All she needed was a hug…

Jul 16, 2013 | Views: 1,372

 

Dear friends,

You must really see this video and read this story. You want something to warm up your day, break your heart and also has a happy ending? Well you are clicking onto the right story here. A true story. Please share this with others as touched me and it will touch you too.

 

Edie the Maltese

 

I came across a very touching video about a dog that was rescued from Lancaster Animal Shelter in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, like most animal shelters, Lancaster Shelter has a high kill rate… Many many dogs are euthanised on a daily basis and Edie, was supposed to be one of them. Although most animal shelters start out with the noble reason to save animals, many shelters are unable to care for the dogs the way that they should be… probably due to the lack of funds and the sheer number of dogs at the shelter.

Edie was branded to be “too aggressive” for adoption and was placed in line to be euthanized by the shelter… but this adorable Maltese was so afraid, and out of compassion an animal rescuer saved her from such a terrible fate… She spent 15 days at the animal shelter before she was saved, narrowly escaping death. After being rescued, you can see from the video that she was so terrified that she defecated herself… Poor poor Edie. What she experienced before and at the shelter must have been traumatizing for her…

Do watch the video below. The man who saved her from the shelter is truly compassionate. As soon as Edie sat on his lap, she calmed down tremendously, turning into an affectionate dog like she must have been once upon a time. Looks like she’s not aggressive after all… just a scared, lost little dog. See how a dog that was once labelled “too aggressive to be adopted” turned out to be the most lovable dog anyone would ever want to have, after just one hug…

Always go the extra mile to save a life just like what these animal rescuers did. Life is so precious… There are millions of animals at the hundreds of thousands of animal shelters that could use a loving home. Try not buy pets from a pet store but adopt them from a local shelter. Everyone deserves a second chance…

This is the Facebook page of the group of people that saved Edie. Do give them your support! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=579952662054946&set=vb.568256666557879&type=2&theaters

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Rescued…

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Words written within the video:

3-10-2010

I got a call from my friend, Bronwyne, who told me about Edie.

Edie was scheduled to be euthanised yesterday at the Lancaster shelter, but Bronwyne decided not to let it happen.

She told me that Edie is really scared, and asked if I could meet her at the vet so I can evaluate her.

Edie was so scared that she defecated. So I quickly pulled her out of the corner, and onto my lap right away.

I hope she understands it’s just a temporary look.

Everything is so scary at the shelter, especially when you weigh ten pounds.

Please don’t overlook these animals when you are at the shelter.

All Edie needed is a hug.

Thank you Edie Gobbie from the American Maltese Association for helping with this project.

Thank you Stephanie Babcock for always being there for the rescued animals.

and most important, special thanks to Bronwyne Mirkovich for saving Edie’s life.

Please sure this video with everybody you know.

Thank you! Eldad

 

Adopted!!!

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  1. Yee Yin on Aug 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    It is very heartbreaking to see how scared Edie was in the beginning when she was approached by the rescuer. She looked traumatised, perhaps she was bullied by people before. She must have lived on the street for quite some times looking at how dirty she is.

    She was aggressive not by nature but because she needed to protect herself. Luckily, she was not put to sleep, a kind-hearted rescuer came to see her and showed her love. Edie just wanted to be protected and feel safe. When the rescuer assured Edie she would be taken care of, she immediately put down her guard and was very obedient.

    Animals are like human beings. They will feel scared and they need protections. They are more vulnerable than human. Since we are stronger than them, we should protect them, but not inflict pain on them.

  2. Samfoonheei on Aug 18, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Heartfelt watching the beginning of the video. Could imagine the fear the furry Edie encountered, so much so hiding at the corner. Edie was so scared and just needed is a hug and pad from some kind soul . Bronwyne Mirkovich is so compassionate , kind for saving Edie’s life. Thank you too Edie Gobbie from the American Maltese Association for helping with this wonderful project to rescue animals. Life is so precious nor matter what it is , it is still a life……human or doggie. Dogs are our best friends, never harm, abuse or hurt them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

  3. Lin Mun on Jan 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    So glad that Edie is rescued and now have a good home to take care of him. Animals is just like human, they will have feeling of scared and need care too. We should not just assume the dogs are ‘aggressive’. In fact just like us, they need a human touch.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video. It reminds us to be kind and not to abuse animals.

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  5. Edward ooi on Feb 8, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Dear Rincpoche, Edie must have been treated really badly or have seen other dogs going mad and put to sleep (just maybe). She was so scared that she even pooped But I’m really glad that she is free and being loved by Eldad. I have never seen a dog that is so afraid of humans, I think someone just have tortured her really badly before she met Eldad.

  6. Tong sun sun on Sep 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    我真的很佩服这些志工人员,如果没有他们的爱心,耐心和毅力。再多的也是茫然。佩服!佩服! salute !

  7. Felix Kong on Sep 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    This is good lesson for us learning, all animals have feeling and they are need care and love from others .Edie is so scare to the stranger but after Bronwyne Mirkovich give her a warm hug and massage, Edie is so cute and adorable 🙂 Wish all the pet owners can treat their pet with great love and care.

  8. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Beings in the animals realms suffer from ignorance and are at the mercy of human beings, they just can’t help it. thank you for producing this video, that shows that love can heal and help animals.

  9. Cliff on Jul 29, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Such a compassionate man to have taken care of Edie. Such a poor scared little dog. Rinpoche is right, after learning and being aware about the facts that dogs should have a second chance and what goes on in pet stores just trying to make money, we really should be adopting as oppose to buying a pet from the pet store. These animals have been through so much suffering we can’t even imagine and they really do deserve a second chance. I also feel dogs whom you rescue as they grow, theyd become more attached to you and more loyal and loving. I really hope more people would support animal shelters and adopt a dog or a cat than going through a petstore to buy one. Thank you for sharing this video Rinpoche.

  10. Wai Kee on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    The baby must have been harmed before or else it wouldnt have reacted this way… dog is no different to human, like us, they have feeling, they know what is going on around them and they can feel horrified too when they know they might be in danger. Thank you Rinpoche for continously remind us to be kind to our animal friends, love them and do not harm them.

  11. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Jul 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    poor Edie,she cant speak,she was so hopeless.really sad to see her reaction in the video.Thank you all the people Who full of compassion have save her.They deserve 2nd chance.

  12. Yasmin on Jul 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    It seems as though humans are so separated from animals, but they can also make a connection if they understood each other. By showing compassion like this man- Bronwyne. Yay!

  13. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    看了這個視頻,不難發現動物本身也是需要人們的愛護和關懷。幸虧有愛心人士為動物提供庇護所,讓受傷或是遭遇瘧待動物有個安身之所。領養者給予小狗的重生机會與對它的愛護讓我很很感動。很有教育性。謝謝上師分享。

  14. Girlie OOI on Jul 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Most dogs do not remain still when coming face to face with strangers. In Edie’s case, she was agitated and calmed down when she found herself in the warmth of Bronwyne’s lap — from aggressive to a loving loveable ball of fur.

  15. Uncle Eddie on Jul 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I am of the impression that this is what links an action of one’s life to its eventual result at some later time in the future, including animals. KARMA, the law of cause and effect, is what links a “good” action of what this dog could have done in its past lives, eventually to happen at this point of time to save its life. Karma is said to be the key to creating whatever future results that one may wish to have/experience – all beings, their experiences of happiness and suffering and the environments they live in are said to be created by Karma. Karma is said to be certain – in that, positive karma will certainly bring positive result of some form of happiness, and negative karma will result in some form of suffering. Therefore, a good understanding of karma is useful for us in our everyday life to gain the best advantage for both ourselves and others.

  16. Paul Yap on Jul 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Oh…this is so touching, all animals deserved the same.

    We must stop killing animals, abused them and treat them badly, animals are just like human, they deserved loves and care!

  17. Sharon Saw on Jul 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    In the UK, they had this campaign saying “Puppies are not just for Christmas”. People look at cute puppies and think that they make a great gift for their child etc but this is so irresponsible. Children don’t know the training required for puppies and their parents probably don’t either. As a result, an untrained puppy will make messes, and create a lot of angst for the family. Usually if the family does not know how to deal with the dog, the dog will get abandoned and become like Edie – afraid and aggressive out of fear.

    The only way to change things is for education – what kind of dogs to get for the family. Each breed of dog has its own indiosyncracies and it is important to know what they are before deciding to get the dog. Ironically, mongrels are very hardy and the easiest to look after, so please do look at adopting from a shelter as a first option! Usually, the caretakers at a shelter would be able to advise you which dog to adopt depending on your circumstances also, eg if you have an apartment or a house, young children or you’re single. etc.

    A dog is for life 🙂

  18. tenzin llhamo on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I felt happy and sad at the same time for baby Edie.. She must have suffered a lot before being rescued hence “too aggressive” to be adopted. Cant blame her as she was just trying to defend herself. Underneath those fur, is a sad sight. But she was so cute after her grooming, I couldnt stop laughing.

    Thank you everyone who saved Edie because you care and not look the other way. Because of that, 1 precious life is not wasted. I totally support adopting dogs from shelter instead of buying them from the pet shop. Lets all make a difference and give them a chance to be the loving dog they are.

  19. Beatrix Ooi on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    This is truly very touching. It was very sad that she was unwanted and almost to be put to sleep. People are very irresponsible nowadays, they just buy their pets and after a while, they will abandoned them and leave them to die alone.
    I like the ending, what she needed was just a hug, a hug has calmed her down. I’m very happy that she made it alive.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  20. hecelus tan on Jul 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Compassion is the foundation in Buddhism and it’s also the main’s point in the whole Lamrim Dharma text that was composed by Lama Atisha and Lama Tsongkhapa. We know that living with the compassion attitude and thought 24 hours a day is not easy but at least we should start to train our self to get familiar with it by being a thoughtful person. Animals and people around us provide us a vast amount of chance to put it into practice and this will not only benefit our self but also the living beings around us. Today after finished watching the teaching on Lamrim by Karmapa. I learnt that even thought enemies are also the one who gave us the precious chance to meditate on compassion, Karma, Samsara, death and also impermanence. How its work? When we looked more deeply we will find that the one who we view as an enemies also suffered because his or her on Buddha nature were covered by the five poisons and it only lead him or her finally to the three lower realms again and again without any ending. I seek for Rinpoche blessing so that I may be the one who only benefit others without any harmful thought and actions. May I and all sincere Dharma practitioners developed the firmed compassion and it will not decrease but only increase more and more and stable like a Vajra. May Guru Buddha blessing be always with them and filled them up with the nectar of compassion! With folded hands, Hecelus.

  21. Sean Wang on Jul 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Thank goodness there are wonderful people that would care for animals. Thank you so much for sharing this and reminding everyone to love and care for animals.

    With love and care, we can make changes. It was due to kindness that Edia survived. I rejoice.

    Personally, I have helped Pastor Susan with taking care of around 20 doggies and 10 cats and our family continually expands.

  22. Lucas Roth on Jul 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

    it is so nice to hear that Edie is okay now, what she faced in the past must have totally changed her making her so scared. all she needed was a hug… wow this story is so heartwarming. thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

  23. Low KHJB on Jul 16, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you for the sharing Rinpoche. A very touching story about a dog named Edie.For us ,we always have the impression that ,when we see an animal growling at us means that the animal is violent and dangerous.In fact ,that animal could be putting on a display to hide its fear ,when being approach by an stranger.
    Sometimes the animal could seance it,if we approach it with compassion and sincerity.
    As for Edie,she we very fortunate to meet up with such a kind person to adopt her.Looking from the video,they could easily purchase a expensive young puppie .But they rather choose a pet that need to be saved and deserved to be given love that they were deprived.

  24. Edern Tan on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    The dog is just scared not aggressive please stop killing them. They are our friends our loyal companion.
    Hope that one day none of the dogs will get killed and get eaten.

  25. AdelineTan on Jul 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    This video is so touching, very happy to see little Edie, the cute Maltese was rescued and adopted by a man with so much compassion and love as she was placed in line to be euthanised by the animal shelter.Edie must have done something good in her previous life to be able to narrowly escape death this life. This is what happened here with Gizmo,rescued by our kind Kecharians, Ethan Chu, Elisa and Bryan if not for them Gizmo would have suffer the same fate like Edie because Gizmo’s owner didn’t want to take care of her anymore and she was rescued 2 days before she was supposed to be euthanised.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and always remind us to love and take care of animals and also don’t harm them.

  26. Edward ooi on Jul 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Edie is a adorable dog. I don’t get why anyone wouldn’t adopt her and going to put her to sleep beside Bronwnye Mirkovich. I would love to adopt a dog like Edie but the problem is that I live in a Condo so that is the problem that I can’t adopt a dog.

  27. Shelly tai on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Shelly tai on 16 July 2013 at 430pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video with us. I m touch when I watch the video is so happy for the dog who is saved . Life is so precious a lot of us only think human life is precious actually animals is like us they also do not want to hurt and feel pain . Thank you Rinpoche for always reminding us about kindness and compassion .

  28. tenzinkhenchen on Jul 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Sometimes, animals and humans only need a hug to be happy. When you have a mother who has more than one children, and none of the children visit. The only thing that will make the mother happy is for one of her children to hug her and love her.

    Love is one of the most powerful driving forces in the world. Not lustful love but compassionate love. Treat all beings as your mother and love them.

  29. Joy on Mar 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    It is very sad to see the overwhelming abuse, stray, abandoned animals all around in every city. If only we could find the right means and resources to help every single one of them and if we cannot, at least do not harm them.

    I guess the most sickening stories is the one we hear where by pet owners abandoning their dogs or abusing them after they have found them an inconvenience to their lives and then just decides to chuck them in the shelters like some rubbish with no feelings towards them?

    It is very touching to see that Eddie is being rescued by someone who cared, it must have been her good karma to have been spotted. Imagine how many millions out there who did not have any good karma and was not saved??? Probably hundreds of thousands. This is why whenever we can we should try to help these poor animals and one way is to stop getting pets from the beautiful luxurious pet stores by go adopt one at the shelter. You may never know, you might just be saving a life who like Eddie, who only wanted a hug. Note that even though Eddie had probably been through a traumatic experience with humans, she is so affectionate and forgiving once she realises she is not going to be harmed. How many humans would actually be able to trust and let go this easily?

  30. Lucas Roth on Dec 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    i am so happy that she is OK now. i hope she has a nice long life from now on. : D

  31. beatrix ooi on Oct 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    This is so amazing. Although Eddie was very frightened at the beginning, but everything turned out great. Eddie wasn’t supposed to be treated so bad when he was in the first shelter. Animals have feelings, we should not mistreat or abuse them. Thank You for sharing Rinpoche, this is a very heartwarming article.
    Love,
    beatrix.

  32. Julien Roth on Oct 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Oh my god…i’m so happy that Edie got saved and adopted. He did not deserve to be in the animal shelter in the first place. And i think that if the animal shelters purpose is to help and save animals, they should provide for them. Not just kill them if there is not enough room.

    Since they started the idea of opening an animals shelter, they should be filling to take it all the way with consistancy. Which is what i am going to do with our Facebook fan page will be out soon. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  33. David Lai on Oct 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    This video is so touching and it shows a canine survivor of the animal shelter. It is really sad that there’s so many strays and not enough homes for these poor dogs. Over here in Malaysia, the situation is even worse off because awareness for animals is simply not in the mass consciousness of the people yet. Hence, animal shelters are poorly equipped and funded. Kechara has been trying for years to raise funds for an animal shelter but big time sponsors are hard to come by.

  34. joey wong on Sep 13, 2012 at 2:18 am

    It’s amazing what a hug can do to an animal…sometimes i feel that some of the nastiest people in my life would be good people if they were given love or a hug. Sometimes, a little bit of love can make a huge difference in someone’s life, be it human or not and this post exemplifies that.

  35. wah ying on Aug 26, 2012 at 12:52 am

    “Always go the extra mile to save a life just like what these animal rescuers did. Life is so precious…”

    What I learn the story is, only when we treat all life, including animals’ life are as precious ours, we will try harder, to make a greater effort than we should.

    A visit to the shelter, a call, a sms etc to care for a person, an animal might seems to be a small effort but make a big different for someone – it saves a life and beyond.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the post, I love it and will make it a reminder for me to treasure every single life, and to make extra effort for others.

  36. tan guat kooi on Aug 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    very very touching video. she was scared and tried to be defensive and being labelled aggressive. actually she only needed a warm and loving hug to show her true self, cheers to the rescue of such a lovable dog…..

  37. Irene Lim on Jul 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Yes, everyone deserves a second chance, including animals. Be kind to animals.

  38. tshewang zangmo on Jul 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Firstly i would like to thanks Rinpoche for generating such a lovely and meaningful real story to us…..i am glad that i have seen such a true livig human being on these earth….following buddhism by directly or indirectly…so seeing all those i am become speechless la…

  39. winnie on Jul 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    狗狗的短篇,看了的确令人心酸和心痛。我也是很喜欢狗,更希望所有养狗的人好好珍惜它们。只要我们给与多一点的照顾,它们也可以非常可爱。

  40. Uncle Eddie on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:12 am

    So relieved and joyful to see “Edie” an adorable maltese, saved from being euthanised and given a new lease of life, though she had gone through so much harrowing sufferings and phenomenum. All that was needed to tame edie’s agressiveness was just a hug and a few gentle strokes of friendliness for love and compassion to solicit her willingness to calm down her-already tensionabled and frightened nerves! Nevertheless, everything went well at the end and a life was saved irrespective. Life is so precious like our Rinpoche said, and animals can help us to become better human beings at times, by allowing them to live happily with us side by side.

  41. Aunty lilian on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Animals turn aggressive when being abused, they are adorable n cute when being treated with care and love. What about people? Do we get the same result? I wonder………

  42. Lim (KH JB) on Jul 18, 2012 at 2:43 am

    May Edie can get more love and care after adopted. Every sentient beings got the right to live. Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this heart warming video for us.

    May we generate more merits to generate more compassion for all sentient beings to help them to be less suffer.

  43. Cynthia Ng on Jul 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    看了令我感觉很心酸!狗狗像是疯了一样的不敢靠近人。

    一个简单的拥抱就已经化解狗狗内心存在的不安于恐惧,就那么的简单一个拥抱行为,确是狗狗渴望已久的一份关爱。在这里劝勉任何有爱心于动物的朋友可以到动物庇护所去领养的,哪里有需要你们给予的爱,一份真实的爱已经足够挽回一条生命。

    任何有饲养动物的朋友请善待你们的宠物,它们还是有感受的,它们也是需要拥有爱!

  44. yenpin on Jul 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享这感动的文章
    动物与他们非常喜欢我们的注意,他们也渴望人爱他们。对于拥有宠物的人,请善待他们,茅盾他们像对待你的玩具。记住他们,就像你和我,我们需要爱,他们也需要爱。

  45. Tan HP - KH(JB) on Jul 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Edie’s aggressive action in trying to protect himself helplessly could relate to how he was being ill treated. Thanks Bronwyne for his kind heart in saving this adorable dog. He and every one of us definitely deserves a 2nd chance.

  46. Milly on Jul 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Edie was lucky to be rescued in time. But there are many more out there having to die mercilessly. Pet owners need to be educated to be more responsible and kind not to abandon their pets after the novelty wears off. Yes, we should adopt from shelter homes rather than pet shops. Pet shops exist just for profits. Not many of the pet shops owners are in this business because they are animal lovers. Everyone including animals needs a loving hug and kindness. May KAS manifest soon so that we can also play our part in rescuing those poor animals.

  47. Albert Ratchaga on Jul 14, 2012 at 12:49 am

    The aggressiveness they mentioned is because she has been treated very badly and create huge fear in her, she is just trying to avoid being hurt again, look at her eyes, it is so heart breaking to see he suffers so much… But thank goodness, she is adopted, she is rescued, there is so much love shown in this video, action speak the loudest word.

    This is so true, sometime what we need is just a hug, a hug that can calm the mind, that can heal a soul, this is not something that is impossible, but it is only one more step to show our love, just that one more step we can save so many lives, are we doing it?

    When we keep on talking about compassion, love, etc, etc… but how many people are doing it? are we doing it just for show or it actually comes from our heart.

    When we give love to the animal, care for them, be good to them, they can’t say thank you to us, but they will be our loyal friend, a friend who will never leave us no matter what, we called ourselves human, because human can think then only act, but in reality, we acted like an animal…

  48. Han on Jul 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Because of unconditional love and care towards Edie, Edie’s life was saved.
    Everyone wants to be loved, so does Edie, I am so happy to see Edie was adopted and became healthy again.
    I am so inspired by how Paris took care of Gastor too!
    I remembered she posted on FB with regards Gastor’s status, she amazingly done the best for Gastor.
    Paris wrote on her comments :”Within just one week of visiting him, he went from a timid, frightened little pup, to one that would sit up in his cage and wag his tail and come out to greet us whenever he saw our car pull up in front of the gate. He’s now totally recovered and an extremely healthy, vivacious dog. A little really does go a tremendously long way.”
    I feel the love and care from Paris towards Gastor, a genuine love that touched!

  49. Martin on Jul 13, 2012 at 3:25 am

    This is such a wonderful and heart-warming video. At the beginning of the video we see aggression from Edie because she was very scared and lived in daily anticipation of death at the pound. What she must have gone through before that would have been nightmarish. Fear brings out the monster in everything being, including us.

    Edie went from a dog that nobody wanted to a beautiful pet that a lot of people would have wanted to take home. The difference is a few minutes of true kindness and love shown by the man who was very kind to her. I was so touched to see how quickly Edie melted into his embrace and next thing we see a very different dog. Wasn’t it Tsem Rinpoche who wrote that compassions conquers all? This is proof as if we need anymore.

    Everything and everyone needs love and when we give it, we ourselves heal from our own trauma. So the act of being kind to animals and rescuing them is not only noble but it is also one of the best ways to nurture the kindness in us.

    I am so happy for Edie and in the second video we see Edie being trained. What a beautiful and obedient friend Edie has become. I wonder how many more beautiful animals could have been rescued, and with a little bit of love, become the best friend a person could have.

    A big thank you to all those beautiful people who rescued Edie and turned her life around.

  50. abby F on Jul 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    To those who doesn’t believe animals have feelings too, i urge them to watch these 2 videos. It is very sad to see Edie is so scared until she can’t even bark to protect herself…

    But Edie is a very lucky girl. Every sentient beings deserve love. See how sweet and happy Edie is. Don’t we feel happy too when we see others are happy? 🙂

  51. jennifer on Jul 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I am so happy that Edie is saved, adopted and well loved. It broke my heart when i saw the first footage of the video but towards the end of the whole both videos, i’m so glad that he has a good and loving home.

    Animals do not turn aggressive for no reason, only when they feel their lives are threatened. Animals do not kill except for food or survival. Only man kills out of greed, anger, or for whatever negative emotions they have. And man claims to be the most civilized and evolved specie in this Earth. If this is so, then it should be Man’s responsibility to care and love these animals.We have the good karma to be humans, so why don’t we initiate more good karma to help and care for these animals and other fellow humans.

    All my furry babies are rescued , from the streets , from unscrupulous pet shops and breeders. Over the past few years, Rinpoche has rescued many many dogs from pet shops and i have the good fortune and blessings to have 2 of these rescued puppies. The first one is a Mini Schnauzer Jamyang who had been in a tiny cage for many many months and Rinpoche rescued him and gave him to me. Jamyang had tick fever and was very ill. We took him to the vet every week for blood tests and injections and after 6 months, he was fully recovered and is now a healthy wonderful active little guy. He could have easily died if he had not been rescued by Rinpoche just in time.
    The next puppy that Rinpoche gave me is a tiny tiny little white Mini Schnauzer Gonkar. Gonkar was close to being starved to death in the pet shop when Rinpoche came across him. Little baby Gonkar was two and a half month old and only weighed 1 kg. ( At that age , he should weigh 2.5 kg). He was literally skin and bones when Rinpoche rescued him, and i’m sure he would have died in the next 24 hours if left in the pet shop.Gonkar was very weak and sickly for the first year of his life but now he’s absolutely gorgeous and healthy. Thank you Rinpoche for saving Jamyang and Gonkar , and thank you for giving me the opportunity to love and care for them.

    There are so many animals that desperately need good and loving homes, animals that are in the shelters , on the street. Animals like Edie, who only need a second chance. They don’t have a voice but they have a tremendous amount of love to share. They have feelings too !

  52. Cindy on Jul 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I hope people out there can think before they want to own pets. Not because they see their friends own one, they also want to get one. If u really loves pets & have the time to care for them only then u can own one. If not later abandon them. This is very cruel of you. It is too bad that I can’t have one ’cause I’ve a reason for it.

  53. Li Kheng on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    A glaring illustration of the power of loving kindness. As we pursue secular success in the 21st century, we forget the basic need of our soul which is to give and receive love. Love can truly melt the wall we build in effort to protect ourselves but, eventually, causes us to loose ourselves. This story teaches me the need to reach out and give kindness especially to those who lack it. This story also reminds me to put myself in the other party’s shoes to understand the possible cause of a particular condition or reaction instead of jumping to judgmental and harsh conclusions.

    Thank Buddha that Edie was saved and may more beings be saved by kindness.

  54. patsy on Jul 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    It’s so wonderful to see that Eddie was rescued and saved from being put to sleep. From an aggressive and scared dog, Eddie is now able to receive love and care.

    It’s so sad that people take pet as a plaything. Due to irresponsibility of pet owners, when they are tired of their pets or when their pet is too old or sick they will be dumped them in shelter homes. Shelter homes are overwhelmed with strayed and abandoned animals and they have no choice but to euthanize the animals due to lack of space and funds. People must be educated that if they want to have a pet, they should adopt one from the shelter homes and the money from the adoption can be used to maintain the shelter home instead of spending a large amount of money to buy from pet shops.

  55. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jul 12, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Cannot imagine having to euthanise a dog/cat. Somehow I believe that animals have great six sense and perhaps that is the reason why Edie got so aggressive.

    She may have felt that her death was near and she just wanted to protect herself, save herself from death even though it may just be a slim chance.

    All dogs can be sweet, and they dont need a lot. What they need is care and they will be very happy to be next to you for their entire lives.

  56. MayOng on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Little did we know that this dog rescued from the shelter was such an adorable cute loving pet. I like this video. Lesson learned here is a rescued animal may appear aggressive initially but with much loving care and kindness, they do change for the better.

    The same can be applied to any beings. If we show them love and care, they may change from being aggressive to loving beings.

  57. Chris Tan on Jul 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I love this video a lot. I like to see after she adopted and been treated well and also send her to school.
    I came across with these with my 2 schnauzers, one i found (Drolma) from street and another one (Gigi) adopt from pet shop cos she has been abandoned by her owner. At first when we trying to close to Gigi especially when close to her head. she will try to attack us and bite us. I believe that she has been mistreat and beat by her previous master a lot.

    Few months later, we constantly give her love, recite mantra around her ear, talk to her and treat her well. Exactly like what we see like Edie, getting become gentle and adorable. Every time when i came home, she will show her passion with Drolma and welcome us home. Hehe… I love them a lot.

    Animal very like our attention with them, and they also longing people will love them. For people who has pet, please treat them well, dun treat them like your toy . Remember they are being, just like you and me, we need love and they also need love.

  58. James Long on Jul 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I can’t stop my tears watching these 2 videos. Edie must had experienced a lots of pain before to have that reaction towards people, but a care can change the situation. When our baby Gigi brought back home by Chris, Gigi was exactly like Edie, even when we want to go close to her, she would bark or bit our hands. It us few weeks for Gigi to calm down and be close to us. Right now every night she goes to the bed and share the pillow with me.

    Animals are our angels and they train us to be patient and love.

  59. Ethan Chu on Jul 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Even us humans are looking for love. All we need is love, romance movie always a sell out, relationship books usually a sell out, people longing for love, and love songs always topped No.1 on the chart! But we normally just overlook these smaller creatures, how they are born in a state that can not express themselves and yet we create so much suffering for them simply because we have the power to.

    I was never an animal person, yes they are cute and all but one day when i saw a news about a dog being take down in 2 days time, i decided to take the dog in. Gizmo is his name, and guess what, i might not know how to be the best host but Gizmo was abandoned for years, now at least I can give him what I have, love and care and most of all a home. He couldn’t be happier. I am glad that i did that. and i hope people will do the same for these little lives.

    • DR on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Yes Ethan, thank you to you, Elisa and Bryan for saving Gizmo. He was to be euthanized three days before you all saved him. Each time I think of Gizmo, a scary thought comes into my mind of what would have happened to him had you all not rescued him. He has such an endearing personality and it is hard to believe that he was also another case of abuse.

      As what Beng Kooi wrote about the causes of animal dumping, I think animal shelters should make pet responsibility education a strong part of their program.

  60. Karen C. on Jul 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    It’s so heartbreaking to hear the wailing and whining of Edie! This clearly shows the sign of trauma in Edie’s past, and when the man with the leash went near Edie, Edie was extremely scared, cowered and started to cry. It seems the mistreatment in the past has damaged the trust bond between Edie and man. Please, if you cannot commit your time and give love to animals, do not get a pet just for fun or companionship, because once the relationship is built, it goes two ways. Animals can be our loyal friend who will always be there for us, all they ask from us is just care and love, treat them equally like our own child. Betrayal is the most awful thing we could do to animals, so do we human beings, we hate betrayals.

  61. Aurora on Jul 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This association “Hope For Paws” is amazing. I have see most of the guy’s video. He sometime drive for hours to try to rescue a dog from the street. I still remember this little female living in the desert and it took him several days to “capture’ her to rescue her. At the end she was very happy with her new mom… What he’s doing is just so right and courageous!

    Talking about Animal Rescue Rinpoche; I would like to tell you about a very good French Association I am taking part through Internet. It is called “ACTU ANIMAUX” and it is a website that use a clever system. You have to click up to 5 times on one (or all) of the animal files and it generates advertising that sponsors the association. They have saved hundreds and hundreds of animals (all kind) throughout the years. I invite you and all your students to visit their website and to click everyday.

    I do it every morning and am delighted to see the animals saved, receiving vet care; placed in a foster family meanwhile and then adopted.

    I found this system very clever and thought right away it would be very used for your animal sanctuary and rescue! So you can see if it interest you. I am sure one can create a similar system. But please, consider to click for them every day or just if you have time; it just takes 3 minutes and you could bless them at the same time; so they all connect to the Refuge in next lives 🙂 I do wished for them as I click for them.

    Here is the link to the website : http://actuanimaux.com/

    I wish you a beautiful day, thank you for this inspiring video!

    Aurora

    • Aurora on Jul 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      The website is in French but Google (on Google Chrome) will propose
      to translate it for you. They save animals from slaughter houses and take the one the more desperate and in need of medical care; the one close to be killed in shelter and any other one that need help. They work with several association in France; Spain and Dom Toms (French Islands like Martinique and others) and help also other associations. They helped an association to save 200 dogs and cat; as the association did not have any mo,ey to feed them; they did a subject and file about them and we could raise the money though the clicks and donations. what they are doing is amazing they deserve our support, and I would be very happy if even one more person help to click or make donation to help those lovely babies!

  62. Julia Tan on Jul 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    The only reason that Edie is “too aggressively to be adapted” is that she is too scared on people.  Maybe she has bad experiences or nightmares such as getting beat up, getting abandoned from her previous owner, or getting starved without any food from her previous owner.  However, I always believe dogs have extraordinary senses.  For example, they can sense spirits. So, if Edie can feel a person who can give her safety and secured, she will calm down and be a nice cute dog with no anger.  To all the pet owners, please treat your pets nicely and with responsibility.

  63. Leann Lim on Jul 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享这感动的文章。我其实是很怕狗的,但看到Edie无辜的眼神那刻,我的心融化了~~它一定在收容所受了很多苦,可以感受到它的害怕。谢谢Bronwyne Mirkovich 救了它并照顾和付出爱来关怀Edie,谢谢你。想起以前我家一带有很多很多野狗,而政府每隔一段时间就会派人射杀它们,即使捉回去的也难逃死神的命运。但那时,我不觉得怎样,甚至觉得没那么多野狗也好…看了这影片,真的真的觉得很惭愧,很羞辱,为什么当时会有这样的想法??真的很对不起!!
    自从在仁波切这里学习了,什么叫尊重生命,什么是人类该有的慈悲心?而通过身边的人,通过这些影片也一次一次的提醒我,教导我至少从付出爱心开始,从身边的小动物,不选择性的开始去学习这人生重要的课题。

    仁波切,真的真的很谢谢你一直的教导,一直的耐心,至少从你的教导,我不再随便伤害小动物,即使是一只小小的蚂蚁!!谢谢你,改变了我,也让这世界更美好~~合十_/\_

  64. ericchoong on Jul 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    So lucky Edie found her new home.This is a very touching true story but unfortunately there are still many dogs out there who are not as lucky as Edie.If anyone is looking for a new pet please consider adopting.Animals can not express themselves like humans can….so please give them a warm and loving home…..

  65. Louise Lee on Jul 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    After you watching this , what on your mind? Everyone will like to have a puppy , it is so cute when they’re young, but it will grown! Can you promise me, you’re forever young?

    If not , why some people are so easy to throw away their PET?

  66. Doreen Teoh on Jul 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    In the beginning, I feel that Edie is so sacred…It is a trauma caused by human. She is aggressive as to protect herself only, never meant to harm. It is so heartwarming to know that she finally has found her faith in the lady who adopted her. She is so cheerful and happy. Rejoice.

  67. HelenaC on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    This video is heart warming and heart breaking at the same time. Knowing Edie is ok and in great care now. I am so happy 🙂 All beings deserve well treatment. Do not harm others and be kind always. Thanks for the post Rinpoche.

  68. Adeline Woon on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I have an uncle who is a dog breeder that breeds for the sake of money. I definitely believe that this video will make him to reconsider the negative side of his business. I don’t know much about the situation about adopting and buying pets in Malaysia or any other countries. I knew that in Taiwan people buy pets as gift during x’mas and these “gifts” normally won’t last for more than 3 months before it became stray or being sent to shelter waiting to be euthanized. As much as some shelters people claimed to like to keep these animals alive, they have limited space and resources to do so. The most “cost-effective” solution, hence euthanasia. This is no way the solution and dog breeders as well as consumers have to be educated on the results and effects of their actions.

  69. Judy Lam on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Like Wendy, I love watching Dog Whisperer Caesar Millan too! It is amazing how he trains the owner to firstly observe their pet dogs and how to discipline them. It is my personal opinion that having a pet is liken to start a family – if we are not ready to give the well-deserved love to our pets, it is better not to have one and later on abandon them. It is cruel.
    Like human beings, what Edie has gone through must be harrowing so much so that he turned aggressive as self-defence. We can see what kindness can do to a dog like Edie. Just a hug and touches softens Edie and he is such a beauty now. Kudos to the owner who has given this dog a new lease of life!

  70. Li Kim on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Kindness and compassion are natural virtues we all have but they do not seem to shine but instead gets suppressed by daily “evils” of living. Look how sweet Edie shows aggression which is obviously not a natural state as the video progresses to show. Edie is in fact a sweet and loving dog, just look at the eyes. But the living conditions gave no choice but to develop and show aggression. This is the same with people. So, seriously, we should all show kindness and compassion to all and really make a difference to making this world we live in with less anger and aggression.

  71. Rita van der Wijden on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Just loved it!

  72. Paris on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    what an incredible video, thank you.
    This reminds me of an animal rescue that Rinpoche had done with some students, for a little poodle called Dzamser. He had been in the pet shop for so long that he was starting to go slightly crazy. He just ran circles incessantly around his little cage, 40 – 50 rotations a minute. Poor thing was very visibly affected from being so enclosed for such a long period.

    Pastor Susan took him out of the cage and held him, gave him a hug and held him close. He calmed down IMMEDIATELY and stopped moving so much. All he needed was a hug too. Dzamser now lives with Pastor Susan and is a hyper, active, well loved little dog that isn’t afraid of people.

    A little really goes a long way and videos like this prove that animals want all the same things that we do too – love, affection, protection. If you speak to any dog trainers or owners, they will assure you that a dog will never be aggressive or attack anyone unless they are being provoked, as defense or out of fear. So if a dog is being aggressive to us, it’s about what WE ugly humans have done to them.

    The thing is too that animals ask for so much less than humans. Edie and Dzamser only needed a hug. When I first rescued my pooch, Gastor, I literally couldn’t even hug him because he was so highly infectious with skin diseases, scabies and mange. We were not even allowed to touch him without extensive protection and gloves. But we took him off the street, kept him in a friend’s vacant house (yes, he couldn’t even be near any living beings because he was that contagious), and went twice a day to feed and water him, clean his cage and let him out for a short walk. Within just one week of visiting him, he went from a timid, frightened little pup, to one that would sit up in his cage and wag his tail and come out to greet us whenever he saw our car pull up in front of the gate. He’s now totally recovered and an extremely healthy, vivacious dog. A little really does go a tremendously long way.

  73. Llim Han Nee on Jul 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Wonderful to know that Eddie was saved.

    It’s sad that some animal shelters resort to euthanizing the animals just because they have no room for them.It’s also sad that people treat pets as playthings. When they tire of them they just dispose of them to pet shops again not caring what is being done to these ex-pets afterwards.

    Animals don’t ask for much, just a little love from us.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this post which reminds us that we need to always show care for these furry beings .

  74. Wendy Loh on Jul 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Animals are amazingly loving and loyal, dogs especially. Edie is so sweet. I am always touched by how the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan communicates with dogs of all shapes, sizes and breed by feeling and sensing their energies. He doesn’t train dogs for they are fine the way they are. He says that he “trains humans” so that they understand their canines. This is his website and if you have been following his show on Nat Geo Wild, you will know what I mean. _/\_

    http://www.cesarsway.com/

  75. JP on Jul 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    This is so remarkable. All the dog needed was literally a hug. When people abuse animals badly, thinking they don’t have feelings, I totally disagree. This video is clear evidence that animals do have feelings just like humans.

    I believe that showing compassion and love to another living being no matter how aggressive they are will calm them down. All of us want to be loved and have a sense of security. We need to start giving love to others especially living beings who are neglected and or abused. They deserve to live as well.

  76. bengkooi on Jul 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    So pleased to see that Edie made it! Its true that so many animal shelters start out with the best intentions but sheer overpopulation and disease epidemics make it very difficult for them to save each and every animal that crosses their path. Every day, unwanted animals are dumped at the front gates of animal shelters, with little thought as to how the shelter is going to feed, care and house them. Yet, when animal shelters have no choice but to put the animals down, the outcry from the public brands them as monsters.

    SO WHAT ARE WE, THE PUBLIC, doing about it? Do we know where these animals come from?

    These animals are:
    – unwanted pets bought on a whim
    – dumped from pet stores when their cute puppies and kittens grow too old for sale
    – strays from the street, which started as unwanted pets dumped from homes
    – offspring of strays

    Look at the above, and realise that the problem is caused by ourselves…

    So yes, dont buy, please adopt. You can save a life and help solve the problem.

  77. sockwan on Jul 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Compassion conquers all. Edie was so scared in the beginning but the rescuer treated her with care and love, and Edie could feel it. She was immediately pacified and was not aggressive anymore.

    With love and care, we can make positive changes. I am so happy that Edie was saved.

    My lovely colleagues Ethan, Bryan and Jean Mei also adopted a very old dog called Gizmo who was going to be put down. They have given Gizmo a very warm and loving new family. Gizmo might be old but he is definitely a happy dog.

  78. Grace Leong on Jul 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Thank God for all these wonderful people who really love animals ! For adopting the animals ,for producing the videos . Thank you Rinpoche for constantly reminding and teaching us to love animals ! As of now , in my home my family has adopted one dog and 3 kittens …. My kids and Raquel are having a glorious time with them everyday !

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    Thursday, Feb 25. 2021 01:04 AM
    This is kind of hard to believe and shocking to imagine the weirdest addiction of people in this planet, they are extremely strange. People can become addicted to actions, feelings, or behaviors, not just substances. There must be something behind of every addiction, I don’t think they are crazy or mentally ill, it’s their weird enjoyment for a short time.

    I had a friend in my primary school who eats mud during rainy days, she told me, it smells good and she enjoys doing it during her play time. I found it strange but has she grow up in different environment she forget about her addiction. So, I strongly believe, all behaviors can be changed when the person gains self-awareness and actually wants to change. Thanks for the interesting sharing and recall of my childhood friend.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 24. 2021 01:33 PM
    nteresting read of this history of how Dorje Shugden practice came into light . Since Dorje Shugden was introduced into the Sakya tradition, there have been many Sakya throne holders that practiced Dorje Shugden. Out of the 42 supreme throne holders throughout the history of the Sakya tradition, six of the thrones holders are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. They have built chapels to him, composed prayers and pujas (kangsols) to him and even propagated his practice amongst their disciples. They cannot be wrong and in fact as confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being. Dorje Shugden kangsol (prayer) to invoke the blessings of Dorje Shugden composed by him is still widely used today. Dorje Shugden must be a powerful Dharma protector that Sakya tradition have been long relying. It has proven that Dorje Shugden is not a minor practice. Interesting read , may more people read this post to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
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    Tuesday, Feb 23. 2021 11:23 PM
    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. It looks very delicious, healthy and nutritious. I can’t wait to try making it has the ingredients are easy to purchase and methods are simple. I wonder what it taste like.

    https://bit.ly/37DAV7y
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    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 11:55 PM
    There are lots of people have more than one reason for choosing vegetarianism. Many people choose a vegetarian diet out of concern over animal rights or the environment and others may be based on religious beliefs or even for healthier lifestyle.

    Regardless of whether you choose a vegetarian way of life, it’s always a healthy idea to eat a wide variety of foods and try out new foods when you can.

    Thank you for the sharing and compiling the list of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops in Klang Valley. I am glad to know whereabout and hoping to try them.

    https://bit.ly/3siC4tf
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:30 PM
    Begtse Chen, a deity of alien origin, was incorporated into the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism as a protector of the Dharma. This Proyector is one of the eight famous Dharmapala in Tantric Buddhism. Also known as red Mahakala and is especially revered in Mongolia where the origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century. It has become the mainstay of Protector practice in Mongolia. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:27 PM
    Interesting read of Kunkhyen Choku Ozer was a lineage master of the Manjushri Namasamgiti Tantra. He became known as Kunkhyen Choku Ozer due to his ability to penetrate the meaning of the great Buddhist treatises merely just by glancing at it. He could memolised texts just by reading it once. Reading this post and information at least I can know he is also a part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage. He is also famed for establishing the ancient monastery of Dakpo Tsele.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing as many of us would not have known this GREAT Lama was part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kunkhyen-choku-ozer-master-of-the-kalachakra-guhyasamaja-tantras.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings on Dorje Shugden and explanation on retreat. Learning and practicing this Dorje Shugden’s practice have indeed benefited many people. And more so when to do a retreat. . We are all very fortunate to be given an opportunity to meet Tsem Rinpoche and learning, practicing all these precious teachings coming from a pure lineage that can be traced back to the time of the great Lama Tsongkhapa. A very detailed explanation on why we need the retreat and the way to do the retreat.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche had been working tirelessly teaching Dharma in his whole life, giving many opportunities for us to learn , practice Dharma teachings. Whatever goes wrong we should admit it as our own fault and not our guru. Rinpoche ‘s love to spread Dharma teachings and nothing else. He had followed his advice of his guru to come all the way from India to teach in Malaysia. Reading all those meaningful quotes and sayings in this article tells us a thousand words of truth which we should not take it lightly. We could in fact learn from it and stop blaming others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-it-the-gurus-fault.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:51 PM
    HH the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso , the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, who is a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. Blessing to have a change looking at this rare picture taken years ago of Dalai lama on the throne . Dalai Lama is well known as a Buddhist Advocate for Peace and Freedom.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-supreme-holder-of-the-white-lotus.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:48 PM
    Tibetans all over the world celebrates Losar, or Tibetan New Year with the beginning of Lunar year. This year it falls on the 12 February, every one will be looking forward to this day. A new year a new beginning , where the Panglung Oracle will take trance of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. As usual every year the Panglung Oracle will give advices, offering guidance, for the year ahead to everyone of what to do and so forth. Whatever advices given should not taken lightly. The Panglung Oracle as Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden will also give teachings and blessing . For this year Dorje Shugden gave a very powerful teachings and messages.
    Thank you for sharing this precious message.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-2021-losar-advice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 02:06 PM
    Interesting read , even though short but at least knowing the home Monastery of H E Tsem Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Gedun Nyedrak. The monastery was called ‘Tsem’,where a custodian of a tooth relic of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gedun-nyedrak-an-abbot-of-gaden.html

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  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
    pastor answered: Dear Kuenzang Wangdi, Thank you for your question. The following calculators may be of interest to you: Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html In relation to which colour if most favourable for you, unfortunately our calculators do not give this information. However, from a Buddhist practice viewpoint, what is more important is the transformation of the mind. Once we transform our minds according to teachings, we are able to overcome any obstacle and create good conditions for our lives. You can learn a very short mind transformation teaching here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html You can couple this with formal practice. If you are interested, a very good practice to bring energies of increase and generate a long life, merits, wealth and prosperity in your life, is the the practice of Gyenze. You can find information about the practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html. I hope this helps. Thanks.
  • February 22, 2021 22:14
    Naseer asked: Hi My name is Naseer Ahmed 8th dec 1979. Life path 1 Im looking to add to my name slightly... change it too... Naseer Al Ahmed... Would this be more complimentary as far as for the business front... or would it not make any difference
    pastor answered: Hello Naseer, As per your question, your Life Path Number is 1. The Life Path Number according to the system of numerology used on our website is calculated using your date of birth. Therefore, a change in name will not affect your Life Path Number. Some of the other calculators on the same page do however use your name. One of the smaller calculators you may be interested in is the Achievement Number, but again, this only uses your date of birth for the calculation. You can find it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html You may also be interested in two of our other pages: Chinese Zodiac - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html Thank you for your question. I hope this helps.
  • February 20, 2021 18:36
    Sandra asked: After making a food offering to the three jewels (which we will eat for lunch etc), should we think of it as a blessing and partake?
    pastor answered: Hello Sandra, When making food offerings to the Three Jewels, which you eat yourself, when you recite the prayer and make the offering, you should visualise that the Buddhas receive your food offering and because you have made an offering, they are very pleased. It also fulfills one of the Refuge commitments, which is to offer the first portion of whatever we eat and drink to the Three Jewels, while remembering their kindness. You can then partake of the meal and consider it a blessing from the Three Jewels. Alternatively, you can set out a plate (which you reserve for this purpose) of food, which you can offer on your altar. Similarly, once the food has been left on your altar for a while, you can later remove it and consume it as a blessing. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 19, 2021 04:33
    Sandra asked: Is intovertedness a bad quality? Since Buddha is so altruistic and this is the opposite trait, it must be bad. How do you think one should lessen introverted tendencies?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Introvertedness is not a bad quality. Altruism and compassion are different from being an introvert or extrovert. Introverts are generally quieter people, less expressive of their emotions, while extroverts are the opposite. Buddhist practice is not about expression of emotion. Rather the altruistic and compassionate teachings are more about how you help other people and sentient beings, physically or emotionally. If the qualities of introverted-ness are stopping you from developing these, then they need to change. But this may not be necessary, depending on the qualities that you are talking about. You can do simple meditations to building up the energy of compassion in your mindstream and you will see that you actions will automatically start to be more compassionate and altruistic. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 18, 2021 03:28
    Sandra asked: How should one behave when negative karma is being purified? How can we know if bad karma is being purified? Do we accumulate positive karma simultaneously when doing purification practices? Many thanks for your response.
    pastor answered: Hello again Sandra, There are two ways in which karma can be purified, the first is through our own efforts alone and the second is through our own effort, combined with a purification practice. Through our own efforts: this means that you transform your mind enough to not react negatively in any situation and only react in a positive manner. For example, you may have the karma to get angry. So you get into situations which makes you angry. If you react normally, then you will get angry again, this will only lead you to create more karma of being angry. But if you make the effort not to get angry in those situations then you do not create or multiply that karma. The original karma you have may lead you to be in those types of situations again, but if you do not get angry then after a while you start to purify that karma. Through your own efforts, combined with a purification practice: as you are working on transforming your mind, you can rely on the practices that help you to purify your karma, such as the practice of Vajrasattva or the 35 Confessional Buddhas. This boosts your ability to purify negative karma, based on the enlightened energies of the Buddhas. This however is only truly effective when combined with the Four Opponent Powers. You can read more about that here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-35-confessional-buddhas.html In general, when karma is being purified then you should remain level-headed and not act out of emotion or habit, but from your understanding of the workings of karma and the Dharma. But actually, this should not only be when karma is being purified. You should act and behave in this way all the time according to the Dharma, then you are, up to a point, always purifying karma. It is one of the reasons that so much emphasis is placed on refraining from negative actions and engaging in positive actions using your body, speech and mind, because these are the three means or 'doors' with which you interact with the world. At our level, we cannot tell if karma is being purified or not, only those who are more highly attained can tell. However, that is one of the reasons the Buddhist texts advise study of and belief in karma. If there is karma, then it can be purified, and the way to do so is transform your mind and invoke upon the enlightened beings. So if you are doing both, you can rest assured that you are in fact purifying your karma. When you purify negative karma, whether just through your own efforts or combined with a purification practice you collect merit, not positive karma. If you simply do a good action, you collect good karma. But if you are practicing the Dharma with the intention of achieving enlightenment, you take refuge, engage in the practice, and dedicate at the end, then you develop merit, not positive karma. If you want to read more about how karma works and how to purify it in more detail, I suggest you read a Lamrim text such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, which you can order from your local bookstore or get online here (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand).
  • February 17, 2021 23:06
    Sandra asked: Hello pastors, thank you for your response to my earlier question. Do divination predictions change frequently? Why does that happen?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Divinations, compared to astrological predictions, are much more accurate. There are many types of divination, but those based on the practice of enlightened beings are very accurate. Three of the most well-known in Tibetan Buddhism are the divination practices of Manjushri, Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden. You can read more about Dorje Shugden's dice divination here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html Questions that are asked during divinations are much more specific than the types of topics that astrological predictions can help with, therefore are based on very specific types of karma. This means that if you asked a divination question twice, without taking remedial actions in between, then the answer would most likely be the same, given that all the prerequisites have been held by the diviner and the divinations are genuine. However, if a divination is done and then remedial actions recommended, such as various practices or pujas, and these are done to the letter, then if the question is asked again, then the results would differ. This is because when engaging in these practices or pujas, either you generate the merit necessary to overpower the negative effects of the karma, or you purify the negative effects of the karma creating the situation. This however, is generally not done. You wouldn't ask the same question twice or over and over again. The reason for this is because one of the factors that comes into play when seeking divination is faith. This is faith in the fact that the remedial actions recommended will help whatever situation you are facing. Having seen H.E. Tsem Rinpoche do countless divinations for people, I can attest to this. Those who have faith and follow through with the advice, see a great improvement in the situation that led them to ask the divination question in the first place. Those that did not follow the advice either at all or not fully, did not see any improvement. And this makes sense, because they did not purify the effects of the karma enough, or generate enough merit. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 15, 2021 04:09
    sandra asked: How much importance should we give to astrological predictions or chart readings? Are these readings susceptible to change all the time,i.e, in the context of planetary movements? Can our own effort/actions supercede what is predicted in our birth chart?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your interesting question. You are absolutely correct about the universal principle of change. According to Buddhist practice, astrological predictions are based upon a fixed point in time. Take for example, your moment of birth, which most astrological readings take as the main point of reference. At that specific moment, there would have been various energies or planetary alignments, etc. Combined together, they are said to give an accurate prediction of what will occur to a person throughout their life. This however, is based on one's birth karma, to be born at that specific point in time and location. This birth karma also provides the driving force behind what will occur in a person's life, if that karma is not changed somehow. Hence, that is why astrological predictions can give very accurate readings on someone's personality, as well as life events. Birth karma provides the main force behind all other karma to come into play. That is why it is given importance in astrology. There are also more advanced methods to take into account planetary and energetical movements to give even more detailed and precise predictions that can even be made down to the month, day or hour of a person's life. In Buddhism, however, we believe that karma can be changed. It can multiply, be purified or exhausted, or the effects of that karma can be overpowered by another karma or spiritual merit. In these cases, the outcome will change. The way in which this happens is varied. It can be as simple as doing some prayers (to generate spiritual merit) or changing your behaviour, environment or location, the way you think, and the ways in which you react in various situations. That is why in Buddhist astrological systems, emphasis is placed on remedial measures to counteract negative outcomes. For example, someone may be born with an angry disposition from an astrological point of view. If this person goes through life acting from this anger, then the predictions based on the time of birth will occur. However, a remedial action can be undertaken, such as the person pracitising Chenrezig, who is the Buddha of compassion, or the person doing some form of charity work. These remedial actions generate compassion in the mind of the person, which counteracts the anger. As this happens and the karma is changed, then the person no longer needs to feels the negative effects of any bad astrological (or more correctly - karmic) situations. There are even some practices that specifically help to counteract negative astrological influences and help you to change things. Such an example is Black Manjushri. Within Tibetan Buddhism, according to your time and date of birth, you also have what is known as a 'Birth Buddha'. This is basically an enlightened being that you have an affinity with in this life. General remedial actions include making images of this particular Buddha or engaging in this Buddha's practice. This combined with a change in how we live - otherwise known as Mind Transformation in the Buddhist context - changes astrological outcomes. However, if we continue living without controlling our actions, words and thoughts, the predictions made using astrological readings will most likely still occur. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • February 7, 2021 00:16
    Purna Tamang asked: What is my lucky number and color ?
    pastor answered: Dear Purna Tamang, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, none our horoscope apps on this page gives this information at this moment. However, you may find some of the other information provided useful. Below are the links: For Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html For Tibetan astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html For Numerology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html For Fortune cookies: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/fortune-cookie Thank you and I hope you find something interesting in one of the apps.
  • January 20, 2021 03:32
    Sangita. asked: i want to buy my own house.which mantra i should chant to have my own house.kindly reply.
    pastor answered: Dear Sangita, Thank you for your question. Everything in our lives, whether good or bad is due to our karma. This is karma we have accumulated either in previous lives or earlier on in this life. You can learn more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/discovering-yourself-a-teaching-on-karma-mindstream.html Sometimes, we go through obstacles or need some form of spiritual help to assist us in improving our situations. In these circumstances we can rely on the practice of certain deities. One of these deities is the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. You can read more about this deity and his practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/beginners-introduction-to-dorje-shugden.html You can learn more about Dorje Shugden's practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-teaching-videos.html. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • January 12, 2021 00:32
    Laurence Brahm asked: Hello la. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche. My name is Laurence Brahm and I've directed the two films including Searching for The Lotus Born Master. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche in hopes he would kindly agree to an interview with our third production on Guru Rinpoche and also I would like to ask some questions concerning Shambala. I would be most grateful if Rinpoche would email me at himalayanconsensus2@gmail.com Thank you. With respects
    pastor answered: Dear Laurence Brahm, Thank you for your questions. This section is actually answered by Kechara's Pastors who were trained by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Unfortunately, Tsem Rinpoche is no longer with us physically. He passed into Parinirvana in 2019. You can read more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html If you would like to ask questions to any of the pastors regarding this, please email care@kechara.com with more information and mention that you would like to talk to one of the pastors. Thank you
  • December 31, 2020 14:46
    Jose Ajuria asked: What are the qualities of the Buddha Dharma and Sangha
    pastor answered: Dear Jose Ajuria, Here is a short article that discusses the qualities of the Three Jewels: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/taking-refuge-by-pabongka-rinpoche.html For a more in-depth text regarding this, please read Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand). The text describes the qualities and benefits of taking refuge in each, in much more detail. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • December 30, 2020 09:55
    Dan asked: Dear pastors, some vegetarians said egg can eat. While some say no. What is your opinion on this. Thank you
    pastor answered: Dear Dan, Thank you for your question. There are differing views on eggs as part of the vegetarian diet. Some people would say that since eggs we get these days are not fertilized, then they are vegetarian since there is no life involved at that point. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche was vegetarian but consumed eggs, as long as they were free-range and organic, because Rinpoche was against the battery farming system which produces the majority of eggs these days. There is a lot of animal cruelty involved with battery farming. Most people who do not include egg in their vegetarian diets do this because of the harm is causes the hens during the farming process, and also because they can view eating eggs as taking a life. That being said, within Buddhism, there are certain practices that strictly prohibit the consumption of eggs, as with other types of food. This can be for a number of reasons, which are too long to be discussed here. I would say that most people in the Kechara organisation eat eggs although vegetarian, but that may also be a cultural thing. Some people however, have taken the extra step and live a vegan lifestyle, which definitely does not include egg, as an extension of their practice of compassion for other sentient beings. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • December 5, 2020 00:25
    Bradley asked: Would offerings or prayers like Sangsol offering be more potent if we had the prayers translated to the language of a given geographical area? Example in England where Celtic was once spoken? Would the local deities or spirits be pleased we took the time to do so? They are far older than us.
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your interesting question. Actually the sangsol prayers will be effective when done in any language. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that when you recite the sangsol prayer, you are actually invoking upon an enlightened being first, in this case, it is Dorje Shugden. Therefore, when you make the requests of the local deities to accept the offering, be calm and improve local circumstances etc, it is not coming from you. You are actually beseeching Dorje Shugden to help you in this matter. Hence, it is Dorje Shugden who is communicating with the local deities, not us. Secondly, deities and gods, as they do not have physical bodies, do not require ordinary language. Language as we know it is actually linked to our physical bodies. Local deities and gods, etc, because they don't have the same type of physical form as us, actually recognise our prayers through intention and effort rather than language. Therefore, prayers such as the sangsol prayers are effective no matter which language they are physical recited in. I hope this makes sense, if it does not, please let us know and we will clarify further. Thank you.
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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
3 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.
3 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
4 months 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
Fwd: Dear Sotha
5 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
9 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
10 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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
12 months 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.
12 months 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.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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