Guess what we did on Mt. Rinjani

Oct 25, 2014 | Views: 737

Dear friends around the world,

Did you know I have a good friend and student Ms. Valentina who has worked through innumerable challenges to establish Kechara Soup Kitchen ( Yayasan Kechara Indonesia) in Jakarta, Indonesia?! Please read here of her and wonderful friends’ accomplishments for the sake of the needy. I must say I am very proud of Valentina and I find her to be a very kind, giving, generous and honorable person. She does what she promises and takes NOTHING for herself. Nothing at all. She is a very responsible person and a good leader because she leads by her integrity. I asked her for this write up about the brave and compassionate climbers. I thank the climbers for their great efforts and I am glad you are all safely home. You are all really caring people with others in mind.

Yayasan Kechara Indonesia (Kechara Indonesia Foundation) was established on 15 June 2012 in the presence of a Notary Public in Jakarta. It was then officially registered on October 17, 2012 by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Indonesia.

Since then, it has marked the formalization of the good work that our Indonesian friends have been doing in their personal capacity over the last few years. One of them has been the fundraising efforts for their many humanitarian and spiritual activities. 

2 weeks ago, 4 volunteers of Yayasan Kechara Indonesia climbed Mount Rinjani. Mount Rinjani is an active volcano and the 2nd highest volcano in Indonesia! Most of them have never climbed a mountain before, yet they decided to brave the harsh physical conditions to raise funds for their programs and administrative costs. 

I rejoice for those who participated in this fundraising challenge. Instead of making an excuse of not having enough funding to continue their activities and to grow further, they find different creative ways and solutions. As they say, if it’s important to you, you’ll find a way! Below is an account written by one of the volunteers. Remember we all don’t have to climb an outer mountain, but scale our inner peaks of fear to do something for others. Do take a read…

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Kechara Indonesia Challenge 2014: Conquering Mt. Rinjani

In mid September 2014, 4 brave volunteers of Yayasan Kechara Indonesia (“Kechara Indonesia”) climbed Mount Rinjani (3,726m above sea level) to show their commitment and fundraise for Kechara Indonesia’s various philanthropic programs and administrative fund.

Kechara Indonesia is a non-profit organization dedicated to benefit families and communities from less fortunate economic background and to enable them to support themselves and their families by providing immediate necessities and sponsoring education regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Kechara Indonesia was established by H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s student, Valentina Suhendra, who resided in Indonesia together with several of her friends.

Doing challenges to show commitment to Kechara Indonesia’s programs is a tradition that was started in year 2012. At the time, Valentina and several committed volunteers wanted to formalize their charitable activities into an NGO (“Yayasan” in Indonesian language).

YKI’s first challenge was initiated by Hau Shio Wei who volunteered to climb Mount Peclet (3,561m above sea level) in France in order to pay off a loan that was taken to fund the establishment of Yayasan Kechara Indonesia. It was a historic climb and Shio Wei managed finish the climb and spread Kechara Indonesia flag with its logo – Compassion Knows No Barrier at Mt. Peclet’s peak. Due to the success of this challenge, Valentina Suhendra managed to pay off her loan and establish Yayasan Kechara Indonesia.

Shio Wei’s success in the first challenge, inspired other committed volunteers to do similar challenges. Thus, in May 2013, five volunteers from Kechara Indonesia (i.e., Valentina Suhendra, Hau Shio Wei, Yudhono Rawis, Soo Woon Loong, and Hyang Augustiana) decided to climb Mt. Semeru to show our commitment to our charity work. This time, we managed to get several corporate sponsors such as KPMG Indonesia, Macrokiosk, and Syailendra Asia. The challenge was a success and the volunteers managed to complete the climb and spread the flag (and all the corporate sponsors’ flags) on top of this highest peak on Java island.

In line with this tradition, in September 2014, Shio Wei and several of her friends (i.e., Liew Kong Qian, Ray Astamangala, and Chee Hou) decided to take on a more challenging task, climbing Mount Rinjani which is higher than the previous mountains that Kechara Indonesia’s volunteers have attempted before. Many of Kechara Indonesia’s sponsors and other volunteers asked the reasons for taking such challenge and why these volunteers (many of whom have never attempted mountain climbing before) decided to take on such challenge. The followings are their heartwarming responses:

 

Shio Wei

Since I was a kid, my parent told me to learn how to live with kindness. 

“Though it may seem that your kindness is not always appreciated, it does indeed have an impact every time. The less it seems to be appreciated, the more it is needed, and the more of a positive difference it can make.

Kindness is not something that becomes depleted when it is used. The more true, unconditional kindness you offer, the more you will have to offer, and the more there will be for everyone. I guess it has explained why I am always motivated to be a volunteer to hike for Yayasan Kechara Indonesia Fundraising Program since last 2 years…

I hope that everyone could practice to live and act with kindness, and the value of each action is multiplied many, many times over. Live with kindness and you live with the power to make a difference in every life you touch

 

Liew Kong Qian

Working in Jakarta [for] almost 2 years, and I had heard of Mt Rinjani a few times but I didn’t got any opportunity to go. And finally this year I have the push to climb this challenging mountain under YKI fundraising program.

I told myself if a charity is relying on me to do fundraising, I shouldn’t let them down. This will be an important element of compulsion to make myself continue with my training, which may even give me that extra motivation to complete the journey of my hike on the big day. 

 

Ray Astamangala

I have been stayed in Jakarta [for] almost 10 years.. I was told [that] I am a funny, spirited, strong and kind. When I was invited to be a volunteer to hike for YKI fundraising program, I ask myself a question if I may look at the challenge and think: ‘What’s the purpose of actually challenging myself other than just getting to the peak of Mt Rinjani as I have conquer many mountains before?’. And I found the answer: raising valuable fund can be my very reason for reaching the peak this round. I like to make my time count for something by making a meaningful difference with it.

 

Chee Hou

hmm… I was thinking Instead of just letting life throw random challenges at me, I should go ahead and provide myself with truly meaningful challenges. As long as I have put in my very best effort working through all these tough training for the next few week in preparing myself for my ever first hike in my life, conquering Mt Rinjani in Lombok, it will definitely bring new value to my life.

Climbing a challenging mountain like Mount Rinjani is not easy. It is a serious challenge. Doing such challenging activities for the benefit of others definitely gives more courage to these kindhearted and brave individuals. When the climbers were being interviewed for this article, we could see that they are very happy and proud of their achievements. They shared many funny stories, described their fears when climbing, the challenges that they experienced such as having to forgo regular showers and sleeping difficulties and deprived them further from the much needed energy during the climb. Most importantly they are safe and happy. Kechara Indonesia is so fortunate to have such brave and kindhearted individuals as its members and contributors.

After the success of their challenge in Mt. Rinjani, Valentina met with the climbers and passed each of them a beautiful Buddha tza tza from H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. May the climbers be blessed by Buddha in this and all future lives and are always inspired to benefit others.

Kechara Indonesia is unique because of its people. In addition of being the first established foreign arm of Kechara organization, Kechara Indonesia team has demonstrated that they are creative, courageous, generous, and willing to go out of their comfort zones in order to continue to benefit others. Just like other normal people, they have their own fear and doubt. However, the realization that benefiting others in need is much more important has given them the courage and think of various creative ways to raise the much needed fund to continue their beneficial activities.  

Climbers after their Mt Rijani success. They met up for dinner and were presented with a tsa-tsa from H.E. Tsem Rinpoche.

 

Courageous Shio Wei at Rinjani Peak.

 

Walking on sand.

 

Warm bonfire on a cold night.

 

The journey.

 

The journey on the steep slope.

 

The journey.

 

The faces of Kechara Indonesia climbers.

 

The entrance.

 

The climbers were assisted by porters.

 

Surviving on headlights during the hike.

 

Spreading Kechara Indonesia Flag during the hike. Kechara is on top of Mt. Rinjani!

 

Our brave climbers.

 

Camping at Mount Rinjani. 

 

Kechara Flag at Rinjani Peak. I thank everyone who went on this climb for your efforts and I am glad you all made it safely back.

 

 

 

 

Ms. Valentina Suhendra

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  1. Stella Cheang on Jan 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    It is wonderful to learn about the Yayasan Kechara Indonesia team’s effort in fundraising by conquering Mt Rinjani. It is also very meaningful to find out the members of this hike overcome personal and physical limitation to reach the peak. “…thinking Instead of just letting life throw random challenges at me, I should go ahead and provide myself with truly meaningful challenges.” Rejoice and well done! Thank you for this sharing, Valentina.

  2. Lin Mun on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    The group of volunteers did a great job in challenging themselve in climbing the second highest volcano in Indonesia eventhough most of them have not done it before. All for the reason of charity and to benefit others.

    Such big hearted people and for willing to take up challenges in order to raise fund. Rejoice for them and also establishment of Yayasan Kechara Indonesia.

  3. Joy on Nov 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Rejoice in Yayasan Kechara’s achievements and their determination to spread the Dharma. This can only mean that they had a wonderful and inspiring leader to motivate and nurture them in the right direction, so congratulations to you Valentina 🙂

    This also goes to show Valentina’s pure dedication, passion to spread the Dharma and benefit others and most importantly her great Guru devotion. With that devotion and in applying the Lama’s teachings, things can really move, you make them move and with blessings, positive things do and can happen. I truly rejoice for you and your silent, perseverance, hard work, courage, and strength is admirable and an inspiration. Thank you!

  4. Edwin Tan on Nov 5, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Great effort and devotion!

    Kudos to Ms. Valentina and team for raising funds to keep YKI / Kechara running in Indonesia and generate more funds to support Kechara overall too.

    A shining example indeed to show that all of us students can do more for our Guru.

  5. shelly tai on Nov 3, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring news, a lot of us spend our time on things that we like to do like hiking traveling or any others activities that we think we enjoy the most, so for these groups of people who like hiking they use that activities to benefits others I think us very wise because we can do something we like at the same time can benefits others I rejoice for all these great people who spend some much effort to benefits others.

  6. Low KHJB on Nov 2, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.The Yayasan Kechara Indonesia should be praised for their relentless effort in performing their Dharma duties and keeping up the good name of Kechara in Indonesia.They are an inspiration for any NGO who have a sense of true compassion to serve the society and help the needy without any hidden agenda in mind.
    Keep it up Ms. Valentina and you team of Kecharians in Indonesia.Your selfless contributions will be a difficult benchmark for others to follow.

  7. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    This is a lovely article, and a truly inspiring one. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing it. Valentina’s team of climbers must be applauded for accomplishing this feat of climbing Mt Rijani. They planted the Kechara flag, with our Logo, “Compassion Conquers All” on the peak of this mountain!. How wonderful. How courageous is this team and truly admirable to climb this peak as a fund-raiser for Yayasan Kechara Indonesia’s charity projects!

  8. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Oct 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Thanks Rinpoche ‘s sharing. This is truly heart warming and inspiring actions done by Kechara Indonesia team. They have prove to us the genuine kindness to benefit other people rather than just for a glory. Salute to Kechara Indonesia team’s determination to help those in need.

  9. Yeo (Kuantan) on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享这篇Yayasan Kechara Indonesia 的文章 !我向这班同修们致敬 !太棒了 ! 我以你们为我学习的榜样, 因为行动和踏出那一步, 是最重要的!

  10. sarahyap on Oct 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Amazing effort from an amazing team in Indonesia. Valentina is a wonderful lady and so very dedicated to her Guru, for all the charity work she is doing in Kechara Indonesia. I learnt a lot from watching her.

    Thank you to the team that climbed Mt Rinjani! It must have been tough, training prior to the climb and also during the climb! But it was all done for a great cause to raise funds for YKI which helps the homeless, children and even the elderly in nursing homes.

    Thank you for sharing this great experience with everyone.

  11. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. Congratulation & rejoice to Yayasan Kechara Indonesia team. You effort and write-up will inspire many people.

    We have many challenges and fear in our lives. If it is important to us, we will find ways to do it.

    Thank you for showing me that everything is possible.

  12. Hee TS on Oct 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    謝謝仁波切分享這Yayasan Kechara Indonesia令人鼓舞人心的文章。他们大家都沒有爬山經驗,卻能排除萬般幸勞,顺利到达頂峯,完成使命。展示對自己的承諾負責,並為克切拉印尼的各種慈善項目和管理基金籌款。不为己樂,利益他人为本懷之精神,這是何等之情操,是我们学习最好的对像。

  13. Choo Weng Loong on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspirational article , rejoice for the selfless heroes of YKI , I salute you for your bravery , strength & motivation !!!!

  14. Girlie OOI on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Congratulations and thank you Valentina and team for taking Yayasan Kechara Indonesia to such great heights.

  15. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Awesome work Yayasan Kechara Indonesia team, the hard works not only fulfill their hobby but also help to raise fund to benefit others. Salute to Mt Rinjani’s climbers, Hau Shio Wei, Chee Hou and Ray.

    The scenery of the mountain is beautiful but from the climbers face, we can get more wonderful vision in their hearts…

  16. Toh Cheng See on Oct 25, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article of Yayasan Kechara Indonesia.
    Ms. Valentina , Hau Shio Wei, Yudhono Rawis, Soo Woon Loong and Hyan Augustiana Thank you for being a shining example of going all the way out and scaling the mountains to raise funds for YKI. You have all proven that things are not impossible if one put their heart and soul in it. You have shown your true commitment in raising funds for YKI. Thank you also for sharing your experience and feelings (and also the photos) in climbing Mt Rinjani. It is indeed not an easy task and the inspiration of raising funds have motivated you to take up the challenge. My salute to all of you. I will remember the challenge you have taken and will constantly remind myself that nothing is impossible if we put our heart and soul it in.

    • Valentina Suhendra on Oct 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Dear Mr. Toh

      Mt Rinjani’s climbers are Hau Shio Wei, Chee Hou and Ray. Soo Woon Loong, Hyang Augustiana, myself and Yudho climbed Mount Semer last year. Just to clarify so the credits go to the right place

      • Toh Cheng See on Oct 26, 2014 at 12:20 am

        thanks for clarification Valentina on Mt Semer :). Respect to all of you .

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

    “Why are you crying?” he asks.

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karuna-finds-a-way-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you for sharing this amazing and interesting video about oracles. A rare opportunity where we are given the chance to view those videos. Oracles acts as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought. In Tibet tradition oracles have played, and continue to play, an important part in religion, doctrine, and prophecy. Tibetans rely on oracles for various reasons such as healing of their diseases and on all important occasions. In Tibet, they have the Nechung Oracle and other oracles. The purpose of the oracles is not just to forecast the future but do assist in decision-making and providing intelligence on state matters. I have seen mediums taking trance and it is much different from Tibetans oracles from what I saw from these videos. Hopefully the Tibetan tradition oracles could be preserved , where more will benefit. One such famous oracle is the Panglung oracle where the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden took trance . In fact had helped HH Dalai Lama escaped from the Chinese invasion in Tibet to India back 1959. As advice by the oracle Chushi Gangdruk guerrilla group was formed and had escorted Dalai Lama safely into exile.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/fantastic-oracle-film.html

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thankful to James and Jien Howe for conducting the safety briefing to the new volunteers last night. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Fulfill your wishes, overcome your problems and protect yourself from negativities and harm with a Dorje Shugden Puja. All are welcome @ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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It’s a good opportunity to know so many social heroes in different fields. Everyone is playing their important part in making this world a better place. From environment to animal extinction to hunger problems. We would like to applaud all the Kechara heroes for playing their part exceptionally well. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Kechara Earth Project October 2019
Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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I’m ready to do the rehearsal :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback for graduation - Robey practicing her ballet in rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
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Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
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The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
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Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
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Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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