107 at Kechara Forest Retreat!

Aug 13, 2012 | Views: 1,604

Last night, our Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) team organized another exciting event at our retreat land in Chamang. The day started with a morning durian party attended by Datin Ng (jindak), Datuk May (Kechara House president and Head Liaison), Dato’ Ruby (President of Kechara Soup Kitchen), Liaison Henry Ooi (Director of Kechara Paradise) and Angel.

Datin Ng is a long-time student of mine. She is loyal, helped me in many times of need in the past and has been a steady supporter of many Kechara projects. This trip was for Datin Ng, as she wanted to take a look-see at an exciting project Datuk May is spearheading. It was her first time visiting and touring around KFR’s land, with Datuk May showing her what has already been done as well as our future plans. Welcome my dear Datin Ng!

Later in the afternoon, Ms Allison, also came for a short tour at KFR. Allison is a very good florist, and it is because of her experience and skill I am able to have such realistic-looking artificial trees all around my house!

While Allison was touring around KFR, the Ladrang staff came earlier to help prepare for the arrival of 107 guests. The itinerary for the guests was: a short prayer, dinner and an outdoor movie screening! I was told that for days many people were excited about watching a thriller movie in the jungle, under the stars hehe.

The guests arrived at KFR at 5.30pm by bus. They then offered butterlamps and flowers to Buddha Shakyamuni and Vajrayogini… how meritorious! After touring around the area, Pastor Susan held a short puja. Dinner was catered by Kechara Oasis, and guests ate while watching the sun set… they then grabbed some snacks as the projector came on and aired “The Village”!

Everything was so neatly set up by the KFR team led by Sofi Lim and a few other devoted students determined to share a piece of happiness at KFR. Everyone pulled in resources to make this event work, including two dedicated Kecharians, Any and Bean, who kindly leant their equipment to create an incredible outdoor cinema!

There were many new faces yesterday. Many Kecharians brought their friends along… but among these new faces were 2 volunteers who flew in from overseas: Metok, a Vietnamese lady in her 50’s who has been living in San Francisco for many years… and Yinxi, a 21 year old boy from China who aspires to be a translator. I’m happy that they got to go with the group to KFR!

I am looking forward to hear more exciting news from the KFR team and for them to carry out more fun and meaningful events such as this consistently… from what I heard, the next event is a karaoke. Karaoke in the forest?? Hehe

I thank everyone involved in this great event. Everyone did such a great job under the leadership of our liaisons of Kechara. I thank my blog team for this wonderful post made ready for me to share with the world!

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

Datin Ng making candle offerings at the Butterlamp House

Martin and Henry all happy at KFR!

Dato’ Ruby would do anything for durian!

Joe helping the women open up the durians!

Datuk May explaining KFR plans to Datin Ng

From left: William, Joe, Dato’ Ruby, Datuk May, Datin Ng, Henry, Angel, June and Martin

The power ladies of Kechara!

A group of Kecharians along with our foreign guests visiting KWPC land

Paul Yap giving a brief about KWPC

Everyone listening attentively to Paul

Yin Xi happy to be on KWPC soil!

May Ong and her beautiful son.

Adeline of KH with Helena and Yen Pin of Kechara Blooms

Helena with our foreign friends Yinxi and Metok. Metok is visiting us from USA!

Metok feels blessed to be here…

Paul with Metok and Yinxi at Chamang Waterfall

A group picture at Chamang Waterfall before adjourning to KFR!

Bean the sound man. Bean is wonderful and works so hard! 

Laying plastic sheets on the ground where the movie screening takes place

Everyone working hand in hand to ensure that the place is ready to receive guests!

The projector is up!

Preparing many mosquito coils to be placed all around the movie area. Not a single person got bitten!

While the KFR and Ladrang team were setting up, 1 bus filled with guests were on their way!

Young boys putting their strength to good use

Both ladies and gentlemen carrying Puja items to the Iconic tree

Jean Ai from the Ladrang team ready to set-up!

Jeffrey Gan with food from Kechara Oasis! Bringing in the vegetarian food from our KO restaurant!! Yummy!

Taking a break… a durian break. Durian, anyone? Why do these two people look EXTREMELY HAPPY?

Screen all prepared for the movie screening!

Some final touches to ensure the platform is firm

Puja time!

Everyone gathering under the iconic tree to perform a short prayer

William offering butterlamp to Buddha Shakyamuni. William is a wonderful person to work with.

Throngs of people lining up to make offerings at our Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR)

Jace of KIM sincerely making her wish

Beautiful flower and candle offerings

A counter was set up for people to purchase offerings

Everyone performing a short prayer for the success and smooth sailing for the building of KFR. We want to build a huge chapel and working Kechara quarters here!

What a scenic view!

Lots of butterlamps offered up to Buddha Shakyamuni under the iconic tree.

Pastor Susan leading the prayer session..Pastor Susan can do blessings for cars, houses, offices, factories and even weddings. She is great for blessing your baby and Buddhist baptisms..she is kind.

Helena with her friends making prayers to Buddha Shakyamuni

Jack Ng of Kechara House making his prayers

Rena Wong and her daughter at KFR!

Beautiful young Dharma sisters making a connection with Buddha Shakyamuni

Seamstress Pat Ng of KSA joyfully making her wish

May Ong with her son making their prayers

Keng Nam, Lily and their sons making offerings

Patrick and family!

Jill (center) with her daughter Wan San and Lilyn at KFR

KH Ng, son Benny and wife Iryne

Yik Ming, Doreen and their two sons

Tat Ming happy to be at KFR

Sarah Yap, Carmen Koo and Jamie Khoo from Tsem Ladrang! Dakinis!!

More visitors coming!

Shen and his brother excited to be at KFR. They arrived in Malaysia 5 days ago from the UK.

Pastor Susan (right) and Carmen.

 

Lew and his beautiful family

KH Ng and family making flower offerings to Buddha Shakyamuni

Nicholas with committed volunteers of Kechara House

Li Kheng with Kien Wong and Yinxi

Everyone happy with flowers offering in their hands. What a meritorious day!

JP Thong with the youngsters!

Lucas and Sean helping out at KFR

Melissa with Dr Ming’s children

Adeline, Pastor Susan and Moh Mei all excited! 

Kumar and Pat from KSA

Lucas with Yen Pin from Kechara Blooms

Jenni, Rena and Paris ready to make butterlamp offerings!

Bean and Any who were in-charge of  the visual and audio systems..this is a great dharma couple and excellent in traditional Tibetan pujas…

Carmen along with Dr Ming’s daughters

(left to right) Jean Mei, Yin Xi, Jamie and Jean Ai

Pastor Susan and Moh Mei

Yik Meng and his lovely wife, Doreen

Li Kheng, Rena and friend

Tsem Ladrang staff, Liaison Su Ming and PA to Tsem Rinpoche  Ms. Li Kheng

Melissa and her daughter Hui Lee

KFR team (2nd from the left, Khoo, Martin, June and Datuk May) receiving flowers from Tsem Ladrang. Su Ming (far left) and Li Kheng (far right) representing Tsem Ladrang.

Martin giving a speech before the start of the movie screening

A group picture under the iconic tree

 


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  4. VInnie Tan on Sep 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I am just so happy that there were so many different activities that happened at KFR. It is just great to know what the Kecharians are able to do with minimum things that were around them at that time.

    As compared to how KFR is now, it is very different. I am shocked with the amount of changes that has happened with how KFR looks like a year before and how it looks like now.

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  7. Lucas Roth on Apr 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    i remember that day, it was soooooo fun!!! the movie and all the smiles were so great and nice to see. i got to see a new beautiful scenery and some old friends, a nice sunny day for all of us :D. i cant wait to go up to KFR to help out!!!!!

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  14. Julia Tan on Aug 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you to all the KFR comms who organized this wonderful trip for us. I enjoyed it so much. That day was sunny yet not too hot, just nice. Look at our face, then you know how much we all enjoyed it. KO did a good job of set up of nice food for us. After dinner, we had our movie! That’s my first time lying on the ground under a big dark sky watching movie. Wow.. amazing experience. Hey my dearest KFR Comms, when are we having this kind of luxury life style in KFR again?? heheh.. Thank you. I had a wonderful wonderful time..

  15. sweekeong on Aug 25, 2012 at 12:41 am

    What a wonderful trip! with food and movie as well 🙂 Everyone is blessed to be there by making connection to KFR which will bring many benefits to the public in the near future, it is already bringing benefits now for those who are involved in the project.

    I hope I will have the opportunity to visit there again 🙂

  16. EricLee KHJB on Aug 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    真的很开心KFR的计划可以继续的进行。也很高兴有越来越多的人认识到kechara有一个可以让很多人都受益的地方正在进行着,希望有更多的人都能够参与那么有意义的project,因为仁波切曾经说过,单靠一个人的力量,就没有能力完成,如果结合大家的力量,无论再难的计划,都一定能完成,所以,让我们一起来加油吧。。。。。

  17. June Tang -KHJB on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the lovely pictures. Datuk May and teams and all the volunteers are working so hard for our KFR, it looks very very beautiful, I could see a lot of love and care put into it. Very happy to see all visitors with smiling faces in the pictures^_^May KFR manifest swiftly and can benefit to more peoples!!

  18. Low ksjc on Aug 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    We rejoice for everyone who is present for the event.The organizers for the KFR outing is very creative.More event like this should be made available to the public or fellow members. This could be done for a good cause as it will create more memorable awareness for some and a faster way to give opportunity to the public to become sponsors to such an important homage Destination in Malaysia.
    May the KFR project be completed soon.

  19. abby f on Aug 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    it is excited to see so many people from many places come and visit Kechara! This is what Kechara for! Spreading Dharma to more and more people, attract people from all walks of life to connect with Lama Tsongkaha’s teaching! I am happy for the new comers, as they can enjoy themselves at KFR. My aunt and her friends were happy and pleasant to be there. Good job to the KFR team and the liasons! More trip please. 🙂

  20. Ron Wong on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    It was a perfect day when we arrived at KFR. Making candle & flower offering to Buddha Shakyamuni was a really unique & exciting experience. Especially under the iconic tree & in the middle of a forest. I also felt a sense of joy & peace while doing circumambulation around the Buddha.

    Watching the movie outdoor under the starry night is awesome. This is just the beginning, stay tune for more exciting activities up at KFR. The next one is on 25/8/12.

    Thanks Rinpoche.

  21. HelenaC on Aug 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    It was an awesome day out with all Kecharians and guests from all over. It was auspicious to make flower and candle offering to Buddha Shakyamuni. Evryone is so happy and excited! Its the first time i have buffet in a forest and to watch scary movie in the woods hehehehe…nice and scary too. I am sure Kechara Forest Retreat manifestation will benefit many, because just looking at the people leaving KFR with smile, even it is still not fully develop. I am sure KFR will give many of us happiness and peace!
    Great job for KFR Team, can’t wait for the next visit 😉
    May Kechara Forest Retreat manifest swiftly.

  22. Carmen on Aug 17, 2012 at 5:42 am

    The activities at the outing we had at KFR was so simple, but yet so impactful in leaving everyone with a strong happy memory of the day itself. I could not have asked for a more amazing way to spend my Saturday.

    There was so much laughter and joy all around, imagine when KFR is running full fledged with its abundant of activities planned for the future. Busloads of people will keep on coming.

    Thank you to the KWPC team – Datuk May, Joe, Martin, Khoo and June, as well as the organising committee – Sofi, Grace, Doreen, KH Ng, Yik Ming amongst others who did so much preparation work to make sure the day ran smoothly.

    It was a blast as depicted from the many smiles in the pictures.

  23. Yvonne Yap on Aug 17, 2012 at 2:55 am

    KFR is a very nice place for us,KFR can manifest lots of lots people, like do retreat , holiday , relax and is a place for us to feel peace.
    Hope other people from other country can come here to visit!!!
    And eat durian also !!!
    Thank you !!

  24. tenzin llhamo on Aug 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Wish I had the chance to go but it’s ok… I can go with my family the next visit!
    Kechara Forest Retreat is getting more beautiful and now we can make offerings at Shakyamuni’s altar/ How nice!
    Thank you everyone who made it such a memorable experience for everyone who went for the visit.

  25. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    107 is one short of the auspicious number 108 hehe. Who knows maybe there that extra 1 person not counted yet or invisible hehe. Just my imagination running wild I suppose.

  26. wei theng on Aug 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    It is a wonderful trip to KFR especially we brought along our girls. This is the first time they went to KFR and they are very excited. Even the youngest is very well behave and corporative. I think it must be the environment is so blessed by the Buddha Dharma.
    We let the girls to have candle offerings to the Buddha & VY and wish that they are always be with Buddha Dharma, able to learn and next time can spread Dharma too.

    Thank you to the KFR team, the working committee of this outing, the Ladrang Team and all that make it happened. May KFR manifest soonest and can benefit to more people and beings!

  27. DR on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

    This is what the Kechara family is all about; A family that prays together, stays together. Kecharians are one of the most hard working spiritual group, filled with highly qualified and dedicated staffs, full time volunteers and members from diverse backgrounds. We work, play, dream of visions together. And soon, we will have one of our many dreams turn into reality; Kechara Forest Retreat. Every moment i am reminded of how blessed I am to be a part of this group of great people, closely and lovingly guided by our Spiritual Guide HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.

  28. yenpin on Aug 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    好开心来到克切拉禅修林,一日游。我们大家在这里做蜡烛供养,还有供花,又可以接触到宁静的大自然环境。
    还提供电影给我们看。
    如果大家觉得城市压力大,想要放松心情,就放自己一天假,来参加克切拉禅修林的一日游与宁静的大自然接触。

  29. Lim Han Nee on Aug 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Happiness written on the faces of all who were there visiting KFR on that memorable Saturday! Great to see friends from abroad visiting too! Lovely to see Datin Ng looking excited about KFR and where it’s moving towards!Thank you Rinpoche for conceiving KFR , a vision becoming a reality!

  30. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 15, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Amazing people in an amazing location. So nice to see Datin Ng getting information about what KFR will be like. Rinpoche always mentioned that many of the pivotal moments he always had help from women.

  31. JP on Aug 15, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Had a great time at Kechara Forest Retreat. It makes a huge difference to gather in the midst of nature. A wonderful break from the concrete jungle of the city. My friend’s 2 sons, Shen and Wei decided to stay back while my friends had to attend a family gathering in the city.

    I was happy for the 2 boys as they don’t have much experience of dharma activities. They live in the UK with their parents. So it was a wonderful opportunity to hang out and pray.

    Watching a movie in the open air was an awesome experience as well. The movie was called, The Village. The acting and plot were excellent. It’ll be great to have more of this al fresco movies in the future especially when KFR is up.

    • LilyTan on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Thank you JP for looking out for Shen & Wei. Pleasantly surprised but joyful that they chose to stay behind. They would have been bored at the dinner! They thoroughly enjoyed themselves & I am sure this is the highlight of their holiday certainly for Wei. KFR had left an impact on him!

      What a virtuous way to spend an evening. As usual everything was so well-organised & all thoughts were given to the comforts of the visitors. Kudos & thank you to the team for making this an enjoyable event.

  32. justin cheah on Aug 15, 2012 at 1:12 am

    This is like a big family outing really! It is so happening in KFR! So nice to be there! Thank you for sharing out the photos!

  33. Wah Ying on Aug 15, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Our KFR is so lively and beautiful with so many people from all over the world. Pure bliss!

    Durian + Outdoor cinema on a retreat land, hehe, very Kechara style la. I like.

  34. william on Aug 15, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Congratulations to the Organizing committee who have successfully organized this movie outing event for members and friends. I truly enjoyed myself. And never would I have ever imagined so many people coming together as One Kechara to pray and watch a movie together at KFR in this beginning stages. There will be more exciting events to come.

    Of course it was really nice to see Datin Ng at KFR for the first time. Thank you Datuk May for the yummy durians. Thank you Bean and Any for the wonderful music system that enable use to watch the movie.

    I am so looking forward to the next event!!

  35. MayOng on Aug 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    No worries, folks for there is going to be another trip to KFR soon in 2 weeks time. We received suggestions for open air karaoke in the next round. That day on KFR was awesome! Excellent weather, hard working KFR team and Ladrang, Datuk May, Datin Ng, volunteers, members and overseas visitors made the trip exciting and memorable! Cannot thank Bean and Any enough for their great audio n video outdoor system for all to enjoy. Thank you, everyone!

  36. Phil on Aug 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    It was really fun at KFR that day! Thrilled to see so many people up there. I love to be at KFR. Air’s refreshing, many greens around..I can imagine Kechara Retreat Center built there…pure bliss!

  37. Jace Chong on Aug 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful place!

    I enjoy the itinerary of the day very much, it’s leisure and spiritual. KFR team and the member committee has done such a nice job. I especially enjoy the movie under the stars.

    The most important thing is we create the awareness of KFR to more people, that this is a good place for you to unwind and relax, a good place to practice spirituality as it’s away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    I love KFR because it can benefit so many people and beings. May it manifest swiftly with all the supports from lots of people!

  38. Datin Ng on Aug 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Had a great day at KFR. I take pride in Datuk May and team who made it easy for all of us to be there. As we know, this is another vision of our guru for the growth of the holy dharma in Malaysia. May we pray for the triumph soon to see…. rejoice proudly!!

  39. KH Ng on Aug 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Hi All. Thanks KFR team and all volunteers for the great trip and and all for coming. We are planning another trip for 25th of Aug. Not movie though. Something different. Please look out for the announcement soon. Cheers!

  40. judy.lam@kechara.com on Aug 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Kudos to KFR team and everyone who put in so much effort to make this happen. Everyone seemed very happy & having a good time. It was very nice to see Datin Ng visiting KFR. Hope there will be another opportunity to visit KFR again and experience the fun and beautiful natural setting!

  41. Sheryl KH (JB) on Aug 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Very nice to read through a brief explaination about the day trip and the many photos here. Thank you Rinpoche for your sharing.

    I see many happy faces, people who are still very young and those who are in their mid age, I see families, as well as people who happen to be here from overseas. A great gathering indeed.

    I feel it quite special to have a mix of both dharma and modern activity (Movie on ‘The Village’). It must have been a special day for all the participants.

    All these pictures will become so memorable once KFR is built up. Many things appear tough at the beginning because there will always be obstacles on our ways. If everyone chips in their efforts willingly and with enthusiasm, many things seem impossible is possible.

  42. verontung on Aug 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    This is really interesting and excited by just looking at the photos. Especially with flowers, candles, and DURIANS! Thank you for sharing all the photos!

  43. Any Loke on Aug 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Is really wonderful to see everybody doing their part to make things happened. This is the kind of group work that we really needed in all of our future project. So nice to see all the happy faces in KFR. It makes you wanted to do more for others. Giving is much important then receiving.
    Compliments to KFR committee and all Ladrang staff especially to Datuk May for being there early and the last to leave and also to the contribution of Datin Ng. You all are incredible.

  44. Don Buchwalter on Aug 14, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Fantastic pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  45. Lim (KH JB) on Aug 14, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Rejoice for all Kecharians, the durians look so nice. Despite of that the whole day programs make all the visitors have a fruitful trip to KFR.

    From the photos above we can see that all the visitors are so happy, peace and cheer at KFR.

  46. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 14, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Durians? I did not know durians were part of this equation. All in all very good job by the KWPC committee to hold this for all Kecharians.

  47. bengkooi on Aug 14, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Wish I could’ve been there! The trip to KFR looks like so much fun and merits all rolled into one! And the idea of an outdoor night movie is awesome … hope that will happen at the next one too. I was very happy to see that Datin Ng visited KFR – we owe so much to Datin Ng for helping Rinpoche a few years ago when Rinpoche and Kechara had severe financial difficulties. Everything that we have now is because Datin helped us build the foundation for a bigger Kechara today. Thank you Datin!

  48. Grace ( KSJC ) on Aug 14, 2012 at 12:18 am

    What a nice gathering !! from the pictures, everyone is so excited and happy…really a wonderful idea to see the movie under the star…it must be fun to have karaoke in the forest…well done, KFR team & KH dept for the hard work to make the event successful..welcome all the new friends from oversea..

  49. lucy yap on Aug 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Great pictures of Kecharians having a enjoyable and memorable time at KFR.Congratulations to the hard working team who made this outing a success.So glad our visiting overseas guests are able to be there and experience our hospitality.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these great event and lovely pictures.

  50. Han on Aug 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

    WOW, very nice and beautiful smiling faces!
    KFR definitely will be a place for everyone to go for short retreat in the serene place like bentong in near future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the wonderful pictures.

  51. Alan Chan ( KSJC ) on Aug 13, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing with the wonderful picture to us even I not participate the trip , I can felt wonderful energy from kecharian to make it happen on KFR ! Kechara Boleh ! Kechara Can ! Kechara 能 !

  52. June Kang on Aug 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Is a very happy day, the KFR team, and the working committee and Ladrang staff all work hand in hand to make sure the event successful. KFR team has very focus to get all things done especially Joe work very hard. On that day, myself and Joe went early to set up the place, and we make Khoo running the whole Petaling Jaya to buy things, hehe. Martin and Datuk May taking care of all the VIP and guest, sharing the KFR plan and progress.

    In the afternoon, Tsem Ladrang staff came earlier to help prepare for the arrival of 107 guests. Ladrang staff all were very helpful , they take order and do it happily. Around 5pm, the members arrived and the working committee guides them well.

    During ending, Tsem Ladrang staff stays back and help to clean the place, and can you imagine Li Kheng carried big and heavy boxes, she is so powerful.

    Thank you to Tsem ladrang staff and working committee to make this event successful.

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  54. So Kin Hoe on Aug 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all the pictures. They are great and wonderful! KFR is a blessing for everyone.

  55. nicholas on Aug 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    It was a great outing at KFR!
    Kecharians and guests enjoyed at this blessed place together doing prayer, making offering and watching movie.

    Thanks to the team that make it happened.
    Memorable outing and KFR will bring more great & beneficial benefits to many. Great opportunity for local and overseas guests to enjoy spiritual retreat or meditation at this peaceful mother nature environment.

    Thank you again for the great effort.

  56. Grace Leong on Aug 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Doing Dharma in Kechara is always filled with fun and excitement ! Pujas and offerings coupled with durians and outdoor movie . This is only the beginning . There will be many more exciting programs in KFR . Thanks to Rinpoche and the wonderful hard working and dedicated full time staff and volunteers .

  57. Louise Lee on Aug 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    With everybody put in the hand , we can build it fast !! Please come to join us !

    That is not far ! It is just in front all of us !!

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  60. JP Lim on Aug 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you everyone for making this a memorable event. Really enjoy the food and puja as well 🙂

  61. Sharon Saw on Aug 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    This looks like such a fantastic evening…. it’s wonderful to see the photos of everyone who loved being at KFR! I can’t wait to attend the next one. A HUGE thank you to all who organised it and worked so hard to make it a pleasant trip for all those who attended. I loved seeing all the smiling faces! I heard wonderful feedback from Pastor Susan, Sean, Moh Mei and many people who went! Let’s get Kechara Forest Retreat UP fast so more people can enjoy that amazing environment!!!!!

  62. adrian chow on Aug 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche,
    Thank You for sharing the beautiful photos of the Movie Screening Event at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). Everyone is so happy with the background which some how or rather surreal and doesn’t look like in Malaysia. KFR is definitely GROWING with the hard work of Ladrang Staff and the effort of the dedicated Kechara Employees and Members. Congratulations!!!

    Thank You Rinpoche

  63. Henry ooi on Aug 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    The day was sunny and hot but we had chilled young coconuts to wash down the durians. If ever Kechara were to open a durian stall, never have Joe Ang be the one to praise open durians. Poor Joe, he was struggling trying to open up the durians so much so his arms were shaking! LOL!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 10. 2024 02:57 PM
    A card and hard disc from Sean Wang was truly a smart idea afterall. Nobody could imagine such idea but he did it. Placing thumb drives with millions and billions of Vajrayogini her holy mantra in Tibetan into the holy statue. Not only that drawing pictures too . Such a great idea whereby people come to make offerings, prostrate, circumambulate, collecting huge amount of merits for themselves and their love ones. Thanks to Sean Wang/
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:13 PM
    Wow….such a stunning sacred image 1,000 Armed Avalokitesvara as gift from Joshua and family for Rinpoche . More so receiving it on Wesak Day is indeed wonderful. Merely looking at this stunning images is a blessing. Its such a meaningful and beautiful gift.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/beautiful-1000-armed-avalokitesvara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:09 PM
    For thousands of years a mystical paradise land hidden within the Himalayan Mountains called Shambhala also known by many names. For many generations, people have attempted to search for this paradise land of spiritual evolution.According to the legend, Shambhala is a place of peace and happiness. The existence of Shambhala is mentioned in the old scripture. There are many legends associated with the location of Shambhala. There are many great meditators that have travelled astrally to this beautiful paradise place sharing and describe their experiences. Reading through this interesting article again and again to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-mythical-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 4. 2024 06:07 PM
    Cham Dance is the traditional dance of Tibetans. It involves a series of masked dances, which are usually performed by monks and laymen, wearing colourful costumes. These dances are vibrant and lively and are performed during annual festivals. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is one of them, is said to have originated in the Himalayan range and by far the date and year are kept as a treasured secret to this date. The Dorje Shugden cham dance is rare but not an obscure lineage; there are certain monasteries in Tibet who have practised this dance for hundreds of years. Dorje Shugden Cham dance is a colourful and impressive performance, performed by Buddhist monks who practiced Dorje Shugden. The Cham dance is very powerful and through the dance which depicts the truth of Dorje Shugden.There are a few variations of accounts on the history and the lineage of Dorje Shugden, written by various attained lamas in the last 350 years. Collected works on Dorje Shugden written by His H H Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche considered the most accurate account. As describes clearly how Dorje Shugden for many lifetimes had manifested high level Mahasiddhas. Dorje Shugden and his entourage of thirty-two deities are all depicted in the Cham dance as a World Peace Protector. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche great sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/dorje-shugden-cham-dance-in-nyemo-gyelche-monastery-tibet.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:08 PM
    Momo is a dumpling made of all-purpose flour and filled with either meat or vegetables. Inspired by Tibetan dumplings, the dish is a very popular Nepali street food. It is one of my favourite foods. Last year while in Kathmandu I am fortunate given the opportunity to learn and made vegetarian Momos.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing as it reminds me of trip there visiting some of the Holiest sites and trying my hand making momos then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/making-nepalese-momos.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 20. 2024 04:06 PM
    Bouddha, also known as Boudhanath, is a stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal which is located about 11 km from outskirts of Kathmandu. Its massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal and the world. The Boudhanath Stupa pyramid is coated with over 60 pounds of gold, is one of the largest and one of the most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. This great Stupa is home to precious relics and this semi-circular structure stands out with its majestic mandala, recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as a World Heritage Site. The Boudhanath is the most sacred sites in Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet, reflecting the cosmological tenets of Buddhism. Was there last year June joining thousands of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa.
    The aerial view of this Boudhanath Stupa is magnificent indeed. Looking merely at the pictures is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/aerial-view-of-bodha-stupa.html

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According to legend, Shambhala is a place where wisdom and love reign, and there is no crime. Doesn't this sound like the kind of place all of us would love to live in? https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=204874
108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden\'s blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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Dharmapalas are not exclusive to Tibetan culture and their practice is widespread throughout the Buddhist world - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=193645
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
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We hope you enjoyed our pictures, as much as we enjoyed our Wesak Day together in Penang. Let us carry the energy and enthusiasm we experienced so far and inspires many more. Happy Wesak Day! 22/5/2024 KPSG by Jacinta
Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
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Puja offering packages. Thanks to those who sponsored the puja. May all your wishes be fulfilled. KPSG by Jacinta
Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
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Colourful altar with plenty of offerings. We had DS puja with Praise to Buddha Shakyamuni as we celebrate this special day of Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. KPSG by Jacinta
Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Some of the activities done during the Wesak Day Celebration in Penang. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day! 18th May 2024. The commitment, effort and dedication given will inspire & benefit many more. None of us wants recognition but sometimes a day like this will push us to do more and grow spiritually. We're like a close-knit family, supporting each others and help out whenever we can.
Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kechara Penang Appreciation Day. 18th May 2024. A special day to honour our regular members. You all deserve a shout-out!!! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/\_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Jam-packed! Penang Gompa was crowded with puja attendees, fruits, flowers, food and many other offerings. First time ever but definitely will not be the last. Perhaps it's time for bigger Gompa _/_. 18th May 2024. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. After puja, all members helped out clearing the offerings and we shared out the blessed food offerings with our families, friends and even animals. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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11/5/2024 Saturday @3pm. Activities during puja. Members chanting Dorje Shugden mantras. We've completed Dorje Shugden puja cum Namasangiti. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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11/5/2024, Saturday @3pm. Activities : Offerings of khata to Rinpoche, garland of flowers to Dorje Shugden and a new Tibetan butterlamp being offered on the altar. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
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Today we have an inaugural cancer free diet talk and info sharing by Mr. Ooi. Mr. Ooi is a Penangite and like any other man, he has a family to provide for. From colon cancer stage 4,he is now known as a cancer-free man. Learn more about his story and his acquaintance with Dorje Shugden here https://youtu.be/x7i-yXJBUwM?si=A-5O0udxjg52iS58
Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Kind-hearted sponsors sponsored these kuih-muih & flowers for today's puja @ 4th May, 2024. Should you wish to contribute these or sponsor our weekly puja, do contact us for more details. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
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Pastor Seng Piow guides us on the flow of Dorje Shugden puja, its benefits, significant of Chanting the names of Manjushri and also explaining the dedication for the sponsors and to those in need before we start the puja as we have 2 newcomers today.
Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Two Pastors in da house! Double the merits, double the happiness. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
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Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights and incense to The Three Jewels prior to the puja in Ipoh. (KISG - Kin Hoe)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations on Sunday afternoon in Ipoh. (KISG- Kin Hoe)
Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
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Powerful Dorje Shugden puja @ Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. Every Saturday, 3 pm. Remove obstacles and grant blessings to fulfil wishes. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 6th April 2024
Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Rejoice to the volunteers (also kind sponsors) who cleaned the Gyenze Chapel and made abundant offerings to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
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Offered beautiful flowers abundantly to Gyenze. ~ Alice
Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Our weekly Dorje Shugden Puja @ 23/3/2024 . William, as the umze is seen here burning incense powder as we are about to recite the Sangsol Prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Ganden Serkong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
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And here's Mr Wong of KSK Ipoh who dropped by to pray and offered some donation to the Chapel. Kechara Penang Study Group. Pic by Siew Hong & uploaded by Jacinta.
Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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Today's puja (16/3/2024) ended around 420pm, Jacinta was the umze of the day. Pic by Siew Hong. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
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Group photo taken after the last session, sealed with King of Prayers. Come and join us next time! Sayonara - 9-10th March 2024 - Kechara Penang DS Retreat by Jacinta.
Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
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Abundance altar! Fruits, flowers, Mee Koo (traditional Penang buns), Bee Hoon, sourdoughs and snacks are some of the offerings to Rinpoche, Buddhas & Bodhisattvas. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat 9-10th March, 2024 by Jacinta.
Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Siew Hong, one of retreatants and an active member of Kechara Penang group proudly presented her torma to be used during the Kalarupa puja. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Torma making was taught by Pastor Seng Piow and held one day before the retreat. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
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Penang Dorje Shugden Retreat cum Puja, 9-10th March 2024 led by Pastor Seng Piow with 12 retreatants. Uploaded by Jacinta
The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
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In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
4 months ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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