Faces of Kechara Forest Retreat – Pastor Gim Lee

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For some people, the attraction towards Buddhism starts at a very young age. They are naturally inclined towards anything spiritual, such as the sounds of Buddhist chants, the maroon-coloured robes of a monk, or even feeling a sense of happiness whilst on temple grounds.

One such person is Pastor Gim Lee, resident Pastor of Kechara Forest Retreat. Being part of the Buddhist Society whilst pursuing her undergraduate degree at university, life brought Pastor Gim Lee climbing up the corporate ladder before stumbling upon spirituality again in her mid-40s.

After 15 years of working in the automotive industry as a Product and Logistics Manager for Volvo, Pastor Gim Lee decided at the end of 2009 that it was time to devote herself whole-heartedly on the spiritual path.

Serving first as a puja education coordinator in Kechara House back in 2006, Pastor Gim Lee relocated to Kechara Forest Retreat in 2013 after Wisdom Hall completed construction. She currently oversees operations in Wisdom Hall, the 11,000 sq. ft. meditation and teaching hall.

Being bilingual (Chinese and English), and knowledgeable in the Buddha Dharma, Pastor Gim Lee is frequently seen sharing the Dharma with others. She’s always available to answer questions, both offline and online, moderating weekly Dharma discussions on H.E. Tsem Rinpoche‘s blog chat.

Kechara Forest Retreat is proud to have Pastor Gim Lee, who is knowledgeable and patient, as part of the team!

 

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Dorje Shugden Chapel in the heart of Bentong! Visit this beautiful chapel at the entrance to Kechara Paradise, 84, Jalan Ah Peng, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Picture courtesy by Pastor Albert, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Powerful Dukkar or White Umbrella Puja “To cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others…to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred...” Dukkar manifested from the crown of Buddha Shakyamuni as a personification of Buddha’s victory umbrella, and is commonly regarded as the female counterpart to Avalokiteshvara (Kuan Yin), the Buddha of Compassion. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/dukkar-puja-fund-for-legal-affairs, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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You don’t need merits to perform negative actions. But you need merits to stop yourself from performing negative actions. ~ Tsem Rinpoche
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Kechara Puja Team performed The Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps puja in front of Buddha Nageshvaraja in Kechara Forest Retreat. The arisen merits from this puja have been dedicated to swiftly fulfill the sponsors wishes. Courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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108 candle light offerings to Buddha Nageshvaraja, one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas in Kechara Forest Retreat. Picture courtesy by Pastor Tat Ming, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Traveling Puja in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat - Excellent puja for business trips, holidays, pilgrimages, migrations, and students furthering their studies abroad. The recitation of this puja generates the protective energies needed to ensure a smooth and harmonious travel experience for journeys both near and far. The Chokchu Munsel Mahayana Sutra "The Exalted Dispeller of Darkness of the Ten Directions" is an important method for removing obstacles in one's path and one's life. https://www.vajrasecrets.com/travel-puja-fund Picture courtesy Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Urgent Puja for newborn baby - The Puja team is always ready to benefit others. Many do not know that the puja team is always on standby to do puja, even in the middle of the night if there is an urgency that needs the blessing of the Protector, just like the request that we have receive a few hours ago to perform a Dorje Shugden puja for a newborn baby who is in life threatening situation. From Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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Visit Kechara Forest Retreat for precious blessings. Picture from Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette.
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Rejoice for this couple from China. They have visited Kechara, VajraYogini’s Paradise!Bentong Puja House, Kechara Forest Retreat, Wisdom Hall and Kechara House in PJ. They have invited holy items to support their practice and create merits. Picture from Cynthia Ng, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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A Slice of Heaven "Sponsor a lot of land in the Kechara Forest Retreat, which will go towards the cost of the land and the facilities being built therein. Your support will help make this meritorious project a reality. Contributing to the building of a monastery or a place of worship is a very meritorious act, as taught by the Buddha and many ancient masters that came before. As the Buddha described the benefits of building monasteries to King Sangyal, he taught that people who build monasteries will always have incredible wealth and power in future lives, and will eventually attain enlightenment. The great Indian yogi, Nagden Pawo also said that anyone who contributes to the building of a Buddhist institution, no matter how small that contribution is, even if it is just requesting others for donations, continuously collects tremendous merits even as they go about their daily lives". https://www.vajrasecrets.com/slice-of-heaven-fund - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Have you seen the sacred Dorje Shugden wall art in Bentong? Picture curtesy by Pee Bee Chong, with Puja Team Members - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Have you been to the Kechara Puja House in Bentong? Here is their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentong-Puja-House-祈愿堂-Kechara/242844719542360
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The Kechara Puja Team performed a Trakze Puja recently dedicated to clear obstacles for the sponsor. May all be successful and all wishes be fulfilled.-Frederick Law, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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An Auspicious Gyenze puja was recently conducted for a sponsor at the Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. The Gyenze puja draws upon the powerful wealth attracting energies of Gyenze to swiftly resolve financial difficulties, increase lifespan, material resources, merits, spiritual realisations, and all that is good. For more information: https://www.vajrasecrets.com/gyenze-puja-fund, shared by Pastor Antoinette Kass
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The Kechara Puja Team conducted a Gyabshi puja for a regular sponsor. May all obstacles of the sponsor will clear up through this puja.
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Beautiful altar for Lama Chopa puja recently completed at Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Congratulations to all the treasure hunters in Kechara Forest Retreat with Jace Chong.
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Congratulations to all the treasure hunters in Kechara Forest Retreat with Jace Chong.
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What's the answer? First Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you to the kind volunteers!
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Plenty of questions to answer on the first Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat
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First Treasure hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat, on 11. March 2018
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Dato' Dr. Vellayan Subramaniam is our vet of The Aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat. He pays visits to see our birds to make sure they are in good shape. The powdered multivitamins & mineral supplement we are using for our birds are a special concoction from Dr. Vellayan. Yearly we spent about RM40k on the birds' health and well being. by Jace Chong, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Dorje Shugden Gyenze increases beneficial causes and conditions for our material and spiritual wellbeing to come to fruition. Read here: Dorje Shugden Gyenze to Increase Life, Merits and Wealth http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html
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Powerful Gyenze Puja conducted at the Gyenze Chapel, Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong.
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Chinese New Year 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat, Buddha Manjushri Nagarakshasa
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Chinese New Year 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Chinese New Year 2018 in Kechara Forest Retreat
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Join our 1st Treasure Hunt in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturday, March 10 at 8 AM - 12 PM
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