NEW: OFFERING OF MONK ROBES!

Feb 7, 2013 | Views: 19,102

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Phng Li Kim, CEO of Kechara Media & Publications)

* For the Chinese translation, click here.

In 2006, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche led 63 pilgrims to offer 3,000 Manjushri statues and full sets of robes to 3,000 monks of Gaden Monastery, the main monastery of the Gelugpa school in South India (video below). It is extremely meritorious to offer robes to monks. Many monks in the monasteries only have 1-2 sets of robes, a bag and a few books as part of their personal possessions.

Young monks with their Manjushri statue and monk's robes, offered by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara

Young monks with their Manjushri statue and monk’s robes, offered by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara

The 3-piece monk/nun robe that they wear every day symbolises their renunciation from all worldly pleasures. It also represents the vows and commitments that the ordained monk/nun holds.

I’m very happy to be to share this with Rinpoche’s friends and students, that Kechara will be letting everyone have the blessed opportunity to offer monk/nun robes to the sangha. Now with Chinese New Year coming up, it is most auspicious to offer in order to set a spiritual tone for the rest of the year! Of course robes should be offered all year round and on many special occasions. For example, birthdays, Kuan Yin Days, Saga Dawa, Wesak Day, Tsongkhapa Day, Dakini Day, Guru Rinpoche Day, or on your parent’s birthdays.

Please feel free to read up on the write-up below to find out the benefits of offering monk robes and how to offer!

We at Kechara House are always looking for opportunities to support the sangha, help you generate spiritual luck/merits and to bring Dharma to many. It is our great pleasure and honour to be able to provide robes and necessities to sangha members. Remember, this is an on going event we can offer again and again.

Thank you!
Li Kim

CEO of Kechara Media and Publications

 


 

Offering robes

Robes are the clothes of a monk or nun (the Sangha). They are considered to be one of the most holy belongings of an ordained person, as it shows their dedication to the spiritual path and their love for the welfare of mother sentient beings.

The essential set of Tibetan Buddhist monk robes consists of three pieces which are:

  1. Donka: a shirt with cap sleeves. This can be fully maroon in colour with blue piping, or maroon and yellow with blue piping
  2. Shamthap: a maroon skirt
  3. Zen: an outer maroon shawl to cover the Donka

 

For the ordained person

The tradition of wearing robes has been passed down from the founder of Buddhism, Shakyamuni Himself. Wearing the robes represents the vows and commitments that an ordained person holds. In other words, the robes represent the Vinaya, which is the root of all of Buddha’s teachings.

The Buddha taught that by holding the vows of the Vinaya, monks and nuns take on the responsibility to benefit others with the Dharma. Wearing the robes reflects the commitment of an ordained person to bring happiness and comfort, and to relieve the sufferings of sentient beings. So every day a monk or nun continues to don the robes and hold their vows is another day they create immeasurable merit for themselves and their sponsors.

When we offer items such as robes to the Sangha, our support for them creates the causes for the Dharma to remain. In making sincere offerings, we also create the causes for an abundance of spiritual and material wealth for ourselves.

When we offer items such as robes to the Sangha, our support for them creates the causes for the Dharma to remain. In making sincere offerings, we also create the causes for an abundance of spiritual and material wealth for ourselves.

For you, the practitioner

Through the virtue of the monks upholding their vows and helping sentient beings, the ordained Sangha become a source of inspiration for others who are seeking spiritual solace.

When we offer items such as robes to the Sangha, our support for them creates the causes for the Dharma to remain. In making sincere offerings, we also create the causes for an abundance of spiritual and material wealth for ourselves.

Thus, to seek help for and to sponsor the Sangha creates immeasurable positive results for both our secular and spiritual life – the happiness and fulfillment we gain from making such offerings is unmatched to the results of any other altruistic contributions we can otherwise make.

Please join us in supporting the Sangha of Gaden Monastery through the works of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. It is due to the kindness of these holy monks and nuns that we are able to receive the Dharma today. Sangha members commit their lives to following the path of the perfect Buddha by putting others’ needs above theirs.

Join us in creating the causes for the growth of Dharma, and for the happiness and peace that you will gain in your own lives.

For more information, please contact the Kechara House Front Desk at (Tel) +603 7803 3908 or (Email) care@kechara.com. If you wish, you can also make your offering online via VajraSecrets: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/offerings-to-sangha

 


 

SIX PARAMITA SETS

1) WISDOM SET – RM988

  • Donka (Upper robe)
  • Shamthap (Lower robe)
  • Ngullen (Inner shirt)
  • Long Zen (Long shawl)
  • Short Zen (Short shawl)
  • Chogo (Novice robe)
  • Namjar (Bikshus robe)
  • Dingwa (Monk seat)

 

2) MEDITATION SET – RM788

  • Donka (Upper robe)
  • Shamthap (Lower robe)
  • Ngullen (Inner shirt)
  • Chogo (Novice robes)
  • Long Zen (Long shawl)
  • Short Zen (Short shawl)

 

3) PERSEVERANCE SET – RM488

  • Donka (Upper robe)
  • Shamthap (Lower robe)
  • Ngullen (Inner shirt)
  • Long Zen (Long shawl)

 

4) PATIENCE SET – RM288

  • Donka (Upper robe)
  • Shamthap (Lower robe)

 

5) ETHICS SET – RM88

  • Long Zen (Long shawl)

 

6) GENEROSITY SET – RM68

  • Short Zen (Short shawl)

 

**Prices are subject to change pending on quality, quantity and supplier.**

 


 

THE INDIVIDUAL PIECES

 

1. Donka (Upper robe)

 

2. Shamthap (Lower robe)

 

3. Ngullen (Inner shirt)

 

4. Long Zen (Long shawl)

 

5. Short Zen (Short shawl)

 

6. Chogo (Novice robe)

 

7. Namjar (Bhikshu’s robe)

 

8. Dingwa (Monk seat)

 


 

Journey to Gaden Monastery

 


 

Auspicious Days in 2013 to Offer Robes

January 19, 2013: Enlightenment Day of Buddha Shakyamuni
February 10, 2013: Chinese New Year/ The day Maitreya Buddha was born
February 8 or 15, 2013: Parinirvana, or Nirvana Day (Mahayana)
February 14-25, 2013: Monlam Chenmo (Great Prayer Festival; Gelugpa Tibetan)
February 25, 2013: Magha Puja (Sangha Day; Theravada)
February 25, 2013: Chunga Choepa (Butter Lamp Festival, Tibetan)
March 30, 2013: Magha Puja (Sangha Day; Theravada) / The Day Kuan Yin Was Born
March 31, 2013: The Day Samantabhadra Bodhisattva’s Was Born
April 8, 2013: Hanamatsuri (Buddha’s Birthday, Japan)
April 13-16, 2013: Water Festivals (Bun Pi Mai, Sonkran; Southeast Asia)
May 13, 2013: The Day Manjushri Was Born
May 17, 2013: Seokga Tansinil (Buddha’s Birthday, South Korea)
May 24, 2013: Vesak (Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Death, Theravada)
May 25, 2013: Saga Dawa (Birth, Enlightenment, Death of Buddha, Tibetan)
July 6, 2013: Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
July 12, 2013: Chokhor Duchen (Tibetan)
July 13, 14, 15, 2013: Obon (Japan, regional)
July 22, 2013: Asalha Puja; Beginning of Vassa (Theravada)
July 26, 2013: The Day Kuan Yin Gained Enlightenment
August 7 to September 4 2013: Zhongyuan (Seven Month Festival/Ullambana Festival, China)
August 13, 14, 15, 2013: Obon (Japan, regional)
September 4, 2013: The Day Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Was Born
October 19, 2013: Pavarana and End of Vassa (Theravada)
October 23, 2013: The Day Kuan Yin Renounced To Become A Nun
October 24, 2013: The Day H.E. Tsem Rinpoche Was Born
November 3, 2012: The Day That Medicine Buddha Was Born
November 17, 2013: Anapanasati Day (Theravada)
November 24, 2013: Lhabab Duchen (Tibetan)
December 8, 2013: Rohatsu (Enlightenment of the Buddha, Japan)
December 19, 2013: The Day Amitabha Was Born


 

今日就供养袈裟!

(詹杜固仁波切和克切拉媒体出版社执行长方丽金撰写)

 

2006年,尊贵的詹仁波切带领63位朝圣者到南印度的格鲁派主要寺院——甘丹寺 (请观看以下视频)供养3000尊文殊菩萨像和全套的僧衣袈裟予3000名甘丹寺僧人。对在家人而言,供养僧衣袈裟能使我们获得无量的功德。寺院里许多僧众所拥有的,仅是一两件袈裟、一个袋子和几本书籍。

尊贵的詹杜固仁波切和克切拉全体同仁供养年幼僧人文殊像和袈裟

尊贵的詹杜固仁波切和克切拉全体同仁供养年幼僧人文殊像和袈裟

僧众们每天身穿的三件僧衣袈裟,象征着他们放弃所有世俗的欢乐,同时也代表着僧众们持守的戒律和誓愿。

我很高兴能与仁波切的朋友及弟子们分享这一件事——克切拉将让人人都有供养僧众们袈裟的殊胜机会。在农历新年来临之际做供养, 为接下来的365天讨个殊胜的彩头是最殊胜不过的事了。当然我们能在全年中及多个特别的日子供养袈裟,例如生日、观音诞、萨嘎达瓦节、卫塞节、宗喀巴日、空行母日、莲花生大士日、或者我们父母的生日。

我们为您列出供养袈裟的利益,以及做供养的方式。

在克切拉,我们一直寻求供养僧众、协助您累积功德,以及将佛法弘扬十方的机会。我们非常高兴和荣幸能够给僧众们供养袈裟及必需品。别忘了这是持续性的项目,我们可以不断地给僧众们做供养。

 

谢谢!

丽金

克切拉媒体出版社执行长

 


 

供养袈裟

袈裟是僧人或僧尼(僧众)的衣服。他们被公认为出家人最神圣的物件之一,因为它显示了他们对修行的奉献和他们对众生福利的慈悲关怀。

藏传佛教僧众的基本三件僧衣包括:

  1. 僧服 (Donka):有帽袖的衬衫。这可以是褐红色以及蓝边,或褐红色以及黄边
  2. 僧裙 (Shamthap):褐红色的裙子
  3. 袈裟 (Zen):褐红色的披肩,覆盖东卡

 

对于受戒的人

穿袈裟的传统自佛教创始人释迦牟尼佛一直流传下来。身着袈裟代表一位出家人持修的戒律和誓愿。换句话说,袈裟代表毘奈耶(律),即是所有佛陀教诲的根本。

佛陀阐明通过戒律,僧众负起通过佛法造福他人的责任。穿袈裟反映一位出家人为众生带来宽慰和安乐,以及救度受苦众生的誓愿。所以僧人和僧尼每一天继续穿上袈裟以及维持他们的誓言,那就是为自己和他们的施主创造无量功德的一天。

当我们为僧众供养袈裟,我们的护持制造了佛法长久住世的善因。以虔诚之心做供养,将会为我们带来世俗和灵修生活的富裕。

当我们为僧众供养袈裟,我们的护持制造了佛法长久住世的善因。以虔诚之心做供养,将会为我们带来世俗和灵修生活的富裕。

对于修行者

通过持戒和帮助众生的美德,僧众们成为寻求精神慰藉人们的激励者。

当我们为僧众供养袈裟,我们的护持制造了佛法长久住世的善因。以虔诚之心做供养,将会为我们带来世俗和灵修生活的富裕。

因此,为僧众寻求协助以及布施僧团,将为我们的世俗和精神生活创造不可思议的成果—从供养中得到的法喜和满足感,是在其他世俗慈善事业中所得不到的。

请加入我们,通过詹杜固仁波切的佛法事业支持甘丹寺僧众。我们今天能够听闻佛法也是因为神圣的僧众们的慈悲。僧团奉献生命跟随佛陀的脚印以及把别人的需要放在第一位。

请参与我们延续佛陀教法、广种福田的善举。

更多详情,请致电到克切拉佛教中心前台+603 7803 3908,或电邮到 care@kechara.com。你也可以透过VajraSecrets在网络做供养:http://www.vajrasecrets.com/offerings-to-sangha

 


 

六度配套

 

1) 智慧配套 – RM988

  • 僧衣
  • 僧裙
  • 里衣
  • 长披肩
  • 短披肩
  • 沙弥僧袍
  • 比丘僧袍
  • 僧侣坐垫

 

2) 禅定配套 – RM788

  • 僧衣
  • 僧裙
  • 里衣
  • 沙弥僧袍
  • 长披肩
  • 短披肩

 

3) 精进配套 – RM488

  • 僧衣
  • 僧裙
  • 里衣
  • 长披肩

 

4) 忍辱配套 – RM288

  • 僧衣
  • 僧裙

 

5) 持戒配套 – RM88

  • 长披肩

 

6) 布施配套 – RM68

  • 短披肩

 

**价格会因质量、数量和供应商而会有所变动。**

 


 

个别项目

 

1. 上服

 

2. 下服

 

3. 里衣

 

4. 长披肩

 

5.短披肩

 

6. 沙弥僧袍

 

7. 比丘僧袍

 

8. 僧侣坐垫

 


 

甘丹之旅

 


 

2013年的供养袈裟吉祥日

2013年1月19日 释迦牟尼佛成道日

2013年2月10日 农历新年/ 弥勒佛诞

2013年2月8日或15日 佛陀圆寂,或涅槃日(大乘)

2013年2月14-25日 Monlam 法会 (祈愿法会,藏传格鲁派)

2013年2月25日 Magha法会(僧伽日; 小乘)

2013年2月25日 Chunga Choepa(酥油灯节,西藏)

2013年3月30日 Magha法会(僧伽日;上座部佛教)/ 观音诞

2013年3月31日 普贤菩萨诞

2013年4月8日 Hanamatsuri(日本佛诞)

2013年4月13-16日 Sonkran(泰国泼水节,东南亚)

2013年5月13日 文殊菩萨诞

2013年5月17日 Seokga Tansinil(韩国佛诞)

2013年5月24日 卫塞节(佛陀诞生、成道和涅磐,小乘)

2013年5月25日 萨嘎达娃(诞生、成道、涅磐,藏传佛教)

2013年7月6日 法王达赖喇嘛的生日

2013年7月12日 Chokhor Duchen(藏传佛教)

2013年7月13,14,15日 盂兰盆节(日本地区)

2013年7月22日 Asalha法会(小乘)

2013年7月26日 观音诞

2013年8月7日至9月4日 中元节(盂兰盆节,中国)

2013年8月13日,15日 盂兰盆节(日本地区)

2013年9月4日 地藏菩萨诞

2013年10月19日 Pavarana和Vassa完结(小乘)

2013年10月23日 观音出家日

2013年10月24日 詹杜固仁波切诞

2013年11月3日 药师佛诞

2013年11月17日 Anapasti日(小乘)

2013年11月24日 Lhabab Duchen(藏传佛教)

2013年12月8日 Rohatsu(佛陀成道,日本)

2013年12月19日 阿弥陀佛的诞生日

 

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  1. Stella Cheang on Dec 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche and Kechara, for this great opportunity for us to make offerings to the sangha community. It is extremely meritorious for lay people to contribute to the sangha community because the monks and nuns are steadfast in holding their vows, putting others ahead of them and committed to following the path of the Dharma. By doing so, they preserve Buddha’s Dharma, and the rest of us get to benefit from these great teachings from the Buddha.

  2. Charlene on Aug 22, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Donation for robes really creates a lot merits.

  3. Charlene on Aug 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    It really a good donation for the robes. It cretes a lot merits.

  4. Alice Tay on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    We will continue to take rebirth for countless lifetime which is definitely will face many problems and sufferings due to our ignorance, desire and attachment in samsara. By learning dharma, we learn to accept, tolerance, integrity and many more qualities which help us to overcome our problems and reduce sufferings too.

    Thank you for sharing this meaningful article so that we can understand there are so much benefits to make the offering of monk robes. This gave us opportunities to support for the monks, creates the causes for the Dharma to remain as well as creates the causes for an abundance of spiritual and material wealth for ourselves.

    This makes me think of Rinpoche’s quotes before:
    “In life, it’s not what you take or get or receive, it’s what you give.”
    We should contribute more in dharma while we still can.

  5. Mingwen on Nov 20, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Simply aspiring! So much efforts, cares and love to the Gurus, Buddhas, Dharma and Sanghas. The practice of making sincere offerings to the 3 Jewels must be enforce because it helps to turn the wheel of Dharma and it’s going to benefit numberless of sentient beings.

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche and Kechara.

  6. chris chong on Jul 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information here. Due to Rinpoche’s compassion, we are given the opportunity to offer robes to the sangha community. Making robe offerings is so meritorious and precious because it provides a basic necessity for the sangha to continue their practice without the need to worry over it. Thank you Rinpoche for this chance to make connection with sangha and dharma. Otherwise it would be difficult for us to make robe offering since Gaden is a far away place from Malaysia.

  7. samfoonheei on Jun 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information about offering of robes.I could understand better now after reading.We are given the opportunity to collect merits by offering robes to the Sangha.
    Thanks again Rinpoche and Li Kim

  8. Yeo Kwai Gin (Kuantan) on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:10 am

    谢谢仁波切和Li Kim !

    谢谢你们那么清楚的讲解关于袈裟和其种类 ! 让我更清楚的明白供养袈裟的功德和袈裟对一位僧人的含义与重要性 !
    在还未参与克切拉佛教团体时, 我对供养僧人, 供养佛菩萨, 献花, 献酥油灯等等供养, 都一知半解, 要感谢詹仁波切在马来西亚创办克切拉佛教团体, 提供各种的佛法开示和上师的部落格这平台, 让我更加容易和方便的寻找之前对供养的疑问 ! 也让我了解供养袈裟的吉祥日子 !
    希望大家也可以藉此机会, 为自己或心爱的人做供养, 累积功德, 以虔诚之心做供养,会为我们带来世俗和灵修生活的富裕, 还可以为帮忙僧人救度受苦众生 !

    愿上师健康长寿, 常转法轮, 吉祥如意 !

    感恩合十
    Yeo Kwai Gin

  9. zack on Sep 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    How do I order correct size ?

    1) WISDOM SET – RM988 (USD$320)

    Donka (Upper robe)
    Shamthap (Lower robe)
    Ngullen (Inner shirt)
    Long Zen (Long shawl)
    Short Zen (Short shawl)
    Chogo (Novice robe)
    Namjar (Bikshus robe)
    Dingwa (Monk seat)

  10. Andrew Hibberd at Maroochy River on May 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    small pieces of cloth so important every fibre every stitch, we can not change the past nor can we change any word that was spoken however David i ask in humility why was the last pope made a saint at a time when boys were being entered with long probus? David it is also happening in Buddhist monestaries ask the Kalu Rinpoche? The sogyal rinpoche has lots to report with bi bi , turning a bling eye now is unsatisfactory

  11. jerry_sito on Sep 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    感谢师父詹杜固仁波切

    因为倘若没有师父,给予教诲与开示 ,并成立了克切拉佛教中心,我们就没有机会对佛法了解的更深,在我还没接触到克切拉与师父时,完全不明白与了解,原来供养僧侣是有着如此殊胜的功德的,并且师父成立了不同的部门,更是让我们轻而易举的方便,马上能有供养僧侣的机会机缘,并且提供了不同的选择给我们,即使我们不是很有能力,但依然能从小的供养开始,我相信只要带着很好的发心供养,也能为我们种下一个很深的佛法印记与种子

    感谢师父,祈愿师父长驻在世,常转法轮

  12. Felix Kong on Feb 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Offering robes to Sangha is back … Don’t miss this chance ,this is so meritorious .Everyone bought new shirts for celebrate New Year , monk/nun also need new shirt too . Is time to sponsor monk robes for Sangha now .

  13. Kong on Feb 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Thank you very much for the sharing of this precious info. Making offering to the sangha is so meritorious and I truly love it very much. We need Dharma, Dharma needs us.

  14. Paris on Feb 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Rinpoche said this to us the other day, about the powerful lives and dedication of monks and nuns:

    “Everything you have, the monks don’t have, but they have everything you want – peace, happiness, respect”.

    It is so true – that they have none of the attachments we hanker after our whole lives – money, reputation, power, relationships, material things. And yet, they are happier than we ever are. When they have so little but give so much back to the world in their every meditation, action, speech and thought, it can only be something tremendously powerful for us to support this. They ask for nothing from us and by sponsoring just one of their most basic needs of clothing (or food, or shelter, or education), we make it possible for them to worry less about the mundane and more about creating waves of these powerfully positive energies that every single being in this world needs. If we keep saying we can’t be like them, then at least make it possible and easy for them to continue their practices and find incredible success in it. How fortunate we are in these times that even when we don’t want to do it, there are still opportunities for us to support it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for forever finding ways for us to connect to these enlightened beings, thoughts, actions.

  15. Soon Huat on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for giving us opportunity to make Robes offering to our fellow lamas of our mother temple, Gaden Monastery. Besides the benefits we will get by offering the robes, it is the best way for us to show our deepest respect to our Fellow Lamas of our mother temp, Gaden Monastery, for their commitment in the spiritual path as well as to spread the Buddha’s teaching to benefit others. I will play my part to offer a set even though I have only have a few sens in the pocket.

  16. Andrew chiam on Feb 19, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for the sharing. No doubt it will change the way to spend our money to splurge on virtuous deeds,benefit people in needs and collect merits along the way.Thank You.

  17. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    The way I see it is that this dedicated spiritual practitioners and seekers of the truth vow not to be distracted to achieve the highest goal any being can ever strive for. Which is Buddhahood. Becoming a Buddha is becoming the champion of the universe, A champion against ignorance, a beacon of light for those who struggle amidst the waves and storms of samsaric existence.

    Buddhas led many beings from the dark into the light, but Buddha was once a practitioner like these monks and nuns who have sworn to be undistracted in their practice. How courageous for them to swim against the norm and convention.

  18. Milly on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Rinpoche had related stories of some monks who have only one set of robes. So when the robes are being washed, the monk will not be able to attend classes or prayers and will stay in his room as he has no other set of robes to wear. Hence it is very good and meritorious that we offer robes to the Sangha. Without their Dharma teachings, we will never have the opportunity to study and practice Dharma. Rinpoche has kindly initiated many projects for us to contribute to help us collect merits. Thank you Rinpoche.

  19. Junior on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Thank you very much for sharing this precious information.

  20. Davin on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Thank you very much Li Kim for sharing this precious information. We are so fortunate to know about these auspicious day now. Rinpoche has so kindly give us the golden opportunity to collect merits by making offering to the Sangha. Thank you Rinpoche for giving us this meritorious opportunity.

  21. William on Feb 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    This is another opportunity for us lay people to collect merits by offering robes to the Sangha in Gaden Monastery in India. For some of us, we may not be able to do so ourselves, but now Kechara has provided this service for us. This is one of the ways we can support the Sangha to continue their work in spreading the Dharma to people and bring happiness to all.

    I have also taken this opportunity to offer robes to the Sangha and I know that I will continue to do so whenever I have the means to do so. Thank you Rinpoche and Li Kim.

  22. June Tang(KH JB) on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Thnak you Rinpoche and Li Kim to sharing this wonderful news to all of us .We must grab this golden opportunity to make offerings to monks in monasteries at the different auspicious day ! I definitely
    will sponsor to this great cause ,May all the sanghas continue to turn the Dharma Wheel !!

  23. Albert Ratchaga on Feb 11, 2013 at 11:26 am

    It is not easy for Malaysian to offer robe to Sangha, because in Malaysia, we are not exposed to this type of offering, what we used to know is only to give money, money and money… It is the most fundamental thing, but how many of us know that we can actually offer other thing to the monks? and in fact, we should offer more than just money to the Sangha.

    Offering Robe to the Sangha is very Meritorious because we are creating the cause for the Dharma to continue to flourish, to create a cause for the Dharma to remain here for a very long time, so we can continue to learn and practice the Dharma.

    It is because of Tsem Rinpoche, he brought these knowledge to us, he teaches us Dharma and how to collect more merits so we can practice Dharma longer.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  24. abby f on Feb 11, 2013 at 4:21 am

    非常高兴克切拉给信众们带来这样宝贵的机会。供僧是一个非常殊胜的举动,供养僧袍尤其重要。僧袍除了是出家人带着出离心,远离世俗一切烦恼的象征外,更是替僧侣遮风挡雨、免于日晒雨淋的衣服。僧袍对僧人而言是非常重要的。因此能供养僧袍,那是殊胜不过的。

    我认识的几个同修告诉我,当他们到印度朝圣时,到了某个寺庙,他们都会买多件僧袍做供养。他们说那是一个必要。我们常想自己应该在一些“大日子”再做供养,其实不然。我们随时都能供养,如果天天都能做供养,那岂不是天天都是好天、大日子?纵使真是这样,以上也为我们列出了佛教中的大日子。从1月份直至12月份,总有一些日子适合我们做供养。因此,供养不必选定日子,行善也不必等明天,做个好人更应该立即就做。活在当下,就是这样。

  25. Jessica Yap on Feb 11, 2013 at 3:55 am

    The monk robes may appear to be simple, but the vows and commitments that comes with it definitely isn’t! After reading this post, I understand better now the significance of the robe and what it means to offer them. How fortunate for us to be able to offer robes and generate merits. Rinpoche is so kind to let us have this rare opportunity to do another type of offering! Thank you Li Kim and the people Kechara for organizing such a great cause and making it easier for us to make the offering!

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  26. sweekeong on Feb 11, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Wow! This is such an amazing and rare opportunity to give something useful to the sangha community. One collect tremendous amount of merits because we free them up from spending extra time to wash and clean the robes because of having not enough robes. Now the monks are well provided for they have more time to focus on their main spiritual practice and can attain realization of Dharma faster and thus be able to teach the Dharma to the community. Ultimately it is a form of support to sangha for them to continue to exist and for the Dharma to grow, Dharma to be taught to everyone and for us to be able to receive it now and in the future.

  27. tension llhamo on Feb 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Love it! Such an interesting offering. You don’t even have to purposely walk into a temple to sponsor. It can even be done in some of Kechara departments at your comfort. Come to think of it… I want to sponsor a set every month and dedicate the merits to my family and friends. Thank you Li Kim for this wonderful update!

  28. Andrew Boon on Feb 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    What an auspicious start to the Lunar New Year! Making offerings to monks is a common practice in the East and in Buddhist nations. How wonderful and meritorious that we can now contribute to such an age old tradition, right here in our own backyard!

    The response has been amazing so far… Wonderful way to start the year!

  29. Lim Han Nee on Feb 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Wow, the 1st day of Chinese New Year, that is 10 February, is doubly auspicious! It’s not only Chinese New Year, but it is also the day Maitreya Buddha was born! Giving robes to the Sangha on this and other days of Chinese New Year brings tremendous merits.

    Monks’/Nuns’ robes symbolize the many vows and commitments that they hold. When we offer robes to the monks, our support for them creates the causes for the Dharma to remain. It creates causes for the Sangha to continue to grow ; and this in turn allows them to remain and to continue to turn the Wheel of Dharma.

    What a happy coincidence that I honored my pledge to offer a set of monks’ robes to the Sangha on the first day of Chinese New Year. May it be dedicated to my parents’ swift good rebirth, where they will embrace the Dharma, meet a Spiritual Guide and be set on the Path to Enlightenment.

  30. So Kin Hoe on Feb 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, Li Kim and all Kechara staff for providing this precious and meritorious knowledge for us to collect merits. It is a good opportunity for us to contribute and sponsor monk robes during this auspicious chinese new year.

  31. abby f on Feb 10, 2013 at 4:08 am

    All the good qualities that an ordained person has are from the vows they are taking, the works that they are doing and they did in the past. Support the sangha or the 3 Jewels is the best thing you can do to preserve the precious teachings of the Buddha.

    And when people has problem or need help, they will go seek blessing from the sangha, and why sangha? Because we know clearly that this monk/nun is special and very different with us. After seeking blessings, they might feel better. This power of heal comes from the robes and who is wearing it. Sponsor monks is the best way to tell how sincere you are.

  32. sarahyap on Feb 10, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Wow! Thank you for coming up with so many methods for us to collect merits. It certainly is one of the most meritorious deed to sponsor a monk’s robes, it is after all one of the 8 most powerful noble acts. Just by sponsoring a monk’s robes, we are:

    1) Supporting a monk to continue to be a monk
    2) Supporting a monk so that he do not have to worry about mundane things, but can concentrate on his Dharma practice.
    3) creating the causes for us to generate higher spiritual aspirations.
    4) Supporting the Dharma to grow
    5) Collecting tremendous amount of merits.

    We are indeed very fortunate to have this program for everyone to get involved with supporting the monks in the monastery. Rinpoche has kindly made things so convenient for us to make offerings to the monks in the monastery.

  33. Valentina Suhendra on Feb 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you for the write up! I will be in KL 19 – 21 February 2013 for business meetings. Plan to visit Kechara paradise outlet regarding the above.

  34. Pastor Chia on Feb 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Thank Li Kim provided this precious information and opportunity for people offering monk robe during different auspicious day to make offering.How meritorious!

    I had an honor follow rinpoche to Gaden monastery during 2006 to make monk robe to 3000 sangha members. It was so beautiful seeing all the monk received their robe, so they can more robe to wear for their practice and holding their vows everyday. How meaningful and bless by the sangha members.

  35. Datuk May on Feb 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Dear LiKim,
    I would like to ask, can someone sponsor the robes and dedicate the sponsoring to someone else as a gift?

    Like on someone’s birthday, instead of giving that person a gift or ang pau, I sponsor a set of robes and dedicate the merits to the person.

    When that is done, how do we let the person know. Would kechara have a receipt that is like a gift to let the birthday person know?

    I find this to be a great gift on all occasions. Please advise. Thank you.

    • Sharon Saw on Feb 10, 2013 at 3:21 am

      What an excellent idea, Datuk May. I am sure this is fine, for we can sponsor pujas and dedicate to someone else.This gift would be better than any material items that we can give our loved ones as the benefits are permanent. Perhaps we can have a specially designed gift certificate which should the sponsor wish, the sponsor can give to the person they are dedicating to.

  36. Erickksiow on Feb 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Love this, to make an offering to the holy Sangha. Everyone should do this, to support the Sangha. May all the Sangha continues to turn the Dharma Wheel.

    _/\_

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  37. patsy on Feb 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    It is very meritorious to make offerings to the Sangha and Rinpoche has so kindly given us the opportunity to do so. I will definitely sponsor towards this great cause.

  38. jennifer on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you so much Rinpoche , Li Kim and the team for giving us this wonderful opportunity to offer robes to the monks, and for us to be able to dedicate the merits to our deceased love ones, to our family and our pets.

    I have just shown the article to my Filipina maid who immediately said she will also sponsor a set of robes , in dedication to her beloved father whose death anniversary is on 15th Feb.

    Love and generosity transcends all religion and cultures and i am so glad that we have this opportunity to dedicate the merits to our ancestors and to the people (and animals ) that we love.

    • Pastor Susan on Feb 18, 2013 at 1:50 am

      You must have spoken well and shown her by example of being a Buddhist for your maid to also have faith of how virtuous the life of ordained sangha members are. Therefore, by making offerings to them, we gain tremendous benefits. Thank you for sharing.

  39. henry ooi on Feb 8, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I was one of the fortunate pilgrims who was with the group to Gaden Shartse in 2006.

    Last night, my family and I also had the fortune to make similar offerings to monks in monasteries.

    May the dharma flourish.

  40. Sharon Saw on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Dear Li KIm,

    Thank you for sharing this opportunity to sponsor monks robes. it is such a good way to accumulate merits for our loved ones. As soon as i heard about it, i sponsored a set and dedicated it to my parents. This is the best way to thank my parents for their kindness and care to me all my life. Any other gift i give to my parents would only benefit them in the short term but a sponsorship of such a meritorious extent will benefit them in all their future lives. Thank you to Rinpoche and Kechara for continuously creating opportunities for us to benefit ourselves and others.

  41. Joy on Feb 8, 2013 at 12:51 am

    I am so glad to be making this auspicious offering just before CNY hits and what a wonderful way to start the new year by making offerings to the sangha!!!

    There is so much benefit and significance in offering monks robes as it is not just a piece of maroon cloth. It represents the monks or nuns vows and entire being of dedicating their entire life in service of others through Dharma. Also this is a wonderful way to educate Malaysians in this form of Dhana offering as we do not have a strong culture here yet. This is a great way to start encouraging people to be generous, they can even do this offering on behalf of their loved ones, sick ones and deceased ones and offer the merits to them. And in return gain so much benefits from it. Thank you for giving us this meritorious opportunity Rinpoche 🙂

  42. Jean Ai on Feb 8, 2013 at 12:30 am

    WOW! This just in – already 20 people have offered robes!!! They’re doing it for Chinese New Year, as an auspicious start to their new year! 20 PEOPLE! But it’s not just CNY when you can offer the robes, you know?? You can offer for your birthday, for your pets so they come back as human beings (!!!), on behalf of your recently deceased loved ones, Wesak Day, because you’re going on a long journey and want to create merits for protection…or maybe because you think young monks are super cute, and you want them to have super cute mini robes hehehe

    The last time I offered robes was at the Bodhgaya Mahabodhi Stupa when we had the opportunity to offer robes directly onto Buddha’s body. Since that statue is reputed to be the closest likeness to the Buddha, I visualised that I was offering to the Buddha Himself. It’s true what this post says about how there’s no greater happiness than offering robes. I remember how I felt on that day…bursting with happiness to see the Buddha clothed in swarthes of saffron. I know I’ll feel like that when I offer robes to any of the Three Jewels and well, all I wanna be is happy 🙂

    • Paris on Feb 8, 2013 at 1:33 am

      I’d like to add that among the 20+ people who have already made their offerings is a little kid who has put his Chinese new year money / ang pow towards this. I think it’s wonderful that there are so many packages available so that even young kids can put their pocket money towards something positive, instead of just spending it on candy and playstation games!

      And more good news to share: The three Nepalese boys in Haven, KB, Rajendra and Ram (who are Hindu, they’re not even Buddhist) have also collective made offerings towards these robes. So this is really something that anyone can contribute to. It’s a beautiful offering 🙂

      Thank you to Rinpoche and the team who conceptualised this wonderful opportunity for sponsorship and collecting merits and for making it so accesible to laypeople here.

    • Elena Toma on Jul 14, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Hi. I am in Romania. Came upon this site and read through and found the ‘robe offering’. I am not sure how expensive they are or how many I can offer but it would make me very happy to at least do it with as much as I can at the moment so can you please advise on how I could send, buy them from or dimply donate? Thank you! and you can contact me at thecobaltroom@gmail.com. or the admin can advise on the e-mail I left here but doesn’t show for the public.

  43. David Lai on Feb 8, 2013 at 12:30 am

    This is so meritorious! Thank you Rinpoche for providing us with an avenue to collect merits in relations to the beautiful Sangha of Gaden monastery. This blog post has very extensive explanations on the benefits of making robe offerings. All of us who are serious about our spiritual practice should indeed offer towards this fund as it is very meritorious to create causes for the Dharma to flourish and for us to hold our morality. I am definitely going to contribute.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    The heartbreak of grief is the hardest. The death of a loved one who was a meaningful part of our life can absolutely lead to significant shifts. Those people in deep sorrow at the loss of a loved one need mental support and a lift up. Having Rinpoche blessing the mind of the deceased and let them have a …good rebirth is really beautiful indeed. That’s the time the family of the departed needs most the company of friends and so forth. The behind scenes of Rinpoche did was really touching not only the Dharma teachings, Rinpoche will go all the way to help the deceased family, spending every minute of every day thinking, working and acting for the benefit of all around him and many of whom he hardly knows.
    Thank you Seng PIow for sharing the look behind the scenes of what Rinpoche does.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/rinpoche-in-funerals.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:41 PM
    Meditation has been shown to have mental benefits, such as improved concentration, happiness, memory, self-control, academic performance and more to go. Even researchers found that meditation may have other health benefits as well, including improved metabolism, heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure .Consistent practice over the long-term can boost our empathy, resilience and compassion too. Having just ten minutes is good enough for us all and powerful.
    Its good to do death meditation when we still have the time now. Visualizing our bodies actually decaying and on death will be good. It is a good practice to do so before the time is up.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ten-minutes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Oct 25. 2020 02:40 PM
    Tibetan sacred dance, Tibetans referred to as a journey into the religious and folk traditions. Tibetan culture of oracular trance has a great significance as them, where the Tibetans will seek divine help and blessing. Tibet was one of the few places where traditions continued virtually untouched and unspoilt. They do believe the spirits descend from the mountains and enter the bodies of mediums who have inherited the role, celebrated in all the villages. On that day the villagers will dressed up colourfully to welcome the Mountain Gods and join in the dances as well.
    Reading this interesting article tells us more the Tibetans do practice spirit worship centuries ago, so as the Tibetan oracles been practice . The Tibetan Leadership believes that Dorje Shugden is a spirit , hence why not they ban all these mountain gods spirit worship too. Dorje Shugden is definitely not a spirit but a Dharma Protector bound by oath. Dorje Shugden is being used as a scapegoat by the Tibetan Leaderships for their own agenda.
    Thank you Rinpoche, for this insightful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/tibetans-welcome-mountain-spirits-in-faith-ceremony.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:08 PM
    Inspiring post where Rinpoche had showed us the way to be compassionate, kind and observant while going round driving, walking or in restaurant. Any place or so nor matter where showing the light to those who needed help, foods and so forth. Rinpoche is truly a Bodhisattva.
    Thank you Rinpoche been so kind, helpful and compassion helping everyone regardless of race and religion . A good example for us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/driving-in-west-hollywood-today.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:06 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful White Manjushri sadhana practice. This practice is beneficial to help us to clear delusions and ignorance. Manjushri practice especially helps us develop our wisdom. It is a great blessing for Moh Mei to have received the White Manjushri practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/white-manjushri-sadhana.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 24. 2020 12:05 PM
    A beautiful story of how Pastor Antoinette Kass came all the way to be in Malaysia. She is from Luxembourg meeting H E Tsem Rinpoche in 2011, learning Dharma online from Youtube, blog, Facebook in search of spirituality. Later in 2015 finally she left her comfort zone to be ordained as a Buddhist pastor . Pastor Antoinette’s spiritual journey is an inspiration to many of us. With her determination and courage she found her way here . Wish her the best .
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/a-long-way-from-home.html
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    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 04:19 PM
    I am blessed to see the amazing and best 10 meditation retreats in the world. I believe it is such because of its rich and long history with pure spiritual practice and way of life, culture and religion.

    Traditionally all retreats has a beautiful landscape and quiet environment for anyone to have more freedom, peace and happiness in our daily life. It is also a chance to nurture our inner growth as it’s take time to look deeply in order to transform both our individual difficulties and the difficulties in our society.

    We are so fortunate with Rinpoche kindness to have a similar retreat for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Such a great place to practice dharma in nature with walks, breath meditations and fresh air.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and giving an opportunity to explore the beautiful retreats in the world.

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  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 12:27 PM
    This is definitely one of the best way for us to collect merits and plant seed for us to be able to do her practice in future. From this article I know and learn about the very sacred female Buddha. It gives us great opportunity to collect merits and make offering by having Vajrayogini stupa and statue in Kechara Forest Retreat.Thank you very much for the guidance and sharing such a good article.

    https://bit.ly/3kpdPpB
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:55 AM
    China to Open its Own Nalanda University in Hainan Province . The campus of Nanhai Buddhism Academy was designed by internationally acclaimed architect which is located in the scenic Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. That’s wonderful. It’s the only institute of higher education in the world offering instruction. Offering various programs on Buddhist Studies in Han-Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and Southern Buddhism . The Chinese government are willing to invest billions in having such a university to benefits the people and for most spreading Buddhism .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/new-nalanda-university-in-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:53 AM
    Came across this old post . Well for someone to admit one mistakes , realised the true , having the courage to swallow one’s pride and apologise, I rejoice for them. Some might not have the courage to admit it. Admitting a mistake is not a weakness after all on the contrary, it shows an openness of our heart. Every one of us might have made mistakes along our life path. We learn from our mistakes, admit our own before we point out someone else’s and grow from there.
    Lobsang Monlam ‘s message is very touching , its better for him to say sorry now than never. Or else he will regret forever. A good teacher like our Lama is hard to find. We are very fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this life , Rinpoche had changed the lives of many.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/dear-rinpoche-i-am-sorry.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 23. 2020 11:51 AM
    Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and lack of interest. Different causes can often combine to trigger depression. Whatever it is ….depression comes from our own karma for what we did in this life or the previous life. People who suffer from depression often report feelings of loneliness and isolation. If not treated it could lead to more serious matters related. It will interfere with our daily life for sure. Learning Dharma, practicing it will help us to transform our mind more positively. We will see the light even in the darkest of times in our life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/some-thoughts-on-depression.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 11:51 PM
    This is an amazing news for vegetarian and vegan eaters in California. I strongly believe it a great move to encourage more people to be vegan. Choosing a vegan lifestyle can contribute many beneficial factors to one’s life.

    A vegan diet is the most beneficial to mankind as it is one of the healthiest diets in the world, it is the world’s most environmentally friendly diet. Many vegans have found themselves starving while they are traveling and not being able to find any foods free of animal products on the road and this will be very convenient.

    Thank you for the interesting sharing, Hope to hear and see more countries could have Vegan Grocery. It will be extremely beneficial to the planet and will encourage a healthier lifestyle.

    https://bit.ly/3ji9V0F
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:48 PM
    We have to do our homework……yes I agree with what Rinpoche had said. We can’t go back and change the beginning but we can start where we are and change the present. We have to work it out somehow even there is a hurdle or obstacles to go. In life we bond to have obstacles to clear along the path of life. Accepting those obstacles as they come , learn from there and let it be. Choosing to learn, practice Dharma and putting it into action is the best choice. Doing Dharma I have chosen have make my life filled with happiness.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/20668.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:45 PM
    The Heart Sutra is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. We may try changing who we are in an attempt to fit in and even if we achieve a new feeling of belonging, the emptiness remains. Emptiness is an important door to liberation in life. The Heart Sutra is a very condensed contemplation manual. Will read it over and again to understand better . I still have a long way to go trying to absorb what ever I could. We have to develop a soft heart and compassion, firstly before we read the sutras. At the heart of emptiness is compassion….quoted.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/emptiness-with-a-heart-of-compassion.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 22. 2020 12:44 PM
    Unbelievable what they did…. Mumu and Oser. They saved an injured tiny bird, bringing to Rinpoche. They are like one of us , can feel and knew that the bird needed help. Mumu and Oser knew who to bring to. Great Job, they did their best, sadly the injured bird passed away. But fortunate to have Rinpoche blessing. Mumu and Oser are amazing dogs had showed us an example to give care, love and be kind even they were of different species.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/a-tale-of-a-bird.html

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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 week 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
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4 weeks ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
1 month 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
2 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
2 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
2 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
5 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
5 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
6 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
7 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
7 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
7 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
7 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Over 100 Kecharians & their loved ones spent the Sunday evening immersed in this obstacle pacifying puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Dakpa and Geshe Janchup Gyaltsen Lama inspecting the offering substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: H.E. Zawa Rinpoche & Geshe Janchup making last minute checks before the commencement of the Jinsek or Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The arrival of the Sangha conducting this sacred puja accompanied by Changtso Beng Kooi and Pastor Niral Patel - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: The site of the Peaceful Fire Puja the calls upon the pacifying energies of Shize Shugden. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: A close-up of the ladle. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Substances such as sticks, melted butter, kusha grass, lentils and barley were traditionally offered during the prayers to create the causes for merits, long life and to pacify obstacles. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Beautifully handcrafted torma or food offering to the Buddha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
8 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Some of the many offering items & substances used during this highly blessed Fire Puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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