the effort to get in touch with Rinpoche to say words which I feel were so sincere and very touching. I really wish more people, even myself, would be able to forgive for anything anyone or themselves have done. We mustn’t forget those who have showed us kindness and especially Rinpoche’s where he has never asked for anything in return but to learn and study the dharma and show compassion towards others. Rinpoche is a great example of compassion, Rinpoche is able to lead very well by example which only inspires more people to be kind to others. Thank you for sharing this text from Monlam and hope to see him reconnect even more with Rinpoche again, I hope he is well.

  8. Darren Kechara on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Rinpoche never gave up on his students as He is here to guide us to the path of Buddhahood. Rinpoche always care & dedicate prayers for his students, friends, enemys or even those whom no longer around. Rinpoche’s compassion is beyond words to describe…

  9. CK Siah on Sep 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    只要知错能改,善莫大焉. 何况圣人都会错。能承認自己的過失不是一个简单的事。
    但只要有忏悔的心和改过自心, 不会执谜不误。还是可以来得及糾正。 感谢任波切的
    慈悲心可以愿谅当事人而不拘小节。 难得!难得!

  10. Erickksiow on Sep 2, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Always remember Rinpoche has taught us about Forgiveness. Everyone should had a chance, if we want to transform, that’s either good or bad.

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  11. mitra on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I am glad that Monlam realized his mistakes and he remember rinpoche kindness,care, love.

  12. AdelineTan on Aug 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Molam has made a wise move by regretting and apologized to Rinpoche and made an effort to reconnect back to Rinpoche. I admired his courage, thank you Seng Piow for sharing.

  13. Li Kheng on Aug 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    There are many things in our lives that we avoid doing due to fear of rejection and failure. This fear stems from our pride or ego which grows from our ignorance.

    Once we “bite the bullet” and take that first step to overcome our pride, we surprise ourselves with how “easy” it was to do the thing we perceived to be so impossible for so long. We also experience how liberating it is to face ourselves…our fears. From this experience, we develop understanding which helps us overcome our ignorance.

    I am happy for Lobsang Monlam to have sent the apology message to Rinpoche. At the very least, he will not continue living with the baggage of regret which eats at our soul.

    This is indeed a powerful lesson and sincere thanks to Seng Piow for sharing it with us.

  14. Uncle Eddie on Aug 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    If we still have the realisation and wish to continue with our dharma practice, we must maintain the commitment that our Guru is more precious than ourself. With due respect and heartfelt sincerity, we must express our regret and promise not to do it again. As an antidote action, we reveal all such unwholesome actions and apply the opposites to purify same, ask for forgiveness and to rejoice about it. The Guru-disciple relationship is the loftiest and most sacred of all relationships, for it is based on unconditional divine love and wisdom. Om mani padme hum.

  15. Julien Roth on Aug 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Our Guru is kind and loves us. He will always forgive is because he loves us. And anyone who has such a kind Guru is very lucky. Therefore, i am very lucky. I will always stay lose to Rinpoche in my heart and i will never loose Rinpoche. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  16. Sean Wang on Aug 24, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I am glad to know that Monlam has decided to apologize to Rinpoche. I rejoice that he learned his lesson and accepts Rinpoche’s kindness and guidance. No matter where we go if we leave our guru, we will never forget what he did for us.

    I takes a lot to leave your guru and the karmic repercussions are extreme. According to the 50 verses of Guru Devotion, it is said that those who disparage their gurus will remain in Avici, the hell of uninterrupted pain. It takes a lot of courage to return to your guru!

  17. Charmaine@MBF on Aug 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Thank u for sharing this Seng Piow & Monlam.

    I can totally relate to this article as I’m guilty of being one as well.

    Misunderstandings, doubts, ego-arising self & end result: I “run” away, thinking that it would be a better way out. But alas, it wasn’t. I started reaching back into my bad habituation;drinking & smoking back again.

    I was literally having a mental battle and still feeling empty inside.

    After my hiatus & back and doing what I’m supposed to do spiritually be it for the center or for others, life definitely takes a turn for the better once again and i have been sober for months without alcoholism issues.

    It was great seeing you in KFR Teacher JJ. When you drove for so many hours for us back n forth from airport to Bentong, it was just so giving of you & we appreciate it so much. _/\_

    Last but not least, I’m Sorry Teacher JJ & I hope to be able to see you soon. Do take care.

  18. tenzin llhamo on Aug 22, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you Seng Piow for the wonderful news.
    Its really good that Monlam made the connection with Rinpoche again. Its ok to say sorry and let it go. You did not let your pride and ego take over and that is a very good thing.

    We should think of this, what did the Guru do to you that made you feel that He is harming you or causing you pain? What did He do to make you run away? All the Guru ever does is help you. He is ever kind, loving, compassionate and caring. What does He get from doing it except for us to be better and excel in Dharma. He feed us, buy things for us, take us out for movie, go on trips, etc but we never see this, even our parents dont care for us as much. How can we just take and take and take then blame the Guru for something we cant have? The worse part is when we let our pride take over and we become selfish and ignorant. Whats wrong with saying sorry and thank you? I have learned to love these 2 precious words because some times, we really need it. There is nothing wrong with it.

  19. pavara on Aug 22, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Welcome back Monlam. It is amazing that you came back to Kechara,
    People who leave their guru will one day realize what their guru had done for them and they will send a message to their guru say
    that they are sorry that they had left their guru.
    But of course we know that deep inside them they will never forget every thing their guru taught and gave them.
    I really appreciate what Monlam said.

  20. So Kin Hoe on Aug 22, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks Seng Piow for sharing this to us on Rinpoche’s blog. I salute to Monlam for being sincere with himself and took up his courage to let down his ego, admit his past mistake (all of us do have past mistakes) and return to Rinpoche with apologies, care, compassion and much kindness towards Rinpoche’s welfare. If anyone of us falls down on the floor, immediately we will stand up without being told. We should do the same to our Guru and Dharma. Do not let ourselves fall into samsara and ended with regrets in the end.

  21. Patsy on Aug 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I am glad that Monlam realized his mistakes and regretted what he has done. He has put his ego down to apologize and seek forgiveness from Rinpoche.

    We may run away from our Guru but our Guru will never run away or abandon us. May we all realized this and learn from Monlam never to make the mistake of running away from someone who cares and guides us with unconditional love.

    Welcome back, Monlam.

  22. Albert Ratchaga on Aug 22, 2013 at 5:06 am

    The reason why we developed so slow even though we are in a country that has everything, it is because we always wanted to look good, our face has become the most important thing in our life, and because of this, we have lost so many precious things in life.

    ‘Sorry’ is a word that can mend back many relationship, it is a word that can make us realize our mistake and improve ourselves so we can be a better person in benefiting others.

    I’ve been always thinking Monlam such a coward that leaving without saying a thing, don’t even dare to inform of his leaving, but his apology to Rinpoche totally change my thought towards him, his apology shows that Rinpoche is far more important than his face, so he’s willing to put down his ego and apologize.

    Making mistake is normal, because we are human, and we definitely not perfect, but what do we do after made a mistake? running away avoiding or face it, apology and mend it back? What action you took tells who you are. Put down your pride for once, face your mistake and apology from your heart deeply, you’ll realize your shoulder became lighter when you allowing yourself to let go your ego and pride.

    Thank you Monlam for showing such courage action, you’ve shown us what strong people are, fall down doesn’t matter, just stand up again.. I definitely hope to see you again 🙂

  23. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Aug 22, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Thanks Seng Piow for sharing this touch and warm article for us…

    And Monlam make the right choice to make apologize then wish to come back to serve Rinpoche…

    Although many of us in samsara always done something wrong, but the most important part is overcome our ego face the mistake, admit the wrong then apologize hence become a better person…

  24. Joy on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    How sweet and touching of Monlam… he has conscious, he did not forget kindness and gratitude and how to be a warm human. I am very happy for Monlam “bro” as we used to call him! Good for him because at least now, he has finally released something terribly heavy off his chest and can now slowly find “peace”.

    Reminds me of the teaching “nothing changes and everything changes” …yes nothing is ever permanent, it is only us trying to keep it permanent! Why do that with negative feelings… we are the ones end up feeling lost, angry and then bitter. What is the point really when the next day we can easily be dead. Silly how we cling on the wrong things in life.

  25. Choongs on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Perception is not reality. What appear to be faults in others may actually be reflections of our own emotional afflictions. I don’t have an attitude problem; you have a perception problem. Remember the way people treat us is their karma. The way we react is our own.”, Trulshik Rinpoche _/\_

    • Choongs on Aug 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      It’s all in your own mind.

    • David Lai on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Choongs,
      Nobody really judges anybody. We judge ourselves and it is we who allow people’s judgement to affect us. Judgement is ultimately subjective. A parent who scolds the child out of love is seen by the child to be judging. The child may get angry, runaway or claim to suffer psychological damages. This is very sad because the child will only see it as judgement and not as love. One day, the parent will no longer be there to tell the child what’s wrong and the child will have deep regrets because the child will grow up and realize that it was actually love. It would have been too late by then.

      • David Lai on Aug 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        Ohhh… Choong,

        I have to add… The child was quick to forget the kindness, advice, love, laughter, gifts, money and so on…

  26. Sofi on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks for this sharing, SP. It sets a good example for all of us to examine and value what we have in having Rinpoche as our Guru. I don’t think that we should let something so minor as a sincere apology to stand in our way when we realize it will bring greater happiness into our lives. I wish to commend Monlam on his courage to send his apology.

  27. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Aug 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    We easily made mistakes but selfom of us will recognised it and seek for forgivness, instead we blame other to caused us made such mistake. Monlam have show his sincere and courage, let go his ego and seek Rinpoche forgiveness,Monlam have open up a right path for himself and re connect with good Guru.For those who don’t know how to repair the relationship with Guru, this is good chance to follow. Remember ego cannot help you on your spiritual path but Guru can.

  28. William on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

    It takes a big man to apologise and seek forgiveness. And It takes a bigger man to forgive. Definitely Rinpoche is the bigger man but Monlam did lower down his ego to sort out what he really feels and move ahead.

  29. Janice Kwok on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Thank you for sharing this. Monlam is brave and also very smart to realise that he needs to reconnect in order to help his own future. It is in us to decide what we want to do and do it. Welcome back Monlam and thank you for showing the way.

  30. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Aug 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    感謝Seng Piow的帖文:
    雖然不認識Lobsang Monlam這位佛友,但是,讀了他所傳達的訊息,可以理解他對上師的關心及愧疚。我覺得Lobsang Monlam是位有勇氣和勇敢的人。能承認自己的過失和把所作的過失糾正,是件不容易的事,值得我效仿和學習。愿他能放下對自己的自責心,讓正確的思維升起,把末來的自己作得更好。謝謝。

  31. beatrix ooi on Aug 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I’m glad that Monlam put away all his ego and decided to send an audio message to apologize to Rinpoche. Some people ran away and did not realise how stupid they were to have ran away( No offense). But some will realise it and seek for forgiveness, Monlam is clearly one of them. I’m happy that he realised that before it becomes too late. Thank You for sharing Seng Piow.

  32. Sharon Saw on Aug 20, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    It is good news that Monlam decided to send an apology to Rinpoche. Rinpoche has definitely benefited every single one of us who has had the blessings come into contact with Rinpoche, and when people have wanted to leave this spiritual path for their own reasons, it should be done properly and with respect.

    In Monlam’s case, i am happy for him that he has decided to apologise to Rinpoche as it’s the right thing to do. It is not so much that Rinpoche needs an apology but that the right thing needs to be done. On a spiritual level, it is even more important that the relationship between one’s teacher and the student be clean and clear.

  33. Shelly tai on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you SP for sharing this blog post with us. I agree with u 100% how fortunate we are to meet such a perfect guru if we let go this opportunities I don’t think in the future we connect with such a perfect teacher. Our ego is our biggest enemies ego always bring us regret and unhappiness ego is the root cause of our suffering in samsara.

  34. HelenaC on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I totally agreed with Abby. glad to know that Monlam reconnect with Rinpoche. And rejoice for Monlam to have enlightenment in life that he let go his pride and ego to request for forgiveness. Thank you for sharing Seng Piow.

  35. Su Ming on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Prior before this message, Monlam has made numerous calls to KB (Rinpoche’s Personal Attendant) to check how Rinpoche is and etc. It is good that he finally apologies to Rinpoche. Monlam has mentioned before that it is hard to find someone like Rinpoche who has been consistent with the love & care without agenda. Monlam knows having someone like Rinpoche is rare.

    We made mistakes, some big, some small. We will regret eventually. I have made those mistakes and some I am not able to rectify cause it was too late. Therefore, putting our pride, anger & ego down is important cause we do not want to be a bitter person later. And that require more work. Life is too short to be stuck in those moments.

  36. Jayce Goh on Aug 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I was so touch and glad to see this and Rejoice…Monlam, we really hope all of us aware of this , that life is precious and we all know that Rinpoche has open the door of dharma for us. We shall put away our fears , ego, anger… Those emotions will passed eventually. The courage from Monlam inspire all those who are there facing the difficulties to come back , Make your decision Now !!

    Nothing is important than your future life…. When we are death, Jayce no longer Jayce, everything just a title, just a feelings which does not exist but our thought keep remind us that we care about this feeelings…Me…I..You…all preferences gone, all gone when we are death.

    It is so precious to have a human life now while you can.
    And Your guru Love you !! Start off by saying SORRY, it’s better to be late than never.

  37. adelinewoon on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you Monlam for showing such a good example to us! Thank you Seng Piow for sharing this with us! This is a very precious and positive sign that Rinpoche’s teachings are being taken into heart and students take it seriously and transform their mind for the better. Everyone makes mistake and it is ok to make one as long as we face our mistake and do something to rectify it.

    It is very crucial and important for us to plead for forgiveness and change when we make mistake, especially what we have done hurts our guru who has always love and care unconditionally. No one in the world loves us like how our guru does because he promises to protect & care for us until we achieve enlightenment. This is way beyond a mother leading a child to grow, a teacher leading a student to learn, a coach leading an athlete to success. Nothing in the world can ever compare to the unbias, unlimited, unreserved love and kindness that our guru has for us! Nothing!

    As a student, we owe everything to our guru since we are basically takers and give nothing back in return to our guru on the spiritual level. He is way too advanced in the spiritual practise and he is incomparable in any way, shape or form. The chances for us to meet with one, a qualified one, in our life is extremely slim like looking for a needle in the ocean. It is not by coincident that we meet and if we do meet, it is definitely not a chance for us to take it lightly. We have no time to waste in not learning or transforming for the better.

    Just think about this logically, why would an opportunity for us to meet with our qualified guru arises if we are not yet ready to transform for the better? Why is it that our guru gives us specific instructions if we are not able to do it? Why would our guru spend time nurturing us if we can not be changed as we might have claimed? All in all, we are meant to meet with our ultimate guru because we have been with him since beginningless time and we have vowed to reconnect again and again until we reach enlightenment. Our guru will never abandon us, he will not hurt us, he will not drag us down, he will never ever do things to stop us from seeing our true nature, to be intact with the truth!

    So swallow our pride, surrender ourselves, be like a servant to the king, perform all instructions happily and go all the way with it! We have nothing to lose, but everything to gain!

    • sarahyap on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Nice message.

      In the Tibetan culture, they believe that even the teachers that taught us our alphabets are manifestations of Boddhisattvas. So while we are so fortunate to have met our kind Guru now, we should never forget the kindness and love others shown to us in the past. Why? Imagine if we can’t read and write, what good will we be? Even if we wish to help we will be more of an obstruction than help, so the people previously that has educated us, is also great.

      Just like Monlam, he was in a situation that was already different, but because he did not forget the kindness Rinpoche shown to him in the past, he is able to be a better person now.

  38. Irene Lim on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

    We miss you Monlam. I am so happy to hear you try to reconnect to Rinpoche after you have thought it through. I am sure you will appreciate Rinpoche better from this separation that allows maturing of your realisation and experience. We hope to see you soon Monlam!

  39. Elsie Toy on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

    When we realise our mistakes have the courage to admit and amend ourselves. We should do it asap. Sorry is the hardest word as it takes alot for one to swallow that pride that we initially has at the spur of that moment. I was once told by an ‘ex’ “that please remember do make any mistakes because sorry can is not a word can be use often and it comes with a price was with an enginering firm” his example was if you build apartments and they collapes through yr own fault and kill hundreds sorry can save the lives of others”. You nailed a nail on the wall it creates a scar the wound will heal the scar remains. Somes it is our own stupidity that we make such mistakes. So mend your ways back. do it now dont wait till it is too late. If one need to take any action think again how that action benefit others and not yourself. Please mend your ways back to Rinpoche. He is such a kind Guru that each time of think of our Spiritual Guide tears fills my eyes. Monlam you should know what to do. You actions this time benefit others because you set an example to show the way.

  40. henry ooi on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Leaving someone or something in a huff and a puff is not good especially when that someone or something had been beneficial. Decisions made from anger and moods swing usually ended up making oneself angrier and regretful. I have made numerous such decisions in my life. But later regretting and doing something positive is good. Start off by saying SORRY, it’s better to be late than never.

  41. Sean Pang on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:03 am

    It must have taken a lot of fear to walk away from a Guru but it certainly takes greater courage to recognise the mistake of doing so, apologise and return.

    I rejoice that you’ve found your courage again, Monlam, the courage that our Guru must have already seen was in you all along. Welcome back, put away your old fears and inspire all those who are going through a tough time or may face moments of weakness in the future to do what you do now – placing your trust in our Guru, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.

    Your Dharma brother,
    Sean Pang

  42. wei theng on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Welcome back Monlam! I acknowledge your courage for coming back. You have make the right decision to be closed to our precious Guru & Buddha Dharma.
    I wish those left will have the courage like you and come back home! It is so precious to have a human life now and we should really make full use of it to learn Dharma & do Dharma. It is even more precious to have meet our Guru Tsem Rinpoche who love us so much.

  43. abby f on Aug 20, 2013 at 3:52 am

    There’s no way for us to run/avoid from the genuine kindness of a Guru. Because deep down inside we know that the Guru is really kind to us and we really feel it. Even when people leave their Guru, wherever they go, no matter they encounter good things or bad things, they will never forget the kindness from the Guru, as the love and care that the Guru gives is always so consistent.

    I am glad to know that Monlam actually sent Rinpoche audio message to apologize. This apologize has sincerity and he didn’t avoid Rinpoche anymore from the moment he decided to send an audio message and the moment he really did it.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:53 PM
    Beautiful pictures paints a thousands words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche. Those rare pictures shared ultimate sophistication of the relationship between the two great leaders.
    Back in the 20th century Jawaharlal Nehru an Indian anti-colonial nationalist, statesman, secular humanist, social democrat was very kind to receive them both. Looking at the rare pictures says all.
    Its such awesome watching the rare video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche visiting India together. Visiting sacred places Buddhist sites of India together, and even having state dinner .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-dalai-lama-panchen-lama-in-india-in-1956.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:52 PM
    nspiring read of the power sacred feminine Maha Pajapati Gotami, founder of the Order of Nuns. She was the foster-mother, step-mother and maternal aunt of the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition, she was the first woman to seek ordination for women, which she did from Gautama Buddha directly, and she became the first bhikkhuni.
    Mahapajapati lived to be around 120 years old. Having such an eminent position in the sangha, she would have had hundreds of nuns under her care, helping them realize the Truth. Perplexingly, the Buddha continued to have doubts about admitting women into the women’s order right up until his death. Mahapajapati had played an important role preserving the dharma taught by Buddha Shakyamuni.
    Truly inspired by Mahaprajapati Gotami’s story.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mahapajapati-gotami-the-first-buddhist-nun.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:50 PM
    Area 51 is a U.S. military base that has become synonymous all this while. There’s a possibility recording to many could be a government cover-ups and potentially a place of testing alien. Its always a secret behind this Nevada base also known as Area 51 and is often the subject of alien conspiracy theories. The facility is next to two other restricted military areas, what goes on inside and around is extremely secret. No one are allowed to visit and are kept away by warning signs, electronic surveillance and armed guards. According to the US military, the intense secrecy area is the training range for US nuclear weapons. It has never been declared a secret base and under 24-hour surveillance. Many people have reported seeing unidentified flying objects in or near Area 51. That’s interesting. And the popular image of the place is a secret site for extra-terrestrial research.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/aliens-paranormal/what-is-area-51.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Jun 17. 2024 12:49 PM
    Reading each messages and looking at those beautiful pictures tells a thousand words. Without dharma, dharma work, dharma institutions and dharma people, life is so much more lonely and empty……loved this message by our Guru.
    May those teachings in this blog flourish in the heart of all beings.
    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this great messages. which taught us more and inspired us too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/messages-inspired-by-buddhist-art.html
  • payal
    Monday, Jun 10. 2024 04:27 AM
    really….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/letters-cards-gifts/seans-got-a-great-idea.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:55 PM
    Reading this blog kindly reminded us of the most cherished people in our lives that’s our parents. Mother’s Day that is on this Sunday 12th of May and Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June. Teachers Day too important ……a day to honour and recognise their roles in our lives. Rinpoche always emphasised that we should not avoid the responsibility of repaying the kindness of the people who have helped us in our life. The only true way to honour and repay their kindness is to let them know that their kindness meant a lot to us . Do something good for them or someone else as this practice ultimately gives enormous power and possibilities for positive effects in many lives not just our own life. Simple saying thank you and expressing our appreciation can go a long way.
    Reading all those powerful quotes by Rinpoche gives us a lesson and example.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/celebrating-kindness-20-quotes-from-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:11 PM
    Achi Chökyi Drölma is the Dharma Protector of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. She also appears as a protector in the Karma Kagyu refuge tree as Achi Chodron. Although Achi has a particular committment to protect the Drikung Kagyu, she is recognized and practiced by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. To benefit the beings in samsara, she displays a limitless number of manifestations at different times and in different space dimensions. She vowed to protect the Drikung Kagyu lineage and its practitioners, removing inner and outer obstacles , a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies the harmonious union of compassion, wisdom, and protective energy. a powerful wisdom-protector who guards and protects all sincere Dharma-practitioners to rely on her. She is also known for her power to confer wealth. She rose to protect Drikung Kagyu lineage while Dorje Shugden who rose to protect the Gelug teaching. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Gen Lobsang Phuljung for this interesting write up

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/achi-chokyi-drolma-chief-protectress-of-the-drikung-kagyu.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 06:00 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a special Dharma Protector who quickly fulfils wishes and sincere prayers. He brings healing, harmony and peace; protects from harm and obstacles and attracts opportunities for success and growth. To promote the practice of Dorje Shugden, Kechara has came up a easy way for more people to understand the Powerful Practice. Presented in six different languages as such in English, Tibetan བོད་ཡིག, Chinese 中文, Hindi हिंदी, Tamil தமிழ், Nepali नेपाली so everyone could access. All those materials were distributed to visitors free of charge at all Kechara outlets. Looking at those pictures of visitors says all of how Kechara had spreads the practice of Dorje Shugden like wild fire. More people will get to know and understand the true stories and benefits of Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kechara-spreads-the-practice-of-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:57 PM
    For the last 60 years, the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has exploited, abused, marginalised and persecuted their people. For the first time in six decades, since the Tibetans first entered a life in exile, we are seeing more and more examples of ordinary Tibetans speaking up against this exploitation. In years gone past, Tibetans would never have dared to voice their objections to the leadership. They have been mixing religion and politics ever since. A majority of the Tibetans in India are stateless, and been sufferings quietly. Hundreds of thousands of Tibetans were killed during the Chinese invasion, prompting the young Dalai Lama to flee into exile in 1959. Because of all the exploitation the younger Tibetan generation are willing to express and speaking up.
    Reading the commentary by a anonymous member of the Tibetan community tells us how those desperate Tibetans experienced all this while and to voice the truth. Interesting read. In order to achieve peace it is necessary to address the root of violence and conflict by having dialogue between the Chinese Government and the Tibetan Government.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-refugee-youth-speaking-up.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:55 PM
    Coming up with these informative website is a great work of Rinpoche and writers team. With these website it had many people get to understand more of Tibetan Buddhism , great teachers teachings and of course all about the practice of Dorje Shugden. I am one of them , its was this website I got to know , learn, and understand about Tibetan Buddhism and Dorje Shugden.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands and writers team .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/fantastic-new-dorje-shugden-website-launched.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:53 PM
    The legendary Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak was born in the village of Nyenam,Southern Tibet amidst many auspicious signs of a high rebirth. Ra Lotsawa was a great tantric master and is one of the most controversial Buddhist teachers in Tibetan history who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. One of the previous lives of Dorje Shugden is the renowned lama Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drak, Amongst his great deeds, Ra Lotsawa was known to have renovated many with Samye, Tibet’s first monastery. He also sponsored numerous new translation works, the copying and recitation of sacred scriptures, and the installation of Buddha statues. Interesting read of the biography of this great master. Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa left behind a legacy of many great lamas, practitioners and preserving, as well as spreading this tantric system in Tibet.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/ra-lotsawa-dorje-drakpa-tibetan-master-of-the-vajrabhairava-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 8. 2024 05:51 PM
    Dorjé Shukden is a controversial Tibetan Buddhist protector deity, believed by some to be a wrathful spirit and by others to be an enlightened Buddha. The controversy that arose from this divided understanding over the last fifty years has impacted the Tibetan Buddhist community globally and continues to be relevant to observers and practitioners of Buddhism the world over. The Yellow Book, based on its cover. It was composed by Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche in 1970, but it was not published until 1973. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche never intended for his book to be published but somehow it was published without his permission. According to the introduction, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche authored this book in 1970 based on teachings given by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the junior tutor to the 14th Dalai Lama.The original intention of this book was to be complementary material to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s book, Music Delighting An Ocean of Protectors, which was published six years before the Yellow Book. The Yellow Book did not circulate widely until several years later. It is a collection of cautionary tales and teachings but sadly some influential powerful officials and people who had corrupted the Gelug lineage . Interesting read.
    I am looking forward to finish reading this book.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dr-christopher-bells-views-on-zemey-rinpoches-yellow-book.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:15 PM
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Firebirds are mythical birds found in the folklore of many cultures. They are often depicted as magical birds with feathers that glow like flames or the sun. The mythology surrounding firebirds varies between cultures, but there are some common themes. In Greek mythology, the mythical bird known for its ability to be reborn from its ashes, symbolizing immortality and renewal. It is often depicted as a beautiful and majestic creature with brightly coloured feathers and a long tail. Interesting read of the stories related to the mythology, legend and folklore in this blog.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
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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
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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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
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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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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
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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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.
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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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.
One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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)
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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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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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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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
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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

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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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
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Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
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Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
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On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
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