A Living Hell?

Dec 4, 2014 | Views: 818

I have always had a soft spot for animals. Especially if they are kept in captivity, animals should always be treated well and given a comfortable enclosure most similar to their natural environment. As these beings are unable to voice out the difficulties they are experiencing, it’s important that we are more attentive and sensitive to their needs. 

It was extremely saddening when I came across this article below about Malaysia’s national zoo, Zoo Negara. The writer shares about the glorious beginnings of Zoo Negara when it was first open and the state of despair that it’s in now. Not only are these animals who are held captive living in shockingly poor conditions, but the place is being used to educate the younger generation on the different species of animals. Is that the type of environment we want young children to learn about animals? One of the employees told the writer, “The situation is so severe that the animals would often lose their appetite or just start screaming. And often times they would beat their heads against the walls.” How sad…

Some of the writer’s observations on the zoo include how visitors throw cigarettes, plastic bags, and other rubbish into the enclosure, how animals which are sick and diseased are not being tended to, and how the small, bare and smelly enclosure resembles nothing like their natural habitat…

There has been some improvements made since a public outcry in 2009, about the run-down state of the zoo. Unfortunately, after 5 years, the condition is still not up to international standards… to the point that once again, the issue is brought up by another caring individual. 

I hope that the authorities will take action and provide better living conditions for these animals… Malaysia have always been a beautiful and welcoming place, I hope that more attention will be made to make it a pleasant place for animals too… 

Tsem Rinpoche

 


Zoo Negara: A living hell for animals

by Ace Emerson

COMMENT: Zoo Negara, Malaysia’s very first zoo which was officially opened by first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman on Nov 14, 1963, was once the nation’s pride and joy.

We even remember the theme song that children of all ages a decade ago would sing along to, “Let’s go to the zoo, there are lots of things to do…” Sadly, no longer.

Today, it is here where the once magnificent enter to be forgotten, locked behind rusting iron prison bars. Forced to traipse in mud like clay, cool down in tiny stagnant pools that are seldom cleaned and eat off the ground and drink dirty water – any spirit would be broken, creature or human.

In fact, the description in the pamphlets, tour sites and the like should read: “Welcome to Zoo Negara, a place to encounter the psychologically and bodily ill, as well as malnourished and sad animals.”

It seems the animals at the zoo are not spared the effects of politicking that have beset many aspects of our lives. 

The zoo is deteriorating by the day and the animals are left to live in grim conditions for decades. One look at the creatures there is enough to bring anyone with a heart to tears.

The conditions of the exhibits at the zoo are so bad that some animals must be suffering psychologically if not just bodily.

Zoos are meant to be about animal care and welfare, education, as well as conservation. Yet, these prized animals are taken as just another business asset.

The zoo is financed by ticket sales, charging RM30 (with MyKad) and RM50 (without MyKad) per entry, plus private funds and corporate sponsorships but none of it is being invested to improve the state of its creatures.

The animals at Zoo Negara are obviously in bad health — the zoo lacks proper habitats and facilities, zoo veterinarians, trained animal handlers and zoo keepers, and most importantly good medical facilities.

The animals clearly lack proper care and protection. There are no professional guides available at the zoo; so aside from the fact that people hardly learn anything from their visits, the animals are prone to abuse by people who chuck burning cigarettes, plastic bags and other trash into their enclosures.

This cultivates the mindset that a visit to the zoo is simply a day out and nothing more. Professional guides should accompany visitors especially children so that they can educate them and raise awareness about animal rights, their needs and how they should be treated.

Coupled with the substandard facilities, the cement cages holding the animals are small, stinking and nothing remotely resembling their natural habitat. This is why they show signs of despair, become hostile and lose the desire to live.

An employee of Zoo Negara who wishes to remain anonymous said: “The situation is so severe that the animals would often lose their appetite or just start screaming. And often times they would beat their heads against the walls.”

He added that the animals feel insecure and claustrophobic because they are not kept in a living habitat resembling their natural environment, where they can wander around freely instead of being caged up in small enclosures most of the time.

These animals are malnourished, diseased, sickly and clearly lost the will to live. The camels are full of mange and one had an infected eye. The puma enclosure is empty, as are those for the hyenas, bears and rhinos. The ostrich has no feathers and it looked like a plucked chicken.

The hippo pond is filthy and decaying with permanent fungus on the water. Even the information board panels at the exhibits are torn and broken.

This is possibly the only zoo in the world that operates on a trial and error basis.

There are no proper scientific nor medical expertise and treatment involved to manage a healthy and balanced animal pool.

Considering that instead of having zoo veterinarians trained in the proper care of captive animals and experts in the various creatures and their different habitats, Zoo Negara’s sole excuse of life support and zoological expertise falls under one general veterinarian.

Aside from lacking proper basic care, nutrition and living conditions, the animals at Zoo Negara also suffer from the hot blazing sun and heavy tropical rain given the fact that they do not have proper shelter to hide away from the element.

These poor animals are evidently suffering and yet nobody seems to care. What can be done to ensure the zoo’s residence’s well-being and livelihood? Where is the justice for these unfortunate animals? What is going to happen to the poor pandas that were recently brought over from China?

Sadly, all these questions may perhaps remain unanswered while the horrors continues on for the animals of Zoo Negara.

[Extracted from: http://www.theantdaily.com/Main/Zoo%20Negara:%20A%20living%20hell%20for%20animals#sthash.RFOCD8GQ.dpuf]

 

Some images found on the internet about the poor conditions of Zoo Negara:

 

The penguin enclosure is not only too small… it is dirty and in a very unsanitary state.

 

It’s difficult to tell what insect lives in this glass box.

 

Run down and a very small enclosure for the bears… 

 

The open wound needs to be looked at by a vet.

 

When not paraded, elephants are chained in one spot for many hours every day…  

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  6. Lin Mun on Nov 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I feel very sad for the animals and embarrassing at the same time that our national zoo were in such a poor state. Charging RM 30 (with MyKad) and RM50 (without MyKad) per entry is not cheap and this clearly shows that the zoo is not well managed. Animals are already being captured with no freedom and the situation is made worse with poor condition, unsanitary, lack of food and medical assistance. I hope the authority will look into this urgently and take action to rectify the situation.

  7. Vivian Ong on Feb 26, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Thank your for sharing this article about our Malaysia’s zoo, Zoo Negara. Looking at the pictures, I felt pity for the animals living in the zoo. The head of the zoo must really do something to bring back the zoo into an international standard zoo. The conditions are so bad until the place is so dirty, wounds on animals not being taken care of and the enclosure for the animals are so small. Our zoo keeper has to study about other countries’ zoo. How people operate and upkeep their zoo. They must also learn how to take care of the animals. Maybe they can get some advice from the vets. I really the condition of our zoo will improve soon.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  8. TekLee on Jan 31, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. Zoo Negara, the national zoo of Malaysia, no matter how they label the place, it is still a zoo. I remember I went to the zoo recently due to company CSR, it seems nothing has been done. Many cages are left empty, but behind the empty area, there are a few small cages to keep the animals. It is rather sad seeing animals being locked up in small cages. Animals belongs to mother nature, they need space to run around, to hunt, to relax, and to do their daily activities, but not locked in cage. I saw animals there, due to long time captivated in small area, even lions, they appear to be very lazy and sleepy. Not active at all. I really hope the authorities can find some sponsors or even sponsored from government to convert the whole place to an open zoo or open safari. Yes, zoo can educate the next generation about species of animals and how their habitat and their lifestyle, but i think an open safari can let them learn more and see more how animals carry out their activities and move about. Still, open safari may seems like zoo, at least, it lets the animals have more space to move around. Thank you again Rinpoche. _/\_

  9. CindyH on Jun 9, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    When you really think about it, zoo animals are robbed of their right to exist naturally. Instead, they are thrown into what essentially are prisons and they are prevented from fulfilling basic needs such as grazing, roaming, and just living out their lives. Imagine having to spend your entire life cramped with strangers in an unfamiliar place where you can’t do what is natural to you while hundreds of loud people crowd around you, stare and take millions of pictures. Surely that would drive you crazy. There are plenty of report on “zoochosis” a condition in which the zoo animals act strangely and even hurt themselves out of stress, boredom and frustration. Then, to make things worse, the zoo animals have no ways of defending themselves or to escape dangerous situations. As can be seen in the above pictures, zoo animals can be starved, denied veterinary care, neglected and even treated in a degrading manner. It is also not unheard of for zoo animals to die after eating trash that was thrown into their cages.

    Yet, zoos are generally considered to be a good thing. Possibly the biggest justification for having a zoo is that is for educational purposes, it is by visiting zoo that people will learn about wild animals. However, in this day and age, such reason doesn’t really cut it anymore. In addition, the only thing that zoos seem to teach people is that it’s OK to remove animals from their natural environment and imprison them very far from home. Truthfully, most visitors spend only a few minutes at each display and learn very little about the animals they’re seeing from the display signs briefly setting out the bare minimum information about the animals.

    Another horrifying fact is that because people love seeing baby animals at zoos, it is not unusual for zoos to breed animals to make more babies for purposes of drawing crowds in (to make more money). Then, when such babies grow up and become less popular, they can be traded, loaned or sold off.

    Personally, I believe that animals do not belong in cages, or cramped behind concrete walls. No matter how brightly a wall is painted, or how large a cage is, a zoo environment cannot compare to an animal’s wild habitat. Distinction is made with regards to proper and ethical animal sanctuaries which actually release and reacquaint the animals with their natural habitats (when the time is right) as well as actively educate the public about such animals.

  10. KB Thapa on Jan 21, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Dear Rinpoche Thank you for the article ,,It is sad how animals have been kept in zoo. We only see them moving around , we don’t see their pain they are going through.. Every time we go to the zoo, we prolong the captivity of the animals there! If no one goes to the zoos, there will be no zoos! Destroying the evil is very simple and it is in our hand..

  11. Jutika Lam on Mar 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    As a Malaysian myself, it is really upsetting to know of that the animals in the national zoo of Malaysia have to suffer everyday in cramped living conditions and still be tormented by visitors who irresponsibly throw trash at the animals.

    As it is, these animals have already been taken away from their natural habitat/homes. The least the zoo could do for the animals is to recreate the same environment for each and every animals and expand their enclosures as well as to provide better care in regards to the animal’s health and diet and for more money to be allocated to be used for the animals wellbeing.

    The prices of the tickets are expensive considering how shabby it is inside.

    If the government does do something about the current problems, I wouldn’t mind paying a bit more as by then it would be known that life for the animals will be much better.

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  13. Frederick Law on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:22 am

    The Zoo’s all over the world are not functioning as an animal reserved as some claim to be, they say Zoo keeps the almost extinct animal so that our future generation will be able to see for themselves, but what is happening for in actuality the animals in the Zoo and being psychologically and physically torture as it is not their natural habitat, which they have to live within a limit when the roam or even none at all.

    On top of that they are malnourished some was never taken care properly of the health which has cause more death from those in the wild. I personally believe Zoo is not a sanction for helping animals, but more of a money making businesses that disguise as a sanction for preserving animal.

  14. Vinnie Tan on Jan 23, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    It is really horrible that the zoo is treating the animals like that. Having the thought that these animals are the ones that are giving them their daily salary so that they would be able to survive.

    The animals are also living beings just like us. It is just inhumane allowing these animals to be locked up like this is such bad conditions.

    How are they going to educate the younger generation? Through that it only shows the younger generation that it is alright to be treating animals like this as they are so called “inferior” on the food chain. It just does not do any good for the education of the next generation of pillars to the world.

  15. Dense Kuek on Jan 1, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing Rinpoche. This is very sad..just think that if we were those animals, how suffer it is..small and dirty enclosure, no freedom, wound is not healed and etc, and some more they can not express the pain they bear..it actually mislead children how animals should live and it won’t creat compassion from children to the animals as they might think animals should be in the place like exactly the zoo is..it should not be supported andI have no idea what we can do for the animals there..

  16. pavara on Dec 26, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Oh my gosh it is such a terrible thing to see.
    I always thought that the zoo was was maintained and all the animals were well treated and well fed.
    Plus the government does not seem to know about those poor creatures inside the zoo.
    It is like they can talk big and make awareness about how many Pandas are left in the world when even a simple thing as taking care of some animals in the national zoo is already getting out of hand.
    The national zoo is not that big but why aren’t the caretakers doing anything??
    Even if they can’t do anything about it why can’t they make awareness or tell the authorities about it??
    The animals can’t live for very long in that harsh condition and disease are more likely to spread in that environment than in the wild as all the pictures I have seen makes me think to myself who is the caretaker??
    Is he a person from hell or is he a devil in disguise??
    I hope that the management would put more effort in maintaining the zoo.

  17. Sean Wang on Dec 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you for raising awareness of the living hell that these animals in our zoos are going through. I believe that a zoo is a tool for educating people on various things such as environmentalism and animal protection. It is extremely shameful to see that the animals are being treated horribly after being forced out of their usual habitats.

    I have been to many other zoos around the world and I have to say that , from the pictures in the post alone (I haven’t been to Zoo Negara), any other zoo has a more humane habitat for the animals. Some zoos, like the Wellington Zoo of New Zealand, despite being low on funds, maintain a high standard for animal care and they even try to replicate the original habitats, allowing for plenty of space. There was this enclosure where they completely simulated the dense New Zealand brush at night. Just so that the Kiwis could thrive.

    Veterinary care for the animals should also be something that needs to be constantly monitored. The zoo handlers should treat these animals like people and treat them well as they are a very good resource for learning for both adults and children alike.

    I believe that the problems can be solved by more people raising awareness of this issue and also if the government enforces animal protection laws to ensure that the animals are well treated in their enclosures.

  18. Low KHJB on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.I never had a chance to visit the Zoo Negara.We are always given the impression that most of the zoo are well maintained like those we see on documentaries.
    I have never expected the environment in our zoo to be so cruel and lacking.Initially I would think that our zoo would be less impressive compare with the one in Singapore.But not to the stage of being neglected.
    We certainly hope that the authority would look into this situation after the article by Ace Emerson come to light to the public.The so call National Zoo would reflect a bad image to the foreign visitors who think that they could have a glimpse of our rich tropical wildlife found in Malaysia during their short visit here.
    Our national television always publicise our rich biodiversity we have in our country and how many rare wildlife could be found here.In this case ,we should just release the poor animals into the forest and free them from their misery.

  19. Wah Ying on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    小时候去马戏团和动物园,在你了解了整个马戏团和动物园内部如何运作,关于动物如何没有获得善待后,心情和感受肯定是迥然不同的。你会明白那些野生动物原本属于广阔自由的草原或海洋后,你这才明白动物的家不在笼子里,不在狭小的保温箱子里…..。

    我到过国家动物园,看见过那些大象被铁链绑着,懒洋洋又毫无活力的豹,我心里是害怕的,害怕被关了那么长时间的动物会不会一下逃跑出来攻击参观的人。有谁被这样关在狭小、不适合的环境里不会发疯呢?或许我想太多了,因为根据报道,动物园里的动物大多营养不良和缺乏生存意志——这这么可能让它们有精力逃跑呢。

    希望马来西亚动物园能给这些动物一个更完善的家,肯定无法比美野外原本的家,不过至少是一个干净、清洁、足够宽阔的环境。

  20. Doreen Teoh on Dec 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    It is very disheartening to see such an incident happening just at the backyard of our home. With the Word “ZOO NEGARA” so largely visible at the front entrance and yet this national park’s residence is treated so poorly.

    I will urged everyone to share this article in “FB”, make it viral till it is a headline to the ruling Govt….if an incident of the “road bully” of the man to the woman can get attention, why not this article?

  21. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for bringing us the attention of the poor animals’ welfare in Zoo Negara. These pictures of animals in Zoo Negara have torn my heart apart and make me feel guilty as I did not do anything to end or reduce the sufferings of the animals. The living conditions for the animals there are not well taken care of and the surrounding of the places are not hygienic.

    We should not be irresponsible to bring the animals into the zoo and cut off their original natural habitat living without compensate the sufficient protections, care, cleanliness and welfare back to the animals there.

    I sincerely pray for the Zoo Negara management to take drastic actions and improve the living conditions of the animals with more care and protections given to the animals immediately.

  22. Hee TS on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    感谢仁波切的分享,馬來西亞政府應該向世界级良好動物園取经,如何運行,並提供更好的條件和關心,動物應該受到善待和尊重,必須確保類似於其自然棲息地的條件。動物園應該是一個動物的理想樂土,而不是一個人間地獄。

  23. Julien Roth on Dec 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I agree with what Rinpoche has said in the beginning of this article, “animals should always be treated well and given a comfortable enclosure most similar to their natural environment.”. No animal should be treated badly or be kept in an environment which they do not like. Animals have rights too, but its just because of us being humans, we are selfish and look as ourselves the higher beings compared to animals.This makes us think that we can do whatever we want to animals. And this thought it wrong. We need to understand that animals have feelings too, and not just the animals we keep as pets, all animals. We cannot just take animals out of their comfort zones in order to create a source of income for our selfish needs.

    We need to speak up for the animals of the world as they do not have a voice. We need to spread awareness of animal cruelty and inform the world of what is really going on behind zoos and other animal related businesses. Its about time that the world now knew the truth.

    Regarding this article, the animals in Zoo Negara are treated very badly. This is animal cruelty at its best. And the worst part, people who visit the zoo do not even do anything about it. They just pay to enter, then they witness all the suffering. And they don’t even realise that they are looking at suffering. Animals are being mistreated, not given enough space and are even left injured. And yet, nothing has been done for them. We need more articles like this to spread the awareness of animal cruelty. I hope that this article reaches many minds and helps with the reduction of animal cruelty. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and giving your personal thoughts on the topic. It would be nice to see more articles like this in the future.

  24. Lucas Roth on Dec 9, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    This is horrible, these animals are being treated so badly and they are in such bad places and states. They are living and can feel just like us so we need to give them rights, they are already in cages, chains, glass cases and fenced small areas. The least we can do is make them feel like they are at home, They’re natural habitats are not polluted, small, confined, run-down and filled with concrete instead of a real habitat like, space filled and REAL in a sense that they must feel at home and not in a prison.

    Another point I would like to mention is that the people are littering in the enclosures and that effects the animals because it can hurt them because they might eat it and choke or they might get diseased because of how dirty litter is. The people need to help just as much as the people running the place too.

    The animals must be kept properly too, they have open cuts and wounds and they are not being tended to. Even if the person running the zoo doesn’t like animals they must at least know that if the animals look bad then the zoo will look bad as well. The people running the zoo should listen to this comment I have for them here: If you cannot take care of these animals, then do not have them, set them free or sell them to a zoo that can take care of them. Then take care of the animals that you have remaining. These animals shouldn’t have to suffer because you took the away from their homes and can’t take care of them in the new place you put them. Even if they are for display to the people that come to your zoo, they should be in good conditions and good health for a better display. Please fix your problems. Think of them. I hope the people from the zoo can read this comment and understand that they must take care of they’re animals

    • Lucas Roth on Dec 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      I meant their animals in the last sentence

  25. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Dec 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Tq Rinpoche’s sharing . It was sad to hear the news about the bad conditions of Malaysia Zoo Negara to take care the animals . Hopefully the management team can look into the matters seriously and improved the situation and proper care towards animals .

  26. Edwin Tan on Dec 9, 2014 at 7:47 am

    OMB…

    A Zoo is suppose to be the education grounds for children. With such lousy facilities, what are the messages being conveyed to the young? That animals are meant to be abused?

    The images taken off the net clearly demonstrates the lack of care for the animals in Zoo Negara, readily available on the internet, yet the Malaysian government, the Zoo…both not taking any active actions to solve the problems.
    I never knew penguins lived in caves / desert…

    Makes you wonder where the money for the ticket sales go to. Continuing these lousy facilities, no animals will even be inside to sell tickets to view them.

    I really pity the 2 pandas that were just brought over… The Chinese Government do not know what their National Treasure – pandas are going to go through.

    I hope the government will take active steps to resolve this.

  27. Joy on Dec 8, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I never liked going to Zoo Negara because I know the condition is really disgusting. That time I was not in Dharma, I went to visit it once and was totally appalled by it and did not know how to voice it out and just like many Malaysians who visited the place, the moment you walk out, because of your bad experience, you just don’t wanna think about it and return.
    So now that I am in Dharma, I know that not speaking up about this kind of issues and abuse especially on the voiceless animals is very wrong, plus I have learnt an added skill… social media!!! Thank you Rinpoche.

    I think it is hightime Zoo Negara be EXPOSED for this is a disgrace to Malaysia and it is obvious where all the ticket sales and sponsorship money goes! It is disgusting. If cannot maintain the Zoo than I’d rather Malaysia have no Zoos! Zoos are bad anyways, who gave humans the right to capture a wild animal and enclosed them. If it is for conservation purpose okay, I can accept but the environment must be one that is fitting and healthy and as close as possible with the animals natural habitat. Malaysia’s Zoo Negara is literally a legalised animal abused shelter for animals to be abused! Oh my Buddha…. we need to share this until the something is done!

  28. KYC on Dec 8, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    The Malaysian Government should look at how the good zoos in the world are run and provide better conditions and care for the animals in the national zoo. Animals should be treated well and with respect. If we put them in an enclosure we must make sure the conditions resemble their natural habitat. The zoo should be a sanctuary for the animals, not a living hell.

  29. Uncle Eddie on Dec 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    In today’s degenerate time, the feelings of true and pure morality, compassion and mindfullness are said to be the source of all happiness. Every normal human being will hate any act of cruelty, mistreatment, suffering and pain imposed on any living thing, be it animals or Human. Animals are like human too, they can think, feel pains and can suffer too. Every creature with a will to live has the right to live free from pain and sufferings. It would makes us feel more caring, loving and happier to be alive, both for ourselves and the animals, to see the growth of compassion and good human qualities to be developed at every level of society to make this a more happier and successful World of Today to live in! Thank you, Rinpoche, for your care and geniune concern for all animal beings as usual!

  30. Edward Ooi on Dec 8, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Sometimes I really wonder how can some people be so cruel to the point where they rather let the animals suffer so much just because they want to keep the money to themselves. The money was originally donated by the kind hearted people to help upgrade and more care to the animals so that the animals can live in a better environment. Also I want to know who is the person in charge of the zoo. In so many cases of animal abuse cases, I have never heard of a case so bad that the animals would try to suicide by banging their heads against the walls. We people must take actions right now in order to stop this psychotic case or else the animals in this zoo will soon be dead and our next generation would not have a chance to see these beautiful animals in front of their own bare eyes or in Malaysia. We Malaysia have unfortunately lost 2 planes in this year. So please don’t create another big news that will ruined Malaysia’s fame. Thank you for reading.

  31. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 8, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Firstly, I really do not support the fact that the animals are kept in captivity, I don’t think that it’s suitable for them to live in the zoos. They are wild animals, not house pets like dogs and cats, we can never provide them a better living environment other than allowing them to live freely in the wild. They need plenty of space, fresh air, clean environment etc in order to live a healthy and normal lifestyle. When I was young, I’d always loved visiting the zoo, now that I’m all grown up, I don’t see the point of visiting it anymore. The animals are suffering, proper education is not given to the public. I don’t think this is how we should educate the public, if this condition continued to happen, I’m pretty sure that the animals will be extinct in no time. When we take in the animals, we have the responsibility to make sure of their well-being. When we humans do not have a clean living environment , we get depressed and eventually we go crazy, this applies to the animals as well. If Zoo Negara doesn’t take this matter seriously, I don’t see why the public should pay so much money to go to the zoo, there’s no point, no proper education is given to the public, no proper care is given to the poor animals! I urge that our government and related authorities should take this matter seriously and find ways to improve the zoo, as it’s not just only about endangering hundreds and thousands of lives, but it also contributes towards putting down our country’s image.

  32. SL Boon on Dec 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for highlighting this. I brought my children to Zoo Negara two years ago and the conditions were not very good, although they were not very poor either. Much can be improved but I think they are lack of funds to do so. Zoo Negara needs to find more avenues to increase their revenues to support the animals welfare as maintaining them require a lot of funding.

  33. Pastor Niral on Dec 6, 2014 at 11:45 am

    There are a lot of arguments whether Zoos should even exist because most of the animals that are housed in zoos are usually wild animals, those considered to be more “exotic” than the animals usually found in the country where the zoo is. But that is another matter.

    Zoos nowadays are generally accepted to be places where a number of things take place:
    1) Where animals are well taken care of, with enough food, veterinary treatment and are provided with good living conditions.
    2) Where visitors can go and really learn about the animals.

    Sadly it seems that Zoo Negara is really lacking in both this aspects. I pity the animals housed there, they are in horrible conditions. I shudder to think what they must be going through. If i was in that situation i think i would have gone crazy by now. The conditions are really very deplorable. Why doesn’t the Malaysia government do something to bring the zoo in line with international regulations? It is very sad to see this happening.

  34. Chandra on Dec 5, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I’m not sure how the concept of housing animals in man-made vicinities began but looking at this article they really deserve to be in their natural habitat, thriving off the way they are supposed to rather than having many artificial conditions imposed on.

  35. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. Hope the government looks into this seriously to improve the living conditions of animals and upgrade the facilities in Zoo Negara.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:30 PM
    Well even it an old post, yet reading it with interest how much Sharon and Susan cares for their furry friends. A very good example for friends to follow. Yes I have heard many doggie ran out , feeling excited and lost their way home. Building such a place will definitely comfortable for the doggie to go freely….more spacious. I feel sorry for doggie attached to a chain. Animals have no voice , they can’t ask for help, they can’t ask for freedom and can’t ask for protection. Humanity must be their voice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/compassionate-doggie-fence.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:29 PM
    Togden Yanga Rinpoche is a highly-regarded Drikung kagyu Yamantaka Master. Inspiring …..Yanga Rinpoche entered in to Yamantaka retreat practice for the life. Amazing he even master the Yamantaka practice and accumulated over 1.3 billion Yamantaka mantras. He spent his life achieving liberation and enlightenment, meditating in a cave for life. Here we have Kechara Forest Retreat such a peaceful place for retreat, we have Rinpoche to thanks for . May more people coming to this beautiful place for retreat.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/yanga-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 24. 2021 01:28 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing what it means to be spiritual . A well explanation and easy understanding for everyone of us.
    Everyone of us came to learning Dharma at centre for a reason. To me learning , practicing Dharma is something I wanted to do since retirement. From nothing and someone like me who knew nothing , learning from scratch get to learn and practice Dharma is indeed blessing. I wanted to make use of my finally journey meaningfully. We came to this world with nothing hence we leave with nothing. Life is ironic. Time is short though yet I am glad coming into dharma….gave me a peaceful mind especially in recitation of mantras, learning to let go of things, attachments and so forth. We are fortunate to have meet Rinpoche who cares more for us than himself. That’s truly a teacher. Reading those articles in the blogs have me learn a tiny fragment of what is like to be spiritual.
    Thank you Rinpoche again with folded hands.
    Well said by Rinpoche ….There is no such thing as you are ready or not to do dharma intensely or seriously. As long as you are in samsara and enduring birth, sickness, old age and death, YOU ARE MORE THAN READY.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/for-those-who-seek-spirituality.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:05 PM
    Inspiring Master Xuyun or Hsu Yun a renowned Chinese Chan Buddhist master was one of the most influential Buddhist teachers of the 19th and 20th centuries. An extraordinary Buddhist Master had gone through countless hardships and illnesses yet continue tirelessly worked as a bodhisattva, giving teachings, explaining sutras and even restoring old temples. Going through all the hardships did not stop him from his Dharma endeavours. He had successfully revitalised the Chinese Buddhist teachings, and had since benefitted many. Master Xuyun has spent his whole life devoted to the Dharma. He lived into his 120th year, and his life spanned two centuries and three dynasties. Interesting read of a bodhisattva.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/empty-cloud.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:04 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all about the special Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue. Looking at those beautiful pictures paints a thousands words and it’s a blessing . Dorje Shugden oracle statue is the first of its kind in the world where it enshrined in the Wisdom Hall Audience Room, at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. We are fortunate to have this Dorje Shugden oracle statue , all thanks to our guru Tsem Rinpoche. We rely on the tradition of oracles to receive blessings and advices.
    Oracles are called upon as protectors, healers and predictors of the future, have played an important role in Tibetan culture. For hundreds of years, Tibetans have consulted the Nechung Oracle, the State Oracle, during Losar, the lunar new year celebration. It was the oracle who had saved Dalai Lama , leaving Tibet to India during the Chinese invasion in 1959.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands, having this special Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Oracle Statue which allow us and everyone to be connected and generate merits.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/unique-dorje-shugden-oracle-statue-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 23. 2021 01:02 PM
    Very precious video clips of the Powerful oracle by Choyang Duldzin Kuten. He was the official oracle of Gaden Monastery and a layman. He took trance of various powerful Dharma Protectors and in the videos he took trance of both the peaceful and wrathful forms of Dorje Shugden. When Dorje Shugden takes trance, those who were there will receive blessing and advice from Dorje Shugden. Even makes prayers for everyone to achieve Bodhicitta. That’s wonderful…a rare video indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. I have yet to see one but hope in future and have enough merits to see it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/dorje-shugden-taking-trance-in-peaceful-form.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:13 PM
    Most Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche born in the eastern province of Kham, Tibet. Rinpoche was recognized as 13th incarnation of Lama Chubdak by high lamas of the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug traditions. Rinpoche’s life has been eventful receiving many teachings from a long line of illustrious of legendary teachers and great lamas in Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion.
    Venerable Zasep Rinpoche is the last of his generation of incarnate lamas and in his book A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada of tells us a first-hand account of life. A beautiful book to have and interesting read. In his autobiography he spoke of the importance for the preservation of the Gelug lineage and Tibetan Buddhism as a whole. Rinpoche has spends countless hours giving teachings to many around the world. Many of them has benefited from his profound teachings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:12 PM
    The Third Trijang Rinpoche, Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (1901–1981) was a Gelugpa Lama and a direct disciple of Pabongkhapa Dechen Nyingpo. HE Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche .succeeded Ling Rinpoche as the junior tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama when the Dalai Lama was nineteen years old. He also composed chants for spiritual practices and ceremonies and scores for their music for use by Ganden Shartse monastery. He received many teachings and empowerments from his root Guru Pabongkhapa . He even travelled extensively giving extensive teachings on Lamrim and initiations at many Gelugpa places all over Tibet. He also taught at Sakyapa and Nyingmapa Centers at their request. And ordained hundreds of young monks along those teachings. The teachings of the Lamrim that he taught were simply extraordinary and everyone left the teaching a better person. Thousands were inspired by the blessing would definitely guide and sustain each one throughout the rest of their lives.
    Inspiring indeed H.E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was also a poet and a writer who left behind his complete works in seven volumes, written in a style of rare elegance. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing of Tibet’s Teacher of Teachers H E Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s Autobiography.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/tibets-teacher-of-teachers-reading-kyabje-trijang-rinpoches-autobiography.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Oct 20. 2021 04:11 PM
    Inspiring read of a courage Lama His Eminence Gyara Rinpoche spoke about Dorje Shugden openly and giving Dorje Shugden initiation to thousands at Yading, Daocheng County of Sichuan Province, China. Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery, also known as Shugden Monastery. The monumental hall at the monastery was built specifically in order to spread and preserve the Pure Je Tsongkhapa Tradition and pure Buddha Dharma in General. An erudite scholar,Gyara Rinpoche received many teachings, instructions, initiations, commentaries and empowerments of both Sutra and Tantra from his main teacher, H E Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. He also studied under many other highly accomplished masters. Carrying on the tradition of spreading Dorje Shugden’s practice, he travelled extensively giving teachings and explaining about the ban on Dorje Shugden’s practice. Thousands of practitioners were at Yading, Daocheng Ling Monastery listening to his teachings, initiation and so forth. He has been spreading the Dorje Shugden practices to many Tibetans in Tibet during difficult times when there is still a ban of Dorje Shugden. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gyara-rinpoche-gives-dorje-shugden-sogtae.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:43 PM
    The film Faces of Death shows nothing is more precious than being in the present moment, fully alive , fully aware . We won’t know what happening next. Death is a significant and inevitable part of life. Death teaches us that life is impermanent. There is no escape from death. We are all going to die some day. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, successful or ordinary, evil or good, we are going to die one day. Death refers to the end of life, we all go through this sad occurrence, and it is unavoidable. We have to accept death, but for as long as we are alive, we should live our life to the fullest meaningfully and make sure to enjoy it. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So we should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Nothing is permanent in this world. Life’s impermanence.
    Buddhism emphasizes the importance of accepting the impermanence of life. Some scenes in the video appear quite gruesome, not to me as I have seen real ones as I been working and assisting surgeon in open surgeries before. Have seen thousands of births and many deaths occur while working . Life’s impermanence, I realised is what makes every single time and hour so precious. Its what shapes us our time and what makes it so important than not a single moment be wasted. We should not cling on to our body and our self-cherishing mind. It takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully people die remains in the memory of those who live on. Everything must have its beginning and must have ending. We never know how much we really believe anything until its truth becomes a matter of life and death to us. The source of human suffering and discontent is that we crave and cling to the things of this world. Human life is brief, nothing does. Our hair , teeth fall our bodies decline and decay. Watching this documentary film is indeed powerful, truthful and tells us more, Life is certain , death is uncertain , I am glad to have across Rinpoche ‘s blog learning and practicing dharma . I have immersed myself in learning more and accepting that life is finite. All that exists is impermanent, nothing lasts. Therefore nothing can be grasped onto. Awareness of impermanence and appreciation of our human potential will give us a sense of urgency that we must use every precious moment. Profound teachings reading those comments.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/faces-of-death-movie-review.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:37 PM
    Wow …interesting read . You would not believe this . A boy named, Jacob Barnett was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism by doctors. It seem this boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities. At the age 3 he is able to able to solve 5,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. They were wrong this child turned to be a math whiz heralded as a boy genius whose passion and mastery of physics impressed experts later . At age nine, while playing with shapes, he built a series of mathematical models. That’s fantastic and shock his parents. He even demonstrated how he imagined numbers as shapes. Jacob enrolled in university at age 12, and he even published his first physics paper. He is considered as one of the world’s most promising physicists and the youngest researcher to ever be accepted in the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
    Jacob Barnett is indeed another proof of reincarnation, I do believe.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/another-proof-of-reincarnation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 16. 2021 03:35 PM
    Back in 2015, Kechara had the privilege and great merits to witness an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat. Those who were there witnessed a rare event where Dharma protector Dorje Shugden taken full trance of his official Panglung Oracle. Kechara has been very honoured and blessed that Dorje Shugden took trance of the Protector Dorje Shugden via the 7th Panglung Oracle or Chojela, an authentic and genuine oracle of Dorje Shugden . Wow all of the prayers, offerings, invocations, ritual instruments and recitations were all performed by Kecharians. They really did a good job. Rejoice. I not in Kechara yet back then , would hope one day Chojela will be taking trance again in the near furture.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with beautiful pictures that tell us all.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
  • Sarassitham
    Wednesday, Oct 13. 2021 06:08 PM
    This is an amazing and extremely inspiring story of a young brave woman who was willing to help and save many innocent children, in spite of her own personal danger. She did not give up easily and would find a solution to problems. She took great courage to take a stand against oppression, and facing a great wrong of those holding power.

    Though she lost her father at an early age, his dedication to others and his last words made a deep impression on her. Her kindness and compassion won many heart.
    She was recognized as a heroine during the holocaust and made history of winning many internationally awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, May God blessed her wonderful soul.

    https://bit.ly/3AwsEhy
  • Sarassitham
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 08:37 PM
    Wow ..that’s scary and shocking. Can’t deny the fact that human are indeed the most terrifying species in the world. Unlike every other species on this list the vast majority of human killings are intentional, showing that appreciation of life needs to drastically improve.

    Most of these animals are now facing extinction or nearing extinction due to man’s greediness. The rush towards wealth has out weight and causes this issue which we don’t realize now that it may belongs to one of our losses.

    We should appreciate all living creature and hope that more people will be more compassionate and aware on our ecology.

    https://bit.ly/3BLZzzS
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Oct 12. 2021 12:58 PM
    Beautiful story of Tsem Rinpoche’s mother . Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing those precious picture of Rinpoche’s mother. Looking at those pictures tell us she is indeed beautiful


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-like-this-picture-of-my-mother.html

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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
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Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
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Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
10 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
11 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
2 yearss ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
2 yearss ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 yearss ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
2 yearss ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
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