In Memory of Justin Ripley, 1975-2011

Dec 31, 2011 | Views: 2,899

On Friday, 23rd December 2011, I was in my room with Justin Ripley and one or two other people, and we were all having a conversation about work and the different things that we want to do. I even stuck in a short talk about impermanence and how our lives can end, and that we should do the best we can while we can to benefit others. This was specifically in reference to somebody in Justin’s life that we were talking about.

We had a wonderful two-hour conversation, and Justin was very happy because his brother Jason, and his mom were going to be arriving in Kuala Lumpur in half a day. We talked and talked about various things, and finally when we finished our conversation, he went downstairs to help with the other Ladrang people to do some work, and I was upstairs doing my other work. Then I had another meeting so I had to talk to another group of people.

About one and a half or two hours later which was around 7pm, suddenly JP ran upstairs and told me that Justin had collapsed, and that he was unconscious. That was when the whole unbelievable event happened. Within two hours of his collapse, he had a cardiac failure and had passed away, and it was just amazing because he was only 37 and I had just talked to him a few hours ago. So that day was an incredible shock for all of us.

While his body was in the hospital and then transferred to the morgue, his mother and brother were on the airplane, just a few hours from landing in Kuala Lumpur. I kept thinking to myself, “You know, this is just so terrible, that this person is waiting for his mom and brother to show up, whom he loves very much, and now his body is in the morgue and he’s not going to ever be who we know him as anymore.” How to tell his mom?

Shocked, bewildered and at a loss, we still had to carry on to inform the family, carry on with the procedures, and go on with the post-mortem. When they did the post-mortem, it was confirmed that it was a cardiac failure. Apparently, according to Justin’s mother, it’s quite rampant in the family among the male members.

I’m not going to write a lot here because I have spoken about him at the wake. We had a special wake for Justin in Kechara House, where he had touched so many people’s lives – over 120 people showed up to offer white roses, to share, to talk about how Justin has affected some of their lives. You can see the videos I’ve included in this post of the memorial at Kechara.

Justin was a student, a friend, a person that never created any type of problems, difficulties or hardship for other people. He wasn’t a saint but he definitely was a wonderful person. This blog post and the videos I’ve included here do not do near any justice to who he was. No type of dedication would be enough to describe Justin. But, this is my blog post in remembrance to him – a student and a friend. When I first met him like around 8 years ago or moree he was clubbing and doing all the stuff you do at clubs. Through speaking, talking and explaining the Dharma he left behind the club and came into Dharma and did alot of work in the Dharma.

WE MISS YOU, AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.

I will be erecting a statue, 3 feet or more of Lord Manjushri, to be put in the monastery for you, Justin. It will be dedicated to you for the young monks to worship, and all the merits will go to your future rebirth. On top of that, your ashes will be saved, purified, and kept for Kechara World Peace Centre (KWPC). You will be up there with us, one way or another. I will have your ashed enshrined in the Monastery and up in Kechara World Peace Centre. You said to me a few weeks back that you wanted to be up in KWPC with us and that is where you like to live out your life. Well I am bringing ‘you’ up there.

I hope to meet you very soon again Justin. Take a good rebirth and come back soon. I am waiting. We are waiting……

Much care and affection,
Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

To Our Beloved Justin… ‘You Will Always Be Irreplaceable’

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/justinripley.mp4

 


 

Justin’s Memorial at the Kechara House gompa (Thursday, 29-12-2011)

 

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Justin’s portrait surrounded by beautiful flowers in Kechara Gompa

 

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Abby (left) and  Liaison Sharon Saw, the Chinese and English language emcees at Justin’s memorial service.

 

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Liaison JP Thong of Tsem Ladrang spoke about Justin’s dedication in his work and also towards the cause of benefiting others through Kechara.

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Justin’s family and friends at his memorial service.  It was good to see Justin’s family and his Dharma family together.

 

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Jason, Justin’s older brother, spoke about what it was like growing up with Justin and what it was like to be his brother.

 

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Everyone at the memorial service then did Lama Chopa to dedicate towards Justin’s swift rebirth and that he may connect with Dharma and lineage practices again very soon.

 

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Jason, representing his family received a Lama Tsongkhapa

 

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Although I wasn’t feeling too well, I thought that I should come to see Justin’s family. And also I gave a talk about Justin.

 

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I did a quick explanation on death, reincarnation and our consciousness leaving the body-  from which points/parts of the body the consciousness leaves, it determines where we will take rebirth in our next life.

 

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Justin’s mother and I after the talk in Kechara. I had to give her my sad condolences.

 

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The woman who gave birth to a wonderful person…I hugged her and understood her pain of missing her son. We all missed him so much.

 

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Greeting Justin’s oldest brother, Jason.

 

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Meeting Justin’s 2nd brother, Michael, for the first time… who flew in for Justin’s funeral.

 

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Each person then offered a flower in memory of Justin…

 

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Dr Jiang offering a flower.

 

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Kechara’s four pastors praying that Justin may be reborn quickly and perfectly near the dharma again soon.

 

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(left to right) The Liaisons offering flowers: Miss Han, Datuk May and Yoke Fui, each with a white rose for Justin.

 

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Dato’ Ruby (left) of Kechara Soup Kitchen and Nicholas Yu of Kechara Care offering a white rose each.

 

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Irene, who gnerously and lovingly sponsored the catering via Kechara Oasis during Justin’s wake, places a white rose into the bowl of flowers.

 

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Andrew was someone who worked closely with Justin in Tsem Ladrang… he was also the person who was with Justin till his last breath.

 

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Michael Ripley giving his brother a white rose.

 

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Justin’s niece placing a white rose into the bowl for her uncle.

 

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Joanne, Justin’s sister-in-law, placing a white rose into the bowl.

 

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Dr Lanse, the person who performed CPR all the way to the hospital, places a white rose into the bowl of flowers for the first and last time. Dr Lanse tried very hard and continuously to resuscitate Justin in the car on way to the hosptital until the ambulance people took over. Thank you Dr Lanse for trying so hard.

 

In Memory of Justin, Part 1 of 3

 

In Memory of Justin, Part 2 of 3

 

In Memory of Justin, Part 3 of 3

 


 

Justin’s Wake at Xiao En Memorial Centre (Monday, 30-12-2011)

 

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The itinerary for Justin’s memorial and wake.

 

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Justin the way many people remember him.

 

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Justin’s mother, Alice, signing in the guest book.

 

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What a beautiful message from mother to son.

 

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Justin’s room in Xiao En Memorial Center.

 

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Justin’s portrait amongst offerings and beautiful flowers from Kechara Blooms…

 

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Flowers for Justin Ripley’s family…

 

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The altar with 2 Tsongkhapa statues.

 

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Justin behind the Buddha he is strongly connected with, followed and practised, Lama Tsongkhapa.

 

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A mix of traditional and modern Chinese set-up…

 

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…that turned out simple and beautiful.

 

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Many of Justin’s friends came to see him… (left to right) Lelaina, Katrina, Yen Pin, Yvonne and Louise. A sacred Lam Rim text was placed on Justin’s head.

 

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Louise paying her respects to Justin.

 

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The beautiful Ripley family… close-knit and loving to one another and Kecharians.

 

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We will meet again Justin, at Kechara World Peace Centre (KWPC)… We will wait for you….

 


 

Cards from Justin’s Family

 

 

 


 

Letters from Justin’s Family

 

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  1. sandra on Feb 26, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Everything about this post is emotional to be a stranger like me, I can’t imagine what it must be like for people who knew Mr.Ripley. What shines through is Rinpoche’s great compassion for his students since the moment one meets him till one dies. His compassion as they say in prayers written by his gurus that his bodhicitta is like that of ten million holders of the teachings of Buddha. We are lucky to witness his compassion in action. We are blessed.

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  3. beatrix ooi on Feb 24, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I thought of Justin few days ago, I miss his smile. Every time when we see him, he will always greet us with a cheerful smile. Edward then will always give him a high-five. The last time I saw him was in One Utama, when we were having our dinner with my parents and aunty.
    May he come back as a healthy and dharmic person.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  4. Su Ming on Feb 17, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Not a day I do not think of Justin ever since he has been gone. From Haven to Ladrang and even to using my mobile phone reminds me of him. Even as I type, this blog was created by him along with Rinpoche and Joy. I remembered Rinpoche came down from his apartment and spoke to both Justin and Joy about creating this blog. Joy did the design and you did the technical side. It was created within a day on a computer in one of the private office in the administration section. Now this blog has benefitted so many out there. This blog has save people from suicidal, depression and etc. Rinpoche has received emails that because of this blog they will be a better person, husband, wife and friend.

    Rinpoche still talks about Justin till today, he was a pivotal part of Rinpoche life.

    Justin and how he has serve the dharma will always be an inspiration for many who knows him.

  5. pengki on Feb 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Dear Justin Ripley,
    You will always be remembered as that big guy in worn-out jeans & dreadlocks whom taught me how to hold mandala mudra properly, thank you for being patience with me. To a gentle, soft-spoken, and friendly ‘giant’. _/\_

  6. TW on Feb 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Justin will be greatly missed, what a loving soul. Thoughts go out to Justin’s family at this time. May he rest in peace.

  7. Rickey Porter on Jan 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    My love goes out to Justin, his family, and friends.
    Happy Birthday Jus! (Taday. Jan 12) Rest in Peace.

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche, for this post.

  8. fang on Jan 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Dear Justin,
    It’s never ‘Goodbye’, matey~
    I’ll see you later, alligator 🙂

  9. Su An on Jan 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Justin, I’m sure you will have a good rebirth, after all you have done and dedicated your life to Dharma. Hope to meet you again in your next rebirth close to us, ripe and ready for KWPC!

  10. Frederick Law on Jan 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Though i may have talk to Justin and met him few times, and formally introduce and known each other for not more than a month, Justin passing really shocked me, am really loss for words. Justin passing felt as if i lost a very close brother, although we just had a small conversation during one of the dinner and share some small joke, the sad feeling lingers for many days right up till the cremation day. Short encounter it was, but the feeling of losing a friend was without words.

    Justin kindness, compassion, and Dharma work really touched many, and i am one of them, your absent will be greatly missed together with you silent humor and joke. It was a great pleasure getting to know Justin, May you have a swift rebirth and come back soon to continue what you left off, many work are waiting for you, all of us will be waiting for you.

    Till we meet again Rock of Kechara. OM MANI PADME HUNG

  11. Lin lee on Jan 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Dear Justin. I was told once that everyone die successfully. Well my dear dharma brother you proved it! We all feel sad you are no longer with us but if leaving us so soon is beyond anyone’s choice, then you were very blessed. Rinpoche loved you and he is doing absolutely all he can for you! he also blessed you before you left us so unexpectedly. I rejoice for you as you have so much merits so don’t take too long before you come back! I hope I have the merits to meet you again on your return and maybe we can have more cooking lessons then!
    I won’t say goodbye as you will be back. Sorry I missed your memorial but you are such a sweet, kind, gentle person that I know you will forgive me ! By the way, watched it and you must agree it was beautiful.

  12. Jay Jae on Jan 5, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Good bye Justin,

    Thank you for being the brother u are to me.

    you will always be in my prayers until we meet again

  13. Roland on Jan 5, 2012 at 1:09 am

    For Justin: a poem for you.

    The Journey

    One day you finally knew
    what you had to do, and began,
    though the voices around you
    kept shouting
    their bad advice –
    though the whole house
    began to tremble
    and you felt the old tug
    at your ankles.
    “Mend my life!”
    each voice cried.
    But you didn’t stop.
    You knew what you had to do,
    though the wind pried
    with its stiff fingers
    at the very foundations,
    though their melancholy
    was terrible.
    It was already late
    enough, and a wild night,
    and the road full of fallen
    branches and stones.
    But little by little,
    as you left their voices behind,
    the stars began to burn
    through the sheets of clouds,
    and there was a new voice
    which you slowly
    recognized as your own,
    that kept you company
    as you strode deeper and deeper
    into the world,
    determined to do
    the only thing you could do –
    determined to save
    the only life you could save.

    ~ by Mary Oliver in Dream Work (1994)

  14. Li Kim on Jan 5, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I will miss you. No one can ever replace your accent in my ears. We will meet again in KWPC. Have a good rebirth my dearest Dharma brother…

  15. Koh Hee Peng on Jan 5, 2012 at 12:04 am

    I don’t know Justin in person. But I do know that he was part of the E-Division Team that has worked relentlessly to spread Rinpoche’s message and dharma teachings accross the globe via Internet, of which his selfless contributions have benefited many, including me.

    As being advised by H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche in the video, I would be chanting 1,000 Chenrezig mantras per day, for the remaining 49 days and dedicate the merits collected to his rebirth that he would not be seperated from his guru – H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and he would be born in places that are condusive for one to practise dharma.

    I think that is the least I can do for a great being like Justin.

    One might say that Justin is very unfortunate to die at such g age. To me, it is a blessing in disguise for one to die when one’s Guru is around, whom he/she has served selflessly, for the Guru would ensure that his/her next journey would be well taken care of.

  16. freon on Jan 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Dear Justin,

    Please come back fast!
    Let’s Do Dharma together.

  17. Karen C. on Jan 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Justin is a cool man who speaks very little, very kind and friendly, always greet me when i see him in Ladrang, he worked very hard to serve the Dharma and Rinpoche. May your strong guru devotion and prayers will lead you to a good rebirth and please, we all are waiting for you in KWPC! See you there!

  18. William on Jan 4, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Justin,
    You will be greatly missed. You are one of the friendliest people I have met and will gladly help whenever help is needed. You have no air about yourself. When I think back, you have been there whenever i needed something in Ladrang and the roadshows. I will miss you and we shall meet again soon.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching on death. I truly believe that Justin will be back with us. How fortunate is Justin to be able to be near his guru at his time of death.

  19. James Long on Jan 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Justin is the first person who designed and sponsored Kechara Saraswati Arts first online Website many years ago, I do know understand his English that time, but he is always helpful, cleaning, moving, painting statues…

    Later he joined Ladrang E.Div and involved in so many website and blog work for the organization and Rinpoche. It is quite difficult to see his seat left empty after he passed away.

    Will see you soon Justin in KWPC…

  20. Lim Tat Ming on Jan 4, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Hey bro Justin,

    It has been a great pleasure knowing you. You are one of the nicest person i have ever met in this lifetime.

    Thank You very much for everything that you have done for the benefit of others. Words cannot express enough your contribution to others including me. Even your departure is benefitting others.

    You taught us the true meaning of life is to benefit others.

    You had proven to us that having a Dharma career like the one you had is the best thing to do in life.

    You have taught us one of the most important lessons in life i.e. Death & Impermanence.

    There are so much more to say …

    May you have a good and swift rebirth.
    May you always be in the presence of Guru, Yidam and Dharma Protector
    May you always be in the presence of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

    See you soon Justin at Kechara World Peace Centre.

    OM MANI PADME HUM

  21. Ferry Djap on Jan 4, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I’m truly sorry to hear about the news. It’s a reminder how short our lifespan is and that we shouldn’t waste our time in meddling something that doesn’t benefit others. May his family and friends can get through this difficult time.

    Regards

    Ferry

  22. CPD- Centro Patologia Desenvolvimento on Jan 4, 2012 at 3:16 am

    All our scientific activities are also dedicated to Justin. We believe we are ALL connect.
    Love and Deep Gratitude from Portugal

  23. Ash Ng on Jan 4, 2012 at 2:33 am

    My dear Dharma brother Justin, do take swift rebirth and connect back to Kechara soon as your dharma works have benefited many beings around the globe. Looking forward to meet you again and this time let’s meet at KWPC…

  24. Nicholas on Jan 4, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Dear Bro,

    Not easy to accept that you are not around anymore. Will always remember the time with you checking the cctv, trying your new cooking recipe, massage, jokes, computer stuff…..

    Will miss you & come back soon.
    See you in KWPC!

  25. Sabina G. on Jan 4, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Much love and condolences to Justin’s family and friends.
    Thanks Justin, for all that you have done.

  26. Irene on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    You are greatly missed Justin dear. Rest in bliss but not too long for we want to see you at our World Peace Centre. Don’t be a slow poke okay?

  27. Siong Woan on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Dear Justin,

    You have done many many great things and touched so many people’s heart in your simple, kind and friendly way.

    Back in 2009, my son, CJ, and his friends looked forward to KSK’s Sunday evening rounds just because you were the team leader for Sentul route. You took us to countless back lanes (!!), showed us how to identify clients, tell us their stories and background and how to take care of those in need… also, the way you interact with teenagers was unique and they remember you dearly.

    You are indeed irreplaceable and we are fortunate to have met you in this life time, and look forward to meeting you again very soon.

  28. Ethan Chu on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    YO Bro! I miss you a lot. You are the one who greeted me each day and the last I see everyday. Ok, i’ll let you take a break for now. You’ll come back to KWPC ya. Lots of work waiting for you, you think you can escape? hehe… Bro, you are the coolest person i’ve met. Hope I’ll have to merits to meet you so soon in KWPC. Trust me, WE will recognize you!

  29. kevin Tan on Jan 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    i don’t know Justin well although I did bumped into him once in a while. From the memorial, I knew how he lived his life right to the end. He was happy doing what he did: for others. He had nothing and yet gave plenty. He was quiet but gave much reason for many to weep loudly. He came from afar to be near to dharma and Guru. A 21-Gun salute to Justin.

  30. Uncle Eddie on Jan 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    With our guru’s compassion, love and generosity for Justin, Rinpoche will be erecting a 3 feet or more of Lord Manjushri’s statute to nuture and create the merits for Justin to be able to take a good future rebirth soon, and to be part of KWPC. Rinpoche feels that all the good dharma work Justin had done to benefit others through Kechara is worth more than the lot he is doing for Justin now. We all do miss Justin greatly and have been aspired by his shinning example of how one should work for Dharma to be appreciated by all. Dear Justin, please come back soon, we are all waiting, waiting and waiting……………………….anxiously for you.

  31. Lim Han Nee on Jan 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Dear Justin,

    Your family and all of us, your Dharma family in Kechara, will miss you for a long long time to come.But you will surely return and be in the Kechara World Peace Center to be reunited with your Dharma family( or, whoever, like you, have created sufficient right causes to be there).

    In life, you benefited countless beings by helping Rinpoche to spread the Dharma with the computer and keyboard. In death, you too have benefited and inspired. For by your sudden death whilst in the warm embrace of Dharma and our Lama, you have taught, with the most powerful impact of ‘direct experience’, the truth as taught in the Lamrim about remembering death – how death is inevitable; how when we die is uncertain; and how, nothing can help us when we die, except the Dharma.

    Thank you Justin.

  32. Datuk May on Jan 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Death is not the end but a new Beginning. Justin, may you have a good rebirth and be back with your beloved Guru in KWPC.

    May your rebirth be as powerful in spreading the Dharma as you have given in this short life to benefit so many.

    I miss you, my computer tutor.

  33. patsy on Jan 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Justin is a man of few words but his actions speak louder than words. A sincere and humble man, I was fortunate to have him as a friend for the last 7-8 years. Through his strong faith in Rinpoche, his dharma works had touched the lives of many.

    Justin, you will definitely be missed by all of us but we know you will be alright and will have a good rebirth. Do come back soon and see you in Kechara World Peace Center…. a place where you belong.

    Farewell, my friend…..till we meet again.

    My deepest and sincere condolences to Joy and the Ripley’s family.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this post.

  34. Valentina Suhendra on Jan 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Justin’s work, particularly on Kechara’s online assets have affected many people including me.

  35. Andrew James Boon on Jan 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    It is still hard to mention, talk or even look at a picture of Justin and not have my eyes well up with tears. I know this “missing him” will never go away but what keeps my spirits up is the fact that he did what he enjoyed most and that was to be in the Dharma and working alongside Rinpoche till the last moments of his life.

    What more can we ask for in this lifetime of delusions. I pray I will have the merits to see him again in this lifetime up in KWPC. Most of us will be old and grey and he would probably by a strapping young bright eyed and bushy tailed kid… hehehehe.

    Miss you and love you bro… Andrew

  36. Sharon Saw on Jan 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Justin was the nicest, sweetest guy and even though i didn’t see him very often, every interaction with him was a pleasant one. He was always ever ready to help anyone at any time. The best way to remember Justin is to work hard to continue Justin’s work, which was to serve Rinpoche and to make KWPC manifest. I’ll miss you Justin and look forward to seeing you again very soon!

  37. su_zan on Jan 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Dear brother,
    You make take a short rest for now. We will see you very soon in KWPC. Hopefully by that time I can recognized you and still alive when you are back.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful farewell picture and video with us. Justin will never be forgotten.

  38. Gisbert Pascal Roth on Jan 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I have the privilege to have met meet Justin and I remember him as a beautiful, humble and kind person. A truly balanced being at peace with himself. Not much communication was needed then and also not necessary. May you go on Justin and be well. We will meet again, I am sure.

  39. bengkooi on Jan 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Justin, you will be missed. I still look at your empty space each day, and wonder how you are doing. Wherever you are, I know you are under the protection of Rinpoche and will be fine in your next rebirth. See you again in KWPC

  40. Yee Ling Cheah on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Dear Rinpoche
    Thank you for posting this beautiful farewell to Justin. Thank you for teaching us how to let go in this life for the good rebirth of a loved one. Goodbye Justin until we meet again. Condolences to Joy and the Ripley family.

  41. lewkwanleng on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Justin, thank you for everything. Please come back soon, we have a lot of work for you 🙂

    • Shin Tan on Jan 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Dear Justin,
      It’s never the same without you. I can’t just turn my head and ask you about resolving technical issue, no one to shout out to be on standby to receive Rinpoche, no more funny jokes on the whatsapp group, no more…

      But we will see you again Justin at KWPC, and yes, when you come back, we’ll give you a computer to login to the tsemtulku.com blog back end to see if it’s the real you!!!!

      Come back soon!!!!!

  42. yek yee on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Dear Justin, I have many many Dharma brother and sister in Kechara, however you cannot replace by other. It is hard to accept you had left us, but I strongly believe like what Rinpoche says we will meet again very soon. What you had help me in computer, website, open ladrang door for me in early morning when i called you up even may be you just slept 10 minutes but you never showed me “black face”, and always offered your big smile face to me…thank you! my lovely dharma brother.

    I will miss you same like other dharma brother & sister in Kechara, but I most happy can meet you again in Kechara World Peace Centre(KWPC), I will pray for it.

    Your warmth and touched smiling face will be always in my mind. Thank you for your contribution in Kechara, won’t be forget it.

    See you soon:):)

  43. abby on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Justin was cool and yet a sweet person. May he rest in peace.
    We will meet again very soon!

  44. Mc on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Dear Justin, I am glad we met in this life and I sincerely hope we can reconnect again, in the next. It’s hard to think of you as gone but even now, you remind us all of how we should live the remaining time we have. Thank you.

  45. wahying on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Dear Justin, that day you came to ediv office and talked about how and when the idea of ediv was coming up from Rinpoche, you mentioned the ambitious goal of global domination by Rinpoche. You are part of the team who work at that… Hope you come back soon and continue to help the domination of compassion and love.

  46. ck liew on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Dear Justin Bro ,

    Lets meet up at KWPC , hope i will still recognized you then. I will be waiting for you there , maybe help you in the kitchen.

  47. ngeowchin on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

    In Buddhism, we believe death is merely a transitory phase and not a complete loss.Nevertheless we will grieve Justin’s absence from this chapter in our lives and remember him both as a wonderful friend and also the amount of beneficial work he had done in such a short period in time. I was also a beneficiary of his kindness as are so many others .
    Dear Justin,may your strong samaya and devotion be the cause for a good rebirth to rejoin us quickly in KWPC.

  48. jp on Jan 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Justin is greatly missed in the Ladrang. He will never be forgotten. I look forward to meeting Justin again with open arms in Kechara World Peace Centre.

  49. Lim KSJC on Jan 3, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Dear Justin,

    We hope to see u soon at KWPC…

  50. Steve Tobias on Jan 3, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Very lovely montage, pictures, and post. My prayers go out to Joy, Justin’s family, his friends at Kechara. I was very familiar with who Justin was but never spoke to him personally. His actions offer an example of what we can aspire to achieve. My humblest wishes that Joy, and everyone else is doing well.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 4. 2020 01:23 PM
    Buddhism started as a Hindu influenced religion in India. Buddhism has had a long history in China and has been instrumental in shaping Chinese culture and tradition. Over time Buddhism became a popular force in the lives of the Chinese and many others. Buddhists believe in a combination of Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism, the latter of which teaches that enlightenment can be achieved in a single lifetime. It was able to gain acceptance among the Chinese as it emphasis on non-violence and the sanctity of animal life. China hosts the world’s largest Buddhist population. Interesting read . At the time of commenting , I still have plenty to understand.
    Thank you Pastor Adeline for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/buddhist-influence-on-chinese-religion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 4. 2020 01:20 PM
    nspiring story of Kyabje H E Tsem Rinpoche’s life story. Despite all the up and down to earth difficulties, Rinpoche had gone through, it did not deter Rinpoche to give up what Rinpoche want to be a monk for the benefit of others. We are fortunate and blessed to have Rinpoche here in Malaysia and having the opportunity to learn, practice Dharma . It has since change the lives of many of us. Rinpoche is a gift to the world , who solely just on giving to benefit others and inspiration to many.
    Rinpoche ‘s biography tells us all, reading it will let us all know and understand better of a truly great lama. Glad that Tsem Rinpoche had taken Kyabje H E Gangchen Rinpoche’s advice to write his biography to benefit all.
    Thank you Rinpoche, writers team and the bio-team for the Biography book for Tsem Rinpoche – “The Promise”. A beautiful book to have . I am fortunate to receive a copy from Rinpoche as a gift which I truly treasure, reading it over and over again.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/h-e-the-25th-tsem-tulku-rinpoches-biography.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 4. 2020 01:12 PM
    Julian Beever is an English chalk artist, who is one of the most famous 3D street artists. He is also known as the “Pavement Picasso” for his enormous 3D pavement sketchings that bring his art well and truly to the streets. He mostly receives a positive reaction and people enjoy seeing his art. Amazingly he has produced hundreds of pieces of ‘pavement art’ at venues all over Europe. Looking at those pictures in this post tell us a thousand words. It is indeed beautiful and realistic.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/pavement-picasso-julian-beever.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 3. 2020 03:19 PM
    Reading this article it gave a clear pictures of how many animals been slaughtered for human’s menu. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our environment. When we become more mindful of what we have on our menu every day, that mindfulness will seep into everything we do. Many people choose a vegetarian diet out of concern, to stay healthy, saving animals and environment as well.
    What is important , give the animals a chance, respect them and to do harm them. May more people realized how many thousands or millions of animals be saved if they go on being a vegetarian.
    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing awareness with this article..

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/amazing-survey.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 3. 2020 03:17 PM
    Our Lama Tsem Rinpoche was a gift to us and the Tibetan Buddhism world who just keeps on giving , teaching Dharma and cares more than himself. Rinpoche was definitely one Lama that gives much more than another one else. Well known for his compassion, Rinpoche had guild rather train his students from day one where they are today. Rinpoche had observed , on the lookout to assist and encourage anyone of us and friends. Rinpoche had used the ‘new news’ an exercise to develop greater awareness of people and situations around. Wonderful way , to instill the positive qualities of compassion and awareness in us. Reading this post , I learn something new.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-what-is-the-new-news
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 3. 2020 03:15 PM
    Having a Dorje Shugden shop at Petaling street, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia will definitely benefits more and more local people as well as foreigners especially the tourist from across the globe. Many people will get to know and understand the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden of our time. Many people who see the protector or passing by will be blessed as it is located at the famous tourist spot of China town. More people are connected to Dorje Shugden and will have the seeds planted into their mind. Rejoice.
    This is a best gift for our Lama Tsem Rinpoche on his birthday.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/exciting-dorje-shugden-store-in-petaling-street-malaysia.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 10:10 PM
    This is probably the best I’ve ever seen, marvelous creation, very realist with brilliant idea. I like the idea of Julian Beever, working in open air with public attraction. This job definitely takes a lot of patience and hats off to this extraordinary creativity.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing of a talented artist and his amazing art work.
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 04:16 PM
    With our integrity intact, life is less stressful and far less complicated. This is not applying in secular but also in the spiritual practice. If someone who does not have integrity will surely not earn respects from his peers.
    Integrity is very important in our life. It also a good habit for us to cultivate and take as reminder to ourselves that we need to keep hold to our promises in all aspect of chores we are doing.

    https://bit.ly/31yh6MZ
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 01:21 PM
    Chatral Rinpoche was one of the greatest meditation masters and most compassionate bodhisattvas in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Chatral Rinpoche explains the purpose and benefit of saving the lives of endangered animals, especially those due to be slaughtered. Great advice by Chatral Rinpoche to develop compassion for all sentient beings . Save animals, save nature, as animal life is precious too. He lived as a humble yogi without the distractions of fame and fortune. He practiced what he preaches without compromise and was beloved , respected by many of all faiths throughout the Himalayan region. He was well known for his compassion for animals through his compassionate action and profound wisdom. He had liberate millions of fish animals and had encourages his student not to eat meat and drank alcohol. It’s a right choice to be on vegetarian , as more animals will be save. It be healthier for us, better for environment and kinder to be a vegetarian.
    Powerful saying by Chatral Rinpoche ……Eating meat in one’s diet is much different than eating flesh to liberate a being through supernatural powers. I am just an ordinary practitioner. I would be committing sin and I would be getting negative karma.
    Thank You for this sharing Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/committing-sin.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 01:18 PM
    When i first read this article I did wonder too , how this ever happen. Somehow its real, a geological phenomenon where rocks move without human interference. Known as “sailing stones,” the rocks vary in size from a few ounces to hundreds of pounds. One of the world’s strangest phenomena is at Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California, U.S. Till today, scientists could not have an answer to this strange phenomena where nobody have seen it moving at all.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/just-what-are-sailing-stones.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 2. 2020 01:17 PM
    Animal abuse frequently occurred in a number of area. Its heart breaking looking at the pictures of that extreme animal and neglect case of a dog in this article . The abused dog was packed in a plastic bag and thrown down a trash chute in the 22-story building. So inhuman for someone to do that . Not only that the dog was under un nourishment, thin, dehydrated and looks more than a skeleton. The condition was so bad that the dog needs a blood transfusion. Thanks to the maintenance workers who found Patrick in the neat of time. Looking at those pictures one will be definitely shocking to see his condition. Thankfully, that poor dog named Patrick is recovering well after been nursed by the hospital staffs. Its one of the worst cases of abuse they’ve seen. A dog is men best friends , shouldn’t be abuse or harm them. Give them love, care as if they are one of us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/extreme-abuse-dog-found-in-trash.html
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 11:14 PM
    Thank you for your wonderful thoughts of sharing the most heartwarming moments of people around the world. Some of the photos were really touching. I believe there are plenty of kind -hearted people around us with faith in humanity.

    Life is all about second chances, always try to care about others because none of us know what tomorrow may speaks. It’s so much true to say photos will make your day much more better with thousand words and I too enjoyed all the stories.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 01:13 PM
    The famous saying “What goes around, comes around”, karma in short is action and every action is preceded by our thoughts. Hence what we think continuously about something will eventually lead to action and the result. Its our mind that is responsible for our karma. Reading this post it has helped me and many of us to understand that we create our own reality or karma. I have book marked these so as i can read it time from time to remind myself. still plenty to catch up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karma-and-the-law-of-attraction.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 01:11 PM
    Chatral Rinpoche was a Dzogchen master and a reclusive yogi known for his great realization and strict discipline. Beautiful and meaningful poems, all I can say the poem is full of wisdom. All animals deserves a life free from fear and pain. They do have hearts to feel the pain, eyes to see and families to care, just like one of us. Animal should be the right to be here, long before we arrive. If only we understand we care for them , we will help and save them or we can liberate them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/by-chatral-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 1. 2020 01:10 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this short and powerful teachings . The Four Noble Truths are the most basic formulation of the Buddha’s teaching. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. It was these four principles that the Buddha came to understand during his meditation under the bodhi tree.
    To cease from evil, To do what is good. To cleanse one’s mind: This is the advice of all the Buddhas. Inspiring saying short yet powerful when we understand it . I will keep this in mind always.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/magic-4.html

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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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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
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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
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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
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
4 weeks 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
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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
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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!
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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
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
4 months ago
Kechara Earth Project- new site at Damansara
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
5 months ago
For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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