Jan’s a Hero~Saving beings~Kathmandu Nepal!

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Latest Update from KAT: August 2013

Development of new KAT centre property

We are proud to announce that our move to a new location has officially begun! The new KAT centre will be located just up the road from our previous location in Budhanilkantha. The new property will allow more space for KAT’s house dogs, housing for volunteers, a larger office and visitors room, expanded ABC, isolation and mange units, kennels for long-term patients and much more room to grow. If you would like to sponsor one of our new kennels please contact us for details!

Welcome to the new KAT centre! Please send us an email or private message for information on sponsoring the building of one of our new kennels!

 

View of the new KAT centre property from the entrance

 

Digging of the foundation for our isolation unit has officially been started!

 

 

 

 

View of the new KAT centre property from the entrance

 

The master bedroom painted a beautiful sage color by our wonderful volunteers, Jessy and Nick! Thank you to Nicholas Lai for his donation of paint for our bedrooms! Furniture donations are very much appreciated!

 

Balcony off third story

 

The kitchen is cleaned and ready for arrival of our first resident volunteers! Kitchenware donations will be very much appreciated!

 

Kennel walls are being assembled! Please support KAT in the building of our new treatment unit by sponsoring a kennel. The cost of sponsoring is 5000 rs. Please send us a private message for more details on how to sponsor!

 

Please contact KAT to know how you can help in their latest project

Phone: +977 1-4373169

Email: KATinfo@katcentre.org.np

Website: http://www.katcentre.org.np/

Facebook fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/katcentre

 


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I went to have pizza at FIRE AND ICE in Kathmandu and saw the KAT advert on the bulletin board. It interested me very much.

KAT centre in Kathmandu are doing such a wonderful job. When I was in Kathmandu, I have to drive by this place on the way to my Ladrang daily. I have a nice Ladrang in Nepal. So seeing this place really interested me along with the notice board in Fire and Ice… I asked some students to go and take a look. They returned and gave me a nice update. I wanted very much to see the place for myself. And I did.

 

Although abandoned, abused and starving, when rescued still sweet. Dogs have a huge capacity to forgive. When I extend my hand, so does this doggie. Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.

 

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I am looking at the dog pens which house sick dogs who are in for free treatment.

 

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I’m in their office and being given a good introduction.

 

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The founder of KAT Jan Salter on the left. She is so humble, gentle and caring. She sold everything she had years ago to start this place up. She with her team maintain KAT till today. Beautiful. She runs on a shoe string budget… help her. I beg you.

 

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This lovely dog was rescued by them… very cute and happy doggie now. Safe and runs around KAT freely.

 

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I asked them for their wish list… then I proceeded with a group to a local huge supermarket and purchased it and offered it to them.

 

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It this picture, Ms Salter is next to me with the scarf. The items we are offering to KAT…

 

I had the privilege to meet Ms Jan Salter and KAT’s wonderful hardworking staff… It was so exciting for me.

 

 

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I found their signage too small and not clear. So I decided to sponsor a much more prominent signboard for them.  Those who drive by will have a better chance to see KAT.

 

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The new signboards outside of KAT and along the main road… nice.

 

 

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You can sponsor the holding pens for the sick dogs. Some dogs are very sick and vulnerable so they have to be isolated until healing. When healed, they run around free. These sick bays are very important. I sponsored one. My Kechara organization sponsored another… Please help. THEY REALLY NEED THE HELP.

Meet Ms Jan Salter, she is a WONDERFUL person. Very selfless.

 

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I sponsored holding bay number 7 and Kechara sponsored number 6. What a pleasure and honor to do so.

 

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This is the vehicle that drives around the city of Kathmandu to resuce dogs. I have come across some dogs in VERY BAD SHAPE … I called them and they came fast. I watched how they catch the frightened dogs and they are VERY PROFESSIONAL. THE DOGS ARE NOT HURT DURING THE CAPTURE AT ALL. So compassionate.

 

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They are so caring in how they catch the dogs. I was very happy.

 

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They are very compassionate and gentle in catching very sick dogs… so nice to see.

 

 

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 These dogs were rescued when I called in to KAT. They came super fast although we were all the way in Patan and they in Narathan which is 45 mins away. I waited and guarded the dogs till KAT showed up… and showed up they did. Such nice people.

I was so happy that the dogs were going to out of pain.

 

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Dogs getting treatment at KAT. So kind. so gentle.

 

Look at Mango, before treatment and after. Amazing… I met Mango at Kat, when I visited… Mango is adorable… and NOT IN PAIN ANYMORE. Now Mango is KAT’s Mascot.

 

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Please click on these letters and see what KAT has written. Very touching.

 

 

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CLICK ON THIS ABOVE VIDEO… Take a look at my visit there.

 

I enjoyed the visit and I know you will also. I had to hold back my tears so many times during my visit. The sufferings of the dogs wrench at my heart. The kind people helping them touched my heart. And to see a nice small dog centre in Kathmandu empowered my heart. There are thousands of stray suffering dogs in Kathmandu everywhere..it seems like a huge uphill climb to help… but it is better to start then just watch and do nothing.

The awareness of being kind to animals is just starting in Kathmandu, and KAT has contributed towards that. If you love animals, then help KAT as they need it very much.

 

 


 

 Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre http://www.katcentre.org.np/

 

Dear everyone, please contact KAT and give them a helping hand. If you are going to Kathmandu, please allow time to go and help. Go and volunteer. Raise some funds before you go and donate. They run on donations alone. Hundreds of abused, neglected and sick dogs need your kind help. Please help.

Call them ahead and see what they need. They often need medicines for the dogs that are not easily available in Kathmandu.

Sometimes things run slow, or admin is a little slow in response as they are understaffed… so be kind and help them. Be patient as things in Kathmandu run differently, but they get things done nevertheless.

 

My prayers and thanks, Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

Cute doggie gets a new toy from me, while in temporary isolation for treatment.

 

Jan and I… she’s wonderful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rescue vehicles parked within KAT grounds.

 

Dogs under treatment rescued off the abusive streets of Kathmandu.

 

Love animals, love sentient beings, love the planet, love your family, love your enemies, love everyone before it is too late to love.

Never eat animals. It causes tremendous pain to them and you eventually to eat them.

Go vegetarian and help animals always. Don’t say you don’t have money to help. You have money to buy meat and eat meat??

 


 

[The Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (KAT Centre) was first conceived after Jan Salter, the founder of KAT, went to visit ’Help in Suffering’ (HIS) in Jaipur, India. Impressed with the way HIS had managed the difficult dog problem in Jaipur by implementing Animal Birth Control and Anti-rabies programmes, creating a rabies free dog friendly city, Jan came back to Nepal convinced that what had been achieved in Jaipur could also be done in Kathmandu. The foundation was registered as non-profit, charitable animal welfare organisation in June 2003 and was formally opened on 9th May 2004.

Jan Salter, Founder
Originally from the UK, Jan now feels that Nepal is her second home and lives for much of the time in Kathmandu with a family of rescued cats and dogs. Since 1975 she has been painting Nepali people and has had many exhibitions of her portrait series ‘Faces of Nepal’. In 1997 she was decorated with the ’Gorkha Dakshin Bahu’ by the then Nepalese king, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. She has worked with the organisation ’Maiti Nepal’ and has produced a series of paintings on the subject of girl trafficking. She is also a support member for organisations concerned with homeless women and mentally disturbed people. In 2004 she started the KAT centre and is the chief motivator in all its activities.-

From http://www.katcentre.org.np/about/]

 

 

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55 Responses to Jan’s a Hero~Saving beings~Kathmandu Nepal!

  1. Josh Akers on Oct 26, 2010 at 6:06 am

    I’m so glad I found a job finally… I have so many charities to contribute to… I really need millions of dollars to give away before I am happy.

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  3. Anila on Oct 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Jan Salter is truly the hero and saving beings in Kathmandu. Rinpoche has a Kechara Lounge and a Ladrang in Kathmandu. while he was there in one his visits he happen to visit an animal dog shelter for abandoned sick dogs. The finding of abandoned sick dogs is much easier to find in Katmandu as no one will care to catch them. As in Malaysia you can rarely find stray dogs on the street. The authorities will round them up and put them to sleep. In Kathmandu Rinpoche has become a life member of KAT and also sponsored two sick bays for the shelter. One is sponsored by him and the other by Kechara Orgaisation. The Animal Sanctuary which Rinpoche plans to start will be similar to KAT and will be Kechara’s 13th department.

  4. benji on Oct 27, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Compassion can give a person strength to do much wonderful things; what more precious Bodhicitta, but not just ‘talk’ Bodhicitta.

  5. BaccaTrading on Dec 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for the information! I have been into this for a while. Your post was really helpful! :)

  6. THL on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Rescuing animals from the streets of Kathmandu and taking them to safety and better health is really important. Regarding one of the many ways they help animals, KAT’s website gives the following information:

    How far your money goes

    Help vaccinate a street/community dog

    US$ 1 / NRs 75

    We give an anti-rabies vaccination to every dog and cat passing through our sterilization and rescue program. In Nepal, more than 200 people die of rabies cases each year. Rabies vaccines are not expensive – for every US$ 20 donated, we can vaccinate 20 animals!

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    The dog is protected from rabies and humans are protected from rabies and for such a cheap price. I was happy to sponsor 40 injections. You can give by a variety of methods, including Paypal, here:

    http://www.katcentre.org.np/help/donate.html

  7. lewkwanleng on Sep 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    It always amaze me how much a person would do for animals. This lady sold everything she had to start a shelter for the animals. This is an act of generosity and compassionate.

    Being kind to animals is more “difficult” than human, because animals cannot say thank you back to us. However, because of this, Rinpoche said we should be kind to animals because they cannot say thank you and give gifts back to us, we will be kind of them without any agenda. This is such a good way to develop alturism!!

  8. Don Buchwalter on May 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Jan, you and the staff, are doing excellent work! Please keep it up!

  9. Doris on May 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Jan is a very loving and selfless person. She is really someone we should look up to. She decided to leave her comfort zone into helping the much less fortunate sentient beings. Ask ourselves, are we able to leave our comfort zone? Do we have the courage? Do we have the drive? We let our fear and greed to control us. We tell ourselves we cannot do this, we can never do something like this because we choose not to.

    We should also stop buying pets, the breeders will never stop mating the pets if we keep demanding for pure breed. What will happen to the male pet once bred? They will be abandoned, left alone in the cold with no food and shelter waiting for their time to die. We must put a halt to this. Free the pets from sufferings. Practise adoption. Educate your family and friends. You can too help in making a difference. It only takes one to initiate all.

  10. wahying on May 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Seeing Mango’s before and after, it’s so warm! Thanks to KAT and Jan Salter, with you all there will be less poor dogs without food and a shelter, more dogs with love and care!

  11. Siong Woan on May 22, 2012 at 11:24 am

    The pictures of lucky dogs before and after treatment in KAT really hit me to the core! Thats the difference a kind soul can make to another! Ms Jan Salter is definitely an angel to the animals.

  12. sweekeong on May 22, 2012 at 11:41 am

    It is very heart wrenching when I see dogs on the street. When I look at the dogs’ eyes, I feel they are suffering in silent.

  13. Doreen on May 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

    It was so amazing to see Mango before and after the care and love given by Jan and her team at KAT. There a lots of care, patience, endurance that is all behind the scenes. Kudos to KAT!

  14. sweekeong on May 22, 2012 at 11:47 am
  15. yoke fui on May 22, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Dear Ms Jan,
    Thank you for taking care and loving these abandoned animals in Kathmandu. You and your team are doing a wonderful “job”.I put job in ” ” because it is NOT a job to you. It is your passion and life mission, and you are showing an inspiring example to people around the world.

    Please extend my heartfelt appreciation to your staff and volunteers.

    Sincerely,
    Yoke Fui
    ( a student of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche0

  16. Lim Han Nee on May 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for directing us from your Blog chat to this post.

    Jan Salter overwhelms me by her vision, courage and great strength of purpose.To start an animal shelter in Kathmandu, where the awareness of kindness and care for animals just wasn’t there, is a daunting task. But Jan did it. With little funds(she cashed out all that she had to start this center)but overweening love and compassion, she got going.

    Today(5 years later), the KAT center that she has set up is thriving, with a team of very caring and committed staff.

    There are two things that Rinpoche said that I noted. One is when you start to pioneer a project, in your lifetime you will get no recognition or support.( But you don’t start a tremendously beneficial project like this with a view of getting recognition. Jan is an unsung heroine and chooses to remain that way). Nonetheless, someone must pioneer it. Then over many generations it will grow into a big community project as awareness will surely grow and balloon.

    The second thing is that Rinpoche said that it was more difficult for Jan to start an animal shelter in Kathmandu, Nepal, than it would be for us in KL, Malaysia, to start such a shelter.Strays are usually picked up from the streets here by authorities(who unfortunately are also destroying them if they are not claimed or adopted). We also need to change the mentalities of self-centred Malaysians, who just buy animals from pet shops, treat them as playthings and when these pets get out of control(as they grow bigger) return them to the pet shops, which will mostly eventually destroy these unwanted ex-pets.

    So we need to have our own KAT here.

  17. nicholas on May 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    What a great job! Thank to KAT for being passionate to help the dogs. Ms Jan indeed is a wonderful person. She sold everything she had to start KAT, truly angel! With her compassion towards animals that create the cause of hope to the dogs there. Seeing the improvement of Manggo it proven the care she gave and how KAT able help and more help needed for KAT in order to help more dogs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing and Rinpoche always compassionate towards all being and Rinpoche sponsorship towards KAT is a great example for others to follow and it’s not easy to change people mind set. People might think it’s a waste of time caring animals but I believe Jan will continue to make a different and create the awareness. It could take a few generation but creating the cause now will make a better future for the upcoming generation.

  18. patsy on May 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Ms Jan Salter, you are such an amazing lady. How many of us are willing to sacrifice our comfort zone and compassionately save and take are of all these sick, abused, abandoned animals. You have done a great job and worked tirelessly and selflessly for all these animals. If these animals can speak, they will say “thank you” to you for the love and care you have given them.

  19. KH Ng on May 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Jan is truly altruistic. To give up all she had and set up and run KAT is the result of this kind of mind. We have a lot to learn from her and she needs and deserve our support.

    May I ask how much does it take to sponsor one holding bay? We can organize a drive to help KAT.

    • Judy Lam on Jun 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Jan is like the Florence Nightingale to the homeless dogs! Very kind and compassionate lady. NOt many people will give up everything to set up a home for stray dogs in a foreign land. Her capability to love animals is greater than her own self-interest. Kudos Jan.

  20. pastor ngeow on May 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Jan, hope you are reading all the wonderful posts here. I am not surprised so many have been touched and moved by you and your centre’s kind and compassionate activities to improve the lives of cats and dogs. I , too , am inspired . I also do my own small bit for animals. I rejoice that you have a kind heart and tenacity to do so much in animal care work by establishing KAT in Kathmandu where conditions can be appalling and daunting for most.Your deeds will make the Buddhas smile. Rinpoche’s visit and support for your centre is testament of your good work.

  21. Seng Aun on May 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I’m very touched by your thoughtfulness and generosity. You are so quick to act, whenever you come across the poor and suffering. Only someone with a Buddha’s heart is capable of such a noble deed.

    May you always have the blessings of all the Buddhas and all your aspirations be free from obstacles. The same to Ms Salter, who is so selfless, kind and compassionate.

    With folded hands,
    Om Mani Peme Hung…….

  22. william on May 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I salute to Jan’s dedication and he bold step in selling everything she has and setting up KAT, living in a different environment and culture. I salute her passion for animals and her kindness towards beings who could not repay her kindness.

    I had the opportunity to visit KAT in 2010 with a group of Kecharians who went for a pilgrimage in Nepal. KAT is very well kept and the dogs look very happy and active. The staff are all very friendly and took us on a tour of their facility. They also briefed us on how their facility helps in the saving injured dogs in the community. They would also return dogs back into the community after they are all healed as they belong to the people there. Unfortunately, we did not get to meet Janas she was not there. But, they remember Rinpoche and Kechara.

    I also met Mango, the dog. He is so cute and looks like a mop!

  23. Bryan on May 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Dear TR,

    Thanks for sharing KAT news with us. After watching this post, it show us how much a person can do. I believe it’s not easy at all for Jan to started this animal care in Kathmandu, she doesn’t know anyone there, but she find her to do all this for animal in that area. They best thing i find about her is, she’s not only care of people, but to her animal and human have the same right to better or to be happy.

    With the determination and her kind heart for others, this is what one can do. If I have a chance to visit Kathmandu again, I will definitely visit this place again. We just need to cut down on one or two meals or buy less souvenir and use the money to donate to them, things can be better for KAT.

    If we really can’t sponsor anything for KAT, we can just take up vegetarian vows (short/long term) and dedicate the merits for all the animal in KAT to have a good rebirth and clear obstacles for KAT to get more resources, this is another way to benefit them too.

    You might think by being a vegetarian will not bring any good result to KTM or the animal reside there, but by being a meat eater, definitely will bring harm to animal and this is totally against the principal of KAT. Jan is alone, please help her in anyway we can.

    watch the video below, they are on the way to death
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/19-videos-on-animal-cruelty.html

    start vegetarian today and it help KAT wherever you are.
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/19-videos-on-animal-cruelty.html

    Thanks

  24. Lim Tat Ming on May 22, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Words cannot describe enough the effort that Ms Jan Salter and her KAT team had done for the dogs in Kathmandu. How very caring and compassionate! These dogs are very lucky to have found you! They now have a chance to at least enjoy the safety of a home and not subject to hunger, sickness, and dangers of life on the streets alone …

    Thank You Ms Jan and KAT. Please continue the good work!

  25. Sam on May 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    It is always great to know somewhere out there, someone so selfless and compassion like Jan to save beings. I respect the way she shower her love and care for animals. I am amazed with Mango’s before and after, really amazing. Frankly, I have come across very cruel act on animals before. It really torned my heart apart. I believe we can always help others..be it reciting mantra, being vegetarian or collecting funds for the centre. A little effort put in really can make a lot of changes. The motivation counts and our actions count, we just have to start and do it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us. Take good care.

  26. Martin Bosnev on May 23, 2012 at 12:06 am

    These people are doing a great job ! Great article !

  27. su an on May 23, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Dear Jan, you are a gem! How many of us would leave the comfort of our homes and go to a foreign country (and one that is much less developed than your own mother country) to make it their lifelong mission to help animals off the streets? And like what Rinpoche said in the video, this kind of “work” would receive more criticism than support in the beginning. However definitely in another few more generations, people’s mindset will change and a good thing will grow to become better and best. Thank you Jan for persevering and moving others to join your cause through your sincerity. Your website is well done too, very easy to navigate and straight to the points.

    What Rinpoche said rings very true for anyone who is starting and running a charity to take to heart, “you have to know yourself, what you want to do, what you want to focus on, then it doesnt matter what others say.”

  28. henry ooi on May 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Ms Jan is one of the many people who sets good examples and inspires others to do the same for homeless and left behind animals. Keep up the good work!

    Kechara will also have its Animal Sanctuary when Kechara Forest Retreat is up.

  29. Uncle Eddie on May 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    As mother Teresa has once said, “The greatest diesease is not TB or Lebrosy. It is being unwanted, uncared for and unloved.” Ms Jan Salter is perhaps another Mother Teresa in the making. Not being satisfied with being an active support-member for Organisations concerned with homeless women and mentally disturbed people, she sold whatever she has, and came over from UK to officially open this philantrophic non-profit charitable Animal Treatment Centre at Kathmandu, diligently running it herself with a few kind-hearted people. Not only it’s “KAT” that is attracting attention today, but also “Mango” the cute lovable doggie which Jan has, with so much care, love and compassion nursed it plus so many others back to their original status, healthy, attractive and lovely to look at! You are really a “Special Angel” Jan Salter!!!

  30. jamiekhoo on May 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Hi everyone,
    I had the fortune of being with Rinpoche when we went out to visit Jan Salter. We also visited a few more times after that to help them set up their signboard. On subsequent trips back to Nepal, some of our friends (and myself and my parents) have also been back to visit the good people working at the center, and to see the lovely dogs of course.

    There is even less consciousness about animal welfare in Nepal than there is here and the difficulties that Jan experienced as she was setting this center up were plenty, as I’m sure you can imagine. She is a foreign lady living in Kathmandu, with little knowledge of the language, but she has still been able to set all this up with the support of a few loyal local Nepalese. KAT have since been able to acquire their own piece of land and are now raising funds to build their own permanent place (this current center is on land that is leased to them).

    From Jan’s efforts, many other foreign people come to Nepal to volunteer their time and help with the center. Young people often take time out from their work or studies to spend a year or a few months in the year to assist. They need help not just with looking after the dogs, but also with the administrative aspects of the center and promotional works. I think they’re doing very well considering they have a fairly small team. There’s more information about their work and the rescue cases on their own website here: http://www.katcentre.org.np/

    Lots of wonderful success stories of animals who are on the verge of death, and then given a new lease of life. The dogs there are really very happy – those who have recovered from surgeries and are assimilated into the area, are allowed to roam free on the grounds, sunbathe and go around for cuddles with the staff there.

    If anyone visits Kathmandu, it’s really worth paying a visit to the center. They are along a main road leading up to the Naranthan temple – you’ll see the signboard quite clearly (which was arrange and sponsored by Rinpoche!). Do look out for Jan Salter and tell her you’re from Kechara :)

  31. Irene Lim on May 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Truly a hero Jan Salter! Compassion in Action.

  32. Victor Phang on May 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    A very good example of selflessness and compassion in action. Jan Salter’s great love and kindness save numberless of lives. She is a wonderful woman who let go her comfortable life in UK and built a “new hope” center for stray dogs. We need more people like her in this planet.

    Before I came to Kechara, I thought I’m a great person because I’m doing well in work, have good career, many people praised me but after reading more and more updates from Rinpoche’s blog about the great stories of selfless persons, I realized I’m no body, nothing great about myself anymore.

    They are so many great peoples out there working tremendously hard to minimum and eliminate others’ suffuring whereas what I did previously was being selfish to gain all kind of meaningless attachments which indirectly increased others’ suffering. Now I’m really shame on what I had done last time.

    Thank you Rinpoche and sponsors for giving us Kechara Hospital and provide FREE treatment to sick people like me.

    Take good care and thank you for sharng.
    With love,
    VP

  33. Li Kheng on May 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Go Jan! Go KAT!

    The journey to bring salvation to others is one that is challenging and long. Therefore, “angels” like Jan and her team who offers kindness and sanctuary to these beings are like rare jewels. They chose the harder path to benefit others. However, from the results in the images shared here, it is clear that the “harder” path bears great benefits…which eventually brings greater joy as seen in the faces and eyes of the KAT team members.

    Rinpoche’s description of the way the KAT Team works shows that they care about what they do. It shows that they take pride in what they do. I believe this work attitude is getting rare, even for high-salary earning individuals in cushy jobs, as we complain about our jobs more and more these days.

    Perhaps this should prompt us to reflect on how we spend our life. Not that we should change jobs…not at all. Reflection is on why we dedicate so much of our life on a job we claim to dislike…what can we do to make our jobs more meaningful and beneficial to a wider scope of people so that we find true value in our days.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post. I will forward it to more friends so that awareness and hopefully action can manifest to further contribute to KAT’s and Jan’s cause.

  34. DR on Jun 5, 2012 at 8:45 am

    As Buddhists, we are taught to serve all sentient beings. Serving animals is one of the best ways to develop empathy as the animals can not say thank you or return a favour (as in the case of serving humans). You can not expect anything in return. It must be very tough for Miss Jan’s work, as she is in a country where even humans are fighting for a living. My prayers and thoughts with Miss Jan. May you always find the resources you require to carry on your good work.

  35. Pastor Susan on Jun 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I got the opportunity to visit KAT and it was a very happy day for me. Rinpoche and Kechara contributed what we could. One of the things that makes me very happy is seeing animals taken care of. It gives me hope that there are humans who uses their capabilities for a higher purpose, to care for those less fortunate than them. I wish Jan and her team well and may they always have more than enough to fulfill their most beneficial work. Please support KAT!

  36. Adrian chow on Jun 12, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing a story about this wonderful and brave lady who founded KAT and she gave up almost everything in England and came to Kathmandu for her care of the lives of the unwanted animals by the society.
    Ms. Jan is truly one of the inspiring figure of today. Thank you so much for your selflessness.

  37. philyong on Jun 12, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Dear Jan and the whole of KAT centre,

    Your work has inspired many! Please keep up the good work! I was in Nepal last year and drove past your centre but due to lack of time we did not drop by. But through Rinpoche, I have read about the good works of you guys!

    What you guys do there is a great example for all around the world. Thank you!!

  38. pat on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful post…and to Ms Jan and all the workers at KAT my deepest respect for your kindness and compassion…….you make us realized how totally helpless animals are and they deserved the rights to live well and happy like any other living beings.

  39. PhillisChin on Jun 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I AM TOTALLY SPEECHLESS what Miss Jan Salter and Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre have done……………………
    Please go for adopt guys!!!

    • PhillisChin on Jun 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      I speechless is because …………. I never seen such a compassionate (with sincerity heart)Animal Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Im not saying they are bad and not compassionate, perhaps, some are not “That” sincere..

      Thank You Rinpoche to let us know the condition of KAT. Thank You…..

  40. Carmen on Jun 17, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Running on donations and sponsors alone, it must be hard for a, or any shelter to survive. But no matter what, the people at KAT are passionate and driven therefore the centre succeeds. I believe it is because when things don’t work, they find a way to make things work. KAT looks really nice, and well taken care of. The hedges are well trimmed and neat, the place looks well kept and clean.

    Keep it up, KAT!

  41. nani ksa on Jun 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    i am happy to take care animal.and happy in nepal news about animal.

  42. grace (KSJC) on Jun 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Jan is great heroies to set up KAT to show her care towards animals. it is good example to us all being equal and should be well treated.

  43. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jun 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Jan is one of the few great people in this world that has chosen to give up what she owns and give them out to many others who she cares for.

    This is a stage that not many people can achieve, because the societal norm is that we need to accumulate as much as possible to ensure our own assistance.

    In this incidence, I see yet another example of compassion of Rinpoche…everywhere that he goes, there will be footsteps of Tsem Rinpoche’s compassion.

  44. ugyen wangmo on Jun 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful pages…You are soo inspiring…..
    thank you so much……….

    Dear Jan,
    I am very much inspired by the decision you have taken in your life. Its rare to find a person who is so compassionate to animals who cannot say thank u and return the favour you have done. i am so moved and inspired as well as happy to know that such person really exist in this world.You are really doing a wonderful thing and you are my source of inspiration in the walk of my life.
    Thank you beyond and Earth and Sky…..

  45. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 2, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Dogs have so much resilience I feel but should we max out their spirit and endurance by treating them badly and cruelly. A dog is a well spring of positivity and such a joy to have a dog who welcomes you home. So Sweet these animals are how can we hurt them or even eat them.

  46. Helena Chin on Jul 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Compassion and kindness knows no barrier. No matter where you are you can always help.
    Great to see KAT is helping and taking good care of the dogs. By reading this post Jan Salter is truly a hero of many. Her compassion helps so many others. Thank you Rinpoche for the post. I will help to past the message of helping KAT.

  47. Lim KH (JB) on Jul 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Rinpoche always show us to care for all sentient beings whenever and wherever we go. Rinpoche also sponsor to make the sign board bigger so the peoples all around can be more aware for that. Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing, you are always care and generosity.

  48. verontung on Aug 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    This is such a selfless tributes. Jan & KAT are doing excellent work!
    Hope soon that we could have such place with nice people for all the stray animals in KL…
    we should…

    Thanks rinpoche!

  49. Julien Roth on Oct 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    This is touching, these people just go around the city helping dogs. I wish i could do that. Its fun, and at the same time, you helping animals. Your giving them a home, your giving them food and water and you are also giving them the best thing you can give to a dog, LOVE. This is the most important thing that you can give to a dog. With love, you automatically show care, and with care, you provide them with food, water and a home to stay in.

    So please show love to animals. Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche, i really enjoyed reading about this.

  50. Milly on Dec 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Ms Jan is a great lady! I admire her compassion and generosity in setting up KAT with her personal funds. Its sad there are so many sickly and undernourished dogs in every country. If we are able to educate the people on neutering and responsibility in not abandoning their pets when they are old and sickly, some of these problems can be reduced. I pray that more people will come forward to offer assistance in any form to all animal shelter homes. These wonderful people are doing so much out of love and compassion for other suffering sentient beings.

  51. Jutika on Jan 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Congratulations to Jan of KAT!!! She is really a true hero, even though she did not have the best of the best facilities she still tries her best to give the animals in her shelter. I find her story very inspiring because the fact that she does not even have enough money for a bigger sign but yet she still strife’s to give her at what she does.

    Honestly most of our animal shelters here have lots of money and resources but yet they still don’t take care of their Shelters.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing about this Hero!!!

  52. beatrix ooi on Feb 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    The dogs are so blessed to have met Jan. She’s truly a loving lady. I feel so happy for the doggies. Not much human beings can do what she does, included me. I really admire her, she has a very kind heart. May she lives a long and healthy life.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  53. jennifer on Feb 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    When i was in Nepal 2 years ago, Jamie took me to The KAT centre, and i was so very touched by the kindness and love the staff showed to the dogs and cats that they rescued and treated.

    I met many adorable dogs there and had the pleasure of meeting Mango too!!. These dogs are very friendly and i’m sure that it’s through the love and affectation that Jan and her staff have shown to the animals that these doggies trusted man. They would come up to us , wagging their tails, with a big wide smile in their faces and i just couldn’t resist, but to sit on the ground and had big hugs and cuddles with them. What joy to know that they are well and happy.

    I went back a second time , just before we flew back, to sponsor a little doggie who had severe nerve problems and she would just tremble and shiver very badly and couldn’t walk much. Yet she would rush up to us as fast as she can and greet us. Her name was Kancu, and the vet at the KAT centre informed us last year that she had passed away peacefully. I know she was well looked after and at least in her last few years of her life, she was loved.

    The centre do need a lot of sponsorship so please do help them.

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  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 06:27 PM)
    Great God, who has told us
    “Vengeance is mine,”
    save us from ourselves,
    save us from the vengeance in our hearts
    and the acid in our souls. Save us from our desire to hurt as we have been hurt,
    to punish as we have been punished,
    to terrorize as we have been terrorized. Give us the strength it takes
    to listen rather than to judge,
    to trust rather than to fear,
    to try again and again
    to make peace even when peace eludes us. We ask, O God, for the grace
    to be our best selves.
    We ask for the vision
    to be builders of the human community
    rather than its destroyers.
    We ask for the humility as a people
    to understand the fears and hopes of other peoples. We ask for the love it takes
    to bequeath to the children of the world to come
    more than the failures of our own making.
    We ask for the heart it takes
    to care for all the peoples
    of Afghanistan and Iraq, of Palestine and Israel
    as well as for ourselves. Give us the depth of soul, O God,
    to constrain our might,
    to resist the temptations of power
    to refuse to attack the attackable,
    to understand
    that vengeance begets violence,
    and to bring peace–not war–wherever we go. For You, O God, have been merciful to us.
    For You, O God, have been patient with us.
    For You, O God, have been gracious to us. And so may we be merciful
    and patient
    and gracious
    and trusting
    with these others whom you also love. This we ask through Jesus,
    the one without vengeance in his heart.
    This we ask forever and ever. Amen prayer for world peace – sister joan chittister – benedictine sisters of erie
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 09:08 AM)
    For vincent tan – Yonten Shigyurma – The Foundation of All Realisations Well-realising that the root of the path,
    the foundation for every realisation,
    is to properly rely on my kind Guru,
    bless me to do so with great effort and devotion. Knowing that this life of freedom, found but once,
    is difficult to gain and greatly meaningful
    bless me to develop the continual wish
    all day and night to take its essence. Mindful of death, this life disintegrates
    as swiftly as a bubble in turbulent water
    and after death my good and bad
    karma follows me like my shadow. Having gained firm certainty of this,
    bless me to be ever conscientious
    to abandon even the slightest harm
    and practice every possible virtue. Enjoying deceptive samsaric pleasure
    brings no contentment and is the door to all suffering.
    aware of its drawbacks, bless me to develop
    a strong wish for the bliss of liberation. With mindfulness, introspection, and great care
    induced by that pure aspiration
    bless me to make my essential practice
    the Pratimoksha, root of Buddha’s teachings. Just as I’ve fallen in this sea of suffering
    so have all beings, my kind mothers;
    seeing this, bless me to train in Bodhicitta,
    taking up the burden of liberating them. And yet, just wishing this, without practicing
    the three ethics, Enlightenment cannot be attained.
    knowing this well, please bless me to intensively
    strive to train in the Bodhisattva vows. Properly analysing the correct object
    and pacifying distraction to mistaken objects
    bless me to swiftly realise the path
    which unifies quiescence and special insight. When I’m a pure vessel, trained in common paths,
    bless me to enter with perfect ease
    the sacred gateway of fortunate ones,
    the supreme of vehicles, Vajrayana. Then, foundation for the two attainments
    is keeping the pure vows and commitments.
    having found unfeigned conviction in this
    bless me to guard them with my life. Having precisely understood the essentials
    of the two stages, heart of the tantras,
    bless me to strive without break in four sessions
    to practice Yoga as taught by holy Masters. May the spiritual guides who reveal this excellent path
    and the friends who practice it all live long.
    Please grant blessings that outer and inner
    hindrances all be fully pacified. In all lives may I never be parted
    from perfect Masters and enjoy the glory of Dharma.
    Perfecting realisations of the paths and stages,
    may I swiftly gain the state of Vajradhara. this is the Prayer of the Great Saint Great Buddha Lama Tsongkhapa!
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  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 01:49 AM)
    Those are the words of the Living Christ
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 01:49 AM)
    I am always with you,
    even when you are not able to feel me in your heart.
    I love you always,
    I surround you with my protecting love,
    even when you occasionally forget me.
    I listen to your problems,
    if you are sincere and receptive, I give you solutions.
    I hear your prayers and answer those which are in the best interest
    of everyone in your life including, but not limited to, you. I am the light and the thoughts in your mind,
    I am the sight in your eyes,
    I am the life in your body,
    I am the feelings you feel in your heart.
    I am always at work in your life for your greater good,
    although you may not always believe this;
    hopefully, your faith in me will grow constant.
    you must realize:
    “my will is whatever is happening in the present moment”.
    within this moment you must think and act
    with integrity, humility and courage,
    you must trust in me,
    and surrender your will to mine through acceptance.
    if you continue to demonstrate acceptance,
    integrity, humility, courage and trust,
    you will discover the secret of opening your heart to my love.
    the greater your faith in me
    the more I am able fill your heart with my love. it is I, who grants you the serenity to accept
    the things you cannot change,
    the courage to change the things you can
    and the wisdom to know the difference.
    eventually you will realize the samplings of love
    I bestow on you through others
    are purposefully designed to draw you closer to me.
    it is only I, who loves you unconditionally,
    I am an ever-flowing fountain of love, peace and joy,
    I will never disappoint you; I will always be with you.
    I mete out to you the exact amount of pain you cause others,
    because I want you to be compassionate.
    I want you to be able to give love and equally as important,
    I want you to be able to receive love.
    how else will you learn to love me?
    how will you learn to accept my love?
    the moment you realize the error of your ways,
    the moment you sincerely regret the pain you cause others,
    I forgive you; I nourish you with my tender mercies.
    remember, I never stop loving you for you are my precious child.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 12:52 AM)
    Here are all the news links related to Kechara’s Pray for MH370 event at Kechara Forest Retreat on Sunday 13 Apr 2014. Kechara Forest Retreat was mentioned in all the posts for organizing the prayer for MH370. Few major paper like SinChew, ChinaPress, GuangMing & The Star have more coverage on the event. URL for the event on different media: 1) Times of malta.com http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140413/local/malaysia-airlines-flight-370-long-hunt-looms-as-pings-go-silent.514697 2) Yahoo.com.my https://my.news.yahoo.com/photos/malaysia-slideshow/buddhist-devotees-holding-prayer-beads-offer-prayers-passengers-photo-042103955.html 3) ut Sandiego http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/apr/13/missing-planes-black-box-batteries-may-have-died/ 4) Financial express http://www.financialexpress.com/news/long-hunt-for-missing-malaysia-airlines-mh370-looms-as-pings-go-silent/1240308 5) The Malaysian Insiders http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/black-boxes-crucial-if-those-aboard-mh370-are-to-be-cleared-says-cnn 6) The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/13/mh370-australian-team-halves-smaller-search-zone-in-hunt-for-black-box 7) 8TV 8pm Mandarin News 《续为MH370祈福 为机上人员家属送上关怀》 http://www.8tv.com.my/mandarinnews/news-local/MH370_1397394692.html#sthash.ny7cg8z6.gbpl
    8) United Daily 联合日报在线 http://www.uniteddaily.com.my/?q=node/70334 9) The Rakyat Post http://www.therakyatpost.com/gallery/ 10) China Press中国报 http://www.chinapress.com.my/node/517023 11) Sin Chew Daily星洲日报 http://news.sinchew.com.my/node/359691 12) Guang Ming Daily光明日报 http://www.guangming.com.my/node/201746?tid=3 http://www.guangming.com.my/node/201745?tid=3 13) Kwong Wah Jit Poh光华日报 http://www.kwongwah.com.my/news/2014/04/13/82.html 14) The Star http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/14/MCA-gets-show-on-the-road-Top-leadership-to-brief-grassroots-leaders-on-plan/ 15) Nanyang Siang Pau南洋商报 http://www.nanyang.com/node/613913?tid=460 16) MSN News http://news.msn.com/world/official-says-sub-will-be-used-in-search-for-jet 17) Negara Kita http://www.negarakita.com/Post-981505-%E4%BE%9B%E7%81%AF%E7%A5%88%E7%A6%8F%EF%BC%8C%E5%BB%96%E4%B8%AD%E8%8E%B1%EF%BC%9A%E6%88%91%E4%BB%AC%E9%9A%8F%E6%97%B6%E6%8F%90%E4%BE%9B%E6%8F%B4%E5%8A%A9 Enjoy reading!
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 12:19 AM)
    For vincent tan – OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG OM MANI PADME HUNG
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  • Martin B
    (Tuesday, Apr 15. 2014 08:12 PM)
    Hi dear Rinpoche and dear Kecharians !
    I’d like to attract your attention to one serious world problem in the field of health care. It’s about a petition which potentially could save thousands or may be millions of human lives in the future. It will take you no more than 5 minutes to read, sign and share it on your wall in Facebook and Twitter
    http://www.alltrials.net/
    you could also watch a TED video about this serious problem which is relevant to all people:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre_what_doctors_don_t_know_about_the_drugs_they_prescribe
    P.S.Abstract: Thousands of clinical trials have not reported their results; some have not even been registered. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated. All trials past and present should be registered, and the full methods and the results reported. We call on governments, regulators and research bodies to implement measures to achieve this.
    Thank you !
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 14. 2014 10:31 PM)
    Mother Theresa-People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 14. 2014 09:42 PM)
    MOTHER THERESA ONCE SAID- A clean heart is a free heart. A free heart can love Christ with an undivided love in chastity, convinced that nothing and nobody will separate it from his love. Purity, chastity, and virginity created a special beauty in Mary that attracted God’s attention. He showed his great love for the world by giving Jesus to her. There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives – the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family.
    Find them.
    Love them. Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness. Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well. The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance.
    It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy. I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.” Ask yourself “How has he loved me? Do I really love others in the same way?” Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love. Work without love is slavery. Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing. A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, must empty ourselves. The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is p
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 14. 2014 09:38 PM)
    Quotes of Mother Teresa
    “Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family. Be holy – let us pray.” “I once picked up a woman from a garbage dump and she was burning with fever; she was in her last days and her only lament was: ‘My son did this to me.’ I begged her: You must forgive your son. In a moment of madness, when he was not himself, he did a thing he regrets. Be a mother to him, forgive him. It took me a long time to make her say: ‘I forgive my son.’ Just before she died in my arms, she was able to say that with a real forgiveness. She was not concerned that she was dying. The breaking of the heart was that her son did not want her. This is something you and I can understand.” “When once a chairman of a multinational company came to see me, to offer me a property in Bombay, he first asked: ‘Mother, how do you manage your budget?” I asked him who had sent him here. He replied: ‘I felt an urge inside me.’ I said: other people like you come to see me and say the same. It was clear God sent you, Mr. A, as He sends Mr. X, Mrs. Y, Miss Z, and they provide the material means we need for our work. The grace of God is what moved you. You are my budget. God sees to our needs, as Jesus promised. I accepted the property he gave and named it Asha Dan (Gift of Hope). “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” “Like Jesus we belong to the world living not for ourselves but for others. The joy of the Lord is our strength.” “There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic. We believe our work should be our example to people. We have among us 475 souls – 30 families are Catholics and the rest are all Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs—all different religions. But they all come to our prayers.” “There are so many religions and each one has its different ways of following God. I follow Christ:
    Jesus is my God,
    Jesus is my Spouse,
    Jesus is my Life,
    Jesus is my only Love,
    Jesus is my All in All;
    Jesus is my Everything.” Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them peace and joy.
    I heard the call to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to serve Him among the poorest of the poor. It was an order.
    I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them. When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her.
    It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. You and I, we are the Church, no? We have to share with our people. Suffering today is because people are hoarding, not giving, not sharing.
    Jesus made it very clear. Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do it to me.
    Give a glass of water, you give it to me. Receive a little
    child, you receive me. Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world. If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.
  • vincent tan
    (Monday, Apr 14. 2014 09:30 PM)
    Mother Teresa’s Nazareth Prayer for the Family Heavenly Father,
    you have given us the model of life
    in the Holy Family of Nazareth.
    Help us, O Loving Father,
    to make our family another Nazareth
    where love, peace and joy reign.
    May it be deeply contemplative,
    intensely eucharistic,
    revived with joy. Help us to stay together in joy
    and sorrow in family prayer.
    Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our families,
    especially in their distressing disguise.
    May the eucharistic heart of Jesus
    make our hearts humble like his
    and help us to carry out our family duties
    in a holy way.
    May we love one another
    as God loves each one of us,
    more and more each day,
    and forgive each other’s faults
    as you forgive our sins.
    Help us, O Loving Father,
    to take whatever you give
    and give whatever you take with a big smile. Immaculate Heart of Mary,
    cause of our joy, pray for us. St. Joseph, pray for us. Holy Guardian Angels,
    be always with us,
    guide and protect us. Amen. Prayer of Mother Teresa Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance
    everywhere we go.
    Flood our souls with your spirit and life.
    Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly
    that our lives may only be a radiance of yours.
    Shine through us and be so in us
    that every soul we come in contact with
    may feel your presence in our soul.
    Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus.
    Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine,
    so to shine as to be light to others.
    The light, O Jesus, will be all from you.
    None of it will be ours.
    It will be you shining on others through us.
    Let us thus praise you in the way you love best
    by shining on those around us.
    Let us preach you without preaching,
    not by words, but by our example;
    by the catching force -
    the sympathetic influence of what we do,
    the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you. Amen. Quotes by Mother Teresa “There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives – the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.” “Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.” “Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness.”
  • Randy Wong
    (Monday, Apr 14. 2014 02:29 PM)
    Hi. T.R., This link reminds us of our mortality. Impermanence of life. Hope you can share with all. Thank you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErooOhzE268
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Sunday, Apr 13. 2014 11:19 PM)
    What can you do in Kechara Forest Retreat in a day? Here’s a glance of it: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.634867589927115.1073741839.572060446207830&type=1. Visit Kechara Forest Retreat and join our monthly tour! The next one is on 26 Apr. http://retreat.kechara.com/plans-and-facilities/
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Sunday, Apr 13. 2014 11:13 PM)
    Kechara did a successful and beautiful prayer for Flight MH370 today at Kechara Forest Retreat. Enjoy some of the pictures here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.635040956576445.1073741840.572060446207830&type=1 and get ready to read about Kechara on news :)
  • vincent tan
    (Sunday, Apr 13. 2014 11:40 AM)
    The Beatitudes Jesus said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
    5 Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
    6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
    7 Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
    8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
    9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
    10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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My Mumu boy is so alert, cute and intelligent. I can never get tired of loving him. Tsem Rinpoche 
yesterday
I had commissioned this Thirteen Deity Yamantaka thangka. With Lord Tsongkapa above centre representing all lineage masters. Manjushri to the left and H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to the right. Sacred, beautiful and pure wisdom embodied in this thangka. Tsem Rinpoche
3 days ago
This tastes really good!!! Easy to make. Some frozen items you have to heat up, take out of microwave, stir and put back in to continue cooking for a few mins more. This one you just put on for 5 mins and eat. But it tastes REALLY good and tastes home cooked too. Nice surprise. Tsem Rinpoche
4 days ago
When can I find a location, house and environment like this? This is the kind of place I would like to spend the rest of my life in. Tsem Rinpoche 
7 days ago
Jill Yam and also Mr. Hee always conducts wonderful pujas for those who come to Kechara House and request. I am very happy about that. The pujas offer tremendous results and therefore benefits for many. Our puja requests are growing very much. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Even animals can show great compassion and sense when another needs it. Be kind to animals and be vegetarian. Collect less negative karma by not eating meat. Be kind always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Portraits of People Living on a Dollar a Day- You absolutely must see the stunning photos and background. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=48180
1 week ago
This mechanism was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck in 1901. Its complexity and purpose was not understood for another hundred years. Dated to around 200 BC, it is identified to be an analog computer used to calculate the astronomical position of the stars and planets. Its juxtaposition among other ancient artifacts is akin to finding a jet airplane inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The device, whose inner workings are far more complex than a Swiss watch, is capable of accurately measuring the movement of the sun, the moon (and all its phases), eclipse cycles and the position of the planets. Who could have built this?~https://www.facebook.com/cosmic.intelligenceagency
1 week ago
Prince Palta is my maternal grandfather. Princess Nirjidma is my aunt. She has two sons. The sons are my cousins. Wonder if they are alive or not? Where are they? Any offsprings? Interesting to find out. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Never be angry at your guru, Hold a grudge against your guru. Never seek revenge against your guru. Never talk badly about your guru to cover your mistakes. Don't abandon your guru or ignore  your guru because he loved you for you as no one else  did and dared to love your potential too. Never hold your anger for long against your guru. Your guru was only doing his 'job' by teaching you, showing you better, explaining the dharma to you and was very brave to do so for you as no one else would dare do so. No one would dare take that job. No one else dared to love you and give you more. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Nothing would make me MORE HAPPIER than to retire in this environment. I hope this manifest soon. By the karma of myself and the people I have hopes in will help it to manifest. I love this so much. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
A very important poem to understand: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47846
1 week ago
Billy Meier took the best pics of UFOs. I watched a documentary about him with Seng Piow and we were both stunned how good the documentary is. It's alittle older but relevant. When you watch, you must please pay full attention as they have accents, but understandable. Listen closely to the technical information when his material goes through tests for authenticity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q7ye0dic0U
2 weeks ago
Nobody should put beautiful grandma to sleep ever and nobody should put that lovely dog or any animals to sleep. No animals should be harmed, butchered or caged. We are humans and supposedly more intelligent. So let's act like it by being kind to those animals that are 'lesser' than us and our intelligence. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is exactly what Buddha taught. What Tsongkapa explained. What H.H. Trijang Rinpoche embodied and what H.H. Zong Rinpoche shared with me.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
NEW POST-And some partners just drag each other down anyways because it’s convenient to be with that person. It’s not love but just using each other. I’ve seen that clearly in a few cases. People can hide with their partners and avoid real efforts because they are in denial, but denial or not, it will catch up. I am deeply sorry to say things like that too. But it’s true..please read on: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47760
2 weeks ago
Do you know about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho? If you don't you should find out now!! It is totally necessary to find out and share with others: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47397
2 weeks ago
It's fortunate for the student to meet a caring and real teacher in this day and age. It is also very fortunate for the teacher to meet a caring and genuine student. It benefits the dharma and many beings when a genuine teacher and genuine student meet and work together to benefit others. Very powerful and good combination.-See what I mean please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47425
2 weeks ago
The evil ways of some completely amaze me every single day.. They better take a deep breath when they close their eyes for the last time, because it's not going to be pretty. This is how this little sweetheart was dumped on the street.-From Harbored Souls Rescue (FB)
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, a special letter for Frederick but it might benefit everyone out there who are really seeking inner change and spirituality. I invite you to read as I just posted now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47445
2 weeks ago
Click on photo to enlarge and see what this six year old has to share with the world. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My dad rescued her from an abandoned store front two years ago. They watch TV like this together! -Via Reddit (facebook)
2 weeks ago
My shrine here in the USA. Do you like it? Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, as you know part of my ancestry is Mongolian (Kalmyk). The Kalmyk Republic is one of the republics in Russia. And Kalmyk Republic is the only European republic that is Buddhist and they are Mongols in ancestry. They are proud people. I found a video that is very good. It showcases all the dances of the various Russian Republics. Very beautiful and rich Russian heritage. At 27:59 of the video you will see the Kalymk performers doing the Mongol-Kalmyk dance. I use to dance in a Kalymk dance troupe as a kid, but I couldn't dance like this! I was amazed how beautiful it was done and talented the Kalmyk dancer are as well as the other republics. I want to share with you. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhnbLoFbpsU -Thank you- Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
The Medicine Buddha is the composition of the buddhas. This means that when we practice the seven-limb prayer and make offerings with the seven limbs, we receive the same merit as we would if we had made offerings to all the Buddhas. Similarly, when we recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit just as when we offer the seven-limb practice to Medicine Buddha. Be the cause for many to come to receive the healing of the Medicine Buddha and seal tremendous merits for yourself and your family in this life and the other lives to come.~Martin Get involved: http://www.medicinebuddhahill.com
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, Came across this which is short and gives hope. Do see: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47218 Always trying my best to expose you to all types of knowledge, information and inspirations, Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
I love country roads. I wish this one lead to a secluded wooden retreat house where I lived away and far from the trappings of samsara and it's endless deceptions. Those who agree or participate in the deceptions will not only invite depression and disillusionment, but perhaps eventually be 'crippled' by it and trapped for long spells of 'time'. TR
2 weeks ago
What a nice comment by Antonio Rocco Romeo left on my facebook comments. I like people who have gratitude and show it. Not just say it but show it because they are the people who will get far and be less self-introverted creating less unhappiness in their minds. Happiness comes from having gratitude. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
March 29, 2014-Went to a Native American Indian store yesterday to find stones to make offerings to the Buddhas. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
In horror of death, I took to the mountains— Again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, Capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done. ~ MILAREPA
3 weeks ago
This is what my 1972 blue Volkswagon beetle looked like when I had it in the 80's.  This is the exact color too. I drove it all over Los Angeles. It didn't have alot of power but it got me around. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: "However dark our minds may be, however hard our hearts may be, this is not our true nature... enlightenment is when we finally come into our true humanity." ... pic Korea Nov 2013 ( We must keep practicing and applying the dharma strongly to bring our real nature out. Don't let temporary emotions and dark feelings let us give up our dharma practice or works. Don't listen to people who have done very little for us or what they did for us heralds only more sufferings. Listen to the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche )
4 weeks ago
This can be applicable to some experiences in our past? So we just let go, forgive and offer our prayers. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
My shrine in my room where I work. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Nicholas arranged alot of flowers at my request in front of the house so it's more colorful and natural. Nice offerings. He has been working at it. Nicholas is hardworking, straightforward and easy to work with. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Joy has been with me for many years and very talented. She really has painted hundreds of Buddha images within Kechara. I asked her to join me in USA to help do some work and she was on the plane within 48 hours after her spiritual retreat in another part of the US. Joy is here in the USA to help our Tsem Rinpoche Foundation. She went for a two week retreat and then joined me. Welcome. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Mountains may crumble, the oceans may dry up, but the Buddha cannot lie.~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Nothing is more precious than having a guru that loves you and teaches you. It is through his divine teachings you find yourself and become someone who brings light, life, joy and bliss to all those you meet. You make your life beautiful due to the beauty your guru shows you have in you. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
We have five dharma store outlets (Kechara Paradise) and these are the wonderful sales persons who work our stores and always has a bright smile on their faces. They are good people and I am happy to have them. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
When we trust our guru, things don't become better or easier, but our goal becomes clear and we head towards a direction that leads to something supreme for ourselves. Nothing from my guru to me has ever been easy or simple or without much obstacles, but I will not quit. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
People who truly love animals have the special mind to love without agenda and without rewards. Su Ming is one of those rare souls that love, care and help you without any personal agenda. She is warm, intelligent, sharp and a GREAT FRIEND TO HAVE. She is what defines friendship. You will find it hard to find another like her. People are blessed to have her in their lives and I mean every word of this. Treasure her friendship alway and never lose it because hard to find again. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Kecharians in a strange time and place.....Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Was casually walking around Venice Beach today and suddenly a Marvin called out "Rinpoche!" I never met this gentle person, but he has been following me on my youtubes and blog and recognized me. It was nice to meet up with him and say hello. And say hello to his dog Scooby too! It touched me that he said my teachings online and blog helped him and changed his life. Thank you Marvin! Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We walked by a house in Los Angeles that was fantastic! They made a special outdoor place for Lord Buddha to be placed. Hundreds of people walk by and can see this Buddha and be blessed. I really like this alot. I always like to do this too! Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Beautiful Buddha at the Japanese Garden in San Francisco. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IS THE MEAT INDUSTRY... PLEASE DITCH THE DAIRY & DON'T SUPPORT THIS CRUELTY! --This is what happens when dairy cows have outlived their usefulness ...after their calves have been repeatedly and systematically stolen from them and they have been exploited as milk-producing slaves.
1 month ago
This was the view of the mountains near where I live USA. I love the mountains and seeing them daily. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I've always loved flowers. We visited a nearby nursery today and there was so many nice flowers. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
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  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 month ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 month ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    2 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    7 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    10 months ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    11 months ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    1 years ago
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    1 years ago
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    1 years ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    1 years ago
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Setrap's mantra
    Setrap's mantra
    2 yearss ago
  • Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    2 yearss ago
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Aiyo so cute. I am in KD now going through some design work with Karen and Mrs.Chua is teaching Pat, Kumar, Yen Ping, Louise and Jeff English.

May they be able to learn up fast and assist Rinpoche's work!

Love,
Ethan

    2 yearss ago

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The 'earthquake' I want you to be concerned about is the one inside of you that has not happened. The earthquake of change and transformation. That is the earthquake that has not happened and so much time is gone that you should be concerned about. ~ Tsem Rinpoche (PAW)
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"Helping stray dogs is not going to save the world, but it could change the lives of the animals." Read more at - http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120717000017&cid=1603 ~ Erick @ Kechara ~
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