Flea Market at Amcorp Mall!

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A few years ago when things were difficult, some of my students took part in flea markets all over the city. They were so kind and worked so hard to raise funds for Kechara and to help me pay bills through sales at this Flea Market…. We all had very little then, and could barely make the rent on my small apartment and our single Dharma outlet in SS2. Times have changed since then and even though we are not rich now, I will never forget those students for their kindness. Things were so difficult, and they stuck with me through thick and thin. I appreciate loyalty like that. It was their commitment that made Kechara grow. So this flea market has alot of good memories for me personally and our devoted senior students…

Then a few weeks ago I thought it would be neat if some of my younger students opened up a stall in the old flea market my senior students went to every weekend. So last Friday, I got them together and gave them a whole bunch of stuff to sell at the flea market. We even had a short preview sale hehehe

On Sunday December 19th, 2010 our Flea Market is revived again, David, Jean Ai, Shin, Bonita and James got up very early and set up for their first time in Amcorp Mall. They said a lot of people came to their stall because it offered a wide range of items and it was refreshing and new. It gave them a good chance to practice their speech, and also to talk about Kechara. I heard that James and Shin were very good in talking to people. I also heard even some non-Buddhists donated goods to them after hearing about our organisation and the work we do…how kind!

Some of my students and friends also came by like Louise Lee and Yvonne Yap who came with drinks and snacks, and Ngeow and Yoke Fui who came to buy some books and say hi, and also Philip Yong. After the team was done for the day, Dato’ Ruby Khong was kind enough to treat them to dinner even when she’s not at ‘work’ with Kechara Soup Kitchen, she still likes to feed people! Actually Dato’ Ruby was one of those students who helped organise and run the original flea market and now her daughter Jean Ai is part of the second generation. Dato’ Ruby was proud to see her kids involved.

The flea market team will be at Amcorp Mall every Sunday until Chinese New Year, and then they will continue after that so please go and support them. They have a lot of stuff…books, CDs, toys, games, curio items, Tibetan items, statues, Buddhist items so it’s easy for people to invite home. Or you can donate your things to them, and help them to raise funds for Kechara. Or if you can’t buy anything, just go and help train them up in speaking. It will be good for them and it will be good for Kechara to have people who can speak eloquently and teach Dharma in the future. It has always been my dream to create lay teachers here… Buddha didn’t say who can and cannot teach – teaching Dharma isn’t just something for Tibetans, I want to show that Malaysians can do it too!! It is good for the new generation to do sales for dharma to learn to speak, meet people and take responsibility to learn to speak to be convincing. Nice excercise.

Tsem Rinpoche


DSC_0041 - there was a lot of interest at our stall all day long
There was a lot of interest at our stall all day long

 


 

DSC_0069 - we had a very good location with a lot of foot traffic
We had a very good location with a lot of foot traffic

 

DSC_0074 - my students brought a huge range of items with them
My students brought a huge range of items with them… we have many nice items that are in excellent condition and working very well..Many ppl loved our stall and mentioned they will return to our stall as we have alot of good quality items and huge variety. Our ppl were very encouraged to hear this…

 

DSC_0079 - James enjoying a well-deserved Coke hehe
James enjoying a well-deserved Coke…he drinks it in such a way that we get thirsty too…good product endorsement?

 

DSC_0082 - a lot of people at the flea market like books
A lot of people at the flea market like books…all ages and backgrounds loved our stall…our items are very exciting we were told..

 

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Cute!

 

DSC_0101 - Shin is very patient and good at explaining things
Shin is very patient and good at explaining things

 

DSC_0106 - Bonita, Shin, James and David
Bonita, Shin, James and David manning our stall….visit them Sundays…call before you visit..

 

DSC_0120 - Bonita entertains a baby with one of our items
Bonita entertains a baby with one of our items

 

DSC_0124 - our youngest salesman shows up! Sean Wang is only 13 and not shy at all to talk for the Dharma
Our youngest salesman shows up! Sean Wang is only 13 and not shy at all to talk for the Dharma when ppl have questions..

DSC_0133 - Melissa
Melissa (right) also volunteered. She comes to the ladrang a lot to volunteer her time during her school holidays. I hope she will continue to do so as it will be good for her to collect merits and to dedicate to her mom’s dharma work

 

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DSC_0145 - this gentleman was very interested in our electronic items
This gentleman was very interested in our electronic items

 

DSC_0158 - so many things!
So many thing!

 

DSC_0163 - Dato' Ruby's other daughter Jean Mei apparently was very persuasive
Dato’ Ruby’s other daughter Jean Mei apparently was very persuasive

 

DSC_0167 - Jean Mei helps a little girl put on a necklace
Jean Mei helps a little girl put on a necklace

 

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DSC_0176 - Jean Mei asked a lot of people to
Jean Mei asked a lot of people if they wanted the duck?? hehehe

 

DSC_0184 - Mr Ngeow is a good sport!
Mr Ngeow is a good sport! He came, he posed, he bought items!

Our two youngest volunteers at the flea market, Sean Wang and Melissa Sin helping to do sales…fun.

 

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7 Responses to Flea Market at Amcorp Mall!

  1. patsy on Dec 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Reading this article brings back memories of those days when we started the flea market many years back. Those days our stall had the most customers and our stuffs sold out like hot cakes. People will be there early to get the best bargain even before the stall is set up and the stuffs displayed. Eventually there were some of the regular customers who brought their stuffs and donated to us.

    Now many years later, the stall is again doing so well due to the fact that the stall had so many different types of items to offer and the volunteers worked hard, talked and persuaded the customers to buy.

    Kudos to the second generation of flea market team!

  2. Sean Wang on Dec 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Helping out at the flea market is so fun. I want to go and volunteer again next time there is a flea market event. That day, I remember I helped to sell many things. I basically hooked in customers and aunty shin and the rest made sure that there was a sale. Later, I tried to sell stuff by walking around like a travleling salesman. I did not manage to get a single sale through that method. I swear that one of the people I asked to buy some stuff from came to the stand to buy some stuff. Having a flea market is a fun way to serve your Dharma center as you are providing funds to your Dharma center and to support your Guru’s Dharma work.

  3. Anila on Dec 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    The Generation of Kechara House will continue and will not end. Because of our Guru’s Tsem Rinpoche’s hard work and perseverence for his students and to benefit all sentient beings. The flea market was started when Rinpoche was in Malaysia. During that time he found it hard to get by without much funds to maintain himself. His students help him by starting the flea market. Compared with that time when he needed support, instead he now suppports and care for the less fortunate and even animals as he has experience sufferings from young. By starting up the flea market again he has a different motive for the new generation. this time it is to train the younger people and training them in all aspects for the different departments in the KWPC soon.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    May many many generations of young Malaysians carry on the Gelugpa Buddhist tradition for the benefit of many in the future. And it is always good to earn money for support a charitable organisation that benefits so many, I guess if we learn how difficult it is to make a sale for the younger people it helps them to understand the value of money and with dharma they would know how we use money has a great impact to the results we want to create for ourselves and others.

  5. bengkooi on Nov 22, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Almost two years later, our flea market is still going strong! Every week without fail, whether it is raining or sunny, whether they had enough sleep or not, the flea market team troops off to Amcorp Mall to setup the booths and display our products for the shoppers there.

    Our hardworking Kechara staff, Sock Wan, leads the team of kids and not-so-young kids to raise some funds for Kechara in this manner. Volunteering at the flea market also helps teach our young kids the value of money, as they have to work for every sale they make.

    The flea market also affords a place where everyone can donate their second hand items to. And quite recently, the flea market has grown into its own secondhand shop, located just opposite our gompa, in order to raise even more funds for the organisation. Nice going team!

    Check out their website (http://www.justpaylessmalaysia.co.cc/) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/justpaylessmalaysia)

  6. Jutika Lam on May 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Hehehehe Reading this blog post right now really tells me a lot about how the Idea of our very own Flea Market Stall in Amcorp Mall.

    It’s been 2 years since we have started and I just cannot express how much growth and sales we have gotten every week.

    Though there is a whole new group of people manning the Flea Market now…. (like me) as well as my friends such as Sean, Beatrix, Edward, Lucas, Julien as well as Sock Wan.

    As usual we would all meat at Amcorp Mall at 4 PM every Sunday and we would usually end at around 5 PM of course it is usually a fun filled day for all of us, joking around and at the same time selling the stuff that we have brought with us.

    Love
    Jutika

  7. Lucas Roth on May 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    wow, i never knew how flea market started and now i do. i go to flea market regularly and i enjoy it, i get to learn how to talk to people and to help Rinpoche. i hope flea market never stops being so successful and i hope i never stop having fun there!!!!

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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
2 months ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
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  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
    2 weeks ago
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    1 month ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    1 month ago
  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    2 months ago
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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
    2 months ago
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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.
    2 months ago
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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
    2 months ago
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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
    2 months ago
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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
    2 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    2 months ago
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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
    3 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    3 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
    3 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    3 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    3 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    5 months ago
  • 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.
    6 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 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
    7 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
    9 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
    9 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.
    9 months ago
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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
    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
    1 years ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    1 years 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
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years 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.
    2 yearss ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    2 yearss ago

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CHAT PICTURES

Kechara Penang Study Group has completed this week Setrap puja and have 1 hour blog discussion on blog article, " You and Imprint..How to break bad habitations". The participants were so excited, hence, there was a lot of discussion involved. - Soon Huat
11 hours ago
轉個念,海阔天空。
13 hours ago
Safe are we from ourselves when we avoid the truth? Definitely not. ~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
16 hours ago
May all those drowning in delusion reach the further shore._From FB_Hee TS
16 hours ago
Think of one person in your life who always takes care of you, gives you gifts and is kind to you. What have you done for them recently? (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
16 hours ago
Eating animals is not our “GOD GIVEN RIGHT”, but being kind to them is. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
17 hours ago
Caring is really hard, but not caring is MUCH HARDER. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
17 hours ago
Leaving for Kuala Lumpur as tour ends after lunch.Join us next month for another wonderful tour to Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank You. Lucy Yap
21 hours ago
During our Kechara Ipoh Study Group recycling activities in Ipoh Garden today, one of our friends was listening with interest about the introduction of Kechara and Buddha's teachings. Kin Hoe
21 hours ago
Lunch time at Dukkar Apartments. The self-service kitchen at DA caters for the residents and guests alike. Lucy Yap
22 hours ago
They were briefed on the communal living with a unique twist, aimed at fostering mindfulness, civic conscious and awareness for others and their needs at Dukkar Apartments. Lucy Yap
22 hours ago
A visit to the historical Iconic tree with it's significance as explained by Pastor Adeline. To know more, join our next day tour to Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
22 hours ago
Watching a video on H.E.Tsem Rinpoche at Souvenir shop, the shop is well stocked with Dharma items for visitors to invite home,Tibetan inspired trinkets or a keepsake of their visit. Lucy Yap
22 hours ago
Our new visitors Mr. Fon and Ms. Kar Wei had volunteered their time and energies to help us segregating the recycle items today during our monthly recycling activities at Ipoh Garden, Perak Malaysia. Kin Hoe
22 hours ago
Today Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed our monthly recycling activities in Ipoh Garden, Perak Malaysia. May all who have contributed to our recycling activities with their items, time and energies be blessed by the 3 Jewels always with happiness and blessings. Kin Hoe
22 hours ago
They offered candles and say prayers to 8foot outdoor stone statue of Lama Tsongkapa at Wisdom Hall. Very nice group picture here. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
Meditation session with Pastor Adeline at Wisdom Hall. Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
At Wisdom Hall, they offered khata to Rinpoche's throne, where a 13foot indoor statue of Shakyamuni,the founder of Buddhism sat majestically to bless everyone in sight. Lucy Yap
24 hours ago
Participants were delighted to see the various furry,feathered friends and the large flock of rescued birds and a pair of tortoises at the aviary at Kechara Forest Retreat. Lucy Yap
24 hours ago
They were guided to Manjushri Hill, situated on a hilltop. It is named after 4 armed Manjushri, a majestic stone statue that looks over the entire valley.It is truly an amazing and spectacular sight! They were shared the importance of chanting mantras by Pastor Adeline. Lucy Yap
24 hours ago
Be not frightened of dharma but samsara.~H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche _Hee TS
24 hours ago
Interesting visit to the organic farm where Pastor Chia shared the benefits of herb plants.Visitors are invited to embrace and live with harmony with nature with breathtaking abundance of our earth through green programmes held all year round. Lucy Yap
yesterday
Pictures of participants offering candles and khatas at H.E.Tsem Rinpoch's cabin at Kechara Forest Retreat. Know more about this holy cabin here. http://retreat.kechara.com/plans-and-facilities/... Lucy Yap
yesterday
Offering Khata to H.E.Tsem Rinpoche's throne at the original cabin where Rinpoche lived, worked and conceptualised each and every step of Kechara Forest Retreat'development.To know more visit here http://retreat.kechara.com/plans-and-facilities/ Lucy Yap
yesterday
Beautiful setup by Pasror Gim Lee and team at Kechara Forest Retreat to welcome our guests for the day tour. Lucy Yap
yesterday

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