Tsem Rinpoche’s Giving – A Roof For Those Without A Shelter

Nov 23, 2012 | Views: 483

The top few pictures shows the makeshift shed which the caretaker of Kechara Forest Retreat Azai and his wife were staying in. When Tsem Rinpoche saw that, Rinpoche decided to build him a proper “home” to stay in. So for weeks, Rinpoche personally planned and supervised under sun and rain until the completion of Azai’s new “home, complete with living room, bedroom, shower and toilet, kitchen, dog area etc.

Azai and his wife are very touched by Rinpoche’s kindness and care, they said ‘ribuan terima kasih’ meaning “thousands of thanks”.

One of the 6 Paramitas is giving, and one form of giving is the giving of fearlessness. In this case Rinpoche gives the caretaker and his wife the fearlessness from sun, rain, the fear of their roof being blown away by thunderstorms (it happened last month), and the fear of wild animals, like mosquitoes, snakes and wild animals.

Azai’s original home – he built it himself with wood, boards, canvas

This was how Azai and his wife had meals everyday

阿仔简陋小屋的内观。

Rinpoche personally went to the site of Azai’s new home and planned the construction

Rinpoche planning at the site for Azai’s new home

Construction has started

Rinpoche personally supervising the construction under the afternoon hot sun

Liaison Nicholas personally mixing cement to build Azai’s new home

Rinpoche supervising the arrival of cabins for Azai’s new home

Rinpoche doing meticulous inspections to make sure that Azai’s new home is perfect

Rinpoche doing inspection under the rain in the dark to make sure that Azai’s new home is perfect

Home Sweet Home for Azai and wife

Rinpoche also went to the nursery personally and bought a lot of plants to beautify Azai’s new home

One Response to Tsem Rinpoche’s Giving – A Roof For Those Without A Shelter

  1. Girlie OOI on Nov 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    What does everyone expect from a Lama? Dharma teachings, right? With our Rinpoche, you receive more – love, jokes, care — and here, he is personally hands-on with the construction of Azai’s new home.

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