Help The Birds That Nobody Wanted

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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has a very spontaneous and natural love for animals since he was a child. He feels deeply for animals because he had observed that all beings need love, sustenance and are averse to pain and suffering.

Rinpoche teaches empathy towards animals that are unable to free themselves from captivity, aggression or even express how they feel. That is why Rinpoche cannot bear to see severely neglected pets in his neighborhood and would do whatever it takes to rescue them. In pet shops, Rinpoche would notice unsold birds that are languishing in little cages that most people would not have noticed. Therefore, Rinpoche would rescue these animals and he would look out for those that are abused or neglected.

Unfortunately, birds are not as popular or likeable as other types of animals such as dogs, cats or even hamsters and that is why we seldom hear of birds being rescued as much as other types of animals. The rescue of birds from pet shops is not meant to encourage the trade of breeding or capturing wild animals. That is because the rescue of these birds is not substantial enough to increase the demand for live animals. Hence, these rescues are done purely to create awareness for the humane treatment of animals and to encourage others to be kind to animals as well.

At Kechara Forest Retreat (http://retreat.kechara.com) in Malaysia, it took four weeks to construct an aviary in the area behind Wisdom Hall. The aviary is over 15 feet in height and spans over 4000 square feet. It was designed to incorporate the original trees there and have abundant space for the birds to stretch their wings. It is still enclosed to protect the birds from other wild animals like boars and snakes, stray cats and dogs. The aviary also has some pools for the birds to cool off with lots of hanging toys and mirrors that are meant to keep them stimulated, happy and active. The floor of the aviary is covered with soft sand so the birds can land safely on the ground without getting hurt. Generally the aviary is designed to simulate the environment of their natural habitat.

 

Tour this paradise for birds

 

 

The Birds of the Aviary

The current occupants of the Kechara Forest Retreat aviary are:-

 

12 Cockatiels

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1 Malaysian Parrot

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20 Budgies

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4 Majestic Cockatoos

Here’s pretty Drolka, whose name means White Tara.

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The cute Dechog and that is Tibetan for the powerful Tantric Buddha Heruka Chakrasamvara.

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The indefatigable Gongkar which means White Mahakala in Tibetan

 

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The recently rescued Boy

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2 African Greys

The curious Aki that’s also known as ‘Old Man’

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The loveable Jamyang also known as Manjushri

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At this point, these birds cannot be released into the wild because they are not native of the region and will not survive there.

Besides the birds, we also have 2 tortoises called Menlha who is male and smaller and Kadro who is female and bigger. They live on the floor of the aviary.

 

2 Tortoises

This is the smaller male tortoise, Menlha or Medicine Buddha.

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The larger female tortoise by the name of Kadro or female sky-goer

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5 Sugar Cane Parrots

 

1 Zebra Dove

 

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The Main Caretaker

The main caretaker is KB Thapa

 

The Aviary

View of aviary from higher ground.

The perches are fun places for the birds to hang out.

There are many toys hung around the aviary for the birds to play with…

This is the feeding corner where fresh food and fruits are available in containers all day long.

African Grey Aki and Jamyang at the feeding area…

Holy images of Lord Buddha and His disciples in the aviary blessing the birds and the environment…

View at the entrance of the aviary.

 

Food Costs

Breakdown of the cost of food to feed the birds and tortoises per month.

a) Millet (a pack of 20kg) at RM80 per pack

Two packs = RM160

b) Sunflower seeds at RM250 per pack

One pack = RM250

c) Fresh corn, apples, long beans and other veggies

= RM320

 

Total food expenses for birds and tortoises per month is RM730 (USD218) Therefore, a year’s supply of food would be RM8,760 or USD2,506

 

Other Miscellaneous Costs

a) Multivitamins to keep the birds vibrant and healthy – RM25 per month

This adds up to a yearly cost of RM300

b) General maintenance of bird toys, perches, special snacks (special hanging millet sprays etc). Replaced every 3-4 months.

Approximate cost per year = RM2,000

c) Medical costs

Approximate cost per year = RM500

 

Total miscellaneous cost for a year is RM2800 or USD837

You may not have the space, resources or ability to care for animals like Rinpoche. However, you can still take your very first step by donating to the aviary fund that goes towards purchasing the bird food, aviary utilities, maintenance, caretaker’s salary etc. When you donate, you are doing your part in making sure that these animals have a good home and food for the rest of their lives. Please click the donate button below:-

 



 

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Recovery Aviary

We are currently building a Recovery Aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat, to create a quarantine area for sick birds to recover away from the general population. These are pictures to update you on the progress of the works there.

 

May 8, 2015

New at Kechara Forest Retreat: Due to Rinpoche’s compassion and great concern for abused and neglected birds, we’re currently in the process of building a 720sq ft Recovery Aviary behind the existing 4000sq ft aviary for sick birds that need to be quarantined.

Foundation work of the Recovery Aviary has started with steel reinforcement bars being placed in the ground

 

May 12, 2015

Concrete work connecting the beam structures has started in the Recovery Aviary

Workers are creating a pavement. The aviary cage will be installed on top of this later

 

May 16, 2015

Recovery Aviary work in progress: Brick work to create a pavement around the Recovery Aviary continues

Floor trap piping for water drainage being installed before a platform for the washing area is built

 

May 22, 2015

Brickwork for the pavement of the aviary has been completed and soft sand has been put in place for the aviary

Soft sand is used as flooring for hygiene purposes as well as for the birds to be able to land safely

The installation of the metal framework for the Recovery Aviary has begun

 

May 24, 2015

Installation work on the Recovery Aviary

Workers have also started constructing the drainage. Here, in the bottom left of the image, you can see the parameter for the drain around the aviary being dug.

 

May 28, 2015

Trenches have been dug for drains to be built surrounding the Recovery Aviary.

Workers are completing the installation of steel netting walls onto the aviary

View of the Recovery Aviary

 

June 1, 2015

Polycarbonate roofing for the Recovery Aviary has been installed. The aviary is half-covered and half-exposed for the birds to enjoy a natural rain bath when it rains.

The metal structure work is now complete. The workers are currently cementing the drain as well as the curb surrounding the Recovery Aviary.

Another view of the Recovery Aviary behind our Nursery and our existing big Aviary.

New toys have been distributed throughout our current 4000 sq ft Aviary which houses the general population of our birds.

Toys in the aviary are regularly replaced to keep them fresh and new.

Toys are added to the aviary to keep the birds stimulated and to help maintain beak health. Millet sprays are hung up as a nice treat for the birds. Notice everything is generally hung to the walls of the aviary, to leave the main aviary space itself unobstructed so the birds have plenty of space to fly and stretch their wings.

A selection of toys and bird food most recently purchased for the aviary.

Below are some variation of toys used in the aviary. Similar toys will be hung up in the Recovery Aviary once it is completed.

 

June 6, 2015

Cement work for the curb and drain surrounding the Recovery Aviary has been completed.

Food trays for the birds in the Recovery Aviary are specially designed for the birds to perch on. The trays can also be pulled out from the outside to be refilled with bird food, without entering the aviary which may contain aggressive birds.

Food trays for the birds in the Recovery Aviary are specially designed for the birds to perch on. The trays can also be pulled out from the outside to be refilled with bird food, without entering the aviary which may contain aggressive birds.

An electrician starting electrical work in the Recovery Aviary. Here, a small ditch is being dug along the drain of the aviary where electrical cables will be laid later.

A worker is cementing the curb along the food tray area inside the Recovery Aviary.

A view of the Recovery Aviary roof from the inside. The Recovery Aviary is half-covered and half-exposed for the birds to get natural sunlight and rain whenever needed.

The land in front of the Recovery Aviary is being levelled so that our KFR Green Team can start landscaping it.

The electrician has completed the wiring for the Recovery Aviary and have installed spotlights and timers. The spotlights are placed to keep the birds warm especially during cold rainy days.

 

June 7, 2015

Young Kirk donates from his savings to help the birds to live a good life. He is a sensitive and kind person who cares about animals.

 

June 11, 2015

Cement walkway to the Recovery Aviary has been built. A worker is doing a final touch-up, tidying up the edges. Tomorrow they will start planting grass around the aviary.

Water piping was also installed inside the aviary today.

 

June 13, 2015

The Green Team of Kechara Forest Retreat have started landscaping the land surrounding the Recovery Aviary. Trees have been planted and they are in the midst of planting grass.

Sprinklers have been installed inside the aviary. They will be turned on during hot days to cool the birds as well as allow them to take their showers which they love.

The birds love to eat fruits like papaya so on one side of the Recovery Aviary land, a group of papaya trees has been planted.

 

June 26, 2015

The building of a 720sq ft Recovery Aviary is finally complete. This is the view from the front as you walk from our existing 4000sq ft Aviary. A stone Buddha has been strategically placed to bless all the birds, animals and insects around this area.

Fans have been installed around the Recovery Aviary to ensure that the birds get a cooling breeze on hot sunny days.

The Recovery Aviary is divided into three separate houses and the first and biggest one is occupied by Gongkar the Cockatoo. Gongkar (top right) came to say hello in these pictures and is enjoying his new home.

Unable to adjust to the general population of birds, Gongkar requires his own space.

Now Gongkar can spread his wings and fly instead of being caged up.

Inspired by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s s compassion to benefit all beings and plant the seed of Dharma in them, a Buddha statue is placed in each and every house. Gongkar has a Fasting Buddha in his aviary to bless him.

An aviary would be incomplete without colourful toys to ensure the birds, who are very intelligent, are not bored and have something to keep them entertained. When they get bored and depressed they can start plucking their own feathers. As you can see, Gongkar’s aviary is filled with many toys.

The soft sand in the Recovery Aviary ensures the birds have a safe and soft landing instead of a hard concrete one. It is also for hygiene purposes as well as creating a natural habitat for the birds.

This is the second house in the Recovery Aviary. This space is also beautifully decorated with plants, small trees, toys and a lovely Golden Buddha to bless the future birds that will occupy this space. CCTV has also been installed around the aviary so that the birds can be easily monitored to ensure their safety and well-being.

This is the third house in the Recovery Aviary which is also decorated with toys, plants and a peaceful stone Buddha. Everything in the aviary is designed to ensure the birds are comfortable, safe and given the best natural habitat to live in coupled with the blessings of the Buddha. All this is based on H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s feedback and concern for the rescued birds, making sure they are well provided and cared for always.

 

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These are videos and blog posts with more details of each of the birds in the aviary. Enjoy!!!

 

Tsem Rinpoche saving fish, birds and bats…

 

Tsem Rinpoche feeding wild birds daily

 

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  1. Joy Kam on Nov 26, 2018 at 12:02 am

    The Chair

    I have one chair I usually sit on to do my sadhana, watch a program, read, write, research and so on. But many times I return from my bathroom, Oser girl has taken over my chair. She gives me this look like, it’s her chair! She’s a spunky little schnauzer. The room has so much space, other sofas and places of interest, but my Oser has to hijack my chair always. I have to gently move her over and squeeze in next to her like I did last night into the same chair. We sat together for hours and she fell asleep in my chair huddled against me. Love is sharing a chair even though it’s meant for one occupant at a time. ? Tsem Rinpoche

  2. Pastor Adeline on Oct 31, 2018 at 7:45 am

    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. A must watch short video!! Tsem Rinpoche

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGQcQh3S12U&feature=youtu.be

  3. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 22, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Mumu boy was Tsem Rinpoche’s little Schnauzer. Partly because of Mumu Kechara was started and you must find out why that is. Do read more and see very cute adorable pictures: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122472

  4. Pastor Niral on Jul 30, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche’s two adorable cute Schnauzer dogs Oser girl (white) and Dharma boy up to their various antics. Short videos that will warm up your day and give you a ‘cute attack!’ Enjoy!

    “Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnausers Oser and Dharma trying their luck”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGD7CtNmnuI

    “Tsem Rinpoche’s adorable Schnauzers Oser and Dharma have a challenge!”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX1UdH7IjQ8

    “Friendly Encounter”-Oser and Dharma meet Johnny & Casper
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVFk77PAOYk

    “Friendly Encounter”-Soer & Dharma meet Johnny & Casper (2)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkuXAcveV0E

    “Tsem Rinpoche’s Pet Schnauzer Oser’s Treat Time!”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANtRnEFREA

    “Tsem Rinpoche’s doggie Oser girl and Dharma boy getting treats”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMUWYvWk3no

    “Dharma fights Chip! Showdown between Tsem Rinpoche’s pet Schnauzer and a dog on wheels!”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmGg6g8waNg

    “Dharma & Oser Getting Treats in Playhouse”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2dp8Fm87CQ

  5. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:36 am

    A poem by Tsem Rinpoche

  6. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 20, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

    TR Pic

  7. Jason on Aug 5, 2016 at 1:37 am

    I just watched some short video about how the animals being saved by Rinpoche. Those video really inspired me to treat animals in equality like human beings.Previoulsly(before I join Kechara), I won’t take any actions on any death animals but today I will recite mantra blow to death animals for his good rebirth.
    I feel very happy to see that the Aviary can filled with many abandoned birds and saved by Rinpoche. I wish all the actions and jobs done by Rinpoche will create awareness on any animals.
    Thanks Rinpoche for the wonderful video sharing.

    With folded hands,
    Jason

  8. Yeo Kwai Gin on Jan 4, 2016 at 12:01 am

    谢谢仁波切您的慈悲,让众多的众生得到加持和得到重生的机会!

    在每个月的放生活动,我都和几位朋友到鱼市场买鱼放生,但每次到达鱼市场购鱼时,我都看到一部分的鱼都已经被生生的宰杀,血淋淋的,看了好心酸心疼,然后,依照上师您的教导,在场我每次都念诵六字大明咒,过后,回向给已被宰杀或还活着的,让它们下一世可以得到更好的投生。

    仁波切对一切众生都是那么的慈悲 !不单只是这一群鸟类,还有一群被遗弃和受伤的狗狗,乌龟等等,记得仁波切您时常还带着些狗粮来喂食街头的流浪狗。

    希望大家可以对动物,鱼类和鸟群重视,因为动物是我们的朋友,不是我们的食物 !

    仁波切非常提倡持素,因为持素就是永久的放生 !

  9. Kb thapa on Dec 5, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Very overwhelmed here at the generosity of all the donations coming in to help our rescued birds have a chance at a normal life…. Bless each and everyone of you for helping with their medical, food and care…Bless everyone for taking on this cute animals and making all of this possible for them..

  10. KB Thapa on Dec 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    If you like animals, please support us in taking care of neglected and or abandoned birds. Thanks to the generosity of many, we have a 4,000 sq ft aviary along with smaller aviaries for them to fly around without being constrained in small cages. We also have activities for children to learn about the birds and taking care of animals in general so that they understand the responsibilities entailed in caring for animals…

  11. Kb thapa on Nov 26, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    We are reaching out to our current volunteers who are interested in helping with aviary up keeping! We have a lot of fun events like free market would love your help if possible. If you are interested please contact us here….

  12. yenpin on Nov 25, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享
    仁波切慈悲为怀,慈悲的爱是没有分别,不管你是人,还是狗,猫或是鸟类。
    所有的动物都有生命,需要爱与关怀,我们真心的付出慈悲的爱,动物都会感受得到真心的爱与关怀。
    我们不应该对动物不公平也不应该虐待动物,它们一样会害怕。
    如果大家想要付出一点爱心,就帮助克切拉禅修林的鸟儿们赞助它们,希望鸟儿们可以在一个舒服安全生命不会在受到生命的威胁。
    可以在一个非常舒服有人照顾的地方快乐安心生活。
    你们的一点爱心,把生命照亮。

  13. KB Thapa on Nov 25, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Rinpoche always rescue birds from around kl and kampung area in Malaysia. Rescued birds not very easy to take care because they are been in the cage for many years and how people they treated them.. it takes many months build the trust and get close to the birds. Thanks to Rinpoche’s kindness and teaching us tiredlessly to motivate take care another beings…

  14. KB Thapa on Nov 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    It is still enclosed to protect the birds from other wild animals like boars and snakes, stray cats and dogs. The aviary also has some pools for the birds to cool off with lots of hanging toys and mirrors that are meant to keep them stimulated, it took many weeks to made this aviary .. Lots of people hard work and their dedications.. Truely fees when we enter the aviary…. Such a beautiful aviary..

  15. KB Thapa on Nov 22, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Are you an animal lover? If u r so this is best place kechara Forest retreat aviary .. Our aviary designed such a way to for birds to have happy and healthy life.. If u come here,,I can help u take picture with our cute birds and teach u how to take care them… Your thoughtful comments and any short of help will be appreciated ..
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/help-the-birds-that-nobody-wanted.html

  16. KB Thapa on Nov 21, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    We would really appreciate your help, however. Keeping all of these cute animals fed and healthy is a very hard work and costs a lot of money, especially we depend purely upon donations. Please help us whatever u can .. Thank you, KB

  17. kb thapa on Nov 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Yesterday I went to look at the kechara forest aviary. found lots of eggs from budgies that means our birds are happy what we have provided them. if we show love and care to any living being in return they show happiness..Thank you, kb

  18. KB Thapa on Nov 19, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche always cares for animals and always make sure they are well taking care in our Kechara forest retread aviary. Rinpoche gives teaching how to ganerate and love and compassion for all living beings by taking care of animals simple way to develop love and kindess. Thank you Rinpoche, KB

  19. bengkooi on May 17, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Rinpoche loves animals and has always consistently shown them care and love. I’ve seen this with my own eyes from the time I met Rinpoche over 8 years ago. In the exact same way that animals are being cared for today in Kechara Forest Retreat, when we were working out of a small house, Rinpoche used almost all the available outdoor space for the care and wellbeing of rescued animals, but on a smaller scale.

    Over the years, the aviary grew in size and in population as more people came forward to support this worthy cause. And everyone who contributed their time, effort, funds, research, etc to caring for the animals definitely created the merit and the causes for us to be able to save animals on a much larger scale, as we are doing in KFR today.

    Here are some pictures of one of the aviaries where rescued birds were housed prior to the one in KFR. Some of the birds have been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, while others who are unable to survive on their own have moved up to the retreat center with us to live out the rest of their lives 🙂

    One of Rinpoche’s dearest wishes is to have an animal sanctuary in the future which can offer sanctuary to more abandoned, abused and neglected animals whom no one wants. To help us create the causes for this to happen, or to support the care of the animals we have today, please adopt a bird or contribute to their care through this link: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/animal-care-fund

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  20. sengpiow on May 17, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Some of us may not necessarily have the ability to commit to saving and caring for fellow earthlings. Although we are not able to go all the way at this moment, it should not hinder us from taking baby-steps to make a difference by reducing their suffering. Thus, take your first step by supporting our team by donating to the bird food, aviary utilities & maintenance, workers’ salary etc. and bringing the birds to a happy home that is well taken care of.

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  21. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 18, 2015 at 1:03 am

    As human beings, we do so much harm to animals and its environment, it is no wonder why some people think that if the human species were to become extinct it can be a good thing for billions of animals and also the planet.

    The nets that are set to catch birds is really cruel, sometimes I have heard the trappers forget to pick up the birds and the birds just die in the traps from exposure to heat and the sun. Thank you to rinpoche who shows us the way.

  22. Uncle Eddie on Jan 5, 2015 at 10:13 am

    As said in the religious tenets, “A man should not wander about seeing how all creatures are being treated, as he himself would not want to be treated in the same way!” It is believed too, that at every level of society,the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. So therefore, Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s dearest wish for the building of our Kechara Forest Retreat avairy is, “the very best that we can do is to create a living environment that is similar to their natural environment for the birds. Pricipal purpose of the KFR avairy is for rescuing of birds and to ensure that these poor creatures have a good home and food for the rest of their lives. Simultaneously, Kechara hopes to create an awareness for humane treatment of animals,which represents an essential key to a happier and more successful world! The essence of Lord Buddha’s teaching is compassion, wisdom and understanding of the human mind for the enlightenment of all beings.Om mani Padme hung.

  23. Julien Roth on Jan 4, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    RInpoche’s love for animals really inspires me. It makes me see how special animals really are and how we should treat them better. Rinpoche is one of my inspirations of becoming a vegetarian. If it wasn’t for Rinpoche i wouldn’t be saving so many animal lives today.

    Regarding the post, I agree with the Admin when he/she said that birds are not as popular as dogs or cats. Which then leads to birds not being rescued as much as dogs or cats. I think that this is just sad. People should look at all animals equally and treat them all the same. You shouldn’t treat an animal based on its appearance, but on the fact that it is a living thing. I am happy that there are some people, such as Rinpoche, that care for all animals no matter what kind of animals they are or how they look.

    I think that Rinpoche is doing a good thing by trying to get these birds adopted. I hope that these birds get adopted to a good family where they will be loved and taken very well care of. They deserve it, no animal needs to be treated badly.

  24. Hee TS on Jan 2, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    大概是因为感受不到它们的痛苦。謝謝仁波切分享此文章引起我們的慈心起,不僅鳥类,但其他眾生也是如此。仁波切是真的慈悲,表現出衆生皆平等,怜惜所有的眾生。个人感觉捐助食物及藥品於受伤或残疾的鳥兒之舉,最为殊勝,護生勝於为某種所求而買鸟放生。

  25. Denise Kuek on Jan 1, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Tsem Tulku Rinpoche is really kind and show his compassion to all the sentient beings, most of the people only pay attention to dogs or cats as we can see them everywhere(this is good as well), very less people are birds lover and concern about those birds in pet shops, probably it is because we can not see their facial expressions so people does not really care about them and feel their suffering. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this to us to arouse our love for not only birds but also other beings as well.

    • Denise Kuek on Jan 1, 2015 at 1:58 am

      Sorry, is HE Tsem Rinpoche, please forgive my careless

  26. Pastor Jay Jae on Dec 30, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    HE Tsem Rinpoche believes in extending his love to all beings, especially those who cannot fend for themselves. Here’s another of Rinpoche’s facet of love and empathy towards these feathered friends. Rinpoche would always go out to pet stores and look for the birds which nobody wants and buy them at whole price so that they will have good and spacious homes. In some cases, there are birds which are sick or have suffered much abuse by previous owners. Rinpoche will find a way to get them into his care. Join Rinpoche in this effort which helps these beings to gain a lease in life

  27. Edwin Tan on Dec 29, 2014 at 3:00 am

    It is so true that birds are less likeable than other domestic pets…hence lesser awareness of them being abused or caged in tight compartments.

    Rinpoche’s care goes beyond that to humans alone, extending to even animals. Through Rinpoche, I learn to care, respect and love animals.

    Making simple donations is a small step towards learning compassion through giving.

    Do support this kind cause.

    Thank you.

  28. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Dec 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    The best way to repay our Guru ‘s kindness are to support his Dharma works and activities including the birds aviary , we should felt fortunate able to contribute our little efforts while we can. Finally we gained the ultimate benefits in supporting all dharma works .

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:54 PM
    Stunning Lady Vajrayogini looks so beautiful with all these ornament offerings. Fortunate able to see such a beautiful Lady Vajrayogini. Its take a lot of time and hard work for the team . Rejoice to all. It is indeed very meritorious offering beautiful things to the Buddhas.
    A good teachings from Rinpoche explaining of why its important for us to offer beautiful ornaments to the Buddhas.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dont-miss-this-offering-onto-vajra-yogini.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:52 PM
    The Mahabodhi temple is a UNESCO World heritage site, and been one of the 7 wonders of the Buddhist world has attracted hundred thousands of pilgrims yearly. It is the place where Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment and under the Bodhi Tree. Its sad as it was targeted by terrorist, a series of ten bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex. That was in 2013, early morning serial explosions rocked the Mahabodhi Temple injuring 2 monks and
    destroying certain parts in the pond of the Mahabodhi Temple. Windows were shattered at one of the buildings, while a wooden door at a small temple was destroyed. Luckily the temple inside was intact. The security of the temple was then tightened after this incident ever since . Some metal detectors and more cops and checkpoints were put in place. Attacks on Buddhists are rare in India, but these unfortunate incident somehow did happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/mahabodhi-temple-attacked.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 30. 2020 02:50 PM
    Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It’s known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. Sunni Islam is, by far, the most widely practiced religion in Tajikistan. Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. Beliefs are a choice. We have the power to choose our beliefs. Our beliefs become our reality Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The status of respect for religious freedom eroded during recent years. Government policies reflected a concern about Islamic extremism .Tajikistan is unique in the world because it is illegal for people under age 18 to practice religion publicly, which includes attending mosques. Women are not allowed by the government to enter certain mosques and wearing black hijabs. Shops are not allowed to sell too and women are to wear traditional Tajik colours. Not only that additionally to it, the government places strictly limits on pilgrimage visits. As reportedly they harassed devotees by forcibly shaving their beards which are not allowed. Hundreds of thousands of men even children as young as seven years old in Tajikistan arrested in recent years for wearing a beard. Banning beards and dresses is really odd. It’s the government campaign against the adoption of Islamic cultural practices. Sad human rights within Tajikistan were been violated and basic human rights remains limited . Tajikistan continues to struggle with human rights till today.Interesting read of government’s fear leading to problems further.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tajikistans-battle-against-beards-to-fight-radicalisation.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, May 29. 2020 11:30 PM
    Thanks for the interesting topic sharing where most people have great interest and
    curiosity about. Whether we choose to believe in the paranormal or not, we all have to realize that there are many strange things that has happened to all of us that are unexplainable.

    To me paranormal activities are considered as something close to religion too because in every single religion they always talk about spirits and etc. It’s whether you believe in the spiritual world or not sometimes it’s eerie and fascinating to read about all the things that go bump in the night.
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, May 29. 2020 03:38 PM
    I like herbal remedies as they work gently and is not as harmful to the body as the pharmaceutical medication. However, I would say that they are more effective as preventive due to their slow nature.
    I used to hear people say food is the best remedy for sickness prevention, when we have proper intake of food, we can stay healthy for long term.Really a informative article.Thank you very much .
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 29. 2020 03:35 PM
    A Mongolian highly respected lama Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Ngawang Nyima of Drepung Gomang Monastic Institution in South India was truly a great teacher of our time. He was a great teacher of the Buddhist doctrine, preserving all the teachings of Tsongkapa’s golden lineage. He was such a kind and warm lama who had invited our lama to stay in Drepung Gomang Monastery. But Rinpoche turned down as Rinpoche had promised to be at Gaden. Rinpoche was touched by his affection, and has invited Rinpoche at any time come to Drepung and update him always. Before going back to Gaden , he even blessed Rinpoche. Amazingly and beautifully of such a meeting of a highly known lama, teacher and well respected by everyone , Rinpoche met. Merely by listening to the teachings of a GREAT lama from the video is a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/drepung-gomang-monasterys-kensur-rinpoche-jetsun-ngawang-nyima.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, May 29. 2020 03:33 PM
    The White Temple of Thailand also known as Wat Rong Khun, which is outside Chiang Rai city. It is one of the most recognizable temple, attracting thousands of locals and tourist yearly. It is beautiful temple where everything in white colour, even the fishes reared in the ponds also white in colour. Well this temple is very unique as it stands out through the white colour. With the use of pieces of glass in the plaster, looks sparkling in the sun. The white colour signifies the purity of the Buddha, while the glass symbolizes the Buddha’s wisdom and the Dhamma, the Buddhist teachings.
    I have visited this amazing White Temple a few years back. Simply amazing. This bizarre-looking white temple located is the brainchild of Chiang Rai-born visual artist and painter Chalermchai Kositpipat. The temple is filled with Buddhist symbolisms, beautiful layout, architecture, all the way to the ornate reliefs and mirror decorations. Worthy visiting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-white-temple-in-thailand.html
  • 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

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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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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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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 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
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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
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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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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
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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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
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
3 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat: A special mandala at the base where the fire puja ritual was conducted. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Earth Project (KEP) 8/3/2020
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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!
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
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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
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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
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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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