Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK)

Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Jul 17, 2014 | Views: 7,338

Last Saturday night was exceptionally busy at Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK), with three different youth groups volunteering on the same night! We had the NRC11 (Team Najib Razak Club)...

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What Tsem Rinpoche did in L.A…

What Tsem Rinpoche did in L.A…

Mar 1, 2014 | Views: 798

(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow) Tsem Rinpoche saw a homeless woman with her three dogs on Los Angeles streets, watch what Tsem Rinpoche did…     ______________________ And then...

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What did Tsem Rinpoche do in New York City’s cold winter night?

What did Tsem Rinpoche do in New York City’s cold winter night?

Feb 15, 2014 | Views: 682

(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow) One cold winter night in New York City, Tsem Rinpoche saw a homeless man and dog in New York City, watch what Tsem Rinpoche...

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A special post for you

A special post for you

Jan 13, 2014 | Views: 794

  Dear friends, When I left home at 16, I hitchhiked from New Jersey to Los Angeles in search of a Dharma center. I hopped into any cars that...

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(Un)expected news!!!

(Un)expected news!!!

May 16, 2013 | Views: 268

A few months ago, a few of my students got together and designed a new art book called (Un)expected. It’s a collection of never-seen-before, creative photographs of both myself...

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The Khong family on NTV7

The Khong family on NTV7

Mar 19, 2013 | Views: 741

A few days ago, I received news that my long time friend and liaison, Dato' Ruby Khong and her two daughters, Liaison Khong Jean Ai and Khong Jean Mei...

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Kechara helps a family off the streets!

Kechara helps a family off the streets!

Jan 22, 2013 | Views: 517

Anyway today I received this really nice update from Siong Woan who is KSK's treasurer, saying that Encik Faiz is finally off the streets.

500 bags for Malaysian students!

500 bags for Malaysian students!

Jan 15, 2013 | Views: 325

For government schools, their new academic year starts on 2 January 2013. To prepare, many students buy lots of new stationary, new school shoes, new school bags and new...

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A special Memorial Prayer by Kechara

A special Memorial Prayer by Kechara

Sep 30, 2012 | Views: 514

Last night, Kechara House under the leadership of Mr Paul Yap held a Memorial Prayer for the late Mr Tan Kim Beng, the father of Joseph Tan.

KECHARA WINS EUROPA AWARD!

KECHARA WINS EUROPA AWARD!

Sep 30, 2012 | Views: 359

Great news! Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) has won another award recognizing their efforts towards improving the welfare of Malaysia's homeless and urban poor...

Kechara Soup Kitchen & YB Dato’ Seri Mohamad Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz

Kechara Soup Kitchen & YB Dato’ Seri Mohamad Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz

Sep 20, 2012 | Views: 544

As Kechara’s soup kitchen grows, it continues to grab the attention of kind donors, the press and media. Malaysians from all walks of life have been continuously lending a...

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3,000kg of rice for Bentong & YB Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai

3,000kg of rice for Bentong & YB Dato’ Sri Dr Liow Tiong Lai

Sep 19, 2012 | Views: 500

A few days ago on the 15th September 2012, Kechara Soup Kitchen volunteers along with Health Minister Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai traveled to the outskirts of Bentong where...

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Sodexo and KSK served 1000 hungry stomachs

Sodexo and KSK served 1000 hungry stomachs

Apr 23, 2012 | Views: 990

Dato' Ruby, my close student and President of Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) sent me interesting updates earlier today regarding an event organised by Sodexo along with KSK . ...

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See what Kechara is doing in Shanghai!

See what Kechara is doing in Shanghai!

Apr 12, 2012 | Views: 1,414

Please see what our Kechara group in Shanghai are doing. You will be so touched by the stories of the people they come across. You will be amazed. I...

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Government joins Kechara

Government joins Kechara

Mar 26, 2012 | Views: 603

Not only does KSK provide 1,800 packets of food to the homeless every week, laundry services, job placement services, light medical services… but from yesterday onwards, Kechara Soup Kitchen...

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We are on TV !!

We are on TV !!

Mar 18, 2012 | Views: 369

Kechara Soup Kitchen was first registered as an NGO in the year 2006. At that time, KSK really was running small scale, with only 20 packets of food distributed...

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100

100

Jan 16, 2012 | Views: 422

When Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) first started handing out food packets to the homeless in 2006, an average of 20 packets were given out and 8-9 people volunteered. Now,...

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Food giving can be very meaningful in Penang

Food giving can be very meaningful in Penang

Jan 5, 2012 | Views: 520

Below is a chronicle of events of KSK Penang for the past 2 years. Since they gave their first food packet on the 28th of December 2009, they have...

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Prime Minister’s Award 2011 (Anugerah Perdana Menteri)

Prime Minister’s Award 2011 (Anugerah Perdana Menteri)

Oct 5, 2011 | Views: 971

Our very own Dato’ Ruby Khong, President of Kechara Soup Kitchen, was nominated for the Prime Minister’s Award for Woman Social Activist! Not expecting to win anything… she came...

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Kechara History

Kechara History

Sep 4, 2011 | Views: 69

  KECHARA HISTORY 16 March 2012   Contents Personal history of H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche Tsem Ladrang  Kechara Blooms Kechara Discovery Kechara House Kechara Care  Kechara Earth Project  ...

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KSK Officially Opens in Penang!

KSK Officially Opens in Penang!

Aug 25, 2011 | Views: 1,665

At 9.50am, on 20/08/2011, Kechara Soup Kitchen (Penang) was officially opened! The Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Lim Guan Eng, graced us with his presence and officiated KSK’s new...

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I like Dharma Contemporary… cards!

I like Dharma Contemporary… cards!

Jul 8, 2011 | Views: 1,378

  I decided to record what the cards are all about. Easier to talk and share than type… Enjoy my short video clip.   Kechara has just produced a...

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Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) Feeds Homeless

Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) Feeds Homeless

May 15, 2011 | Views: 579

The Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) is a yearly event that started in 2001. It aims to increase the size of the local fine dining scene, and to establish...

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OUR KECHARA SOUP KITCHEN IN NORTH MALAYSIA

OUR KECHARA SOUP KITCHEN IN NORTH MALAYSIA

May 11, 2011 | Views: 618

On the 17th of April, Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) held a charity dinner in Penang! Held at the E&O hotel, Patsy Gooi (branch manager of KSK Penang) hosted a...

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First Lady of Malaysia Opens Kechara Soup Kitchen!!

First Lady of Malaysia Opens Kechara Soup Kitchen!!

Mar 31, 2011 | Views: 2,804

  28th March 2011 was an extremely significant date in Kechara history – it was the official opening of Kechara Soup Kitchen! Y.A.Bhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, the First...

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Dato’ Ruby Khong Lives and Inspires

Dato’ Ruby Khong Lives and Inspires

Mar 28, 2011 | Views: 1,095

On Wednesday, Dato’ Ruby Khong, the President of Kechara Soup Kitchen, was invited to speak at an open talk hosted by “Live and Inspire”. This was held at Starbucks,...

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Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) Goes National!

Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) Goes National!

Mar 11, 2011 | Views: 269

About 6 months ago, Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) opened a soup kitchen-cum-office off Jalan Imbi. Having a soup kitchen in the heart of KL gave them a permanent place...

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Compassion on the Streets

Compassion on the Streets

Jan 28, 2011 | Views: 100

(click to enlarge)   Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) came out on the national papers again! It’s a very well-written and beautiful article on the work that KSK does for...

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1st Day-Kechara’s Mobile Soup Kitchen!

1st Day-Kechara’s Mobile Soup Kitchen!

Jan 9, 2011 | Views: 164

No it’s not a new department hehe….it’s Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) that has officially launched its very first weekday mobile soup kitchen! Since September 2010, KSK has opened their...

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Is Dato’ Ruby the Greatest Woman of Our Time?

Is Dato’ Ruby the Greatest Woman of Our Time?

Jan 4, 2011 | Views: 443

Every year, Women’s Weekly holds an event called the Great Women of Our Time Awards. The awards highlight Malaysian women who displays leadership, excellence and performance. The judges and...

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Chairman of AmBank Group for KSK!

Chairman of AmBank Group for KSK!

Jan 4, 2011 | Views: 741

Last year on Sept 24th, Tan Sri Azman Hashim (Chairman of Ambank Group), Tuan Syed Annuar (Director of Corporate Public Affairs for Ambank Group) and Datuk Dr Victor Wee...

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Congratulations Dato’ Ruby Khong!!

Congratulations Dato’ Ruby Khong!!

Oct 28, 2010 | Views: 2,918

Just received some wonderful news from my long time student and friend Ruby Khong!!! Ruby is being awarded a Datoship by the Sultan of Pahang in conjunction with his...

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The Star Video: KSK Charity Golf Tournament!

The Star Video: KSK Charity Golf Tournament!

Oct 3, 2010 | Views: 211

        On the 24th of August, Kechara held a charity golf tournament at the prestigious KLGCC (Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club). Many people turned up...

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Cheque Presentation at Pure Life Society! Mother Mangalam

Cheque Presentation at Pure Life Society! Mother Mangalam

Sep 23, 2010 | Views: 802

A while ago, Ooi Beng Kooi’s aunt unfortunately passed away. Being a family-orientated person, she was very close to her siblings and expressed before passing away how she would...

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Ian Wright volunteers for KSK!

Ian Wright volunteers for KSK!

Sep 17, 2010 | Views: 499

My students forwarded me this photo of Ian in Borneo, Malaysia with an orang utan that he adopted hehe   Internationally-acclaimed TV personality, Ian Wright was in KL recently...

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Kechara Charity Golf Tournament – A HOLE IN ONE!!

Kechara Charity Golf Tournament – A HOLE IN ONE!!

Aug 31, 2010 | Views: 1,127

Yesterday, at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Kechara held a golf tournament to raise money for KSK! It was through Datuk Khoo’s efforts that this was...

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Kechara Soup Kitchen, Penang

Kechara Soup Kitchen, Penang

Aug 31, 2010 | Views: 430

Dear Rinpoche, We gave out 50 packets of food to the homeless tonight. Most of them were regulars and about 20 of them around a shopping complex. The volunteers...

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Kecharians Tour Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK)

Kecharians Tour Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK)

Aug 31, 2010 | Views: 92

  On the 8th of June, the KSK committee started renovating a pre-war building into a soup kitchen! Ruby, my longtime friend and student, conceptualised the building inside out,...

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Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) New Building

Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) New Building

Aug 24, 2010 | Views: 701

 On the spur of the moment, I decided to go to see the new Kechara Soup Kitchen off of Jalan Imbi in town. I wanted to do a prayer and a...

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Philip Morris Malaysia staff participated in KSK rounds

Philip Morris Malaysia staff participated in KSK rounds

Aug 2, 2010 | Views: 510

27 employees (pic below) from Philip Morris Malaysia taking part in today’s Kechara Soup Kitchen’s rounds. In total we have 58 volunteers. More and more big corporations are interested...

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Another homeless to return home after a good meal

Another homeless to return home after a good meal

Jul 26, 2010 | Views: 108

I received a multimedia message from Liaison Su Ming today:- Dear Rinpoche,
Martin took this homeless person who was discharged from the hospital yesterday for a meal now. Justin Cheah...

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Kechara Soup Kitchen helps to reunite a homeless with her sister-in-law

Kechara Soup Kitchen helps to reunite a homeless with her sister-in-law

Jul 23, 2010 | Views: 272

Today, Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) is mentioned in The Star newspaper again for helping to reunite a woman with her sister-in-law who has been living on the streets for...

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Kechara Charity Dinner & Auction!

Kechara Charity Dinner & Auction!

Jul 20, 2010 | Views: 1,247

Last night July 18, 2010 was a night to remember as Kechara hosted a charity dinner and auction in aid of Kechara House and Kechara Soup Kitchen. Held at...

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Malaysia Timber Council Dinner Donates to KSK

Malaysia Timber Council Dinner Donates to KSK

Jul 19, 2010 | Views: 167

Recognising KSK’s contributions to society, the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) is raising funds to help Kechara Soup Kitchen accomplish its objectives and aspirations during a charity dinner to be...

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Wanna-be Girls Rehearsal Videos & Pictures

Wanna-be Girls Rehearsal Videos & Pictures

Jul 17, 2010 | Views: 1,254

BELOW IS FULL DRESS REHEARSAL OF THE DANCERS FOR KECHARA HOUSE & KECHARA SOUP KITCHEN’S CHARITY DINNER ON JULY 18, 2010-Sunday 5pm at Sunway Lagoon Hotel. Kh is full...

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Kechara Soup Kitchen is in the press again

Kechara Soup Kitchen is in the press again

Jul 15, 2010 | Views: 244

 Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) is making waves upon waves by appearing in the newspapers/ magazines almost weekly this month. I am very proud of them because they work very...

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Some People Call This Home…

Some People Call This Home…

Jul 14, 2010 | Views: 266

The pictures below were taken by one of Kechara Soup Kitchen’s volunteers on their routine food distribution rounds. At Chow Kit Road

Kechara Soup Kitchen Building Renovations

Kechara Soup Kitchen Building Renovations

Jul 14, 2010 | Views: 246

KECHARA SOUP KITCHEN (KSK) GETS OUR OWN BUILDING!!! pic 1 – roof of entire building changed. Grids have been put up to build ceiling over next few days.


BLOG CHAT

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Everyone has a different perspective, so this section is for you.

Tsem Rinpoche


 

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KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES

Here is the latest news and pictorial updates, as it happens, of our upcoming forest retreat project.

The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

For more information, please read here (english), here (chinese), or the official site: retreat.kechara.com.



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  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 18. 2014 12:15 PM)
    I really enjoyed watching the blog chat and seeing all of you learn and share. It was music for my eyes!! :) And just now, Jean Mei follow the recipe here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/aunt-matza-teaches-bortsik-perisiki.html made traditional bortiks and peroshkis for us today as per my request. It came out delicious. She is really helpful and good at doing so many things. Thank you Jean Mei and she made enough for the US Ladrang team here! It’s one of my favorites from childhood.
  • Pastor David Lai
    (Saturday, Oct 18. 2014 12:09 PM)
    When your Guru Calls you… I thought I share these devotional pictures of Tsem Rinpoche standing up, bowing and folding his hands while listening to a voice message and receiving a phone call from his Guru recently. Even before receiving the phone call, Rinpoche would offer incense before hand… Read why does Rinpoche do this – http://www.davidlai.me/2014/10/17/when-your-guru-calls-you/
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Saturday, Oct 18. 2014 12:01 PM)
    18 October 2014 – There are 176 users now which means many are also joining in by reading the posts. I really like the learning happening here. Wonderful. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 18. 2014 11:00 AM)
    Dear friends around the world,

    This is so wonderful that all of you are discussing dharma here on my blog chat (www.tsemrinpoche.com). I am so glad to see this every Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM (Malaysian timing every Saturday 11AM). For next Friday (October 24, 2014) we have something very interesting for sharing on blog chat, please learn up on “Earthlings” post and video: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=17514. How much we can learn is a plus. We can never overlearn the dharma.

    We will discuss about this beneficial read. You will learn more as you read the post and discuss here with friends. I rejoice when you learn more. It stabilizes the mind to understand our spiritual practice and the benefits. :) Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 04:19 PM)
    Complete Commentary on 50 Verses of Guru Devotion http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/complete-commentary-on-50-verses-of-guru-devotion.html

    We’ll be discussing this very important topic again in our upcoming blog chat session at http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/chat 11am for M’sia (GMT+8) 18th Oct, SATURDAY | 8pm for USA (PST) 17th FRIDAY. Do join us!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 04:09 PM)
    Scroll up to keep yourself updated for our beautiful retreat land in Bentong under the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT PROGRESS UPDATES section. There are the latest news and pictorial updates for all to keep you updated as they happen of our upcoming forest retreat project.

    The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

    For more information, please read got to the Kechara Forest Retreat official site: retreat.kechara.com.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 03:31 PM)
    15 Oct 14, 09:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche: I hope everyone has seen the new short videos posted on VIDEOS ON THE GO. I hope you all enjoyed them.

    From Blog Chat
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 03:02 PM)
    I like when people listen to the dharma, apply and transform their minds. My methods are for you to transform your mind. If you have a better method, then by all means apply it. The issue is whether your mind is transforming or not. Don’t abandon the teachings on mind transformation blaming methods. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 02:55 PM)
    I have a few Mother’s Tongue plants as well as Monkey Palm plants in my room to absorb the radiation that emits from prolonged computer use. My Chinese doctor is into plants, herbs and natural healing highly recommended this and I do appreciate it. I did a blog post on it for those interested… So I did some research and sure enough he is right. These days, I always have these plants in my room and they are very easy to maintain and hassle free. They do very well in the house and without direct sunlight under all temperature situations. They do not need much water either…Very easy plants to keep indoors.~ H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 02:55 PM)
    You know the Xmas lights we hang on trees years ago. They were hot and can be dangerous and burned out easily. If one bulb burned out or faulty, the whole string doesn’t work. Sigh. These days the same lights come in so many varieties, colors, shapes and sizes and available all year round for outdoor and indoor. They are cheap, last a long time, not hot as they are LED and very convenient. They are not just used for Xmas anymore. So we purchased quite a few colored ones and hung them all over the ladrang here in the USA as an offering. Will be getting more tomorrow. They are beautiful.~ H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 02:53 PM)
    Am watching a program on people who see mystical faery people and nature beings. They are suppose to be great musicians and the music heard is very ethereal. Some of these music is brought to the human realm. My mom use to see supernatural beings as she was very psychic. She would have very strong premonitions and dreams. She would tell me her dreams and immediately within a short time, just as she had dreamed, things come true. For example she told me one morning while cleaning her room she had a dream of blue baby shoes and that a friend who just got pregnant will have a boy. And sure enough months later it was a boy. I remember she was say things like that very often. She is highly attuned to her surroundings. When I use to sleep walk nightly, she placed a Avalokitesvara Tsatsa on my head and recited the mantra and I stopped immediately. I use to walk up and down the stairs. Dangerous.~ H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 02:52 PM)
    Our team now steaming corn to offer the Buddhas. Also offering flowers. Fruits and drinks to the Buddhas. I enjoy buying nice offerings from supermarkets to offer food to Buddhas. We are also offering Macaroni dish to the Buddhas too and nice fresh soft bread too…. Once the offerings are done, then we will do puja. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 02:51 PM)
    I usually take notes and write them down in a notebook so I don’t forget any promises or works I need to do. I don’t like forgetting things because it might disappoint someone. So I usually take special care to write everything down and mark them off when it’s complete. I have been doing this for over 30 years. I use to do this as a kid for all my homework so nothing is missed. I guess being responsible is just respectful of others. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 02:50 PM)
    There are many ethereal beings around us that have no form. Formless beings. They abide in trees, rocks, water, hills, crossroads, old structures, buildings and forests. They can be benevolent, peaceful, playful, harmful, angersome, vengeful, or simply just like to avoid contact. They have different moods and temperaments. Some have been around for hundreds of years and some are recent. It is important not to contact these beings unnecessarily as most people will not understand what they are dealing with. Once attached to you, they are pesky to get rid of. Some might eventually give wrong information also although accurate at first.~ H.E. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Friday, Oct 17. 2014 02:50 PM)
    There are quite a few consistent people who always gives me good updates and I do appreciate it very much. I appreciate consistency. This shows a sincere and stabilized mind. ~ H.E. Tsem Rinpoche

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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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Click on this picture to enlarge and tell me what they are doing? Tsem Rinpoche 
5 days ago
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest." ~ Maya Angelou
2 weeks ago
Mother gorilla's heart- A child fell into the gorilla cage. She broke her arms and legs and she was unconcious. A male gorilla came and tried to hurt her. Luckily, a female gorilla rescued her by chasing other gorillas away not to hurt her. This is an instinct of mother animals that take care of their babies. The mother gorilla climbed the 57 ft wall and took the girl to the zoo officer. The girl was sent to hospital and the doctor cured her. Thanks to mother gorilla's kind heart. -From FB (Please always be kind to animal. Never hurt them, kill them or eat them. Tsem Rinpoche)
2 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-Karen said there were even people in the Gifts Department of Kechara participating in Blog Chat today. Wonderful to learn. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-William, Pastor David, Pastor Jean Ai and Jean Mei preparing for blog chat. Nice people here!
2 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-In Kechara Forest Retreat, the room is filled with Kecharians on the blog chat right now. According to Pastor Adeline who sent the photo, the whole room is buzzing with blurping sounds from blog chat!! LOL. I like this when people learn the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
I've been friends with Dato' Ruby for nearly 20 years. When I asked her to head the Kechara Soup Kitchen she immediately agreed and put all her energy into making it successful. Many are benefitted by this. Kechara is committed to continuing to benefit others. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent, so don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
LOL. This guy is cute!
2 weeks ago
Please sign this petition. It will take five minutes to make a difference. Tsem Rinpoche https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=31967&ea.tracking.id=facebook
3 weeks ago
When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings. I think it’s beautiful how many of the chimps are touching each others’ shoulders.~from Butterbin
3 weeks ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Our Kechara's Dato' Ruby is on this month's cover of prestige magazine for her work in our Soup Kitchen. Congratulations to a kind lady and my good friend. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
3 weeks ago
How nice that Caryl Dumaine Lamont Munson reminds us that although the contest is over, the goal of the contest is still to be achieved. See what he is talking about: Win A Manjushri: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496 Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
3 weeks ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
3 weeks ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
3 weeks ago
These two bright young people arrived in Los Angeles today to visit and help. They are very sincere and caring people. Glad to see them. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
If you want to read about compassion, strength, wisdom and fortitude, get this special edition of Essence. I did. Wonderful and a lot to learn from this lady of wisdom Ms. Maya Angelou. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
The other day I mentioned to my US team that it would be nice to have a oversized Monoply set to play with everyone for good clean relaxation sometimes. Guess what? Pastor Moh Mei secretly got us a set!! How thoughtful and sweet. Thank you very much. I appreciate it very much. Especially the thought. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang
4 weeks ago
His Holiness the current Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Who is very learned and spends much time in deep meditational retreats. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche said that Pabongka Rinpoche has merged and became one with Heruka-Chakrasamvara already and those who see fault in Pabongka Rinpoche do not have merits. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
I gave a special talk on equanimity, I am sure it will help you to understand this subject better: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=42419
4 weeks ago
Every week we have blog chat, this is Kecharians in E-division preparing for the blog chats. Nice to see this. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
When I see this, I primarily think of my guru and dharma friends immediately. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Beautiful people bring happiness to others. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Don't break another person's heart, it's hard to mend. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
I have just finished doing 50+ tweets on mind, Buddhism, spirituality, acceptance, love, entanglements, thoughts and inner battles. Do enjoy reading them and sharing them. It might help someone I humbly hope. I do so every few days to share about wisdom, kechara and our spiritual journey. If it can reach people and benefit them, why not. Our lives and being alive is totally about benefitting others. That is the purpose of breathing and being human... Tsem Rinpoche Do follow me on tweets: http://www.twitter.com/tsemtulku
4 weeks ago
I would love to live in the Mt. Shasta area of Northern California. It has been recognized by the Native American Indian people to be a spiritually charged area. It has a power vortex under the ground in that area that energizes the place to be very blessed for spiritual practice, meditation and contemplations. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Dear Andree Duckworth, Thank you very much for your feedback on our Kechara Pastors. They work very hard, they have great knowledge and very patient. I started the program so people who wish to bring dharma to others can have a lay life as well as a spiritual life recognized by others. Halfway to monk/nun-hood without being ordained. So naming them Pastors and having basic lay vows is good and it helps the public in Malaysia to identify with them easily. It worked out very much. I hope you will let them know you are benefitted by their hardwork. They will appreciate it very much as I do. Tsem R
4 weeks ago
When all will end and karma catches up, why live as it will be forever? ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
VERY INTERESTING: Does anyone know what this is? Please investigate here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=16347
4 weeks ago
What a nice message. All my work/posts on tweet does make a difference in people's lives. Nice to know that. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
When we work with integrity and harmoniously with eachother, we can accomplish much. Harmony and integrity are the keys. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I've asked the same question too. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
To take Manjushri as one's special practice has innumerable benefits. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa's time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits.
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two disciples Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Geshe Lhundrup Sopa.
1 month ago
When you accuse others of this and that, time will tell who is successful in the end. Because accomplishments speak the loudest. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Don't lounge around and do nothing, accomplish nothing and be nothing. Benefit others and make your life the cause for many lives to find relief, comfort and hope. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Friends and people will come and go, but your determination and goal must be firm. Let nothing deter you to succeed in your goal and later in life, look back and rejoice in all you've done. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Don't listen to rumours and negative talk about someone who has benefitted you. Be loyal and reciprocate the kindness you have received. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
When you feel hurt, realize and understand the pain, get up and keep trying until you succeed.~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Many will accuse us, threaten us and even make up tales about us, but we must be truthful in all our actions always and forgive them. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
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    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    2 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
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  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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    Dalai Lama watching TV
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    Dog with a heart of Gold
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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    6 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    6 months ago
  • 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
    7 months 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
    7 months 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.
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    12 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
    12 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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