Jimmy Tan Joins Kechara Full-Time!

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Another young and vibrant student has made Dharma his full-time career!

According to Jimmy’s colleagues at Kechara House, Jimmy is a very hardworking, committed and a great team player. He is always ready to help and be of assistance to the many calls we get in Kechara. Kind. 

 

I also heard he is a very good cook too!

I am very happy to hear that Jimmy is dedicated to bringing the Dharma to others. He is a great addition to our Kechara family. May he gain much accomplishments in his spiritual practice. Everyone, please welcome him into Kechara! I welcome him very much!!

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Jimmy Tan has led a very interesting, focused and goal-orientated life. It’s with his positive outlook that led him to pursue his passion in the culinary arts after completing high school at the age of 17. He immediately set off to work in the kitchen, starting from the lowest of position and working his way up to a managerial post by the age of 21. 

Having garnered much experience from an early age and convinced that being a chef was his dream, Jimmy accepted a scholarship from Genting International College. It was a 2-year certificate program where he was specifically training to become a kitchen producer. After graduating, Jimmy spent 7 years of his life working in international hotel groups such as Genting Group, Trader’s Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Equatorial Hotel in Penang as a chef. Jimmy was living his dream job.

However, after so many years working as a chef he began feeling uncomfortable that he was encouraging people to eat meat all these years. Due to this, he decided to quit his job as a hotel chef and join an organic spa called Eco-Borneo in Sabah, where they encouraged an organic lifestyle. 

After spending a year in Sabah as an Organic and Raw Food Chef, Jimmy returned to Malaysia and took on a job at an organic food outlet called Just Life. It was during this time when he came across Kechara. He has always been attracted to Buddhism and Buddhist art, so when he first walked passed Kechara Paradise in Sunway Pyramid, he was naturally drawn to the shop. Unfortunately, one of his friends discouraged him from entering, and Jimmy thought that since the outlet was English-medium, it would probably not be suitable for him as Mandarin Chinese is his mother tongue. 

Jimmy calls it fate, but just one week after that encounter, he happened to walk pass another Kechara Paradise outlet in One Utama. This time, Jimmy decided to walk in and it was there where he made his first real connection with Kechara. After a week, Jimmy visited Kechara’s main Gompa (temple) where he met Pastor Yek Yee. Ever since then, Jimmy has been actively volunteering at Kechara for about 2 years. When Paul Yap (Board of Director of Kechara House), offered him a position in Kechara, he eagerly accepted.

Jimmy shared with us that there were many reasons that he decided to pursue a Dharma career, but his main motivation was to repay the kindness that H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Yek Yee has shown to him during the most difficult period of his life. Just a month after knowing Kechara, his father fell ill and sadly passed away. Jimmy shared with the Blog Team that H.E. Tsem Rinpoche sent him encouraging messages and gifts in dedication to his father through Pastor Yek Yee. He was very touched by Rinpoche’s kindness of helping him and his family even though Rinpoche did not know him personally. He was overwhelmed with the kindness and thoughtfulness that was given to him, that this experience paved the way towards his Dharma career.

Today, Jimmy is a core team member in Kechara and works tirelessly to bring the Dharma (Buddha’s teachings) to others together with Paul’s amazing team in Kechara House.

 

Jimmy’s funny side!

 

Jimmy has the experience and talent to make delicious, healthy and visually-beautiful food.

 

 Jimmy and his friend at the Hard Rock Hotel, where they both worked for a few years.

 

 Receiving his qualification as a certified Raw Food chef.

 

 Jimmy was invited as a guest star chef on Malaysia’s TV program called “Wanita Hari Ini” (Women of Today).

 

Jimmy preparing fresh and healthy food for retreat participants at Kechara Forest Retreat.

 

Porridge and condiments for retreatants.

 

Jimmy preparing a menu with his “assistant chef” Pat. Pat is the chief seamstress at Kechara Saraswati Art.

 

Making buns from scratch!

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  1. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. Rejoice for Jimmy. May Jimmy succeed in his dharma work and spiritual path.

  2. Low Khjb on Dec 15, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Congratulation Jimmy.May your spiritual path bring you joy,satisfaction and free from obstacles.Keep it up,your contribution towards Kechara have always being appreciated .

  3. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 4, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Great to know that another passionate person has joined Kechara full-time. I can see that he’s very responsible with his work and helpful, I would ALWAYS see him around Kechara or KFR whenever I go up. And his art of cooking— is magnificent! Great person!
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  4. Darren Kechara on Dec 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Welcome Jimmy Tan. Rejoice that u advanced on your spiritual path by joining Kechara. May you have a swift spiritual journey and benefit everyone along the way.

  5. Jennifer on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Rejoice Jimmy, for choosing to serve others fulltime. I was one of the participants in the retreat who was lucky enough to sample your awesome cooking. The menu made for us all was done with so much effort and consideration… You are definitely one that cooks with your heart 🙂 Thank you!

  6. Boon on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Rejoice Jimmy!从事佛法的事业确实是个不简单的任务、然而您已做了正确的决定并踏出了第一步。对于肯为佛法事业付出的勇气的确让我感到敬佩。但愿您能将您的厨艺发扬光大以便可以鼓励更多人减少吃肉而多吃素的风气。加油及 All the best Jimmy!

  7. Joy on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:56 am

    So HAPPY for you Jimmy!Welcome to the Kechara family!!! You’ll be an inspiration to many out there that thinks working for the Dharma is not cool, is bad, is low, means you’ve failed… talks of the ignorants will be silenced! You are not only taking care of yourself here in Kechara, but also your future lives. And all that stress you get from outside, all that is for no purpose… at least if there is any stress you experience it here, it is for a better cause and with a great Dharma family supporting you. So yaay to you making the best and right decision of your life… it will be a beautiful journey 😉

  8. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Nov 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the good news. Rejoice for you Jimmy! May you have a good start in spiritual path, gain more in Dharma and bring more benefits to people around us. You are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to work full time in Dharma.

  9. sweekeong on Nov 29, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Welcome, Jimmy! I got to know Jimmy when I see hum coming regularly for puja and to help at Kechara House. He also turned up often during Kechara organized events. Jimmy is very humble. Although he is chef by training I can see him doing non-chef related stuff, not being choosy. He has many qualities each of us can learn from.

    Now Jimmy can put his culinary expertise into good use in Kechara Forest Retreat. Very happy for Jimmy to becoming full time in his spiritual career in Kechara.

  10. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 29, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Heard so much about Jimmy’s talents in cooking! Hope I can taste some of it real soon.

  11. Jace Chong on Nov 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Welcome on board Jimmy!!!

    It’s really nice to have a Dharma brother like you, who works tirelessly for others. You are very inspiring and may you have a wonderful spiritual journey 🙂

  12. Ashlee on Nov 28, 2013 at 8:34 am

    JImmy has such great merits to realize that being a chef doesnt mean that he has to cook meat. He is now still pursuing his dharma career by cooking delicious, healthy vegetarian meals. With all his past experience, cooking delicious vegetarian food is just a cinch. During the Tsongkhapa mini retreat at Kechara Forest Retreat on 25 – 26 Oct 2013, he conceptualized & catered the vegetarian meals for the participants. Everyone enjoyed his cooking very much. I actually looked forward to every lunch & dinner sessions but do not dare to over indulge as we were in retreat after all hence we have to control our “desire” and “attachment”. Jimmy is one of the testimonial that our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche has showered his love & care which helped Jimmy to become a greater person than he already is. Thanks to Rinpoche, Jimmy is now working in Kechara full time to benefit others. It is so wonderful for Jimmy to embrace Dharma.

  13. Sean Wang on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Congratulations, Jimmy. Can’t wait to see you continually benefit others through your Dharma practice. I rejoice for your start of the spiritual journey of your life.

  14. Sofi on Nov 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Oh wow, this article has revealed many things that I didn’t know of Jimmy. He is a very easy going, cheerful and helpful person. Now I know he’s a great cook. Yeah! Hope he is cooking during the Lama Tsongkapa Retreat on 14 & 15th December. Rejoice for you, Jimmy!

  15. mitra mitra on Nov 26, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Rejoice Jimmy! Keep it up .Congratulations Welcome to our Dharma family!Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this good news .

  16. Patsy on Nov 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Welcome to the big Kechara family! You have made the right choice!All the best to you, Jimmy, in your dharma career and spiritual path!

  17. Grace Leu on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Congratulations for Jimmy to join Kechara full time. I was fortunate to try his cooking skills when joined the Setrap retreat, from the menu introduction and clearly indicated the benefits of each dish, Jimmy and the team really put in care and passion in the food that he prepated. It really touch the heart when eating the foods.May Jimmy have a fruitful spirituality path.

  18. Lucas Roth on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I hope uncle Jimmy can help everyone at kechara and spread the dharma well. he looks like a very good cook and those buns look great! i am glad he found kechara and is helping us now. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  19. June Tang(KHJB) on Nov 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this good news.Rejoice for Jimmy Tan ! It’s inspiring to see more people join Kechara be a full time dharma worker.May your effort in dharma work benefit more people!!

  20. Leu Chong Hin(JB) on Nov 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Thsnks Jimmy Tan to joint full time in kechara. Appreciate your food that prepared during the Setrap’s retrat for us.
    The foods very delicious and I love it very much.
    Thanks.

    From
    Leu Chong Hin (KHJB)

  21. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Rejoice to Jimmy Tan, u are so fortunate to meet Rinpoche and Kechara hence contribute ur full time efforts to serve in Dharma.

    May Jimmy Tan have a swift and smooth spiritual path hence able to help succeed all Rinpoche projects…

  22. AdelineTan on Nov 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Jimmy Tan is a gentle and hard working young guy and he always serve with a friendly smile. Congratulations Jimmy, you have made a wise decision, rejoice!!

  23. abby f on Nov 25, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Yes Rinpoche, Jimmy is a good cook! Jimmy can be quite professional and meticulous in his works. He will take time to explain things if I don’t know something. He works quietly like you never notice he is there, but when the work is done, sure we will know it is done by Jimmy! 🙂 Keep the good work up Jimmy! Glad to have you in the Kechara family.

  24. Vinnie Tan on Nov 25, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Jimmy is a great person to be with. He is always very kind and gentle to all. He helps whenever he can, and that he puts a smile on his face whenever when he helps others.

    He is also a great cook. When he cooks for the events, the participants love it. They just cannot stop praising the great food that is served. Jimmy makes and does everything whole heartedly. I am very happy that he has joined the Kechara family to benefit more people.

  25. Ruby Khong on Nov 25, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Congratulations Jimmy and for making the smartest decision ever! I look forward to working with you. Kechara is also fortunate to have you onboard. You are a wonderful guy, talented (from the fabulous menu you came up with during the last weekend event in KFR)and very pleasant. A win-win situation for all involved.

  26. Julien Roth on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Its always nice to have more and more people join Kechara full time. It shows that a lot of people are interested in kechara, and this will help a lot with the growth of Kechara, which would mean the growth of the Dharma.

  27. Choongs on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I cannot wait for Jimmy to run a cooking skills program and would love to participate. Vegetarian Lok Lok anyone?

  28. Rena Wong on Nov 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Rejoice for Jimmy to join Kechara full time.

    Jimmy is a jewel given his vast knowledge in culinary skills as he will be able to contribute positively. During the Tsongkhappa retreat programme held in Oct 2013, Jimmy makes sure that every detail in preparing food is taken care of and ensure participants have enough food. He also went at length to list down the nutritions that participants will benefit.

    Jimmy is very humble, good-natured and down to earth person. He is very passionate in his work and determine to help others without hesitation. He is also a great team player in all aspect of his work.

    I sincerely congratulate Jimmy for joining Kechara and wish him swift progress and success in his work. May he be the light to aspire many young talents to join Kechara and spread Rinpoche’s teachings far and wide.

  29. Ck siah on Nov 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。感恩jimmy师兄成为克切拉的全职职员,随喜!随喜!感觉jimmy师兄本来就是修佛的人才。他心地善良,为人和蔼可亲,文质彬彬,又乐意帮助人。此外他还是一个健康名厨,可说是后生可畏。祈愿jimmy 师兄圆满吉祥。

  30. Iryne Chong on Nov 24, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Jimmy Tan…..Congrats for talking up Dharma full time as a career…

  31. LT Loo on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    It doesn’t matter whatever one’s background or occupation when it come to dharma. Everyone can be of benefit to others when one set thier mind to it. By understanding the benefit of Dharma. May many more inspired by you!

  32. Nancy Loo on Nov 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I believe Jimmy has been pondering for some time before making the decision to join as a full time staff in Kechara. Really admired him for the decision he has made.i am sure with Jimmy’s addition will benefit more. Thank you and congratulations Jimmy and may you have a fruitful path ahead.

  33. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Rejoice! It’s refreshing to see new blood joining Kechara, not to mention full time commitment. Jimmy is a soft spoken and kind hearted young man, and not to mention again who cooks delicious and presentable world class meals. If you would like to have a taste of his healthy organic cuisine, please look out for the frequent 2 days 1 night retreat session held in Kechara Forest Retreat. For more information, please contact Kechara House at +603 7803 3908.

  34. jerry_sito on Nov 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示

    随喜jimmy师兄贡献了自己,投身进入了佛法事业,佛法事业的道路不容易,然而却是如此的法喜充满,当投身进入佛法事业的那一刻,就背负上了救渡一切众生与弘扬佛法的责任,迎面而来即使是再多的困难,但是却是更贴近证悟的一大步

    感恩仁波切的无限大爱,因在您慈悲大爱与加持下,成立了克切拉佛法中心及许多的部门,造就了我们能够有更多的因缘能投身参与佛法事业,在里面实践佛法的修行,让我们有机会累积跟多的福德资粮

    佛法修行的道路不简单,参与佛法事业更面对更多的大风大浪,所有我们所面对的困难,其实都是我们自己无数世所累积下的恶因,而我们在净化中,当我们面对芸芸众生时,无论遇见多少状况,这也是一种磨练我们心识的机会,如修心八颂里的教诲,秉性邪恶众有情,恒为猛烈罪苦迫,见时如遇大宝藏,愿恒惜此难得宝。一切都是让我们学习的机会,吾昔饶益助某人,且曾深心寄厚望,彼虽非理妄加害,愿视彼为善知识。

    祈愿jimmy师兄及一切佛法工作者在佛法修行的路上一切顺缘圆满,祈愿其他的我们及一切众生都能累积更多的功德,好有因缘具足的机缘让我们一起参与佛法事业

    感恩仁波切祈愿您长驻在世常转法轮,无论佛法事业多难,我们都愿与上师您,风雨同路

  35. Wendy Loh on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Welcome to our growing Dharma family. Wow! You have many hidden talents. Didn’t know you could cook so well. Thank you for being an exemplary student of Rinpoche. I sincerely rejoice for you. 🙂

  36. Wylfred Ng on Nov 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Indeed Jimmy is a kind and caring person.

    I really rejoice to him being able to do full time dharma work in such a young age.

    I personally never try his cooking before, but from the picture i can say that the food is really nice, with hotel standard.

    I wish Jimmy will be successful in his dharma work and spiritual path.

  37. Girlie OOI on Nov 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I have had the opportunity to work together with Jimmy on many occasions. It is a pleasure to be in his company, as he is always ready with a smile.

    Members and friends who have tried Jimmy’s cooking, sing accolades.

  38. Felix Kong on Nov 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I have had the opportunity to work together with Jimmy on many occasions. It is a pleasure to be in his company, as he is always ready with a smile.

    Members and friends who have tried Jimmy’s cooking, sing accolades.

  39. Wah Ying on Nov 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    欢迎Jimmy加入克切拉大家庭!

    跟Jimmy在一起除了讨论食谱,还可以讨论健康和有机食品,他在这方面的确受过一定的训练,总是提供很好的咨询;当然他也会跟大家讨论佛法和他个人在这方面的体会。

    我听闻许多参与宗喀巴大师禅修的朋友对Jimmy的厨艺赞不绝口—如果有人䏻通过健康饮食认识佛法、认识克切拉、开始对修行感兴趣,这的确是很好的事。努力吧,你可以的。

  40. Adrian Cho on Nov 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Congratulation Jimmy, welcome to become a part of Kechara family. He is a very nice person and very friendly too, that I had met him, when he volunteer at outlet Kechara Paradise Sunway Pyramid. Rejoice for you and keep do Dharma work to benefit more people’s.

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this good news to us.

  41. Ong Moh Mei on Nov 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Welcome Jimmy to Kechara full-time. I rejoice in Jimmy’s commitment and gratitude towards the kindness of HE Tsem Rinpoche. For the past few months since the opening of Wisdom Hall in Kechara Forest Retreat, Jimmy has stationed in KFR often spending most days of the week in KFR. In KFR, he stayed in a bunk bed 4-person sharing cabin.

    Jimmy is down to earth, hardworking, willing to learn, very hands-on, helpful, reliable, always cheerful and an excellent person to have around overall. His culinary skills proved to be a valuable asset to Kechara Forest Retreat as we kickstart KFR programmes. I have heard only praises for the menu and dishes he has come up with for the programmes. He always has a team of volunteer helping in the kitchen and you can just see even though it’s tough and hard work everyone is very happy to come and help out cooking for the Programme under Jimmy.

    Jimmy is another testimonial of the results of Tsem Rinpoche dharma teachings. When we the students practice what our Guru teaches and show kindness, commitment, integrity and consistency in our dharma work, we will inevitably attract other people to dharma.

  42. Alex C.J. Tan on Nov 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Jimmy is such a gentle, kind n caring person. He is also very creative in his trade. Although i hardly know him but he is definitely a person that i would like to get to know better and learn from. He is a great addition to our Kechara family.

    Jimmy, may all your spiritual aspirations be swiftly fulfilled and your wonderful culinary skills bring vegetarianism to the mainstream.

  43. Keem on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Jimmy is a very kind person! He is my cousin bro! He used to encourage me and my family to join as volunteer at KH,do more dharma practice! I love him!

  44. jimmy tan on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks Tsem Rinpoche's kindness. So that i have this great opporcunity to make Dharma as my carrier .How fortune i am ;) 

  45. tong sun sun on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    随喜 Jimmy Tan 成为了克切拉的正式员工,从此以后克切拉还会多了一名好厨师哦!因为我听说 Jimmy 以前是酒店里的大厨哦!

  46. Shelly tai on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Rejoice Jimmy! Keep up the good work I think Kecharian will love to learn from u on eating healthy.

  47. sarahyap on Nov 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Congratulations Jimmy! Welcome to our Dharma family!

    • jimmy tan on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Sarah .I am very happy too that able to do dharma in Kechara :) 

  48. Sharon Ong on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I can confirm that Jimmy is an amazing cook. Had a chance to sample his culinary talent during our Lama Tsongkhapa Practice Program. His Lotus Root in Butter Sauce was so so delicious and am still dreaming about it. When complimented, Jimmy remained so humble. I look forward to sampling more of his wonderful, healthy food during our upcoming Manjushri Sadhana Practice.

  49. wansan on Nov 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Jimmy is a down to earth, friendly, passionate, humble and definitely an AWESOME cook!!! Rejoice for him to join Kechara and to start his spiritual journey here. If you haven’t tried his cooking, you have no idea how DELICIOUS it tastes!!! Rejoice _/\_

  50. Daisy Sun on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Rejoice Jimmy. Wish you have a great start in the spiritual journey. 🙂

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    A profound teachings about the mind and reincarnation. We are fortunate with Rinpoche ‘s teaching online and videos we could learn some knowledge from it. Many people have benefited from all these wonderful teachings especially how reincarnation works and how is the emptiness related to karma as well. With simplicity, comprehensive and logical explanations of our mind for all to understand. After watching those teachings from the videos , it opened my thoughts , to how reincarnation works. Still learning. Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-mind-and-how-it-reincarnates.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Jun 4. 2020 12:01 AM
    Today there are more people turning to be a vegetarian. Vegetarians are usually more conscious about the earth and their overall health. People should consider becoming vegetarian because it has health benefits, reduces animal abuse, and helps reduce the risk of some diseases.

    Vegetarian diet has become mostly accepted in many cultures for its limitless benefits. It will be a healthy option if we choose to adopted to be a vegetarian with well balance diet. Of course going green definitely keeps immunity higher.

    Thank you for the knowledgeable sharing article, It is important for people around the world to understand the importance of being vegetarian.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 11:20 PM
    It is very beautiful. The house you wish for in Colorado is a dream which is waiting to be fulfilled into reality but this one is real. You will find you won’t have any problems going for retreats when you feel you want to have a change of environments or to get away.
    A perfect place for prayers, meditation and retreats.Thank you very much for the good article with nice pictures.


    https://bit.ly/2Y3s8qe
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:41 PM
    Nearly everyone has had weird, scary experiences, things that happen in life that seem to defy any sort of rational explanation. Unexplained at times. For me I am not scare as long as I do not disturb them. In fact feel sad for them, will dedicate my prayers to them now since prayers can help them. Ghost and spirit haunting always seem to be up to mischief at times. Watched those videos……interesting when the mysterious and unexplained happens such as the ‘moving pint’ incident at the pub. Interesting sharing of ghost footage taken in different pubs around the world.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ghosts-in-the-pub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:40 PM
    Andy Mattia a friend of our Lama…Tsem Rinpoche lost and found after 24 years . Rinpoche had not forgotten about him and recollected some of the finest moments of life with him. Its not too late , at least for a moment Rinpoche knew of his passing and had a picture of him after all these long years. A friend like Andy whom Rinpoche do not want to lose as he was kind and generous ,helping Rinpoche during the most difficult times at Los Angeles, California. Interesting read of how the writers managed to search and search without giving up and found it at last .Interesting video too.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/andy-mattia-the-long-lost-friend.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 3. 2020 01:37 PM
    Everyone in the world has the right to practice what one ‘s own religion, and beliefs. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Its their choice and no one are above the law saying one should or should not pray to this and that. Our lama Rinpoche had been targeted all this years just because Rinpoche chose to continue practicing Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche had been abused online with all sorts of ugly words or so. Dorje Shugden ‘s practitioners been discriminated is really sad, just because one religious beliefs. NOT only that Rinpoche’s student too targeted using nasty words as well. Dorje Shugden is accused to be a evil spirit, they should checked and read the history and origin before commenting. Recently i did received nasty and disgusting comments too on my postings in FB. Who are they to comment , such a nonsense . Well they will soon have to swallow their own words.
    Those Dorje Shugden practitioners are not allowed to participate in many events , denied service and so forth. Reading all the untrue and nonsense comments , felt sickening and shocking. As Buddhist we should respect each other and make peace , harmony not ‘war’.
    Thank you for this sharing ,hopefully more are aware of what the ban on Dorje Shugden has caused. Enough is enough , may the ban soon be history.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/will-the-dalai-lama-agree-with-this.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 05:00 PM
    Truly a great teacher and after years of wandering, the first monastery in the Ajahn Chah tradition was found followed by many monasteries and continues to flourish.He left the world a legacy of a GREAT TEACHER of his teachings,and realizations of the Buddha dharma.
    Despite all this, Ajahn Chah attracted an increasing number of followers who wanted to become his disciples. Thank you very much for the good sharing.

    https://bit.ly/2U2hJtx
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 01:18 PM
    For more than a thousand years, artists have played a key role in the cultural life in Asia. At Tibet, Kashmir, and Nepal their arts flourished as its equally important part of their culture, architecture and their way of living to the outer world. The artist using art to express their knowledge, skills . The art painting reveal the way of lifestyle and strong belief they have in Buddhism. From the book ‘Arts from the Rooftop of Asia , Chinese has influence in the Tibetan paintings of thangkas and many art paintings in the region. Religious influence on Nepalese handicrafts. Interesting book revealing the history of arts with rare and precious pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/arts-from-the-rooftop-of-asia-tibet-nepal-and-kashmir.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 2. 2020 01:15 PM
    Very touching watching the short video, how affection and love the cat . The dead owner must have treated well and gave a lot of love to this cat . Well the lovely cat hugs and leaning its face against the video screen. Animals cannot tell us their feelings and thoughts, but they can use touch and body language to communicate. Animals do express emotion, such as grief and joy, just like one of us. They can be very loyal and protective. Do not hurt them , give them care and love.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-touching-hug
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jun 1. 2020 03:45 PM
    Helena Roerich , a multi-talented Russian writer, artist, theosophist, intrepid explorer, healer and philosopher, was a great inspiration to her husband Nicholas throughout their lives.
    I wonder what kind of karma she had or the life she had lived before this life for her to be spiritual since young.Thank you for the inspiring article.

    https://bit.ly/2XIkcKI
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 31. 2020 11:45 AM
    H. E.the 12th Dagom Rinpoche was recognized as reincarnate lama, the by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. He was known for teaching the Buddha Dharma and providing spiritual advice to thousands around the world. He was one of the lamas who openly fought the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice by the Tibetan leadership. He paid a heavy price for his devotion to his gurus and commitment on the practice of Dorje Shugden. He was well known as a loving prolific teacher, scholar, writer, yogi and a great tantric master. That was before the ban , sadly all his student turned against him as such he moved to Nepal . He worked tirelessly to spread Dharma till he entered parinirvana.
    H E the 13th Dagom Rinpoche is back, with at least 20,000 people in attendance of Tibetans watched as the young reincarnation was enthroned as per tradition. The over respond attendance of the enthronement is an auspicious omen for things to come having a lama taking rebirth inside Tibet. A reincarnation of a great lama is back as proof that those who rely on Dorje Shugden as a Dharma protector do not take rebirth in the three lower realms as claims by the Tibetan leadership. Looking at those rare, precious pictures of the grand enthronement paints a thousand words. Thousands came in droves to welcome the young incarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/enthroning-a-dharma-king-the-13th-dagom-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 31. 2020 11:42 AM
    Zaya Pandita Luvsanperenlei a prolific writer was a reincarnation of one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s disciples and also a key disciple of Drepung Monastery’s Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. He had composed books, wrote numerous texts and prayers. Even translated other works, Buddhist texts from Tibetan language to Oirat language while still serving the religious needs of the Oirat tribes in Dzungaria, Mongolia . Zaya Pandita spread Tibetan Buddhism to the Oirats, the Khalkha and even the Kalmyk people as far as in Russia. Zaya Pandita developed the Clear Script. He also wrote a biography of the First Khalkha Jetsundampa Zanabazar. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing.\\

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zaya-pandita-luvsanperenlei-1642-1708.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:54 PM
    Stunning Lady Vajrayogini looks so beautiful with all these ornament offerings. Fortunate able to see such a beautiful Lady Vajrayogini. Its take a lot of time and hard work for the team . Rejoice to all. It is indeed very meritorious offering beautiful things to the Buddhas.
    A good teachings from Rinpoche explaining of why its important for us to offer beautiful ornaments to the Buddhas.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dont-miss-this-offering-onto-vajra-yogini.html

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  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    1 years ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    1 years ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    1 years ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • 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
    1 years ago
    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!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years 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).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    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
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    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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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
5 days 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
7 days 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 week 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
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KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
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KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
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Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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!
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
4 months ago
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
4 months ago
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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