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Aug 2, 2013 | Views: 1,015

This family shot and killed this elephant as it was eating (you can still see the food in its mouth). 

How is it fun to shoot a rare species like elephants just because you can afford to?

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  1. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 27, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. They are cruel and ignorant. Hope they have stopped doing this and stopped the killing

  2. Vinnie Tan on Oct 31, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    It is just so disgusting of the family to be smiling so happily beside this dead elephant that they have shot while it was having it’s meal.

    The elephant was so vulnerable to all exterior factors while it was trying to fill it’s tummy.

    I just cannot understand how can people use hunting as a source of leisure. In the past, people hunt to stay alive. Not for killing for their pleasure. This is just so sick and disgusting.

    I cannot believe that these people are still smiling so happily beside this dead elephant that was just trying to eat. What wrong did it have? The only wrong that I can see hear is that it is being there at the point of time, because it had to eat to keep itself alive.

  3. Beatrix Ooi on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:19 am

    I really do not understand how can they be so proud of their cruel action taken against the poor elephant, how is killing something worth cherishing? What is the point of killing the elephant? Is it just to show off how great you people are? Well you guys have got what you wanted- attention, and on the other hand, karma will do it’s job.

  4. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Cruelty in action! This is not something we should be proud of. Killing a living things while it is eating it not fair! Karma will come back to them. Children have to be taught compassion and kindness and not how to pull the trigger to shoot down some living things.

  5. Ck siah on Oct 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    多么的惭愧,又是一件人类为了自己的快乐把痛苦建在动物上事件重演。 om benza sato hum! 祈愿那只被杀的大象能有更好的转世。试想,要是我们在用餐时,也被人射杀,我们会是怎样呢?那我们人类对自己同胞被射杀的感觉又是怎样呢?善哉!善哉!

  6. jerry_sito on Oct 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    感概许多的人,依然以杀生为娱乐,我会在我的早课里祈愿他们能接触佛法,学习佛法与修持菩提心,祈愿他们能不以杀生为娱乐,并能够参与佛法工作,好累积善缘

    祈愿一切被杀的众生能有好的转世,放下怨恨,并投生能学习佛法的地方

  7. Lucas Roth on Oct 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    this is so horrible how people find it funny or fun to murder animals. it is sick! i wish i could stop all of this.please everybody stop killing animals they have lives too. thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  8. SteveD on Sep 24, 2013 at 5:43 am

    We should feel sadness that some people feel the need to act like this. We should pray for them.To be afflicted by such mental blindness one needs our help. though easy it would b to feel anger at what they did our actions would only perpetuate a cycle of callousness.
    I say offer your prayers to those that needs it and they do.

  9. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Sep 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

    i wonder how they think and what kind of motivation they were holding before they killed the elephant, which has nothing to do with that family after all. some more, they smiled and posted before the dead elephant which they thought as a reward after they had spent so much of energy and time together as family.

  10. Tong sunsun on Sep 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    我看了这报道后直让我心酸,一只活了好几年或者几十年的庞大生物,就是因为人类的无知和自私。就白白牺牲了。它还是在进食中被射弊。天啊。。。。。我无法言语。

  11. Wylfred Ng on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Really sad and feel shamed to see this picture. Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing. I will share on my facebook to create more awareness to my friends.

  12. Albert Ratchaga on Aug 29, 2013 at 2:08 am

    This is really a great shame of humankind, what is it so happy about for killing an animal? they also have family, have children just like anyone of us, when our family member in danger, we will take whatever move to safeguard them, to make sure they are save and sound, we work day and night to feed our children, same to the animals too, they also find food to feed their children, and when we kill the adult animals, we are also killing their babies who will be suffered from no food or also may die due to hunger.. When we work so much to save our children, then what right do we have to take their life?

    We should treasures each and every lives just like how we treasures our life, because they are no difference than us, we suffered in Samsara, they also suffered in samsara, so shouldn’t we work together to come out from the samsara instead of killing each other?

  13. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    People who kill harmless creatures not only have no shame they also have no guts.

    Would they be so brave to face a wild animal without modern arms and without sneaking up on the animal!

  14. Darren Kechara on Aug 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Poor elephant, really don’t know why people hunt animal down as their hobby. There is much other things to do than killing animals…I folded my hands and pray for the elephant… /_\

  15. June Tang(khjb) on Aug 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    OMB ! I really shame on this family! They are so cruel!! They killed the poor elephant for fun and take picture!! Please act like a human not a monster! Never harm animals by any reason! Stop animals cruelty!!

  16. Patsy on Aug 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Shame on this family! They are murderers and they are so proud of it!

  17. Uncle Eddie on Aug 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    We may respect our fellow human beings, but unnecessary violence to animals is unwanted and sinful. As an ancient buddhist scripture quote said, “Let him not destroy or cause to be destroyed any life at all, or sanction the acts of those who do so. Let him refrain from even hurting any creature, both those that are strong and those that tremble in the World.” Eating animals for the pleasure of one’s tongue when there are plenty of other food available, is an exhibition of sadism, which every moralist should denounce. It is believed that as long as human beings keep on shedding the blood of animals,there never will be any peace in this World. Man’s conduct with regard to animals should be regulated by right reasons, which prohibits the infliction of purposeless pain and sufferings on all living beings!

  18. pavara on Aug 9, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    That is so cruel!!!!!!!
    How could someone do this it is so cruel!!!!
    How would you like it if you were munching your food and suddenly you get shot!!
    Please stop animal cruelty unless you want to be reborn in a bad place.
    I pray that the elephant has a great rebirth.

  19. Jutika Lam on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    OMB!!! I just really can’t believe what i saw in the picture above.

    It is as if killing is already bad enough I still can’t believe that this family still has the guts to take a nice smiley family photo in front of what they have killed.

    Aren’t they ashamed of what they have done? How could you just kill a living being at any time of the day, let alone when it is eating???

    It’s such a shame on this whole family and I hope that their Karma will soon catch up with them so that they will know how much pain and suffering the elephant they killed had to go through.

    It’s amazing how one picture can say so much.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this picture and yes I will definitely share this picture on Facebook and other Social Media Sites to put more shame on this family.

    Love
    Jutika

  20. mitra on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Is it fun to kill animals?What so happy on killing? why people are so cruel with animal? i realy sad rinpoche when i see this photo even elephan havent finish his grass .realy realy sad.

  21. Sean Wang on Aug 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    THis is extremely shameful. I can understand why they did this. People who are insecure want to put down other sentient beings to make them more secure. They find joy in hurting others because they know they can. Their conscience does not work. It is people like these that lead to more murders in this world.

  22. Cliff on Aug 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    This is really digusting at the lowest level, I am deeply sadden looking at this photo. How could someone teach their own children to kill an innocent animal whilst eating its own meal. Parents should be teaching their children to love and take care of other living beings. It really achieves nothing from killing this poor elephant. An animal so rare and majestic which is already having huge difficult problems with their populations to be shot down so mercilessly as this, is truly heart breaking. It is so evil to think that the idea of fun is to kill an innocent animal.

  23. tenzin llhamo on Aug 5, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Its really sad that people can do this and be proud of it. Proud because they took the life of a helpless animal and think that they are heroes. They are really ignorant, cruel and selfish. To them its just for fun! I really hope that people are taught how to appreciate animals instead of killing, eating and doing it for fun…

  24. Low KHJB on Aug 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I am glad that they are so proud of themselves for their great achievement.They are so fortunate to spend some quality family time to have a great outdoor to experience in a far away land .To experience nature at its best.
    Would it be great to share the stories about their great vacation which they spend a small fortune on.It would be great to let their friends know that they went to a far away land to experience the best time of their lives.
    They should share with their friends on how they MURDER ALL THE DEFENSELESS ANIMALS AS THEY LAY EYES UPON THEM.HOW THEIR FEELING WAS WHEN THEY SHOT DOWN THE POOR ELEPHANT AS IT WAS GRASSING IN THEIR LAND THEY CALL HOME. IT WAS ALSO POSSIBLE THAT THE ELEPHANT HAS A CALF BESIDE IT AS IT DROP DEAD. WOW ! WHAT A FEELING !
    They should not limit their joy and compassion to only their family.They should show mercy to other living beings.It does not cost them anything by restraining themself by not releasing the bullet at the poor elephant.
    If they would like some excitement or a sense of achievement they could go to a firing range and show off their skills.
    If they would like to show off their are strong and brave then ,they should wrestle with a lion one to one with their bare hands.

    What is there to prove???They should understand that the joy of compassion is far more satisfying then the careless release of a merciless bullet.

  25. Adrian Cho on Aug 5, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    This is so cruelly and really feel shame on them. They really don’t think about it, if they are the elephant get killed like this, then how they will feel. It is so sad, when I looking on this picture 🙁

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  26. Sharon Saw on Aug 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    This is very shameful on the human race – that there is pride in killing. The elephant has done no wrong and nothing justifies killing these lovely creatures. It is not even for food or for their ivory – it is pure ridiculous pride. And what is pride about anyway? That humans can operate a gun? It is very sad and very embarrassing. If aliens were to look at earth and see what we are doing to other animals, each other and our planet, i am sure they would be disgusted. Let’s teach our children differently – with Dharma – and hopefully, we can save our own future.

  27. MadAwakeningSkills on Aug 5, 2013 at 11:49 am

    They killed for fun, not to eat, not for ivory. When an elephant see another being killed because of ivory, whenever it find an elephant corpse with ivory, it brakes all ivory. Because the elephant learns and thinks, it sees that they are being killed because of ivory. But int this case, this is madness.

  28. Felix Kong on Aug 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Stop killing animals, hunting is not an entertainment and not so fun. Feel sad for this elephant, it was enjoyed its food 🙁 Om Mani Padme Hum _/\_

  29. Andrew Boon on Aug 4, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! There really is NO NEED for such blatant cruelty and murder! What are these adults teaching their children? The smiles on their faces says it all… the karma is sealed!!! How sad and terrifying!

  30. HelenaC on Aug 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Geeeessss!! I really hate this! Imagine we were the one whom got killed while eating!! How can killing this beautiful animal as a leisure and fun for them? This is totally unkind, inhuman, selfish, stupid and cruel!! I’m sure karma will get them!!!

  31. AdelineTan on Aug 4, 2013 at 2:57 am

    The family felt proud after killing the elephant as shown in this picture, So cruel and it is really a shame of them to be so merciless. We must stop killing and harming animals, their lives are precious too like ours.

  32. mitra on Aug 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    please stop to killing ……. i realy sad when they kill our friend.do they dont have heart to feeling pain? thank you rinpoche .

  33. Boon on Aug 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing this post with us. I really feel shame on them. They have done something wrong but due to their ignorant, they still feel pround on their action. They dont know that one day, the negative karma that they have created will surely return to them. I hope that they can realize from their mistake soon and stop doing this unetchical action anymore.I hope that the elephant can have a good rebirth. Om Ma Ni Pe Me Hum . R.I.P elephant.

  34. Julien Roth on Aug 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    This is a shame. How they are proud to kill this animal. So sad. And as it was eating, just terrible. I hope that many people share this information and that this family becomes infamous. And that thinks like this will stop.

  35. Edern on Aug 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Y must they kill an elephant. Because it is fun???? How can they do this. I hope this would be the top of the internet then everyone will know how shameful they are.

  36. Lucas Roth on Aug 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

    this is such a shame, people are so cruel how they can just kill endlessly. imagine yourself getting gunned or stabbed to the ground, then getting skinned, horns cut off, cut up or just left there dead for no reason. humans are so cruel, and then they are proud of killing, make me sick!

  37. shelly tai on Aug 3, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Shelly tai on 3 Aug 2013 at 838am
    Is really a shame this is not something we should feel proud about it this act us really show how ignorant are we. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  38. beatrix ooi on Aug 3, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I really hate looking at photos like this, especially with the people smiling away while there’s a dead animal lying next to them. How can they be so cruel? Where have their hearts gone? The fact of killing animals is not something worth of celebrating, because it’was a life thag they have taken away, how could they be so happy and still take picture of their cruel act? This is not going to make them famous.
    They will see..what goes around, comes back around..
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  39. Erickksiow on Aug 3, 2013 at 12:20 am

    I still don’t understand why killing are proud and fun? What so happy on killing?

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this.

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

    • mitra on Aug 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      please stop to killing ……. i realy sad when they kill our friend.do they dont have heart to feeling pain? thank you rinpoche to sharing.

  40. Edward ooi on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Shame on them, shame on them. Why did they killed this innocent elephant and took a family photo after killing the poor elephant. Is it even fun to kill animals? I don’t think is fun, I think is cruel. When are the hunters going to stop killing animals.

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    Ditsa Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelug sect in the Huzhu County of Qinghai province. Interesting history of this Ditsa Monastery, been shared . How the reincarnated Lama’s body has shrunk into an incorruptible adamantine body. Nobody at the monastery has realised that the reincarnated Lama was a Great Bodhisattva who came to the world for all sentient beings, but as ordinary people. Its only after the Lama had passed away. Since then the monks in Ditsa Monastery became more serious in their practice and maintained pure moral discipline. Reading this post has gave me a better understanding of that Bodhisattvas come into the world with a variety of manifestations as explained by Rinpoche. Set as a reminder to devote ourselves to our teacher with sincerity and respect and everyone we encounter.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-miraculous-vajrayogini-of-ditsa-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:19 PM
    Lama Ole Nydahl is a Buddhist teacher and author in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu lineage. After years of studying Buddhist teachings and meditating , he was ask to go back to the West set up Buddhist centers. He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. As advice by his teacher the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje whom he met at Kathmandu, Nepal he founded the first Buddhist center in the west. Had studied and took many more initiations under many highly attained Lamas such as Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Ogyen Tulku Rinpoche and so on.He was also the founder of over 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. Since then, he has travelled worldwide giving lectures, leading meditation courses and guiding Buddhist centers . Lama Ole is the author of several books and is one of the best known western Buddhist teachers. Through his activities the Karma Kagyu lineage is one of the most popular Buddhist traditions in the West. Lama Ole Nydahl received the transmission of the Phowa teachings from highest Tibetan masters and is today the most significant teacher of this practice in the Western world. Interesting biography .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lama-ole-nydahl.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Aug 4. 2022 12:18 PM
    Meditation on death awareness is one of the oldest practices in all Buddhist traditions. Buddhist meditation practice of remembering that death can strike at anytime and anywhere. We should practice diligently and with urgency in every moment, even in the time it takes to draw one breath. Over the centuries Buddhism has evolved many different techniques such as mindfulness, loving-kindness and visualisation. Death awareness can serve as a real aid to practice, the importance of using every moment wisely, while we still have the time.
    Reading this article again to refresh , it’s a profound teachings one should read and understand it what is all about. All it take us 10 minutes of our time to do the practice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ten-minutes.html

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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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Is this where Rinpoche received the thangkha of Dream Manjushri?
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Is this where Rinpoche received the thangkha of Dream Manjushri?
Is this the ruins of Zimkhang Gongma established by Panchen Sonam Drakpa. -Choong
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Is this the ruins of Zimkhang Gongma established by Panchen Sonam Drakpa. -Choong
We hold our DS puja weekly without fail. We welcome you to join us. Penang DS puja @ 3pm~ by Jacinta
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We hold our DS puja weekly without fail. We welcome you to join us. Penang DS puja @ 3pm~ by Jacinta
DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
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DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
Kechara Earth Project 17 July 2022
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Kechara Earth Project 17 July 2022
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Kechara Earth Project 12 June 2022
#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
Photo from JC
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Photo from JC
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
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
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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
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ 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
4 months 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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)
8 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)
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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)
8 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)
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Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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