107 at Kechara Forest Retreat!

Aug 13, 2012 | Views: 1,390

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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  1. Jacinta on May 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm

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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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  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 04:47 PM
    Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche is a very learned scholar, master of tantra whom were respected by many.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us,the wonderful meeting with Kyabje Yonyal Rinpoche in New York.
    It is wonderful and inspiring to see the demonstration of great respect among two great Masters.Thank you very much for the good article.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 01:41 PM
    Wow what a great day …..the historic first Kalachakra initiation been held publicly in Tibet, China in the last 50 years. For most by H H the 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu. Many highly attained masters and incarnated lamas and teachers and more than hundred thousand over monks and nuns attended this auspicious event. Looking at those beautiful pictures tells us all. So many of them it’s a blessing for them. With so many attending this event has proves that he is indeed the unmistaken incarnation as he is claimed by some as false and a fake Panchen Lama.
    With Panchen Lama as a spiritual leader, his influence made a huge impact on the Tibetans which is on the rise, this would be wonderful. In no time they might accept Dorje Shugden’s practice. Interesting read and blessing been able to see those beautiful pictures.
    Thank You Pastor David Lai for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/historic-first-kalachakra-initiation-by-the-11th-panchen-lama.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 28. 2020 01:38 PM
    Arjia Rinpoche, one of the most important religious leaders to escape Tibet since the Dalai Lama fled into exile. A close friend of HH Dalai Lama and 10th Panchen Lama . At the age of two, he was recognized by the 10th Panchen Lama as the reincarnation of the father of Tsongkhapa who is the founder of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche has spoken openly about unity and harmony in the community during the 30th Anniversary Commemoration of HH the 10th Panchen Lama’s Maha-Parinirvana. He has advised the Tibetans to stop discriminating against Dorje Shugden practitioners. No one should be discriminated just because of differences basis of their religious and spiritual faiths. Dorje Shugden as made a scapegoat by the Tibetan leadership for too long . Its time someone like Arjia Rinpoche or more people to speck up for the sake of world peace and harmony. Wonderful and simple speech yet clearly he spoke bravely on fulfilling the Panchen Lama’s wishes.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Arjia Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/arjia-rinpoche-says-dont-discriminate-against-dorje-shugden-people.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 03:27 PM
    To be living in such a beautiful house and nice surrounding would be really really nice! Looking at the pictures above, it makes me think of Enchanted Forest in KFR. Nature gives us all. This harmonious balance makes our souls happy.
    Houses like this are not only good for living in but working in as well. I would love to work in a environment like this. I’m sure I will be able to think better and work better.Thank you for the good article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/natural-instinct.html?fbclid=IwAR3z999kypzMkJHpfG0UW6A8Wet-CXYsA3NbP8Dn-kVwoh7rbc1ToEF2Cm4
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 01:30 PM
    American basketball legend Stephon Marbury has played 13 years in the NBA . Been professional basketball the former NBA superstar , looked to the world of Chinese basketball. Having migrated there he brought the Chinese team to national victory, winning three Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) championships. Marbury applied for and received a Chinese “green card”, as he been popular inspiring players ,bringing the whole team a positive and fighting spirit to victory. He is the fifth American basketball player to receive a green card in China. After all not easy to apply one as a foreigner . He also earned the nickname Commissar Ma for his role as a mentor to the teammates and younger players while playing in China. Wow…China immortalised Marbury with an arena statue, and got him a postage stamp of him. That’s wonderful, as they appreciate of what he has done for China.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stephon-marbury-embraces-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, May 27. 2020 01:29 PM
    All religions share a similar message of peace and tolerance despite their differences. In the history of faith, there are so many beautiful and inspiring thoughts about creating peace and harmony among communities. We should help out to the poor or homeless regardless of race and of religion. Those Buddhist monks at Dhammarajika Monastery in Dhaka did a good job, in accord to Buddhist teachings. They gave out foods to the poor Muslims during Ramadan the Muslim fasting months. Looking at the pictures tells all. A wonderful way helping the hundreds poor people in the streets . That’s should be the way , well a rare example of religious harmony . Helping and giving are human strengths and weapons against the many arbitrary and malevolent dark forces that plague human existence.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bangladeshi-buddhist-monks-feed-hundreds-of-poor-muslims-during-ramadan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 26. 2020 02:07 PM
    Came across this old post. Inspiring…with worthy words from our Lama to HH Dalai Lama, all Gurus and the world. A New Year of 2011, wishing all guru’s works and supreme aspirations be fulfilled swiftly. Inspiring blessings for 2011,may our Lama ‘s wish be materialized and his teachings flourished to the ten direction. Even our Lama not with us yet the spiritual spirit will always be with all of us. Our Lama will be back soon.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/happy-2011-to-hh-dalai-lama-all-gurus-world.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 26. 2020 01:58 PM
    Religion and politics are two of the hardest things to talk about. Living in a country , we should be given religious freedom to choose what we want to pray. But it not mean we are spy of that country. Disappointed the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) accuses Dorje Shugden practitioners as Chinese agents just because they practice Dorje Shugden. Rinpoche has been accused by the CTA . They said that said Rinpoche was a spy and an agent paid by China. All these were definite not true at all. Rinpoche had received the Dorje Shugden’s practice 30 years ago, been passed down from Rinpoche’s Guru. Many high lamas have been practising Dorje Shugden for the last 400 years, it is ridiculous to say they were Chinese spies too. All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness. But sad the CTA ,having a fuss over it , and has created disharmony among Buddhist practitioners. It’s a matter of choice we choose to pray nothing political related to China. Just because we are Chinese , we are paid by the China , we are Chinese spies, that’s does not made sense at all. Regardless of our race or religion, we all want and need harmony. Hatred and conflict are often rooted in differences between people of different races and religions. We all need to respect people of different races as well as people of different faiths and religions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tsem-rinpoche-and-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 25. 2020 04:17 PM
    An agreement for living together by mutual consent is a marriage vow . As a similar line of thought, we believe all actual facts and in reality how and why Dorje Shugden arosed. Dorje Shugden arosed as our enlightened Dharma Protector as promised to protects the Dharma teachings. It’s a commitment between Dorje Shugden and Gelugpa lineage for more then 400 years, still going stronger despite all those lies , controversy the Tibetan Leadership trying to create. The Tibetan Leadership is trying to break this strong relationship with all the allegations on Dorje Shugden. Many highly attained lamas and masters had propitiated for Dorje Shugden for years . They cannot be wrong in their practice after all. Dorje Shugde is not a devil or spirits as claimed by some. HH Dalai Lama already said its does not harm and we can practice. With the recent speech in India at Bodhgaya on 2nd January 2020, HH dalai Lama also said that if people wish to practise Dorje Shugden as a birth deity or land god (Tibetan: kye lha yul lha), THAT WOULD BE FINE.
    Thank you Seow Choong Liang for the wonderful analogy to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/speak-now-or-forever-hold-your-peace.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 25. 2020 04:15 PM
    Megnath a student of our Lama and very much devoted to Bhagawan Dorje Shugden. Did a wonderful sharing with his family memevers and friends back in Nepal . He has trusted Dorje Shugden sincerely and his prayers were answered. Very nice of him spreading dharma as well introducing our Powerful Protector Dorje Shugden practice to anyone he come across. Wow…. He even shared to the school children, every student received a picture of Dorje Shugden from him . May those who see the pictures will be blessed. Looking at those pictures in this post tell all.
    Thank you for Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dorje-shugden-arrives-in-nepali-school.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 24. 2020 04:56 PM
    Buddhist Temples of Siem Reap , Cambodia is amazing filled with incredible architecture, Khmer Culture. The beautiful temples in Siem Reap is a must-see place when visiting. Buddhist Temples in Siem Reap each year attracted millions of visitors, especially those in the expansive Angkor Archeological Park. Well listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992, there are about 50 Buddhist and Hindu temples dating back to the 12th century within its grounds. Simply amazing to see but I have not been there yet. Would wish to see for myself those beautiful ancient architectural temples.
    Looking at those beautiful pictures paints a thousands words. So many Buddhist temples to visit .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/amazing-angkor-a-guide-to-the-buddhist-temples-of-siem-reap.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, May 24. 2020 04:56 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Shin, for this inspiring article. It is inspiring to read the biography of George Roerich a man of the highest spiritual harmony in 20th century Tibetologist. He is one of the greatest orientalists, linguists, and encyclopedists of the century. Inspiring of a man who could speak fluently more than 30 European and Asian languages and dialects . He was a brilliant expert in Eastern culture, religion and philosophy , having spent more than 35 years abroad living in India, Mongolia ,Tibet and . As a distinguished encyclopedic-scientist, he was well known in many countries around the world. His incredible work of thangkas paintings which he authored at the tender age of only 23 and books remained a legacy.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/george-roerich-light-of-the-morning-star.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 23. 2020 02:46 PM
    Very rare and precious video , to see how much affection between our Lama and Dorje Shugden was. Its not planned and of a sudden , during Rinpoche visit to that monastery and hotel, Dorje Shugden taking trance . According to the practices of Tibetan Buddhism, there are several ways to induce the trance state including dancing and music. But this was different as Rinpoche was at the monastery, a monk sudden went into trance . In the hotel an oracle monk-in-training took spontaneous trance too. While in trance, Dorje Shugden suddenly entered the oracle-monk in both occasion. Its a blessing able to see the oracles from the video.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Martin for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/never-seen-before-footage-of-dorje-shugden-oracles.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 23. 2020 02:43 PM
    Beautiful Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, built in 1679, is the largest Gelug Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province. Known as little Potala to many locals and tourist. Well this magnificent group builidngs of the monastery is so simply amazing. The main structure built in Tibetan style has a gold-covered copper roof similar to the one at the Potala Monastery in Lhasa. I was there few years back , looking at it is a blessing. It looks like a castle, a walled complex with group buildings including living quarters for monks and high lamas. I was so fortunate when I was there the monks were doing prayers . Listening to the prayers , with joy then in a tranquil place to dwell my soul.Offered some offerings to those beautiful Buddhas statues. Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, a hot destination in Yunnan, have been attracting thousands of locals and tourist yearly. A place worthy visiting and going on pilgrimage.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ganden-sumtseling-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 22. 2020 08:11 PM
    Came across this wonderful post of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’ precious teaching collections . Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was a highly attained master of the Gelug tradition. He was famous as a sharp analyst and master of philosophical debate, as well as a powerful Tantric practitioner. He had impeccable knowledge of all rituals, art and science. After retiring , Kyabje Zong travelled intensively to the West and embarked on a highly inspiring teaching tour to many countries such as US, Canada , Europe countries and so forth. At the time of writing this havn’t not watch and read all yet. I have bookmarked this post and will read it time from time to understand better. All i can say it rare and precious collections.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/his-holiness-kyabje-zong-rinpoches-precious-teaching-collection.html

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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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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
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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
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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
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Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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Dear Kecharians and friends, We are pleased to announce that as part of the preparations for H.E. Tsem Rinpoche's reliquary stupas and incarnation chapel, mantra rolling sessions have begun in Kechara Forest Retreat. We are calling for volunteers to join us in this holy activity. DATE Daily starting 5th March 2020 until further notice TIME (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10am to 10pm (2) Thursday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm VENUE Art Studio (Kechara Saraswati Arts) Kechara Forest Retreat If you're interested, kindly contact: Wong Yew Kien 012-3717896 or Karen Chong 012-7710289 We look forward to seeing you soon!
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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
4 months ago
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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