Ku Shulan, Goddess of Paper Cut

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Ku Shulan was born in 1920 to a poor peasant family in a small Chinese village called Wang in Xunyi County, Shaanxi province. At the age of 9, her feet were bound by her mother and after leaving school at 15, she began to learn embroidery and jianzhi (papercutting) as part of her training for marriage. She was married at the age of 17 to a husband who regularly abused her throughout their life together, and gave birth to 13 children, 10 of whom died of starvation or disease before they reached adulthood.

In spite of the extraordinary privations and hardships she endured, Ku Shulan, who never learned to read and write, persisted with her papercutting throughout her adult life and in 1980, her extraordinary talent in jianzhi was discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center, after which she was invited to teach and direct papercutting in her province. Soon after, her reputation rose immensely, and Ku was bestowed many domestic awards. In 1996, Ku was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO. Ku Shulan died in 2004 aged 84, but her popularity and reputation continue to grow.

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Transcending the Mundane

In 2006, a sculpture of coloured papercutting artJiangwa la ma Meixiang qi (Jiangwa leads the horse while Meixiang rides) stood at the newly built Xunyi County Central Cultural Square. This sculpture showcased the great artistic charm of the regional Xunyi style of papercutting. The handcrafted piece originated from a native rural woman, Ku Shulan, who was born and raised in Xunyi County.

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Ku Shulan (1920-2004),
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Over her long career of creating papercutting arts, Ku Shulan mastered the collage technique, which combined different layers of colourful papers. This created a unique artistic style of folk papercutting.

Ku Shulan is the best representative of the colour papercutting art of Xunyi County, the hometown of papercutting art.

On October 12, 1920, Ku Shulan was born in Xunyi County. At the age of 17, she was married off to Sunjiatai Village in the same county. Her husband, Sun Baoyin, was a typical farmer. Due to the large number of people in her in-laws’ family and the small amount of cultivated land, it was difficult to maintain a decent standard of living. In March 1948, Ku Shulan and her husband moved with their children to her native village, and made a living by renting and cultivating land. After the founding of New China, her family received their own land, which drastically improved their lives.

Ku Shulan was a well-known and busy person in her local area. During festivals, she was asked by the villagers to produce papercuttings or embroideries. When there was a wedding, she was never left out in the preparation of the dowry. Whenever a new house was built in the village, she would work hard to cut patterns for the wall borders, ceilings, and windows. She also used colourful papercuts to dress up the cave-home she lived in. On the ceiling of her cave-home, there are papercuts of the sun, the moon and stars, as well as birds and beasts. On the wall, there were peony flowers, lotus lanterns, images of bodhisattvas, in addition to fishes surrounding lotus plants, grape vines with small mice and more. These stunning works of art are resplendent in various colours. Her dwelling was an astonishing art palace.

 

Unique Xunyi Style

Ku Shulan's extraordinary talent in papercutting was discovered by Shaanxi Province Cultural Centre during the second papercutting survey in Xunyi County in 1980.

Ku Shulan’s extraordinary talent in papercutting was discovered by Shaanxi Province Cultural Centre during the second papercutting survey in Xunyi County in 1980.

Ku Shulan was a folk papercutting artist discovered during the second papercutting survey in Xunyi County in 1980. Her inspired creations utilised colourful wax paper through cutting, sticking, lining and other techniques.
Ku Shulan’s papercutting works broke away from the traditional monochromatic papercutting model: its methods of expression and composition are pluralistic and two-dimensional.

The portrayal of flowers, trees, humans and animals are very symbolic, adding depth to what could have been an exclusively decorative art. In the treatment of apparel and finery, she imitated shadow art, pursuing complexity and brilliance, laying the foundation of dark colour and matching them with light colour patterns, imitating the effect of hollow space one might see in carvings.

Her expert use of colour contrast, intervals, and complex colour changes on white paper all made her works appear vibrant and lively with their various layers. This complex, gorgeous and colourful papercutting art combined multiple interesting features so her works had a greater emotional and visual impact.

 

Songs and Arts

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Jiangwa la ma Meixiang qi 《江娃拉马梅香骑》, Jiangwa Leads the Horse While Meixiang Rides. Produced in 1990.
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Ku Shulan’s works are intricately connected to folk songs. She used folk songs to interpret her works, and used papercutting to express her heart’s songs. This is another feature of Ku Shulan’s papercutting art.

Jiangwa la ma Meixiang qi is one of the best representations of Ku Shulan’s works. In the middle of this papercutting picture is the wife, called Meixiang. She rides sideways on a red horse and holds the stem of a flower.

The groom, Jiangwa, leads a horse and holds a whip in one hand. The characters are surrounded by the idyllic scenery of birds and flowers, and the whole picture is filled with a happy and festive atmosphere.

Ku Shulan sang the following folk song to interpret this paper cut:

“Woodpecker, pecking at the bark,
Jiangwa leads the horse and Meixiang rides it.
Jiangwa takes the whip and hits Meixiang on the tip of her toe.
Meixiang says, ‘Oh, it hurts!’
Jiang Wa then says, ‘Meixiang and I will get along just fine!”

This folk song describes the scene of the young couple’s flirting on the way back to the bride’s family home, which greatly enriches and expands the content of the papercutting work, giving the viewer a better understanding and appreciation of the context.

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Kong Kong Shu 《空空树》, Empty Tree. Produced in 1999.
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Another papercutting work by Ku Shulan, “Empty Tree” is also related to a folk song.

The whole work of “Empty Tree” is a dead tree cut out in black.

The dead branches stretch on the tree, crisscrossing, and the bees that dance between the dead branches seem to buzz from their place on the paper. The picture, though static, is dynamic and full of vitality.

Although there is no subject to represent “I” in the papercutting piece itself, this piece of art actually represents the scene of the fight between the bees and the human, which is supplemented by the folk song Ku Shulan created, giving the people who admire her papercutting a rich sense of association of ideas and what you don’t see in the picture. Many of Ku Shulan’s paper cuts are complemented by the local folk songs, and in their synthesis, evoke a lively and dynamic melody.

When Ku Shulan created this piece, she snipped and sang:

“In the middle of the month, in mid-February,
I went to the vegetable garden to work on the leeks.

The vegetable garden has an empty tree,
Empty tree, tree empty.

There are bees on the empty tree.
The bees sting me, I cover the bee,
and the bees sting my head till it swells and I’m dizzy.”

 

The Awakening

One day in the early spring of 1985, Ku Shulan accidentally fell from a cliff of more than 5 metres in front of a house, causing multiple injuries to her body and knocking her unconscious for more than 40 days. Just as her family was preparing for the worst, she miraculously survived. After recovery, Ku Shulan eagerly took up the scissors, cutting and singing:

“The papercutting goddess passed the words,
it’s embarrassing to not have a temple,
climbing the ravine and strolling on the slopes.

On hot days, one has to take shades on tree tops,
and on cold days, one has to go under the sun to keep warm.

Entering my home, it’s free and easy,
simply admire the beautiful view in the garden”.

“The paper cuts of others are of chess, art, music, literature and paintings, the eight treasures and auspicious symbols, while what I cut are the red paper and green circles, ” she said. Immersed in the creations day and night, Ku Shulan worked on her unique art tirelessly. She and her two assistants spent 45 days to complete the “The Goddess of Paper Cut.” With a height of 400 cm (157.5 inches) and a width of 171 cm (67.3 inches), “The Goddess of Paper Cut” was one of her best creations during her artistic peak.

Jianhua Niangzi 《剪花娘子》, The Goddess of Paper Cut. Produced in 1989 (click to enlarge)

“The Goddess of Paper Cut” undoubtedly brought glory, confidence and strength to Ku Shulan. In the interviews with experts and journalists, Ku Shulan in her later years often said with her hands on her hips. “I am the papercutting goddess. You see that I am audacious!” Then she laughed.

“The Goddess of Paper Cut” is rich, colourful, and majestic in composition. In a magnificent house under the illumination of two lotus lamps, the Goddess of Paper Cut is adorned with a phoenix crown and a beautiful cape. She holds silver scissors and sprinkles beauty into the world. Distributing the elixir of life or wondrous medicine, she brings health and tranquillity to the world.

Ku Shulan skilfully borrows the artistic image of “The Goddess of Paper Cut” to present human dignity, and the elegance and nobility of women. Thus, the folk papercutting expresses the sublime beauty, sanctity, and grandeur of the feminine. Ku Shulan’s colour papercutting art was near perfection– it attracted the attention of the local art scene in China and entered the galleries of global art.

 

Awards & Recognitions

Ku Shulan’s artwork, Jiangwa la ma Meixiang qi, was featured as one of China Post’s papercutting series of stamps, released in 2018 (click to enlarge)

In May 1986 and May 1988, in the Xunyi Folk Papercutting Exhibition held by Xi’an Artists Gallery and the National Art Museum of China, Ku Shulan’s papercutting works were exhibited.

In 1989, relevant experts, scholars, and folk art workers from 23 provinces and municipalities across China made a special trip to study the papercutting creations of Ku Shulan.

In 1992, in the 2nd China National Culture Expo and Folk Art Exhibition, Ku Shulan’s works won the Special Award.

In 1994, in the Great Exhibition of Chinese Folk Art, Ku Shulan was awarded the gold medal by the Ministry of Culture.

In 1995, when the World Women’s Congress was held in Beijing, the special papercutting works of Ku Shulan were exhibited at the Central Academy of Art.

In March 1996, Ku Shulan was awarded the title “Master of Chinese Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO.

In March 1997, “Papercutting Goddess Ku Shulan” (upper and lower volumes) were published by Taiwan Hansheng Publishing House, and at the same time, a papercutting exhibition and an expert symposium were held in Taipei for Ku Shulan.

In November 1997, Ku Shulan was invited to the Hong Kong Chinese Folk Traditional Arts Festival to conduct papercutting performances and academic lectures.

In October 2000, the Japanese director and the executive director of the Media Center in the Central Academy of Fine Arts accompanied Lu Shengzhong to interview Ku Shulan, and made a feature film to be broadcasted in Japan and Southeast Asia.

In 2001, Ku Shulan’s papercutting participated in the Art Exchange Exhibition of the United Nations member states and received wide acclaim.

In 2003, “Ku Shulan·Papercutting Goddess Legend” was published by Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House and distributed in the whole of China.

On December 19, 2004, Ku Shulan died of illness at 84 years old. Ku Shulan has forty or fifty successors in Xunyi County. Their ages are now between 60 and 70 years old and they have worked with Ku Shulan for more than 20 years.

 

What Others Said About Her Work

“Ku Shulan is a leader among the many women in China’s vast countryside. She is a unique individual and is one of the treasures of the Chinese culture and the pride of China. To this day, my belief in that becomes stronger. I can tell you that she is the first seed among the folk artists I have found so far. A real master appears every few hundred years. Matisse also created beautiful paper cuts. If he is a real artist, I believe he will show respect to Ku Shulan if he were to meet her. ” Ku Shulan and her coloured paper cuttings are the jewel of Chinese folk art and will remain forever so.”

Professor Yang Xianrang, the former director of the Department of Folk Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, in the article “Ku Shulan Passes, the Papercutting Goddess Lives on Forever in the World”

“Ku Shulan’s works do not simulate nature’s image, but in the method of conceptual modelling, profoundly expressing the sublime and longing of a spiritual self.”

Lu Shengzhong, Professor of Central Academy of Fine Arts

“Ku Shulan is good at combining various images through collages to highlight the main characters. The overall sense and rhythm are very strong, and through these romantic, optimistic and fictional images, one can see the purity and kind-heartedness of the artist. And her amazing artistic mind.”

Zhang Fenggao, President of the Chinese Papercutting Society

“Ku Shulan is an outstanding representative of Chinese women. She is both a great mother and a recognised world-class papercutting artist.”

Professor Zhang Daoyi, Department of Art, Southeast University

“Ku Shulan’s papercutting is unprecedented, and the artistic image she created is raw and vivid. The composition is sturdy and simple, and the colour contrast is strong yet harmonious.”

Zuo Hanzhong, Editor of Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House

 

A Humble Soul

Ku Shulan suffered a life of hardship. On top of that, she has long suffered from the pain caused by bound feet and lower back pain. She has to kneel down to cut vegetables and cook.

Ku Shulan suffered a life of hardship. On top of that, she has long suffered from the pain caused by bound feet and lower back pain. She has to kneel down to cut vegetables and cook.

Life’s difficulties did not make Ku Shulan lose hope. She called herself “Papercutting Goddess”, a symbol of spirit, which gave her the courage to overcome life’s hardships. This is a valuable spiritual quality of rural women in China.

After the publication of her papercutting works, they strongly resonated with the whole community, and the media made many glamourous reports about her. However, Ku Shulan’s life never changed despite her world-class honours.

For Ku Shulan, papercutting was her heartfelt passion, which manifested in endless inspiration. Her works are colourful, full of images, and vibrant in colours, which can’t be created by a mind of mental distress or pessimism. Her legacy was not only the papercutting arts of great artistic value, but also her spirit of tenacity, perseverance, and not giving up in the face of difficulties.

 

Xunyi Ku Shulan Papercutting Memorial Hall (旬邑库淑兰剪纸纪念馆)

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Xunyi colour papercutting is a folk art that developed from monochrome papercutting towards the end of the Qing Dynasty to the early days of the Republic of China. It is more than 1000 years old. It is influenced by folk embroidery and papercutting. The artworks are mainly used for weddings and festivals in rural areas. Attached to and displayed at prominent indoor locations, such as wall enclosures, doors and windows, kiln roofs, and on top of cabinets, they add a festive atmosphere to the events.

In 1984, the Xunyi Ku Shulan Papercutting Memorial Hall was established. The memorial hall has built-up area of 400 square metres (4305 square feet). It displays over 6,000 pieces of work. The Xunyi colour papercutting art has been commended in China and abroad for its unique artistic style.

The works have been collected by the National Art Museum of China, and various museums and art galleries in Shanghai, Hunan, Guangdong, Shaanxi, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

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Her papercutting works have been exported to more than 20 countries including Japan, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. In 1997, the Xunyi colour papercutting exhibition was held in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Ministry of Culture awarded Xunyi County as the “Culturally Advanced County”, “Hometown of Chinese Folk Papercutting”, “Chinese Modern Folk Painting Township”, and “Hometown of Chinese Folk Culture and Art”.

The Ku Shulan Papercutting Memorial Hall is located on the second floor of the Xunyi County Cultural Promotion Center (旬邑县文化宣传中心). The hall has a wide range of works. At present, all the works of colour papercutting created by Ku Shulan have been included in the provincial and national intangible cultural heritage protection list.

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How to get there

You can reach Xunyi County in Shaanxi province via an international flight to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. Xunyi County is 1 hour 20 minutes away from the airport.

At Xunyi County, you can drive, take a taxi or a bus to the Memorial Hall.

Route: Yinbai Expressway → 306 Provincial Highway Branch → West Street → Zhongshan Street

Location
Zhongshan Street, Xianyang City,
Xunyi County,
Shaanxi province.

Opening hours
9am – 5pm

Admission Fees
Free admission

 

Ku Shulan’s Artworks

Below are more artworks from Ku Shulan that we would like to share with you.

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Sources:

  • 小栗子,“【看道民艺】一个女人的史诗·剪花娘子库淑兰”, September 30, 2016, https://m.taihuoniao.com/topic/view-113881-0.html (accessed: 15 May 2019)
  • 相约久久,“咸阳古豳文化博览园旅游攻略之库淑兰剪纸纪念馆”, https://www.meet99.com/jingdian-gubinwenhua-131834.html (accessed: 15 May 2019)
  • 半夜三更看视界,“品古豳風,解讀剪花娘子庫淑蘭!”, September 17, 2018, https://kknews.cc/culture/yeg3olk.html (accessed: 15 May 2019)
  • 长冰影像,“陝西旬邑剪花娘子庫淑蘭困苦一生民間工藝美術大師享譽國內外”, November 11, 2017, https://kknews.cc/culture/y2ynz9k.html (accessed: 15 May 2019)
  • Ellcock, Stephen, “Ku Shulan, Goddess of Paper Cut”, https://www.facebook.com/stephen.ellcock/media_set?set=a.10152282427180337 (accessed: 15 May 2019)
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  1. Samfoonheei on Apr 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    The incredible story of the Chinese paper cut artist Ku Shulan. She is one such inspiring lady in the Chinese world of paper cutting. Been born in poor peasant family, doesn’t deter her from doing what she loves most. She had come along way of struggles and hardship to be where she was. She only showed her talent in later life following awakening from a coma after a head injury, discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center. Ku Shulan was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO and was bestowed many domestic awards for her beautiful paper cuttings. Sadly Ku Shulan passed away in 2004 at age 84, but her popularity, and reputation continue to grow . Her unique coloured paper cuttings are the jewel of Chinese folk art and will remain forever so.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post of a talented lady.

  2. S.Prathap on Apr 22, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Ku Shulan was called a Goddess of paper cut , as her paper-cutting works have won her several rewards.She was designated as “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO.
    Even though her life was miserable, but she had a very strong passion for papercutting arts. Perhaps this was how she could express her feelings and bring some joy in her. Thank you for inspiration article.

  3. nicholas on Jul 13, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Wow… Ku Shulan is really an inspiring lady. Looking at her living condition one will ever think of skill with a papercut. Her works are really amazing. She really put in her effort and focuses on her work in order to produce such a wonderful outcome. I don’t think anyone would think of cutting paper will produce such amazing work. Paper cutting is a common art in Chinese culture but in order to achieve such a great result, it really needs huge determination and creativity.

    I just feel sad for Ku Shulan’s pain caused by bound feet and lower back pain. She should live a better life.

  4. Chris on Jun 24, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for sharing the story of KuShuLan. She is indeed a talented artist with a strong mind. From her artwork, we can see that she is a person that has a lot of imagination and joy within her despite the condition that she lives in.

    People from the same area will not be able to do what she did because of the difficulties that they face in their daily lives. That is a place that is full of dust, and almost everybody is living in poverty. She is tormented by her bound feet and low back pain that she suffered in.

    With her talent, she can create her little paradise, and her talent is being recognised widely. This is due to her tenacity in creating something beautiful out of her difficult life.

  5. Sofi on Jun 21, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Ku Shulan is such a talent. Having gone through such a difficult live and still kept this talent going is an amazement in itself. It is such a dying art as nowadays most things are already machine made. Therefore we should be appreciative to talents as as Ku Shulan who kept it alive and passed the paper cutting methods on to her students, who are mostly also in their senior years. China is such a big country and within each pocket, there are talents of all sorts. I am glad that China sees the importance in the preservation of these arts that are fast loosing to the modern living, either disinterest in learning or loosing out to mass production factories. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Ku Shulan’s story and beautiful talent.

  6. YT on Jun 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Ku Shulan’s art is very beautiful and she deserves to have a museum of her own. I think Ku Shulan is a very inspirational person. She did not have much education, live in poverty, she had suffered quite a lot in her life but she was still able to produce art that is so vibrant and colourful.

    Ku Shulan had 2 choices, be defeated by her destiny, feeling sorry and bitter for herself all the time and living in misery or she can change her focus and make her life more bearable. She had chosen the latter. She found comfort in art, even though what she had experience in life were not pleasant, but her art was a true expression of how she felt deep down. She chose to be happy and she chose to share her happiness with people.

    Life may be tough but the toughness in life is created by ourselves, we have created the causes for it so we have to accept it, change our action now if we desire a different outcome. Life is actually hopeful if we truly accept karma. Knowing we will get what sow, we better sow good seeds now. Be regretful of the wrongs we have done and not to repeat them and cultivate good habits and good quality so that we will start creating positive causes for positive results.

  7. Pastor Albert on Jun 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I may not be artistic enough to appreciate her work, but one thing for sure, Im inspired by her life and her determination, many people these days, when we face problems and difficulties, we tend to give up easily and always change our path due to the convenience of the situation, I admire Ku Shu Lan for her persistence and her consistency in her work despite with all the hardship she is going through. The abuse from her husband did not defeat her, the sickness she has does not defeat her, her living condition does not defeat her, her poverty does not defeat her, Ku Shu Lan is a very strong lady I would say and her passion towards her paper cutting work keeps her alive.

  8. Sarassitham on Jun 1, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Clearly an original piece from China to derive inspiration from. It would be nice to see more unique pieces as these. People find many ways to cope with hardships faced in life. And the sufferings endured by this talented artist led to the creation of artworks that carries the colourful stories of her experiences. Nice!

  9. Samfoonheei on May 30, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Inspiring article of a such a courageous and determination lady who has suffered and go through a lot of hardship to be where she was. All the hardships she endured pays off when her extraordinary talent in paper cutting was discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center. Ku Shulan was called a Goddess of paper cut , as her paper-cutting works have won her several rewards. Wow …… she was designated as “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO. Even though she has passed away yet her popularity and reputation still continue to grow. She has created a unique coloured paper-cutting art works throughout all her life till her passing. Her special paper cutting works were exhibited in many parts across of China.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring and wonderful article.

  10. R.Ummamageswari on May 24, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Ku Shulan is a inspiring women as i know and i realized this after reading this article. She doesn’t have a good marriage life but she has a very good talent in paper cutting. Even though she doesn’t have a good backbone, she still cuts vegetables for her family.

    She is very creative and her creativity is known worldwide but her life didn’t change by that. She didn’t waste her life by worrying about her family situation but she get up by using her creativity. Thank you.

  11. Pastor Lanse on May 22, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    “当我迫不及待地问她剪纸作品的内涵时,库淑兰说不出什么道道儿,不过老大娘有更为绝妙的表达方式。她指着那“剪花娘子”的作品,脱口唱了起来:“剪花娘子把言传,爬沟溜渠在外边。没有庙院实难堪,热里来了树梢钻,冷里来了烤暖暖。进得库淑兰家里边,清清闲闲真好看,好似庙院把景观⋯⋯人家剪的琴棋书画八宝如意,我剪花娘子铰的是红纸绿圈圈。”此时的她神情灿烂得像一朵花,心里充满阳光,手舞足蹈,如痴如醉。”

    感谢仁波切的分享,让我第一次留意到这位民间剪纸艺术家。这是从别处看到的一段关于库淑兰的侧写。我觉得写得很有画面,就抄了下来跟大家分享,看看这位淳朴的大娘是怎么看待剪纸的。我不懂艺术,但我想,一个用生命去热爱,去创造,把对生命的热情融入作品中,再让作品反过来带给生命色彩的作品,应该都会是令人感动的作品。

  12. Tsa Tsa Ong on May 21, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    A truly inspiring bittersweet life story of Ku Shu Lan. She finds true joy and happiness from her unique papercutting from her hardship . Her papercutting designs are very colorful and beautiful. Very different from the ones we normally cut for festivals. This is the first time i have seen such beautiful and colorful papercutting. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for sharing such an inspiring story. ?????

  13. Yee Yin on May 20, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Ku Shulan was not born in a good family. She did not sound to have a good life. She didn’t have the opportunity to get an education and she was married to a husband who always abused her. Her life was just miserable.

    Even though her life was miserable, but she had a very strong passion for papercutting arts. Perhaps this was how she could express her feelings and bring some joy in her. Her works are very vibrant and full of energy. She was not defeated by her tough and difficult life.

    I think everyone needs to have a passion for something. Passion keeps us going and gives us hope. When we have passion, we are motivated to find ways to achieve what we that. Passion is the reason for us to wake up every day and actually looking forward to another day. I guess this was how Ku Shulan managed to get through the difficulties in life.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 31. 2021 04:09 PM
    Looking at those pictures in the post tells us more, it is a final resting place of all Emperors, Empress, and so forth of the Qing dynasty. Amazing each tomb was constructed facing different direction. The imperial tomb of Emperor Kangxi, located in the Eastern Qing Tombs. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, the mausoleum offers a more expansive view and now a place of pilgrimage for locals and tourist visiting these place full of historic views. The Eastern Qing Tombs are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tombs are known to be the biggest and best preserved of all existing mausoleum complexes in China.
    Emperor Kangxi one of China’s greatest emperors was the third Emperor of the Qing dynasty. Having ruled China for 61 years that makes him the longest-reigning emperor in Chinese history . During his reign, he brought about long-term stability and relative wealth after years of war and chaos. Emperor Kangxi was a great consolidator of the Qing dynasty. Many Buddhist temples and monasteries were established, preserved or restored during his reign.
    Interesting read and looking at the pictures , one could see the beauty of this place.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this write-up of a GREAT Emperor.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-imperial-tomb-of-emperor-kangxi.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jul 31. 2021 04:08 PM
    The HH Tenth Panchen Lama, Panchen Lobsang Trinley Lhundrup Choekyi Gyaltsen, of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism was widely regarded as human emanations of Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha of Limitless Light. The 10th Panchen Lama is an extraordinarily fearless Tibetan who showed unwavering courage to work for the general cause of Tibet and its people he travelled extensively throughout Tibet working to preserve the Tibetan culture. He had propitiated Dorje Shugden and did composed a prayers texts which are still used today. Even have a special temple and chapel dedicated to the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. He had a strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/panchen-lama-sungbum.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 29. 2021 03:53 PM
    Interesting reading all the misconception of tales, stories and mysteries . Many tends to believe the misconceptions without finding the details to understand it. They choose to believe the many misconceptions following cultural beliefs, rather looking at all corners from information. Most of us do not know about the truth behind it. At one time I do believed King Tut’s tomb had a curse declaring death on anyone who entered it . It is incorrect because based on my faulty thinking and reading it. Its only later with advance technology of laptops and after researched through it I realised the truth. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/misconceptions-we-want-to-believe.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 29. 2021 03:51 PM
    A placid, and tranquil place called Tsem Ladrang at Naranthan Nepal is simply the best location. Surrounded by nature’s beauty will be a perfect place for prayers, meditation and retreats. Having beautiful hills and mountain behind the Ladrang, from the Ladrang one could watch sunset in the evenings. That’s wonderful indeed. I do hope I have the opportunity to visit this breath-taking panoramic Ladrang in future. Looking at those pictures tells us all the beautiful, outdoorsy Ladrang with great scenery.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and teachings on butterlamp offerings and the lighting of 1100 butterlamps as well.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-ladrang-naranthan-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 29. 2021 03:48 PM
    Interesting read of Tsem Rinpoche’s Torghut Ancestry’s history. Beautiful to know all about family biologically descended having related to Gelugpa lineage and as well as family line of Genghis Khan.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-torghut-ancestry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:52 PM
    Everyone’s dream home is different. Buying a house is everyone’s dream simply because that is how we have been mentally and socially conditioned. All happiness moments start with family under the roof. Having simple and spacious house surrounding by greenery environment would be wonderful for me.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and thoughts of a dream house.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-kind-of-architecture.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:50 PM
    Reading this inspiring story tells us more. … how our Guru Tsem Rinpoche through all the odds and struggles to be where he was. Without family and relative ‘s support he had gone through hardship. Rinpoche leaving a comfort zone to a place of hunger and poverty, just for Dharma. Travelling across half the globe from US to India to a new environment all alone just for the love of Dharma . Rinpoche was so determined to continue Dharma no matter what happened.
    To those who knew nothing of Kechara it will say it’s a cult but not me . Coming to Kechara, and meeting Rinpoche it has changed my life . Learning and practicing Dharma from Rinpoche ‘s blog had thought me to be a better person, and spending my life meaningfully. Still learning to improve myself .
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/i-joined-a-cult.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 28. 2021 02:48 PM
    Esquire is an American men’s magazine based in New York City , it has been published by the Hearst Corporation since 1986. Found this old post and realised such an international magazine had interviewed our Guru Tsem Rinpoche long ago. Esquire described our Rinpoche as one of the country’s most avant-garde spiritual leaders. That’s true Tsem Rinpoche down to earth very special Lama and founded the Buddhist organization Kechara. We are fortunate to have Rinpoche in Malaysia, showing us the way.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/esquire-magazine-calls.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:10 PM
    Wonderful to have the story in Mongolian of Tsem Rinpoche home at Gaden ,India. More Mongolian will understand better of the life of Tsem Rinpoche . What Rinpoche had experienced and struggles to pursue Dharma goals no matter what happens and condition Rinpoche faced living in cowshed then.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-cowshed-that-was-my-home-in-gaden-mongolian.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:07 PM
    Women were frequently characterized as second-class citizens those days. There were many notable women who were able to break from societal norms to live the kind of life they chose for themselves. I could tell many women throughout these three eras were not given a chance to outspoken than men. Well those days women were treated as an entirely separate group, regardless of their social status. They had numerous legal, religious, and economic challenges hurdles to go through.
    Reading this inspiring post of famous women ,they deserve at least a worthy mention and not forgotten. I only know the inspiring story of Joan of Arc during my school days. Glad to know more heroines from this post. I am sure there were more throughout the centuries, living as independent women, equal to men. Inspiring indeed how these women standing against the odds and having their own vision . The stories of Lyudmila Pavlichenko the deadliest women and Annie Smith Peck the explorer adventurer and supporter of the women’s suffragette movement stood up well in history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila Rajendra for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-heroines-time-forgot.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 27. 2021 04:05 PM
    In certain parts of China is actually famous for its dog meat consumption. Despite the widespread outcry against the country’s notorious eating habits there’s still restaurants serving dog’s meat.
    Many locals are aware of the obscene cruelty of the animals being killed for their meat. The government is drawing up laws to prohibit the trade of wildlife and protect those animals and safety of its people. So its not surprised when the locals got angry and putting things into their own hands beating the two dog thieves savagely. Angry villager even attacks the two thieves’ car, smashed the car window. Got red handed and beaten badly till the police came. Nowadays locals gave up dogs meats for health reason and they are aware of it. Hope more could be done to safe those dogs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/do-you-know-this-is-happening-in-southern-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:55 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche, for this important knowledge what to look for signs that our doggie in pain. By knowing what to do and look out for, it will certainly help owners to detect the situation. When we spend time with them we could understand them better when they are in pain. Since they are not able to tell us we have the responsibility to take care of them. Pain can be difficult to detect in older dogs. Doggie in pain tend to be more vocal, it’s not always easy to spot immediately. They will only express in a number of ways such as whining, whimpering, growling, and so forth. It is important for dog owners to recognize subtle signs of pain in their dog. Hence reading this post have help me to observe my doggie better.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/7-signs-your-dog-is-in-pain-and-trying-to-hide-it.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jul 23. 2021 04:53 PM
    Inspiring post of a soldier turned Buddhist monk living in remote raw Ural mountains of Russia . With little and much hardship , they never give up feeling happy with their struggles. They managed to build a spiritual community up in the remote mountains. Led by Mikhail Sannikov, now known as Lama Dokshit, a veteran of the USSR’s Afghanistan war . He established a monastery on an isolated mountaintop named Shad Tchup Ling, meaning “place of practice and realisation. The monastery is visited by thousands yearly by tourist and locals.
    But sadly this monastery was built on private lands own by a metallurgical mining company . Since 2016, it has been desired to demolish the Buddhist Shedrub Ling temple on Mount Kachkanar. The Buddhist community have tried many times to legalize the structures. The mining and others have claimed rights to the land. The Buddhist community was asked to leave then. The latest update dated second February 2021 is that the monastery will be under the security of the mining company where the Urals Buddhists are allowed back to the mountain only certain days of the week. May this inspiring monastery up in the mountains continue to flourish and may the mining company not demolished it .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.
    READ MORE AT…for the latest news
    https://www2.stetson.edu/religious-news/210202a.html

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/buddhist-monks-far-off-in-the-russian-mountains.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:13 PM
    Reading this post reminds me of my first pilgrimage trip to Wu Tai San . Went with my Kecharians brothers and sisters few years back. Great memories indeed, we are so fortunate given the opportunity to visit such holy site of Lord Manjushri and more it’s a pilgrimage.
    Mount Wutai is a sacred mountain, one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism. Mount Wutai, known as ‘the five terrace mountain’, is the highest in Northern China believed to be the earthly abodes of Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Great ….Each peak is inhabited by a different form of Manjushri. Its five main peaks, positioned east, south, west, north, and in the middle, embrace one another with broad and plain . From the 1st century AD to the early 20th century many temples have been built on the steep slopes . Besides the religious aspect, the beauty of rising and falling ridges of mountains, exotic rocks, are really amazing. The beautiful scenery there is a masterpiece of exquisite acts of nature, predominantly visible over the five main peaks. What really important is that Mount Wutai have a connection and vast history with many Tibetan lamas. From Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen to China’s most benevolent rulers, Emperor Kangxi .
    Looking through those beautiful pictures tell us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Karen for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/pilgrimage-to-mount-wutai.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 21. 2021 04:10 PM
    Ullambana is a Buddhist festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month according to the Buddhist calendar. It is a festival of liberation, as to provide salvation and relief to the ghosts and spirits of the dead. The Buddhist origins of the Ullambana Festival can be traced back to a story that originally came from India. By observing the practice of Ullambana we could liberate the deceased from the three suffering realms and allow the living to enjoy a life of abundance, good fortune and longevity. During this festival, offerings such as light, foods, prayers are made to the spirits of the dead and to the hungry ghosts. On this day, Buddhists offer prayers both to their departed forefathers and to their living parents and elders.
    Great …at Kechara Forest Retreat , Bentong, two powerful and extensive pujas will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We are fortunate this year even though we are not able to attend at KFR , these pujas will be streamed live. The two powerful and extensive pujas is to remove obstacles and generate even more merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche ,Sharon Ong and those who are involved making it possible.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/celebrating-ullambana-the-original-hungry-ghost-festival.html


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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

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