Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK)

Won 2 Awards!

Won 2 Awards!

Oct 23, 2014 | Views: 456

Yesterday, Kechara won 2 awards at the Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards (IMSHA) 2014! According to the award board, IMSHA is a "premier community award to publicly thank unsung...

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Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Kechara Soup Kitchen going strong!

Jul 17, 2014 | Views: 7,379

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: 812

(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: 684

(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: 795

  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: 270

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: 748

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: 524

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: 335

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: 517

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: 364

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: 547

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: 501

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: 992

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: 1,417

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: 605

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: 425

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: 976

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: 73

  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: 1,681

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: 1,380

  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: 583

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: 635

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: 2,811

  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: 1,105

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: 169

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: 444

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: 742

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: 2,941

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: 805

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: 1,134

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: 95

  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: 702

 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: 512

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: 274

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: 1,255

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: 1,266

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: 245

 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: 268

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

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  • Pastor Yek Yee
    (Saturday, Nov 1. 2014 02:32 AM)
    Kechara Animal Liberation Day will be on this coming Sunday! You can join us at Kuantan, Johor, Ipoh and Penang. Don’t miss!
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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Oct 28. 2014 04:19 PM)
    A kind reminder to all that this coming Friday/Saturday and the next one on Blog Chat we will be discussing and sharing on “Mantras-Holy Words of Power” post and video on http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=28029.

    Looking forward to seeing you this Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM or Malaysian timing on Saturday 11AM!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Oct 27. 2014 12:19 PM)
    We have a new pastor on board http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/congratulations-are-in-order.html! We need more and more people like Gim Lee to dedicate her life in serving others without agenda and tiredlessly! Thank you!
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Oct 27. 2014 12:15 PM)
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U9gqAxdZgA. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    His Eminence shared on “Videos On The Go” section of this blog.
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Monday, Oct 27. 2014 12:12 PM)
    In a country like Thailand where the public respects royalty very much, it’s nice to see Royalty in this case the Queen show so much respects to the sangha- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZHKJDybu0g. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    His Eminence shared on “What I am writing now” section of this blog.
  • Frederick Law
    (Sunday, Oct 26. 2014 11:51 PM)
    The Buddha teaches that every sentient being has the same potential to attain Buddhahood that he had. Before attaining enlightenment, the Buddha had many, many lives: sometimes he was a human, sometimes an animal, sometimes an insect, and so on.
    All those who have become Buddha’s started out just like us. They were not Buddhas from the beginning. They obtained a special human life, came in contact with the teachings, and seriously practiced them over a long period of time. Slowly their mental affliction and ignorance decreased and their spiritual qualities increased.
    With a great deal of effort and courage they attained enlightenment. Because all living creatures have the same potential, all of them can attain enlightenment if they meet with a proper method, have enough courage, and exert enough effort.
    Right now flies and insect have an inferior physical body and mind, so for the present they cannot produce these qualities, but they have the potential to do so someday. Shantideva advises us to ask ourselves, “since even animal can attain Buddhahood, why can’t I do it?”

    Unlike animals or other unfortunate beings, we have a wonderful opportunity to accomplish enormous things; it is easy to see this by comparing spiritual development to an arduous physical task. Our ability to complete the task is severely compromised if we have to do every part of it by hand. If we have the right machines, the work will be accomplished easily. Similarly, in samsara the human life we now have is best equipped for accomplishing our ultimate goals. Human have the intelligence to understand the benefits and disadvantages of virtue and non-virtue, to deduce from present circumstances what type of causes we created in the past, and infer from our present actions what will happen in the future. With this kind of mental aptitude, of course we can attain enlightenment if we persevere with courage. We should encourage ourselves with this type of praise. Shantideva summarizes this reasoning as follows:

    I should not be indolent,
    Saying, “How can I attain Buddhahood?”
    Because the Buddha who says what is true
    Has spoken this truth:

    “even flies, bees, mosquitoes,
    And other types of insects
    Can attain the highest enlightenment so difficult to attain
    If they exert powerful effort.”

    Someone like me, born as a human,
    Is able to distinguish benefit from harm.
    Why couldn’t I attain enlightenment
    If I don’t give up the Bodhisatva practice?

    Extracted from: Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo, Volume 3: The Way of the Boddhisatva, Page 439
  • tsemtulku
    (Sunday, Oct 26. 2014 12:33 AM)
    This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time! I laughed till I teared..please watch: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:15 PM)
    Wait till you see the pictures this photographer caught in portraits in order to evoke some feelings in us: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53879
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 08:10 PM)
    Tsem Rinpoche: Guess what we did on Mt Rinjani? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53342
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 12:31 PM)
    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 two Fridays (October 31 & November 7, 2014) we have something very interesting for sharing on blog chat, please learn up on “Mantras-Holy Words of Power” post and video: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=28029. This is a long post so we do for the next two Fridays please. 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 David Lai
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 12:27 PM)
    Meat to Meatless… When I was 5, I hated eating vegetables. My mum used to tell me to eat my carrots as they gave me good eyesight. But I told her that was not a rabbit. I was no Bugs Bunny. Back then, I was this nasty little carnivore. Follow my little journey from Meat to meatless here – http://www.davidlai.me/2014/09/28/meattomeatless/
  • tsemtulku
    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 12:13 PM)
    If your angersome, it means you are spoiled.
    If you want things to be given to you, then you want others to do your work.
    If you complain without doing, it means you want an easy way out.
    If you have no integrity, it means you have never earned respect.
    If you are always late with your promises, it means you take things for granted.
    If you always argue to win, it’s because you allowed yourself to lose in life.
    If you are not concerned about others, then you have been overly self absorbed.
    If you don’t wish to change your situation, it’s because you don’t consider others and their despair for you.
    If you are arrogant, it’s because others are to be used by you.
    If you are intolerant, it’s because you want things only your way.
    If you are full of hatred, it’s because you only wish to benefit yourself.
    If you always lie, then you innately think others dumb and unworthy.
    ~Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 11:46 PM)
    Guess what happened to Justin Cheah? Read here and don’t wait another minute:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53437
  • tsemtulku
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 09:43 PM)
    The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Wednesday, Oct 22. 2014 12:07 PM)
    Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/moby-to-97yzp4.jpg

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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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4 days ago
This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time! I laughed till I teared..please watch: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53930
6 days ago
Wait till you see the pictures this photographer caught in portraits in order to evoke some feelings in us: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53879
7 days ago
Guess what we did on Mt Rinjani? See: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53342
7 days ago
Modern Buddhist Fellowship members joining in celebrations in Kechara.  October 24, 2014
7 days ago
This is a Cockatoo named Boy. He was in a small cage alone most of the time for 22 years. The owner finally relented and let us rescue Boy and be put in a large huge outdoor aviary with friends and fresh air. He came to us on October 24, 2014. 
7 days ago
October 24, 2014-Pastor Shin giving a talk in Kechara House. 
1 week ago
October 24, 2014-Was presented with lots of flowers today. How kind. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Mark Twain once said, “Of all the creatures ever made Man is the most detestable. He’s the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.” ~ From Earthlings, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
1 week ago
The highest achievements are usually done alone.~Tsem Rinpoche (Sometimes the further you move up and achieve, the less people will be around or unable to keep up. Some cannot understand, accept or wish to do more and they can drop off. Some may wish you well but cannot keep up anyways. The higher your goals, the less most are able to understand or envision. Some may be even against you. But what is important is you stay focused and consistent. After all big achievements are done by only a few and not the majority. Highest achievements are usually done alone or with a very few. Stamina, vision, consistency, focus, care, responsibility and sometimes even a sense of compassion is necessary to achieve anything big. Giving up gets us nowhere, so continuing is a good option. When you make it, some will come back, many will join and the naysayers regret and wished they had stayed. Tsem Rinpoche)
1 week ago
Since I was a young boy I wished to live in this type of environment. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings good memories. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
This is my dream home, dream location and a place where I would spiritually grow. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
"I like doing things that are going to last longer than a minute in the world."~ Christy Turlington
2 weeks ago
Click on this picture to enlarge and tell me what they are doing? Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks 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
4 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)
4 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
4 weeks ago
October 3, 2014-William, Pastor David, Pastor Jean Ai and Jean Mei preparing for blog chat. Nice people here!
4 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
4 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
4 weeks ago
Our likes and dislikes are impermanent, so don't be stuck.~Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
LOL. This guy is cute!
4 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
4 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
4 weeks ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 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
1 month ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
1 month 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
1 month ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
1 month ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
1 month ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
1 month 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 
1 month 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
1 month ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
1 month 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
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang
1 month 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 
1 month 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
1 month ago
Every week we have blog chat, this is Kecharians in E-division preparing for the blog chats. Nice to see this. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
When I see this, I primarily think of my guru and dharma friends immediately. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Beautiful people bring happiness to others. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Don't break another person's heart, it's hard to mend. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month 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
1 month 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 
1 month 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
1 month ago
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    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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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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    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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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    2 months ago
  • 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
    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
    8 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
    8 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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    1 years 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
    1 years 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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    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.
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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Saving lives helps to save our life~#tsemtulku_PB
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Not eating animals doesn't hurt us in any way but actually helps us~#tsemtulku_PB
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Gizmo and Luilui paying homage to Buddha Shakyamuni in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat. DR.
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Eight auspicious signs and Sensory offerings as seen in our souvenir shop in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. DR.
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Our souvenir shop in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. So elegant and well stocked. DR.
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Here you go. The cousins aka receptionists welcoming 40 students from Kojadi Institute. Hehehe. DR.
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Little Victoria came to visit after school. A seven year old who thinks and talks like an adult. She's such a bright girl. DR.
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I miss my Guru so much. DR.
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View of Vajrayogini Stupa from Wisdom Hall. DR.
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Vajrayogini Stupa Garden in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. What's left to be done is landscaping. DR.
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