Ori Carino-best Tsongkapa painter!

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Dear blog friends,

I have extracted all the write ups, information, pictures, paintings from Mr. Ori Carino’s website. I did this is because I would like more people to know of this wonderful 29 year old visionary artist in New York City.

His paintings of Lord Tsongkapa are my favorite in the world now. Contemporary Buddhist paintings holds the greatest fascination for me. I wish so many more would engage in this form of art. I wish I had the time to master this type of art.

I wish to get a set to frame for my room and gift to others. I like this style of painting so much. Something ancient and contemporary all in one. Beautiful, inspiring, visionary, creative, holy, detailed, accurate, modern, ancient and illuminating are words that comes to my mind when I see his style of painting Lord Tsongkapa.

Thank you Mr. Carino for your talent, your work, dedication and passion. I really enjoy people with passion, drive and goals. I have decided to align myself with people who have passion starting from yesterday… it was a personal decision after much personal introspection after many years of being with people who lived to just exist but did not exist to live for anything… You are a artist of global quality. May you be happy, live long and arise from all that obscures…

Tsem Rinpoche 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

 

 


This scene depicts a lady dressed in red always visiting Lord Tsongkapa’s retreat abode… Lord Tsongkapa just completed the text and this lady visited again. As Lord Tsongkapa watches this lady starts transforming into Vajra Yogini into who She really was. Her transformation started with Her left hand turning red!

Ori G. Carino was born in a Houston Street loft in downtown Manhattan, NYC (1982). He was raised within the Lower East Side art-movement of the 80’s, living in a functioning gallery on Houston street until he was seven. When he was five he painted with Keith Herring, which lead him to start writing Graffiti.  At age 13 Carino’s street art brought him to attend programs at Parson’s and Cooper Union before being offered a scholarship to attend the studio program for painting and installation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) in Boston. During this time Carino became a respected muralist and painted numerous public and private murals, along with commissioned paintings and garments. He received the prestigious NYC Studio program grant award along with two special grants from the office of the Dean (SMFA). After graduating in 2005 he relocated to New York City from where he currently works and lives. He has exhibited in group shows in NYC, Boston, West Palm Beach, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco, Amsterdam Holland and Paris France. His work is in private collections in the US, Europe and Asia.

 

INTRODUCING THE KING OF THE DHARMA TO THE WORLD

March  10, 1959. Artillery shells are smashing into the Potala Palace. You  need to run, and you have perhaps ten minutes to decide what to take  with you, over the Himalayas, down into India.

What the family of His Holiness the Dalai Lama  decided to take was a set of 15 scroll paintings called the Tsongkapa  Eighty. In more than 200 intricate scenes, these paintings relate the  life story of a person that we believe will become just as important to  the world as Jesus or Moses or Mohammed.

The  paintings did reach India, and were donated by His Holiness and his  family to the Kalmyk Buddhist Temple in New Jersey, USA, since at the  time this was one of the only Tibetan Buddhist centers outside of Tibet.

We’ve spent more than 15 years researching the  paintings. We recovered the ancient manuscript by Jamyang Shepay Dorje  (1648- 1721) which first described how the scenes should be painted, and  translated it in full, comparing it with more than 50 other ancient  biographies and texts (a copy with notes is shown at right). We located,  in the Tsar’s library in St Petersburg, Russia, the original text of  the Tsongkapa Eighty—which was written in the weeks following Je  Tsongkapa’s passing from this world by his disciple Jamyang Kache (in  1419). We’ve translated and refined all the captions by comparing, with  the cooperation of these institutions, later sets of the paintings held  by Sera Monastery and the Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa of the FPMT.


We’ve  researched and written an extensive history of how the paintings  developed over the centuries, using dozens of ancient Tibetan sources,  including a history of the Kalmyk Temple and how the paintings arrived  there—through eyewitness accounts and interviews with people like  Professor Thubten Jigme Norbu, the older brother of His Holiness. We’ve  sent a team of photographers to retrace Je Tsongkapa’s steps across  Tibet, and produce a pictography of places dear to his heart: Olka,  where he did his long retreat; Radreng, where he had the vision to write  the Lamrim Chenmo(The Great Book on the Steps of the Path), and many  other holy sites. Some photos, like the famous one of the Potala at  left, we’ve licensed from other photographers.

We’ve compiled a definitive list of all of Je  Tsongkapa’s writings, and all the major biographies of his life, even  those which have gone missing over the centuries. We’ve carefully  divided out all the 200 scenes, corrected and translated the captions,  and created a definitive account of each year of his life, in text and  pictures.

Maps, produced with the help of the map maker  for the Lord of the Rings books, portray the Master’s constant travels  to teach and to learn.

An  extraordinary young artist from New York, Ori Carin, has added modern  interpretations of several of the scenes. These will strike you as  nothing less than classics of a 21st-century Rembrandt; here, Manjushri  pierces Je Rinpoche’s heart with his sword of wisdom, at a place called  Gyasokpu, in the winter of 1393.

But perhaps most importantly we have divided out  some 30 different roles that Je Tsongkapa played during his life: the  monk, the philosopher, and the writer, certainly; but also the  meditator, dancer, yoga practitioner, poet, spiritual partner and  diplomat, all depicted in the paintings.

We feel that this is the most important part of  the book. It is not just a record of the life of a Lama far beyond us  all; rather, it is a life that was lived as an example for each of us:  as the Tibetans would say, a play that was performed by Manjushri  himself, posing as a human, to show each of us the lam-rim: all the  steps we need to take to reach enlightenment ourselves.

This book has been a life’s work in the making.  We have designed it as a coffee-table sized art book, overflowing on  every page with the color of the paintings.

The book runs some 250 pages, and we have spared  no expense in preparing it. We have tried to create a true classic which  will remain in the world for many generations, as a record of what we  believe is one of the most important lives ever lived on this planet, in  its entire history. We truly foresee a time in the world where the  founder of the lineage of the Dalai Lamas takes his place among the  greatest spiritual leaders of all of history, and we want to introduce  him to the world in a way that is worthy of the splendor of his life.

 

Statement by Ori Carino

I work with techniques, compositional elements and aesthetic styles from classical Tibetan and European art. I juxtapose Tibetan art’s unique synthesis of the pantheon of decorative painting and textile techniques of the east, including refined and sophisticated brush stroke technique, with western methods like perspective, foreshortening, and rendering.  I additionally use an airbrush, as a mini spray-paint can at times and for applying a glaze at others – going back and forth between gesture and wash and between classical and contemporary.  In the end, it’s smooth glazes, opulent and elaborate surfaces, embossed gold, and rich color, all to reveal the horror, comedy, sex and drama unfolding as a divine play.

 


 Divine Buddha Vajra Yogini painted by Ori Carino

 

 

 Yamantaka by Ori Carino

 

The most important relationship in our lives is with our teacher. The proper constant respect and holding our promises are very important. Here Tsongkapa (right) meets his guru but sees his guru as Vajrapani the Lord of Secrets. Not as an ordinary being. Where Tsongkapa himself is Lord Manjushri. You see their true nature behind them… beautiful.

 

 

Tsongkapa’s mother has a dream she is in a long line of women in a happy green mountain abode. A divine lady and youth goes to each of the women. The youth asks the divine lady, is this the right one? Is this one right? When they come across the right woman, then the Divine Lady says yes. The divine lady and youth then bathe the woman, adorns her with ornaments, and puts on fresh clothing.. .preparing her for Lord Tsongkapa to enter her divine womb…

 

Here Lord Tsongkapa has for the first time a vision of Arya Manjushri. Manjushri extends his sword out touching Tsongakap’s heart and blessing him… some of the students around Tsongkapa also has full or partial vision of Arya Manjushri…

 

MBF, thank you for sending me the link of the video of this artist. I appreciate it. Tsem Rinpoche)

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  1. Samfoonheei on Mar 17, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Beautiful paintings of Lord Tsongkapa by Mr. Ori Carino a 29 year old visionary artist in New York City. Carino attributes his very early beginnings in street art to those early years and began his own career as a Graffiti artist and muralist. Wow….four of Carino’s paintings were included in the book, THE KING OF DHARMA, a first-time publication of an important set of Tibetan paintings from the 18th century. An amazing classic of art and wisdom on the Illustrated life of Je Tsongkapa, teacher of the First Dalai Lama and the scroll paintings are now irreplaceable. Interesting story based on these paintings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Samfoonheei on Mar 17, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Mr. Ori Carino a New York-based talented visionary artist produced amazing and extensive work in sculpture, installation and Buddhist Tibetan paintings especially Lord Tsongkapa. His style of painting Lord Tsongkapa truly amazing, inspiring, creative and any one who see it would love it. His creative and stunning paintings of a set of 15 scroll, related to the life of Tsongkapa did reach India. Amazing spiritual paintings indeed , each painting depicts the life story of Lama Tsongkhapa. Love to see those paintings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  3. Jacinta Goh on Mar 31, 2018 at 6:17 am

    I was led to read this article after Wei Theng have posted it in her FB and I thank her for this!

    Really really very nice painting that captured the essence of the teachings well. It’s like looking at the pic and you’ll be reminded of the majestic and life story of Lama Tsongkhapa. I love all the paintings but particularly drawn to the pic depicting meeting with the Guru. If given the magical touch, I would draw their eyes looking forward or down especially for Lama Tsongkhapa because as I know we have to always show utmost respect to our Guru and when meeting our Guru, we should be somehow shy, bashful or even when we laugh or smile, we try to cover our mouth and gazing up, looking at our Guru occasionally only. Hehehe..

    However, I don’t this is practical for the general because looking into people’s eyes denote respect and listening attentively.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  4. Lin Mun on Mar 30, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Amazing painting by Mr Ori Corino. He put the meaning and message so well on the painting and this cannot be possibly done if he doesn’t have the faith and right understanding about Tibetan Buddhism and Lama Tsongkhapa. Just fascinating to listen to his explanation and combination of various ancient and modern artwork to produce his painting. It would be really great to have more painting of such beautiful and creative art piece.

  5. Stella Cheang on Mar 1, 2018 at 10:27 am

    It is truly fascinating to see the spiritual artwork from the young Mr. Ori Carino, who successfully depicted expression and intricacy of Buddhist Saints and Deities in such richness of details. It must be something he is born to accomplish. The picture of Lama Tsongkhapa’s first vision of Manjushri is sensational as it clearly depicts a ray of clear blue light that connects Manjushri with Lama Tsongkhapa. Thank you for this sharing.

  6. Samfoonheei on Jun 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Amazing……..talented artist Ori Carino,born with a golden hand to paint beautiful Dharma painting.His paintings so beautiful,lively and there’s story behind each paintings.
    He was a young artist,born in New York yet he can paints so well of Tibetan Bhuddist art which included modern interpretations of several of the scenes of greatest spiritual leader like the painting ofLord Tsongkapa has for the first time a vision of Arya Manjushri and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Ori Carino’s beautiful paintings.

  7. sandra on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    wow just wow. i wish i had perfect visualisations like in these paintings for my prayer.

  8. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    These paintings really took my breath away. They are amazingly beautiful. When Mr. Ori paints about Lama Tsongkhapa, you can feel his passion emanating from the painting. Also, I feel that I am whisked away to the time of Lama Tsongkhapa and the paintings make me feel as if I was really there.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing these amazing paintings.

  9. Paris on Jan 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    it’s beautiful to see a young person expressing his devotion through a personal talent – the beautiful medium of art. It is taught that producing / sponsoring Buddhist images creates a tremendous amount of merit, for it makes images available for people to contemplate on, be inspired by for their practice and perhaps even to gain attainments from. From the part of Ori, his paintings also represent a beautiful offering from him to the Buddhas – every paint stroke, the time, the effort and the thought that goes into beautifying each piece becomes an offering. How wonderful!

    We’re fortunate that Rinpoche has created so many avenues for us to engage in this same kind of offering and practice. The different departments manifest into opportunities for us to be like Ori – to paint, to write, to film and produce videos, to do charitable works. They may not seem like traditional methods of formal practice, but the end result is the same – that we aspire to bring the blessings of the three jewels to others and fortify our own practice and faith through these methods.

  10. Frederick Law on Jul 23, 2012 at 2:33 am

    the painting is just beautiful, it is art, and each of the painting is very lively. Using an air brush to paint is not easy, but Ori Carino paint it with passion and whole heartedly with the Dharma in him, and the result is just magnificent.

    I like the Lady in Red, and Tsongkapha meeting his Guru. amazing detail.

    Thank You Rinpoche for this post.

  11. Julia Tan on Jul 4, 2012 at 3:57 am

    The paintings are beautiful. Mr. Ori Carino, has such a talent to paint the modern Tangkha. All these painting will be very helpful for us when we do our meditation and visualization. I like the painting that has Vajrayogini appear in front of Lord Tsongkhapa. A very warm hearted and beautiful picture showed that Tsongkhapa actually see his guru as Vajrapani and the guru sees Tsongkhapa as Munjushri.

  12. JP on Jun 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Mr Ori Carino’s work reminds me of Salvador Dali. It’s surrealism using Tibetan Buddhist subjects. This is one of Dali’s famous piece: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/The_Persistence_of_Memory.jpg

    It’d be great if Mr Carino has an exhibition of these paintings. People can indirectly learn about Lama Tsongkhapa through the arts.

  13. Li Kheng on May 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    The images are very beautiful. It is so kind and skilful of Ori Carino to make the sight of Vajrayogini visible to so many more people through the platform of art and culture. These art pieces will not only be beautiful but will plant many Dharma seeds to create the cause for many viewers to receive Her practice in the future.

    The practice of Vajrayogini is most precious as it will be our most useful “tool” at our time of death. As Buddhists, besides benefiting other, we practice so that we get ready to face a controlled death and rebirth. Thus, we must also note the deeper value of these creations.

    Thank you Rinpoche for once again crating the condition where our sense pleasures is directed on pure Dharma.

  14. Albert on May 20, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    When people out there who are chasing after material wealth, fame, position, power, etc. Ori at the age of 29 chosen a different path, it is very inspirational for him to have such vision, creating such beautiful and beneficial artwork,

    p.s. I love the picture of Lady in red visiting Lord Tsongkhapa too, and I love all his painting, it is so beautiful.

  15. Junior on May 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    They look like they are alive and very creative and innovative.So amazing Tibetan Buddhist art.

  16. James Long on May 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    He use modern painting technique to paint all these beautiful Thangks, I like it very much. Was explaining to people who came into outlet how long and “difficult” to find a Thangka painter who not just paint but combine the practice and meditation with their painting. By looking at these painting is a great blessing, as it is not just color, stroke etc etc… Is the meaning, planing and the concept which the painter took a lot of time to think.

    I like the painting which the lady transforming into Vajrayogini, very creative, subtle but real.

  17. Erickksiow on May 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Mr Ori Carino is a very good artist, his artworks so much creative. The amazing part is, his using Airbrush to paint the Thangkas. Love this Thangka : Tsongkapa (right) meets his guru but sees his guru as Vajrapani the Lord of Secrets. Not as an ordinary being. Where Tsongkapa himself is Lord Manjushri. You see their true nature behind them…

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this to us.

    Best Regards : Erickksiow

  18. mayy on May 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Love the paintings alot! So well done! I took liking to his way of painting, a way we never would think of have brought life to them. I wish I could paint like him. I like the paintings very much especially where Manjushri extends his sword out touching Tsongakap’s heart and blessing him and Vajrayogini.

  19. Davin on May 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Wow.. The painting is so beautiful. I like it very much. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

  20. mitra on May 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

    very clear painting like a real.he is moden painter.

  21. Darren on May 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you Mr. Ori Carino for the wonderful paintings of Tsongkhapa. It was an eye opening for me to see these beautiful art work of Tsongkhapa. Maybe the artwork will give everyone a good imprints in their mind to be able to meet Dharma.

  22. Tenzin Kyabsum on May 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Really beautiful and life-like paintings! I can’t believe they were airbrushed. So talented he is. Maybe he was a Thangkha painter in his previous life?

    I like the way he explains his paintings. Very profound and I can feel his passion for Dharma and painting from the way he speaks. Really interesting!

    Thank you Rinpoche and Cody for sharing!

  23. tenzin llhamo on May 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    His paintings are really one of a kind. At 1st glance, I thought, I thought they were hand painted like the thangkas but as I watched the video, I was amazed to know that he actually used airbrush! His style of the paintings are so original as they are based on true events and not something that he made up.
    How he depict the story with his own visualization is really nice!

  24. Girlie on May 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Mr Carino brings to life in his paintings the various stages in Je Tsongkhapa’s life. Beautiful pieces of art passionately transformed and depicted on canvas with his own style.

  25. henry ooi on May 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Never mind if I understand the art of painting but the results shown by Ori Carino attracted and are appreciated by many people. Not only is Ori a gifted artist but he has knowledge of what he was painting. Each piece is beautifully and lovingly painted the modern way. Thank you, Ori, for expressing dharma in art and sharing with the world.

  26. abby F on May 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    OMB, the paintings are all so nice!
    This must be imprints from the past life.. I love the Vajrayogini’s painting the most! 🙂

  27. Pastor Chia on May 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    All the thangka painting from Mr.Ori Carino are so stunning. Tibetan art painting from tradition thangka drawing to the modern art painting yet still carry the authenticity of Vajrayana Buddhism essence.
    Good new to share is, Mr. Ori Carino also student of Kensur Lobsang Tharchin same as Tsem Tulku Rinpoche first guru at New Jersey. Rejoice all the good news. I hope one day Mr. Ori Carino come to visit Malaysia.

  28. Joy on May 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I really really wish I can paint like Ori. Truly is truly amazing and inspiring work of divine art. I love every single, especially the Tsongkhapa meeting the lady in red one. So mystical, divine and it is as though you have been transported in to that particular time and you are there watching the whole scene!

    They say a painting captures the mood and emotions of the artist… well Ori has definitely shown his passion and feelings through these sacred depictions. That is why it is so very alive!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. Thank you Ori for these awe inspiring work of art that allows us to have/experience a glimpse of what it could have been when Lord Tsongkhapa was doing what He was doing.

    Pure divine beauty captured and brought to life…

  29. Siong Woan on May 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Love the paintings, he must have spent hours on each paintings. His care and passion on the deities depicted in each piece of his work. Mr Carino should start teaching and sharing his skills so they are not lost.

  30. jennifer on May 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I love every of Mr Ori’s paintings. The colours are so beautiful and vivid. It’s amazing that Mr Ori is so young yet so talented and he had depicted his spirituality in his every stroke of his brush.

  31. Jeffrey Yee on May 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Mr Carino really stands out from other street artists with his remarkable paintings of Lama Tsongkhapa. The most amazing part about them is that they are created from stories of Tsongkhapa, passed down from generations after generations. They are definitely worth to be kept in a museum to educate future generations about Buddhism and the Gelugpa Lineage.

  32. ericchoong on May 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    看了Mr Ori 的画,我从来没有想像到佛画是可以这样画的。。。太有创意又不失传统。

    画笔惊艳,颜色非常丰盛美丽,画中有故事。。。引人思考。

    想像的到他对宗格巴大师的喜爱有多大。尤其,我最喜欢的一幅佳作是一位女子尤如金刚瑜伽母身穿旗袍与宗柏巴大师的作品,使我惊讶!

    看了这些画作,我真的得到一些在服装创作的灵感。。。谢谢仁波切的分享。增加了我在创作上的一些指示,希望有一天Mr Ori 能到马耒西亚开画展,把宗格巴大师发扬光大。

    向世人展示佛法的艺术,佛法的新世界。

  33. Helena on May 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Oh yes..I really love the story behind every paintings that he explained especially “THE special MOMENT”.

  34. Helena on May 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche, after i have watched the video, its really an eye opener for me. I feel like screaming!!! Mr. Ori Carino is AMAZING!!! I love all his work and the one I love most is Vajrayogini visits Lord Tsongkhapa. especially when Mr.Ori explained on the painting. Very very beautiful.

  35. Wan on May 15, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Wow!!! i like these beautiful paintings of Lama Tsongkhapa.

    It’s unique and there are story/meaning for each painting. I not only rejoice and happy with the beautiful painting but also learn about quality of Lama Tsongkhapa and what he has acheived according to each painting as the same time..

  36. Adeline on May 15, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I looked and looked again many times at Mr Ori Carino paintings they are so beautiful and real, i really liked the Lady wearing red (like a cheerful VY to me) came to visit Tsongkapa.

  37. So Kin Hoe on May 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Mr. Ori Carino’s paintings of Lord Tsongkhapa really amaze me. I have never expected to see such colorful paintings with the stories of Lord Tsongkhapa.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing artworks from Mr. Ori Carino. I love the paintings very much and hop

  38. Louise Lee on May 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    When i read this , i see Rinpoche ! Coz Rinpoche work really hard to teach us dharma in modern way , suit US & the way we can easily to put in everyday . Because easy for us to digest. We make our Lama in very difficult, with only reason !! BECAUSE WE”RE SO LAZY AND FULL WITH EGO !!

    Same like MR Ori Carino, he work very hard to put the modern technology in the Thangka! He make it very high tech & modern ! Event he use his talent to paint Lama Tsongkhapa story board! He is so great !!

    Dear Mr Ori Carino , Keep It Up !! Continue to support your painting work in Dharma !

    Thank you

  39. Adrian Cho on May 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Paintings of Mr Ori Carino is really amazing and he is so talent..
    I can see those picture in every paintings are so in details..
    Especially the paintings of Tsongkhapa meet his Guru with 2 deity of Manjushri and Vajrapani. It was so beautiful and looks so real.
    I like it so much.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing to us.

  40. Datuk May on May 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Beautiful Paintings, modernism into and ancient tradition of the Second Buddha.

    I really like those paintings especially the one with the lady in red. A picture truly tells a thousand words.

  41. Victor Phang on May 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Very beautiful visualization. They are definitely beyond just like an art piece. Mr. Ori Carino “translate” the powerful visualization into holy drawings. So clear, so real, so lively.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these beautiful pictures.
    Take good care
    With love,
    VP

  42. David Lai on May 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    The artwork of Ori Carino is fantastic. I love every one of his pictures and particularly, I like the one when he meet his Guru and sees him as Vajrapani, while his Guru sees him as Manjushri. This is just lovely artwork. He is just amazingly talented and it is really neat that he is putting his talent to good use. It is rare here in Malaysia to see people with artistic talent and going all the way with it.

  43. Jace Chong on May 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing, the paintings are very very nice and I like the video too.

    The lineage and stories of Lama Tsongkhapa are so well restored, every story is touching as it’s real from a human experience, it’s not something made up.

    That’s something I can relate to. Enlightenment is not something in the air and it could be achieved with Buddhist paths. Shakyamurni and Tsongkhapa physically appeared to the world to show that it’s possible and tell us the way.

    I hope the lineage can continue to next next next and next generations to benefits more sentient beings! _/|\_

  44. Jean Mei on May 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Even though within Ori’s paintings some images are skewed between 2D and 3D, the incredible details and highly realistic perspective in Ori Carino’s paintings makes it feel like you’ve had the fortunate opportunity to take a glimse into past history.

    Especially in the scene where a lady dressed in red visits Lord Tsongkhapa’s retreat abode, the details of the wall painting, the carpet, the glow above Je Tsongkhapa’s head, Vajrayogini’s dress, etc, is not overly done, but as much as our eye would capture.

    It’s the sort of details we would see in French Rennaisance paintings, and I’m really happy to see this artistic technique translated into depicting Lama Tsongkhapa’s life.

    What an incredible and refreshing artist.

    • DR on May 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      Isn’t Ori just so talented? He can express culture, tradition, religion and art all in one painting. So refreshing!

  45. patsy on May 13, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Mr. Ori Carino’s paintings are so amazing. He paints and describes his works with passion.I like the painting of Tsongkhapa who himself is Lord Manjushri meets his guru whom he sees not as an ordinary being but as Vajrapani the Lord of Secrets. Their body postures show how humble they are of each other.

    All these contemporary paintings using airbrush are so captivating and beautiful; they look so alive. Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing.

  46. william on May 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Amazing interpretation of Tibetan Buddhist art into contemporary paintings. You can see that Ori talks with passion on his artwork and that his depiction has to be accurate and not like before where he has no reference.

    I like it that he says that we just need to look into the mirror to see that it is real because his art is based on human forms. That’s what so special about it. Talented artist, we need more people like him

  47. Terri on May 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    pretty and very creative.

  48. Ksjc Leu Chong Hin on May 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    很有才华的一位畫家。他的畫作顏色非常美丽,人物生動,作品要表达的内容也很特别。

  49. Chandra on May 12, 2012 at 5:41 am

    The paintings are so alive and breathtakingly beautiful. It’s almost real yet surreal. How fortunate the gentleman is to have connection with Je Rinpoche!

  50. Don Buchwalter on May 12, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Wonderful! These paintings combine the best of tradition and “newness” , and they really are fantastic to contemplate upon.

    Here’s hoping that we see many more glorious works of art by Mr. Ori, and others who feel inspired by him!

    • Don Buchwalter on May 12, 2012 at 4:01 am

      Pardon me, but I meant Mr. Carino.

  51. Koh Hee Peng on May 12, 2012 at 1:24 am

    The pictures are very beautiful. The combination of bright, radiant, vibrant and gayish colour makes the pictures look so real, that by looking at the pictures it is as though we were there witnessing the auspicious event took place right in front of our eyes. Very inspiring indeed.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Cody for sharing 😀

  52. Paul Yap on May 12, 2012 at 12:02 am

    wow! These paintings are so alive and beautiful, I’m sure lots of people will be inspired, good job!

  53. Valentina Suhendra on May 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Dear Lama

    Thank you for sharing these pictures! I have been looking for books on Tibetan Buddhist iconography in bookstores with little luck (have tried in Jakarta and Malaysia). Will look in Singapore next month.

    I really love the paintings you blog above!

    Valentina

  54. Irene Lim on May 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Ori Carino’s painting is so captivating and vivid. His paintings transcend new dimension in tradition art, so expressively divine!

  55. hecelus tan on May 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    His paintings really beautiful espacially Manjushri is nice.

  56. Thierry on May 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Wonderful to see these modern takes at holy scenes.
    Wonderful to hear Mr. Ori speak with knowledge and passion about the Great Lama Tsongkhapa.
    It would be wonderful to see more of Mr. Ori’s work because they are not just paintings, there are teachings, they are biographical scenes that also are teachings.

  57. Lai on May 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Like the picture of Tsongkapa meets his guru, and i wonder, is it what they really see in real life!?
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this!

  58. MayOng on May 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    All of these paintings by Ori Carino are beautiful. I love the way he drew with fine strokes, how each individual painting reflects the expression of the subject and how it is related to respective stories. Carino was wearing a mala over his neck and I think he drew these beautiful paintings with passion for dharma

  59. Elena on May 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    More than the paintings (which are very beautiful! I love that glow around Vajrayogini), what impresses me the most about the video is how much passion Mr Carino speaks with. I don’t pretend to ‘get’ art but when he talks about his paintings and describes what he envisions, and what his paintings represent, then it really comes to life…his descriptions are as beautiful as his paintings!

  60. KH Ng on May 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I am not an artist but when see these paintings the impression is that it is so contemporary. So modern but yet captured the essence of the deities, the subject and the story it is telling so well. The colors are so vibrant and pleasing to the eyes. Like high definition remake versions of the Thangkas.

  61. sweekeong on May 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Wow.. His paintings are very realistic. They also done a lot of background research to present an accurate picture of the story to tell.

  62. Joe Ang on May 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    The paintings by Mr. Ori are mesmerizing. i like the one which Tsongkapa meets his guru but sees his guru as Vajrapani the Lord of Secrets and Tsongkapa himself is Lord Manjushri. 😀

  63. pastor ngeow on May 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Wow !3D is coming to holy paintings ! I believe its going to help our visualization of deities much easier. I am deeply touched by the actions of our lineage masters/gurus who sacrificed everything to protect such treasures so that we can now access them and be blessed by them. Ori’s work will benefit many through this medium of expression and his interpretation of enlightened activity of the 2nd Buddha.

  64. lewkwanleng on May 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Wow! He is good in airbrush is one thing, but his insistance of accuracy of the painting is what really inspire me.

    Many of the people in Tibet can’t read and they rely on paintings and statues for the correct teachings and meditation practices. Therefore, accuracy of information is a must.

    I rejoice for Ori Carino for using his talent to spread the King of Dharma – Lama Tsongkapa.

  65. Wan Wai Meng on May 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    A painting like this can tell a story, this is amazing, not only are the pictures beautiful but stories about the greatness of Lama Tsongkhapa told in this manner can benefit people who might not like to connect Tsongkhapa through something like text or articles. But what appeals to them is ART!. The King of Dharma should be well known all over the universe 🙂

  66. Lim KSJC on May 11, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing, Mr Ori Carino style and technique in his painting are awesome. It is very creative and innovative, the painting make us feel interesting to take a look not just once so can make us easier to memorize and visualize.

    Divine Buddha Vajra Yogini and Tamantaka painted by Ori Carino is so real with fantastic work, i like the paint of Tsongkapa (right) meets his guru (sees his guru as Vajrapani the Lord of Secrets. Not as an ordinary being. Where Tsongkapa himself is Lord Manjushri)…

  67. Cody MBF on May 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

    i am happy to share and really captivated by the way he paints.
    Hmm..It may be a good theme for a art competition to spread tsongkapha teachings in singapore… through story telling in paintings…

    • tsemtulku on May 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      I wish so much we had people in Singapore and Malaysia who will paint in this style so much!! Tsem Rinpoche

      • cod MBF singapore on May 12, 2012 at 11:26 pm

        I believe it will manifest soon. We will work on it.

  68. Han on May 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Paintings of Mr Ori Carino are amazing, every painting represent special moment and Its so in depth, I love the interview clip, he said if there is shift of perception, will obtain remarkable highest possible teachings , and this make the practice true for us.
    The paintings are very authentic and full of passion too !

    Thank you Rinpoche for the post.

  69. Su an on May 11, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Wow, these paintings are very mesmerizing! They look like they are alive. Mr ORi Carino is spreading Lama Tsongkhapa via art. Its mind boggling to know that HH Dalai Lama decided to take the Tsongkhapa Eighty scrolls, out of all things, when he was fleeing for his life! Because of that, we can enjoy and admire these beautiful paintings today. And Mr Ori’s team spent a lot of effort to ensure that what they give to the world is correct and true and beautiful. So touching and amazing. I like the painting of Lama Tsongkhapa meeting His Guru with their true nature right behind them, and their body postures showing how humble and respectful they are of each other. Thank you Rinpoche and Cody for sharing.

  70. JImmy Tan on May 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

    this was a real eye opener for me . it just surprise me that thangka painting can be so modern and meaningful . that was awesome.i will share this into my facebook so more people will benefit and get bless.

  71. Yoke Fui on May 11, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Mr Ori Carino used Western style and modern technique in his painting on the life story of Lord Tsongkhapa is amazing !

    I especially like the picture of Lady Vajrayogini’s visit to Lord Tsongkhapa.

    Carino puts creativity into spirituality and vice versa.

    • tsemtulku on May 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

      I love the part where the lady wearing read visiting Tsongkapa starts to reveal who she really is!!!!! So exciting…That never happens to me!!!

      • bengkooi on May 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm

        I like that part very much as well, especially how the painting looks like a normal lady visiting a monk but when you look closer, Vajrayogini’s hand is emerging. I also love Mr Carino’s painting of Vajrayogini. She looks so alive and real, and somewhat like I imagine her to be, glowing in the darkness. Beautiful 🙂

  72. Jay Jae on May 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

    When I first set my eyes on these paintings I just ran short of a dozen heartbeats! These modern depictions of Je Lama is just so neat! A meeting of two worlds, both from old Tibet and Italian Renaissance have merged into a piece of what I would call mastery of the arts.

    What’s more intriguing in Mr. Ori’s works is his passion for Je Tsongkhapa. When you see him describe the stories of Tsongkhapa, you don’t just feel his passion, you can actually imagine how it was really like!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this! It’s heartwarming to know that there are so many people out there who are as passionate about Tsongkhapa as us!

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 19. 2022 03:01 PM
    Wangze is an emanation of Manjushri as an enlightened being, will assist us when we are having to face difficult situations or dealing with difficult people . With a good motivation and right visualisation, Wangze’s practice will remove our obstacles and purify our negative karma. Relying Wangze with trust will assists us to exert control over our own minds our words transforming difficult situations into opportunities.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a powerful practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-wangze-for-power-and-influence.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 19. 2022 02:56 PM
    Lama Thubten Phurbu is a well-known and learned Gelug lama and an outspoken Dorje Shugden practitioner who has beneficiated many in Tibet, China and the west as well. He travels occasionally to the West, India and Nepal to give teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa’s precious lineage as well as Dorje Shugden’s practice. A prominent Gelug lama, is at the forefront of spreading Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition, giving teachings on Lamrim and mind transformation in order to propagate Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings. He even spoke against the Tibetan Leadership ban on Dorje Shugden in Tibet and the harm instigated against Dorje Shugden practitioners. Interesting read of a great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche foe this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/incredible-lama-thubten-phurbu-and-his-activities.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 19. 2022 02:54 PM
    Watched this powerful, heartfelt and painful video again . Earthlings is a American documentary film about humanity’s use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. There is a strong and insightful message in this documentary film which took SIX years to make. Not an easy task after all but managed to obtain through hidden camera. More people will be aware of those sufferings of those kill for the human greed exploitation of animals. It also shed light the truth the very truth of the sufferings of those innocent been exploited. Interesting read and great video to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/earthlings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 16. 2022 02:23 PM
    Spirits do exist due to their karmic retribution for their greed, selfishness, and jealousy while they were alive. Buddhist scriptures describe spirits as beings which could manifest in many dimensions, and varies forms. Some spirits are harmful and some spirits are neutral , never get involve with them. We could do prayers and dedicate to them. There are many methods we can invoke upon to protect ourselves, for example relying upon the Dharma Protectors Trakze . Watching the interesting video again about this Bryn Athyn spirit . As described by witnesses Jeremy, Kristin and Michelle how it appeared and disappeared, that glided across the field in a dark appearance. Interesting watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bryn-athyn-monster-spirit
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 16. 2022 02:20 PM
    Interesting story of whale that saves a woman from shark attacked. Marine biologist and research scientist Nan Hauser was saved by a humpback whale during a recent research expedition in the Cook Islands. It could be the first such case on record of a humpback protecting a human. Watched the video showing how the whale had saved her. Incredible footage has emerged of a giant humpback whale protecting her from a circling shark in the pacific. The whale pushed her through the water to safety as another whale warded off the shark with its tail. She has dedicated her life to protecting whales and once a life time experience for her having a whale protect her instead.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/whale-saves-woman-from-a-shark.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jan 16. 2022 02:18 PM
    Stories of haunted house, spook house or ghost house in ghostlore ,which I always have interest reading or listening. I have not encountered one before but I truly believe their existing as i sometimes do feel their present. Descriptions of ghosts or spirits vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible shapes. They are trapped due to their negative karma and might cause harm such as accidents, negative dreams and in some severe cases, even death. The story of Nun from Seremban was one such case. Following Rinpoche’s advice and this Nun did what was told the disturbance disappeared . Its such an interesting paranormal stories .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/nun-from-seremban.html
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    Saturday, Jan 15. 2022 12:54 PM
    Wesak is one of the most important Buddhist festivals. It is a celebration of Buddha’s birthday and, for some Buddhists, marks his enlightenment and passing away of Buddha. Wesak Day is usually a lively public holiday with chants by monks and devotees seeking blessings and the lighting of joss sticks and lotus-shaped candles at the temples. Interesting read of how Wesak Day been celebrated around the world with beautiful pictures thats tell us all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

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    The truth is that authentic happiness does not come from our external circumstances, and we can learn to be happy by making others happy. It is our inner feeling that creates happiness, along with how we interpret the events of life. Helping the homeless , underprivileged communities, and giving a smile to them is true happiness. Learning and practicing Dharma is the best choice that will change our luck that will transform our mind. Fortune tellers, soothsayers, using each individual way do tarots and fortune reading. They have different sets of powers reliable or not depend on each individual. They offers insight into people’s luck . To me looking in our lives , think positively on the good side, do good then good things will comes to us naturally ,bringing us positive energy or luck eventually. In life not everyone born with a golden spoon. We have to work hard to where we are and get what we want. Nothing in life comes easy with no effort. The moment when we do good for others, good things happen, instead of looking at whether we have luck or not. We have to take charge of our lives and create luck doing charity, volunteering, get involved in a more meaningful activities and so forth. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/psychics-fortune-tellers-and-how-to-change-your-luck
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    Saturday, Jan 15. 2022 12:49 PM
    So Rinpoche’s taboo words were, I will try,I will do my best,I cannot
    I’ll do it tomorrow and I will. Thank you Joy for this sharing with us especially to those of us outside Ladrang. I wouldn’t know this till reading this post. Some information rather knowledge we should learn to avoid saying such things as much as possible. Mind-sets play a significant role in determining life’s outcomes. In Buddhism spiritual Gurus are the pillars of the tradition. They are guardians of the Dharma, they provide students with knowledge as well guidance and inspiration for liberation. Our Guru should be served with utmost devotion and respect. We should do as told and never give up without doing our task. We are fortunate to have met Rinpoche and since then our lives has completely transformed, it is a worthwhile journey.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-taboo-words
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    Tuesday, Jan 11. 2022 03:28 PM
    Not everyone gets the chance to serve our Guru directly, so given a chance we should be happy and rejoice going all the way to serve from our heart. Serving our Guru directly is a fast track to purifying one’s karma and gaining attainments. One will collect tremendously amount of merits through serving our Guru. Merits are the key to many things we wish to achieve in life and our spiritual practice. In a way it helps us to clear any obstacles and purify our karma or misfortune we are suffering. Serving with a good motivation and good action helps us to collect merits.
    Thank you Joy for this sharing through those moment with Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-fast-track-to-enlightenment
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    Tuesday, Jan 11. 2022 03:26 PM
    That’s wonderful having the opportunity to prepare food for Rinpoche. Not everybody have that opportunity to serve Rinpoche which was one of the best places to swiftly gain a great amount of merits. And one of the fastest ways to purify one’s karma as well. Rejoice for you. .. Joy .Rinpoche manifested to help us chip away at our delusions and bad habituations, as well as sharpen our minds. Working in the kitchen is a tough for those who not loves preparing foods. That the way Rinpoche sharpened our minds and increased our patience and tolerance levels. Its more like training us not to give up in whatever situation we come across.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for this sharing. Glad to know more and understand better of Rinpoche through your eyes and stories told.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/rinpoche-through-my-eyes-cooking-for-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 11. 2022 03:21 PM
    Beautiful sharing Pastor David , a better insight of Rinpoche through your real life stories and observations to inspire us. Going to the movies with Rinpoche for the last will forever a great memories for Pastor. It is all about the richness of the Rinpoche’s life which Rinpoche had accomplished to benefit many of us and more to come through his profound teachings. What Rinpoche had left behind is woven into the lives of us. Beautiful sharing .
    Thank you Pastor David.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tales-with-my-lama-going-to-the-movies-with-rinpoche
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    Monday, Jan 10. 2022 10:41 PM
    Learned something new today, thanks for the sharing on The Goddess Lok Yeay Mao.
    It is definitely challenging to build a huge statue but I believe each and everyone who took part in this project received abundant blessings from the Goddess.

    I could feel the tranquility in this surrounding just by looking at these pictures.
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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 8. 2022 03:33 PM
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    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/after-the-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 8. 2022 03:32 PM
    Houn Jiyu-Kennett born Peggy Teresa Nancy Kennett, a British roshi most famous for having been the first female to be sanctioned by the Soto School of Japan to teach in the West. She was a prolific translator, publishing many Soto scriptures in English. From Japan she moved to San Francisco and founded the Zen Mission been the first Zen monastery in the United States to be established by a woman. She had guided hundreds of students, and her books including The Wild, White Goose and Selling Water by the River are read widely by Western Zen practitioners. Kennett Roshi suffered from poor health for several years and died of complications from diabetes leaving a legacy .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/why-are-roshi-jiyu-kennett%e2%80%99s-disciples-so-reclusive.html

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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
3 years ago
Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
3 years ago
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
3 years ago
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
3 years ago
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
3 years ago
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Sacred Vajra Yogini
Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
3 years ago
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
3 years ago
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
3 years ago
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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
3 years ago
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
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
3 years ago
This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
3 years ago
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
3 years ago
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
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
3 years ago
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
3 years ago
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
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
3 years ago
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
3 years ago
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
3 years ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
3 years ago
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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
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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)
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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)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. 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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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
8 months ago
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
9 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
10 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
10 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
12 months ago
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
12 months ago
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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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.
1 years ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 years ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
1 years ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
1 years ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
1 years ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
2 yearss 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
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