The Power of Habit: A Book Review

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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg deals with habits according to the individual, the organisation, and society at large.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg deals with habits according to the individual, the organisation, and society at large.

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Niral Patel)

Self-help books are a dime a dozen these days. As soon as you walk into a bookstore or want to buy an eBook online, you are bound to come across the self-help section, also known as ‘popular psychology’ or ‘general psychology’. It is something unavoidable in this day and age. Given the plethora of titles available, it is easy to get overwhelmed and not know which book or resource is the right one for you. But unknown to most, the self-help genre is as old as writing itself. Even the ancient Egyptians, with their complex hieroglyphic language, had their own versions of self-help literature, as did the Greeks and Romans.

As a genre of literature in Western culture, self-help books can be traced back to a text published in 1859 by Samuel Smiles titled: Self-Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct. The book was a manual of sorts aimed to instruct readers on solving personal problems and uplifting oneself from poverty to wealth through frugality and eradicating irresponsible behaviour. However, the book also attacked the principles of materialism and governments that did not regulate economic affairs or implement both taxation and subsidies. This book is commonly referred to as the “bible of mid-Victorian liberalism.”

Over the last half century or so, the genre has taken cultural prominence all over the world and has evolved to cover a wider range of topics than written about in Smiles’ Self-Help book. These days, the self-help genre seeks economic, intellectual, and emotional improvement driven by one’s own determination and often includes a significant psychological basis. A major section of the genre deals with the formation of habit, a recurring pattern of behaviour acquired through frequent repetition until one engages in it almost unconsciously. These habits lead us to failure and misery, or propel us to succeed and provide us with a deep sense of happiness. It is this topic that Charles Duhigg explains and investigates in his book: The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do and how to change. The Pulitzer Prize winner writes about habit in three distinct, yet obviously interrelated, spheres: that of the individual, that of organisations, and that of societies. The truths and techniques he lists in these sections provide readers with a truly powerful transformational ability.

 

The Habits of Individuals

Samuel Smiles published a book titled 'Self-Help' in 1859. It was to be the first book in the modern self-help genre.

Samuel Smiles published a book titled ‘Self-Help’ in 1859. It was to be the first book in the modern self-help genre.

Chapter 1, titled: The Habit Loop: How Habits Work discusses how many people mistakenly believe the formation of habit is linked to one’s psychical memory. The story of 71-year-old Eugene Pauly shatters this misconception. Due to viral encephalitis, Eugene lost the medial temporal lobe of his brain. Though the rest of his brain remained intact, he suffered complete short-term memory loss, and he could only remember events that occurred before 1960. His short-term memory loss was so bad he could not remember any new event for more than a minute. He could not tell you where the kitchen or bathroom was located in his own house, even if he was sitting there, and he had no memory of his grandchildren.

His wife took Eugene for a walk every day around the neighbourhood to ensure he had enough exercise. However, one day, she could not find him in the house. After 15 minutes of frantic worrying, Eugene showed up having gone for his daily walk by himself. His memory was so bad, he could not tell you where his house was or even describe the route he took every day, but he could actually take the walk every day. His example broke the conception that habits are formed and operated from the part of the brain that regulates memory. Later, scientific tests confirmed we actually learn and make unconscious choices without having to remember anything about the lesson or decision-making process.

It seems this is due to the fact that the brain converts sequences of actions into automatic routines, known as ‘chunking’, and this is the cause of habit formation. For example, using a fork includes several actions and awarenesses, including knowing how to hold the fork, how much pressure to apply to pierce the food, how to bring it up to the mouth, when to open the mouth, and when to close the mouth, and how to remove the fork from the mouth ensuring the food does not spill out. This simple use of a fork involves many separate actions in unison, but most of us do this every time we eat without a second thought.

 

The Habit Loop

Duhigg continues chapter 1 by outlining a principle that is central to understanding habit formation and subsequently how to change our habits. He calls this principle the habit loop. It consists of three steps:

  1. Cue – a trigger that signals your brain to execute an automatic mode.
  2. Routine – the emotional, mental, or physical behaviour that follows the cue.
  3. Reward – the positive stimuli affirming the routine works well, and is something to remember. This leads the brain to use the same routine again in similar situations.

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Once we understand and are familiar with how our habits are formed, it makes them much easier to control. By observing the cues and rewards we use in certain situations, we can change the routines to effect the desired change in our lives.

In chapter 2, The Craving Brain: How to Create New Habits, Duhigg examines the importance of the cue and reward to create a new routine. He gives many examples, one of which is the story of Proctor and Gamble’s then-revolutionary product Febreze. Though it was a breakthrough in modern science because it eliminated odours rather than masked them, like regular air-fresheners, it was not originally popular. Due to the way our body’s sense of smell works, we become used to smells over time. If a lady with nine cats and house odour lived in the situation long enough, she would become used to the smell, therefore would not think of buying the product.

She would have no cue to induce her to do anything about the smell. The company was about to discontinue the product when their management team found out what scientists then already knew; once a cue is introduced, the brain begins to anticipate and crave the associated reward. In this case, they could not sell a product without a scent, because there was no cue for the brain to anticipate. After adding fragrant scents to Febreze and marketing the product as the final touch to a household cleaning routine, sales increased dramatically. Later, the company revealed the real scientific and chemical breakthrough that Febreze utilised, eliminating odour rather than temporarily covering it.

Duhigg’s third chapter, The Golden Rule of Habit Change: Why Transformation Occurs seeks to analyse transformation. Of the many systems and examples of transformation he writes about, the 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous is particularly important. In this system, an actual physical addiction with both genetic and psychological roots is overcome in a largely arbitrary and unscientific method. It does not address the biochemical factors present in alcoholism, nor the psychiatric factors involved. Rather, it introduces a new routine in the habit loop, first by identifying what alcoholism is supposedly fulfilling, which is relaxation, companionship, relief from anxiety, or escape, and substituting this through the medium of Alcoholics Anonymous groups. Although powerful but scientifically perplexing, one other key factor is involved and that is faith or belief. Though the scientific examination of faith and its mechanism to inspire change is almost non-existent, it remains a potent tool in personal transformation. For example, most people attending Alcoholics Anonymous have faith or belief in a higher power. Likewise, faith and belief not only in a higher power, but in anything, can lead to change and transformation.

 

The Habits of Successful Organisations

Keystone Habits, or the Ballard of Paul O’Neil: Which Habits Matter Most, Chapter 4, talks about the need to use what is termed as a ‘keystone’ habit, something that creates a chain reaction disrupting other habits. Citing the example of Paul O’Neill, CEO of the manufacturer Alcoa, he stresses the importance of keystone habits in effecting transformation within organisations. Giving his first speech to investors in 1987, O’Neill talked about worker safety, rather than following the usual script about profit and losses, and promised to implement better business acumen. He even pointed out fire exits to members of the audience, who questioned his sanity.

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Fast-forward 11 years, and Alcoa had become a company with an accident rate 1/20th of the national average. O’Neill succeeded in his implementation of new safety guidelines, and this paid off with a 500% rise in income and a market value increase of $27,000,000. He knew transformation of the work force was necessary and realised concentration on one thing would disrupt other habits hindering the growth of the company in all areas of management. Worker safety was his keystone, and realising this, he instituted a better habit loop – whenever there was an injury (cue), the unit president would provide O’Neill with an injury report and action plan to prevent such accidents again within 24 hours (routine). Promotion depended on compliance with this requirement (reward).

For the unit president to meet the 24-hour deadline, he needed to be in close communication with his VP to hear about it. The VP had to be in constant communication with the floor managers; the floor managers relied on workers for safety suggestions, which they would need to answer the VP when he asked for a plan. As new patterns of communication were created because of this, other areas of the business changed, and better safety ultimately became better quality and efficiency.

Keystone habits can affect all areas of our lives, leading to wider shifts and behaviours. For example, those with a habit of exercise find they start eating healthier, are more productive at work, and feel less stressed. Though the principle may be easy to understand, implementing it can be a challenge and can only be done through a trial and error approach with the goal of a ‘small win’, a minor advantage that sets into motion a transformation of habit patterns on a larger scale.

Duhigg gave an example of a ‘small win’ by detailing a 2009 weight loss study. Simply by asking participants to keep a daily log of the foods they ate and nothing more, participants naturally began identifying eating patterns. This led to them taking more proactive approaches to planning meals, which led to healthier meals. Those who kept the food diary lost twice as much weight as any other participant.

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In chapter 5, Starbucks and the Habit of Success: When Willpower Becomes Automatic, Duhigg presents one of the most important keystone habits – our own willpower. Highlighting the story of the international coffee chain Starbucks, he showcases that increasing willpower in one area of your life increases willpower in other areas of life too. This was integral to the success of Starbucks, which included the implementation of methodical planning of routine to deal with cues where pain and temptation were the strongest.

This was implemented through a rigorous training system and guides. Staff were made aware of certain cues that would necessitate a response, normally emotional, such as an angry customer yelling because his or her order was incorrect. This was matched with one of the dozens of routines in the company’s repertoire. By choosing a specific behaviour, or routing as Duhigg labels it, willpower became a habit. This led to employees maintaining a high level of service, which propelled Starbucks to become one of the world’s leading coffee companies.

In The Power of a Crisis: How Leaders Create Habits Through Accident and Design, chapter 6 of his impactful work, Duhigg states each organisation has their own instituted habits. These are mostly unspoken routines that make the company work, as even the most skilled leaders could never deal with the small decisions faced by front-line workers. While it may seem a company spends time in research and development, coming up with often-complex systems, most of the actual routines are based on individual and collective behaviours. For example, if you asked someone how to succeed in the company at which you work, it is unlikely they would refer you to the policy handbook, but rather tell you about the informal rules of working there. If working in a successful organisation, it is probably because its leaders have developed these unspoken habits that provide a sense of power and keep the peace, while making it clear who is in charge.

Chapter 7, How Target Knows What You Want Before You Do: When Companies Predict (and Manipulate) Habits, outlines how companies utilise cues, habits, and rewards to become successful. Companies these days rely on large amounts of data to predict consumer habits, but have realised that most purchasing decisions are made the moment a consumer actually sees a product. Despite a customer’s intention to buy a product, habit is much more influential in their decision-making process. These habits, however, are much more individualised than information provided by large amounts of data.

To counter this, companies like Target collect individualised shopping data based on customer spending through the use of credit, loyalty programmes, rewards, and frequent shopper cards. Combined with information such as age, marital status, location and ethnicity, which are provided when customers sign up, they can create an extremely detailed picture of a customer’s life. Using this, they can then tailor products which fall in line with the customer’s habits, thereby increasing sales dramatically. For example, if you suddenly start buying pre-natal vitamins, Target will send you coupons for pregnancy items and even coupons for diapers, cleverly delivered between more generic adverts, such as for lawnmowers or food. What Duhigg shares in this chapter is that one should not be suspicious of the manipulation of your habits by large companies, but realise habits are an extremely powerful tool, and you can create your own new habits between your existing routines.

 

The Habits of Societies

Duhigg spends a large part of chapter 8, Saddleback Church and the Montgomery Bus Boycott: How Movements Happen, analysing how the American hero Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, sparking a movement that spearheaded civil rights in the United States. This incident was not the first; at least two similar recorded incidents had occurred in the previous months before Rosa Parks’ most famous defiance on December 1, 1955. Habits were responsible for the civil rights crusade.

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Deeply involved in her community, she was part of many groups and organisations that rarely communicated or crossed paths with each other. When two of her friends, unknown to each other — a former head of the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, and a white lawyer — both tried to post her bail and mount legal challenges against segregation laws, links were made that did not previously exist. By the end of the day, news of her arrest had spread throughout the community like wildfire, and the beginnings of the civil rights movement took root.

In this case, it was not that Rosa Parks had many close friends; in fact, she had what sociologists call “weak ties.” These are in many ways more important than close friends, connecting us with a wider network of people, groups, and information. Close friends usually run in the same groups we do; therefore, they are unlikely to connect us to much outside our own sphere. Through these weak ties, there was enough peer pressure for a movement to take root. A smaller amount of pressure, but over a considerably larger number of people was necessary. In fact, those who didn’t participate in the movement risked losing social standing within the community. When this was picked up by the media, they took it to mean everyone was participating. The resulting boycott against the city of Montgomery became a new social habit that spilled over into larger habits, such as peaceful protests, a move that jumpstarted the civil rights movement, leading to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Duhigg’s last chapter, The Neurology of Free Will: Are We Responsible for our Habits? discusses more scientific approaches to understanding habits through MRI scans and clinical research. Using this, he seeks to prove the validity of his habit loop theory and does so convincingly through examples of differences between pathological and social gamblers. He concludes that, no matter how strong a habit is, as long as you are aware of it, you can change it. In the end, he recounts a story by David Foster Wallance.

“There are these two, young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, ‘Morning, boys. How’s the water?’ The young fish swim on for a bit before one finally asks the other what “water” is.”

Like the fish, many of us live our lives swimming through a world permeated with habits without even realising it.

 

The Guide to Transformation

The best part of the book is the appendix, titled: A Reader’s Guide to Using These Ideas, in which Duhigg quite simply summarises his book into steps we can utilise in our quest for real change in our lives. While reading the book, readers are made aware of the literal power of habits and how they shape our lives, and the appendix gives us the guide to affecting real transformation. These points are:

  1. The identification of a routine – to know what sort of behaviours you want to change.
  2. Experimentation with rewards – once you have figured out the behaviour you want to change, you must experiment with rewards to find the best one to match your new or modified behaviour.
  3. The identification of the cue – once you have an appropriate reward that works, you can identify the real cue of the habit. Usually, habitual cues fall into five categories: location, time, emotional state, other people, and an immediately preceding action. If you are serious about changing, keep a diary of location, timing, emotional state, people around you, and the action you took immediately prior to your habit. After writing these down a couple of times, you will probably see a pattern emerge and identify your cue.
  4. Create a plan – since you have recognised your habit loop, it should be easier to design a new one that changes your routine and reward but has the same cue. If you have correctly determined the right cue and reward, the habit will be easy to change.

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The Verdict

The Power of Habit is one of the best books about personal transformation I have come across. It hit home that everything we do and how we live our lives, to how large companies organise and market themselves is due to habit. But more than that, how successful we are in any of life’s endeavours depends on our ability to identify and reshape or build new habits, as Will Durant summed up Aristotle’s views:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

The more we understand our habits, the less importance we assign to achieving our ‘goals’ or any number of facets of life that we obsess over. Achieving these facets is something your average self-help book obsesses over. Although having goals is important, focusing your attention on changing habits will naturally lead to a more successful life. That makes this book special. It not only proves this to you through individual, organisational, and societal examples, but it also provides you with a framework and guide to effecting a profound change within your life.

 

About Charles Duhigg

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Charles Duhigg is a reporter for the New York Times and has won many awards for his work, including the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Having studied History at Yale University, he received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He first worked in private equity before beginning his career in journalism.

He became interested in productivity when he was writing a book in his spare time on neurology and the psychology of how habits are formed. Feeling that he was falling behind in his work, given that he was a full-time reporter at the New York Times chasing stories and the recent father of a second child, he wanted advice. Contacting the friend of a friend, who was a renowned surgeon, author, an associate professor at Harvard University, advisor to the World Health Organisation, and the founder of a non-profit organisation, he reached out for a fresh opinion on productivity. The reply he received was that the surgeon was unavailable because he was too busy.

Later, he found out the surgeon was actually heading out on a short holiday with his wife, and that he should email later in the month, when the surgeon would have more time to reply. Charles Duhigg learnt from this incident that productivity means different things to different people in different settings. It is the name we label our endeavours to make the best use of our time and intelligence, according to our priorities. It is about getting the best possible results with the least energy wasted. From another angle, it is about getting tasks accomplished without sacrificing everything we care about.

About the Book

“In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us into the thrilling and surprising world of the scientific study of habits.

He examines why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. He visits laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains. And he uncovers how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr.

The result is a compelling argument and an empowering discovery: the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive or even building revolutionary companies is understanding how habits work. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.”

 

Books by Charles Duhigg

  • The Power of Habit
  • Smarter, Faster, Better

Sources:

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  1. Suet Moi on Jan 30, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    We are too used to our habitual life style. Habit is our comfort zone because too used to it. We do not need to think but habit is like our routine style. Therefore is possible we cultivate a good habit instead of bad habit.

  2. Wai Meng Wan on Nov 5, 2018 at 4:25 am

    A big part of spiritual practice is practicing what we should be practicing and avoidance of negative actions. Techniques to change one’s habit are also so important in the spiritual realm. Habits are not easy to deal with especially those habit formed over countless lifetimes. So knowledge on how to deal with hard to change habits serves us in every aspects of our lives too.

  3. Anne Ong on May 17, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    This looks like a very interesting book . And i love the quotes from it. Something that i should try to look into. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting book on The Power of Habit.??

  4. wan wai meng on Mar 11, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    This is an interesting book, that I would not mind reading, more about. It is interesting as in Buddhism, we hold vows to hep us change our negative habits to more positive ones.

    Habits are part and parcel of our lives, habits or one could probably call it a kind programming, that we are wired in different ways. Programming can be reversed with the right amount of technique. Thank you to Rinpoche and Pastor Niral to bring us this topic.

  5. Julia on Mar 1, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Interesting read. How wonderful to know how to change my bad habit so that I can be more organise and be more efficient…. so that I can fulfill my secular responsibilities at the same time I could have more time for dharma. Now the difficult part is to identifying the cue!

    Well, before planning to change the habit that we wanted to get rid of, first or all we got to ask ourselves do we want to change? we are basically using a way tp program and to trick ourselves to change. I believe we all have the power to change if we are truly determined about it. But the problem is we are lack of determination because we are too comfortable in our sufferings which is our comfort zone. sufferings and pain already became our habits. Just like the fish swimming in the water without knowing what’s water. When are we going to realise that and start to change?

  6. Tek Lee on Feb 22, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Habit can become lifestyle, lifestyle can become tradition. Just like people around us like to say, “I like to have a cup of coffee during tea time, and a glass of wine during dinner.” Sounds indulging right? Luxurious lifestyle. But it’s actually habit, and it is not necessary. Like many Chinese families, the younger ones have to call all the older ones to eat before start eating, especially at home. This is by habit. But Chinese people like to call it traditional. But it seems it’s a good habit, and it reflects good manners. So, many Chinese families follow.
    Habit can be changed, depends on whether we want to change or not. Like many of us like to give the excuse “troublesome”, “麻烦”, it is because we’re reluctant to change. It is because once change, will take time to adapt. People are living in comfort zone, “take time to adapt” is something where people reluctant to follow. Just like how Eugene took a walk outside without his wife bringing him, and knew the way back home. Coz the time he took to adapt, and has become habitual. Habitual on the other hand, can be dangerous.

  7. nicholas on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    I believe it’s all up on how bad we want to make a change. Of course the habit created may not be easy to change but how much we want to change the habit it’s still depend on us. People around us can tell us until the moon come down but if we don’t put in consistent effort it will not make a different.

    Personally what important is to make the first move with good motivation. Subsequent steps will be consistency. We can take a step at a time but must be consistent and be mindful to control our mind.

  8. Justin on Feb 21, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I think we can really get rid of bad habits if we want to. It is always a matter of whether we really want to change or not. I think we all know about our bad habits but just won’t change one bit due as we are stubborn or maybe just done it for umpteenth times till we were basically too use to it. Yes even though we know it is actually good for us. I think however knowledge about our own bad habits, there will only be a cure if we apply the change.

  9. Pastor Henry Ooi on Feb 21, 2018 at 8:59 am

    As the saying goes:
    Old habits die hard.
    Humans are creatures of habit.

    As this article suggests, we can rid the bad habits if we want to. It’s whether we want to or not. Most times we’re too comfortable and too lazy to put in the effort to change, even after friends and family members have advised us to or even when we know that the change is good for us. Our habits also allow psychologists and psychiatrists to profile us – worse still if we’re being profiled by people with bad intent. Hence Rinpoche is always pointing out our bad habits and always thinking of ways to assist us to break them for our benefit and happiness.

  10. pammie yap on Feb 21, 2018 at 12:51 am

    I believe that no matter how many hundreds of life changing books we read, without motivation or inspiration, it is of no use.
    There are many ways to have motivation and inspiration from people around us but the willpower still come back to us.
    Successful people around the world, have strong motivation because they want to be successful and not fail so that they can prove to themselves that they can. Likewise, knowing that we can always do the same, we should also set the same motivation.

  11. Jacinta Goh on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:55 am

    After listening to Rinpoche excerpt on

    Tendencies

    , https://youtu.be/JO-D1FDUrgA I found similar characteristics mentioned in this book as well. It is the habit or simply the actions that we take, that will determine whether we will achieve/get what we wanted or we will be the same years after years. Be it secular or spiritual, tendency is the key factor. When I read about the successful people’s bio or quotes, usually they have one thing in common~ having less and doing what other people deemed as impossible or unwilling to do. And the most important part is,once they know that it’s effective, they will keep doing it. Hence, this is why we have to push ourselves to do more virtuous actions when we know that it’s the right habit! Although we might not have the best motivations but at least we try. I used to watch drama series, one after another. Now occasionally I will still indulge in one or two drama series in a month too but I am more than happy to read books, and Rinpoche’s blog. ?

    I have read some of these self help books in the market before but none can really inspired me to change, not until I’ve encountered Rinpoche’s blog and YouTube teachings. I think I have a new habit of coming to Rinpoche’s blog often. ?

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral.

  12. so kin hoe (KISG) on Feb 18, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for sharing us with the book review of ‘The Power of Habit’ written by Charles Duhigg. Upon reading through the book review that precisely and accurately share the important key points to us, I fully understand that the success of an individual or an organization does not only rely on what the person or the organization is working on but most importantly is the habit of producing positive changes consistently upon analyzing the causes of the unsuccessful outcome and identifying the good motivations that can keep the individuals to work on the repetitive steps continuously that can eventually lead to achievement and good performance. Personally, I have found the example of keeping a daily log as given by Duhigg is very effective and useful for individuals in an organization to manage their own time and priorities in works instead of depending on the superiors’ instruction of what to do in daily manner. This method of reproducing constructive habits can be applied to all of us including the spiritual or secular organizations, students, businessman, housewives, etc. It is never too late for anyone to make a positive change in our life, be it starts at 3 years old or even at our old age because learning process will never ends.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  13. Samfoonheei on Feb 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    This book “The Power of Habit” written by Charles Duhigg, ,have a useful advice about how to change at least some of our bad habits. Interesting review of this book…..We can develop the habits that can change our life and make everyday life possible for good or bad. Have positive thinking, focus on our goal , eliminate the non-essential and so forth to change ourselves. Many us have been trying desperately to break bad habits for a better. Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter has did a research all through reading hundreds of scientific papers and interviewed many of the scientists has discovered interesting findings of how habit formation . It seem that by understanding the nature of habits we can change our habits. Scientific discoveries has found that why habits exist and how they can be changed. We must be the change that if we wish to see in the world. To progress in our lives it is impossible without change, and if we cannot change our minds set we cannot change anything.
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Stella Cheang on Feb 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche and PNP for this powerful sharing on what drives habits and how to change it. The formation of habit depicted in the story of Eugene Pauly is quite relatable; just imagine how we drive from home to office daily using the same route, autopilot. Most of the people will not change or try new routes. Most people will react to the reward of a shorter travelling time to induce that change of route. This whole 4-steps guide to transformation works, which is why Waze (of Google) is so popular when it comes to going from point A to point B. People just switch it on because it gives exactly these 4 steps in a nutshell, on the phone. 🙂

  15. cc on Feb 9, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing.

    Indeed interesting and a good information.
    We need to change everyday whether ourselves, or organisation for the better us or environment.
    Even our cell in our body changed every seconds every minutes.
    Technology kept improving and we moving forward to BI ( Business Intelligence ) & AI ( Artificial intelligence).
    If we still continue with the old habit and conventional way of doing things, we can’t improve and we will forever stuck ( comfort zone).

    Change is good, change for better.

    ???

  16. May Ong on Feb 8, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    What an interesting review of this book! I like reading the review of this book which is short and direct to the point. I like the part where is said “focusing your attention on changing habits will naturally lead to a more successful life.” It meant everyone is empowered to make the change through our habits to become whatever we wish to be and become.

    Makes me want to go out to the bookstore to get this book.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:41 PM
    Watching the videos of once upon a time with Rinpoche by Pastor David had me understand more of Rinpoche . Truly a unique perspective of Rinpoche through the eyes of Pastor . Interesting indeed to know how Pastor came to meet Rinpoche to learning and many more. Coming to know Kechara had me changed to where I am now….learning, practicing Dharma. At the time of commenting this blog I am half way through watching the videos. Will watch all the interesting episodes from A to Z.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/once-upon-a-time-with-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:40 PM
    Everyone has the right to freedom of expression and freedom of speech. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. Thanks to Mr Matthew Sinclair for speaking up clearly with logic. Our world is diverse, acceptance and understanding are the keys to peace and harmony. We choose what we want to practice, no one can interfere with our choice of religion and beliefs. Mr. Matthew, for being open minded and wrote such a good letter that promote religion freedom and human rights. Everyone deserves a well respect on their religion. We should not simply condemn others because of their practice, their choice is theirs. Using the profession to influence and make false accusation rather statement on Dorje Shugden practitioners. Thank you Rinpoche ‘s sharing on Mr. Matthew Sinclair letter.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/are-we-all-obliged-to-listen-to-the-dalai-lama.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:37 PM
    Thank You Rinpoche for this précised teachings. Take responsibility of what we are doing in our life. Everyone of us go through difficult situations in life. But always think and behave in a more positive and optimistic way . Taking responsibility for our attitude, change our attitude, and the way we look at things that will change our life. Nobody’s perfect, we learned from mistakes , everybody’s got regrets. We say wrong things and we do wrong things and fall. We have to accept failure ,we learn from there and grow. Doing Dharma work and take whatever responsibility to improve ourselves. Doing Dharma work is to transform our minds , we are trapped in samsara through one life after another until we find awakening through enlightenment. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to embrace our imperfections and work on improving ourselves, helping and benefit others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-do-they-do-dharma-work-like-that.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:34 PM
    NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has confirmed the discovery of its first alien world. We are not alone on earth afterall. Researchers discovered detectable sign of extra-terrestrial life in the atmosphere of a rocky planet . Wow It’s so exciting to imagine the possibilities, of potential habitability and may be suitable for life. Even with that discovery Earth remains a standout, and is still the only planet known to host life. Scientists concluded that the possibility of the existence of alien life forms. I am sure in future scientists will discover more new discoveries of planet in the habitable zone.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/guess-what-was-found.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:32 PM
    Wow… living a house with waterfall, greens, forests, clean air is everyone wish. Waterfalls are wonders of nature that humans have adored since ancient times. The sight, sound, and feel of waterfall have a positive impart on our mind. The beauty of waterfalls everywhere has been immense sources of inspiration for many such as thinkers, writers, philosophers, travel lovers and so forth. Sitting beside a waterfall and listening to the sound of waterfalls makes us happy.
    Well truly a masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright in terms of architecture and this designed Fallingwater has been called the best all-time work of American architecture. He believed in designing in harmony with humanity and the environment, and he truly appreciate their abundant beauty. Great work Frank Lloyd Wright.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fallingwater-house-at-pennsylvania.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:30 PM
    HuffPost is an American liberal news portal, with localized and international editions. Well this portal offers news, blogs, and also covers politics, business, entertainment, environment etc . It cannot be wrong when mentioned about the Dorje Shugden controversy. It is a practice that the greatest Gelugpa and Sakya masters have hailed as all-important, and they have preserved and passed the lineage from one generation to another for 400 years. HuffPost’s professionalism and integrity says all. Those articles on the Shugden controversy is truly a testament.
    The H H 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has for decades travelled the globe with a message of peace, love and compassion. Yet these Dorje Shugden controversy happened due to some having their own agenda. Shugden practitioners have been relying on Dorje Shugdn for more than 350 years. Why now??? It had cause more sufferings, misunderstanding , families divided and so on. May all this be over soon for the sake of Tibetans . Interesting read……hopefully more people will read this blog to understand the situation better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/huffington-post-three-times-as-many-buddhists-as-communists-in-china-dalai-lamas-tibet-wish-may-require-rapprochement-with-former-adversaries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:52 PM
    History is full of weird events that no one can explain , well that’s a fact. We are fortunate historians of the past have documented many of them for us to understand. Yet many unexplained mysteries remain unexplained even to this day. For some reason, we as humans tend to concentrate on the mysterious things more than the undeniable facts. World’s greatest unsolved mysteries always interest me. Mysteries of any topic is truly interesting to read the story. Death is a mystery to all of us, and so is reincarnation. When science cannot explain something it is often referred to as a belief. There are many mysterious stories in the world now where people claim to be reincarnated and they remember their past life. One such intriguing story was of Shanti Devi recalling her past life in modern times. Shanti Devi’s story is amazing at the age of four years old, she began telling her parents specific details about her old life.
    Interesting and weird mysterious stories in this blog, some of them are truly spooky.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-creepy-mysteries-you-havent-heard-of.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:50 PM
    Even though it a old post yet reading it had me feeling sorry for such cute doggie. Due to some mortgage problems the owners left Sue the doggie without someone to look after. Sue was lucky somehow someone from Shelter Friend adopted her. Thank you to those who made it happen
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dog-in-danger-please-help-sue.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:48 PM
    nteresting read …..after reading this blog had me realised animals do reincarnate after all. Animals can become human again and vice versa after death. Just like humans, animals reincarnate as part of our soul family groups. This means the animals in our life now, have very likely been in our life before, as an animal. The true life story of a Thai boy with a snake past life tells all . The Thai boy Dalawong as a wonder spirit recognizes the cobra’s attacker is a very good life evidence of the existence of reincarnation.
    Reading the topic of telepathy had me understand slightly better . According to researchers, telepathy is a non-verbal way to communicate with others. With telepathy, people communicate entirely in the mind without saying anything. Interesting. Do hope I could telepathy with my doggie.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting blog.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:59 PM
    Thanks for sharing all this creative special thoughts for readers to share with everyone . Simple thoughts yet easy understandable , meaningful tells us a thousand words of reality. Many will surly benefits it , reading those thoughts. Everyone has the right to practice his or her own religion, or rather no religion at all. Everyone should be supportive of religious freedom because religion is uniquely valuable to society. No one should ever suffer, be humiliated, assaulted, be segregated all because of their faith.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/very-special-thoughts-to-share.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:56 PM
    As the sun rose over the ancient town, Dharmakaya Ceitiya, Thailand, a sea of saffron and maroon-robed monks assembled in an area the size of a football field. Could not have imagined 30,000 ordained as monks in one go that’s rejoicing. Thailand is the Land of Dharma where the Buddhism has been established since thousands years ago. Buddha Dharma teachings have been infiltrated in the daily life of Thai people. The Thai Buddhist cultures are unique and beautiful and their country are known as “the Land of Smile”. Theravada Buddhism is the official religion of Thailand and plays a key role in many aspects of Thai culture. For many Thai people, Buddhism is considered a philosophy for how to live one’s life and numerous Buddhist principles. Buddhism is a key component to the identities of many Thais. Many beautiful Buddhist temples and golden statues could be a common sights all over. Thai Buddhism has influenced society for a long time that has contributed to Thai people being generally known as kind, and compassionate.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Looking at those rare pictures tells all…..simple amazing able to see it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/30000-people-ordained-as-monks.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:53 PM
    To live in the mountains was always Tsem Rinpoche’s dream. A quiet place called home with greenery surrounding. Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery.The mountains give us time to take a moment to be in awe of the natural beauty of the world. It’s wonderful for everyone dream to those who love escaping the rush and pollution of modern life and altering our perspective. The mountains are an extraordinary environment of biological diversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity. But its exception for Rinpoche as in this blog somewhere in Thailand Rinpoche was there. Living on raft house surrounding by water watching sunrise and sunset . A beautiful , calm, solitude, quiet environment indeed. I would love these environment as well as mother nature is intoxicating.
    Rinpoche somehow founded an extraordinary environment of biological diversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity. A place call home to many of us that’s Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong. A unique examples of beauty, peace, austerity, spirituality, eco-yoga and creativity. A must visit to those who loves mother nature.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/an-exception.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 11. 2022 03:19 PM
    Reading these inspiring quotes again to refresh myself of the Buddha teachings. If we understand, it will change our life in long run. Change is never painful, only resistance to change ourselves is painful. By refusing to accept this change, we make it worse because we’re fighting against it, against the flow of life. One moment can change a day, one day can change a life. We should be open to change and embrace changes. By accepting the fact that nothing in the universe is permanent . We learn and practice makes improvement in our life and be thankful always.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/25-quotes-from-buddha-that-will-change-your-life.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 11. 2022 03:16 PM
    PURE DEMOCRACY is democracy in which the power is exercised directly by the people rather than through representatives. Its much different in this case. Reading this article and all comments tells us a clear pictures what had actually happened in this Dorje Shugden controversy. In democratic countries, the government does not interfere with religion.People have the freedom to practise any religion they want. Dorje Shugden’s practice has been around for 400 years and it will continue as practitioners could see and understand the benefits of relying on the practice. Everyone of us should given the freedom of religious belief. Peace and harmony can only be maintain through understanding and interaction or maybe a dialogue between parties involved . I am sure Dorje Shugden practitioners and everyone in the communities can live in harmony. Be to fair the right to freedom of belief , interviews on both sides instead just listening one sided. No one should ever suffer, be segregated, assaulted, hurt, degraded, hated and biased for their religious beliefs. Once for all these controversy should be solved for the sake of peace and harmony. Thanks Justin Whitaker for speaking up and standing up for what you believe in for readers to have a better understanding rather then reading what Reuters had published.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/reuters-investigation-on-dorje-shugden-inaccurate.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 8. 2022 01:09 PM
    Its sad how those Dorje Shugden practitioners had suffered and life is tough for them. Could’nt imagine not allow to enter premises such as hospitals for treatment, schools for education , securing a government job and so forth. Our very own Kecharian had even denied hotel rooms just because we practice it. This controversy had been going on for too long , hopefully it will dissolve soon with H h Dalai Lama saying we can practice it . All can live happily, no discrimination, with peace and harmony then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David. Of course a hand of applauds to those kecharian who have been working hard to collect all the evidence of the ban against Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/why-cant-the-dalai-lama-bind-dorje-shugden.html

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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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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

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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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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
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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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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Look here, Smile! 1, 2, 3.... chik chak. Thank you everyone. That's our picture for the Dorje Shugden puja and see you all next Saturday @ 3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta.
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Week after week, Penang members come together to do the Dorje Shugden puja - without fail. Come to get your blessings and obstacles cleared by joining us at Penang Chapel, every Saturday, 3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang.
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Sumptuously decorated food offerings to Rinpoche and Buddhas, thanks to Siew Hong and KS Tang during Penang weekly DS puja on 22/10/2022 ~ by Jacinta.
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DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
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#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
7 months ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
7 months ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
10 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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