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Top 10 Hill and Jungle Adventures in Malaysia

Nov 25, 2017
Top 10 Hill and Jungle Adventures in Malaysia

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Kenneth Chan) With more than half of its 329,758 square kilometre surface covered in tropical rainforest, Malaysia is a top nature and ecotourism destination for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers. It boasts the oldest rainforest in the world estimated at 130 million years old, the third highest peak in all...

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16 Unique Places in Japan

Jan 20, 2016
16 Unique Places in Japan

These are some of the most unique and absolutely mesmerizing places in Japan. They are not your usual go-to places for tourists and, the fact that they are not frequented by throngs of people allows them to retain and sustain their natural beauty. Of the 16 places on this list, I found the Buddhist...

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Prevent Snakes in Your Backyard

Sep 7, 2015
Prevent Snakes in Your Backyard

I have always loved going to the forest, places that is plentiful of nature. I enjoy doing meditations, pujas and giving Dharma talks to my students in these natural environments.

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Organic Farm at KFR

Feb 26, 2014
Organic Farm at KFR

Recently, the Green Girls brought back some of their harvest to the Haven for me.

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They didn’t want us…(KFR)

Oct 14, 2013
They didn’t want us…(KFR)

The very first bird that I had was given to me by a nun named Anila Thubten Chonyid when I was very young.  I have always loved birds. I find that they each have their own little personalities… they have their own temperaments, likes and dislikes, cliques, habits, attitudes etc. I always want to provide...

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Tour at KFR!

Oct 28, 2012
Tour at KFR!

Dear friends,  A lot of work have been going on at Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) for the past 2 weeks. I have been staying on site and directly overseeing the expansion of our temporary abode, Kechara Village, our main temple and Ladrang. A lot of land clearing is being done on a daily basis, so that...

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107 at Kechara Forest Retreat!

Aug 13, 2012
107 at Kechara Forest Retreat!

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...

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Study Room in a Forest

Jun 26, 2012
Study Room in a Forest

Dear friends, I love this type of setting. I love this type of room, where you are indoors but as if you are living outdoors. I wanted to share this with everyone. Lovely study room. Tsem Rinpoche   Scholar’s Library was designed by architect Peter Gluck and is located in the Catskill Mountains, northwest...

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Strange Looking Animals

Feb 15, 2011
Strange Looking Animals

We often speak about animal cruelty, but how universal is your love for animals in general? Would you go the extra mile to save these animals? Try looking beyond the differences, and not let our sight influence our ability to care for beings that we find strange by our standards. Due to karma and...

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