Picnic & puja in the mountains

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Dear friends,

 

I went up to the mountains with 19 of my students to enjoy a picnic, dharma talk and puja in the mountains today March 11, 2012. We went to an area that is around 1.2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.. I live in Kuala Lumpur. Some of my students started preparing from yesterday for today’s special outing. Yesterday we were super busy as I had to conduct a wedding in Kechara so we had lot of preparations and work yesterday. But everyone managed and worked really hard. The wedding was very successful (will blog soon)…after today’s outing I asked JJ to write up a short description of our outing which we all enjoyed very much. Take a read and see the pictures below. I will go again and will take people with me to this location for puja and picnic…I love the greens, mountains and outdoors so very much….

Those who are always available to do dharma work I like to take them up. Easier for me to invite them as they make their timing flexible and usually do very good work which I appreciate.  The people who usually work very hard and sincerely and have flexible timing helps me decide who I invite with me..I love all my friends and students of course…But I especially love it when people do their dharma work perfectly. It touches my heart when people do work well that benefits others. Thank you everyone for your hardwork and spiritual progress. Give your all to others through Kechara, it really touches me…I also thank Martin, Paris, Su Ming, Levi, POs, Rajendra, Ram and everyone who made this outing so special and blessed…they worked very hard…  We all enjoyed it so much…I did very much so.

Tsem Rinpoche  

 


 

 

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Rinpoche’s longing to be in the forest has been well known since the very first days I met Rinpoche. It is Rinpoche’s deepest wish to be up in the mountain forests doing prayers, retreats, meditations and practices long term. Rinpoche wanted to share this experience with us city folks and had the Ladrang staff and POs arranged for a picnic outing in the forests combined with a puja.

The day started with one group heading out to the picnic place to help setup. One of Rinpoche’s students spent the entire day before to help pave the road leading to the forest land which Rinpoche wanted us to visit.

The journey there was a pleasant drive with a feast of forest green views along the way. As we approached the picnic place, there was a small drizzle of rain. Rinpoche and a few others were escorted up in a truck while the rest of us took a short walk up to a slope where there was a space set up with a shed ready for us.

Rinpoche took us around the land to show us the place and how Rinpoche liked the greens and its vast surroundings. The sky was clear and Rinpoche told us what he liked about the land. Rinpoche made us all quiet and calm down. When we were silent, what we heard was just the buzzing of the bugs, the sound of the running water in from a nearby stream and also the sound of the breeze. It was an amazing experience being able to listen to just nature.

Rinpoche then continued to explain that in order to benefit the beings and animals for such a foresty land, we can build stupas or erect large images of enlightened beings. Animals and other beings living in the place which circumambulate the stupas and images will plant seeds of enlightenment for their future lives.  

We then moved in under the shed where we tucked into our food and together with Rinpoche. It was a nice and peaceful afternoon hanging out in the wilderness of nature. The place reminded him a lot of the book “My side of the Mountain” – Rinpoche shared with us the story which he read when he was a child.

We all took a second helping of food and then Rinpoche did a short puja to bless the land and the beings living in it. We all joined in together with Rinpoche to pray for the beings in the land to be blessed.

Rinpoche said he liked the place very much and didn’t want to come back to concrete city life with us and very much wanted to stay back but couldn’t. Rinpoche really felt at home in the surrounding of greeneries and is really happy.

It was not just a nice outing with Rinpoche, nor just an enjoyable picnic but as always, with Rinpoche, outings such as these are infused with the Dharma. Rinpoche made prayers for everyone who is connected with him to be blessed with Lama Tsongkhapa’s tradition and eventually be able to receive the highest blessings of Tantra by Vajrayogini.

by JJ Chong

 

The path up around the small mountain toward our picnic area…. 

 

Here I am almost arriving to the area we are setting up for pujas and short dharma talk in the mountains.. 

 

 

 

 Admiring the view of the area we visited today..I love this solitary tree on the left and rising hill on the right..it has alot of meaning to me…I’ll explain another time…These were good omens to me and I have my reasons.

 

 

 

 Sitting down in the outdoor covered area, relaxing, talking, having a picnic and pujas..

 

This is our group walking through the paths..can see someone in the distance in white T-shirt.. 

 

 

 Martin had set up a small generator so we had a nice fan blowing…very pleasant.

 

 Levi and Julia did such a great job to prepare all the delicious food for all of us..Thank you!

 

 

 

 

A dharma talk in the mountains….nice picnic afterwards..Martin did a great job arranging everything even the nice plants in our little shelter..thank you!

 

We had a very enjoyable time….everyone did such good preparations today and I was so happy with them…Here’s JJ and I..

 

 

We did pujas and prayers till it was dark. I loved it..we just heard the beautiful sounds of nature…no cars, no trucks, no vehicles…during our puja and meditations..

 

 

Julia and Levi prepared wonderful picnic goodies for us. Martin did two days of preparations for our picnic and puja in the mountans…he worked hard. POs did alot of packing of cushions, sadhana books etc…We drove 1.2 hours from Kuala Lumpur.

People who joined me today were:

Datuk May Phng, Paris, Pastor Loh Seng Piow, Su Ming, Martin, Bryan, Ethan, JJ, Carmen, Girlie, William, Lew, Beng Kooi, Jean Mei, Dr. Jiang, Levi, Rajendra, Ram, and Julia…

 

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Wild Woman of the Jungle

While we were in the midst of our picnic, I looked at Paris and was inspired to tell the story of the wild wild wild woman that I made up on the spot..hehehe…Paris of course is the wild woman of the jungle…You might like it…read it and let me know…see here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/the-wild-woman-of-the-jungle.html

 

 

 

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  1. tenzin llhamo on Apr 29, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Looking at the photos now brings back memories! I remember standing in front of Kechara Forest Retreat with a group of Kecharians and Rinpoche when there was nothing yet. Now when I look at Kechara Forest Retreat, I am so happy with the progress! Its going to be magnificent and amazing! I cant wait for the whole place to be done and see people from everywhere, pouring in!

  2. Julia Tan on Jul 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Feel like the picnic was just happened a few days ago. At that time I just joined Ladrang for a few weeks. I was so happy to be there with everyone. Rinpoche taught us how to bless the land by chanting mantra and visualizing Rinpoche sitting on our shoulders. All of us spread out and blessed the land. We had a great time. Rinpoche was very happy and He enjoyed the nature of this place so much. We even started thinking and plotting where is Rinpoche’s office and room gonna be! Of course we thought about where our office, kitchen and rooms gonna be. When Rinpoche asked “When?” and everyone looked at DM. Then Rinpoche laughed. We seriously cannot wait to move here. Hope it can be the next day. I want to come back to this place again very soon. I must create the cause to be here. It cannot be just happen by talking about it but all of us must make it happen.

  3. Yoke Fui on Jun 25, 2012 at 6:17 am

    According to the KFR committee all the S & P for the purchase of the KFR land are signed. We are just waiting for minor details for the completion.

    Professionals are working on lay out plans. Head of the project, Datuk May, estimates the first phase of the Retreat Village should be completed within 24 months.

    Our dream is turning into reality !

  4. Wan Wai Meng on May 3, 2012 at 10:56 am

    So nice now we can have a place in nature that we can go visit, it is so good to be able to get away from the concrete jungles that we are so very used to. It is one the edge of the jungles and hills and still very wild, animals attracted to food or noise or lights do come by to visit. I can just imagine doing walking meditation at this area. 🙂 The thought of this place gets me excited.

  5. […] have already arranged electricity, water and even internet (soon). We will have Dharma picnics, sharing, walks, pujas and relaxation at this place. I will invite people to join me […]

  6. Andrew.Hibberd on Apr 29, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    good work well done to all and congratulation on work done in difficulut circumstance

  7. Helena on Mar 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche. What a fantastic Dharma picnic outing and it’s something new and fun too. I can see all of you have great fun, great moments with our precious Guru and all of the dharma sisters and brothers 🙂
    I wish I have the opportunity to join next time 🙂 I love this kind of learning trip, as it’s also create a closer bonding with the dharma friends.

  8. Frederick Law on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:35 am

    The forest is such a beautiful place with lushes of greens all around, with mountains slope around make it so beautiful. How wonderful of the members who joined Rinpoche for the picnic on the mountains and foraging through the forest, and doing pujas together with Rinpoche in the nature to blessed the sentient being around, wow i can imagine the peacefulness and serene environment with natures sound all around while doing puja. Nice.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  9. Paris on Mar 15, 2012 at 1:16 am

    It was an amazing day and really quite historical. For the first time ever, we could be in a place exactly as Rinpoche had imagined his whole life – surrounded by trees with nothing except the sounds of crickets, birds and a gurgling stream to keep us company. As Rinpoche did prayers there and made his wishes, it began to rain just as Rinpoche recited the dedications – an auspicious sign for all our future works to flourish, especially for our retreat center.

    We also had a fantastic picnic, to beat all picnics!! (Thank you to Julia and levi for the many hours of preparation). It wasn’t just about stuffing our faces though. Rinpoche explained that he had planned for a picnic, and for us to eat together in the hills, as a sign that this is something we can do many more times in the future together up in the hills.

    Most of all, it was just such a happy afternoon to see Rinpoche so happy, so content being in a place which he has always dreamed of being in. May there be many more picnics, many more retreats in the forest and much, much more birdsong.

  10. LilyT on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this excursion with us on the blog. As usual, Rinpoche has shown us that dharma can be incorporated in our lives. Even going on a picnic can be dharmic and a wonderful experience!
    Kudos to the organisers for such a good job done. Attention to details for the comfort of the day-trippers is not missed either.
    JJ, you did a good write-up. When describing part of the outing, I could envision as if I was there on the “One Tree Hill”, breathing the fresh air.
    May whatever Rinpoche had planned for this area manifests…

  11. jennifer on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and JJ for sharing with us such a lovely afternoon outing with us ! I’ve always loved Nature , and what more lovely is to be ONE with Nature , with a Dharma teaching by Rinpoche , in the company of dear Dharma brothers and sisters! Jamie told me it’s a teddy bear’s picnic in the woods. I want to be a teddy bear to attend the next picnic , please .

  12. lucy yap on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Love the green surroundings.A nice place to listen to Dharma and enjoy the fresh atmosphere.A paradise on earth!Thank you Rinpoche for the lovely photos.

  13. Uncle Eddie on Mar 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Quite an awe-inspiring forested mountain scene. If only this entire mountain-area could be riddled with waterfalls, rockpools and mountain-streams, would make this scenic beauty area more fully complete. This place will draw in more practioners and people to visit, so as to escape from the city stresses, to a place filled with peaceful tranquility and rare silence; a place that manages to remain almost entirely unaffected by development! This is also in line with our Rinpoche’s wish to stay in the shadow of the mountain which could bring immediate breathing space and a chance to unwind amongst the mountainous trees and forests in tranquility.

  14. vc on Mar 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    the solitary tree must be a sign of enlightenment.bodhi tree.i guess.someone will emerge become a sage to dispel the darkness in this age of turbidity.

  15. Mc on Mar 14, 2012 at 1:34 am

    What a few of us enjoyed so much that day, is exactly what Rinpoche would like everyone to experience and benefit from in KWPC. There is something about being with nature that lets us forget our hang-ups and angst even if its for a day.

    I was profoundly moved by how much Rinpoche loves to be in the forest and in that instant I was reminded again of how Rinpoche has forgone everything that he may have preferred for himself to be with us and to teach us.

  16. Kim Ng on Mar 14, 2012 at 12:51 am

    What a wonderful and joyful retreat for everyone from the city.. How serene & peaceful place to listen nature, Dharma talk and meditation.. It seems like Heaven on Earth..

  17. Han on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful post. Back to the nature with the greens and forest. Sure there are birds, inserts natural sound….how nice!

    JJ updates was superb, this trip i visualized as dharma picnic trip with guru.

  18. So Kin Hoe on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I really want to extend my best wishes to everyone who participated and helped in this happy and meaningful event. Mountains and jungles do give us the peaceful and calm environment.

  19. Yoke Fui on Mar 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche & JJ for sharing this nice update with us.

    I have been to the place once with another group of dharma friends. It is a place condicive for meditation and spiritual learning just as what Rinpoche had indicated to us.

  20. abby on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the photos and story.
    Mountains are the BEST PLACE for Dharma practitioners! 😀

  21. Victor Phang on Mar 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Great outing! I love nature, I love jungle, I love tree, I love mountain, I love green too. How beautiful can have puja and learn dharma at place surrounded by green plants and fresh air!
    When doing my daily sadhana, I always imagine I’m sitting in a green land next to a small river, surrounded by trees, animals and cool air. It makes me energetic, relax and peace everyday. hehe!
    Thanks for sharing Rinpoche.
    With Love,
    VP

  22. Diana Pereyda on Mar 13, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Wonderful break, all of you need that, do more often. See sunsets,maybe see sun rise,magic. Good place to learn Dharma. All nice people, lucky to be near Rinpoche.

  23. William on Mar 13, 2012 at 2:07 am

    The mountains are beautiful and the trip was also very fun. Thank you Jj for capturing everything in your words. I like the tree cos it just stand out from the rest. Such a lovely place to relax and do meditation. Really out from the bustling city sounds. A really great day out with Rinpoche and dharma brothers and sisters.

  24. WT on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and JJ for sharing. It’s such a beautiful place.
    So happy that Rinpoche like the place and thanks to all the students who put in effort to make it happened.
    May more people and I have the chance to do retreat in that place, with mother nature. ..

  25. henry ooi on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Rinpoche sure looks at home among the trees and on the hills. Yes, this place is scenic and in tune with nature. A really fantastic place to chill out as seen from the pictures. I would love to stay in such a place.

  26. Li Kheng on Mar 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for always creating fun and innovative Dharma activities. A usually simple and common picnic event turned into an unforgettable experience that benefits participants and animals in the area through the infusion of pure Dharma by a skilful Guru.

    I also admire the effort put in by students to ensure that Rinpoche and invited guests are comfortable. Although we may assume this is a “should”, such ability to focus out on others is rare. I dare say that such quality is brought forth by the patient nurturing of Rinpoche and consistent exposure to Kechara energy.

    May more people be blessed by the teachings of Rinpoche so that we can slowly but evidently create caring results and relationships in our lives.

  27. ECheah on Mar 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Not just a picnic. Rinpoche must have gone there to bless the land and all the beings thereon, seen and unseen. How fortunate. Thank you Rinpoche.

  28. Paul Yap on Mar 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Wow, very beatiful and serene place, lots of green and far away from City polution. This is like the wonderland for nature lovers.

  29. patsy on Mar 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    What a serene and beautiful place to have dharma talks and to do pujas with good company and good food. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this dharma outing with us. Rinpoche has always love the lush green mountains and may whatever Rinpoche plans to do in this mountain materialized soon.

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

    I was there with Rinpoche and the lovely group. Going for a picnic and going to the mountains is not new to me, BUT going for a Dharma Picnic, wow is really out of this world.

    We breathed fresh air (some of us not used to it and felt so relaxed that they felt like falling asleep) learnt Dharma, had great laughs and most of all being with our Precious Guru.

    I hope that Rinpoche will go more often and invite more Kecharians with him. What a blessing!

    Thank you, Martin for such great preparation of the premises, Ladrang team with Mama Julia leading with the food.

    An experience I will cherish forever.

  31. Rita van der Wijden on Mar 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful day. This feels as a very blessed occasion. Hope you all will return many, many times.
    Be happy and be well, enjoy! with love, rita

  32. sarahyap on Mar 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Wow, very beutiful place! Everyone must have had a great time =) puja, dharma talk and picnic in the forest… can life get any better than this?

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us. JJ did a very nice write up, made feel like i was practically there lol!

    I hope one day my mum and I can follow Rinpoche to the forest too, to listen to Dharma talks and do pujas. It will be so wonderful.

  33. Hui Keng on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    What a wonderful and beautiful place for picnic and Dharma! I rejoice that our Dharma friends and Rinpoche went on the trip. Rinpoche has been yearning for the mountains for such a long time. It came from his many incarnations of doing meditations in the mountain. Rinpoche has been a highlander and shall always be. I so happy for Rinpoche and our friends.

  34. Ash Ng on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    It’s nice and cooling to be in the mountains doing prayers with the nature behind the background 🙂 am sure all of them must have enjoyed it cheers

  35. DR on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Such a meaningful outing and with dharma family members. Nice!

    I love what you wrote : ‘We did pujas and prayers till it was dark. I loved it..we just heard the beautiful sounds of nature…no cars, no trucks, no vehicles…during our puja and meditations..’ I want to add to that; …no cars, no trucks, no vehicles, no interviews, no photoshoots, no plastic superficial socialites wannabes…May I one day be there, doing my retreat, just me and my YIDAM, all alone….such tranquility….

  36. Siong Woan on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Greens, soft breeze, buzzing of birds and bees, holy puja, perfect guru and dharma brothers and sisters – is this KECHARA on earth? 🙂 I think so….

  37. lewkwanleng on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I sincerely thank Rinpoche for inviting me to this outing.

    The part I like the most, is when doing our walking puja, I walked up the small hill, and I hear my Lama chanting and the sound of bell and damaru… suddenly I feel I am in Nepal or Tibet…

    I never thought I would be doing any Dharma work a few years back, let alone doing pujas, etc, but somehow, the more I do Dharma work, the more I feel like I am going home.

    I really thank all the people who worked so hard to have this outing such an enjoyable trip. It is just so enjoyable to be able to work with people who just accomplish the job without complaints. 🙂

  38. tenzin llhamo on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and JJ for such wonderful updates at the mountains. I can see that the place is VERY BEAUTIFUL! Am very happy you all enjoyed yourselves with the pujas and FOOD!
    May whatever Rinpoche plan to do at this mountain be successful and always benefiting!

  39. Margaretlee on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful dharma excursion trip with us here. Rinpoche has always loves the mountains, and be surrended by nature. I am sure those who went along would find it refreshing to be in the arms of nature.

    Doing pujas and aspiration prayers in the midst of the forest is definitely another experience than in the temple. So many beings in the forest have been blessed by Rinpoche’s presence.

    I rejoice for all those who had worked hard to prepare for this trip and to have the wonderful opportunity to be there!

  40. Adeline on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Lovely location to have pujas, dharma talks and picnic there, fresh air, unpolluted,quiet and peaceful.I can see from the pictures everyone is enjoying and relaxing in this outing i rejoice. Hope i’ll have the opportunity to follow Rinpoche there one day.

  41. Deki Yangzom on Mar 12, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Whatever Rinpoche does and says makes me cry with joy!
    The idea of building stupas and Buddha statues in such places always fascinated me. I was just brewing in my mind to have one on my grandparents’ land which is surrounded by forest and lying fallow and the residents all long gone, only the memories of the good old times and wild animals lingering there. Rinpoche’s mention of this topic strongly reinforces me…Thank you Rinpoche.
    Tsem Rinpoche Khyenno!

  42. Sharon Saw on Mar 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Wow.. thank you for sharing about this wonderful Dharma trip to the forest! The photos look so lovely. i rejoice for all the people who worked hard to make the preparations for Rinpoche and the group and hope that this will be the beginning of many pujas, picnics and very exciting Dharma activities in that area!

  43. Roy Martinez on Mar 12, 2012 at 7:08 am

    What a beautiful place to have a dharma talk and propitiate the Five Sisters of Long Life (I know you didn’t propitiate them but they love beautiful places and flowers). Too bad there was no video to go with it and upload to youtube lol. Those red flowers look beautiful and very strange. Must have been a good day.

  44. Elizabeth on Mar 12, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Wow, this is great! And the people made so much effort to make everything beautiful, even the potted plants in the shed, nice touch!

    Beautiful get-together in gorgeous, peaceful landscape, love it!

    So good to have friends in Dharma like this. I hope one day I can visit and maybe join you all for a trip like this.

    Nice!

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    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:41 PM
    Heart breaking after watching the video. Its really sad watching those animals including bludgeoning, neck-breaking while many are skinned alive. The way they were killed just for their fur is horrible inhumane practices. In fact those animals are confined to relatively small wire cages with little enrichment. Millions of fur-bearing animals are killed every year by trappers worldwide. For many of us, wearing fur is simply cruel, and to be avoided at all costs. China is the largest importer of fur pelts in the world and the largest exporter of finished fur products. Glad that campaign groups such as PETA have long highlighted the cruelty of such farms. Fur farming is now banned in a number of countries such as Austria, Croatia, the United Kingdom and so forth. Not only causing the suffering and deaths of millions of animals each year, the production of wool, fur, and leather contributes to climate change, land devastation, pollution, and even water contamination. Hopefully the fur industry can work together with farms with better regulations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing to bring awareness of the cruelty of animal at fur farm.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/animal-cruelty-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:39 PM
    Beautiful Jog Fall located at southern state of Karnataka is India’s highest waterfall. It is a segmented waterfall which depends on rain and season becomes a plunge waterfall. Its one of the power where our Lama H E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche had visited years ago. From the beautiful pictures of Jog Fall can tells us more. Looks peaceful to do prayers, recitation , meditation, retreat as encouraged by our Lama when visiting holy place. When there is stupa we can also do circumambulations, offerings and more. Doing prayers at all these power holy places would be wonderful. There are many places as mentioned by Rinpoche do have powerful positive energy. It’s those place where great masters have visited , varies prayers done, meditation ,and retreats. All these holy places such as Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath-Varanasi and Kushinagara, Tsongkapa’s birthplace and many more all over the world is infused with the powerful energy of beings. A good article to read and great knowledge of some of the power place and go on pilgrimage.
    We are fortunate to have Rinpoche here in Malaysia where Kechara Forest Retreat was conceptualized ….a holy place infused with powerful energy. It has indeed benefited many and many more to come.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/power-place-jog-falls.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jul 9. 2020 04:26 PM
    A very unusual friendship which I have not heard of. ‘ Incredible true story of Pocho. a injured crocodile was found on the bank of the Parasmina River in Costa Rica after being shot by a farmer.
    Even an animal as large and carnivorous can be gentle and loving. All animals deserve the chance to live.Thank you very much for the good article.

    https://bit.ly/3iIJDW8
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 10:56 PM
    Most people think animal cruelty is mainly people being unkind to animals. Based on the article million innocent animals were tortured and killed for their fur or skin off their backs. The fur industry is such a cruel heartless business that is bad for the environment and unnecessary.

    It’s horrendous, I can’t believe that fur from China has so much demand. Shock to see the industries cheapest and cruelest methods used in killing the animals. All the animals are victims of cruelty spent their whole lives restricted to filthy, cramped wire cages. This has to come to an end.

    The industry will continue to grow wild if there is no restriction. The success of any business depends upon how they are creating the demand for a product in the target market and then, how they are managing the supplies to fulfill that demand.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 02:54 PM
    Attitudes toward minorities have been marked by discrimination historically almost everywhere. In the United States’s history many forms of discrimination had been happening in U.S. Population growth and cultural has change throughout much of the U.S. Americans enjoyed legally sanctioned privileges and rights which were denied to other races and minorities. All these should happened just because of their religion, spirituality, race, economic background. Anyway it did happened in USA, as Rinpoche did experienced before where discrimination and there are people who are segregated because of their religious faith.
    In happened in the Dorje Shugden’s controversy as well all because of their faith which has affected hundred thousands of Tibetan communities . Even to this day the discrimination still continue with the Tibetan Leadership interference politics with religion.
    History has a tendency to repeat itself and those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. Hopefully it will not be repeated for peace and harmony .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/this-happened-in-the-usa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 02:52 PM
    Beautiful rare and precious ancient thangkas . We are fortunate to have such an opportunity to see all the rare thangkas of Dorje Shugden , Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, Five Foremost Deities – Mo Lha and so forth. They are all centuries old thangkas . Incredible all are private collections as well as from Rubin Museum of Art which been printed centuries ago. Merely by looking at it is a blessing and paints a thousand words.All these rare centuries thangkas has proven that the Tibetan Leadership is wrong in their judgements of the Dorje Shugden origin. It is visual proof that Dorje Shugden was practised by the other Tibetan Buddhist traditions as well and is not evil spirits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/beautiful-ancient-thangkas-to-share-with-you.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 12:33 PM
    She was was revered as one of the last century’s best known woman teachers and most influential women in Tibetan spiritual history.Many extraordinary stories are told of her remarkable abilities, she was an extraordinary woman.
    It is inspiring to read how much she had to endure from childhood and later under her lama but she never broke down, felt sorry for herself or got angry.Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

    https://bit.ly/3e8Zbz1
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 8. 2020 12:40 AM
    Happy to Mr. Chen and his wife, for his devotions and great care towards Guru. His good and excellent qualities are an example I wish to follows.All the flowers and plants that you have planted look so good in the pictures.
    These are the results of your care and hard work that you have put in.Mr. Chen sets a good example for us all to learn. Thank you very much for the sharing
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 11:20 PM
    What has got into them..Such an inhuman behavior. I got no heart to see all those pictures, had to scroll down as I couldn’t bear seeing this cruelty on poor animals. I have seen people watching slime videos for satisfaction, this is the first time seeing this. This has to end very soon !
    Thank you Rinpoche

    https://bit.ly/31Ut2c8
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:35 PM
    nspiration worthy words compiled by Tsem Rinpoche. All the quotes are meaningful for us to ponder. Simple quotes yet very meaningful. Buddha ‘s words is a teaching , we should listen and put into action will lead us to mind transformation and happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/and-buddha-spoke-you-should-listen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 7. 2020 01:33 PM
    Buddhism has a long history in Indonesia, and is recognized as one of six official religions. Numerous stupa, statues , inscriptions from the earlier history of Indonesian has suggested c Buddhism came to Indonesia a few hundred years after Hinduism. Buddhism is the second oldest religion in Indonesia, after Hinduism recording to history. Temples been built since then which still exist and came under the world heritage site. Borobudur,is one of them which is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple, in Central Java, Indonesia. The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amazing just in the Borobudur itself there were over 500 Buddha statues . I have been to there yet , wish I could. Heard from friends the beauty of it, a peaceful place good for meditation and do prayers . Buddhism in Indonesia has an interesting history behind it. The Srivijaya Kingdom and its kings were influential factors in the spreading of Buddhism then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Valencia sharing this interesting article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-buddhist-kingdoms-of-indonesia.html

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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    1 years ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    1 years ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    1 years ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    2 yearss ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    2 yearss ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    2 yearss ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    2 yearss ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    2 yearss ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
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    3 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    3 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    3 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    3 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    3 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    3 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    3 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    3 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    3 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    3 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    3 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    3 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    3 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 weeks ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 month ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 month ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
2 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
4 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
4 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
4 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
4 months ago
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
4 months ago
Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
4 months ago
Join us for a Peaceful Fire Puja based on Dorje Shugden’s pacifying form. This blessed puja will be conducted at the future site of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s outdoor reliquary stupa to pacify obstacles and for the success of the project. EVENT DETAILS • Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020 • Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm • Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Admission is free, all are welcome. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES • Healing from illness and disease • Overcoming obstacles • Purifying past negative deeds and negative karma • Calming the environment, natural disasters and calamities • Helping the deceased to take a good rebirth • Accumulation of merits for spiritual realisations and attainments
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
4 months ago
Join us this weekend for Spiritual Saturday in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 7 MARCH 9.30 am: Polish Gyenze's wish-fulfilling lamps 11.15 am: Introduction to Ayurveda 1.00 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? WhatsApp us at +6017 672 0757 to RSVP your place (and your meal!) See all March activities: bit.ly/2vAGpjF
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