Erik and Jim come to Kechara

May 29, 2013 | Views: 10,121

Dear Friends, 

I was happy to meet the Yeh brothers. Jim lives in Canada and Erik lives in Calcutta, India! They both flew here to meet myself and volunteer at Kechara Forest Retreat. We had a good session of meeting. I was able to share with them the meditation on Tsongkapa’s Guru Yoga. I was happy to do so. It will be a great practice for them to do daily and for everyone in fact. Then we had a short question and answer session. Among the many things Erik related, he said my blog/teachings has influenced him to cease the tanning business. I have never met him, but my blog had this effect on him. Fantastic! My blog can bring benefit and save animals!! That would mean thousands of animals would be saved. I was immensely touched by this and was immensely happy I have a blog that people can connect with for knowledge. I was tremendously happy with my blog to have this type of good effect on people. I am blessed to serve others through my blog. Thank you Erik for the information you shared with me. Thank you for your consideration to change. Thank you for practicing. I was happy to meet you and your brother. I am very happy you will spiritually awaken. I happy for both of you Erik and Jim!

See the short interview in which Erik talks about his feelings, tanning, plans and changes. He speaks from the heart and very well.

I wish the Yeh brothers tremendous good luck and good fortune along with spiritual awakening. Hope they can do much more Dharma work in the future. It would benefit them and many others.

Tsem Rinpoche 

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(By Pastor Loh Seng Piow)

A week ago, two brothers Jim Yeh and Erik Yeh visited Kechara all the way from Canada and India!

In the 1930s, their grandfather migrated from China to India, and they settled down into a Chinese community within Calcutta, or Kolkata, and established a family business there. Jim and Erik’s parents were born in Calcutta, and they themselves were born and raised in India as part of a family of 6 children.

A few years ago, Jim and Erik’s parents decided to retire and immigrate to Canada. Jim decided to follow them and pursue his career as a graphic designer, however as the eldest son, Erik decided to stay in India to continue the family business in the tanning industry. He mentioned that he felt a sense of obligation and responsibility to do so, as the business has been passed down from generation to generation.

Tanning is the process of treating animal skins with various chemicals to produce leather. The skins of the animals are dehaired, degreased and soaked in water for a few hours before chemicals are added. They use chemicals to alter the protein structure of the skin, making it durable and usable. The leather is dyed into many different colours and shape based on the order.

Erik told the Blog Team that thousands of cow hides are delivered to his tannery every day. Although it is based on the demand for leather that the numbers drop or increase, on average about 3000-5000 cow hides are delivered per month!

One of Erik’s sisters, Mavis, has been following Tsem Rinpoche on Facebook for a while now… whenever she likes anything on Rinpoche’s page, it shows up on Erik’s newsfeed. One of the images that appeared was an snapshot of Rinpoche in a cowboy hat 😀 . He thought to himself, “Who is this person?” And left the thought at that!

It was last year when Erik was having some problems with his business that Amy, another sister of Erik’s, introduced him to Rinpoche’s blog. Amy really wanted to help her brother, and so taught Erik the protector Setrap’s mantra. He told himself to keep an open mind, and to watch one of Rinpoche’s Youtube teachings, “Nothing Changes, Everything Changes” (see bottom). The video made a big impact on him, and he started to chant Setrap’s mantra every day. After a while, he found that things were getting better.

Erik started to watch more videos and eventually decided that it was best to become vegetarian. He wanted to make that change for both health reasons, and because of the animals.

When he had that thought, he felt that it was perhaps contradictory to be a vegetarian and yet still own a business that led thousands of thousands of animals to their death. Due to this, he shared that he has been having doubts about his business and had planned to close it for a while now.

Closing his tannery will lead to the saving of many millions of lives in the long run! And this all came from Erik being inspired by Rinpoche’s teachings! Rinpoche’s online Dharma teaching is able to influence Erik to make this positive major decision in his life.

When Jim informed Erik that he would be making a trip to Malaysia to visit Kechara, Erik wanted to come.

The Blog Team approached Erik to learn more about Erik and his journey, please watch his video below:

 

 

 

 

 

  

Erik “meditating” on a stone rhino.

 

Where are you going, Erik? 

 

Jim (Erik’s brother) and Eric Choong, our resident fashion designer.

 

 

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  1. Lew on Jan 30, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Wow! Time really flies. Just like that, it has been more than 3 years since u first came to Malaysia & Kechara Forest Retreat. It is very inspirational to hear such stories that people listen to Rinpoche’s teaching and it changed their mind and want to do something better for others.

    I wish Jim & Erik can come here more often, and eventually move to KFR 🙂

  2. chris chong on Jul 23, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring story here. Learning of dharma is totally different in this new age now. With the advancement of technology now, we do not need to be near the Guru to learn dharma anymore. A perfect example will be this blog. Anyone from anywhere can access to dharma teachings on this blog anytime as long as they have an internet connection. Unlike the olden times, one does not necessary to travel to receive teachings. They can just on their computer and have access to teachings in their comfort of their home. This made dharma learning much more convenient and simple.

    This is the importance of online dharma work now. As Dorje Shugden always says, Online dharma work is the in thing now. We need to focus on it more than ever.

    Humbly,
    Chris chong

  3. Wylfred Ng on Dec 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    And thanks to Rinpoche for creating this blog so that many people from around the world can benefited.

    Although Rinpoche now is at US, but all of us stil can be connected to Rinpoche through this blog too.

    Thanks Rinpoche again.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Enjoyed the company of the Yeh brothers we went eating and did all sorts of stuff together during their stay here. Good Fun.

    I look forward to Erik taking more action to help animals and such back in India.

    • Erik Yeh on Dec 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      Bro, we enjoyed your company too. Thanks for making sure our stay was a memorable one.
      Hope to catch up with you real soon in my next visit.

  5. Albert Ratchaga on Jun 24, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Erick is one truly inspiring. Why do I say this is because Erick showed by action and not just talk and talk and talk.

    I came across many people who gets very angry while watching video of how animals being abused and killed, they are scolding how cold blooded for those people who did this to the animals, but when they are scolding and cursing that moment, they are holding the chicken drumstick, eating pork rice, enjoying their meat, then I was like telling them, what is the difference between you and them? they killed and you eat, aren’t you contributing to this cause of the animals being abused and killed?

    People kill the animals because there is the demand in the market, so when this is where they can earn their fortune, they will have to keep their kind heart aside and start killing, but if everyone of us stop eating meat, then they won’t kill anymore.

    Just like Erick here, he didn’t want to be the cause for the animals to die for him, so he wanted to stop the business, his case is not just being a vegetarian, but giving up his fortune maker, what a great decision and great heart.

    Thank you Erick for your loving care and kindness, many animals can prolong their lives and that’s because of you.

  6. tenzin llhamo on Jun 20, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Dear Erik and Jim, I am very happy that the both of you learned, absorbed and changed for the better after listening to Rinpoche’s teachings. Its also great to know that Rinpoche have moved the 4 of you in many ways that is helping or helped you. Although, we didnt get the chance to chat much during your visit but I am very sure you guys will be back soon for another visit! And I support your decision to end animal cruelty in every way!

  7. Cliff on Jun 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    What a wonderful guy he seems very intelligent, able to contemplate and think rationally with his actions. Im glad Erik got to have an audience with Rinpoche, its nice to know Rinpoche’s blog and videos were able to inspire him into becoming a vegetarian. I like the fact how he started small by nothing eating meat for a day, that lead to a week and now a full time vegetarian. Im glad he has become a vegetarian. I never knew what tanning was and when i first read the beginning i thought spray tanning. I can’t imagine being apart of the slaughter of millions of cows. Im happy to hear Erik is considering closing down his business and I really do hope that he does. I hope Erik finds peace and happiness in his heart and that his problems are solved. Take care.

  8. ANDY on Jun 10, 2013 at 9:39 am

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  9. Felix Kong on Jun 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I’m so happy able to meet Erik and Jim at Kechara house during WESAK Day , they are very nice . Rejoice for Erik because given up his family business to save more animals and he also became vegetarian too . Thank you Rinpoche for sharing .

  10. Adrian Cho on Jun 8, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Amazing, that Rinpoche’s blog teachings can benefit so much. Congratulation to Jim and Eric find the right path. Really rejoice for you both and hope you will spread Dharma to benefit more people’s. Thank you for sharing your wonderful and touching story to us.

  11. sockwan on Jun 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Jim and Erik really appreciate Dharma and Rinpoche a lot, they made the effort to come all the way from where they live just to visit Kechara. They were mot even sure if they were going to see Rinpoche.

    Ediv and Seng Piow have done a good job in bringing Rinpoche’s teachings to many via internet because of Rinpoche’s teaching, Erik has potentially saved millions of lives. Rinpoche’s teaching might see to have influenced only one individual, but in fact the positive impact is huge as in Erik’s case.

    To Jim and Erik, welcome aboard to the spiritual journey.

  12. Louise Lee on Jun 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Last few day when Helena and Kechara house volunteer in Kechara Forest Retreat , Helena post up some photo during cleaning the place.

    One of our old friend ,

    He say that : ” My house also need your help wor.. when u voluntary come le “.

    Louise Lee: ” ehhh why not u come to help us? in the same time u can keep fit.”

    He say that: ” I am sending a chicken to be kill in every 7 minutes .”

    Im say he say this. That why i share Erik & Jim video in facebook. I hope that he can understand both brother have same problem he face.

    If sometime doing something good, nothing can stop us. If we want to change, nothing can stop us !

  13. Carmen K on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Helping and benefitting others can be done on many levels. Sometimes, the things you do, your actions, your intiatives, your projects creates a bigger tidal wave in helping others than on a physical level where you are restricted to only those around you.

    Rinpoche has told us many times that his blog will reach the hearts of many because Rinpoche’s motivation behind this blog is to help and benefit others, to bring the teachings of Lord Buddha to others that will relate with people today. Therefore, us sharing the knowledge, many articles and advices on this blog will also indirectly help many others. Since there is a platform, all we got to do is help to spread it around.

    If this blog has benefitted you, use it to benefit others as well, and in this case, the benefit is on many levels – to both human and animal.

    I’m delighted that Erik and Jim had a memorable Wesak, and a rare audience with Rinpoche. I am glad that Erik has direction and his doubts, cleared. And best of all, due to the love of their sister, Amy and Mavis, it has brought them the most precious gift they can receive in this lifetime – the Dharma.

  14. beatrix ooi on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:03 am

    It’s really awesome to learn that hundreds and thousands of people around the world are receiving teachings from Rinpoche through this blog, Erik and Jim are one of them. It’s also great to know that Erik had planned on closing down his tanning business temporarily, it’s not an easy decision to make as it’s a family business he is running, but with this, he will save massive of lives.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  15. Jay Jae on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    It is hard to come by the Buddha Dharma. Modernization and materialism is often put to blame. But here’s a refreshing twist to things, HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche brings the age-old Dharma of Buddha into today’s modern world through this very blog!

    How wonderful to know that these friends whom have come from afar have benefited from the blog and on top of that, transformed into better people. Through the blog, they have received Rinpoche’s kindness and the Dharma, taken them to heart and have transformed tremendously! There’s no doubt about it that we can bring this out to the world with little effort (even in the comfort of our homes!) with a few swooshes and clicks, we get to share this beautiful message of hope to people. And hey, we never know what’ll happen! U might save a life!

  16. Jessica Yap on Jun 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Welcome to Malaysia, and most importantly, welcome to Kechara, the Yeh siblings! So nice to know that you guys had an audience with Rinpoche and got great teachings from the living Buddha Himself!

    I rejoice in Erik’s decision to consider shutting down the tannery even though it is a family business.I agree that it would be contradictory to adopt the vegetarian diet and run a tannery at the same time. Inspiring.. thank you Erik!

    We should be seeing you guys around soon enough.. =)
    Till then, take care Erik and Jim! Maybe you guys could come along with Amy and Mavis the next trip. The Yeh clan! hehe

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  17. grace (KHJB) on May 31, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Rejoice for the Yeh family able to receive Rinpoche’s blessing and advice.It was not easy to decided to cease the family business.The closing decision have saving many lives.

  18. Patsy on May 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Rejoice! Rinpoche’s blog has benefited so many all over the world. I am happy that Jim and Erik had the opportunity to learn from Rinpoche’s blog though the kindness of their sister, Amy. By learning, contemplating and applying what they learned from the blog, they have created the karma to have this rare opportunity of having an audience with Rinpoche and received teachings of Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga.

    I wish the Yeh family all the best in their spiritual journey. I truly rejoice for all of you!

  19. tfreon on May 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I am so Happy that Erik and Jim came to Malaysia. Got to meet the “real” person in real time, how cool is that. Yes, Tsem Rinpoche Blogs, facebook, twitter and even You Tube channel have brought Dharma to lots of people. Even manage to get some people transforms into better person.
    Keep in touch on Blog Erick and Jim.

  20. So Kin Hoe on May 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Rinpoche’s blog has touched and helped many people around the world. Thank you Rinpoche for your continuous love and care to everyone of us on this planet. i wish Jim and Erik with smooth sailing along their Dharma paths and continue to spread Buddhism to anyone who is yet to receive Dharma.

  21. Erik Yeh on May 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Firstly, I would like to thank all Kecharians for making our stay a memorable one. For giving us your valuable time and ensuring that we had a pleasant stay. I didn’t expect to have an audience with Rinpoche and I was nervous (because I had some uncomfortable questions to ask) and at the same time I was very excited (he is a living Buddha after all).

    I would like to point out that I am yet to quit my line of work. What I’d like to share is that, I now have a clear sense of direction, as opposed to having doubts and uncertainty before I met Rinpoche. I shall continue my practices, read more, absorb whatever teachings I can through this blog. I know that the right thing is to keep my practices and never give up as advised by Rinpoche. With his blessings, I know that I will eventually find an alternative.

    Thank you, Rinpoche. For the spiritual awakening.

    • Bryan Ho on May 30, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      Hi Erik, great to know that you’re back in India safely. I’m didn’t have a chance to see you before you go, sorry about that.

      Great that you had a wonderful experiences with Tsem Rinpoche in Kechara Forest Retreat, and may you fulfill all the plans that you might have in your mind very soon.

      It’s very compassion of you to have the idea of changing to any business, because you’re not that kind of person that can enjoy prosperity out from others suffering, this is the real you, a soft heart for others.

      Sometime it will be confusion, pain or difficulty when we trying to change our life which we already stick to it for many many years. When difficulty arise, keep your guru samaya clean and follow your lama’s advise, and your Dharma protector will be able to show you the correct path to go.

      Don’t have to worry so much, because everything seems difficult to us will become nothing if we continue to working toward it, just like when we first learn how to walk, it has become very easy for us now.

      Remember Kechara is your spiritual home, where your heart really belong, talk to us if you have any questions, and we hope we can get together and bring more happiness to many others.

      Bryan

  22. Jutika Lam on May 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    It’s totally amazing isn’t it how millions of people from all around the world such as India, United States, United Kingdom, Thailand and at least another 20 other countries have visited this blog and another at least 100 people have had their obstacles cleared, their questions answered, that very sick person healed as well as those that were feeling down had their hopes lifted.

    It was very nice of Erik and Jim to come all the way to Malaysia to visit Rinpoche and Kechara…. getting to know them though the article and video above it is very sad that Erik had to run the Tanning business but I hope that whatever Prayers Rinpoche had instructed Erik to do will help the cows gain a better Rebirth.

    I am really glad that some of Erik’s problems have been lifted of his shoulders and I hope that when he gets back to Calcutta, India whatever problem that is to come to him will be gone.

    Thank you Rinpoche for always helping students/followers from any country near or far.

    Love
    Jutika

  23. Doreen Teoh on May 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I have managed to have a short conversation with Erik and Jim during Wesak Fair when both of the brothers were helping to set up the tents. When i found out from them that they were from India, and looking from their outlook, i was like huh, and i ask again….well it was very surprising for me. So, then Erik told me that his grandfather has landed in India, so as for my ancestors has landed in Malaysia while fleeing from China, and we had a good laugh.
    While in the conversation, i also came to know that his family business was leather tanning, and the first thought that came to my mind, was the karma that is created from the family business. I was very fearful knowing this information, as knowing about karma.

    After reading this blog, and the interview, it is such a rejoice that Erik has this realization from Rinpoche’s blog. Kudos Erik and Jim.

    All the best in your next business endeavor, Erik and Jim.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM.

    • Erik Yeh on May 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Doreen, it was a pleasure meeting you.
      You were not the first person to ask about what I do for a living. And although I know it made Jim uncomfortable because I was being asked the same question by whomever I met. However, I was not embarrassed or evasive (as Doreen mentioned about Karma) when answering because deep down inside, I knew I would not be continuing it for the rest of my life.

      I recall from one of Rinpoche’s teachings about jealousy and he talked about admitting/acknowledging one’s fault rather than living in denial. For me, I have taken that first step and I’m glad I didn’t try to evade the questions about what I do for a living.

      • Sharon Saw on Jun 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

        Dear Erik

        I am glad that you were not embarrassed or evasive and I do understand that you had taken this business on without knowing the ramifications, which is what most people do. Most people do things out of ignorance, which as Rinpoche says, is the worst of our three delusions, the others being attachment and anger. Now that you have Dharma knowledge and the fact that you are planning how to stop the karma from your work now is wonderful.

        I wish you all the best and look forward to meet you again! Hope it will be soon 🙂

      • Doreen Teoh on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

        Dear Erik,
        You have also thought me a lesson, avoidance and denial is a sufferings that we create for one self.. Once we accept, admit and and knowledge, that is where our sufferings become lesser, easier, and moving forward.

        Hope to see you and Jim back in Kechara or KFR! This time, bring your family.

        • Jayce Goh on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

          Dear Erik,

          I have the same thought as Doreen , admitting/acknowledging one’s fault rather than living in denial….Thx for sharing…

          Hope to see you again in Kechara 😉

  24. hecelus tan on May 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Jim is a sincere and humble practitioner from Canada. He is friendly with others. He told some of us yesterday that he was extremely happy when he saw Rinpoche and have the chance to hang around with a living Buddha. He also feels grateful that Rinpoche gave him Refuge precepts and also Rinpoche’s care and gift. Rejoiced for Jim and happy to meet him yesterday at KFR and be able to work together with him.

  25. tenzinkhenchen on May 30, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    It is so nice to see that people would come from so far away just to meet Rinpoche. It is a sign that times are changing and people’s guru devotion are increasing. It is wonderful that Erik wants to stop the tannery. There will be so many lives saves as less tanneries exist.

    All the leather we own are the product of murder and we should lessen our uses of leather or stop using leather!

  26. pavara on May 29, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    It is so touching to see that Erik has given up his job just to save these animals.

    Being vegetarian is better than eating meat,because the animals are in a lot of pain when they are slaughtered,which means that you are making the animal suffer because of your desire.

    We should always be vegetarian to stop all these animals from suffering because of you

  27. Mavis Yeh on May 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I sense the apprehension in the video and you have come a long way. Things will not be easy in the coming days/years but now that you have Dharma/Rinpoche’s teachings to guide you, hopefully, it would ease the transition. And of course you can always count on us to support you in your future endeavours.

    Thank you Rinpoche for bringing dharma into our lives!

  28. Darren Kechara Paradise on May 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Amazing on how Rinpoche’s blog teaching can inspire and benefit so much! Rejoice for Erik & Jim!

  29. Sharon Saw on May 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    It’s quite amazing how Rinpoche’s blog has reached so many people from different walks of life and different countries. Many visitors have come to visit Kechara from UK, Germany, Luxembourg, USA and many other countries because of the reach of this blog and Rinpoche’s facebook/twitter accounts. Rinpoche himself has often said that he does not like using the computer much but because of the benefit it gives to many, Rinpoche spends hours on end on his blog. If you like what Rinpoche has written, please share it with your friends so that they will receive the blessings too.

    i am very happy that Erik and Jim had the opportunity to meet Tsem Rinpoche this trip. We may think how lucky they are or what good karma they have to meet Rinpoche but truth betold is that they created the karma for this. They watched the teachings, they acted on the teachings and they decided to come many miles to see Kechara for themselves. I know Jim has also been contributing to Rinpoche’s work from his home in Canada for awhile, with no expectation of return. When we give with no agenda, karma dictates that we will receive, and I am happy that Jim and Erik have certainly received wonderful blessings on their Dharma journey.

  30. Lim (KH JB) on May 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

    “Everything Changes and Nothing Changes”, thanks Rinpoche for this powerful phrase.

    Thanks for Erik and Jim for sharing, may more and more peoples can transform in the soonest time like Erik after inspire by Rinpoche…

    Rejoice for Yeh family, u all choose the RIGHT path…

  31. Amy on May 29, 2013 at 8:09 am

    We (the Yeh family) sincerely thank Rinpoche for taking the time to meet Erik and Jim. I used to worry about Erik a lot, knowing that he had a lot to bear and on his own without much guidance from anyone. I am extremely happy for Erik and rejoice in his karma to meet Rinpoche. I know Erik is very okay now with Lord Setrap on his side and our beloved guru Rinpoche as his guide. We are forever indebted to Rinpoche for Your Eminence’s tireless teachings and for transforming our minds. Thank you again Rinpoche for bringing peace and awareness to Erik and creating the cause for him to cease animal cruelty. With folded hands, Amy.

    • Joy on May 30, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Amy, you do not know how happy and relieved I am that Erik and Jim actually got a chance, a rare chance indeed to meet Rinpoche during this auspicious Wesak week. What a way to end it eh?! It also means that they were both very sincere and they created the causes for this to happened of course thanks to you and Mavis’s help and support in introducing them to Rinpoche’s blog. You see just from your interest in Rinpoche’s blog, you both have benefited your loved ones…and the best gift anyone can give to those they love, is the Dharma to help them stop or handle their pain or suffering better. This is how you love someone the right way 🙂 Through your example, your own transformation, and your interest, you have managed to influenced your brothers positively – you must give yourselves a big “pat” on the back!

      I am thrilled Erik got the teachings from Rinpoche and a beautiful Buddha Shakyamuni and the best of all is the practice of Guru Yoga practice given to them by Rinpoche 🙂

      Bryan and I did not get a chance to say Good Bye to Erik… perhaps it is a good sign which means he will sure to be back or perhaps even consider relocating hahaha! Well, we are all very happy for both of them. Imagine Rinpoche’s blog can benefit one person who will in the end save or stop the killings of millions of cows just from realisation and mind switch from Rinpoche’s blog teachings – this is what we call real Dharma applied! Erik must have some good merits to be able to receive these teachings and for it to take effect. Truly from the bottom of my heart I rejoice for you all!

    • Bryan Ho on May 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Dear Amy,

      Thanks so much for bringing Dharma to your family. Like What Joy mentioned, it’s lucky that Erik and Jim able to meet up with Tsem Rinpoche and received very beneficial direct teaching from Tsem Rinpoche, which I believe it will change Erik and Jim’s path just like any of us.

      This blog have bring many people from around the world together, I don’t think both of us will become friends without this blog or Tsem Rinpoche. Even though we never meet each other in person, but we have the same goal which is bring happiness or peace to many others, starting from our family members, and you guys did such a good job.

      Very rejoice that Erik and Jim able to received teaching, blessing, personal advise, questions answered directly from Tsem Rinpoche. It’s great to know that Erik can see his path clearer after the audience with Tsem Rinpoche.

      I’m happy to see both Erik and Jim here in Kechara Malaysia, and I hope Erik and Jim will work harder and towards the direction that Tsem Rinpoche have shown them directly or indirectly.

      Of course, it will be our pleasure to receive you and Mavis here in Malaysia one day. Who knows, maybe the Yeh’s family is the cause for Kechara to take root in Canada and India for the future, let’s pray that we will able to continue to bring dharma to many others.

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  • Saras
    Monday, May 23. 2022 03:00 PM
    Thanks you for the incredible tales of Ji Gong, I truly enjoyed knowing the actual monk in picture. Ji Gong symbolised hope and kindness of dharma to the poor and underprivileged, the spirit of Ji Gong will continue to survive through time because nothing could destroy that.

    I had fascinated watching a number of movies that had related Ji Gong kindness, compassion and his skillful actions that had such a large influence in the world and that until today.

    https://bit.ly/3lx8qyX
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:35 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for showing me the beauty of Buddhism which had me changed to be a better person. Learning and practicing this beautiful Tibetan Buddhism is simply amazing for me. Even though I started late yet no regrets and had not stop , going all the way learning bit by bit , more and more knowledge reading most of the blogs. There is always a reason behind it . With folded hands thanks again for bringing Dharma to us. Buddhism is such a wonderful religion indeed. Nor matter what i will never give up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/karma-relaxes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:32 PM
    Dorje Shugden was one of their main protector practices and considered an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. There has been an unbroken tradition of the practice of Dorje Shugden as an enlightened protector since early 1700 till now. We are fortunate we learn, practice of purifying, pacifying and removing obstacles and illnesses. All thanks to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche, bringing the practice to Malaysia. Dorje Shugden had been propitiated by Sakya lineage 18th centuries ago. Dorje Shugden has been viewed as an Enlightened Protector. Evidence from the Sakya throne holders themselves, who are the holders of the Sakya tradition’s most precious Tantric transmission.
    comes from none other than the Sakya throne holders themselves, who are the holders of the Sakya tradition’s most precious Tantric transmission. The Sakya lineage holders are considered to be emanations of Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri, and their family lineage is regarded as divine. They had propitiated Dorje Shugden as a fully enlightened being and composed a praise to him. This prayer has since achieved prominence and is still widely used today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing as it is marvelous to read that the supreme Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden is none sectarian. As confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen (1871 – 1935) who wrote,
    The Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Tsel definitively is Avalokiteshvara.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sakya-lineage-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:29 PM
    Beautiful White Tara paintings by a very talented artist indeed . Love those paintings , merely looking at it is a blessing. Each of those paintings has it unique way which tells us a thousand words. White Tara is associated with maternal compassion and healing. In many representations, she has eyes in the palms of her hands and on the soles of her feet, as well as in the center of her forehead, representing her power to see those who are suffering and offer her aid.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and explaining all about it for us to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/spectacular-white-tara.html
  • Saras
    Thursday, May 19. 2022 02:38 PM
    It is quite sad to know the condition of our Earth. Pollution essentially affects the quality of human life than one can imagine. The resources earth provides us are limited. They are blessings which we do not count.

    All these are mainly caused by human activities which harm the environment. It works in mysterious ways, sometimes which cannot be seen by the naked eye. Human has become selfish and is utilizing the earth’s resources at a instant rapid rate to enjoy privileges however forgotten on the effect of it in long run.

    Earth is a privilege given to us by nature and it’s our responsibility to protect it . Our well
    being solely depends on this. We should create awareness and start taking action to help our mother nature instead of looking for another earth. However, this is soon going to be our reality if we do not save the earth now.

    https://bit.ly/3wpmvEW
  • Saras
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 10:59 PM
    Thank you for the unique interior design of Tao Restaurant in New York. I am very much fascinated to see the huge Buddha statue in this restaurant.

    The design idea is as such that able to bring versatile atmosphere to life. It also has a significant influence on customer experience because it includes planning the layout of the restaurant.

    Looking at the design itself very much suit to a Vegetarian Restaurant.

    https://bit.ly/3MqRkPe
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:52 PM
    Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche, also known as Chetul Sangye Dorje, is one of the few living disciples of the great master Khenpo Ngagchung . A great renowned realised Dzogchen yogis Master known for his great realization and strict disciplines. He lives a life as a wandering yogi meditating alone in caves for many years ,ceaselessly working to overturn samsara for all sentient beings. During his life Chatral Rinpoche was one of the most vocal opponents of meat eating in Tibetan Buddhism. He releases large amounts of fish from the Calcutta fish markets every year.Chatral Rinpoche even composed a song about this practise of saving lives. His amazing story and teachings had indeed inspired many especially the westerners. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/kyabje-chatral-sangye-dorjee-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:51 PM
    Samfoonheei on May 17, 2022 at 3:45 pm
    Revisit this incredible sharing of the history of Bhutan and the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Bhutan a beautiful landlocked country have been long connected with Dorje Shugden ever since the days of 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu long and established tradition in Bhutan. Bhutan recognizes Buddhism as the state’s “spiritual heritage,” provides for freedom of religion, and bans discrimination based on religious belief. Buddhism was first introduced to Bhutan in the 7th century by Guru Padmasambhava. The Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal is considered to be the founder of modern day Bhutan. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was notable Drukpa Kagyu masters of this nation advocated the practice of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. These goes back to the time of the 3rd Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo from the incarnation lineage where he had authored part of an early propitiation text to Dorje Shugden. Followed by the 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu, from the reincarnation lineage of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, also included extensive prayers to Dorje Shugden in his collected works. Interesting findings the Gyalwang Drukpas are considered to be emanations of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. All liturgies to Dorje Shugden can be found in the collected works of prominent high lamas whose incarnation lineages are deeply linked with the very fabric of Bhutan’s history. The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu is highly attained and cannot be wrong about Dorje Shugden. The 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu’s autobiography tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing. May more and more people know the truth the very truth and realised that Dorje Shugden is not evil but a very powerful dharma protector. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial which had been practiced centuries ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:40 PM
    Great reading this post by Martin Desai of Huffington Post that brought out the truth of the illegal ban to the world. Huffpost an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions, publishing a fair and logical article on the religious discrimination issue. It’s the Dorje Shugden controversy that’s have been going on along long time ago. For over more than 20 years Dorje Shugden people had been suffering from discrimination and segregation for their practice. Thank you Martin Desai for high lighting this injustice issue and sharing it is to the world. Thank you Huffington Post for publishing. Those who practice Dorje Shugden are being denied of service from hospitals and clinics. Some even are not allowed to work in government sectors. There’s more proof to support that it has happened like checking into hotel as in this post . Reading this article will tell all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/huffington-post-when-machiavelli-dons-tibetan-robes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:34 PM
    Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a well known scholar of the Vedic period, Buddhism and the Indian arts. Amazingly he has he published 576 books and 286 articles just between 1942 and 2004. He has also held many official government positions as well. Wow he has travelled widely all over Europe, Asia and Russia. He has studied many multi languages as such English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Pali, Old Persian, Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, Malayalam, Mongolian, Indonesian, Greek, Latin, German, French, Tamil, Old Javanese, Russian, Avesta, and even Old Persian. Truly genius talented scholar of all time.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/professor-lokesh-chandra-indias-great-scholar.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:31 PM
    GREAT NEWS…..Jewish priests are promoting vegetarianism to their followers . Most modern-day Jews are not vegetarian. Following a vegetarian diet are varied but include health benefits, such as reducing life threading diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes . That’s very true. By not eating meat one helps to discourage the cruel treatment of animals such as cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals on factory farms for consumption. One also helps to improve the environment, insofar as factory farms are major sources of water and air pollution, including gasses that contribute to global warming. By not eating meat one helps oneself, since a vegetarian diet is far healthier for humans than a diet based on meat. Jewish Vegetarian Society and others did the right approach to values of compassion for animals, protection of the environment, and concern for health reasons and spiritual well-being.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing on behalf of those animals who cannot speak for themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/rabbis-urge-jews-to-go-vegan-in-global-campaign.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:29 PM
    John Shelby Spong an American bishop of the Episcopal Church. A liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator, and author, spoke bravely of what he thought of the Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines. To some Christians, Bishop John Shelby Spong was a heretic. Entrusted with defending the faith, he dismissed notions of the resurrection of Jesus that have been foundations of Christianity for centuries. Bishop Spong came to believe that insistence on an inerrant, literal view of the Bible obscures truth and destroys faith. He was an outspoken leader who believed that faith and worship should be open to marginalised groups. He sermonize a powerful message of love and justice that would resonate in an increasingly secular age. He gain international fame while writing more than two dozen books, appearing on TV shows as well. He was the recipient of three honorary awards to date before his passing. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bishop-john-spong-on-religion-and-god-very-interesting.html
  • Saras
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:39 PM
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful experience of making the wealth vase and the wealth box. A Wealth Box represents the divine abode of the wealth deities.

    It is quite a task to complete this as it requires a lot of effort and energy to input into the various collection of materials to complete the wealth vase and the wealth box.

    I had a lot information about this beneficial ritual which generates the energy to acquire resources for the proliferation of Dharma.

    https://bit.ly/3ssVrST
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:23 PM
    Very exciting news! H E kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s incarnation is back. This young incarnation pay a visit to Trode Khangsar Chapel and makes offerings of gold to Djorje Shugden. This 350-year-old Trode Khangsar chapel was built and dedicated to Dorje Shugden the Powerful Dharma Protector. Offering gold to sacred images is a very traditional Tibetan method of paying homage to holy images. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s previous lives were great masters, scholars and practitioners of Dorje Shugden. He held on strongly to his faith, devotion and respect for the Dorje Shugden. It is indeed inspiring to read and know that great masters are coming back. It brings so much hope and deepens faith that these Tulkus are back, life after life. As claimed by the Tibetan leadership that anyone practicing Dorje Shugden one will take rebirth into the lower realms. That’s wrongly says . Interesting post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/incarnation-of-kyabje-dagom-rinpoche-makes-offerings-of-gold-to-dorje-shugden
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:21 PM
    Interesting read even not so scary afterall. But someone who have not experience before seeing a dark swirling ‘entity’ that was not exactly the shape of human will be frozen to death. Not for me as I do have Ds pendant with me and chanting Mantras helps me. Most hotels do have special unwanted guests . I did experienced this before while staying in old hotels .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/25903.html

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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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3 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
2 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
3 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
3 months ago
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
4 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
8 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
1 years ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
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Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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